Irony​-​Free Parlor Music

by Jason Reischel

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about

(This album was originally recorded in the summer of 2007 in Brooklyn, NY & Denton, TX but was never commercially released. A few copies were passed out amongst friends but never anything official. I never intended to release it, so I poached some of the songs for other projects. I have been pressured by some of these same friends to release it, so I am doing it now...7 years later! It has aged like a fine wine!- Jason)


All songs written by Jason Reischel (BMI)

Musicians:
Jason Reischel- acoustic & electric guitars, piano, vocals
Seth Rothschild- Backing vocals, Keyboards, Guitar on tracks 2, 4, 9
James Driscoll- Bass
McKenzie Smith- Drums
Lauren Molina- Cello on track 5
Jeff Jacobson- Slide guitar on track 7, Guitar solo on track 11
Matt Pence- Percussion on track 6
Thomas Eaton- Pedal Steel on tracks 2, 4,6,10, mandolin on track 6,11
Lissa Farquhar- Vocals on track 7

credits

released March 6, 2014

Produced by Jason Reischel & Seth Rothschild
Recorded at Little Recordings/ Brooklyn, NY & The Echo Lab/ Denton, TX
Mixed by Matt Pence/ The Echo Lab
Mastered by Alan Douches/ West West Side Music
Cover photo by Jason Reischel
Cover design by Naira Ayvazyan for Preillusion Design
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Track Name: Burly, Old Couch
Lazy days have got me putting of what I cannot hide
I'll do tomorrow what I promised just give me time to move
Off this burly, old couch
I feel tied down and I can't remember a time when I said to you

Take the children, take the dog, call my mother when you are through
The great provider that you are, I know that you need to rest your head
On this burly, old couch
You should lie down, relax, and let me take full control for you

You may not ask me if I'm ready to go
You may not ask me if I forgot
I know what I said, I will do it tonight
Just give me time

Lazy days have got me putting off what I cannot see
I wrote it down, made a list
And posted it plainly there for you to see

But this burly, old couch
Keeps me tied down
And I can't remember a time when I did what I should do
But this burly old couch
Keeps me tied down
And I can't remember a time when I did what I should do
Track Name: Firewood
She’s got me walking by the railroad tracks
She says I talk too much
But how do I tell her its love?
She says that she wants to be left alone
No talking, would rather read a poem
Fuck this, I am going home
I’m going home

We were never meant to stay together
I tried to rekindle as a favor to you
For all that you do, but I’m not in love with you
You let yourself go and I am no stranger
I’ve danced across the room to seek your favor
But now that it’s through, undone comes the glue
I’m not in love with you

I tried to hitch a ride, not walking at four am
To New Bern, Jamal my friend
This time I’m not giving in
I think I hear the Old Bar calling my name
I need a place to restrain
All the feelings pumping through my veins
I’m coming home

We were never meant to stay together
I tried to rekindle as a favor to you
For all that you do, but I’m not in love with you
You let yourself go and I am no stranger
I’ve danced across the room to seek your favor
But now that it’s through, undone comes the glue
I’m not in love with you

Oh what is that that you say now
Oh what is that that you say now
Oh what is that that you say now

We were never meant to stay together
I tried to rekindle as a favor to you
For all that you do, but I’m not in love with you
You let yourself go and I am no stranger
I’ve danced across the room to seek your favor
But now that it’s through, undone comes the glue
I’m not in love with you

We were never meant to stay together
I tried to rekindle as a favor to you
For all that you do, but I’m not in love with...

