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ALEC GROSS - The Sorry Sorry Sun EP

by Alec Gross

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1.
Zero Sum 04:22
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
2.
Rose Tattoo 03:39
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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

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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

credits

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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