New Ways to Make the Same Mistakes

by Readership

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1.
02:36
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
2.
01:57
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
3.
02:49
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
02:29
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 credits
7.
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
8.
02:40
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...
9.
03:21
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
10.
03:11
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...

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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

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Adrian Morse - vocals, guitar, banjo
Gregory Matthew - drums, vocals, guitar, keys, glockenspiel
Matt Lee - 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

Adrian creates songs stitched from historical yarns, literary scenes, and relatable blunders of personal experience. A veteran of countless musical missteps, unrealized bands, and aborted projects, his recent works include an acoustic LP and a series of increasingly unpopular releases with the power pop band Readership. He resides in Philadelphia and has a nice cat (who even has his own song). ... more

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