Can't Go Back

by Mari Mack

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Lyrics: Driving down the road with that man of mine When he started to give me a really hard time Told me about some girl that he recently met He had already started up with her when we weren’t done yet When he said to me “ I can’t go back” I felt as if I’d have a heart attack I told him – what makes you think you can put an dend To something you never had the backbone to begin “Can’t go back to where you never been” Can’t get out before you come in Won’t shoot straight ‘til you been around Got to get lost before you can be found Won’t know good ‘til you had bad You can’t lose what you never had Well, I parked the car and as we went upstairs I realized that he’d never care So, I took a good long look at what I was givin’ up And I figured that it didn’t amount to much So I packed my things, trying not to cry Never even looked over my shoulder to say g’bye “Can’t go back to where you never been” Can’t get out before you come in Won’t shoot straight ‘til you been around Got to get lost before you can be found Won’t know good ‘til you had bad You can’t lose what you never had
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Lyrics: i wanna see you in your birthday suit all your friends say it's so damn cute i bet that we could start an institute come on and show us your birthday suit i bet you've got some pretty private parts i wanna see exactly where they start i bet that we could make a whole lotta loot come on and show us your birthday suit you're always ironing the wrinkles out but everybody knows without a doubt there really isn't any substitute out of the closet with your birthday suit you can't get to heaven with your clothes on even though many people try you can't get to heaven with your clothes on now everybody knows why i wanna see you in your birthday suit.......
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Georgie 02:54
Lyrics: Been more than a bit distracted At the news going on round the world try my best not to get too over reacted When the red white and blues get unfurled Why keep looking across for the answers Side to side, to when it’s time to move on? Do you choose not to know what direction the dance is When we’re telling you the Right is wrong? Chorus: Aw Georgie – why’d you have to go and be so mean? Don’t you know, that the sun has the power To wash the purpose for this madness clean? Verse: See no reason for reason, when killing is in season Just because you’re too headstrong While we plant the seeds that will fill the needs Cause it’s been going on for much too long Green is more than the money in your wallet It’s a crude crude way of life Don’t you think when you point that rocket Your hittin a mother a sister a wife? Chorus: Aw Georgie – why’d you have to go and be so mean? Don’t you know, don’t you know, That what shines from above has the power To wash the purpose for your madness clean?
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Sometime 04:50
Sometimes I feel so empty inside Like a vessel no one can fill Alone in this world In the dark, cold and still With nowhere to hide Cause I’ve seen this place before Wall and windows locks and doors Sometime sometime Will you give me some time When we can walk maybe talk And just be together For some time Sometime Sometimes it feels so empty in here Like nobody knows my name Unaware of my place On the edge lost and lame With nothing to fear Always something in the way Left with so much more to say… Sometime sometimes Will you give me sometime When we can walk maybe talk And just be together Sometime
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Crosscut Saw 02:58
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My brother’s smile Come walkin’ through the doorway in a tight black t-shirt and a pair of jeans My brother’s smile In the habit of appearin’ halfway through sippin' one of Mr.Cardy’s egg creams As he finds his way down Union to Prospect street A skip in his stride, light on his feet In the middle of doin’ nothing Ah - so good to see My brother’s smile lighten up the darkest of my days My brother’s smile cheer me up in oh, so many ways I don’t know about you But I don’t know what I would do without my brother’s smile At twenty two No one’s really sure ‘bout what he did mixing liquor and pills and messin’ with a gun And that .22 was enough to make a mess of that kid We prayed that he’d make it but the damage had been done We made our way down Union to Prospect street Grandma’s head hung down, Pop was draggin’ his feet Sorrow came on so sudden To think I would never see My brother’s smile to lighten up the darkest of my days My brother’s smile to cheer me up in oh so many ways And I’ve got to tell you true I don’t know what I’m gonna do without my brother’s smile. Bridge: And with almost twenty years gone by A friend let go of a long held secret as he started to cry, “Cant hold this in any longer -- I think it’s time you got to meet your brother’s daughter” I watched her walk down Union to Prospect Street The light in her eyes made my heart skip a beat I stood there staring in wonder My mind flooded with memories (of) My brother’s smile to lighten up the darkest of my days My brother’s smile to cheer me up in oh so many ways My brother’s smile would lighten up the darkest of my days My brother’s smile could cheer me up in oh so many ways Now I can’t believe I’m sitting here Across the table from my brother’s smile No I can’t believe I’m sitting here Across the table from my brother’s smile

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This album was crafted with much love and despite many challenges over a longer period of time than I ever could have imagined and would not have been possible without the support and encouragement of many people, most especially, Arne Frager.
Thanks!

