Unfortunate Son

by Steve Mayone

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“A virtuoso in musicianship, Steve Mayone writes compelling singer/songwriter classics. A great follow-up to his breathtaking 'Bedroom Rockstar', 'Unfortunate Son' is another notch on a belt of talented pop-rock ventures with slight Americana bends and juicy roots rock. Good stuff.” -Smother

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released September 9, 2005

Produced by Steve Mayone
Recorded and Mixed by Pete Weiss at Verdant Studios (Athens, VT)
Additional recording at Mr. Lemons (Nashville, TN) and Sadler World Studios (Milton, MA)
Mastered by Rob Ignazio at Porter Square Studio (Somerville, MA)
Photography and layout by Sarah Beth Wiley (sbwsdesign.com)

Steve Mayone - vocals, guitars, bass, piano, mandolin, percussion
Jeff Berlin - drums, percussion
Mike Piehl - drums
Duke Levine - guitar
Steve Sadler - dobro, lap steel
Austin Nevins - guitar, baritone guitar
Jimmy Ryan - mandolin, vocals
Jonas Kahn - guitar
Clare Burson - fiddle, vocals
Lex Price - guitar
Michael Koppelman - bass, accordian, vocals
Bow Thayer - banjo, vocals
Jeremy Curtis - bass
David Rizzuti - pedal steel
Pete Weiss - guitar, keyboards

(c) 2005 Mayone Music SESAC

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Steve Mayone Brooklyn, New York

Steve Mayone is a singers songwriter. His music has been featured in films and tv shows, and his CD’s have garnered excellent reviews: Americana UK says “Mayone ties up all of Americana, folk, classic and roots-rock, effortlessly.”

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Track Name: Iowa
Iowa (mayone)

You don't know loneliness
until you've walked the streets of Iowa
in midday
you have not tasted the emptiness
until you stare up at the Iowan
skyline, skyline

I came here seeking solace
inside your tender arms
I was greedy and mistaken
and in the morning took the first Greyhoud
outta here, outta here

Oh Iowa your skies are blue but nothing seems to grow
I came to you a haunted man but you had all the ghosts
so fare thee well my precious friend
I'm leaving for the coast

You don't know loneliness
until you've walked the streets of Iowa
at midnight
it's like standing on the precipice
and your staring across the emptiness
of Iowa, Iowa

Oh Iowa your skies are blue but nothing seems to grow
I came to you a haunted man but you had all the ghosts
so fare thee well my midwest friend
I'll meet you on the coast
yeah I'll meet you on the coast



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Track Name: Pocketful Of Promises
Pocketful Of Promises (mayone)

Where do you go
with a pocketful of promises
inside your coat
underneath your hat
you can hang it up
or leave it where the sun don't shine
keep your fingers clean
keep yourself intact
there's something more
everyone is telling me
but all I know is what I see
when I dig deep
into my pocketful of promises
all I feel are my hands in fists

Now I believe
that accidents don't happen
yeah I believe
in the mothership
what I'll be
has already happened
got a full tank of gas
let's let it rip
I wish I could
turn off all the voices
yeah I would
call the whole thing off
but people think
that I don't know my choices
with a pocketful of promises



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Track Name: I'll Be Alright
I'll Be Alright (mayone)

Today I have a worried mind
what I'm looking for and what I left behind
if I could keep what I gave and take what is mine
I'll be alright

Today I have a troubled heart
the loves that ended or didn't start
if I could receive without doubting and give without falling apart
I'll be alright

Today I have a restless soul
what I let go of and what I'm hoping to hold
if my dreams come true before I grow old
I'll be alright
I'll be alright
I'll be alright
I'll be alright



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Track Name: Another Lonely Day
Another Lonely Day (mayone)

When your life spread out before you
when the mirror just adored you
when you knoew you could afford to
kill a little time
When the possibilities were endless
when you were never friendless
when you didn't have to defend it
or make up your mind

Then you beauty faded like a summer day
and your friends got married and moved away
you were left to wonder what went astray
on another lonely day
another lonely day

When the world was your oyster
and boys were in your foyer
sons of doctors and lawyers
all asking for your hand
They came to ignite you
and as hard as they tried to
none could satify you
or fit into your plan

Then the boys got married and moved away
you were left to wonder what went astray
would your life be different if they stayed
for another lonely day
another lonely day

When the sky was the limit
and you were never timid
when the prize was yours to win it
but ut slipped out of your hands

Now you drive around this town all day
waiting for the light to change
dreams vanish and beauty faeds
on another lonely day
another lonely day



(c) 2005 Mayone Music SESAC