Breaking Up With Loneliness

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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's recently completed fourth album, ‘I Don’t Know How to Talk Anymore’ is slated for national release on 9-4-13. Songs were written collectively by the band—guitarist Dylan Brock, singer/guitarist Andrew Griffin, bassist Christian Hernandez, and drummer Art McConnell. Felsen has toured throughout the West and are now about to embark on their largest national tour to date. ... more

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Track Name: Waterfall*
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
Track Name: BFF OMG
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
Track Name: The Secret Life of Guns
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)
Track Name: Mary You Could Be Happy
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
Track Name: Breaking Up With Loneliness
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
Track Name: Temporary Diamonds On Display
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
Track Name: Ghost of The American Experience Parts 1 & 2
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
Track Name: Felsen's Gonna Save You
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
Track Name: Don't Turn Your Back On Me Today*
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
Track Name: Honolulu
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