Sing Along Until You Feel Better

by Phil Ajjarapu

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I'm a fan of albums, and I hope you like this one. It's meant to be played in order, and if you pretend hard enough, you can pause it after track five and mentally flip the record. Then press play again. This should tide you over until the vinyl comes out sometime in the next few months. For booking, email Ben Gomez ben@bgsbooking.com

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released March 26, 2014

Produced by Ken Stringfellow
All songs written by Phil Ajjarapu
plus maybe thirty some wonderful friends and musicians from Austin, TX.

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Phil Ajjarapu Austin, Texas

Phil Ajjarapu is an Austin, TX based songwriter. He's played bass and pedal steel for many bands over the years, and was finally prompted to make his solo album after a near fatal accident in March of 2012

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Track Name: Sing Along Until You Feel Better
I wonder what’s wrong with me
A manufacturer’s error on the assembly line
Or maybe I’m just born under a bad sign
Well who knows?

When I don’t know what to do
I sing along until I feel better
I pick out a record that’s familiar
And sit between the speakers and sing along
Until I feel better

Do you ever feel the same,
Like something’s fundamentally flawed inside of you?
Or any love that you might find is in spite of you?
Well I know…

If you don’t know what to do
You ought to sing along until you feel better
Pick out a record that’s familiar
And sit between the speakers and sing along
Until you feel better (sing along/take a sad song/make it better)
Track Name: Angie
Angie I don’t know what you’ve been up to
But darlin’ If I know you, you’ve been runnin’ games again
Tellin’ lies so good that you believe them,
that’s how you deceive them
Getting’ underneath their skin

Ev’ry time you kiss a boy, you swear that you think it’s love
But it’s not love,
You’re just waiting for the one that you’ve been dreamin’ of

Angie don’t you think it’s kind of silly,
Breakin’ hearts so easy, what if he’s the one for you?
Do you work yourself into a frenzy, when to all his friends, he
says he’s gotten over you

Ev’ry time you leave a boy you swear that it isn’t you
But when you run,
you’re givin’ up the game before you know who’s won

Ev’ry choice you think you make is
just another heart that you’re about to break
And ev’ry time you think you choose,
you don’t know what you lose

Angie, do you ever think about me? (Ev’ry now and then)
I know you get along without me (I wonder where you’ve been)
Angie don’t you know that I could love you more than him?
Track Name: Don't Worry Gina
Over the past few days I’ve been wondering what’s been missing.
It’s the feeling I got when the two of us spent all our spare time kissing

So don’t worry Gina
I’m through with Ohio
I’m moving back to Chicago
And I ought to be home tomorrow

Honey I’ve been doin’ some pretty hard thinking
and I’ve got to say
That without you around I feel like I’m sinking deeper each day

So don’t worry Gina
I’m through with Ohio
I’m moving back to Chicago
And I’m tired of flying solo
Baby if I could take back the things that I did to hurt you so bad, you know I would
So I’m leaving Cleveland late tonight,
I’m finally going to set things right

Don’t worry Gina
I’m through with Ohio
I’m moving back to Chicago
And I ought to be home tomorrow

Don’t worry Gina
I bought an 86 Volvo
I’m chuggin’ down some espresso
And I ought to be back tomorrow

Don’t worry Gina
I’m through with Ohio
I’m moving back to Chicago
And I’m tired of flying solo
Track Name: The Wedding Song
Let’s chase stars in the countryside
And walk barefoot through the grass
All I know is when I’m with you
I never want this time to pass

And let’s drive around in circles
And kiss at every red light
All I know is when I’m with you
Everything is gonna be all right

Oh my love, put your hand in mine
I know it’s in your eyes I see love shine
Oh my love, you know I just can’t say
How this love began or why it’s here to stay

So let’s sit out on the front porch
And watch all the stars unfold
All I know is when I’m with you
You’re the one I wanna hold

Oh my love, put your hand in mine
I know it’s in your eyes I see love shine
Oh my love, you know I just can’t say
How this love began or why it’s here, here to stay
Track Name: Overhead
On my side of the world night begins its creeping
Orion’s coming out and soon I’ll be sleeping
But when you sleep, I’ll be awake
Watching over you, it’s a promise that I make
Do the same stars orbit overhead?
Stories begging to be read from my side of the world
On my side of the ocean, it’s a line that I’ll cross
If only in my thoughts, if only in my dreams
I’m so far away, but when I close my eyes it seems
I can feel you, I can hear you breathe
I can watch you sleep, I can see you dream
I can feel you from my side of the world
Do the same stars orbit overhead?
Do the same stars orbit overhead?
Overhead, overhead
Track Name: Talk
Talk talk talk talk all you do is talk
Conversation’s something that you don’t allow, and
Talk talk talk talk all you do is talk
I don’t think you’ll ever learn to shut your mouth

You’ll see it your way, I’ll see it mine
While you’re busy feeding me a line
You don’t even listen half of the time
You just talk to hear your voice

And people don’t give you the time of day
Cuz’ they know you don’t listen anyway
You like the sound of everything you’ve got to say
You just talk to hear your voice, and

