On That Note

by Brian McParland

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released October 23, 2015

Recorded at Twin Bed Studios from 10/16 - 10/23/2015 (except track 6 recorded 2/24/2015)

All songs written and produced by Brian McParland

Brian sings and plays guitar on this album, with mandolin, melodica, and percussion here and there as well

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Acoustic folkie type who loves punk and dadrock

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Track Name: How Could I Know
The other day, I saw you
I was the best I could be
And since then, I have missed you
Well, you meant so much to me
I didn't know you were gone
You never told me

How could I know
I couldn't see
I thought you said
Something else to me
How could I know

And as the rain starts falling
It calms me down at night
I lie awake and wonder
If you could turn on the light
I needed someone
To help me feel alright

How could I know
I couldn't see
I thought you said
Something else to me
How could you go
How could it be
I thought you cared
I thought you cared for me
Track Name: Problem to You
We talked all through the night
You kinda wish that we could go right now
But I don't see that
So I assume that you can't see how

I could like someone like you
And you could like someone like me
Forget that last part
I kinda like you, oh, can't you see?

CHORUS
If it's a problem to you
Then it's a problem to me
But it's a different kind of problem
In which I wish it wasn't a problem to you

I met you so long ago
But now it seems you're never here
It's kinda sad to think about
I really miss when you were near

I could come over your house
And pretend this is something more
Even just for a little while
What was that all for?

CHORUS

Why I bothered, why I cared
Questions I can leave alone
It doesn't matter anymore

I guess it's time to head on home
Leave those regrets behind
After all, that's what they say
If you look for love, what do you find?
Track Name: Questions
How can I find another way to say I love you
What did I think about to say that what I said was true
You are wonderful
It's unbelievable

What did I think about to say that what I said was true
Why do I wonder all alone if I know what to do
It's unbelievable
You're so beautiful

Why do I wonder all alone if I know what to do
Where can I go if I can't see just where I'm going to
You're so beautiful
I hope that's meaningful

Where can I go if I can't see just where I'm going to
How can I find another way to say I love you
I hope that's meaningful
You are wonderful
Track Name: Who's Up?
Who's up, who's up, who's up?
I gotta get this to a house ten miles away
Who's up, who's up, who's up?
I don't have dinner at the same time everyday

If you're drunk and you don't wanna drive
I'll go to your home
Bringing you gifts of Italian food

Rain or snow, I do the best that I can
Sometimes I'm all alone
I do all the work, or as much as I can do

Who's up, who's up, who's up?
I gotta get this to a house ten miles away
Who's up, who's up, who's up?
I'm stuck in traffic on this crowded motorway

Back and forth I drive around
But sometimes I need to slow down
To find the number of your house
Put it on your mailbox please
So I can park in front with ease
Turn on the lights by your front door

If you're stoned and you're stuck on the couch
I've got your pizza dude
We've got toppings like you won't believe

I get tired after working all day
Some people can be rude
Just don't forget to tip me when I leave
Track Name: Drivin' in Ice Blues
Keep your eyes on the road
And your hands on the wheel
Keep those eyes on the road
And those hands on the wheel
As long as you don't panic
It won't be a big deal

I don't have four-wheel drive
And I don't know what to do
I've only got front-wheel drive
And I don't know what I should do
'Cause I'm stuck in a pile of snow and ice
And I've got the driving in ice blues
Track Name: Worth the Effort
Were you there when we would sit around
Doing nothing for at least an hour
On our phones we play our stupid games
Barely talking while the music played
But I had some fun
Seeing everyone

CHORUS
It was worth the effort and I have to say
I wouldn't want it any other way
It was worth the effort and I have to say
I guess it's better than staying home everyday

Here I am, and I can't stand it all
We got too old to enjoy the mall
All we have are sketchy clubs and bars
And all the cities are way too far
But we do what we can
To come up with a plan

CHORUS SOLO CHORUS
Track Name: On That Note
Oh well, on that note
I can't let you go
I won't say goodbye
I can't stand to try anymore

Drift away
That's all you seem to do
I can say
You know it's true

Oh well, on that note
I'd like to let you know
Who I can really be
I didn't mean to set you free, but
There you go anyway
Track Name: Archie, Get in the House
Archie, get in the house
I'm sick of you barking up my tree
Keep your racket in your backyard

Why won't he go in?
Patience growing thin

Archie, go get a job
Read a book, find a hobby
The squirrels all have business to tend to now

Something isn't right
Barking day and night

Archie, get in the house