Leisure Life - The Album

by Gentleman Reg

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1.
Boys piss me off All that you gave was a laugh But that’s hardly worth a few months And nights hover then expire You talked all throughout them And your love was so clinical and boring Now it’s gone, and i’m gone too But we’ll meet up again Some night when it’s convenient And say it feels good Even better than before Agree to try again Even though we made better friends When they ask me what i’m doing I’ll say i’m waiting around for gold And it just might last only one night Or it might be a year or more When it arrives our goodbyes Will have already been made When they ask me what i’m doing I’ll say i’m waiting around for gold Boys piss me off You're damn paper thin Others fawn They salute you you’re a pawn And I need to know How to escape Undo what we’ve done we know it’s wrong And nights become one In your room What’s the occasion? It seems we both forgot Not to cry We’ll never admit Our friends were right Chorus
2.
Countless pretty faces Where to begin Not the type to get plucked off the floor Graceless and guarded to a fault Rather move along then get to know anyone Left to lie in the dirt He broke it off Now you need a new urge To rectify and help you stand Being alone is something you never had Another wasted date means I’m sleeping in Leave my dreams but leave my slippers on There only exists what you put in For a long time you felt like nothing at all Socialize and Observe How it’s rare when somebody else is sure And genuine, interested in the subtle things That you still have yet to say
3.
Too Drunk 03:08
Touch my face with love like i don’t care Slap my face my love without a dare Right hands stronger than you think Left cheeks fine while the others pink Touch my face with love if there’s any there. Too drunk To stand Touch my face it’s something we can share Your part time worked up, full time vacant stare Balance on the fence always on the brink Which you will turn up is a routine thing Touch my face to step back into the clear Chorus ×2
4.
Soft handshakes Painted on grin A little effort really wouldn’t hurt Gaze right through Out my head Eyes that flitter looking for something better instead When I’m right here Concentrate A conversation takes two to orchestrate A greater problem A boring puzzle No desire to solve him It’s like driving the truth Stretching out one’s youth I lost a tooth, i lost control of my whole life Such an obvious stain We sure love to point the blame When all it really takes is one eye on the road When it hurts to breathe When no one can believe That you can’t get up with the sun and the rest of us But really who would notice With eyes set on the prize Flash cards So hard Already forgot your name It’s like driving the truth stretching out one’s youth I lost a tooth, i lost control of my whole life Such an obvious stain We sure love to point the blame When all it really takes is one eye on the road
5.
Solo Shows 04:39
Roller coaster go go Around one more time Feed the hungry rush The worst is the climb. After the descent The surprise is spent. Carries you away with it, But leaves your scent Last words shouldn’t be thought of, thought of as a game No one wins Wins anything Most evenings are solo Solo there’s no show Slowly drawn blinds Even though the neighbor’s don’t mind That’s what i’ve been told Everybody has a role In the comfort of your place Where you wake up with your face on. He’s been hanging around, Mostly afternoons Let’s play a game called ‘spot all the open wounds’ I have got my logic I’ve got cheap perfume World give me some credit Something to relate too Tell me who would chance Such an obvious mistake? So fresh with open hands But there’s none to trust or shake Wishing wells don’t work Years and years of hopes go down But the guard has been put up This is why we are so guarded. Chorus
6.
There was this one time I went into it blind Seeking satisfaction And he didn’t seem to mind Sometimes they’re like that No need for facts Already forgot your name So here just write it on the back of my hand Here I go again Falling in love with a one night stand Don’t you remember Me from September When we got together It was quick now or never It’s the best kind You can leave it behind Home again alone again With nothing on your mind Chorus Make it better I don’t know how The best kind of addict Always let’s you down ×3 Chorus After years you’d think that it would get better It’s been years and it’s not getting any better Years and years go by you’d think it’d get better Cause it’s been years and it’s not getting any better After years you’d think that it would get better It’s been years and it’s not getting any better
7.
There is guilt that we use Other blues are a nuisance to keep around Run that shame out of town It just keeps hanging on Formed a motherly bond Lose the grip Think i through It’s got nothing better to do What a marvelous way To issue in a new day Of assertiveness I’m pretty sure you will like it. I won’t cry and I won’t beg I won’t lie around and wait I made my mind up and i think it’s about time we fuck There is not much to say It is in the looks you gave the looks i gave Let’s just take the plunge be brave It was clear From where i stand Painful beauty He was tanned There is will There is might There is also what’s right Fair is fair and I’ve grown up To live without the things i want It has not been a blast When I look back on the past Now I look for tomorrow I persist, i’ve got mischief I will know when to stop and start All the while guarding my heart Chorus
8.
One more time From down the line A brand new find Came into view With inception there is faith in love You sent me treats Made my eyes weep Your in my chest So I can’t sleep And with so much track How did we fall off? Bam bam Guess where I am? I take the bait once again Charm in a phone booth today I can never call back So spend a jealous afternoon on my back And hold onto thoughts of the next ring Realize that it’s the eyes Eventually we’ll need to see To rid this solo love that we have built up Words get rushed And can get crushed When the wires do the talking for us But that won’t stop the coin drop dial Chorus
9.
Strolling the sidewalks We never watch where we walk So we collided truly blindsided A moment of chance or A serendipitous bump It’s hard not to read too much into what you want Less out of habit And more to the back than the front Spiraling upwards is sure and then unsure Live on the ground floor That way you’ll never jump The future is up to what we get up to I could be what you wanted You could be what I need But we’ll never know Cause we don’t let ourselves get too close to anything ×2 If I’m off your radar And you’re off my whole damn map Then how do we find us? Who will remind us? It always gets later And you always have to drive back What’s happens tomorrow Is regrets and sorrow Chorus Carry a white flag That way i’ll know what is what Cause misunderstandings reek of bad landings Your cheeks really show off And you stutter more when you're drunk Stammering through this There’s never a witness I’m all indecision Too comfortable in my spot Dying for action A basic connection I had the lighter You went and bought a new pack And just for tonight You can do it inside Chorus
10.
So dramatic you should charge like it’s an honor Play the addict and break down when you lost your scarf Blame that one on me on something you can’t even see Blame that one on me on something you can’t even see Hit the heart a little hard And make it feel better ×3 So ecstatic to leave your mark on your target Never planned it but he let you down and you took it hard Saved up picked up steam but you never let off anything Saved up picked up steam but you never let off anything Chorus
11.
Last left on the counter Followed by a shadow One of us is complete The other one is sallow Wedding ring finger We forget about that Even we love her I’m the slut that throws it all to shit I’m a little bit older than you And you’re the worst thing for me right now It’s you who will make the first move I’m a little bit older than you Every day assault on The chest against the pavement Every inaccessible thing to fixate on I almost will to happen I think it could have happened That night in the basement I was acting more the girlfriend than I should have I thought myself replacement Chorus
12.
You were hard to believe Most of the time No matter the lines I got Something felt right In my own naive state Truth rose too late A good liar rides their wave Suffering fate You sang songs I already sang The truth hangs all around the stage When you came clean It through me off Fell to the floor Dramatic and raw Trust became cracked A surprise attack I watch where i walk now Don’t show them my back Chorus ×2

