Del Water Gap EP (Remaster)

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Music & Lyrics by S. Holden Jaffe
Produced & Engineered by S. Holden Jaffe
All songs mastered by S. Holden Jaffe
S. Holden Jaffe is published by The Charles Atlas Company (BMI)


Cover Photo by Ben Klein
Cover Design by Bummer City, NYC
Font by James Craig
Font concept by Elli Case-Pethica
Bummer City logo by Carmen MacDougall
Web design by Adam Simon
www.dwatergap.com

S. Holden Jaffe: Vocals, acoustic & electric guitar, drum kit, bass guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonium, mixed percussion.
Dana Foote: Vocals
Michael Williams: Trumpet

Info and more at www.dwatergap.com.

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released 04 July 2013

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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: Lamplight
And lover, where’d you lose your patience
I know you had your patience
And I was just a kid

And clueless, you never stop to wonder
If lightning strikes the thunder
Or if it’s just coincidence

Lover I’m alone, would you make this house a home
Would you tell me who to love, or who just wants to take my soul
I wouldn’t mind, no I wouldn’t mind

And hated
Your bedroom is a dark place, but you've broken all the doorways
And now you're stuck inside

But hopeful
Your memory's still around though, you can see it from your window
As it starts to pass you by

Now I'm in your car, you hold your apples in your arms
You're a friend I used to know, but you still lean against my walls
Tell me beauty I won't bluff, I set my mind to worthless stuff
But I was hoping you'd have the decadence, the appetite of love
But that's alright, yeah that’s alright

Every time your father beat you down
You told him, "Dad it wont be long,"
And as your tiny body slept that night, I had my lamplight burning strong

And when you came to me, and said, "We gotta leave,"
And so we took your parents' car
And as your tiny body slept that night, I had my lamplight burning strong

And when we got away, but in a couple days
We crashed in Arkansas
And as your tiny body slept that night, I had my lamplight burning strong

And when the cop cars came and took you away
I knew I had to write this song
And as your tiny body slept that night, I had my lamplight burning strong
Track Name: A Clear Mind, A Better Time
I was just thinking that while we’re still young
We should go and get married and live in the sun
And keep our parents waiting and waiting for us to come home

I’ll make us coffee to keep us awake
And play you old love songs lost in the hay
And you’ll never, never, never have to be alone

We could lie
And waste your time
I’d make you feel better

Remember the classrooms, the whitewash the slacks
The ceilings that crumbled from flawless to cracked
The children sat quietly learning just how to grow old

Our friends were all brutal, our teachers were brash
But the shit we had to deal with in high school is passed
And as long as you’ll feel it with me then I’ll feel it with you

And if you can’t heal, had the last one steal
Then I’ll show you love
How we used to feel
We felt so much better

You’ll get tattoos of my name on your chest
Cause the things we know now are the things we’ll forget
And some day you’ll wish that you never made commitments like that

And when I grow old and start losing my mind
And tears they fall heavy and hot from your eyes
Just remember the day that I let myself open to you
Just remember the day that I let myself open to you
Track Name: Slow Down
I woke up this morning and saw you next you me
I thought I’d wake you darling, but instead I let you sleep
You looked so beautiful like that

And so I walked on down the stairs after putting on my robe
I put your flowers by the windowsill and the coffee on the stove
The smell almost made me laugh

And on the TV I saw dictators bring war to foreign lands
And out the window business people running, briefcases in hand
And I thought, “Why can’t you relax?”

If we could just slow down
We could look around and take some time
If we could only slow down
I know everything would be alright
If we could just slow down
We could look around and take some time
If we could only slow down
I know everything would be alright

You came down as the hours passed and I’ll never forget
How you came into the kitchen and wrapped your arms around my neck
Oh, you wrapped your arms around me

There were cigarettes broken bottles littering the stairs
They were left there from the night before but I know you didn’t care
I know you didn’t care

And so you grabbed a cup and looked at me, the sun was in your eyes
You had this look of utter innocence, but that’s what makes you mine
Oh, that’s what makes you mine

If we could just slow down
We could look around and take some time
If we could only slow down
I know everything would be alright
If we could just slow down
We could look around and take some time
If we could only slow down
I know everything would be alright
Track Name: Lying on The Floor
Is this just a song you’ve written,
Or is it really what you see?
Behind your eyes there’s something different
“What the hell is wrong with me?”

