10 Covers

by Richard Turgeon

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1.
Downed 04:02
Downed, downed out of my head 'round, 'round out of my head I'm gonna live on a mountain Way down under in Australia It's either that or suicide It's such a strange strain on you Oh, i got a mind Over you it's not the first time Oh, i got a mind Rainbow's crawling on a midday sun But i've been lucky you're the only one Sunday's calling, you'll be number one It's such a strange strain on you Oh, you think of Jesus Christ You walk on water but don't bet your life, no All you walk is a fine line It's such a strange strain on you Downed, downed out of my head 'round, 'round out of my head Too many people want to save the world Another problem is it a boy or girl Some say the weekend is the only world It's such a strange strain on you Oh, i've got a mind Over you it's not the first time All you walk is a fine line It's such a strange strain on you Downed, downed out of my head 'round, 'round out of my head Downed, downed out of my head 'round, 'round out of my head
2.
Hey Jealousy 02:58
Tell me do you think it'd be all right If I could just crash here tonight You can see I'm no shape for driving And anyway I've got no place to go And you know it might not be that bad You were the best I'd ever had If I hadn't blown the whole thing years ago I might not be alone Tomorrow we can drive around this town And let the cops chase us around The past is gone but something might be found To take its place... Hey jealousy Hey jealousy Hey jealousy Hey jealousy You can trust me not to think And not to sleep around If you don't expect too much from me You might not be let down 'Cause all I really want to be with you Feeling like I matter too If I hadn't blown the whole thing years ago I might be here with you Tomorrow we can drive around this town And let the cops chase us around The past is gone but something might be found To take its place... Hey jealousy Tomorrow we can drive around this town And let the cops chase us around The past is gone but something might be found To take its place... Hey jealousy Hey jealousy She took my heart There’s only thing I can start…
3.
Well she was just seventeen You know what I mean And the way she looked Was way beyond compare So how could I dance with another, Oh, when I saw her standing there Well she looked at me And I, I could see That before too long I'd fall in love with her She wouldn't dance with another Oh, when I saw her standing there Well my heart went boom When I crossed that room And I held her hand in mine Oh we danced through the night And we held each other tight And before too long I fell in love with her Now I'll never dance with another Oh, when I saw her standing there Well my heart went boom When I crossed that room And I held her hand in mine Oh we danced through the night And we held each other tight And before too long I fell in love with her Now I'll never dance with another Oh, when I saw her standing there Oh, since I saw her standing there Yeah, well since I saw her standing there
4.
Don't Fight 04:11
When I was the younger boy I feel in love with the toy She gave me all her love She gave me so much Now i can't go on Now i can't go on But i feel inside All the love was right Now i can't go on When i was the older man I fell in love with a friend She gave me all her love She gave me the simple touch Now i can't go on Now we get upset and i don't know why Baby get up And don't fight Don't fight Give me one more chance to make it up to you (gonna make it up) Don't fight Don't fight Give me the chance to make it up to you Give me the chance like we used to But don't fight When I was the younger boy I used to find a girlfriend of mine She gave me all her love She gave me it in the night But I can't go on And I don't want to live without her When I was the older guy I fell in love with my teacher She gave me everything She gave the wet nose dreams And I can't go on And I won't fight And I won't give in But I don't try Well, don't fight Don't fight Give me one more chance to make it up to you Don't fight Don't fight Give me the chance, Baby, to make it up to you Give me the chance like we used to But don't fight
5.
Damaged One 04:08
(Original song and lyrics by Todd Park Mohr) I had a crush of madness advances so reckless then came the sweet day when your walls came down There was no trace of malice I never thought i would have this I got it so wrong This love was so wrong but so fun, so fun I was already already the damaged one You ran off and left me I turned into a lawless gun You left one cold September that letter's now ash and ember now we don't talk yeah you don't call anymore But this judge ain't sentimental I can see life is a rental car but I wanted a home... I wanna go home right now, right now I was already already the damaged one You ran off and left me I turned into a lawless gun Our love was so wrong we should have been done by now by now You were careless and got captured Your wounding days are numbered Both your charm and your desperate devices have failed Now i ain't the one who can rescue I ain't someone you can lean on Our love was so wrong We should have been done by now I was already already the damaged one You ran off and left me I turned into a lawless gun
6.
