Blood Sweat Whiskey

by Whiskey James

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released May 1, 2015

Whiskey James is:
Peter Forbes - Rhymes
Patrick Rowe - Bass
Sean Patterson - Drums
Mike Adrien - Guitar
Nik Vlahos - Guitar

Ryder Corey - Saxophone (track 9)


Blood, Sweat, Whiskey mixed by Justin Oppus (5,9), Patrick Rowe (1,2), Scotty Desmarais (8,10), Sean Patterson (3), Nik Vlahos (6), Mike Adrien (4), Dan Tierney, and Jon Corey (7).

Album mastered by Justin Oppus.

Special thanks to everyone who's lugged themselves out to a show, joined our army, taken their phones out and snapped a few pics, and supported us the whole way.

This is the culmination of 8 months of hard work, late nights, and learning curves. This album, done in large part by members of the band, was a conglomerate of several talented individuals who willingly gave their time to help out and join in on the Whiskey.

To Dan, thanks for being the best manager/photographer/videographer/producer that a group of dudes could ask for. You're truly the sixth member of the band.

To Justin, I know we bought you some shoes for mastering this beast, but thanks a ton for your constant critique and golden ears. You're gonna make us famous 10 years (down the line) from now when you're mixing/mastering bands with actual talent. 'Yer goin' far, ked.

To Scotty, thanks for adding your twisted mind to the mixes. Thanks for tracking most of the album and adding the Scotty flavor we all know and love. Best of luck mixing with the big dawgs out in Cali.

To Kyle, thanks for being a class A dude and making your way out to most every one of our shows. It's always incredible looking out into the crowd and seeing some dude dressed in the Rowdy suit crowd surfing after 2 too many gin and tonic's. Thanks for always having faith in us.

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Whiskey James Lowell, Massachusetts

Hailing from Lowell, MA, five odd individuals mash their musical tastes together to form Whiskey James, an alternative hip-hop quintet sure to get the blood moving.

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Track Name: Hollow Handle
I've viewed the abuse that Cupid can do.
Ruthless brute let loose and shoot it at you.
Spray and pray at the Cue, let the chaos ensue,
Foolish humans how do you like my do do do?
Love won't stay.
I won't waste my mind on the chase,
I'd rather spend time on rhymes, drink a fifth to the face.
The number two is the loneliest,
Y'all need friends like an only kid.
All those friends you have are mostly shit,
And I cope with copious opiates.
And I like to write when I'm at my lowest.
Scribe all night women are my motives.
My prognosis it won't get better,
All I know is that i can't forget her.

Not saying that I'm hopeless, I just don't get my hopes up.
If there's one thing that I hope is, that you and him have broke up.
Hey, okay they say the third time is the charm,
And if you haven't found your soulmate yet, please don't be alarmed.
Matter fact, if you’ve settled down already, I would be concerned,
‘Cause shit, I don't wanna be married when I'm still watching this porn.
Let it sink in, she's not coming back,
Never again take a seat in your lap. Never again go behind your back,
It's just me and my hand and a bottle of Jack.
Meant to be? It wasn’t meant to be.
I'll figure this shit out eventually.
‘Til then cement my identity and keep blowing your mind like a Kennedy.

Romance was never my forte
Love is a tease, eternal foreplay
Lifetime of letdowns enough for me
Maybe she's hid towards the end of this forty.

If there was ever one sentence that I simply detest,
“If you can't accept me at my worst you don't deserve me at my best”
Honey, if I can't handle you at your worst then you’re probably fucking crazy,
And I can see your ass on the internet, then your not a fucking lady!
Whatever, who am I to judge? I may not be the most gentle man,
Guilty of losing my cool with booze and adrenaline
You could be heaven sent, elegant, feminine, genuine, physical specimen, visual spectacle, no flaws detectable, I'd still b skeptical.
Sorry this is just my confessional.
No chance, no chance, no chance, that I'll ever set this thing in motion,
And tonight I still have no plans because I just keep on choking.
Now look, This cud have very easily been a love song, but,
If you’ve never been in love, how the fuck are you supposed to write one?
Am I wrong? Should I lie in my songs? Comply by these icons?
Or should I rewrite this blueprint,
We need my improvement.
And despite this demise I'll revive this music.

Romance was never my forte
Love is a tease, eternal foreplay
Lifetime of letdowns enough for me
Maybe she's hid towards the end of this forty.
Track Name: Do It For Me
I wanna see me through your eyes, there's something that I'm missing
Any guy could be your guy, but it's me that you’re insisting
Be the one that you snore by, I dump you four, five, six times maybe more,
I can't seem to endure bye’s
Yeah, but history tends to repeat itself,
And to be honest, I can't keep a promise,
Maybe it's time for me to get some help.
Whats it gonna take for you to finally kick to me to the curb?
I'm just dead weight I'll never be the one that you deserve.
We stay up late u listen to me while I slur my words
It's just absurd the world is yours, but I'm the one that you prefer?
You need me here, you bleed a tear,
I always leave but reappear.
I never thought in a million years, after all that we’d be here.

