Passing Through Time

by Wilfred N & the Grown Men

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"Passing Through Time" is the 10th Wilfred N & the Grown Men album. When Wilfred Kozub’s group recorded their debut 12” vinyl album, Riding Double, the Edmonton Journal’s Alan Kellogg wrote, “ . . . you wonder what might have happened if BrianWilson met these guys before he jumped in the sandbox 15 years ago.” That was in 1984. Flash further back to 1979 when then Edmonton Journal writer Graham Hicks commented on seeing Wilfred N & the Grown Men live: “I’ve never heard an Edmonton band with such extraordinarily good original songs”. Where Riding Double reflected the thrilling New Wave scene of the time, the group’s later albums began to show the breadth and depth of their musical goodness. They had a modest hit in Canada with "I Could Get Closer To You" and their classic "Thunder on the Tundra" is still well-loved today. Yes, the ‘glory days’ are one thing . . . but today they are as good as they ever were. Here we are in 2017 and Wilfred N & the Grown Men are going strong with some of their best music ever.

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released January 20, 2017

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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: Say Something
Say Something
By Wilfred Kozub

There’s something on your mind and there is something on mine
When I ask you what you think, you can’t think of anything
I’m not the nosey kind but I can’t read your mind
What I get is what I see and it’s all good with me.

But when you’re so sad
I feel so bad
I just want to tell you

Say something funny to me
Say something clever to me
Say something stupid to me
Just don’t say nothing to me

When you make little sounds I know you’re in a foul mood
And you give me a look – Awww it just doesn’t feel good
I maybe make a joke – Aww you know that I care
I’m may be bein’ sincere, but I’m just dyin’ out there

Please don’t cry
You know I try to try
Don’t be so shy

Say something funny to me
Say something clever to me
Say something stupid to me
Just don’t say nothing to me

Aww what’s gonna become of us – well I said that before
Well I don’t know either – yeah, it makes me wonder for sure
I wish you’d just say something – something . . . anything!

You know, silence is beautiful but . . .
Please don’t cry . . don’t cry
Don’t be so sad

Say something funny to me
Say something clever to me
Say something stupid to me
Just don’t say nothing to me

Say some sweet nothin’ to me
Say somethin’ somethin’ to me
Say somethin’ heavy to me
That might have meaning to me

Say somethin’ stupid to me . . . don’t say nothin’

Copyright, ©, 2016, by Wilfred Kozub/Zönik Music Productions (SOCAN)
Track Name: Right Under Your Nose
Right Under Your Nose
by Wilfred Kozub


When you’re searching for something
And you never quite can find it
You look out every window
And it just isn’t there

You’re feeling down and empty
Or maybe you’re lost and lonely
When everything you wanted
Was right under your nose

Right under your nose, right under your nose
Right under your nose, right under your nose

Waiting for the good weather,
A better life or whatever
You’re only going to find it
Right under your nose

When life is full of worry
And you want to make it better
You find the one who was there for you (follow your nose)

No wonder I have missed you
I never shoulda dissed you
Now I just want to kiss you

Right under your nose

Right under your nose, right under your nose
Right under your nose, right under your nose

Copyright, ©, 2012, by Wilfred Kozub (SOCAN)
Track Name: Pluto
Pluto
by Wilfred Kozub


I didn’t have to be another superstar
How many do we need?
Sometimes it’s like I’m floating in a Kuiper belt
And I don’t know what that means
Sometimes . . . I feel . . . I’ve been left out in the cold . . .

Pluto – so o cold
Pluto – so o cold
Pluto – so o cold
Pluto – so o cold
Pluto – so o cold
– so o cold

It’s not so great to be declassified
When no one notices at all
Yeah it really, really, really is impossible
To have a pulse at all

It’s hopeless sometimes – silence is deafening
Mostly it feels like nothing is ever happening

(Pluto, Pluto, Pluto . . . my little Plutino)


Pluto (I’m home)

Pluto (I’m home) Come home

Pluto (I’m home) Come home

Pluto (I’m home) Come home

Pluto (I’m home) Come home

Pluto (I’m home) Come home

Pluto Come home . . . Come home



Copyright, ©, 2015, by Wilfred Kozub (socan)
Track Name: It's Spring! (vocal version)
It’s Spring! By Wilfred Kozub

Alive in the air
I’m starting to feel alive

The lifeblood is running
The lifeblood is running
The lifeblood is running and I feel alive
There’s life in the air . . . yeah, I just feel alive!

