Love Will Get The Better Of You

by George Breakfast

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this album was begun in August 2007!...I went into Tom Bainbridge's Real Deal Studio outside Cambridge UK with Ian Pickering on drums and Fabian Bonner on bass and we recorded basic tracks for 18 songs....circumstances then led to the whole project gathering dust for more than 3 years....I then dug it out and made some decisions about which songs to work on.....Neil Thomas and Steve Antonakos added some parts long distance via Steve's home studio in E17th St Manhattan....in November 2010 I went to Santa Fe to spend Thanksgiving with my old friend Jono Manson and his then brand new family.....during that stay we did a great deal of work in his Kitchen Sink studio up in Chupadero in the hills outside Santa Fe....in particular, he and Jaime Michaels added fabulous backing vocals to several songs.....I then went back to New York for Christmas and while there, added backing vocals at Nancy Atlas's home studio out in Montauk, and at Mark Ettinger's home studio in the Upper West Side of Manhattan...and the great Eric 'Roscoe' Ambel added guitar on a track in his home studio.....finally back in Cambridge UK Cath Coombs added some singing in my home studio....
as busy as he was in his professional recording and performing career, Jono found time here and there to work on mixes, and then we decided that I should return to Santa Fe in November 2012 so we could finish up the mixes together....so 5 years and 3 months later, here it is!...
big thanks and love to everyone involved for so patiently sticking with it....we all hope you like the results.....

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released January 23, 2013

George - lead vocals, guitar and mandolin
Fabian Bonner - bass
Ian Pickering - drums
Pete Newman - horns 1, 5, 6 & 9
Neil Thomas - accordion 3, 7 & 10, and backing vocals 6 & 7
'Homeboy' Steve Antonakos - electric and slide guitar 3 & 7
Jono Manson - electric guitar 6, and backing vocals 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5, 8 & 10
Jaime Michaels - backing vocals 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Kevin Trainor - electric guitar 2 & 4
Brant Leeper - organ 1 & 8
Eric Ambel - electric guitar 9
Mark Ettinger - backing vocals 6 & 9
Nancy Atlas - backing vocals 7 & 10
Kate Ettinger - backing vocals 9
Bruce Martin - backing vocals 9
Cath Coombs - backing vocals 1

all songs written by George Bacon copyright Cottage Pie Music(BMI)
except 'I'm In A Hole' written by Joe Flood copyright Jungle Curry Music(BMI)

Tom Bainbridge - engineering of basic tracks
Jono Manson - engineering, co-producing, mixing and mastering
Justine Hatfield - original cover art

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Track Name: Guardian Angel
I got someone keeping an eye
keeping an eye on me
oh my guardian angel
is keeping an eye on me

most of the time I’m on my own
but I’m never really alone
I know its not my imagination
that leads me not in to temptation

I got someone…..

it seems I’m going through a phase
you state your case in different ways
I talk to you, you don’t reply
I know you know I don’t know why

I got someone…..

I try not to but I still fall
trying to get to the truth that’s all
diversions soon get my attention
till I’m dancing on my good intentions

I got someone……

words & music by George Bacon ã2003



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Track Name: Bird In A Willow
there’s a bird
in a willow
singing pretty
beneath my window
singing about
what you do to me

all the stars
in the heavens
are at sixes
and sevens
its beyond them
what you do to me

so warm, so tender
sweet love in all its splendour
I pray there’s no end to
what you do to me

the sun
that burns persistent
through a sky
blue and distant
fades beside
what you do to me

I can read
I can write
I can dance
all night
I cant understand
what you do to me

so warm….

