Friday

by Tom Ingersoll

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"Friday" is the third studio album from singer-songwriter Tom Ingersoll. Tom hails from the Berkshire Hills of Western Mass, home to James Taylor and Arlo Guthrie. "Friday" was produced by Robby Baier and recorded at his SubStation Studio.

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released April 21, 2018

Guitars and Vocals: Tom Ingersoll
Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards, Drums, Harmonica, and more: Robby Baier
Electric Guitar: Steve Ide
Bass: Jim Reynolds
Drums, Piano: Dave Lincoln
Piano and Organ: Joe Rose
Fiddle: Lukas Schwartz
Banjo: Matt Fleury
Vocals: Melissa LeVangie

Produced by Robby Baier at SubStation Studio
Engineered and Mixed by Robby Baier
Mastered by Ian Stewart
Cover Photography by Stephen G. Donaldson
Layout by Kip Beacco

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Track Name: What You Want
The sun in the mornin’
The skin I was born in
A kiss from my baby
I love her like crazy
Food on the table
A little jam on a bagel
Out of the driveway
I wish it was Friday

I don’t know where life is going
I can’t help but see my cup half full
I’m right here simply in the moment
That’s what you want

Planting these flowers
Hoping for showers
Gonna make a little money
Gonna spend it on my honey
Still a little sunshine
Gonna make a bee line
Down to the river
Jumpin’ in together

We don’t know where life is goin’
We can’t help but see that cup half full
We’re right here simply in the moment
That’s what you want

I’ll take you on a Sunday ride
I’ll do the drivin’, let your heart be mine
The two of us are gonna spend some time
In a cabin on the mountain side
We’ll lay together in the tall green grass
The two of us are gonna make these moments last

We don’t know where life is goin’
We can’t help to see that cup half full
We’re right here simply in the moment
That’s what you want
That’s what you want…
Track Name: High Road
I'm gonna take the high road
Where’d it all go?
We don’t got another chance to blow
To make it all right
Gonna take the high road
Don’t say you don’t know
Holdin’ to the golden code
We gotta take it to the light

Why can’t we all just get along?
Something said by a man who now is gone
Not too much to ask if you’re askin’ me
Now let me ask you: what’s it gonna be?
I’m not likin’ what I hear
Words of hate, ignorance and fear
Politicians, I hear a lotta talk

They got to learn to listen
They got to do the walk

Gonna take the high road
Where’d it all go
We don’t got another chance to blow
To get it all right
Gonna take the high road
Don’t say you don’t know
Holdin’ to the Golden Code
We gotta take it to the light

Hear it knocking at your door
Let’s come together like we’ve done before
Your bleedin’ heart it’s gonna get hurt
It takes a lotta guts to do this work
Hope that time is on our side
Got to believe that love will turn that tide
Take it to the streets and
Write it on the walls
Ain’t nothing ever got big
That didn’t start small

Gonna take the high road
Where’d it all go?
We don’t got another chance to blow
To make it all right
Gonna take the high road
Don’t say you don’t know
Holdin’ to the golden code
We gotta take it to the light

Turn off your TV and make it fast

It’s time to take your head out of your …
The revolution’s now, don’t let it pass
Break through the glass

Gonna take the high road
Where’d it all go?
We don’t got another chance to blow
To make it all right
Gonna take that high road
Don’t say you don’t know
Holdin’ to the golden code
Were gonna take it to the light

We got to take that high road
Where’d it all go?
We don’t got another chance to blow
To make it all right
Gonna take that high road
Don’t say you don’t know
Holdin’ to the golden code
We gotta take it to the light

I said we’re holdin’ to the golden code
And take it to the light
Yes we’re gonna hold it to the golden code
And make it all right
Track Name: Goin' Through the Motions
Woke up in the morning
Wondering where I’d been
Crawled into the boy’s room
Shaving off my chin
Runnin’ out the back door, kicking up the grass
In and out of trouble, but showin’ up for class

And so the years went by
Just tryin’ to do my best
Goin’ through the motions

Was goin’ out my front door
Swearin’ at my lawn
Fumbled for the car keys
And drove into the dawn
Starin’ out the window
Thinking of the kids
Puttin’ in those long days
Fillin’ up that empty fridge

