until the evening came

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credits

released 01 September 2008

© 2008

basement band:
jeff malinowski - guitar, harmonica, piano, vocals
amal bouhabib - vocals
john durgee - drums, mandolin, vocals
james preston - bass, vocals
patrick hay - electric guitar

pedal steel on "blame it on my rosary," "on & on," "sugar," "soldiers" & "charleston" by gordon hartin

additional guitar on "eleanore," "soldiers" & "another reason to be down" by lyle brewer

additional vocals on "charleston" by pamela quinn & kamara thomas

recorded at flymax studios in woodstock, ny on september 8th & 9th, 2007 with additional recording done at beatstreet productions, nyc & radio tag studios, nyc from november 2007 - march 2008

engineered & mixed by kevin plessner & ryan simms
mastered by charlie pilzer at airshow mastering in springfield, va

album artwork by julia durgee

all songs written by jeff malinowski except "charleston" by amal bouhabib & "on & on" by jeff malinowski & amal bouhabib

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tags: country folk rock

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Track Name: Blame It On My Rosary
my dear, my dear do you remember
all them summer days, hiding in the grass?
i would look for you
i would look for hours
but back then you moved so fast

i called you up
went over to your ma's house
she said you changed
i said "i guess..."
but it's fifteen miles and a couple of beers to me
and hell it all appears to be
just as it was

is it easy
to forget me?
Blame it all upon my rosary
baby doll just come and rescue me

i got some bread
i'm gonna spend it
i ain't gonna waste it on anything i owe
cause i'm a man who knows what he wants
i wanna hold you close
i wanna bring back home
bring you back where you belong
Track Name: Nine Days
my eyes are red and tired
I've been up all night stoking this fire
it's burning low, and so am I
so pass me another so I can stay alive

we lay upon beds of leaves
out here the darkness gets darker and all I can see
is the outline of the trees
and the sound from the woods
you've got to hear it to believe

celebrate and crack that tune
if you will sing a song, I'll join you
sing it loud, sing it strong
we've got nine more days till we're all going home

in my trunk is the stale smell of beer
and though I try, it's always there
I hope my boss doesn't care
that I'm late again
I'm fucking late
Track Name: On & On
you're haunting my house like a lonly ghost
but now it's time to go
I packed up your bags and left them by the go
go on girl you know it's hard enough

you'll be on my mind
I swear you'll be on my mind

travelers and theives with their smokin guns
had been stalking your back for days
you need a place to hide your face
you found my bed and took all the rest

you'll be on my mind
I swear you'll be on my mind
on and on and on

I came to you chasing a dream
longing to be redeemed
but I wore you down I see it now
you're drifting away from me

you'll be on my mind
I swear you'll be on my mind
on and on and on
Track Name: Carry Me On
this month didn’t seem like much
it flew past me while I was losing touch
of every little thing I ever cared about
kissed it all off while I was running my mouth

another week another published tune
written by me while I was thinking of you
taken somewhere on the other side of town
in another man’s arms why are you playing around

and if you call my name then I will run
hope the northern winds carry me on

it’s the weather that’s freezing my lungs
and the pains in chest are just an oncoming storm
that’s keeping everybody inside of their homes
and they only peak out when they hear something’s wrong

please you gotta hear me babe
i’m only reaching out cause I got something to say
these times may seem hard indeed
but even the deepest wounds will always fade

who would guessed
i’d find myself undressed
don’t you give up
don’t you give up yet
Track Name: Sugar
come along, come along, come a long way
gimme gimme lovin'
give it everyday
you know what I like
you know what I love
so come along baby coming all night long

I'm tired
and I'm goin' home
to rid myself of all my wrongs

gimme gimme sugar give it like a disease
come along baby got me on my knees
keep it in the cars keep it in the busses
but you come along baby cause you're all that I'm...