So that's it, you finally dropped the gavel.
I'm banished from your life, so alone I will travel.
It's bitter sweet I'll miss you, but I won’t break out the tissues,
The best friend I ever had, but therein lies the issue.
But the weight is great that is suddenly gone off my shoulders
Maybe after all these years we might have some closure.
Maybe I can breathe now regain my composure,
‘Cause you set me free at last now that this is all over.
And I wish you the best, ‘cause you’re not like the rest, and
I have to confess, it will always seem like you’re mine.
But, it's over like the period at the end of this line.
Now baby girl, I need you to spread your wings, and shine,
It's time, I can't hold you back anymore, I'm losing my mind.
Track Name: These Are IOU's
I'm not here to break even I'm here to break the bank
I shoot linguistic ballistics, and all you shoot is blanks.
I won't stop ‘til I reach that one finger rank,
I’m ready to go commando, call us Ratchet and Clank.
So dope, it sounds illicit, hits your chest, now you’re addicted.
A self proclaimed artistic misfit, don't blink or you’ll miss it.
Spit at no one in specific, no ones more prolific,
From the Atlantic to the Pacific, I know that you can't resist it.
Gimme the gift and I'll rap it, everything that we make is a classic,
I set the scene just like Thoreau, I rise above the status quo,
I'm not the one that you used to know, I dug in deep I'm immovable,
Nope it's not your delusion, this right here is pure fusion.
That jazz and that rap, that will give u an asthma attack,
We’ll take the breathe out your body and we don't have to give it back.
Class is in session I'm guessing you'll need a couple lessons
The essence of a fuckin’ legend.
Track Name: So You're Saying There's A Chance
Walk around like we ran it ‘cause face it we basically did,
Did some damage on campus everyday we were wasted or lit.
Traces of our exes faces more than I’d like to admit
But with my gaze set on you naked her’s is a face to forget.
You didn't go to class but I did, I had my hands full,
I'd come home at last ready to get high with my damsel.
Cancel the plans for the night lock the handle then lights,
Take off my flannel, pants, sandals, channel all of my might.
I wouldn’t trade it for the world ‘cause you were just that kind of girl,
Let me sing to you when we were drunk
I'd hold ur hair back when you hurled.
We were Bonnie and Clyde I was scrawny but I’d
Come at anyone tryin’ to hit on my honey imbibed.
You know you got it good when you don't even have to talk anymore,
I let you walk in the door I can hear their jaws drop on the floor,
You were fuckin’ crazy but I ran with it ‘cause I loved it
Too many drugs maybe, cannabis pills down your gullet.

Chorus
I can't tell you where we’ll be, maybe ten years down the line
But I can tell you in this very moment that you are mine,
If I told you we'd be together forever I’d be lying,
But it's damn near impossible to get you off of my mind.

Wake you up in the middle of the night, I've begun to explore,
Baby don't ever let this become a chore succumb to more.
My frisky whiskey fingers are risky, your roomate’s pissy,
Forget her were tipsy, get busy while she slumber and she snores.
Now, honey, stretch me out ‘cause I'm sure as hell not hittin’ the gym,
A massage is what I'm about, ‘cause I'm feelin’ a little stiff in the limbs.
Back off dude she's mine, I shoudn’t have to remind you, three times get declined,
No seriously, back the fuck up!
Baby the world is ours. Can you feel it? She's doesn't.
Lookin’ at me like “what you talkin’ about Willis? You’re buzzin!”
There's dozens of these losers buggin’ who would love to be your husband,
Even if they were your cousins, And I'm the one who's buggin?
I'm scared of the future so hold me closely when we sleep,
Treat every kiss as if it's our last next, weeks no guarantee.
My promises are worthless, so well just have to wait and see
But I can promise you this when you’re gone, my mind has vacancy.

Chorus
I can't tell you where we’ll be, maybe ten years down the line
But I can tell you in this very moment that you are mine,
If I told you we'd be together forever I’d be lying,
But it's damn near impossible to get you off of my mind.

I can't tell you where we’ll be, maybe ten years down the line
But I can tell you in this very moment that you are mine,
If I told you we'd be together forever I’d be lying,
But it's damn near impossible to get you off of my.... dick....
Track Name: This View
I’m shootin’ for this one specific moment in time
A Bud Light in my hand and in hers a Bud Light Lime
Were sittin’ on the porch both past our prime
I mean I can barely pitch a tent when it's time
You don't let time define you, fight the forces trying to blind you.
The same ones that tend to bind me just can't seem to undermine you.
I’m gonna hold your hand in mine, until one of us is deceased,
And if you croak before me, only through death I'll find peace.
Nowadays, when I write, the tempos always the same.
Your heartbeats stuck in my head, and the titles always your name.
And every flaw that you hold, my mind it simply omits,
‘Cause in my eyes there isn't a single one I would fix.