So the days went by
Tryin’ to do my best
Goin’ through the motions

Who knows the reason why
So many years went by
So hard I tried and tried
A lifetime spent in the blink of an eye
A drop falls in the ocean

Tendin’ to my garden
Summer on the hill
Funny how those lazy afternoons
Keep on comin’ still
Summer into spring time
Winter into fall
Looking in the rearview mirror
Rememberin’ it all

So a life goes by
I’d do it all again
All the things I’ve said and done
Whoever I have been
I’m not running out of time
Just comin’ ‘round the bend
Goin’ through the motions
Track Name: The Poorest Poet
Of all the poets, I'm the poorest
Just a twig in the forest
I’m a drop in the ocean
Like all the lovers in the land
A stone not worth countin'
Rollin' down a mountain
Down to that shoreline where I’m
Just a grain of sand

There's a thousand ways how things could be
But ain't it crazy how you and me
We're out here doin' fine
A little house, a cup of tea
It's all just how it is supposed to be
You can put your hand in mine
And I can love you without even tryin’

You're the lighthouse for my sailor
The key for my jailor
My sweet and lovely Tupelo
By the flowers on the hill
And I'm a radio flyer
Your handyman for hire
I’m that candle always burnin’
Sittin’ on your window sill

There's a thousand ways how things could be
Ain't it crazy how you and me
We're out here doin' fine
A little house, a cup of tea
It's all just how it is supposed to be
You can put your hand in mine
And I can love you without even trying

So let us hold each other tight
Watch the stars come out tonight
Try to figure out this life
On a blanket just for two
Let it be just me and you

There's a thousand ways how things could be
But ain't it crazy how you and me
We're out here doin' fine
A little house, a cup of tea
And it's all just how it is supposed to be
You can put your hands in mine
And I can love you without even tryin’
I can love you without even tryin’
I can love you without even tryin’
Track Name: Don't Expect to Hear
I don’t know where you are
I don’t know if you’re near or far
Or if you’re sailin’ on the sea
You could be halfway up a Redwood tree
Maybe you’re skiiin’ down a range
An extra hour where the time zones change
I always knew you had no fear
So I don’t expect to hear

You’re probably on your own
Far too busy to pick up the phone
Workin’ like you do
I always liked the way you see things through
Maybe you’re lyin’ in the shade of a
Saw Palmetto in the everglades
Sippin’ on a tall cold beer
I don’t expect to hear

I don’t expect it

Used to be a phone call you’d come over
I can still remember when our love was alive
When you said you’d be back come October
I guess that was your way of saying goodbye

I wonder what you’re up to know
You’re so elusive you should take a bow
You could be anywhere
Watchin’ the eagles on the cape somewhere
Maybe you’re fishin’ off a pier
I don’t expect to…

I don’t expect to hear
Track Name: Nighttime on the Water
Nighttime on the water
Moonlight shinin' on that West Shoal Bay
I'm gonna get my fill of beautiful Anguilla
And in the morning I will make my way

Nighttime on the water
I set my sails goin’ to west-most Key
My anchor weighed, my mortgage all paid
No one and nothin’s gonna be botherin' me

Nightime on the water

Nighttime on the water
Warm wind is pushing me along
No certain course, only distant shores
Just sailin’ out into the end of this song

Nighttime on the water
Nighttime on the water
Nighttime on the water
Nighttime on the water
Track Name: Where'd You Go?
I’ve been sittin’ up all night
I’ve been waitin’ in the fadin’ candlelight
Got the place fixed up real nice
No sign of you

Took a shower, gave myself a shave
I don’t do that on just any old day
I drew you a map, not some kind of a maze
No sign of you

Where’d you go?
Where’d you go?
Where’d you go?
Honey, honey, where’d you go?

Cooked us dinner, now it’s cold
Lit the fire but it’s nuthin’ left but coals
Got to tell you, this is gettin’ old
There’s no sign of you

Ate my dinner, couldn’t wait
Said you’d make it a little after 8:00
Now I’m tired it’s getting late
There’s no sign of you

Where’d you go?
Where’d you go?
Where’d you go?
Honey, honey, where’d you go?

