Unwritten Letters

by Jason Ingalls

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this album was conceptualized musically with the singularity in mind.

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released January 20, 2015

i wrote, performed and mixed everything on this record. some vocals and vocoders were recorded at Acadia Recording Company in portland maine by Todd Hutchisen.

special thanks to southwest airlines for providing the aircraft necessary for the cover shoot.

this album would not have been even remotely possible without the patience and generosity of Justine & Nate Johnson, Chris Burns, Sadie McCurry, Todd Hutchisen and of course Nolan Ingalls who provided the spark to start & finish this record. happy birthday big boy.

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Jason Ingalls Portland, Maine

Mostly a one man band with varied interests, no concern for adherence to a specific genre or musical setting.

I've previously played in: Seekonk, The Baltic Sea, Satellite Lot, An Evening WIth & Sunset Hearts

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Track Name: Set The Alarm
is this the day that you spoke with me, like yesterday, set the alarm and wait patiently, don't fall asleep, i fell downstairs punching the walls and crying out incessantly, i didn't call and lost you, and it won't be long til i have everything left to lose and nothing else to abuse, but if i didn't do all the thinking i can't wonder why i'm wrong, i faced my fear of falling down, by sleeping through my own demise, we used to run hand in hand but now we're walking to the end, chasing you down i'm lost on highways, how wrong can this picture be, wondering what love could have been when you walked away from me, you say that it's just a bunch of lost and found, comet's tail an afterthought, love lies bleeding in a vase of white, thought you would enjoy the sight, and it won't be long til i have everything left to lose and nothing left to abuse, but if i didn't do all the thinking, i can't wonder why i'm wrong
Track Name: One If By Silver
what's left that we could say to each other, on the road alone, no need to pretend this is what we want, walk through walls to be here where i am now, there can't be more than one for you to save, is this all that i am is there no more, all these days into nights, all these hours gone, you can say what you like, gaslight fools no one, i give all that i am and you still want more, if i could swim through the ice, catch the lasting glare, all these days into nights, all these hours, silhouette in my head and i'm on the road, all these days into nights, all these hours gone, you can say what you like, gaslight fools no one, i give all that i am and you still want more, if i could swim through the ice, catch the lasting glare, tragic waste of our time, wanting closure
Track Name: My Last Impression
crisscross smile you stay the same to me, convince yourself in shortened breath of mountains running high, defensive eyes, you play the game inside, on a roll a syringe for two and cancer in a jar, if i'm lost in space well then how did i get here with a road map to survive, with us silence spreads and the neighbors think we're dead 'cause this house refuses to light, i have no faith in the world we live, afraid of what comes true, sudden death in a zero year and a new face to lead us again, gavels fly with painted face surprise, climb through hell, summer's spell and canyons straight down, with hearts on fire we slow these tires we've found, looking past glass from the blast, head down, here we go, saving all my breath for another rainy day with the words that won't change your life, hold the course through june, through the fires i walk for you, suffocate on the smoke it brings, and a new face just leaves as i walk along to the surface that i call home, i thought the world of you
Track Name: Even Numbered Steps
there was a time, if i may remind you of what we lost, we had crimson shapes, chain linked hearts, and all the things we cannot say, you whispered past winter's grasp, and back in to his arms, what took me so long to see
Track Name: Gauloises
lost another day again pretending you were dead, flash flood stars and crashed cars, forgot which one was wrong again, toulouse to amsterdam with no place for fear left to hide, it's the way you don't surprise when you lie, can you light a gauloises and talk away as you do, the only thing your kiss can't heal are the scars that your words left behind, found us a reason to trust in your lies and find you walking away as you do
Track Name: Another Life
i don't know what's right, are going to lay there and stare all night, you've been glued to the same chair for three days and counting, every time that i leave town i know your feet they never touch the ground, you better do something with your days worth remembering, it's all right, just say we're in love, but to me you can't tell the hawks from the doves, i tried to say in so many ways, this love i can't take it, you know i'm going to break it, just running myself into the ground, what's that you say, i've been here too long, you know everybody says it's another life that i love, i can't take it you know i'm going to break it, just running myself in to the ground, i don't want these sleepless nights pretending you're going to be my wife, i'd rather lose a friend than spend my nights silently screaming, you've heard this from the start, it's not to me you should be giving your heart, there's going to come a time when the glass breaks and leaves us reflecting, it's alright just say we're in love, it's true, and if all else fails then you know that i'll be singing the blues, if it's all the same then how come you haven't seen how i've changed from the boy you loved to the man you tried so hard to frame, it's all the same, i tried to say in so many ways, this love i can't take you know i'm going to break it, just running myself in to the ground, what's that you say, i've been here too long, you know everybody says it's another life that i love, i can't take it you know i'm going to break it, just running myself in to the ground
Track Name: Brick After Brick
there is no list of all the things i could say, instead of telescope, late second birthday, i cannot see what makes you so fucking proud, you made the decision to not be around, how very telling you've got nothing to say, stonewall reactions for significant days, create a wasteland and you call it peace, minimize the decade's cloak and dagger routine, the hollow promise "i'll do what i can", the love you offer constructed of sand, logical insanity brick after brick, always amazed at your reactions to this, what's the difference between us a vast expanse, great plains escape, and what comes up will never die, repeat the phrase until you cry aloud, you hold a landmine with your sovereign teeth, chained to some ancient faded pictures of me, caress the steel you hold up high in your grasp, what once was found is now just too much to ask, everybody told you of what missteps you make, everybody from which you had to run away, cut the canyon with your eyes and demands and flood the valley where our love used to stand, there is no subterfuge all i see are leaves, that you mistook for what we all really need, unending narrative that you have spun well, plausible escape for the ones left here to dwell, even in death you may hold your head up high, never summer mountains are now melted and dry, what's the difference between us a vast expanse, great plains escape, and what comes up will never die repeat the phrase until you cry of lost time spent three decades old and and thrown about the space between us, no remorse and no regrets say you
Track Name: Standard Candle
you can keep swimming through your veil of tears, it makes perfect sense to me if that's all you have, demands define your feelings and how you've chosen trust, remove from ground, golden crown, dust off the diamond, who's in your dream frozen to the glass, on fire at the seams the wounded learn fast, you can paint the bull's eye where your arrows tend to land, wrap yourself in your kingdom in the flat-iron shroud, a sad old man i don't understand with the only heart ever known to break
Track Name: Until It Rains Again
above and beyond the storm, and without a light to see, which way from this height to go, to a place woven with peace, i can't tell if that's the way you want me now, i can't tell if that's just the way you are right now, i can't tell, oh and one last thing
Track Name: Buried Us Alive
i woke up with no red carpet celebration, the pale look in your eyes tells me how good my intentions, to tell me of how all love turns to grey, and don't remind me of how i'm just the same, i'd let you sleep til the sun went down just to find out what i was looking for, we buried our heads in the sand now, but if i was living in my perfect world, the one where everything i wished for came true, you would be the first person that'd be on my mind, come away with me and waste all our time, you are the only one i'm dying to love, oh but child, i buried us alive