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Somewhere Else

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released April 1, 2016

Mark Mulholland - Guitar, vocals
James Finch Jr - bass, vocals, guitar, baritone guitar,
drums
Rusty Miller - drums, vocals, guitar, bass, piano,
organ, mellotron, percussion

Recorded and produced by James Finch Jr

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Track Name: Ebb and Flow
Rising moon between the trees
and a glimpse of something lost
drifting on the ocean breeze
and fading way too fast

I watch the days as they come and go
like the waves down on the beach
but somewhere in this ebb and flow
there's something slipping out of reach

staring at the empty page
chasing words that just won't come
pacing round a golden page
to the beating of a drum

I watch the days as they come and go
like the waves down on the beach
but somewhere in this ebb and flow
there's something slipping out of reach

reaching for the easy choice
like so many times before
pretending I can't hear the voice
that says it's time to close that door

I watch the days as they come and go
like the waves down on the beach
but somewhere in this ebb and flow
there's something slipping out of reach
Track Name: Give me a Ride
Standing here at the side of the road
I don't have any place that I really have to go
the sun is shining and I'm feeling alright
so why don't you slow down and give me a ride

and it feels like I've just woken up
and I've been sleeping for so long

long legs walking down the hot city street
dark eyes flashing make my heart miss a beat
I think I'll go in her direction, just for a while
and I'll love her for a moment if she gives me a smile

and it feels like I've just woken up
and I've been sleeping for so long

standing on the corner now, singing a song
making up the words as I go along
see the coins in my case as they sparkle in the sun
and if you like the music you can throw another one

and it feels like I've just woken up
and I've been sleeping for so long

back out on the highway as the trucks go rumbling by
whistling a tune under the bright blue sky
there isn't any place that I would rather be
but there's still a lot of things that I would like to see

and it feels like I've just woken up
and I've been sleeping for so long
Track Name: Dreaming of Trains
It's funny how when you stop a while
these roots grow around your feet
and soon you're walking round and looking down
at the same old dirty streets
and you don't have time to stop and talk
because you're already running late
you've got to understand, I'm a busy man
I've got so much on my plate

but lately I just keep on dreaming of trains
and lost highways and open seas and towns with exotic names
where the sun shines down on a sea of faces
that I've never seen before
and walking through another open door

sometimes you lose perspective
on what matters in the end
and little problems seem so big
and the telephone rings again
and you're sitting in the middle
of all the things you have to do
and it gets so easy to forget
that outside the sky is blue

but lately I just keep on dreaming of trains
and lost highways and open seas and towns with exotic names
where the sun shines down on a sea of faces
that I've never seen before
and walking through another open door
Track Name: Less than Tomorrow
Such a beautiful feeling
that you think it will fade away
but the sun’s on the rise and I look in your eyes
and I see that it’s hère to stay
I love you less than tomorrow
but more than yesterday

I hold you close beside me
and I feel your body sway
and the magic folds around us
as we hear the music play
I love you less than tomorrow
but more than yesterday

you’re like a ray of sunshine
that brightens up a rainy day
and turns into a rainbow
when all around is grey
I love you less than tomorrow
but more than yesterday

such a beautiful feeling
that you think it will fade away
but the sun’s on the rise and I look in your eyes
and I see that it’s hère to stay
I love you less than tomorrow
but more than yesterday

so we’ll continue on our journey
And I’ll be with you, come what may
And through different seasons we’ll find more reasons
That make me want to say
I love you less than tomorrow
But more than yesterday
Track Name: Smoke trails
For many a year I roamed this land
hoping one day to strike gold
but nights followed days and days followed nights
and I'm still standing in the cold
the treasure will come to he who perseveres
at least that's something I was told
but Lady Luck was never on my side
any time the dice were rolled

another night, another town
another dead-end bar
drunken fights under neon lights
as I'm playing my guitar
I set off a long time ago
following a distant star
and here I am a long way from home
sleeping in the back of a car

but there ain't no point in looking back
as the highway flashes by
the sun's coming up on a brand new day
hanging in a clear blue sky
sometimes you win, sometimes you lose
sometimes you fall, sometimes you fly
sometimes you're high, sometimes you're blue
sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry
Track Name: Fucked up Again
I know I talked to you sometime the other night
I don't recall just what I said but I doubt that it came out right
so now I'm sitting here, listening to the rain
and I guess that I just fucked up again

I don't know what came over me, I could blame it on the drink
or maybe I'm just plain stupid, or maybe I didn't think
or maybe it's just one of those things that happen now and then
but I guess that I just fucked up again

I don't feel too proud right now, I'm not about to boast
there ain't no-one who's perfect but it feels like I'm further away than most
so fill my cup with wretchedness and don't bother to say when
because I guess that I just fucked up again
Track Name: Hoodathunkit
Well I'm singing you a song to the rhythm of the ceiling fan
the bottle's almost empty but another one's close at hand
I'm half way round the world thinking back to how it all began

my boat's full of holes and the waves they shoulda sunk it
I kept bailing out the water but it was looking like I coulda drunk it
but it seems I'm still afloat, well I never woulda thunk it

hoodathunkit ?
hoodathunkit ?
take a look at us today
well hoodathunkit ?

