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2021

by Jed Davis

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1.
Here I sit, broken-hearted Mourning a life that never even got started I bought the line I sold my car I crawled through tunnels And I wept in bars Now I'm gagging on fumes in a cold white cell And I can't just pretend to enjoy the smell I'm a ghost, motherfuckers I'm sick of only seeing the seams And I want New York City To go back to being the city of my dreams Here I sit, broken-hearted Caged like a hamster in my apartment Wanna get out, I gotta pay a toll To the stinkin-ass drunk on the stoop below But I got nothing for him, I blew it all On a studio the size of a toilet stall I'm a ghost, motherfuckers I'm sick of only seeing the seams And I want New York City To go back to being the city of my dreams I'm a ghost, motherfuckers Let be be finale of seem Now I want New York City To go back to being the city of The city of my dreams Iridescent in the morning Incandescent in the evening Fill the sky with silver towers rising If you zoom way out it starts to look just like the smile of a friend Iridescent in the morning Incandescent in the evening So majestic, mighty and magnetic And I never ever ever want to see it again. I'm a ghost, motherfuckers I'm sick of only seeing the seams And I want New York City To go back to being the city of The city of my dreams Here I sit, broken-hearted Thinking it's high time that I departed I breathed your smog I ate your crumbs I suffered your fools And I fed your bums Now let it be written on the bathroom wall: I'M GETTING OUT OF THIS SHITHOLE FUCK YOU ALL I'm a ghost, motherfuckers I'm sick of only seeing the seams And I want New York City To go back to being the city of my dreams I'm a ghost, motherfuckers Let be be finale of seem Now I want New York City To go back to being the city of The city of my dreams.
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There's a bottle on the ocean There's a pattern in the sand There's a clock striking twelve and There's a letter in my hand There's a line in the dirt And we all get hurt In the end There is gold in the sunset There is fire in the dawn There's a hasty ultimatum And then one of us is gone There's a queen on my right Will I prove a knight Or a pawn? Don't hold it back 'Cause I won't hold it back The time is right Sign Go on, take my pen and sign It's all you wanted all your life Don't hold it back 'Cause I won't hold it back The time is right Cry 'Cause I want to hear you cry In the middle of the night There's a bottle on the ocean There's a pattern in the sand There's a clock striking twelve and There's a contract in my hand There's a line in the dirt And we all get hurt In the end
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Happy black steamroller Happy black steamroller Happy black steamroller Crushed by the happy black steamroller
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This is crap A piece of crap I churn it out I dump it out You lap it up You eat it whole 19 dollars for this piece of crap You'll take it Pay for me Make me sexy, buy me groupies High school kids are stupid you can Trick them Use them Look I'm what you wanted all along I love this song How do you do it? You're so angry Just like me You know the pain Middle-class white rage, yeah Mom and dad won't let me out past midnight I'm in Hell Sell to me Say you hate me, give me bootlegs You're official spokesman for my G-G-G-G-Generation Talking with your mouth full - BANG! This is a wonderful time to be a rock n'roller Pray that your connections are as good as mine Watch me put my grocery list to music Watch it sell a million copies And the kids find poetry in every line This is crap A piece of crap I churn it out I dump it out You lap it up Swallow it whole Silly rabbit, you are what you eat Don't touch me I know: I'll get a kickin drum and bass loop I'll make some noises on a keyboard Hey back off buddy, I'm an artist Now I'm on the cutting edge. YEAH!
