EVERYMAN

by Laura Tsaggaris

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released January 22, 2013

All songs written by LAURA TSAGGARIS © 2013 Moon Punk Music (ASCAP)
Produced and mixed by JAMIE CANDILORO
Recorded and Mixed at Banana Chicken Studios, Hollywood CA
Engineered by JOHN GILBERTSON (Asst. Engineers: WHITNEY HOGAN, DJ KYRIAKIDES)
Mastered by STEPHEN MARCUSSEN at Marcussen Mastering, Hollywood CA
RYAN ADAMS appears courtesy of Paxamericana Recording Company

LAURA TSAGGARIS: vocals, acoustic guitars
JAMIE CANDILORO: drums, bass
DOUG PETTIBONE: lead electric guitar (Ask For It, Everyman, Finish What You Started, Traffic Stops, Something Bright) // octave 12 string (We Belong)
MARTY RIFKIN: pedal steel (Dig, Unsteady) // dobro (Dig)
RYAN ADAMS: background vocals (Dig, Unsteady)
WES LANICH: piano (Only In Daydreams)
TOMMY BELL: handclaps (Everyman)
Horns: ULF BJORLIN, trombone; NATE KETNER, sax; ROY WIEGAND, trumpet (Ask For It, I Am Not In Control, Only In Daydreams)
Horn arrangements: JOHN JENNINGS BOYD, JAMIE CANDILORO and LAURA TSAGGARIS

All other instruments: JAMIE CANDILORO and LAURA TSAGGARIS

photos by SHERVIN LAINEZ and DANNY COREY
art by KEVIN A.KOSKI

℗© 2013 OVERTIME RECORDS, LLC

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Laura Tsaggaris District of Columbia

Laura Tsaggaris is originally from Pittsburgh, PA. and resides in Washington, D.C. She has independently released three full- length albums, including Proof (2005), Keep Talking (2009), and her latest, EVERYMAN. Tour dates in support of EVERYMAN will be announced after its release January 22, 2013. ... more

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Track Name: Dig
I just wanna dig.
Don't call me a starter.
I'll finish every bit.
I'm a coal miner's daughter.
I don't need to win.
I just don't want to lose something that I can't get back again.

Tell me it's a sin every time I move.
Tell me it's the end.
Say it's coming soon.
Come around again.
It's just like you knew.
I've got so much work to do.

Can I get back on the side of the living?
I will be able. I will be able.
Can I get back?
It's time I was forgiven.

Don't be here for days and keep me here alone.
Don't you have a way of sifting through the stone.
Don't think you can win.
You're just gonna lose something good again.

Can I get back on the side of the living?
I will be able. I will be able.
Can I get back?
It's time I was forgiven.

I will be able. I will be able. But, I just wanna dig.

© 2013 Laura Tsaggaris
Track Name: Everyman
Everyman

Don't make me call you out.
I'll bring you down to spring me back to life.
There's truth in sacrifice.

I'll give you one more chance.
A fleeting glance.
So, hold your head up high.
Fight this urge to fly!

I'll be your wing.
I'll be your prayer.
I'll be the hardest of hardened stares.
I'll be the ring that's on your hand.
They'll know I love you more than I can stand.
If it's the case, I'll keep the pace.
I'll keep you running when you have to race.
You'll understand.
I'm Everyman.
Fixin' to help you if we can.

Don't make me scream and shout.
You wear me out and take it too far.
Watch you pick this apart!

I like it short and sweet.
I aim to keep you in the dark right from the start!

I'll make the day and bring you to say,
"I've come to always want to live this way."
I'll make you still.
I know you will never feel as if you get your fill.
Don't be afraid.
The longer you wait, there'll be a habit left you'll have to break.
And then you'll see, because of me, this is the best place you could be.

I'll be your wing.
I'll be your prayer.
I'll be the hardest of hardened stares.
I'll be the ring that's on your hand.
They'll know I love you more than I can stand.
If it's the case, I'll keep the pace.
I'll keep you running when you have to race.
You'll understand.
I'm Everyman.
Fixin' to help you if we can.

I'll make the day and bring you to say,
"I've come to always want to live this way."
I'll make you still.
I know you will never feel as if you get your fill.
Don't be afraid.
The longer you wait, there'll be a habit left you'll have to break.
And then you'll see, because of me, this is the best place you could be.

