"From The Headache To The Heartache" (2020)

by Confusionaires!

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    The album also features an instrumental 'intro' and 'outro' track not found anywhere online (through legitimate means, anyway).

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1.
One more whisky won't hurt me none Who's turn is it to drive this bus back home? We've had a real good time with you But now we've got to bid addeu And there's many miles to go Many miles to go-go Many miles to go-go-go Before we settle down. Throw those guitars in their cases Wrap the cables and put away the microphones And load the amps back into the van We'll be back this way as soon as we can And there's many miles to go Many miles to go-go Many miles to go-go-go Before we settle down. I could use a cup of coffee, Just one more cup before we hit the road. We've had a real good time time tonight But the morning sun is shining bright And there's many miles to go Many miles to go-go Many miles to go-go-go Before we settle down.
2.
Surrounded by the ones that I hold dear... I'm gonna need you to get me outta here 'Cause my fists are clenched about as tight as they can get And I'm all wound up and lonesome, kinda like prison cigarettes I'm blue Blue enough for two And I wouldn't be worryin' my pretty head if I were you It's true There ain't nothin' you can do Except order double shots of booze when you're blue enough for two Sneak up from behind & wrap your arms around me And say "what if this is just the way we're always going to be?" I didn't spot it before, but now I can certainly see And if I didn't know better I'd say you're probably just as blue as me I'm blue Blue enough for two And I wouldn't be worryin' my pretty head if I were you It's true There ain't nothin' you can do Except order double shots of booze when you're blue enough for two
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I Like Cars 03:39
Instrumental
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You said some things out loud And I guess that makes them true But I hope you bear in mind I said some thing out loud too Sure, my ego needed boosting, and I'm weaker than I knew But I'm saying it out loud, I ain't going home with you If I had followed along To the other side of town And we'd found a little bar That we could quietly close down I'd wake up tomorrow morning feeling broken & blue So I'm saying it out loud, I ain't going home with you. IF I’M GOING ANYWHERE, I’M GOING CRAZY AND I’M HEADING THERE ALONE, HIGH & HAZY SO I’LL JUST SPECULATE THE OUTCOME RATHER THAN WATCH IT ALL COME TRUE.. You remind me of someone I used to be I'm not that person anymore but I think back fondly Maybe for a moment I liked the thought of my whole life in ruins But I'm saying it out loud, I ain't going home with you
5.
Sour Mash 03:28
I went out tonight to be part of the crowd I ended up getting fall-down drunk in public and making you proud They lined up shots of bourbon and they ordered rounds of beer And like some obnoxious magician, I went and made them all disappear Anyone will tell you I'm known to impress I'll impress upon you my vulgarity and I'm the king of making a mess But maybe making messes isn't how I'd like to be known My kingdom is in shambles, maybe I'll retire my throne Between the loving and the leaving The drinking and the drunk The small town country music And the big city hardcore punk From the highway to the soundcheck From the gigs to the forgotten names From the headache to the heartache You make them all feel the same So here's to you, Sour Mash In like a cyclone and out with the trash Somebody call me a cab, and lend me some spending cash 'Cause I spent my last ten bucks on sour mash I don't see you very often, but when I do you're always the same I've been doing well, my rent's on time, and all my bills are paid I'll admit sometimes I miss you when I'm thinkin' about those days Maybe we can get together on saturday night, just for old time's sake Between the loving and the leaving The drinking and the drunk The shitty old country music And the shitty old hardcore punk From the highway to the soundcheck From the gigs to the forgotten names From the headache to the heartache You make them all feel the same So here's to you, Sour Mash In like a cyclone and out with the trash Somebody call me a cab, and lend me some spending cash 'Cause I spent my last ten bucks on sour mash
6.
Big romantic mystery Makes the lovers swoon Poets wax about what's on The dark side of the moon You can only see it from the dark side of the earth It don't cost a dime so we don't wonder what it's worth Big romantic mystery After which the dreamers pine Pulls the water towards the land Makes people lose their minds It's a lonely rock with Neil Armstrong's footprints in the dust It comes back every night so we figure it belongs to us They say the full moon above you has the power to change A man into a wolf I think it changes color every once in a while To mess with the people below
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I watch the sunrise in the reflection Of the building across the street 8 months a year I can’t The other 4 I can’t stand the heat There’s a couple of weeks towards the end of September When the weather suits me just fine But that’s a far cry from the 5th of July When it’s too hot to sleep through the night And I’m crazy to live in this climate And I’m crazy to think I should move Lately it seems crazy’s working for me Crazy is just what I do Sometimes I get the feling This planet’s not where I belong So I busy myself with the impossible task Of writing the perfect song And I’m crazy to think I can do it And I’d be crazy to not see it through Lately it seems crazy’s working for me Crazy is just what I do Write some crazy songs, make a crazy record With a couple of crazy guys Book a crazy tour to some crazy towns And miss you like crazy each night Crazy is just what I do Crazy is just what I do Lately it seems crazy’s working for me Crazy is just what I do There are those nights when you can count on one hand The number of people in the crowd The bourbon takes hold of the mic and the stories Behind all of your songs pour out And you’re crazy ‘cause you just keep on talking With their camera phones pointed at you Lately it seems crazy’s working for me Crazy is just what I do
