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Too Worn To Mend

  • Release date: 2012-10-16
  • Label: Independent Release

American Beauties released their debut CD “Too Worn To Mend” in October 2012. The album was recorded at Ice Station Zebra in Medford, Massachusetts by Grammy-award winning engineer Ducky Carlise (Buddy Guy – Living Proof), who also co-produced the record. The full-length CD includes eleven original radio-friendly compositions of folk-rock and folk-pop honoring the band’s musical influences.

The record was added and has received radio airplay on over 160 college and independent radio stations in the US, Canada, and the UK; charting in the CMJ top 30 on 10 stations and reaching No. 1 at WVIA 88.9 (NPR Affiliate) in Scranton/Wilkes Barre, PA. It has also received local airplay on WMBR 88.1 (MIT Boston), WATD 95.9 (Marshfield), among other Boston area and New England based radio stations. The album continues to receive regular airplay on internet radio and has been played on notable stations such as Wrecking Ball Radio (Charlotte, NC), The Penguin (Asbury Park), New Driven Radio (syndicated), and Rock & Pop Radio out of the UK. Since its release in 2012, all eleven compositions on “Too Worn To Mend” have been selected independently for radio airplay by the many stations who reviewed the record for Adds.

  1. 1

    Snow Blind

    Lyrics

    Moonrise
    On the way home
    Troubles far away
    The further you roam
    Keep stealing time
    Before it all goes

    Snowblind
    So void of faith
    Got my own take
    On where it’s all going
    We don’t dare to think
    Maybe there’s something better

    Sunshine
    Pours all over your face
    Streaks in your eyes
    Seems like you’ve been through it
    When you open your mind
    It won’t seem so hopeless

    Goodbye
    To all those bitter days
    Clear minds
    Are better to keep
    When the thoughts go
    There won’t be much to it
    Except goodbye
    Goodbye

    Snow Blind
  2. 2

    On A String

    Lyrics

    One day you'll rise off into the sky
    A trail of broken pieces left behind
    Shadows crashing down on sun-splattered miles
    Now would be the time for you to fly

    If you go will that be the end
    Suppose I never see you here again
    Our days together are fewer to spend
    Tattered bits of time too worn to mend

    These hazy days
    Have got you on a string
    Walkin' on a thin line
    Regretting everything
    Out in to the cold rain
    Scattered by the wind
    These crazy days
    Have got you on a string
    These hazy days

    On A String
  3. 3

    Hole In My Lung

    Lyrics

    Listen to the rhythm
    of the pouring rain
    It's been raining such a long, long, time
    Gonna pull up anchor on a great big ark
    Go floatin' cross the ocean with some friends of mine
    Next time, I'm gonna bring a paddle

    Looking at the River overflowing her banks
    Miles and miles of water through the fields today
    Seems like yesterday I just dug out
    Now the water's even higher than the top of my house
    Next time, I'm gonna build it higher

    Well the earth keeps spinning and the temperature is rising
    We keep pretending there's nothing wrong
    While the rain keeps falling and the river keeps rising
    Sun keeps burning through this hole in my lung

    Sun so hot in the summer sky
    Burning right through you like a nuclear fire
    Don't remember days when the sun's so hot
    Gonna crawl inside a closet to keep the light out
    Next time, we ought to burn cleaner

    Walking through the valley with my respirator on
    Gonna keep on moving, gonna get in my car
    Air's so thick like a layer of soot
    Coughing up my lungs, but I need another smoke
    Next time, I'm going to buy a carton

    Well the earth keeps spinning and the temperature is rising
    We keep pretending there's nothing wrong
    While the rain keeps falling and the river keeps a rising
    Sun keeps burning through this hole in my lung

    Listen to the rhythm
    of the pouring rain
    It's been raining such a long, long, time
    Gonna pull up anchor on a great big ark
    Go floatin' cross the ocean with some friends of mine
    Next time, I'm gonna bring a paddle

    Hole In My Lung
  4. 4

    Tell Me That You Love Me

    Lyrics

    Here we are in the end
    Looking over fettered days
    No idea what they meant

    Frozen by the years that we shared
    Growing too familiar
    Forgetting what we had together

    On the wrong side
    Of a wayward memory
    Won't you look me in the eyes and
    Tell me that you love me

    Where do we go from here
    Too late for starting over
    No way to disappear

    Trapped in a maze of regret
    It all seems so peculiar
    How can good things go so bad

    On the wrong side
    Of a jaded memory
    Won't you look me in the eyes and
    Tell me that you love me
    Look me in the eyes and tell me that
    you love me
    Look me in the eyes and tell me that
    you love me

    Won't you look me in the eyes and
    Tell me that you love me
    Look me in the eyes and tell me that
    you love me
    Look me in the eyes and tell me that
    you love me

    Tell Me That You Love Me
  5. 5

    Miles From Nowhere

    Lyrics

    I'm a thousand miles away
    From where I'd hoped to be
    Somewhere east of Eden
    Miles from nowhere

    I've seen a lot of roads
    Many places that I've known
    Faded from my thoughts
    To a distant memory

    I need to fly
    Catch the next train out of here
    Don't look behind you
    The bridge is burning as we speak

    I'm a native son
    I was born to wander some
    But my feet feel like they've run
    From her to Anchorage

    Oh sweet one
    I’ll always be your one and done
    I can promise only once
    That I'll always be there

    I need to fly
    Catch the next train out of here
    Don't look behind you
    The bridge is burning as we speak

    Been away so long
    I call the road my home
    Drifting town to town
    Like a wayward stranger

