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by Drew O'DOHERTY

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about

Originally released on Twenty-Four Teeth Records in May 2006.

Currently out of print, it is now available for download here.

credits

released 05 May 2006

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[For Elizabeth, of course]

Drew O’DOHERTY STARTS

ON GREENPOINT
SAILOR'S SWING+
FEATHERS*
ANGELS LIVE IN MY TOWN*
SATURDAY SUIT
CHRISTMAS OR COLUMBUS
EXEUNT
ONEWAY*
PHILADELPHIA SONG
RIGHT AS RAIN
LAST, LESS+

with

Zach BAROCAS-drum kit*
Jeffrey GODDARD-trumpet
Joe McMAHON-electric & upright basses
Hugh O’DOHERTY-banjo
Tom POLCE-drum kit+
Jonah SACKS-cello

All songs written by Drew O’DOHERTY except

SAILOR'S SWING written by Chris ERNST, John HUNT, Drew O’DOHERTY,
& Adam SYLVIA

ANGELS LIVE IN MY TOWN written by Chris ERNST & Drew O’DOHERTY
 
Recordings made by Scott CRAGGS, Bob LOGAN, & Kevin MICKA
Additional assistance from Jon SULKOW
Mixed by Scott CRAGGS at Old Colony in South Boston, Massachusetts
Mastered by Chad CLARK at Silver Sonya in Arlington, Virginia 

Special thanks to Chris BROKAW, John McWILLIAMS, Jeffrey SIMMONS, & Jonathan SPARKS for their loan of certain instruments used in this recording

Front cover photograph by Jay COX
Design by Nicklaus HUBBEN

Tremendous gratitude to Scott CRAGGS for all of his assistance in this record's completion

Thank you

Say hello sometime

drewodoherty@gmail.com
P.O. Box 802
West Falmouth, MA 02574

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Some rights reserved. Please refer to individual track pages for license info.

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Track Name: On Greenpoint
JUST GOT HOME AND TOO LATE TO CALL
WITH TWELVE MONTHS OF MARY HANGING ON YOUR WALL
WELL LICK THAT LIPSTICK OFF YOUR TEETH
AND KISS THE ROOF THAT YOU’RE UNDERNEATH
AND YOU WERE STARING OUT THE WINDOW
THAT YOU’D PAINTED ON YOUR PILLOW
AND CLIMBING OUT OF BED
TRYING NOT TO MAKE A SOUND
‘CAUSE WHEN YOU WAKE
I’LL JUST BRING YOU DOWN
Track Name: Sailor's Swing
SAID I’M LEAVING THIS TIME FOR REAL
AND I SHUT THE DOOR
BUT YOU DIDN’T FOLLOW ME
LIKE THE TIMES BEFORE
CLIMBED THE TOP OF A LADDER
TO GET A LOOK FROM THIS HEIGHT
USED TO SAY I’D NEVER DARE
BUT THIS TIME I MIGHT
AND TOO LATE TO CHANGE MY MIND
‘CAUSE NOW MY HANDS ARE TIED
COULD BE MAKING A MISTAKE
SO I HOPE THIS ROPE MIGHT BREAK
I PROBABLY KEPT YOU UP ALL NIGHT
AND WHEN YOU GOT THE NEWS
YOUR FACE TURNED WHITE
AND TOO LATE TO CHANGE MY MIND
‘CAUSE NOW MY HANDS ARE TIED
THINK I’M MAKING A MISTAKE
AND NOW I’M KEEPING YOU AWAKE
AND TELEPHONE CALLS CROSS TOWN
TILL SOMEBODY COMES TO CUT ME DOWN
AND YOU CAN’T CHANGE A THING
SO NOW I’LL ALWAYS SWING
AND DON’T HANG YOUR HEAD IN SHAME
‘CAUSE THEY WON’T PRINT MY NAME
Track Name: Feathers
WHEN I CATCH US TALKING ABOUT WEATHER
AND OTHER THINGS I WON’T REMEMBER
IT HITS ME LIKE A TON OF FEATHERS
WE COULD BE IN THIS TOGETHER
AND LEANING CHAIRS AGAINST THE DOOR
SO WE WON’T BE DISTURBED
FROM WALKING OUT OF WINDOWS ON THE 4TH FLOOR
TO LAND ON THE STREET OR THE CURB
AND LOOKING BACK ON THIS SORT OF DESCENDING
AND THE TIME IT’LL TAKE FOR YOUR MENDING
BE IT LOVE OR JUST PRETENDING
CHOOSE YOUR MEANS TO A HAPPIER ENDING
AND SCARS ARE ONLY PROOF
THAT THERE’S THINGS TIME WON’T REMOVE
AND THOSE THINGS GET IN THE WAY
WHEN I HEAR YOU SAY ANYTHING
 
