Could've Been Jan

by Dames

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Recorded and mixed in 2011 at Pine Hollow Audio in Eau Claire, WI by Evan Middlesworth. Mastered by Chris Hanzsek of Hanzsek A/V. Album artwork by Jake Cole

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released November 11, 2011

All songs written by DAMES, except:
One Last Song written by Steve Oman and James Ignacio
Handle With Care written by The Traveling Wilburys, published by Umlaut Corporation (ascap).

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Dames Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Formed in 2009, Dames exists where modern folk, rock, and country intersect. Through rich harmonies and a blend of electric & acoustic guitars, horns, and occasional banjo, brings their original songs to life with energy and drive that engages the audience.
Dames is proud to release their first full length album, Time Spent, this June. Their first EP, Could've Been Jan, is also available.
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Track Name: Breathe
Breathe (Ignacio/Boetcher)

Take a minute out of time take the time out of a minute
Look around at the world all around and you are in it
Just breathe just live it
Don’t hold yourself back, no limits

You’re at the end of your rope it’s the last straw of hay
Your camel’s breaking its back and the words cannot say
How you feel there’s no way
Open the door tomorrow’s a new day

Keep on hoping prayin’ it’s not that bad
Keep on smilin’ tryin’ you oughta be glad
Take a moment just to see what you have

Lost your temper and your never <damn> when you lost your keys
Wishing they would only thank you you’ve worked so hard to please
Take a time out fall to your knees
Don’t fall apart you gotta breathe

Take a minute out of time take the time out of a minute
Look around at the world all around and you are in it
Just breathe
Track Name: Open Road & Me
Open Road & Me (Boetcher/Ignacio)

Lets decide which way to go…woohoo
Challenge how fast the wind can blow…woohoo
Money in our pockets will never grow…woohoo
Adventure will be all we have to show

We set for the sun, can’t hurt anyone, on the road
Life can be bittersweet; it can be slowed down when your burdens are towed

These blue skies are setting us free…woohoo
Away from all our troubles we will flee…woohoo
Faster go faster we will plea…woohoo
You, an old six string, the open road and me

The car headed west we’ll take our aim…woohoo
Gotta get something new let’s play a new game…woohoo
We heard of a place out there where nothing is the same…woohoo
I guess while we’re at it we could even change our names…woohoo
Forget all the past we don’t have to take the blame…woohoo
We’ll send them a picture they can buy their own damn frame
Track Name: Leavin' Raleigh
Leavin’ Raleigh (Boetcher/Ignacio)

Leavin’ Raleigh on Flight 7-09
Some good friends and some good times, are staying behind
Going back to those cold Wisconsin nights
Wouldn’t be mad if they turned around this flight

But I ain’t sad, I ain’t going to cry
There will be a next time
Cause I’m just waiting on my next chance to fly

High above the clouds, you see things a bit clearer
And you don’t want to see regrets when you look into the mirror
So I’ll take a few more chances, go places I never been
Cause takin’ some time to spread my wings, it just can’t be a sin

I want to go somewhere………………..anywhere
I want to go somewhere………………..everywhere

Leavin’ Raleigh on Flight 10-02
Can’t wait for the next time, to see what we’re going to do
Track Name: No Regret
No Regret (Ignacio/Boetcher)

I am waiting for the train
You don’t even know my name
Come take a seat by me
Please take a chance on me
You won’t regret a single thing I do

You let me open up the door
Though I couldn’t do that before
You let me pick up the tab
See it wasn’t that bad
You won’t regret a single thing I do


Before I knew it you were living with me
In a townhouse built for three
You were living with me
Found myself down on one knee

I will take your hand to the end
You will become my best friend
This is how it will be
On us we can both agree
You won’t regret a single thing I do
You won’t regret a single thing I do
Track Name: Handle With Care
Handle With Care (Harrison/Petty/Lynn/Dylan/Orbison)

Been beat up and battered round
Been sent up, and I’ve been shot down
You’re the best thing that I’ve ever found
Handle me with care

Reputations changeable
Situations tolerable
Baby, you're adorable
Handle me with care

I’m so tired of being lonely
I still have some love to give
Won’t you show me that you really care
Everybody’s got somebody to lean on
Put your body next to mine, and dream on

I’ve been fobbed off, and I’ve been fooled
I’ve been robbed and ridiculed
In day care centers and night schools
Handle me with care

Been stuck in airports, terrorized
Sent to meetings, hypnotized
Overexposed, commercialized
Hand me with care

I’ve been uptight and made a mess
But I'll clean it up myself, I guess
Oh, the sweet smell of success
Handle me with care
Track Name: One Last Song
One Last Song (Ignacio/Boetcher/Oman)

I'd like to give you one last song
before I go.
To make you feel the way I feel
I'd sing it sweet and slow.
I'd play it softly all night long
You would sing it back to me.
You'd be so happ , I'd be so strong.
We would be so free.
All the stars would twinkle, and the moon would shine,
We would dance together, I'd be yours and you'd be mine.
I'd like to give you one last song
before I go.
To make you feel the way I feel
I'd sing it sweet and slow.

I'd like to give you one more smile;
Before I leave.
One I hope , would last awhile,
make you warm, make you believe
I’d be grinning all night long;
You’d be smiling back at me
You’d be so happy, I’d feel strong
We would be so free
All the birds would whistle and the sun would shine,
we would laugh together, I'd be yours and you'd be mine.
I'd like to give you one more smile;
Before I leave.
One , I hope , would last awhile,
make you warm, make you believe

I'd like to love you one more time;
Before I hit the road.
It would be the best damn time;
I'd change my mind and wouldn't even go.
I’d be loving you all night long;
You’d be loving me
We’d be so happy, our love so strong
We would be so free
All the stars would twinkle, and the moon would shine.
I'd be yours forever, and you'd be mine.
I'd like to give you one last song
before I go.
To make you feel the way I feel
I'd sing it sweet and slow.
Track Name: Claire
Claire (Boetcher/Ignacio)

Claire you define me
Oh Claire you refined me
Where the two rivers meet
The tingling down to my feet
All the way to Carson Park
Just waiting for it to get dark

Happy as I’ll ever be
You with me laughing being carefree
Don’t know what I’d be without you by my side
All I know is when I’m with you I felt real and alive

Oh Claire you can spin me
Oh Claire you always are in me
Wandering around downtown
That’s where my sorrows could drown
You with your music scene
The bright lights make you gleam

Happy as I’ll ever be, you with me laughing being carefree
Can’t help but think you got me where I am today
So I love you and need you and here is where I’ll stay

Oh Claire you define me
Oh Claire you refined me
Oh Claire you can spin me
Oh Claire you always are in me
Oh...Claire