She’s got me walking by the railroad tracks
She says I talk too much
But how do I tell her its love?
Track Name: Goodbye
Everywhere we go, everybody knows
Where will we hide tomorrow?
If it’s up to me, you will not agree
We may have to part ways tomorrow

But tonight, you are still here with me
I have never wanted you so bad

While you lied to me so, oh, innocently
I took your words at face value
Now look, did I agree? I admit I wasn’t freely thinking
Of all the repercussions around you

But tonight you are still here with me
And I want you to listen to me
I have never wanted you so bad
As tonight, this is all we have

To remember or to forget
All the smells and the scents
How the lights hit my face
How I look, how you taste
How we’ll sleep together arm in arm
And sometimes wake to remember more
Of this night, for this is goodbye

But tonight, you are still here with me
I have never wanted you so bad

So just turn the other way, and I will do the same
We’ll leave what happened behind us
Now make you no mistake, it has to be this way
I could be spending a long time without you
You…

I have never wanted you so bad
As tonight, this is all we have

To remember or to forget
All the smells and the scents
How the lights hit my face
How I look, how you taste
How we’ll sleep together arm in arm
And sometimes wake to remember more
Of this night, for this is goodbye
Track Name: Cry
Why, when we’re fighting does nobody win?
My love grows stronger from disappointment
You take the high road; I’ll follow behind
We’ll wake in the morning having put this behind us

Well, I love you madly but I don’t always choose
The right combination of what to say to you
Time does pass slowly while I’m sitting alone
I’d offer my chair, but I left it at home

I never wanted to make you cry
I never wanted to make you cry

We’ll pick up the pieces of compromise
Miscommunication has been blurring the lines
We’ll offer solutions, and not criticize
You not in my life brings a tear to my eye

I never wanted to make you cry
I never wanted to make you cry
Track Name: Pieces Fall in Place
You can try to put me inside the hole
But it’s not where I belong
You can turn me around, but I will never change
Unless you want me to, but we can’t change the game

I’ll leave it up to you, I don’t know where to go
But you can try me here
You can put me aside to concentrate your mind
On the task at hand
And I will understand if you change your mind

Wait and take your time
And play the game, rewind
And make the pieces fall in place
Don’t push too hard
Don’t pry
Don’t bend to make it slide
Cause when you’ve found the one you’ll know

Don’t tear or mutilate
If there’s one lost
A waste of everything we’ve tried to do

You are almost there
Your border of the air is only so close to me
That I can feel the breeze
Of your sneeze touching me
Track Name: Every Time She Talks
Every time she talks I have to turn away
And if I see her I won’t hesitate
To do the one thing I can’t hide
To do the one thing I can’t hide

Don’t ask me how but she has found a way
To control my mind and I can’t explain
I want to run but I can’t hide
I want to run but I can’t hide

I want to run
I want to run
I want to run
I want to run but I can’t hide
And knowing this eats me inside

And when I turn my head she walks away
She pulls me closer and I can’t complain
I want to lie right in your arms
I want to lie right in your arms

I want to lie
I want to lie
I want to lie
I want to lie right in your arms
We’ll stay awake until the dawn

Takes you away, and leaves me waiting in vain
For the day you’ll come back to me
I wasn’t surprised; I knew the look in your eyes
I knew that you would wait for me

Every time she talks I have to turn away
Every time she talks I have to turn away

Takes you away, and leaves me waiting in vain
For the day you’ll come back to me
I wasn’t surprised; I knew the look in your eyes
I knew that you would wait for me

Every time she talks I have to turn away
Every time she talks I have to turn away
Track Name: How Long Can I Wait?
I was never one to wait
To wait for your call
I never wanted to wonder at all
If you would come through to me

Honey, that is why I’m taking
I’m taking my time
I don’t ever want to cross that line
Where I can’t pass through again

But how long can I wait?
But how long can I wait?
But how long can I wait?