© 2013 Laura Tsaggaris
Track Name: I Am Not In Control
I Am Not In Control

I am not in control.
It's sad that you go to the lengths that you go to make me come to believe I would do best if you’d let this be.

Into the night,
I let you drive and throw caution aside safely.
Kick up my feet.
It's up to everyone else but me!

Doesn't it sound just like everything you'd want?
Is it the kind of thing you've found you're living on?
Have you come all the way around the sun to find you're not the only?
Doesn't it sound just like everything?

Here it is in my gut.
I'm reaching but can't seem to get from the rut you've made me.
I'm on my knees.
It gets to my chest and I beg you, "Please!"

This is not on a whim!
You let me out to just to bring me in! Maybe I'll never win.
To think it's the end will make it just begin!
Maybe it's in the cards to make it so hard for me.
Just a part of the game, don't make it too plain to see.
I've kept this under guard.
They'd never believe the things that you'd say to me!
"Don't think you'll make it farther than the start of when you make‐believe!"

Doesn't it sound just like everything you'd want?
Is it the kind of thing you've found you're living on?
Have you come all the way around the sun to find you're not the only?
Doesn't it sound just like everything?

© 2013 Laura Tsaggaris
Track Name: Unsteady
Unsteady

This is a chase.
I give it up some days.
And, that's how you sold me. It was enough.
You got me all worked up, empty-promising me.

All these things I know.
All these things I know.
All these things I know I won't get even.

This is the way.
This is the only way you're gonna make it.
Tell me your dreams.
You've got to talk to see just what you're thinking.

All these things I know.
All these things I know.
All these things I know I don't believe in.

I'll be the rain.
I'll be the spots of gray left in your ceiling.
I'll take my time.
I will be hard to find until I give you reason.

Oh, and I'll hold on.
To this wreckage within you can take no saw.
I'll be ready. All that's stable I will work to make unsteady.

© 2013 Laura Tsaggaris
Track Name: Seized
Seized

Given it's all about me, I think of you there.
You can't see.
You're in a trance.
You've been seized.
You're not aware.
Your heart beats.
And you wanna share everything.

If it's a go, you're not free.
I'll keep you there.
I'll let you be.
Caught in the dance, you don't sleep.
Without a chance, you'll tell me you wanna share everything.

Tell me you know, when I leave, I think of you there.
You can't see.
You're in a trance.
You've been seized.
You're not aware my heart beats cuz you wanna share everything.

© 2013 Laura Tsaggaris
Track Name: Finish What You Started
Finish What You Started

I've been made to feel I'm a worthy target.
Aim your gun at me, honey, I'll be on it.
I'll be the one night stand that you always needed.
Baby, come and take me home.
Finish what you started.

You think you've come to face.
I think you still haven't seen it.
Sometimes the darkest place gets all the light that you needed.
It's when you almost break that you'll finally feel it.
Baby, come and take me home.
Finish what you started.

It's like I still believe.
You've got me on my knees.
Don't leave me begging, please.
Finish what you started.

You're making me believe I'd take you on my knees.
Don't leave me begging, please.
Finish what you started.

© 2013 Laura Tsaggaris
Track Name: Ask For It
Ask For It

Don't let me harden.
Just let me start in on something I believe.
Taking a challenge.
Striking the balance that gets you what you need.
Don't leave me giving up.
Just keep me living up to who I want to be.
Oh, you've got to tell me.
Won't you come and sell me on the plan?

Cuz you can't get what you want 'til you ask for it.
You've got to name it before you can claim it.
It’s true.

I know you've felt like a bird in a cage when nothing keeps you from flying away.
I've seen you bringing yourself to a state of never moving for fear of mistake.
But, I can help you get up.
I can help you get up!
You've just got to tell me.
Won't you come and sell me on the plan?

Cuz you can't get what you want 'til you ask for it.
You've got to name it before you can claim it.
It's true.
No, you can't get what you want 'til you ask for it.
Ain't no good reason why people should read your mind.

Oh, you won't get that far.

