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You Were is the first release from my solo music project, good talk. Writing for this EP started about two years ago and ended in the summer of 2015. These songs deal with loss, rejection, and self-realization. This project would not have been able to be completed without the help of two of my best friends, Anthony Crawford and Brandon Iqbal. Anthony learned these four songs in a week and recorded them in two days. Brandon engineered and mixed this record between his house and mine. I am indebted to these two forever.

I hope you all enjoy what we created.

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released March 8, 2016

Engineered and mixed by Brandon Iqbal
Mastered by Jesse Cannon
Guitars, Bass, Vocals by Jared Ohgren
Drums on tracks 1-4 by Anthony Crawford
Artwork by Michael Collier

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Track Name: Hotel John Marshall
I put my car in drive as walked into your home.
It was the saddest moment I had seen for a while.
You left me with my idle thoughts and mind and my dashboard lights.

I'm thinking to myself,
"Where did I go wrong this time?"

And I can see the John Marshall from your porch.
It's right outside your door just like I am tonight.
Standing all alone, just like the way that you left me.
Hanging out to dry just like your laundry.

"Where did I go wrong this time?"

I can see the John Marshall from your porch.
It's right outside your door just like I am tonight.
Track Name: Took My Word
Does my word mean shit?
And did you really need to take it this far?
And why do I feel bad?
This is your life, who am I to say you shouldn't have.

I've got this feeling in the pit of my stomach that feels like I'm to blame.
But I wanted this anyway so I guess that we all get what we in the end.

Does it still mean shit?
And even after all of this
I guess I blame it on my damn mouth.
For always saying what I want and never what should be said.
I'm never taking your feelings into consideration.

I'm sorry for that.

I've got this feeling in the pit of my stomach that feels like I'm to blame.
But I wanted this anyway so I guess that we all get what we in the end.
Track Name: Drown
I saw you at the bottom of a swimming pool in our friend's backyard.
It was the summer if I remember correctly, but that's besides the point.

And it's not that I can't swim
and it's not that I'm drowning.
I'm just lost in this blissful moment
I let the water surround me.

I saw you at the bottom of this bottle I'm sipping on.
It was the summer if I remember correctly, it's funny how those two correlate.
It got me thinking of how you're doing.
My God, how things have changed.
You just had a baby, you're set to get married and I'm still the same shade of grey.

And it's not that I can't swim
and it's not that I'm drowning.
I'm just lost in this blissful moment
I let the water surround me.
Track Name: Halibut
I'll call you back when I'm motivated to
It's been a long two months of waking up at 4 in the morning in a cold sweat like it's a habit.

I know it's not fair to you,
but nothing was fair to me, too.
I know what it's like to be used.
You're the cigarette hanging on my breath,
a habit I'm trying to kick.

Don't mock me like I don't know what I'm doing.
I know exactly what I got into again.
It's so hard to ignore these feelings when I loved you
but you let me go.
Cause you're a habit.

I know it's not fair to you,
but nothing was fair to me, too.
I know what it's like to be used.
You're the cigarette hanging on my breath,
a habit I'm trying to kick.

So who's gonna be there when you're gone?
We both know that I'm not strong, I'm emotional.
So who's gonna be there when you're gone?
I guess I'll have the traces you left in my apartment to part with it.

A habit.
You had it.