The Dirty Blue

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1.
02:30
lookin' around wastin' time all over again on the edge of destruction with a taste of sweet gin it's how the old man told me there's a new feelin' in town and now that new feelin' is bringing me down if you can feel me please feel me now spider dancing on a dinner table settle me down as far as I can see you're still here it's how the old man told me there's a new feelin' in town and now that new feelin' is bringing me down it's how the old man told me there's a new feelin' in town and now that new feelin' is bringing me down bringing me down bringing me down
2.
let’s be friends your last thrill let’s be friends at your will let’s be friends standing still let’s be friends words that kill I’m busy changing gears when everything’s wrong oh, are you still here? well, I’m already gone… let’s be friends oh, that’s too bad let’s be friends you said let’s be friends your last thrill let’s be friends words that kill I’m busy changing gears when everything’s wrong oh, are you still here? well, I’m already gone…
3.
found a machine gun of the clerk, sarcastic redheads went to work, forgot their skanky tweezers in an anesthetized munchkin skin I’ll give them to read my farewell theory tyrannical seeds will not set me free bob dylan’s crayon greased popcorn, the sound barrier of porn, you melt razor-sharp charming of my lucky wreck-style pint-sized love I’ll give you to read my farewell theory tyrannical seeds will not set me free flat-chested bicycles can wait my fluffer’s roommate’s always late I’ll give them to read my farewell theory tyrannical seeds will not set me free she’s not ugly some may say she looks like a guy tell me why she is collecting jars full of flies
4.
04:28
you look at me, you're not quite sure if I could ever be your slave so steal my dreams and feed me lies and tell me I'm the one to save when you're around it's hard to breathe but I die when you leave you'd rather kill than let me go too much too soon now I want out don't bring me down just let me go.. you look at me, you're not quite sure why I seem like somebody else don't you confuse me with yourself, I'm not used to walking on egg shells when you're around it's hard to breathe but I die when you leave you'd rather kill than let me go too much too soon now I want out don't bring me down just let me go.. I'm caught on fire I can't put out I'm much too tired it's so, so sad but you won't see me cry tonight I'm caught on fire I can't put out I'm much too tired it's so, so sad but two wrongs never make a right
5.
04:33
wake up.. wake up, shivering morning, voices buzzing, careless warning, calm and ready to give it all up do you know when to stop believing what you see, explaining how you feel, alone today.. oh, you'll never get away.. mindless coffee and wet cigarettes, what you don't remember I'll never forget, calm and ready to give it all up.. do you know when to stop believing what you see, explaining how you feel, alone today.. oh, you'll never get away..
6.
I'll never believe the stories you tell you probably think I'm under your spell but I'm moving so fast that you're choking the dust I'm going to take your little bleeding heart and feed it to the hungry dogs of lust.. Just watch me slipping through the cracks your train of thought is going off the tracks how long before you'll shatter my trust I'm going to take your little bleeding heart and feed it to the hungry dogs of lust.. vows broken still ringing in your head softly spoken and wishing I was dead tell me something I don't already know it won't be long 'til you collapse betrayed by all your silly rules and I can smell the bitterness that grows inside of you I'll never believe the stories you tell you probably think I'm under your spell but you're choking.. on dust! I'm going to take your little bleeding heart and feed it to the hungry dogs of lust..
7.
02:23
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8.
03:52
the guardian angel's gone somebody took his place no matter what you choose there's nothing left to chase I didn't catch his name half smiling she said the devil's got blue eyes and there's nothing wrong with that there's nothing left to burn there's nothing left to raid no stone's left unturned a memory won't fade I didn't catch his name half smiling she said the devil's got blue eyes and there's nothing wrong with that there is no shame no rules to follow and who's to blame when your heart is hollow and the stars fall down drunk with desire as the sunrise sets the clouds on fire
9.
03:08
driving recklessly when it's already too late burning bridges gladly between love and hate so now you're losing all your senses and you're running out of friends never thought you had a problem finding work for idle hands no matter how slow the further you go the less you know turning to the last page to help you understand when your back is bleeding, no one gives a damn and now you should be taking comfort in knowing how it ends but you've never had a problem finding work for idle hands
10.
sometimes you feel lonely like you’re choking on the darkness, thinking over something while it’s bleeding through the walls, sometimes you feel nothing like you’re nothing but empty spaces, and all your friends are worried that you don’t return their calls and all your thoughts are valid, don’t be afraid to take any consequences, allow yourself to make mistakes, and remember to be ready to forgive yourself, I have garbage in my ears but I’m awake, are you? sometimes, as if someone came and put you on the boil, shaking you don’t struggle, caught in never ending coil and all your thoughts are valid, don’t be afraid to take any consequences, allow yourself to make mistakes, and remember to be ready to forgive yourself, I have garbage in my ears but I’m awake, are you?
11.
stone cold heart and innocent eyes your smile reflects another lazy sunrise walking like a woman talking like a man no one in this town could ever understand that times have changed but the rules are still the same there's no use re-arranging the letters of your name 'cause you're a shooting star that's what you are, yeah you're a shooting star, shooting star.. look at all these people they've all got things to say they'll chew you up tomorrow and find another prey better, faster, stronger next in the waiting line the end is the beginning and we're just wasting time and times have changed but the rules are still the same there's no need in re-arranging the letters of your name 'cause you're a shooting star that's what you are, yeah you're a shooting star, shooting star..
12.
whatever they're chasing, the facts they're misplacing you're scared of facing the ones that make you bleed their hatred is breeding their words are misleading the fears they're feeding to drown us in greed the enemy's inside the red, white and blue colored lies, not everyone is dead it's time to check your head their hatred is breeding their words are misleading the fears they're feeding won't let you take a stand the puppet's selected your rights are neglected, not what you expected? nobody gives a damn the enemy's inside the red, white and blue colored lies, not everyone is dead it's time to check your head

