Sleeping (Extended Play)

by Del Water Gap

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released 02 May 2014

© 2014 The Charles Atlas Company

Produced by Del Water Gap in the East Village
Engineered by Tanner Peterson, S. Holden Jaffe and Damian Wiseman
Mixed by Damian Wiseman (1, 2) Jason Moss (3, 4, 5) and S. Holden Jaffe (6)
Mastered by Alan Silverman at Arf! Productions
Recorded at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and Three North Studios
Cover photo by S. Holden Jaffe and Ben Klein
Bummer City logo by Carmen MacDougal

DEL WATER GAP IS:

S. Holden Jaffe // Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, National, banjo, accordion
Charles Schlinkert // Drums, mixed percussion, background vocals
William Evans // Bass, background vocals, piano
Jared LaCasce // Trumpet

THIS RECORD FEATURES:

Patrick Sargent // Tenor saxophone
Zachary Semen // Organ
Evan Stanley // Electric guitar
Tanner Peterson // Background vocals

WITH GROUP VOCALS BY:

Annie DeFatta, Greg McGuiness, Carmen MacDougal, Zach Ezickson, and Shannon Smith

All songs written by S. Holden Jaffe
S. Holden Jaffe is published by The Charles Atlas Company (BMI)

All horn arrangements composed by Jared LaCasce

THANK YOU Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Diane and Leo Schlinkert, Jesse Bielenberg, Nick Sansano, Annie DeFatta, Ben Lapidus, Sam Rasderecht, Veronica Whyman, Prawit Siriwat, Pat Oppenheim, Baird Parent, Jacob and Jamie Oleshansky, Hugo Vera, Steve Siktberg, and Chris Conway.

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Del Water Gap New York, New York

Del Water Gap was born in the fall of 2011 as the creative manifestation of upstate New York’s S. Holden Jaffe, a self- proclaimed “song and dance man.”
After self-producing the Del Water Gap EP (2012) in a gentrified storage closet, Jaffe relocated to New York City’s East Village where he joined forces with bassist Will Evans and drummer Charlie Schlinkert to form the project’s live incarnation.
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Track Name: Still In Love
And darling won’t you smother all your demons, I’ll wait patiently
You ground your little teeth to dust, I held the pieces but you cut my knees
I remember sheets of cotton, window panes on sills gone rotten
If only I had know that, yeah if only I had known

And I am still in love
Yeah I am still in love

And sleep, I strip the sheets, because you’re more, yeah I smoke you clean
And dear, you naked thief, a bigger man would fucking leave
Smoking blacks and sleeping past noon, lowly backlit nights in classrooms
If only I had known that, yeah if only I had known

And I am still in love
Yeah I am still in love

Do you love me? Have I lost it? I don’t know
Would you throw me in the closet? I don’t know
Have you found him? I’ve forgotten who’s your man
You could throw me all to pieces with your plans
Yeah with your plans

And I am still in love
Yeah I am still in love
And I am still in love
Yeah I am still in love
Track Name: Rockman's Pier
Darling don’t you throw me to the wolves
She whispered as her voice it shook
She’s never seen a good man fall
So I tuck my tail and forget it all
She’s nappy hair and sunken cheeks
Yeah she almost got the best of me
She keeps my picture on her shelf
Yeah she’s fickle and she hates herself
She hates herself

She won’t say, she won’t say she won’t say
Yeah I ask her but it’s one thing she won’t say
She won’t say, she won’t say she won’t say
Yeah I ask her but it’s one thing she won’t say-

Her makeup turned her little face all red
So I told her not to wear it then
She was looking more like beast than girl
We found love in this forsaken world

She left her heart on Rockman’s Pier
On a river far away from here
In the mountain air and the whiskey run
Yeah she used to cry when she was young
When she was young

She won’t say, she won’t say she won’t say
Yeah I ask her but it’s one thing she won’t say
She won’t say, she won’t say she won’t say
Yeah I ask her but it’s one thing she won’t say

She won’t say, she won’t say she won’t say
Yeah I ask her but it’s one thing she won’t say
She won’t say, she won’t say she won’t say
Yeah I ask her but it’s one thing she won’t say
Yeah I ask her but it’s one thing she won’t say
Yeah I ask her but it’s one thing she won’t say
Track Name: Lost My Cat / Put in a Cage
I love like a child, laugh when I can
And fight like an ignorant man
And I smoke, I smoke for the rush
To keep my head above all the things that she does

In the end, I guess she’ll figure out
Until then I’m sleeping in

I sold everything I kept in my house
And filled it instead with a horrible sound
The beat of a drum, a crack and a hiss
If I’m not her one than I’m only for kicks

But it’s not over now
Until then I’m filled with doubt

But I’m not innocent
I’m livid and bold, well I’m young and sick of it

I, I want to live down by the sea
Where no one will listen to me and my thoughts
Drunk in the brain and hoping my shame
Could fill all the cracks in the wall
Track Name: Homeless
You’re in bed but I can’t sleep
The homeless man out on the street is juiced
He’s screaming from the sidewalk cause your windows open
I’m not home with you

I whisper you awake and I’ll make your body shake
Until you’re through
Cause I would walk on broken legs
To town and back to buy your bread for you

And I will wait for you
I won’t leave you blue

And when the bar is closing
Then you start to show the broken side of you
Tears all in your eyes
Oh yeah you’re crying bout the guys that left you bruised

I kiss that look right off your face
But you don’t know I’m in a darker place than you
I put your little feet right on my somewhat bigger feet
And walk the moon

And I will wait for you
Yeah I wont leave you blue

And I will wait for you
Yeah I wont leave you blue
Help you tie your shoes
I’ll take care of you
Track Name: I Am Drunk, and She is Insane
Well the further I go it’s the older I get
And I find I’m alone when I’m drinking
Yeah it’s hard to get on when you roll cigarettes
From the dreams that you dried up and twisted

Naturally, I’ll find my way back to her
And naturally she’ll say no

Time and again I find liquor and friends
Oh the girls, but the headaches get bigger
Yeah she’ll say she’s in love but what’s it worth when you’re drunk
And she’ll leave for a man who’s much richer

And naturally, I’ll find my way back to her
And naturally she’ll say no
Naturally she'll say no

And I don’t miss that anymore
Track Name: Be My Own (Bonus Track)
We never sleep at night
But we’ll spend the days in bed
And you walk down the stairs ever so gingerly
Could’ve lived but I chose to love you instead

Fix me your poison, gin for your molly
Lime for your bruises and chalk for your holly
Tell me you’re sleeping
I can’t if you won’t
Yeah you could be my own

The way that you smile when something pleasant is up in your mind
And you put your tiny lips to my ear
We could break this old routine, this apartment you and me
We could leave this town my dear

Rats in your armchair, burrs in your cotton
Baby turn my engines from polished to rotten
Promise you’ll keep me in a box by the phone
Yeah you could be my own

Would you burn all the crows in my fields?
Sing me to sleep
You won’t ever have to walk, cause my cars just down the block
And Japan’s only two weeks away if you travel by sea

Love where you moving? Heart where you going?
Your clothes on the floor, yeah your bruises are showing
Airplanes can take you to Paris or Rome
But you’ll still be my own

Bells in the boathouse, champagne and icing
It’s just like the movies, yeah your parents are crying
Our family’s all gathered but we’re getting stoned
Yeah you could be my own
I left all her pictures in a box by the road
So you could be my own