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Cowboy 1: You see danger on every side Heathen strangers with suspicious eyes And you quake in fear and rage and greed And threaten to secede Cowboy 2: Put a little Texas on it, haw! Put a little Texas on it Put a little Texas on it and we'll ride Singing Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas pride Put a little Texas on the Little Texas on your big old Texas heart All you lovely Texas ladies We're gonna put a little Texas on your lady parts Cowboy 1: Keep your little Texas off my shizz What the fuck do you think freedom is? Should it leave you sick, cold, dispossessed? Abandoned, yet oppressed Cowboy 2: Slap a little Texas cross the slot in the ballot box And seal it up real nice Then we'll put a little Tex in your science texts So you know T. Rex hung out with Jesus Christ Shoot a little Texas up into The clouds that sail these wide blue Texas skies And if you mess with Texas We're gonna put a little Texas right between your Yankee eyes Cowboy 1: We would never take your guns away We may need to put you down one day When your moment comes, we wouldn't dare To leave the fight unfair Cowboy 2: Put a little - (gets covid-19) (coughs) (goes on a ventilator) (dies) Cowboy 1: Like the bumper stickers on your trucks We are bound to you, which really sucks On this issue, friends, we are agreed: You simply must secede
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In a suit at a desk in a daze at the end of an hour and a half and another twenty minutes of the screen orange screen on the screen watch it flicker spelling words fancy words what is fancy what are words where am I? I am out of order Sorry for the inconvenience Be back soon Thank God you're too cheap to replace me I get up and it's dark I get home and it's even darker night is to morning is to morning is tonight I go to bed there's a buzzing by the bed and it gets me out of bed and it's dark and it's dark when I get home where am I? I am out of order Sorry for the inconvenience Be back soon Thank God you're too cheap to replace me Once I had friends once I had fun once I had life once I had hope once I had hands once I had love once I had mind once I had time once I had me Now I have a job.
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I've got an awful lot of work to do In my phonebook Bring it up to date Got to make sure all my friends are Listed in my phonebook Bring it up to date And you know It's amazing how the names Keep on changing.
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The breeze picked up and pushed a can The can rolled down a hill A bird took wing to dodge the can And perched on my windowsill. The windowsill was old and worn And suddenly gave way It fell two stories to the ground On which three kittens lay The smallest one jumped up and ran And scared a butterfly Which left the flower it was on Just as a bee passed by The bee lit on the flower And soon I came along I didn't see, stepped on the bee And sure enough was stung ... I went into convulsions, all my allergies engaged The neighbors heard me screaming, and an ambulance was paged. I sat there in emergency, all miserable and sick Then I saw her across the room - my heart was pumping quick - I waved for her attention, and she stiffly raised her head I asked her what the problem was, and this is what she said: The breeze blew leaves from an old oak tree And new light from the sun Shone through the spot the leaves had been And startled mice to run The mice ran down the sidewalk And they hid inside a tree Bothering a young raccoon And angering a bee Which flew out in a rage and stung The first thing that it found And there I was, out walking I crumpled to the ground ... Her allergies, the same as mine, had left her in this place Oh, just think - if not for this Spring wind, I'd have never seen her face That was so many years ago, the day we fell in love But we don't credit allergies, or providence above Not rolling cans or frightened mice or angry buzzing bees - We're just two people swept together by the gently blowing breeze. And perhaps we're all just brought together by the gently blowing breeze.
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Northside 05:06
You come on softly as a spring night Into honeysuckle silence, blue-white moonlight And the paper lanterns dim behind us Strolling down the driveway 'round the block you guide us Past the Northside gates, the playground swings Fence cut down so we slip in Tudor neighborhood I don't belong here But I can't help following Your windswept hair and oversized jeans Your laughter at the stuff nobody else found funny And our hands so close they could be touching Yeah, but I've already done enough trespassing This may be the one and only time Watch you like I'm going blind Padding barefoot on the pebbled pavement Like it's cool sea foam or silky sand Ten years nigh Standing by Catch my eye You'll see why There's a hole in my life where you should be Some asshole by your side where I should be Don't waste your time on a dream Of some boy who's never seen You barefoot on the Northside playground
