Parsonsfield

One Album

Six years after coming together as a band of high-energy musical misfits—too rock for folk, too folk for punk, too punk for bluegrass—Parsonsfield found themselves standing at a crossroads. The critically acclaimed five-piece was down to just four members, and while the obvious solution may have been to simply replace their departed comrade, the group instead made the bold choice to completely reimagine their lineup and their catalog, carrying forward as a quartet with an ambitious new approach to writing and recording. The result was a genuine sonic rebirth, a wild musical awakening that brought Parsonsfield closer together than ever before and yielded their most exhilarating and adventurous record yet: Happy Hour On The Floor.

Music

10 songs
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Lyrics:

It's never straight and we love the swerve Stories live ‘round every curve Once a stranger in a lonely world Now I love your shadow and I love your curls Two children of society Built to rob you of identity Lifted up to be set free By any name you’re a rose to me By any other name you’re a rose to me When the river overflows Stirs up the sadness in your mind You won’t tread water alone I’ll be swimming by your side Until the day I die We are an army, love is a sword It's the tapping on the kitchen floor And it stands before us a protector To keep the monsters from our door Love keeps the monsters from our door When the river overflows Stirs up the sadness in your mind You won’t tread water alone I’ll be swimming by your side Until the day I die The distance between you and I is shrinking before our eyes And with your cheek touching mine I feel so alive That I ain’t scared to die
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Til I Die (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:14

Lyrics:

You walked through the door of Lautenberg Place Immediately I knew our ambitions could wait We built a hole and huddled close and time drifted by We were endlessly content beneath the swirling sky Your rhythm shown and an easy grace Left everyone around hypnotized by your gaze You flattered all, I shuffled along to the beat of your world But reality set in when you ceased your nightly twirl Anchored in place in peace and at ease Our passion calmed our hunger atrophied Don't you want to feel what’s real, what’s hard, what’s worth living for In a castle of comfort you long for nothing more Two dozen oysters, Manhattan, Versailles But all the critics stars can never shine like the night sky I’m longing for a satisfaction that’ll be something more Than a post and a smile that’s just a paper floor That’s just a paper floor And I’ll fall right through a paper floor That’s just a paper floor And I’ll fall right through a paper floor That’s just a paper floor And it might hold you but I fall right through A paper floor
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Paper Floor (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
03:50
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Paper Floor (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:50
3
Reykjavik Connection Happy Hour On The Floor
03:39

Lyrics:

I'll be taking a flight I got good reason it's not 'cause I wanna get high I'll be taking a flight When I leave you behind When I’ve got to go raking in the nickels and dimes I don't wanna leave you behind 'Cause you are always on my mind When all that's between us is time An ocean, a river, a Reykjavik connection A baggage claim line And a little time We got euphoric love I just wanna feel it, I never really cared for drugs We got euphoric love I want a heavy dose of waking up next to you holding your body close I want a heavy dose 'Cause you are always on my mind When all that's between us is time An ocean, a river, a Reykjavik connection A baggage claim line And a little time When I look out on the crowd I can’t see your face But through that rumbling bass I can almost feel your heart beat I'm casting a shadow on your door Throwing my bag on the kitchen floor I fall into your bed but it's only in my head I'm still playing these chords 'Cause you are always on my mind When all that's between us is time An ocean, a river, a Reykjavik connection A baggage claim line And a little time A little time, time, time And a little time A little, time, time
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Reykjavik Connection (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:42
4
Now That You're Gone Happy Hour On The Floor
03:11

Lyrics:

Lungs overflowing with hot summer air Run through the doorway and fly down the stairs Hoping to find something comforting there Bare walls and rectangles outlined in dust The echoes are different without all your stuff Nothing to soften my voice or burnish my lust Nothing at all To break this fall Now that you’re gone Spilled coffee soaking through words on the page Dissolving the bliss, adulation and rage Sweet and so bitter the memories we made I remember words on your tongue like a loaded mac 10 Full auto no holding back any lead My heart in your scope and your voice in my head As loud as I shout I can’t drown it out Now that you’re gone Now it's just me in the moonlight under you somewhere among the stars Yeah, you see me from the bird's eye nursing my melancholy heart But the way the world keeps spinning soon I'll be in sunlight and you'll be in the dark Now I look in the mirror refracted through tears I've never seen anything clearer Now that you're gone
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Now That You're Gone (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:07

Lyrics:

Morning light touching down Like a kiss on your head Don't want to leave this town Just want to stay in bed And watch the water out our window Let's watch the water run through Our little river town With you sleeping next to me And the sun breaking through the clouds Our little river town follow the water down It was made for us this must be the place for us Our little river town All of the neighbors call me by my name They all want to stick around here Baby I know you feel the same way So we can live by the water Live by the water that’s running through Our little river town With you sleeping next to me And the sun breaking through the clouds Our little river town follow the water down It was made for us this must be the place for us This is our home through hard times and good When we're down on our luck We take a walk and we watch the water run Let's watch the water out our window Let's watch the water run through Our little river town With you sleeping next to me And the sun breaking through the clouds Our little river town follow the water down It was made for us this must be the place for us This love of ours no one can take from us Our little river town
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River Town (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
04:13
2
River Town (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:13

Lyrics:

