The Lair

by Brian Andrew Marek

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Sometime in 2007, Brian Andrew Marek disappeared into the basement of his South City home, and has rarely emerged since. Hear nine tracks worth of what he's been up to down there, plus five rare live solo performances.

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released August 30, 2008

all songs written by Brian Andrew Marek
tracks 1-9 recorded 2007-2008

the live version of "Turn to Dust" features
Catherine Kustelski on spoons
Kate Mittendorf on harmony vocals
Marc Chechik on lead guitar

all other instruments and vocals by Brian Andrew Marek

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Brian Andrew Marek St Louis, Missouri

Brian Andrew Marek has been playing and singing his way in and out of a variety of bands (including Angus Tweed, Not Actual Size, Lemonade, Popcorn, Rocket Park, Bargain Basement and The Vertigo Swirl) for over 25 years and has, in recent years, carved out a low-key, low-fidelity niche with his Bargain Basement recording studio and Rubberstamp Records label. ... more

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Track Name: Horses for Courses
everywhere it's horses for courses
everywhere it's do just what you do
I've been waiting for a new messiah
with more to offer than just being new
and baby it's you

I'll give you an ear and a shoulder
I'll give you a life that can't be bought
I'll keep putting meat upon your table
and all my honey in your honeypot
it's all that I've got

everywhere it's horses for courses
everywhere it's do just what you do
I've been waiting for a new messiah
with more to offer than just being new
and baby it's you
Track Name: Domino's Song
my kitty cat is black and white
she might have teeth but she won’t bite
she might have claws but she won’t fight
my kitty cat is black and white

my kitty cat has pretty fur
and she makes such a happy purr
every time I’m petting her
my kitty cat has pretty fur

and her name is Domino, Dominominomino
Dominominominominominomino

my kitty cat sleeps in my bed
curled up content beside my head
sometimes she’s by my feet instead
my kitty cat sleeps in my bed

and her name is Domino, Dominominomino
Dominominominominominomino

my kitty cat is black and white
she might have teeth but she won’t bite
she might have claws but she won’t fight
my kitty cat is black and white
Track Name: Little More Than a Girl
I don't care if you understand me
I've got one that does back at home
you haven't the right to demand me
and I've got no reason to roam

I don't have the time in my schedule
I don't have the room in my world
'cos I am in love with a woman
and you're little more than a girl

I'm flattered by all the attention
but find that you're standing too near
and hey, did I happen to mention
that I'm getting married next year

I don't want to star in your breakdowns
or make cameos in your bed
I ain't gonna fall for your shakedowns
or let you get into my head
Track Name: Is There Anyone Living Out There?
nobody calls 'cos nobody cares
nobody does 'cos nobody dares
no one awakes to be caught unawares
is there anyone living out there?

nobody feels 'cos nobody fakes
nobody talks 'cos none of it takes
nobody mentions each other's mistakes
is there anyone living out there?

too hot to trot, too cool to fool
and too clued-in to have a clue
one day we'll all look back and laugh
at you

nobody's weird 'cos nobody's wise
nobody falls 'cos nobody flies
nobody triumphs 'cos nobody tries
is there anyone living out there?
Track Name: I'm a No One
I've got no time to tarry
I own more than I can carry
I'm a no one, no one, no one
nobody ever told me
how the circumstance would mold me
I'm a no one, no one, no one
I'm a no one, no one, no one

I take the dog for walkies
or sit home and watch the talkies
I'm a no one, no one, no one
then later I go shopping
for ice cream and chocolate topping
I'm a no one, no one, no one
I'm a no one, no one, no one

I used to think I had to live for the scene
dress like a model from GQ Magazine
you ask me now, I say I'd rather be dead
than have that burden on my head

I do the things I do because I can't not
this peace of mind I've come to know can't be bought
you seem to think that it's all pussy and bread
baby, put that out of your head

it's nothing I can't handle
just a funny kind of scandal
I'm a no one, no one, no one
I'd rather have my sofa
than a box seat at the copa
I'm a no one, no one, no one
I'm a no one, no one, no one
Track Name: Turn to Dust
I've got the feeling something's wrong
there's something here that don't belong
I've gotta know what's going on
I'm gonna drag my burden down to New Orleans
and put some mileage on my old blue jeans
I'm gonna head on down that road
'til it turns to dust

when you don't never jump the track
the scenery begins to crack
that's why I've filled my traveling sack
I'm gonna drag my burden down to Arkansas
and put some mileage on my old guitar
I'm gonna head on down that road
'til it turns to dust

