Eric Kehoe

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ten songs originally written between 2008-2012. inspiration drawn from traveling across europe and tanzania, playing music in valentiger, finishing college, and making direction for the next phase of my life.

inspiration drawn from neil young, neutral milk hotel, the mountain goats, sufjan stevens, the shins, spoon, wilco, the beatles post-abbey road, and beastie boys.

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released July 3, 2012

Mixed, produced, and performed by Eric Kehoe
Mastered by Matt Ten Clay at Skull Studios

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Track Name: In a Long Shot
my lover does the same three dances at the side of her bed, oh yeah
i wanted to proclaim my affections on the side of her head, oh yeah
three standards for the song you were singing and i wanted to sing with you
my capillaries seemed to malfunction when i needed them most, it's true
you maintain protection, i'll give up prescriptions
you can't operate in a long shot
disallowing any fight for a reason you refuse to intake this drug
when god told you that he was noncommittal you demanded he cut a rug
seven weeks in august seemed to take my progress
you can't operate in a long shot
you maintain protection, i'll give up directions
Track Name: A-Frame
let's build an a-frame house with a view of the future
tall amber hues surrounding us on all sides
birds wish to lock their glances by your face through the window, shoo them away
a lock step whistle oughta make them fly off
a-frame house
a stands for absolving
make your house feel homey
buy more stuff
subject our feelings
to all sorts of parties
craving to feel sorry for anyone who stands in our way
trees out by the fogged up windows tell us stories of a lonely heart in your front room
they're all waiting tables rolling to the crux of my shoulder
well, well! i should come on
Track Name: Means Well Wants Well
he means well, he wants well
he'll say this and that
demanding of you nothing more
than all that he wants back
he's old now, he's balding
a grey patch to match
stuck inside a cubicle
he wishes he could latch
all his life he's been with three people
god and jesus and his holy angel
he tries hard, it pays well
a failure just the same
mandatory family man
with no one left to blame
so he leaves you alone there
he's cut you down to size
you can't listen, you can't fight it anymore
all your life you've been to three places
all your life you've wanted five faces
all thoughts surround your back
all restless change has come to gather
the sun shines, the birds chirp
he chirps just the same
"you are too intelligent to be so awfully lame"
he leaves you alone there he's cut you down to size
you can't see the end of it
all your life you've been to three places
all your life you've wanted five phases
all thoughts surround your back
all restless change has come to gather
Track Name: I've Been Drifting
you've been thinking i've been drifting
you're what you want, you want me to say,
"you step up, i'll listen"
after a while you'll settle, transplant
everything can be much stronger with two
if you're believing, i'm believing with you
everybody was surprised to carry a trip on the exam
it left us strong
my camera made of matchsticks
my ability is grounded in you
you are the link in my log
what will throw itself between us?
why am i scared?
two's a pair and now i'm falling
caught in the space between
you believe in all my lawn chairs
take a trip and you're there
Track Name: Fool Each Other
don't call me anything i'm not
i was never the thing you thought i wished you were
but anything that comes from my lips
speaks more truth to me than your last word
requesting my paycheck made
of solid liquid pouring from a determined savior after the fall
of you and i collapsing and done
in sweat, anger and fear
loved by one another
tempted to be something we can't be
two of us trying to fool each other
more than we already do
the geek of christmas past comes looking for a sweater in your back pocket
men come and take things if they please you seem to let them if they want to
impossible! your closet has been gone for years
put up a fight! you think you please, but nothing makes a difference to you
loved by one another
tempted to be something we can't be
two of us trying to fool each other
i don't want to, i don't want to!
Track Name: Trouble
messy shades and unkempt flak
a maid standing straight, with her hair pulled back
it's the wrong place to be sure of yourself when you're poor
land for miles on those unmarked roads
how does it feel to live with these lords?
and needless to say you're impressed
in the way that you bait your own breath
trouble calls your name
sit and wait for a while for you to come in
i guess you can't complain
money brings her grief
in a blue chair without relief
she wallows in the sun of a thousand lonely hearts that wander as one
so her phone rings in the morning
it's a new day to call your bluff
a surprise warning
in your own little world its love
don't you feel it now?
hopeful is your face
use a smile it's a saving grace
inside us a different place
all we can do is wait to come home
Track Name: Bigger Than Chicago
there he was standing alone with his knife
living tale of a cynical neighbor's life
he's frightened of this world cause it's not his
often times people suspect him and run
then again, he can't believe what he's done
better than nothing
attention stems from a hot blooded burial
a cold pillow gun
yes sir
no sir
i was looking for a new story
can you blame me?
can you say, really, it's my fault and it's not yours?
he's wrong, and i'm right
let's all get together and fight
in the bar, or in your mind
anyway, we're just walking down a fine line
they're all the same, they're born, it's your fault
numbered killers
from the time they could learn how to walk
desperation is a deadly thing to trade
long live american dreams in our minds
they're all gone we won't find them if we tried
nor can he, he looks upstairs
to find his mother, never knew how to care
my skin is the color of my grave
but i like it
i want to be anything except invisible
friends, at least i lived
before i had to give my life to the law
native son, you were right, it was my fault
her head, the stories lie underneath
blood trickles down, out through her teeth
she's dead
i feel alive
Track Name: Train Hand
strangest girl that i've seen
going down division street with a train in her hand
shot a stare right though me
implying something like i was in a band
so i ran downtown where the rain did start
i wore a frown as i walked into your heart
secretly i wanted her
too bad my blindness bent
made me want to follow her
i scribbled signage for a lost pet
don't say you love me, say you want me
don't say you need me, say it's over
i ran downtown where the rain did start
i wore a frown as i walked into your heart
Track Name: Grateful
on the wings of my oppression
i set foot in no direction
counting backwards waiting for your signature to say:
"it's true love, it's true love, it's true love"
if i'm feeling like a letdown
and the facts are in your putdowns
there's no sense in lying when the damage has been done
it's true love, it's true love, it's true love
and i will visit every nation
let down my congregation
i will lie to myself that you were grateful for me
sinking exercises
a tendency to pulverize us
god forsakes our currency and left us in the dark
it's true love, it's true love, it's true love
Track Name: Touch the Saints
can you refuse to be forgiven
in this haunted place
when your favorite race is the one you lose?
can you remain uncertain
till you're old and dead
till what's in your head don't make a difference anymore?
can you roam around the country
sporting your coat jacket
and hope of a man raking leaves?
can you room with my body?
lift it up high
higher than a fly can go at least
i wanna live like a dream again
i wanna fly up to heaven and touch the saints
is it a crime to love another
besides who you got?
to spread it all out
just not too thin?
listen to the old stories
of flowers and names
of playing board games
of begging please
you are the savior of my handgun
the loneliest try
the messenger who cries for the things she reads
is it a shame to be abrasive
in this day and age?
clamber on stage, tell us all your troubles
i wanna live like a dream again
i wanna fly up to heaven and touch the saints
i want a body to touch
run to the blanket of your house it's a shame you need to delouse your own sacrifices
of your best friend dave and all the good times that fall because i wait