When It Rains, It Pours

by Shane Cooley

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"When It Rains, It Pours" is Shane Cooley's most visceral and haunting release. Produced by Adam Smith in his Phoenix, Arizona studio, the album is intentionally stark, leaving room for raw emotion."

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released 17 November 2012

Shane Cooley:
vocals, guitar, piano, drums, synth, strum stick, shaker, tambourine, bells

Adam Smith:
harp (Tracks 2,3,4,& 7), toms, tambourine (Track 3), synth (Track 9)

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*This album contains strong language

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All songs written and performed by Shane Cooley (ASCAP).
Recorded by Adam Smith at theLOFT in Phoenix, Arizona
Produced by Adam Smith and Shane Cooley
Engineered and mixed by Adam Smith
Mastered by Jamison Weddle at Studiocat Mastering in Phoenix, Arizona
Graphic design by Element Design

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Track Name: The Back Cover
The Back Cover
by Shane Cooley

I’m a warrior
With no medals
I’m a fighter
With a bruise
I’m a trooper
With limits
I’m a conman
I can disappear in minutes

I’m the lover
Over-demanding
I’m the best friend
Left standing
I’m a victim
Without pretense
I’m a killer
With a conscience

But no one cares to look
At the back cover of the book
They just dive in and read

You’re a villain
All typeset
So obvious
Yet ignorant
You’re a thief
Of sunken treasures
Obsessed with guilty pleasures

A pretender
You say that you like me
If you can’t run faster
Then you’ll out-write me
Quick as a whip
With your comebacks
Taking a trip
On some kind of basement drug

But no one cares to try
To break to the other side
They just turn the volume up and drive

So I’ll meet you on the back cover
I’ll meet you on the back cover baby
I’ll meet you on the back cover
I’ll meet you on the back cover baby

I’m a warrior
The war is over
I’m a warrior
The war is over
Over
Over
Track Name: Propose To A Memory
Propose To A Memory
by Shane Cooley

Time travel
Is not that hard to do
Just close your eyes
And realize
That you can go back anytime

I get down on bended knee
And propose to a memory
I get down on bended knee
And propose to a memory
And dream of you

What would you do
If you could go
Back and meet yourself as a child
Would they know you
Would they want to
Would they still be proud

And every night
I go back
To the moment you broke my heart
Hoping this time
To get it right
And not fuck it up again

I get down on bended knee
And propose to a memory
I get down on bended knee
And propose to a memory
Propose to a memory
And dream of you

If I could just go back for real this once
And re-write history
I know you’ve forgotten me by now
But I’m still hoping somehow
You will find me in your dreams

I get down on bended knee
And propose to a memory
I get down on bended knee
And propose to a memory
And propose to a memory
And dream of you

Dream of you
Track Name: Irene
Irene
by Shane Cooley

We were poets in our own right
But we didn't have a chance
Who am I to call ourselves
Victims of happenstance

When I was younger
I'd smoke candy cigarettes
And blow imaginary smoke rings
Across my silhouette

In 1999
She was just a little thing
A decade since her year of birth
Some more 'til her wedding ring

I'm quite concerned about Irene
I am I am I am
I'm quite concerned about Irene
I am I am I am

I met her one stormy day
When she was still all there
She had eyes that could look straight through you son
And blossoms in her hair

And when those wedding bells ring
I'll never be the same
But she's someone else's burden now
And I'm the one to blame

I'm quite concerned about Irene
I am I am I am
I'm quite concerned about Irene
I am I am I am
I did not mean to be so mean
I am I am I am
But I'm always thinking about Irene
I am I am I am

I am I am I am
I am I am I am
Track Name: Moonbeams
Moonbeams
by Shane Cooley

There is a hunger that I have
There is a thirst
There is a will

You’ve seen me at my best
You’ll see me at my worst
But you will never see me get my fill

All the moonbeams
And the stars up above
Will never be enough
For me

When there’s a will there is a way
I have no filter
I set myself free

Sometimes I fall in darkness
Off-kilter
Ready for catastrophe

All the moonbeams
And the stars up above
Will never be enough
For me

For me

Never to be satisfied
Maybe that’s life
To seek and never find

All the moonbeams
And the stars up above
Will never be enough
For me

All the moonbeams
And the stars up above
Will never be enough
For me

All the moonbeams
And the stars up above
Will never be enough
For me

For me

All the moonbeams
And the stars up above
Will never be enough
To make you love me
Track Name: Loyalty
Loyalty
by Shane Cooley

Honest to goodness
There's not enough goodness to go around
And I am no idiot
I'm well aware of what's going down

And I don't mind being used
But some of this is old news
For just once
I would like some loyalty

Honest to goodness
There's not enough honesty to make it good
And even if I was worth it
I'm still the laughing stock of this neighborhood

Self-deprecating jokes
Are good and well just blowing smoke
But just once
I would like some loyalty

'Cause all I really need is a friend
And that isn't hard at all
To be there
When I make the fall

Honest to goodness
There's not enough of both
And I don't know how to put this
But you have a lovely way to make me feel alone

And I have no other choice
With your deaf ears and my straining voice
I'm yours now
Be damned with loyalty

I'm yours now
Be damned with loyalty
Track Name: Clean
Clean
by Shane Cooley

Sometimes I root for the bad guys
Sometimes I hate it when that good guy wins
I know that's not right
Don't really mean it
But I kinda do

'Cause if that's how life really is
Then why am I still here
I've worked so hard now I've gone bad
But I still wanna win
I still wanna win

