Good Advice, Bad Advice

by Oak and Gorski

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released March 23, 2009

Produced and engineered by Will Golden and Al Sgro
Arranged by Ken Oak, Ed Gorski, Will Golden and Al Sgro
Mixed by Bryan Cook
Mastered at SAE Mastering
Art direction by FR*A
Logo work by Wild Magnolia Design

Players:
Ken Oak - vocals, cello, guitars, piano
Ed Gorski - acoustic guitars, vocals, keyboard
Fil Krohnengold - piano and organs
Will Golden - bass, electric guitars, vibraphone, piano, harmonium, synth pond
Al Sgro - drums, percussion, glockenspiel, moog, high string
Holly Conlan - vocals on "When the Evening Comes" and "One Last Thought"
Lucas Cheadle - double bass on "Age Old Refrain"

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Track Name: Little Miss Blue
Your mood swings
Like a drunk in a barfight
Spilled my drink
Now you know that it's not right

All my things
Out the window in the street
Didn't stop to think
Now you're not being discreet

What are we gonna do with you
Little miss blue?

Saw you at lunch
Said he just called you on a whim
But he's old news
You got no reason to see him

What are we gonna do with you
Little miss blue?
What are we gonna do with you
Little miss blue?

Stop roll and reverse
I'm getting out of here
Gonna find another one
And disappear

What are we gonna do with you
Little miss blue?
What are we gonna do with you
Little miss blue?

Na na na
Na na na
Na na na
Na na na na
Track Name: Pretty Far Gone
I hang out in low lit places
Smoke cigarettes and I only deal in Aces
I hang out in low lit places

Pay the rent with money borrowed
It was going good in Costa Mesa
Now I pay the rent with money taken

The night was young my spirits were high
What sort of trouble lies ahead of me?
The night was young my spirits were high

You should have seen me
In all my glory

I was pretty far gone for a Monday
The bartender cut me off twice now
But he don't know me
And I don't know him

I walked down the street to the next place
Pulled up a seat and slapped my money down
Stumbled down the street to the next place

You should have seen me
In all my glory

I was pretty far gone for a Monday
The bartender cut me off twice now
But he don't know me
And I don't know him
I was drinking all the shots that they bought me
Tequila Jager and some whiskey
I was drinking all the shots that they bought me, yeah

One more
That's all
One more
For me
One more
That's all
Track Name: Turn of Events
When you're tired
Tired of all the glamour
And you've seen
Seen all there is to offer
In this life
Don't be afraid to turn
Sometimes it's alright to be mistaken
There's still time

Best you believe that
I'm gonna be right here waiting
Yeah

It's a turn of events
But a turn in the right direction
That brings us to tonight
And the answer to your question
Yes my love is still strong and
I couldn't go on without you
Go on without you

If you find
You're time is so fleeting
In a rhyme
I could tell you of misleading company
Of all the dreams they try to steal
Believe in all you have to offer
Search out life

Best you believe that
I'm gonna be right here waiting
Yeah

It's a turn of events
But a turn in the right direction
That brings us to tonight
And the answer to your question
Yes my love is still strong and
I couldn't go on without you
Go on without you
Track Name: Sit With Me
You could almost see
All the stars that night
Sit with me here and be still
Let's take a break from this life

Your words are echoing clear in my head
As if you could whisper them still

I had no idea
You had it all planned out
Laughed at the edge of eternity
And landed just where you wanted

Your words are echoing clear in my head
As if you could whisper them still

You could almost see
All the stars that night
Sit with me here and be still
Let's take a break from this life
Track Name: When the Evening Comes
When the evening comes
And the sun has set
And you’re sitting on your porch
Will you reflect upon
All the hard work gone
All the time you’ve held your torch
Well you’ve been seasoned son
Your hand was dealt and won
Now you can count your lucky stars

Cigarette butts like firecrackers
Out on the yard
Gospel plays on the radio
Soul singer takes you to that summer
In the driveway
Where the Cadillac leaks like it always did
And the oil that built this nation up
Pools at your feet

When the winter comes
And the trees are bare
And the snow is drifting down
Keep your fire warm
And your drink at hand
And you can always think of this

Cigarette butts like firecrackers
Out on the yard
Gospel plays on the radio
Soul singer takes you to that summer
In the driveway
Where the Cadillac leaks like it always did
And the oil that built this nation up
Pools at your feet

