Love & Bad News

by Galen James

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An all analog recording from the mic onto 2" tape with little to no edits. Also, we used no drum-machines or click tracks, no pitch correction or any computers during the making of this album. Keep it real.

"Love & Bad News" - released worldwide 8-1-2014

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Doug Messenger with Galen @ harddrive - analog and digital recording studio North Hollywood.

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released August 1, 2014

Compendium Personnel:

Vocals – Galen
Synths – Gerry Mattei
Organ & Piano – Hugh Little
Guitar – Jake Moses
Drums – Ryan Andrews
Also Featuring:
Lee Thornburg - Trumpet, Trombone & Flugelhorn
Randy Gist – Saxophones
Shane Soloski – Electric Bass
Nikhi Korula – Acoustic Guitar
Arlen Sheirbaum – Synth Alpine Horn

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Doug Messenger with Galen at harddrive analog & digital in North Hollywood.

Copyright  2014 Compendium LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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Galen James Los Angeles, California

Galen is a singer, composer, lyricist and producer. Known for his pure tone and display of spectacular virtuosic skill and vocal agility, Galen is both versatile and fresh in his approach to music. R&B, pop, middle-eastern, jazz, gospel and rock are among the musical genres that continuously influence Galen’s style. You’ll want to be in the front row as he emerges on the international scene. ... more

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Track Name: Stars
Stars

Drinking in a dark room, of course I'm alone tonight
Sitting in my own gloom, I'd rather not see the light
And now I'm doing it again!
Again and again and uhhh-gain!
I'm looking at the stars, yeah, I'm looking at the stars
-Chorus-
The stars the stars the stars
They never looked so far
Probably because you are
You are you are you are
The stars the stars the stars
They never looked so far
Probably because you are (Ooo)
-Verse 2-
Ooo these sheets are soo smooth
I think I’ll lie here a while
Or maybe I’ll just think of her
Pick up the phone and dial
And now I'm doing it again
Again and again and again
I'm looking at the stars, yeah
I'm looking at the stars and
-Chorus 2-
The stars the stars the stars
They never looked so far
Probably because you are
You are you are you are
The stars the stars the stars
They never looked so far
Probably because you are (Ooo)

-Verse 3-
iiiff it feels, right
Save yourself tonight
The only thing that’s different is I bark
AND bite.
And now I'm doing it again
Again and again and again
I'm looking at the stars, yeah
I'm looking at the stars and
-Chorus-
The stars the stars the stars
They never looked so far
Probably because you are
You are you are you are
The stars the stars the stars
They never looked so far
Probably because you are (Ooo)
Track Name: Body Karate
Baby, I
Love the way you look
tonight so maybe
We could just give it up
I remember how it feels

All I can see is her body karate
She takes it out on me
All I can feel is her body karate
She takes it out on me

Baby
Take it out on me
Baby
Take it out on me

Lately, I
Have been super fucked
So maybe
She could just wish me luck
Wouldn't matter anyway

All I can see is her body karate
She takes it out on me
All I can feel is her body karate
She takes it out on me

Baby
Take it out on me
Baby
Take it out on me

On me, etc...

Give love a chance, and let it grow
Take whatever's holding you back and let it go
Give love a chance, and let it grow
Take whatever's holding you back and let it go, let go, LET GO!!!

Of your body karate, yeah
Of your body karate

And all I can see is her body karate
She takes it out on me
All I can feel is her body karate
She takes it out on me
Track Name: Without a Care
People say you’re a mean girl
On your own in this world
But I know that’s not right
They’re just mad
Just mad that they’re not your type

You’re a bad girl and everyone’s just scared
Not me, I don’t even care

You always did it the best
Left me without a care

Without a care
Without a care
Without a care

You always look good
I always say wow
Looking like a queen
Without her crown
You’re a bad girl and everyone’s just scared
Not me, I don’t even care

You always did it the best
Left me without a care

Without a care
Without a care
Without a care

I feel you
When I wake up at look at the sun-lit sky

I always think of you
On warm rainy nights

And everyone wonders why
Why I look at you this way
Now they know why
And I just don’t care

Without a care
Without a care
Without a care
Without a care

(Repeat)
Track Name: Yes
If you can save me
Please let me know

Now that you’ve found me
I’ll never go

Now you can feel me
Now you can steal me

This is unreal
Is this for real?

Chorus
Yes
2X

Verse 2

I want no promise
No declaration

Give me a kiss
Give me salvation

Can you feel this?
Indescribable sensation?

