Even the Earnest Learn

by Désir Decir

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credits

released October 23, 2015

Greg Reyes ­ bass, vocals
John Feuerbach ­ vocals, guitar, keys, harmonica
Mitch Cady ­ drums, percussion, vocals
All songs by Désir Decir
Backing vocals by the Jersey City Boys Choir for Men

Recorded and mixed by Mike Moebius at Moonlight Mile Recording in
downtown Jersey City
Produced by Désir Decir and Mike Moebius
Mastered by Doug Van Sloan at Focus Mastering in Omaha, Nebraska
Cover illustration by Matt Kerley (ig: @mattitude)
Photos by Greg Pallante (gregpallante.com)
Layout by TJ Roe (tjroe.com)

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Rock and roll band from Hudson County, New Jersey. We wanna play some music for you.

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Track Name: Postpone the Orioles
They occupied the streets that night with fists in the air
When the police came there was no way they would leave the square
No billy club is gonna knock you down to your knees
Can't stop the train that's coming

1960 they sat down in the chair of their choice
When the powers came they used their bodies as their voice
No billy club is gonna knock you down to your knees
Can't stop the train that's coming

And how we take for granted
All the things that we’ve been handed
How this modern world just let's you go
Let's you go

Tonight I stand with the tools and torches in hand
Waiting for the moment when they tell us to disband
No billy club is gonna knock you down to your knees
Can't stop the train that's coming
Track Name: Sematary
Remember Rock n Roll living everyday to get to the show
Years roll on the tempo slows still there's something in the bones
Went walking through the punk rock graveyard all alone
Guitars shoved in the ground like headstones
45's bustled like leaves on the ground
Still making sound
I believe that we can

Shake shake and rattle rattle
Unearth the bones
Shake shake and rattle rattle
Dig up rock n roll

And hey I'm just like you, another tale of wasted youth
Checked my look in the mirror and I'm starting to look like you, too
Went walking through the punk rock graveyard all alone
Guitars shoved in the ground like headstones
45's bustled like leaves on the ground
Still making sound
I believe that we can

Shake shake and rattle rattle
Where does the time go?
Track Name: Roy's On the Table
The kids are going crazy in the midsummer’s air
Jumping and a yowling with that slicked back hair
I took a deep pull held it in my mouth
I was flying so high all rockabillied out
Said daddy why you looking so enchained?
Roy's on the table I think he just called out my name
If love is a cloud that holds a lot of rain
Then music is the sun that takes away all your pain

I said hey, I think you know who I'm talking about
I said hey, it's 6 AM you know who I'm talking about

They got jobs and the savings game
Going to bed to wake up and do exactly the same
I took a deep pull held it in my mouth
Still flying so high, still rockabillied out
Went stumbling through the dead carnival
The winter had come all the flaps were unrolled
Went into a quiet place to shake off the day
Found him inside looking all old and frayed

When did they get you in chains?
We were so reckless why'd you give up the game?
One thing in this world I know to be true
Without the courage to be different you're already in the tomb.
Track Name: Walt
I declare myself of the modern age
One of the many to one day lay in the grave
I saw you last night in that supermarket aisle
Askin' what price bananas with that Allen Ginsberg Smile
Oh, really, how far along?

And I no longer fear death as it's part of life
You want me again look under your boot soles tonight
I saw you last night in that supermarket aisle
My Garcia Lorca with that Allen Ginsberg smile
Oh, really, how far along?

We walked all night talkin' bout the lost America of love
The LCDs, the plasma TVs how they illuminated above
Asked as you walked on how far we come and which way
your beard pointed tonight?
As you disappeared under the moonlight you merely laughed
and replied none.
None.

Oh, Walt, can you tell me?
How far have we really come?
Track Name: Even the Earnest Learn
Met you last night under downtown lights
Was tuned up in the morning somewhere in the heights
Cars passed by like bulls in the street
Somewhere typewriters clack a beat

Oh Lady Brett, we haven't met yet
But you can call me Jake, or what you're going to anyways
I don't believe in dreams rusting through the sheen
So I'm gonna step aside and just let you pass by

Love means some poor saps gonna come crawling back
Yeah we all play the joker in the Queen’s shack
Even the wise get sent to school
We all learn everybody plays the fool
Still I saw you alone in a restaurant just the other day
Reading The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway
Doesn't take much time for things to change
You'll still wonder after the last page

And if you're still confused
I can offer up a little help
You'll wind up with the one you love the best
The one you love best is yourself
Track Name: Blessings In the Night
Aren't all the elders now just bones in the pine?
Justice a memory hidden from our minds?
Oh which is the word described amongst elite?
I'm looking for America in the gutters of the street.

Perched atop these city walls the operator controls
Black out the light
From within the darkest holes a pale phantom tolls
Blessings in the night

Come to McColiseums to watch the gladiators fight
The circus museums the blue tooth angels sight
Oh fresh from the shore adventures once a week
I'm looking for America in the holy TV screen

Now in your home how the virus has spread
You cannot find a cure for the things that haunt your head
Oh from the birds eye view, mountains to the street
I'm looking for America but America is Beat.