I Guess We're Doing Alright

by Handsome Hound

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Handsome Hound is extremely excited to release its debut EP, "I Guess We're Doing Alright."

Handsome Hound’s undying love and gratitude go out to the Daviss family, the Kelly clan, the Austin Embassy, the residents of 3211, American University for the use of its recording studio, the residents of 36 rue François Miron, l’equipe du Sawmill Sessions, Peter Travers, Peter and Kelly Kelly, Rog Prints, Jeffrey and Sanna Root, Elisabeth Jaffe, Steve Rooney, Barbara Parsons, Jon Lao, Tracey Katz, Max Pommier, Matt Jaffe, Thomas “Tommy 2Tone” Meyer, Trent “T-Money” Walradt, and the rest of our magnanimous Kickstarter funders. Thank you!

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released March 4, 2016

Handsome Hound is:

Claire Daviss - vocals
Cuchulain Kelly - vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, piano, midis, drums, percussion
Allison Rosenberg - trumpet
Tom Liddle - upright bass
Megan McPhaden - banjo
Abby Eurich - violin (Our Problems)
Joe Kye - violin (I’ve Been Thinking)
Aaron Wiener - vocals (I’ve Been Thinking), choir
Choir: Hannah Untereiner, Sam Sanders, Stephanie Buck, Carina Gervacio, Noel Leon, Anna Wood, Sarah Henningsen, Courtney McIntyre, Tom James, Ben Watsky, Sharif Youssef, Ben Lewis, and Matthew Gummess.

Kyle Jensen - recording, production, editing, mixing
Randy LeRoy at Airshow Mastering - mastering
Ursula Miller - art, choir

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Track Name: Songs In An Open Key
Oo la, oo la la, la
Oo la, oo la la, la
Oo la, oo la la, la
Oo la, oo la la, la

Einstein had a lover
Lived far from one another
Wrote each other every other week
She asked what will we do
When this physics thing is through
He said my dear don't you worry

I'll write you songs in an open key
The notes will ring out into eternity
They'll last much longer than you and me
You'll see

Major Tom has the blues
His ship is set to cruise
Far beyond the realm of what we know

By radio transmission
He'll relay all his wishin
To his wife before he dies alone and cold

Broadcast into space
His G chords interlace
With cosmic dust and bursting supernovae
Bursting supernovae

Oh I'll write you songs in an open key
The notes will ring out into eternity
They'll last much longer than you and me
You'll see

Hillary said to Bill
I just cannot get my fill
I woman like this has a lot of needs
Bill said what can I do
To satisfy you
Make sure we go down in history!

Well I think I'll write you songs in an open key
The notes will ring out into eternity
They'll last much longer than you and me
You'll see

My dear we're no different
From Pompeii or Atlantis
We'll suffocate or sink into the sea
Whatever the end
It's just around the bend
While I've got breath I'll use it all to sing

How I'll write you songs in an open key
The notes will ring out into eternity
They'll last much longer than you and me
You'll see

I'll write you songs in an open key
The notes will ring out into eternity
They'll last much longer than you and me
You'll see
Track Name: I Guess We're Doing Alright
She comes around ‘bout every time I feel alone
And she doesn’t leave until I feel right at home
She lets her hair fall all around her face
But she keeps me right in my place

He makes the rules, that's what he likes to say
But I know better, he’s lucky if I let him stay
There ain’t a man smarter or finer than he
But he’ll never measure up to me

And oh, I guess we’re doing alright
For a couple of kids in a great big scary world
And ohhh we hold each other tight
We’re doing what we oughta
We make the love we wanna
We can drink a bottle of
We can drink a bottle of wine

She don’t hesitate, she knows exactly what she wants
She’s a go-out-and-getter, a regular commandant
She knows that I will do exactly as I’m told
But she makes sure that I’m never cold

He can be sweeter than the sweetest molasses
But just as damn slow when he can’t find his glasses
He’s a talker and a wower, never an I-don’t-know-how-er
But sometimes I wish he’d take a shower

And oh, I guess we’re doing alright
For a couple of kids in a great big scary world
And ohhh we hold each other tight
We’re doing what we oughta
We make the love we wanna
We can drink a bottle of
We can drink a bottle of wine

And oh, I guess we’re doing alright
For a couple of kids in a great big scary world
And ohhh we hold each other tight
We’re doing what we oughta
We make the love we wanna
Getting what we gotta
Floatin’ in the water
Eating some frittatas
Breakin’ the piñatas
Smokin’ marijuana
Lookin’ for nirvana
Peelin’ some bananas
Pettin’ some iguanas
Actin’ like Madonna
Votin’ for Obama
We can drink a bottle of
We can drink a bottle of wine
Track Name: Our Problems
You and I think we’ve got problems
I suppose most people do
We like to wallow in our worries
And pretend that some are true

I am tired of complaining
I’ve got everything I need
What would I do with all that money
I’ve got you and you’ve got me

