The Red Cross Concert 12​-​1​-​12

by Daybreaker

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Recorded at @tmosphere in Georiga, December 12th 2012

This concert was recorded and engineered by Ned Lane and the recordings were mixed by Ned and I. The event was planned and executed in a matter of weeks, raising money for the American Red Cross after Hurricane Sandy tore through parts of the East Coast. The show also featured the bands Critical Velocity and Redneck Blonde. The concert would not have been possible without the help of many friends, some but not all of whom include Tommy and Tracey McLaughlin, Ava and the staff at @tmosphere, and Jamie Dempsey, as well as all the vendors and especially all those who attended the concert.

While some basic EQ'ing and volume adjustments were made, absolutely no musical parts were added or re-recorded after the fact, nor was any part of this recording passed thru any "auto-tuning" processing...what you hear is what went down that night folks!

One song, a cover of The Rolling Stones' song "Gimme Shelter" was recorded that night, but cannot be released thru this website due to licensing issues. Not in a "they sued us" sense, just in a "the licensing costs HOW much!?!" kind of way. Too bad, because our Mike made a very convincing black lady on the middle eight.

Among the bonus tracks are a two-part edit of "Babydoll" prepared specially for internet radio, a "sampler" of the concert edited together as a soundtrack to a promo video, and some selections from a different concert from October of that year. This show was at Club Famous in Georgia and was the first show Frank played with the band. Although these recordings are VERY lo-fi (literally recorded on a phone courtesy of Zach's wife Amanda) they are included here for their significance to the band. EQ'ing and compression were done to clean up the sound, but make no mistake...it's still pretty rough. It also serves to show how hard the band worked and how much tighter we were sounding by just a couple of months later at the Red Cross show. Yes boys and girls, it DOES pay to rehearse!

An interesting footnote, the band Critical Velocity featured the drumming talents of none other than our friend and former member Alex Bayless, just a few months after his departure from Daybreaker. It was a very strange thing to be playing a show and seeing him in the audience and not behind me!

I loved this concert and had a blast mixing it and assembling this album, and we hope you'll enjoy it too!

-Jon Donnegan

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released February 7, 2015

FRANK BIRD - drums
JON DONNEGAN -guitar, harmonica, synthesizer, vocals
ZACH HUGHES - guitar, vocals
MIKE YOUNG - bass guitar, vocals

Ned Lane appears courtesy of Fast Lane Music

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Daybreaker Georgia

Formed in Georgia in 2009, Daybreaker instantly began working up original material and working on a debut EP. The EP eventually stretched to a full album "We Are Daybreaker", which was originally released in 2012. "The Red Cross Concert" is a live album released early in 2014 and was recorded at a Hurricane Sandy benefit the band organized in 2012 ... more

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Track Name: If I Had My Way
You been messin' around
With some guy you used to know
The love we used to have
Doesn't seem to show
Some other lovin' man
Got in your head
If I had my way baby you'd be dead

You used to love me
Only called my name
But since that new man baby
Shit ain't the same
My friends all tell me
Everything you said
If I had my way baby you'd be dead

You keep on lyin'
Straight to my eyes
I'm not some loser honey
I can see the signs
Now I've had my fill
And I'm seeing red
If I had my way baby you'd be dead
Track Name: Tell Me Sugar
Lemme tell ya baby what I wanna do
Buy a big Cadillac car for you
Take you baby on a mountain and
Tell all the world that I'm your man

Gonna run for miles babe if I've got tp
To make my bed right next to you
Gonna show ya baby all over town
Make love to you when the sun goes down

CHORUS:
Take me baby right by the hand
Tell me I'm your lovin' man
Tell me honey just how you feel
Tell me sugar that our love is real

I met ya baby on a rainy day
Knew you had to be mine some day
You got the lovin' that drives me mad
Got the lips that make a good boy turn bad

I'll fight the world if they mess with you
Love ya just how you want me to
Come on baby now I got to know
You gonna stick around till I grow old?

CHORUS
Track Name: Drunk Again
I'm a' sitting at the bar now, a coke and whisky in my hand
I'm a' holding up the bar now, a coke and whisky in my head
You know me and Jack and Jimi
We been singing in the band

Well I feel like a motherless child, when you kiss me I'm a man
Said I feel like a motherless child, when you kiss me I'm a man
Don't expect you to agree
I just wish you'd understand

There's seven wise men in the corner, and I'm just pissing away the time
There's seven wise men in the corner, and I'm just pissing away the time
I been in this shape for months now
Just trying to drink you off my mind

I feel that New York wind a' blowin, you know it chills me to my soul
Feel that New York wind a' blowin, lord it chills me to my soul
Try so hard to hide my shame
Drink till I forget my name

