Darby & Joan

by Gentleman Reg

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about

This is the 3rd Gentleman Reg album originally released on Three Gut Records. It was one of the last releases for Three Gut, the label folded soon after it came out.

It contains many great performances from many notable musicians, including Owen Pallett (Final Fantasy), Bry Webb (Constantines), Greg Millson (Great Lake Swimmers), Jay Ferguson (Sloan), Mike Fuerstack (Snailhouse), Will Kidman (Constantines), Simon Osborne (Royal City), and Samir Khan (Kepler).

It also spawned many great music videos, the most notable being for 'The Boyfriend Song' directed by Kevin Drew.

credits

released October 1, 2004

All songs and lyrics by Reggie Vermue.
Album co-produced by Dave Draves and Reg.
Except tracks 5 and 12 Produced by Owen Pallett, and track 6 co-produced by Owen Pallett and Reg.
All songs recorded and mixed by Dave Draves at Little Bullhorn Studios. Assisted by Jarett Bartlett. (June 2003- March 2004)
Except tracks 5,6, and 12, recorded and mixed by Jeff McMurrich at his home.

Mastered by Noah Mintz at Lacquer Channel.


Design and illustration by Tyler Clark Burke.
Photos and cover concept by Davida Nemeroff.

Musicians

Reg - Acoustic and electric guitars, keys, synths, glockenspiel, and vocals. (various tracks)
Greg Millson - Drums, percussion. (All songs except tracks 6, 8,12.)

Owen Pallett - Synth bass, pianet, guitars (track 5), guitars, tambourine, violin, viola, (track 6), violins, violas (track 12)
Bry Webb - Guitars and vocals (tracks 3, 4), Guitars (tracks 7, 8, 9)
Will Kidman - Bass and vocals (tracks 4), Bass (tracks 3, 7, 9), Glockenspiel (track 8)
Simon Osborne - Bass (tracks 1, 2, 6, 10), Bass and vocals (track 11)
Jay Ferguson - Guitars (track 4)
Jim McIntyre - Guitars (tracks 1, 2, 3, 9), Guitars and vocals (track 11)
Mike Fuerstack - Guitars (tracks 4, 9), Pedal Steel (track 10)
Samir Khan - Wurlitzer (track 3, 11), Piano (track 8)
Dave Draves - Mellotron, organ, farfisa, wurlitzer, piano, vocals (various tracks)

Jay Ferguson appears courtesy of Murderrecords and BMG Canada.

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Track Name: Bundle
Seven years with local hope
They take it in don’t stop don’t gloat
Try to reconsider fees
Talk him up it’s all to please
Sensing heat the fire hits
We don’t have the strenght left
What they made is coming down
This is in the smallest town

Because you feel
Half as real
Like most people
Personalities they steal

Rough and old it’s wearing thin
Loose thread bearing skin
But battering the days wind
Is tough when bodies just don’t bend
I can hear him try to sing
It’s only breath his words don’t ring
I guess we save the way to win
Ambition is the foreign sin

Because you feel
Half as real
Like most people
Personalities they steal
And I wonder
Who who is bundled up and has lost it
And I wonder

And more to come means mostly done
So take what’s left with it we’ll run
And find the face that feeds the tracks
The weight we rest it on our backs
With everything a social swing
There’s more to do and more to bring

(Chrous)
Track Name: Over My Head
Take the chances I’m given
And use them up
Cause they don’t come by often enough
Who’s the light haired fair man come to rescue?

If I thought for a second
This wouldn’t work
My mouth I would not have opened, no
But that’s not how I pictured this ending with you

Now it’s over my head
Don’t forget every word I said
You’re so familiar to me

There is really no point
To sit back and waste
All the passion I had saved up for you
It’s only three days
But feels like more
When on the first it seems I didn’t fail to bore
Now with just two left
I wish that this would end
So you could return home then there’d be no excuses

Now it’s over my head
Don’t forget every word I said
You’re so familiar to me (repeat)
Track Name: First Time Everything
Hope what I thought
Made the most sense
Get what I got
But is there still friendship?
What was I thinking?
It’s just not like me
Letting go of first time everything

So low I fell
Out of what we were
This lovely little
(repeat)

There was no dramatic
It is quite hard to explain
How we lost each other
On the clearest of days

What was I thinking?
It’s just not like me
Letting go of first time everything

(chorus)

To not be sure of what you did to yourself
(repeat)
Track Name: It's Not Safe
Outside tiny windows
Impenetrable land made of cloud
With texture, rolling hills, white meadows
Movements that unsettle
And remind one where we are

Movements that unsettle
And remind one where we are
Intentionally out of control
Seemingly graceful
Acting like birds
Acting like birds

It's not safe
To be naked
Young or creative anymore
(Chorus x2)

How close we pass water
How quickly the ground comes up
Arriving in California on a cloudy day,
Is not what I expected

It's not safe
To be naked
Young or creative anymore
(Chorus x6)
Track Name: All My Love
Softening sigh
Elevate eyes
To the level we both needed
How many tries?

