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Features two unreleased full-band studio outtakes from the 2011 album, Aide Memoire, along with solo acoustic versions of each song, and an exclusive 6-minute video from the studio showing the recording of "Leave Yourself Alone."

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released November 1, 2011

Produced, Recorded & Mixed by Jason Cupp
Recorded at A.R.C. in Omaha, NE (July 27-August 3, 2011)
Songs Written by Val Emmich (Pezeaters Music BMI)
Photography by Ian Witlen
Design by Val Emmich

Val Emmich - Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitar
Dave Bassiri - Electric Guitar, Lap Steel, Vocals
Rob Fitzgerald - Bass, Vocals
James Stahon - Electric Guitar
Kevin Walters - Drums, Vocals

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Val Emmich Jersey City, New Jersey

Singer-Songwriter / Actor / Writer

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Track Name: Borrow Your Eyes
Lately…I’ve been calling…for your head…for your head
How gently…you remind me…to connect…make friends

If only I could borrow your eyes
I see the worst in it
I see the worst in it
If only I could borrow your eyes
You see the best in it
You see the best in it

Been wading…through a river….of cement…compliments
You shame me…for complaining…won’t let me forget…won’t let me forget

If only I could borrow your eyes
I see the worst in it
I see the worst in it
If only I could borrow your eyes
You see the best in it
You see the best in it

I got so good at getting so upset
You’re the only one who snaps me out of it
I got so good at getting so upset
You’re the only one who calls me out on it
I got so good at getting so upset
You’re the only one who snaps me out of it

If only I could borrow your eyes…
Track Name: Leave Yourself Alone
Like an acrobat on high wire
You’ve been balancing for the longest while
10,000 hours you’ve spent practicing
But you’ll fall eventually in spite of your denial

Everybody here just wants to love you

Better leave yourself alone

So skilled at sifting out the negative
That sour aftertaste is dripping from your lips
Remember what you said you’d never be?
It’s already happening, you know it is, you don’t believe that…

Everybody here just wants to love you

Better leave yourself alone

Every second is a new mistake
Every kiss is another heartbreak
Every chance comes a little late
It’s all the same, it’s all the same

How can someone so true and smart...
Be so good at falling apart?
You say nobody understands
I know, I know, that’s exactly how I am

Better leave yourself alone
(Everybody here just wants to love you)

(Hey, what do you know…like father like son.)
Track Name: Borrow Your Eyes (Acoustic)
Lately…I’ve been calling…for your head…for your head
How gently…you remind me…to connect…make friends

If only I could borrow your eyes
I see the worst in it
I see the worst in it
If only I could borrow your eyes
You see the best in it
You see the best in it

Been wading…through a river….of cement…compliments
You shame me…for complaining…won’t let me forget…won’t let me forget

If only I could borrow your eyes
I see the worst in it
I see the worst in it
If only I could borrow your eyes
You see the best in it
You see the best in it

I got so good at getting so upset
You’re the only one who snaps me out of it
I got so good at getting so upset
You’re the only one who calls me out on it
I got so good at getting so upset
You’re the only one who snaps me out of it

If only I could borrow your eyes…
Track Name: Leave Yourself Alone (Acoustic)
Like an acrobat on high wire
You’ve been balancing for the longest while
10,000 hours you’ve spent practicing
But you’ll fall eventually in spite of your denial

Everybody here just wants to love you

Better leave yourself alone

So skilled at sifting out the negative
That sour aftertaste is dripping from your lips
Remember what you said you’d never be?
It’s already happening, you know it is, you don’t believe that…

Everybody here just wants to love you

Better leave yourself alone

Every second is a new mistake
Every kiss is another heartbreak
Every chance comes a little late
It’s all the same, it’s all the same

How can someone so true and smart...
Be so good at falling apart?
You say nobody understands
I know, I know, that’s exactly how I am

Better leave yourself alone
(Everybody here just wants to love you)

(Hey, what do you know…like father like son.)