Hotel Fogher

by Andrew Boylan

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about

to whom it may concern,

This is Hotel Fogher, the extended stay.

Hotel Fogher is a catharsis album. It investigates the letting go of useless burdens, but acknowledges the problems that arise when doing so.

Hotel Fogher is meant to be architecture. Each song is meant to create a certain space. Track 1 should be considered the lobby. Tracks 2 - 5 should be considered the 2nd through 5th floors. Track 6 should be considered the rooftop of the building. Tracks 7 - 9 should be considered songs.

Each song has a corresponding piece of artwork that is meant to flesh out the lyrics.

Tracks 6-9 are available via download only. Bonus!

Recorded on a TASCAM DP-004 4-track digital recorder.

Thank you for your time and thoughts. I hope you find what you're looking for.

sincerely

a ○ ◎ ◉ ●

credits

released November 12, 2014

Thank you to

Rita-Joesy Haddoub for lending me a bass.
Darla Arellano for modeling.
Tai Walker and Zach Emerson for helping transport an mannequin.
the lovely Kaila Parrish for the use of her cables and adaptors.
Juan Matos for lending me an acoustic guitar.
Tara Caltenback for taking photos.
Marina Claunch for doing the dishes.
Mom for everything.
Donald Stocker for everything.

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Track Name: Fire Code Violation
I'm sorry that your third floor apartment in the city burnt down again
but smoking cigarette butts in the corner of an attic is not the best plan
The splintered headboard of your bed, never the same
I really hope your dog escaped the flame.

Your crisis,
has taken its toll
No facade,
exposed to the snow.

I'm sorry but I lost what you're coming for
Check your P.O. box at the local post office if you want more,
'cause word on the street is you have got more than you can push around,
so breaking and entering will not help your depravation now.

Your crisis,
has taken its toll
No facade,
exposed to the snow.

I'm sorry the career choice you made isn't what you want
Put your money where your mouth is and quit the front
Yeah, your cash deposit has been received with no interest,
and so you scream about your face into the abyss.

Your crisis,
has taken its toll
No facade,
exposed to the snow.
Track Name: Emergency Exit
Everybody knows nostalgia comes in waves
Drowning in the fountain of youth, better dodge that spray
Breaking down the barriers but opening the flume
Quickly open up the case but close it just as soon

Take a bite right out of my eye,
Take a bite right out of the apple of my eye

Grease upon my bedpost
Dust on my convictions
I'm only on the run from
Existentialism

Still talking about the same
Epiphanies from last year
So if I'm not around
I'm sorry it's not 'cause of you dear

Leftovers for breakfast
Talking to my (exes, axis, excess)
Fighting with my best friend
While getting off the exit

Saving all my money
Just to buy a gravestone
Momma better watch out
If she turns the lights on (no)

Take a bite right out of my eye
Take a bite right out of the apple of my eye
Track Name: Leroy (Bellhop)
Leroy, no matter how hard you smile
You know, that shit can take a while
If it's any consolation, I'm always on the move
Better figure out yourself first, before you try those shoes

You know why
It happens that way
But you're too scared
To see it that way

Knee-jerk, it's your choice and mine to watch
But the future, may bear you sour fruit
If it's any consolation, I'm walking through the grove
Saying you'll come up with nothing, trying to buy the soul you've sold

You know why
It happens that way
But you're too scared
To see it that way

Leroy
Track Name: Check Out At Noon
Said when you left me, it wasn't fatal
it was a fabric, to rest my head upon
Said where you left me at, it wasn't dangerous
it was a prostitute, to rest my head upon

And all along I was a pesticide for you to burn
While you smile into the reservoir of where we came from

I've had enough of chasing my dreams
Give me a crutch and let me go free
I've done my share of swimming upstream
Give me a crutch and let me go free

I think she knows I'm guilty, of the same thing
It's an irrational habit but sometimes I swear that it's true
It's unhealthy, to wax schizophrenic
When mirrors remind you of people that you used to know

And all along I was a pesticide for you to burn
While you smile into the reservoir of where we came from

I've had enough of chasing my dreams
Give me a crutch and let me go free
I've done my share of swimming upstream
Give me a crutch and let me go free
Track Name: No Rooftop Access
You said you'd meet me on the balcony
But you only came to the windowsill
We spent the night looking at each other through a fine line
of cobwebs

You said you'd start talking in semiphore
But I didn't see your arms move
You were waiting for distress calls coming from the eye
of the storm

Tell me something I don't know
Hotel Fogher was no joke
Warping the neurons and impulses
Coming to terms with trust issues

Brought my brain down to the lobby
The hotel staff had their hands full
You were sitting in the back room
Trying to pry my hands apart, and stick them in your heart

Coming down the stairs from the mezzanine
I told you I knew what to say
Either you couldn't believe me or your nature deceives you
when it comes to understanding our history

Tell me something I don't know
Hotel Fogher was no joke
Warping the neurons and impulses
Coming to terms with trust issues