Breaking Up With Loneliness

by felsen

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1.
04:12
when i was a child i was the lonely one thought i was the only--around then i found out i’m not the only one still i’m the lonely one still i’m the lonely one cuz i come from the county i went to the city seeking refuge waterfall, will i fall balancing the weight of the world waterfall, will i fall balancing the weight of the world now that I know that I’m an echo, from a long time, from a long time ago. cuz i come from the county i went to the city seeking refuge waterfall, will i fall balancing the weight of the world waterfall, will i fall balancing the weight of the world
2.
03:16
certain people seem so happy what’s their secret? i need to know it, Ashley i need to know it, Ashley i’m not here to make friends game on! this is where your good luck’s gonna end extreme makeover riding with the top down organize a posse time to eat the sushi i’ve got frenemies bearing down on me BFF OMG you know i’d rather die than to hit reply BFF OMG It’s a shame about Dawn she’s gone i’ll send a text message with emoticons part the velvet rope cuz were on the guest list hangin’ out in your hood dude you know it’s all good. i’ve got frenemies bearing down on me BFF OMG you know i’d rather die than to hit reply BFF OMG
3.
the secret life of guns i know what it's like to get my hands on one or my hands ‘round your neck when i'm alone in bed is it wrong she said to dream about you dead? i’m starting a blog cuz i'm sick of tv i'm sick of the hosts staring back at me telling me who i should be so i wait patiently maybe someday they'll see that they're not foolin’ me people step aside, and keep yourself alive til I’m done. God is on our side you know you’d better hide and run (cuz i’ve got him in the sights of my gun)2x (ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh)2x double the lead when every edit is a lie it’s like a thought tucked inside a ghost dont believe everything youre told go ahead and act real bold and when your heart is nice and cold just smile and reload people step aside, and keep yourself alive til I’m done. God is on our side you know you’d better hide and run (cuz i’ve got him in the sights of my gun) (ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh)
4.
a swarm of bees a swarm of bees surrounds you and confounds you with their subtleties a butterfly a butterfly i spy trapped inside the CTA and with your hands you helped it fly away today you’re on a train laughing at yourself you find that mary you could be happy you could be happy i wanted you to know i saw you were beautiful by the muddy waters of lake michigan dont take it so hard it just might tear you apart it’s the perfect day to get out of your own way ice is melting now, i’m singing “here comes the sun” today you’re on a train laughing at yourself you find that mary you could be happy you could be happy i want you to know the forecast tomorrow look to the sunshine and forget about the rain cuz you can be happy once again you could be happy
5.
04:04
6.
i depend on god and god depends on me we’re the best of friends me and god god and me when i see your face i see the future when i see your face i see the past when i hear your voice i hear hope when i hear your voice i hope it lasts forever and ever and ever, ever so i wont be afraid of anything in this life i dreamed about dying again last night i dreamed about dying again last night if it makes you happy for a little while i’ll show my teeth pearly white and smile dear god dear god dear god cuz i’m breaking up with loneliness i’m, i’m breaking up with loneliness i’m breaking up with loneliness i’m, i’m breaking up with loneliness
7.
if you’ve ever really wandered got lost down a dark road you didn’t know which way to go and seemed just impossible to find your way back home from the point of no return know you’re not alone take some comfort in the fact your going home it does appear as if we’re just passing through my friend another beam of light just might help you make it through the night we’re just temporary diamonds on display when you’re tired, really sinking low wont you take my hand we’re friends dont you understand and i swear it’s still possible to find the strength you need in this life you lead call me crazy, but pull the car up off the baby and she’ll survive it does appear as if we’re just passing through my friend another beam of light just might help you make it through the night we’re just temporary diamonds on display
8.
there’s a kid yeah we all know he’s been gone now for a year or more it’s getting hard these days to accept his fate cuz when you’re broken i adore ya Oakland, California you learn to survive you learn to survive Oscar Grant us a wish cuz you’re the ghost of the american experience just tell us what to do to know you to know you
9.
you’re alone, you’re alone and you swear you cant go on who’s gonna take the time to save you? so put the headphones on your head and spend the summer in your sleepy bed stuck inside these 4 walls starring at the ceiling dont give up child cuz somebody loves you do you hear me do you hear me cuz felsen’s gonna save you do, do, do, do when your father’s at his Tiki bar steal the keys to your mother’s car take it for a drive now know that you’re alive now turn the volume up crank the bass and put the smile back on your face take it to the freeway are you going my way? dont give up child cuz somebody’s near you do you hear me do you hear me cuz felsen’s gonna save you
10.
fresno like a grave working like a slave’ a hundred and ten in the shade feeling old before my time like grapes for wine forgotten on the vine i know you’d help me if you only could but i’ve got problems you cant solve them baby, dont try to save me dont your back on me today dont turn your back on me today field or factory land of opportunity ten years disappear it used to be clear where i’d go from here. where i’d go from here i know you’d help me if you only could but i’ve got problems you cant solve them baby, dont try to save me but dont your back on me today dont turn your back on me today days come days go seasons change but everything stays the same dont your back on me today dont turn your back on me today dont turn your back on me today
11.
07:27
when are you going to Honolulu? pilot of the skies to a bluer island blow on a tail wind though i've never been in my mind i'm there again Honolulu surgical wires while the doctor smiles, he reassures me pray my soul to keep while they wheel me down to sleep on a gurney in my dreams i'd rather be with a wave crashing over me Honolulu

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released December 1, 2011

All songs Copyright 2011 by Andrew Griffin. Except * Andrew Griffin & Rich McCulley.

Produced by Jonathan “JP” Parker
Co produced by Justus Dobrin

additional musicians:
Michael Urbano (Drums...track 2, 5, 10.)
David Landon (Guitar Solo on track 8)
Johnny Vernazza (Slide Guitar)
Matt Heulitt (Guitar on track 7)

Mixed by Chris Brickley at Wall to Wall Recording Studios, Chicago, IL.
Mastered by Dan Dietrich at Wall to Wall Recording Studios, Chicago, IL, Engineers: Jonathan “JP” Parker, Justus Dobrin, David Landon, Andrew Griffin. Recorded at Whip Studios, Berkeley, CA, Nine Dragons Studio, El Cerrito, CA and Felsen HQ, west Oakland, CA.

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felsen Oakland, California

“I wanna live where culture kills machines” On their 5th album, Blood Orange Moon, Felsen delivers a new telepathic message through melody and lyric beamed directly from their late-night West Oakland studio. Blood Orange Moon, is slated for national release by Indie pop label, Mystery Lawn Music on January 26, 2018. “Felsen strives to ensure survival of rock 'n' roll” San Francisco Chronicle ... more

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