And every night your floor breaks open
The devil’s sitting in your room
But if the pills can’t kill the demons
Then they must be killing you

When you’re lying on the floor,
Just think of me, and drag yourself to the wall
You said you lost yourself, but you never felt before
And when it comes back, it’s like it never left at all

Your parents always use their wisdom
They love you but they can’t understand
Your brother’s always been your hero
You’ll keep him healthy when you can

Kids with jazz guitars and egos
Can turn an honest heart to stone
You’ll free yourself this love addiction
Aria, leave my friend alone

When you’re lying on the floor,
Just think of me and drag yourself to the wall
You said you lost yourself, but you never felt before
But when it comes back, it’s like it never left at all

I would give you my mind,
I would open your eyes,
I would sing you to sleep, this is your lullaby

I would give you my mind,
I would open your eyes,
Will you treat me the same, if I don’t let you die

I would kill all the voices,
The horrible sounds
You’re a friend I know I won’t be leaving without

I would kill all the voices,
The horrible sounds
Drown the man in his suit, please keep the needle out yeah

When you’re lying on the floor,
Just think of me, and drag yourself to the wall
You said you lost yourself, but you’ve never felt before
But when it comes back, it’s like it never left at all

When you’re lying on the floor,
Just think of me, and drag yourself to the wall
You said you lost yourself, but you’ve never felt before
But when it comes back, it’s like it never left at all

Is this just a song you’ve written,
Or is it really what you see?
Behind your eyes there’s something different,
Is it really what you see?
Track Name: No Fear, Dragon Here
I met a man who was an artist
But his parents told him not to chase his dreams
Now he’s cooking lunch for high school punks and teachers
And the kids they never ask him how he’s been
Yeah, the kids they never ask him how he's been

Don’t you ask me to settle in
Don’t you as this of me
Keep your body listening, I’ll keep you close to me
I wanna warm your mother’s heart, the way we used to be
I wanna warm your mother’s heart, and your father’s heart

We were friends, we were more
We were lying on the floor and you asked me
“Will you want me in the morning?”
Take me in, take me home
Somewhere we could be alone
And put your lipstick back
I’ll take you as you are

I met a girl on the subway
Yeah I waited half an hour in the wind
But she left me broke with none to smoke but my feeling
If I see her again I’ll just ask her where she’s been

Now I don’t mean to sound pessimistic
Cause the cynic weaves his curtains full of lies
And troubadours are nothing more than preachers
In the end we’re all just sad and weak inside
In the end we're all just sad and weak inside

Don’t you ask me to settle in
Don’t you as this of me
Keep your body listening, I’ll keep you close to me
I wanna warm your mother’s heart, the way we used to be
I wanna warm your mother’s heart, and your father’s heart

Be my muse, who’s your man
Wash him clean with dirty hands
And lick your wounds until he finally goes away
Take me in, take me home

Somewhere we could be alone
And put your lipstick back
I’ll take you as you are

This is war, I’m no man
Wash your number from my hands
I don’t wanna watch my family fall apart
Take me in, you’re my home
Maybe we could be alone
And put your lipstick back
I’ll take you as you are
And put your lipstick back
I’ll take you as you are
Track Name: In The Yard
I met two girls in Boulder, we were standing in the cold
I said, “There’s only room for one of you to live inside my home.”
But this, this is not my home

The first one took my mind away, the second took my name,
Oh yeah, she writes me lovers every day but I need her all the same
I need her all the same

But you’re my leech
I hope you never leave me
You could live inside my heart, killing people just to eat, you’re mine
And if you ever grow old,
I will hold you in my hands and tell you just how beautiful you are

When all the old folks went to bed, the gardener was spent
And the children playing quietly, I lost my only friend
And you held my head

The wind it whipped the trees around, it was snowing in the yard
So you ripped a piece right off your shirt and tied it round my arm
And said, “I’ll keep you warm.”

Yeah you’re my leech
I hope you never leave me
You could live inside my heart, killing people just to eat, you’re mine
And if you ever grow old,
I will hold you in my hands and tell you just how beautiful you are

I hope you never leave me
You could live inside my heart, killing people just to eat, you’re mine
And if you ever grow old,
I will hold you in these hands and tell you just how beautiful you are