Obsolete

by Eric Barao

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Obsolete is the follow-up album to Eric Barao's self-titled debut album, released in 2013. Featuring guest cameos by Mike Viola (Candy Butchers, Major Labels, L.E.O., etc) and Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (Jellyfish, Beck, Imperial Drag, TV Eyes, etc).

Most of 'Obsolete' was recorded in '60's stereo' (all instruments hard-panned left, right, or center), and was inspired by the recording, mixing and production techniques of the Beatles 'White Album' and Magical Mystery Tour' albums.

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released April 2, 2019

All instruments and vocals by Eric Barao except:

Matt Gillooly - Lead Guitars
Mike Viola - Vocals
Roger Joseph Manning Jr. - Vocals
Jeff Caglarcan - Baritone Guitar
Matt Boynton - Bass
Carlene Barous - Vocals, Percussion, Melodica
Matthew Gilmette - Drums
Ducky Carlisle - Drums
Matthew Odabashian - Keyboards
The Jae - Vocals

Recorded at Ice Station Zebra, Medford, MA & at ESB Productions. Produced by Eric Barao. Recorded and mixed by Ducky Carlisle. Additional recording by Eric Barao. Mastered by Jim DeMain at Yes Master Studios, Nashville, TN. All songs written by Eric Barao except Track 3, written by Eric Barao / Matt Gillooly. Copyright 2019 Eric Barao. All songs BMI.

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Eric Barao Boston, Massachusetts

Eric Barao is a singer-songwriter from
Massachusetts, and a co-founder of The Cautions, a powerpop/rock band from Boston. He is a graduate of Berklee
College of Music with a degree in songwriting.

Eric has also recorded music for radio,
TV and film soundtracks, and has appeared on notable compilations such as L.E.O., Here Comes The Reign Again & Substitution Mass Confusion, a tribute to The Cars.
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Track Name: Nothing To See
NOTHING TO SEE
(words/music by Eric Barao)

picked up another detail
on the job, just keeping the peace
a ride-along with the pleasure police
the judge, she set a high bail
to keep us all safe on the streets
at least until the trial's complete

i'm long gone, and happy to be
moving along, there's nothing to see

they're setting up a roadblock
and spreading sand to soak up the spill
the white sheet gives everyone chills
the traffic is in gridlock
but everyone will just have to wait
for radio reports on the 8's

i'm long gone, and happy to be
moving along, there's nothing to see
i'm not very strong, and don't want to be
keep moving along, there's nothing to see

will the witness please take the stand
let the record show she's raising her right hand

i'm long gone, and happy to be
moving along, there's nothing to see
i'm not very strong, and don't need to be
keep moving along, there's nothing to see
Track Name: Obsolete
OBSOLETE
(words/music by Eric Barao)

to the girl who's got everything
i'd like to think that I could do anything that you'd ask
pay no mind to my rusted springs
if you wind me up, you will find me up to the task
put me to work, give me something to do
I will try so hard for you

solid cast in the forgotten past
shine me up, you might find me what you've been looking for
I never quit and I was built to last
they don't make them like like they made me anymore
put me to work, give me something to do
I will try so hard for you

don't take me apart
I am not obsolete
I've still got a heart
and it's not obsolete
please don't take me apart
please don't take me apart
i'm not obsolete

well I might be stainless
but i'm sure not painless

please don't take me apart
please don't take me apart
i'm not obsolete
Track Name: Unhappy Ending
UNHAPPY ENDING
(words/music by Eric Barao & Matt Gillooly)

came home and called your name
not a sound at all
a shattered picture frame
a nail on an empty wall
a hole in the sheet rock
the shape of my laptop
enough to make your heart stop

some things can't be helped
you can only save yourself
some things can't be helped
you can only save yourself
from an unhappy ending

fell into the red fez
to drown my misery
pick your poison, she said
someone hard and bittersweet
you can do much better
I could help you forget her
she'll only haunt you if you let her

some things can't be helped
you can only save yourself
some things can't be helped
you can only save yourself
from an unhappy ending

it's not the first time
it's not the worst time
shit happens every time
and nothing ever changes
nothing ever changes

some things can't be helped (how could you do it)
you can only save yourself (you really blew it)
some things can't be helped (did you think through it)
you can only save yourself
from an unhappy ending
an unhappy ending
an unhappy ending
Track Name: Bad For You
BAD FOR YOU
(words/music by Eric Barao)

I like to do things
good people would never do
I need to feel helpless
under the weight of you
I need to be tossed around
pushed hard to the ground
to do as instructed
to not make a sound

does that make me bad
does that make me bad
does that make me bad
and if I'm so bad
and it's all I can do
please don't be mad
I only want to be bad
for you

I need to be in the dark
and left in suspense
your personal plaything
or a show for your friends
I hope you can understand
I'm afraid that you wont
I hope you'll forgive me
and I hope that you don't

does that make me bad
does that make me bad
does that make me bad
and if that makes me bad bad
and it's all I can do
please don't be mad
I only want to be bad
for you
Track Name: My Pussy-Puss
MY PUSSY-PUSS
(words/music by Eric Barao)

If you can catch that mouse
there's a saucer of cream for my pussy-puss
a saucer of cream for my pussy-puss
if you can drive that vermin from this house
there's a saucer of cream for my pussy-puss
a saucer of cream for my pussy-puss

you mustn't be too coy
and make that vile thing your toy
if you bat it all around
soon it will be nowhere to be found
and pussy-puss shall go hungry

if you can catch that mouse
there's a saucer of cream for my pussy-puss
a saucer of cream for my pussy-puss

you must lie-in-wait all through the night
and choose the perfect time to strike
beyond the shadow of a doubt
soon it will be helpless in your mouth
and pussy-puss shall be rewarded

if you can catch that mouse
there's a saucer of cream for my pussy-puss
a saucer of cream for my pussy

please! help me sleep
there is no peace, no reprieve, no release
do this for me, you'll surely see
one good turn shall return another

If you can catch that mouse
there's a saucer of cream for my pussy-puss
a saucer of cream for my pussy-puss
if you can drive that vermin from this house
there's a saucer of cream, a saucer of cream
a saucer of cream, a saucer of cream
a saucer of cream for my pussy
Track Name: New Lifestyle
NEW LIFESTYLE
(words/music by Eric Barao)

From Monday morning's coffee
to Friday night's glass of wine
this routine we've slipped into
just feels like marking time
this isn't how it started
and it's not how it should end
I just want my lover back
while keeping my best friend

take my hand, and and on the count of three
close your eyes, step off this cliff with me

We settled on a course
and hoped no one gets hurt
it will never be the main course
of course it's just dessert
the cherry on a Sunday
the icing on a cupcake
take off this diamond ring
and wear a black one in it's place

take my hand, and on the count of three
close your eyes, step off this cliff with me

falling into our new lifestyle
falling into our new lifestyle

you and I both know
I won't let you go

if you take my hand, and on the count of three
close your eyes, step off this cliff with me

falling into our new lifestyle
falling into our new lifestyle
falling into our new lifestyle
falling into our new lifestyle

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