Hard Feelings (free lp)

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released 01 April 2010
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Arranged and Produced by Chris Frasco and Liam McCormack

Engineered and Mixed by Chris Frasco
Please visit: www.chrisfrasco.net

Liam McCormack: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Piano, Tamborine

Chris Frasco: Electric Guitar, Piano, Background Vocals, Hand Drum

Holland Dieringer: Violin

Track 6 Produced by Chad Maggs and Liam McCormack

Track 6 Engineered and Mixed by Chad Maggs

Liam McCormack: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Chad Maggs: All other instrumentation and arranging

All Lyrics and Music by Liam McCormack

All songs mastered by Thomas Deyesso (masterworksound.com)

All Photography by Jeff McMullin (jeffmcmullin.com)

Many thanks to: My parents and extended family, Chris Frasco, Chad Maggs, Thomas Deyesso, Ali A. Memarian, Dave Siegel, Jeff McMullin, Esty Stein, Fly Upright Kite, Nicole Daniliuk, Dan Htoo-Levine, Joe Moser, plus anyone and everyone else for listening along the way and all of the support.

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Track Name: Sunrise
hear me out in the hallway
we hide the goodbyes under our breath
and i miss you the minute that night air hits my neck
so tell me tell me now how'd this turn out?
oh i've been feeling so lost
i hope your blankets cover you warm
like these feelings i can't shake off
go, i'll just go

lover i know you've been cold all night
i wanna take you close i wanna warm your bones
i wanna treat you right

and i will sing you a song
til the sunrise

and my bed now is a greyhound bus
quiet hum through the 4am highway hush
don't tell me tell me now when time has run out
and i curse my steps to your door
oh the headaches and the headlights
could never blind or deny each visit's worth
go, i'll just go

lover i know you've been cold all night
i wanna take you close i wanna warm your bones
i wanna treat you right

and i will sing you a song
til the sunrise
Track Name: Pull You Closer
where do i place this affection?
i can give it to you
but i'll probably want it back real soon
so have my heart, but don't hold it too close

i should've been more upfront
when we were drinking on your front porch
your head on my shoulder
but i didn't want to push my luck
i just wanted to pull you closer to me

but who am i kidding with a heart so timid?
you're laughing at me
yeah this never works out how i planned,
with my stupid jokes and my folded hands
oh my god

so we talk here and there
and i imagine my fingers in your hair
on the weekend lying in the grass in the sun
and oh we'd laugh so loud darling it would be perfect
and i'd love you much more than i knew i could

but who am i kidding with a heart so timid?
you're laughing at me
yeah this never works out how i planned,
with my stupid jokes and my folded hands
oh my god

and then it was all reversed
i threw myself at her
and it was obvious how lonely i'd become

yeah then it was all reversed
i threw myself at her
and it was obvious i was falling
Track Name: California
it's a classic case
twenty something days
til this twenty something
makes a choice

i've weighed the options
lost in thought walking around
yeah i need some new streets
where these memories don't surround

cause i could be here
or i could be gone
i could be anywhere at all

and i think of california when i see
a plane arching towards the sky
i could escape with the sunset
see my life bright in a new light

yeah my compass is broken
but i've got so much compassion
that i'll trade you for the answers
to the questions that i'm not asking

oh i'm loyal like a dog
i feel so spoiled in this life
so hold me like a lover
tell i'm doing this right

cause i could stay here
or i could take off
in a second i could be anywhere at all

and i dream of california when i see
a plane arching towards the sky
i could escape with the sunset
see my life bright in a new light
i'll be fine

you can stroke my ego and i will pet your pride
and we'll hang out on melrose and we'll learn how to lie
or we'll hide in the hills, the beach parties, the thrills
the close friends and dark clubs, we'll drink up our fill
we'll be happy

cause i dream of california
when i see a plane arching towards the sky
i could escape with the sunset
see my life bright in a new light
Track Name: We Could Be Indie
hand on my heart
head over heels
don't call this coincidence
'cause that's not how it feels
when i can't stop thinking
of new york city and your ghost
under the fall wind's hush i wanna tell you love
what my heart already knows

we could be indie
like wes anderson on wide screen
i could be your thick rimmed glasses
and you could be my skinny jeans

yeah we could be indie
like a thrift store shopping spree
i could be your late night diner or coffee shop
and you could be the view from my rooftop

i think my love could be
what you need
a piece of mind
some eternal sunshine
yeah i'll surprise you with some gifts
if you've got any bad feelings
i'll slip some concert tickets
into the pages of a book that you're reading