We could move into the mountains
We could buy ourselves a farm
We could spend our days staring at the clouds
If I could have you in my arms

Forget about your to-do list
Let yourself fall behind
We can hold off for a moment
We can forget about the grind

We could quit both of our jobs
We could pack and move away
We could leave all of our smarter friends behind
Who know what they would say

No one said this would be easy
No one said that life was fair
We have to take what we are given
And leave without a care

We could get an education
We could hang up our degrees
We could use them to show everyone that we
Are better than we seem

You and I think we’ve got problems
I suppose most people do
We like to wallow in our worries
And pretend that some are true

I am tired of complaining
I’ve got everything I need
What would I do with all that money
I’ve got you and you’ve got me
Track Name: Jackson
We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout,
We've been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out.
I'm goin' to Jackson, I'm gonna mess around,
Yeah, I'm goin' to Jackson,
Look out Jackson town.

Well, go on down to Jackson; go ahead and wreck your health.
Go play your hand you big-talkin' man, make a big fool of yourself,
You're goin' to Jackson; go comb your hair!
Honey, I'm gonna snowball Jackson.
See if I care.

When I breeze into that city, people gonna stoop and bow. (Hah!)
All them women gonna make me, teach 'em what they don't know how,
I'm goin' to Jackson, you turn-a loose-a my coat.
'Cos I'm goin' to Jackson.
"Goodbye," that's all she wrote.

But they'll laugh at you in Jackson, and I'll be dancin' on a Pony Keg.
They'll lead you 'round town like a scalded hound,
With your tail tucked between your legs,
You're goin' to Jackson, you big-talkin' man.
And I'll be waitin' in Jackson, behind my Jaypan Fan,

Well now, we got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper Sprout,
We've been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out.
I'm goin' to Jackson, and that's a fact.
Yeah, we're goin' to Jackson, ain't never comin' back.
Track Name: Hannah
Hannah
Wears all black ‘cause her mama said
Wears all black ‘cause her mama said
Ladies don’t do that. Hannah
Ladies don’t wear black.

She drinks jack in the movie theater.
She drinks jack in the movies.
Ladies don’t do that. Hannah,
Ladies don’t drink jack.

Hey, hey, hey Hannah
Don’t lose yourself tonight
I know you wanna
Keep putting up a fight
Hey, hey, hey Hannah
Hey Hannah, it’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright
Don’t lose yourself tonight.

Hannah, drives her car with the windows down
Drives her car with the music loud
Can you keep it down?
She’ll never keep it down.

She kissed a boy in the parking lot.
Kissed a boy in the moonlight.
She will get around.
She’ll kiss every boy in town.

Hey, hey, hey Hannah
Don’t lose yourself tonight
I know you wanna
Keep putting up a fight
Hey, hey, hey Hannah
Hey Hannah, it’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright
Don’t lose yourself tonight.

Oh, keep yourself in line, and one day you will find
A cookie cutter life, and everything but yourself
Or you can leave it all behind, one step at a time.
Ohhhhhh ohh

Hannah, gets tattoos where it’s gonna show
Gets tattoos where it’s gonna show.
Ladies don’t do that. Hannah,
Ladies don’t do that.

She packs her bags with the things she’ll need.
Packs her bags with the things she’ll need.
She’s never coming back.
Because ladies don’t do that.

Hey, hey, hey Hannah
Don’t lose yourself tonight
I know you wanna
Keep putting up a fight
Hey, hey, hey Hannah
Hey Hannah, it’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright
Don’t lose yourself tonight.

Hey, hey, hey Hannah
Don’t lose yourself tonight
I know you wanna
Keep putting up a fight
Hey, hey, hey Hannah
Hey Hannah, it’s alright, it’s alright, it’s alright
Don’t lose yourself tonight.
Track Name: I've Been Thinking
Well it sure is cold in Paris
And the people ain’t much warmer
But the lights above the Seine sure look nice
And here the parties last forever
With their cigarettes and wine
You can go home with whomever you like
Whomever you like

And I've been thinking
About how nothing keeps from changing
And I been thinking
How nobody's to blame
And I been dreaming
Of a time that was much simpler
And I been thinking
How I miss you all the same

It’s getting awful dark here
I've been walking into lampposts
Seems the stars have gone and fallen from the sky
And then I see the Eiffel Tower
How it sparkles on the hour
And I think that maybe things are gonna be alright
I’m gonna be alright

And I've been thinking
About how nothing keeps from changing
And I been thinking
How nobody's to blame
And I been dreaming
Of a time that was much simpler
And I been thinking
How I miss you all the same

Well I heard my grandma died
In the middle of the night
I didn’t get to say my au revoir
See Time keeps coming at us
And it ain’t getting slower
Even the lights over the Seine get turned off
Yeah they get turned off

And I've been thinking
About how nothing keeps from changing
And I been thinking
How nobody's to blame
And I been dreaming
Of a time that was much simpler
And I been thinking
How I miss you all the same
How I miss you all the same
How I miss you all the same