And your mind is filled with nothing but denial
Of the things they said, the things you knew were true
And you’ll stand the test of time
But you think everything is fine
Track Name: Messin Around
Don't tell me about
What we can do without
I already know what i need
I suppose we could talk around
A conversation in circles that amount
To some scenario stuck in your head
If all you're showing is doubt
I won't try to figure out
I was never really good at espionage

Why don't you come over here
Let me relieve all your fears

And I will
Tell you a story of a boy on the brink
With a lot on his plate
And not enough time to think
Sorry you had to meet him

Don't throw your reason out
All you wanna do is scream and shout
There's a better way to deal
I know that you've been hurt before
But that don't mean that you should ignore
When opportunity knocks again

Why don't you come over here
Let me relieve all our fears

And I will
Tell you a story of a boy on the brink
With a lot on his plate
And not enough time to think
Sorry you had to meet him
He knew all along
You believed what he said
When he told you he was done
Messin around

Oh how he laid it on thick
And I can't promise that I'm perfect
But I'll try harder than the last guy
Track Name: Suffocate Me
This back alley is where I come
To get all my thinking done
It's getting old you still refuse to speak
You're on my mind and i can't sleep

You couldn't ever believe how much I cared
It's too late

Why did I ever let my guard down?
You should've stabbed me in my sleep
And if you meant all those things that you said
You might as well suffocate me

These dark corners they seem to fit
As my own form of punishment
Lost my trust been forced to look inside
And re-evaluate my life

How could I help but be questioning myself?

Why did I ever let my guard down?
You should've stabbed me in my sleep
And if you meant all those things that you said
You might as well suffocate me

How did I ever let this come to pass
On my watch
Well i must have lost track
I can't turn back

Why did I ever let my guard down?
You should've stabbed me in my sleep
And if you meant all those things that you said
You might as well suffocate me
Track Name: Steady Heart
SH is silent
Silent like a photograph
Let me explain
She never wants to hear my mouth
My love is violent
You don't want to cross her path

I just want to make her laugh
And see that smile last

Steady heart
Skip a beat
Sleep easy
In defeat
Steady

I wouldn't mind it
If I thought i had a chance
[Hope made me human]
She made sure
Sure to crush my appetite
[Left me in ruin]
My love is violent
You don't want to cross her path

I just wanna make her laugh
And see that smile last

Steady heart
Skip a beat
Sleep easy
In defeat
Steady
Track Name: One Last Thought
That gun went off with a startling crack
The look in your eyes said you weren’t ready for that
A streak and flash your life on the floor
So near the end finally wanting more
Your clock stopped dead at a quarter of seven
But not before one last thought in your head

Oh no, not that
Take back what you said
I’m not ready to hear
If only if only
It was that easy
I’d be here to watch the sunset

A week ago things were still just fine
No one the wiser you sold your lies
Wearing a mask of lightheartedness
But deep inside you, what a mess
Your clock stopped dead at a quarter of seven
But not before one last thought in your head

Oh no, not that
Take back what you said
I’m not ready to hear
If only if only
It was that easy
I’d be here to watch the sunset

And she told me
You’re not the guy for me
And I’m not the girl of your dreams
So stop calling me now
You’re not the guy for me
And I’m not the girl of your dreams
So stop calling me now

Oh no, not that
Take back what you said
I’m not ready to hear
If only if only
It was that easy
I’d be here to watch the sunset
Track Name: Age Old Refrain
Never been known to finish what you've started
Always held captive to things still unknown
Easy forgotten the place you've departed
When everywhere else in this world you call home

And it all feels the same
Like an age old refrain
You don't know if you can sing anymore

I'll hum it for you
Until you catch on
So don't be afraid
To raise up your voice
When the windows are down
There's no better sound on this earth
Than to hear you sing it out

Narrow and long is the path you have chosen
Don't want to look for fear of what you'll find
When comfort is gone you'll arrive right in fashion
But everywhere else in this world you call home

And it all feels the same
Like an age old refrain
You don't know if you can sing anymore

I'll hum it for you
Until you catch on
So don't be afraid
To raise up your voice
When the windows are down
There's no better sound on this earth

Wake up
Wake up
Wake up
Wake up
Wake up now

I'll hum it for you
Until you catch on
So don't be afraid
To raise up your voice
When the windows are down
There's no better sound on this earth
Than to hear you sing it out