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1.
I’d Be So Pleased The sound that you make betrays the way that you move. I’ll trade seeing for believing, if you’re longing for proof. Could I believe, that you might see in me, someone whom you could pursue? And while I’m pining away, must you give me what-for? If my affections at a ceiling, it’s a state you adore. ‘Cus i can’t see what you’d see in me. But were it true, and it could be you: I’d be so pleased! I’ll hope against reason if my intentions undue. ‘Cus I got a funny feeling, and it isn’t the flu. ‘Cus i can’t see what you’d see in me. But were it true, and it could be you: I’d be so pleased!
2.
Conversations Like These “I can’t get it off with a mop” she said She got a certain sort of way of wording what’s in her head Conversations like these It’s no wonder why I’m ill at ease I start thinking that maybe my life’s a wreck But I know it all depends on what she'll say next Baby’s on the kitchen floor I think she’s scrubbing but I can’t be sure, because I just get confused I just get confused when she talks to me “I can’t get it off with a mop” she said She a certain sort of way of wording what’s in her head Conversations like these It’s no wonder why I’m ill at ease, and I just get confused I just get confused when she talks to me Cuando habla a me Baby’s on the kitchen floor I pray she’s scrubbing but I can’t be sure, because I just get confused I just get confused when she talks to me Cuando habla a me
3.
She Is the One We each lay on pillows Startled to find Left shame in a discoteque and not Not on our minds The smell of a hair tie A whisper in ear The salt in a tear-eye Might be what makes it appear that She is the light She is the one She teaches the light, you know Her pupil is the sun Surrounding eclipsed How softly we sup The lips in the sips that she can cull Cull from a cup It’s not what she’d say Would prompt my acclaim That she’d a way in which that I Well I must proclaim She is the light She is the one She teaches the light, you know Her pupil is the sun She is the one Only one We each lay on pillows Startled to find Left shame in a discoteque and not Not on our minds The smell of a hair tie A whisper in ear The salt in a tear-eye Might be what makes it appear that She is the light She is the one She teaches the light, you know Her pupil is the sun
4.
Won't Take Much I walked in and duly noted That I hardly had to notice That it won't take much Yeah it won't take much A lost thought A moments passing A cracked beer was the last thing ‘Cuz it won't take much Because it won’t take much Not saying I’m getting bored I'm only saying we don't got much of a chore ‘Cuz it won't take much It won't take much It won't take much for you and I to Fall asleep and Fall so deep in love Like a smile that's got a dimple Our love’s so pure and simple And it won't take much And it won't take much A single breath A forty-five That’s all it took to realize That it won't take much That it won't take much That night i concocted A photograph for your love locket And it won't take much And it won't take much And it won't take much for you and I to Fall asleep and Fall so deep in love I walked in and duly noted That I hardly had to notice That it won't take much Yeah it won't take much A lost thought A moments passing A cracked beer was the last thing ‘Cuz it won't take much Because it won’t take much Not saying I’m getting bored I'm only saying we don't got much of a chore ‘Cuz it won't take much It won't take much It won't take much for you and i to Fall asleep and Fall so deep in love
5.
When You Destroy Our Love Well I’d never, but I knew you would I'd consider, but it's you who could And there's nothing that I can do To stop you from destroying our love Stop you from destroying our love Well I’d try, and you might give in I could walk and you might choose to listen But there's nothing that I can do To stop you from destroying our love Stop you from destroying our love There's nothing that I can do You’ll decide what you want to And all that i can do is watch it fall down When you destroy our love Well I’d never, but I know you could I'd consider, but it's you who would And there's nothing that I can do To stop you from destroying our love Stop you from destroying our love
6.
She Makes Me Good I can’t remember, did i surrender up my yesterdays? Where’d they go? I just don’t know, but I hope they stay away No more bloated trips or candy coated lips. Baby’s done what no one could I think it’s understood: She makes me good Well I’m a hunch she’s betting on There’s a stump for getting on Close my eyes, hope to die Put an axe right through my side ‘Cause baby’s splitting wood, and the closer that she gets Sets me straight like no one could I think it’s understood: She makes me good I can’t remember, did i surrender up my vacant space? Where’d it go? I just don’t know, but I hope it stays away No more bloated trips or candy-coated lips. Baby’s done what no one could I think it’s understood: She makes me good Well I’m the one she’s betting on There’s a stump for getting on Close my eyes, hope to die Put an axe right through my side ‘Cause baby’s splitting wood, and the closer that she gets Sets me straight like no one could I think it’s understood: She makes me good
