(We Get There When We Do.)

 

 

 

Release Date : March 28, 1995
Label Warner Bros / Wea
Catalog Number 45831
ASIN B000002MW1
Publication
1994, Warner-Tamerlane Pub. Corp. / "where's jay?" music, BMI (except for "bound togther" & "river, run" by beth)
Format CD, LP, Cassette
Beth Sorrentino vocals, piano
Jay Sorrentino drums, vocals
Ken Heitmueller bass, vocals
Martha Sorrentino vocal on "not that dumb"
Track Name Length
1
3.14
2

the big guys are coming

2.30
3
5.09
4
4.04
5
4.18
6
4.53
7
not that dumb
3.24
8
3.02
9
3.45
10
3.34
11
3.24
12
supersonic
2.19
13
4.34
Total Time
48.20

 

Liner Notes

produced by Warne Livesey,

engineered by Warne Livesey & Todd Vos,

recorded at Bearsville Studios, NY & The Cat Box Studio, Lancaster, PA

mix engineer / Steve Jackson

second mix engineer / Leigh Jemison

mixes at Orinoco Studios, London

mastered by Stephen Marcussen, Precision Mastering, L.A.

a&r / Kevin Laffey

management by Melissa Allen, 7twenty Management, NY

booking / Steve Furguson, ICM

art coordination / Linda Cobb

cover photo & design / beth sorrentino

band photographyn by Danny Clinch

thanks

Mo Ostin, Lenny Waronker, Kevin Laffey, Meredith Chinn, Jonathan Erlich, John Titta, Kenny MacPherson, Tim Cunningham, Michael Morrison, Bruce Warren, & all at WXPN, Steve Ferguson, Peter Standish, Rick Streicker, Jeff Cohen, Shauna Slevin, Mike O'Reilley, Carol Candeloro, Jeff Price, Joel Morowitz, Sean Slade, Paul Kolderie, Jim Rondinelli, Jon Goldberger, Rich Ruoff, Live, Innocence Mission, Suede, Ocean Blue, Katty Jones, Sonya Gropman, Kay at Steinway & Sons, NYC, BBC Records & all at Bearsville, Orinoco, & Warner Bros. Records.

special thanks

Linda Sorrentino, Martha Sorrentino, John Graham , Jim Sorrentino, Cindy, Sara &Tom, Joey "castanets" Sorrentino, Alice & Karl Heitmueller Sr., Karl Heitmueller Jr., Erin Riley, Melissa Allen, Nicholas Martin, Diane Cluck, Christian Francis Roth, Yvette Waidley, The Liveseys, Edward Kowalczyk & family, Pete kreider, Brett Malak, Darren Johnson, Steve Murray, Jeff Keiser, Lori Carson, David Sherick, Paul Flory, Rex, Robert Cattermole, The Lanzillos, The Gerharts, Ken Hoak, The Wingers, The Montessori Academy of Lancaster, and all our friends.

 

 

Other Notes

 

 

Lyrics

hard lesson

you can bet if the points aren't on you

you can bet if it makes her happy

you can bet on the big one standing,

can you tear this place down?

how'd you get into this

with your fingers dry?

you want them slicked back

but can you keep that dress tight?

you want them innocent and cute-

that keeps them in line

and it's your hard lesson

can you keep tearing it down?

you can bet if the points aren't all around

you can bet if her feet just touch the

ground

you can bet on the big one standing,

can you tear this place down?

how'd you get into this with

your fingers dry?

and it's me in your heart,

you keep your heels down

you're all set, then you missed out.

keep your heels down

the big buys are coming

you can take me up on this cloud

you can take me down where it's loud

you got out of hand and

the "big guys" are coming

they're screwing up everything

that I had planned

all there

it's all there

mark of man

under over pass and then

turn right to leave the light on

then you see how the entire town

has got it right

and then

"it's the mark of man," they'd say

you'd raise it high over your head

then you see how the entire town

has got it right and then

pick your smarter man then

place him as high as you can

it's the part where you can't wait up

for me

when you've gone away to them -

or have you?

pick the mark of man, that's why

you raise it back over the roof tops

then you see how the entire town is

asleep at night; you're trying, too.

you pull it

you got a right

then you're all set

you pull it, you got a right

and then you're all done.

get off the ground

if i could get off the ground

those stars move in for all of this

and everything's much bigger now

as i became the wall of this house

if i could start to fly

it's too far to see through all of this

and everything's much bigger now

as i became the wall of this house

and it's a lot better

when you show me how

to get from here to all of this cloud

flemen

don't do it

it's getting bigger and then

you can't see it but it's there

is he the man of your dreams i see?

drop kick it,

flat, on your back and then

you can't see it but it's there

is he the man of your dreams i see?

your future is open wide

it's open wider than mine, and

you're bound to him

your future is open wide

if you'd stay behind

and go along with everything

then you'll see much better

you cannot get her involved this time

it would be much better if

you'd stay behind the line, buddy

snowman

not only that,

but after all this extremity,

you sit down

he's not rational

you sit down

bed on floor

they'd say it's much nore comfortable

than that other thing feels like metal

feels cold as metal

inside them frozen from head to foot

sled tracks cut through the edges

i gave him time to melt down

and

it's so dark in here

so cold on the lawn

so wet on the edges

and frozen from head to foot

he's melting

funky

ok sure. now you say you're in the middle.

you're taking me to the back and then-

don't tell me to "relax a little"

cause i've become just like you,

i'm uptight

now you're in my

rip it up, or take out

river, run

no, please don't go.

no, please don't leave yet.

you haven't heard my band yet

you haven't seen my house

you cannot understand yet,

what it means to be old.

river, run

river, deep

river, come so i can sing you to sleep

river, high

river, low

river guide so i can tell you where to go.

long way down

such a long way down

to see my parents

such a long way down

to seee my parent's house

and you go spinning,

velocity is "picking up speed,"

falling harder now i can see down

and it's obvious you've fallen

hard for me

and you pick it up, watch it go down

to the side of my house

and you're taken in

you're taking me in

then you chicken out

but you still have to pay for the ceiling

and you are taking me in

beautiful dream

i had a beautiful dream

before i woke up tangled in my blankets

understanding the noisy drone

set to bring me back to a cold room

lined with crumpled sweaters and

inside-out jeans

as I sent my finger on the "off" button

and remember:

waving my heavy arms back and forth

floating with schools of tropical fish

in a high school gym lit like a talent show

clear as a bell

amd i'm hearing the forced hush

of quiet

as people get when they want to be

entertained

it's easy if you really want to do it

to keep yourself in the air.

bound together

and we're all bound together

when the pin is pushed in

and you're here by now

and it's all down and out

and we're all going together

when the pin is pulled out

and you're here by now

and it's all down and out

it seems to me, you're unfaithful to them

by being part of the plan

that's the end of the rope for me

and it's settled,

but i have something to say.