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amazing vibe/results with producer/engineer Pete Weiss at Verdant Sound
(Athens VT)
so happy a time. 4 songs in 4 days (recorded and mixed)
sometimes a good vibe gets you not good results (and vice versa). this time, however, the sweetness of where we were (so far out of town) and the skill of Mr Weiss and the wide open, no iso booths, big room studio
benefited the band hugely

credits

released December 1, 2015

CAST:

rick berlin w/ THE NICKEL & DIME BAND

jesse adams-lukowsky (guit)
rick berlin (vox)
mike deLisle (bass, vox)
sam dudley (trombone, vox)
jane mangini (keys)
ricky mcLean (guit, bells, vox)
rob manochio (guit)
al radzikowski (kit, vox)
pete weiss (tubular bells, guit)

engineered by pete weiss
produced by pete weiss w/ the band
recorded at verdant sound, vt
mastered by bob westin @ chicago mastering service
label: teenage heart records
cover photo by adams wells
back photo by anthony sahadeo
graphics by nick kent & rick berlin

songs by rick berlin
lobsterland publishing
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Rick Berlin (now playing w/ THE NICKEL & DIME BAND) Jamaica Plain

A giant on the Boston music scene. His colorful songwriting + strong stage presence have influenced countless other artists since the early 1970s. He continues to make music w/ intelligence + integrity, building an international reputation around his knotty, singular piano playing, straight-from-the-heart singing and a style of character-based songwriting that's drawn comparisons to Waits + Cohen ... more

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Track Name: BADVILLE
BADVILLE

badville
is where i live
bad bad badville
is where i live

you can go there
if ya want
if don’t fit
anywhere else
this is
the town
for you
yeah yeah

badville
is where i live
bad bad badville
is where i live

yr can find
true love
in their eyes
’s all it takes
but ya jes’ can’t lie
it’s a big blue sky
in badville
yeah yeah

is this a club
where ya have t be broke?
do ya need some silly
badge?
w different smokes
for different folks
(can i get some?)

should i tattoo you
are ya happy when yr blue
do ya wear a pretty dress?
do ya need t confess
that yr life is a mess?
ya can never be alone

in badville…
Track Name: (Like 'Em) CRAZY
(LIKE 'EM) CRAZY

i always fall in love
with the crazy one
I always fall in love
when they're insane

they take me out of myself
and into their fire
and I hate them because they hurt me
and because
I hurt
them back

i do
yeah yeah yeah
i like 'em crazy crazy crazy
i like 'em nuts

i always fall in love
with the crazy one
I always fall in love
when they're insane

one of em drowned in a bathtub
and another one hung from a tree
and another got gassed in a station wagon
did they think
they would set
me free

they do
yeah yeah yeah
i like 'em crazy crazy crazy
i like 'em nuts

they see the world differently differently differently than i do
and i need to be shaken up shaken up shake me up

i always fall in love
with the crazy one
I always fall in love
when they're insane
Track Name: (You Look So) PRETTY IN SUMMERTIME
(You Look So) PRETTY IN THE SUMMERTIME

you look so pretty
in the summertime

walkin' on the beach
barefoot in the sand
wind in the willow trees…

you look so pretty
in the summertime

hummingbird in the sky
the rain makes ya smile
a dress like a caress
you can see for
1000
miles

you look so pretty
in the summertime

hair like a breeze
from electric fan
a pail of water carried
to the ocean
in a child's
hand
Track Name: AWKWARD GIRL
AWKWARD GIRL

she’s such an awkward girl
she walks so fast
she’s such an awkward girl
walks into walls of glass

dances with no rhythm
none of that for her
leaning all the time
dizzy as she runs
a Mona Lisa smile
she is unaware
of how beautiful

she’s such an awkward girl
she has no past
she’s such an awkward girl
walks into walls of glass

says hi to everyone
even when she doesn’t know
who they are
or who she is
or why her dress
does not quite fit
the look of all the other girls
but so beautiful

she’s such an awkward girl
she makes us laugh
she’s such an awkward girl
walks into walls of glass

she’s leaving yesterday
but here she is
again at the bar
buying drinks for strangers
unaware
of how this can be read
but her innocence
so beautiful

she’s such an awkward girl…
Track Name: MY GIRL IS GONE (for Sofi)
MY GIRL IS GONE (for Sofi)

my girl
is gone

i watched
her go

we were side
by side

for years
+ last night to

so brave
so weak

so shy
so strong

i held her one
last time

tears all over
the place

tears all over
my face

she
said goodbye

in her
tiny heart

+ me
in mine

my girl
is gone