cause we could be indie
with a soundtrack to every scene
i could be the polaroids you took on the beach at dawn
and you could be the lyrics in my favorite song

we could be indie
cause bicycles are better than cars
i could be your healthy whole foods market
and you could be my late night pbr

you and me
just wait and see

we could be indie
we'd know all the coolest bands
and on that subway ride to brooklyn
you know i'd i'll always hold your hand

we could be indie
i'd be your king and you'd be my queen
we'd sit high atop piles of vinyl
quoting our favorite films and poetry
Track Name: Give & Take
your nose was so cold pressed against my cheek
your hair smelled like smoke and dying leaves
fall was upon us, suburb cemetery breeze
i fell for your laughter as the city fell asleep

in your chair by the window you spoke to me
you filled my head with wonder and another memory
oh we smiled in the aisles of that grocery
and in your bed you pulled your body so close to me

but love won't come if you don't let it in
my hands spread out on the soft of your skin
i wanna watch you grow i wanna let you live
and i won't take what i cannot give

when i leave is it hard to sleep
with all that empty space?
another sunday night, a subway ride, a fated walk away
you lift your heels to kiss my lips
i can still picture your gaze
it keeps me feeling warmer
through october's lonely days

but love won't come if you don't let it in
my hands spread out on the soft of your skin
i wanna watch you grow i wanna let you live
and i won't take what i cannot give

you can tell me your thoughts, staring up at the ceiling
this gentle soul, i never hold any hard feelings

so don't be afraid

cause love won't come if you don't let it in
my hands spread out on the soft of your skin
i wanna watch you grow i wanna let you live
and i won't take what i cannot give
Track Name: Katy with a Y
hell i can't shake this disease
yeah i fell in love under a tree
carving your name

and on these one night stands i always drink for two
yeah this beating heart is my steady proof
that i'm wishing you would have stayed

oh katy with a y do you ever cry
when it rains on west coast?
do you think of you and i, what it would've been like
if you only stayed close?
cause I do

so when you're playing shows and travelling so far
tell me katy where do you keep your heart
or do you drive too fast to care for such silly things?
cause i swear I can still hear your pretty laugh,
but tell me katy do you think could we last?
or would you lose me in the shuffle of your days?

cause i swear i would give you a standing ovation
if katy you'd just be complacent
and tell me what i want to hear

oh katy with a y do you ever cry
when it rains on west coast?
do you think of you and i,
what it would've been like
if you only stayed close?

do the constellations give you the space you need?
how do you get by on those lonely drives?
on all those lonely drives?

when your headlights stretch across the highway
(like a body across a bed)
when your tamborine jangles 'round
(like the worries in my head)
does it feel so good not to belong to any face or name?
do you think it's worth a try?

oh katy with a y do you ever cry
when it rains on east coast?
do you think of you and i, what it would've been like
if you only stayed close?

is there another boy with a handsome voice
to sing your pretty praise?
if i kissed your lips would you grant my wish
would you say you'd feel the same?

cause hell i can't shake this disease
yeah i fell in love under a tree
carving your name
Track Name: Brooklyn Fever
kinda still felt like a dream the moment i woke up
breeze through the window, your eyes were still shut
i wasn't sure what to do or what to say

remembered laughing on your bed
and the way you kissed me
my heartbeat loud and my head was dizzy
this risk, it suddenly felt ok

i came down for the weekend, had to leave
now i'm coming down with this

i've got brooklyn fever
i'm hot to see her
and i won't stop til i do

i've got brooklyn fever
i'm hot to see her
i cross state lines like avenues

lay down across your pretty bed
and tell me all the thoughts in your pretty head
lets start a conversation we can get lost in
hide the clocks i don't wanna go back to boston

yeah i just wanna stay here with you in green point
"oh don't be silly kid, this isn't real life"
it's just a glimpse that you've been given
it's just a moment that you are living

i came down for the weekend
now i fear i'm hooked

i've got brooklyn fever
i'm hot to see her
and i won't stop til i do

i've got brooklyn fever
i'm hot to see her
i cross state lines like avenues

i won't fill my mind with any expectations
i wont tempt my heart cause it might end up breaking
i just wanna see where this goes
cause i think that you're worth it, so i'll follow
oh i think you should know

i've got brooklyn fever
i'm hot to see her
and i won't stop til i do

i've got brooklyn fever
i'm hot to see her
i cross state lines like avenues
Track Name: You Knew That Going In
i've been needing
a free spirit
and i like the one i've found

but if i continue to run
through all the warnings that come
will that free spirit just bring mine down?

