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released February 26, 2013

Words & Music by Chase Hamblin
Produced by Chase Hamblin & Josh Applebee
Recorded by Josh Applebee
at SugarHill Recording Studios, Château Sur La Hill,
and Whoopy Cat Studio in Houston, Texas
Mixed by Josh Applebee & Chase Hamblin at Château Sur La Hill
Mastered by Heba Kadry at The Lodge
Horn Arrangements by Cory Wilson
Artwork & Design by Shelby Hohl
Band Photo by Anthony Rathbun

Chase Hamblin – vocals, guitars, piano, percussion
Corey Power – vocals, guitars
Jeremy Nuncio – piano, organ, synths, sound design
Josh Applebee – vocals, percussion
Geoffrey Muller – saw, bass except tracks 5, 11 & 12
Rally Terrill – bass on tracks 5, 11 & 12
Robert Ellis – drums except tracks 4, 5, 11 & 12
Marcus Hughes – drums, percussion on tracks 4, 5, 11 & 12
Cory Wilson – tenor sax, soprano sax on tracks 4, 7 & 8
Jon Durbin – trumpet on tracks 4, 7 & 8
Pete Sullivan – baritone sax on tracks 4, 7 & 8
Roberto Rodriguez – accordion on track 5

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CHASE HAMBLIN Houston, Texas

The descendant of America’s first Gypsies and the great grandson of a Vaudeville songwriter, Chase Hamblin's music channels many styles and influences, from psychedelic folk and Texas swing to super pop and glam rock ‘n’ roll. His lyrics are thoughtful, poetic insights into the ills and the thrills of the human experience. ... more

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Track Name: Can You See The Beast?
Out on the street
he may look so discreet,
like you'd never know
That it's a scam,
he's a blood-sucking man,
and he's on the go.

I know you think that your philosophy
will dream up everything you need but,

Can you see,
Can you see,
Can you see the beast?

Everyone reads
and yet nobody heeds,
what the prophets claim.
Watch what you throw
'cause you'll reap what you sow,
no one else to blame.

I bet you were taught to think hopefully
about the future of humanity, but,

Can you see,
Can you see,
Can you see the beast?

Have you even known that you were wrong,
and decided just to go along?
Aha...

In the last days
of the commercial age,
Who'll be left behind?
Who'll make the pitch
and who'll dig the ditch
to post that "for sale" sign?

I know you think that your philosophy
will dream up everything you need, but,

Can you see,
Can you see,
Can you see the beast?
Track Name: Beautiful Things
Please drop me a line,
say what's on your mind.
If you're feeling down,
I'll pull you around.

Please believe me,
when you need me,

I'll be around, waiting for you.
I'll make you smile 'cause I know what to do.
And I feel beautiful things when I'm with you.

If you need a hand,
I can be your man.
Don't turn me away,
I've got what it takes.

Please believe me,
when you leave me,

I don't know what I'm supposed to do.
I'm walking around like I don't have a clue.
But I feel beautiful things when I'm with you.

Please believe me,
when you need me,

I'll be around, waiting for you.
I'll make you smile 'cause I know what to do.
And I feel beautiful things when I'm with you.
I feel beautiful things when I'm with you.
Track Name: Round & Round
Ashes where the idols fed,
asphalt where the tigers tread,
a microchip implanted in a monkey's head.
Gasoline ignites a war,
burning hatred at the core,
three religions dying for a dinosaur.

Round and round we go through space
all the little people have their place
and time to rain or shine
in the end we leave it all behind.

Children blown away at school,
he who holds the gold will rule,
nothing more is sacred on a ship of fools.
No man knows his history,
nor the ancient mysteries,
how did we come to worship our commodities.

Round and round we go through space
all the little people have their place
and time to rain or shine
in the end we leave it all behind.

Round and round we go.
Was it always so?

As the icecaps melt away,
leaders vote to raise their pay,
corporations profit for one more day.
Citizens, we live in fear.
We're losing all we once held dear.
The system is a sham and the agenda is clear.

Round and round we go through space
all the little people have their place
and time to rain or shine
in the end we leave it all behind.

Leave it all behind...
Track Name: Quiet Life
You know that I prefer the quiet life,
far from all this struggle and strife.
And if I could I'd make you my wife,
we'd do 'bout whatever we’d like.

But now I know you got another man.
You don't even want to take my hand, oh no.
How I wish I could talk to you.

Do you recall at all my touch?
How I used to love
to kiss you so much?
Girl, I'd give you every thing I've got.
You give me one more shot.

But now I know you got another guy
you think he loves you better than I can.
Guess you don't want to talk to me.

