Turning Back The Pages

by Jared Fiske

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released November 4, 2016

Musician Credits

Sooner Be Alone
Jared Fiske - guitars, vocals
Jay Psaros - electric guitar
Seth Adams - bass
Josh Kiggans - drums


Take My Time
Jared Fiske - guitars, vocals
Jay Psaros - electric guitar
Seth Adams - bass
Josh Kiggans - drums

Across the River
Jared Fiske - guitar, vocals, keyboards, percussion
Jay Psaros - guitar

Don’t Let Them Take Me Again
Jared Fiske - guitar, vocals, percussion
Mark Erelli - lap steel
Jessica Adams - backing vocals


Paint My Life
Jared Fiske - guitars, vocals
Seth Adams - bass
Josh Kiggans - drums

Soaking Up The Ink
Jared Fiske - guitar, vocals, keyboard
Mark Erelli - lap steel

Pretenders
Jared Fiske - guitars, vocals, tambourine, hi-hats
Mark Erelli - lap steel
Seth Adams - bass
Josh Kiggans - drums

The Quiet Voice
Jared Fiske - guitar, vocals

When I Think It Through
Jared Fiske - guitars, vocals, percussion, bass

Technical Credits:

Produced by:
Jay Psaros and Jared Fiske

Recorded at:

PB and Jay Records HQ
Weymouth, MA
Engineer - Jay Psaros

Foundation Studio
Palmer, MA
Engineer - Jared Fiske

Guilty Dog Studio
Marshfield, MA
Engineer - Joe Merrick

Mixed at:
Foundation Studio
Palmer, MA
Engineer - Jared Fiske

Mastered at:
New Alliance East
Cambridge, MA
Engineer - Ian Kennedy

Artwork/Design by:
Jared Fiske and Raymond Kingston

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Jared Fiske Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Jared Fiske is a singer-songwriter from Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Hailing from a musical family, Fiske began performing with his father, Rob Adams, and brother Seth from a young age in a wedding band.

These days, Fiske plays at bars and coffeehouses throughout Massachusetts, performing 100+ shows a year. He also teaches guitar professionally and runs a home recording studio.
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Track Name: Sooner Be Alone
i took a ride out on second
had to change my point of view
coz when we sit inside those walls
our thoughts cannot break through
that’s when all i see is you

it took awhile to admit it
easy to see but hard to bear
we took the jagged edges
swept them under the rug
acted like we didn’t care

i would sooner be alone
i would rather be lost and broken
left along the tracks
i would rather be alone

i’m gonna learn to read the signs
i’ll vet the next one with care
and i will always love you
i’m not sure what else to do
for what it’s worth you got in there

chorus
solo

i would sooner be alone
i would rather be lost and broken
left along the tracks
i would rather be alone
i would rather be set adrift
than spend the night with you
Track Name: Take My Time
such a hurried feeling around
i feel it pushin’ but
i’m gonna take my time, take my time
once again you gotta plunge right in
into the fire but i won’t i’m gonna
take my time, take my time

there are things we’re expected to do
doesn’t matter if they feel right
everyone make a monument to
the naked fear and block out the light

there are things expected of you
get in the pile and don’t think twice
someone’s in your way you give ‘em the boot
just don’t look them in the eye

you wanna get to the next peak
i wanna get there too
i’m gonna take my time, take my time
i found a road with a better view
it twists around, it’s gonna make us
take our time, take our time
Track Name: Across The River
i've been here long
a long long dusty time and now i'm old
i'm tired of ferryin' lives
you can hold the scythe when i'm gone

this ain't a likely torch to pass
it's one you have to carry on your own
and hey now, the work it ain't that bad
you can hold the scythe when i'm gone
you can hold the scythe when i'm gone

i know it's lonely son
to touch everyone but never know no one
just take a little comfort
in those lives that feel finished when they're done
you can hold the scythe when i'm gone

i've put this off a long time
the work, it seemed to suit me most my life
but now my shoulder is tired
my blades are all dull
you can hold the scythe when i'm gone
you can hold the scythe

now i have something i need to ask
it's something of an initiation
just carry your old man across the river
i can't do it for myself, them ain't the rules

