You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense

by Luke Tuchscherer

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    THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DEBUT!

    “Tuchscherer’s ability to create such an engaging collection of sad songs and waltzes should ensure that You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense will be a contender for an appearance on any year-end list.”
    – Americana UK – (8/10)

    “An impressive collection of 12 well-crafted songs… It’s an excellent debut that reminds us of Ryan Adams’ Heartbreaker in its thematic and emotional impact – a great compliment indeed.”
    R2 (Rock N Reel) – (4/5)

    “My only excuse for not reviewing this fabulous album sooner is that I was too busy playing it, over and over. This album should be heard and then celebrated.“
    Northern Sky – (4/5)

    “Totally memorable… Luke Tuchscherer successfully pulls off an impressive and moreish debut.”
    – Right Chord Music

    “Luke is a terrific lyricist who gains a deep sympathy for his songs’ leading characters, although it is not just the power of the lyrics. His warm evocative vocal style has a natural dramatic quality and the arrangements couldn’t really be improved upon. An outstanding album that contains absolutely no filler.”
    – American Roots UK

    “This record is awash with top notch writing, stellar playing and more importantly connects instantly. The decision made by Luke Tuchscherer to follow his heart and veer down this path has been rewarded with a strong emotive album right at the core of what makes this genre so special. You Get So Alone At Times That It Just Makes Sense should possess two warnings: not for the faint heart but essential for those who know good music.”
    – Three Chords & The Truth

    “His sincerity oozes through his lusciously rough voice… genuinely heartbreaking.”
    – Slate The Disco

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released October 6, 2014

Produced by Tom Peters. All songs by Luke Tuchscherer (c) 2014.

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Track Name: (Lord Knows) I'm a Bad Man
Pretty little girl, tell me, what do you want from me?
We had ourselves some fun,
Done some things we shouldn’t have done,
Pretty little girl, tell me, what do you want from me?

When I look at you I feel the guilt inside,
Cos you’ve got a man,
Yeah, you’ve got a man,
When I look at you I feel the guilt inside.

But, oh, when I see you shake it across the floor,
I wanna get inside,
Yeah, I wanna take a ride,
Girl, when I see you shake it across the floor.

And lord knows when you kissed me again I couldn’t help myself,
Cos you’re sure a catch,
Yeah, and I ain’t got a patch on you,
Lord knows when you kissed me again I couldn’t help myself.

Lord knows I’m a bad man.
Track Name: When Day is Done
You’ve got a grip on your rosary beads,
And I wonder, could I have a squeeze?
Cos as night draws on and the wind gets cold,
I need something that I can hold.

Or maybe I need something real,
Someone who thinks, someone who feels,
And maybe you could be the one,
To keep me warm when day is done.
Keep me warm when day is done.

I know your light, it speaks to me,
Of everything that we could be,
And it gets so hard without the sun,
Oh, come to me when day is done.
Come to me when day is done.

You’re not perfect, but I am worse,
Perfection is an ego’s curse,
And I wouldn’t change a thing.

I just can’t guess what’s killing me,
Oh my sweet serendipity,
But promise me, one time you’ll come,
And rescue me when day is done.
Rescue me when day is done.

I’ll wash your feet and soothe your bones,
Just don’t leave me here alone,
When day is done.
Track Name: Three Long Days
It’s been three long days since you called time on us,
Three long days since you gave it all up,
Three long days since I ran out of luck,
And I can’t stop crying,
No, I can’t stop crying.

It’s been four long days since you gave me the news,
Four long days I’ve been swimming in booze,
Four long days of the worst kind of blues,
And I can’t stop crying.

But I’m dreading the day that this pain goes away,
When this becomes just another song about love gone wrong.

It’s been five long days of saying goodbye,
To the dreams we laid out for our lives,
Five long days since you left me behind,
And I can’t stop crying.

Cos I don’t want to admit that this has happened to us,
And I don’t want to forget about you my love,
I just want us to go back to when our hearts were strong,
I don’t want us to become just another song about love gone wrong.

