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Every Heartache

by Britchy

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EVERY HEARTACHE words and music by Britt Arnesen Darling, once again our love Is feeling like it's doomed I know just what you're thinking of And what you plan to do Well I've been up and down this road before with you Always leaving me the fool Good times only last for so long As soon as I get used to it my happiness is gone Only loves I've ever known are the ones I've lost For every heartache, I've got a sad sad song I still have the very first flower that you gave to me The note you left that said "I'm sorry" From back when we had sympathy The vase is chipped the rose is shriveled There's nothing left to see Just me and my crumbling memories Turn out the light and make a wish I lay me down to sleep And dream of waking up to better days You know I'd give my soul to keep It's a cold and lonely house and you still have the key I don't go nowhere and no one visits me
Empty Eyes 04:22
EMPTY EYES words and music by Richie Reinholdt Do you see the heart impaled on my arm? I only wear it for a few Leaving a stain like a badge on regret It’s not like this wound is brand new Turn around slam the door just walk away I don’t wanna see you hanging ‘round Get out of my head leave me alone Your empty eyes cannot hide the empty heart inside Thirsty for a smile when I saw a mirage Shining through the smoky light But when I tried to drink my cup was filled with dust And your reflection vanished in the night Safe behind the walls of my emotional redoubt I don’t want to feel any more But you stormed my battlements with your Pepsodent smile Shattering my armor to the floor With starvation thoughts I was hungry for a dream To take me to the edge of decay When I foundered at the taste of destruction in your smile I knew I’d found my way
Blanket 04:20
BLANKET words and music by Britt K. Arnesen Tear off a number and wait in a chair In a room of strangers, my worries are not theirs Can't shake off this feeling that life isn't fair Careening down a broken rail With my entire life wrapped here in a blanket Soft and small, close and warm My entire life is wrapped here in a blanket That is all, that is all Thursday's a nightmare, I woke up in a fright In a cold room no refuge from the fluorescent lights I'm running I'm crawling there's no place to hide From the monster's hungry eyes Tuesday alone again I don't wait for a call I'm done mumbling, I'm done walking 'round wondering where you are Worrying for what I cannot change won't get me very far No monster gonna break my heart I packed all my bags but I won't catch a flight I won't swing on a hammock at the house I cannot buy I'm a frequent believer in wrong black and white There's lucky ones and hard hard times
Voices 05:09
VOICES words and music by Richie Reinholdt Couldn’t sleep lightning flashing Thought I heard something out in the dark The drenching sound of the pouring rain or a memory that remains I heard voices in the rain As thunder barters with the gloom A deluge for its game The ghostly legend hides within A song of tragedy As the cobbled street runs soaking cold The storm claims the night An eerie voice like a banshee cry Calls out a name With voices in the rain Clear as can be now who could it be now The haunted village sleeps on through Familiar with the sound Of the fabled spectral soldier Calling for his love The battle raged duty called He promised he’d return He held her close and kissed her lips Then marched toward destiny And voices in the rain Clear as can be now who could it be now He calls to her on nights like this From behind the hidden moon She’s waited for him all these years Sustained by her tears and voices in the rain
La Palouse 04:09
LA PALOUSE words and music by Britt Arnesen Les prairies palousiennes Cultiver du blé Terre comme un damier Verte ou en jachère Croissance et sénescence On a ou on n'a pas de chance Les collines s'étendent À l'infini Aller à La Palouse, aller Entendre l'appel du vent La Palouse est morne quand tu n'es pas là Aller, aller la bàs Tu as planté beaucoup des graines Des fleurs sauvages que j'aime When I was dark and missing you Elles me consolaient Au loin, une grange Par ici, ta mémoire Parfois un avion J'attends la moisson Viens avec tes ennuis Viens avec tes grands soucis Viens et laisser les ici Oublie la maladie Croissance et sénescence Ce n'est pas les fleurs qui me manquent La tristesse d'être sans toi J'attends la moisson Britt's translation: The Palouse prairies Grow wheat Landscape like a checkerboard Green or fallow Growth and senescence You're lucky or not The hills go on To infinity Go to the Palouse, go Hear the call of the wind The Palouse mourns when you're not there Go, go there You have planted many seeds Of the wildflowers that I love When I was dark and missing you They consoled me In the distance, a barn Over here, your memory Sometimes, a plane I await the harvest chorus Come with your troubles Come with your biggest worries Come and leave them here Forget the sickness Growth and senescence It's not the flowers that I miss The sadness of being without you I await the harvest
Walk On 02:43
WALK ON words and music by Richie Reinholdt There’s a stain on the wind there’s a tear on the vine There’s a definite intent leaving vacant lives behind Sweeping all the days to come away Vengeance always needs to repay So many cries remain never heard by the crowd From those swept away and never allowed To grow old living on through their dreams Using all the days that they need Turn your collar to the wind Talk to the Paw Turn on your light once and for all And we who remain untrampled by the wind Continue on our path ‘til we fall asleep again And walk on through our days awake ’Til the final act is played
