watch it fall

Produced by Joseph Eid & Brian Soucy

All songs written by Joseph Eid

Mastered by Gavin Lurssen

Recorded at Sunnyland Productions, Sherman Oaks, CA

Photo by John Hanson

Illustration by Christopher Rule

lyrics & band credits

THE BAND

Joseph Eid: Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

Vern Monnett: Electric Guitar, Lead Guitar, Pedal Steel

Lynn Coulter: Drums & Percussion

Steve Nelson: Bass

Bobby Crew: Piano & Organ

Craig Stull: Background Vocals (track 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

CC Treadway: Background Vocals (track 6)

Andy Najera (Saxophone track 4)

Brian Soucy (additional percussion track 4)

 

STARTING OVER 

With angry eyes you slam the door, I guess that’s it. The guilt arises fills the room you left me in and I’m alone, I’m alone again. So I draw the blinds, I shut the lights off, fall to bed. And no matter how many times I just can’t seem to understand why I’m alone,  I’m alone again. But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel good.   And I won’t be crying cause for me, home is a new road. And I’ll clean this mess up fast cause you know I’m the best at  Starting over, starting over, starting over and over again. Once more I’m free, I swear it feels like I left jail behind me.  The thick steal bars of compromise, you know they just confined me. Sorry, I’m so sorry. But this time it’s me, hell it’s always me. I just can’t seem to comprehend. The middle part after the start and right before the end of the story, I’m so sorry. But I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel good.   And I won’t be crying cause for me, home is a new road. And I’ll clean this mess up fast cause you know I’m the best at  Starting over, starting over, starting over and over again. Someday somebody’s gonna make me stop this train. A love so deep will never let me get away and I will stay. I will stay. But for now I’m flying yes I’ll be flying solo With clear blue skies above and great wide open new road. It’s always a happy end when you’re a real good friend to  Starting over, starting over, starting over and over again.

TOMB (WALKED AWAY)

I picked a dream over us, I placed my bets on a future instead of love. I remember that night so well - heart broken, you’re eyes swelled up and I walked away, I walked away, I walked away.  It’s funny when you’re young, you think you’ll always win, You think you’ll keep on finding love again and again, So you chase that pot of gold but the chase never ends. Tonight I’m looking ahead but I see a future that’s dead. They wrote this on his tomb. . . ”he was brave but he gave up on love too soon, he chased his dreams to the moon. he was known, sand his songs, but he dies alone.”  I guess back then I didn’t have the clearest vision or it’s just hard to see when you’re blinded by ambition. It was hard last night at the bar, they told me you were getting married and I walked away, I walked away, I walked away. I guess I always thought one day we’d reconnect and if I ever settled down, it would be with you in the end but I guess I’m just a fool to think you’d wait around until then. Tonight I’ll be looking back (one last time) and then I’ll wish you the best.  They wrote this on his tomb. . . ”he was brave but he gave up on love too soon, he chased his dreams to the moon. he was known, sand his songs, but he died alone.

WATCH IT FALL

My neighbor down the hall knows the dirt on everyone,  he’s got secrets to tell, And the new guy who lives by the front door stands out there all alone, he’s got weakness to sell, And there’s the actress downstairs with the dog who’s dying, He cries and he cries when she goes out, And there’s a tattoo’d healer who’s more like a dealer of things you don’t wanna know about.  I watch it all fall fall fall down, From the roof to the walls to the ground ground ground, I watch a dream sink sink sink low low low, they keep on telling me “go.”  The old lady by the stairs been living there for 40 years, she’s got stories of fright, She tells tales of ghosts in the halls from tenants who lived here before and the way that they died, Then she touches my face and says “I remember the man in your place” and that’s when I slowly start to back out and I say “lady thank you for the history but I really gotta go, you see, there’s some things I don’t wanna know about.” I watch it all fall fall fall down, From the roof to the walls to the ground ground ground, I watch a dream sink sink sink low low low, they keep on telling me “go.”  But one day when I’m famous, I’ll finally move out of here, I first said ‘6 months’ but it’s been 6 years and I’m still here. . .  The composer on the 1st floor, he’s longing for something more there’s a pain in his eyes, When he walks by with his girl hand in hand he sneaks a look my way and I understand,  there is a light that he’s hiding, And there’s my friend upstairs from me with his theories of conspiracy and I always seem to run into him when I’ve been drinking and he says “just smoke this joint my friend and don’t bother making any plans cause this ship is sinking."  I watch it all fall fall fall down, From the roof to the walls to the ground ground ground, I watch a dream sink sink sink low low low, they keep on telling me “go,” they keep on telling me “go,” they keep on telling me, they keep on telling me they keep on telling me . . . “go.”

