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released November 29, 2016

All Songs Written By: Donnie Biggins
Guitar, Vocals & Piano: Donnie Biggins
Guitars, Keys & Vocals: Ryan Joseph Anderson
Bass & Keys: Dan Ingenthron
Drums: Jamie Gallagher

Produced By: Ryan Joseph Anderson
Recorded & Mixed By: Matt DeWine at Pieholden Suite Sound
Mastered By: Carl Saff at Saff Masterting
Photography: Joshua Black Wilkins

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Track Name: Lula
waiting outside of Lula on monday morning
waiting so patiently for my soft-boiled egg
well you know, it's worth the wait
'cause not a mustache in there is straight
i've been waiting outside of Lula on monday morning

waiting outside of Lula on wednesday morning
I picked up a Chicago Reader to hear what they had said
well on the cover, was a man
who was rapping in a can
he was waiting outside of Lula, that very morning

well if you, want to go to a cocktail bar
you know you don't have to travel very far
there's at least one dozen within a walk
you can pull up and talk about your Warby Parker's

waiting outside of Lula on thursday morning
I'm always waiting so patiently for my soft-boiled egg
well there's a waitress in a dress
I have failed to impress
so I'll keep waiting outside of Lula every morning

well if you, want to go to a cocktail bar
you know you don't have to travel very far
there's at least one dozen within a walk
you can pull up and talk about your loft apartments

waiting outside of Lula on friday morning
I'm always waiting so patiently for my soft-boiled egg
well there's a waitress in a dress
I have failed to impress
so I'll keep waiting outside of Lula every morning

well there's a waitress in a dress
I have failed to impress
so I'll keep waiting outside of Lula every morning
Track Name: Closer To You
all I wanna do is get
a little bit closer to you
all I wanna do is get
a little bit closer to you

I keep reaching out to grab your hand
and pull you closer baby I'm your man
you keep turning away from me
push me away and say let me be

all I wanna do is get
a little bit closer to you
all I wanna do is get
a little bit closer to you

it's getting really cold bed at night
we're far apart it doesn't feel alright
I need you close, baby I won't bite
I want to hold you and squeeze you tight

all I wanna do is get
a little bit closer to you
all I wanna do is get
a little bit closer to you

it's getting really cold bed at night
we're far apart it doesn't feel alright
I need you close, baby I won't bite
I want to hold you and squeeze you tight

all I wanna do is get
a little bit closer to you
all I wanna do is get
a little bit closer to you
Track Name: Milshire Hotel
let me bum a cigarette
and may I use your light?
I know I’m looking homeless
outside the Milshire Hotel tonight

I ain’t causing you no problems
I ain’t looking for a fight
I’m just piecing my life together
outside the Milshire Hotel tonight

you can find me here on Tuesday
next month, well you just might,
see me smoking cigarettes
outside the Milshire Hotel that night

will it ever happen?
oh can’t you people see?
I’ve put in time for my behaviors
now I’m back in society

can I stay in your apartment
without you in a fright?
I don’t want to rent a room
inside the Milshire Hotel tonight

will your hire as a door man?
won’t you shed me some good light?
I’m looking to make an income
and leave the Milshire Hotel tonight

will your hire as a door man?
won’t you shed me some good light?
I’m looking to make an income
and leave the Milshire Hotel tonight

I’m looking to make an income
and leave the Milshire Hotel tonight
Track Name: People Killing People
well the guns they are blazing
on Chicago's west side
and the boys they are acting like they
aren't committing crims

people killing people
I will never understand
putting guns in children's hands
does not make you a man
it does not make you a man

bullets flying sideways
like a storm across the sea
killing neighborhood passerby's
that could have been you or me

people killing people
I will never understand
glorifying murderers
does not make you a man
it does not make you a man

well it's hard to trust the police
'cause they're killing unarmed men
and it's hard to trust your neighbors
who may have concealed weapons

people killing people
I will never understand
laws protecting the right to bear
does not make you a man
it does not make you a man

let's take the guns off of the streets
and put them away for good
deadly crimes will sure decrease
and save our neighborhoods

people killing people
I will never understand
put a book in your children's hand
and help your fellow man
we need to help our fellow man
Track Name: Yes, It's Hard
oh yes, it's hard
being the man I'm supposed to be
oh yes, it's hard
being the man I'm supposed to be
oh yes, it's hard
being the man I'm supposed to be

yes it's hard, being a man

oh yes, it's hard
being the husband I'm supposed to be
oh yes, it's hard
being the husband I'm supposed to be
oh yes, it's hard
being the husband I'm supposed to be

yes it's hard, being a man

oh yes, it's hard
being the father I've longed to be
oh yes, it's hard
being the father I've longed to be
oh yes, it's hard
being the father I've longed to be

yes, it's hard, being a man

oh yes, it's hard
being the friend I'm supposed to be
oh yes, it's hard
being the friend I'm supposed to be
oh yes, it's hard
being the friend I'm supposed to be

yes it's hard
being a friend
being a father
being a husband
and being a man
Track Name: Twenty Eight Years Old
I spent a week with the devil
the devil made me cold
yeah he nearly killed me
when I was, twenty eight years old