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Contemplating Coups A healthy learning curve, and the grain of truth We'll get what we deserve, if it's the last we do Like a warm returning to the lovers bed Or the sitter's yearning to get out again I can taste the waning chaste for you It lay in wait contemplating coups The sleight of hands turning all heads to you Why don't we adjourn back to the drawing room Cause I can’t take the wanting haste with you It lay in wait contemplating coups Is it healthy, wealthy, wise, or don’t you know If this new union should be left alone? I can taste the waning chaste for you It lay in wait contemplating coups Cause I can’t take the wanting haste with you It lay in wait contemplating coups
9.
Back Again 02:37
Back Again Here's what I know It's all I know No one could ever take your place Occupy my time and space And that's all I know So here I am Back again Trying somehow to define a way you'll understand that I’m here today and I'm back again And I'm here to report back that it was cold, damp and my Kodak could never capture the moment of knowing enough that I have no business being here when you’re not So l'm back again
10.
Don’t You Know? (Now That’s A Girl!) Well you know I’ve tried to find some peace of mind But don’t you know, now that’s a girl And it seems like just the thing - if I could bring into my world, now that’s a girl! And she Is cute, but the point is mute, until I know, now that‘s a girl! Now I just don't want to try to deny what's begun, now that's a girl! ’Cause you know we're telling lies that I can’t buy, what's become, now that's a girl! Well she is cute, and if it's love to boot, then I'll know, now that's a girl! And when it comes all down to foes trading blows, don't you go, now that's a girl! Seems big blue eyes beget lies, and don't you know, now that's a girl!
11.
In The Meantime Please Don’t Leave It's not that I don’t see you I'm just trying not to stare but when I look over your way It's your friends who fill you in And it's not how it's supposed to be I need a little more time you see I need a little more time To slow my heart beat down I need a little more time Before I come around And in the meantime please don't leave Just stay right there I'll put me back just as I came When I wasn't aware That you could blow my mind away And I need to recover from what discovered Recover from the swelling up inside my heart Which led to a transplant and a brand new start And in the meantime please don't leave It may sound funny but my heart rings out to you These complications are nothing new
12.
Cat and Comb 02:42
Cat and Comb I sleep well wrapped up on the floor Try not to be what nature abhors Feeling like I’m holding something but my hands are free Breathing in the little spaces between your feet Shoulder it yourself and it grows Until it starts to breathe on its own Reeling in the golden promise where two minds meet Feeding all the little spaces between your teeth I’m not at home with your sense of what's alone Nor with a cat and her comb Now I’ve just stopped waiting at all Just for the record I still think of you I’d like to thank my parents too Feeling like I’m holding something but my hands are free Breathing in the little spaces between your feet I’m not at home with your sense of what's alone Nor with a cat and her comb Now I’ve just stopped waiting at All this to say I’ve told you so I don’t know. I don’t. Nowhere is difficult to go So I won’t.
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It Won’t Happen To You Dreams do die as lives grow old and Plans that were made are quickly sold And you don't know where they've gone Now you're wondering what went wrong Well take a look around that's me standing there I've been standing in your shadow going nowhere Just waiting for a chance to put it back intact ‘Cause l'm in love with you girl More than I can do girl And all I gotta say It won't happen to you There's a remedy I could prescribe To stop all the breaking things inside, it’s Just a simple cure For another dream deferred and It's only a moment's glance away Just a simple look and I’m on my way That's all you gotta do l promise baby it won't happen to you Because l'm in love with you girl More than I can do girl And all I gotta say It won't happen to you You'll never sink Into the bay And have to think “Why'd it end this way?” ‘Cause l'm not willing To risk spilling You along the way Because l'm in love with you girl More than I can do girl And all I gotta say It won't happen to you
14.
