Obsolete

by Eric Barao

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1.
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
2.
Obsolete 02:59
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
3.
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
4.
Bad For You 04:33
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
5.
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
6.
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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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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