Amateur Hour

by Chris Velan

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All-Time Record Whatever bounce comes off the wall However you can take the loss Hanging on a photograph It never falls, it never lasts, it never has Personal best in a one-man race Shaky on the land with your sea legs, sailor Hey, you going for your all Time, you were going by for your all-time Hey, you were going for your all-time record A day, a lover, a cover, a taste A waste of time forever running code And it takes my pulse of a former man It sucks in the light of the saints alive, alive A lake to douse a flame I don’t, I didn’t, I won’t fuck off, fuck off, fuck off, fuck off And that’s when I saw Hey, you going for your all Time, you were going by for your all-time Hey, you were going for your all-time record So many things will end at once The rain will fall, the game is called Married to the starting block They never saw you off They never saw you bleeding You never got a signed autograph Never for Kali or Farrah or Allah or Allah or Allah or Allah Hold the dial upon the line until you say You love her, I love her, I love her, I love her, I love her, I love her Hey, you were going for your all Time, you were going by for your all-time Hey, you were going for your all-time record All-time Record
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You Can Talk 04:05
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Amateur Hour 03:35
Amateur Hour Why must it feel like the first time With every step I take towards the light Stumbling home on the cheap wine Lonely as a satellite I see it more but understand less I fail you better each day you’re around In various states of undress I keep returning to the lost and found There’s nobody in the control tower The house is packed tonight For amateur hour Your act seems so familiar I swear I’ve seen you work this room before The trick is not to get bewildered By the bodies pouring through the door They’ve turned on the phantom power The night can feel so long At amateur hour And when it’s over, they’ll be no applause But I’ll know you gave it all your might So put away your fangs and sharp claws Everyone here’s dying to get it right In here we all will be be devoured By the love that brings us back Every night Every night Every night It’s amateur hour It’s amateur hour for you and I It’s amateur hour It’s amateur hour for you and I
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Cola Wars 05:27
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Only One 04:43
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The Holdout 03:37
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Night Caller 04:54
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Black Eye 04:34
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credits

released September 14, 2018

Produced by Rod Shearer and Chris Velan
Recorded and Mixed by Rod Shearer at Mt. Sound, Sutton, QC.
Mastered by Ryan Morey at Ryan Morey Mastering, Montreal, QC.
Artwork by Peaks + CV

Drums: Bucky Wheaton
Bass: Mishka Stein
Guitar and Pedal Steel: Michael Feuerstack
Organ and Piano: Max Henry
Backing Vocals: Sara Johnston
Additional Piano on “All Time Record”: Tom Mennier
Additional Backing Vocals on “Black Eye”: Michael Velan
Guitar and Vocals: Chris Velan

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Chris Velan Montréal, Québec

Montreal singer-songwriter and producer, Chris Velan, has always been crossing borders with his brand of world music- influenced, singer-songwriter pop. Drawing comparisons to the smart, genre-mixing writing of Neil Finn, Nick Lowe and Paul Simon, Velan's
latest album, “Amateur Hour”, will be released September 14th with touring to follow.
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