eric french & Mr. Hyde

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released October 10, 2010

Eric French – Guitars, VOX
Craig Weiman – Basses
John Hirst – Drums, Percussion

Produced by Eric French

songs by Eric French - French Maid Music (ASCAP)

Haley Roth, Cydney McQuillan-Grace, Brianna O’Connor – girl VOX
Andre Lovelle, Melissa Francois, Amber DeSilva, Odetta Lee Simmons - gospel VOX
Jacob Card – kid VOX
Matthew Nakoa – Accordion, bg VOX
Sean Staples – Mandolin, Dan Kellar - Fiddle

Tracked by Eric French @ the Sweatbox, Jack Hale @ Halehouse, Eric Kilburn/ Rob Ignazio @ Wellspring Sound, Ben Squire @ Long Byre, Sean Staples @ Wesley Park

Mixed by Eric French @ Guitar Garden
Mastered by Jeff Lipton (electric) and Maria Rice (acoustic) @ Peerless

Design by Jesse Hayes
Photography by Brianna O’Connor

www.ericfrench.com
booking@ericfrench.com

Thanks to Bub, Mom, Aaron, Greenbergs, Sols, Grandma, Frenchs, Labitts, Stu & Ben, Felicia, Cards, Fens, Joey, Stephen, Jack Reich, Bruce Carlson, Pat & Jimmy, Fountain, Corey, Liz, Walt & Eric, John & Craig – thankutron, The Tomorrow Fund, Noll Guitars

Special thanks to my father/ best friend Ron, my teacher Charlie, & my continual kick in the seat Jack – yous bring out the worst in me

A very special thanks to all my ex-girlfriends. Without your exquisite incompatibility this would never have been possible.

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Track Name: Worst in Me
You bring out the Worst in Me
You bring out the Worst in Me
I was kind once upon a time
But you bring out the Worst in Me

You won’t let me get clean
Said you won’t let me get clean
You spread your taint like slick old paint
Now I just can’t get clean

So I tell you what I’m gonna do
I tell you what I’m gonna do
Gonna take some time to learn your slime
And I’ll bring out the Worst in you

I tell you what I’m gonna do
I tell you what I’m gonna do
Gonna take some time to learn your slime
And I’ll bring out the Worst in you
Track Name: My Girlfriend's Back
My Girlfriend's Back [she's back!]
Everybody go get er'
My Girlfriend's Back [she's back!]
Pretty little poinsetta
My Girlfriend's Back [back!]
Have all you boys met er'?
cause My Girlfriend's Back [in black!]
And she's feelin much better [mo' better mo' better!]

She needed time to be alone
Sort things through all on her own
Cause she was sick of comin home
To me

Then we sat down & talked about
How beyond a resonable doubt
It'd be best if I moved out

My Girlfriend's Back [she's back!]
Everybody go get er'
My Girlfriend's Back [she's back!]
Pretty little poinsetta
My Girlfriend's Back [back!]
Have all you boys met er'?
cause My Girlfriend's Back [in black!]
And she's feelin much better [mo' better mo' better!]

I try to tell her how I feel
I cry & beg for an appeal
But she's happy not to deal
With me

She's havin fun with all her friends
Playin house with all of them
Baby doll’s in the game again


My Girlfriend's Back [she's back!]
Everybody go get er'
My Girlfriend's Back [she's back!]
Pretty little poinsetta
My Girlfriend's Back [back!]
Have all you boys met er'?
cause My Girlfriend's Back [in black!]
And she's feelin much better [mo' better mo' better!]