Talk talk talk talk all you do is talk
Conversation’s something that you don’t allow, and
Talk talk talk talk all you do is talk
I don’t think you’ll ever learn to shut your mouth

You don’t even think, you just blurt it all out
It’s like you’re scared of making sense sometimes
What is it about silence that wigs you out?
Because the points you make don’t make a line

And people don’t give you the time of day
Cuz’ they know you don’t listen anyway
You like the sound of everything you’ve got to say
You just talk to hear your voice, and

Talk talk talk talk talk talk all you do is talk/You just run your mouth
Track Name: Nothing Is Connected
Nothing is connected that’s just
something that you say, you say that
Everything’s connected cuz’ it gets you through your day
You know that anything that’s up must come back down again
So if you’re feeling down and out you’ll turn around but then
You get the feeling maybe that’s not true

Nothing is connected well as I near as I can tell the things that
Ought to be connected never seem to turn out well
People never ever seem to learn from their mistakes
We’re steppin’ on the gas instead of slammin’ on the brakes
I wonder if we’ll ever get a clue

I don’t know why I let myself get this way sometimes
It’s just enough to make you lose whatever’s left of your mind

Nothing is connected well as near as I can figure, anything
You think’s connected’s just your ego gettin’ bigger
I thought that it was you, you swore that it was me
It’s just the universe and it just doesn’t care you see
It spins along as if it never knew

Nothing is connected you’re just
out there on your own you say that
Everything’s connected so you don’t feel so alone but then you
Feel it creepin’ in, you’re not sure what to do
It’s just your fear of loneliness that’s catchin’ up with you
You shake it off, because it’s nothing new

I don’t know why I let myself get this way sometimes
It’s just enough to make you lose whatever’s left of your mind

Nothing is connected there’s no other explanation, people
Leave the ones that love them without any consolation
You don’t get a reason why, you don’t get a second try, well they
Tried you on for size and then they hung you out to dry
And there’s really nothing more that you can do.
Track Name: Every Day
Every day there’s a moment, a quiet little moment when I
Pick up the telephone, I start to dial your number but then I don’t
Sometimes I do sometimes you even answer too
Sometimes you tell me that you love me,
but you don’t say it like you used to
Still I’m the one you call when you’re scared and all alone
You don’t want to hear me say,
“You don’t have to do it on your own.”
I know we love each other so let go and let your feelings show
I’ll be waiting by the phone to hear from you
Cuz’ every day there’s a moment, a quiet little moment when I
Pick up the telephone, I start to dial your number but then I don’t
Sometimes I do, sometimes you even answer too
Sometimes you tell me that you love me
You used to say you love me
Why don’t you say you love me like you used to?
Track Name: I Don't Know
Sometimes I am a sparrow, sometimes you are the forest green
And sometimes every limb is just a home I’ve never seen

And I don’t know what I’ve got to give
And I’m not sure what I ought to say
Cuz’ I don’t know who I am anymore
Or what I’ll be on any given day

Sometimes I am a mountain, sometimes you are the ocean blue
And sometimes I’m a pebble
swallowed up and rounded out by you

And I don’t know why I get afraid
of letting go of all that I have been
Cuz’ I have died and risen from the dead
and I’m not sure if I can live again

I’m torn between holding on and letting go of my past
And I’m scared of living in the present if I finally let go at last

Sometimes I am peculiar
Sometimes you are familiar
And sometimes I am certain
that I have known you all of my life

And I don’t know why I get afraid
of letting go of all that I have been
Cuz’ I have died and risen from the dead
and I’m not sure if I can live again
Track Name: If We Couldn't Count On Each Other
If you’re all alone, don’t know where to turn
Put it into words cuz’ you know that I can’t read your mind
Even after all this time and
If you’re all alone, you can lean on me
When I know you’re in trouble I just can’t let it be
If you could see just what you mean to me, you’d know how I feel
And if you knew how I felt,
you’d know that every “I love you” was real

So If you’re all alone, don’t know where to turn
Put it into words cuz’ you know that I can’t read your mind
Even after all this time and
If you’re all alone, you can lean on me
When I know you’re in trouble I just can’t let it be

If you could see just what you mean to me, you’d know how I feel
And if you knew how I felt, you’d know that every “I love you” was real

If you need me I’ll be there for you.
If I need you, please be there for me too.
If we couldn’t count on each other tell me why we ever bothered
Track Name: I Fail Myself
I fail myself almost every single day in so many different ways
Tell me who can I rely on when
I can’t count on myself to get it right
And so much depends on the things I’ve gotta do,
I’m just trying to push on through
And I’m trying not to fall while crashing blindly into walls
to get to you

What can I do to turn this around? (can anything be done?)
I fucked it all up from the start and I’m failing,
failing (you fucked it up again)
I am the reason it all went south (take the blame like a man)
I’m failing, failing (you fucked it up again)

I fail myself almost every single day,
but the thing I can’t forgive is
The look inside your eyes saying
that it’s no surprise that I failed you