Get Through

by John Brodeur

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about

GET THROUGH, the latest solo release from New York recording artist John Brodeur, features 12 songs forged by the intersection of darkness and light. Heavy lyrical themes and layers of guitars are matched with major-key musical turns, and given occasional lift by the artist’s tongue-in-cheek sense of humor. The Big Takeover magazine calls it “classic guitar pop,” while Wildy’s World finds its appeal all-encompassing: "Get Through" is a wonderfully varied collection of songs that range through rock, grunge and alternative styles without ever losing a distinctive pop appeal.”

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released March 17, 2009

All songs written by John Brodeur (c)2009 All I Have Is Music (ASCAP). Recorded by Pete Donnelly at Palais Royale, Philadelphia, PA, and by Ryan Barnum at SoundCheck Republic, Chatham, NY. Additional recording by Seth Powell and Keith Hosmer. Piano recorded at Adrian Cohen's house by Ryan Barnum. Mixed by Dave Cook at SoundCheck Republic. Mastered by Larry DeVivo at Silvertone Mastering. Cover photo by John Brodeur. Layout by Jennifer McCarron.

Performed by John Brodeur, with help from Keith Hosmer, Jason Schultz, Pete Donnelly, Ryan Barnum, Adrian Cohen, and Seth Powell.

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Track Name: Make A Change
Days like this, I want to run outside
And scream out loud and throw my arms out wide
But something’s wrong, yeah I can hardly raise my hand
to change the channel on the television

Waiting for the other shoe to fall
For life to stop being stationary
For a giant door to open up and beckon me in

Saying I can’t has become much too familiar
And nobody will believe my lame excuses
The sunshine that should wake me with its rays
Just gets me red in the face
Am I just taking up space?

Waiting for the dark clouds in my mind to pass
I pray that this is temporary
Suddenly a voice comes through the air, loud and clear
It’s saying

Why not make a change in your life?
It’s saying to me
Why not take the reins
And guide this carriage back to the path you chose?
No one else can do it for you

Waiting for the other shoe to fall
For life to stop being stationary
Suddenly a voice comes through the air, loud and clear
Yeah it’s saying

Why not make a change in your life?
It’s saying to me
Why not play the game and try to win for once?
Why not make a change in your life?
Why not take the reins
And guide this carriage back to the path you chose?
No one else can do it for you
Track Name: Heartbreaker
Oh what a mess you’ve made of your life
Oh what a way you have of twisting the knife
Funny, we were both so nervous
Now you’ve got that ring to give you purpose
And I’ve got myself a new story to tell
Have a nice life, I hope he treats you well
But don’t lie to yourself, you can’t change your skin
And I think we both know where you’ve been
Now your eyes are closed and you’re just grabbing
For any old straw, short or long will do
And this will come back to you
This will come back to you
Heartbreaker, you’ll never see this through
And this will come back to you
Track Name: I'm Bad
I’m high, higher than you think
And I’m drunk, so drunk I can’t drink anymore
Show me the door
I need to go home

I’m bad, I’m a bad boyfriend
And I’m gone out of my head again
Oh, what for?
Show me the door
I need to go home

On some wild last frontier
Someone get me out of here
And give me somewhere to go
In a world of temptation
My future is unclear
’cause I’m bad at saying no

I’m alive, at least I think I am
But I woke up with an alien
And what’s more
I can’t find the door
I need to go home

On some wild last frontier
Someone get me out of here
And give me somewhere to go
In a world of temptation
My future is unclear
’cause I’m bad at saying no

Now I’m back where I’ve always been
Down at the bar with some good old friends
Who know the score
It’s an open door I won’t go through alone
Throw off the oars, we’re coming ashore
We’re coming home
Track Name: Flame
She pointed to a spot on the map
And that’s where she went in her mind
I can’t really blame her
She watched her flame go out
She can’t even pick up the phone
Or deal with breathing
Everything she thinks about how she felt
Before her flame went out

Given time she might pull herself together
But I don’t think she will
She’s fallen into a pattern these days
She’s on the spiral down
And every time she looks around

She’s standing at the top of the slide
Back in third grade
Wondering how she lived before
She watched her flame go out

Given time she might pull herself together
But I don’t think she will
She’s fallen into a pattern these days
She’s on the spiral down
And every time she looks around

She turns the radio up
To keep herself from crying
Every time she thinks about how she felt
Before her flame went out
And I can’t really blame her
She watched her flame go out
Track Name: Security
I don’t need you to be my blanket
’cause you’ve got too many holes
And I don’t want you to help defend me
I’ve got an army of my own

Security is all I need
And baby you don’t have the key

Here are my hands with nails through them
Hanging from your rearview mirror
Please understand that I don’t hate you
I just don’t want to live in fear

