the james clark institute 7" Single

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This 7” single marks the first appearance EVER of The JCI on shiny black vinyl. Produced by iconic Canadian musician Moe Berg (TPOH) and performed exclusively by James Clark, Moe Berg and long time JCI keyboardist Greg Condie. “Company Hearse” deals with the universal thought that maybe life has passed one by while “I Don’t Leave The Radio On Anymore” immortalizes James’ sadly departed kitty companion.

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released June 24, 2013

Produced by Moe Berg.
Recorded at TA2 Studios, Toronto.
Engineered by Dave Clarke
Additional recording and mixing by Laurence Currie at Sunnyside Studios, Toronto.
Mastered by Noah Mintz at The Lacquer Channel, Toronto.

James Clark: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Drums, Tambourine.
Moe Berg: Electric 6 & 12 String Lead Guitars, Slide Guitar, Bass Guitar.
Greg Condie: Organ on 'Company Hearse.'

Sleeve design by Clartoons Ink.
Photo by Frank Peluso. www.fpeluso.com

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the james clark institute Toronto, Ontario

With a wink and a nod to the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto (now CAMH), The James Clark Institute is the musical guise for singer and songwriter James Clark. Confronting the ghosts of his past, James spins his personal demons into witty, well-crafted pop-folk/rock tunes.

His writing is inspired by the works of Ray Davies, Elvis Costello, Bob Dylan and Michael Nesmith to name a few.
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Track Name: Company Hearse
They’re burning down the alder wood
Sweeping up my dream soot
Finding bits of never coulds and always wishes
The villains down on Fourteenth Street
Suffocating the concrete
And their faces look so complete among the ashes

I need someone to help me break this family curse
Before I’m fixed for the company hearse

The factory up on Jutland Road
Where we’d go to watch the dolls explode
Now houses a different load behind the bricks and mortar
The Colonel’s villa is up for lease
Upon the door hangs a sympathy wreath
From all the ones who had the sense to leave
And left this weight on my shoulders

I need someone to help me break this family curse
Before I’m fixed for the company hearse

I really thought it was going to be you
But you decided you cannot deny it
You’ve much better things to do ooh ooh ooh

I need someone to help me break this family curse
Before I’m fixed for the company hearse
I need someone to help me break this family curse
Before I’m fixed for the company hearse

It really can’t get any worse
Now I’m fixed for the company hearse
Track Name: I Don't Leave The Radio On Anymore
I don’t leave the radio on anymore.
No I don’t leave the radio on anymore.

You were a special girl who only needed one more life.
Selfishly spoken as I lay in a ball here tonight.
I still see you from the corner of my eye,
And sometimes I swear I even hear you cry.
But you’re just playing with the loose strings of my mind.

And I don’t leave the radio on anymore.
No I don’t leave the radio on anymore.
And there’s no real reason for stumbling through the door.
No I don’t leave the radio on anymore.

If I’d been more like you I could see myself through this darkness.
Won’t somebody please let me out of this bag labeled loneliness?
You always landed square on your feet.
I hope this time I can be so lucky,
As I fall from a billion stories.

All about her and the rattle of the keys,
That makes the engine purr,
And brought her to me.
And killed her curiousity.

Emptiness is scratching at the screen.
Something’s amiss now things have changed.
I cannot speak, my tongue, she’s got again.

And I don’t leave the radio on anymore.
No I don’t leave the radio on anymore.
And there’s no real reason for stumbling through the door.
No I don’t leave the radio on anymore.