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The way you thought

by The Chairman Dances

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About this song:

I was thinking about Jack Rose and Willa Cather when I wrote this. Each felt, at a critical point in their life, that their best work was behind them. Each, unwittingly, proved themselves wrong.

The concert scene that opens the song (meant to illustrate Jack’s grueling performance schedule) is based on our 2018 tour. We played Savoy Taproom and made the fans mentioned.



albany, new york
savoy taproom on lark street
nice enough crowd
jeanne and katy up front
fifty dollar payout
two drink tickets

when I come home to my wife
she’s wanting a child
or someone around
more than I’m around

is it nothing new to say
at age thirty-eight?
call me willa cather
call me godfrey st. peter


released June 11, 2021


Dan Comly: synth
Dan Finn: synth, electric and acoustic piano, organ
Eric Krewson: vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, synth
Will Schwarz: bass guitar
Kevin Walker: drums

Words and music by Eric / Band arrangement by Dan C., Dan F., Eric, Will and Kevin / Live tracks recorded by Daniel Smith on September 6, 2020 / Additional recording by Eric / Mixing by Daniel / Mastering by Dave Downham

Artwork by Heather Swenson



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The Chairman Dances Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Band/mystics (indie rock & folk from Philly)

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