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APPROXIMATE HELLHOUND

by REID PALEY TRIO

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    "One of America's best -- and most underrated -- songwriters."
    -- PopMatters

    "What? You want some kind of description of the artist and his music? Just fucking listen to the guy and enjoy his prowess."
    -- Frank Black a.k.a. Black Francis

    "A voice to turn good girls bad...Maybe crazy but damn exciting."
    -- The Village Voice

    "A proudly weird talent with a nervy raw appeal."
    --Time Out New York

    "Best Actual Gig of the Year. Very very impressive."
    --Sleazegrinder UK

    "The bastard child of Sinatra and Lemmy. Great epic, minimalist rock tunes with that end of the night feel."
    --Random Magazine UK

    “For all his simplicity, Reid is like nobody else.”
    -- Seattle Weekly

    "Possessed with the voice of a drunken wolf. Songs that roar."
    --Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    "Best Of Manhattan"
    -- New York Press

    "A soot-black sense of humor as biting as an underfed Rottweiler."
    --Cleveland Free Times

    "An unholy howl of a voice."
    -- CMJ New Music Monthly

    "Reduce-you-to-tears razor wit...Reid Paley ought to be a household name."
    --Pittsburgh City Paper

    "One of the East Coast's best-kept secrets, his wryly misanthropic schtick is all his own. Live, he is the Bill Hicks of the blues. You need to see him."
    --What's On In London

    "Straightforward, sarcastic, funny and gifted at putting a song together."
    --New York Press

    "For fans of churlish honesty and unaffected one-man shows, REVIVAL is a nonstop riot."
    --San Francisco Weekly

    "A jarring reminder of what rock'n'roll once was and could be again."
    --The Washington Times