That’s why I’m dreading the day that this pain goes away,
When this becomes just another song about love gone wrong,
Cos then you’ll truly be gone.
Track Name: One of Us
My papa left before I was one,
My mama don’t know where he’s at,
She spends her days cleaning rich folks’ homes,
And in the evening she’s laid out on her back.
My brother, he’s in prison, it’s been two long years,
And I dream of his face at night,
You know I’ve been lonely such a long, long time,
I’ve been lonely for most of my life.

My sister’s got a baby, means the world to me,
And I want a better world for him,
But she don’t know the father and she’s hooked on smack
And that baby’s paying for her sins.
Well, me and my friends, we should be at school,
But the teacher he don’t give a damn,
So we just hang out in the city park,
You know the papers like to call us a gang.

Then one time we got in a fight
And the police came and drove us away,
I turned a corner, felt a hand on my arm
And realised I was gonna pay.
The copper said, “now, what’s this son?”
As he pointed to the butt of my knife,
I wanted to say, “you know, this ain’t me,
But I’ve been lonely for most of my life”.

I’m too young to do any time
And I’m a hero to my friends now,
Cos I didn’t say nothing ‘bout any of them,
But if I had I’d be dead anyhow.
Then one day one of the older boys came,
Gave me a package that felt like a gun,
Slipped me a twenty to stash it away
And said, “you’re one of us now son”.
Track Name: Hold On
Working each day for nothing it seems,
Cos the taxman ran away with all your dreams.
And your wife packed up her bags nearly a year ago,
You just can’t figure out how you got on this road.

And I know it’s hard,
So I guess I’ll see you tonight at that bar,
But my friend, be strong,
All you can do is hold on.

I know that you’ve been chasing that bottle round,
Trying to find an easier way to force those feelings down.
In your wallet there’s a picture of you and her,
You’d like to go to her mother’s to see her but you ain’t got the nerve.

On your bookshelf you’ve got a Bible but it’s never been read,
And you’re lying, just thinking, cursing in your empty bed.
On your doormat there’s four more bills that you can’t pay,
You’re starting to think that life ain’t worth the pain.

Hold on.
Track Name: I Don't Need You To Tell Me
I don’t need you to tell me that I’m getting all this wrong,
I don’t need you to tell me one more mistake and you’ll be gone.
I don’t need you to tell me I earn less money than I blow,
I don’t need you to tell me cos I already know.

I don’t need you to tell me that I’m a worthless man,
I don’t need you to tell me, I already understand,
All I need is for you to say that you’ll love me anyway,
All I need is for you to trust that someday I may change.

I don’t need you to tell me that I drink too much,
I don’t need you to tell me that my best ain’t good enough.
I don’t need you to tell me about reaping what I sow,
I don’t need you to tell me cos I already know.

I don’t need you to tell me, I see the line in the sand,
I don’t need you to tell me, I hear you tuning up the band.
All I need is for you to say that you’ll be with me all the way,
Give me the strength I need to trust that someday I may change.

And oh, you know, I ain’t all bad,
But don’t you always forget about the good times we had?
And I suppose I need to show you that even I can grow,
But I don’t need you to tell me, cos I already know.

I don’t need you to tell me that I ain’t worth a damn,
I don’t need you to tell me darling, I already understand,
All I need is for you to say that you’ll love me anyway,
All I need is for you to trust that someday I may change,
Give me the strength I need to trust that someday I may change.
Track Name: Women
My friend he said to me, he said, “women are like dreams,
Don’t try to understand ‘em, control ‘em,
You’ll wake up in the morning and they’ll be gone, gone, gone.
The love of a good woman is a precious thing indeed,
Can touch you, heal you, make you feel alive,
And if you want my advice, don’t ever do a woman wrong.”

Oh, don’t you know what you’ve got?
You’ve got someone to cuddle up to tonight.
And oh, don’t you know what you have?
You have someone to hold you oh so tight.

Hey pretty little girl, don’t listen to his lies,
Can’t you see it in his eyes,
You’ve had too much to drink, so why don’t you get yourself home?
All you dirty little men with your dirty little tricks,
And you promise, promise, promise,
You promise the world to a girl, but leave her when the morning comes.

You don’t know how lucky you are.