tell your mother i love her
tell your little sister not to cry
tell them that i ain't no beast of burden
and you can hold the scythe when i'me gone
you must hold the scythe when i'm gone
Track Name: Don't Let Them Take Me Again
i'll take the hit this time
i'll go into the light
but i'll be gone
a long long
long time

and it's been said of me
i've lost it completely
but i'll be gone
a long long
long time

don't let the suits try to sell you
with a carrot on a stick
they're only gonna lead you off a cliff

it doesn't matter what they say
if i can save her from the grays
then i'll be gone
a long long
long time

and hold tight to your rifle
keep it under your pillow
and if the house starts shakin'
find a crowded place

it's not so bad when i return
it's just flashes and residual burns
but i'll be gone
a long long
long time
Track Name: Paint My Life
what a waste of space, dyin' at your feet
breathing out the lives of men
and i can't weigh the sight of summers i can't keep
i'm told that i was happy then

if you took ten steps back
and watched over my life
took out your brushes
and stroked out with your knife
you'd paint a picture i would never recognize
you'd have a view i've wanted all my life

lately i've been building complex fantasies
i thought i'd grown out of that
but what's a little escapist fantasy?
we'll all got things to run from

you know i can't breathe alone long
i got sand in my lungs
and when i think i gotta stand alone, son
guess i gotta steal myself now

if you took ten steps back
and washed away my life
the rain come down
and the sun surrenders night
you'd paint a picture
i have always recognized
you'd have a view that i've had all my life
Track Name: Soaking Up The Ink
long slow curves
of open roads
and road map lines
begin to blur

breakneck speeds
and homecoming queens
a blank white page
an unwritten scene

slow deliver, I can't will the pain away

the door hinge sings
two sweet notes
in tune and on time
with the radio and

all those dreams
and all you've seen
and all you'll see
and all you'll be

slow deliver, I can't will the pain away

and all those dreams
and all you've seen
and all you'll see
and all you'll be

at breakneck speeds
you'll have time to think
a blank white page
that soaks up the ink

slow deliver, I can't will the pain away
slow deliver, should I will the pain away
Track Name: Pretenders
couldn’t find a job in the city
so i made my way back home
i find that home isn’t home
and i can’t make no money
i owe more than i own

the people here it’s strange
they don’t seem to know me
or it’s me that don’t know them

they say they won’t carry me
they say there’s a time to be free
and there’s a time to be grown

i don’t want their money
i don’t want their charity
but i’m so hungry to be known

i want to join a group of pretenders
something anonymous and free
a place where we say aloud we don’t understand
the commonplace casual cruelty

i don’t want no money
don’t want no charity
i’m just so hungry to be known

could you notice me
could you make me see
you can’t take love out on loan
Track Name: The Quiet Voice
one soul never really knows another
it's often said and i suppose it's true
but maybe it's not just about the knowing
maybe that's like saying you can measure truth

i don't know where this will go
but i'm letting go of the need to
i don't know all there is to know
but i know enough to hold you

i've been reading up on my condition
sorting out the crazy from the not
intolerance of indecision
bullet-pointed right there at the top

i could read all the words written
and still fall victim when the curtain falls
instead I'll try to quiet my living
hear the quiet voice and heed the call

Chorus

i don't know where this will go
but i'm letting go of the need to
i don't know all there is to know
but i know enough to love you

hear the quiet voice is saying
live your life, stop your judging

live your life, fall in love
give yourself to a song

one step forward on the right road
is worth a thousand marching in place
step into the stream and it will carry
you with the current to a place of grace
Track Name: When I Think It Through
spent the day in the city with different kinds of friends
they don’t seem to marry there, it made me feel defensive

they drink more and they eat less
stay out late and don’t confess
to every errant thought and deed
they’re not accountable

i could wade the summer nights
i could sleep in the mornings
breathe all the smoke that i could bear
i’d be free of all the warnings

but when i really think it through
i guess what i really want is you

it’s always so easy, they got something you don’t
harder to reverse it and see the things you own

a child running to your arms
a perfect day out on the lawn
a woman telling you the truth
that all she ever wants is you

i could wade the summer nights
i could sleep in the mornings
breathe all the smoke that i could bear
i’d be free of all the warnings

but when i really think it through
i guess what i really want is you

i want to spend my nights with you
and wake beside you in our bed
and we will watch the children grow
give them our love and watch it spread

when i start think it through
when i really think it through
all i ever want is you

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