Birth (2016)

by The Happy Problem

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1.
Quit the War 04:11
Quit the War - lyrics Hey hey why don't you stay What's your trouble Come and take a break Raise the flag, you can't win the war today Hey hey, round is over Take the gloves off Put the punch away Lay me down, let me make it all okay And I don't know what we're fighting for Years ago I quit the war I can't take no more tragedy Was a time I quit the war Was a time I quit the war Deep freeze, ancient history Block the trenches From my memory Everything here is happier to me Tell me price and purpose Is it worth it Is it what you want Or is it true that you've had it all along And I don't know what we're fighting for Years ago I quit the war I can't take no more tragedy Was a time I quit the war Was a time I quit the war Hold me tight, keep it safe, leave it outside, please stay Hold me tight, keep it safe, leave it outside, please stay Hold me tight, keep it safe, leave it outside, please stay Hold me tight, keep it safe, leave it outside, please stay And I don't know what we're fighting for Years ago I quit the war I can't take no more tragedy Was a time I quit the war Was a time I quit the war Was a time I quit the war Was a time I quit the war
2.
All I Want 03:17
ALL I WANT - lyrics You are how I breathe You are all I see You give me an ache You you you are my soul mate All I want is All I want is All I want is All I want is you All I need is All I see is All I breathe is All I want is you You have got me caught You my every thought You keep me awake You you you all night and day All I want is All I want is All I want is All I want is you All I need is All I see is All I breathe is All I want is you The rest is a blur Cut off from the world I'm a very lucky girl All I want is All I want is All I want is All I want is you All I need is All I see is All I breathe is All I want is you
3.
Relapse 03:17
Relapse - lyrics Roll up the plans Call off all the lonely heart bands Go home, I'm done No more help from anyone Let me relapse I don't need anything if they ask Carve me in stone 'Cause I'm done Turn out the lights I've heard all the wise men's advice Just let me go Stop talking like I don't know Let me relapse I don't need anything if they ask Carve me in stone 'Cause I'm done And it would be so calm Without all these voices turned on And it would be so sweet Without the noise that follows me I will relapse And I don't need anything if they ask Carve this in stone I'm done
4.
FREAK IN LOVE - Lyrics I go a little bit crazy when you walk in the room All knotted-up inside, start talking double time I'm like a Tom & Jerry tripping over my shoes Tongue hanging out to dry because you blow my mind And I'm a freak in love, a freak in love with you And I cannot keep track, keep track of my cool And every time we play, I play the fool Cause I-I-I-I'm in love with you It's just a little bit scary how you get right through You give my game away, fumble my poker face I couldn't play it steady if I wanted to But I don't, I'm ok, I've never felt this way And I'm a freak in love, a freak in love with you And I cannot keep track, keep track of my cool And every time we play, I play the fool Cause I-I-I-I'm in love with you In this whole wide world of fools Always searching for the perfect two It's a miracle if this is true Cause I-I-I-I'm in love with you Cause I'm a freak in love, a freak in love with you And I cannot keep track, keep track of my cool And every time we play, I play the fool Cause I-I-I-I'm in love with you
5.
Fathers Day 03:50
Fathers Day - lyrics Daddy left today for the other side Turned away, he was out of sight And I can see his face I can feel him smile But the moon don't rise quite so high And the stars don't shine so starry bright When we cross that line to the time of life Where part of our hearts has died Daddy called today from the other side I could hear his voice coming through the line But it fades as day turns into night And the moon don't rise quite so high And the stars don't shine so starry bright When we cross that line to the time of life Where part of our hearts has died Baby don't you cry cause your Daddy died You'll be with him right on the other side You'll see his face and you'll feel him smile And the moon will rise again so high And the stars will shine so starry bright When you cross that line at the end of life Where you heart's once more alive
6.
David 00:13
7.
Disco Love Song - lyrics Growing up Is losing little pieces Chipped away Like fragile figurines Losing love To frightful aneurysms Open holes in the earth beneath my feet And love goes na-na-na, etc. Minute one The heart is yet unbroken Taking names And dreaming every plan Oozing love Industrial optimism Innocent of the devastation planned And love goes na-na-na, etc. Heart attack From the loss of lovers gone (Starting over) Take me back To the bliss of minute one (Starting over) Start me over Start me over Na-na-na, etc. We fight, we bruise, we try, we lose to love Na-na-na We kiss, we're torn, we miss the warm of love Na-na-na
8.
Baby 03:00
Baby - lyrics Everyone will run to see When you come When you come Nothing else will taste as sweet As your tongue As your tongue So light my way through the mire of the direst day And make a place where the fears and fires fade Oh baby, oh baby, lend me your soft cheek Oh baby, oh baby, bring the world home to me Darkness won't be so dark In your eyes In your eyes Life and death will miss their mark When you cry When you cry So light my way through the mire of the direst day And make a place where the fears and fires fade Oh baby, oh baby, lend me your soft cheek Oh baby, oh baby, bring the world home to me So please please please be the builder of the brave in me I'm ready to be stronger than I thought I'd be I'm ready So light my way through the mire of the direst day And make a place where the fears and fires fade Oh baby, oh baby, lend me your soft cheek Oh baby, oh baby, bring the world home to me
9.
Way to Joy 03:33
Way to Joy - lyrics So you weigh your pros and cons Add up everything you're on And all that has gone wrong List is long Take the way to joy Take the way to joy Take the way to joy Take the way to joy Take the way to joy Take the way to joy Oh-oh-oh Oh get up and let it go Open up your tired eyes Stop measuring your life It'll be the perfect size When you rise Take the way to joy Take the way to joy Take the way to joy Take the way to joy Take the way to joy Take the way to joy Oh-oh-oh Oh get up and let it go You were supposed to be Madonna by now, well so what, so you're not And after all the blood's been shed you're still not on the map And like an F train on a Sunday life ain't getting you anywhere But if you spin it on its head you're there Take the way to joy Take the way to joy Take the way Take the way to joy Take the way Take the way to joy Take the way Take the way to joy Take the way Oh-oh-oh Oh get up and let it go
10.
Hey Celebrity - lyrics I took some pretty pictures to my dying friend To temporarily trick her so she might forget Distract her with the sparkles dripping down each hem Far from her own carpet running blood cell red Hey Celebrity You exist for me Take away the pain From tumors breaking down her brain It's easier to watch them playing on the beach In countries so exotic we could never reach Than sit still on a table, shooting up each arm The chemicals they make a suit to be safe from Hey Celebrity You exist for me Take away the pain From tumors breaking down her brain When she was just a little girl She wanted nothing in the world But to be a movie star Please let her wake up where you are There isn't any magazine That can make her body clean But those supermodel smiles Take it away just for awhile Hey Celebrity You exist for me Take away the pain From tumors breaking down her brain
11.
Stupid Crying Song Now you're gone And since then everything is wrong It's just a stupid crying song, stupid song All night long, since you're gone In your eyes Life was a wonderful surprise Now it's a stupid lonely life, stupid life Now that I lost your eyes And sometimes my mind goes back in time To see you smiling in the sunshine But now you're gone And nothing's innocent or young It's just a stupid crying song, this trip we're on It's no fun, since you're gone Ah ah ah And sometimes at night I see you smile By my side as though you survived But now you're gone And nothing's innocent or young It's just a stupid crying song, stupid song All night long, since you're gone Growing old is not like anything we're told It's just a stupid shit show, stupid show People go and we grow old
12.
Lola 04:17

