Hymnals and Hangovers

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Indie rock with a good dose of male/female harmonies, piano riffs, big guitars and themes of the good times and the bad...just add Bourbon!

Bourbon Therapy's new album, Hymnals and Hangovers, released on 9/9/16, is an expansive progression from their debut, self-titled album. Highlighting the beautiful vocals of Rebecca Skiles and featuring multi-part harmonies, upbeat instrumentation, and catchy choruses, the album crosses several genres (Americana, 90's Rock, Folk Rock and more) to deliver an emotional, catchy ride from start to finish.

℗© Bourbon Therapy 2016
Dr. Sam G Records

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released September 9, 2016

All songs written by Aaron Skiles except Through Rain (Aaron Skiles, Rebecca Skiles, Rob Fulop) and Untethered (Rebecca Skiles)
Produced by Aaron Skiles with Colin Christian
Recorded/Mixed by Colin Christian, The Sound Saloon
Gospel Singers recorded by Robbie Kimzey, Rosecrest Studios
Mastered by Justin Weis, Trakworx
Artwork by Amy Lange

Musicians:
Aaron Skiles – vocals, bass, piano, harmonica, keys, percussion
Rebecca Skiles - vocals
Josh Manion – drums, vocals, percussion, melodica, keys
Rob Fulop – piano, organ
Robbie Kimzey – guitars
Colin Christian – percussion, vocals
Rose Armin-Hoiland – vocals
Maria Long – vocals
Nicolia Bagby – vocals
Heather Gallagher – violin, vocals
Rebecca Roudman – cello, vocals
Tucker Jackson – pedal steel guitar

Lyrical assistance on Nomad by Ben Skiles and Rachel Cole Rosenfield
Intro progression on My Next Ex-Habit written by Leah Skiles

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Bourbon Therapy California

Bourbon Therapy is a SF-based indie rock band that blends elements of Americana and pop to create tunes that'll get your feet tapping.

Their new album, Hymnals and Hangovers, will be released 9/9/16.

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Track Name: Nomad
NOMAD
If I hesitate I’ll be lost today
I’ve got to get up and move right away
Remember good times well they’re back again
And with an open heart I let them in

I tell you once and I think it twice
To plant some roots sure would be nice

Well nothing’s lost if there’s nothing spent
And I can’t wait here ‘till the bitter end
Remember neighborhoods of yesteryear
I’ll walk those streets now ‘cuz my head is clear

And I don’t care
I just don’t care anymore
I don’t care
I don’t care dot com
Track Name: Get By
GET BY
I wrote you a letter
To tell you how I feel about you
Decided not to send it
‘Cuz if I did we’d be through

It talked about the good times
And about the bad times too
Puttin’ it down on paper
Made me feel for you
So I held on to that note
So I could get by

That feeling when we first met
Had me flying oh so high
But fightin’ and complainin’
Makes me wish I could die
Shoulda held on to that note
So I could get by

I never wanted this
I swore I would try
But I can’t imagine that
I won’t get by
Wished I’d held on to that note
So I could get by

As I sit down to read this
It’s with tears in my eyes
Those feelings we once held
Aren’t enough to get by
Track Name: Through Rain
THROUGH RAIN
It started to rain, it soaked the ground
But still our well is dry
And just like it came, it left us again
Wondering how we’ll get through this

I think I smell rain I take a deep breath
It cleanses our souls but we can’t forget
The pain that still lingers will only resolve through rain

We gave it our best, but it wasn’t enough
We cursed at the parched earth below us
The hope is that next year, is better than past
But hope isn’t strong enough, to last

As we wait here, the land will die
We’ve got nothing to get us by
Feeling abandoned, nothing we can do
Gotta pray that we can get through
Track Name: Dark & Happy
DARK & HAPPY
Whispered into your ear, that I’m not here
And as you rolled over twice, it became clear
I can’t stay, is what I said
It’s much too bright, hurts my head

