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The Shut In

So far. So good? 

Have you seen the ones you love?

Well, don’t bring them too close nor hold them tight

Our eyes wide shut for this masquerading ball

Bending over until we can see it all

Here comes the tip don’t fall

Socking in my doorway thinking ‘bout my birthday

This one’s going to really stink of cheat

Sorting out the hearsay from all that scat and foul play

You will hear my grievance on repeat the next time we meet

So listen to the shut in baby

He’s been there before singing to himself behind closed doors

Listen to the shut in

Listen to the shut in baby

He’s been there before singing to himself behind closed doors

When this year of oh lord twenty twenty’s done, clearly there in hindsight no one's won

When time squared as a mandate finally clears its probate we’ll be happy 

Reborn to be alive

We’re gonna party like its nineteen forty five

I’m gonna grab the nearest sister

I’m gonna tilt her back and kiss her

Hey! Watch your hands there mister!

Apologeeez my little sister, but we’re alive

Listen to the shut in

We’re still alive

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The Shut In


Albino Guimaraes Vocals & Guitar

Bill Holloman Horns, Piano & Vocals

Joe Boyle Electric Guitars

Joe O’Brien Bass Guitar

Jon Peckman Drums & Percussion

Sophie Guimaraes Vocals

Behind The Song...

The Shut In

Though it would seem the reverse, the song started its life as The Shut In (Day 180) and as I was producing it I had Evan Kalish come in to track the drums (those heard on Day 180). As I had Jon Peckman coming in to track some of the other songs, I thought it would be an interesting exercise to see how Jon would approach the drums for The Shut In and called Evan to come and experience how Jon would approach it, because of all the drummers I have ever played with Jon’s studio approach is by far the most exact and well considered and Evan is a sponge to learn. So we tracked the drums with Jon that you hear as The Shut In. So initially I was going to use Jon’s track with the original Day 180 lyric, but as  time dragged on it occurred to me perhaps a second version was appropriate to capture the full experience. So I decided to use the more accepting and tired Day 180 lyrics with Evan’s track which was a little less bombastic and to write some more energetic and less serious lyrics for the track Jon played. This is how we ended up with two versions.

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