Chorus
I sit back in my chair and feed off of your presence,
Decades years months days minutes and seconds.
They would all go to waste if I hadn't spent them with you,
There’s no one else in the world I'd rather share this view.

Disbelief that this motif would always keep it's mystery
With you I breathe easier, a brief meteor, I'll follow you into the night.
There's two stages to my life, before you and after, but it's like the first half doesn't matter, just look at her.
Someone must have clipped this angels wings and she got stuck down here with me, and our hearts tend to beat in sync like a black eye on JT,
And it's crazy ‘cause we don't even need these words to speak,
She can't breathe me neither, ever since we met at least.
The stars are ours we share the music of the spheres
It's ours honey this harmony only two of us can hear
And if every star was like every girl they're all so far away from this world
Then you’d be mine, you’ll be the sun, together we will always burn.

Chorus
I sit back in my chair and feed off of your presence,
Decades years months days minutes and seconds.
They would all go to waste if I hadn't spent them with you,
There’s no one else in the world I'd rather share this view.

Now young and dumb is the shit, who did you share it with?
I would never trade any choice I made because I made it with this.
I fucked up, I moved on, the most I ever had was a two-some,
Well you win some, and you lose some, but my love life was gruesome.
I wanna lie around, get high, come down, and drink away the haze,
Get lost up in the atmosphere hide amongst the clouds for days,
I wanna fall in love so hard that it hurts when you’re away,
Oral balances out withdrawals she makes it all okay.
Lock ourselves inside your room, and it seems we lost the key,
I haven't seen my draws in two full days, oh well that's fine with me.
And if I could fuck one girl forever that girl would be you,
Hey great idea Pete, that's exactly what I'll do!

Chorus
I sit back in my chair and feed off of your presence,
Decades years months days minutes and seconds.
They would all go to waste if I hadn't spent them with you,
There’s no one else in the world I'd rather share this view.
Track Name: Best Friends
We’re best friends right?
Were like Michael and Dwight
You’re like Jeckyl and Hyde,
You let go I die, like I can feel it comin’ in there air tonight, like
do do do do do do do do do.
Bump heads on these bunk beds
Activities include drunk fits
Had a friendship, but you sunk it,
Moral compass like Columbus.
We only speak when we’re tweaked,
We beef we make up we repeat.
It's only weed that can make us agree,
We chief and we jam out to creed, but
This bromance had no chance,
Stoop low like you stole all my Trojans.
And I won't let it go this ain't Frozen,
Although we’re like bros wen were rolling.
All that I ask is you clean up the suite,
You sure lead all of my lists of pet peeves.
Sneeze into the breeze, kick rocks eat queefs,
You’re faker than her make up on, like Amy Wine’s weave

We used to vibe now were out of phase,
Communication might be a bit delayed.
We might seem tight, but it comes waves,
We laugh despite this friendships decay.


We might wear each other's sox,
might share each other's broads,
Might share each other's dreams,
might hear each other's thoughts,
Shots.
Add scotch on the rocks,
Well be at each other's throats until we toke each other's pot.
Put our heads together, better get up out the way,
Brother from another mother at least for today.
But I can't tell you where we’ll be, maybe ten years down the line,
But if were anything like Joey, Chandler, Ross well be just fine.
But did I miss the dimes?
Best believe I won't forget it
The only thing that's on my mind,
Is “Monica can get it,”
“Monica can get it,” “Monica can get it,”
They're standing in her shadow, give Phoebe and Rachel credit,
Flash right back to the matter at hand, Pete,
If I was my friend then I wouldn't stand me
But y’all put up with my B.S. like we’re family,
And so thank you to those who chose to befriend me.

We used to vibe now were out of phase,
Communication might be a bit delayed.
We might seem tight, but it comes waves,
We laugh despite this friendships decay.
Track Name: Blood Sweat Whiskey
I feel excitement wash over me. I almost don't recognize it.
I can capture this hopefully. Take a breath and internalize it.
It's a surprise that I feel this good,
But I’m terrified that it just could be
Gone as quick as it came. I'm sick of this pain. I'm one step closer to making a change.
This is the last thing I'd ever take for granted. Every last syllable is spit is candid. They do it for the fame man I can't stand it. Open up my chest and I bleed, goddammit.
A ray of hope shines through. What if every moment cud feel like this?
It feels like my debut. It's such a tease that I clench my fist.

