The Really Good Pot Roast Music Rolodex by Mark Dabney NEW THING icantplaythislive (Re-Release)

New Thing

by Mark Dabney

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Three years since my first solo record, I’m releasing a follow up album! ’New Thing’ is an extension of the electronica / new wave rock from ICPTL, and features songs cowritten by some great internet musicians.

Since ‘icantplaythislive’, I’ve been writing a lot more music: two full length albums by The Really Good Pot Roast, a solo EP Rolodex, and 50+ songs during 50/90 and FAWM. I’ve had the great opportunity to write and record with some amazing musicians across the internet, and over the last 2 years, I’ve collected a lot of new material that didn’t quite have a home with The Really Good Pot Roast. After FAWM this year, I had a good stack of music with a common theme, and I thought it was time to put it together and release it.

Rob Rubin, the other half of The Really Good Pot Roast, helped with mixing and mastering (at this point, no release from either of us is truly ‘solo’, and that’s awesome).

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released May 15, 2012

All songs by Mark Dabney except:
Distance by Mark Dabney and EchoVoodoo
9 Days by Mark Dabney and Sam Healer
Dog's Messin' with a Skunk Again by Mark Dabney and Duane Clancy

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Track Name: Mark Dabney, EchoVoodoo - Distance
You want me to believe
That I can fix anything
The walls crack the paint is fading
And still you believe

The patient and the damned
And their clinic on waiting in line
I can stand as long as you ‘d like
And still you believe

I can feel it when you stare off in the distance
I can feel it when you’re coming down
I get this dawning sense of realization
I’m losing you

Just cause you want it to be
This so-called engineering of fate
So i can owe it all to you
And still you believe

I won’t promise anything
But I ask you to deliver
I can bring back the sun
And still you believe

I can feel it when you stare off in the distance
I can feel it when you’re coming down
I get this dawning sense of realization
I’m losing you

Break the heart
The clock work stops
Dimming bulb and wanderlust
I remember way too much
to let you go
Track Name: Wasting Time
I bring my wares down your street
I breathe a sigh when I turn up your drive
I close my eyes and knock on your door
and wait forever so you know I'm alive

I tell you to name your price
I'd sell my soul but you pay no mind
I call your bluff you call me out
I call you name

And I say ooh ooh ooh

I’ll be forever wasting time
I’ll be forever wasting time on you

Seize the day and let me go
Ride with the wind right out of town
I packed a bag and hit the road
How I miss having you around.

New years came and bells rang out
And I found myself in monotones
Bass beat heart echoes 'neath
These skin and bone.

And I say ooh ooh ooh

I’ll be forever wasting time
I’ll be forever wasting time on you
Track Name: Night Off
I'm taking the night off
Finishing up and heading out
Think I'm gonna write this off
Closing up and moving out

I can hear the playback
Listen to the back beat Wonder if
I should add a clap track
I think we got what it needs

I'm gonna take the night off
I'm gonna take the night off

Won't say I got better to do
Only different but the same
Won't say I won't come back to you
Not different but not the same

I need to hear the playback
Need to hear the backbeat filling in
Need to check the high hat
I think you know what I need

I'm gonna take the night off
I'm gonna sit back and listen in
I'm gonna take the night off
Checking out to dig on in
I'm gonna take the night off

Forgive me, dear
The message clear
I've got too much on my plate
But it's getting pretty late


I'm gonna take the night off
I'm gonna sit back and listen in
I'm gonna take the night off
Checking out to dig on in
I'm gonna take the night off
I'm gonna take the night off
Track Name: Mark Dabney, Sam Healer - 9 Days
[CHORUS]
There are 9 days between us
While a second's too long
9 days make a difference
And the difference is wrong

A year of emotions
Can pass in a day
And the feelings that you have
Just won't go away

It takes a little longer
Than you hoped that it would
All the fretting in your head
Is doing you no good

[CHORUS]

You may have grown impatient
But you didn't grow up
I'm trying to convince
You that I'll still show up

I know that it scares you
When you're wrong in your dreams
And the life you see before you
Isn't what it seems

[CHORUS]

Take the time to consider
That's it's not too rough
And you'll realise
That 9 days is enough
Track Name: Designed Mistake
It's closing in
you're running out
I'm finding out so many things
the lies we bring