the rain's pouring down, well I guess it is the season
people looking at me funny, well some folks you just can't please 'em
I've got a head full of rhyme, but I don't got a lot of reason

sometimes you're flying high, sometimes you're rolling in the dirt
one day you're in a palace, the next you're going to lose your shirt
but right now I'm with the sweetest little lady ever wore a skirt

hoodathunkit ?
hoodathunkit ?
take a look at us today
well hoodathunkit ?
Track Name: Claret Blue
It might be the time of night
or it might be the wine
that make me think about the things
we lost or left behind
but the bad decisions that we took
were not as simple as they look
when you view them from the distance
of a few years down the line

ch/ but there ain't no point in dwelling on
the things that slipped away
or thinking of what might have been
if it had gone another way

looking back across the years
at everything we've done
from the icy northern winter
to the Caribbean sun
thinking back on all the days
and the friends we mat along the way
I wouldn't swap the life we've had
for any other one

ch/ but there ain't no point in dwelling on
the things that slipped away
or thinking of what might have been
if it had gone another way

It might be the time of night
or it might be the wine
but different times and places
just keep spinning round my mind
I see faces in my head
and I hear the things that people said
I'm kind of melancholic
but I guess that that's just fine

ch/ but there ain't no point in dwelling on
the things that slipped away
or thinking of what might have been
if it had gone another way
Track Name: Departure Lounge Blues
you smiled and waved and turned around
now the traffic’s slow coming out of town
savouring the memories
of a few more fleeting days
I’ve got a weary sense of déjà vu
that I’m always saying goodbye to you
watching dislocated time go past
wondering how long this will last

and I know I won’t be gone for all that long
but today I’d like to stay right where I know that I belong

I can see your picture in my head
as the early evening sky turns red
watching planes take off and the sun go down
hanging round the departure lounge
it’s a perfect moment of that kind
of loneliness you only find
in hotel rooms and airport bars
when you start wondering who you are

and we’re leaving now but I don’t want to go
and we keep saying that’s just the way it has to be but I don’t know
and the pilot says that’s Amsterdam below
and we might be 8 miles high but right now I’m feeling low

back in the artificial light
of Berlin’s winter neon night
a cold wind blowing flakes of snow
through the streetlights’ icy glow
memories coming back to me
like cards from someone I used to be
who disappeared somewhere somehow
if he could only see me now

and I see the shadows flicker on the wall
forming into faces but there’s nothing there at all
and I hear forgotten voices start to call
I hope you’ll be there to catch me if some day I start to fall
Track Name: Trams and Trains and Aeroplanes
Lying here in the long tall grass
looking down on the city at night
watching all the cars and the shooting stars
and the sparkle of a thousand streetlights
trams and trains and aeroplanes
can all pass right on by
because I just want to lie here and listen to you
singing to me and the summer night sky

warm breeze blowing through my hair
as I hold your hand in mine
there's something special in the air
and I drink it up like wine

I watch the glow of your cigarette
lighting up your pretty face
and I catch a glimpse of a silhouette
passing by without a trace
distant voices in the street below
ringing out in the dark
and then the night begins to turn to day
as we lie here in the park

warm breeze blowing through my hair
as I hold your hand in mine
there's something special in the air
and I drink it up like wine

walking over the old stone bridge
as the dawn lights up the town
I feel like I'm standing on top of the world
and nothing can bring me down
we lose ourselves in the maze of streets
there's nowhere we have to go
raise a glass with whoever we meet
and go with the flow

warm breeze blowing through my hair
as I hold your hand in mine
there's something special in the air
and I drink it up like wine
Track Name: Somewhere Else
I sold my soul to an angel
while the devil looked on and laughed
I didn't even see the danger
until the point of no return was passed
now I'm sitting at the bottom of the hole I dug
staring up at the sky
and I wish I was up there over the clouds
flying in one of those aeroplanes passing by
aeroplanes passing by

because the only place that I want to be
the only place that's right for me
the only place that I want to be
is somewhere else

now I'm singing the song of how it all went wrong
and the rain keeps pouring down
been hanging round too long where I don't belong
can't get my feet back on the ground
I thought I'd see my name in neon lights
and drive in a fancy car
but now I'm living hand to mouth
and there are times my hand can't even reach that far
can't even reach that far

and the only place that I want to be
the only place that's right for me
the only place that I want to be
is somewhere else
Track Name: Floods of Memories
Floods, floods of memories
floods, floods of memories
and too many stairs to fall down
and old friends always come back around

Paris in the winter, waiting for the spring
sitting on the balcony, searching for a song to sing
hats and coats and scarves, it's already getting dark
I wish that it was summer so we could go sit in the park

floods, floods of memories
floods, floods of memories

looking in your eyes, I see everything that's gone
and I wish it worked out different, I don't know what went wrong
at a lonely table with all my laughing friends
my minds going round in circles like the letters I meant to send
and the things that I meant to say and the things that I should have done
and I wish that I had realised that you should have been the one

floods, floods of memories
floods, floods of memories
floods, floods of memories
floods, floods of memories
and too many stairs to fall down