From the recording Seriously
Basic tracks recorded at Sparta Sound by Rich Mattson - Additional recording at It's a Secret in Minneapolis by David J. Russ - Mixed at Sparta Sound by Rich Mattson - Mastered by Tom Garneau
Dan Israel - acoustic and electric rhythm guitars (and a few leads), vocals, some rudimentary piano
David J. Russ - drums, vocals, and percussion - and orchestration on "How Do I?"
Mike Lane - bass,, vocals, keys on the bridge to "Take Off Again"
Steve Brantseg - lead and rhythm electric guitars
Rich Mattson - various and sundry guitar/bass/keys/percussion contributions, harmonica on "I'm in New York"
Peter J. Sands - organ and piano
John Eller - piano on "Happy for Now"
Katie Gearty - harmony vocals on "Set Each Other Free"
Colleen Martin-Oake - harmony vocals on "Taking the Fall"
"The Hang of It" - Recorded/mixed/produced by Jon Herchert at Suburban Serenade, a Deck production - Dan Israel - rhythm guitar and vocals - Jon Herchert - lead guitars, bass, and harmony vocals - Ashleigh Still - harmony vocals - John Fields - drums
Cover art by Laura Bennett - Design by Jon Hunt - Photo by Steven Cohen - Special thanks and love to Eden Mollow - www.danisraelmusic.com
8. TAKE OFF AGAIN
Running all my days, a mouse trapped in a maze, I flee when it gets complicated,
Spinning all my tales, while I'm chasing them, don't need to be congratulated
I just hit the road, had to lose this load, I need things to end, so I can take off again
Let's review the tape, feel like there's no escape, I yearn to be celebrated,
But they when they do, I get embarrassed too,
Leave them exasperated
I just hit the road, I can't break the code, some rules I can't bend, so I take off again
Always, I want something that I can't, articulate, spinning, into nothing, wandering must be my fate
(solo over chorus)
I can't pass the test, I'm in need of rest, I don't need to be berated,
Know I tried my best, it was as you guessed, confusion's always reinstated...
I just hit the road, can't do as I'm told, I just need a friend, I gotta take off again,
Take off again
Take off again