I'm a Professional: Limited License

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released January 23, 2016

Peter Felsman: guitar, vocals, songs
Max Lockwood: bass, vocals
Nicole Patrick: drums

Rebecca Rosen: vocals, track 2
Chris Tabaczynski: clarinet, track 3
Joe Fee: helicon, track 3
Julia Knowles: cello, tracks 4, 5
Kevin Allswede: rhodes track 1, 4, organ track 5
Peter Littlejohn: guitar, track 1, rhodes track 5, banjo/mandolin track 4

Production: Peter Littlejohn
Master: Mac Porter
Cover Art: Karen Toomasian

Additional major thanks to:
Gabe, Sam, Evan Laybourn

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-pf Ann Arbor, Michigan

-pf is Michigan-based multi-instrumentalist Peter Felsman and friends. The collective's Grad School (The Album): Part 1 and I’m A Professional: Limited License, celebrate Felsman's journey towards a doctorate in social work and psychology. Think doves smoking cigarettes, singing to hummingbirds with the sweet humor of Barbara Glassman. ... more

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Track Name: Record Store
Hello and welcome back
to my record store.
It's been a while
but the layout hasn't changed.
You'll find your favorite nook still in the back
with all your favorite bands I still never play.

Hello, welcome back to my record store.
The music hasn't changed, but it don't feel the same.
And you can't purchase all the songs that you can listen do
Like I do.

Hello and welcome back
to my record store.
Come in closer
so I can hear you.
I turned the volume up on these soulful songs

Hello, welcome back to my record store.
You can show yourselves around
I'm headed out of town.
And if you're here and hear from you then I suggest you leave
As I do.

Hello and welcome back
to my record store.
It's been a while
but the layout hasn't changed.
Track Name: Reasonable Crisis
With the weight of Chicago that night down on Maplewood Ave
Fate said that 50% of our futures would last
and that I would make it out of the Holy Cross Hospital
with just one black eye

and follow illogical expectations.
Realize that myth was made for you
There's a reason for your existential crisis
There's a reason why I'm standin here with you

Time after time she said "man I should leave him"
Time after time she said "man but I love him"
and "How could I ever leave this earth before showin him first?"

So follow illogical expectations
and realize that myth was made for you.
There's a reason for your existential crisis.
There's a reason for my ex-essentials too.
Track Name: Put Somethin In It
Over plastic bags and excrement
she told her dad how much he meant
She sold her house and gave up her kids
cause that's what Heraclides did
And she painted her car with a bucket of bleach
Now it won't start but it looks pretty chic
and She's got an empty,
She's got an empty,
She's got an empty bucket
to use today.

She don't like your violence
Well I can't stand your silence
Yeah you promised me that before you die
you'd give me more to hold at night
And you left your job
You lost your friends
Your family never spoke of it
So You with the empty,
You with the empty,
Yeah You, with the empty heart,
Can I put somethin in it?

I've got an empty
I've got an empty
Yeah I've got an empty verse
to finish writin tonight

He says She's his heroine
He takes her words like medicine
And She took his book and burned every page
Now he's got so much more to say
Yeah He's got her empty
He's got her empty,
Yeah He's got her empty words
What will he make of em?
Track Name: On the Matter of Context
What's the difference between a shoulder and a bike lane?

Am I a killer if I shoot you with my semi-automatic grin?

Baby, please don't cut me-
Baby, please don't cut me-
Baby, please don't cut me-
Baby please don't cut me off.

What's the difference between a pack of antelope and the cast of a commercial for a phone?

And if you're on death row when you kill your executioner, can you plead self-defense?

Context, no, context, no,
but baby please don't cut me off.
Track Name: Time
Time
She won't sit still
She keeps crashin my bike
And rolls on til it heals.
Time
She won't sit still
She keeps crashin my bike
And rolls on down the hill

And she's always lookin for answers
only she can reveal
She'll share one at a time for those of us here

Time
She wants me to leave
But she knows that I'll follow her
Until the day I appease
Time
She wants me to leave
But she knows that I'll follow her
Until the day I appease

And I've got too many questions for my Time
so I dream a little dream just to stay alive
I dream a little dream just to stay alive