Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With You at This Difficult Time

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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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Track Name: Thoughts and Prayers
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
Track Name: It's About Time (It's Never Enough)
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
Track Name: The Pines
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
Track Name: Over The Moon
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
Track Name: Cusp
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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