The Electric Year (EP - 2014)

by Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth

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Dear Friends,


Thank you for checking out our Bandcamp page! If you're new to Bandcamp, it's a place where musicians can post & distribute their work. It's different than iTunes in that artists can set their own price, including making tracks available for "name your price" download.

My band, Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth, released "The Electric Year" in April of 2014 and put the songs up on Bandcamp as "name your price." I didn't expect that we would break even, but I wanted to get the songs into the world.

I was wrong. In the past year, your VOLUNTARY donations in exchange for our music has allowed us to break even on our newest EP. We're a small, touring, independent band, and this means the world to us.

Since then, I also put one of my previous albums up, "Slow Code" (2013).

We want you to be able to listen to our music NO MATTER WHAT your financial situation is. If you don't have the $1 per song now (what it would cost to download on iTunes), go ahead and download the music anyway. Just put in $0. If you CAN afford to support us--we'd really appreciate it. The cost of being a new, independent band (especially touring & recording) is high. Paying for our music is the right thing to do.

If you're a fan of what we hear, please pass it along.


Thank you! We hope we're playing in a town near you soon. Stay in touch.



Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth

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released May 20, 2014

Recorded live at Kettle Pot Tracks

The Electric Year (c) 2014 Caroline Reese
Tracks 1-6 (c) Caroline Reese
Track 7 (c) Mark Watter

Tom Markham - vocals & drums
Caroline Reese - vocals & acoustic guitar
Alice Terrett - bass
Mark Watter - vocals & electric guitar

Album photography by Injee Unshin

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Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Caroline Reese & the Drifting Fifth are an americana rock band who have been touring together since 2013. They've opened for Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Israel Nash and Ben Folds. Their first LP, Tenderfoot, is due at the end of 2016.

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Track Name: What I Did
If I apologized, starting in the morning
and kept going 'til I went to bed
If I fell asleep and made good in my dreams
and woke up tired from all the good I did

If I drove a thousand miles, wait I already have
If I never took another wrong step
I'd still be the girl that showed you what a broken heart is
Yea, you know who you are, and you know what I did

And it keeps me awake at night
And it keeps me trying
Maybe I shoulda lied and I'd still have ya baby
Right or wrong I'm hanging on and hoping you'll forgive me

Saying your name, well there's no need
I was young and had to test out everything
I knew what it was, but I thought the best things happened more than once
And if I told I you I was sorry you'd believe

And it keeps me awake at night
And it keeps me trying
Maybe I shoulda lied and I'd still have ya baby
Right or wrong I'm hanging on and hoping you'll forgive me

I close my eyes
I shut 'em tight
I've never let a sleeping dog lie in my whole life
No way to treat him
I had no reason
If it's a nightmare then I deserve to keep on sleeping

And it keeps me awake at night
And it keeps me trying
Maybe I shoulda lied and I'd still have ya baby
Right or wrong I'm hanging on and hoping you'll forgive me
Track Name: Fightin' Side
Raised up on coke and crown
Pass to corner with the cross where he went down
I've known where we're going baby all along
Like the end at the start of every country song

So keep your fightin' side
Keep it strong
It's a mile wide
That river runs

You left a piece of your head in the bathroom stall
Went runnin' at him gunnin' like it was my fault
And it was

I'm setting myself free of this
You better walk away
I'll thank you to keep your mouth shut
Honey

Keep your fightin' side
Keep it strong
It's a mile wide
That river runs

You never know how hard you're gonna have to be
Gotta break, gotta break, gotta break everything
But not me

I'm setting myself free of this
You better walk away
I'll thank you to keep your mouth shut
Honey

He told her that she'd see him as he really is
I hear the rip of the sheets comin off the bed
He laughed and said
Now I'm gonna have to kill ya
But not yet

I'm setting myself free of this
You better walk away
I'll thank you to keep your mouth shut
Honey

Keep your fightin' side
Track Name: The Guard
Running from the fall from the fall
I never thought I would be hear this long
But I feel the pull like the ocean on my feet

And you're so good at settling down
You fit nice in this puzzle town
And all I ever wanted was to be a matching piece

So Delia, my girl
I'll stay as long as you will

Dodging and drifting from the past
I never want to live like that
But you weren't there, you don't know
And that's comforting

And you talk to me all night long
You're smooth like a Denver song
And I have don't have to think 'bout those scary things

Delia, my girl
I'll stay as long as you will

I'll stay 'til you can't remember lonely
I'll stay 'til you can't recall my name
I'll stay 'til the house we built is rotted away
Oh Delia, or longer, I'll stay

I never thought it could be so clear
Without you I'm all alone here
Let's not get to fighting anymore

You're the raft in my ocean blue
And I'll be the same for you
The guard against the banging at the door

