How Does That Help Me Tonight (Live, 2004)

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The album version of "How Does That Help Me Tonight" (Angel On A Wire, 2007) is oddly fast, but this alt-country track began closer to this speed. The original multi-tracked demo of this song was lost between apartments on the east side of Milwaukee, but this live recording certainly captures the appropriate spirit.


I wanna fall for you...if you want me to
You never thought it through - show me your tattoos
I'm so afraid to trust letting go inside
And I'm alone tonight even if you tried

How does that help me tonight?
Hanging by a thread

A letter laced with love still inside my mind
The pages I could write keep me warm instead
A little flame alight flickers in the wind
And I'm alone again, even if you tried

How does that help me tonight?
It's all in my head

How does that help me tonight?
I'm going back to bed


from Lost and Found, released May 29, 2013
Words and music written by James Tristan Redding. Performed by Union Pulse at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2004. Recorded by the staff. Words and music copyright 2012 by James Tristan Redding. Registered with BMI. All rights reserved.


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Union Pulse Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Founded by singer-songwriter James Tristan Redding, Union Pulse was an idiosyncratic icon at the intersection of Americana, roots rock, and alt-country. The band embodied James Redding's soul bound lyrics and leg bending rhythm. In their decade of recording and touring they released five original albums (and one live EP) and delivered over 700 performances throughout the lower 48 states. ... more

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