Live @ Sidewalk (August 2010)

by blueberryseason

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about

Once upon a time, the artist really believed that playing gigs was essential to becoming a better performer. However much he practiced though, he could only get better in increments. This is a snapshot of a performance at the Sidewalk Cafe in New York City where so many luminaries have come and passed through. Like every aspiring artist who goes to Sidewalk, the gig becomes a milestone of personal triumph where the bizarre music and witty banter manages to win over the crowd for at least 45 min.

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released August 22, 2010

Isaac Gillespie -- Soundboard
Arthur Medrano -- Guitar/Vocals/Songwriting

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blueberryseason New York, New York

blueberryseason is composed of a sole member - Arthur Medrano. He has been home recording, performing and busking since 2006. Inspired by the poetry that he reads and writes, he crafts songs with a literary edge that are both heart-rending and inspiring. ... more

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Track Name: would write
my best friend is the baddest motherfucker i know
takes all the girls that he wants back to his home
in the ashes of the wildfire
that's becoming his lifestyle

you said you would write
didn't you
you said it's alright
didn't you
you said you would write
from your way

my best friend was caught just the other day
caught with a pound of crack/cocaine
in the absence of your brother
he will find it hard to recover

you said you would write
didn't you
you said it's alright
didn't you
you said you would write
from your way

i don't know where my friend has gone
posted bail and is on the run
now he's living under covers
and he will fight those who discover

you said you would write
didn't you
you said it's alright
didn't you
you said you would write
on my grave
Track Name: dig down
every single day
i lie
words dig down today
i cry
but it seems that
i can't face
the world today
and it's crushing me like a blow
every single thing
i bite
the words dig down
and i'm blind
but it seems that i can't face
the world as it is today
cos' i can't see through
and it's crushing me so slow
Track Name: love is a complex being
i expect you to hold me
when the clouds roll dark
no senses appealing
just pain that burdens your heart

but when you were a girl
you didn't know what I'm saying now
and now that it unfurls
you're gonna know what i'm saying


running a maze in a labryinth
that is my mind
you start to become entangled
you've seen my crimes

but when you were a girl
you didn't know what I'm saying now
and now that it unfurls
you're gonna know what i'm saying

when the going gets good
you better get with the going
is it sink or swim?
when the going gets bad

i'm not saying stay
just don't leave
irrationality's play
love is a complex being
Track Name: compulsive liar (believe me)
you think you've got something

well you ain't got nothing

the man you could be loving

you better start running running



he tells lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies



you better take yourself

somewhere for your health

to a better place

before you make a mistake



you think you know someone

you really know no one

though in your heart he's won

his lies have just begun begun



he tells lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies



you better take yourself

somewhere for your health

to a better place

before you make a mistake



he tells lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies

he tells lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies
Track Name: sinnin' for you
you think you've got something
well you ain't got nothing
the man you could be loving
you better start running running

he tells lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies

you better take yourself
somewhere for your health
to a better place
before you make a mistake

you think you know someone
you really know no one
though in your heart he's won
his lies have just begun begun

he tells lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies

you better take yourself
somewhere for your health
to a better place
before you make a mistake

he tells lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies

he tells lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies
Track Name: engine
an engine chuffing
an engine chuffing
an engine chuffing
an engine chuffing

and it's come to take me away
it's come it's come it's come it's come
it's come to take me away

an engine chuffing
remember nothing
an engine chuffing
imagine nothing
cos' it's come to take me away
it's come it's come it's come it's come
it's come to take me away it's come it's come it's come

an engine chuffing
when you see something
imagine nothing
remember nothing

remember the days when we were in love
oh i think they were fun
remember the days when we were in love
oh i think they were fun

you stopped the engine of my heart
you became my life's art
you start the engine of my heart
you became the holy one

you stopped the engine of my heart
you became my life's art
you stopped the engine of my heart
you are the only one

remember the days when we were in love
oh i think, that was fun
remember the days when we were in love
oh i think. that was love
Track Name: 95%
I've got a deal you can't refuse
I promise with interest you won't lose
you'll get to play gigs whenever I choose
Just because of the charisma that I ooze


I take 95% of your revenue at the door
Remember that son you won't ask for more
Your 5% will be sufficient
Promise you they'll be no revisions

You'll be a star, a superstar
Touching the world with all your heart
Gripping yourself when shit gets bizarre
All you gotta do is sing and play guitar

I take 95% of your revenue at the door
Remember that son you won't ask for more
Your 5% will be sufficient
Promise you they'll be no revisions

You're going to sells millions at ease
And I'll be taking as much as we've agreed
Sorry I don't mean to be frank
I'll be laughing my way to the bank

You're going to sells millions at ease
And I'll be taking as much as we've agreed
Sorry I don't mean to be frank
I'll be laughing my way to the bank
Track Name: let me feel my failure
i've tried so hard to sing
i've tried so hard to write
but nothing gets through
nothing but dust mites

i phrase things awkwardly
make sense those things to me
off them i show to you
you tell me what to what to do

you say i should get rid of all this
the point of it all you have missed

maybe one day i may be a success
but for now let me feel my failure
let me feel my failure

maybe one day i may be a success
but for now let me feel my failure
let me feel my failure

my chords are strange to you
i don't know what to do
i use them anyway
why don't you go a go away

although i may not sing in pitch
i don't have to sound as you wish

maybe one day i may be a success
but for now let me feel my failure
let me feel my failure
maybe one day i may be a success
but for now let me feel my failure
let me feel my failure
Track Name: i think i'll drown myself tonight
how'd you get so fat with child
i'm married, i'm married, i'm married she said
when did you get married?
in the summer with some guy

i can deal with that i've said
all those things go round my head
all those things that aren't right
i think i'll drown myself tonight
i think i'll drown myself tonight

i've been sheltered from your life
yet i've loved with all my might
i've been honest all this time
you've a screen you hide behind

i can deal with that i've said
all those things go round my head
all those things that aren't right
i think i'll drown myself tonight
i think i'll drown myself tonight
i think i'll drown myself tonight

from the first kiss to the last
this i know, i will miss
she's a stranger from the past
yet i'll love her as i can't
yet i'll love her as i can't
yet i'll love her as i can!
Track Name: mercury lightning
you play the part like you're a martyr
you really don't have to
just wait and witness this stigmata
stores open for a day or two

why should i kiss you? tell me baby
you'll take the world for all it's due
your kisses are laced with acid
etchings of the honeydew


mercury lightning over us
mercury lightning over us
mercury lightning over us
mercury lightning over us
Track Name: whisper to me
whisper to me
while i sleep
whisper to me
some poetry


make it good
make it right
let it sift
through my mind

words that I adore
listen while i snore
til' there is nothing more
words that I adore
entering the core
til' there is nothing more

whisper to me
while i sleep
whisper to me
some poetry

make it good
make it right
let it sift
through my mind

words that I adore
listen what's in store?
is there any more?
words that I adore
awaking just before
is there any more?
Track Name: tearing up my heart
infatuation is just a phase of longing
you don't hold it but it holds you
now you're tearing up my heart
with those things that you are saying

i wasn't trying too hard but you were
making cute comments, you were flirting
now you're tearing up my heart
with those things that you are saying

and after all the things you've said
instead of consoling you
i just went right forth and said
who cares what our hearts are for?