Spirit of 91

by Zapruder Point

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In 2003, a then-single Dan Zapruder drafted his married friends Tom (drums & vocals) and Casey (violin) to form a trio. Focusing entirely on his distorted/acoustic "two-string" guitar style, Dan wrote a smattering of appropriately bracing pop songs, and was challenged to write fiddle parts for each. The resulting EP, recorded in friend John Aselin's practice space, is perhaps the most purely fun release in the Zapruder Point catalog -- though "True or Lonely" provides a reflective counterpoint, and "I Wouldn't Make You Happy" is what Oasis might sound like if they put down the lager for a second and had a shoestring budget.

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released October 1, 2003

Dan: Guitars, bass and vocals. Tom: Drums and vocals. Casey: Violin. John Aselin: Keyboards and mixing. Mastered at the Boiler Room, Chicago.

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Zapruder Point Chicago, Illinois

Dan Phillips has been writing and recording as Zapruder Point in Chicago for over a decade. Singing simple yet heartfelt songs, he performs as a solo acoustic act, as a duo with drummer Larry Brown, and occasionally with a full band featuring Steve Frisbie on guitar and John Aselin on bass. ... more

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Track Name: Four Eyed Friend
FOUR-EYED FRIEND

she is psyched
got a slot on tonight's open mike
got a song bout a boy that she likes
gonna toss in her bed til it's light

and she's probably gonna call to confide
she's probably gonna call four eyes wide

and it's some kinda love that i send
she's a friend she's a girl she's a friend
gonna fight gonna beat bitter ends

and she's probably gonna call four eyes wide
she's probably gonna call four eyes wide

wanna run wanna go get away
canada mexico and the states
gotta hold gotta pause gotta wait

she's probably gonna call four eyes wide
she's probably gonna call four eyes wide
but ain't nobody ever gonna fall four eyes wide
hey who maybe didn't need to fall
Track Name: True Or Lonely
TRUE OR LONELY

they clean their cars
they try too hard
they smile too wide
but aren't polite
and they don't like
the bands you like
and they all hate you
that might be true and all but then
are you just lonely
are you just lonely right now

you can't pretend
you're making ends
your slats and ropes
barely float
and your clothes don't fit
you cry too quick
you lost your youth
that might be true and all but then
are you just lonely
are you just lonely right now
Track Name: Stunning At Something
STUNNING AT SOMETHING

you're kicking because you're supposed to
with so many floors you're falling through
and you can't say it's okay
that nothing here has gone to waste
but you should just say it anyway

i think it's better you try
you're stunning at something i
know you can find it
it's such a beautiful night
you're stunning at something i
know you can find it

i'm one of the friends who calls you back
i'm one of the ones who prays for you
and you might spy a scraped sky
hollow as a lullaby
it doesn't excuse you from this life

i think it's better you try
you're stunning at something i
know you can find it
it's such a beautiful night
you're stunning at something i
know you can find it
just let the idiots slide
you're stunning at something i
know you can find it
Track Name: I Wouldn't Make You Happy
I WOULDN'T MAKE YOU HAPPY

drunk on your four-figure couch
i never want to get out
just pick something from the rented stack
don't worry i'll take it back

looking so good it bums me out
you blister my hands and shut my mouth
send me to bed with skinny arms
sing me to sleep with car alarms

i was thinking maybe i could
but i know i wouldn't make you happy

seems like it's been long enough
let down your hair and i'll climb up
swing down that sweet chariot
cause it's cold where i wait for the bus

i was thinking maybe i could
but i know i wouldn't make you happy
Track Name: Spirit of 91
SPIRIT OF 91

the review was for
a band i'd never heard
but they listed everyone
that you and i preferred
so i picked it up
and got my gas tank full
we played it over and over out
back on your cheap portable

you rubbed your chucks together
underneath your robe
and thanked your lucky stars
that your folks weren't home
and green bottles clink and
sometimes you just know
it wouldn't go that far
we had too far to go

sense the sky right through the ceiling
and all those hours ripe for stealing
doing it one more time this time with feeling
doing it one more time this time with feeling