Watch the sunrise through the rain One hundred more miles to fame In a half broken machine Chasing a dream We're the creatures from across Any truck stop parking lot Long hair, yesterday's jeans Chasing a dream Wild eyed, lonesome, freaks Pirates on an asphalt sea Of red lights, running river Another night tracing the dark Crimson eyes, white knuckles And a black and blue heart Bless the mad ones, those who know You can’t rock without someplace to roll Bless the driveways, the beds, and caffeine That carry a dream When we’re yellowed by the sun And dangle our feet from the horizon Proud and free, wannabes We chased a dream Wild eyed, lonesome, freaks Pirates on an asphalt sea Of red lights, running river Another night tracing the dark Crimson eyes, white knuckles And a black and blue heart Are we wading in the water Are we walking on the tide Running river may you ever be our guide No endorsements, no reinforcements Only three hundred horses pulling me home Down that road sweet road, so roll baby roll Red lights, running river Another night tracing the dark Crimson eyes, white knuckles And a black and blue heart Are we wading in the water Are we walking on the tide Running river may you ever be our guide Running river may you ever be our guide Running river may you ever be our guide
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Running River (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
03:10
2
Running River (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:10

Lyrics:

Felt like I was lost at sea in a nightmarish dream Waves crashing over me repeatedly Lost hope of help on the way no dry land in sight But I was riding the trade winds to your arms now I Miss you when you're gone I want to be with you You stay on my mind like our love's brand new All of those things that lovers say I never thought that they'd be falling off my lips Til I saw you and you saw me Oh and this nightmare became a sweet dream Before I met you life was spiraling down Wrong place wrong time missed connection no love to be found Then I saw your face and you took my hand Led me out of this place to some promised land Where candy apples grow on every tree Love is patient and I've waited patiently to say All of those things that lovers say I never thought that they'd be falling off my lips Til I saw you and you saw me Oh and this nightmare became a sweet dream All of those things that lovers say I never thought that they'd be falling off my lips Til I saw you and you saw me Oh and this nightmare became a sweet dream You're my sweet dream
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Sweetdream (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:37

Lyrics:

We quit early and had happy hour on the floor What the hell are we doing this for It’s hard to wake up every day Feeling so unsure If this is how it’s supposed to be Behind every happy hour there lives a sadness I’m feeling mine the longer I stay at this But every time I try to get away from this madness Something holds me back Like I’m running on a wheel I need a little bit of cash and a ticket to set me free The world is a movie I wanna see I been watching all these actors playing the same scene I know the lines by memory The same old words The same old words File me down like emery Now at the bottom of this paper cup I’m trying not to spill Is a white blank page I’d like to fill With meaning much stronger A proof that’s undistilled But I can’t see tomorrow through today I need a little bit of cash and a ticket to set me free The world is a movie I wanna see I been watching all these actors playing the same scene I know the lines by memory The same old words The same old words File me down like emery Oh the same old words The same old words File me down like emery
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Emery (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
04:13
2
Emery (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:42

Lyrics:

Tangled up like a kite string in the branches of a dream Once I lived with such excitement I was bursting at the seams Now the road stretches longer the burning in my heart has chilled It’s time now to exit the circle and find a moment to be still There’s a highway that surrounds this town And the city lights don’t shine like they did when I was a child I wanna live out on the horizon line and just be yours for a while Can I just be yours for a while Your arms are my only shelter a lean-to on my trail I walk along until I have felt your fingers running through my hair And let our limbs entwine like the wild weeds Where the city lights don’t shine like they did when I was a child I wanna live out on the horizon line And just be yours for a while The city lights don’t shine like they did when I was a child I wanna let go of all that’s been on our minds and just return to the wild Can I just be yours for a while Goodbye to humanity Becoming one with the weeds Together we can be free
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Horizon Line (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
04:40
2
Horizon Line (Instrumental)
Instrumental
04:40

Lyrics:

How were we so close and yet so lonesome On every road from Orange County to Green Bay I tried to find a tune in the radio static But in the seat beside me you’re a thousand miles away Beneath the Arizona sun I packed my rucksack To walk along the trails of your mind My mother said still waters run the deepest But the riverbed I found was cracked and dry Oh my, man oh my Oh my you’re a stranger who struck a deal Oh my, man Oh my Oh my, man You got your midnight meal Now you’re a ghost painted on my shield A lion on an English field Your heart was somewhere high up in the mountains I must admit that mine's a rocky coast Though the weather's growing mild in the springtime Our love was left to melt with the snow Oh my, man oh my Oh my you’re a stranger who struck a deal Oh my, man oh my oh my, man You got your midnight meal Now you’re a ghost painted on my shield I got a ring in my pocket you got one in yours We had everything in common like the water and the shore You got a ring in your pocket I got one in mine But the gold won’t shine like it did the first time Louder than a wave but you didn’t hear It must have slipped your mind or did you just not respond Leave me here complaining in a song A simple wish to fill in space provided A couple words as you regretfully decline I hope you find what shines in El Dorado But did you even see the gold you left behind Oh my, man oh my Oh my you’re a stranger who struck a deal Look at your midnight meal Now you’re a ghost painted on my shield A lion on an English field Oh, my man oh my Oh my man somewhere along the way In a Chevrolet I know we made our mistakes And you got to get your clean break But it hurt when you faded away
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Oh My Man (Background Vocals)
Background Vocals
05:02
2
Oh My Man (Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:02
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