THE EMPLOYEES



You Can't Fire Me Because I Quit
1990-2004

Recorded 1990-2004
Nakamichi cassette 2-track, Alesis ADAT digital 8-track, Tascam Porta Studio cassette 4-track
and Protools digital multi-track
377 Hope Street - Providence, Rhode Island
73 Olney Street - Providence, Rhode Island
The Blueberris Basement Practice Space - Providence, Rhode Island
Justin's Thompson Street Apartment - New York City
King of Beef - New York City
Casa Del Diablo - New York City
Words and music by Tylor Durand and Justin Ferren
Engineered by Tylor Durand, Justin Ferren and Jaime Holguin
Photos by Jamie Verinis


Skipping Stone

Skipping stone
Beach at home
You've settled in
You've made a few friends
But what you don't know is it's going to end

Skipping stone
Lying in the sun
You're part of the town
You're part of the fun
But when your shape is shown
You'll end up alone

Skipping stone
The crazy child is running wild
And he's looking for you
What can you do?

Skip, skip, skip, skip, skip
You're sinking down

At the bottom of the pond
There's only mud
You won't have to share the sun
Cause there's none

Tylor Durand: Electric guitar
Justin Ferren: Vocal / Acoustic guitar


Tribute To Coltrane

Tylor Durand: Flute

George Bush Has Got A Gun

The year is 1991 and George Bush has got a gun
They say Saddam Insane is Hussein, or insane
George Bush has got a gun
Saddam is insane
I don't know who's who

The year is 1991 and George Bush has got a gun
What am I gonna do when the draft comes?

Run

Run, run, run away Justin says
But where?

With hi-tech and lo-tech the war is on TV
We got Patriot Bombers and Scud Missles and SAP and SAD and all that good shit

No matter what they say war just ain't the way
CO is the way to go
No matter what they say war is not the way
No matter what those facist pigs say

We got war in our living room
In ain't like Vietnam
They haven't told us how many people died in Kuwait
I think the estimate was one
Who do I believe anyway?
When George Bush has got a gun

The year is 1991 and George Bush has got a gun
What am I gonna do when the draft comes?

Tylor Durand: Vocal / Acoustic guitar
Justin Ferren: Harmonica


The Propoganda Report

Propoganda will not be parsed

Tylor Durand: Propoganda

Looking South

Back to the river back down south
Back to my homeland
I know it's the same land

See today

We're talking Jack we're talking Gin
Whichever mood you like to be in

Get away

The real story ain't that plain
You see it time, time, time again

Look away

On a plantaion migration
The people rise the depths of despide

Don't see today

The realiztion that there ain't no Nation
It'll eat at your heart
A fine place to start

Can't look away

Down near the river is a trade house
Back to the same house you knew quite well
You start there you end there it's always the same there
No expectation no rival nations

Just look away

History repeats itself I feel it's true
Nowhere to go but back to the river with you

Tylor Durand: Vocal / Acoustic guitar
Justin Ferren: Bass


The Potato Song

This is a song about potatoes

You can mash em you can boil em
You can bake em and fry em
Which ever way you wanna try em
Just as long as you always love em

I went to sleep last night
Something wasn't right
Lost my potato in a dream
And I was really down
All I really ever need is my potato

There's white ones and sweet ones
There's red one there's meat ones
Which ever way you happen to meet one
It's alright by me
What matters most is the heart of the potato

Take it away!

I woke up this moring looking for a spud
But all I found beside me was my wife
Oh what a spud she ain't a spud
Cause all a man really needs is a spud

I go out walking after midnight
Under the starlight I meet a potato
Cause what matters most is the heart of a potato

The heart of the potato

Tylor Durand: Vocal / Acoustic guitar
Justin Ferren: Electric guitar


Justins' First Blues 1 & 2

Justin Ferren: Electric guitar


Now I'm Two

This is a little song that I wrote when I was two

Now I'm two
I'm not three
Or I'm not one
I'm two

Tylor Durand: Vocal / Bass
Justin Ferren: Drums


Stopped In

Stopped in on a church
To see what I could find
Stopped in on a church
To lay my body behind
Saw Jesus in his underwear
What was I to think
He's the man with the golden hair
He's the missing link

And I wonder why


Tylor Durand: Vocal / Drums
Justin Ferren: Electric guitar


Midi Mock One

Justin Ferren: Midi keyboard / Electric guitar


Midi Mock Two

Justin Ferren: Midi keyboard / Electric guitar

Russroom

Tylor Durand: Percussion
John Jacobson: Percussion
Justin Ferren: Electric guitar