My friend he said to me, he said, “women are like dreams,
Don’t try to understand ‘em, control ‘em,
You’ll wake up in the morning and they’ll be gone.”
So if you’re lucky enough to have a girl on your arm,
You better treat her right man, do her no harm,
Cos you don’t know what you’ve got til she’s gone.
Track Name: (To Make It Worse) I'm Falling in Love Again
All the work is drying up and I’m running out of luck,
To make it worse I’m falling in love again,
By the time I’ve paid the rent, then my money’s all but spent,
To make it worse I’m falling in love again.

How could I ever prove to her that I am a man of worth?
Oh my god, I’m falling in love again.
Now the winter’s closing in and my faith is wearing thin,
To make it worse I’m falling in love again.

You know sometimes it just seems
Every single one of my dreams,
Turns around and deserts me,
I try to keep from falling apart,
But then goddamn this stupid heart,
Seems all it wants to do is hurt me.

Maybe she will turn to me, give me everything I need,
Oh my god, I’m fooling myself again.
But ‘til then I’m on this road, where it goes I think I know,
And I’m falling in love again.
Track Name: You Don't Know Me
Like the empty bottle in front of me,
I feel like I’ve no use now.
Cos girl, you drank and you drained me,
And then you laid me down.

But you don’t know me,
And you’re never gonna now.

I should’ve listened to their advice,
Hell, I should’ve listened to my own,
But I listened to my heart and I paid the price,
And now I’m dying here alone.

But you don’t know me,
And I guess you never will.

For every dream that won’t come true,
I feel I lose a piece of me.
It don’t matter how much that I care for you,
That don’t make you care for me.

But you don’t know me,
No, you don’t know me,
Now I guess you never will.
Track Name: Two Ships (Caroline Please)
As I came up I saw your eyes for the first time,
And ain’t it just my luck that there ain’t gonna be a next time,
Cos now I know that though it felt so right,
I know that we were just two ships passing in the night.

As you stroked my thigh, my world just came together,
I would have died just to stay in that room forever,
But now I know that though you held me tight,
I know that we were just two ships passing in the night.

Caroline, you’ve got my number, won’t you call me please?
Cos you’re the light, the beacon that I need,
Oh Caroline please…

I guess I’m a fool to mix chemicals and emotion,
But I thought that you were lost like me on this ocean,
But now I know, though we burned so hard and bright,
I know that we were just two ships passing in the night,
We were just two kids getting high that night.
Track Name: Dear Samantha
Dear Samantha, I thought I’d write this letter to you,
Cos I heard you were getting married next year in June.
Tell me, how’s he treat you? I hope he treats you better than me,
I know I could’ve done better, but baby, I was seventeen.

Tell me Samantha, do you remember our first kiss?
Outside school thinking it don’t get no better than this.
And do you remember laying down in the park?
Or that time down the Causeway by the party in the cold and dark?

You were my first love.

Hey listen Samantha, I’m sorry I didn’t walk that line,
I’ll never forgive myself for not going with you to the doctor that time.
Do you ever wonder if we’d ever had that kid?
Oh baby, I’m sorry it was you who had to do the thing we did.

Hey there Samantha, I know that it’s been a while,
But I’ll bet that you look fine when you’re walking on down the aisle.
I want you to know I’m happy that you’re finally free,
But someday darling, could you spare a little prayer for me?

For your first love.
Track Name: Darling, It's Just Too Hard to Love
Believe me baby it’s over, but you did nothing wrong,
It’s just I’ve turned to stone and don’t want to lead you on.

It’s not that you’re not pretty and it’s not that I want more,
I’ve got a head full of reasons for walking out that door,
And I hope that you’ll forgive me,
But darling, it’s just too hard to love.

Yes, I know that I was distant, that I didn’t open up,
Well, that’s just the way I am now, a year ago I wouldn’t shut up.

Now it’s not that you’re clever and it’s not that you’re not sweet,
I’ve got a heart full of reasons for walking down that street,
And I hope that you don’t hate me,
But darling, it’s just too hard to love.

And if you’d caught me green,
Maybe I’d sing another tune.
But my heart is a little beat,
And my pride is a little bruised.

Yes, it’s really over, and I am heading home,
I think the way I’m feeling, I’m better off alone.

Now it’s not the way you touched me and it’s not the way you kissed,
It just wouldn’t be right to go along like this,
So I’m sorry if I hurt you,
But darling, it’s just too hard to love.