Glass Dismissed This class is dismissed There’ll be no looking back This class is dismissed And I'm only sorry that I didn‘t listen long ago to my own advice I dished out to you collated and stapled too This class is dismissed But first before you go And get dignified and old Here's one thing you should know I'm leaving all of this behind I'm packing up and now it's time Time to say goodbye to you: Goodbye I didn‘t listen long ago to my own advice I dished out to you collated and stapled too This class is dismissed But first before you go And get dignified and old Here's one thing you should know I'm leaving all of this behind I'm packing up and now it's time Time to say goodbye to you This class is dismissed This class is terminated This class is dismissed Go now let’s not delay it This class is dismissed The’ll be no looking back This class is dismissed This class is gonna be my last
15.
Red Hot 01:34
Red Hot My girl is red hot (you’re girl ain’t diddly-squat) Whoa! My girl is red hot (you’re girl ain’t diddly-squat) Well, she ain’t got the money But man, she’s really got a lot Well I got a girl, six foot four Sleeps in the kitchen with her head out the door My girl is red hot (you’re girl ain’t diddly-squat) Well, she ain’t got the money But man, she’s really got a lot My girl is red hot Well, she ain’t got the money But man, she’s really got a lot My girl is red hot (you’re girl ain’t diddly-squat) Whoa! My girl is red hot (you’re girl ain’t diddly-squat) Well, she ain’t got the money But man, she’s really got a lot Works all night Talks all day Kinda girl who likes to have her way, yeah My girl is red hot (you’re girl ain’t diddly-squat) Well, she ain’t got the money But man, she’s really got a lot She’s really got a lot
16.
Misery 01:45
Misery The world is treating me bad: Misery! I'm the kind of guy, who never used to cry The world is treating me bad: Misery! I've lost her now for sure. I won't see her no more. It's gonna be a drag: Misery! I'll remember all the little things we've done. Can't she see she'll always be the only one, only one Send her back to me, cause everyone can see Without her I will be in misery! I'll remember all the little things we've done. She'll remember and she'll miss her only one, lonely one. Send her back to me, cause everyone can see Without her I will be in misery!
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Sometimes 02:55
Sometimes Sometimes, I gotta get outta here Sometimes, I lose myself in my beer Sometimes, It helps if I just get away. Sometimes, When i go out all alone Sometimes, I see you're not on your own Sometimes, It hurts when I see you this way. If you knew, what you're putting me through, oh oh oh, It would make, not an ounce of difference to you oh oh oh, And i know, what I'm heading for! Sometimes, It may not be crowded yet Sometimes, I can't say aloud that it's Sometimes, It hurts when I see you this way. Sometimes, In the back of my mind Sometimes, You're one of a different kind Sometimes, Seems like it's some time away. If you knew, how you've driven me too I wonder who, you would try so hard to be But I know, what I'm heading for! Ba ba ba etc... If you knew, what you're putting me through, oh oh oh, It would make, not an ounce of difference to you oh oh oh, And i know, what I'm heading for!
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Certain Year’d Something I've got a certain year’d something, and i think its a Dodge yea. It sits inert, in my folks garage-uh. It's got four tires, and a big beige steering wheel The outside's gold, but the interior is teal! (short beeps) My old lady’s ultimatum was to get any car. An’ all my gearhead buddies said “Solve it with Mopar!” I’ll tell you what, I don’t think they’re being mean I guess it takes more parts to solve anything More parts to solve anything (beeps) Now the ol’ lady left, it’s just me and the Swinger. I got Mopar, but less parts for dinner. And though i may not be quite licensed to drive It’s that Certain Year’d Something keeps the hope alive. Certain Year’d Something keep hope alive.

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LK 205, "Get Down" was produced, recorded, and mixed in 1998 by Craig Silvey and Robert Shimp at Toast (formerly Coast) Studios in San Francisco. It was mixed by Craig at Konk Studios, London.

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released January 4, 2018

Get Down:
Players: John Denery (vocals, guitar), Chris Imlay (guitar, vocals), Steve Faine (bass guitar), Gary Guttfeld (drums), and guest Russel Quan plays harmonica on "She Makes Me Good"
Produced and mixed by Craig Silvey
Engeneered by Robert Shimp

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The Hi-Fives San Francisco, California

The Hi-Fives were John Denery, Christopher Imlay, Steve Faine, and Gary Gutfeld (& also Jess Hilliard, Julie Rose, Evan Mendel, and Danny Seelig). They were a underground garage-punk band in the late 1990's on Lookout Records.

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