Better On Drugs

by Jim Bryson

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Russell Wisniewski
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Russell Wisniewski I guess this addresses that guilt we all feel when we medicate to feel OK about just normal life. Everything moves so fast and the background soundscape Jim Bryson always creates makes it feel good to dive in for multiple listening pleasures. I other people get me when I hear this.
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The $30 Song Idea!!!

Ok: this is one fine fine song and it's the closest i've ever come to fundraising..and here is the what up.
It is $30 as an idea of a way to tell people that I am ok with streaming but here is a way to contribute to the offset of the effects of all that awesome flat rate music consumption.
So this smash hit is $30 here: don't think I'm an ass for doing this: I think it is actually a nice idea.

It features my, for all time drummer, Peter VonAlthen and darling bass pal Jon Hynes.
It is mixed by PEI hit machine Dan Ledwell and we got our local Grammy Nominee Phil to master it.

I am telling you: what an idea...what a song;)


It’s been all those years
Since we parked the car on the lawn.
And told them off
And told 'bout what's going on
and your friends seemed better.
until the moment that they had to drive us home.
and leave us here to contemplate
the world on our own

And now the night seems calmer
and the days are clearer on drugs,.
and it all stays quiet
and we all seem safer and loved

And when the days got short.
you tried to renovate the space, you were standing on
on a autumn night, mid week: drunk and shaking
And our friends seemed better
when it wasn’t such drag to get us home.
and leave me here to view the whole god damn world
on my own

and now the night seems calmer
and the days are clearer on drugs,.
and it all stays quiet
and we all seem safer and loved
And we all feel better
And the kids are sweeter on drugs.
And the songs get softer
and the words speak to me

And the days are clearer
And the kids are sweeter
And we all look better
In this stay in weather
And the skies grow lighter
And the nights are shorter
And we all feel better
In our sleeping
And days are better
When we're all together
the sounds get softer
And the nights grow calmer
And the nights are clearer
And you all look better
But our sticky fingers
Aren't the way through winter


released April 17, 2019
Peter vonAlthen: Drums
Jon Hynes: Bass
Jim: Singing and Strumming
Mike Dube: Piano and initial tracking production
Dan Ledwell: Mixing
Phillip Shaw Bova: Mastering


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