She's so over me
And why shouldn't she be?
After all she's been through
All the things I'd do
Like take her out for a really good time
Like always go down then never get mine
But she's fine

She's b-b-b-back on the sce-ne
She's d-d, d-d-d, d-d-d, done with me-and-

My Girlfriend's Back [back!]
Everybody go get er'
My Girlfriend's Back [back!]
Pretty little poinsetta
My Girlfriend's Back [back!]
Have all you boys met er'?
cause My Girlfriend's Back [back!]
I’m back too baby
Here I come
Track Name: duck, duck, GOOSE!
I got stuck
Caught in the muck
Not a soul in sight

Then a bird flew bye
And I caught his eye
He stopped to set me right

He spoke real soft
& he cleaned me off
Like a magic wand

Said there’s games you play
A certain way
Out on the pond

So I sat down
All the ducks in rounds
All the swans estranged

Hopin I’d get tapped
Then my cricket snapped
And my whole life changed

I’m Big Bang
I’m right around the corner
I’m workin on critical mass
The wire inside the lightbulb’s hummin
It’s heating up the glass
I’m cleanin out the attic now, I’ve found all my excuses
And I’ve come outside to string em up like
Duck Duck Duck Gooses

Maybe you got picked
Maybe you’re the goose
The reddest of the roost
All your ducks in rows

But you’re all alone
You’re a saxaphone and the
Whole world blows

I’m Big Bang
I’m right around the corner
I’m workin on critical mass
The wire inside the lightbulb’s hummin
It’s heating up the glass
I’m cleanin out the attic now, I’ve found all my excuses
And I’ve come outside to string em up like
Duck Duck Duck Gooses

Well there’s paths you take
Then there’s paths you make
Yourself
Which one
Here he comes

Duck Duck Duck Duck…

Goose!

Goose!

I’m Big Bang
I’m right around the corner
I’m workin on critical mass
The wire inside the lightbulb’s hummin
It’s heating up the glass
I’m cleanin out the attic now, I’ve found all my excuses
And I’ve come outside to string em up like
Duck Duck Duck Gooses
Track Name: 16 (Nobody Told Me)
I wanna make it with the girl at the bar
I wanna show her my big fancy car
Snatch her up right from under you fools
Set up a board game, break all the rules

I might pretend she’s my ex-girl’s sister
Pretend I only almost kissed her
Make her a home-made sexy pie
With the sugar on top and the cherry inside

Nobody Told Me you were an astronaut
Nobody Told Me you were a fiend
Nobody Told Me you had a bicycle
Nobody Told Me she was 16

I got a friend that I want her to meet
She’s getting wet but she’s bein discreet
She’s getting ready in the motel bathroom
Daddy’s showin up, shotgun shit fan boom

Nobody Told Me she was an astronaut
Nobody Told Me she was a fiend
Nobody Told Me she had a little pink huffy
Nobody Told Me that she was 16

All rise for the honorable judge
He Said boy here’s what I think of
These here charges bein filed againstcha
I’d do the same if she approached the bencha

Nobody
Nobody
Nobody

Nobody Told Me she was an astronaut
Nobody Told Me she was a fiend
Nobody Told Me she had a bicycle
Nobody Told Me that she was 16

Nobody Told Me
Nobody Told Me
Nobody Told Me
Nobody Told Me
Track Name: BIG Dream
You'll get ideas
Thinkin like that
Who ever told you
The world's not flat
Twasn't me my friend
Yeah it's me you can trust

Cause I've been to the edge
To see for myself
It was like one big
Department store shelf
And we're all on top just
Gatherin dust

Big Dream, Big Dream
Big Dream, Big Dream, Big Dream
[Big Dream, Big Dream, Big Dream]

See I knew Big Dream
When I was a kid
You wouldn't believe
The things we did
Thick as thieves we were
Thin as leaves in the wind

But I grew up
And no one could see
Big D but me
I must be crazy
Crazy
Couldn't've been

Big Dream, Big Dream
Big Dream, Big Dream, Big Dream
[It’s so big!]
Big Dream, Big Dream, Big Dream

Not a peep now
We're asleep now
Choose how deep now
Cause it's all a fantasy
That's all it's meant to be
It's all for you & me
It's always

