Guest House

by PAWL

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    Piano/Rhodes driven indie pop; with guitars, violins, and driving percussion. PAWL would describe it as "cinematic pop" -- songs that tell stories and are, at once, catchy, fun, and at times, serious- but never whiny. Arrangement inspired as much by indie pop/rock as Burt Bacharach, Guest House doesn't try to copy the newest trends in independent or popular music; it delivers its own unique combination of classic and modern sounds. PAWL's songwriting draws inspiration from all over the map: from the late Johnny Cash, Elliott Smith, and Nick Drake -- to modern artists such as the Sea and Cake, Beck, Spoon, and Broken Social Scene. For the price of an extra fancy coffee, buy this album- you won't be disappointed.
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1.
Set Me Off 04:09
I didn’t think-- (when you ordered that first drink and you held my hand under the table) --it would mean anything at all But fate, with a warm and calm embrace Moved as the dawn did break And sobered me to your love Or did you come down from above? I want you To bring me in guilty Won’t you count the red letters I want you I want to set me off We started to see that there is no in between As we carved our names into the L train stairs The road won’t always lead you home But if you follow your own vision And keep your goal in mind Your heart will be fine Across the river Three thousand miles away… I saw you shiver I said, "no, it’s not gonna be this way." "Not it’s not gonna end this way Believe it or not it’s a brand new day Oh, I’m on my way Oh I'm on my way" I want you To bring me in guilty Won’t you count the red letters? I want you I want to set me off
2.
It’s hard to pay attention when you’re running someone else's race. Man put you down, Put you in your place I can see you down by the riverside… Might jump in you got the look in your eye I really want to know… Is it easy to let go? Living on skid row With no tomorrow Ba da da etc. So you had a motive… One shot to steal a hundred grand; You tried the glove, Didn’t fit your hand And in a darkened room of cherry wood You cast off, I hope she understood but… I really want to know… Is it easy to let go? Your spirit alone; It had it’s own glow Who of us, Can make your body breathe for once? Who of us? Never know, never reach for healing touch. Did I fail to mention You’re being held down with weights On the ground, the thought escapes The moon is shining bright tonight Feeling young, It’s time to start a fight. but… I really want to know… Is it easy to let go? Living on skid row With no tomorrow
3.
If you wanna be a star And you wanna go real far There’s a price to be reckoned with Money will always be part of it! Unless you starve for the art of it And you’re apropos Your friends say it won’t be long Just make a record and market that song Or hit the road in a tour van The kids have no attention span! Out of gas in the passing lane breeds Artistic pain! You’ve got to hit em where the heart is It’s time to change that song Rewrite and hit em where their heart was We’re singing all day long You’ve got to hit em where the heart is (Alternate vocals-higher pitch) Even if yours is gone Record and lock it to the beat cause We’re singing all day long you phone your agent pitching dance hall punk he says, that won’t sell that won’t sell anymore your friend’s gone commercial well ain’t that the luck his songs are featured with coke and fries he’s got no arty alibis anymore CHORUS you phone your agent pitching white boy funk he says, that won’t sell that won’t sell anymore your mom’s gone commercial well ain’t that the luck her songs are touted by talk show fakes she won’t pay your rent or bake you cakes anymore CHORUS CHORUS reprise
4.
Once Again 04:11
Once again, the world is crashing down on me Once again, polluting all the air I breathe Thought you had a friend in Jesus Said it was unconditional…. I see you off tonight, then shut the door like I got books to write I got my alibi, you got empty streets I see you off tonight, I’ve got dead philosophers on my mind I get drunk on wine, you got heavy feet We got this kite, Flying extra high, Tie it on tonight, Then do what you please Oooo ooo ooo, just the thought of it Oooo oooo ooo, like it’s nothing man Oooo ooo ooo, just the thought of it Oooo ooo ooo, like it’s nothing man… No matter what they say Troubles never go away They just sit there in the dark Waiting for that spark And Once again Point my face into the wind Swallowing sunrays In an ever lasting gaze I see you off tonight, then shut the door like I got books to write I got my alibi, you got empty streets I see you off tonight, I’ve got dead philosophers on my mind I get drunk on wine, you got heavy feet We got this kite, Flying extra high, Tie it on tonight, Then do what you please Oooo ooo ooo, just the thought of it Oooo oooo ooo, like it’s nothing man Oooo ooo ooo, just the thought of it Oooo ooo ooo, like it’s nothing man…
5.
Yes Maam, I heard about your little bird Yes Maam, I heard it flew away But that’s what you get from opening the cage Next time I guess, I guess you’ll turn the page Next time……next time you’ll turn the page Oooooooo…..oooooooooooooooooo Only you? You read it briskly too Walk yourself into the empty room. Only two? They both remember you They walk themselves into the empty room. I’ve been burned so many times that I lost count I’ve been down before, but never knocked out Here I am, smiling, with a boot in my mouth Makes me wonder how it went south Only you? You read it briskly too Walk yourself into the empty room. Only two? They both remember you They walk themselves into the empty room.
6.
You & Me Kid 04:25
When I was young, I never thought it could be me… to be up there, I thought you had to be a super-extraordinary human being and then one morning I woke up cold I figured, the same thing was making me old, right Johnny? won’t you bring me up to your level won’t you bring up today? wearing black but don’t play heavy metal won’t you give me a break today? you and me kid, I swear I saw you in my vision you and me kid, I know you only live once you and me kid let’s get together let’s be brothers forever and keep singing along Oh brother: want to be a star You know I always thought, I always thought you could go far Then some things got your way….got stuck a little bit longer than delay But keep on working, keep your head right…you know I’m proud of you now won’t you bring me up to your level won’t you bring me up today? Talking heads punk but ya never rebel Won’t you give me a song today? won’t you bring me up to your level won’t you bring up today? wearing black but don’t play heavy metal won’t you give me a break today? you and me kid, I swear I saw you in my vision you and me kid, I know you only live once you and me kid let’s get together let’s be brothers forever and keep singing along

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released November 5, 2010

Guest House (2010).
All songs written by PAWL.
PAWL- Vocals, Keyboards
James Pope- Percussion/ Drums
Doug Bale- Bass Guitar (appears courtesy of Mergatron) dougbalemergatron.bandcamp.com
David Marquez- Electric Guitar (appears courtesy of Phoenix Afrobeat Orchestra) www.phoenixafrobeatorchestra.com
Ashley Musser- Violin

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a singer/songwriter and arranger who defies categorization with every new release. Dabbles in indie pop, folk/jazz, rock, and hip hop.

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