Better People

by Eastern Phoebes

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Recorded May-October 2012 in our lakeside cottage, Patchogue, NY.

All songs written//arranged//engineered//produced by Ry Smith.

Photo by Meg Bayley.

Art design by Ry Smith.

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released October 11, 2012

Ry Smith-vocals, piano, keyboards, bass, drum programming, stylophone, harmonica, melodica, percussion

Meg Bayley-vocals

Rick Kattermann-electric and acoustic guitars, bass

Gary Norton-drums

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Eastern Phoebes was a band on Earth in the 21st century.

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Track Name: Owl Pond
Couldn’t get to Owl Pond//it was beyond my grasp//never think about the great beyond
//it’s such a daunting task//someday when you hear me say that I’ll get there for real
(2x)//Couldn’t flee the Maple Lands//there was a hand in my face//never think about the
human race//we’re such a damn disgrace//but someday when you hear me say that I loved
them for real//someday when you hear me say that I loved them all for real//Couldn’t get to Owl
Pond//never think about the great beyond//there’s too much time in the way//don’t ever know
which road I’m on//there’s too much shit in the way//someday when you hear me say that I’ll
get there for real//someday when you hear me say that I love all the world//someday when
you hear me say that I love all.
Track Name: I'm A Wolf
I’m climbing down from the lake to the mountain//and I’m finding out what it takes to make a plan//I’m not a wolf//for what it’s worth//I’m of the Earth//and I’ll prove it to you someday//I’m freaking out about the things that I can’t control//and I have my doubts//you know it’s hard to start a band//I’m not a wolf//for what it’s worth//I’m of the Earth//and I’ll prove it to you someday//I’m not a wolf so forget what you heard//and though I may bite I’m rather kind//it don’t sit right with my peace of mind//I’m not a wolf so forget what you heard//and though I may bite I’m rather kind//I know it ain’t right but my state of mind works for me//I’m not a wolf yet //I’m heading back to the lake from the mountain//and I cut myself some slack ‘cause I hate to break a plan//I’m not a wolf//for what it’s worth//I’m of the Earth//and I’ll prove it to you//I’m not a wolf//for what it’s worth//I’m of the Earth
Track Name: Better People
Please don’t do it (please don’t do it)//you’ll get through it (you’ll get through it)//now that you’ve seen all the things that are wrong in the world//please don’t buy it (please don’t buy it)//don’t deny it (don’t deny it)//now that you’ve seen all the things that are wrong with the world//now that you’ve seen all the things that are wrong//how you gonna mix it up?//how you gonna fix us?//break the system make us better people all around...
Track Name: Musta Been Mine
Haven’t seen a mystic in some years//haven’t had a good sound in my ears//What happened to the age of innocence?//what happened to the age of common sense?//it musta been mine musta been mine ‘cause I didn’t quite get I didn’t quite get//musta been mine musta been mine ‘cause I didn’t quite get I didn’t quite get your love//only had a few friends in some time//only had a few friends in my prime//what happened to the age of luxury?//what happened to the age of you and me?//it musta been me musta been mine ‘cause I didn’t quite get I didn’t quite get//musta been mine musta been mine ‘cause I didn’t quite get I didn’t quite get your love//haven’t seen a mystic in some years//haven’t had a good friend for my tears//I could tell the age of luxury//I could tell the age of Let It Be, “it musta been mine musta been mine ‘cause I didn’t quite get I didn’t quite get//musta been mine musta been mine musta been mine ‘cause I didn’t quite get I didn’t quite get//it musta been mine musta been mine ‘cause I didn’t quite get I didn’t quite get your love.”
Track Name: We Can't Have A Cat
EVERYONE HERE IS ALLERGIC IT SEEMS, NOBODY CAN QUITE SAY WHAT THAT MIGHT MEAN!

EVERYONE HAS AN OPINION TO SAY, MOST CAN'T AFFORD THE ATTENTION IT MIGHT PAY!
Track Name: Yer Dollar Is A Dead Spore
Yer dollar is an old dead spore//now I’m trembling//and no one knows their fate for sure//I’m resembling//I’ve seen it all I’ve seen it all before//I’ve heard it all I’ve heard it all before before before before//yer nickel is a violent whore//now I’m traveling//no one sings their own folklore//I’m unraveling//I’ve been through it all I’ve been through it all before//I’ve felt it all I’ve felt it all before before before before//yer money is a malcontent//yer quarter digs an early grave//now I’m worrying//and no one knows they can’t be saved//I’m not hurrying//I’ve been through it all I’ve seen it all before//I’ve heard it all I’ve seen it all before before before before.