Bite The Green Apple

by Look Left

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Look Left's 4th album features the band's creativity at it's best. With shimering harmonies, grooving guitars and catchy hooks, it's the best music you've never heard. Click Play.

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released August 17, 2012

Jared Clark - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Drum Programing
Derek Wilber - Bass Guitar
Andrew Cotts - Electric Guitar

Bite The Green Apple was recorded in the bedroom of Jared Clark between the summer of 2011 and the spring of 2012. It was produced, recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered by Clark. A year's worth of joy, anger, frustration, longing, and hope has been poured into this disc and given rise to our 4th album. We hope it will mean as much to you as it does to us.

All music and lyrics by Jared Clark, with the following exceptions.

Lyrics on 3 and 12 by Matt Royek
Violin on 12 by Alex Reilly

Special thanks:
To Matt Royek for being a reliable percussionist and friend. The shows really wouldn't be the same without you and neither would the album without your pretty words. Thank you for letting us mash them up with our clangy noises.
To "DJ Snarl" for assistance with normalization.
Case and graphic design by Zed "Teh Fuzz" Crowe

Lyrics and more available at WWW.LOOKLEFT.US

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Look Left Phoenix, Arizona

Look Left was formed in 2008 when Jared Clark (Vocals/Acoustic Guitar) decided he wanted to be a rock musician. He went out into the harrowing Northwestern Pennsylvania tundra, bought a microphone and started recording. He was joined by Derek Wilber (Bass), Andrew Cotts (Guitar/Backing Vocals), and Matt Royek (Cajon/Percussion/Oddjobs).

LATER after graduating the college, Jared continues alone.
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Track Name: But Then I Fell In Love
Have you ever wondered how you got here.
The corners turned and the bridges burned
That resulted in yourself
Not too long ago I was the master of my domain
But then things don’t always fall into place
the way that you had planned

Chorus:
But then I fell in love
It was an altered state of paradise
I’m always one step too far, behind the game
the one cleaning up
But then I fell in love
And now I cannot bear to move my eyes
I was redefining how my heart should beat
But then I fell in love

It was about a year before “The last one”
Rumors fly there was a voice from the sky
But who listened,
And when the witch hunters gathered for a seance
There I was proclaiming the end of an age that
We had worked so hard to escape

In the middle of the ocean I was stranded
I screamed and I cried until my breath was denied
By the crashing waves
And as I sank to the bottom I saw that I was rocking the boat
so I crossed my arms and waited quietly
As I fell to my watery hell
Track Name: You Make Me Nothing But Better
I try to think of where I’d be
Deprived of a presence so strong
If you had never written for me
How would I have known what was wrong,
and gone in my life

It can’t be
Don’t leave me alone
If I had know what was missing, well
I wouldn’t have taken so long!

Chorus:
You make me nothing but better
You do me nothing but good
I won’t see love as a fetter, no matter
where I am
how near how far
You me be a better man

Some would say that you are bad for me
Too rough, too dangerous to keep
To see your kindness and gentility, is my
Happiness, my joy and everything,
that’s good in my life

I don’t get it
What must be wrong with me?
If you’re so vicious
How can you make my heart leap?

Chorus

I am, who I am, what I am, where I am, because of you
I have, who I have, what I have, can I have another piece of you?

Chorus
Track Name: Riddance
Free me from the bonds of your allure
You've got me hooked, and I want more
With those eyes, those curves sublime
You've got the charm, I want you mine

Chorus
I can't get rid of you, let me be
I want all of you, and none of me
Losing myself and finding you
Can not make sense of what to do



I'm drawn to you, I can't let go
I watch your dress ebb and flow
What's underneath, I long to find
Still I cannot free my mind

Chorus

Every word I speak, is one more sin
Breaking down the thoughts I had within
I'm letting go of what once was
Your evil charms have won your cause

Chorus

Riddance to you, devil girl
You've taken my precious world
Turned upside down, and turned around
I'm lost inside, inside your eyes
Inside your eyes
Track Name: Guide You Home
Oh where, oh were can I find that promised land
In the sky or the bible in my hand
Awake, awake my soul to sing for thee
My voice will guide you home

shatter thine eyes and take ye rest
but I can’t slow down there’s work need done
who’s damned as now may later be blessed
as long ‘s god wills it amen

Chorus

To love thy brother is his command
but I can’t slow down there’s work that needs done
and don’t hate what you don’t understand
as long ‘s god wills it amen

Chorus

well there ain’ no time for fightin’ an’ death
but I can’t slow down there’s work need done
make the love you can before your last breath
as long ‘s god wills it amen

Chorus
Track Name: Maybe
And maybe when you see me you’ll run
And maybe when kiss me you’ll cry
And maybe when you hear me you’ll turn
unchanged by love, oh you don’t have to live again

The things you made me put you through
Questions asked by people who never even
Bothered to turn the page
I hope that ring burns holes in you
Why don’t I believe them when they say it’s
Never too late

say something, know nothing x2

Chorus

Scars that won’t show on my face
cut the flesh, strip the bark, trim the
Veins down baby it’s an open work site
It’s said that there is music to be
found in every tragedy, but I can’t hear Anything
Over the sound of my heart pounding in my ears

say something, know nothing x2

Chorus

I will never fall come and
get another drop, take another pound to rot and bleed
I will never fall if ya
want another shot, then don’t stop, come at me

you want it, you want it, you want it, you want it
take it out.
Take my heart but not my pride.