Hopefulness
Defenseless
Will it be the same in years?

All my love for this
You get all my love for this
(repeat)

Sweet smells new truth
Petals not the only proof
You never forget laughable words
That I seem to
So long old skies
I’m finished with those goodbyes
With you but this time feels different
I took my advice

All my love for this
You get all my love for this
(repeat)
Track Name: Untouchable
All that I thought about for the longest time
All that I thought about for the longest time

But he’s untouchable, untouchable, untouchable
For me

Across the waves
Through my defence
Messages speak
Tell me it’s over
That it’s over
Yes it’s over
Must be heartache
Shortness of breath
So I can’t speak
To say it’s over
That’s it’s over
Yes it’s over

And if you read all that he wrote
Then you would know
But would you understand how deep it goes
Never forget all the words said
They stick around in the front of my head
Clearing the doubt that I could have changed anything

All that I thought about for the longest time
All that I thought about for the longest time

But he’s untouchable, untouchable, untouchable
For me

(Chorus)

All that I thought about for the longest time
(repeat)
Track Name: The Deal
The deal
Is this for real?
Honesty is where we should be at
Awkward circumstance
Stepped up and took a chance
Underfed and we know why
There was conscious trying
To lure that kiss to my bed
Got to have more than this

Hold my head that feels good you said
Shouldn’t take too long maybe one more song
Glad that you move quickly so it is not strickly
Me who knows what they want

The deal
Better than my own feel
If I say please will you open up?
Locked on those hands
With the face at a glance
Dank place to meet was fine
Let’s move on to unwind
No more sour taste tests
Or wed men
No more sour taste tests

(Chorus)

The deal
(repeat)
Track Name: You Make Me Tall
So speak the words
And make them sound effortless
Strung together
I receive the nicest gift
It’s for my eyes to scan
I respond with my hand
Giving you shivers

I needed attention
Did I forget to mention?

Even though I am old
It’s still new

From where I sit
Is this it:?
Every day is different with you
We don’t settle down
Step across the puddle
My jacket on the ground

I needed attention
Did I forget to mention?

Even though I am old
It’s still new
(repeat)

You make me tall
(repeat)

But that’s not all you do
Track Name: Don't Bring Me Down
Held out my hand this morning
Still all is dark but I’m on my way
What is it that I just left worn out
Thought that I understood I just can’t
I just can’t

Strewn across the floor are my thoughts broken
Once I did think they were all perfectly in place
Spun around too much it’s a shame I’m no dancer
I just might tumble to my face
To my face

Don’t bring me down boy I needed you
A life afraid and wasted while I get us through
I’ll hold this pair in place so resemblance is fine
I won’t take shotgun seats or wait in line
(repeat)

Noticing all the new creases in the mirror
Realizing for once the true expression on my face
Why did I throw back all that doubt in my head
I’m not the happy boy I used to be
Used to be

(Chorus)
Track Name: The Boyfriend Song
Boyfriend boyfriend where are you?
I aint’ got no money and I aint’ got no boyfriend
(repeat)

Tell me how to grow into what you know
Skip past all the quiet months of shyness that I hold
Formalities be stashed I’ve no use for that
Seems that age has snuck up to attack

It’s the light that missed me
It’s these man sized titties
Someone should have told the kids the truth about what’s pretty
You notice no eyes staring, suddenly you’re caring
And willing to take plunges if they were daring

Soon it’s gonna come around
It’s gonna sing the song you never wrote
It will astound

(Chorus)

How much time must pass
How long can I last
What’s the chance he’s out there but you’re crossing different paths
Maybe I was blinking
My Islands slowly sinking
I need a strong arm to do the rescuing
Now I will accost all the time lost
Grab it by the neck and make it cough up what I want
There’s no getting back years of singles past
What would be the point in lamenting that

Soon it’s gonna come around
It’s gonna sing the song you never wrote
It will astound

(Chorus)

I ain’t got no money but I’ve got to get my boyfriend back
Track Name: Get it Together
Soft from childhood gets all in the way
Unable to extent height I thought I ought to
So we never talked
Never got to speak
Before engines drowned
Drowned out everything

Silent reeling as you run away
Towards prior commited life streams
Never had the luck
Photographic only
Images to bed
What when those fade slowly?

I think it’s about time to get it together
(repeat)

Wasted nothing
Every thought was used on you
Big part fiction
Was the image that I drew
It’s a lot of slow
Forcibly creative
Wit that tries to grow
How when I’m frustrated?
Track Name: Navy Brown
Heavy on my back
Makes me work
Then takes a nap
Unaware that I retract
Tried to gain perspective
To step back

When you let me go
All that I recall
Staring at the ground
The color of your shoes
And underneath your shoes
Navy brown

Body and soul
Attention deprived
Everyone remarks
On sunken eyes
Tend to forget
Once butterflies
Flew from the stomach
For clamer skies

(Chorus)

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