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I drifted up here, wayward, like a snowflake And as soon as I arrived, I wished that I was home But a good friend said, "My man, this is your home now Thought it might be stark as molten hell, as cold as frozen Nome. "I know you're stuck a long, long way From your sweet, warm house in the USA And cold has more than one way to turn you blue But here we relieve the inner chill with a choice word or two." It's always Christmas in Siberia Santa practically lives in this town Such a winter wonderland, Siberia And I never have to take all of my lights down You know, I used to hate the winter 'Til I moved here, where it's winter all the time It's been so long, I can't remember summer Winter's all I know, so it suits me fine. It's always Christmas in Siberia Santa practically lives in this town Such a winter wonderland, Siberia And I never have to take all of my lights down (Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow) (I'm dreaming of a white Christmas) It's always Christmas in Siberia Santa practically lives in this town Such a winter wonderland, Siberia And I never have to take all of my lights down It's always Christmas in Siberia, yeah
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Good Movie 01:41
This guy named Jesse He made a movie He worked for hours And hours on end He thought out plot twists For entertainment value He wrought a screenplay And then he filmed and filmed and filmed You had some money You bought a camera You had some candy Laying around Your friends came over You filmed them eating Threw in some music And you made art and art and art And meanwhile Jesse Was blocking angles And checking lighting And buying props And finding actors (And dealing with them) And shooting retakes And then he spliced and spliced and spliced But you knew someone Who knew someone Who knew someone Who gave awards And so you entered Your friends and candy It was so brilliant Of course you won and won and won And meanwhile Jesse Made a good movie It had some action It had big laughs It didn't insult Anyone's intellect But he didn't become An establishment superstar 'Cause his film wasn't brilliant like yours It was not art It was not art It was not art.
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Where Soars the Silver Surfer? Where soars the Silver Surfer? Things never become completely black Love is all infinite and all unknown And where the Silver Surfer soars He always soars there alone And where soars the Silver Surfer When the world could be at his feet? His future still a mystery And his answers incomplete And where soars the Silver Surfer When we need his help the most? I don't know I only think about her these days And wonder why Love ain't the power Supreme
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Take care, it's a long long ride Take care on the other side Take care, man, it's cold out there And when you arrive I will not be with you Understand it ain't up to you Just doing what I gotta do I don't want you to dwell on this Ignorance is bliss So I beg you Don't you lose your grace or your dignity Don't you lose one minute of sleep over me No one ever learns from a broken heart So may you only remember the good parts Take care and the tears will dry Never settle, never sacrifice Take care knowing I'm aware Nothing can compare To the pain you've been through Understand that you will pull through Just do what you gotta do Yeah it sucks, but I must insist No more good-bye kisses I beg you Don't you lose your grace or your dignity Don't you lose one minute of sleep over me No one ever learns from a broken heart So may you only remember the good parts Remember how it feels to hold somebody Remember how it feels to touch somebody Remember how it feels to walk hand in hand Remember how it feels to hug somebody Remember how it feels to kiss somebody Remember how it feels to dance in the sand Remember how it feels to love somebody Remember how it feels to know somebody Remember how it feels to find someone Believe that you can do it again Take care, it's a long long ride Take care on the other side Take care, man, it's cold out there And when you arrive I will not be with you Understand it ain't up to you Just doing what I gotta do I don't want you to dwell on this Ignorance is bliss So I beg you Don't you lose your grace or your dignity Don't you lose one minute of sleep over me No one ever learns from a broken heart So may you only remember the good parts
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I Quit 04:38
There are calls to return There are visits to pay There are far too many people Who should just go away That's it Now I'm all out of sick time I don't get paid for OT There's no such thing as a promotion And you can't fire me I quit This is my womb This is my doom This is my tomb This is my bedroom With every drip on my head I learn what it's all about Well you're my nasty little secret Now I'm letting you out Tough shit And this is where you end up When you're done laying blame In a bed all alone In a puddle of shame I quit This is my womb This is my doom This is my tomb This is my bedroom These are my hopes These are my dreams These are my plans This is my face right here in my hands This is my doom This is my tomb This is my bedroom This is my womb This is my doom This is my tomb This is my bedroom You're a shape in the rain You're a phrase in a note You're a photo in an album You're the lump in my throat I quit
