Breakup Record

by Jack Shales

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Singer-songwriter Jack Shales and rock band Breakfast Beer explore the timeless subject of breakups in their studio debut, BREAKUP RECORD.

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released January 5, 2018

Keep Good Records
Produced by Jack Shales
Co-Produced by Breakfast Beer, Nick Stetina, and Mike Backer
Engineered by Nick Stetina
Recorded at Kiwi Audio in Batavia, IL on Sept. 16-17 2017 and Invigorate Recording in Downer's Grove, IL on Sept. 24 2017

Jack Shales: Vocals, Guitar
Tyler Sone: Vocals, Bass
Jackson Hill: Lead Guitar
Collin Boltz: Drums

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Track Name: Haunting Me
HAUNTING ME

I used to love you, I used to hug you every night
But when you vanished I couldn’t manage feeling right.

I can see you clearly in my mind’s eye.
The funny thing’s you’re happy and it kills me inside.

Now when I see your face its haunting me, and
Every day if I read your name it’s all I see.
You’re planted on my brain and deeper than a carpet stain.
I’ll wash you out like I did that day ‘cause you’re haunting me.

Hope you enjoy it, I’m sure the boys will enjoy you.
From my position your quick decision broke the rules.

I can see you clearly in my mind’s eye, you’re
Dancing in the moonlight with another guy.

Now when I see your face its haunting me, and
Every day if I read your name it’s all I see.
You’re planted on my brain and deeper than a carpet stain.
I’ll wash you out like I did that day ‘cause you’re haunting me.

I can see you clearly in my mind’s eye, you’re
Dancing in the moonlight with another guy.

Now when I see your face its haunting me, and
Every day if I read your name it’s all I see.
You’re planted on my brain and deeper than a carpet stain.
I’ll wash you out like I did that day ‘cause you’re haunting me.
Track Name: I Didn't See
I DIDN’T SEE

I heard your song the other day ‘bout April love and kisses made.
Forgive me if I throw up in my mouth.
In February you kissed me, you cried and held me longingly.
In March you found some other lips down south.

You had me take it off my wall, that scorching truth that made you call.
I can’t believe I followed your advice.
Well listen close and hear me through, there’s one thing I will say to you
And rarely do I say the same thing twice.
It only took you a month,
After seven years you cowardly abandoned me.
Your superficial charm
Looked like love to me, I didn’t see, I didn’t see.
I didn’t see.

How can I help but feel betrayed? It shocked me when you left that way.
You played me, made me angry, and you were with him.
And yet my words alone should bind my feelings to the sands of time
While you continue trying to play the victim.

It only took you a month,
After seven years you cowardly abandoned me.
Your superficial charm
Looked like love to me, I didn’t see, I didn’t see.
I didn’t see.

A phone call’s all that I got
After everything we said and did got lost at sea.
So keep on writing songs
‘cause you know you’re going to hear from me, you’ll hear from me!

It breaks my heart just to think that
I never would have done the things you did to me.
Your superficial charm
Looked like love to me, I didn’t see.
I didn’t see.
Track Name: I Dreamed of You
I DREAMED OF YOU

I dreamed of you last night
And everything was alright.
You said that you were sorry
And I came back to you.

I saw your face so clearly.
You held me oh so dearly.
I haven’t felt that feeling
Since you slipped out of view.

Coming back to Earth is like the cruelest wind I’ve ever known,
It’s blowing me down.
Now you’re in my dreams and though I feel at ease I sleep alone,
It’s blowing me down.
Track Name: In the End
IN THE END

Day hangs lowly.
Light leaks slowly.
Shoreline sinking.
Chains unlinking.

Night falls, the stars come out.
I can’t stop thinking about
Why you’re no longer mine.

Moonrise: the beams shoot through
My eyes, reflecting you.
While you get around they shine.

In the end I’m only one,
One of many yet to come.
Seven times around the sun,
I thought that we had just begun.

Do you look out at night
Through the plastic party lights
Toward that chasm in the sky?

Can’t you feel me in your brain
Thrashing, can’t you feel the pain
Scratching ‘cause you’re no longer mine?

In the end I’m only one,
One of many yet to come.
Seven times around the sun,
I thought that we had just begun.
Track Name: I Thought, You Dreamed
I THOUGHT, YOU DREAMED

It started in France where life was a dream and we never thought we’d wake.
I gave you my love and so did the world, but who knew the path to take?

Doc was in the building and looking so alive. I
Followed him down south but couldn’t shake my pride.
I came back to meet you, I thought we’d won the race with
All my bridges ashen and my dreams replaced.

Now when I get down I’ll think about how we almost had everything, but
You were all I wanted. I thought you’d marry me.

We went through some hard times, money was tight, but you always made me smile.
I worked for our future, making my plans with God laughing all the while.

I remember clearly, you called me on the phone. You
Told me you were leaving for a warmer home.
Then when you arrived there the dream of France revived. I
Hope you live your fantasy for all your life.