Chorus
Instead of dreaming for tomorrow, I can live for today.
I'll wage war with my demons ‘til they all go away,
My whole life has lead to here and here I will stay.
I'll leave my heart on the stage, See it no other way,
Cause you sleep at night with no guarantee that you’ll wake,
So I'll capture this moment and try to embrace it.
Don't waste it. It's what you waited for
All those years you hated.
Look at this life you created, aided by no one but you.

Now that you have it. Hold it.
Eminem said that theses moments are golden, but I'm afraid that I'll just lose it.
This music. I praise it. It is my baby so dammit I raised. I fed it. And I changed it.
With this blood, sweat, and whiskey.
So upset your kidneys.
If all you got is one shot, outweigh the liquor with some pot.
And I hate to quote Em but then again how can you not.
What you witnessed here's the start.
It's the birth of Whiskey James.
You see I'm coming for your heart, I'm coming for that household name.
Track Name: Not Famous
Verse 1
Let's vibe guys
It's the first day of the rest of our lives.
And time flies,
Yesterday school was used just to get high
It's a blank slate I can't wait,
Flick Tinder chicks for my fan base.
Lit in the pick for my band page,
If you’re tipsy, drink, it's Whiskey James!
Crackin’ a brew like as soon as I move in,
Don't forget your homework, it's on my to do list,
After fappin’, rappin’, and making this music,
Too much to prove ,will you be my Ryan Lewis?
Music is my baby, but I will not pull a Clapton.
Abusive call me dad, you can get beat like Michael Jackson.
Dreams made of these days admit it,
Thanks Jim Beam they will never be vivid,
Almost sober gimme the whiskey quick,
I need a happy ending like a Disney flick.

Chorus
We have right now, with these lights out,
Put your hands up, your device down.
Got the right words, got the right crowd,
As the night blurs, we won't pipe down.
Were not famous, we’re not nameless,
We just the world, can you blame us?
As we crawl up out of these basements,
Make them hate us ‘cause they anus.
Make them hate us ‘cause they anus.

Verse2
The world is up in flames, but it's not our fault.
Try to tell us turn it down it's not your call,
Saul, Lookin’ awful dapper.
This party's packed like my bladder.
Get your sugar fix and toss the rapper.
White and lifted, you can call me Casper.
So raise the grandmaster it's clipping,
This ain't a track you’ll be skippin’.
Flippin’ on the wit, written on the id listen.
Sittin’ on the piss, sippin’ on the whisk listen,
These blurred lines yo’ bourbon rhythm,
You can’t cut me off, no circumcision.
So go nuts like Five Guys,
Yo show love like I've died.
You stay inside the box like an office kid,
The swagger that I stepped in is how I got this gig.
Got that zef in my step, nothing left in the keg,
Passin' out in my bed, with this song in my head.

Chorus
We have right now, with these lights out,
Put your hands up, your device down.
Got the right words, got the right crowd,
As the night blurs, we won't pipe down.
Were not famous, we’re not nameless,
We just the world, can you blame us?
As we crawl up out of these basements,
Make them hate us ‘cause they anus.
Make them hate us ‘cause they anus.
Track Name: Beautiful Day
It's a beautiful day I cannot wait to get outside
I open the shades and the sun it shoots into my eyes
I know it's a cliche, but I really just feel so alive.
A knock at my door I wonder who awaits behind

To my surprise my honey’s here
She brought a 12 of crummy beer
She came inside if you couldd hear
I made her scream like Ted Bundy, yeah.
What a wonderful start to the day it is,
Before I got dressed she had swallowed my kids.
I can't wait to do this tomorrow again,
Until she confessed that she's dating my friend!
You’re dating my friend? You’re fuckin’ with me and you’re fuckin’ with him?
How'd you think this conversation would end?
That we'd kiss and make up and we'd come to amends?

Sorry girlfriend. you got me twisted
I'm gonna make it so you never existed
Shit there ain't no way you can fix it. You just couldn’t resist him?
She's laughing at me. You think it's a joke?
I'm feelin’ like I got my hands on some coke.
Push me too hard and it's “Murder She Wrote”
You can plead your case, but you don't get a vote.
Now. I never claimed to be perfect.
See. Never hurt no one on purpose.
But her, she'll be the first.
Jesus Mary and Joseph.
You’re fuckin’ atrocious, thought we were the closest, guess that shit was bogus.
Fuck, I'm losing my focus.

I wake up in a daze rubbin’ my face
Who what when, how why where is this place?.
How long has it been? Seconds minutes or days?
The last thing I recall, I was stuck in a craze.
This wasn't the first time that I lost my temper.
I can't seem to remember
I blackout and to my rage I surrender
I'm a convicted felon, a repeated offender.
I call up my girl, she won't pick up her phone.
I have ten missed calls from her mom, and her home
I don’t know what it is but something bad has gone down.
And I feel like where she’s at, she won't ever be found
Well nothin’ that I can do now...
So I pick up my things, and I go get some chow.