Volume 1

by Bradley Palermo

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    Bradley Palermo's debut full-length album. 10 folk songs doused in punk and Americana.

    Out 4/19. Includes a digital download copy at time of release and an immediate download of "Tombstones (remastered).

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    Bradley Palermo's debut solo record on CD format. Preorders include an enamel pin feat the album artwork.

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1.
Tombstones I like the outskirts the high desert towns where there ain't much to do except just hang around I like the places I've never been leave the light on for me at the Motel 6 again but you don't have to go the way that I do but I refuse to live that way again I've done the 9 to 6 pulling out my hair carving up my wrist I think it's safe to say I've done gone and made my escape escape I sit by the tombstones off the old interstate they do remind me we all end up in the same place before they put me underneath that ground I'm gonna do what I love and I love to ramble 'round but you don't have to go the way that I do but I refuse to live that way again I've done the 9 to 6 pulling out my hair carving up my wrist I think it's safe to say I've done gone and made my escape escape with a bottle of something cheap and a blinking neon sign lord knows I’m feeling just fine it might be true im barely getting by but I ain't felt this free in a long time no I ain't felt this free in a long time but you don't have to go the way that I do but I refuse to live that way again I've done the 9 to 6 pulling out my hair carving up my wrist I think it's safe to say I've done gone and made my escape escape
2.
I like things that kill I like things that kill I like things that kill all the things that kill all the things I love are all the things I quit I miss you like I miss whiskey cocaine and cigarettes call my sponsor up I’ve got something weighing on my mind I like things that waste me eradicate me honey I like things that kill I like things that kill I like things that kill I like things that kill all the things that kill all the things I quit were all the reasons that I lived them late nights them neon signs the sweet taste of your kiss call my sponsor up we’re picking right back up where we left off last time I like things that waste me eradicate me honey I like things that kill I like things that kill I like things that kill I like things that kill all the things that kill all the things I love are all the things I quit I miss you like I miss whiskey cocaine and cigarettes
3.
my friends don't pick up the phone or text me back when I say "what's up" they don't do happy hour they don't meet me out for lunch they don't plan for the future go on vacation or get drunk the good times just came and went now we don't talk about them much no we don't talk about them much all my friends all my friends all my friends have died and even though i'm up here singing I feel a little dead inside cause all of my all of my friends have died Jeff never had a chance the dope was there since day one Tanya was probably murdered but poor folks rarely see justice Shane fell in love with himself and finally died of a broken heart Dominic lost his war with cancer but goddamn he fought it hard good goddamn son you fought that shit hard cause all my friends all my friends all my friends have died and even though i'm up here screaming I feel a little dead inside cause all of my all of my friends have died my friends don't pick up the phone or text me back when I say "what's up" they don't do happy hour they don't meet me out for lunch they don't plan for the future go on vacation or get drunk the good times just came and went now we don't talk about them much
4.
it was margarita Monday down at the Cha Cha Lounge I stumbled in alone not one familiar face in the house and i was fading llike the ice in my drink some version of myself just watered down and not quite as sweet there ain't no use in hiding it I was outrunning all common sense no one gets that drunk on accident a high millage heart all wrecked and totaled out I was ready to buckle under until i saw her moving through that crowd I thought I didn't need saving but she proved me wrong cause when she wrote down that number it may as well said 911 there ain't no use in hiding it I was outrunning all common sense that's just when I caught my second wind and in this city of angels you are the only one I've met call me a holy roller cause I am born again hallelujah a-fuckin-men there ain't no use in hiding it I was outrunning all common sense that's just when that's just when that's just when I caught my second wind
5.
I should have never got married that first time around I made a fool of myself more red flags than i could ever count but I’m glad i did cause i was traveling the only way that i knew how I took the long way I took the long way back roads for decades but I finally made it I took the long way I took the long way did shit the hard way but I finally made it I finally made it to I finally made it to you I should have never moved to Los Angeles I should have never quit my band I should have never told them all to fuck off when I had them eating right there from my hand but im glad I did cause now I’m stumbling the only way that I know how I took the long way I took the long way back roads for decades but i finally made it I took the long way I took the long way did shit the hard way but I finally made it I finally made it to I finally made it to you you ain’t going to hear me say I’m sorry cause I’m not I’m just trying to make the most of whatever of whatever time we still got I took the long way I took the long way I took the long way I took the long way I took the long way I finally made it I finally made it to I finally made it to you I took the long way I should have never got married that first time around
6.
say that you don't mind when they look down their nose at us cause they all live and die laugh and cry just like the rest of us these people never smile the way they did back home but those days have come and gone my youth is gone and I have grown to have these deep valley blues it's going to take me too much time to make my way back home to you and you know it ain't the distance honey it's the altitude I got them deep valley blues call it like you see it cause it is what it is so many miles away from old St. Lou almost forgot it exist and I keep spending more than I make and I can hardly pay this rent a vicious cycle that's been burning and it's burning from both ends I got them deep valley blues it's going to take me too much time to make my way back home to you and you know it ain't the distance honey it's the altitude I got them deep valley blues deep valley blues it's going to take me too much time to make my way back home to you and you know it ain't the distance honey it's the altitude I got them deep valley blues I got them deep valley blues I got them deep San Fernando Valley blues
7.
there was nothing in our drinks but the ice and rye whiskey and there was nothing up our sleeves but our elevated heart beats we were lost in August we were as native as the palms no one cared where we came from we are still here and it’s now but we wont forget how it all went down we were lost in August when you look don’t look back because there ain’t nothing left except those Motel 6 beds and them floral print spreads we were lost in August
8.
one more mile marker one more crease in my face one more well-oiled text message from an unfamiliar place I've been talking been thinking about slowing down my pace but like these tumble weeds I ain't got a choice where the air is pushing me never amounted to much of nothing but I'm still here and I still think that counts for something and I ain't starving for attention boy I'll gnaw your ear right off about the high cost of free living five hours on this barstool they're talking shit about LA all the drunken fools proud of they cities and they states the road goes on forever the party never ends when you’ve got strangers like these tell me who needs fucking friends and I ain't waiting on inpiration but I know I'll find it near the bottom of this libation and I ain't starving for attention boy I'll gnaw your ear right off rationalizing this alcoholism never amounted to much of nothing but I'm still here and I still think thank counts for something and I ain't starving for attention I could gnaw your ear right off but tonight for right now in this moment I think I'd rather listen
9.
Trouble To Find if I controlled minds the way you believe I wouldn't have you believing such things a full mystery why you've determined that I am behind the curtain pulling strings I know you're not well so I gave you a pass but don't think of trying me again can't beat your illness with logic or reason so I sleep with a bat by the bed cause if there is trouble I'll find it right after it has found me but I think it's time to clear the air cause it's getting harder to breathe if I'm the thin ice of which you are skating then why not go back to the shore? if I am the thunder the black clouds-a-rolling then why are you chasing the storm? I know I can take things too personally But personally man I think you’re obsessed I hope you get help or struck by a bus you know something real quick and painless cause if there is trouble you'll find it just like the way you found me but I think it's fine that justice is blind cause I don't need more eyes watching me you can walk away now or refuse to back down but I'll do what i need to stay safe yeah I'll do what i need I'll do what i need I'll do what i need to stay safe
10.
Hollywood, Hollywood quick-stop corner store poison every night they just see one side of me the anxious and uptight two more airline shots walking towards the train sugar, bring me back to life and I’ll be on my way to Hollywood, Hollywood Hollywood, Hollywood hey man where you from? where you stay? why you here? we answer the questions and disperse, disappear things are just the way they are it ain't wrong or right we ain't friends or enemies cause we ain't got the time in Hollywood, Hollywood Hollywood, Hollywood I don’t know what ails you but I could empathize cause we found california but it's far from paradise in Hollywood, Hollywood Hollywood, Hollywood

