Darleen

by The Lawsuits

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"Shooting Star" and "Summer Lea" were recorded @ 'the Studio' in Philadelphia, PA.

"Someone Else Blues" and parts of "Hot Mamma Blues" were recorded in a Garage in Lyons, PA

"I'm Still in Love with You" was recorded @ 'Temple University in Studio G' in Philadelphia, PA.

The rest of the tunes were recorded in the basement of a good friends house.


Words and music written by Brian Dale Allen Strouse



Mixed mainly by Josh Aaron Friedman
Partial mixes by Brian Dale Allen Strouse
Mastered by Josh Aaron Friedman

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released 01 June 2011
SOMEONE ELSE BLUES
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Brian Dale Allen Strouse - Guitar(s), Vocals, Harmonica
Brendan Michael - Bass
Vanessa Winters - Vocals
Mylo - All Percussion

SHOOTING STAR
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Brian Dale Allen Strouse - Guitar(s), Piano
Brendan Michael - Bass
Josh Aaron - Drums
Vanessa Winters - Vocals

I'M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU
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Brian Dale Allen Strouse - Guitar(s), Vocals
Brendan Michael - Bass
Josh Aaron - Drums
Vanessa Winters - Vocals

BEAUTIFUL ANGER
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Brian Dale Allen Strouse - Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Vocals, Aux Percussion
Josh Aaron - Drums
Vanessa Winters - Vocals

YOU'RE A STAR
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Brian Dale Allen Strouse - Guitar(s) Vocals, Piano, Aux
Brendan Michael - Bass
Vannessa Winters - Vocals
Josh Aaron - Drums

SUMMER LEA
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Brian Dale Allen Strouse - Guitar(s), Vocals
Brendan Michael - Bass, Aux Percussion
Josh Aaron - Drums
Vanessa Winters - Vocals

SAILOR
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Brian Dale Allen Strouse - Guitar(s), Vocals, Aux
Brendan Michael - Bass
Vanessa Winters - Vocals
Josh Aaron - Drums

TALK YOU DOWN
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Brian Dale Allen Strouse - Guitar(s), Vocals
Brendan Michael - Bass
Josh Aaron - Drums
Vanessa Winters - Vocals

LEAN ON LEEN
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Brian Dale Allen Strouse - Guitar(s), Vocals, Piano
Vanessa Winters - Vocals
Brendan Michael - Bass
Josh Aaron - Drums, Bongos, Congas, Aux
Mylo - Tambourine

MERMAID
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Brian Dale Allen Strouse - Guitar(s), Vocals, Jazz Organ
Josh Aaron - Drums
Brendan Michael - Bass
Vanessa Winters - Vocals

HOT MAMMA BLUES
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Brian Dale Allen Strouse - Guitar(s), Vocals, Harmonica
Brendan Michael - Bass
Josh Aaron - Drums

WHEN I'M GONE
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Brian Dale Allen Strouse - Guitar(s), Vocals, Piano
Vanessa Winters - Vocals
Brendan Michael - Bass
Josh Aaron - Drums

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Track Name: Someone Else Blues (Krk)
Well, the one salty tear
That trickles down your face
Has now trickled for years
It couldn't stand to be replaced

You gotta hope to god you die
In the face of all it knows
And the best part of this life
Is the sense that no one cares

I got an interview in a poem
I had an interview with myself
Oh, and I came to figure out
That i wish I was someone else

Ah, yeah the best part of me died
A long time ago
People rarely recognize the fact
But most sympathize with me

Well, I'm aware of what i want
I'm not aware of what I owe
Well, it hurts so much to be rich
In a town that seems so poor

If i broke her heart, I'm dumb
Because I thought I broke her thumbs
And the broken things seem to find me
And here it comes..

Well, I once was a carpenter
Oh, but now I'm just a ghost
I got an endless mind supplying me
With what I think I ought to know

For the last one hundred and eighty years
I've been alive inside a cell
I scraped the pain off of the walls
And learned to criticize

She reads the Bible when she's bored
She reads the Koran when she's cursed
She crawls to work when she's inspired
To be something greater than her
Track Name: Shooting Star
When you wish on a shooting star
Does your luck ever comply?
Do you dream for a new love?
Or do you wish that you could feel some?

When you wish on that shooting star
Does my name ever cross your mind?
Do you wish for a new love?
Or do you wish that you could feel some?

Oh honey, I gave you all my money
You turned right around and gave it to a gambling man
Yeah, soon you will learn
What you give won't be returned
So, I’ll never fall in love again

When you wish on a shooting star
Does your memory change its mind?
Do you recall the lonely one?
Do you still fall for that setting sun?