    I'm a foolish one
    I push away the things I love
    Till another comes along
    when I'm sad and lonely

    I need to fly
    Gotta catch the next train out of here
    Don't look behind you
    The bridge is burning as we speak

    Farewell true love
    Our time is all gone
    Another goodbye song
    For the tired and weary

    I'm a thousand miles away
    From where I need to be
    One day I'll rest in peace
    When I finally get there

    Miles From Nowhere
  6. 6

    Forever Like The Sea

    Lyrics

    New York City rain
    Makes all the colors so bright
    Beauty simple and so fine
    Out along the avenue at night

    Lookin' out over the lights of the city
    Rolls on forever like the sea
    So many faces from so many places
    Makes the city shine so right

    New York City sunshine
    Brings all the people to life
    Spread out like islands on the sheep fields
    Takin' in the New York City sights

    Lookin' out over the lights of the city
    Rolls on forever like the sea
    So many faces from so many places
    Makes this city shine so bright

    New York City moon rising
    Out over Brooklyn so high
    Peaks through the towers on the east side
    Hangs out over Broadway at midnight

    Lookin' out over the lights of the city
    Rolls on forever like the sea
    So many faces from so many places
    Makes this city shine so right
    Makes the city shine so bright
    Makes the city shine so right

    Forever Like The Sea
  7. 7

    Last Dance

    Lyrics

    It's a shame where we go
    Cause there'll never be no
    Place that we share
    The same hopes, the same fears

    It's a long way back there
    Forever, and a day
    You forget where you started
    And now we're parted

    I'm the face of
    Every hopeless lover lost
    To the changes
    That evolve in everyone
    If you can't go
    To the same place my dear
    Then we have to let go
    Let the sadness disappear

    It’s another bad tango
    Your hands feel so cold
    I can't seem to grab hold
    When you're spinning away from me

    It's the last dance in this show
    I hope we remember well
    The reasons we started
    Cause now we're parted

    I'm the face of
    Every hopeless lover lost
    To the changes
    That evolve in everyone
    If you can't go
    To the same place my dear
    Then we have to let go
    Let the sadness disappear

    Last Dance
  8. 8

    Grace Under Fire

    Lyrics

    I found grace under fire
    I found love an unlikely place
    I found not what I was after
    But I was fortunate, just to find my way

    In the garden
    In the moonlight
    In the rust of the evening sky
    I saw clearly for the first time
    In your hands, in your grace's eye

    I looked over the big broad valley
    I looked for some where to cross
    I looked foolish on my hands and knees
    But I got there, at any cost

    In the garden
    In the moonlight
    In the rust of the evening sky
    I saw clearly for the first time
    In your hands, in your grace's eye

    I shouted down from the mountain
    I shouted out to you there
    Shouted so loud you couldn't hear me
    Now I'm bound to join you there

    In the garden
    In the moonlight
    In the rust of the evening sky
    I saw clearly for the first time
    In your hands, in your grace's eye

    Grace Under Fire
  9. 9

    Deep Blue Lake

    Lyrics

    It's a long enough day for two
    Never a moment to look forward to
    Up every morning it's the same suit
    Same shoes, same blues again

    It's a hard enough life for two
    Ships in the water no rescue
    Don't know what it'd be like without you
    But I'd miss those same blues again

    We've come a long way
    To this overcrowded place
    Where you work like a dog all day
    It'll be a long time
    Before you ever escape
    To the clear, still, waters
    Of the deep blue lake

    It's one for the price of two
    No consolation when you lose
    Go through the day with no plan to
    Execute, but don't be fooled again

    We've come a long way
    To this overcrowded place
    Where you work like a dog all day
    It'll be a long time
    Before you ever escape
    To the clear, still, waters
    Of the deep blue lake

    Deep Blue Lake
  10. 10

    Gone Gone

    Lyrics

    It's a long way home
    Believe me I'm so far gone
    May take me years
    But someday I won't feel so alone

    Gonna take some time
    Take some reflection
    So many years I loved you
    Now you're somewhere I can't find

    It's a long, long day
    To think about you gone, gone
    Nobody expects to know
    What's coming down that lonesome road

    Gonna take some time
    To shed the tears I'd saved from
    So many years in love
    Now you're somewhere I can't find

    Photographs take me there to you
    There I see the future in your eyes
    But the future left me
    Without you in my life
    Not sure if that is something
    I can ever hope to hide

    If I go away
    Find a new direction
    Look for something other
    Than this broken heart of mine

    It won't bring you back
    You'll still just be gone, gone
    So many years I loved you
    No we're somewhere I can't find

    Memories take me there to you
    There I see the future in your eyes
    But the future left me
    Without you in my life
    Not sure if that is something
    I can ever hope to hide

    Gone Gone
  11. 11

    Mercy

    Lyrics

    Have mercy all the time
    Keep a long list for those you find
    Let it all go, let it shine
    Have mercy all the while

    Have mercy for those you love
    Then if the sky falls from above
    You'll be standing on the steady ground
    Have mercy for the ones you love

    Have mercy, can you see it any other way
    It's time we stopped to look around
    At all those things that ail us
    Have mercy, have mercy
    As long as we keep listening
    The words won't fade away
    Have mercy

    Have mercy for those you fear
    It's never quite the same as it appears
    Makes you wonder who we're fighting here
    Have mercy for the ones you fear

    Have mercy, can you see it any other way
    It's time we stopped to look around
    At all those things that fail us
    Have mercy, have mercy
    As long as we keep listening
    The words will ring out clear
    Have mercy

    Mercy