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REVIVAL

by REID PALEY

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    Produced by the legendary Eric Drew Feldman

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    "Everyone has a favorite drinking album. Right now, mine is REVIVAL."
    -- Seattle Weekly

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

    "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

    "Best 50 Albums of the Year"
    -- Alternative Press

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

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

    "REVIVAL has the immediacy of a blues album...too idiosyncratic to be summed up in one category."
    -- In Pittsburgh

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

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

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

    "Four Stars"
    -- German Rolling Stone

    “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

    "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.
THE ANESTHETIST’S SONG (Reid Paley) I’m not scared of the sunshine But I’m so used to the rain It only make a mess To get it off my chest I’ll take a little something for the pain [Suave Yet Incisive Instrumental Bit] Don’t take me to the place Where they’re shining their lovelight They only make me insane It only make a mess To get it off my chest I’ll take a little something for the pain Don’t bore me with details It’s just too much of a strain Just give me a reason When you come Come right out of my brain I can understand why you ask me these questions But I’m too high to explain Forget about the rest Cos baby you’re the best I’ll take a little something for the pain Lyrics Appear by Permission The Monkey’s Paw (BMI) All Rights Reserved
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Lucky's Tune (free) 02:24
LUCKY’S TUNE (Reid Paley) Candy from a baby Never tastes like it should Now I’m thinking maybe I just don’t know what’s good Ain’t so rough Give me one chance I’ll fuck it up Tell me that I’m crazy Come on call me a prick Wake me up in dreamland With my head on a stick Ain’t so rough Give me one chance I’ll fuck it up I’ll take it standing Cos you know it doesn’t matter anyway Cos he who doesn’t run away Will live to fuck it up Another day [Lurching Instrumental followed by Reprise of Insightful Bridge] Smack me like you mean it Two times a dare Take me to your leader baby Show me you care Ain’t so rough Give me one chance I’ll fuck it up Just look don’t touch Give me one chance I’ll fuck it up Lyrics Appear by Permission The Monkey’s Paw (BMI) All Rights Reserved
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NEVER DRINK ALONE (Reid Paley) I’ve seen everything that I’ve wanted to see I’ve read it in books and I’ve watched my TV I can’t help it if you won’t listen to me Cos I’ve said all I have to say And it’s starting to get in the way I’ve said everything that I’ve wanted to say I’ve had it I’ve done it I did every day I’ve shut out the world but it won’t go away And I’ve seen all I wanted to see And it’s starting to creep up on me And I never drink alone I’ve always got you with me I never drink alone in a dark room Even though I’m far from home No I never drink alone I’ve been everyone that I wanted to be The wrong times were right times and nothing came free I don’t need your forgiveness or your sympathy And I’ve said all I have to say And I never drink alone I’ve always got you with me I never drink alone in a dark room Even though I’m far from home No I never drink alone Lyrics Appear by Permission The Monkey’s Paw (BMI) All Rights Reserved
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WHAT YOU DESERVE (Reid Paley) I’m not the kind of man to live in moderation I’m well aware it ain’t for free Don’t let that teardrop well up in your eye How can it be? It’s not as if it’s anybody good It’s only me You used to think that you were such a pretty baby Now you reminisce in misery You used to think that it would never end How can it be? It’s not as if it’s anybody good It’s only me You might not even have to wait too long Someday you will get what you deserve Don’t come here crying about right or wrong Someday you will get what you deserve You used to be the one that everybody looked at Now you’re living in the used-to-be Don’t try to tell me that you were my friend How can it be? It’s not as if it’s anybody good It’s only me Pour me another drink and pass the ammunition Stroke me with your sweet sincerity Don’t let that teardrop well up in your eye How can it be? It’s not as if it’s anybody good It’s only me You might not even have to wait too long Someday you will get what you deserve Don’t come here crying about right or wrong Someday you will get what you deserve You might not even have to wait too long Someday you will get what you deserve Don’t come here crying about right or wrong Someday you will get what you deserve Lyrics Appear by Permission The Monkey’s Paw (BMI) All Rights Reserved
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SAL’S LAST ROUND (Reid Paley) Ain’t no good reason things keep happening this way I know what’s lost and what I’ve found And yet I’ll turn my back Like I was born just yesterday Next thing I know I’m going down Don’t push my drink away I don’t need a helping hand to show me the way I don’t want another chance Don’t need another play Not again not again not again Don’t say it’s better standing in the light of day I think I know my way around Those happy endings End up happening away Next thing I know I’m going down Don’t push my drink away I don’t need a helping hand to show me the way I don’t want another chance Don’t need another play Not again not again not again Everybody’s got their reasons Tell me happiness is free How it’s not a kind of treason Cos it’s all the same to me And when it’s over I’ll have no more songs to play And I’ll be buried in the ground But I won’t be gone cos I won’t really go away Next thing I know I’m going down Don’t push my drink away I don’t need a helping hand to show me the way I don’t want another chance Don’t need another play Not again not again not again Lyrics Appear by Permission The Monkey’s Paw (BMI) All Rights Reserved
