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1.
Too Late 03:09
We have loved each other for six whole months But I have found another, to fill this space in my heart It has nothing to do with you You've been so good to me But I must make you see that It's too late Too late to try It's too late And I wanna die 'Cause I never wanted to hurt, I thought the love would grow It's too late Too late to try My feelings have drastically changed, I've never felt this way And it hurts to say, but the truth is the only way It has nothing to do with you You've been so good to me But darling can't you see? It's too late Too late to try It's too late And I wanna die 'Cause I never wanted to hurt, I thought the love would grow It's too late Too late to try I cannot keep this inside I don't mean to hurt your pride Our hearts will both keep beating on Though they are no longer one 'Cause It's too Late Too late to try It's too late And I wanna die 'Cause I never wanted to hurt, I thought the love would grow It's too late Too late to try It's too late Too late to try
2.
There's never been a day When I wished the clock would just turn away But with you that face, it just unwinds Would you like to come around? Stroll around downtown? Although it's getting kind of late All my bedside dreams, well, they can wait Well, I'm on my way I've gotta catch that outbound train But I feel there's things we ought to be making plain Don't let this go to waste To turn from such a thing would surely be in bad taste Stop your wondering ways, and take the day Who knows where this will go? No notion or thought will ever let us surely know But for now I feel that this is fine Well, it's about that time I've gotta catch that Cleveland line But I'd rather spend an hour with your eyes in mine So much on my mind Now I'm on that Cleveland line But there'll be more to say in due time
3.
Someday Soon 04:08
Verse 1, Lover 1: I wonder if I'm meant for love? I'm asking all my lucky stars above, "Won't you bring me someone?" I'm tired of waiting on time Longing to have my fingertips intwined Who's fingertips will I find? Someone to make me giggle, Someone to make me laugh Someone who'll make the rainy days quickly pass Someone who may be true Someday Soon I met him just the other day... Lover 2: Two vacant chairs tucked in a small cafe It wasn't any other way I called as soon as I got home One ring and she was at the telephone I never felt so at home And I made her giggle, And she made me laugh And she spoke of rainy days long passed Someone new may come through Someday soon Instrumental Doo - Doos Lover 2: I wonder if she'll wear the ring? Lover 1: I wonder if he takes me seriously? Lovers: How funny that would be - 'Cause he makes me giggle - And she makes me laugh And we make the rainy days quickly pass Someone who may be true Someday soon - 'Cause he makes me giggle - And she makes me laugh And we make the rainy days quickly pass Someone who may be true Someday soon
4.
Baby, all I want to do Is drive my car around with you You do not get or seem to understand I really really want to be your man Shall you step in my Corvette? We'll ride real fast, we'll go, we'll jet I don't know if you have a single clue I really really want to be with you Baby I want you I do not know what else to do I thought that I would take you for a spin Your beating heart I'd have the chance to win Baby I need you I do not know what else to do Hop in my car and let's be more than friends Lover's Lane is just around the bend I just love all your bows and curls I wanna take you on a whirl Come on now won't you give me a chance Wear my jacket and let's have a sweet romance Baby I want you I do not know what else to do I thought that I would take you for a spin Your beating heart I'd have the chance to win Baby I need you I do not know what else to do Hop in my car and let's be more than friends Lover's Lane is just around the bend Just like in 1952 Where Spring for lovers always bloom I'll sneak the car keys we'll go "vroom, vroom, vroom" I really really want to be with you I really really want to be with you......
5.
Lover's Game 03:44
What's all to come of this? Oh, I can't wait any longer Sitting 'round is hard to do As my desires grow stronger Oh these feelings, they compel As I fall under her spell, oh well Can't go back to the square that I came from Oh, my head is spinning 'round, my hands are numb Seems this lover's game's lost all its fun Well there's nothing more to do Except for sitting and wishing You play me for a fool What's with your kidding and witting Take a minute, try to see Just what you are doing to me, to me Falling back to the square that I came from Oh, my head is spinning 'round, my hands are numb Seems this lover's game's lost all its fun Hello, it's been a while Tell me, what's on your horizon? Oh, something's changed, I know To me it ain't so surprising Oh, the hand I took that night Is far too out of sight for me Guess I'm back to the square that I came from Oh, my head is spinning 'round, my hands are numb Seems this lover's game's lost all its fun