Big Dream, Big Dream
Big Dream, Big Dream, Big Dream
Big Dream, Big Dream
Big Dream, Big Dream, Big Fuckin Dream
Track Name: Sally Don't Lie
Sally don’t, work
Sally don’t even have a car
Sally’s got jerks
Lined up at the bar

But Sally don’t know
What you mean to me
& Sally won’t go
So Sally makes three

Sally Don’t Lie
She just tells fibs
Sally Don’t Lie
She’s just got dibs on my baby
Sally Don’t Lie
She just ain’t true
Sally Don’t Lie
To you

Sally moved in
Sally just needs a place to stay
And here Sally’s been
Since May

Sally don’t know
What you mean to me
& Sally won’t go
So Sally makes three

Sally Don’t Lie
She just tells fibs
Sally Don’t Lie
She just lives with my baby
Sally Don’t Lie
She just ain’t true
Sally Don’t Lie
To you

Maybe goin in
We both knew it
Maybe I was a phase
And you had to go through it
But I’d rather love and lose
Than not do it

So Sally Don’t Lie
Just tell fibs
Sally Don’t Lie
There’s things I can’t give my baby
Sally Don’t Lie
You know it’s true
Sally Don’t Lie
She loves you

Sally Don’t Lie
Sally Don’t Lie
Sally Don’t Lie
Take good care of my baby

Sally Don’t Lie
Sally Don’t Lie
Sally Don’t Lie
Take good care of my baby
Track Name: Always the Bridesmaid
It started off with one
We got it in the mail
We RSVP’d
They served quail

Then everyone we knew
Was suddenly engaged
Except me and you
And our gay friend Page

When they ask
When’s yours and mine
You laugh it off
With the same old line

Always the Bridesmaid
[Never the Bride
Never the Bride]
Always the Bridesmaid
[Never the Bride
Never the Bride]
Always the Bridesmaid
[Never the Bride
Never the Bride]
Always the Bridesmaid
[Never the Bride
Never the Bride]

I swallowed that while
But the cake got stale
Cause I’d see your face
Beneath every veil

We broke up
When I proposed
But we’re still friends
And no one knows

When they ask
When’s yours and mine
You laugh it off
With the same old line

Always the Bridesmaid
[Never the Bride
Never the Bride]
Always the Bridesmaid
[Never the Bride
Never the Bride]
Always the Bridesmaid
[Never the Bride
Never the Bride]
Always the Bridesmaid
[Never the Bride
Never the Bride]

But it’s gonna catch up
And that poofy teal dress you wore
Ain’t gonna fit no more
No it ain’t gonna fit no more

And finally you’ll see
That you shoulda married me
Cause I’ll be on MTV
And You’ll Always be

Always the Bridesmaid
[Never the Bride
Never the Bride]
Always the Bridesmaid
[Never the Bride
Never the Bride]
Always the Bridesmaid
[Never the Bride
Never the Bride]
Always the Bridesmaid
[Never the Bride
Never the Bride]
Track Name: She Doesn't Know
Maybe you love her
Maybe you don’t
Maybe she’ll notice
Maybe she won’t

Maybe she’s all you need
Maybe she’s not

She doesn’t know just yet
And it’s not my place
She doesn’t know just yet
And it’s not my place
She doesn’t know

He went to the movies
He went out to eat
I’ll give him the message
I’m bein discreet

Cause maybe she’s all you need
Maybe she’s not

She doesn’t know just yet
And it’s not my place
She doesn’t know just yet
And it’s not my place
She doesn’t know

What she don’t know
Can’t hurt her
Sticks and stones break bones
But words are murder

Maybe I love her
Maybe I don’t
Maybe she’ll notice
Maybe she won’t

Maybe she’s all I need
Maybe she’s not

She doesn’t know just yet
And it’s not my place
She doesn’t know just yet
And it’s not my place
She doesn’t know

Just yet
Just yet
Just yet
Track Name: Dirty Bluz
Santiago ain’t got money
Got no honey
Might sound funny but it’s true

