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The Vinyl Skyway (self​-​titled)

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Rich Blood 05:12
I'm waiting for the storm to bring a cleansing tide to the shores we sing We sit alone, it was us two sunlit island with a killer view My wine, a stain in your carpet This dime is all that I carry It's time to batten down hatches and lock you inside Criticize, don't learn Agonize, not figure it out Let the blood, it's my turn to turn the knife Rich blood Get off your phone while you're driving You're so impatient take take take take You wear a front when you can't fake what you do Rich blood
That Girl 03:15
That girl, she stands by the corner waist high, knee deep in my attention What she wants is of no consequence to you by now Her man is working the street corner his cocaine, green lies it's love, affection Any other girl would fool around on the side Any other girl would choose to waste my time Any other girl...far from here by now That girl
woke up again, watched you wasted dreaming of days, sadness we tasted figured out words you chose to get by listening to Elvis Costello watching the set, rocking my pillow scratching your vinyl waving my bonny goodbye put a rock through your window with a sling shot what made you snitch on your friends for a dime? playing tables and smoking in the basement aint much to do here but sit and pass the time lay you down, 20 feet under this murder's a crime it's time to move away from your home blame it on early morning blunder figure it out time to make sense of it all here come the cops soon you get busted dangerous friend, lies we trusted smoking a bowl and shaking my pockets for dimes listening to This Year's Model blazing away, mind blown mellow holding your hand all the way along through the night lay you down....
This is a song for the reverend's prey the pedophile that got away the politician who was at play before him we came along as the peace march passed good reforms didn't seem to last don't look know but the earth might blow before us when we were kids the time would pass like meteors on broken glass or the sound of sunday mass commencing and daddy told us what the bible said sang a song when we went to bed raised a glass when the spotlight shined upon him but it's all wrong we can't go home now the truth will come somehow and we can come to gotta get your mind on survival cuz youre getting blinded by the lights the religious rights preach the bible maybe now it's time to get it right baby don't turn me on with your 26 smile go to church and pray a while as the thoughts of a broken promise pass me are you a cause or circumstance? i looked at you and caught your glance i know you saw my ring while i was praying but it's all wrong you should go home now the truth will come somehow and we can come to (outro includes exerpts from speeches by Jerry Falwell, Billy Graham, the ex-Boston Cardinal's lawyer and W.
you took too long now your fire burned out your memory's gone but it's too late to turn the clock back what can i do? i'm so lost for you wasting these lies tied to the telephone i'm hanging on to broken songs what should i be? a ship lost at sea changing these lines as the tide slips away who do you love? i was on the outside there with my umbrella you were on the inside sitting with another fella what can i say? you've left, gone away so pick up my glass and feel myself slipping
Shine 03:55
under the sun, under the moon you take a drag shine a light on me shine a light on you i seize the moment wait all day and breathe my skin you close the door the light shines right in shines a light on you i feel you coming but i'm much better in the moment when the day is dawning my tears within what could be better to be with you shine at dawn, at dusk by the moon what could be better to be with you darlin' i'll shine for you shine a light on me
Here comes that wave again upon my porch I felt it splatter took all my dream and left them shattered here comes that wave
Brilliant Ones (free) 02:21
Cold Feet 02:58
I'm back again on another early morning bender Remember when I wore your heart out it was late November Wake me up in the middle of the night Cold feet again, I'm walking
Windfall 03:32
Gwendolyn 03:13


Debut album, recorded at Q Division. The first installment of the Vinyl Skyway featured Hayes, Santospago, Jon Frederick on bass, Kelly McCann on harmonies, a series of drummers including Ben Hedlund and John Sands, Scott Eisenberg and Ned Armsby, Matt Tahaney on bass, JP Powell on keys and a big list of other friends who chipped in. Much of the album comes out of the wake of 9/11, and the death of my Dad, LJ Hayes. This record was picked up by Nic Harcourt of the radio show "Morning Becomes Eclectic". Album mixed by David Minehan and Dave Westner at the original Woolly Mammoth (one of the last sessions at the Boylston studio). Sir David James Minehan contributed slide guitar on "Shine".


released November 4, 2004

Recorded at Q Division by Bil Bowen, assisted by Matt Tahaney. Mixed at Woolly Mammoth Sound by David Minehan. Mastered with Dave Locke at jP Masters.


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the Vinyl Skyway Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Vinyl Skyway have independently released numerous critically acclaimed records and singles worldwide since their formation in 2003. The music is described as "shimmery pop Americana with killer dashes of CSN harmonies." The band's sophomore classic "From Telegraph Hill" invites comparisons to the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Big Star and Fleetwood Mac. Listen to Long Cool Journey, now available! ... more

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