To Be Good for a Day

by Rebecca Schiffman

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released January 28, 2009

Producers: Mike Musmanno and Rebecca Schiffman
Engineer: Mike Musmanno
Piano: Jay Israelson
Bass: Mike Musmanno
Guitar on Angelo: Alex Walker
Drums: Tony Leone and Mike Musmanno
Back-up Vocals: Reka Reisinger, Matthew Morandi, Ryan Stratton

Artwork and design by Benjamin Degen

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Track Name: I Have Really Loved You
I have really loved you and I love you now
though things may seem slow
Something in your shoulder and the angle of your mouth
Though things may seem slow they are slow for us.
If you ask him he’ll say that he knows
If you ask him he’ll tell you as he goes
If you were to have a room inside where things worked all the time
Was the summer only a dream last year?
It’s not always clear from here
Do you really believe it’s not meant to be?
Do you really believe it’s not meant to be?
If you ask him he’ll say that he knows
If you ask him he’ll tell you as he goes.
Track Name: The Rabbit Habit
Ancient craft of Japan, a grin behind the lady’s fan, divine extension of the hand. Ancient craft of Japan, divine extension of the hand, in grateful absence of a man. Except for Javier ’cause then I want him there, I want him there, I want to share. Other days you might see sometimes it is good to be alone and sometimes it is not good to be at all. Lying here are Welbutrin, I cannot write with passion, but with a dim blue and happy glow, whoa whoa whoa whoa. But we stayed up all night on Adderall, and watched some L&O, as any friend would know that is my favorite show, oh I love that godamn show. And then we read erotic stories until we were no longer horny, until the morning found us asleep at last. So my rabbit in a drawer, one day I’ll come back for more.
Track Name: Untitled
It takes all you have to make peace with another
Sometimes you wonder if it’s worth the bother
Well, I tried, I tried, I tried in vain
I could not find the meaning in our pain
Didn’t you ask me once if my love was true?
Now I’m telling you the answer
Take me on board and I’ll tell you my story
Tell you all the wrongs for which I’m sorry
But I know it’s all right at the end of the night
If you’d rather be alone I won’t put up a fight
Didn’t you ask me once if my love was true?
Now I’m telling you the answer
Didn’t you ask me once if my love was true?
Now I’m telling you.
Track Name: Angelo
Baby bird, I never thought I’d have so much to say.
Now you’ve heard I filled up a whole page, a whole page.
And I’m mad that you inspired a new song,
Cause it’s the first song in a long time, it’s the first song in a long time.
In a long, long time.
And it’s an honor, some people’d say that it’s a real honor.
And you’ve already got too many bullshit honors, honors.
Oh, Angelo, I know you’re just trying to do the right things,
But what you can’t possibly see is that people find it hard to do right by me.
On your bed I felt your balding baby bird head,
While you were telling me about her, about her.
You showed me her videos and I had to admit that she could be a genius,
Even though it pained me to say so, it pained me.
But I thought that it was cool that you and I could play by our own rules.
I was just trying my best to do right by our arrangement, arrangement.
Oh, Angelo, I know you’re just trying to do the right things,
But honesty is my vice.
That’s how I make it hard for people to be nice.
When I passed by you two tonight, oh boy, was I surprised.
And I was mad, you could have said that you wanted to see her instead, her instead.
Now I’m trying to play it cool, see how long I can go without talking to you.
Sure I could change the name, but it already goes with the flow.
With the flow.
Oh, Angelo, I know you just want to do the right things.
But you can’t win in our game.
There’s always going to be a choice to make.
Track Name: Nick's Song
He walked in the room, like an angel he stood, cause he died a long time ago.
Now I know that he’s gone but I still hold on to words we used to know.
Words we used to know.
Well, his ghost gave the most eloquent toast on occasion of the rain.
I could taste every word, the meanings I heard sounded of quiet pain.
They sounded of quiet pain.
It’s hard to believe there’s something to grieve when life was so good to him.
But he paved the way and it makes me less afraid to go where he has been.
To go where he has been.
To talk in a dream, to know what I mean no matter what I say.
Now I can see that even as I sleep I am still awake. Yes, I am still awake.
It’s hard to believe there’s something to grieve when life was so good to him.
But he paved the way and it makes me less afraid to go where he has been.
To go where he has been. To go where he has been. To go where he has been.
Track Name: Lily
Lily, if you’re listening, I’ve got a lifetime of things to tell you.
Lily, I want your advice on so many things in life.
You were all that is romantic and real.
I still want to feel what it was to know you, because knowing you is living.
Lily, every word you said is hidden somewhere in my head.
Every moment was an unexpected stroke of luck.
You were all that is romantic and real.
I still want to feel what it was to know you, because knowing you is living.
Boots that fit in a van on a far away trip to your northwestern ranch.
Your T-shirt’s so see-through, you had it since long before I knew you.
I knew you.
Lily, could you be here now? Would you if you could?
You were all that is romantic and real.
I still want to feel what it was to know you, because knowing you is living.
Track Name: Song to You (D&D Song)
A thirteen mile-wide river, it’s water cold and deep.
Through its fighting currents we can barely see.
You on the other shore, raise your arm so I can see.
You on the other shore, I call out to thee.
Once we hid in bushes, shooting arrows out,
Rolling dice to save our lives, reaching for your hand.
You on the other shore, raise your arm so I can see.
You on the other shore, I call out to thee.
A thirteen mile-wide river, alive and filled with fear,
O’er the sound of its whining stones, we can hardly hear.
You on the other shore, raise your arm so I can see.
You on the other shore, I call out to thee.
I cast my spell, a lightning flash, blinding all the orc-ies.
I couldn’t put a spell on you to blind you from your worries.
You on the other shore, raise your arm so I can see.
You on the other shore, I call out to thee.
A thirteen mile-wide river, it’s body full of tears,
Though we may not ever cross at times you seem so near.
And you on the other shore, raise your arm so I can see.
You on the other shore, I call out to thee.
You on the other shore, I call out to thee.
Track Name: It Was You
It was you I was thinking of when the rain poured down.
It was you I was thinking of when the house blew down.
And it feels unreal to let you go.
It was you I was thinking of when I left town.
It was you I was thinking of when I turned around.
And it feels unreal to let you go.
I don’t know how to be, without you I can’t be me.
And I don’t know how to see the future happily.
It was still light outside when you said you had lied,
And I knew we were through, but I still loved you.
Track Name: Ages
Sitting by the window, awake for the very last time,
And I, I won’t see the sun again for ages, ages.
Sing me the ballad written for you,
And I, I won’t hear your voice again for ages, ages.
Walk around the streets we knew.
All I see is you-ooooooooo.
If you’d all come out tonight, I will sing my final song for you.