ALEC GROSS - The Sorry Sorry Sun EP

by Alec Gross

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The Sorry Sorry Sun EP was recorded live at the Handsome Lady Records Clubhouse in New York City. All songs were recorded to 1/4" tape with a single microphone on a TEAC reel-to-reel tape machine.

Watch the Music Videos:
Zero Sum - youtu.be/YmFH7zV13ms
Rose Tattoo - youtu.be/-yE9MGMMw30
Talkin' To A Pretty Blonde Girl - youtu.be/p_IsH7AeOjA
Me Without You - youtu.be/jCyjLSwYU8M
Old Elijah & The Sorry Sorry Sun - youtu.be/v_RGw3U4UDQ

HANDSOME LADY RECORDS was born in New York City, October 2011 when 3 songwriters – Will Knox, Alec Gross & Jake Hill – acquired a tape machine, a microphone and some reels of tape. They started recording on this minimal set-up, and have stuck to this aesthetic ever since.

The label now features many Handsome songwriters & artists, all in the name of collaboration, cross-promotion & community. A new song and music video is released every Monday & Thurs.
www.handsomeladyrecords.com

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released October 16, 2012

Produced by: Handsome Lady Records
Studio: Handsome Lady Records Clubhouse, NY
Engineered by: Alec Gross & Will Knox
Mastered by: Will Hensley

All songs written by Alec Gross
Alec Gross: vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, banjitar
Will Hensley: mandolin, vocals
Will Knox: banjitar, vocals

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Handsome Lady Records Brooklyn, New York

Handsome Lady Records was born in New York City, October 2011 when 3 songwriters - Will Knox, Alec Gross & Jake Hill - acquired a tape machine, a microphone and some reels of tape. They started recording on this minimal set-up, and have stuck to this aesthetic ever since.

The label now features many Handsome songwriters & artists, all in the name of collaboration, cross-promotion & community.
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Track Name: Zero Sum
My car aint built for these roads
My heart aint made for this load

I thought that you were much older
Shouldn’t listen what a little girl says
I should’ve treated you colder
Don’t worry your pretty little head

I’m a zero sum I’m a zero sum
Go ask anyone

We can’t quite keep from shakin
Used to have such surgical hands
We spend our whole lives breaking
A little girl wouldn’t understand
Track Name: Rose Tattoo
Take off your rose tattoo
The sweetest part of you
Cut your hair and close your eyes
Paint your lips and try to smile

Whoa-oh
Whoa-oh oh

Take off your desert’s bloom
The way they dressed your child’s room
The summer stained your cotton dress
It’s gone and left us such a mess

Send me away where it’s easy to stay
Send me away
Harder to break where it’s easy to stay
Harder to fake
Track Name: Talkin' To A Pretty Blonde Girl
My father says I musn’t see you
Something’s gone twisted in this world
That the policeman may come and take me
For talking to a pretty blonde girl

We’d meet ‘neath the darkness by the river
My mother she cried behind her curls
How I could bring such ruin to my family
Just by talking to a pretty blonde girl

Well, I knew it when we was just children
Yeah, I knew it by the way your Sunday dress would twirl
That someday I’d lose everyone that I’d knowed
For talking to a pretty blonde girl

Now the train tracks don’t get wider by the mile
No, they diminish to a point beyond this world
And I can smell the fires of the furnace
All this for talking to a pretty blonde girl

There’s a part of me that goes on living
It’s as small and shiny as a river pearl
Well, it glows so brightly in their fires
Glowing with the love for a pretty blonde girl
Track Name: Me Without You
I started every conversation the same sad way
I was sorry for the words I’d say
I would lean too heavy on the friends I made
I’d wear them out until they could not stay

I was a roof where the rain poured through
I was an idea born too soon
I was me
Without you
I was me
Without you

I sent ships in all direction with no course set fast
I would run so blindly down every path
I was a telephone connection where my voice echoed back
I was the thinnest finish hiding a million cracks

Oh but now I’m not so serious to see
Oh but now I sit quietly
Oh but now it’s so much gentler to be
Me here with you
This is me
And I’m here with you
Track Name: Old Elijah & The Sorry Sorry Sun
Where went old Elijah
Elijah who is gone
Please come back poor Elijah
We should never have left him alone
We should never have left him alone

When first I met Elijah
He was older than the stones
Alone lived old Elijah
Just stories, skin and bones
Stories, skin and bones

It made sense in my memory
When first I saw Its face
That never would I forget it
Nor would it be replaced
Nor would it ever be replaced

I’d have lived a good and true life
Just to know Its name
I’d fly it from the parapets
I’d shout it without shame
I’d shout it without shame

Nothing comes from nothing
And nothing’s left he was told
Moved on to drier country
You grow when you can grow
You grow when you can grow

The desert winds blow cold
They whip a devil’s storm
The day screams please forgive me
I bleached the Earth to bone
I bleached the Earth to bone