Spring is coming
Where was it going? Flickers returning, Peregrines calling
Water is rolling first thing in the morning

Must have left something behind.

Wish it could always be spring
Wish it could always be spring

Alive in the air
The lifeblood is running
Yeah, alive in the air – feeling good!
And the lifeblood is running

Spring is coming . . . where was it going?
That it had to come back again?
Must have left something behind
That it needed to return to find

Robins returning, Peregrines preening
Primrose predicting first thing in the morning

Spring is coming . . . Spring is coming! . . .
It’s Spring!
Birds are singing
It’s Spring!
Spring. Wish it could always be spring
Wish it could always be spring

Copyright, ©, 2016, by Wilfred Kozub/Zönik Music Productions (SOCAN)
Track Name: Passing Through Time
Passing Through Time
by Wilfred Kozub

Just what the world needs – just what the world needs
Just what the world needs, sisters and brothers
Just what the world needs – just what the world needs
Just what the world needs -LOVE sisters and brothers

I wander alone as a cloud in the sky
The people below are just passing by
Discouraged people living out their own lives
Day after day . . . wondering

Just what the world needs – just what the world needs
Just what the world needs, sisters and brothers
Just what the world needs – it’s just what the world needs
Just what the world needs, brothers and sisters

We had nothing to lose
Living in bliss
But we had no idea
It would be like this

(instrumental interlude)

Passing through time . . . passing through time . . . passing through time
LOVE
We’re passing through time . . . passing through time . . . passing through time

Every world is just like the world
Every world is just like the world
Every world’s a part of the world

Every world’s the end of the world
Every world’s the start of the world
Every world is just like the world

Just what the world needs . . . passing through time . . . keep it simple . . . sisters and brothers . . . keep it simple

I wonder
I wonder
I wonder
I wonder

Copyright, ©, 2014 by Wilfred Kozub/Zönik Music Productions (SOCAN)
Track Name: Pushing My Buttons
Pushing My Buttons
by Wilfred Kozub

She lies awake when I stay up too late
I’m working on my signature sound
Foolin’ around, makin’ a rhyme,
Being obsessed and wasting some time
That’s how I get it done

And I have fun
Pushing my buttons

I don’t know much, so I write what I know
And I luck out every once in a while
Make a good sound, sing it in time
Get it pressed on my own dime
That’s how I get it done

And I have fun
Pushing my buttons

She tosses and turns with every sound I make
Doesn’t hardly get a wink
Rolling around, messing up time
Sinister sounds, overactive mind

Fooling around, makin’ a rhyme
Being obsessed and wasting my time
That’s how I get it done (pushing my buttons)
And I have fun
Pushing my buttons


I gave up long ago on the glory days (so long ago)
I couldn’t get arrested
And I still try but I barely get by
And at least some friends think I’m alright

Fooling around, making a rhyme
Being obsessed and wasting my time
That’s how I get it done

Pushing my buttons . . . and I have fun

Make a good sound, sing it in time
Getting it pressed on my own dime . . . pushing my buttons



Copyright, ©, 2015 by Wilfred Kozub (SOCAN)
Track Name: 33 Revolutions
Waaaaah . . . wah waaaaaah.

Ah oh wah, Ah oh wah, Ah oh wah
Track Name: I'll Never Understand Why
I’ll Never Understand Why by Wilfred Kozub


I’ll never understand why
I’ll never understand why
I’ll never understand why - why
No I’ll never understand why

I live my life in this world
So many people like you and me
Why can’t we see I to I?
Don’t understand but I try

It’s hard to see past ourselves
I don’t know why we can’t all belong
I’ll never understand why - why
No I’ll never understand why



We live like we’re in a dream
A life on earth like there’s never been
Don’t see beyond our own lies
It’s becoming reality


This is the best world we ever had
How did we mess it up so bad?
I’ll never understand why
No I’ll never understand why

Copyright, ©, 2015, by Wilfred Kozub (SOCAN)