The Attic Session

by Josh Harty & Blake Thomas

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Josh Harty and Blake Thomas are individual solo artists and songwriters who have been friends and collaborators for more than 10 years. "The Attic Session" was recorded live in Blake's attic in Minneapolis, MN. It showcases songs written by both Josh and Blake with complimentary harmonies, simple guitar and banjo arrangements and minimal mixing.

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released November 4, 2014

Recorded by Jeremiah Nelson

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Josh Harty Madison, Wisconsin

Josh Harty's unique blend of American music has become a must-hear for those who keep the tradition of country, blues and folk close to their hearts. The touring bug has never left him as he continuously travels across Europe and North America. More than just moving along, he's spending plenty of time in the communities along the way, from Brooklyn to Haarlem, from London to Portland. ... more

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Track Name: You & I
Some other time in another life
you and I will get together once in a while
and it'll all be fine
just you and I

Time's got a way of making of making itself
a little bit harder on everyone else
and I don't know why
yet still we try

Then we talk again and tell ourselves
that one more chance and everything's gonna be alright
but looking back we both knew that over is what this was coming to

Then we talk again and tell ourselves
that one more chance and everything's gonna be alright
but looking back we both knew that over is what this was coming to

Got a picture of you I keep to myself
reminding me of all the time I spent
trying to hold on
trying to hold on
But now 3 years went by
and I think to myself
what would I have done with somebody else
and what comes to mind?
how lonely am I

Then we talk again and tell ourselves
that one more chance and everything's gonna be alright
but looking back we both knew that over is what this was coming to

Then we talk again and tell ourselves
that one more chance and everything's gonna be alright
but looking back we both knew that over is what this was coming to
ooh ooh oh
Track Name: Sarah
Well we sit on the porch
with a drink in each hand
Looking so sad and dazed
Forgetting all the lessons
that we learned in our youth
yet making the best of our days
And round about midnight
the sky is still blue
It lingers like the smell of cologne
For those who live life by romantic ideals
I guess love just means being alone

Well Sarah goodbye
it's no harm done
We were just worried and young
well I wish that I had said what I meant
and I wish you had meant what you done

Well babe it took guts when you tried to smile
in the marble hall of the college
When you watched me walk out
just turning my back on
the institutions of knowledge
and the tears you cried were for all of us
who fold in the face of emotion
your mouth was a river
your eyes like a wolf
that revealed the whole spectrum of motion

Well Sarah goodbye
it's no harm done
We were just worried and young
well I wish that I had said what I meant
and I wish you had meant what you done

I still have that picture from the one time that we
embraced in our own tangled beauty
Lord I'll think of you fondly in the back of my mind
when I make it out to New York City

Well Sarah goodbye
it's no harm done
We were just worried and young
well I wish that I had said what I meant
and I wish you had meant what you done
Yea I wish you'd meant what you done
Track Name: Nowhere
Something's going on that I can't explain
something like a fever
something like a fire
burning through my veins

It seems like I may not find my way out this time
turn another corner to a dead end street
and try to run out on my mind

I gotta go
I gotta go
Nowhere

It seems like it's been so long
since I didn't have to look behind
To know where it is I came from
who's still there to call mine

Every hour of every day
like another mile away
What if the hands don't stop
and there's no time to say

that I had to go
I had to go
Nowhere

Now I'd like a little time alone
to ease my mind and try to find out
where I've gone
where I've gone

Now I know there are lessons that I've left to learn
I gotta find my way back over bridges that I've burned
so give me a direction
point me back to the road
For taking all the right turns
something I'm not often know

I don't wanna go
Don't wanna go
Nowhere

Now I'd like a little time alone
to ease my mind and try to find out
where I've gone
where I've gone
Track Name: How Long
Got a world of trouble
honey on my mind
You're a world of trouble
and I'm just a satellite
It doesn't feel like I'm moving
No I get no farther from you
Now the Earth is a mother
and the moon's just blue

So how long, how long
til all my love is gone

God I'm gonna go down to Texas
gonna try to unwind
Gonna leave whatever I can leave behind
stop down through Denver
see a girl I know
Well she broke my heart
but that was such a long time ago

So how long, how long
til all my love is gone

You could've been such a pretty memory
before I drove it through the mud
sometimes it seems to me
that time is only out for blood

God I walked you to the graveyard
and I listened to you pray
You said that everybody gotta have some kind of faith
in some way
Well sad people get lonely
other people get free
Everybody's gonna hurt you
no matter who you decide to be

So how long, how long
til all my love is gone

God I woke up in the morning
with thunder in my head
and I wish I hadn't said
whatever it was that I said
There's moonlight on the water
and the ships out at sea
Gonna leave my love for you as an unheard masterpiece
Gonna leave my love for you as an unheard masterpiece
Gonna leave my love for you as an unheard masterpiece
Track Name: Sweet Solution
There I've watched another year go by
One more time the Winter comes to find
I'm trying
trying to do it right

