Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With You at This Difficult Time

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1.
Shots rang out We heard it from the couch Another day, another dead Another madman In another schoolyard I heard that he was sick in the head So you ask for luck for your friends and your family Prayers for rain to wash all your sins away Mercy for the fallen and their kin We fold our hands in toward the sky They say it's only time to grieve But if we're always grieving when is right But our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time If you're looking for more, better get in line This normal Hasn't been new Since 1992 and even then new was no excuse But now the facts Are piling up in stacks Like so many bodies in the pews So you talk about it with your friends and your family But Uncle Johnny heard from Sean Hannity That he better not believe the news When they say we are a nation With an unyielding correlation of corpses to bullets used We dig our heels in and pick a side What else could we do When they always say our hands are tied But our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time If you're looking for action, better get off the party line Shots rang out We heard it north and south and then nothing And then nothing Shots rang out And then nothing, and then nothing And then nothing, and then nothing Don't you know that we care deeply for your friends and your family But luck is all they get, if they want some sanity That's too bad baby We gotta bear this right But our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult Our thoughts and prayers and our thoughts and prayers Our thoughts and prayers and our thoughts and prayers
2.
Tick tick tock it’s a broken clock It’s 12:00 all the time Give it up let the walls into dust But it’s never enough, it's never enough It’s 24 / 7 and then seven more It’s always pressure on the mind Prove your worth to the salt of the earth But it’s never enough, it's never enough 20 more years for the lucky ones A painted tunnel at the end of the tracks Giving in to the eventual end But it’s never enough, it's never enough From bottom to the top, from sea to the rock All that rises must converge Passersby can always pacify But it’s never enough, it's never enough From a kiss on the lips to a hand on the hips No consent and no consequence These ties they bind us to the underside But it’s never enough, it's never enough Tick tick tock it’s a broken clock It’s 12:00 all the time Hear it improves you when the big hand moves you But it’s never enough, it's never enough Tick tick tock it’s a broken clock It’s 12:00 all the time Give it up let this mountain to dust But it’s never enough, it's never enough
3.
The Pines 02:54
I came home with the pines in my bones And the red dirt proved me wrong I didn't know the roads so I rode along That was always the way, always so Headstrong, that got in the way But I'm too dumb to make a new play We didn't say the things that we planned to say That was always our way But now that you mention the pines They've been here so long So long So when I came home with the pines in my bones There was this old song on the radio coming in strong I didn't know the words so I hummed along It got stuck in my head It got stuck in my head
4.
I'm on the record, I'm on the mend, I'm over the moon Never been better, thanks for asking, how 'bout you Seems like forever since I went out without my sweater on This sunny weather could never come too soon Too soon More than a notion, on the rise but in the dark Always in motion, nowhere to hide this watermark It's just a version of the song with no chorus It carries on but goes nowhere All these years that we spent staring at our shoes Just keep your mouth shut kid until your spoken to And due to nothing always making some excuse I heard the ring but nothing came through I'm on a bender, I'm on a break, I'm on the floor Never held accountable but always keeping score Learned it from watching you, head down, oncoming bus This introversion could be the death of us I'm on the record, I'm on the mend, I'm over the moon This sunny weather could never come too soon
5.
Cusp 03:21
Sitting on the cusp of never infinity Weighing the cost of all my generosity I got down I got down in the weeds Sweat beading on my brow but it’s not the heat it’s the humility Take off your shoes and take off your coat Why don’t you get comfortable now there's nowhere to go We’ve got everything here, everything you could ever need It’s a long long time to burn for eternity You said my shirt would look better on the floor You said it hurts a little less than before I got high, I got highly concerned About a chin and a hand and a thoughtful pose - Is it all just a lesson learned Pick up my shirt and hang it on the line For what it’s worth I’d say we had a pretty good time But I got sick oh I got sick and tired We’ve got one thing left to do before we retire Do you have the strength to do what need be done Take it out back with your trusty shotgun And ooh, right between the eyes You’ve got pretty good aim boy from what I can surmise

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Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With You at This Difficult Time was recorded in several sweltering attics scattered throughout New York's sunny capital region in the summer of 2018.

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released November 16, 2018

Jeremy James on vocals, electric mandolin, and electric guitar.
John D'Aloia on vocals and electric guitar.
Peter Lavery on electric guitar and keyboards.
Katy Westfall on bass.
Erik Pravel on drums.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jason Bourdeau at drift-productions.com.

Tracks 1, 4, and 5 written by Jeremy James.
Tracks 2 and 3 written by Jeremy James and Peter Lavery.

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The Villaineers are a five piece indie rock band from Albany, NY. They perform original tunes that draw from blues, folk, country, reggae, psychedelia, and good old fashioned rock and roll.

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