So, Delia, my girl
I'll stay as long as you will

I'll stay 'til you can't remember lonely
I'll stay 'til you can't recall my name
I'll stay 'til the house we built is rotted away
Oh Delia, or longer, I'll stay
Oh Delia, or longer, I'll stay
Track Name: Before I Go
That same bleach smell
Of every hotel
I swear to god every time I pull the blankets down

It's my favorite kind of town
Everyone but me belongs
And I think there might be wright or wrong, after all

The water's real hot and it warms as the sun sets
Haven't been outside but I can tell the light left

And as for where we go, I don't know
I've got worn out shoes and soles
All I want
Is for you to move me
Before I go

Well there's prettier girls
And they're gonna go far
But it's the only thing that feels like it matters, anymore

And the chick behind the bar is shit talkin' her husband
Doesn't have to say he's all she ever wanted

And as for where we go, I don't know
I've got worn out shoes and soles
All I want
Is for you to move me
Before I go

All I want, all I need
Is my heart beating hard like a drum in my chest
It'll go, it'll pass
But this place is like it's name, nothing ever lasts

And as for where we go, I don't know
I've got wheels and endless road
All I want
Is for you to move me
Before I go
All I want
Is for you to move me
Before I go
Track Name: On the Highway
Well highway 70-West is your spot
If you like your god on billboards
And your sex in shops
And them golden arches and oversized trucks
I'll be in Denver in a day and I can't stop

I stopped in Kansas at a railroad hotel
Everyone's eyeballin me and it's hot as hell
My body's shakin bad, yea, I'm all shot
And I got miles in the morning and I can't stop, I can't stop

I can't stop thinking about you
And all the trouble ya been through
And how you loved me anyway
My friends tell me that I should forget you
But I can't and I don't want to
I'll take our worst over my best day
Out here on the highway

Stopped in the boomtowns on my way out to see
If you're still the man that's been doggin' me
You're looking fine, and I think I'm right where I belong
And I'm not blinking 'til the morning cause I thought you were all gone

I couldn't stop thinking about you
And all the trouble ya been through
And how you loved me anyway
My friends tell me that I should forget you
But I can't and I don't want to
I'll take our worst over my best day
Out here on the highway

I swear you were born going 75
And you'll keep going a long, long time
I wanna be there, hell yea I wanna ride
But I can't feel the wheels from the passenger side, I can't...

No I can't stop thinking about you
And all the trouble ya been through
And how you loved me anyway
And I still pray you do
My friends tell me that I should forget you
But who are they to start listening to yea
I'll take our worst over my best day
Out here on the highway
Out here on the highway
Track Name: Child of War
He says, got a light as he draws so near
But I don't
I say it's getting late and I'd better go
But I won't

I watch me get in the car
I hear the engine start

Oh, deity watching over me
Heal my sins
See the red as he hits the brakes
And they stick

11:10 at night
We finally found that light

Mother I'm still your child
I'm still your child of war
And I have got a knack for
Wanting things I never had before

Mother I'm still your girl
I'm still that girl of yours
Sorry for my knack
Of wanting things I never had before

Hit the lights and let's close our eyes
Feel my skin
Does it go with the big old cage
That you're in?

11:10 at night
We finally found that night

Mother I'm still your child
I'm still your child of war
And I have got a knack for
Wanting things I never had before

Mother I'm still your girl
I'm still that girl of yours
I'm sorry
I'm sorry

Mother I'm still your child
I'm still your child of war
And I have got a knack for
Wanting things I never had before

Mother I'm still your girl
I'm still that girl of yours
I'm sorry, I'm sorry
For wanting things I've never had before
Track Name: 50 Wasted Years
If I wake up, as one wakes up
After 50 wasted years
Won't you grab me a fifth and fiddle
And waste the rest, my dear

We can sleep, my darlin' we can sleep
Cause time will keep rollin' along
And we can cry, my darlin' we can cry
Cause our lives will keep rollin' along

But if we try, my darlin' if we try
To stop that old clock on the wall
Well those hands won't mean nothing at all babe
Cause they never stopped my fall

If I wake up as one wakes up
After 50 wasted years
Won't you grab me a fifth and a fiddle
And waste the rest, my dear

Will you stay, my darlin' will you stay
When these arms are all trembling and cold
Will you love, my darlin' will you love
This body that's growing so old

Yea we can try, my darlin' we can try
To stop that old clock on the wall
But those hands won't mean nothing at all, babe
Cause they never stopped my fall

If I wake up as one wakes up
After 50 wasted years
Won't you grab me a fifth and a fiddle
And waste the rest, my dear

When I'm gone, when I'm gone
When I'm six foot deep
Will you spare me a day of your life babe
Won't you come visit me

If I wake up as one wakes up
After 50 wasted years
Won't you grab me a fifth and a fiddle
And waste the rest, my dear

If I wake up as one wakes up
After 50 wasted years
Won't you grab me a fifth and a fiddle
And waste the rest, my dear
Won't you grab me a fifth and a fiddle
And waste the rest, my dear