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Patrick Brayer | The Collection, Vol. 1: 2007-2014

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The Collection, Vol. 1: 2007-2014

by Patrick Brayer

Patrick Brayer is one of the founding fathers of modern day hard scrabble lyricism. His works come rich with encyclopedic imagery, painted within songs peopled with flamboyantly life-worn characters, revealing an underside of psychological resonance.
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1. I'm Just Not That Brave
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2. Powder Blue Bible
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3. King of the Teardrop Trailer
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4. Qualify My Love
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5. The Follow
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6. Note to Self (To Say Goobye)
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7. The Man Who Embalmed Hank William
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8. String of Empties
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9. Rome Wasn't Drunk in a Day
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10. Cry Fool Cry
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11. Prescription Drugs and Toast
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12. Death Holds the Longest Kiss
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13. Voice of Reason
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14. I'm Going to Love You in Advance
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15. The Icing On My Big Mistake
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16. Freedumb
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17. My Wife Ran Off With Jesus
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18. A Painless Way to Cry
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19. War in Peace
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20. Buried At the Altar
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21. Going
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22. The Dry Sierras
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23. Slidell
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24. Mercy Off Me
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25. The Ballad of Kay Kanaki
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26. Oleander and Glass
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27. Standing There
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28. How About You
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29. True Nature
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30. No Short Cut to the Roses
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31. Eve and Adam
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32. I Want to Be Right
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33. Capture and Release
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34. The Inner Dark Outside
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35. Twelve Gauge Eden
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36. If Love Didn't Care
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37. My Bureau Drawer
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38. Fontana Girl
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39. Dawn
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40. Girl in Black
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41. Burn Pile
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42. As If You Insist
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43. Give My Heart a Try
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44. Love Her While She's Conscious
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45. Only Take What You Earn
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46. The Sober Night
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47. You Can Have Her (She's Mine)
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48. Prison in a Bottle
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49. San Gabriel Nocture
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50. A World Without Ray, Amen
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Album Notes
Alison Krauss, Alan Jackson, Ben Harper, Robert Plant, John Doe, The Cox Family, and Stuart Duncan have all been to the prolific and time honored well known as Patrick Brayer. Brayer's songs symbolically echo with the hardwood dancehall floors of Hank Williams, steel guitar drenched between the lines, to even include the bird-nest of imagery often found in great Spanish poets like Pablo Neruda. He gives us sonically every aspect of his education and history, from Slovenian forefathers, the peoples of his Appalachian mother, and ending up in the hard scrabble steel mills, egg ranches, and the creosote catholic upbringing of the 1958 Fontana, California desert foothills. He manages somehow to show, in the short breath's length of a song, a reverence for the loves and losses of life without the gushing gnaw of pride's hovering absolutes. Brayer was once quoted as saying that, "My grandest dream might well be to just continue to write what i consider sound cinema, using just a bar napkin and a pencil as film stock, and penning a work finally so right and true that it would make Carnegie Hall indistinguishable from Tijuana"

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