But there’s five or six old ladies
Holdin babies
In the counties he’s passed through

Girls say he’s got a gift
Women say that he’s a drifter
And all the men just know

He had to go down
Play them Dirty Bluz
He had to go down
He had to go down
Play them Dirty Bluz
He had to go down

Wednesday nights he gets his fix
Down on sixth
He picks and scratch like hell

All the people tap their foot and
Melt like puddin
But he’s still lookin they can’t tell

Girls say he’s got a gift
Women say that he’s a drifter
And all the men just know

He had to go down
Play them Dirty Bluz
He had to go down
He had to go down
Play them Dirty Bluz
He had to go down

Santi dissapeared one night
Just like he always does
Three sheets to the wind they say
But for Santi that’s just buzzed
Found him on the high way
16 miles outside town
Wrapped his car around a tree
No brake marks on the ground

Girls say he had a gift
Women say he was a drifter
And all the men just know

He had to go down
Play them Dirty Bluz
He had to go down
He had to go down
Play them Dirty Bluz
He had to go down
Track Name: I Wanna luv
I Wanna Love
I Wanna be together
I Wanna make it with you
I Wanna Love

I Wanna fly
I Wanna swim an ocean
I Wanna crawl to get to you
I Wanna Love
I Wanna Love

I Wanna know
Am I the only one
Cuz I Wanna get down on my knees
And I Wanna Love
I Wanna Love

I tell myself it won’t be long
My heart’s achin but I stay strong
Cuz every beat
Brings me closer to you
And all I Wanna do

Is love
Is that so much to ask?

I Wanna give
I Wanna give you everything
I Wanna play guitar and sing
Oh I Wanna give

No no no no

I Wanna take
I Wanna take my time
I Wanna take all night
& I Wanna Love
I Wanna Love

I tell myself it won’t be long
My heart’s achin but I stay strong
Cuz every beat
Brings me closer to you
And all I Wanna do

Love Love Love
Love Love Love
Love Love Love
Love Love Love

[I've got so much love to give, I just need someone to give it to]

Love Love Love
Love Love Love
Love Love Love
Love Love Love
Track Name: Your Mountain
You knew the rocks at every pass
You knew the flowers, you knew the grass
You even knew that I would ask

What trails and runs you like to take
And may I walk them in your wake
It wouldn’t be much room to make

And so you granted me a place
On Your Mountain

And I kept up as best I could
But the more I climbed, the higher you stood
And I saw the forest for the wood

Soon it all turned black and white
I shouted left, you shouted right
And you left one morning at first light

And I was stranded on the face
Of Your Mountain

You have your own great heights to climb
But I’ll always think of you as mine
And if you look back you will find

That I’ll be standing at the base
And I will stay here, just in case
You ever need my help to face
Your Mountain
Track Name: Lay Your Fiddle Down
Oh oh, wicky ay o
Baby Lay Your Fiddle Down
Baby come home
Oh oh, wicky ay o
Baby Lay Your Fiddle Down

Oh oh hear the wind blow
Whistle through the rows and
Bend em down low
Oh oh, hear the field crow
Baby Lay Your Fiddle Down

Oh oh, fore you grow old
Shake off the devils and
All of their gold
Oh oh, fore it’s too cold
Baby Lay Your Fiddle Down

Oh oh, your mama’s getting slow
Bobby came a visit
But mama didn’t know
Oh oh, you better come home
Baby Lay Your Fiddle Down

Oh oh, gonna catch cold
A devil and a fiddle gonna
Leave you all alone
Oh oh, you gonna get sold
Baby Lay Your Fiddle Down

Oh oh, wicky ay o
Baby Lay Your Fiddle Down
Baby come home
Oh oh, wicky ay o
Baby Lay Your Fiddle Down
Track Name: There Goes The Neighborhood
Doubt stopped to rest on my shoulder
But he got comfortable there
He had time to spare
And I was too weak to care
So he moved in