    "Reid Paley is the kind of artist Seattle loves."
    --The Stranger

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1.
SEE YOU AGAIN (Reid Paley) Come on in And we’ll have it out This one last time I’ll see you again When the sun begin to shine Close your eyes And remember when You looked so fine I’ll see you again When the sun begin to shine You say that you had my back I don’t know when You won’t get another chance To pull that stuff again And I know That I nailed it up I took my time I’ll see you again When the sun begin to shine [Spirited Instrumental] You say that you had my back I don’t know when You won’t get another chance To pull that stuff again So step right up Baby I don’t care What’s yours and mine I’ll see you again When the sun begin to shine I’ll see you again When the sun begin to shine Lyrics Appear by Permission The Monkey’s Paw (BMI) All Rights Reserved
2.
Yr Polish Uncle (free) 02:56
YR POLISH UNCLE (Reid Paley) Just try for once shut your mouth You’ll piss yourself a story About the spastic monkey And the whore All the things I hear and say They just don’t go away And I won’t be coming back here Anymore And I swear on the back Of my forty-third abortion I see yr devil Peering round the door But I won’t be scared or sad About all the things I’ve had And I won’t be coming back here Anymore I don’t know why but One thing for sure It’s comin’ down One thing for certain One thing for sure I’ll be around I’ll be around And I swear on the back Of my mother’s shattered eyeball He beat me with his stump All bent and sore They will beat you black and blue They’ll beat you til they’re through And I won’t be coming back here Anymore [Reprise of Suavely Insightful Bridge] I am not the one you think I am I’m not Your Polish Uncle I’m underneath your table On the floor But I won’t be scared or sad About all the things I’ve had And I won’t be coming back here Anymore Lyrics Appear by Permission The Monkey’s Paw (BMI) All Rights Reserved
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TAKE WHAT YOU WANT (Reid Paley) You know if you need me You find a way There’s trouble tomorrow Let’s kill yesterday Gonna lay my body down Take what you want from me And if you’re looking For shooting stars Come get my pistol Shoot me to Mars Gonna lay my body down Take what you want from me I’m on my way now Might find a friend Who might lead me Home again Might find a savior Might wanna say You’re right I’m wrong Not yet but it won’t be long Come drag my broken bones Away You know if you want me You ought to know Down by the river That’s where I go Gonna lay my body down Take what you want from me Gonna lay my body down Take what you want from me Take what you want from me Lyrics Appear by Permission The Monkey’s Paw (BMI) All Rights Reserved
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EVERYTHING IS GOING WRONG (& THAT’S ALRIGHT) (Reid Paley) There’s people gonna tell you That your life can go to hell But how you gonna get there When you got no soul to sell No matter how you play it There’s always room for more Until you get knocked down dead back on the floor Now I can almost tell the difference Between day and night Cos everything is going wrong And that’s all right I’m looking for the bright side But there ain’t so much to see I can’t get on that wagon Cos there ain’t no room for me Need another blowout Got to have a little fun And all they got to sell you Is a mattress and a gun It’s almost like the difference Between day and night Cos everything is going wrong And that’s all right It doesn’t take a genius To see that money talks It doesn’t take a genius To watch the way you walk It doesn’t take a genius To wrap up in a flag It doesn’t take a genius To pretend you’re god in drag It doesn’t take a genius To see the bad guy smile It doesn’t take a genius Get ugly for awhile It doesn’t take a genius To tell you what is true It only take one night to suck the life right outta you And now if you’ll excuse me I’m stepping into the light Cos everything is going wrong And that’s all right Lyrics Appear by Permission The Monkey’s Paw (BMI) All Rights Reserved
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The Dark Sky 03:17
THE DARK SKY (Reid Paley) Stop me if you’ve heard this one You’ve heard it all before Just another holy joe Streets are lined with suckers Buying snake oil from a whore And there’s no place left to go Don’t be afraid of the dark sky I’ll hold your hand When it comes down Here come the morning sun It’s all yours and mine Let’s get up front and watch the show Here come that judas cow Watch ‘em get in line It’s the only thing they know Don’t be afraid of the dark sky I’ll hold your hand When it comes down Everyone go home now There’s nothing left to see Try to remember how the years Turn into years And no one really cares what’s true And when the caterwauling’s filling up your ears There’s only one thing left to do Don’t be afraid of the dark sky I’ll hold your hand When it comes down Lyrics Appear by Permission The Monkey’s Paw (BMI) All Rights Reserved
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Better Days 04:04
BETTER DAYS (Reid Paley) I’ve seen sunset in the morning I’ve seen skies go black and blue Some people say These things they happen every day And I think it might be happening to you Another night another city Put something by to see you through Some people say These things they happen every day And I think it might be happening to you There’ll be a better day But it ain’t happened yet It get so hot inside your soul You take the time you’d take On your last cigarette Because it might be time to go Hangover sunrise Sunday morning Half-dead on Bedford Avenue Some people say These things they happen every day And I think it might be happening to you Sometimes a smile is something secret Some things are lies Some things are true Some people say These things they happen every day And I think it might be happening to you There’ll be a better day But it ain’t happened yet It get so hot inside your soul You take the time you’d take On your last cigarette Because it might be time to go Lyrics Appear by Permission The Monkey’s Paw (BMI) All Rights Reserved
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ROSES RED AND VIOLETS BLACK & BLUE (Reid Paley) I can see the way you’re lookin’ at me Roses red and violets black & blue It’s not as if I can’t Believe the words dear I just can’t believe Those words from you I’ve seen it climb out of the fire Back in that fryin’ pan I’m not confused by why you do it I’m just wonderin’ how you can I can tell that you’ve been thinking of me I have no doubt that you believe it’s true It’s not as if I can’t Believe the words dear I just can’t believe Those words from you [Skeptically Philosophical Instrumental Verse] I’ve seen it climb out of the fire Back in that fryin’ pan I’m not confused by why you do it I’m just wonderin’ how you can I can see the way you’re lookin’ at me Roses red and violets black & blue It’s not as if I can’t Believe the words dear I just can’t believe Those words from you Lyrics Appear by Permission The Monkey’s Paw (BMI) All Rights Reserved
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SOMEDAY I’LL BE OKAY (Reid Paley) Never really knew how Not to look into the sun Thought I was beginning Didn’t know that I was done And she said I can see you’re gonna be a lot of fun Someday you’ll be okay Once upon a time you thought That it would never end Remember when you said that You were my best friend I know I may be crazy But there’s no need to pretend Someday I’ll be okay She caught me in a barroom Said she was built to please Said boy I’m gonna have you She was walking on her knees And then she said Won’t you tell somebody please Someday I’ll be okay [Optimistic Instrumental Verse] Just take your chance no second try No time to waste or just a Waste of time Well I could be the stranger I could be the missing link There’s nothing making sense here It’s getting hard to think I think I need to get out And get myself a drink Someday I’ll be okay So take my hand babe We’ll see what we can see I don’t know what you’re doing Hanging round with me They wait to see me break down But as far as I can see Someday I’ll be okay Lyrics Appear by Permission The Monkey’s Paw (BMI) All Rights Reserved
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THE SINNER’S HAND (Reid Paley) I can’t tell you the truth It’d break your heart I’d just make you angry and blue And I never known What was good for me How can I be good to you Don’t wanna go With your head hung low Come take a sinner’s hand If you weather the storm You might save your neck Remember your heart if you can Don’t listen to me I can’t set you free I don’t even know what I know And I never knowed What I’d have to be To get to the end of the road Don’t wanna go With your head hung low Come take a sinner’s hand If you weather the storm You might save your neck Remember your heart if you can Keep on telling me lies But don’t raise your eyes There might not be nothing to say They’ll be feeling us there Like a phantom limb And then we’ll be going away Don’t wanna go With your head hung low Come take a sinner’s hand If you weather the storm You might save your neck Remember your heart if you can Lyrics Appear by Permission The Monkey’s Paw (BMI) All Rights Reserved
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Stay Awhile 04:32
STAY AWHILE (Reid Paley) Don’t look at me I’m not the leader here Find your own way just don’t find mine It’s not like I know What to do You’re on your own I’m not a volunteer Just an accident of space and time Hey I’m doin fine Just like you Gimme a fucking god damn drink I don’t wanna take the time to think Gimme a fucking god damn drink Stay awhile You’re free to go I wouldn’t keep you here I just get a little quiet sometime No attention left to pay If it’s all the same I wouldn’t know you there I’m still living at the scene of the crime Might be nothing left to say Gimme a fucking god damn drink I don’t wanna take the time to think Gimme a fucking god damn drink Stay awhile Lyrics Appear by Permission The Monkey’s Paw (BMI) All Rights Reserved

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All Songs Written by Reid Paley

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released October 30, 2007

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REID PALEY - Vocal, Electric Archtop Guitar
ERIC EBLE - Czechoslovakian Upright Bass
JAMES MURRAY - Trap Kit

Eric Eble - Upright Bass (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9) Daria Grace - Bass (Tracks 1, 3, 6, 10)

Recorded & Mixed by Michael Caiati
at Coyote Recording Studios, Brooklyn, NY
Asst: Melissa Murray, Cem Akkan, Misha Müller
Mastered by Doug Henderson
Photography by Butch Belair

Produced by Reid Paley


©2007 Reid Paley | The Monkey's Paw (BMI) | All Rights Reserved

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