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Puffy-chested law-abiders Old people and Volvo drivers Go as slow as you want, but don't waste my time - Just keep to the right 'Cause the left is mine! On the highways and the thruways and the byways There's a hundred-million Mack trucks, and they're all going my way I guess in trucker school they didn't explain: If you're gonna do the speed limit, get ou of the fast lane Old ladies in their blue and grey Mercedes Rich girls hopping bars in their daddies' new cars Rock stars, war heroes, presidents and priests: Everyone's an asshole when they cut in front of me, buddy! Green means go Green means go Green means go go go go go GO! Fighting is useless, baby Just play along Open the window, turn the radio on There are too many of you For anyone's good Hope you brought a nice book 'cause We're stuck in traffic just like Stevie Winwood. Puffy-chested law abiders Old people and Volvo drivers You're not the only motherfucker on the road I am! Brake light, brake light, 1-2-3 The only thing between my home and me Is a quarter-mile stretch of road Blocked off by a trailer with an oversized load Rubbernecker rubbernecker 1-2-3 "The cop is pulled over, but he might catch me" And all the other Good Samaritans whose lives won't be complete Unless they see blood splashed on the cold concrete Fighting is useless, baby Just play along Open the window, turn the radio on There are too many of you For anyone's good Hope you packed a nice dinner 'cause We're stuck in traffic just like Stevie Winwood. Puffy-chested law abiders Old people and Volvo drivers School buses and daydreamers Truckers, college kids and Beamers Green means go Green means go Green means go go go go go so GO!
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Cool 06:03
She tells you of her foremost complaint Just sit and listen, you're her brand new saint How she can't have me, and why you are a friend The nightmare shadow in her head just won't mend A foil you cannot duplicate, a man you'll never be You stand before her, but all she sees is me. You're real and so you're boring You're real and so you're fat You're real and so you feel things You're real and who wants that? You're real and so you love her You're real that's where I sat You're real she won't remember You're real and who wants that? I am all she wanted, I am all she saw Mephisto and godzilla all naked on the floor I'm in the past, but I am all important I sipped her brandy blood and make you impotent I had a way of tossing back my hair You do it too but she will never care I'd tell her to forget me, but I am not around I am legend now, and you are on the ground. You're gone because you wanted You're gone 'cause you held back You're gone because you told her You're gone in favor of a ghost You're gone and I am sorry You're gone it's tit for tat You're gone 'cause I was too cool I apologize for that, yeah I am all she wanted, I am all she saw Mephisto and godzilla all naked on the floor
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Glass one: The future's begun over cheap wine You're busting out all of your best lines I don't think you're funny But I'll squeeze out some laughter To hold off disaster Glass two: Don't ask what I do in my spare time I know you don't care about my spare time Uncomfortable silence Did you kick me on purpose? You're making me nervous You're making me nervous Trying to get to know me from the inside out Stop groping me with questions Picking at my doubts Oh my God, you're making me nervous You're making me nervous, yeah Glass three: Don't get up to pee I won't be here when you reappear You're not special enough for the special You ordered too much now We're going it dutch now And don't ask if this was a date And please don't ask me if I would rate the experience A budding romance Or at least more fun than cancer You won't like my answer You're making me nervous Trying to get to know me from the inside out Stop groping me with questions Picking at my doubts Oh my God, you're making me nervous You're making me nervous, yeah You're making me nervous Staring at me sideways with your shifty eyes Why can't we cut our losses Skip right to goodbyes Oh my God, you're making me nervous You're making me nervous, yeah You, me And issues for three Now it's clear you're The key to the lock on the door of My 7-11 Like Woody and Previn A match made in Heaven You're making me nervous You're making me nervous You're making me nervous You're making me nervous You're making me nervous Trying to get to know me from the inside out Stop groping me with questions Picking at my doubts Oh my God, you're making me nervous You're making me nervous, yeah You're making me nervous Staring at me sideways with your shifty eyes Why can't we cut our losses Skip right to goodbyes Oh my God, you're making me nervous You're making me nervous, yeah
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If I went away, would it make you sad?