I'm tired
I'm goin' home
to rid myself of all my wrongs
Track Name: Eleanore
we entered as children
straight out of school
fearlessly fighting like drunken buffoons
we needed the money, they promised us loads
so we signed on the line and did as we were told

I fought quite a battle but I surely lost
though I kept all my badges I learned what they cost
the lives of my brothers and the friends that I made
are now buried in a book for my kids to read

oh, look at me now
I'm drunk so don't make a sound

eleanor, please won't you come to my bed
lift up my spirits and cradle my head
you can empty my pockets and drink all my wine
as long as you promise to stay by my side

my master at arms he tells me my place
he whispers me plans I do as he says
but who is that standing, loading his gun
it's my master and the chief, they're father and son

battle cries don't echo on an arid plain
they're just squashed by the sound of enemy tanks
then washed away on an oasis wave
but they come to me now in my altered state

oh, look at me now
I'm drunk so don't make a sound

eleanor, please won't you come to my bed
lift up my spirits and cradle my head
you can empty my pockets and drink all my wine
as long as you promise to stay by my side
Track Name: Soldiers
we are soldiers cut from stone
the image of our fathers eyes
we were dressed to the nines
we were ready to go

we told our mothers we would write
then they could tell all their friends that all their boys were gonna be alright

when we kissed our girls goodbye
we told them not to cry
but we prayed to god most every night to survive
we prayed that we’d survive

we boarded big ships cut from steel
the handy work of honest men
just doing their part to keep what’s real.

we crossed an ocean
felt out of bounds
there we walked our legs to the bone
kept our eyes to the sky
our feet on the ground

when we kissed our girls goodbye
we told them not to cry
but we prayed to god most every night to survive
we prayed that we’d survive

we sleep in thin tents caked with earth
and wonder if freedom has a price then is our daily sacrifice all it’s worth

we miss our mothers
whom we never wrote
and hold on to dampened photos of girls we hope are waiting back home

when we kissed our girls goodbye
we told them not to cry
but we prayed to god most every night to survive
we prayed that we’d survive
Track Name: Charleston
i am old, i am weary
and i'm coming home to die
would you bury me by the old oak tree
'tween the river and the Ashley
oh charleston, won't you bury me

i'm the daughter of a merchant
claimed the seabrook line
lost his spirit to the crash of '29
left my family bound for europe on the adeline
packed my things and left my mom and dad behind

there the churches spot the skyline in an endless dawn
and on rainbow row we'd walk the waterfront
there he told me he would take me
but it could not be
so i left the man i loved in charleston

i am old, i am weary
and i'm coming home to die
would you bury me by the old oak tree
'tween the river and the Ashley
oh charleston, won't you bury me

busted galleys, sick dead soldiers
found a navy man
wrote the queen to have him stay his term with me
I love my husband and my children but these my final days
I am weary, and charleston calls to me

now I see its painted porches
all the lazy noons
sipping tea until the evening came
and the graveyard where my father lay his southern bones
I can hear them now the church bells sing my name

i am old, i am weary
and i'm coming home to die
would you bury me by the old oak tree
'tween the river and the Ashley
oh charleston, won't you bury me
Track Name: Another Reason To Be Down
every little thing she does
has got me reelin' got me feelin' like I can't go on
every little word she says is
ringing in my ears like a bell
oh it's all i hear

and she's got me turned around
and she's all i need around
oh i've found
another reason to be down

every little smile she shows
is all that any man would need to feel complete
and single place she goes
she's turning heads she's moving feet
she's on the top she's underneath

and she's got me turned around
and she's all i need around
oh i've found
another reason to be down

if she wants me
she can have me
cause i am always at her mercy
Track Name: Close Your Tired Eyes
close your tired eyes girl
and rest your heavy head
I promise I’ll call you in the morning
but for now just go to bed

the road’s been running me ragged
I’m running on nothing but fumes
and dreaming of someday when we’ll both settle down
in house somewhere with a view

lately my memories are fading
the visions of you start to blur
into a tangled up mess of street signs and car lights
but I know I’ll sort them out soon