Then you woke me with your tender kiss
Started whisperin’ that you’d missed me
Now I lay here in a sea of bliss
Never mind what I was goin’ to ask you

Where’d you go?
Where’d you go?
Come on, where’d you go?
Honey, honey, where’d you go?
Where’d you go?
Where’d you go?
Come on, where’d you go?
Honey, honey, where’d you go?
Track Name: Sixes and Sevens
I wish I was a sphygmomanometer
I’d wrap myself around you
Squeeze you like a glove
And hold you tight, with all my might, baby
Let my pressure be the measure of my love

Excuse my sudden irresponsibility
You know, I make myself so crazy
When you’re by my side
I want so much to feel your touch honey
Aw, Mrs. Jekyll don’tcha heckle Mister Hyde.

You know I’m feelin’ kinda autobiographical
I’ll tell you all about me, and what you wanna know
If you’re thinkin’ that I’m megalomaniacal
I am confidin’, I am not hidin’
Enjoy the show...

Hey, sorry I’m so sesquipedalian
I’m glad you sat ‘n listened
Lended me your ear
I’m just a klutz, a little nuts, darlin’....
But I am vyin’, tryin’ for you dear

Yes, I wish I was a sphygmomanometer
I’d wrap myself around you
Fit you like a glove
I’ll hold you tight, with all my might, honey
Let my pressure be the measure of my love

Let my pressure be the measure of my love
Let the pressure be the measure
Let my pressure be the measure of my love

Crazy ‘bout you baby
My pressure is the measure of my love
Track Name: Journey of Joy
Shall we take our hats off
To this girl and this boy?
They’re just about to cast off
On this journey of joy

Shall we raise our glasses
To this woman and man?
Send ‘em off with some lifetime passes
…and a couple of grand

So be true to each other
That’s what we say
So be true to each other
While you’re makin’ your way
On your journey of joy

So we’re givin’ our best wishes
To this husband and wife
You got yourself a brand new set of dishes
And our regards for a wonderful life

So be true to each other
That’s what we say
Be true to each other
While you’re makin’ your way
On your journey of joy

Shall we take our hats off
To this girl and this boy?
They’re just about to cast off
On this journey of joy
Track Name: Love Letter Writer
Louise she sends me letters
Every one gets better
Than the one she sent the week before
Envelopes with cards in
Doodles in the margins
Pretty flowers fallin’ on my kitchen floor
She’s my love letter writer

All these years I kept ‘em all
Now I’m running out of wall
They’ll be going on the ceiling come July
I just sit there staring
With my Conway Twitty blaring
Waiting on the postman to come by
She’s my love letter writer

What’s this funny feelin’ in my bones
Cards and letters, talkin’ on the phone
What am I doin’ living on my own
Without her?

There’s somethin’ I gotta do
Where’d I put my elmer’s glue?
Tryin’ to make me up a collage for Louise

Fishin’ hooks and buttons
Some bottle caps and….nuthin’
For to make up something special for my squeeze
But I’m no love letter writer

Dang, I ain’t no artist
But I do know where my heart is
And I’ll keep on tryin’ till the end of time
Found some toothpicks and some string
Lookey here! My Granny’s ring…
Just the thing to prove her to be mine
She’s my one and only love letter writer

She’s my love letter writer
Track Name: Why.
Why? Why…did you go away?
Tell me why, why, did you go away?

Sorry I’m not mister perfect
Sure, I mighta strayed a couple times
Listen, it’s not like I did not love you
I just don’t think you could read between the lines

So don’t tell me why, why did you go away?
Why, don’t tell me why you went away

I tried so hard to make you happy
I even gave back most of the money that I stole
A man’s a man, ain’t that worth something?
So honey please, come back, why you bein’ so cold

And tell me why….then again don’t
Tell me why…ever…I’m not too interested

I just realized you’re still talking
That’s why my head is nodding up and down
Frankly, right now I’m…. just ordered a pizza
And tonight I’m busy paintin’ up the town

So don’t bother tellin’ me why
Why did you go away?
Tell me why did you go away?

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