Times I've been known to run and hide
times I've known enough to say goodbye
This time I hope I do it right

How long can this go on
How long can I hold on
Last night suicide seemed the sweet solution in my mind
now I find it seems a drunk man can't decide
Can't make up my mind

One more glass of wine
one more dream
one more line about what life's done to me
who will I blame it on this time

All the mistakes
times I've been wrong
and all the wrong roads I've been down
Still I wanna turn it around

How long can this go on
How long can I hold on
Last night suicide seemed the sweet solution in my mind
now I find it seems a drunk man can't decide
Can't make up my mind

Last night suicide seemed the sweet solution in my mind
Track Name: Satisfied
Well there's no one else around
Lord I think I'll go downtown
If it's all around you take it
If it's all around you break it
And I can sit and have some tea
or just get drunk
whichever's free
Well if it's all around you take it
If it's all around you break it

And I've never been this satisfied
No I have never been this satisfied
No no no

Well I've got a woman in my head
that only wants to see me glad
Well if it's all around you take it
if it's all around you break it
And then one that's in my bed
that just don't wanna see me sad
Well if it's all around you take it
If it's all around you break it

And I've never been this satisfied
No I have never been this satisfied
No no no

Now the one thing I always knew
Lord it's just a part of you
Well if it's all around you take it
if it's all around you break it

Now I'm watching every move
because I have to know it to
If it's all around you take it
if it's all around you break it

And I've never been this satisfied
No I have never been this satisfied
No I have never been this satisfied
No I have never been this satisfied
Track Name: Country Song
Why won't you tell me
what's on your mind
I've seen that look before
and I know you've been crying
You try to lie
try to hide the tears in your eye
But I've learned to recognize
when you're down
when you're down

You can't keep it all inside
that's what I've heard before
it's harder to practice than to preach
a heart can be paralyzed by a story someone tells
and I know that I've told one or two

I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to hurt you

Oh oh oh oooh oh
Now and then there were times when I was wrong
but that don't mean
we can't go on
Oh I oh I oh I

I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to hurt you
I never meant to hurt you

So why won't you tell me
what's on your mind
I've seen that look before and I know
I know you've been crying
Track Name: Breaking Even
We're a little frayed around the edges
but the fabric's still good
I should've learned to swing a hammer
Cause now I'm just knocking on wood

My father used to tell me he'd rather be lucky than good
and if you see my mother tell her I did the best that I could

And everywhere that I go is just leaving
Knowing I've never known what need is
But you learn quick when you're alone
that the best you can do now
is breaking even
And honey I
I need it

Well I think about John Henry on days like these
at least he had the benefit of seeing his enemies
I push it till I'm weak
but I can't spot the machine
Tell Jerry he can take the Mossman
when exhaustion takes me

And everywhere that I go is just leaving
Knowing I've never known what need is
But you learn quick when you're alone
that the best you can do now
is breaking even
And honey I
I need it

We're a little lost
a little older
and the money's not there
I'm seeing my past and future
in the same rear view mirror
But at least the sun is soft
and the road is clear
It's coffee and a handshake
and I'll see you when I see you

And everywhere that I go is just leaving
Knowing I've never known what need is
But you learn quick when you're alone
that the best you can do now
is breaking even
And honey I
I need it
And honey I. . . I need it
Track Name: Phone Lines
Come on take a walk with me
and tell me who do you love
cause I know I know I'm not the one you're thinking of
anymore
anymore

Georgia in the Summer time
will make you go insane
I know oh I know cause I almost forgot your name
when I saw that red-headed girl

I know something's going on
and you try not to explain
or is it just that lonesome feeling coming on again
you've got something you won't say
through phone line or mail

Try you try you try so hard
but sometime the wheels won't turn
all the mistakes we've made
you know another lesson learned

Come on sit down with me
before we go another round
looks like one of us is gonna have to lay this down
tonight
oh tonight

I know something's going on
and you try not to explain
or is it just that lonesome feeling coming on again
Now I know what you wouldn't say
through phone line or mail
Track Name: World of War
From Coney Island to San Francisco Bay
how my mistakes seem to follow
You take the high road
I'll take the low
Maybe we'll meet up tomorrow

Cause kindness is the currency of the free and the poor
there's nothing in this whole wide world
that she can't afford
She gives me love that don't beg for more
a little peace in a world of war

Well I've got some old flames
that still burn
No matter how far I roam
But I'll keep yours lit in the window of my soul
in case you can't find your way back home

Cause kindness is the currency of the free and the poor
there's nothing in this whole wide world
that she can't afford
She gives me love that don't beg for more
a little peace in a world of war

Oh oh oh Love
You're long gone
Oh oh oh Love
is long gone

The kind of rest that I receive in your arms
is so strange and pocket watch rare
If I couldn't put it down in a song
I'd gladly cut off all of my hair

Cause kindness is the currency of the free and the poor
there's nothing in this whole wide world
that she can't afford
She gives me love that don't beg for more
a little peace in a world of war
A little peace in a world of war
A little peace in a world of war