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1.
One, two, three, what a mess Our happy home I must stress Will never be anything more than a myth Back and forth it will suffice Some I love you's to be nice Do we mean it? We're pleading the fifth Truth be told no one can stand you And no one could ever put up with me If living alone is too much for our mettle Then we might as well settle Come on, we might as well settle Que sera, c'est la vie A life together in misery Is the best that you and I can expect Pick me ups, forget me nots Target the altar, hit our spots You're under my thumb and I'll be henpecked Truth be told no one can stand you And no one could ever put up with me If I'm your black pot, you are my kettle Then we might as well settle Come on, we might as well settle I'd be remiss if I did not pledge to thee Love forever, dear, your bastard to be Hand in hand with my blushing old bride Straight to hell, dear, eternally fried
2.
At the bar the band is bashing out another drinking tune From a far she motions me over, a siren in a saloon All due to some heavy spirits Down, down go my defenses Pushed us way past our limits Not recalling the sequences Before we point fingers, before we assign blame You can't call it cheating when she has your name You can't call it cheating when she has your name After hours love and trust slip through my shaky and trembling hands Oh so sour, cruel mornings, hangovers and one-night stands Is it due to my negligence? Have I used all my excuses? What's the price of a penance? Will begging turn to bruises? Before we point fingers, before we assign blame You can't call it cheating when she has your name You can't call it cheating when she has your Before we point fingers, before we assign blame You can't call it cheating when she has your name You can't call it cheating when she has your name
3.
Pretty Girls 04:02
Beauty fades, dulls like a blade You'll reminisce about way back when Like a bruise fades black to blue Or the ink that dries out in a pen Words of warning about to think We're treading water soon to sink One more grievance for the list So you better run, little miss Pretty girls they do fall down, love Pretty girls they do fall down You'll probably be happier when I'm gone You can't say that about your looks Might be as meaningless as this song With no direction and no hooks So you see when you do flee It won't be a scene that's unseen The big news once you're let loose You're a princess that will never be queen Word of warning to your highness Walls constructed construed as shyness Some people they just can't be kissed So you better run, little miss Pretty girls they do fall down, love Pretty girls they do fall down
4.
What Must Be 03:11
As my plane and snow flurries touch down on O'Hare The blue line to the Loop and you remind me of Being There "We could kiss and ride on the CTA If only you weren't so far, far away" If I'm your prince no matter how well kept Will I end up breaking my crown? And will these words no matter how well meant End up letting somebody down? I have no idea what a future for us may bring But I'll ignore all crystal balls and decoder rings As I sit down here trying to find a way To let you know those three words that I want to say If you're my princess no matter how heaven sent Will I keep you from hitting the ground? And will these words no matter how well meant End up letting somebody down? Don't let me down
5.
Three Cheers 03:38
I'm in love, let's hear it from the choir Thought it'd pass, I thought it would expire I'm a blaze, baby, I'm on fire Even though I get the feeling I'll get burned Somebody tell me what's the lesson I should learn My friends say I'm better than this But all the other girls are no hits just misses I've dug a hole and now I'll dig an abyss Don't want to follow but I'm easily led And everything you do just fucks with my head Don't want to follow but I'm easily led And everything you do just fucks with my head Three cheers for broken hearts You're on a pedestal, a work of an art Are you Waterloo, am I Bonaparte? Three cheers for broken hearts I can tell you one thing your boy has that I have not got He's got you, my darling, and that's a lot He's got you, my darling, and that's a lot
6.
Teeth or pedal, pedal or teeth These options hang above my head while I'm underneath Should I run? Should I hide? Or take the sword from the sheath? Teeth or pedal, pedal or teeth Chain or tooth, tooth or chain There are solutions yet the problem still remains When a Decider's two loves are Christ and cocaine Chain or tooth, tooth or chain Well I need to keep the strength up to fight Part of me believes things will never be alright 'Cause you see To my school I can't be true when education is a miss To the right I won't be true, hell yeah, I'm a socialist To my God, I can't be true because He's taking the piss That leaves just one thing for me to do It's to be true and ever loving to you That leaves just one thing for me to do It's to be true and ever loving to you My aim is true, so true
7.
Loaded 04:22
I got loaded like a pair of dice Seemed like a good idea at the time Now I'm paying the price, now I'm paying the price I got loaded like a .45 Wishing that you were here right now Buzzing around my hive, buzzing around my hive Last night was all about consuming Anything too thin to eat Until you come back to me As the drinks kept on coming It was more trick than treat Can't wait for you to come back to me Oh my darling, can't you see I love you so? Next time you go out of town Hide the liquor when you go, hide the liquor when you go Last night was all about consuming Anything too thin to eat Until you come back to me As the drinks kept on coming It was more trick than treat Can't wait for you to come back to me
8.
Honeycomb 02:17
This ain't the Circle K but there's strange things afoot Traces of ink that can't be erased Be sure to flee with enough bags of loot Salvation could not save this place Pin drops, pin pricks, needles and pins Eerie, weird that they're calling this gin Stuck in a box the pavement meeting the road The sunshine eroding the day, hey hey Accidents will happen while carrying the load And disappointment when everyone's OK Woodgrain, beachball, grab the sword Devil's playtime, look who's bored Brake pad worn through on a midnight drive Ends this drone, don't return to the hive Pin drops, pin pricks, needles and pins Eerie, weird that they're calling this gin They're calling this gin
9.
She's a harpy, she's a shrew Is it funny when the joke is on you? Dying each time that you hear the sound Here he comes now there goes Cathy's clown The sign up ahead says no U-turns Holding back the tears your eyes are going to Burn burn burn Burn burn burn There's no peace in loves throes Wanting Geneva you got Sarajevo Rock on her finger weighing you down Head under water hoping you don't drown I wonder when she's going to get her turn Head under water, your lungs are going to Burn burn burn Burn burn burn Holding back the tears, head under water Burn burn burn Burn burn burn
10.
I'm now two sheets to the wind On the seas hoping to find It's a wave, a rush, a flood Now I'm caught up in a bind Could you be the one? Once I hit port Could you be the one? My last resort Could you be the one? No questions asked Could you be the one? To take to task Could you be the one? Bloodlust may still be lust Still you're my favorite thrill Wait too long bones turn to dust No more feelings left to kill Could you be the one? I'm not one to flatter Could you be the one? Chit chat or tit for tatter Could you be the one? And if that just won't do Could you be the one? I'll make a monster out of you Could you be the one? Could you be the one? Send you running for the hills Could you be the one? I just can't wait until Could you be the one? To twist your neck with glee Could you be the one? You'll make a monster out of me Could you be the one?