words & music by George Bacon ã2010



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Track Name: Love Will Get The Better Of You
plenty of people that I know
like to watch it on a TV show
or read about it in a glossy magazine
but when the real thing comes along
it wont matter you’ll be gone
trust yourself, love will get the better of you

you can worry about technique
dream about the right physique
run, swim, lift weights, do yoga too
and none of this will hurt at all
you’ll bounce better when you fall
in the end love will get the better of you

love………will get the better of you
get the better of you, and I cant wait for it too

you can fuss and you can moan
you can wind up all alone
you can grit your teeth and make it through
and you’ll be proud of what you’ve done
you may think the battle’s won
in the end love will get the better of you

love…….

you can wear the finest clothes
strut around look down your nose
you can have your cake and eat it too
I don’t know if you can sell your soul
you can struggle for control
in the end love will get the better of you

words & music by George Bacon ã2010
Track Name: You Gotta Do The Things That Gotta Be Done
we put things off, procrastinate
make appointments, show up late
shelter from the rain, lie in the sun
you gotta do the things that gotta be done
you can sleep in late, or get up early
if you nose is straight or your hair is curly
if its one big drag or nothing but fun
you gotta….

you gotta de ‘em…..do ‘em right
you gotta de ‘em…..do ‘em right

there’s always time for a cup of tea
a cigarette, a little TV
you gotta make love to your only one
you gotta…..
there’s wood to chop, fences to mend
dogs to walk , rules to bend
games to be played, battles to be won
you gotta…..

you gotta de ‘em…..

there’s letters to write, calls to make
people to meet, claims to stake
bargains to be struck, deals to be done
you gotta………
there’s hands to hold, eyes to catch
times to be bold, kisses to snatch
every kind of pastime under the sun
you gotta…..

words & music by George Bacon copyright 2010


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Track Name: You're My Cup Of Tea
I gotta tell you what happened to me
just when I thought it could never be
I met someone who put my heart a crazy beat
I hold her tight whenever I can
I feel like I was born to be her man
and she makes me want to love her with every last ounce of me
when we talk, we talk all day
we both have so much to say

I gotta tell you darling you’re my cup of tea
a little milk and honey, my favourite recipe
you and me

I got a big mouth I gotta tell the world
I’m dead in love with a beautiful girl
and I no longer care what anybody thinks of me
when I’m with her the surroundings fade
I cant keep my mind off the love we made
and she makes it clear she’ll be going home with me
she don’t mind who I am
we’re as happy as a couple of clams

I gotta tell you………

how I ever lived without you
I don’t know but now I don’t have to
and you’ve indicated you also like to be with me
how can someone as lovely as you
feel for me the way I feel for you
this is the real thing, there’s no denying you and me
when we’re not together now
I’m not quite myself somehow

I gotta tell you……………..

words & music by George Bacon ã2010


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Track Name: How About Now
I wish I’d been born in another time
in the gold rush years back in 49
when the living was fine man you should have been there
a man was a man, a bear was a bear
a dog was a friend, a wife was a lover
and people never drank or killed one another
and everyone believed in the good and the better
there was no divorce, people stuck together
and daddy was king and mama was queen
the rivers ran pure and the air was clean
there was plenty of time to do what you hadda
and now I’m quite mad and I think I’m getting madder
and I wish I was there right now




I love to read all that stuff about the future
space is a place for us to run around in
rocket ships and space stations
we’ll settle other planets and live forever
wont be sickness they’ll wipe out death
everyone’ll look great if they hold their breath
and the pie in the sky will be everybody’s dinner
wont be no losers only winners
you wont have to work, you wont have to hurry
you wont have to think, you wont have to worry
imagine if you can having no imagination
what a relief, just pure sensation
mother nature and high tech bliss
joined together in a perfect kiss





the latest thing is always too late
the minute you got it its out of date
but then again if you’re prepared to wait
it’ll come right back and again its great
so the 30s and the 40s come alive again
the 50s the 60s the rockers the hippies
back in style better than ever
them yesterdays go on forever
and the sun keeps shining and the wind keeps blowing
and the flies keep buzzing all around whats cooking
and hey good looking don’t you get any older
when you keep on looking over your shoulder
and the TV tells you ‘bout the way it never was
and the way its never going to be wait and see
meanwhile we all stay in trim
looking for her or waiting for him
but deep down in everyone
is a little piece of the eternal one

words & music by George Bacon copyright 2003
Track Name: I'm In A Hole
I'm in a hole and I'm digging in deeper
I'm in a hole and I'm digging in deeper
I'm in a hole and I'm digging in deeper
and I dont know how I'm going to get out

well they told me I could dig to the top
they told me I could dig to the top
so to dig to the top, started digging couldnt stop
now I dont know how I'm going to get out