DIARY

You did it, went’ against your own mind, and you saw what you didn’t want to see.  Every little secret that was mine, turned up to the highest degree.  Didn’t anybody tell you, didn’t anybody tell you,  Didn’t anybody tell you not to pry?  But you did it anyhow, you crossed that line to sacred ground and you opened up Pandora’s box and now you’re tortured by your thoughts and you don’t know what’s true from what’s false but it’s too late, it’s in your head you gotta live, you gotta live with what you read. I admit it, we were falling apart but you only saw what you wanted to see and I tried to give it to you from my heart but you didn’t want to take it from me did you ever think to ask me, or have a conversation, before you decided to invade my privacy?  But you did it out of desperation, you did it out of lust and you broke down every wall we shared when you betrayed my trust, and now you’re swimming up a stream trying to save us but it’s too late, it’s in my head you gotta live, you gotta live what you did.  Didn’t anybody tell you, didn’t anybody tell you,  didn’t anybody tell you not to pry?  But you did it anyway, don’t you know there’ a price to pay when you stoop so low to satisfy your curiousity? and now you’re wishing you could go back to yesterday  but it’s too late, it’s too late. Yea you did it anyhow, you crossed that line to sacred ground and you opened up Pandora’s box and now you’re tortured by your thoughts and  you don’t know what’s true from what’s false but it’s too late, it’s in your head you gotta live, you gotta live with what you read.

ONE AND ONLY

Did you hear?  They’re taking turns, Breaking hearts and burning bridges. Picking up and tossing out like weeds and city lights will lead you right  to all your heart’s delights, at every corner you will find just what you need.  I found a new thrill but I found it won’t fill that craving for the next best thing and I’m tired of spinning around this fire. So would you be, you would be my one and only?  would you be, would you be my one and only?  Did you hear? They falling fast but nothing here seems to last. They pick it up and toss it out like trash and you can watch them across the fields how they explode with majesty but the earth is scorched like a heart with holes os deep. The seed of truth takes time and trust and the difference between love and lust and a longing for growing endlessly. So would you be, would you be my one and only? would you be, would you be my one and only? My one and only, my one and only.

LET ME IN 

Deep inside these woods, there’s a path for you. It was carved with love, it was laid out for you. You keep coming back but you don’t remember. It was carved with a plan that you can’t understand collect your sticks till they’re heavy as bricks hold them close to you like they’re your babies and the road gets hard and lonely and dark in the distance can you hear me?  I’m calling out, calling out to you.  It’s been lifetimes, I’ve been trying to get through But your world is loud, my voice is soft and you got lost, you got lost, you got lost.  There are places you will pass that you’ve been to before but you’ll forget it all when you knock on their doors and you’ll go in again, and you’ll play the same game but it keeps you away from the path that’s waiting. Collect your past and your worries and hold them close to you like they’re your babies and you feed them everyday and they grow and the weigtt gets too much for you to take, can you hear me?  I’m calling out, calling out to you, It’s been lifetimes, I’ve been trying to get through, But your world is loud, my voice is soft and you got lost, you got lost, you got lost. All these things that you held high These my friend have made you blind you look for proof, you look for signs but can’t you see the truth is standing by your side?  I'm calling out, calling out to you, it's been lifetimes I've been trying to get through your world is loud, my voice is soft, and you got lost, you got lost, you got lost. Let me in, let me in, let me in, let me in. Let me in. 

Human

Produced by Joseph Eid & Brian Soucy

All songs written by Joseph Eid
Published by Joseph Eid Music (BMI)

Recorded at Sunnland Productions Studio (sunnylandproductions.com)

Mastered by Ron Boustead @ Resolution Mastering

Photos by Jacopo Manfren

LYRICS AND CREDITS