I’m dark and I’m happy, right now

Whispered into your ear, I won’t be back
And as the morning rays rose, became a fact
I had to move on, it’s what I did
As you awoke, my ghost instead
Track Name: Say Hello Say Goodbye
SAY HELLO SAY GOODBYE
The plane touched down and the messages rolled in
The news was sad but I expected it
You prep yourself but can you really be prepared?
But I still care, I still care

Say hello to a future without you
Say hello, say goodbye

The memories rise even as the pain sets in
I know it’s better but I don’t care
Thankful for the things you shared when you were here
I know you cared, know you cared
Track Name: Untethered
UNTETHERED
Moving through the day my mind is somewhere else
The missing puzzle piece is tearing up my heart
Having everything is no longer enough
I’m untethered

The good around me fills me up and makes me whole
A stream of doubt consumes me
I’m a stranger to myself these days
I’m untethered

Gave me freedom to pave my own way
The options overwhelm me
My heart’s complete but I need so much more
I’m untethered
Track Name: Rekindle
REKINDLE
Step out again
I will not win
And so I go
Where I should not
I know this place
I know your face
And I won’t win
But I’ll play again

It’s time to light the candles now
And place them all upon the ground
So I can view myself in the glowing of my pain
It’s time to flip this pain around
Wear it on me like a crown
So I can close the doors
And let you walk away

I breathe it in
It’s beneath my skin
It’s hard to stop
‘Cuz I want more
It’s like a trance
This lonely stance
And I can’t help
Myself again
Track Name: My Next Ex-Habit
MY NEXT EX-HABIT
I got some bad habits
About two or three
Still have some demons
Chasing me
I’ve been around the block and
I’ve seen some things
And this might be the next
To my habits I bring

My wallet’s full of bills
But my pockets have holes
And where I blew that cash
Oh the good lord knows
Head’s full of dreams
With stars in my eyes
But I can’t get away from
My own self pride

When I think about my ways
I get slightly ashamed
Made some errors in my past
But I’m hoping these ways won’t last

You might be my next ex-habit
I stumble fall and then I grab it
You might be my next ex-habit
Not my first and not my last bit
Track Name: What I've Left to Give
WHAT I’VE LEFT TO GIVE
Shades are drawn, facing the same lines
Don’t want to quit this time
But I don’t think I can stay
So I’ll walk away

Thinking I’m free
No, ‘cuz I can’t see
A way to stay clean today

What’ve I left to give?
Track Name: Sick of Optimism
SICK OF OPTIMISM
Holding on to hope
Thinking it’s all right
I will hear from you
Held out this long
What’s another year
A decade or two

I will wait for you
Never wondered if it’s true
I still think that I believe
But I don’t think

I’m sick of optimism
Just don’t want to feel
Let down by life so marred
While you rot behind bars

Used to count the days
Think about the plans
But I let them all go
Might turn out fine
But I won’t wait here
So I might not know
Track Name: Fine
FINE
Take some time and see
That I am not the same
As I used to be
It’s probably what we need
It’s hard to escape
We’re not headed the right way

Wait a minute
I’m still standing in it
Take some time
And maybe you’re right, we’ll both be fine

It’s plain, it’s plain to see
That things are not the same
As they used to be
But I won’t sweat this time
‘Cuz you are standing here
And together we’ll be fine

This wasn’t always fun
But you stood by me
When you should have run
Now I see a clearer day
But even in darkness
I think we’re okay
Track Name: 5 Year Song
5 YEAR SONG
It started with a thought
How can I go on?
Then it turned to pain
As the thought grew strong

Because time has past
My hope for us won’t last
And though I carry on
Not sure just how long

5 Years is all
Down the drain today
And this pain I hold inside
5 Years won’t take away

The ticking of the clock
Is ringing in my ears
And the distance between us
Is adding to my fears

Because we’re apart
I feel it in my heart
Just can’t find a way
To deal with the pain