I'm in a hole....

they told me I was going to be a pilot
they told me I was going to be a pilot
now I pile it over here, and I pile it over there
and I dont know how I'm going to get out

I'm in a hole.....

I dig this song while I sing it
and I sing this song while I dig it
sing and dig, dig and sing, dig and sing, sing and dig
and I dont know how I'm going to get out

I'm in a hole.....

word & music by Joe Flood copyright Jungle Curry Music(BMI)
Track Name: I Don't Want To Go Home
I don’t want to go home
I feel like I just got here
the night is young
and we barely said hello

can I buy you a drink
a little more time together
I’m up for anything..I..
just don’t want to go home

don’t want to say goodnight…ever
wake up tomorrow….alone

the stars are out
your face is bathed in the light of the moon
for as long as it lasts...I..
don’t want to go home

your voice is like music
caresses the air like a feather
you’ve a heavenly glow
and I want to stay right here

we could go for a walk
or stay right here and do nothing
unless you go with me..I…
don’t want to go home

don’t want to say goodnight…ever
wake up tomorrow….alone

the stars are out
your face is bathed in the light of the moon
for as long as it lasts...I..
don’t want to go home



words & music by George Bacon copyright 2010


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Track Name: Where Were You
I got here at a quarter to nine and where were you
I looked at my watch and I was right on time, where were you
I looked all around and there was no one in sight
guess I’m going home alone tonight
where were you….when you should have been there
where were you……were you fixing your hair
where were you……did you miss another bus
where were you……do you like to hear me cuss
where were you…..whats the matter with you
where, oh where, oh where were you

I tried to call you the other day and who was on the line
I wanted to talk to you from far away, who was on the line
I couldn’t get through though I tried and tried
hour after hour imagination running wild
where were you……I couldn’t get in touch
where were you……I missed you so much
where were you……were you having a ball
where were you……do you love me at all
where were you…..whats the matter with you
where, oh where, oh where were you

you said we’d get married but on that day, where you gonna be
the church full of people and the organ playing, where you gonna be
and as the guests walk out wondering ‘was she cute’
I’ll be standing the crying in my brand new suit
where were you……when you should been there
where were you……were fixing your hair
where were you……were you having a swim
where were you……were you talking to him
where were you…..whats the matter with you
where, oh where, oh where were you

where were you……did your canary die
where were you……baby please don’t lie
where were you……were you finishing dinner
where were you……were you picking a winner
I know where my ma was, I know where my pa was
I know where the state of Arkansas was
you’re breaking my heart now, where were you!

words & music by George Bacon copyright 2010


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Track Name: In The Arms Of Only You
far across the ocean wide
so the story is often told
there’s a land of peace and quiet
where time is still and love is bold
if you tread that holy ground
each instant remains new
the closest yet that I have found
is in the arms of only you

holding you close to me
kissing me the way you do
yeah tonight I long to be
in the arms of only you
in the arms of only you

since I first beheld your face
calmly regarding me
you have never left that place
deep inside the heart of me
you are with me all day long
no matter what I do
and I know where I belong
in the arms of only you

holding you………

like a play without a script
like a song without a tune
like a day without the sun
I am nothing without you
so now as the sun goes down
and the work’s no longer new
my body longs to rest a while
in the arms of only you

holding you….
words & music by George Bacon copyright 2010


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