Lift a Lonely Spell

by Arrester

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Alex Jurkiewicz Alt-country for trying not to singalong at work on Friday afternoon to. Favorite track: How To Tend a Sad Heart.
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released July 15, 2014

Recorded and Mixed by Simon Connolly
Mastered by Joseph Carra at Crystal mastering
Recorded at Headgap
Cover art by Lucy Roleff

Thanks to: Dan McKay, Alex Badham, Lucy Roleff, Meg Bowie, Monty Montan, Neil Thomason.



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Track Name: How To Tend a Sad Heart
In the morning, I aint got a thing to do
and in the evening I got no-where to go
wake me up now, just try to find a reason
one day hard work will be the only thing I know

My daddy showed me, how to tend a sad heart
didn't say nothing but I learnt it all the same
keep your head down, work hard every season
don't drink so much that you can't feel any pain

Look at my life, and i don't know what it is
It's a feeling, can't explain or deal with
And if you don't know, what lies ahead for you
Just take a deep breath, let it slide by, don't let it trouble you

Tried to love you, I tried to be a good man
tried too hard and I let every thing else go
take the pieces, put them back together
repetition is the only thing I know
Track Name: Teenage Hell
Searching for some universal truth
getting high up on my best friends roof
wait for something cool to do
watching the best years of our lives go by but its alright

Beat this teenage hell
To lift a lonely spell
And I know the truth

Jimmy's brother's got it made
got a girlfriend and he's learnt his trade
he'll be married late this year
but I'm still living with my folks and I'm tired of all the jokes

Have you got some good news for me

When we were kids it seemed so clear
go to school and get a good career
facing the world on our own
options are much more limited than we ever could have guessed
Track Name: Endless Breeze
There's someone missing from my memories
a life just out of reach inside my head
Take to the ocean on an endless breeze
every time I fall asleep I pull the thread

Nervous excitement when I'm with you
you're only a dream but it feels so true
Waking up slowly, still holding on
the picture is fading when it felt so strong

Sleep walking nightly what a terrible scene
I try to find the door and it's not there
I keep on reaching its a waking dream
my eyes are playing tricks on me
Track Name: Honest
I have been honest with you too many times
now I'm paying with the best years of my life
a little mystery would keep you coming back for more
I'm always open, a spoiler ruining the show

A better liar I could be
I'm building something bigger than me
I'll take you places you've never been
A better liar, well that aint me

Keep them guessing, are they really from mars
got no spiders and I can barely play guitar
I'm over exposed to the bleeding heart within
I took the mask off but it was only paper thin

I'll never tire I'll just sink
Forever closer to the brink
So many places I've never been
A better liar that aint me
Track Name: Dragged From The Shore
Just like the ocean drags me from the shore
I'm powerless to stop you from running out my door
such a commotion has not been heard for years
and every single word you say confirms my very worst fears

anyone could tell you I'm not the man you once knew
anyone could tell you I've changed

let me rot in my grave
forget every single life I've saved
tell the kids I was brave
but I'm in the ground
in the ground just the same

At least take some money to get you through the week
I gotta find a way to break this impressive losing streak
in the twilight of my life I did not expect to find
those things i worked so hard to build torn down before my eyes

anyone could tell you it's not the things that you do
its how everyone perceives you that's changed