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On The Happy Problem's latest album, Birth, recorded in Los Angeles by Eve 6 guitarist/engineer Jon Siebels, Shaber brings her eclectic musical experiences to bear; from the reggae-tinged first single "Quit the War," to the upbeat, 80s-inspired "All I Want," to funk-rock anthem "The Disco Song of Love," and a Beatles-esque classical arrangement for oboe and cello on the confessional ballad "Relapse."

Shaber shot 3 videos in 2 days in 1 location for the new album, each to be released as a single over the next few months. The Happy Problem are also adding live shows to the calendar, excited to be a part of LA's newly-reborn indie club scene.

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released February 23, 2016

(c) 2016 Sam Shaber & The Happy Problem, Brown Chair Records. All songs written by Samantha Caplane Shaber, except "Lola" written by Raymond Douglas Davies. Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 recorded at Ultrasound Studios, Los Angeles, CA: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Glockenspiel - Sam Shaber; Bass - Jon Siebels; Drums - Nick Adams; Cello - Pierre Derycz; Oboe - Phil the Man Popham. Tracks 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 recorded at Degraw Studios, Brooklyn, NY: Vocals, Guitars - Sam Shaber; Lead Guitar - Ian Wolff; Bass - Ben Rice; Drums - Nick Adams. Track 12 recorded at Unison Music, Valley Village, CA: Vocals & Guitar - Sam Shaber; Lead Guitar, Vocals - James Kloeppel; Bass, Vocals - Diederich Castro; Drums, Vocals - John Cody Watson. Additional recording for tracks 1, 3, 5 at 4th Quarter Studios, East Orange, NJ. Mixed by Fred Archambault. Mastered by Howie Weinberg. Album design by Swin Huang. All Rights Reserved.

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Sam Shaber Los Angeles, California

Sam Shaber hosts the IVFU podcast , available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and all podcast apps. www.ivfupodcast.com

Her solo show Sam Shaber: Life, Death & Duran Duran played to sold-out crowds in NYC, Edinburgh and Hollywood.

As a musician, Sam’s toured over 200,000 miles and released 12 albums, solo and with The Happy Problem, The Bashful, and The Good People of Planet Earth.
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