So, went down to the Maplemusic today to pick up my copy of "Three More", Joel Plaskett's outtakes from "Three". Three was originally supposed to contain 30 songs, and this is where the three more fits in.
This three song EP is also available digitally here at Zunior for $2.22 CDN or iTunes for $0.99 a song.
"Three was initially going to be a 30 song record but I cut three songs. They ended up here. I still like ‘em. “Compete With Loneliness” has been kicking around for years waiting for a Roland drum machine to take it away. “Spinning for You” was started after drunken night in Glasgow and finished in Australia, January 2008. “Stay, Stay, Stay” is pretty damn somber. Loneliness is warm gun." - Joel Plaskett
Coming in at just over 2 minutes, here's the first song off the EP for you to fall in love with.
The days are high and the nights are low,
I listen to the radio, and I might hear someone I know.
Your hair is blond, your eyes are blue,
this much I know, these things are true.
You've been gone so long I don't know what to do with myself.
When you call, starring at a crumbling wall, feeling like a wrecking ball.
Where have you been, don't make me guess,
you know my dear I must confess, you can't compete with loneliness.
The weeks are months, the months are years
the days are rolling down like tears,
this loneliness your only fear.
Did you lose your way did, you lose your mind,
did you lose the nerve to press rewind?
Spinning forward all the time.
Is that you down the hall staring through the bedroom wall,
swinging like a wrecking ball.
Where have you been don't make me guess,
you know my dear you can't compete with loneliness.
You can't compete with loneliness.
By the by, Plaskett also released an international slimmed down related album "Three to One" (the reviewer weirdly mentions that "Safe in Your Arms" is similar in sound to the Eels "downbeat velvet" sound) which is basically taking 13 songs from the "Three" triple record and putting them on one cd for easier international digestion.
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