My late baby always keep me waiting My late baby always keep me waiting Anticipating you is killing me My cold baby went to no from maybe My cold baby went to no from maybe I've got to beg for every kiss that I don't steal My green baby don't want to share his lady My green baby don't want to share his lady Oh don't you let him see you around with me My red baby I done made him angry My red baby I done made him angry There's nothing I can say that he'll believe My blue baby had a rotten day My blue baby had a rotten day Oh blue baby don't you take it out on me
This Time 03:22
THIS TIME words and music by Richie Reinholdt Which lie this time Gonna break this heart of mine One more time down the same old road Built on all the ones you’ve told Whisper to me tales of never ending love Happy ever after in dreams Walking hand in hand in the full moon light Bathed in romantic beams High above the clouds is a king on a throne His royal highness of love But he’s just an emperor of a house of cards That tumbles down with just one shove Picture of a Cinderella Princess at the ball Surveying her domain Dance the night away until the pumpkins call The shutter’s set at the speed of pain
Never Enough 03:08
NEVER ENOUGH words and music by Britt Arnesen I got a rocket ship with an on off switch I go flying Give an astronaut a forget-me-not and be kind to him Chart a course to a distant star And leave them wondering if that's where we are It's never enough I'm counting light years between us Never enough Lost in space my love Got a paper route and twenty dollars that I've been saving Get on my bicycle I don't know quite where it'll take me Couldn't make it up the canyon walls Had no warning the water's gonna fall Back to Earth again 7:30am daylight Up at the Teton Dam at the moment when it all changes Thirteen thousand cows down in the fields And you come running back to me
Time Machine 03:53
TIME MACHINE words and music by Richie Reinholdt Let's go back in time to when you were mine That happy life of yesterday When I was #1 before all was said and done Please come back to me and stay I know that I broke every single rule Acted like a selfish crazy fool Now I’m sad and lonely longing for you only I just can’t make it without you I ran around and left you all alone I took for granted our happy home Now I'd trade every minute to have you back in it That was the happiest life I’ve known You told me that you had had enough I gambled on a heart I thought was so tough Now the hand I'm holding are just cards I'm folding Cause there’s no one left to bluff Wish that I could find a time machine And return once again to that place so serene Back when I was still the light in your eye What a beautiful dream
Groupie 03:25
GROUPIE words and music by Britt K. Arnesen It is what it is. Things are just what they seem I fell asleep in your arms and woke up in a dream Fly across the mountains just to hear you sing You're a sunrise, I'm a bird on the wing Take me with you Imaginary holiday, my mind paints a scene A kiss down by the boathouse where the water meets the trees Promise that you'll never love anyone but me I hear anything I want to believe It is what it is. Things are just what they seem You'd marry me for the money but I've got none up my sleeve Plant another dollar and hope one grows into a tree I'm a poor boy now. I might not always be It is what it is. Things are just what they seem Any hurtful words I throw come back twice as mean I never meant to bother you. I still want you to be free My kingdom for the time you still loved me
Growler Song 03:35
GROWLER SONG words and music by Richie Reinholdt I filled my growler with pork and beans At the P-Burg Brewery show Drank it up with a meatfish pancake Down the road I go I sat right down on a wrought iron chair For a picnic lunch or two With tuna salad and whisker sauce And a glass of Czech 1 2 Time horse nettles and munchkin peels Spinning around the sink Giant kettles of stainless steel Brewing up the drink The resident mascot dog named Bruce Barks if he likes the song And Olive kitty flicks her tail If you play it wrong With Otter Water and foamy Gonk Favorites of the day While motion and sequence play their game of Rolling in the hay I placed my stool so high above Looking down from the mezzanine The clientele all speaking in tongues And slathering on their jeans With roller coaster magnum force And the strumming of guitars Intertwining imagery With the sound of colliding cars


CD Release party! April 19th at the Ten Spoon Winery in Missoula, Montana. 4175 Rattlesnake Drive. Porter Creek opens at 6pm and we'll play at the album at 7pm! Details are on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BritchyDuo


released April 19, 2014

songwriting and vocals: Britt Arnesen and Richie Reinholdt


Richie Reinholdt - electric and acoustic guitars, upright and electric bass, banjo, mandolin (3, 8, 9)

Britt Arnesen - acoustic guitar, piano (4, 9), mandolin (5, 12)

Tom Wolverton - pedal steel (3, 4, 10) and dobro (11)

Larry Chung - fiddle (1, 8), pedal steel (1), and baritone guitar (1)

Ellie Nuño - fiddle (5)

Chad Fadely - mandolin (2)

Andy Dunnigan - dobro (2)

Trevor Rogers - vocals (4)

Bryan Daste - pedal steel guitar (6)


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Britchy Missoula, montana

Missoula's original acoustic americana duo features the fine pickin' and timeless songwriting of Richie Reinholdt and Britt Arnesen.

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