Chorus x2

No you don’t have to live again x4

Last one, “we don’t have to live again”
Track Name: Hurt
Clocks tick, ringing in my head another
hour slips past, wasted in bed. Here
Where the bells chime louder since the day
That I met you.
Waiter please another silent drink, some more
lack of eye contact patience shrinks with every
neglected turn of cheek and I
pray that it gets better next week

Extend my hand, want you to want it, need it
Hopes like sand, draining but
you’re too busy building pity
reasons why you’ll never try, so

Now I know what it means to hurt
I can’t land on my feet
As you’ve swept them away
You cut me at the knees

Now I know what it’s like to fall
To stage a quick retreat
Unwillingly alone
Can’t laugh yourself to sleep

You could say I’ve
Had enough, I’m sad enough, it’s bad
enough that you can’t even talk to me
we can’t go on with suspicious minds,
I can only be forgiven so many times before I,
Turn to crime I think I’ve done my time
Another bottle to down, another night I cry.
Is it too cliche to say that the
Loneliness is killing me inside

Extend my hand, want you to want it, need it
Hopes like sand, draining but
you’re too busy building pity
reasons why you’ll never try, so

Chorus

If I could see, in hindsight
there wasn’t that much wrong with me
It hurts too bad, how can you say I feel nothing
If this is nothing, give me peace
Ohs! (there wasn’t that much wrong with me)

Extend my hand want you to want it, need it X4
(From the outside to the inside I’m cold)
Track Name: Mine
I had another inner vision
of where I am and which pills to take
goin’ through the most trivial of information
where do I live, what is my name?

Chorus:
I had the time, they had the place
Don’t tell me I don’t know what is real
eclipsing, reason and space, I will
take this pain and I will make it mine

try to put the words into my feelings
like scoopin a well with a plastic spoon
I could be the one to answer all your questions
or at least have the might, to take the weight off of your mind,
help me hurt like you, I’m still walking

fall, staggerin’ down another staircase, I want it
hopeless clinging to an idea, you give me
everything, everything, yeah everything you can, I only wanna,
thank you, for givin’ me a chance
Track Name: Frank Jaggerty
Frank Jaggerty was, a man who knew no
trouble no strife had he
befallen by riches kin to gods he
bought everything that he could see with a
with a ho and a hey and an out of my way
He dashed along the farthest reaches of the plains.

Aye, the father and the mother
Nearly fit to drown in Gin
Another one fails to quell their sorrow
Another sleepless night and a pale sunrise set to begin.
My Lands, My farms
All swept away without a cause
It’s hard to mourn the loss of life,
When you have no house to give your wife.

Frank Jaggerty came, a riddin’ from the
billowing west so fine
with leather black boots and a chain of gold and a
saddle bag filled with handsome wine
With a ho and a hey and an out of my way
He dashed along the farthest reaches of the plains.

Chorus

Frank Jaggerty said, “I’ve come to take what’s
yours and rightfully.”
A thousand dollars for your lot
Refuse and I’ll give your landlord three with a
with a ho and a hey and an out of my way
He bought and sold what little there was to me name

Chorus

Frank Jaggerty laughed, liquor spilling
Down his chin so red
he staggered out blindly to the street where a
Run away trolly took off his head with a
with a ho and a hey and an out of my way
He’s dashed along the sidewalks and the alley street

Chorus
Track Name: Down
Become
Become undone
Reset the world and try to make it what you want
When you come down, when you come down, when you come
re-write your situation

Chorus:
Who has the right to try and tell you what is better
To each his own but what if they can not consent
Your right to life my right to live I’m comin’ down

Become
Become your opinion
Expect the same if you think you know what is wrong
When you come down, when you come down, when you come
Bring your best explanation

Chorus

Solo

Around here you have the choice
to speak in the crowd or get drowned out by the noise
Comin’ down it is your flag to hoist
you alone, you alone, it’s your decision alone

Chorus
Track Name: Gloria
Gathered, sorted and dispersed
Lined up in rows to see. Hushed in our conversation
What cause have we to rejoice asks one man.
I say look at your hands your feet and feel your heart
What other reason do we need.

