The Alex Mallett Band

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our first release--songs of love and loss and banjos and brooklyn living
all songs written by Alex Mallett

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released May 18, 2012

Nico Dann--Drums, Background Vocals
Alan Biller--Bass, Guitar, Background Vocals
Alex Mallett-Banjo, songs, bass

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The Alex Mallett Band Brooklyn, New York

genre-jumping banjo-driven sing-along songs.
Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Alex Mallett is a creative
force in Brooklyn’s roots music scene. He has shared the stage with Andy Statman, Gangasta Grass, and many others. The Alex Mallett Band to play songs of love, heartbreak, youth lost/gained that make the soul search, the feet tap and the voice holler.
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Track Name: Baby's Too Busy To Talk
Sitting at home with the lights all on trying to shake off the blues
Nothing to do nobody to call when my baby's not here I lose

My Baby's too busy to talk. My baby's too busy to talk to me.

Pantry's full of lies and the fridge is bare. I got no will to go to the store.
I'd leave this old house but I can't make it out, when my baby's not here I'm just a bore.

Oh when you get on the line you pass the phone
To someone I should talk to to someone I should know
I'm dying without you I wish you could see
Darlin when you're not here, I'm not me

My baby's too busy to talk. My baby's too busy to talk to me.

I got laid off from my 9 to 5. I haven't got a dollar to my name.
I'd drink to relax but my credit card is maxed. When my baby's not here, I'm not the same.

Oh when you get on the line you pass the phone
To someone I should talk to to someone I should know
I'm dying without you I wish you could see
Darlin when you're not here, I'm not me

My baby's too busy to talk. My baby's too busy to talk to me.

Friday I went and honkey tonked all night. I rolled into bed around 3.
That girl I was with wouldn't give me a kiss When you're not here, I'm not me.

Oh when you get on the line you pass the phone
To someone I should talk to to someone I should know
I'm dying without you I wish you could see
Darlin when you're not here, I'm not me

My baby's too busy to talk. My baby's too busy to talk to me.
Track Name: I Try
I try so hard just to please you
but all you see are my nature deficiencies
I want so badly for you to just comfort me
Those poison darts you shout through me
They must be infused with some melody
I love you. I love you.

Where you're not there the hall of this mansion fall silent
The bed's twice as wide. I can't hide.
I love you. I love you.

I try so hard to complete you
So I don't see those strings of dependency
I want so badly for you to envelop me
I try to deny my own complexity
I long to be simple
I love you. I love you.

Where you're not there the hall of this mansion fall silent
The bed's twice as wide. I can't hide.
I love you. I love you.

I try. I try so hard. I try.
Track Name: Rome
ROME
By Alex Mallett

Intro
A D E A
A D E A A A A
Verse
A D E // A A A A
I’ve been to Paris and I been to Rome OOO
F#min Bmin E / / AA A A
But the only place I could find my home was between the sheets of the rolling stone
chorus
A D E A
Oh that road keeps calling out to me
A D E A A A A
Oh that road keeps calling out to me
A D E / / A A A A
With a squirrel’s mind and a dog’s heart oooooo
F#min Bmin E / / A A A A
And the same old pants from everyday I tried to make a new start
chorus
A D E A
Oh that road keeps calling out to me
A D E A / /
Oh that road keeps calling out to me

Bridge
C# min F# / / E7 E7 E7 E7
Oh that road keeps reaching out through scrubby fields of vegetation

Bmin F#min // E7 E7
I could always find some warmth in the security of constellations
Bmin F#min // E7 E7 E7
Empty pavement smooth and long solitary safe and strong
Inst Solo Over Chorus
A D E A
Verse 3
A D E / / A A A A
I wrote “how are you?” on an RX pad oooooooooooo
A D E/G# A A
And sent the note to dear old dad ooooooooooo
Bmin F#min // E7 E7 E7 E7
Been prodigal for way too long. Hope you’re smiling safe and strong.
chorus
A D E A
Oh that road keeps calling out to me
A D E A / /
Oh that road keeps calling out to me
A D E A
Oh that road keeps calling out to me
A D E A A A A
Oh that road keeps calling out to me