Enjoy This While It Lasts

by The Salvation Alley String Band

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The Salvation Alley String Band's third album, "Enjoy This While It Lasts", was recorded over two days at Rub Wrongways Studio in scenic Northampton, MA.

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released August 20, 2015

Salvation Alley String Band

Ryan Quinn - Vocals, Electric Guitar
Andy Goulet - Pedal Steel Guitar
Matt Jugenheimer - Drums
Matt Silberstein - Upright and Electric Bass, Vocals
Brandee Simone - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

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Jason Bourgeois - Organ
Henning Ohlenbusch - Tambourine


Produced and recorded by Henning Ohlenbusch at Rub Wrongways Studios

Mastered by Mark Alan Miller at Sonelab

Art by Luke Cavagnac of The Invisible Fountain

Additional recording by Ryan Quinn, Matt Silberstein, and Matt Jugenheimer

All songs by Ryan Quinn except 7 & 8 by Andy Goulet
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The Salvation Alley String Band plays original music influenced by honky-tonk, western swing, Bakersfield country, bluegrass, and rock and roll.

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Track Name: Enjoy This While It Lasts
Let's enjoy this while it lasts she whispered softly,
Cause somebody might get between me and you.
Now, I don't want to dwell no the heartache,
So let's enjoy this while it lasts before we're through.

She turned to leave after saying these strange words,
And Left me sitting, staring all night at the kitchen door,
Just wondering, how to postpone that sad day,
When she would leave my life forever more.

So let's enjoy this while it lasts, I implore you
Cause this too shall pass is what I've learned.
Don't waste your time crying for the future.
Let's enjoy this while it lasts, before we're torn.

They say someday the world will end in fire.
The sun will just explode and we'll all fry.
But I won't spend my last few days repenting,
No I'll enjoy this while it lasts before I die.

Let's enjoy this while it lasts, I implore you
Cause this too shall pass is what I've learned.
Don't waste your time crying for the future.
Let's enjoy this while it lasts, before we burn.
Let's enjoy this while it lasts, before we burn.
Let's enjoy this while it lasts, before we burn.
Track Name: Half as Much
Well, I wish you loved me half as much as you love him.
I'm tired of living and dying on your every whim.
Our love is gone and our home is getting grim,
And I wish you loved me half as much as you love him.

I'm tired of being compared to another guy,
and I'm sick of your sneaking around and all of your lies.
I've had enough and I've taken it up to the brim,
And I wish you loved me half as much as you love him.

Well, I wish you loved me half as much as you love him.
I'm tired of living and dying on your every whim.
Our love is gone and our home is getting dim,
And I wish you loved me half as much as you love him.

I remember back when our love was young and new,
And I knew right then, I'd always want to be with you.
But then he showed up and your affection started to dim,
And I wish you loved me half as much as you love him.

Well, I wish you loved me half as much as you love him.
I'm tired of living and dying on your every whim.
Our love is gone and our home is getting dim,
And I wish you loved me half as much as you love him.
Track Name: She's Eating For Two, I'm Drinking For Three
I'm sweeping the floors
I'm scrubbing the pans
I'm weatherstripping all the doors
I'm running a bath
I'm walking the dog
I'm headed to the package store
I can't say I'm unhappy
But one thing bothers me
While she's eating for two
I'm drinking for three

I'm working all week
I'm saving my money
For the bills I'll have to pay
I'm painting the room
I'm repainting the room
I'm buying bourbon every day
I can't say I'm unhappy
But one thing bothers me
While she's eating for two
I'm drinking for three

Well I never knew how good a drink could be
Until I needed a cold one...or two or three
I once was T-Total
But now I'm ABV
She's eating for two
I'm drinking for three

I'm mowing the lawn
I'm raking the leaves
I'm headed to the birthing class
I'm scraping old paint
I'm clearing out brush
I'm cradling my old shot glass
I can't say I'm unhappy
But one thing bothers me
While she's eating for two
I'm drinking for three

While she's eating for two
I'm drinking for three

While she's eating for two
I'm drinking for three
Track Name: You Left Me A Long Time Ago
Just look at the bottles on the table
And look at the tears in my eyes
Look at me and see if I'm able
To look past your sins and your lies

