Basement Soul

by Tommy Alexander

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Made in Vermont in the Winter of '14

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released March 25, 2014

Tommy Alexander//Basement Soul

Recorded and Mixed by Ryan Power

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Tommy Alexander Portland, Oregon

Alexander’s voice is full of passion, with tangible emotion and a depth of experience to share. Fans of both indie and pop music will enjoy the variety in instrumental sounds and the carefully constructed lyrics.

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Track Name: Joshua Tree
Joshua Tree

This road is long, and this sky is blue
Your word is your bond, your word is your truth
Thinking about time to take it slow
Thinking about time to be alone
Ain't it peaceful sitting in the breeze
With nothing for miles but Joshua Trees

So I packed my bags and I headed west
With something strange burning in my chest
Do you relate to the crow that flies?
Bringing songs from above and a sun that shines

Life is a trip when you're running down a highway of dreams
With nothing for miles but the Joshua Trees

Thinking about time to take it slow
Thinking about time to be alone
This road is long and the sky is blue
Your word is your bond, your word is your truth
Let it rain all down on me
Gotta run for the hills, dear, see what there is to see
There's nothing for miles but Joshua Trees
Nothing for miles but Joshua Trees

Ain't it peaceful sitting in the breeze
With nothing for miles but Joshua Trees
Track Name: Everyone Knows
Everyone Knows

Through her window is a place I'd like to hide
She wouldn't change a thing if she knew what i'd find
In her bedroom there's a painting without a wall
She'll hang me dry one day watch me fall

Cause everyone knows just where the rain goes
Everything slows when I'm with you

In her darker days she paints a lake of fire and ice
A place to leave your vice and choose your price
Everyone moment seems perfect, every angle comes clean tonight
I'd lay with you my dear any time

Cause everyone knows just where the rain goes
Everything slows when I'm with you
Cause everyone knows just where the rain goes
Everything slows when I'm with you
Track Name: Mixed Up World
Mixed Up World

She lies awake in the morning
Sun dried tears turned to gold
So love a new day is dawning
So love it seems I found a home

She calls me down and it's snowing
She don't beg steal, or break
She runs me dry in the morning
Says to the boy, "you best get ready for the day"

And I ain't no compare in the likes of Jesus
And I ain't no compare in the likes of she
See I ain't nothing but a broken boy
In a mixed up world just dying to be free
Just a boy in a mixed up world
Just a boy in a mixed up world

So I carry you with ease
So I blow these candles dry
So I suffocate the scene its clear
I've been born now I must die
And I ain't no reason to be forgotten
I ain't no remorse that you should hold
See I ain't nothing but a broken boy
In a mixed up world just waiting to unfold
Just a boy in a mixed up world
Just a boy in a mixed up world
Just a boy in a mixed up world
Just a boy in a mixed up world

Living at last
Living at last
Track Name: Dreams to Dance
Dreams to Dance

Life like a movie
Take'em to the show
3.5 people
6.5 to go

lean into the window
Finally fill the frames
I've got dream's to dance with a better lover
With something more to say

I'm gonna be your fire
I'm gonna be your flame

I'm gonna be your fire
I'm gonna be your--

Flustered by results
Questioning your act
Dying to find all the time you killed
But you'll never get it back

Life like a movie
Take'em to the show
3.5 people
6.5 to go

I'm gonna be your fire
I'm gonna be your flame

I'm gonna be your fire
I'm gonna be your flame
Track Name: One More Rock
One More Rock

One last love before she's saved
One last reason to pray for change
Mother of mine, you know i'm fighting for you

Caught a bad, dirty disease
It traveled down into my knees
It's a shame if life ain't living at all

Run amuck of the century
the eye, the evil that I do see
It's a shame
When truth ain't honest at all

Yeah we been bound for great survival
Moving this stone along
One more rock and this mountain's bound to fall

I'll be good I swear it's true
I'll be good, I'll be good to you
I'm ashamed now honey, those words i spoke

Cause i see you and you're flying free
But now it's best to relate it seems
And move on, these choices ain't easy no more

In the night I do send you love
I reconcile with the ghosts of above
I'll be strong, keep on pushing the wall

Cause we've been bound for great survival
Moving this stone along
One more rock and this mountain's bound to fall

Cause we've been bound for great survival
Moving this stone along
One more rock and this mountain's bound to fall
Track Name: Catalina
Catalina

If yesterday
Is so far away now
If holding on
was so easy to do

I will be true dear
Like the oceans latter
As if your warmth
Has healed my wounds

Cause I'm on the wire now
Running the miles down
All I reap is all I've sown
So won't you come
Dear Catalina
Won't you sing that victory song

In the country
There is a mother
With 18 children of young and old
With nothing but memories
Placed on her table
How is she to feed them all

