If Not Now​.​.​.​Later

by Eytan Mirsky

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7th album from the man best known for the songs he contributed to the indie films "Happiness," "American Splendor" and "The Tao of Steve.

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released March 21, 2019

1 - “Would It Kill You?”
Eytan Mirsky – lead vocals, backing vocals
Scott Sutherland – guitars, bass
Bill Shaouy – keyboards
Peter McDade – drums

2 -“Lay Down Your Weapons”
Eytan Mirsky – lead vocals, backing vocals
Jonny Daly – guitars, pedal steel guitar
Matt Brown – bass
Peter McDade – drums

3 - “Discreet”
Eytan Mirsky – lead vocals, backing vocals
Carey Farrell – backing vocals
Jonny Daly – guitars, bass
Owen Hodgson - keyboards
Peter McDade – drums

4 - “When the Ship Is Sinking”
Eytan Mirsky – lead vocals. backing vocals
Sara Depp – backing vocals
Scott Sutherland – guitars, bass
Sean Spada – keyboards
Peter McDade – drums

5 - “Share if You Agree”
Eytan Mirsky – lead vocals, backing vocals
Scott Sutherland – guitars, bass
Jeff Jensen – harmonica
Anton Sword - keyboards
Peter McDade – drums

6 - “Me in My Natural State”
Eytan Mirsky – lead vocals, backing vocals
Annette Carpenter Wawerna – backing vocals
Jonny Daly – guitars
Lee Kennedy – bass
Peter McDade – drums

7 - “Tithonus”
Eytan Mirsky – lead vocals, backing vocals
Shane O’Donnell – backing vocals
Scott Sutherland – electric guitars
Jonny Daly – acoustic guitar
Matt Brown – bass
Lee Wiggins – drums, backing vocals

8 - “Lingerie Pillow Fight”
Eytan Mirsky – lead vocals, backing vocals
Carey Farrell, Lynsey Bunny Moon,
Jessica Hebert– backing vocals, giggles
Peter Kohl – guitars, bass, keyboards, backing vocals
Tim King – guitar solo
Rob Pallotta - drums

9 - “Last Home Game of the Season”
Eytan Mirsky – lead vocals, backing vocals
Scott Sutherland – guitars, bass
Bill Shaouy - keyboards
Peter McDade – drums

10 - “I’ve Fallen (And I Can’t Get Up)”
Eytan Mirsky – lead vocals
Paul Melancon – backing vocals
Torbjorn Petersson - guitars
Matt Brown – bass
Bill Shaouy - keyboards
Lee Wiggins – drums, percussion

11 - “Sweeping Up After the Elephants”
Eytan Mirsky – lead vocals, backing vocals
Peter Kohl – guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, percussion,
backing vocals
Jon Gordon – mandolin
Corn Mo - accordion


Mixed by:
Joel Boyea – tracks 1, 2, 5 and 9
Jonny Daly – tracks 3 and 6
Mark Bacino – track 4
Lee Wiggins – tracks 7 and 10
Peter Kohl – tracks 8 and 11

Produced by:
Eytan Mirsky and Scott Sutherland – tracks 1, 4, 5, and 9
Jonny Daly – tracks 2, 3, and 6
Lee Wiggins – tracks 7 and 10
Peter Kohl – tracks 8 and 11

Mastered by Jon Gordon at Jon Gordon Music Production

All songs written by Eytan Mirsky, published by Mirsky Mouse Music (BMI)
Ⓟ and © 2019 Eytan Mirsky

Drawing by Eytan Mirsky
Photo by Scott Shaw

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New York City-based singer/songwriter best known for the songs he contributed to the indie films "Happiness," "American Splendor" and "The Tao of Steve"

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Track Name: Would It Kill You?
I know I’m not the guy you’re looking for,
But I don’t blame you at all.
I don’t expect us to be going out;
I don’t expect you to call.

But would it kill you to be nice to me –
Just a little bit of sympathy?
I know that you and I will never be a we,
But would it kill you to be nice to me?

I see you hanging ‘round the neighborhood
With everybody I know.
But when I stop to say hello to you
You check your watch and you go.

Now would it kill you to be nice to me –
Just a little bit of sympathy?
I know that you and I will never be a we,
But would it kill you to be nice to me?

I know you don’t owe me a thing,
But it can’t be that hard to do.
Just a little bit of kindness
Is all I’m asking from you – it’s all I’m asking!

If I should fall down in the gutter
Would you stop and help me get up?
If I were running out of butter
Would you let me borrow a cup

Oh, would it kill you to be nice to me –
Just a little bit of sympathy?
I know that you and I will never be a we,
But would it kill you to be nice to me?

Would it kill you to be nice?
Would it kill you to be nice to me?
Would it kill you to be nice?
Would it kill you to be nice to me?
Track Name: Lay Down Your Weapons
Why you pointing that thing in my direction?
What did I do to you?
You can say that it’s only for protection;
I don’t believe that it’s true.
There’s still time to call a truce.
Won’t you give me a sign?
Lay down your weapons, baby, and I’ll lay down mine.