I took the train on downtown
to host my show
and that's where he left me
dying in the snow

well they tried to warn me
not to mess around
once you hang with the devil
he will keep you involved

I would stay on that barstool
well after we closed
listening to Harry Nilsson
a man no one knows

I spent a week with the devil
the devil made me cold
yeah he nearly killed me
when I was, twenty eight years old

I took the train on downtown
to host my show
and that's where he left me
dying in the snow

I stumbled out of the bar door
to head home on the train
but I went towards the airport
the wrong way again

I awoke in the cop car
out in front of my home
if the cop hadn't found me
I'd be dead and alone

I spent a week with the devil
the devil made me cold
yeah he nearly killed me
when I was, twenty eight years old

I took the train on downtown
to host my show
and that's where he left me
dying in the snow
Track Name: No Cop Will Ever Know The Truth
if the cops ever knew
just what I do
they'd probably throw my ass in jail

if the wind ever blew
my secrets and my truths
I'd probably end up postin' bail

they'll never be able to track me down
I'll be hiding with women from town to town
still drinking, doing as I do
no cop will ever know the truth

down in Bloomington
I worked at a liquor store
I served minors whiskey and beer, everyday

my back yard was full of pot
my cocaine was always stocked
my neighbors, they would never complain

they'll never be able to track me down
I'll be hiding with women from town to town
still drinking, doing as I do
no cop will ever know the truth

well I moved up to Logan Square
and I grew out my facial hair
I wore plaid, so that I, would fit in

I continued to bend the rules
I found others who thought it was cool
we all agreed that the cops were fools

they'll never be able to track me down
I'll be hiding with women from town to town
still drinking, doing as I do
no cop will ever know the truth
Track Name: Port Townsend, WA
will it ever stop raining in Port Townsend?
will I then stop feeling so blue?
I'm just sippin' on wine by the ocean
rememberin' how my heart fell for you

will we ever go out walking by the water?
I will always be yours and be true
I'm just staring straight out at the mountains
rememberin' how my heart fell for you

can we soon take a trip to the garden?
I would like to pick you fresh food
I've been lost singing songs to the tall pines
rememberin' how my heart fell for you

can I chop you some wood for the fire
I will wipe all the dirt from my shoes
you will watch me in the rain while I'm working
rememberin' how my heart fell for you

you will watch me in the rain while I'm working
rememberin' how my heart fell for you
Track Name: No New Names
you gotta leave your past behind
If you want to live up to your dream
you gotta open up your mind
and experience new things

we struggle with ourselves to move on
unless we're travelin’ in a pack
we struggle to become one
unless our pride is suddenly under attack

and every town has gotta gang
a group of stories that they maintain
and every night stays just the same
with drinks and laughs
but never no,
never no new names

you gotta leave your past behind
If you want to live up to your dream
you gotta open up your mind
and experience new things

I’m gonna move myself out west
with my beautiful girlfriends’ hand in mine
we’re gonna try to do our best
following taillights to empty signs

and every town has gotta gang
a group of stories that they maintain
and every night stays just the same
with drinks and laughs
but never no,
never no new names

you gotta leave your past behind
If you wanna live up to your dream
you gotta open up your mind
and experience new things
Track Name: When You Return
now honey please
just listen to me
and please relax
and sip your tea

it's time to go
we'll be apart
and I don't know
if it's worth the start

but what I know
I can barely see
you keep your feelings
hidden away from me

we've met too late
and it hurts my heart
so I'll just wait
for it to fall apart

while you're away
please think of me
I will be here
I will wait for thee

when you return
it'll be just us
we'll take it slow
there's no need to rush
Track Name: A Mind That's Been Lost
well I am losing my mind
one day at a time
and I don't know if I'll ever find it

but if you come across
a mind that's been lost
don't hesitate to keep it

'cause my mind's been used
it's been abused
it's a fuse that won't light
it's now a waste
it is bland with no taste
it should disappear every night

it's time to go
yes it's time to head home
yes it's time to go to bed

stop staying out late
and get my mind straight
and create more before I'm dead


'cause my mind's been used
it's been abused
it's a fuse that won't light
it's now a waste
it is bland with no taste
it should disappear every night

well I'm sorry now
I'm afraid but somehow
I'll have to let you go

we've had all our fun
but now that times done
I'm a star that just won't glow


'cause my mind's been used
it's been abused
it's a fuse that won't light
it's now a waste
it is bland with no taste
it should disappear this very night