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The Space That Is Years

by Chris Page

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This song has been around for as long as I've been writing songs.

I honestly can't tell you how old it is, but you'll notice there's a line about writing a letter. I think the genesis of the song was getting a letter to my mailbox in residence at University from a girlfriend. (Yeah, old friends used to write letters to each other, believe it or not).

This song is about not getting around to writing back.

I've done many versions for different records over the years that never made the cut, and Camp Radio even took a crack at this some years ago (that would be a fun recording to dig up).

Last summer I started what I thought was a new LP, in a cottage in Quebec. I only got the bed tracks finished and in some cases, vocals. So the guitars and main vocals for this one were done there. The slide and backing vocals were finished here in Las Vanier last week.

After all these years, I guess I've decided it was time The Space That Is Years got out into the world.


Like the other demos I've been releasing, you can download or stream this one for FREE, I just ask that you please consider donating to your local food bank if you can. So many people are being laid off, losing their jobs and may be turning to our food banks for support during this crisis.

In Ottawa, here are a couple of food banks that are in dire need of financial support at this time.

The Ottawa Food Bank:

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Orleans Food Bank:

Thanks for considering donating and helping your community.

Cheers, stay safe... and reach out to each other.



The corner of your smile led me
To think that you'd dance through my veins
I was searching for something just like
My mortal remains.

It's all I can do
To not get into you
And travel this space
And slow to your pace
All over again.

I promised to write you a line
And fill in the space that is years
I take comfort in knowing you'd like
My conscience is clear.

It's all I can do
To not get into you
And travel this space
And slow to your pace
All over again.


released April 25, 2020
Lyrics and music by Chris Page. Recorded in a cottage in Quebec in August 2019 and at the Las Vanier Haus of Fuzz, April 2020.


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Chris Page Ottawa, Ontario

Songwriting for indie garage bands Expanda Fuzz, The Stand GT, Camp Radio, and all these folk songs I strum quietly to myself, just below the din.

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