Shock Out of Season

by Friendship

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Orindal Records, Chicago, USA //ORD-29// Vinyl and CD copies available through the Orindal bandcamp and website.

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released November 3, 2017

Pedal steel: Pete Gill
Drums, drum machine: Mike Cormier
Bass: Andrés Rodriguez
Synthesizer, flute: Evangeline Krajewski
Rhodes: Connor Stout
Percussion, drum machine: Jon Samuels
Vox, Guitar: Dan Wriggins

All songs: Dan Wriggins (BMI)

Recorded by Peter Tramo and Michael Cummings in Philadelphia
Mixed by Peter Tramo
Mastered by Tom Volpicelli
Produced by Friendship

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Track Name: If You See my Beloved
We walked to the dam behind the art museum
you said you made a connection with Auguste Rodin
you must’ve been tired from standing so much
because you took my hand and we held each other up
some time went by before you asked me
why was I so distracted, how could I have changed so quickly?
the water was pretty, but unclear
does the flow come naturally here?

everything makes an impression
clouds come on, do their drifty thing
now it’s starting to rain, the only day we both have off
it’s starting to rain
if it don’t bother you, then it don’t bother me

eddies were breaking on the spillway gates
I said “I’m sorry, that’s just how I operate”
you always had a supportive attitude
I don’t care what you say, I agree with you

everything came on quickly
is something wrong? no, never
now it’s starting to rain on the only day we have
it’s starting to rain
if it don’t bother you, it don’t bother me

carry me in your current, deliver me to your gulf stream
if you’d asked me then, I would’ve said we were living the dream
believe me, my admiration for you hasn’t died
the heaven of us is still daily on my mind

everything makes an impression
clouds came on, did their thing
now it’s starting to clear up on the only day
it’s starting to clear up
if it don’t bother you, then it don’t bother me
if you see my beloved, say what’s up for me
Track Name: Sal
God, It’s so hard to know if anything we do makes any little difference
everyone I know has a job to do, and it always makes a difference

sal, how are you doing? it’s easy to tell you’re doing right if it feels like losing

I was weaving on my loom a blanket for my room, but it got complicated
whether you are old or young, you gotta tell someone they are appreciated

sal, it’s good to see you. it’s easy to tell you’re doing right by the way that they cheat you

so when you find yourself bound to someone else, always be generous
because you will never know what it is you do that makes the difference
Track Name: A Few Weeks
The first time we kissed had me feeling ecstatic
like Dix and Laurel in the first half of In A Lonely Place
the first time we kissed was so cinematic

I had a room on Huntingdon
we didn’t leave except for coffee
from my tiny room in Kensington

Is that normal for you?

the first time we argued felt like pulling a lever
you cried and said “I love you a lot, sometimes.”
Well, sometimes is better than never

I heard you moved again, this time to the Midwest
there’s nice people there, there’s nice people everywhere
I heard you moved again, let me guess, you were feeling restless
Track Name: Fuzzy
we were few, maybe only three
beneath the blue light of Sunoco
the rain was soft, you tried to puke
and only coughed. Oh how wretched
Oh, how wasted. One of us was angry
or just frustrated. I’m fuzzy on the details
my friend, are you disillusioned?
either party, either part or be partners

is this the right address?
you ought to know, I guess
but you forget. You forget so much, so let me tell you
you don’t have to worry about me
but I still worry about you

well, It’s something that we are here
overcoming the usual hurdles
speak to me of your new job
of mercy, and things that hold together
hold onto this. Do you feel like moving?
be realistic. if you say so, I believe you
be the man who shines ahead
and just like a star, he is dead

is this the right address?
you ought to know, I guess
but you forget. You forget so much, so let me tell you
you don’t have to be happy all the time
you don’t have to be, just thanks is nice
Track Name: Workhorse
I went to the bank and I withdrew, like I always do
and I came back home with an aching head, don’t smoke in bed

am I a shock out of season? I’m feeling out of season
am I a workhorse?

I don’t believe angry men. I believe in vacation days and the annual raise
when will I meet my creator, will I meet my neighbors?

is there a hedge around me? I don’t see a hedge around me
am I a workhorse?

I went to the banks and I saw the geese take flight
sign me up to fly, I want to take that ride
on the official airline of the magic kingdom
Track Name: Sure, But
From amongst the Adidas
of the Forman Mills
in a moment of weakness
I called the one that I love still

I called but you couldn’t hear me
you were getting on a train
you sounded so like yourself
you sounded so brave

and nothing was begetting nothing
I was fine this morning. Bullshit, nobody was fine this morning

I know I can’t play you
cool as a cucumber
I wouldn’t want to try and play you
hell, I know you got my number

I’m still operating
on some major misconceptions
you said my soul was needing
major reflection

but I’m busy this afternoon getting crunched by hyenas
I was free this morning, free like free willy
Track Name: Skip to the Good Part
Smoke is coming from your ears
I can see the turning of the gears
it’s a hell of a distance from your hand to your beer
if anything changes, I’m right here
it’s a hell of a distance between you and me
or just our accumulated biases
where oh where could my little dog me
overall you gave it “satisfactory”

but please don’t call it a night
the river is coursing, it’s your life
this is exactly what it looks like
I hope you hang around
you’re always welcome
You’re not imposing
But come on, make up your mind

Feeling so wholly unprepared
it wasn’t much of a distance to the 4-h fair
what holds you up, what makes you scared?
something like “I need your love like I need air”
What was that? sometimes you mumble
our days are few and so full of trouble
my feet don’t listen, they stumble
and feel the cliff begin to unmorsel

but please don’t call it a night
the river is coursing, you can bet your life
this is exactly what it looks like
it’s good to know you
but if you’re gonna hang around
don’t ruin everything
But come on, make up your mind

Smoke is coming from your ears
There stands the solo cup, my dear
there stands the dog, no foxes here
there stands the news, there stands our only prayer
Did you think you could just muscle through?
skip to the end of the interview?
our days are full of shit and so few
if you feel regret before you even get out of bed
there stands that too

but please don’t call it a night
the river is coursing, it’s your life
this is exactly what it looks like
I hope you hang around
you’re always welcome
you are everything
you can take as long as you want
everything is gonna be fine
Track Name: Moment of Discovery
Little moment of discovery
shine a light on me
don’t let apathy
keep me busy

solid as cement
and about as permanent
I’m forced to admit
you got a rational argument

little duckling leaving your mama’s wake
have you made a grave mistake?
I could never undertake
such a daring escape

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