Heart String Soul

by Extra Arms

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    Limited to 500 CDs. Hand drawn cover and lettering done by Heather Miller. Layout by Sean Sommer.

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1.
Should Be Me 03:04
I work all night I work all day I've got this melody in my head, and it won't go away So give me one more day Give me one more try I'm rusted out, but have enough gas left and I won't pull off of this highway, until my last breath So give me one more day, give me one more try So i can say, before I die I turned on the radio and heard your song It's time to figure out what went wrong Should have wrote it in D instead of a G that song on the radio, well it should be me I'm always late to the party but at least i was invited i'm gonna finish what i started even if it's unrequited this love affair makes me excited i'm underground, but still enlightened so go out there, and knock 'em dead kid.
2.
I was never one to look forward to looking back but now that we made it I can say it as a matter of fact I dove through your heart to your soul and what i found there was gold  and would you like to grow old with me? I was never as clever as those other guys so when I got you to pay attention, yeah, it was a surprise So I dove through your heart to your soul and what i found there was gold  and would you like to grow old with me? We're all born broken, and we all need fixin' yeah we all need a helping hand
3.
Born Radical 03:02
Mom and dad moved out to CA, cos that was the place to be Dad got a job, and mom came along, all at the age of 23 Things were good things were great things were fine, it was the late 1970s made a home in the sunshine state, and that’s where they made me I was born, born radical… no I don’t even have to try. I was born, born radical… and I’ll be that way ‘til I die. On the side, Dad played guitar, yeah I guess that he had a plan Make some demos, see how it goes, maybe even start a band Met Uncle Lee ‘cross the fence one day, I guess he was a fan Next thing you know, he’s on the Hollywood scene, tryin' to fit in where he can I was born, born radical… yeah I just came out this way. I was born, born radical… radical every day. Mom and Dad moved back to Michigan, cos that was the place to be they said goodbye to the Hollywood scene, they started a family Mom got a job dressing up mannequins, Dad worked for C&C. Found a house there on Arden St., and raised my brother and me. we were born, born radical… yeah we just came out this way. we were born, born radical… radical every day. we were born, born radical… no we don’t even have to try. we were born, born radical… and we’ll be that way ‘til I die. i’ll be that way til’ i die
4.
yeah you got a disease wrapped in designer jeans too many technologies if you know what i mean already licking your lips so how could we resist? and now your father is pissed but you don’t give a shit if you grow up way too faster you’re gonna become a disaster your eyes are fixed on the screen a pixelated Marine shoot that guy in the spleen just to hear him scream permission to be a dick ranks pretty high on your list and how your mother is pissed but you don’t give a shit if you grow up way too faster you’re gonna become a disaster
5.
Why are you  freaking me out? I guess that's what  life is about What's 'round the bend You may never know But when shit gets weird Don't say i told you so Wait, i think we need to stop and take a look around Take stock in what we've got If we're feeling lost, we'll take a different route  It's ok, if we're freaking out Why am I Freaking you out? I guess that's what I'm all about What's 'round the bend We could care less So bring it then And do your best Wait, i think we need to stop and take a look around Take stock in what we've got If we're feeling lost, we'll take a different route  It's ok, if we're freaking out
6.
Angela '97 02:34
Were you waiting for me? St. Andrew’s Hall watching Ida you got there before me we were 17, and so naive  Canada, 2001  I was young and horny I'd move on to the next one when the last one bored me
What else could I do? I was waiting for you  Angela  Angela, 2004 You lived right above me I was mad for ya We liked the same things  And I got you to love me We started a life and we did alright  Angela, 2014 Were you waiting for me? I apologize, it took me awhile, you got there before me.  But we made it through and I'm glad I have you.  Angela  Could have lasted one night. Could have been one day. But we're still together. You didn't run away. Now it counts more than ever. Don't let our hearts turn to stone. I can say that I'll love you forever and you'll never be alone.  Angela 
7.
