Words Girls & Games - Vol 1

by Eastern Electric

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“Words Girls & Games - Vol 1”, features 5 original tracks and proves to be the first of two releases from the band. It is a collection of songs about promises (words), heartache (girls), and stratagems (games). On the surface, these songs are born from lament. Dig a little deeper and these tracks, with optimism, wit, and candor, can be applied to the soundtrack of many facets in life.

Recording began in January 2016. An epic winter storm interrupted the initial sessions and ultimately prolonged the completion process until nearly a year later. But as the pieces gradually came together, like whiskey in a barrel, these tracks had the chance to age a bit. They're warm, contemplative, and playful.

Eastern Electric is a band of layers... From the ground up, their sound is built on a deeply solid rhythm section, followed with the expansive and at times ethereal layers of pedal steel guitar and organ, solidified by smooth and smoky vocals.

“Words Girls & Games - Vol 1” features 5 original tracks heavy on twang and grit. Plug in your favorite device... and turn that sh*t up!

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released November 22, 2016

Eastern Electric is:
Nate Clendenen - Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Mandolin, Percussion, Hand Claps
Kyle Coffey - Piano, Organ, Keys
Joe Esham - Pedal Steel Guitar, Vocals, Hand Claps
Charlie Greenhalgh - Bass
Sonny Martin - Drums, Percussion
with special guests...
Sara Kryscio - Vocals
Bobby Read - Saxophone

All songs written by Nathan W. Clendenen (ASCAP)
Arranged and performed by Eastern Electric
(c) 2016 The Electric Co., LLC

Recorded and Mixed by Frank Marchand,
Waterford Digital, Millersville, MD

Saxophone tracks recorded by Bobby Read,
Small World Audio, Afton, VA

Mastered by Randy LeRoy,
Airshow Mastering, Takoma Park, MD

Cover Photo by Jason Shatzer
for Old Time Photographs, Ocean City, MD
Layout and design by Nate Clendenen

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Eastern Electric is a five piece rock, country, blues group based in Maryland, USA. Their distinct blend of styles is punctuated by heavy doses of twang, grit, and improvisation. From the ground up, their unique sound is built on a deeply solid rhythm section, followed with expansive and at times ethereal layers of pedal steel guitar and keys, solidified with smooth, smoky vocals. ... more

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Track Name: Life Ain't a Game
She could’ve had the world but she lost it in a card game
Baby you should know by now you can’t win with a losing hand
Like it or not it’s all gonna end the same
And winning alone it don’t make your man

Since you’ve been gone and I’ve been here
I ain’t missing you no more my dear
Don’t know much, how hard, or why I tried
Win or lose it’s all gonna end the same
Baby you should know by now that life aint a game

You might say that I’ve spent my life dodging bullets
Metaphorically speaking I’ve seen more than my share
Like it or not they all land right where they’re meant for
After I pulled myself right out of thin air
Track Name: Burning Photographs
Caught in a bottle Starting a fire At the edge of the world
Same old bottle Same old flame Just strung out on a different girl
You know the wind is still blowing My heart and soul wide open
The waters still rising And so many words are still left unspoken

I’m burning photographs Trying to forget
All those sad sad songs That you had in your head
I wish there was something left To hold on to
I’m burning photographs And they’re all of you

You know my life is in a way
That keeps me running around and around and around
Around the world with a six-string hammer
Trying to gain a little ground

I’m blinded by the moment
Yet it’s plain to see I’ll never get back
I know somehow you’ll always keep yourself
Fallen though the cracks

I’m burning photographs Trying to forget
All those sad sad songs That you put in my head
I wish there was something left To hold on to
I’m burning photographs And they’re all of you
Track Name: Music City
Once in Berlin
Twice in Baltimore
Three times in Houston and
Four in Bangor
Five in Annapolis
And six in San Francisco
Lucky number Seven in Ocean City
Baby where did we go?

Do you remember
All the miles on the road
All those songs that we’ve sung
And stories we told…
I guess I must’ve lost you
Somewhere in New York City
But maybe one day baby…

I will meet you in Nashville
Guitar in Hand
Standing out on Broadway
Singin in a band
I will meet you in Nashville
If the cards favor me
Until then travel safe and sing pretty…
I’ll see you in the Music City…

We talked about Chicago,
Philly and Boston
Charlottesville
And Austin
Then I missed you out in Witchita
And again in Columbus
I know you love Denver
But there aint nothing left for us

But to meet again in Nashville
Guitars in Hand
We’ll be walking East down Gallatin
Singin in a band
I will meet you in Nashville
If the stars align for me
Until then travel safe and sing pretty…
I’ll see you in the Music City…

Bridge-
Once all I heard
Was your voice out on the wind
Maybe one day I’ll hear that voice
Singin’ to me again
Last I heard you’re way out West
And you know I’m home back East
Finally letting you go at least…

Until I meet you in Nashville
Guitar in Hand
Standing out on Broadway
Playing at the Ryman
I will meet you in Nashville
If the stars align for me
Until then travel safe and sing pretty…
I’ll see you in the Music City…
Track Name: More Little Words
I am so tired of being so weary
Once again you’ve left me alone
But somehow so clearly
Everything is all right

I am run down from being so weak
I’m a fool for lovin you
But honey can’t you see?
Everything is all right

Words, Words, Little Words don’t mean a thing
Only the biggest and heaviest of them for you and me
Words, Words all these words don’t mean a thing
Without you here to hear them coming from me.

Yes I am blind. It’s been like this for years.
I’m lost and I’m scared
But just tell me to have no fear
Because everything is all right
Baby have no fear
Everything is all right

Words, Words, Little Words don’t mean a thing
Only the biggest and heaviest of them for you and me
Words, Words all these words don’t mean a thing
Without you here to hear them coming from me.
Baby where are you to hear these words coming from me
Honey I just need you here to hear this from me.
Track Name: Nowhere Song
One day when I die
I’m gonna go out like Hank Williams
From a broken heart in the back seat of my car
I will wonder how I got there
And then I’ll remember you clearly
And I will wonder where you are

Because you ain’t nowhere No you aint Nowhere
You aint nowhere that I find myself
And now you aint got me
Out there walking the tightrope
Between who you were and who you really are

I suppose I’ll remember you best
On the beach out in the sunshine
Smiling right there next to me
And then I will remember
All the reasons that I loved
And I’ll try to forget all the reasons that I had to leave

Because you ain’t nowhere
No you aint Nowhere
You aint No where that I find myself
And now you aint got me
Out there walking the line
Like you did before in all the days of our time…

One day when I die
I’m gonna go out like Hank Williams
From a broken heart in the back seat of my car