loving cup

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At a time of year celebrated for graduation and anticipation of new horizons, "Loving Cup" - inspired by the notion that the end of one thing is also the beginning of something else - seems appropriate to be in our song spotlight. The song was sparked lyrically by a friend's efforts to shake addiction and an interview with the Replacements (listen to the third track's original electric version) at a turning point in their career. It was originally performed solo as a terrible parade set-closer (the third track here is from a live t.p. performance on WRUW in November 1991), and eventually recorded with acoustic guitar and released on the solo effort "acrowno'stars" in 1997. A re-mastered version from the "El Grande" sampler and re-issued "acrownostars" (both 2012) is featured as the leadoff track here; the second version is performed live by "The Scariest Band" - at a Halloween show with label cohort Anna Nausea singing the lead vocal.

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released June 4, 2014

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various artists Cleveland, Ohio

Alan Grandy has written, performed and recorded music that has been called “a must listen” (Alternative Press), a “jackpot pick” (CMJ New Music Report), “a nice sensation” (Melody Maker) “harmonic, hook-laden, and easy on the ear in the best sense” (Billboard), “sweetly thoughtful” (Seattle Weekly), “gorgeously drifting” (All Music Guide) and “out of this world” (Cleveland Plain Dealer) ... more

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Track Name: alan grandy - loving cup
loving cup

now the time has come
for all good men to run
to the loving cup for a dose of inspiration

but me, I sense a change
is comin' hard , I feel
so weak but now I know I've come so far

a feelin's goin' strong
cut me to the bone
can't recall where the time has gone
but one look in the mirror
voice that I hear
said "I'll meet you in a place
a place where I belong"

please don't ask me how
sweet could go so sour
tomorrow's just another story now

but "some things never change" and
"this time it's for real" and
"is this really how I'm supposed to feel?"
and if I could dig a hole selling pieces of my soul,
would you laugh or try to crawl inside?
if there's any wishes left in the bottom of the glass
you know I'll surely lift it up and drink one to the past
get my coat up off the chair, get my ass on outta there
cuz I wouldn't want to feel I've stayed too long
one look in the mirror a voice that I hear
said I'll meet you in a place, a place where I belong
Track Name: the scariest band (lead vocal - anna nausea) - loving cup (live @Barking Spider 10.30.94)
loving cup

now the time has come
for all good men to run
to the loving cup for a dose of inspiration

but me, I sense a change
is comin' hard , I feel
so weak but now I know I've come so far

a feelin's goin' strong
cut me to the bone
can't recall where the time has gone
but one look in the mirror
voice that I hear
said "I'll meet you in a place
a place where I belong"

please don't ask me how
sweet could go so sour
tomorrow's just another story now

but "some things never change" and
"this time it's for real" and
"is this really how I'm supposed to feel?"
and if I could dig a hole selling pieces of my soul,
would you laugh or try to crawl inside?
if there's any wishes left in the bottom of the glass
you know I'll surely lift it up and drink one to the past
get my coat up off the chair, get my ass on outta there
cuz I wouldn't want to feel I've stayed too long
one look in the mirror a voice that I hear
said I'll meet you in a place, a place where I belong
Track Name: the terrible parade - loving cup (live @WRUW 11.21.91)
loving cup

now the time has come
for all good men to run
to the loving cup for a dose of inspiration

but me, I sense a change
is comin' hard , I feel
so weak but now I know I've come so far

a feelin's goin' strong
cut me to the bone
can't recall where the time has gone
but one look in the mirror
voice that I hear
said "I'll meet you in a place
a place where I belong"

please don't ask me how
sweet could go so sour
tomorrow's just another story now

but "some things never change" and
"this time it's for real" and
"is this really how I'm supposed to feel?"
and if I could dig a hole selling pieces of my soul,
would you laugh or try to crawl inside?
if there's any wishes left in the bottom of the glass
you know I'll surely lift it up and drink one to the past
get my coat up off the chair, get my ass on outta there
cuz I wouldn't want to feel I've stayed too long
one look in the mirror a voice that I hear
said I'll meet you in a place, a place where I belong