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Fools / The Cheap Seats

by David Tanklefsky

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First two songs from David Tanklefsky's upcoming debut solo album "Be Brave." Recorded over the past year in New York City and Boston, the album is slated for a late 2013/early 2014 release.


released August 27, 2013

David Tanklefsky-guitars, vocals, percussion, ukelele
Lyle Brewer-guitars on "The Cheap Seats"
Andy Doherty-bass on "Fools"
Jeff Malinowski-vocals, percussion
Aaron Schiffer-Haiss-drums on "Fools"

Produced and engineered by Jeff Malinowski @ Beat Street Studios, New York, New York
additional production and engineering by Jon Lupfer @ Q Division Studios, Somerville, Massachusetts



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David Tanklefsky Cambridge, Massachusetts

David Tanklefsky is a Boston-based musician and journalist. He's a member of the Whiskey Treaty Roadshow and Grimis and has played guitar in Emil & Friends, Starlight Girls, Craig Martinson & the Heartbeats and Hayley Sabella.

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Track Name: Fools
I've seen love go
Right past my window
In shapes strange and shapes familiar.
I've got lullabies
Longer than your restless sighs
Hold your breath so deeply then let go
And I'm just walking backwards
Looking for my mother's arms
Singing songs I'll know when I am old
And if you'll walk with me
Turn to the light and presently
Load up the boat and row until the shore

And I've seen breadlines
Longer then the grape vine
With fruits you'd pick forever
When you're hungry
And I've seen good friends
Watch as they slowly descend
Into the night and disappear
And I'm just thinking about you
And all the miles I'd run through
And I would part the seas just like a fool
And that's what fools do
At least that's what they're supposed to
When they're feeling foolish and in love
When they're feeling foolish and in love.

And I've seen thunder
Over the ridge and under
Load up the car and drive until it passes
And I've been scared and faithful
I have been so grateful
For everything that's gone and all that's yet to come
And if I need forgiveness
I don't mind the darkness
If the stars are righting out my name
And if we get to tomorrow
Filled with joy and sorrow
I know I'd be glad that I came
I know I'd be glad that I came.
Track Name: The Cheap Seats
When you coming back now?
Whose bright eyes shining?
Now you've seen
A world I'll never know
And just a word
I know I will say so
Let the sun rise
And open up my eyes again
I am a lot alone without your love.

You're careless too
Run down the stairs
I'll come to you
And out the door
Or window wide
My thoughts before
And twice
Around the lake you run
And me behind
So I pull up at one
Let the moon rise
Pull down the shade
Take down the sun
I am a lot alone without your love.