When you wish on that shooting star
Do the colors of your eyes
Change like the chords of our song?
Cry like the day that you were born on?

Well, oh honey
I gave you all my money
You turned right around and gave it to a gambling man
Yeah, soon you will learn that what you give won't be returned
So I’ll never fall in love again
No ill never fall in love again
Track Name: Beautiful Anger
Well, there’s a moon and a hell behind us
There’s a wrong and a righteous way
We can call this place home
Because it’s wherever you want
Nobody will say differently

Well, all my friends are dead
There ain’t nobody left to die
Except you and me
But we will live forever
As long as we believe we will

Just think nobody ever comes around here
This place is a lifeless pit
Four walls and a sink
And a million days to think
Of what we have done thus far

You thought my my my
What a beautiful anger
And I thought my my my
What a beautiful stranger
No one’s stranger

Remember when the angel clipped your arm?
And the wings you thought you’d lose?
It took a tragic moment
For us both to discover
That we both have nothing else but the blues

So, lets be alone together
Lets swim in depression all day
Take every grain of sand you want
Remember that nothing is greater
Than the greatest thought you can think

Yeah, it’s a long long way from here
It’s a mystery to me and my god
It’s a hard falling rain
It’s a strange strange game
It’s you and me together, apart

And I think my my my
What a beautiful anger
And You think my my my
What a beautiful stranger
No one’s stranger

We’re at the moonbeam shop
Avenue of the fourth
You can say stop
Say whatever you want
I have learned the hard way
Love is nothing
Track Name: I'm Still in Love with you
Well, I don't want nobody else
You're quite important like the moon
Well, the moon held such a high regard
Expects the sun to blush too, soon

Laying concrete on your porch outside
Well, it mostly makes me think of glue
Like the rays of sun are hot
Or how the sunshine is bright
Never once have I stopped loving you

And I'm still in love with you
And i still want more from you
Well, you know I will
You know I wish that I couldn't
But I can't because I'm still in love with you

Oh, even when I drink my mind to the mush
Oh, even when I drink because of you
I generally wake the next day, then i'll take
A long look at who i'd be without you

Now, I don't need no woman to shine my shoes
I don't need no woman to read me the news
I don't need no woman
No woman unless it's you
I need a place to lay my head
And kill my blues

And I'm still in love with you
And I still want more from you
Well, you know I will
You know I wish that I couldn't
But I can't because I'm still in love with you
Track Name: You're a Star
When you stand up straight and live your life un-stoned
You think your skin feels strange
And you're destined to be alone

You wanna claw and drag somebody else down below
You hate to live this way
Don't know yourself no more

Ah, Baby you're a star (Maybe you're a star)
Baby you're a star (Maybe you're a star)
Baby, you're a star (Maybe you're)
Let me show you you're not alone

You tried to break my heart and say you did nothing wrong
I tried to be your friend, involved, and well informed

Ah, that's alright mama
Cause i can hold you when you fall
Cause you're an old soul baby
And an old soul can't die young

Ah, Baby you're a star (Maybe you're a star)
Baby you're a star (Maybe you're a star)
Baby, you're a star (Maybe you're)
Let me show you you're not alone
Track Name: Summer Lea
Well, up north the ice is cold
But, if she'd have me
I'd be there
Summer Lea stole my heart in the summer
As the cold threatened the air

We fell asleep
The room was warm
And now you see
I'm just a torn
Well, I need some strength
To carry myself
Back home from summer lea

Well, she warms my heart to the bone
And, now it's frozen cold again
I can't believe we fell for each other
Believe me, I know we did

We fell asleep
The room was warm
And now you see
I'm just a torn
Well, I need some strength
To carry myself
Back home from summer lea

You see the sign for the old cemetery
She'll be the shine off the sun
As it sets in the sea
I think the rain won't stop
Think my brains gonna rot
Unless I get to summer lea

See a white ghost standing near an old oak tree
And a wise man banking on his future to breed
Well, if it sounds like blue
Or it tastes like green
Take a trip to summer lea

Summer Lea
Why the hell would you leave?
You know that I believed in you
And I thought you believed in me

We fell asleep
The room was warm
And now you see
I'm just a torn
Well, I need some strength
To carry myself
Back home from summer lea
Track Name: Sailor
I'm just a sailor on the bottom of the ocean
And, I'm just a saving up to spend
I think it's strange how you can love someone
And once pretend
Not to know that they exist
Strange is the lover
Who discerns between the truth and hell?
Cold are your lonely fingertips
I'm just a sailor on the bottom of the ocean
And, I'm just a saving up to spend

Where do I run to?
And, what am I suppose to do next?
You're such a cold heart
And, it beats inside my head
My head is burning
My eyes see more
As I see less
You have defeated me
So, why don't you quit?

