Measure Twice, Cut Once

by Steady Breather

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The second EP from Steady Breather was recorded in cars, closets, bathrooms, and livingrooms on a Micro-SD digital microphone. Each track is live at home and unedited.

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released October 31, 2014

Mastering: Eric Wallen
Equipment provided by: Jacob Taylor, Edward Goodman @ A. Goodman Productions.
Cover Art by: Kelli Kinnamon, Text by Edward Goodman @ A. Goodman Productions

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Steady Breather Athens, Tennessee

Steady Breather is a solo project from multi-instrumentalist and Tennessean Samuel Goodman, who composes Alt-country and Folky originals, managing catchy, timeless hooks. His latest single “Nothin' But Good” has received great compliment, and is considered to be his “musical niche” coming to light. All the instruments heard in any Steady Breather song to date have been played by the one man. ... more

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Track Name: The Waxed Moon
The Waxed Moon
The waxed moon is pulling at my blood
Something about the city lights really gets it pumping good
Still what I’d give to be with you right now
Still keep on smiling, ‘cause it suits you so well

Well, if you can’t find me in a Midwest city
Someday I’ll have to meet you by the coast
You’ll not forget me, I heard you say out loud
Still fading out is what I fear the most

With an old soul and these tired eyes
There’s so much that I don’t know, and it’s such a short life
This I know I’ve seen far too many times
Love fails not because they don’t know how, but because they didn’t try

So, if you can’t find me in a Midwest city
Someday I’ll have to meet you by the coast
You’ll not forget me, I heard you say out loud
Still fading out is what I fear the most
Track Name: Come Over
Come Over
I want to say it’s okay until you believe it, until it makes me believe it
‘Cause you say you don’t know just how that feels
If I say come over, don’t take it that way
I done told you I love you, this burning is too true, I just want it to stay
I see suffering in those icy eyes
There’s frustration in each silent sigh
Girl, to see you happy, you know I’d give just about anything
‘Cause you say you don’t know just how that feels
If I say come over, I’m not sure you understand
All that it means when I say I need to hold both your hands
See, your company, yeah, it’s the best remedy for this lonesome man
If I drink I will say just how I feel
Yes, if I drink, guess I’ll be saying just how I feel
Now the rain has let for me to stay yet another night
I keep letting myself further down in this plight
Well damn if you don’t hold me, or look in my eyes
Still my favorite skin, and the blood that it covers
Fills my favorite body where my favorite soul hovers
And I don’t know why, but I still think in time you could be mine
If I stay will I know just how that feels?
Yes if I stay will I know just what you feel?
Well if I stay will I know just how you feel?
Track Name: Lupine Eyes
Lupine Eyes
I have seen you with your guard up. I know just how tough you are
Even then you’ve seen me seeing, hovering back but not too far
I have seen you with your eyes wet. I know how fragile we are on some days
Constructing walls around yourself just proves to be exhausting, well so is trying to work the gates

But you’ve only seen me with that poker face on
At times I try to let you know without coming on strong
But then you aim those lupine eyes at me
And I won’t speak for trying to breathe steadily

Well I have seen you with your eyes all wet
Ain’t it strange how the acts of others can bring on you such regret
It isn’t fair, I know, but I’ve heard the streets of Heaven may be paved with gold
And if Hell is full of fire then it will all be settled then
But, for now you are alive so you may set your worries free
And spend some time with me, yeah

I have felt you with your guard down
I took a peek into your soul
It only makes it that much harder on the let down
But these are things that you well know
Track Name: No Place
No Place
Well far too long on the road, no place to ease my load
But my things are still in your walk-in, with a part of me I left long ago
Behind you through the door, I see a pair of shoes on the floor
That I’ve never seen before, far too big to be yours

Now I know, I’ve no place on saying a word
Guess I’ll go find a place to stay in this world

Well I’m never satisfied, and you’ve been far too good to lie
But in another time all things were better
You were my anchor through that storm
In the snow all safe and warm
Oh, but it felt like so much more than escape from the weather

Now I know, I’ve no place in saying a word
Guess I’ll go find a place to stay in this world
How will you remember me in years gone by
Oh I know we could’ve had it in another time
Or in another life
Track Name: Addicted To Heartache
Addicted To Heartache
Addicted to heartache, only so much love that I can take
If you can’t let you break it off, then I will make a way for you to rue it all
And when I think about things like this, how I wish I wasn’t me I wish
I can see myself with you tomorrow but I can’t see it without addictive sorrow
You see babe it’s just what I’ve grown used to, well I don’t want this side showing itself to you

So addicted to heartache, only so much love that I can take
And if you can’t let you break it off, then I will make a way for you to rue it all
A sucker for mistakes, only so many right turns one can make
Until you get the spins and you can’t see straight, so say it again, won’t you please just say
And I will make a way for you to rue it all

And when I’m laying with you I wish that I was alone, so I could pretend nobody knows if I’m home
Well I know it’s not a healthy way to be, but the cycle is so cold I can’t count on me
So blow my mind go on crack the mold, ‘cause everything else is already so old

So addicted to heartache, only so much love that I can take
And if you can’t let you break it off, then I will make a way for you to rue it all
A sucker for mistakes, only so many right turns one can make
Until you get the spins and you can’t see straight, so say it again, won’t you please just say
And I will make a way for you to rue it all
Track Name: The Moving Song
The Moving Song
I met a real-life angel and she is lonely, saving lives can really tear you up
Some love what’s around, some love what’s above, but as for her, she just loves love
And once I thought that I would marry young, I knew for sure that I had found the one
But soon I did see that she had not found me. Some girls just want to have their fun
So I’m singing,

Home is anywhere that I can lay my head
But the moss begins to grow, and it’s time to move again
I’m moving along, but am I really moving on

I knew a girl named after a Ramones song, a punk rocker and she was very bad
But I think that’s why I wanted her that night, before I left that city at last
Now I like hangin’ around with Mary, she does to me all the things I like
But when she’s running dry, man I can still get high.
It “resinates” with a little time
Singin’….

Home is anywhere that I can lay my head
But the moss begins to grow, and it’s time to move again
I’m moving along, but am I really moving on
Track Name: Kind Of Life (Wayward)
Kind of Life (Wayward)
I cut my losses and took the bus alone
Lost all my friends and my sweet girl, no place to rightly call my home
I’m not too sure what happened, but I heard that I was there
The night before I awoke in a holding cell, with blood dried in my hair
Felt like I didn’t need another day, said “Lord, I think I’m about ready to go”
He says “Son, you’ve been goin’ all the wrong ways”
Well I guess He had to show me for me to know

It’s high time I pick up my Bible, and put down the bottle
Better clean up my talkin’, and straighten out my walkin’
Set the pipe to the side, so to air out my mind
You see I done been had by that wayward kind of life

Goodbye to the City of Fountains, hello Great Smokey Mountains
Everything that I’ve lost, well it ain’t worth another tear
Gotta rest for awhile, try rememberin’ how to smile
Gonna find me a good job and save up for a career
And all the ways that I have hurt you, those were things that I never chose to do
I think that I, I just might never love another,
Oh but a nice southern girl may be waitin’ for me somewhere, yeah

In the meantime, gonna pick up my Bible, and put down the bottle
Better clean up my talkin’, and straighten out my walkin’
Set the pipe to the side, so to air out my mind
You see I done been had by that wayward kind of life

Well it’s high time I pick up my Bible, and put down that bottle
Better clean up my talkin’, and straighten out my walkin’
Set the pipe to the side, I gotta air out my mind
You see I done been had by that wayward kind of life
Kind of life, yeah yeah