6.
Navy Blue 03:54
You came into view clearer than ever Your colors they shattered my saddened hues Navy blue fell with a softness Kissing us as we caressed the whole night through I loved you then, I love you now Oh please return to me somehow I needed time to get it together The spout in the weather poured for a while The rain came and went, I thought I was better But when you saw me again I let you down I loved you then, I love you now Oh please return to me somehow
7.
No Better 04:04
My lady's hairs are long And lift in the air To rest on the colorful clothes she wears And when my well runs dry My baby is my water Bringing something new upon my day Oh I'm her melody My baby is my rhyme And together we will make the line And I couldn't find no better No I wouldn't even try Some may doubt and jest But I will always rest On thoughts of her and I oh yes On thoughts of her and I I know I've been a child And much more a fool For all the times I ever hurt you But baby you take my hand Give me a glance And say love like ours it ain't just happenstance And I couldn't find no better No I wouldn't even try Though life's day to days may get in our way I know that we'll get by, oh yes I know that we'll get by And I couldn't find no better No I wouldn't even try Though life's day to days may get in our way I know that we'll get by, oh yes I know that we'll get by I know your love's been slow Strong all the same For this I'm surely one to blame But baby listen closely now Just turn your head my way There'll never be a day when I cease to say That I couldn't find no better I wouldn't even try And though love comes and goes I will always know Our love will never die, oh no Our love will never die
8.
Don't come over tonight I would like to be alone And I would like to hear my thoughts without you telling me just what I am thinking Don't come over tonight I would like to be myself And I would like to be myself around myself without you calling me "Baby" People they talk about it They say "Why do you change so much when you're around him?" "So much when you're around him?" People they talk about it They say "Why do you change so much when you're around him?" "So much when you're around him?"
9.
Lost On You 04:08
Your gentle touch The caress of your head upon my chest Fades in the night Leaving my imagination to the rest Another night alone You feel it too I could see it within those tear stained eyes I know it's hard Because heart like this can be so hard to disguise So far away from home So when you dream Picture me with you Like we used to be Close your eyes, and I'm alone with you Wherever you go Know that I'm always thinking of you It's in my blood I hear your name and there's nothing I can do But get lost on you So when you dream Picture me with you Like we used to be Close your eyes, and I'm alone with you
10.
Who knows what's to come What's life but uncertainty All I know is I want you to be here with me For if I saw you sooner I would have rushed in I'm a fool I was blind to all the things you are Many times I've been alone Never knowing what to do And somehow I found you Well I want you now, want you now I can't wait forever Hoping it won't be long 'Til we are together Many times I've been alone Never knowing what to do And somehow I found you Well I want you now, want you now I will come through here And if you say you want me too I promise I'll be true
11.
Some people don't go near you They say that they don't need to But when I run and reach you I find that they're all wrong They're all wrong The stars shine up above me Like riddles that defeat me To find you is so easy Yet still you're so discrete So discrete Your love's got a hold on me Something I can't explain And even when I get weary You take away the pain Take away the pain When I'm down and in my darkest place I simply call, you show your face Oh your love is something I could Never wish to replace Replace Your love's got a hold on me Something I can't explain And even when I get weary You take away the pain Take away the pain
12.
Sugar Baby 03:12
Oh Sugar Baby Won't you come down to me I long to love thee, and I offer my melody Oh Sugar Baby Come down the stairs with your pretty brown hairs for me And kiss me Let the moon witness our love song Hold me Let our melodies roll into one Beneath your window tonight Oh Silly Baby You can have the key You don't have to win me for there's no one who can compete Oh Silly Baby Come up the stairs let the neighbors say their prayers in peace And kiss me Let the moon witness our love song Hold me Let our melodies roll into one Beneath my window tonight Kiss me Let the moon witness our love song And Hold me Let our melodies roll into one Beneath your window tonight Beneath my window tonight Beneath our window tonight