I know your face
the feel of your skin
to know I'm inside you breaks my heart
it falls apart

this won't be my last chance
but this will be my first designed mistake
I give and take

you call my name
a killing word
the sound I heard brings me to my knees
I aim to please

if I'm to sleep
I wait for you
the beats on one and two take my breath
if I could rest

this won't be my last chance
but this will be my first designed mistake
I give and take

this won't be my last chance
but this will be my first designed mistake
I give and take
Track Name: Down and Locked
The sky is falling around us
With no regard for where we've been
And this plane is righting itself
But I'm not strapped in

Down and locked

Floating is like falling with an uncertain end
Reaching out, I can feel you now
This is where i can belong
I can let you show me how

Down and locked
Track Name: This Won't Last
You say you’re on the ropes
And you’re not getting up
There’s sense in the bell that rings
And the arms of the floor hold you close

But this won’t last

You pick yourself up
Just to fall from greater heights
And I can see my house from here
I can see it all

This won’t last

Tomorrow’s lost it’s way
And today won’t take the hint
But this won’t last
Everything can change

This won't last
Track Name: Failing Live
[Instrumental]
Track Name: One (Holding On)
At breakpoint, brake check
Snap your neck at the sight
Who cares who tries
You know what's wrong or right
Better to have never had
than to know what you lost
Take heart, sweat heart
you can't make it if

You're holding on
You're holding on
You're holding on

High tide, go inside
cover your ears to the sound
Fall down, break up
smash yourself to the ground
Close eyes, bow your head
Say a little prayer
Give up just a little
If you think you can

Hold On
Just holding on
Just holding on
Track Name: New Thing
I'm gonna get you what you can't forget
I'm gonna get you what you can't forget
I'm gonna get you what you can't forget
No I won't let you forget

I'll tell you something
(I'll tell you nothing)
Lest you forget

This is my new day
(This is my reset)
This is what you get

This is gonna be the new thing baby
Even better than the real thing baby
This is gonna be the new thing baby
It's so new so new so new yeah

I'll tell you something
(I'll tell you nothing)
Lest you forget

This is my new day
(This is my reset)
This is what you get

(oohs and ahhs)

Will you tell me if I break you?
You you let me try and break you?
Will you tell me if I break you, honey?
Will you notice when I break you?

I'll tell you something
(I'll tell you nothing)
Lest you forget

This is my new day
(This is my reset)
This is what you get
Track Name: Mark Dabney, Duane Clancy - Dog's Messin' with a Skunk Again
Sittin’ on the couch, watch a movie on the TV
On a cool February eve, Had to turn it down,
there was a sound outside, I couldn’t hear it o’er the vee
Like a growlin’ and a barkin, There must have been one Hell of a fight
So I threw on my boots, And headed into the night
Wish I’d stayed where I had been
Dog’s messin’ with a skunk again

(Chorus)
You know he never learns his lesson
There’s no way to tone it down
He foams at the mouth
Rubs his face on the ground
Ain’t no way to win
He’s messin’ with a skunk again

(Verse)
I take him in the bathtub, wash the oil out the fur
I’ll use whatever I find, I’ll mix up buttermilk, (breathe)
orange juice, canned tomatoes, Arm-n-hammer, and hydrogen peroxide
But no matter how much smell, You wash on down the pipes
There’s always plenty left, To smell for a fortnight
Wish I’d stayed where I had been
Dog’s messin’ with a skunk again

(Chorus)
You know he never learns his lesson
There’s no way to tone it down
He foams at the mouth
Rubs his face on the ground
Ain’t no way to w in
He’s messin’ with a skunk again

(Verse)
Had to set the pet gates, move his bowl outside
And cover the bed and couch
Can’t take the chance that he might jump up
Cause you can’t just wash it out
I’m afraid it’s just the way he is, It happens every spring
When the critters get all twitter-pated, You know he’ll snap at anything
Wish I’d stayed there on the couch
Dog’s messin’ with a skunk again

(Chorus)
You’d think he’d learn his lesson
There’s no way to tone it down
He’ll foam at the mouth
Rub his burnin’ eyes on the ground
Ain’t no way to win
He’s messin’ with a skunk again
Track Name: Half of the End
It’s all the same
The beginning of the end
The sense of separation
And the longing in between

I found a way
to bridge the gap between
This winter celebration
And the long months sight unseen

I fall apart
Just fall apart
Let the wind take us where it may
I can make it back

I can feel what no one says
As I’m saw in half
Drawn apart

I can feel what no one says
As I’m saw in half
We’re drawn apart