Get Something Started

by Curt Perkins

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“…a lush impatience with anything pat.”
—James Hunter (writer/reviewer for Rolling Stone, Musician, Spin, many others)

“ pure,open-hearted melodicism….”
-- Colin Helms (CMJ)

“..an intensely soulful vocalist … ”
-- Billboard

“roof-raising strength and… tender delicacy… ”
-- Nashville Scene

“…Beautiful songs. Beautiful singing. A little cold steel string finger picking, some warm Sunday Hammond organ mixed in with a dollop of gooey electric piano. Hang in for the ending, there's a MarvinGaye cover coming down like Sunday Morning. Damn, I can't get enough of this shit!…” – Chuck Prophet

"A nice "summer soul" feel. He... know(s) how to make an ass wiggle. jazzanova keyboards... really interesting song structures. I hate referencing but we all do it...so if you like Mark Hollis, Marvin Gaye (there's a nice cover here of "Where Are We Going"), and more recent influences such as D'Angelo, Alicia Keys (vocal stacking), you'll love this disc." --Josh Rouse

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released 24 April 2007
Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Curt Perkins and Chad Brown

Recorded at Three Trees Studios, SoundStage, Tiny Empire, GroundStar Recording and House of Troy

Mixed at SoundStage, House of Troy and GroundStar Recording

Assisted by Joe Martino and Jeff Servais

Mastered by John Bladwin at Georgetown Masters

Curt Perkins - vocals, rhodes, piano, vibes, acoustic and electric guitars, synths, bass, samplers and programming

Marc Pisapia - vocals, drums and percussion

James "Hags" Haggerty - the bass

Troy Johnson - vocals, rhodes, acoustic and electric guitars

Kevin Teel - electric guitars and fx

Josh Rouse - gut string and 12 string guitars

Daniel Tashian - vocals, rhodes, vibes, les paul guitar

Evan York - string arr., guitars and fx on “Glisten”

Chris Hunter - electric guitar and fx on “Get Something Started”

Mike Vargo - bass on "Any Kind of Love"

All Songs by Curt Perkins

Except "Glisten" by Curt Perkins & Evan York

And "Where Are We Going" by Edward Gordon & Larry Mizell

All Songs Copyright 2009 Yesman Records / American Weekend Music BMI / Bug Music

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Curt Perkins Nashville, Tennessee

Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina, Tennessee, and Europe. A musician and producer, Perkins has been in several bands (Thurn & Taxis/Capitol Records - Stella/Beggars Banquet Records – Modlang/Yesman Records). He has toured the world many times over with his own projects as well as acting as sideman/collaborator with Rykodisc artist Josh Rouse. ... more

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Track Name: Get Something Started
Get Something Started


Somewhere over this horizon
There’s an answer for my head
And all those things that make you helpless
We’ll give away instead

And all those things that make you happy
Are coming true just like I said.

And we get something started here
Get something started here
But we just can’t stop with something else

Somewhere over this horizon
There’s an answer for my heart
Cause all those things that bring you closer
Tear you all apart

Get something started here
Get something started here
But we just can’t stop with something else.

Get something started here
Get something started here
But we just can’t stop with something else.

Bridge


Get something started here
Get something started here
But we just can’t stop with something else.

Get something started here
Get something started here
But we just can’t stop with something else.

Outro
Track Name: Bitter
Bitter

Bitter kind of love
Bitter thinking of you
Bitter sweet kind of love

Bitter in the morning
Watching the passing cars
Takes all day sometimes
Just to make a start

Tell me if it takes too long
If the roads been wrong, far away
I know bout the burn and shine
With the hope inside

Bitter sweet love
Crown and anchor me
Cause I don’t know where my baby is
But this love won’t let me be

Break

Bitter sweet love
Crown and anchor me
Cause I don’t know where my baby is
But this love won’t let me be
Track Name: Another Love Story
Another Love Story

Take me back to never
Back when our love could hold it together
Honey I know what it’s like to conceive love
But never let myself believe love

In another love story
Where the heartbreak goes on
And you want to believe in something
And you stay out all night long

Wrapped up inside the future
Are a thousand new lovers who might suit you
Honey I know what’s it’s like to be beside love
And I wonder what it takes revive love

In another love story
Where the heartbreak goes on
And you want to believe in something
Something real and something strong
Like how it feels to love somebody

And stay out all night long
Stay out all night long
Stay out all night

Cause it’s another love story
Where the heartbreak goes on
And you want to believe in something
Maybe a world where no one knows
How it feels to love nobody
And stay out all night long
Track Name: Any Kind of Love
Any Kind of Love


Any kind of love you want
You can take it if the moment is right
Don’t forget about the loves you got
You might need them if you want to survive

