Reinventing The Dumbass

by Jordan Carr

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Chris Buckmister This album is chock full of honesty. It's an album you can play in the background and enjoy, but you will really appreciate it if you LISTEN. Nice work, Jordan. Favorite track: Hellfire & Brimstone.
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#1Bb 01:10
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Ronnie called me up and said "i'm in your town, lets fucking rage Let's do it like we used to lets do it like we used to" he said, "I just got off of house arrest, and I'm about to beat my girlfriend's ass, come on don't let me down. You're the only friend I've got left in this town." Ronnie pulled up with a bottle in hand and a song on the radio and said, "do you remember this one? Do you remember this one?" He belted out some Third Eye Blind, tipped the bottle back and with a glimmer in his eye, "tonight's our night, tonight we're gonna try to out drink the midnight sky and pack our noses til we can't get high. Tonight let's do it all tonight, let's do it all before we're old Stumble down to the bars six shots deep stumbling over people's feet through all the bathroom lines yeah, all the bathroom lines Ronnie rolls up with a round of Rumpleminz man, all these girls see through our shit, but every once in awhile I catch a little smile and we out drink the midnight sky and pack our noses til we can't get high. Tonight let's do it all tonight, let's do it all before we're old Man, all of these years are catching up and all of these drinks are kicking in and all of these songs I'd like to sing along with for one more year before I give in then Ronnie sang, he said, "I gotta tell ya something, friend" he said, "I'm sick of hearing about the real world, yeah" So, let's out drink the midnight sky and pack our noses til we can't get high. Tonight let's do it all tonight, let's do it all Let's out drink the midnight sky and pack our noses til we can't get high. Tonight let's do it all tonight, let's do it all before we're old
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Snow Day 03:40
Wake up from the silence imagine my surprise when the window tells a tale of another year gone by when did our summer end? when did this snow begin? when did I start believing all of my own lies? waking up to sunday mornings tired of making choices but what can I say there's no one left to blame I guess I'm taking this one for the team Won't someone come and stop me this all feels so familiar like I lost control of all those moves I've always failed to make I'm sure that I won't miss this I've never been so sure of anything Fuck all these rotting, fading memories waking up to Sunday evenings tired of fucking breathing how can I explain how much I hate each day that I'm not part of something more than this Won't someone come and stop me this all feels so familiar like I lost control of all those moves I've always failed to make I'm sure that I won't miss this I've never been so sure of anything Fuck all these rotting, fading memories Wake up from the silence imagine my surprise if the window tells a tale of another year gone by when will our summer end? when will the snow begin? when will I stop believing all of my own lies?
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what should you say what should you do when it all comes down to you factor in the countless sins the "I wants" and "I'm coveting" All my friends, I'm your thief Stilling your phrases as I please but, it's not so bad to be the robbed as it is to do the job trust me unlike these visionaries and all of their visions that they see I'm not visible until I get six or seven inside me like this bottle thats so empty like the conversations in this room and if it's so plain to see how come no one leaves procrastinating but I'm doomed to your death these ties form a noose around our necks cutting off circulation to what seems to be our so called friends useless in the end I've been lazily dying I do not dare say Ive been trying and if this picture screamed a thousand words I guess a thousand words have gone unheard I've been lost in this rhyme that is taking all my time and there's a carpet pattern stuck behind these bright blue eyes if I ever asked what's missing I am sure you'd come a guessin' I'm known to lack some sort of ambition a drunken voice says to me "this thing feels empty" well, I tried to be everything you'd need a soothing melody a sticking summer breeze my soothing melody, please don't let me become a fading memory
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another year of telling stories another year of telling lies another year of telling you what i think you want to hear so, line em up lets put them down keep them coming all night long on't worry, baby, I ain't drinking no Rumpleminz tonight i'm just having one or two here so line them up lets kick them back keep them coming just like that see my girl thinks that I'm just having one or two but she don't know the Boys are back in town but one day she'll get closer to finding out the truth one day she'll have so many questions that I guess I'll have to answer to but I'll just say "I don't remember" "I get just as drunk as you" I'll just say I don't remember anything hell, that ain't far from the truth so line them up lets knock them down one hundred proof shots all around if you keep pouring i'll keep drinking if you keep chopping i'll keep sniffing my loyalties away but one day she'll get closer to finding out the truth one day she'll have so many questions that I guess I'll have to answer to but I'll just say "I don't remember" "I get just as drunk as you" I'll just say I don't remember anything hell, that ain't far from the truth one day you'll get closer to finding out the truth one day you'll have so many questions that I guess I'll have to answer to but I'll just say "I don't remember" "I get just as drunk as you" I'll just say I don't remember anything hell, that ain't far from the truth
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These rooms are always changing but, these cells the look the same my cellmates come and they go my sentence still remains these rooms are always haunted but I'm the only one who knows I can't believe I'm back here as a rat I saw no ghosts these canon balls hit their mark as these walls come tumbling down I've kind of always wanted to see this side of town I scratch another line into my cell wall before I make my great escape I spent so many years here thinking this place would be my grave So, I wait for the moment and I'd die to feel alive and I wonder what this world looks like through someone else's eys I wonder what I'm thinking and what in the hell am I doing here I'm a walking, talking consequence I'm the rat of the year I'll be damned It's been almost a year now as I look into this mirror sometimes I'll get to thinking maybe this could be my year but I know that they're still out there the ghosts I never saw and I know they won't stop haunting me until I give them what they want Still, I wait for the moment and I'd die to feel alive and I wonder what this world looks like through someone else's eys I wonder what I'm thinking and what in the hell am I doing here I'm a walking, talking consequence I'm the rat of the year I'll be damned yeah, i'll be damned if I get caught
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knights in tallahassee stumbling through yards days in Minnesota drowning in bars I have never stopped yearning for those nights we used to share and I can't wait to get back to you i can remember boarding ship and i can remember setting sail i can remember how it felt running my fingers through your hair i remember when you were here i can remember where we stood and i can remember where fell i remember loosing grip and i remember when you slipped i remember finding hell as captain of this ship i've sank so far down i can't believe, no I can't believe that you're not around i've been traveling from coast to coast from sea to shining sea every coast line's got a story about me I can remember cursing God i can remember being told to move on I remember lying there as a darkness filled the air I remember moving on and I can remember coming back I remember those four hospital walls I remember being told that I was lucky to be alive I remember growing old and alone as captain of this ship i've sank so far down i can't believe, no I can't believe that you're not around i've been traveling from coast to coast from sea to shining sea every bartender's got a story about me I swear I see your face when I wake up from these dreams I swear if I reached out yeah. I swear if I held on I could keep you hear with me like knights in tallahassee stumbling through yards days in Minnesota drowning in bars I have never stopped yearning for those nights we used to share but I can't seem to get back to you
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I'm busted hungover on this lazy afternoon I'm fearful and awaiting my verdict to come through I've spent so much time pretending I'm fine if nothing else I've become a good liar Now, I'm wasted and paceless and now I'm outta booze I've just been sitting here thinking about you and all of the times that you saw me through now i've got all of these pictures but I don't have you Oh, world, won't you sing me a song pass me that bottle and i'll sing along heartache and dispare I know all too well I've got nothing but time left so what the hell Now, i'm heartless yet heart-broke as I lye on the floor surrounded by people that I could care less for I'm certain I'll die never feeling alive I catch a glimpse of your body and I chop another line Oh, world, won't you sing me a song pass me that bottle and i'll sing along heartache and dispare I know all too well I've got nothing but time left so what the hell EVERYBODY Oh, world, won't you sing us a song pass us that bottle and we'll sing along heartache and dispare we know all too well we got nothing but time left so what the hell