You are unreal
Is this for real?

Chorus
4X

Bridge

A warm rush of joy flows through my chest
Reality is dispossessed
If this isn’t real (X4)
I don’t wanna (X3)
I don’t wanna wake up
Now I’m awake and you’re still here!

Chorus
Yes
Yeah
(repeat)
Track Name: Take You There
Baby he will take you there
Don’t ask me how I know what
I know I you might take this wrong, but I
Shouldn’t tell you, but you know I’m gonna do it

Your conversation’s short and sweet
But you knew it was real
You wanted him for yourself girl, yourself girl
Yeah
You had never felt this and it scared you away

But did you
See him there?
See the look in his eyes as he stared?
Do you care?
Care that what you have is rare?
He’ll take you there
Make you feel you’re the only one in the world
Take you there,
Take you anywhere you want to go

You find yourselves in the middle of the room
It’s like you always knew
It’d always be you two
Oh

He’d give you everything you need
He’s the only one you’d see
Conversation; short and sweet
Knew it was more than real
You wanted him for yourself, girl, yourself
Ooo
But it scared you ‘til you wrote him off

But did you
See him there?
See the look in his eyes as he stared?
Do you care?
Care that what you have is rare?
He’ll take you there
Make you feel you’re the only one in the world
Take you there,
Take you anywhere you want to go

Yeah, yeah
Baby he will take you there

Come to the spot where we started out so hot
You can fit me in, fit me in your calendar
In your calendar
But, you never gave him a chance
No, you never gave him a chance

But did you
See him there?
See the look in his eyes as he stared?
Do you care?
Care that what you have is rare?
He’ll take you there
Make you feel you’re the only one in the world
Take you there,
Take you anywhere you want to go
Track Name: What I'd Do
I would watch ten thousand chick-flicks, if I could watch them with you.

And I would give you my favorite t-shirt, just to see it on you.

I would let my arm fall asleep, so I could hold you all night.

And I would follow you around the mall, and not complain at all, just to kick-it with you.

Everything for you is what I’d do.

Everything for you is what I’d do.

I'd let you win every fight, no matter who’s right because love shows no pride

I'd give you my jacket whenever you're cold, and I’d love more as we grow old.

I would drive to get what you need whatever it might be in the middle of night.

And I would tell ya how I feel about ya, so you don’t have to wonder how much I care about ya

Everything for you is what I’d do.

Everything for you is what I’d do.

Our moments keep me going, you should know.

I’ll take away all your stress and make you smile too.

Everything for you is what I’d do.

Everything for you is what I’d do.
Track Name: Wrong Turns
I feel like taking all the wrong turns to spend more time with you
To spend more time with you

And all the winks she sent my way across the room that night
And all the drinks and the things I said to get you in my ride

I feel like taking all the wrong turns
To spend more time with you
I think I’ll drive till all our gas burns
and spend the night with you
(To spend more with you-runs)

Ann Arbor to LA
I took it all the way home
I looked you and not my phone
I think she knows I have no clue where we are going

I feel like taking all the wrong turns to spend more time with you
I feel like taking all the wrong turns
To spend more time with you

I told you I told you I'd take you home
But I didn't tell ya it'd take so long

I feel like taking all the wrong turns to spend more time with you
I feel like taking all the wrong turns
To spend more time with you

Ooo
Ooo
Track Name: Night Music
Take my work clothes off
I I I Put my night clothes on
I come alive come alive
I come alive in the night
Wondering who I'm gonna meet
Maybe someone I could keep
Take a look in the mirror
I guess I look cool
The only thing that's missin now is the music, the music, the music of the

Night music
And I'm I might loose it
Yeah

It's at the club I see you
Then we take a shot or two
Our conversations short and sweet
Seem like someone I could keep
I put my drink right down
And picked that girl right up
Then I flashed my smile
And we danced for a while
We were so caught up caught in the

Night music
You know we're feeling the night music yeah
In the night music
And I just might loose it baby

They saw us leaving together
Uh oh, uh oh
We were looking for someone better
Uh huh, and I know it’s you
Lets find some place where nobody can see
I'll show you the effect that you're having on me
We're living in this world of temporary thrills I know
I know you know it's true I know I'm in with you to-

Night music yeah
You know we're feelin the night music
Yeah

In the night music
And I think that I might loose it babe
In the night music
I know you're feelin the night music