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released March 16, 2019

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A Bearded Cat Production • (©) & (℗) 2019 • All Rights Reserved


Performances By:

Kathleen Parks - Vocals, Dahlia 5 String Violin, Collings Mandolin, Gibson LG-1 Acoustic Guitar (Track 6), Hand Percussion

Brad Bensko - Vocals, Gibson J-45 Acoustic Guitar, Yamaha 12 String, Hand Percussion, Percussion, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer 200, Hammond A-100 Organ, Rickenbacker 4003 Bass, Kay Upright Bass, Silvertone 1446 Electric Guitar, Collings Mandolin (Track 2), Roland 808 Drum Programming, Drums (Tracks 1, 4, 5, 7, and 8)

Marty Richards - Drums (Tracks 2, 3, 9, 11 and 12), Tambourine (Track 11)


A Bearded Cat Production

Produced By: Kathleen Parks, Brad Bensko, and Chris Rival

Arrangements By: Kathleen Parks and Brad Bensko

Tracks 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 recorded at Middleville Studios, North Reading, MA By: Chris Rival

Additional Overdubs recorded at Bearded Cat Studios, Mystic, CT by Kathleen Parks & Brad Bensko

Tracks 1, 4, 5, 6, and 7 recorded onto analog tape at Bearded Cat Studios, Mystic, CT by Kathleen Parks, Brad Bensko, & SAL (16 Track 1” Otari MX70)

Mixed by: Brad Bensko at Bearded Cat Studios

*Tracks 4 and 8 mixed by: Brad Bensko & Kathleen Parks at Bearded Cat Studios

Mastered by: Chris Rival at Middleville Studios, North Reading, MA

Illustration By: Ananda Spadt
Photography By: Anya Briz Photography
Art Direction and Design By: Paul Wallen




Our ‘Thank you very much’es!
Paul Rishell & Annie Raines: This album would never have been possible without both of you - thank you for bringing us together, being our mentors and early on bandmates, jump starting this album, and having so much faith in us. We love you both!
Paul and Diane Wallen: Thank you for being our friends over the years, and for making the artwork of this album come to life. You both are such dear and loving friends of ours now. Thank you for your constant generosity.
Chris Rival: Thank you for being such a fantastic engineer and friend. We have so many memories to cherish from making part of this record in Middleville Studios with you. You really helped shape these songs in a way that is impossible to measure. We always look forward to our time together, and will be singing your praises down the highway in the ol’ Volvo 850!
Marty Richards: Thank you for playing with us, Marty! You really got the sound we were going for on so many of the tracks and we were just blown away at your one take magic! You truly are a force to be reckoned with. Can’t wait wait to play with you and Nick Cancelmo at our release parties!
The Squishy Parks Family / O’Brien Clan / Salem Witches: Without this family - we would have had to find guinea pigs to test our arrangements on, and what good would they provide? They aren’t even that squishy! Thank you for the many nights of wine, cheese, loads of laughs, candlelit dinners (and always dessert) followed by fireside concerts from us in return. We love this loving yet bodacious family and all the feline friends that have been involved!
The Smiley yet Sarcastic Benskos: Thank you also for the many evenings of wine, mixed drinks, whiskey, Mary Tyler Moore, sarcasm, hugs, and for tolerating the noise. Special thank you to Evan and Tori for rescuing us when Sheila the Subaru blew up. Without your encouragement along the way, listening to mixes down in the depths of Bearded Cat Studios, and without George’s cackling meows and Bentley’s Jack Nicholson smile for a treat, we may have never made it through. We love each and every one of you!
Friends of Boston and CT: Thank you for coming to our shows, playing with us, and lending a helping hand or an ear when needed over the years. You all hold a special place in our hearts. Special shoutouts to Paul, Diane, and Happy Wallen, Zoe Mitchell, Twisted Pine, Emily Haviland Baker, Hawthorn, Sadie Gustafson-Zook, Scott Johnson, Garrett Jones, Jason Banta, The Marvelous Liars, Burnouts from Outer Space, Pocket Vinyl, Acousticool, Strange Brew, Club Passim, MBar, The Burren, The Knickerbocker Tap Room.

In loving memory of the bright and spirited Maisie O’Brien. She was a ripe 96-year-old Mamo who always made us laugh, made sure we were fed and warm, and prayed for everyone, near and far - including all of Brad’s tumultuous cars of 2018 - but most importantly gave us her love. May this music make her dance in heaven.

...Purrrrrrrr…

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Kathleen Parks & Brad Bensko Boston, Massachusetts

Drawing from 50s and 60s pop, American Songbook standards, and much more, Kat & Brad channel and fuse these influences through two voices, a guitar, mandolin, and violin. This duo consists of Brad Bensko, and Kathleen Parks of the award winning band, Twisted Pine. With 2019 full length album, Kat & Brad have received high praise. Their live shows bring smiles to audiences all over New England. ... more

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