Nobody Has To Know - Spring Single 2014

by Wilfred N & the Grown Men

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This is Wilfred N & the Grown Men's Spring Single 2014. Tracks are A-side: "Nobody Has To Know" B-side: "Playing In The Mud" and bonus track: "Please, No More Rain".

"Nobody Has To Know" is one of Wilfred Kozub's finest to date. This one is all dreaminess where it sounds like Wilfred's having a bit of a downer. But when the 'nobody has to know' chorus kicks in . . . triumph! It's all cool. Chimes and fat synths make an intriguing backdrop to Wilfred's Nile Rodgers-inspired rhythm guitar groove, and Jamie Philp's bold lead moves are stunning.

Traditionally, the b-side of a single is the fun side, and on the group's 2014 spring single the b-side is "Playing In The Mud". Here is what Wilfred has to say about it:
"Last summer, we added a load of fresh dirt to our flower garden. Then it rained . . . and rained . . . and rained . . . and the garden turned into a soppy mess of MUD. Our grand kids were over and we let them go at it – little kids are supposed to get to do that, RIGHT??? YES! So they got totally slathered in mud: they squished it in their hands and between their toes; the smeared knees and elbows and got it up their nose. Then we washed them down with a hose! That's when I went inside and wrote this song, and that's pretty much all there is to it!"

"Please No More Rain" came about late last summer when there was a ridiculous amount of rain happening in Alberta. (In Edmonton it rained o'plenty, but nothing like what they experienced in Calgary – which was epic!) The rain was happening while Wilfred was recording vocals on the fly – spontaneously making up the lyrics to "Nobody Has To Know". The words 'no rain . . . please, no more rain" bubbled up right when Wilfred got to the middle-eight section of the songs, and the rest of the song just took over. Later, he says, he extracted that 'please, no more rain' section to create a new mini-version of it, complete with rain and thunder (...on the tundra), and that short piece became "Please, No More Rain". Somehow, the addition of that little song turns the Wilfred N & the Grown Men Spring Single into something of a 'mini' mini-album! How did he do that!!

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released April 22, 2014

"Nobody Has To Know" - All instruments Wilfred Kozub plus lead guitar by Jamie Philp; vocals Wilfred Kozub with b/g vocals Daryl Kozub.
"Playing In The Mud" - All instruments Wilfred Kozub; vocals Wilfred Kozub with b/g vocals Daryl Kozub.

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Wilfred N & the Grown Men Edmonton, Alberta

Wilfred N & the Grown Men are a pop/rock institution in their home town of Edmonton, Canada. With roots in the New Wave scene of the early 80s, the group reliably offers up a striking set of tuneful and significant new songs of imagination and depth.

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Track Name: Nobody Has To Know
Everyday I start my day
just like everybody else
I smile when people pass me by
They’ll think I feel good about myself

Maybe I’m forgettable
Maybe I’m a sorry soul
What if I’m not even a contender?
I don’t know

Nobody has to know
Nobody has to know

I don’t need to be in the limelight
When I can stay underground with you
‘cause the two of us is magic
You and me and me and you

There’s a world inside the world
That’s where I want to be
Just float down the silent streets
When real life is too much like it seems

Nobody has to know
Nobody has to know

No rain
please no more rain

I’m ready now for sunlight
Keep to the business of getting ahead
And when you help me rise above myself
I can get out of my head

I need your inspiration
To keep in good condition
. . . and some proper nutrition

Nobody has to know
Nobody has to know

Nobody has to know
Nobody has to know
Track Name: Playing In The Mud
We’re playing in the mud
We’re playing in the mud
I know you’re my bud
When we’re playing in the mud

We’re playing in the mud
We’re playing in the mud
Honey, you’re my bud
When we’re playing in the mud

When you’re feeling too much stress
‘cause the world is such a mess
And you know you can’t give up
‘cause you never must give up
And you’re feeling kinda strange
And you know it ain’t gonna change

Shakin’ my head – shakin’ my head – shakin’ my head

We’re playing in the mud
We’re playing in the mud
Baby, you’re my bud
When we’re playing in the mud

Playing in the mud
We’re playing in the mud
Honey, I’m in love
When we’re playing in the mud

Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo . . .
Shakin’ my head – shakin’ my head

It gets worse then it gets better
It gets worse then it gets better
Things get worse then they get better
It gets worse then it gets better

When you’re feeling too uptight
‘cause you always gotta get it right
That’s when you know it’s time
( it’s time )







Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo

When you’re feeling kinda sad
And you wish you had what you had
How’re you gonna get it back?
Where are you gonna go
When you’ve lost everything you know?

( 1 – 2 – 3 )

We’re playing in the mud
We’re playing in the mud
I know you’re my bud
When we’re playing in the mud

Playing in the mud
We’re playing in the mud
Honey, I’m in love
When we’re playing in the mud

Playing in the mud
Playing in the mud
Oh . . . I’m in love
When we’re playing in the mud

Playing in the mud
Playing in the mud
I know you’re my bud
When we’re playing in the mud
Track Name: Please, No More Rain
No rain . . . please, no more rain