Tony Alphonso Lorraine

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In the old Abbey Hotel
In a room that I know all too well
You pay by the hour, the week or the day
And the evenings keep slipping away
Yes the evenings keep slipping away

Well it's raining tonight and I'm long overdue
for some sleep that won't never come round
and I'm whistling down trains
on the fire escape
and the sky is falling on down
and I'm burning a hole in the ground

and won't somebody call or inquire about me
at the front desk one of these days?
Just remind me of my good name
My name is Tony Alphonso Lorraine

Well the lights are all dim in the hallway
And the sink makes a gurgling sound
Things that don't work always interested me
And I've always been sneakin' around
Yes I've always been sneakin' around

and any malt liquor will do for L.B.
but I'm tired of hearing him talk
and I'll go for hours in room ten
with all of them
and sometimes with Marie down the hall
Hell, I've come this far
why not blow it all?

'cuz my woman don't need me
and she don't even return my phone calls at all
but it's all the same when you're high on cocaine
My name is Tony Alphonso Lorraine
My name is Tony Alphonso Lorraine


from Parting Bead, released June 16, 2011
Jenn Wasner- electric guitar, b. vocal
Andy Stack- bass guitar, drums
Justin Lucas- lap steel
James Sarsgard- acoustic guitar, vocal



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Noble Lake Portland, Oregon

Noble Lake was born in 2005 in Baltimore. Took her name from a place in Iowa. Songs written by James Sarsgard, who lays down his head in Portland, Or.

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