You know that I prefer that quiet life,
far from all this struggle and strife.
And if I could, I would
make you my wife,
we'd do 'bout whatever we’d like.

But now I know you got another guy
you think he loves you better than I can.
Track Name: Lonesome
Been so lonesome now that you’re gone.
Curse myself for treating you wrong.
Thought I was cool, couldn’t care for you.
I thought I was too cool, couldn’t care for you.

Saw you walking alone yesterday.
I know that I can’t go on this way.
Please understand if I take your hand.
Oh, please understand if I take your hand.

Been so lonesome now that you’re gone.
Curse myself for treating you wrong.
Track Name: I've Got A Brain
I’ve got a brain
and you have got the same,
maybe we can use them sometime.
I don’t mind, I can show you mine,
if you care to share them sometime.

Yeah, sometimes we’re taken for a ride and we often lose our heads.
Sure, sometimes we get out of line,
but we only end up dead.
Yeah, we only end up dead.

You’ve got an eye
and you know so have I,
maybe we could take a look.
There are many things
about which we could sing,
no one’s written in a book.

Yeah, sometimes we’re taken for a ride and we often lose our heads.
Sure, sometimes we get out of line,
but we only end up dead.
Yeah, we only end up dead.

Well I know it’s hard
to find a place to stay (Hey!)
when you’re always in-between.
I know it’s time for us to have a say,
about the world of which we’ve seen,
about the world of which we dream.

So if you would like to
change the world today,
all you gotta do is this:
Take off all your clothes
and bake up all your dough,
and dance your ass right into bliss.

Yeah, sometimes we’re taken for a ride and we often lose our heads.
Sure, sometimes we get out of line,
but we only end up dead.
Yeah, we only end up dead.

Well I know it’s hard
to find a place to stay (Hey!)
when you’re always in-between.
I know it’s time for us to have a say,
about the world of which we’ve seen,
about the world of which we dream.

I’ve got a brain
and you have got the same,
maybe we can use them sometime.
Track Name: One More Hour
Oh, light, please keep me awake
one more hour, for my baby’s sake.
She’s been buried; the hour is late.
I’ve been crying, cursing my fate.

But one more hour is all I need keep.
One more hour ‘fore I go to sleep.

Oh, Lord, what have I done?
I lived my life for something to come.
All my youth is now gone with the wind.
Here I stand, alone at the end.

But one more hour is all I need keep.
One more hour ‘fore I go to sleep.

Oh, light, please keep me awake
just one more hour, until the day breaks.
Dawn heralds my vigil is done.
I’ll be free when I see the sun.

But one more hour is all I need keep.
One more hour ‘fore I go to sleep.
Track Name: Cry Baby
Cry, baby, cry. Let those tears wash out your eyes.
So tomorrow you may see the skies.
Maybe then it all comes clear,
every love and your every fear.

Try, baby, try. Only you can answer why
your tomorrow doesn’t pass you by.
Time may change & plans will fold,
if you bend with the wind you’ll hold.

Lie baby, lie, for the moment by my side
& tomorrow you will feel alright.
All we have is what we are,
the passing light of a shooting star.

Cry, baby, cry. Let those tears wash out your eye.
So tomorrow you may see the sky.
Track Name: Leaving Town
If I leave, tell them I'm gone,
tell them I sang my song
and took my bow.
I can't say just how far I may go,
because you never know.

I stop to think of all the good time we have had.
Situation got me turned around,
situation got me feeling down.

If I leave, tell them I'm gone,
tell them I've moved along,
but if you'd like,
you and I could have some fun till I go,
because you never know.

I stop to think of all the good times we have had.
Situation got me turned around,
situation got me feeling down.

If I leave, I won't be back,
I give my mule a whack
and if you'd like you could come along for the ride.
Who knows what we might find.

When I stop to think of all the good time we have had,
but this spot just keeps me down,
so I'm up and I'm leaving town.
I'm leaving town.
I'm leaving town.
Track Name: Heard It All Before
Long days, long nights,
you never can go back again.
Wrong ways, lost fights,
nothing matters in the end.

I know you've heard it all before,
now you hear a voice calling from afar.
I know you've seen it all before,
now you see the man and he's standing at your door.

Dust to dust, the gleam will rust,
so it is the way with toil.
The old man with a cold hand,
he's the only one who is loyal.

I know you've heard it all before,
now you hear a voice calling from afar.
I know you've seen it all before,
now you see the man and he's standing at your door.

Say a prayer, light a smoke,
whatever may get you through.
'Cause its unfair and its a joke,
soon you'll find out its on you.

I know you've heard it all before,
now you hear a voice calling from afar.
I know you've seen it all before,
now you see the man and he's standing at your door.