Security is all I need
But baby you don’t have the key
No you don’t
No you don’t

Alarms and locks and barbed wire
Around my heart, my heart

Security is all I need
And baby you don’t have the key
No you don’t even have it
No you don’t
No you don’t
Track Name: Silence, Please
There’s something going round inside our heads
It’s making us afraid of everything we’ve said
The idea’s simple, true, but it packs an awful punch
We can do no wrong as long as we don’t say much

So torture me with silence, please
For I’m growing tired and I need to get some sleep

Our minds are wandering off into the dusk
We’re the perfect picture of two lunatics in love
But the roar is deafening whenever our minds should meet
Every subject’s touchy, it’s more noble to retreat

Like a dripping faucet in the night
You can ignore it but it’s there when you open your eyes
So torture me with silence, please
’cause we’ll get nowhere talking
As far as I can see

Over and over, I swear it’s over
This much is true
And I tell myself that it’s over, it’s over
But I can’t tell you

It’s hard to reignite a flame that’s gone
Leave me in silence
I’ll be fine before too long
Track Name: Fight
There’s something going round inside our heads
It’s making us afraid of everything we’ve said
The idea’s simple, true, but it packs an awful punch
We can do no wrong as long as we don’t say much

So torture me with silence, please
For I’m growing tired and I need to get some sleep

Our minds are wandering off into the dusk
We’re the perfect picture of two lunatics in love
But the roar is deafening whenever our minds should meet
Every subject’s touchy, it’s more noble to retreat

Like a dripping faucet in the night
You can ignore it but it’s there when you open your eyes
So torture me with silence, please
’cause we’ll get nowhere talking
As far as I can see

Over and over, I swear it’s over
This much is true
And I tell myself that it’s over, it’s over
But I can’t tell you

It’s hard to reignite a flame that’s gone
Leave me in silence
I’ll be fine before too long
Track Name: Let's Pretend
Let’s pretend we’re happy
We’ll take all the money
And run off together, they’ll never find us
We’ll convince ourselves
It’s a perfect day
And we’re more alive
Than we ever will be

I never know the answers, it’s killing me
I don’t know where I’m going anymore
And when the floodgates open
I feel defenseless
Unsaveable

Let’s pretend we’re happy
It can be your birthday
We’ll go to the circus, they’ll never find us
We’ll convince ourselves
It’s a perfect day
And the sun is shining
It’s so amazing

We’re watching pieces falling right into place
It’s all becoming perfectly clear
There is a ship that’s sinking
It’s going under
Come wave goodbye
Come wave goodbye
Come wave goodbye

Let’s pretend we’re happy
Track Name: Meltdown
It’s cold here, I’m freezing
X’s and O’s are all I’m seeing
And sundown never comes too soon
I read through the paper
My horoscope said “see you later”
And she’s out howling at the moon

It’s coming, the meltdown
I’m never gonna be free
So give me my relief

She’s shaking the rug out
Arguments get things broke, I know now
So quiet is a better point of view
But silence, paranoia
Don’t make a sound when they’re coming for you
(So you’ve got nothing to lose)

It’s coming, the meltdown
I’m never gonna be free
So give me my relief
Track Name: Love and Misery
Doctor doctor, I’m a mess
And I don’t know which pills to take
I’m breaking or I’m broken
And these chemicals, they never compensate

It’s only child’s play to me
All’s fair in love and misery

Give me 20 minutes
And I’ll show you how to ruin your life
I’m like some kind of Frankenstein
My heart, it falls apart under the knife

It’s only child’s play to me
All’s fair in love and misery

Honesty is therapy
When you’ve been lying to yourself
But honestly it’s killing me
So pour yourself a glass
Here’s to your health

It’s only child’s play to me
All’s fair in love and misery
Track Name: Get Through
Pull the plug, it’s over
There’s nothing more we can do for him
His mind is gone, be on your way
Incomprehensible
You don’t even know what you’re in for
You pace the floor
No pattern shows

And all your life
You’ve waited for someone to remind you
Life’s worth living after all

When you push this button
Your whole life will flash before your eyes
Do you like what you see?
Now place your hand on your heart
Swear to me you still want to go
Why is that so?
Is it really so hard?

And all your life
You’ve waited for someone to remind you
Life’s worth living after all

All your life
You’ve waited for someone to remind you
Life’s worth living

And if it’s all that you can do
Just get through
Just get through
Track Name: Home
Now it’s late and I’m all alone
Same old stool, same old broke pay phone
But I make a call
You don’t hesitate at all
You come and take me home

Every day, I wonder what it’s for
’cause there’s a field of fire
Through every open door
But I turn around
And face the demons down
And you will take me home

On some wild last frontier
What am I still doing here
Waiting for my ticket home
And the walls are closing in
Come pick me up again
You’re the only thing I know

And when I’m out of fuel
I can count on you
I’m getting through
’cause I found you

If you stay, if you stick around
I will lay my burdens down
And we can go
Where nobody knows
Who we were before
Throw off the oars
We’re coming ashore
Oh yeah, we’re coming home