Move your finger slowly off the trigger;
Someone’s bound to get hurt.
Little fights have ways of getting bigger
‘Till we’re six feet under dirt.
We’re all done with fun and games;
No more crossing the line.
Lay down your weapons, baby, and I’ll lay down mine.

We both know it’s the right thing,
But we’re both too scare to begin.
So we’re stuck here in a standoff
That neither one of us is ever gonna win.

There’s no need for you to be suspicious;
I don’t mean any harm.
There’s no reason things should get so vicious;
There’s still time to disarm.
But if you want to escalate,
That is not my design
Lay down your weapons, baby, and I’ll lay down mine.
Lay down your weapons, baby, and I’ll lay down mine.
I’ll lay down mine.
I’ll lay down mine.
Track Name: Discreet
If you need some loving one lonely night
And your man just isn’t around.
Send a message to me at any hour;
Just one minute – I‘ll be down.

And no one’s gonna find out that you called me
No one’s gonna find out that we meet.
No one’s gonna know that we do what we do;
Baby, I can be discreet.

Maybe you just want something casual
And you’re scared what people might say.
Maybe you’re ashamed to be seen with me.
I don’t blame you – that’s okay.

And no one’s gonna find out that you called me
No one’s gonna find out that we meet.
No one’s gonna know that we do what we do;
Baby, I can be discreet.

You know I’d never kiss and tell on you.
It’s nobody’s business, baby, who’s making love to who.

So if you have a thing about privacy
I am here and I understand.
I’m the one who’ll give you just what you need.
Take my number; I’m your man.

And no one’s gonna find out that you called me
No one’s gonna find out that we meet.
No one’s gonna know that we do what we do;
Baby, I can be discreet.
Baby, I can be discreet.
Baby, I can be discreet.
Track Name: When the Ship Is Sinking
You can book a suite on a fancy cruise
With a window overlooking the sea.
Kick back and relax and enjoy the view
In the lap of luxury.

But what you gonna do when the ship is sinking?
Are you gonna float or are you gonna drown?
What you gonna do when the ship is sinking?
Will your time be up when it all goes down?

Once you get on board you can grab a bite
At every hour of the night or day.
You are sure to find any food you like
At the many fine buffets.

But what you gonna do when the ship is sinking?
Are you gonna float or are you gonna drown?
What you gonna do when the ship is sinking?
Will your time be up when it all goes down?

You can tell yourself that it can’t happen,
But you’ll be in for a big surprise
When you’re fumbling in the dark with your cabin door,
Water right up to your eyes.

Every night at eight you can catch the show,
And you can leave all your cares behind.
When they start to sing you can sing along –
Nobody seems to mind.

But what you gonna do when the ship is sinking?
Are you gonna float or are you gonna drown?
What you gonna do when the ship is sinking?
Will your time be up when it all goes down?

What you gonna when the ship is sinking?
What you gonna do?
Will your time be up when it all goes down?
Track Name: Share If You Agree
Gonna post this right here on your wall
So you know how I feel about you.
And if your friends want to read all about it, well,
I don’t mind if they do.
It’s time to change your relationship status
‘Cause you belong with me.
You don’t have to comment now;
Just share if you agree.

Here’s a picture that somebody took of us
On the night that we met.
The way I felt when we kissed that first time I thought:
“That’s as good as it gets.”
All I want is that feeling forever, oh,
Won’t you please let it be?
You don’t have to comment now;
Just share if you agree.

Oh, share it with all two thousand of your closest friends,
With all your confidantes and family.
Share it on every page in every group you’ve ever joined.
I don’t mind at all as long as you agree.

Here’s a link to this song that I’m singing now
And a video too.
I can’t take any credit for writing it
‘Cause the song is you.
If you’ll just be the melody, baby,
I’ll be your harmony.
You don’t have to comment now;
Just share if you agree.
You don’t have to comment now;
Just share if you agree.
You don’t have to comment now;
Just share if you agree.
Track Name: Me in My Natural State
If you hear something howl by your window at night
And you peek through your drapes and there’s nothing in sight,
There’s no reason to fear; Come and open your gate.
It’s just me in my natural state.

I work eight hours a day in a suit and a tie,
And it’s making me feel life is passing me by.
So I’m looking for love now before it’s too late.
That’s just me in my natural state.

That’s just me trying to be free,
Just like everyone walking this earth is just dying to be.
That’s just me searching for you,
Hoping somewhere inside I’ll find someone who’s natural too.

I’ve learned many long words just to hide what I mean,
So ignore all my lines and just read in between.
We won’t need any words now to communicate,
You and me in our natural state.
We can be in our natural state,
You and me in our natural state.
Track Name: Tithonus
I know I wanted to live forever,
But I didn’t picture it this way.
You’re just as young as you have ever been.
I’m getting older every day.

