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Goodnight Scarlett

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Now available! Credits…

  1. Bittersweet
  2. Everybody
  3. Blue Eyes
  4. Goodnight Scarlett
  5. Call Me When You're Famous
  6. These Flowers
  7. October Rose
  8. Love Across A Wire
  9. Better Days
  10. Electric
  11. Shine
  12. Last Goodbye

Credits

All songs written by Eric Stepanian
Pacing Fool Music (ASCAP)

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Malcolm Burn
Recorded March 2010 at Le Maison Bleu, Kingston, NY
Mastered by Greg Calbi for Sterling Sound
Album Artwork by Jon Marro

Guitars & Vocals – Eric Stepanian
Drums & Percussion – Ethan Eubanks
Pedal Steel Guitar – Jon Graboff
Guitars – Craig Ross
Backing Vocals on "October Rose" – Sandrine
Bass, Keys, Guitars, Harmonica, Backing Vocals and Percussion – Malcolm Burn

  1. Bittersweet

    Words & Music by Eric Stepanian
    © 2010 Pacing Fool Music (ASCAP)

    Chaos at midnight, and there
    Killing all the street lights, and I’m
    Loaded on a phone line after you
    Standing in my doorway, you were
    Wearing nothing for me, and you
    Slip into the dark, in your perfume

    One light alone on a stolen car
    Two hearts atone in an empty bar
    Three words you say can only go so far

    It’s bittersweet like a Sunday morning
    Something that I can’t deny
    I never wanted to leave
    Am I out of my mind?
    Someday we’ll begin to notice
    Right now we can let this slide
    Your love is chocolate to me
    Girl you’re bittersweet

    So now you’re gone at first light
    We know its not the last time
    I want to fall but not for you
    I’m waiting for the envy
    I’m waiting for the frenzy
    I’m waiting for the love the parachute

    Would you wait for me if I only wait for you?
    Would call to me if I only called for you?
    They say I got to move on
    They say I got to take over
    They say I’m out of my mind
    Yeah well you know…

  2. Everybody

    Words & Music by Eric Stepanian
    © 2010 Pacing Fool Music (ASCAP)

    Runaway
    Standing still
    Somewhere there’s a moment
    That tears apart your will
    I alone
    Will change your heart
    Standing here in silence
    Nervous from the start

    Everybody’s gonna need somebody
    Somebody that’s a lot like you
    Everybody’s gonna need somebody someday
    Somebody more like you

    Forever spins
    Another wheel
    It’s driving you to witness
    Everything reveals
    An empty moon
    A trace of gold
    I’m walking with your shadow
    And ribbons of your soul

  3. Blue Eyes

    Words & Music by Eric Stepanian
    © 2010 Pacing Fool Music (ASCAP)

    You don’t have to run
    We started out in lies
    Ended up miles apart
    You’ve got your mothers eyes
    She was seventeen
    The first time that we met
    It would be the last time
    I’d fall in love again

    Anyways I watched her walk away
    And I promised myself I won’t let you do the same

    It’s your blue eyes
    Are so bright and
    Darling I apologize that I,
    Wasn’t there for you
    And if you need time
    Well that’s all right
    I wanted you to know why, I will always love you true

    We swore we’d make it work
    And work was all I did
    Screaming like a radiator
    I was cold and broken then

    See flame blue at heart
    A belly full of hope
    You were just a flickering
    The day she made me go

    Anyways I watched it slip away
    And I promised myself I won’t let you do the same

    The years have been no friend to me
    You can see it in my face
    Always thought I’d die alone
    Without a chance to say

  4. Goodnight Scarlett

    Words & Music by Eric Stepanian
    © 2010 Pacing Fool Music (ASCAP)

    Hello Scarlett darling
    I know it’s been a while
    I was chasing after marquees
    When I put our love on trial
    I’m writing you from London
    I flew out here in style
    I remember we had nothing
    We were innocent and wild

    I’m becoming lost the more that I am known
    From the stage I see your face and carry on


    I was living in New Orleans
    The day you left the scar
    You were working as a hostess
    In the Bayou St. Jean
    You led me through a crowded room
    And straight on through the night
    As I cross these oceans
    You still cross my mind

    I can say goodnight to Boston
    I can say goodnight to Newport News
    I can say goodnight to New York City
    But still I can’t say goodnight to you

    Our storm raged on the bayou
    You kissed me in the rain
    We were perfect in that moment
    I took a photograph that day
    It’s kept in my guitar box
    Twice around the world
    It’s been with me, since I left you
    Like tears inside a pearl

    They tell that it’s fatal
    I’ve got two months or so
    If I make past this April
    I’ll be living on a loan
    I thought that I would write you
    And tell you how I feel
    Tell you that I’m sorry
    Tell you it was real

  5. Call Me When You're Famous

    Words & Music by Eric Stepanian
    © 2010 Pacing Fool Music (ASCAP)

    She’s a beauty from a small town
    And everybody knew her
    She didn’t care for what she’d seen
    All her life were pretty pictures
    Nothing could be better
    A frame of glass protects her dreams


    My mind’s designed like paisley
    Unwind the vines and set me free
    Confidence is comforting
    This is what she said to me

    “Call me when you’re famous
    Don’t forget to write
    Smile for the cameras
    Sign your name is lights
    Call me when you’re famous”

    We would talk about the weather
    And watch it through the window
    A change of mood for us to see
    All she had she took for granted
    Never seemed to notice
    I wore my heart upon my sleeve

    I know someday she’ll be ok she’ll be fine
    I’ll make my way along the highway in my own time

    So now I see the world without her
    I put it in a letter
    A play on words for her to read
    When I’m in love I fail to focus
    It often makes me wonder
    Will I recall these scattered scenes?

