Grand Hallway

One Album

Grand Hallway is the project of Seattle singer/multi-instrumentalist Tomo Nakayama. Over a span of 3 full-length albums and 2 EPs, Nakayama has collaborated with a rotating cast of some of the Northwest's finest musicians to produce cinematic melodic soundscapes exploring a wide spectrum of genres ranging from orchestral folk, art rock, to dream pop. They have built a solid and loyal fanbase through relentless touring both in the US and in Japan, including performances at SXSW, CMJ, Sasquatch, Bumbershoot, and Capitol Hill Block Party, sharing the stage with the likes of Shearwater, Cave Singers, Robin Pecknold, Shugo Tokumaru, Wye Oak, and Damien Jurado. Grand Hallway's music has been featured on NPR, and received airplay on 90.3FM KEXP, 107.7FM The End, 89.3FM The Current, and WOXY.

Music

13 songs
Song
Length
Actions
1
Blessed Be, Honey Bee Collected Works
03:40

Lyrics:

Blessed be, honey bee When you're lying next to me I'm a hibernating grizzly bear, grizzly bear We don't need to rise for anything We'll spend the winter sleeping out The words that you and I have stole Way down Feel the breeze Baby please When you're sailing off to sea In the middle of two continents Two continents Take me as your maid in navy blue I'd be on board to enter you When you feel you are ready too Return to shore (Blessed be, honey be) Return to shore (Blessed be, honey be) Blessed be, honey bee When you're lying next to me When you said you'd be your
1
Blessed Be, Honey Bee (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:46
2
Father's Clothes Collected Works
05:32

Lyrics:

At the break of dawn When all the lights are out You fine me in your Crowded heart Below the ground is soft I bruise the trails I walked To find me in my Mother's arms I know We're friend no more Oh Oh Oh At the end of time At the end of time You find me in your And if my eyes are closed If my eyes are closed Bury me in Father's clothes I know We'll part no more I know I know I know I know We'll sail no more I know In the ground
1
Father's Clothes (Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:32
2
Father's Clothes (Instrumental)(:60)
:60 Cutdown
01:01
3
03:51

Lyrics:

what keeps your head so high, so light wildfire, wildfire, I tried to burn like you oh I, I don’t want to die oh I, I don’t want to die so tired, so still and hollow, sometimes I find it hard to follow the road hold fast and hold tight I tried to burn it, oh oh I, I don’t want to die oh I, I don’t want to die oh I, we’re all gonna die yeah yeah yeah yeah ... tangled mess of ... yeah yeah where the shiny shoes and ... yeah yeah descend the lonely flight of stairs yeah yeah from the chapel to the ... yeah yeah from the ... to the home yeah yeah from the home into the fire yeah yeah from the fire into the sky yeah yeah why knows why who knows why yeah yeah (5x)
1
Wildfire (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:57
4
03:47

Lyrics:

hey little sister where you been are you lost in a flurry with your lily white skin down on the trail where the river runs in in the cold hard winter, in the bloom of spring hey little sister where you been did you find your lover or a bottle of gin hey little sister where you been are you lost in a flurry with your lily white skin hey little songbird what'd you sing when the leaves all around are the color of tin hey little fish now where'd you swim when the anglers and the gulls all cast their rings down in the creek where the waters runs in are the words on the letter and the bottles they're in hey little daughter now when you sleep will you dream of your mother will you dream of me and the river runs in (river runs in, river runs in) and the river moves on (river moves on, river moves on) hey little sister where you been are you lost in a flurry with your lily white skin down on the trail where the river runs in in the cold hard winter, in the bloom of spring
1
Little Sister (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:53
2
Little Sister (Instrumental)(:60)
:60 Cutdown
01:02
5
Raindrops (Matsuri) Collected Works
04:58

Lyrics:

Listen to all the people walking in the rain Hear the young mother guide her children by the hand All the sound of life All the sound of love Listen to buildings being torn down to make more room for buildings Listen to stories disappearing under wrecking balls and cranes All the sights are fading All the sound of fading But I'd rather be with you Anyway Oh oh oh oohhhh All the sound of life All the sound of change All the sound of starting Over from the start I wanna be with you I wanna be with you I wanna be with you when you're starting out I wanna be with you when you're waking up I wanna be with you, When you wash your hair I wanna be with you, When you're taking coffee home I wanna be with you, When you go to work I wanna be with you, When you eating lunch I wanna be with you, When you pay your bills I wanna be with you, When you're dancing on the floor I wanna be with you, When you hear this song I wanna be with you, When you close you close your eyes at night Listening to those drops of rain I wanna be with you, When you have the time I wanna be with you, When you have more time I wanna be with you, When you're in love with the thought of love once more
1
Raindrops (Matsuri)(Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:30
2
Raindrops (Matsuri)(Instrumental)(:30)
:30 Cutdown
00:33
6
Winter Creatures Collected Works
More: Lyrics
02:46

