Songs for People Like Me

by Paul Brinnel

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released April 12, 2017

Music & Lyrics by Paul Brinnel

Paul Brinnel - Vocals, Piano, Rhodes [2], Sax [3]
Peter Paul Burger V - Drums [1-4], Electric Bass [1,3,4]
Seth Adams - Acoustic Bass [2]
Maryann Michael - Vocals [2]
Laura Molesky - Vocals [2]

Recorded & Mixed by Paul Brinnel

Photography by Alexus McLane

Graphics & Layout by Timothy Dilich

Special Thanks to Dad, Mom, Hailey, Jeff, Matt, Ben, Rahim, Lisa, Nicholas, Rob, Tom, Margaux, Gordon, Brian, Tim, Paul, Pete, Ted, Ralph & Kabeer

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Track Name: Comforter
Autumn breezes nip your toes
With your lids closed the wind still blows
Ragged bedding getting frayed
Doesn’t make you any warmer but it’s too cold to throw away

And your comforter's so comfortable though you know
Any real blanket doesn’t have any holes
But what will comfort you when you lose your comforter?
You’ve had that blanket for so long
And a new one won’t feel the same
Microfibre feels so wrong

Running colors / scraggily threads
Don’t tug on em too hard / just stay in bed
Remember stuffing? It’s the shit between the two sewn-together sheets
Now it’s all clumped in the corner weighing down your feets

And your comforter's so comfortable though you know
Any real blanket doesn’t have any holes
But what will comfort you when you lose your comforter?
You’ve had that blanket for so long
And a new one won’t feel the same
Microfibre feels so wrong
Track Name: Meteorology
It looked like rain filled the clouds
Liquid acquiescence / waiting to come down

I can’t explain how you stopped the rain

I used to put my faith in meteorology, droplets forming in the air
Then your beaming smile and your sunshine hair spun the vane with one look at me

I thought the rain owned the clouds
Destined aqueous / fated to come down

I can’t explain how you stopped the rain
Track Name: Don't Come Back Again
When I begin to let you in again and treat you fair
I draw a line but you’re inclined to cross it without care

But I’ve learned from my time on the outside that I shouldn’t bend
So pack your bags and hit the tracks and don’t come back again

I stood aside to let you by and walk away for good
But you intend to amend what I thought we both understood

But I’ve learned from my time on the outside that I shouldn’t bend
So pack your bags and hit the tracks and don’t come back again

I’ve been alone so long, waitin’
Wantin’ you, but not like this

In the flesh, you’re aggravatin’
All I want’s to reminisce

Nothing you articulate can satiate my needs
I much prefer the version of you stuck inside my dreams

But I’ve learned from my time on the outside that I shouldn’t bend
So pack your bags and hit the tracks and don’t come back again
So pack your bags and hit the tracks and don’t come back again
Track Name: Simple Rules
Why can’t love have simple rules
or even just some rules
Why’d you make me feel so good
just to take it all away

Why’s love made of fog and dust
and how’d it get that way?
How’d it get that way?

If you turned your eyes at me the way you did before
I wouldn’t again let myself fall
If you turned your eyes once more I’d fall onto the floor
I’d give what I could and take it all

Why can’t love have simple rules
or even just some mother fucking rules
Why’d you make me feel so good
just to take it all away
Why’d you make me feel so good just to take it all away
Track Name: No One Else
There’s no one else I need like you
There’s no one else I need like you
I know my desperation makes me a fool
But there’s no one else I need like you

The tips of morning creep along / the night has long since left
Chirping birds make you stir and turn to clasp my chest
Sunlight dashes flutter lashes filtered between blinds
They rouse you from your slumber, opening your eyes

There’s no one else I need like you
There’s no one else I need like you
I know my desperation makes me a fool
But there’s no one else I need like you

Now my bed’s empty, curtains drawn; nothing even rhymes
Shadows replay memories we never could define

Nothing lasts forever; I should have seen the signs
I didn’t listen yesterday; now yesterday isn’t mine

There’s no one else I need like you
There’s no one else I need like you
I know my desperation makes me a fool
But there’s no one else I need like you