All last summer in case you don't recall I was yours and you were mine forget it all Is there a line that I could write that’s sad enough to make you cry All the lines you wrote to me were lies The months roll past the love that you struck dead Did you love me? Only in my head Things you said and did to me Seemed to come so easily The love I thought I'd won you give for free Whispers at the bus stop Well I heard about nights at the school yard I found out about you I found out about you Rumors follow everywhere you go And when you left and I was last to know You're famous now and there's no doubt In all the places you hang out They know your name and they know what you're about Whispers at the bus stop I heard about nights out in the school yard I found out about you I found out about you Street lights blink on through the car window I get the time too often on AM radio You know it's all I think about I write your name drive past your house Your boyfriend's over I watch your light go out Whispers at the bus stop I heard about nights out in the school yard I found out about you I found out about you Whispers at the bus stop I heard about nights out in the school yard I found out about you I found out about you I found out about you
7.
Cool Kids 03:38
She sees them walking in a straight line, That's not really her style And they all got the same heartbeat But hers is falling behind Nothing in this world could Ever bring them down Yeah, they're invincible, and she's just in the background And she says I wish that I could be like the cool kids 'Cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in I wish that I could be like the cool kids Like the cool kids He sees them talking with a big smile But they haven't got a clue Yeah they're living the good life Can't see what he’s going through They're driving fast cars But they don't know where they're going In the fast lane, living life without knowing And he says I wish that I could be like the cool kids 'Cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in I wish that I could be like the cool kids Like the cool kids I wish that I could be like the cool kids 'Cause all the cool kids they seem to get it I wish that I could be like the cool kids Like the cool kids And they said I wish that I could be like the cool kids 'Cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in I wish that I could be like the cool kids Like the cool kids I wish that I could be like the cool kids 'Cause all the cool kids, they seem to fit in I wish that I could be like the cool kids Like the cool kids I wish that I could be like the cool kids 'Cuz all the cool kids, they seem to get it I wish that I could be like the cool kids Like the cool kids Like the cool kids
8.
She laughed in my face, told me good-bye Said "Don't think about it, you can go crazy Anything can happen, anything can end Don't try to fight it, don't try to save me" She's a woman in love And he's gonna break her heart to pieces She don't want to see She's a woman in love, but it's not me Well alright, do what you want Don't try to talk, don't say nothin' She used to be the kind of woman You have and you hold, she could understand the problem She let the little things go She's a woman in love And he's gonna break her heart to pieces But she don't want to know She's a woman in love, she can't let go Time after time, night after night She would look up at me And say she was lonely I don't understand the world today I don't understand what she needed I gave her everything she threw it all away On nothin' She's a woman in love
9.
I need an easy friend I do, with an ear to lend I don't think you fit this shoe I do, won't you have a clue I'll take advantage while You hang me out to dry But I can't see you every night For free I'm standing in your line I do hope you have the time I do pick a number too I do keep a date with you I'll take advantage while You hang me out to dry But I can't see you every night For free I need an easy friend I do whip her in to land I do think you fit this shoe I do won't you have a clue I'll take advantage while You hang me out to dry But I can't see you every night No I can't see you every night For free I do I do I do I do
10.
I know a place where I can go When I'm alone Into your arms whoa Into your arms I can go I know a place that's safe and warm From the crowd Into your arms whoa Into your arms I can go And if I should fall (fall) I know I won't be alone Be alone anymore I know a place where I can go When I'm alone Into your arms whoa Into your arms I can go I know a place that's safe and warm From the crowd Into your arms whoa Into your arms I can go So if I should fall I know I won't be alone Be alone anymore I know a place where I can go When I'm alone Into your arms whoa Into your arms I can go I can go
11.
Remember 03:29
You and I were really young for our first love affair People said we wouldn’t last 3 months, we didn’t care You told me you had been in love before you met me I shoulda known I wouldn’t mean that much when you left me And now you need to… Remember when we broke apart Remember before the next one starts I fell so hard for you I couldn’t find my feet again You had been around the block more than I’d ever been Your dirty secrets you had never told me The lies you’d tell me as you tried to hold me You always knew that you would break my heart before you left without a trace I often wonder why we didn’t make it all the way I wish I would’ve known all the things you wouldn’t say before you made me Our summer love had been the highest I had never been I never thought I’d find another love like you again Lookin’ back I think about the things I could’ve done I (always) thought you were the one for me But there were things I just couldn’t see I wonder if you ever found your true love Shiver late at night and think, of, me, and…

