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1. Before Beauty
2. Inebriate
3. 98029 Blues


released November 23, 2015

Jesse Gale: vocals, guitars, bass guitar, percussion.
Josh Bacich: drums, percussion
Melissa Mead: backing vocals
Rob Marshall: additional bass guitar
Nic Gracia: additional guitars

All songs written by Jesse Gale
Produced, engineered, and arranged by Jesse Gale and Rob Marshall & Nic Gracia
Mixed and mastered by Rob Marshall

Cover photos by Jesse Gale, John Thatcher, and Alicia Walshin
Cover model: Caitlin Myers

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Track Name: Before Beauty
I want to travel with you
To the middle of nowhere
I want to sleep there too
Just so I can wake up next to you

I feel so at ease with you by my side
Please don't be alarmed if I let my guard down,
And blurt out
"I need to feel secure
With someone I hardly know
I need to be assured
That if I hold on, you'll never
Let go of me, baby"
What's that look you're giving me?

"I'm so sorry, I just need the company
You're just too young to understand..."

And then you sigh, about to cry
"Please don't let this go to your head"
I won't...

How young is too young?
(Darling, you're too young)
Track Name: Inebriate
You and I have had a few to drink
My vision's made you twice as beautiful
After it's all been said and done
Will I still be your drunken love?
I really hate to bring this up,
But I'm dozing off

I know that we've had too much
Since we've stumbled from the couch to the ground
You just keep on kissing me
But here comes a calamity:
I'm so goddamn sorry,
But I'm falling asleep on you
Track Name: 98029 Blues
Two misfit kids holding hands on a bus
En route to downtown Issaquah
Is this love? Is it legit?
Do they know what's outside these city limits?

Get a booth at the diner, split a Super Float
There for hours, laughing til you choke
Do you think they know that they'll never leave this town by winter?
Do you think they know that moments don't last forever?

You can get as far as North Bend
So you can kiss behind the falls
You can settle down in the Emerald City
But until then, just keep bouncing off the walls

And if you know, then you know you won't
Ever stay alive
From this depressing influenza
Infecting all of 98029