How could you do this to me honey, when you're supposed to be my friend
How could you do this to me honey, you always said you were my friend
Well it cuts me deep down honey
So I'll just sit here drunk again
Track Name: Heartbroken Fool (The Ring)
Morning sunlight shone on her face
There's no pretending we didn't go our separate ways
The future seemed to bright to see
Now it's gone instead of you there's just me
I know I can be stupid, and no, I'm not blind
You always told me my words could be so unkind
And now I'm lost you see, but the reality
Is the ring that you left by my bedside this morning
It told me I'm out of luck
All the ways I could've shown that you mean everything
Instead of you I'm left with this ring

It's 2:30, I'm lying in bed
Just reliving all the hurtful things I said
Can't get this past far enough away
Don't think I can go on another day
I imagine how you feel, running far away
There's no hope in believing you'll come back today
I never though that I could ever let you go
But the ring that you left by my bedside this morning
It tells me, I'm all out of luck
All the ways I could've shown, that you mean everything
Instead of you I'm left with this ring
Instead of you I'm left with this ring
Track Name: Daybreaker
Withered by the wind she rushes hastened by the break of day
Don't you see the silver duchess lost in her magnetic sway
Charging the witches she can turn around the darkest night
Instantly dissolving into microscopic shards of light
She might be frustrated but I think she looks elated

CHORUS
And I get this feeling deep within my eyes
I feel the psychedelic wisdom of a thousand burning suns

Monumental mongooses are rescuing a girl from fear
You can see them laugh as they explode into the atmosphere
Galaxies astound us as the planets swim around us

CHORUS
(instrumental)
CHORUS

Snakes that snuck and slithered
But a heroin is
Withered by the wind she rushes hastened by the break of day
Don't you see the silver duchess lost in her magnetic sway

CHORUS
Track Name: Three Eyed Girl
Nothing in creation like my three eyed girl

Well I traveled all of the USA
Been from Boston down to San Francisco bay
But I never seen a girl like this, I ain't telling lies
Well she's got red hair, stand 5 foot 2
I really like her giggle and her Brunswick stew
But get this ya'll, the girl has got three eyes
Well you heard me right, two eyes of blue
And a third one in the middle just lookin' at you
She was born that way and it's all she's ever known
Well it really don't matter 'bout that extra eye
When she spends time with me I'm a lucky guy
And she sends my heart right on out to the Twilight Zone

CHORUS
Well I'm so happy bout my three eyed girl with her shake and a' wiggle and a head full of curls
You can keep your fashion models my heads in a whirl
Ain't nothing in creation like my three eyed girl

Well she keeps an eye on me and another one on you
And she uses the third one to scan the menu
There's nothing in the room that she won't be able to see
If you mess with her then you better be afraid
I wonder where she ever buys a pair of sunshades
She's lean and mean and she only belongs to me
Well she's so pretty, knocks me out of my senses
She wears not two but three contact lenses
I've never seen a girl that could ever look so right
We kiss when she's driving two eyes are closed
But she uses the third one to watch the road
With her hands on the wheel, we roar off into the night
(CHORUS)

Three eyed girl, three eyed girl
Giving up a portrait for a three eyed girl
Eyes of three, lucky me
I'd chase her all over the world
(CHORUS)
Track Name: Rock'n'Roll Show
You walked in the party on a spider's legs
It's three p.m. before you crawl out of bed
Same old blues and reds got you down in the dregs
Can't seem to win you're on the street again
You're going down the alley like a pack of dogs
Eyeing all the floozies while you choke on the smog
Amphetamine friends let you down again
Gotta do it right it's Saturday night
Let's go! Let's go!
Let's go let's go let's go to the rock'n'roll show

Music is my religion, rock'n'roll is my salvation
Music is my religion, rock'n'roll

Gotta go down and unload my head
Shake all the windows break all the beds
The kids bang on the doors and the singer has a snort
The heavenly sound tears a hole in the ground
Let's go! Let's go!
Lets go, let's go let's go to the rock'n'roll show
Track Name: Babydoll
Babydoll sleeps in the morning
Babydoll's out all night
Babydoll keeps my world turning
Babydoll keeps me right
Loving from my babydoll
And if she goes away, I'm gonna stand in the pouring rain

Babydoll's eyes are the stars
Babydoll's love is the sky
Babydoll makes the colors brighter
Babydoll destroys my mind
Kisses from my babydoll
And if she said goodbye, you'd see a grown man start to cry

Babydoll rains down on me
Babydoll brightens the night
Babydoll keeps the fire burning
Babydoll keeps my love alive
Kisses from my babydoll
And if she said goodbye you'd see a grown man start to cry

Babydoll paints on the ceiling
Babydoll sweetens the day
Babydoll speaks and everybody listens
Babydoll knows that I'm here to stay
Loving from my babydoll
And if she said goodbye you'd see a grown man start to cry