A Different Game

from Two Suitcases by Joshua Fialkoff

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A Different Game

Sitting, waiting, hoping that the train don’t show
But it’s here every morning
And at 9am, you can hear that engine roaring

Too afraid to stay, too afraid to go
Just sittin’ here waitin'
Since the first damn time that the train came to the station
But now it's time for me to climb on board

I can’t remember the last time I felt this good
Watching myself from the ceiling
While a crowded floor moves to the music that we’re creating

It’ll seem like a dream come tomorrow morn
Doing hard time on a keyboard
While I distract myself remembering moments I was made for
Perhaps it’s time I made those times the norm

Ya know the world is riddled with excuses
(Riddled with excuses)
And that our fears makes them seem sane
(It's just a shame, shame, shame)
What if we all made a resolution
(Make a resolution)
Picking up all this shit advice (all this shit advice), and kickin' it to the flames
It’s time we played a different game

"So much thanks goes out to the magical people of the blues, fusion, and swing dance communities. You inspire me to be better. I hope that I have honored all that you’ve given me." - Joshua Fialkoff


from Two Suitcases, released November 16, 2019
Music and lyrics by Joshua Fialkoff

Joshua Fialkoff – vocals, piano, keyboards, claps
Ross Bellenoit – guitars, keyboards, percussion, vocals
Matt Keppler – bass guitar, double–bass
Alex Maio – drums
Eli Winderman – organ

Ryan Calloway - album cover
Devon Rowland - photography

Produced by Ross Bellenoit
Mixed by Doug Raus
Recorded and mastered by Sean Svadlenak
Additional recording by Jeff Hiatt and Doug Raus
Recorded and mixed at Turtle Studios, Philadelphia


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Joshua Fialkoff Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Josh Fialkoff has been blending his smoky voice and soulful instrumentals for audiences since 2006. His music features a refreshing take on both traditional blues and jazz music as well as modern songs, and his arrangements blend these influences in a way that is neither stale nor abstract. ... more

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