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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1.
Company 02:56
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.
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
The Incident 03:05
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
7.
Perfume 04:31
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
8.
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…
9.
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?
10.
No 07:16
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

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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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