In Exile

by The Frozen Ocean

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released November 30, 2010

Album written, performed, produced, recorded and mixed by Dave Swanson with the exception of drums who were performed by Andy Nelson of Wrench in the Works (tracks 2, 3 and 7) and Matt Greiner of August Burns Red (tracks 1, 4, 6 and 7).
Recorded at Silver Bullet Studios in Burlington, CT
Mastered by Alan Douches for West West Side Mastering
Artwork by Brad Hardy
Thanks to family, friends, the Come&Live family and you for listening.



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My name is Dave Swanson and The Frozen Ocean is my solo project. I've released 2 full-lengths and 1 EP since 2009. I am passionate about writing great music.

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Track Name: Drawing Circles in the Sand
You were born on the open sea,
Grew up in the shade of titans
Carved your name in the trunk of a tree

You traveled to the end of the world
Just to draw a circle in the sand
Left your wife and your kids behind
But you’re not coming home

I have known all my life, would come to this

All I have to give has long ago been given
Like sand through your hands, is the life of a man
Track Name: Promised Land
For 30 some odd years
He's been riding this train
I know what I'm running from
What are you running from, my friend
Since 1869 we've been traveling this way
From Carolina, to California and back again

East of the River Jordan, there's a place they say
Where milk and honey flow
All the people there know your name
and the sun never goes away
the sun never goes away

Everywhere I've been, the story's always the same
Your just surviving,
praying to get through the end of the day
At night I look up at the stars, floating miles away
and dream of a river man
He's coming to take my soul away

East of the River Jordan,
There's a place I've heard
Where streets are made of gold
You never grow old or grey
The sun never goes away
the sun never goes away