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Forever and a Day

by Boris Skalsky

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Forever and a Day is a five song acoustic record written and conceived as a duet between Boris Skalsky and New York based singer-songwriter Joy Dragland. Exploring themes of love and loss, the songs were written, recorded and produced in New York City.

Boris Skalsky, vocals, acoustic guitar, keys
Joy Dragland, vocals
Paul Wood, electric guitars

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released November 3, 2016

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Boris Skalsky New York, New York

Boris Skalsky is a musician, composer, and songwriter releasing and writing music through a number of projects. He is the founder of the band Dead Heart Bloom, founding member of the D.C. band Phaser. A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music, Boris has also written and performed for the concert stage.

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Track Name: Angel Eyes
I was looking for someone
all my life, now here you come
a look from you I come undone
if I'm in love you're my precious angel eyes.

I was walking wide-eyed, down,
all around this wide-eyed town
till you saw me and I was found
if I'm in love you're my precious angel eyes.

Love is simply the feeling you get
when all you wanted is all that is left
you were the first, and the last, and the best
i need you...

Now we're walking avenues
hand in hand and two by two
underneath that New York moon
we're in love under that watchful angel eye
we're in love and that's a wonderful angel eye
i'm in love and you're my precious angel eyes.
Track Name: Tramps Like Us
Nothing's gained if nothing is given
to chance or a chance of loss
That's just the way that our fortunes
are sold and bought

You were standing by the edge of the road
waiting for your luck to show
Luck decided you were no one
worth knowing.

Tramps like us don't need to bother
Tramps like us just need each other
Tramps like us just looking for a little bit of love
That's all.

We went looking for a daydream stimulation
at the bar about a half past noon
But any liquor at that hour
sings an evil tune.

So we went back to our flophouse rooms
circling like two satellites
And never saw the light of love again
until we died.

Tramps like us don't need no saviors
Tramps like us just need each other
Tramps like us just looking for a little bit of love
That's all.

Nothing's gained if nothing is given
to chance or a chance of loss
That's just the way that our fortunes
are sold and bought

Everyday is just another try
at getting it right or getting it rough
We ain't got much but we got another day
and that's enough.
Track Name: Silver Tongues
Words come out like from a gun
honed by our silver tongues
it's a sharp breath you're breathing, babe
careful you don't get stung by its hate.

Words come out until they're done
passing by our silver tongues
it's a sharp blade you're wielding still
only use it if it's a kill.

Don't tell her you're leaving
there's still time to lie
Don't tell her you're leaving
and you won't have to say goodbye.
Track Name: Baby's Breath
That's my baby's breath that you hold
That's my baby's breath that done told you a lie
Didn't you know he's still mine?

That's my mama's words that you spoke
That's my mama's wisdom you quote, when she said,
"Don't let anyone take what you own."

That's my daddy's gun at your throat
That's my daddy's thoughts that I wrote down for you:
"Don't let God get in the way of an evil man's demise."

Now I'm leaving the penitentiary
Served my twenty years to life, now I'm free,
Free to visit you again and spit upon your grave.

That's your baby's breath that I hold
That's your baby's breath that's grown up, and old,
Never knowing who her daddy was.
Track Name: Forever and a Day
I look into my lover's eyes
and every time I get more surprised
how they help me survive
cause I've loved you forever and a day.

Before we met above my mama's grave
I spent my nights feeling so afraid
but now I feel safe
cause I've got you forever and a day.

Love don't ask for no warning sign
it's the closest we get to divine-
well am I feeling right?

Cause I don't care what my neighbors say
they spend their days feeling wild and crazed
but that's not my way
cause I've got you forever and a day.

Love don't ask for no warning sign
it's the closest we get to divine-
well am I feeling right? I don't know why

She don't know quite the price I pay
just to make it through them lonesome days
but I'll be ok
cause I've got her forever and a day.