about

The album is a collection of crowd favorites, showcasing The Dirty Blue's relentless dedication to the traditions and aesthetics of the golden age of rock while providing a retrospective of the band's early career highlights. In many ways, this jukebox-diary of sorts does not merely chronicle the first five years of the trio's history but also serves as a frozen time capsule of group members' vast songwriting influences that helped them form a tight bond as a band, favoring their mutual appreciation for the classic pop and rock of earlier generations over any flavor-of-the-month trend or fashion.

credits

released September 9, 2009

All Songs Written, Performed and Produced by The Dirty Blue
Published by Insignificant Music (ASCAP)

Engineered, Recorded and Mixed by Andy Gerber
at Million Yen Studios Chicago, IL www.millionyen.com
Mastered, Edited and Sequenced by Don C. Tyler
at Precision Mastering Los Angeles, CA www.precisionmastering.com

The Steinway D Concert Grand Piano
Courtesy of Chicago Public Radio
Engineered and Recorded by Mary Gaffney
at The Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio Chicago, IL

Copyright © 2009 Insignificant Records, Inc.
All Rights Reserved. www.insignificantrecords.com
The Dirty Blue® is a registered trademark and used with permission.

Group Members:

Dima - lead vocals (tracks 2-12, track 4 - bridge & chorus), 6 & 12 string acoustic guitars, electric rhythm guitar, mixing & sequencing supervision, orchestration, music direction

John Kuhl - lead & rhythm guitars, slide guitar, cello arrangements, lead vocals (track 1), backing vocals (track 5 - coda), concept development, post-production

Nathan Kuhl - drums, auxiliary percussion, bass guitar, grand piano, hammond b3, wurlitzer, rhodes, clavinet, melodica, harmonica, lead vocals (track 4 - verses), backing vocals (tracks 1, 2, 4, 5, 9-12), photography, graphic design, art direction

Guests:

Andrea Schripsema - cello
Andrei Rabodzeenko - spoken word www.rabodzeenko.com

Special Thanks:

Expert Pro Audio Equipment Repair by Anatoli Bagri
at AB AudioTech www.abaudiotech.com
Complete Guitar & Bass Services by Chad Fitzpatrick
at Chicago Guitar & Amplifier www.chicagoguitarandamplifier.com
Handmade Combo Amplifiers by Mike Bacino
at Bacino Amplifier Co. www.bacinoamp.com

Handcrafted in Chicago www.thedirtyblue.com

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Much can be revealed by the name of a band. Often, it conjures ideas about the band's inspirations and influences. "The Dirty Blue." A comment on our smog filled skies? The name of some seedy downtown strip joint? A nod to Lake Michigan? After all, these guys do hail from the windy city... Read more here: photos.thedirtyblue.com/about ... ... more

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