Go Joseph! Jacob's Favourite

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Selling new cds
All the time, all the time
Of the songs that I write
All the time, all the time
I thought it was my time
You were wrong

Joseph don’t be let down,
You know what they say about
When you’re down and out
Don’t kick and shout
Go Joseph
The books been writ and you’re not dead yet
Not yet
Go, go, go for it, kid
Never quit

Wasting all my time
Don’t ask why, don’t ask why
Writing songs no one could like
Don’t ask why, don’t ask why
Going nowhere in life
Nowhere nice

Joseph don’t be let down,
You know what they say about
When you’re down and out
Don’t kick and shout
Go Joseph
The books been writ and you’re not dead yet
Not yet
Go, go, go for it, kid
Never quit

Printing band t-shirts
On the dime, on the dime
Writing verse until I cry
For a dime, for a dime
How the time does fly by
Day and night

Joseph don’t be let down,
You know what they say about
When you’re down and out
Don’t kick and shout
Go Joseph
The books been writ and you’re not dead yet
Not yet
Go, go, go for it, kid
Never quit

Step on the sidewalk, heel then toe
Sole to the pavement out looking for
Seeds for the sowing, grains for the store
Wood for the burning, when the winds blow
Cold
Weeds for the raising, children grow
Meat on the table, prayers on the floor
Mind for remorse, and same mind for lust
Love in the morning, ache in the dusk

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from 6 Possible Illusions Prior To Death, released May 27, 2014
From '6 Possible Illusions Prior To Death' recorded and mixed by John Dinsmore of Licoln County Social Club, and Mastered by Milan Schramek of Laquer Channel Mastering
Album art by Joseph Landau based on sketches by Meghan O'Neill

Joseph Landau - Vocals, Nylon-String Guitar, Palmas
Will Hunter - Electric Guitar, Keyboard, Mikro-Korg, Hammond Organ, Vocals, Palmas
Sean Traczyk - Bass, Vocals, Palmas
Daniel Korn - Drums, Vocals, Palmas

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Formalists Toronto, Ontario

Based in Toronto, Formalists are a progressive quartet with ties to the city’s classical and jazz communities. Their music combines alt-folk, indie, and western art influences, with a dual ambition to thrill and discomfort. At once elegant, and self-indulgent, Formalists share more then just a love of supine-grape eating with the hedonists of yore. ... more

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