    I wonder where I’ll be twenty years
    How long it takes for me to find her
    One day I’ll wake up in a memory
    I’d call but I’ll leave it in a postcard

  6. These Flowers

    Words & Music by Eric Stepanian
    © 2010 Pacing Fool Music (ASCAP)

    She was born on the cusp in the wake of the Fourth of July
    A Cancer and a Leo with a tendency for living a lie
    There’s a sentimental fever that would never let her say goodbye
    And it was times like these she just take the car and drive, drive, drive

    And I, I’ve got these marigolds, I’ve got secrets in my closet that can never be told
    And every time you follow I’m faking for two, like always
    These flowers are for you

    She’s tangled in the moment and there’s always someone else to blame
    A devil in a dress, fancy words that could cheapen your name
    And she’s sweet, sweet girl but she doesn’t know enough to explain
    Why the red sky morning is sign for the coming rain

    There are words that I could say
    Broken promises of change
    Well to walk out or just run away

    She was born on the cusp in the wake of the Fourth of July
    A Cancer and a Leo with a tendency for living a lie
    And she’s sweet, sweet girl but she doesn’t know enough to decide
    Why the red sky running is the sign for the bleeding mind

  7. October Rose

    Words & Music by Eric Stepanian
    © 2010 Pacing Fool Music (ASCAP)

    You can see your breath on the wind tonight
    As the summer slips away
    You’re in love again
    Tangled tongues and electric eyes
    Summer stars are still in spin

    All that’s changing all remains in tow
    You may find he’s your October rose

    And I’ve been doing well these days
    There’s a fire in my sky
    I remember this
    Love to you was a simple game
    Just impossible to win

    And this scene is too familiar
    Being caught out in the rain
    Someone told me there’s tomorrow
    You have to let it change
    People always change

    You can see your breath on the wind tonight
    The stars are hanging low
    And it’s another year
    It’s the moment that you realize
    You wish you could just disappear

    I never run around in circles but I always thought I could see you
    I never run around in circles but I always thought I could be you

  8. Love Across A Wire

    Words & Music by Eric Stepanian
    © 2010 Pacing Fool Music (ASCAP)

    She’s gone away, the words to say
    Crash into the floor like little paper planes
    Love across a wire
    She said to me “I think I’ve changed
    I’m not the same girl from that midnight train”
    Love across a wire

    And I’m so, careless
    Cause I saw Paris, in your eyes

    I’m cold as hell beside this fire
    I stand alone no gun for hire
    It’s love, love across a wire

    I spend my days behind these walls
    This old revolver well it’s seen it all
    Love across a wire
    Waking now, screaming loud
    You’re walking with another but your lost in the crowd
    Love across a wire

    This time I’m telling everyone about you baby
    This time I’m loving everything about you now

  9. Better Days

    Words & Music by Eric Stepanian
    © 2010 Pacing Fool Music (ASCAP)

    I’m waiting on a new day
    I’m waiting on a brand new sky
    One with no envy
    One with no alibis

    I don’t want to be ordinary
    Like the one before me
    And a sunrise would be all right with me
    I’m waiting on better days

    I’m running through the twilight
    I’m running through a field of snow
    You’re running with a reason
    You’re running where we used to go

    You don’t want somebody to be over you
    You just want somebody chasing after you
    All the words you had to say
    And how you kept it all at bay
    You can’t escape
    And I can’t run away

  10. Electric

    Words & Music by Eric Stepanian
    © 2010 Pacing Fool Music (ASCAP)

    I’ve never been good at “good mornings”
    Probably cause I’m used to regret
    I always seem to wait out the warnings
    But I think I feel electric again

    I’m waking everyday in a fever
    Thinking of the words I swore I’d never say
    I used to find a way I could leave her
    But I think I feel electric today
    I think I feel electric today

    There is something we all live for
    There is something in her eyes
    There’s a place we wait for, baby
    When I’m electric I’m alive

    I’m a pacing fool for the moment
    Planning every word I would say
    I’m leaving everything on your shoulders
    And I hope you feel electric today
    And I hope you feel electric today
    And I hope you feel electric today

  11. Shine

    Words & Music by Eric Stepanian
    © 2010 Pacing Fool Music (ASCAP)

    We were walking beneath the satellites
    Do you remember it ever being this bright?
    It was years ago when I first came to life
    And you picked me from a million fireflies
    And you were right, sometimes we just shine

    There’s a fire in the way you move
    Desire is chasing after you
    If it’s love dear I wouldn’t have to choose
    And I came here with knowing I could lose
    And that aside, your love lets me shine

    Once, love was innocent
    We were younger then, I remember when
    You, took my wrecking ball
    No more sabotage, no more heartbreak walls

    Rain falls like bullets in July
    Umbrellas bloom pointed towards the sky
    If I believed in war I wouldn’t pick a side
    If I needed more then maybe I was blind
    You ask me why? Your love lets me shine

  12. Last Goodbye

    Words & Music by Eric Stepanian
    © 2010 Pacing Fool Music (ASCAP)

    I looked upon Los Angeles and watched the sky go red
    The shadows just reminded me of the secrets we forget
    If we’re holding onto everything then were bound to some regret
    Somehow I’m still standing here remembering what you said

    We can’t say we never gave a try
    But you can’t love if can’t find the time
    So darling this is my last goodbye

    Darkness falling faster than August would allow
    In storm of white confetti as the snow began to fall
    A time capsule of love we hid and buried in the yard
    And the irony cemented in as the ground froze over hard

    I lie awake in hotel sheets with someone else’s kiss
    Midnight came and went for me, it’s the dreaming that I miss
    I guess you can’t make love appear when all you had was care
    What once was just a longing gaze is now an blank and empty stare