about

I started this "covers" project in earnest with the release of Nirvana's "About a Girl" in October 2018. Before these past several months, I'd never put a lot of focus into covering songs by other musicians. Working on my own version of that song made me realize how much I'd learned by really digging into the songwriting, arrangement, performance, and even mix from another artist.

After releasing two original records in two years, I also needed a break from composing my own work, so this new LP became a bridge project after releasing my most recent LP of originals last summer, ’Lost Angeles.’ Working on a collection of covers became, ironically, a new way for me to flex my creativity and knowledge as it related to my music and process. Mostly it was just really fun.

It’s an understatement to say that each of these songs was a labor of love. Since I record, perform nearly all the parts, mix and master my own recordings (the average production time take about 3-5 weeks each), it requires that I listen to the original and my own version countless times before I call the recording final. You really have to love a song to do this. Being musically OCD doesn't hurt, either.

I consider this resulting collection, ‘10 Covers,’ to be some of my finest work. I'm not sure how I feel about that, since my original songs are of course my babies. But the fact is that every artist grows and gets better as they develop their craft, and I'm no exception. It's been especially gratifying for me to learn bass, drums, and guitar parts of these songs, while putting my own spin on the performances and the production.

I also consider ‘10 Covers’ to be part of a collection of LP releases I'm informally calling my "California Trilogy.” Living on the West Coast these past 13 years has been a huge source of inspiration for this music, and even the selections themselves. Many of these artists have lived on the West Coast (Nirvana, Emerson Brothers, Tom Petty, Echosmith), and I've come to realize the profound and sun-baked influence living in California and the West Coast in general has had on my art—life experiences and one's music being intertwined.

The last thing I want to say is thank you—thank you for listening to indie artists like me. I work nights and weeknights and whenever I can "in between the spaces" (job, family, doing the dishes, etc.) to make music for you to enjoy and leave as my legacy to my family, friends, and music community.

Mostly, thank you to each of these artists for creating and crafting such beautiful, timeless work in the form of their music. They don’t need the promotion, but if you haven’t already, please go listen to their versions, too. I consider the pop song to be one of our most important, enduring art forms, and it requires unwavering time, dedication, practice, and craft. I'm a lifelong fan of the artists that created these songs, and I truly believe that, like me, almost all musicians start out as a fan.

Thank you for being a fellow fan. And as always, thank you for listening.

credits

released December 25, 2018

Richard Turgeon — Recorded, performed all parts, mixed, and mastered except:

Ron Guensche — Bass on "Hey Jealousy" and "Cool Kids." Invaluable critical listening and feedback on the recordings along the way. Please check out Ron's wonderful band Spidermeow on Facebook. (I'm a huge fan of both Ron and the band).

Jimmy Hobson — Drum recording for "Damaged One," "Cool Kids," and "I Saw Her Standing There." Jimmy is an incredibly talented musician in his own right, and is so easy and fun to work with. Super-mellow and supportive. If you live in the Bay Area and need a fantastic recordist/producer, please visit jimmyhobson.com

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Richard Turgeon San Francisco, California

I'm a suburban dad who writes, performs, and produces original rock songs. I play most of the instruments myself.

My new EP, 'Campfire Songs,' is available now on all digital outlets and on Kool Kat Records (CD).

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