Antiques

by Patrick Joseph

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Antiques is an appropriately-named collection of refurbished songs married with several new tracks that make up the debut full-length release from Patrick Joseph, a release that has been long in the making. Produced, recorded, written and tracked in entirety by indie singer-songwriter Patrick Joseph, Antiques consists of ten beautiful tracks that demonstrate his clever writing, production and performance skills. Mastered by Grammy Award-winning engineer Adam Ayan (Foo Fighters, Incubus, Rolling Stones) this record shines as an organic, textural tapestry of aural intricacy and is a brilliant achievement for the young songwriter from Los Angeles, California. Get your copy today!

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released November 4, 2010

All tracks written, performed, produced and recorded by Patrick Joseph. Violin on "Better Than It Was Before" performed by Morgan Paros.

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Track Name: Arsonist Blues
Lonely Little Queen,
Let me tell you that it's all just a dream.
That blood on your hand won't come off like you planned,
You're losing your grip on your royal command
Up in your castle made of sand,
Your head is pounding like a military band,
Are you sure that the banging, the pounding, the panging isn't just another scam?
Aren't you tired love
Of always looking over your shoulder?
Aren't you tired, of stomping around on your battle ground

Burning down your bridges
Burning down your house
There's no one to hurt you, no one to desert you
but you go on anyhow
Burning down your bridges
Burning down your house
You're killing yourself more than the law allows

I've been trying to get to you
For thirty lifetimes in a day
But it's hard when your bones weigh you down like stones
And your conscience is made of clay
And I know that it's hard living in a world where you can't discern your friends from foes
But I suppose that you chose out this life like a rose
Like you were picking out your clothes

And aren't you weary love, changing your face like a display case
And ain't it dreary, love, marching home to the metronome Burning down your bridges
Burning down your house
Oh there's no one to hurt you, no one to desert you
But you go on anyhow
Burning down your bridges
Burning down your house
You're killing yourself more than the law allows Aren't you weary love,
Dragging your feet down your empty street
And ain't it dreary love,
Closing your door like it was before
Track Name: Don't Believe It
Memories are nagging me again
Cleaning out my brain like turpentine
Epic tales of heroes hunting whales
And mortal souls made out to be divine

But I don't really believe it to be so
No I don't really believe it to be so
No I don't really believe it to be so, anymore

Omnipresent streams of other peoples' dreams
Fill my screens while I try to sleep at night
Promises you're better off as someone else
Promises that everything's all right

But I don't really believe it to be so
No I don't really believe it to be so
No I don't really believe it to be so, anymore

You're only worth the clothes draped on your back
You're only worth the dollar that you're working for
You're only worth the sunshine that you breathe
And not a moment more
Track Name: Untangled
Counting hours one by one,
So long as you're having fun
While you're standing in line
Just waiting for your turn
I've forgotten my own name, was it loud or just mundane
Could you read it to me, is it easy to be learned

Won't you say it out loud?
Won't you say it out loud?
Won't you say it out loud?
Won't you say it out loud?
Say it out

This whole wide world got me tied down and strangled
I was stuck down in a hole, and I feel I was about to lose control
But you came down and got me untangled

Broken, beaten, tired, upset
And burnt like a cigarette
Was it lonely for you
Just waiting for your time?
Bending in and out of tune, and burst like a big balloon
Couldn't take anymore, no reason to the rhyme

I was chained to the floor
I was chained to the floor
I was chained to the floor
I was chained to the floor
Chained to the floor

This whole wide world got me tied down and strangled
I was stuck down in a hole, and I feel I was about to lose control
But you came down and got me untangled

My eyes were sore from staying conscious
Hands were paralyzed
My brain was brought back from its slumber
Salvaged from disguise

I was wearing down, I was wearing out,
I was wearing down beyond all doubt
Track Name: Public Diary
Endless words and broken voices
Swirling empty pages
Hoping to hitch a ride on broken ears and eyes
Desperate hollow realizations
And false emancipations
All written on display in public diary

Don't, don't you ever keep anything inside?
Don't, don't you ever think
That some things are better to hide?

