Born to Work

by The Utilities

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This is the lead single from a record slated for Fall 2017 release.


Pausing in the glow of the evening
like every pile of rock has got a river straight through it
Looking for a place to make a phone call,
listening to the sound of flowers blooming

I was born to work
I was born to try
to pull down my shirt
to ease my mind

Wishing I would call it like I see it
Wishing I would grovel like I blew it
Because every conversation is a phone call
and every time I leave it's still how I knew it

I was born to work
I was born to try
to pull down my shirt
to ease my mind

I was born to work
like a newborn child
to pull down my shirt
to stay up all night


released July 21, 2017
Performed by Joel Stretch, Blair Stretch, Drake McCheyne, and Colby Stolson.
Produced by The Utilities and Jesse Northey.
Engineered by Jesse Northey at Edmontone Studio.
Mixed by Jesse Northey at True North Recording Studios.
Mastered by Scott Franchuk at Riverdale Recorders.




The Utilities Lethbridge, Alberta

Their work is genuine. They have been making music together for the better part of a decade with sounds drawing from folk and Can-rock. Their take on guitar-heavy indie is both familiar and forward-thinking.

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