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Congratulations You almost made it You asked for nothing You got me now Don't go It's too wet and cold Now it's getting late And it looks like snow I could play it straight I could be a man I could set it straight Yes I know I can Oh God, I have broken my staunch code of honor You're free to move on, so walk out if you wanna But if you stick with me, I swear I won't do this again Congratulations You almost made it You asked for nothing You got me now Don't go In this bitter storm Home may not be sweet But it's dry and warm You've long since forgotten what it was about me So pack and unpack but if you can't get out When your life is a shambles, you'll never be ready to go Congratulations You almost made it You asked for nothing You got me now Don't go Don't go It's too wet and cold Now it's getting late And it looks like snow I could be a man I could play it straight Not on a red-eye flight Gone without a trace No ribbon, no rose, no tuxedoed presenters When you win the contest that no one else enters So don't play the victim You're here 'cause you want me to break you Like my bullshit code of honor Congratulations You almost made it You asked for nothing You got me now Don't go.
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Stick Around 03:50
It's on The long night is ending It's off You can't keep defending him That douche He drove you right into my arms Now hold on I'm not telling you to hate him I'm wrong If I give an ultimatum now But how long Do I have to be the other guy? I've lived so long off of nothing I'm choking on all this something Alone ain't fun, but it's easy I don't need this now Phone rings You don't have to get it, you can Hang up Before you regret it, c'mon Don't cry Just call me and forget it 'Til he beeps in Man, he's never gonna let it go Now hold on I'm not telling you to hate him I know I'm gone If I give an ultimatum now But how long Do I have to be the big man? I've lived so long off of nothing I'm choking on all this something Alone ain't fun, but it's easy I don't need this now All rise This court is now in session It's the case of The People vs. Your Weird Obsession With an ex-boyfriend Who plays it sober and repentant When it's crystal fucking clear He's just a desperate codependent And your best friend boomerangs From jealousy to pity Yeah, she thinks this is an episode Of "Sex and the City" And the harmless boys at work Are all like, "Isn't it ironic What she'll let me get away with When she thinks it's all platonic" While I hate it here in Limbo And I wish that you would hurry I'm aware my feelings are The least of anybody's worries I'm not doing this for points I don't need you to be flattered I just know whose opinion Is the only one that matters So I'll stick around 'Til you make up your mind I'll stick around I'll wait for you to call I'll stick around I've lived so long off of nothing I'm choking on all this something Alone ain't fun, but it's easy I don't need this now
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I can see us in the setting sun The sidewalks here go on and on And now I walk them all alone Looking for... I don't know Every pool of light I stumble through Makes my insides burn with deja vu But no streetlight shines bright as you I'm stepping on my shadow. We walked until this place was home The sidewalks here go on and on We'd float above them hand in hand and Ignore the world below But all I touch comes crashing down Now I miss you as much as I hate this town But I stop my feet from touching ground By stepping on my shadow. Where are you? Where are you tonight? Where are you tonight? Every car that passes sighs this song And the sidewalks here go on and on I could walk till I forget the words But the melody will never go I'm midnight cold and asphalt black I'm empty as a sidewalk crack And I keep you always at my back I'm stepping on my shadow.
