East Rock

by Seth Adam

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"East Rock" is a year long project for 2016 where I intend to write and record songs out of my house and neighborhood in New Haven. There will be a new song each month, and I will be playing every instrument on each song. "East Rock" is a play on words - I live in the East Rock section of New Haven, and the music is "rock" from the "east coast."

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released January 29, 2016

Words and music written by Seth Adam
©2016, Seth Adam, BMI

Recorded, engineered, mixed, mastered, and produced by Seth Adam at The Shoebox Studio in New Haven CT, using no more than 2 microphones at any given time.

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Seth Adam New Haven, Connecticut

‘Songwriter of the year’ Nominee - 2016 The New England Music Awards

Singer/songwriter Seth Adam writes compelling, genuine songs with honest lyrics. The alt-country, Americana rocker draws comparisons to Counting Crows, Tom Petty, Ryan Adams and Jason Isbell. ... more

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Track Name: Settle Down
LYRICS:

On a train ride
This box car takes forever
Another stop here in wherever
all these other people go
It was a good time
playing in The City
But something here within me
just can't wait to get on home

When you're on my mind
and I'm on the roam
I know I'll never be alone
You are the reason why I'm coming back around
You make me want to settle down

Hotel windows
and living from a suitcase
I like the folks in this place, sure do miss the ones back home
Miles of highways
or something more familiar
I don't remember what the words were but they always bring me home

When you're on my mind
and I'm on the roam
I know I'll never be alone
You are the reason why I'm coming back around
You make me want to settle down

Oh, just another hundred mile to the border line
then we got all this time
Oh, just another few more hours until the day

When you're on my mind
and I'm on the roam
I know I'll never be alone
You are the reason why I'm coming back around
You make me want to settle down
Track Name: The Real Ones
LYRICS:

You're caught up in a moment
when you realize everything that you wanted was a lie
after all this time
Walls and walls that fill your head,
circling around you spin
When the daylight comes there's a new way to begin

For all of the times that you tried

You can tell who the real ones are, they won't let you down
You can tell who the real ones are, they won't let you down

Let go of hesitation when the absolute of love is on your side
I swear that you'll be fine
And I know it's not that easy
And it damn well feels insane
when you have to start yourself over again

For all of the times that you tried

You can tell who the real ones are, they won't let you down
You can tell who the real ones are, they won't let you down

All you wanted was a life and love
and time to find the real ones on your side

For all of the times that you tried

You can tell who the real ones are, they won't let you down
You can tell who the real ones are, they won't let you down
You can tell who the real ones are, they won't let you down
You can tell who the real ones are, they won't let you down
Track Name: Whose America
LYRICS:

Rattle your sabers and shout your cursing words
When it doesn't cut your skin, then it doesn't really hurt
There is no compromise if it's outside your belief
You're so courageous when you take away from me

So whose America are you wanting it to be?
Whose America do you think that it should be?

Go ahead and build your wall to keep the brown ones out
Keep your institutions up to keep the black ones down
Jesus must be crying when we're helping out the gays
And those with different gods must be put back in their place

So whose America are you wanting it to be?
Whose America do you think that it should be?

White wash in your desperation
Coloring is infestation
When you take this obligation
to degrees of separation
Learn to love instead of hating
But you'll just continue waiting
for something that's never changing
Whose America is this?

As long as it's someone else, then there's no pain to be felt
Celebrate your victory that's another person's Hell
Don't you dare be reaching out to lend someone a hand
When it's just a bastard son from some foreign land

So whose America are you wanting it to be?
Whose America do you think that it should be?
Track Name: Politician
LYRICS:

Press me, impress me
with your big shiny...
with your big shiny, slick and loaded run
You’ve got the answers
We got the cancers
So power hungry, you could eat the sun

Keep on waving, smile with a pretty face
We’ll prop you up when you’re falling down
and get you to your place

Hey man, what can you do for me?
Does money make you listen?
To get my vote you’d say anything
You’re just another politician

Your love of Jesus,
it runs in seasons
Only on Sundays you believe in God
See, I’m a poor man
They closed my factory
I pray for money with my bootstraps up

Keep on waving, smile with a pretty face
I’m sure these suckers will hold you up
and get you to your place

Hey man, what can you do for me?
Does money make you listen?
To get my vote you’d say anything
You’re just another politician

Feed me your lines
Sell me your lies
Baby, it’s all for show

Hey man, what can you do for me?
Does money make you listen?
To get my vote you’d say anything
You’re just another politician
You’re just another politician
You’re just another politician
Track Name: Sweet Memories
LYRICS:

Mother, you don’t know me
but I’m wishing you some peace
This day has left you lonely
and in a time of need
for someone to comfort you and listen
to the words that you speak

When all your hope is gone
just keep holding on
to sweet memories
When all your hope is gone
just keep holding on
to sweet memories

Father, I’m a stranger
but I recognize your pain
And there is nothing short of anger
when the scene plays out again
Another world of sadness fills your heart
The tears are on your face

When all your hope is gone
just keep holding on
to sweet memories
When all your hope is gone
just keep holding on
to sweet memories

How many times should children lose their fathers?
How many times can we do this to one another?
I don’t pray to Jesus, but I pray we love each other
because we can, because we can

People, I’m your neighbor
and so you are mine
And how we treat each other
is defining of our time
I don’t have the answers
to all the world’s questions
but someone said to me

When all your hope is gone
just keep holding on
to sweet memories
When all your hope is gone
just keep holding on
to sweet memories
With all that’s come and gone
just keep holding on
to sweet memories
With all that’s come and gone
we shall overcome
with sweet memories