Cuz you can't get what you want 'til you ask for it.
You've got to name it before you can claim it.
It's true.
No, you can't get what you want 'til you ask for it.
Ain't no good reason why people should read your mind.
No, you can't get what you want 'til you ask for it.
Ain't no good reason why you can't get what you want.

© 2013 Laura Tsaggaris
Track Name: Traffic Stops
Traffic Stops

First thing that I always do.
Roll myself over, look at you.
Why would I want to do without?
Do believe I would gladly shout from the tip of a mountain top.
It’s on my lips as the traffic stops.
Baby, won't you be mine as I am yours?
Don't believe I could want much more.

First thing that I always do. Roll myself over and look at you.
Why would I want to do without?
I do believe that I would gladly shout from the tip of a mountain top.
It's on my lips as the traffic stops.
Baby, won't you be mine as I am yours?
Don't believe I could want much more.

© 2013 Laura Tsaggaris
Track Name: Something Bright
Something Bright

Don't you tell me how.
Please just leave me hungry.
Every little smile.
Let this shooting star be you and something bright leaving just too early.
Burning up inside.

Burning up inside.
Did not see you turning system into side.
This will keep me learning.
Once upon a time.
Beyond understanding.

Nothing made it right.
You could see for certain.
Something in your eyes saw the end of searching.
Black could turn to white.
Wheels would keep from turning.
That you'd never find would not keep you hurting.
Did you take your time with no hesitation once you made your mind up to leave the station?
Don't you tell me how.
Please just leave me hungry.
Every little smile.
Let this shooting star be you.

© 2013 Laura Tsaggaris
Track Name: Only In Daydreams
Only In Daydreams

I've been a fool
Given of myself as a rule
Lived my every day hoping you'd say, "Girl, I'm choosing you."

I did indeed.
I most certainly believed everything should be so heavy and something you need.
Cuz, when it's all been resolved, there's no way this could be.
I've forgotten that you'd led me on.
Look at what I'd put aside if you'd stay for the night!
I know that you could never.
Hold me, baby.
And, if you want to, call me crazy, as if it was true only in daydreams.

I can just see.
Make that money-back guarantee.
I will feel the same focus and shame.
I won't be without you!

Like a balloon, we're gonna fly away just as soon.
Ride that wind of change.
Fly out of range from what we knew.

Cuz, when it's all been resolved, it's the way it should be.
I've gotten you to come this far!
Looks like you've called in the fix and we've all come to grips.
I know this is forever.
Hold me, baby. And, if you want to, call me crazy, as if it was true only in daydreams.

© 2013 Laura Tsaggaris
Track Name: Saved
Saved

If I believed I could be saved, would you listen hard... harder than the head you think is of a saint? Come now keep painting me in the image of yourself, how humbled I am to know that you chose me as the one!

Cuz I will be done by blade or gun. I guess I'll take it to my grave. No special place. Just outer space.
I've got my ticket on the train.

Do you believe I'm so depraved? Do you give me pause? Do you nod your head and wink with eyes on the cure? Oh, how you're sure of all this truth and founding evidence! My what bliss it must be to know and uphold me as the one!

Cuz I will be done by blade or gun. I guess I'll take it to my grave. No special place. Just outer space.
I've got my ticket on the train.

Is it just a light you see, or more than cones and chemistry? Is it only right to be punished for this blasphemy? If I should face my one last breath with time to take in what comes next, will I work to make it in on the right side in hopes of after-life?

Do you believe I can be saved? Do you give me thought... thought enough to come to think, "I'm disarranged?" Oh, won't you paint me a picture of the things I do not know?

© 2013 Laura Tsaggaris
Track Name: We Belong
We Belong

Hey, tell me when I'm wrong.
Direct me to where we belong.
Won't you warn me of mistake and bring the things that I can't take along?

Cuz I can't trust myself to think.
Holding on.
Holding on.
What if it's a ship just set to sink?
It won't be long.

Tell me when I'm wrong.
Direct me to where we belong.
Won't you warn me of mistake?
Bring the things that I can't take along.

Cuz I can't trust myself to think.
Holding on. I've been holding on.
But, what if it's a ship just set to sink?
It won't be long, now.

Hey, tell me when I'm wrong.
Just get me to where we belong.
We belong.

© 2013 Laura Tsaggaris