Bitter Thing (album)

by Almshouse

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1.
INTO THE NIGHT In my darkest hour I’m still making jokes People all around me but I’m still alone I sit and light another smoke And into the night I go I’m like the stars at night when the galaxy glows Hide in the shadows of daylight then put on a show I close my eyes and take it slow And into the night I go Into the night I go It feels just like the old times it must be you know If feels just like a school night so I gotta go (Solo) Tonight I’m someone different not someone you know I’m having conversations but nobody’s close I sit and light another smoke And into the night I go Into the night I go It feels just like the old times it must be you know If feels just like a school night so I gotta go It feels just like a school night so I gotta go I gotta go I gotta go I gotta go
2.
Bitter Thing 04:11
BITTER THING Changed my life to be there for you Changed my mind tried to think like you Sold the house and I moved away Started fresh like a brand new day Empty of promises Done with the souvenirs Throw off a broken ring Swallow a bitter thing Open arms reaching out to you Open heart nothing but the truth You turn away possibility Shut the door throw away the key Empty of promises Done with the souvenirs Throw off a broken ring Swallow a bitter thing What did you think I’d be here waiting for you Couldn’t you see I had something better to do Maybe you’re not so clever after all
3.
Fretz 03:27
FRETZ I try to walk on the line A cool beam of light in my eyes I walk out on a limb thinking of him But somehow I get through the night I choke on the air that he breathes Somehow in his belief he thinks his money makes him He laughs and he grins But in the true conversation you’ll see He calls me from the back 9 Feel like I’m wasting his time But how would he know w When he’s blinded by snow And the greed that fucks up his mind
4.
GHOST OF YESTERDAY What once ran hot now is cold A river of life dried up and gone A ticking clock on the wall Deaf dumb and blind no sound at all Red lips like wine and eyes so blue The memories I have of you I feel your touch deep in my dreams I know it’s real or so it seems Chorus: You’re the ghost of yesterday When your laughter filled the air and the world was ours to share You’re the ghost of yesterday And I have it here your heart’s my souvenir Your thoughts your smile your voice so clear I scream out loud as though you’re here I lie awake I feel the tears Down on my face but you’re not here Chorus Eyes of red and lips of blue That is the last thought I have of you
5.
SHOOTING STARS Look around at all this beauty Do you think it lasts forever There is nothing but this moment There is nothing like forever Come with me now don’t turn around don’t be afraid Follow me now stop looking down You’ll miss the shooting stars There are flowers blooming later But it’s better late than never Come with me now don’t turn around don’t be afraid Follow me now stop looking down You’ll miss the shooting stars
6.
Blood & Wine 04:26
BLOOD & WINE Stand in the sun warm with her arms around me Grow my hair long safer when I’m surrounded Cold as my heart seems to be, old as my spirit feels to me Break through it all and maybe I’ll fall eventually I see the stars inside your eyes Do you see mine I hear the blood inside your veins Red like the wine Damage is done, forgiven and forgotten now The farther I run the closer I get to knowing how I see the stars inside your eyes Do you see mine I hear the blood inside your veins Red like the wine Rushing like secret rivers through flesh and bone Shining like ancient diamonds and cutting through stone
7.
Gettysburg 05:03
GETTYSBURG Once was a house high on a ridge Across a green meadow and over a bridge Sentinel stands over Gettysburg Steam floating up from the summer ground A hole in the wall, a hole in her head Sweet Jennie alone in the kitchen is dead Soldiers are haunting old Gettysburg Lives left behind on the sacred ground Chorus: Whispers come out of the trees Voices rise up from the shimmering leaves As far as your eyes want to see No matter how long you pray on the mist on your knees The shadows will never go home Thousands of men, thousands of horses Rot in the sun these American corpses When the good people of Gettysburg Bury the dead in the blood-soaked ground Chorus
8.
Rosebud 03:15
ROSEBUD She’s got skin just like a rosebud, everyone knows She’s got a smile just like the sun, everyone sees Is she coming apart all along the seams Is she just playing a part in all the dirty boys’ dreams She does fine paying the bills, it isn’t so tragic Good red wine, a couple of pills, the camera makes magic But is she coming apart all along the seams Or is she just playing a part in all the dirty boys’ dreams Secret world: she’s your girl for tonight Draw the shades, turn off the light It’s alright It’s alright She’s alright

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released September 6, 2016

© 2016 all rights reserved
vocals by Irene Lambrou
guitars by Troy Schoenmeier
bass by J. Kenneth Belli
keys by Nate Graham
drums/percussion by Matt Muir
trumpet/flugelhorn on "Gettysburg" by Bob Meashey
additional guitar on "Into the Night" by Mark Cuthbertson

recorded and mixed by Matt Muir at Kawari Sound, Wyncote PA
mastered by Ted Greenberg at Pacifique Studies, North Hollywood CA

photography and cover design by Bill DiCecca

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Almshouse Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

ALMSHOUSE plays original rock that might remind you of classic 1970s-flavored singer songwriter fare, but their 2016 album Bitter Thing flirted with Americana while displaying a progressive tinge. Their trademark -- dual electric guitar leads that wrap harmonically around each other -- is emphasized in the band's 2018 single, Gaslight  and their brand new 2019 release Cups (20,000 Sunsets). ... more

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