I've got the feeling something's wrong
there's something here that don't belong
I've gotta know what's going on
I'm gonna drag my burden down to New Orleans
and put some mileage on my old blue jeans
I'm gonna head on down that road
'til it turns to dust
Track Name: Coming Home
well, it's been a month or two
'cos I've had this job to do
but I'll soon be seeing you
I'm coming home

engine, engine, number nine
take me down that iron line
gotta see my girl on time
I'm coming home

strike up the band in every land
no more to roam this world alone
I'm coming home

there's temptations at each turn
fiery passions that still burn
but it's to you I'll return
I'm coming home
Track Name: Ten Seventeen Oh Seven
I'm in another basement
in another part of town
with a download comin' down
the features are familiar
but so much has changed inside
that you may as well have died
but ten seventeen oh seven's gonna be alright
ten seventeen oh seven's gonna be alright
ten seventeen oh seven's
gonna be like seventh heaven
after spending seven years in your hell

I trusted without question
let you underneath my skin
and it nearly did me in
a million happy endings
couldn't justify the means
living through those ugly scenes
but ten seventeen oh seven's gonna be alright

you've not earned my forgiveness
with the passing of the years
and the drying of my tears
I hate you like a cancer
and I hate you like a curse
every day I hate you worse
but ten seventeen oh seven's gonna be alright
Track Name: You Don't
I guess I messed up again
I let her down as a friend and a partner
it all depends on the date
I could be sinner or saint to her martyr
investigations open, but her cover's far too deep
extrapolating failure from the company I keep
and this is what she tells me just before she goes to sleep

you don't understand the way I'm feeling
I should stand beside you but I'm kneeling
lately I've suspected dirty dealings
'cos you don't really care about my feelings

I guess I said the wrong words
or spoke when she'd have preferred I be silent
she gave my phrases a frisk
full knowing there was no risk I'd turn violent
just give her inspiration and some time and lots of space
and handwriting analysis will help her crack the case
I'll sing while holding proof I'm innocent right in her face

you don't understand the way I'm feeling
I should stand beside you but I'm kneeling
lately I've suspected dirty dealings
'cos you don't really care about my feelings
Track Name: Separately (live)
it’s six o’clock in the morning
and I hate to see you go
I might see you in the evening
but I never really know
if I’ll sleep next to you
or you’ll sleep next to me
or we’ll cry, cry, cry separately

I’d love to visit you, honey
but I’m feeling half past dead
I spent my day making money
now I face an empty bed
and I will dream of you
and you will dream of me
and we’ll cry, cry, cry separately

don’t want to see you from a distance
don’t want to hear you on the phone
don’t want to leave my home to see you
don’t want to leave you to go home
Track Name: Steppin' Out (live)
tell your mama and your papa too
tell ‘em what we’re gonna do
gonna tap into a real live wire
gonna jump into the fire
we’re steppin’ out
we’re steppin’ out
we’re steppin’ out
and we won’t be back ‘til Sunday afternoon

tell your brother and your sister too
it ain’t old and it ain’t new
everybody’s got a wig to flip
on the road or on a trip
we’re steppin’ out
we’re steppin’ out
we’re steppin’ out
and we won’t be back ‘til Sunday afternoon

tell your teacher and your preacher too
even tell the men in blue
we’re not gonna murder, steal or rape
this is just a great escape
we’re steppin’ out
we’re steppin’ out
we’re steppin’ out
and we won’t be back ‘til Sunday afternoon
Track Name: Turn to Dust (live)
I've got the feeling something's wrong
there's something here that don't belong
I've gotta know what's going on
I'm gonna drag my burden down to New Orleans
and put some mileage on my old blue jeans
I'm gonna head on down that road
'til it turns to dust

when you don't never jump the track
the scenery begins to crack
that's why I've filled my traveling sack
I'm gonna drag my burden down to Arkansas
and put some mileage on my old guitar
I'm gonna head on down that road
'til it turns to dust

I've got the feeling something's wrong
there's something here that don't belong
I've gotta know what's going on
I'm gonna drag my burden down to New Orleans
and put some mileage on my old blue jeans
I'm gonna head on down that road
'til it turns to dust
Track Name: Sleeping in the Sunshine (live)
I see a little bit of me in you
a little bit of you in me
I see a little bit of me in you
I hope that you’ll agree
woah, sleeping in the sunshine

I’ve been thinking ‘bout you every day
and dreaming ‘bout you every night
I’ve been thinking ‘bout you every day
I hope that that’s alright
woah, sleeping in the sunshine

I’d like to spend a little time with you
so spend a little time with me
I’d like to spend a little time with you
I hope that you’ll be free
woah, sleeping in the sunshine
Track Name: Domino's Song (live)
my kitty cat is black and white
she might have teeth but she won’t bite
she might have claws but she won’t fight
my kitty cat is black and white

my kitty cat has pretty fur
and she makes such a happy purr
every time I’m petting her
my kitty cat has pretty fur

and her name is Domino, Dominominomino
Dominominominominominomino

my kitty cat sleeps in my bed
curled up content beside my head
sometimes she’s by my feet instead
my kitty cat sleeps in my bed

and her name is Domino, Dominominomino
Dominominominominominomino

my kitty cat is black and white
she might have teeth but she won’t bite
she might have claws but she won’t fight
my kitty cat is black and white