The Booze & Clocks

by James Fletcher

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'The Booze & Clocks' is James Fletcher's impressive first move from atop the drummer's throne and into the captain’s chair. Memorable, meandering melodies, lush harmonies, and cleverly pieced lyrical maps lead to a splendid musical kick……….

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released August 1, 2010

The Booze & Clocks was recorded in June 2010.
*Recorded and mixed by Ryan Mall, Lillian Sounds, Costa Mesa, CA
*All songs written by James Fletcher. Tracks 9,10 written by James Fletcher/Pat Visel.
* all rights reserved Sky Bird Songs ascap 2010

James Fletcher: all vocals, drums, bass, percussion
Pat Visel: guitars
Curtis Matthewson: guitars
Jacob Sahagen: guitars
Mitchell Townsend: guitars
Kenny Maratta: electric piano, organ, synthesizers
Geoff Harrington: organ

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Track Name: The Booze & Clocks
The Booze & Clocks:

If you're waiting for a spell to see
I pray for you to tell me please
about The Booze & Clocks
kept behind the locks and keys
we're never gonna make the sea
so I'll leave you with the weight of me
and The Booze & Clocks
on the tides and rocks
and then see

we fooled around, the pieces found
don't fit the way the book described
losing ground and floating down again, again
from me

the treasure gonna make me free
so I'm pleading on a bended knee
for The Booze & Clocks
tossed aside and lost
so free

we fooled around, the pieces found
don't fit the way the book described
losing ground and floating down again
pushed aside a friendly line
and leave you for the end divide
losing ground and floating down again...again
from me

if you're waiting for a spell to see.....
I'm waiting on a spell to see.....
Track Name: Keep Breathing
Keep Breathing

For a while the field was golden, fallow
left out, swept out
a place where only empty men could borrow
was just right, sleep tight
a fellah told me once
about tomorrow
crying, not minding
they'll sell you mine
I'll see you then tomorrow
kept right, slept tight

keep breathing
breathing
keep breathing
breathing

never mind the pieces that laid hollow
left out, and kept out
to run away from feelings
that you've followed
just right, slept tight
a fellah told me once
about his sorrow
was alright, just right
sell you mine
i'll see you then tomorrow
left out, swept out

keep breathing
breathing
keep breathing
breathing

and it was just right, right
on the satellite phone
yeah it was just right, right
in the photograph alone

for a while, was reelin' from my sorrow
left out, swept out
a place where only empty men could borrow
crying, not minding
a fellah told me once about tomorrow
kept right, slept tight
plan the time, the peacefulness will follow
smilin' not minding
Track Name: Stay On
Would a day on time do?
would a day on time....

Left before we had nothin'
but time to wait for
left alone with a need
and a letter to 'stay on'
left before we had nothing
but time to live for
left alone with a need
and a letter to 'stay on'

would a day on time do?
would a day on time

left before we had nothing but time to live for
left alone with a key and a letter
you said before we had nothing
but time to live for
left at home with the sea
and a letter to stay on
'cause i needed more
needed more
and we needed more
need it more

would a day on time do
would a day on time
would a day on time do
would a day on time....
Track Name: Don't Say a Word
Don't Say a Word

Don't say a word
your eyes will tell it all to me
until the day you shut the door
and leave a wall for me
you'll never learn
your smile leaves nothing more for me
until the day you shut the door
and give it all to me
Track Name: The Badger
The Badger

Start the day with a fragile friend
hey don't you know what shade's for
keep him lean when he's on the mend
and never let him see the door
afford me nothing and away again
you've stolen what we've aimed for
the grass is greener, though let's not pretend
the mood aint what you came for

ah ah.........
hey!
ah ah........
hey!

fetch a ride in your battered Benz
hey don't you know it's paid for
a filthy habit and a long weekend
it's all that we were made for
afford me nothing and away again
you've stolen what we'd aimed for
the grass was greener, though let's not pretend
the mood aint what you came for

ah ah...........
hey!
ah ah.........
hey!
ah ah........
hey!

we never knew what he was on about
he just kept to himself
we never knew what he was on about
he just kept to himself

ah ah........
hey!
Track Name: Layers of Gloomy
Layers of Gloomy:

First you try to confuse me
then come by to talk to me


so walk away, walkin' into town
when you peel another layer of gloomy
still talkin', you're the talk of the town
but you're feeling nothing better
feelin' nothing better though

i'm through with the view
that's the mind of a fool
who would 'a knew
Track Name: Mother Oh Mother
Mother Oh Mother

Mother oh Mother
it's been a day worth fighting for
and Mother oh Mother
you went away and tried for more
brother oh brother
we should have stayed outside the door
and mother oh mother
what a day worth fighting for

mother oh mother
it's been a day worth fighting for
I'm runnin' for cover
from the waves that cry for shore
and lover oh lover

seemed like better days
when we were fightin' for, fightin' for
a better day
seemed like better days
when we were fightin' for, fightin' for....
Track Name: Some Summer
Some Summer (fletcher/visel)

There's a time for your love
keep asking 'til it's all red & blues
stand in line for your love
a lion's share of famine and fools
pay no mind for your love
these hands don't bite, and neither can you
there's a time for your love
now the sun has something to do

some summer we'll move
to where we'll find out
don't bother to lose
the mood's gone dry now

and foolin' you was no better
and using you was not better

some summer we'd move
and then we'd find out
don't bother to choose
the mood's gone dry now
Track Name: Wind-Whipped
Wind-Whipped (fletcher/visel)

We've fallen out of favor
and the seams have fallen in
You're feeling kinda naughty
but the neighbor's fallen ill
it's best to keep a secret
but the secret's hard to kill
at least the sky keeps falling
so the rest can all begin

and suddenly
you're calling out to me
you're standing there
you never even see

so keep the fires burning
'cause the crowd is wearing thin
and love is easy money
for the rest of us to spend

red wine with milk and honey
you left it out again
and still the sky keeps falling
so the best can just begin

and suddenly, you're crawlin' out from me
you stand and stare
you never even see

cold wind blown'
for Coco
cold wind blown'
for Coco