Lyrics:

spend a long winter in the mountains hear the snow underneath our toes and all these creature come to me little one, little one darling i will keep the pleasure of your company til we scatter all our ashes to the sea and all our wishes are received they must be, they must be along, along the way later on
7
04:11

Lyrics:

Won't you come and follow me, underneath the apple tree daddy planted 15 years ago, years ago (x2), You will find her buried there, pretty girl with long dark hair, When she died I cried all night and day, night and day (x2), There's a language we had made, In the summers by the lake, Now we'll know the stories we relayed, Now the leaves are turning brown, Dandelions grow around, All the people that I used to know, used to know (x5)
1
Apple Tree (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:14
8
Elinor With The Golden Hair (Tsukimi) Collected Works
04:45

Lyrics:

Harvest moon My harvest moon (Skies that could swallow you whole) Bright red moon My harvest moon (Oceans are calling you home) Cover me in the thin silver moon (I can see your skinny body falling from the sky) In the stark stunning lights so very clear (I can see your skinny body falling from the sky) There's good in everyone Now bring her to me, bring her to me Elenor, Elenor, Elenor, Elenor with the golden hair Elenor, Elenor, Elenor, Elenor In the summertime when the air is dry We will meet Elenor, Elenor, Elenor, Elenor with the golden hair repeat 7x (I can see your skinny body falling from the sky) In the summertime when the air is dry We will meet You will meet (Hey-ah, hey-ah, hey I saw a sight) Bring her to me, bring her to me
1
Elinor With The Golden Hair (Tsukimi)(Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:52
9
Roscoe (What A Gift) Collected Works
More: Lyrics
05:24

Lyrics:

Stone cutters made them from stones Chosen specially for you and I Who will live inside The mountaineers gathered tender Piled high In which to take along. Driving many miles, knowing they'd get here. When they got here, all exhausted On the roof leaks they got started And now when the rain comes We can be thankful Ooh aah ooh When the mountaineers Saw that everything fit, they were Glad and so they took off Thought we were devoid A change or two Around this place When they get back they're all mixed up with no one to stay with The village used to be all one really needs That's filled with hundreds and hundreds of Chemicals that mostly surround you You wish to flee but it's not like you So listen to me, listen to me Oh, oh, oh and when the morning comes, We will step outside We will not find another man inside We like the newness, the newness of all That has grown in our garden soaking for so long Whenever I was a child I wondered what if my name Had changed into something more productive like Roscoe Been born in 1891 Waiting with my Aunt Rosaline Thought we were devoid A change or two Around this place When they get back they're all mixed up with no one to stay with 1891 They looked around the forest They made their house from cedars They made their house from stones Oh, they're a little like you, and They're a little like me When they're falling me Thought we were devoid A change or two Around this place (This place) When they get back they're all mixed up with no one to stay with (When they get back they're all mixed up with no one to stay with)

Lyrics:

spent so many nights wondering where you are riding on your bike doing what you like without me oh can't you see? this house is very cold, the floors are very old the neighbors walk and keep me up at night, at night spent so many nights wondering who you are every time you laugh who is making you laugh? because it's not me (no, you don't make me laugh either) i'm getting much too old it's not funny anymore you think it's so romantic the life of a musician who is poor the life you think that you're well-suited for but i've been through that so many times before so i can't go there with you ah, ah, ah i'll spend most every night wondering how you are
1
Sirens (Instrumental)
Instrumental
06:21
2
Sirens (Instrumental)(:60)
:60 Cutdown
01:02
11
In A Cave Collected Works
More: Lyrics
04:46

Lyrics:

feel the earth move slowly 'neath your hurried feet in your heart, a glowing coal and i long to drill a cave where we could sleep we return to ancient roles if the sun leaves you dry, then i'll take you dry if the day leaves you weak, then i'll take you weak and if love makes you whole, then i'll see you whole 'til the end, 'til the end feel the earth move slowly 'neath my hurried stroll worn in silver, born in gold and i long to see you on the other side when the northern lights are gone if the sun leaves you dry, then i'll take you dry if the day leaves you weak, then i'll take you weak and if love makes you whole, then i'll see you whole 'til the end, 'til the end so please, stay the way you are oh please, stay the way you are 'til the end
12
Pearrygin (Quiet A Quiet) Collected Works
04:47

Lyrics:

i sat in the dark, stared out at the shapes in the clouds and listened to birds dive into a lake and flutter their wings through the wake bright stars in the sky, great sycamores saying goodbye the winds and the sands all shaking their hands where water and land used to meet i'm sorry you're not here with me i'm sorry you're not here to see it's quite, a quite, a quite a quiet quite a lovely sight.
1
Pearrygin (Quiet A Quiet)(Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:09

Lyrics:

I remember you Summers under the blue Empty hearts and empty mind empty people left behind Empty heart and empty mind empty people left behind Empty hearts and empty mind empty people left behind Now they’re secret (3x)
1
Fourths (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:12
2
Fourths (Instrumental)(:60)
:60 Cutdown
01:01