Jamie Verinis: Harmonica

Streets Of Providence

I found myself on the streets of Providence
You know I was really lost
I gave away my last five cents
You know we're still here
Seems like we're never gonna leave
So why don't you buy me that final beer
It's gonna be the last time you ever see me here

Tylor Durand: Vocal / Bass
John Jacobson: Percussion
Justin Ferren: Electric guitar


Buy Me That Final Beer

Buy me that final beer

Tylor Durand: Vocal / Percussion
John Jacobson: Percussion
Justin Ferren: Electric guitar


Little Seniorita

Little Seniorita
Lift up your red dress
I saw you dancing on the corner
You look so delicious
I saw you walking down the street
I love your feet


Tylor Durand: Vocal / Percussion
Justin Ferren: Acoustic guitar


Girls Field Hockey

My sister liked to play field hockey
All her friends would come over after practice
And wash thier knees in the sink
Sometimes I look at the picture of the girls field hockey team and think...

Tylor Durand: Bass / Percussion
John Jacobson: Vocal / Percussion
Justin Ferren: Electric guitar
Finn Strong: Percussion

Jamie Verinis: Percussion

Sacred Plague

Here he is my Japanes brothers and sisters
All the way from the USA...Sacred Plague!

Tylor Durand: Bass / Percussion
John Jacobson: Vocal / Percussion
Justin Ferren: Electric guitar
Finn Strong: Percussion

Jamie Verinis: Percussion

Ben White's Film Soundtrack


Tylor Durand: Bass / Electric guitar
Justin Ferren: Electric guitar

Ben White: Keyboards / Sound effects

Cutterman

Tylor Durand: Acoustic guitar
Justin Ferren: Acoustic guitar


Road To Portland

Tylor Durand: Acoustic guitar
Justin Ferren: Acoustic guitar


Devil Got His Job Jam

Tylor Durand: Acoustic guitar
Justin Ferren: Acoustic guitar

Steady Payday (Demo)

Tylor Durand: Vocal
Justin Ferren: Electric guitar
Recorded: 9/95


Steady Payday

I once lived a life
Worked for my time
Me and the wife
Stayed within the lines
Then the time came
Couldn't play the game
Had to run away and find another day

Keep on doing the same thing
Can't get away from my failing day
There's no freedom in a steady payday

Got into a bad way
A gun from someone
Used it on a gas staion
I was free now
Needed noone
Granted a new life wih a gun

The next thing I knew
I took whatever I liked
Then drove to the next town
Put all my money down
This life took its toll
Had no place to go
Just like the back in the days of old

Then I realized
By the shape I was in
I was no better off
Then what I had been
This life took its toll
Had no place to go
Just like the back in the days of old

Tylor Durand: Vocal / Bass
Justin Ferren: Electric guitar / Drum machine
Recorded: 10/18/95 & 11/12/95

Georgia Junkyard

I woke up
In a junkyard in Georgia

I got no beggin cup
I can't keep away from bad luck

So I walked into town
I was lookin for the local lowdonw
I came upon my man Bo Dean
He said you got to keep your ass clean

I got no beggin cup
I can't keep away from bad luck

He said the law is down
On a boy from the outskirts of town

I got no beggin cup
I can't keep away from bad luck

I gotta ride tonight
I gotta hide with the morning light
I gotta keep on the street
I gotta keep on movin my lonely feet

Cause life is so fun
When you're on the run

Tylor Durand: Vocal / Acoustic guitar
Justin Ferren: Electric guitar

East India Instrumental 1 & 2

Tylor Durand: Electric guitar
Justin Ferren: Acoustic guitar

The D Thing

Tylor Durand: Electric guitar
Justin Ferren: Acoustic guitar

She's My Little Woman

She's my little woman
She got no legs
She got no eggs
She is my baby

Tylor Durand: Vocal
Justin Ferren: Electric guitar

Untitled Instrumental

Tylor Durand: Acoustic guitar
Justin Ferren: Electric guitar

Swamp Meet (Live)

Tylor Durand: Acoustic guitar
Justin Ferren: Electric guitar


Man Like Me (Demo)

Yesturday is gone
But I got to carry on
Cause tomorrow's another day
And another chance to say

That I'd try to love you baby
If you could be with a man like me

Tylor Durand: Vocal / Acoustic guitar
Justin Ferren: Vocal / Acoustic guitar

Parade

Tylor Durand: Acoustic guitar
Justin Ferren: Acoustic guitar

5 & Dime (Demo)

Well she's been thinking
About leaving home
And he's been drinking
Spending his time alone
Nothing was ever done
About the way she would run
He was looking for her tonight
Under some strange light

They were living on the five and dime
They were trying to waste some time

Tylor Durand: Vocal / Acoustic guitar
Justin Ferren: Acoustic guitar

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