Leisure Life - The Album

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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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Track Name: Waiting Around For Gold
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
Track Name: You Lie In The Dirt
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
Track Name: Too Drunk
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
Track Name: Driving The Truth
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
Track Name: Solo Shows
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
Track Name: Make It Better
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
Track Name: The Declaration
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
Track Name: Charm In A Phonebooth
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
Track Name: I Could Be What You Wanted
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
Track Name: Hit The Heart
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
Track Name: I'm A Little Bit Older Than You
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
Track Name: Songs I Already Sang
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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