If I lost my job If I gain a pound Turn into a slob the joke of the town Please keep me around keep me around keep me around If I lost my voice If i don't make a sound If it wasn't my choice If I'm a black cloud Please keep me around keep me around keep me around If I let everybody down If I let everybody down Will you save me if I drown? Will you keep me around? Yeah If I trip and I fall on my way to the ground I will I call when I'm falling down? Keep me around keep me around keep me around Yeah If I let everybody down If I let everybody down Will you save me if I drown? Will you keep me around? Yeah We are connected, by blood we are bound If I was rejected and a new king was crowned Please keep me around keep me around keep me around, yeah, keep me around, keep me around, keep me around, keep me around yeah
8.
We were new on the scene we were young and carefree we were wiping the crust from our eyes We did the wrong thing and nobody blinked everyday was a brand new surprise Now if we're late we get stopped at the gate by the man who cuts us to size but I don't wanna wait, no I won't hesitate from now on I'm cutting the ties 
That’s the story with me, at least the one that I choose to believe and it’s alright with me Do you remember the day when we all went away in September of '99? We we real we were fake we ate birthday cake and all lived off the sugar high I threw the egg and it smashed on your leg we fell down and then started to cry Totally broke we were in on the joke but it's ok cos we felt alive That’s the story with me, at least the one that I choose to believe and it’s alright with me
9.
I can’t stay, yeah i gotta go, can’t relate, don’t think so it’s getting late, and i gotta go Don’t feel bad, bad for me, i’m over it, so easy i’ve got a life, got a family Never used to be this hard to hang out, never used to feel this good to get out Never used to be this way, but it’s alright, yeah its ok Don’t call me, don’t send me a text, don’t email the one i never check It’ll bounce back, if i hasn’t yet Never used to be this hard to hang out, never used to feel this good to get out Never used to be this way, but it’s alright, yeah its ok
10.
Think back to your first guitar, the rotary phone and your VCR oh yeah Going through piles of magazines reading all you could about the music scene oh yeah Now we don’t have time we have mp3s and we’ve burned the piles of magazines oh no But I close my eyes and I still see the way it was in my dreams oh yeah Let’s get back to square one, you can’t start if you haven’t begun oh oh Let’s get back to square one, I don’t wanna finish until I’m done oh oh Once again I’ll write this song, it’s my opinion and I can’t be wrong oh no Don’t forget the golden age, the time before these restless days oh no Let’s get back to square one, you can’t start if you haven’t begun oh oh Let’s get back to square one, I don’t wanna finish until I’m done oh oh It won’t change over night, we can put up a fight, say you will not I might do it now, start tonight Let’s get back to square one, you can’t start if you haven’t begun oh oh Let’s get back to square one, I don’t wanna finish until I’m done oh oh
11.
"I don't know how to do this" was the first thought I had You didn't come with a manual on how to be your dad But you love me and I try to teach you somethin that'll last your whole life My little genius there's so much you know, and isn't it somethin to watch you grow We're singing together and if givin the chance we'll out on a record and we'll dance yeah Bonded by blood You are my son And you'll light the way I know how to do this is a thought I just had everything that I know I learned from mom and dad now i know b /the thing I must do is take all those lessons and pass em on to you Bonded by blood You are my son And you'll light the way

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"Heart String Soul" is the second solo album by Ryan Allen, singer and guitarist of Thunderbirds Are Now!, Friendly Foes, and Destroy This Place.

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released March 25, 2015

Recorded by Brad Allen at Our Leisure Studios
Mixed and mastered by Andy Reed at Reed Recording Co.

Ryan Allen - vocals, guitar, bass, drums (5 & 7), percussion
Sean Sommer - drums (1-6, 8-10)
Brad Allen - keys (2), bass (7, 11), guitar (7, 10), vocals (11)
Scott Allen - keys (3, 5, 6, 9), vocals (3), percussion (11)
Zach Curd - keys (1, 4, 7, 8)
Nick Piunti - guitar (10)
Heather Sager - vocals (5)
Andy Reed - vocals (4, 6, 10), guitar (7)

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Extra Arms is a loud pop band from Detroit, MI. Formerly known as Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms, the band has transformed from a solo project to a full fledged rock outfit known for writing crunchy rock songs in the vein of Superchunk, Sugar and Teenage Fanclub. ... more

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