Now when I get down I’ll think about how we almost had everything, but
You were all I wanted.
You were all I wanted, well baby
You were all I wanted. I thought you’d marry me.
Track Name: Take it in
TAKE IT IN

Take it in, wash it down.
What is lost will be found.
The sparrow calls another.
There’s some news going ‘round.
So take it in, wash it down.

Shouting words at the wall,
Letters crumble and fall,
Beseeching, never reaching.
I just laugh at it all.
I’m shouting words at the wall.

Burning bridge in the night.
Silent stars bleeding light.
Familiar voices calling
Vanish just out of sight.
A burning bridge in the night.

The sparrow calls another.
There’s some news going ‘round.
So take it in, wash it down.

Take it in, wash it down.
Track Name: Happy Birthday
HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Can you believe another year’s gone by?
A couple hundred chances just to see you and I let them die.
But today I feel much weaker than before
And looking past tomorrow I know there’ll be a whole lot more.

The first day of Summer
It seems a lot colder
Though everything’s radiant and bright.
No one ever told me
That I’d be so lonely
Without someone like you by my side.

So Happy Birthday, baby. It’s looking like the end.
I’ve missed sixteen already, now I’m missing one again.
I wish you all the dreams in life I couldn’t make come true
And every time the longest day arrives I’ll think of you.
Can you believe another year’s gone by?
Track Name: I Want to See You
I WANT TO SEE YOU

You shut me out again. Your heart is for another.
No room for making plans, not with your former lover.
I’m trying to pretend that you still think I matter,
But we met quite an end and you pulled up the ladder.

Stop running away.
Open your eyes.
I still exist in the world, honey, ignorance and lies won’t change that.
So this is goodbye, but I hope that farewell follows slow.
Why did you have to go? Why did you have to go? Why did you have to go?

I want to see you.
Do you want to see me?
Just for tonight we’ll forget all the problems that we had and we’ll
Swallow our pride and grief.
I want to see you,
But you see right through me.
I’m counting each smile, every blush, every accidental touch, baby
Soon you’ll be out of reach and I want to see you.
Track Name: No One Stays Forever
NO ONE STAYS FOREVER

Today’s the day that I give up on you.
I thought that we could work it out.
Blow out the candle, put away the past,
Gone at last
With any chance of us together.
No one stays forever.

A year ago you stood here next to me.
We talked of marriage, love, and joy.
The best year of your life was worst for me,
Can’t you see?
All that I’d worshipped torn and severed, ‘cause
No one stays forever.

Today’s the day that I give up on you.
I thought that we could work it out.
Blow out the candle, put away the past,
Gone at last
With any chance of us together.
Our love is torn and severed.
No one stays forever.
No one stays forever.
No one stays forever.

You left me to die in a world you made, a
World where we can’t even sing together.
That’s what you said to me, baby.
You left me to die, yeah I sure felt played.
You blocked me out for some momentary pleasure.
That’s how it read to me, baby.
Track Name: Road Song
ROAD SONG

It’s easy for me to see things that we could have done better.
I’ll carry the weight on my shoulder if that’s how you want it to be.
But no one can win at this game when everything’s something to blame.

Lately I’ve been thinking, I’ve been thinking about you on the road
And it hurts me to say that I’m leaving you now,
but I’m happy that you could be happy somehow.

Are promises meant to be broken or did you just misunderstand?
The truth is we never were meant for each other and I’ll never miss the touch of your hand.
Maybe we lost at the game, but why should I carry the blame?

Lately I’ve been thinking, I’ve been thinking about you on the road
And it hurts me to say that I’m leaving you now,
but I’m happy that you could be happy somehow.

Lately I’ve been thinking, I’ve been thinking about you on the road
And I’m sorry to say that I won’t pass this way again for anyone like you.
It’s easy for me to see things we could have done.
Track Name: What Goes Up
WHAT GOES UP

What goes up has gotta go down. We were
Flying high then we smacked the cold, hard ground.
Go tell your friends, they’re eager to know how
Terrible I was for you, they told you so.

Happy birthday, you’re finally free. I’m
Blowing out my candles, but don’t think of me. Just
Plant your seeds now and see how they grow. You
Tore my heart in half so reap what liars sow. Yeah, you
Tore my heart in half so reap what liars sow.

I was saving money to buy you a ring. I
Nearly asked your father, what a foolish thing.
You betrayed me, that’s all I can say. You
Stabbed me in the back while you were worlds away.
Life is just a game so let the the children play. It’s
Not like I was what you wanted anyway.

What goes up has gotta go down. We were
Flying so high, then we smacked the cold, hard ground. I
Can’t believe that you did this to me. Now I’ve
Lost the love I had for you entirely.

I was saving money to buy you a ring. I
Nearly asked your father, what a foolish thing.
You betrayed me, that’s all I can say. You
Stabbed me in the back while you were worlds away.
Life is just a game so go ahead and play. It’s
Not like you were what I wanted anyway.

What goes up has gotta go down. I
Promised you my life and then you looked around. I
Can’t believe that you did this to me. Now I’ve
Lost the love I had for you entirely. Yeah I’ve
Lost the love I had for you entirely. Well I’ve
Lost the love I had for you entirely.
What goes up...

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