And if I count the hours
Since I last saw you-still
It doesn’t help me to swallow the pill
That I will see you before long

And if I had one fault, dear
It’s that I spend too much time
Being lost in my mind
Thinking of you

But how long can I wait?
But how long can I wait?
But how long can I wait for you

But how long can I wait?
But how long can I wait?
But how long can I wait?
But how long can I wait?
But how long can I wait for you
Track Name: Practical Obsession
I’ve got a hold on you, I’ve got a hold on you, You better hold on
I’ve got a hold on you, I’ve got a hold on you, You better hold on

Whenever you want me to say “goodbye”
Whenever you need me, I will always try
Better if you hold me tonight
I can sense that something’s not right
And if you want to scold me
You deserve the right

Don’t ask me loaded questions
If you can’t take the take
Don’t ask me where I stayed last night
It was late
Better if we don’t talk tonight
I feel the sudden urge to get away
Why this obsession has made me realize that

I’ve got a hold on you, I’ve got a hold on you, You better hold on
I’ve got a hold on you, I’ve got a hold on you, You better hold on
I’ve got a hold on you, I’ve got a hold on you, You better hold on
I’ve got a hold on you, I’ve got a hold on you, You better hold on

Don’t look for lonesome prisons to lock your self away
When you use better judgment
You’ll see the errors of your ways
Better if we don’t talk anymore
I know this is gonna kill you
But practical obsession has brought it’s due

And I don’t want to have a hold on you, I’ve got a hold on you, You better hold
I’ve got a hold on you, I’ve got a hold on you, You better hold on
And I don’t want to have a hold on you, I’ve got a hold on you, You better hold
And I don’t want to have a hold on you, I’ve got a hold on you, You better hold
Track Name: Lies End
Now that they found out
Nothing is out of bounds
They can’t keep secrets from me

Now that the words out
Will we be cast out?
They can’t keep secrets from me
A first-hand discovery

I took my chances on you
You took my coat and made it new
What can I say to one who thinks the way I don’t?

Who let the cat out?
Who drew the blinds up?
Just let them say what they want to say

There will come a day when
All this will be forgotten
And all you can claim is the person you’ve been

I won’t deliver you now
They will get you somehow
I doubt I’m the only one whom they can name
From you, from you, from you

Now you will ask me what to do
But I’m done telling you
What you should be and how people perceive us
I’m not a judge and neither are you
And neither are they, the faceless and cruel
Deny them their tools and the lies end

Now that they found out
Nothing is out of bounds
They can’t keep secrets from me
A first-hand discovery
Track Name: Hard Ground
Feeling safe is not the same
Of always knowing who to blame
I’ll tell you one thing if I tell you anything at all
Is that don’t know no hard ground ‘til you fall

You’ll climb all day and never will reach the top
You’ll go insane, thinking of all the things you’ve lost
It makes no difference if that’s the only thing you know
Please don’t talk about it ‘til I go

You’ll climb all day and never will reach the top
You’ll go insane, thinking of all the things you’ve lost
It makes no difference if that’s the only thing you know
Please don’t talk about it ‘til I go

Standing in one place is just insane
You don’t even seek cover in the rain
If you’re gonna spend half of your life reaching for the stars
At least prepare for what you’re wishing for

You’ll climb all day and never will reach the top
You’ll go insane, thinking of all the things you’ve lost
It makes no difference if that’s the only thing you know
Please don’t talk about it ‘til I go

Please don’t talk about it ‘til I go
Please don’t talk about it ‘til I go
Track Name: I Still Love You Girl
I was younger, but I knew what was right from wrong
I never made excuses or rationalized my faults
You said that I was playing games
But you never remember the games you played

You pushed me into the arms of another one
It took me years to get over her too, now that’s not fun
But you never left my heart
Girl, we should never have parted

I still love you girl, I do
I still need you girl, I do
I still love you girl, I do
And I want to prove it to you

The sound of your voice makes my chest feel tight
And I guarantee that you’ll be in my dreams tonight
We’ll go and paint the room upstairs
And cast our shadows into glares

I still love you girl, I do
I still need you girl, I do
I still love you girl, I do
And I want to prove it to you

And I want to prove to you that I’ve grown and I’ve changed
And I want to prove to you that I’m done playing games

I was younger but I feel that I’ve had time to meet other people
But I still believe that you are mine
I want to reach out and touch your face
It takes me back to the time and place

Where I still loved you girl, I do
Where I still need you girl, I do
Where I still loved you girl, I do
And I want to prove it to you