Singles #3

by Will Phalen

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Two singles from the forthcoming psychedelic rock record by Will and the band, due out in 2019.

Plus a bonus cover track: Joni Mitchell's "That Song About the Midway" in honor of her 75th birthday on November 7, 2018.


released December 21, 2018

Produced by Will Phalen

recorded from April 2015 through August 2018 at
Cold Ghost Studios Chicago, IL
and Ryan's Basement Oak Park, IL

all songs written by Will Phalen (bmi) except "That Song About the Midway" by Joni Mitchell

Donny Mahlmeister - electric guitars
Kirk Pratt - electric guitars, synthesizer, organ, vocals
Ryan Juravic - drumkit and percussion
Will Phalen - vocals, electric 6- and 12-string guitars, acoustic guitars, bass guitar, pedal steel on "That Song About the Midway"

James Davis: trumpet, horn arrangements
Steve Duncan: trombone
Matthew Oliphant: French horn
Alex DiFabio: vocals on "I Want 2 B A Lover"


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Psychedelic Folk Rock born in the American Midwest


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Track Name: I Want 2B A Lover
I want to be a lover baby
but sometimes I just want to fight
I want to be the easy answer
but sometimes I get tired of trying
sometimes I get so tired
sometimes I get in fights
sometimes I get so tired of trying to try

I want to burn out every light bulb
and see what the world looks like at night
I want to burn like a roman candle
screaming on the fourth of july
but sometimes my throat gets tired
sometimes the words ain't right
most of the time I'd rather keep them inside

when the glaciers melt into the ocean
sweeping our cities to the tides
I'll strap to my shoulders Icarus wings
fly up to venus when pegasus brings
the love that I asked for
and I'll be your lover too

I want to be your lover, baby
but sometimes I just want to fight for you
I want to be yours
will you be my lover too?

sometimes I get tired
sometimes I get in fights for you
sometimes I lose my mind
but you help me find it

I want to be a lover baby

I want to be a lover baby

I want to be a lover baby

I want to be a lover baby
Track Name: I Could Stay Here (All My Life)
sometimes I want to cry
but these wells have all run dry
these wells have all run dry

sometimes I want to rise
but your bed it feels so nice
this bed it feels so nice

and I could stay here all
I could stay here all
all my life
all my life

sometimes I want to die
but then I see your light
shining in my eyes

and I could stay here all
I could stay here all
all my life
all my life
Track Name: That Song About the Midway
I met you on a midway at a fair last year
And you stood out like a ruby in a black man's ear
You were playing on the horses, you were playing on the guitar strings
You were playing like a devil wearing wings, wearing wings
You looked so grand wearing wings
Do you tape them to your shoulders just to sing
Can you fly
I heard you can! Can you fly
Like an eagle doin' your hunting from the sky
I followed with the sideshows to another town
And I found you in a trailer on the camping grounds
You were betting on some lover, you were shaking up the dice
And I thought I saw you cheating once or twice, once or twice
I heard your bid once or twice
Were you wondering was the gamble worth the price
Pack it in
I heard you did! Pack it in
Was it hard to fold a hand you knew could win
So lately you've been hiding, it was somewhere in the news
And I'm still at these races with my ticket stubs and my blues
And a voice calls out the numbers, and it sometimes mentions mine
And I feel like I've been working overtime, overtime
I've lost my fire overtime
Always playin' one more hand for one more dime
Slowin' down I'm gettin' tired!
Slowin' down
And I envy you the valley that you've found
'Cause I'm midway down the midway
Slowin' down, down, down, down

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