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released February 5, 2013

Music & Lyrics by Phil Yates (Sonic Charger Songs, ASCAP)

Jake Blodgett - drums, trumpet, backing vocals
Kevin Stevens - electric guitar
Raph Worrick - bass, organ, Nashville guitar, B-bender guitar, slide guitar, rhodes piano, backing vocals
Phil Yates - lead vocals, electric & acoustic guitar, bullhorn, megaphone

Additional musicians:
Linda Bassick - trombone on "Might As Well Settle" & "Pretty Girls"
Tony DiFonzo - drums & tambourine on "Could You Be The One?"
Karen Laundon - piano on "Burn Burn Burn"
Christine Mathias - saxophone on "Might As Well Settle" & "Pretty Girls"

Recorded at The Tank Studio, Burlington, VT - May 2012, December 2012, January 2013

Mixed by Ben Collette and Mastered by Rob O'Dea at The Tank Studio, Burlington, VT
www.tankstudio.org/tankstudio/Home.html

"Could You Be The One?" Mixed and Mastered by Matt Rogalsky at Memory Device, Kingston, Ontario
www.memory-device.com

Artwork by Jason Adams - www.comicstriptease.com
Photo courtesy of www.nasa.gov

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Phil Yates & The Affiliates are a rock band based out of Chicago (formerly based out of Burlington, Vermont.) With his hooky sound that's "too folky for the rockers and too rocky for the folkers," Phil has played with The Mountain Goats, The Babies, Cave Singers, Holly Golightly, The Dead Milkmen's Joe Jack Talcum, Franklin Bruno, Wckr Spgt, and Mary Prankster. ... more

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