about

“This Bad Boy is a tongue-in-cheek enigma, but his booze-soaked, acoustic-punk Springsteen impression works.” – Jay Boller/Vita.mn

“When did I start believing my own lies?” – Jordan Carr

Reinvention is a process Jordan Carr won’t be quitting anytime soon. The Minnesota singer/songwriter went from spending his youth in juvenile detention centers and punk bands, to composing an entire album of hungover reflection from a jail cell. He’s a free man now, but there’s still plenty of reflecting to be done.

Carr’s 2013 solo debut “Reinventing the Dumbass” is just that. Eight emotionally-crafted songs epitomizing the colors of recklessness, regret, and self-actualization, marking Carr as a logical successor to Paul Westerberg, another Minnesota native familiar with heartbreak and self-composed disaster. It only takes a few seconds of listening to “Reinventing the Dumbass” to understand.

Carr’s debut album has been called “the perfect heartbroken drinking soundtrack" (Austin Kaus/ 605 Magazine) and full of “broody, booze-soaked acoustic goodness” (Jay Boller/ Vita.mn).

After 3 years of touring, international travels and further adventures best left off the record, Carr is back to penning more of his self-proclaimed "bad boy blues," only this time with a full-band backing him, Jordan Carr and The Boys, who are currently recording the follow up to “Reinventing the Dumbass” and expect to release the project in summer of 2017.

Through the songs of self-sabotage and self-medication, Carr’s grin cuts through the speakers with a glimmer of hope and a cheers to continued growth.

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released July 26, 2013

Engineered and produced by Colin Scharf, Mixed by Jesse McInturff, Mastered by Danny Morrison, all songs written and performed by Jordan Carr.

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Jordan Carr Minneapolis, Minnesota

Despite the darkened nature of some of Carr's songs, hope shines through. Armed with a beat-up guitar and a cutting grin, Carr has traveled the globe and spread his tales of heartbreak, incarceration, empty bottles and full hearts.

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