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Lifetime of Comedy

by The Parson Red Heads

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1.
Heaven knows I’m trying To be like you Being good’s a new thing I never tried to Haven’t had a drink since I cannot tell you How much I love you Why can’t I tell you How much I love you? Why can’t I tell you How much I love you?
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All I Wanted 03:11
All I wanted was for you to say You had nothing better to do All I wanted was for you to know That everything I said was true All I wanted was for you to say That you had me in mind All I wanted was for you to know This was not a waste of time Like it’s been my whole life All I wanted was impossible A way to undo the past All I wanted was a simple thing A way that we could make it last All I wanted was for you know That I had you in mind All I wanted was for you to say This was not a waste of time Like it’s been my whole life Feel like it’s been my whole life Feel like it’s been my whole life Feel like it’s been my whole life I want to be where I was - right by your side The feeling never goes, feeling never goes away
3.
Life, as it seems Is nothing more than strung together Nightmares and dreams A truer world lies just beyond our grasp I believe Someday we will be together There in the clouds There where the shroud is lifted Fall and be found You’re not in this alone Life, as it seems Is bigger than the words we use To say what it means A picture painted using colors We’ve never seen Someday we will be together There in the clouds There where the shroud is lifted Fall and be found You’re not in this alone
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In a word I would say that my life is a liar In a few I would say that my life’s not my own I pretend in a way that I know where I’m going But I hide in the comfort of things long ago But if I could see (you never see) If I could know (you never know) I wouldn’t waste your time I’d save you a lifetime of comedy And if I could see (you never see) If I could know (you never know) I wouldn’t waste your time I’d save you a lifetime of tragedy In a year I can feel all my habits are changing In a few I may not be the man I am now I pretend I’m the one doing the rearranging But the truth is I really don’t quite know how But if I could see (you never see) If I could know (you never know) I wouldn’t waste your time I’d save you a lifetime of comedy And if I could see (you never see) If I could know (you never know) I wouldn’t waste your time I’d save you a lifetime of tragedy
5.
Coming Along 05:10
Coming along Coming at last Coming on strong Coming on fast I will not follow I will not lead I will not leave you in my shadow Coming along Leaving the past Coming on strong Nothing will last I will not follow I will not lead I will not leave you in my shadow Coming along You will never know The world my never go Where you want it I will not follow I will not follow I will not follow I will not lead I will not leave you in my shadow I will not follow I will not lead I will not leave you in my shadow
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Another crack in the mirror I remember days when you breathed my name Another gap in the armor Remember all the things that fell out of place I never thought I’d regret it Never thought you’d come back from the grave Sometimes I try to forget it But I could never seem to get away I could never change your mind I could never turn back time If I had never called you I guess I never would have changed
7.
Turn Around 02:54
I got a number on the wall If you ever need me I got a place where we can go If you want to find me I will never be the one To turn around and leave you high I got a number on the wall If you ever need me I got a place where we can go If you want to find me I will never be the one To turn around and leave you high I will never be the one To turn around and leave you Tell me your story Where to begin Tell me your secrets How to get in I will be there for you I will be there for you I will be there for you
8.
Close the door It’s not open anymore The strength I used to have I have forgotten I don’t know How I ever let it go I used to think it was all that really mattered Every day As I’m walking away I know the time must come to surrender Every night As I watch the fading light I hear your voice, and I begin to remember I found a reason I need to carry through I found a reason I just want to be with you I just want to be with you
9.
Warrior 04:34
Bad days Came and went But I knew I’d see you again Walk up like an old friend You’re always waiting ‘round the bend I cannot be a warrior for long Long enough to sing this song I cannot be the warrior you need But it’s what I try to be Wishing hard to see the day Almost there when I lost my way Perfect sun, perfect rain Wash away, wash away I cannot be a warrior for long Long enough to sing this song I cannot be the warrior you need But it’s what I try to be
10.
Every night when I close my eyes Dreaming of another place Seems like everyone’s far away Drifting into outer space What if we ever get out of here? What if we have to return? Light a fire before we go Just to find our way again Every night when I close my eyes Dreaming of another place Seems like everyone’s far away Drifting into outer space What if we ever get out of here? What if we have to return? Light a fire before we go Just to watch it burn Again, again, we’re gonna live again Again again again! Again, again, we’re gonna live again Again again again!
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All the races that I ran All the hopes that I once had All the selfish dreams I’m putting away again Every time that I lied Every time I made you cry Every time I said, today would be the last Run away from me now Run away from me now Run away from me now Can you forgive the man Who never let you in? Can you forget the times I said everything was fine? All the while I was dead Or slowly dying All the while I was trapped, and living inside my head Run away from me now Run away from me now Run away from me now Falling, fading, lose yourself Falling, fading, lose yourself Falling, fading, lose yourself Falling, fading, lose yourself Perfect submission I see with new vision No longer the needing

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The Parson Red Heads are excited to announce the upcoming release of a brand new studio record, Lifetime of Comedy, due out November 13th on Fluff and Gravy Records (USA) / You Are The Cosmos Records (EUR). It’s their first release of new recordings since 2017s album Blurred Harmony.

Written and arranged by the band in the first couple years after releasing and supporting Blurred Harmony, this collection of songs is the first the band has fully written, arranged, and recorded without founding guitarist and singer Sam Fowles, and the first to be produced and engineered entirely by long-time Parson member Raymond Richards (who has produced many records over the years, including some by favorites such as Local Natives, The Blank Tapes, and Blitzen Trapper).

An album full of dreams, self-reflection, and weary yearning, Lifetime of Comedy covers a lot of sonic ground. If you’re familiar with the Parsons work, you’ll hear some familiar touch-stones - beautiful vocal melodies and harmonies, sparkling pedal steel-driven cosmic Americana and folk rock, coupled with new elements to their sound, layered synths, organs and mellotrons, songs that build and drive to chaotically beautiful peaks.

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released November 13, 2020

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