I'm just a sailor on the bottom of the ocean
And, I'm just a saving up to spend
I think it's strange how you can love someone
And once pretend not to know that they exist

Where do I run to now baby?
And, what am I suppose to do next?
You're such a cold heart
And, it beats inside my head
My head is burning
My eyes see more
As I see less
You have defeated me
So, why don't you quit?
Track Name: Talk you Down
Well, the red door you sit behind is burning
It's an awful mess
My inside stomach keeps turning
But i know it'll be o.k.
Because one time in my dream
My skin resisted the heat from flame
Well, i figured out what's wrong with me
I met you

Don't it always feel like i'm takin a shot?
Like i'm always trying to bring you down
Now, don't it always feel like i'm taking a shot?
Ah, but I just wanna lay you down
Yeah, I just wanna lay you
I just wanna lay you with your feet near the fire
We can burn the damn house down

My night life has come to an end
If I could go back I would not do it all over again
Although, I know exactly what you drink
I wouldn't have to try very hard
No, I wouldn't stop to think
No balacning books on my head
No bouncing checks
I'd bounce you instead
oh, I love you honey
Ain't that enough said?
I love you so much I'd die

But, Don't it always feel like i'm taking a shot?
Well, I'm not
I wanna be your friend
When the sun gets cold and the moon gets hot
Well, I'll love someone else instead
Track Name: Mermaid
She thinks fast like she's been here before
She's nothing like you
She moves quick like a light in the dark
Good looks won't do
You feel cold
Are you needing a spark?
You need another drink too?
I move in cause it ain't very far
Honey, I found you

Mermaid number one
How much do I owe you?
Your eyes and the sun
They could beat anyones
Somebody to loathe
Somebody to hold you
We all need someone
But, you do what you're suppose to

Been alone in the water for days
Until some poor soul needs oxygen
Then, you leave when I think you should stay
I want to see you again

She swims fast and she breaks many hearts
in a ocean so blue
Well, her name is madonna of stars
She sings a beautiful tune
She don't listen very well in the dark
But, she knows what to do
Well, her brain is as big as a car
And her lovers get used

Mermaid number one
How much do I owe you?
Your eyes and the sun
They could beat anyones
Somebody to loathe
Somebody to hold you
We all need someone
But, you do what you're suppose to

Been alone in the water for days
Until some poor soul needs oxygen
Then, you leave when I think you should stay
I want to see you again
Track Name: Lean on Leen
Well, you can lean on leen on me
Well, you can lean on leen right on me
Well, I almost wish i knowed
How you heart beats when i go
Mine goes ... honey
Well, you can lean on me

Well, you can lean on leen on me
Well, you can lean on leen right on me
It takes time to work things out
It takes money to twist and shout
Well, we can twist and spend
Shout in the bed
Honey, when you lean on me

Well, why would you say
That you want me to stay
When you don't?
I'm on my knees
Asking why
You just won't lean

Lean on leen on me
Well, you can lean on leen right on me
Well, a heart don't stay broke long
When it takes to the road with a song
Honey, well you can lean on me

Well, why would you say
That you want me to stay
When you don't
I'm on my knees
Asking why
You just won't lean
Track Name: Hot Mamma Blues
Well, I love my baby most day and night
I love that woman whether it's wrong or right
We'll, I hate her games mama
But I love to eat her food
Yes I do
I figure I'm in my early twenties
What the hell do I have to lose?

Well, I can't stand standing on my own two feet
I can't quit drinkin' less I have to sleep
I wanna rock you baby
But I guess you already knew that to be true
I wanna be in love with somebody
At this moment, that body's you

Well, I'm gonna write you a letter
Write you a letter so mean
I'm gonna get it shipped express
Right into your major veins
Ah, It's gonna save you baby
Properly medicate your wounds
See, I'm in love with the truth
And it's in love with you
There's only one thing left to do...
Track Name: When I'm Gone
I don't believe you at all
You may have deceived me for the last time

When I'm gone
You're with somebody who you've claimed to kill
oh, and I know much more than you believe I know

And, I don't want to blame you
But I do
And, I don't want to remain
Caught between somebody else and you

I don't believe you at all
Lovin' you and only you is my fault

I, alone cannot change your thoughts
So, please think to remember who you are

And, I don't want to blame you
But I do
And, I don't want to remain
Caught between somebody else and you