Now spite and envy
They call me
They’re friendly
Say they’d be happy
To drop by

The Neighborhood
There Goes the Neighborhood
Look who moved in

Now hate bought the house that trust lived in
He says he won’t bite
But he tries to pick fights
And I’m scared that he might
Hurt someone in

The Neighborhood
There Goes the Neighborhood
Look who moved in

They’re singing their lies and I can’t fall asleep
It’s getting to where
It’s starting to
Wear me down

Fear around here he’s respected
Well connected
Protected
And he got elected
To run

The Neighborhood
There Goes the Neighborhood
Look who moved in
Track Name: ain't no fury
she whispers in the kitchen
she whispers in the den
but there ain't no whispers
passed tween hens

she goin out late
she comin home thin
and there ain't no fury
like the one i'm in

ain't no
ain't no
ain't no fury

ain't no
ain't no
ain't no fury

now when her lips get swelled
her lips get tight
so i follow her out
with the dark headlights

found em in atlanta
yeah i caught em in a room
and there ain't no fury
like a twelve in bloom

ain't no
ain't no
ain't no fury

ain't no
ain't no
ain't no fury

now the bible in the corner
says ya shalt not sin
and they shalt not nuthin
not never agin

but there ain't no fury
when they put you away
and you're sittin round waitin
on judgement day

ain't no
ain't no
ain't no fury

ain't no
ain't no
ain't no fury
Track Name: little doll
little Doll
little Doll
break a plastic spell
wink an eye can tell you love me

i’ll take you with me everywhere
tuck you in at night
tell you all my secrets
you’ll smile back polite

little Doll
little Doll
break a plastic spell
wink an eye can tell you love me

i pretend we’re to be married
we’ll build a house someday
you’ll be the little mommy doll
with matryoshka on the way

little Doll
little Doll
break a plastic spell
wink an eye can tell you love me

i throw my voice
i act
but Dolls don’t love back

little Doll
little Doll
break a plastic spell
wink an eye can tell you love me
Track Name: soldier
he’s blessed, he’s praying
a test, is all it is
he kneels, he’s straying
he feels the problem’s his

he’s a Soldier
he’s a Soldier
fighting himself

he wades, he’s cleansing
crusades against the war
he dies, pretending
he cries against my skin
my skin

he’s a Soldier
he’s a Soldier
he’s a Soldier
fighting himself

then he blames me
says I should be ashamed to be
what I am
a fag like me
has no right to be
in his God’s plan

he calls, he’s desperate
to talk about the war
i don’t pick up the phone

he's a Soldier
you’re the Soldier
fight it yourself
Track Name: lamb
a wound is a funny thing
a funny thing
to understand

and love is an empty sling
an empty sling
in the wounded’s hand

the line has always been
has always been
between love and loss

and if that line wears thin
that line wears thin
you move on a cross

she said you’re gonna be my lamb
you’re gonna be my sacrifice
you’re gonna be my lamb
you’re gonna be my jesus christ
you’re gonna be my lamb
you’re gonna be my sacrifice
you’re gonna be my lamb
you’re gonna be my lamb tonight

time we carefully fill
we carefully fill
to escape our past

well Rome took years to build
took years to build
but it fell fast

she said you’re gonna be my lamb
you’re gonna be my sacrifice
you’re gonna be my lamb
you’re gonna be my jesus christ
you’re gonna be my lamb
you’re gonna be my sacrifice
you’re gonna be my lamb
you’re gonna be my lamb tonight

those who live to fight
who live to fight
another day

are stars without much light
without much light
to take away

she said you’re gonna be my lamb
you’re gonna be my sacrifice
you’re gonna be my lamb
you’re gonna be my jesus christ
you’re gonna be my lamb
you’re gonna be my sacrifice
you’re gonna be my lamb
you’re gonna be my lamb tonight