Electric syllables of silence
Of passion and of violence
All pangs of vacuum corridors beneath your golden skin
And I, I can hear you crying
But I can't discern from lying
A thousand ears can make a whisper disappear

Don't, don't you ever keep anything inside?
Don't, don't you ever think
That some things are better off disguised?

Don't, don't you ever keep anything inside?
Don't, don't you ever think
That some things are better off denied?
Track Name: Escape Artist
Tried so hard to find my way
On that cold bitter day
And my mind was so frozen that I hardly knew what to say

Once I had a friend I loved so dear
But she gone and run away
And I cried so hard, yeah I cried and my sorrow did stay

Youre always coming and agoing as you please, babe
Yeah you never give me warning, and you always got me on my knees, babe

Wasnt really sure why I hung around
Guess Im just a fool for your face
Dont you know if I could Id forget you, yeah Id bury you away

Once I had a friend, I tracked her down
But I didnt know what to say
And I stared for awhile, and I blew it and she left me on my way

Youre always coming and agoing as you please, babe
Yeah you never give me warning, and you always got me on my knees, babe
Im always chasing after ghosts to get to you, baby blue
Yeah you always leave me hanging and you wear me and you tear me down with ease, babe

I dont mind taking a bullet once and awhile,
Its the waiting around thats gonna kill me, thats gonna put me underground

Youre always coming and agoing as you please, babe
Yeah you never give me warning, and you always got me on my knees, babe
Im always chasing after ghosts to get to you, baby blue
Yeah you always leave me hanging and you wear me and you tear me down with ease, babe
Track Name: Sugar And Lies
Hey baby jane,
Don't you know that everything's okay
And that the war is gone and over now
You no longer have to hide away

Hey pretty eyes
Why do you always run from cloudy skies
In fear of seeing clear that happiness is more than a disguise

It's always so much better in pretend
You make up ways to justify an end
You can't always get what you intend,
But don't you think you'd know by now, that it's okay?

Your face it says, your face it says it all
You wouldn't understand if it was painted on your wall

Hello best in show
Would it really frighten you to know
The world will keep on turning when you're gone
It'll go on, and on, and on..

Sugar and lies
What'll it take for you to realize
That your mistake is in the make up,
You never listened when they told you that you're
Worth more than what you bargain for

And it's always so much better in pretend
Create a maze to justify an end
You can't always get what you intend,
But don't you think you'd know by now,
That it's okay

Your face it says, your face it says it all
You wouldn't understand if it was painted on your wall

And I know that it's over when time passes by
And I know that it's over when time passes by
And I know that it's over when time passes by
Track Name: Better Than It Was Before
I don't mind the weather
So long as it moves
when you're light as a feather
It wears down your shoes


I know I done nearly everything that I could ever hope to do
I know you give off the feeling like you’re really only passing through
And I know that you're probably listening
With an ear to the ground
I hope you can hear that there's no one around


You cling to a fragment
Of a life you once knew
When the weather is stagnant
It's not hard to do


I know I said all the words that I could ever hope to say
The speed that you’re coming you can only drift away
I know that you're probably listening
Your ear to the floor
With a map in your hand and a foot out the door
I hope things are better now than they were before
Track Name: Slippery Shadow
Dear little shadow don't you drag me along
You know you've held my hopes and dreams for so very long
You're sweet little specter, but you don't give me the time of day

Dear lady midnight won't you lend me a cure?
I've found that your communication's somewhat obscure
Despite all my troubles I'm convinced that you'll be mine someday

Dear apparition don't you pull on my chain
You know that my condition's bound to drive me insane
Confirm my suspicion that you just don't care to turn my way

Sweet maid of mystery won't you lend me a pill?
The comin' and the goin's fun but I've had my fill
Despite the closing curtain I am certain you'll be mine someday