Long Live The Night EP

by A Cool Hand

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All songs written by A Cool Hand with the exception of Jacksonville (Sufjan Stevens) and Twice (Little Dragon).

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released October 14, 2013

A Cool Hand is Justin Tanaka, Mike Altergott, Charlie McCarthy, Jack Keating, and Adam Howarter.

Guest artists on the album include Jay McCarthy (Vibraphone, Aux Percussion), Michael Pavlik (Trumpet, Flugelhorn), Karen Altergott (Trumpet), Ajay Jakate (Trombone), and Nick Backas (Trombone).

Recorded and mixed by Sean Nielsen at Pinpoint Recordings.
Produced by Mike Altergott and Sean Nielsen.
Mastered by Don Griffin at Studio VMR.

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A Cool Hand Chicago, Illinois

Formed in the basements of Urbana in 2011, indie rock group A Cool Hand has undergone several metamorphoses to become the 5 piece operation it is today. Drawing from diverse musical influences, they combine energetic rock with group harmonies into a delicious ham and cheese sandwich. ... more

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Track Name: Nightlife
He’s reciting lines
You’ve read this script before
It’s like you ripped out the last few pages
Just because you were born

Two feet on green are out of step
And each time they’ve brought him to a door
It’s like you slipped out your brain and left it at your parent’s home

You thought you had his heart tonight
But now he’s inside, oh, oh, oooh, oh
Tomorrow he will smile and hide
And you will know why

Long live the night [x2]

His glass is tipping in his hand
And each time he spills a little more
It’s like you slipped out of this dimension
And you’re not coming home

You thought you had his heart tonight
But now he’s inside, oh, oh, oooh, oh
Tomorrow he will smile and hide
And you will know why

Long live the night

Long live the night and tell him readily, reveling
Long live the night and tell him
Track Name: Jacksonville
I'm not afraid of the black man running
He's got it right, he's got a better life comin'
And I don't care what the Captain said
I fold it right at the top of my head
I lost my sight and the state packs in
I follow my heart and it leads me right to Jackson

Oh Keller, oh, oh, oh
She gave us a medal she gave us a map
Oh Canner Row, oh, oh
If seeing is right, then look where you're at

I'm not afraid of Nichol's Park
I ride the train and I ride it after dark
And I'm not afraid to get it right
I turn around and I give it one more try
And I said things that I meant to say
The bandstand chairs and the Dewey Day Parade
I go out to the Golden Age
The spirit is right and the spirit doesn't change

Oh Keller, oh, oh, oh
She gave us a medal she gave us a map
Oh Canner Row, oh, oh
If seeing is right, then look where you're at

Andrew Jackson! All I'm asking
Show us the wheel, and give us the wine
Raise the Banner, Jackson Hammer!
Everyone goes to the capitol line
Colored Preacher, nice to meet you!
The spirit is here, and the spirit is fine
Education! Ask the nation!
You gave us our sight and the hearing is fine
Andrew Jackson! All I'm asking
Give us the wheel, and give us the wine
Track Name: Family Tree
Can you show me my family tree?
The one with the sheepskin please
Oh, you lost it did you now?
Well who the hell are you living for now?

You’ve done it now, you modern man
Well aren’t you proud, it was in your hands
I’m losing my window to who I am
You shattered a pane, returned to the sand.

Can you show me my family steel?
The one with the swordsmith’s seal
Oh, the G.I.’s took it now.
Well who the hell are they stealing from now?

You’ve done it now, you modern man
Well aren’t you proud, it was in your hands
I’m losing my window to who I am
You shattered a pane, returned to the sand.
Returned to the sand [x5]
Track Name: 0.47
Resin seepin’ over broken bow
It’s got me shook my hands are red I know
Peasants sleepin’ never spoken for
And here I lie my bed is a bottle

Oh, now have patience
It’s only years
Oh, I have waited to see you here

Your assailants are so silent now
The sound of 47 how it grows
Wind is driving heavy falling snow
Cause they watch you keep your people low

Oh, now have patience
It’s only years
Oh, I have waited to see you here
Sun’s not stopping you could choose to go
It seems you were a coward after all
Track Name: Jane
There's only seven people
that ask me where you've gone
but by my own eyes
it's a waste of time

It's only church and steeple
that carved your path away
but on the cutting line
Your pace is fine

Oh Jane, it will be ok.
Just 'cause your life, didn't go that way.

You shifted out all your place mats
And kept those empty seats
A lie, die, die, die, die
Well you can keep them

Oh Jane, it will be ok.
Just 'cause your life, didn't go that way.

I see you've got no gamble
where we share our words again
I know, oh, oh, oh, oh
You can keep them

Oh, Jane it will be ok.
Just 'cause your life, didn't go that way.
Track Name: No Soul
You won the lottery at breathin' right
Still you're wastin' this life
You got no soul

Got no teeth with you. You know how to fight
but that's not makin' it right
You got no soul

I followed the wind that you blew
It led me to leavin' you

You got no...
Soul [x6]

Your muse is only good inside your mind
And when you read me a line
You got no soul

And my heart strings are rusting all the time
Are you a human kind?
You got no soul.

You got no…
Soul [x6]

You Got no…
Soul [x12]
Track Name: Twice
Twice I turn my back on you
I fell flat on my face but didn't lose
Tell me where would I go
Tell me what led you on I'd love to know

Was it the blue night
Gone fragile
Was it about the men
In wonder steady gone under
Was it the light ways
So frightening
Was it a two wills
One mirror holding us dearer now

Thought I had an answer once
But your random ways swept me along
Colossal signs so I got lost
With so many lovers singing soft
Was it the blue night
Gone fragile
Was it about the men
In wonder steady gone under
Was it the light ways
So frightening
Was it a two wills
One mirror holding us dearer now
Track Name: Stones
You took no time to find a bottle of wine
Can you really read my mind?
When most of the time we’re parallel lines
I almost never think about that

I’ve been driving for days, my mind’s playing games
Ooo-man that’s a lonely place
The things that play out don’t happen in this verse
I’m lying to myself

I try to be who I am
In times like these you’re testing me

You quit that stuff before, I didn’t know jack
And Daniel’s girl could not make up her mind
Oh so shy you brought out, the stone of misery
I haven’t seen that girl since