It's funny when you're in your twenties,
It's sad when you hit thirty though.
Spending your life in a stupor,
You left me a long time ago

The bottle's your mistress it seems
And you've swallowed up all of our dreams
Now you're crying and you beg me not to go
But you left me a long time ago

The taxi is on it's way now dear
And I hope that he won't be too slow
It sure as hell looks like this is my choice
But you left me a long time ago
But you left me a long time ago
But you left me a long time ago
Track Name: Pretty Miss Norma Jean
Pretty Miss Norma Jean,
Pretty Miss Norma Jean,
You smiled at me and I could see
You are pretty, Miss Norma Jean

With a voice that can soothe a baby,
with a voice that can cut through steel
I keep hoping that maybe
You'll see my love is real
I saw you on the t.v.
And I heard you on the radio
You smiled wide, and I couldn't deny
You are pretty, Miss Norma Jean

Pretty Miss Norma Jean,
Pretty Miss Norma Jean,
You smiled at me and I could see
You are pretty, Miss Norma Jean

You smiled at me and I could see
You are pretty, Miss Norma Jean
Track Name: The Merciless Scythe of Time
Oh the merciless scythe of time will reach us all
It won't matter if you run or if you fall
There's no escaping the reaper's final call
And the merciless scythe of time will reach us all

You may think that you're smarter than all the rest
That your wits and your books will pass this test
But all you've learned is that your fate you can't forestall
No, the merciless scythe of time will reach us all

So now you run five kilometers every day
And you hang on every word the experts say
But you won't outrun the thresher and the maul
Since the merciless scythe of time will reach us all

Some try to find an answer up above
And fill their life with charity and with love
But every saint is dead, you may recall,
For the merciless scythe of time will reach us all
Track Name: Love You More
Been mourning for three weeks
Since they took you away
They say that you’re buried
And you’ve gotta stay that way
Now I love rainbows
and I love the seashore
And I love living
But I think I love you more

I wanna be dead with you
Deep in the ground below
Bury my body in the desert
In the wasteland where the flowers never grow

Can’t go out anymore cause’ the people stop and stare
looking right at me
but they know I’m just not there
Now I love sunshine
streaming in my front door
and I love breathin’
But I think I love you more

I wanna be dead with you
Deep in the ground below
We’ll be safe from the vultures
In a secret place that no one has to know

Now out in the moonlight
I go walkin’ alone
I don’t pick up the phone
and I don’t answer the door
Now I know you’re lonely
Honey, I am lonely too
I lay down in the sand
Like I’ll soon be layin’ with you

I wanna be dead with you
Deep in the ground below
Hold me close now baby
and down into the darkness we will go
to a secret place that no one has to know
together away from sun and wind and snow
in the wasteland where the flowers never grow
Track Name: No One Believes In God Anymore
No one believes in God anymore.
They're tired of silence, of being ignored.
I've got one thesis I'll tack to your door:
No one believes in God anymore.

A great storm's a-coming, the sailors all know
They tie up poor Jonah, they throw him below.
He's swallowed, he's spit up, he lands on the shore.
That whale don't believe in God anymore.

No one believes in God anymore.
They're tired of silence, of being ignored.
I've got one thesis I'll tack to your door:
No one believes in God anymore.
No one believes in God anymore.
Track Name: Fraulein
Fraulein, Fraulein, why won't you just say you're mine?
We've been together far too long.
You know, I'll go, but still you won't say it's so
Why must you torture me Fraulein?

And when I go don't want to leave you behind
Standing there by the river Rhine
And when I go I'll fall apart,
So stay with me Fraulein, sweetheart.

Bonjour, Ma fille, Je voudrais some company
And I have had my eye on you all night
You say, To stay, but then look the other way
I suppose I'll get along chéri

And when I go I'll look back again
To see you standing by the river Seine
And when I go I'll fall apart,
So stay with me chéri, sweetheart.
Track Name: A Charge in the Air
There's a charge in the air that wants to align
With the ground that's under your feet
And the car that you own has a tenuous hold
On the earth as you drive down the street

The room where you sleep would love to combine
With the air in a terrible blaze
And the ashes that remain of the life you once knew
Will darken the sunlight for days

And life is unfair
And yes it's absurd
But the only way you'll get out ok
Is to hide away from the world