Aurora, darling, I’m not right for you;
I think it’s time we said goodbye.
If you love me like you say you do,
You gotta let me die.

I still remember how proud you made me
When you said you’d give your love to me.
But now I feel my body breaking down
And pray you’ll only set me free.

Aurora, darling, I’m not right for you;
I think it’s time we said goodbye.
If you love me like you say you do,
You gotta let me die.

Let me die before I see another dawn come into view.
Let me lie beneath the earth the way all men were meant to do.

You say you want us to be together
And you cannot bear to let me go.
But it’s too painful now to carry on,
And I just have to let you know…

Aurora, darling, I’m not right for you;
I think it’s time we said goodbye.
If you love me like you say you do,
You gotta let me die.

Aurora, darling, I’m not right for you;
I think it’s time we said goodbye.
If you love me like you say you do,
You gotta let me die.
Let me die.
Let me die.
Track Name: Lingerie Pillow Fight
I know that you’ve been feeling low down lately;
I know that you’re feeling blue.
But you don’t need to see a doctor, baby,
When there’s one simple thing that you can do.

Lingerie pillow fight,
Call your friends,
Invite ‘em over tonight.
Let down your hair,
Soon you’ll be feeling all right
At a lingerie pillow fight.

Now you may think it sounds a little crazy,
On the verge of being obscene.
But it’s been proven to be therapeutic –
You know I read it in a magazine.

Lingerie pillow fight,
Call your friends,
Invite ‘em over tonight.
Kick off your shoes,
Soon you’ll be feeling all right
At a lingerie pillow fight.

I’ll be over in the next room –
Don’t you worry ‘bout me.
Call me in if you need a spectator,
Or a referee.

Now please don’t think I’m being crude or sexist
‘Cause I’m not that kind of guy.
I just can’t stand to see you suffer, baby;
You’ll feel much better when the feathers fly.

Lingerie pillow fight,
Call your friends,
Invite ‘em over tonight.
Take off your clothes,
Soon you’ll be feeling all right
At a lingerie pillow fight.
Track Name: Last Home Game of the Season
It’s the last home game of the season,
And the stands are half empty tonight.
And our team is twenty games out of first place,
And they can’t seem to put up a fight.
There’s a guy in the section behind us
Screaming “Wait until next year.”
Yeah, the last home game of the season is here.

It’s the last home game of the season,
Let’s enjoy it tonight if we can.
We’ve endured our fair share of losing this year,
But I guess that’s just part of God’s plan.
And the guy in the section behind us
Has started crying in his beer.
Yeah, the last home game of the season is here.

Oh, this is not the way that it was supposed to go;
They said we’d be number one.
But something went wrong the way it always does,
And now we’re done.

It’s the last home game of the season,
And the stands are half empty tonight.
And the team we root for is ten runs behind,
And they just can’t do anything right.
Still we had some good times together,
And I’ll see you all next year.
Yeah, the last home game of the season is here.
Yeah, the last home game of the season is here.
Oh, the last home game of the season is here.
Track Name: I've Fallen (And I Can't Get Up)
When you loved me
I knew nothing on earth could ever bring me down.
Then you left me –
Now I can’t seem to pick myself up off the ground.

I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up,
Can’t get up,
Can’t get up again.
I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up,
Can’t get up,
Can’t get up again.

Are you out there?
Don’t you care that I’m lying here in mortal pain?
Can you hear me
When I look to the heavens and I scream your name?

I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up,
Can’t get up,
Can’t get up again.
I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up,
Can’t get up,
Can’t get up again.

I don’t know how long I can stand it – I can’t stand at all.
Every time that I try to move on I fall, I fall.

I’m a dreamer,
And I dream of the day I’ll stand up on my own.
Then I wake up,
And it feels like I’ve broken every single bone.

I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up,
Can’t get up,
Can’t get up again.
I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up,
Can’t get up,
Can’t get up again.
I’ve fallen.
I’ve fallen.
I’ve fallen --
Can’t get up again.
Track Name: Sweeping Up After the Elephants
I ran away to join the circus
So I could walk up on the wire
Or maybe drive a motorcycle
Through a raging ring of fire.
I won’t go into all the details,
But things just didn’t go my way
So I’m sweeping up after the elephants today.

I couldn’t be a lion tamer;
I had an allergy to cats.
And tumbling makes me much too queasy
To ever join the acrobats.
If I could hear the people cheer me,
I wouldn’t even ask for pay,
But I’m sweeping up after the elephants today.

With all these disappointments you may ask why I don’t quit,
But I love show biz way too much to ever turn my back on it.

So if you come to see the circus
Remember all the folks like me;
We’re working hard to make you happy
By doing things you never see.
When you’re clapping in the grandstands
Just throw a little love my way.
I’ll be sweeping up after the elephants today.
I’ll be sweeping up after the elephants today.
I’ll be sweeping up after the elephants today.

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