New Ways to Make the Same Mistakes

by Readership

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Adrian writes songs for Readership, a West Chester and Philadelphia, PA-based band.

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released October 21, 2016

File under tides.

Adrian Morse - vocals, guitar, banjo
Gregory Matthew - drums, vocals, guitar, keys, glockenspiel
Matt Mastronardo - bass, guitar, ukulele

Words by Adrian. Music by Adrian/Gregory/Matt. Catboat Music© 2016. Recorded and mixed by Gregory at Mannequin Lair in West Chester, PA. Mastered by Dave at Gradwell House <http://www.gradwellhouse.com/>.

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Adrian Morse Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Based out of Philadelphia, Adrian is classically trained in composing for computers and a self-taught destroyer of stringed instruments. He is a veteran of countless musical missteps, unrealized bands, and aborted projects. His latest releases include a solo acoustic EP of (mostly) covers and the power pop band Readership. ... more

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Track Name: Quitters
I'm sorry I looked at you with
My bloodshot eyes
You know I just can't help myself
Cigarette in your mouth, red vintage dress and black thigh highs

I’m not fooling myself, darling
I can’t sing in the right key
You know I go all weak in the knees
When you’re in front of me

Love me, leave me, pour me pink champagne
Drink it like we’ll never be together again

We’ve had true love, we’ve had tragedy
We’ve gotta mix the two together, it’s our only chemistry
We’ve had studios, we’ve had cell phones
We’ve had bluegrass, jazz, and pop, we got all that rock n’ roll

I’m not fooling myself, darling
I can’t sing in the right key
I just can’t keep myself together
When you’re in front of me
Track Name: Waves
I’m chasing summer out to sea
I feel the flow of gravity
Pulling swells up from the deep
Pulling sand beneath my feet

The world keeps turning and so do I
I can’t make up my mind
The world keeps turning and so do I
But I’m not going 'round this time, I’m not going ‘round

Sleep and sway and push it away
Kill or be killed
Sleep and sway and push it away
Kill or be killed
Track Name: Fossil
I contemplate the half lives of friendship and lost love
That decay at a rate that’s steady and slow but is always enough
To see them all as fossils, as skeletons and ghosts
You can squint your eyes but you’ll see through most

Things aren’t getting better
They’re the same as ever
The more things change the more we never do

We can talk in circles, we can snap like turtles
Wave your finger in my face, see what I do
You could be my fossil, you could be my ghost
Don’t have to squint your eyes or look real close

I contemplate the half lives on all that we've been through
What we give, what we get, what I could never get from you
I'll turn you all to fossils, turn you all to ghosts
Don’t have to squint your eyes or look real close
Track Name: Mouth on Fire
You, you’re using words
You say you’re sorry
You, you’re just speaking terms
That don’t mean anything

With your mouth on fire
And your lips like violins
With your mouth on fire

You, you’re using words
You say you’re sorry
But you, you're just taking turns
To put me down and push me around
Track Name: Bored to Death
This is biographical fiction
We’ve never had a port of call
We’ve been living in a PO Box for far-too-long

We say we’re not like the others
Swan dive, slow decline
We've never had the brightest stars in our eyes

We could travel the USA
With thousands of songs and books on tape

Can't help it if we're bored to death

It’s inaction in action
It’s shaded light
We’ve been living as shadows for the longest night

We say we’re not like the others
Swan dive, slow decline
We've never had the brightest stars in our eyes
Track Name: Easy
They say good girls don’t swear
They just get even
They go so easy on the eyes
Until you're kicking and screaming

Go easy on my eyes
Go easy on me this time

I was in love again
I was in trouble
And I knew that you were trouble
When you walked in

You have more freckles than there are stars in the sky
And I have had enough drinks for two or three lifetimes

How long do we wait?
How long do we go?
Let it shake, let it ride, let it roll, let it go
How long do we wait?
How long do we go?
Let it shake, let it ride, let it roll, let it go
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Track Name: It's Killing Us
All the way from New York City, baby
Still dazed from staying up all night
I'm thinking, don’t close your eyes this time
Don't close your eyes this time

Like fantasies and fables, like myths and fairy tales
You open your eyes and it’s a white whale

Long days of summer have faded away
Now we’re left with these darker days
And in the morning it'll still be morning
And I'll still be living this way

I wanna play with girls and grenades
Drink cheap whiskey and boxed chardonnay
Track Name: Meanwhile...
Another doomsday passed us by
I'm still here and you're still by my side
We skip through fields picking up flowers and mines
Flowers and mines

If this is the end, let’s do it again
If this is the end, let’s do it again

I can read all the books in the library
And all those words, they couldn’t speak to me
Not the same as a fleeting look in your eye
Flowers and mines

They can keep giving us glances
Well, they can kiss our asses
Come on, Katey, bar the door...
Track Name: Castaways
Throw a kiss goodbye, we’ve got maps and charts
Raise the bottle high, break it on the bow for the right start
Never think about hope when you think about lies
Never tie the rope around a sun-kissed smile

This boat is at the bottom of a bottle
This song is where there are only dragons

We're broken bulb beautiful
Eyes could set the sea on fire
But every bridge we burn has water under it
And everything we touch drips through our hands

This boat is at the bottom of a bottle
This song is where the sun don’t shine
Track Name: Page
I am rewriting our story
Tearing out pages, remaking allegory
Fixing plot holes and softening the rhetoric
Names have been changed to protect the innocent
Names have been changed...

I don’t care who you’re sleeping with tonight
And I don’t care, ‘cause it isn’t me

This is not resolution
This is not our denouement
This is when the page stays white
This is when the words won’t come
This is when, this is when...