So long I waited
To feel your warmth dear
So long I waited
To let the caged bird go

So won't you come dear Catalina
Won't you sing that victory song

So I'm on the wire now
Running the miles now
All I reap is all I've sown
So won't come dear Catalina
Won't you sing that victory song
Track Name: Another Man's Story
Another Man's Story

I was working in the country
Found a hundred dollar bill
Thought I'd move it to the city
Meet a real nice girl
So I stopped along the way down
Met a man named Jane
He had a real tall story
Half of which could've been fake

He said I've got a place to go
No one to roll with
No one to see
What's gonna happen to me
I've got a life to share
No one to hold
No one to be
Here laying next to me

So we were dancing in the moonlight
Shaking that tree
Jane was howling at the rain
and learning to be
he said there ain't nothing better boy than living free
There ain't no blue suede lining on that green light that you see

Said I got a place to go
No one to roll with
No one to see what's gonna happen to me
I got a life to share
No one to hold
No one to be
here laying next to me

Won't you care for me lady
Won't you care for me friend
Won't you care for me doctor
I'm in a mighty deep bed
See I ain't looking for solutions
I ain't looking for change
I ain't digging for dollars
Just hoping to breathe

Said I've got a place to go
No one to roll with
No one to see what's gonna happen to me
I've got a life to share
No one to hold
No one to be
Here laying next to me

Said I've got a place to go
No one to roll with
No one to see what's gonna happen to me
I've got a life to share
No one to hold
No one to be
Here laying next to me
Track Name: Nobody's Cryin'
Nobody's Crying

My love asks for roses
My heart longs for gold
To know what you're missing
You must find what you're owed

Beneath every shadow is a place to be sold
Everyone fights and flees all alone
See I've been a fool
Again and again
I reason with angels
been beckon to sing
Sure I've been cold
With one half divided
Held between love and this lie we confide in

All I see is a hole in the levee
My broken end of the deal
Someone must know
Someone must see
Nobody's crying for me
Someone must know
Someone must see
Nobody's crying for me

So as night becomes lonely
As the Day becomes dry
The shadows you're under
That are burning in the fire
With the light on her eyes
No one will see
So she waits for her turn
Just to speak, feel free
We live for each other
We long to be found
Fall in the winter and you won't hear a sound
Drinking the water that they feed to us now
One for the burning the rest for the crowd

But all I can be is myself in this life
One and another destined to rise
Yet someone must know
Someone must see
Nobody's crying for me
Someone must know
Someone must see
Nobody's crying for me
Track Name: Heart Full of Tears
Heart Full of Tears

I said oh what love will bring
Just a heart full of tears
And eyes full of pain
I said oh what love will bring
Just a heart full of tears
And eyes full of pain

So roll out the ashes
Put it on the man
Tell him he's been wrong to beg
Tell him he's a fool for that
One more night awaits
And I'll be through
Telling him he's a fool
He's been lying to you

I said oh what love will bring
Just a heart full of tears
And eyes full of pain
I said oh what love will bring
Just a heart full of tears
And eyes full of pain

Make it bitter for the baby
Make it sweet for the girl
Built so strong like a man
Yet you're winded and whirled
what becomes of evil?
what becomes of ghosts?
now that the lucky
Have been missing the most

I said oh what love will bring
Just a heart full of tears
And eyes full of pain
I said oh what love will bring
Just a heart full of tears
And eyes full of pain
Track Name: Kentucky
Kentucky

She said, "Reach out show me that you love me"
He said, "I don't wanna play that one again"
I'm tired of all your lying, I'm tired of all the crying
We may as well quit if we can't play this fair

And if you're afraid of her leaving
If you're too spent now on the wheel
Count every blessing and give them each a home
There's one sweet forgiveness that's been stabbed in the back

and If you travel down to Central Kentucky
To the place where my father was raised
No one's a saint dear if everyone's trying
Can you remember the words that she said

She said living is much easier than dying
And dying ain't a part of this game
There ain't nothing for you but a home here
Down on the Kentucky plain

When you're gone I do taste your sweet aging
When you're home I pray no one returns
I'm such a fool for you, can't keep it cool for you
Bend all my rules for you, that's what I do

In the midst and the tussle of Brooklyn city
In the place where my mother was raised
no one's a saint dear if everyone's trying
Can you remember the words that she said?

I'll be packing my bags in the morning
I'm ready to let down all the shame
I'll be taking a heart that bleeds to the coast of the oregon sea
Never forgetting what she said

She said living is much easier than dying
Dying ain't a part of this game
There ain't nothing for you but a home here
Down on the Kentucky plain
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released 03 July 2014
Music and Lyrics by Tommy Alexander
Produced by Ryan Power and Tommy Alexander
Mixed and Recorded by Ryan Power
Mastered by Timothy Stollenwerk
Art Work by Perry Khalil