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Last night I took a walk after dark A swingin' place called Palisades Park To have some fun and see what I could see That's where the girls are I took a ride on a shoot the chute That girl I sat beside was awful cute And after while she was holdin' hands with me My heart was flyin' up like a rocket ship Down like a roller coaster Fast like a loop-the-loop And around like a merry go round We ate and ate at a hot dog stand We danced around to a rockin' band And when I could, I gave that girl a hug In the tunnel of love You'll never know how great a kiss can feel When you stop at the top of a Ferris wheel When I fell in love down at Palisades Park We ate and ate at a hot dog stand We danced around to a rockin' band And when I could, I gave that girl a hug In the tunnel of love, oh You'll never know how great a kiss can feel When you stop at the top of a Ferris wheel When I fell in love down at Palisades Park
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O Death 04:12
O Death Sew up my eyes and steal my breath O Death Do it now Oh, my soul So unremarkable and small Oh, my soul Do it now Oh, exist Oh Lord above, You must exist So You can feel my teeth and fists Here I come Oh I'll be coming soon for You To wring an answer out of You To tear You, broken, from Your throne To grind sweet justice from Your bones And if You truly reign on high You better pray I never die Oh, my soul So unremarkable and small Oh, my soul Do it now O Death Sew up my eyes and steal my breath O Death Do it now
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Could have been an evergreen So full of promise Flower in the winter Gone before the crocuses Growing at a future Smelling like a summer Withered out from under me Leaving just an empty bed. Wake me in the springtime I'm sick of waiting Itchy feet and hangups I'm suffocating Everything is too good I'm gonna wreck it Gonna make it gonna make it gonna make it gonna make it Cold little hands, heavy eyelids Drooping slowly Dim in the December glow The shift and blink of Lights, yellow, blue Red like months in Sequence always Right in their place In their rhythm Please, don't stop it. Funny how I'm in love As soon as you're not Blow another phone call Playing "guess what": Guess what I'm thinking Guess what we're doing here Guess what? It's over Happy fucking New Year Could have been an evergreen So full of promise Flower in the winter Gone before the crocuses Growing at a future Smelling like a summer Withered out from under me Leaving just an empty bed. Cold little hands, heavy eyelids Drooping slowly Dimming the December glow The shift and blink of Nine months gone by I don't even know you now June and July Could have been All ours But somehow It's halfway through September.
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Soul Food For White People Mike, Jed, and Chris ordered the sliced turkey breast with side orders and soda. I got the chicken pot pie. They got the baked beans, but I got the tortellini salad and stuffing covered with hot gravy. The smell of beans hit me like wet steam when I reached the table. The beans and bean juice were red. We talked and we ate this food so hard we started to sweat. We talked about the rock stars we hate. Jed had to watch his language because there were children in Boston Rotisserie Chicken. Outside was an old couple walking a brown and white dog. The dog jaggers as it smells other dogs' urine. It's really old. They expected it to die last winter. They watch it walk proudly. The dog ignores them, sniffing dry papers on the ground. Its thick pawskin grabs the pavement at each step. It's hot out. The old couple is so proud of their dog outside of Boston Rotisserie Chicken. Mike and Jed and Chris and I fall back from the table, and we walk out. The best feeling after your stomach is stretched like a full wineskin is putting your hand under your shirt and rubbing your full stomach.
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There's a great big hole in the sky above the North Pole Opened by a bullet that was fired from the Grassy Knoll Ripped out wide by the spray of the brain And the blood and the bone that was something Cobain And the hole in the sky is a hole into Hell D.B. Cooper jumped in and he fell and he fell Now he rots in the silt 23 fathoms down With a hundred unsinkable ships. Swing it back and forth Until we find magnetic north Hollow Earth lit up by a tiny sun The sun spins around at night - look up, I can prove it now - Those are not stars, those are Chinese lights There's a great big hole in the sky above the North Pole Opened by a bullet that was fired from the Grassy Knoll Like a mirror image of a crack in the equator Full of arsenic, Hawaiian Punch and sewer alligators And the hollow Earth is a ball of fire tonight And the future is bright in this nuclear light It shines like the Hope Diamond. And the hollow Earth overflows with lemon drops And we're jumping like bugs in a microwave Dancing and twitching and why? Because we're supposed to. Swing it back and forth Until we find magnetic north
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I reach for you across a thunderstorm Two hundred miles Bottle a message and I wish it on Two hundred miles This is the closest I can come to praying The letters slip between the drops of rain And through the dark they wend their faithful way Two hundred miles I try to count the times I've dreamed of you In twenty years I try to name something that hasn't changed In twenty years And as I sigh and set aside my phone The handset tingles and begins to glow I don't believe my heart has beaten so In twenty years Across a thunderstorm there is a hand I need to hold Across a thunderstorm there is a hand You need to hold See by the lightning the connection we were born to make No time, no distance, and no power under Heaven can break Not even twenty years A thousand thousand raindrops And two hundred miles
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Curtains up On the downbeat of your song Command performer Fielding encores at the bar Dreamers wishing on your star In the spotlight Of unfamiliar eyes You dance and shine And you reflect 'em like the moon The moving center of the room Where I hitched my heart To the darkest star On my Walk of Fame Leave a handprint by your name And I'll stay right here 'Til you reappear I can wait for you I dream big enough for two Will the cliffhanger ending Of this night See us together? Or will you dissolve away Twist it like a chapter play In this lonely, darkened Theater of absurd Here's my hand I have seen you unrehearsed At your wildest, at your worst Still I hitched my heart To the darkest star On my Walk of Fame Leave a handprint by your name And I'll stay right here 'Til you reappear I can wait for you I dream big enough for two An orrery of wannabes In orbit, trying to think of ways To fit you for a pedestal Or buy you for a drink But you don't have to offer anything To pack 'em out the door And you don't have to leave 'em laughing To leave 'em wanting more Curtains up On the downbeat of your song Command performer Fielding encores at the bar Scenesters wishing on your star In the spotlight Of unfamiliar eyes You dance and shine And you reflect 'em like the moon The moving center of the room Where I hitched my heart To the darkest star On my Walk of Fame Leave a handprint by your name And I'll stay right here 'Til you reappear I can wait for you I dream big enough for two.