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THIS FUCKING TOWN (Reid Paley) You smiled at me back in November We seemed to exhibit no fear Came back from the phone I was walking you home I was almost completely sincere We weren’t dressed up for the weather Our torment could not be denied You asked me to stay I would not go away You eventually took me inside Sometimes you just can’t be bothered To notice the shit coming down And though you will say You are going away You’ll keep me hangin' around And I’m still here in this fucking town And now I got time to remember The heat of her breath in my ear I tried not to think While she poured me a drink I was told I could not interfere And here it’s another September And I’m drinking my lunch on the train At long last I see It was lucky for me I was almost completely insane Sometimes you just can’t be bothered To notice the shit coming down And though you will say You are going away You’ll keep me hangin' around And I’m still here in this fucking town And though you will say You are going away I’ll still be hangin' around I’m still here in this fucking town Lyrics Appear by Permission The Monkey’s Paw (BMI) All Rights Reserved
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THE PASSION OF HARRY M (CRUCIFIED) (Reid Paley) You just take a look around And you’re lying on the ground Ask me one more time I’ll tell you why You all acting like it’s true I know what I’d be to you Just another clown to crucify Don’t tell me how much you need me Open up that window You can fly You all acting like it’s true I know what I’d be to you Just another clown to crucify [Spirited Instrumental] I would not want you to miss me Don’t disregard your mental health Sometimes I think I might just open up my heart And let you take it all upon yourself Well I think I’m almost through Hearing what I mean to you Push me one more time and you’ll know why You all acting like it’s true I know what I’d be to you Just another clown to crucify Don’t tell me how much you need me Open up that window I can fly You all acting like it’s true I know what I’d be to you Just another clown to crucify Lyrics Appear by Permission The Monkey’s Paw (BMI) All Rights Reserved
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A SONG FOR YOU (FUCK YOU) (Reid Paley) Might as well have a drink Raise it high to you Time you’re recognized For all the things you do After all that we’ve been through I even wrote this song for you Fuck you Deal yourself in twice Where the credit is due I don’t need you pal You know you beg to lose After all that we’ve been through I even wrote this song for you Fuck you Gotta get back up Got to get it today I don’t need you pal You gonna fade away After all that we’ve been through I even wrote this song for you Fuck you Lyrics Appear by Permission The Monkey’s Paw (BMI) All Rights Reserved
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A BANG AND A WHIMPER (Reid Paley) You said I was a drunk the day you left me You said you could not take it anymore Said you had nothing left to give I didn’t want to live Just drink and watch the TV on the floor This universe they say has been expanding I’d like to have you here that final day You know it ain’t no violent crime It ain’t the end of time Whole world gonna end soon anyway And now I see there’s one last way to prove My depth of love for you And I got that feelin’ comin’ strong If you will stay here one more time I will put you from my mind Don’t change that dress that you got on Just a bang and a whimper And you’re gone He looked like Pat and talked like Jimmy Swaggart It’s got to be the truth, it’s on TV And there was nothing left to do Cos he already knew The way this whole damn world will cease to be I never understood these matters But now I understand them well I got my rifle back today I see there’s just one way To save us from a world that’s gone to hell And now I see there’s one last way to prove My depth of love for you And I got that feelin’ comin’ strong And you won’t catch me sleepin’ sound Til I put you in the ground Don’t change that dress that you got on Just a bang and a whimper And you’re gone Just one bang and a whimper And you’re gone Lyrics Appear by Permission The Monkey’s Paw (BMI) All Rights Reserved
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Dreamland 02:43
DREAMLAND (Reid Paley) Dream me the dream I’m dreaming Dream me a dream come true Dream me a dream in dreamland And I’ll know your love is new Wake up my world I’m waiting Waiting for dreams so true Dream me a dream in dreamland And I’ll dream my dream of you Show me your dreams and heartache Different as night and day Dream me the dream I’m dreaming And I’ll dream my life away Take out my heart it’s beating Beating all black and blue Dream me a dream in dreamland And I’ll know your love is new Wake up my world I’m waiting Waiting for dreams so true Dream me a dream in dreamland And I’ll dream my dream of you 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 July 4, 2000

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REID PALEY - Vocal, Electric Archtop Guitar
ROBERT LEE OLIVER - Three String Bass
JAMES MURRAY - Trap Kit
Eric Drew Feldman - Accordion, Organ (6), Ghostly Calliope (10)
Jim Duffy - Electric Piano (10)

Recorded & Mixed by Nicolas Vernhes
at Rare Book Room, Brooklyn, NY
Photography by Butch Belair

Produced by Eric Drew Feldman


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