Track Name: Angels Live In My Town
M.I.A. OR IN MY HEAD
AND FROM THE CAR DOOR TO DEATHBED
I CAN’T BELIEVE A THING THEY SAID
THAT FOR A MINUTE YOU WERE DEAD
NOW ANGELS LIVE IN MY TOWN
AND TAKE FLIGHT WITHOUT A SOUND
YOUR EYES FOLLOW FLAT LINES
AND BLACKING OUT BRIGHT LIGHTS
THIS TIME YOU’RE FINE
AND WHEN YOU WAKE THEY HELP YOU BREATHE
WHEN A CIGARETTE IS ALL YOU NEED
“NEVER AGAIN” YOUR LIPS READ
WITH AN ARM FULL OF POPPY SEEDS
AND ANGELS LIVE IN MY TOWN
AND DRAG THEIR WINGS THROUGH OUR GROUND
YOUR EYES FOLLOW FLAT LINES
TILL YOU’RE BLACKING OUT BRIGHT LIGHTS
THIS TIME YOU’RE FINE
Track Name: Saturday Suit
WELL I WOKE UP LATE
BUT JUST IN TIME
TO GRAB MY SUIT
AND TIE MY TIE
I RAN DOWN THE STAIRS
TO CATCH MY RIDE
WITH NO WORSE REASON
FOR A SATURDAY MORNING DRIVE
WE STARTED OUT LATE
BUT WE GOT THERE JUST IN TIME
AND YOU’LL NEVER KNOW
YOU’RE ALL TIED AWAY
I GUESS NO ONE HAD HEARD FROM YOU
FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS
BUT THAT’S NOTHING NEW
NO THAT’S NOTHING STRANGE
IT WAS WRITTEN ON THE WALL
JUST YOUR HANDWRITING CHANGED
AND I NEVER THOUGHT I’D FIND YOU
INSIDE OF A CHURCH
BUT FROM DIRT YOU WERE BORN
AND TO DIRT YOU HAVE RETURNED
AND YOU’LL NEVER KNOW
YOU’RE ALL TIED AWAY
AND I THOUGHT IT WAS A GHOST
WHEN YOUR BROTHER SPOKE
AND OUT TO THE PARKING LOT
WE GATHERED TO SMOKE
AND YOU’LL NEVER KNOW
ALL THE HEARTS YOU’VE BROKE
BUT I KEPT FROM CRYING
TILL I STARTED SHAKING
TURNS OUT IT WAS MORE
THAN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU’VE TAKEN
AND YOU’LL NEVER KNOW
WE’RE ALL TIED AWAY
AND BACK IN THE CAR
AT THE END OF THE DAY
YOU KNOW I COULDN’T BELIEVE
WHAT THE RADIO
PLAYED AND DON’T BELIEVE MICK
WHEN YOU HEAR HIM SAY...
 
YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT
YOU CAN’T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT
BUT IF YOU TRY SOMETIMES
YOU KNOW YOU JUST MIGHT FIND
YOU’LL GET WHAT YOU NEED
 
BECAUSE NO MATTER HOW YOU LOOK AT IT
HE’S EITHER HALF-EMPTY OR HALF-FULL OF SHIT
‘CAUSE NOW THAT I FINALLY KNOW
THAT I NEEDED YOU KID
I CAN’T FORGET THE TIMES WHEN I RAN AND HID
NOW I CAN’T GET WHAT I’LL ALWAYS NEED
IT WAS THUNDER THAT WOKE ME LAST NIGHT
BUT IT WAS YOU WHO WOULDN’T LET ME SLEEP
Track Name: Christmas Or Columbus
BALLERINA BROKE HER LEG
AND THEN YOUR HEART AND A PROMISE MADE
TO YOUR FACE OR A “HELP WANTED” SIGN
AND LIKE THE DOOR ON A COP CAR
YOU DON’T OPEN FROM INSIDE
LIKE CHRISTMAS OR COLUMBUS
YOU’RE PILING UP THE THINGS
YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN ANYMORE
AT LEAST THE TOOTH FAIRY LEFT YOU CHANGE
ALWAYS SEEMED LIKE A FAIR TRADE
NOW THEY TAKE MORE THAN YOU GAVE
YOU JUST MISS WHEN YOU GOT PAID
WELL YOU BEAT THAT FEAR OF NEEDLES
TO CLOSE THE CURTAIN ON YOUR STAGE FRIGHT
INTO THE CITY OF HOPE YOU LAUGHED TILL I CHOKED
AND WITHOUT A SOUND YOU DROPPED OUT OF SIGHT
AND LIKE CHRISTMAS OR COLUMBUS
I’M JUST ANOTHER THING
YOU DON’T BELIEVE IN ANYMORE
AT LEAST THE TOOTH FAIRY LEFT YOU CHANGE
ALWAYS SEEMED LIKE A FAIR TRADE
NOW THEY TAKE MORE THAN YOU GAVE
AND YOU JUST MISS WHEN YOU GOT PAID
Track Name: Exeunt
(There are no words)
Track Name: Oneway
BLOW A KISS FROM THE CAR
AND DRIVE AWAY BUT NOT SO FAR
BUT FAR ENOUGH ‘CAUSE I’M A MESS
I BLEW MY CHANCE TO CONFESS
THAT THESE ONEWAY STREETS ARE KILLING ME
AND THEY’RE SHOWING UP EVERYWHERE IT SEEMS
DO THE HEADLIGHTS IN MY EYES MEAN I’M HISTORY?
AND IF THAT’S THE CASE PLEASE MOVE ON
THERE’S NOTHING MORE TO SEE
AND HEY FROM TIME TO TIME THE FIT’S JUST FINE
RED PAPER HOLDS IN MY LINES
BUT I DON’T BELIEVE IN VALENTINES
AT LEAST UNTIL I CHANGE MY MIND
AND WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU COULD SAY
YOU REALLY CRIED YOURSELF AWAKE
IF YOU’RE UP FOR A MISTAKE
LET ME KNOW ‘CAUSE I CAN’T WAIT
IN THE DRIVEWAY EVERY NIGHT
WONDERING IF IT’S WORTH THE FIGHT
I WANT TO SAY IT’S JUST THE PAST
BUT I’M NOT SURE HOW LONG I’LL LAST
AND I’M OVER IT I TRY TO BELIEVE
AND CONVINCE MYSELF TILL I TURN TO LEAVE
SO PLEASE DON’T HOLD ME TO THE THINGS I SAY
‘CAUSE IT’S JUST THE WORDS I LEAVE OUT
THAT GET IN THE WAY
AND HEY FROM TIME TO TIME I READ THE SIGNS
LEARN MY PART AND BLOW MY LINES
I NEVER THOUGHT YOU’D BE MINE
HEY AT LEAST I’M RIGHT THIS TIME
LIKE A SECRET YOU CAN’T KEEP
HOW YOU SCREAM YOURSELF TO SLEEP