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Originally released as three digital only E.P.'s, this is Leisure Life The Album. A condensed version of the three E.P.'s.

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released November 20, 2012

1. Waiting Around For Gold
Reggie Vermue- vocals, guitars
Kelly McMichael - synths, wurlitzer, vocals
Jon Hynes - bass, guitars
Jamie Bunton - drums, percussion

2. You Lie In The Dirt
Reggie Vermue- vocals, guitars, handclaps
Kelly McMichael - synths, vocals, handclaps
Jon Hynes - bass, guitars, handclaps
Jamie Bunton- drums
Chris Stringer- guitars

3. Too Drunk
Reggie Vermue- vocals, guitars
Kelly McMichael - synths, vocals
Jon Hynes - bass, guitars
Jamie Bunton- drums

4. Driving The Truth
Reggie Vermue - vocals, guitars
Kelly McMichael - synths, wurlitzer
Jon Hynes - bass
Jamie Bunton- drums

5. Solo Shows
Reggie Vermue - vocals, guitar
Kelly McMichael - wurlitzer, vocals, piano, synth
Jon Hynes- bass
Jamie Bunton- drums, percussion

6. Make It Better
Reggie Vermue - vocals, guitars
Kelly McMichael - synths, vocals
Jon Hynes - bass, guitar, vocals
Jamie Bunton- drums
Dana Snell - vocals

7. The Declaration
Reggie Vermue - vocals, guitar, handclaps
Kelly McMichael - vocals, wurlitzer, synth, piano
Jon Hynes - bass, guitar, handclaps
Jamie Bunton- drums, percussion
Jess Tollefsen - handclaps

8. Charm In A Phonebooth
Reggie Vermue - vocals, guitars
Kelly McMichael - organ, synths, vocals
Jon Hynes - bass, guitars
Jamie Bunton- drums
Chris Stringer - guitars

9. I Could Be What You Wanted
Reggie Vermue - vocals, guitars, handclaps
Kelly McMichael - synths, vocals, handclaps
Jon Hynes- bass, handclaps, vocals
Jamie Bunton- drums, percussion
Shaun Brodie - trumpet
Dana Snell - vocals, handclaps

10. Hit The Heart
Reggie Vermue - vocals, guitars, organ
Chris Stringer - bass
Jamie Bunton- synth

11. I’m A Little Bit Older Than You
Reggie Vermue - vocals, guitars
Kelly McMichael - synths, piano, vocals
Jon Hynes- bass
Jamie Bunton- drums, percussion

12. Songs I Already Sang
Reggie Vermue- vocals, guitar
Kelly McMichael - piano, vocals
Jon Hynes- bass, guitar, vocals
Jamie Bunton- drums
Jess Tollefsen - vocals
Chris Stringer - glockenspiel, synth

Produced by Chris Stringer
Mastered by Joao Carvalho
Recorded at The Lincoln County Social Club between Dec.2010- Oct.2011.
Engineered and Mixed by Chris Stringer.
Except ‘Hit The Heart’. Guitars and organ recorded by Heather Kirby, synth recorded by James Bunton.

All lyrics by Reggie Vermue.

All Songs written and arranged by Reggie Vermue, Kelly McMichael, Jon Hynes, Jamie Bunton.
Except tracks 5 and 12 written by Reggie Vermue. Arranged by Kelly McMichael, Jon Hynes, Jamie Bunton.
Track 10 written by Reggie Vermue with Francois Turenne. Arranged by Reggie Vermue.
Additional arrangements for drums on Track 4, 6, 8, by Dana Snell.

Cover photograph by Norman Wong.
Styling by Yen Chen.
Hair and Make up by Kristjan Hayden.

Layout and design by Five Seventeen.

Released via Heavy Head Records.
Distributed via Outside Music.

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