Cause outside
It may be raining
And cold for this life

And I’ve been so lonely
That the tears fall from my eyes
I’ve been so lonely
That the tears fall from my eyes
So tell me bout the good love baby

Any kind of hope you want
Well you can buy it from a lonesome subscriber
But don’t forget about the hope you got
You’re gonna need them if you want to survive

And outside
Everything I hold onto
Is hoping you come alive

Cause I’ve been so lonely
That the tears fall from my eyes
I’ve been so lonely
That the tears fall from my eyes
I’ve been so lonely
That the tears fall from my eyes
So tell me bout the good love baby
Tell me bout the good love baby
Tell me bout the good love baby

When it arrives
Track Name: California
California


Honey
Nothing matters
But the fall in your hair
And our love can’t remember
That it takes time

For it to work out
Coming back, baby, if we can
And I’ll be there
Yes, I’ll be there
And we’ll go to

California
If you want to
Take a boat out from the shore
California
If you want to
Get the real, Get the real
Tonight

Break / Solo

California
If you want to
Take a boat out from the shore
California
If you want to
Get the real, Get the real
Tonight

Outro
Track Name: Can't Stop
Can’t Stop


I’m inside of something
That I can never tell
It’s like a ball of cheap love baby
The kind they try to sell you

It’s hard to know if I am falling
As high as I can be
I want to give up your love baby
And what it does to me

But I can’t stop
Thinking about you baby
And I can’t stop
Thinking about a love that never ends

I heard it all around me
Like when you kiss and tell
If you would go as deep as I do
The more they try to tell you

Stay away from Harlem baby
You don’t want to see the sight
I never knew if I could leave
If I could say goodbye

But I can’t stop
Thinking about you baby
And I can’t stop
Thinking about that day
And I can’t stop
Thinking about you baby
And I can’t stop
Thinking bout our love

Breakdown
And I can’t stop
Thinking about you baby

And I can’t stop
Thinking about you baby
And I can’t stop

And I can’t stop
Thinking about you baby
And I can’t stop
Track Name: Glisten
Glisten


Someone stop me from staring at the door
Like a mystic cathedral or a paragon of war

So much can open and let the light in
But this waiting seems easy and who needs to win

So I call you my sweet love and hang it on the wall
So much can happen like anything at all

Cause the future it glistens
Like an unfamiliar day
Like a love when it’s over
One that never goes away

Maybe tomorrow we can drive out in the car
We can sit and watch the TV;
We can sit and watch the war

Cause the future it glistens
Like the world on a string
When they tell you you’re alright
But you can’t feel anything

And the future it glistens
Like a lover’s holiday
Where maybe we’ll get married
Or just stay fucked up all day

And the future it glistens
Like an unfamiliar day
Like a love when it’s over
One that never goes away
Track Name: Love Me One Time
Love Me One Time

I’m walking out on the street again lover
Thinking bout your pretty lies
And the first thing you learn about love
Is that it hurt you all the time

I want to know how the story ends
Will you end up getting caught?
Cause the second thing you learn about love
Is there’s just never enough

So love me one time baby
Yes I’m sure that’s not enough
Tell me twice that you’re never gonna leave
Cause baby it hurts to be in love
Love me one time baby
Yes I’m sure that’s not enough
Tell me twice that you’re never gonna leave
Cause baby once is not enough

I’m walking out on the street again lover
Trying to find a better life
Underneath the stars of a world
That’s hoping for love to arrive

But I want to know where the story ends
Will I end up getting caught?
Cause the second thing you learn about love
Is there’s just never enough

So love me one time baby
Yes I’m sure that’s not enough
Tell me twice that you’re never gonna leave
Cause baby it hurts to be in love
Love me one time baby
Yes I’m sure that’s not enough
Tell me twice that you’re never gonna leave
Cause baby once is not enough

Bridge

So love me one time baby
Yes I’m sure that’s not enough
Tell me twice that you’re never gonna leave
Cause baby it hurts to be in love
Love me one time baby
Yes I’m sure that’s not enough
Tell me twice that you’re never gonna leave
Cause baby once is not enough
Track Name: Where Are We Going
WHERE ARE WE GOING

Day in, day out
Sidewalk sleepers turn about
Day by day, the work gets done
Day by day, another war goes on

(Chorus)
Tell me, where are we going?
What''s the future showing?
Where are we headed?
With all that''s going on where are we getting?

Day in, day out
A little boy and girl are going out
Day by day, baby''s babies are born
Day by day, people say, "Right on."

(Chorus)

All we need (repeated several times)

Day in, day out
It gets better and people shout
Day by day, flames get higher
Lives and pains fuel the fire

(Chorus) (to fade)