I’M SORRY IF I CAUSED A SCENE
BUT THAT’S THE PRICE OF COMING CLEAN
Track Name: Philadelphia Song
WELL I’M LEAVING PHILADELPHIA
IT’S THE ONLY PLACE I’VE KNOWN
AND FOR EIGHTY YEARS THIS TOWN HAS BEEN MY HOME
BUT THERE’S A MAN THAT I’VE BEEN MISSING
FOR TWENTY YEARS OR SO
SO I’M LEAVING PHILADELPHIA
AND I’M GOING TO FIND JOE
WELL WE BUILT THIS HOUSE TOGETHER
AFTER THE WAR WAS WON
AND INSIDE THESE WALLS RAISED TWO DAUGHTERS AND THREE SONS
BUT NOW THEY STAND AROUND ME
JOIN THEIR HANDS AND START TO PRAY
‘CAUSE I’M LEAVING PHILADELPHIA
AND THEY KNOW THAT I CAN’T STAY
AND ALL MY LITTLE BOYS
WILL PICK ME UP WHEN IT’S TIME TO GO
AND I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE MY JOE
‘CAUSE I LOST HIM THEN
BUT SOON HE’LL BE FOUND
WHEN I CLOSE MY EYES THIS TIME
AND LEAVE THE GROUND
AND I’M SORRY THAT I’M LEAVING
LEAVING ALL OF YOU BEHIND
BUT I KNOW WE’LL ALL BE TOGETHER ONE DAY
IT’LL JUST TAKE TIME
UNTIL THEN FIND ME IN YOUR MEMORIES
IN YOUR DREAMS OR IN YOUR HEART
‘CAUSE THOUGH I’M LEAVING PHILADELPHIA
KNOW I’LL NEVER BE TOO FAR
YEAH I’M LEAVING PHILADELPHIA
Track Name: Right As Rain
 I’M SORRY I’M NOT MUCH OF A CORRESPONDENT
AND I KNOW I NEVER WROTE
ALL THE LETTERS YOU WANTED
AND SO THIRSTY FOR MY WORDS
YOU WERE DRINKING FROM A LEAKING FAUCET
BUT NOW YOU’RE DROWNING IN THE FLOOD
AND LOOKING TO SEE WHAT CAUSED IT
AND JUST ONE MORE THING THAT CAN’T BE FIXED
IN THIS HOUSE OF CARDS
UNDER THE WEIGHT OF BRICKS
YOU SAID “WE SHOULD’VE GOT SMASHED LAST NIGHT”
WELL MAYBE WE DID
THOUGH THERE’S NO BOTTLE IN SIGHT
AND YOU SHOULD KNOW BY NOW
THE KEY DON’T FIT THAT OLD DOOR
BUT THAT’S NOT STOPPED YOU ONCE BEFORE
WELL I CAME HOME ALONE
YOU WERE OUT TRYING TO FIND
THE REASONS FOR ALL THOSE RHYMES
YOU KNOW I HAD ALL YOUR TIME
WELL I GUESS I THOUGHT
THAT I SHOULD NEVER INTERRUPT
WHEN YOU’VE GIVEN EVERYTHING
SO I JUST GAVE UP
AND CAN WE COUNT ON OUR FINGERS
THE SKELETONS THAT REMAIN
AND IF ANYONE ASKS
YOU KNOW WE’RE RIGHT AS RAIN
AND YOU SHOULD KNOW BY NOW
THE KEY DON’T FIT ANYMORE
BUT THAT’S NOT STOPPED YOU ONCE BEFORE
WELL I CAME HOME ALONE
YOU WERE OUT TRYING TO FIND
THE REASONS FOR ALL MY RHYMES
YOU KNOW I HAD ALL YOUR TIME
YOU DIDN’T HAVE MINE
Track Name: Last, Less
WELL LOVELESS WAS THE SOUND
WHEN WE LEFT UNEVEN GROUND
AND FROM THE PHONE TO THE FLAME
WOULD I EVER BE THE SAME
I HAD TO WAIT UNTIL YOU SLEPT
TO FIGURE OUT WHAT I HAD KEPT
‘CAUSE BACK TO BACK OR FACE TO FACE
YOU LOSE SOME THINGS YOU CAN’T REPLACE
SOME YOU WANT BACK
OTHERS FAIR GAME
UNTIL YOU CRACK
JUST THE SAME