i let these songs and these voices swirl in my head
the people i talk to, they all said

"don't be silly kid
nothing here is definite
you gotta figure it out
you knew that going in"

so i'm playing
with my guitar i'm aiming
waiting on my big chance
at my big shot

if i target my market, make the scene blow up
if i stomp the ground will i start a buzz?

i let these songs and these voices swirl in my head
the people i talk to, they all said

"don't be silly kid
nothing here is definite
you gotta figure it out
you knew that going in"

so i'm waiting
with these years i'm aging
i look ahead
but i never really know what's coming up

"make careful decisions"
"make your own luck"
- but if life's really for living,
then who really gives a fuck?

i let these songs and these voices swirl in my head
the people i talk to, they all said

"don't be silly kid
nothing here is definite
you gotta figure it out
you knew that going in"
Track Name: My Name With A Star
it's the little things you do
and the small things you mention
i watch every first turn into a lasting impression

and we burrowed deep
in the sheets of your brooklyn bed
and i got my feeling back
in my rain-soaked shivering legs

can i stay tonight? i think the storm is getting worse
can i stay tonight? even if we're not sure

you can add my name with a star
to that long lengthy list
of the boys who you like you far more
then they're able to admit

cause this has always been a risk i still wish on

like i could forget
the way you sang along to sufjan
under your breath as you put some tea on

and i take a sip, my lips settle from the tension
i'm brimming with compliments
but i always hold my tongue

when the world gets too loud, i could be your quiet
when life is knockin you around, i could be your balance

yeah you can find my name with a star
on that long lengthy list
of the boys who you like you far more
then they're able to admit

cause this has always been a risk i still wish on
Track Name: Lost For A Meaning
a brick red summer and a lost young man
this city taught me nothing, maybe the next one can
i met you then i left you, at that same front door
the visit was too quick, heartsick at the airport
cause back home everything is familiar
and my days all the same
how'd you get so near to my heart from so far away?

cause the fog of this feeling
is like smoke in my lungs
always lost for a meaning
and tricked into love

but you wouldn't do that to me would you?

so i wander now like i got some use
with my nervous heart, i'm hardly bulletproof
but i swear to you girl i got lots to offer
as i sit at this desk and battle my terrible posture
and this heart inside that i often hide
and tuck away like a mistake
but oh i'd be so good to you
and your pretty black hair
ohh i just want to hold you now

cause the fog of this feeling
is like smoke in my lungs
always lost for a meaning
and tricked into love

tell me how long will it take
for me to find my place
and will it ever work out?
oh will this ever work out?
tell me it's gonna work out ok

cause the fog of this feeling
is like smoke in my lungs
always lost for a meaning
and tricked into love
Track Name: Deep Breaths
early may when i laid my love to rest
when i let go of the world's open hand
tell me did it hurt to see me falling?
did it make it hard to stand?

cause they say it's best
to take deep breaths
when you're crying

learning from love
is the hardest thing i've ever done
but i'm trying

if i strayed and i made my life a mess
if i turned these tears into wine
would it make it safe to swallow this down?
would it make it clear if i blurred all the lines?

cause they say it's best
to take deep breaths
when you're crying

learning from love
is the hardest thing i've ever done
but i'm trying

ooh are you having trouble speaking?
ooh are you having trouble breathing?
cause i've had enough
oh i need love
this is just too much

cause they say it's best
to take deep breaths
when you're crying

learning from love
is the hardest thing i've ever done
but i'm trying
Track Name: Annalise
you came in like the wind through my window
moonlight in your hair
you didn't talk just took off all your clothes as i
pulled you into my stare

there's an emptiness
that surrounds all of this

yeah ooh we're all desperate for something
so don't you go feeling like nothing
if you don't make it home tonight

cause you don't have to leave
annalise

in a breath you confessed you felt guilty
cradled so close in my heat
you live for thrills yeah your will has never been strong
and it leaves you with a heart so weak

but don't be sorry
yeah don't be scared
we've all got reasons
under all of this despair

yeah ooh we're all desperate for something
so don't you go feeling like nothing
if you don't make it home tonight

cause you don't have to leave
annalise

how can we keep this together
if we keep on breaking the rules?
and how thin is the skin of a liar
that's steadily stretching the truth?

yeah ooh we're all desperate for something
so don't you go feeling like nothing
if you don't make it home tonight

cause you don't have to leave
annalise