Sorry To Say

by Ashley Mendel

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Lucrezia M Nardi To me has been love at first listening! I love his style, his voice, a beautiful vibrato, this album is made of original sounds and lyrics, the songs just stuck in my mind every time I listened to them, Ashley is talented indeed! well, I met him and he's such a nice guy, but it's absolutely worth the download you won't repent! please buy and share good music like this everyone ! Favorite track: Company.
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released September 4, 2012

Made by Ashley Mendel

Additional Mixing by Ben Kenney, Gordon Raphael, and John Gallo
Master by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters

Thanks to Ben Kenney and Joel Shearer for letting me make noise in their respective studios

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Track Name: Company
Company

Stable.
Right when I learned to live with unable.
Can I be satisfied and not wasteful?
Sorry to say so, then it must be true.
Cause my head is all fucked up.
My head's no place to be.
My head's hurt long enough.
I need new company.
Angle.
Hopefully there's something between there and angel.
Otherwise, I'll be stuck in the air.
Unsure which side is safer to err on.
Either way, it ends alone.
And all because my head is all fucked up.
My head's no place to be.
My head's hurt long enough.
I need new company.
So one day, when I run out of things I think you wanna hear, then I'll cut my hair off and pull my claws out.
And now I'm never alone.
Track Name: Getting Around
Getting Around

Don't end up afraid and alone
There're better ways to get back at me
Go ahead and sail on
Running aground means you're closer to visiting
If we don't end up afraid and alone
There'll be no need to stay mad at me
Not bad, at least as bad as I thought
If you're still around when you don't owe me anything
But it's not the obstacles
It's the way we're getting around
Bordered on impossible
I'm against being for it
Cause I can't afford it
Set out to ignore and eventually
Get to the point where we lie to ourselves
Empty bottles lining our shelves
Patiently waiting for someone to notice and not have to tell
Finding an end to hiding it well
Live in the open and shake disappointment
It's right on our tails!
I believe we can make it
But this only can work if we don't end up afraid and alone
Track Name: Hello To Home
Hello to Home

Be honest when you feel uncomfortable
Don't turn and smile away
The verge of being unacceptable
Came a decade too late
My focus seems so irresponsible
When given by mistake
I've been waiting around for an omen
Or an opening into your grace
And I still haven't found the right moment
To know that it's a no-win
I'm so tired of being trampled over
When we're never apart and you refuse to stay
If you say no then I'll have to
Pack up the car
Rename the stationery
Hello to home
So long to sanctuary
Any time that I commit that I'm going
Then a growing awareness awaits
I'm afraid to admit that I'm frozen
When shown that I'm chosen
I'm so tired of being trampled over
When we're never apart and you refuse to stay
I won't wane anymore
Figure out where we stand and why you can't consider to want me until I walk away
I guess this is goodbye
You could've had the decency to tell me before
I gave you my whole life
I can't imagine anything offending me more
Pack up the car
Rename the stationery
Hello to home
So long to sanctuary
Track Name: The Difference
Myopic

There's a chance that I might not be taking this too well
And there's no reason to as far as I can tell if you can't define your motivation
So even now when I see you I can't help but feel that you've been hurting me
Poor myopic me!
You've been helping me to know the difference
Evidence is overflowing so you're overwhelmed
I knew I could count on you to justify yourself
But how do you manage to turn words into service?
So even now when I see you I can't help but feel that you've been hurting me
Poor myopic me!
You've been helping me to know the difference
My heart deflated
It couldn't bear the weight
Open the gate to faulty design when we indoctrinate
So even now when I see you I can't help but feel that you've been hurting me
Poor myopic me!
You've been hurting me
Poor myopic me!
And I'm so grateful that I know the difference
Track Name: Best Behavior
Best Behavior

New Year's and New York
Falling in line for one day
Recently reborn
Now no one can get in our way
Just make it illegal and I'll ask you to love me today
Cause that dress makes me feeble
While you dance I watch and savor
How can I return the favor?
Cause I've been on my best behavior for so long
That's all that I'm trying to say
The place that I came from is my highest reason to stay here with you
I love your laughter
It reminds me of easier days
Whatever you're after - take it from me
While you dance I watch and savor
How can I return the favor?
Cause I've been on my best behavior way too long
We were meant to be - accidentally
Cause I know that I shouldn't be trying but
Watching you makes me want you rhythmically
Is that an option, girl? What are you trying to?
Make a fool of me? Follow through with me?
I'm down for anything is all that I'm trying to say
Track Name: The Incident
The Incident

Over-anxious to provide
Pretty girl from the South Side
Start out high and end up getting married
But despite the life they made
They don't reconcilliate
Pack it up and separate they're one to three
The numbers in his age - they start accelerating
The mother moves away - he's so humiliated
The son turns into a weekend and holiday to him
Clock is running - How long before you leave?
So I'm asking as a friend
Let the cycle have an end
When it's my time, I don't want it alone
I get the feeling that it's already blown
I remember the incident starting from tender ages
Arguments at the door, baby bottles spin on the pavement
Handle them with the delicacy of a customs agent
And eventually weekends and holidays loose their patience
When it's my time, I don't want it alone
I get the feeling that it's already blown
Track Name: Perfume
Perfume

Don't really wanna smell your perfume
But I spray a little in the room to hide your leaving
Patience is more than just a virtue
It's what I frame around the thought of you when I'm uneven
Not a word
Don't refer to the distance before your return
Though I'm capable, it's escapable
There's a fragrance to soften the burn
Don't really wanna smell your perfume
But I spray a little in the room to hide your leaving
Patience is more than just a virtue
It's what I frame around the thought of you when I'm uneven
We're absurd
I concur
It makes me wonder why we keep ourselves in anguish
Bring your wound to me
No need to prove to me how long you can live disguising pain
You're not losing me for acting humanly
From now on I'll ask for it by name
Until you're through with me I'm waiting dutifully
I see the reason we don't abandon staring me right in the face when you're standing next to me
But my head hangs so low
When I end up solo
My head gets so low
And it makes me so impatient
Give me a break, girl, I gotta right to mope
Oooh, I get so impatient
When you're away, no, I don't know how to cope
Oooh, I get so impatient
I get afraid then I gotta hide the rope
Oooh, I get so impatient
I live my life inside of an envelope when you're leaving
Track Name: Warm + Reassured
Warm + Reassured

Prone to own fault
Old wound new salt
I'm so happy that you joined me
I'm just lousy being lonely
Still I see the time as borrowed
Scared to lead and feared to follow
There's only so much you grow while moving around
And I've never made a hole in the ground
There's only so much you grow while moving around
And I merely play my part in it
Slow to dissolve
Hope to evolve
I'm so happy that you let me
Emulate not being empty
Incomplete and quick to wallow
I'm too you to be so hollow
There's only so much you grow while moving around
And I've never made a hole in the ground
There's only so much you grow while moving around
And I've really made an art of it
Though you make me very warm and reassured, nonetheless, I wouldn't mind some time for…
Track Name: When We're Better
When We're Better

Started off fine, there's no way I'm forgetting it
Why should we fight when we're better than we've ever known?
Track Name: No
No

I would laugh but for the consequence
At your piss-poor being strong attempts
You're holding your eyes close to your face
Nothing should make you so afraid
While you're waiting for your path to form
Don't ignore the one you're standing on
You're holding your eyes close to your face
Nothing should make you so afraid
One day they'll come
Holding their hands in the shape of a gun
It won't take long before you're hurling a flagrant response
We've seen it all
We've seen it once
Don't take it personal just take me home
It's become law
If it feels wrong
Just tell them no