Original Conditions

by Jameson & The Conditionals

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1.
03:46
What’s the matter with you now, babe? I thought you said that we’re okay But it’s been two days and you still won’t say one word to me Is this really how it’s gonna be? So, what have I done today, babe? What did or didn’t I say? I can’t play this guessing game with you anymore I just as soon see myself to the door You said, “Well, that’s just fine you have a good time I won’t wait up” I said, “Do what you please, do whatever you need to get this moving along” You can’t just admit when you’re wrong You keep dragging it on and on and on Till we’re both blue in the face, babe And we can’t stand to be in the same place now, babe I feel like I can’t breathe but you say we need to work this out I’m not sure I can do that right now I said, “I heard what you said now let’s please go to bed and let this be” You said, “I’m sure that you heard every word that I said but you don’t listen to me” It’s so hard for me to believe When you say that’s all you need You say you feel ignored; when you communicate I don’t reciprocate And you’re unsure if I’m aware that I’m not there when you need me to care And the saddest thing, babe Is this sort of thing will probably happen again, babe If I say one honest thing, babe This will surely happen again
2.
You and I – we have occupied Two different worlds that have yet to collide But I’m headed your way – I’m in mid-flight And I’ll touch down when the time is right But I’m still gonna try, dear – I’m still gonna try And you know the reason why, dear – you know they reason why I know you say we can’t get back I went too far down the wrong track Now, I’m out here – and you’re out there It’s like trying to fit a circle into a square But I’m still gonna try, dear – I’m still gonna try And you know the reason why, dear – you know they reason why And I can wait for you to come around And I can wait for you to come around I’m lost in Austin… But I’m still gonna try, dear – I’m still gonna try And you know the reason why, dear – you know they reason why But I’m still gonna try, dear – I’m still gonna try And you know the reason why, dear – you know they reason why And I can wait for you to come around And I can wait for you to come around And I can wait for you to come around And I can wait for you to come around And I can wait for you to come around And I can wait for you to come around And I can wait for you to come around And I can wait for you to come around
3.
I am here with you No matter what you say or what you don’t I am here with you No matter what you say or what you don’t Left and right, you try to patronize me But just like you, I’m a stoic, naturally And I’ll just watch as you go strolling by I’ll continue my search, in spite of all your lies ‘Cause curiosity kills fewer than it cures And I’m one of those; I’m one of those for sure And nothing left here is sacred to me now I am here with you No matter what you say or what you don’t I am here with you Now you say you wanna bring me back in Well, let me think of the best place to begin 'Cause there are just so many things I’d like to say to you I guess I just don’t know which ones I should choose So, I’ll say that you’re so hot, but you’re so cold If you could just be cool, then, baby, I’d be sold And I won’t have it any other way
4.
I bet you got quite a story to tell But I’m not gonna buy what you’re trying to sell Do the words “keep in touch” mean anything at all? It only takes a minute to make a call I hope you go straight to hell A taste of that will suit you well Don’t take me literally; I’m a little upset I’ve been walking on this tightrope without a safety net Don’t let the door catch you in the ass Maybe next time you’ll show up with a little, little class Save your breath ‘cause “I’m sorry” won’t do Stupid me, I should’ve seen this coming from you I don’t wanna get caught up in this There ain’t no time for me to reminisce It’s been and gone, we both managed to survive My sense of humor is what kept me alive
5.
04:42
It's-a wading low; it's-a wading low It's about to go under, and I think you know It's-a wading low It's-a floating fast; it's-a floating fast I see you standing there while it goes passed It's-a floating fast And I got people who all agree The end you seek doesn't justify the means In times like these we got but one choice To come together and share a voice 'Cause these are the days, people It's-a run a-ground; it's-a run a-ground You just act like you don't hear a sound But it's-a run a-ground It's-a wading low; it's-a wading low It's about to go under, and I hope you know It's-a wading low
6.
Old Tobias was a railroadin’ man Old Tobias was a railroadin’ man Rolling down the tracks just as fast as he can Forty-odd years, he’s been throwin’ the switch Forty-odd years, he’s been throwin’ the switch He spent his whole life keeping other men rich Half-way through his twelve hour shift And miles of track along the countryside He sees a light flashing up ahead He slows it down to twenty-five Middle of the night he rides through the rain Middle of the night he rides through the rain When the sun comes up, he’ll be getting off this train The whistle blows as he pulls in And he parks the cars in the Brooklyn Yard A workingman weighed down with pride A bridge too far and a breed apart Old Tobias was a railroadin’ man Old Tobias was a railroadin’ man Rolling down the tracks just as fast as he can Rolling down the tracks just as fast as he can Rolling down the tracks just as fast as he can

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This EP represents the gray overlap of one significant moment ending while another begins. Relying more on electric instruments than previous releases by J&theCs, this record has a heavier mood, creating a more modern aesthetic, without losing that unmistakable '70s spirit, found on Conditionals recordings. Cinched up enough to be tight studio tracks, but not so much that they lose their freewheelin' attitude, this collection of songs makes for a solid EP that has room to space out, without getting lost, and lingering too long.

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released January 1, 2017

Written, Arranged, & Produced by Jameson Wandling
Recorded, Mixed, & Produced by Sam Densmore
Co-Produced by Zach Podell-Eberhardt
Photographs by Marie Burkett
Recorded @ The Jeremy Wilson Foundation in Portland, OR
Mastered by Ryan Foster @ Foster Mastering in Portland, OR

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Jameson & The Conditionals Portland, Oregon

Jameson & The Conditionals is a collaborative musical collective, centering around the songs and artistic creation of frontman singer-songwriter, Jameson Wandling. Full of all kinds of colors and textures, this brand of Americana nods to the '70s, with modern twists and turns. It, as much as any of Jameson's earlier works, is a cohesive, yet varied collection of music. ... more

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