Electric Life

by John Jack Joseph

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All words and music written by Jack McBrearty

Jack McBrearty: Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Vocals, Bass Guitar, Harmonica, Loops, Drum Machine, Piano (Track 1)

Additional Players:
Rockyanne Bullwinkel: Vocals (Tracks 2,3,8)
Seth Gibbs: Drums, Percussion, Vocals (Tacks 1,2,3,5,7,8,10)
Matthew Krause: Piano (Tracks 2, 5, 8,10)
Dan Patrevito: Piano (Tracks 3,7)
Houston Putney: Electric Guitar (Tracks 5,10)
Jimmy Wildcat: Vocals (Track 3)

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released August 16, 2015

Produced by Jack McBrearty and Seth Gibbs
Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Seth Gibbs at Sweetheart Studios, ATX
Assitant Engineers: Jimmy Wildcat, Travis Beall

Album cover artwork and photography by Joe Massengill

Special thanks to Joe Massengill and Jeff Mann for helping with the development of these songs.

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Track Name: No One Sleeps At Night
As I go out my front door
To drive you back home after and before
No one sleeps at night, no
And no one sleeps at night
Especially
Especially me

Nothing means a question of fright
With or without your own price
To cost an inch of love, no
In which I am not indebted to
I'm not indebted to you

You don't have very much to say
Doing this almost every single day
Weaving in and out of cold dark streets
Making everybody have to move their feet
Just wish there was something you would say

What the hell happened here
A whole city incase with fear
No one sleeps at night, no
And no one sleeps at night
I don't want to be
I don't want to be
Track Name: Lonesome Road
I leave my home to go down that road, To find out what it is I don't know
In a week a month or a lifetime lost, I will need my time to bide
And all the others that disagree, They will not interfere with me
Last night I dreamt of a girl named West and she said I will find my home

And when I get back to the home that I know there is a place that I will go
The sweetest part of a bitter kiss is that it will last all night
And just know that it won't be too long till I call you back to my home
Last night I dreamt of a girl named West and she said I will find my home

Now my life may be here but my heart is gone, it's gone down that lonesome road
When I was younger I was so much more, that man is what this child seeks
The honesty that I come at you with, is what will get me down that road
Last night I dreamt of a girl named West and she said I will find my home
Track Name: Open-Ended, Middle-Class Blues
This is no different from my home, but my home is where I'm from
You know that I cannot get done the things that I want
When I am home
And there is no difference in a home, it's only a matter space
Between the lines of your own mind, and the crosses you bear
Within your heart
Oh there is no point

And time can only tell
The freedom that makes us well
It's on the tip of my tongue
Oh, yr nose is red
Only in the dark
Oh, there is no point
Yes, there is no point

And they ask the children to go around, to walk straight lines when downtown
And the despair that leads our streets is only once
But it cannot be beat
And here you are and I am now, in a town that's just dragging me down
You spend your whole god damn life just to build it up, but only to shift
Your way down the fall
Oh, there is no point

And everyone and everything is true
In what they say and do
So, who am I to judge
Oh, but I will look
And I'll tell you
Oh, there is no point
Yes, there is no point

Some say the open-ended endlessness of ours
Yeah, it's our rearview mirror looking back at us

And some people have the same feeling, that there is something more to a home
And all of this conceitedness is, it's where we go
So, lay down and stay
Drink your nights away
Oh, there is no point
Yes, there is no point
Track Name: Back East (Philadelphia, 2009)
It's 11:30 in the morning, and I woke up late today
Oh, I hope my roommate isn't mad
But, that, she will never say
Last night I can't remember, but I know I did say yes
To a question that I lied about
When I should have made her guess

Walked in there for breakfast and was greeted about the operative ex
Oh, I said she told me when it first happened
But must have forgotten in the test

Now things might not seems as clear, but the drinks help me to relate
To a group I'm separated from
To the point of distress and hate
Now I may come across as angry, and I'd say that you are correct
But, who I am to judge you
And the opinion for you to check

The little bits of our un-foreseen future is not for me
Oh, I know that I will create one
And that, I will leave

The scene, it was so crazy, and I barely recall any at all
Oh, the city streets, the lights at night
End up to be our last call
Now all you angel-headed hipsters, this our one last chance to try
Before we are pushed into
Our inevitable lives to die

And when you get ready to jump there better be someone to ctach
You as you fall through life you better realize fast
That you are like everybody else
Track Name: It's Been So Long
It's been so long
Since I have found
A woman quite like you
Don't turn your eyes
Away from me
When I try to say to you
It's been so long
Since I have loved
A woman like you

It gets so lonesome
Here at night
All alone, in love with you
The caring times
That we've had
They share a million miles of hurt
It gets so lonesome
Here at night
Thinking of you

So when you go
You go home
And you lay, your head down at night
You'll think long
About the wrong
and how you could have made it right
So when you go
You go home
You'll come to

I love you baby
You know it's true
And you're my darling
It's not lost
I wanna be your lover
Oh, I don't wanna be your boss

Oh, it's so hard
Without you
By my side
I don't know what to do
The lost of a friend
Is so blue
More than a snowy, sunny afternoon
Oh, it's so hard
Without you
It hurts me too
Track Name: Runaway
Last night
I said to you
Baby, I don't know what I have to do

And then you said
Honey, what's wrong
Oh, don't you worry this will not take too long

Oh, it's not like that
But I feel I have spent
My whole damn life just to build it up once again

It has been long
Over twenty years
Since I have felt like this without you

Oooooooo
It's gonna runaway
With your heart
So don't you start if you want to make it out
Oooooooo
It's gonna take you
Over again
Just to lend its hand and help you back down

I wake up
And I'm in a funk
Just to lay in bed
Until it is time to get drunk

And the walls
Around me
They are closing in
I cannot eat, I am way too thin

So, I pick you up
Just to feel good
But I put you down
You have ruined my mood

Oh, I know
That I am young
I am thirty-two
And I feel like my life is done

Oooooooo
It's gonna runaway
With your heart
So don't you start if you want to make it out
Oooooooo
It's gonna take you
Over again
Just to lend its hand and help you back down