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I got so lost in thoughts of you I missed the F at 2nd Avenue I came in from the rain And heard it pull away I stepped back out into the street And with the Bowery beneath my feet I squint to see it as it was When this neighborhood was yours It never seemed so distant All that's clear is: something's missing New York City is a little less warm tonight It's a little less cool tonight And New York City is a little less kind tonight And a little less rockin' tonight Debbie's hanging on the phone Danny's speechless And hey, hey, Arty's home And somewhere out beyond the blue We shine a spotlight star for you While on the streets below We wander slow, already lonely New York City is a little less warm tonight It's a little less cool tonight And New York City is a little less kind tonight And a little less rockin' tonight I still get lost in thoughts of you And in those moments, I know what to do: I put my headphones on And you are never really gone Do you remember Hullaballoo? Upbeat, Shindig and Ed Sullivan too You know that I remember you Yes I still fuckin remember New York City is a little less cold tonight It's a little less lame tonight And New York City is a little less cruel tonight New York City, let's rock tonight
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You come on softly as a spring night Into honeysuckle silence, blue-white moonlight And the paper lanterns dim behind us Strolling down the driveway 'round the block you guide us Past the Northside gates, the playground swings Fence cut down so we slip in Tudor neighborhood I don't belong here But I can't help following Your windswept hair and oversized jeans Your laughter at the stuff nobody else found funny And our hands so close they could be touching Yeah, but I've already done enough trespassing This may be the one and only time Watch you like I'm going blind Padding barefoot on the pebbled pavement Like it's cool sea foam or silky sand Ten years nigh Standing by Catch my eye You'll see why There's a hole in my life where you should be Some asshole by your side where I should be Don't waste your time on a dream Of some boy who's never seen You barefoot on the Northside playground Ten years nigh Standing by Catch my eye You'll see why

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Every track Jed released in 2021, all in one epic compilation. Featuring an all-star cast of musical guests, including Angel Marcloid, Meg Duffy, Tony Levin, Anton Fig, Chuck Rainey, Sheridan Riley, Mike Keaney, Ralph Carney, Dweezil Zappa, Maryann Fennimore, Rob Hill, Pop Will Eat Itself, Alex Dubovoy, Jerry Marotta, Kat Bula, Victor Bisetti, Stevie Blacke, Crazee Joe Slevin, Jack Beal, R.M. Engelhardt, Marta Garrett, Joy Basu, Davi Mello, Itaiguara Brandão, Jacobo Garces, Chris Barber, Ayran Nicodemo, Joe Zeitlin, Mike Fonte, Joe Aversano, Steve Theater, Josh Plotner, Jim Colletti, John Delehanty, Tom Kaz, Chris deRosa and more!

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released December 24, 2021

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Song designer; founding member of The Hanslick Rebellion, Skyscape, Collider; oblivious to genre, trends and the passage of time.

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