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released July 8, 2010

1. Can’t Go Back (Tamburo, Sabra)

Drums: Alan Hertz
Bass: Kai Eckhart
Keyboards: Eric Levy
Guitar: Basil Sabra

Monophonics Horns:
Trumpet: Ryan Scott
Tenor Sax: Alex Baky

Recorded at The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA on September 26th, 2006
Assistant Engineer: Robert Gatley

2. Birthday Suit (Clarke)

Livin' Like Kings:
Drums: Rob “RJ” Franco
Bass: Arne Frager
Keys: Eric Levy
Guitar: Pat Duffey
Saxes: Doug Rowan
Trumpet: Cecil Kirkpatrick
Trombone: Mike Rinta
Vocal: Mari Mack

Acoustic Guitar: Freddy Clarke

Horns Arranged by Doug Rowan
Arranged by Eric Levy & Arne Frager
Recorded at “Hertz So Good” Studios, San Rafael, CA on November 19, 2009
Engineer: Alan Hertz
Producer: Arne Frager

3. Georgie ( Tamburo, Levy ) :

Drums: Alan Hertz
Bass: Kai Eckhart
Keyboards: Eric Levy
Guitar: Vernon “Ice” Black

Monophonics Horns:
Trumpet: Ryan Scott
Tenor Sax: Alex Bacula

Recorded at The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA on May 1st, 2007
Engineer/Producer: Arne Frager
Assistant Engineer: Chris Cheney


4. Sometime (Tamburo, Sabra)
Drums: Alan Hertz
Bass: Kai Eckhart
Keyboards: Eric Levy
Guitar: Basil Sabra

Recorded at The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA on September 26th, 2006
Assistant Engineer: Robert Gatley

5. Can’t Get Next to You (Strong, Whitfield)

Drums: Hank Guaglianone
Bass: Erik Scott
Organ: Chris "Hambone" Cameron
Guitar: Phil Miller
Guitar: Dan Pritzker
Vocal: Mari Mack
Additional Vocals:
Shawn Christopher
Paris DeLane
Sam Hogan
Michael Scott

Recorded at The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA on June 2nd 2004
Assistant Engineer: Robert Gatley

6. Crosscut Saw (Ford)

Drums: Hank Guaglianone
Bass: Erik Scott
Organ: Hambone
Guitar: Phil Miller
Guitar: Dan Pritzker

Recorded at The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA on June 2nd 2004
Assistant Engineer: Robert Gatley


7. You Got Me Hummin’ ( Hayes, Porter )
Recorded in Studio B at The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA on December 2nd, 2003

Drums: Ernest “Boom” Carter
Piano: Mike Duke
Organ: John Lee Sanders
Bass: Erik Scott
Guitar: Dan Pritzker
Baritone: Doug Rowan
Tenor: Scott Peterson
Trombone: Mike Rinta
Trumpet: Bill Theurer
Vocal: Mari Mack

Horns Arranged by Doug Rowan
Assistant Engineer: Enrique Gonzalez Muller
Engineer/Producer: Arne Frager

8. When Something is Wrong With My Baby (Hayes, Porter)

Drums: Ernest “Boom” Carter
Piano: Mike Duke
Organ: John Lee Sanders
Bass: Erik Scott
Guitar: Dan Pritzker
Baritone Saxophone: Doug Rowan
Tenor Saxophone: Scott Peterson
Trombone: Mike Rinta
Trumpet: Bill Theurer
Vocal: Mari Mack

Horns Arranged by Doug Rowan
Recorded at The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA on December 2nd, 2003
Assistant Engineer: Enrique Gonzalez Muller
Engineer/Producer: Arne Frager

9. My Brother's Smile (Tamburo, Thomas)

Guitar: Pat Duffey
Vocal: Mari Mack

Recorded at Nightforest Studio, Inverness, CA on July 26th, 2009
Engineer: John Neff
Producer: Arne Frager

art: Black Lace Fractal by ~KainApophysis
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photo: jaclyn burton-lessard

All Tracks Mastered by John Cuniberti

In addition to the kind and talented folks listed above, special thanks go out to Andrew Fried, Michael LeValley, Myron Mu, Rebel (for the tissues), Mario Previti, Alexa Schlittgen, Janice Stevenson, Angela Strehli, Mike Sult, Katrina Thomas, Lonnie "Showtime" Walter, Mom, Lisa, Toni.

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