Sometimes I hate it when the loser gets the girl
If that was true then I would too
Those quirky flaws that they say make a man
Well they just make me lose

And just like when I was a boy
I look at the world as if new
But darker now and now my friend
I wish I was more like you

Wish I was more like you
You've got it all together now
Like you know what tomorrow brings
You're never scared or uncertain
You're so clean
You're so clean

You're so clean
Track Name: Too Much Risk Involved
Too Much Risk Involved
by Shane Cooley

Could be in love
Could be in lust
Could learn to like
Could try and trust

There’s too much risk involved

Could lend a hand
Could lend a dime
Could lend an ear
Open my mind

There’s too much risk involved

It’s too much to care
It’s too much to care so I don’t

It’s too much to try
It’s too much to try so I won’t

They walk on by
They just ignore
If they’re not entertained
Then they’re just bored

There’s too much risk involved

It doesn’t matter
If it comes from the heart
They don’t give a shit
About living art

There’s too much risk involved

It’s too much to care
It’s too much to care so they don’t
It’s too much to try
It’s too much to even lie so they won’t

There’s too much risk involved
There’s too much risk involved
There’s too much risk
Track Name: Amanda
Amanda
by Shane Cooley

The bar is almost closed
And I'm making conversation with a stranger
I start to lose control
It always happens sooner or later

May Beelzebub take my soul
I scream senseless as I knock over a glass
The barkeep says it's time for me to go
If I want to keep any class

This is a little song that's just for you Amanda
Not that you will ever hear
And I'm just bitching like I always do
When I've had a couple
Your name it comes up dear

I scuffle out the door
The streets they are as empty as a war zone
And I ask what it's all for
What's the price of being alone

I know you're out there down that road
Somewhere out there in the darkness of the night
And I know that you just had to go
But that doesn't make it feel right

This is a little song that's just for you Amanda
Not that you would ever hear
And I'm just talking like I always do
When I've had a few
Your name it comes up dear

And I just want you to come home
I just want you to come home
Maybe you're just a vice or an excuse
But I tend to believe
That my love is true

This is a little song that's just for you Amanda
Not that you would care to hear
And I'm just bitching like I always do
When I've had a couple
When I've had a few
When I'm really fucked up
Your name it comes up dear

And I just want you to come home
Track Name: Really
Really
by Shane Cooley

I took the skeletons
From the closet and
Hung them out for all to see

'Cause I've been skin and bone
Ragged worn overthrown
And I just want to set them free

I know you don't know me too well
But I really really wanted to
Really really wanted to see you again
To see you again

I know you don't know me too well
But I really really wanted to
Really really wanted to see you again
So honey
Just say when

With a past
That's always close behind
Been running out of mind
And nothing helps at all

So at my breaking point
I'd rather flip a coin
Than have to make the call

I know you don't know me too well
But I really really wanted to
Really really wanted to see you again
To see you again

I know you don't know me too well
But I really wanted to
Really really wanted to see you again
So honey just say when

'Cause you're my only hope now
You're my only hope
And I really want to see you again
So honey just say when

You're my only hope now
You're my only hope
And I really want to see you again
So honey
Just say when
Track Name: Close To The Heart
Close To The Heart
by Shane Cooley

When you're young
You never look back
Never ahead
Never on track

And the journey gets stranger
As you're moving towards the light
Take what you love now
And leave the rest behind

It's got to be close to the heart
It's got to be close to the heart
It's got to be close to the heart
It's got to be close

From Rome to Dallas
These cities rise from sand
Built by people just living
Man they're just trying to understand

And I saw this poor kid once
He was making sidewalk art
He was making his own path you see
He kept it close to the heart

It's got to be close to the heart
It's got to be close to the heart
It's got to be close to the heart
It's got to be close to the heart

It's got to be close to the heart
It's got to be close
Gotta be gotta be gotta be
It's got to be close to the heart
It's got to be close

It's got to be close to the heart
It's got to be close
Track Name: Enemy
Enemy
by Shane Cooley

I have been hoodwinked
I have been cajoled
Into a situation
That's beyond my control

I've been running like I'm headless
Shivering like it's cold
There's an enemy inside
That has taken it's toll

And everywhere I turn
Is some old memory
Like an unwelcome guest
Or a lousy simile

But for lack of better words
I'm just downright lonely
Starving for a catalyst
Some corporeal relief

I know you don't want to hear my name
So I have chosen to go away
And you won't see me at your door
And I don't love you anymore

I've been so lost for all these years
I've never quite learned how to shift these gears
So I will say before I leave
I am not evil
I am not your enemy
Track Name: Catalyst
Catalyst
by Shane Cooley

I probably should go to bed
But I have one more thing to say
If good things come to those who wait
Maybe they came and went away

I've always been uncomfortable
But my the times have changed
I always sleep alone
And now I like it that way

And all of my records are scratched
And my tape cassettes won't play
They're worn out just like me
All useless and passe'

And patience is a submissive act
And idleness a plague
And it pisses me off
The way that people are these days

They all have gone to bed
They all have walked away
They all don't give a fuck
About what I have to say

'Cause I am just me
With nothing to my name
No glitter to my gold
Not a chance in hell at fame

I think I need a catalyst
I think I need a catalyst
I think I need a catalyst now

I think I need a catalyst
I think I need a catalyst
I think I need a catalyst now

I think I need a catalyst
I think I need a catalyst
I think I need a catalyst now

I think I need a catalyst
I think I need a catalyst
I think I need a catalyst now

I need a way out