Chorus:
The pipes shine, like liquid metal
Falling from the invisible, infinite well above
the alter that soaks up all of their offerings
Their sacrament, meaning much more than words.
Stops out, the very air exalted
by the ringing golden machine
as it sings it’s praises to the world
to the clouds the sun and me.
And to you hear it say Christine, Gloria.

A great throne before us, or rather the center
of some great nervous system.
An endless field of controls.
Tell me where was the one that turned on the color
Where is the lever to mystify and hypnotize away
All our ever lasting fears and where,
was the stop, that filled me up with warmth

Chorus

did you have the time did you have the strength
The will or the patience to make a little light in this
dark world. A light that shines so much brighter
Than any lamp.
No, no I’ll never go back, I gotta
get up, get up, get up, get, get out of this
kind of mind that said to never believe, never give in,
And never surrender yourself, unto the magic again,
unto the magic again, unto the magic again.

Chorus
Track Name: Waiting To Die
I could never find a pill box big enough
to hold the cancer in my pen
you’ll have to take it twice a day

he’ll present a glass of water, bottoms up
find the product as the cells still multiply-
from end to end they’re growin’ still

when the plaintiff raises her glass to the
melting, wax encrusted lava lamp
please not to heat that on the stove

as the jury argues further between
suicide and murder cause the later
it takes two, so hold my hand

I’m just waiting to die
we’re all waiting to die
in between cotton filler that we
use to stuff our lives
we’re just waiting to die
we’re all waiting to die
so make some more excuses
keep it grounded, never try

can you hear the pitter patter of the
dream-eaters attacking once again
who left the lights on in the hall?

it wasn’t his decision, this is not the
thing he wanted had the poison done it’s job
we’d both be skippin’ stones in Beirut

now the crowd has an addiction, where had
Jane left all her needles in the drawer
and put her menthols in my hand

when the drugs, they taste like candy
and your dog is sippin’ brandy, then Beethoven
best roll over one more time.

Chorus

Let it see let it see
Let us see let us see
I don’t buy your words of wisdom
So let us see, let us see
Let us see, let us see
Let us see, let us see
I’ll write my own damn answer
just let us see
Track Name: Oh Dear
Sublimity has a time and a place
Total bliss has a name and a face with a smile to knock you down
You make the sun shine, as it winds
My heart flutters and sputters, and my tongue binds

[Chorus]
So here's my song to you, oh dear
The song I write so you can hear every single little bit of
Those words too great for me to say
how I love you more each and every day

Total loss of control is near
I can feel my knees buckle and tremble, soon I fear I’ll lose myself in you.
I can stand no more, I raise my voice
Through love's joy and providence, I've got no choice

[Chorus]

[Bridge]
Shout, scream, I'll yell it to the sky
About how you're the one in my eye
Close to breaking, my voice is tight
As words of beauty take restless flight

[Chorus]
Track Name: You Bored?
Yeah when I was I kid I thought it might be cool
To write a melody that made all the girlies drool
Something like a Hey Jude or a sloopy hang on,
or anything that ever crossed the mind of Elton John
But I would, sit there in front of the keys thinkin’
What should I do? Get down on my knees
Should I just roll the dice for a song like DnDs But jeeze!
The notes are like a breeze blowin’ in the trees

No I can’t do that (back ground singers)
These things are more than chance
To tell a story you need more than fights and romance
No you can’t do that (Bg again)
If I got somethin’ to say then I’ll
need three things lyrics backing and melody.

Are you Bored yet?
Are you Bored yet?
Have we toured yet?
Are you Bored yet?

Now I got a guitar and a dozen songs or more
the four chords, say it with me now, one five six and four
that we’ve been screaming to for fifty years
They draw crowds to fill stadiums and even draw tears
Gimme a gaga ooh la la to shove in your wallet
you’ll be throwin’ cash in a flash right out of your pocket
your sockets, are weepin’; cryin’ for a turn at the docket
you all set the bar lower and it’s too late to stop it.

No I can’t do that
How can I blame the masses
Tricked by all the labels who handed out rose glasses
No I can’t do that
We put up with the contrite
As it keeps repeating repeating repeating repeating repeating aw

Chorus

Bridge me up Scottie
Ahhs and oohs
Track Name: Me Tonight
It was a thursday, or a Wednesday maybe
I had just got back from work
Body aching, dragging feet towards my sink
Give the faucet knob a jerk

Blending senses, sight and sound no longer two
Water wets my face with white
my own foot steps splash the walls with gentle blue
Hit the mattress, black the light

the box around me disappears
evil confines that seem unnecessary, worthless and contrived
whirling round I feel nothing but you
won’t you come and find me tonight

paint chips scattered spreading from the broken square
blackness pressed against my eyes
everywhere I look expect to find you there
still here waiting, dripping dry.