Birthday Card

by Charles Mansfield

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Produced by Mark Garrison and Charles
Engineered by Mark Garrison
Recorded at Sound Garrison, Buffalo, NY
Mastered by Alex Saltz - APS Mastering

Charles Mansfield - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, keys
Mark Garrison - Drums, Percussion
Pete Lund - Additional Percussion

Thank you Melissa, Caz, Linnea, Pete, Jeff
and Mom

Copyright 2016

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released July 29, 2016

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Charles Mansfield Brooklyn, New York

Charles Mansfield's sound has been compared to the likes of Neil Young, Frank Black and The Mountain Goats. The past few years have seen Charles in New York playing clubs largely shoulder to shoulder with the Antifolk scene at Sidewalk, GBM (now Looking Glass) and the house-show scene. He recently released a new acoustic based EP titled Birthday Card at Sidewalk Cafe NYC on 7/29/16. ... more

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Track Name: Birthday Card
Birthday Card

Of course they are; Halloween cards are more interesting than birthday
cards. Actually, Deceptively…thoughtful, this one

Hope that you have; or had a good day. It would have been lovely to stay. But there it is, and I can’t complain and I can’t explain....

Even better than never better Even better than never better Even better

Things in the night; might be spookier than they appear
Happy Birthday

Things down below; might seem spookier from up here
Happy Birthday
Track Name: Don't Want You To Know
Don't Want You To Know

I don't want you to know; i don't want you to know

What was I; thinking when
I bore into you eyes and burst out I love you

I don't want you to know; I don't want you to konw

I don't even think; You will ever find
Anyone who's fascinated by you more

I don't want you to know; I don't want you to know
Track Name: Large Dog
Large Dog


Started me thinking I have a hard time pushin for something I’s never sure would work out

The thought of why not just try isn’t better to try and fail than not even try at all

Except for the fact that maybe she doesn’t even want to, her insides and heart are not in it; but won’t admit it. Hopes I just get it

That’s the Elephant; more like a Large Dog

That whole emphasis on if she doesn’t know if she could make me happy it’s just something she needs to do. She needs to go away though she might wanna stay all things bein’ equal but with that being said

It’s like a real easy way of sayin I couldn’t make her happy; it’s just something she don’t wanna do. It’s just something she doesn’t want to do.


That’s the Elephant; more like a Large Dog
That’s the Elephant; maybe it’s just more like a Large Dog


Runnin round my head like I can’t even miss her cause the pain never seems to work out.
Crush it away for we know that happiness doesn’t stay and I’m lookin’ at a week full of hell days

That's the Elephant........maybe it’s just more like a Large Dog

That’s the Elephant; more like a Large bred Dog

Started me thinking I have a hard time pushin for something I’s never sure would work out
Track Name: Misery
Misery


Well I couldn’t sit down
And I couldn’t reach out
But it was there right in front of me


How Far does your misery go beneath the sea of calmer waters
You jump and you run and smile but after awhile it comes to be

Well I would never forget
But I didn’t remember
Anything but the good times oh yeah yeah that we had

How Far does your misery go beneath the sea of calmer waters
You jump and you run and smile but after awhile it comes to be

The last time I saw it, your face I heard the tale
It told me so many times before but I didn’t see

How Far does your misery go beneath the sea of calmer waters
You jump and you run and smile but after awhile it comes to be
Track Name: 16 Fingers
I've seen people; in this room that could
blow the sides off of a ship
whose sound is lost in morning light

and you scoff and think, yeah right;
but they left no room for doubt, ah ah ah

Four arms four hands sixteen fingers playin piano across the sunset I was thinking to myself this is what I should remember when i'm gone gone gone

These four walls have changed; broken down and rearranged
while we just yelled into the air. in one ear an out the rest.
in the garden; possum stole the show.
don't lean on that pipe if you dare; it's not attached to anything

Four arms four hands sixteen fingers playin piano across the sunset I was thinking to myself this is what I should remember when i'm gone gone gone........About what it was like here to believe

So burn that couch and all the rest. But save the mural as if your life, depends on it, cause it might. ah ah ah

Four arms four hands sixteen fingers playin piano across the sunset I was thinking to myself this is what I should remember when i'm gone gone gone gone gone gone gone gone Gone