What's The Use​?​/​Plastic Heart

by Josefina

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released June 18, 2014

All songs written by Josefina Asconapé
Recorded & mixed by Mark Yoshizumi at Minbal, Chicago IL
Mastered by Shawn Hatfield at Audible Oddities
Produced by Jim Tuerk


Josefina - Piano, vocals
Jim Tuerk - bass, electric guitar, glockenspiel
Alex Hall - drums
Max Crawford - flugelhorn, euphonium



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Josefina Chicago, Illinois

Josefina is a singer-songwriter based in Chicago care of Buenos Aires. Her simple, airy vocal stylings pair with alt-country production chock full of piano, B-Bender, Pedal Steel, and 12-string that would have found an easy home on Asylum Records in the 1970s. But this isn’t a throwback to Joni or Emmylou. This is a modern girl making music with a scant twang and an infectious lightness of being. ... more


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Track Name: What's The Use?
What's the use in selling all your time for some cash?
What's the use in always stopping yourself from doing something brash?
What's the use in building blocks and following a track?
Who knows what you'll remember if you even bother looking
Back to the times when you worked hard and had your plans,
But were you really happy then at all?

I think I'm okay where I'm going,
Even if I don't know the proper way,
I think I'm okay where I'm going,
And if I'm not, I don't have to stay.
Track Name: Plastic Heart
With a plastic heart,
And an iron tongue,
Was it nice to meet me,
As much as anyone?

She reads a book
In the bathtub,
A quiet, pleasant night.
But the water drips
On the pages,
Blurry words on white.

She wears a gown
To the bedroom,
Her robe hung on a chair.
But there's no one there
To notice,
The flowers in her hair.