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Side Dish 03:39
Remember that girl you try not to think about who don't remind you of anyone you've ever met She's only as much trouble as you are, and you're trouble enough for the 2 of you, I bet She’s never gotten mad at your mother For some passive aggressive thing your mother said And you do not reminisce about the Tropical vacations that you and her ain't never had You say she can look right through you At the thing you ain't had a chance to do You can tell by the way that her smile curls up She'd be with you if you ever decide to... See it through And her father never threatened to kill you Or chased you out the door with his gun Yelling "stay away from my daughter or the next time I chase you Is gonna be the last time you ever run." What if you decide to be loyal... What if you decide to be true... To the pretty young girl with ruby red lips Running her finger around the edge of your tattoo She'll never believe a word that you tell her And you'll never trust a word that she says Because you both know every lie that the other has told To keep each other under wraps And there's nothing to gain from this misery And there's no lesson to learn from your strife And there's nothing left to do except to go back home And try and fall back in love with your wife.
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I got a heart, like buried treasure And you got a pick and a spade and a map and a key And you're mad And you're mean when you're mad And you dig real good when you're mad But I got a heart. I got a heart, and it's well protected And you got a real loud voice that carries over the wall And you're mad And you're mean when you're mad And you got a real sharp tongue when you're mad But I got a heart. I got a heart, and my heart's got windows And you got yourself a baseball and a bat And you're mad And you're mean when you're mad And you got real good aim when you're mad But I got a heart.
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I'd put my car keys inside the gas door Of my old Ford And then I crawled inside Because if I don't have the key They've got nothing on me And they can't give me a DUI But I'm not even the same guy that bought that car That shared a parking lot with a hotel liquor store a hotel bar A cheap hotel where I've never ever rented a room But you can look at me now and see what 7 years can do I used to park facing East ‘Cause I like to feel and I like to see Sunshine coming over the dash board every morn I figure that's the best way / you could ever start your day But by each Nightfall I would Rue the day I was born I'm amazed each night I made it back to that car Like a horse that knows it's way back to his stall inside the barn With rider fast asleep under the spell of too much booze But you can look at me now and see what 7 years can do It's took so long to figure out I always had the power to leave... It was as easy as filling the tank full of gas and turning the key Everything to gain and nothing to lose But you can look at me now and see what 7 years can do
13.
It gets dark in here Between the bourbon and the beer And the Blues develops from the cheer And it stays all night and it stays for a year And the road is long And it's real narrow What am I supposed to do? I don't ever know SOMETIMES I’M BAD The people I've never met They smell like booze & cigarettes And other things that I'll regret But I haven't passed on them just yet And the lights are bright And they call my name And I know what's good & bad Sometimes they feel the same SOMETIMES I’M BAD... and I'm bad right now I go a little mad, but I don't know how And I drink the wine, I just have a tad Sometimes I'm good, Sometimes I'm real good, But right now I'm bad I built a house I built a home And I'm always surrounded But I feel alone And I understand Between the bourbon and the beer It gets dark in here I gets dark in here And SOMETIMES I’M BAD

about

The Confusionaires are one of the most energetic rockabilly / rock & roll trios on the Canadian Prairies. Their thoughtful and intelligent songwriting, dynamic musicianship and expert showmanship provide one of the most consistently impressive live music experiences in traditional music in Alberta.

"Between The Headache & The Heartache" picks up where "It's time to make a little mess with..." leaves off in terms of production and orchestration, with an even more dynamic arrangements in this diverse selection of songs.

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released February 7, 2020

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CONFUSIONAIRES:

Fat Dave Johnston: guitar / vocals
Jayson Aschenmeier: upright bass / vocals
Adam Stark: drums

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RECORDING:

Engineered by Adam Stark at Edmontone Studio
Mastered by Stew kirkwood at Sound Extractor
Produced by The Confusionaires and Trevor Rockwell

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Confusionaires! Edmonton, Alberta

The Confusionaires are an Edmonton -based, Canadian rock & roll trio that is touted as a ‘rockabilly band‘ and although their ties to traditional rock & roll are strong, their music and delivery are a few steps away from the early recordings of Rock & Roll.

The spirit of Rock & Roll remains completely intact.

The Confusionaires are truly a rockabilly band for the modern era.
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