about

Reworked and remastered versions of previously released singles. This Bradley Palermo's first full length solo album thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign in late 2018. It is available on vinyl and CD formats.

Thank you:
Marisa Palermo, Ghost In The Willow, Chris Adkins, Sim & Cora Williams, Tim Holehouse, Greg Rekus, Ike Fonseca, Matt Henderson (thanks for the volume knob idea for this album cover too), Alex Kirk Amen, Jack Parker,
Seventeen Excuses, Eric Wilkinson, Blind Mountain Holler, Divided Heaven, Typesetter, Stay Wild, No Red Alice, Mercy Music, Spanish Love Songs, Damon Robinson, Chuck Ragan, Andrew Ryan, Echo Sparks,
Bradley Riot, Jon Snodgrass, Never Pass Go, Bryan McPherson, Dead Frets, Tim Bulkley, Colleen Mungavin, Brandon Venaglia, Joe Maier, Kim Harl, Nadine Robins, Olivia Weber, Paul Stenis, Sean Richer, Thalia Meada, Rose & Ken Fuchs, Ben Fuchs, Mikaela Jane Palermo, Bridge City Sessions, Punks In Vegas, Sore Eyes, Rayner, Yotam Ben Horin,
Phantom Party, Alisia Cruz, Hans & Tony Pfeifer-Sanders, Kandra
Anderson, Sufiyan Samnani, Peggy Smithson, John Quiroz, Isaac Velez, Amy-Lee Chamberlain, Addi Nelson, Brianne Dunn, Nicholas Taylor, Jon Fox, Terese Wright, Alex Palermo, Jennifer Reeves, and everyone who made this album happen via Kickstarter.

Additional thanks to everyone who booked / played / attended a show, or helped me out with a place to stay on the road.
Special thanks to my family, friends, and the longtime
supporters who’ve stuck with me over the years through various
projects.

credits

released April 19, 2019

All songs written, recorded,
produced by Bradley Palermo
(ASCAP) in Los Angeles, CA.
Co produced by Hans & Tony Pfeifer-Sanders.
Mastering by Carl Saff
in Chicago, IL.
Illustrations by
Mikaela Jane Palermo.
All vocals and instruments
performed by Bradley Palermo except:
Reggie Duncan plays the pedal steel on tracks 2,3,4,5,6, and 8.
Nate Kuning (Seventeen Excuses) plays the guitar solo on track 3.
Solbodan Bobo Lekic plays
accordion on track 7.
Mark Fallavollita speaks the line “Why would you want to live there?”
on track 8.

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Bradley Palermo Los Angeles, California

Bradley Palermo's songs are often autobiographical, turning themes of free living and the open road. Before setting out on his solo folk career, he spent 15 years fronting the bands The Sudden Passion and Femme Fatality.
His first so album, "Volume 1" is out 4/19/19. He is originally from St. Louis, MO, currently based out of Los Angeles, CA, and touring often.
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