Of Love & Other Affections LP

by Postal Blue

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released November 17, 2015

This is the second album from Brazil's Postal Blue, who have been around (though not very actively) for nearly 18 years now, with previous releases on Drive-In, Shelflife and Cloudberry Records. One listen and anyone could easily be convinced that this was a lost Sarah Records release, with its songs echoing the Orchids and Field Mice (in both their exuberant AND melancholic moments) at some times, a less fragile Blueboy at others, and even Secret Shine at their dreamiest in a few spots. The production is crystal clear and shimmers brightly throughout the entire 35 minutes of this album, making it easy to see how it took so long to complete (you just can't rush perfection!). Overall, this is a very beautiful batch of songs that will make you wistful for the indiepop days of old and elated that the torch is still being carried on...

All songs written and recorded by Adriano do Couto.

Mastered by Phil Reynolds.

Artwork design by Thomas Guilcher.

Special guests: Saundrah Humphrey on violins, Shelley Jane and Marc Elston on backing vocals.

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Track Name: Bitterness is Sweet
We've all seen better times
The present pales compared to the past
The good old days when you were younger
And had too much time to while away

Now everything is the same
But only you are to blame if nothing good ever happens to you
Don't waste all your time with regret
This is what you will get
Nothing good ever happens to you

I wish I could write with love
But if I could I'd be another man
What a waste your youth turned out to be
Well life's a drag when you're a bitter jerk

Now everything is the same
But only you are to blame if nothing good ever happens to you
Don't waste all your time with regret
This is what you will get
Nothing good ever happens to you
Track Name: I Always Knew
Another song about love
Isn't it just what you need?
A feather in your cap
Or a blanket for your feet
How sad it is to know your tender touch is gone
To never feel this way again, to see you gone by dawn

I love you more than ever are words you'll never hear
Too weak to last forever your love just disappeared
To say that I regret it is far from being true
I'm sure you will forget me
But then I always knew

As each day goes by I look up to the sky
And try to understand why is it I can't see
That if everything's the same, how can you deny
You're never gonna miss me as much as I miss you

I love you more than ever are words you'll never hear
Too weak to last forever your love just disappeared
To say that I regret it is far from being true
I'm sure you will forget me
But then I always knew
Track Name: Still Blue
When you fade away I won't have anything to say
And life will keep on going just the same
I keep talking to myself about things I don't even care
And I wonder how could you survive this way

One more time before you go
It's all the same but I must know

Slowly fading away I won't have anything to say
About the things you've been doing alll this time

One more time before you go
It's all the same but I must know

Every second feels so slow I just can't speak
I wouldn't stand to live again this way
Unless you're holding my hand standing by my side
It's been years since you've been gone but I'm still blue
Track Name: Isn't it Funny
I got a letter that says a lot of things I don't want to know
Line after line I learn you're not the person you seemed to show

Isn't it funny how things go?
One moment you're sad and then you go
It's pointless to linger on for sure
Life can be easy when you know how to be happy

I should have known it would be like this
Now what am I going to do?
Time after time I'd see you go
Now I know it's not me it's you

Isn't it funny how things go?
One moment you're sad and then you go
It's pointless to linger on for sure
Life can be easy when you know how to be happy and you do

Isn't it funny how things go?
One moment you're sad and then you go
It's pointless to linger on for sure
Life can be easy when you know how to be happy and I don't
Track Name: Shape of Your Life
It happened at a time when I just couldn't fight
Treading on thin ice without a truce
A lot of the dissent was caused by your being right
But I just couldn't keep away from you

When you're down to your last strength, struggling to stand
What's the point in debating?
You need your foot down
Is it time to feel guilty about everything did
Or is it time to confess?

It's hard to be yourself when you can't speak your mind
When eveyrthing you say will just cause pain
Whenever there's a gruesome urge to blurt it out
I have to refrain myself again

When you're down to your last strength, struggling to stand
What's the point in debating?
You need your foot down
Is it time to feel guilty about everything did
Or is it time to confess?
Track Name: On and On
As I turn the pages of you diary
I begin to realize you never really meant to be with me at all
I wasn't the man of your dreams
I was someone who just captivated you and made you learn to love me

Did you have to write so many things
About the way you thought of me
As someone you couldn't stand
Did you have to go to such a length
To make it very clear I wasn't truly made for you

You went on and on and on
Things that I never heard you say

You tore some pages so I couldn't read
What you had written about me
In the time you started to fall deep in love with me
I just became someone new in your eyes
You had to realize that you could never live without me

But did you have to write about the time I met you in the bus and was too scared to meet your gaze?
Did you have to be so beautiful, the eyes so lively, I just couldn't help myself again

You went on and on and on
Things that I never heard you say
Track Name: If You're So Different
It hurts to see your smile
It aches to see everything going your way
You love to see me cry
You're glad just to see my dismay

Why'd you have to go?
You made the sky grey and the sun disappear
How am I supposed to live?
The pain in my heart will go on as long as you're not here

If you're so different now
How come you still gloat when you see me fail
You love to see me cringe
You're happy when I'm in distress

Why'd you have to go?
You made the sky grey and the sun disappear
How am I supposed to live?
The pain in my heart will go on as long as you're not here
Track Name: One Day
One day you showed me your room
And many things you never meant to share
One day you gave me your love
Of many things you promised not to give

So sad to never know what could have been
It's like we never knew life could be any good

One day I'll take you away
And do all the things I promised not to do
One day you gave me your love
And all the things you promised not to give

So sad to never know what could have been
It's like we never knew life could be any good
Track Name: The Last Goodbye
Call your place but there's no one there
You've just disappeared
The words you used still ring loud and clear
You said "to me you're dead"

This is the last time you see me cry
There's but one last thing I'd like to try
Deep in my heart there's no regret
Except for everything I have done
Now everytime I see you smile I die a little bit inside

I see your face everywhere I go
Is it just a dream?
The sight of you just makes me feel blue
As blue as I've ever been

This is the last time you see me cry
There's but one last thing I'd like to try
Deep in my heart there's no regret
Except for everything I have done
Now everytime I see you cry I die a little bit inside