Nightsong

by Jesse Mercury

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released February 20, 2012

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Jesse Mercury Seattle, Washington

Jesse Mercury is a cosmic traveler from the year 3000, flung out of time with no way to get home. His only hope is to send musical signals into the cosmos in an attempt to attract a higher form of life capable of sending him back to his time.

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Track Name: Bed of Nails
Can't stand another night alone
Dreams of you keep taking hold
I sit here waiting, I sit here shaking
When darkness falls my darkness grows

Circle the bed as sun comes down
Feelings of dread begin to pound
Through my system, then I miss them
Faces I have tossed around

What caused this night song?
Bed of nails I'm sleeping on
Don't treat with a demon tongue

Fall under the dark, fall under your spell
Intoxicated, just as well
'Cause I need something, but only one thing
Will ease the burn, I'm too drunk to tell

We lie together, I lie alone
She reaches over, a stifled moan
Give her something but give her nothing
And dream of the one that made this

Bed of nails I'm sleeping on
Her voice wails, and her fingers drum
Don't treat with a demon tongue
Track Name: Bring Out Yer Dead
You don't hear me
I must have passed away
You don't see me
Or is that how you play?
You don't know me
Well, so much for fame

I look in the mirror and see a man who's twice my age
His eyes are meaner, smile speaks of hidden rage
I thought I would be different, I thought that I'd be less afraid
But I am nothing and no one comes to my grave

You don't hear me
I must have passed away
You don't see me
Though my arms waive and waive
You don't know me
Well there's just me to blame

I thought I was different
Delusions of an infant
I thought I was special
It turns out I'm one in several

You can't hear me
I must have passed away
You can't see me
I must be shadow gray
You remind me
I must have passed away
Track Name: All the Bellhops are Spies
When the streetlights glare
And your night eyes stare
I'll be on the wind
I'll be in your hair

I am undercover
I am on the lam
If you see me pretend
That you don't know who I am
It is nothing serious
Just affairs of state
But when the lie is broken
We'll tear down Watergate

With your fast played hand
Still time stands
I am not afraid
Well I guess I am

We went to war
And we came back sure
But through a post-traumatic lens
I see the means but not the ends
Track Name: Digital Girl
Oh digital girl
In your pixelated world
You're the only one I know who'll never let me go

I see you every night
You tell me I'm alright
You'll never say no, you'll never grow old

No cold words to say to me
Digital girl

You come to me in my sleep
The closest we will meet
You whisper in my ear that you will love me here

And as I wake alone
I see you in your home
On my computer screen you smile, distantly

No cold words to say to me
Digital girl
Track Name: The Clowns Have Come to Take Me Away
As I go walking by
I hear a siren's cry
And looking round I see
These jokers tailing me

So run, run shake em off
Hey, they've come to take me away

Fear, it grips my mind
Their engines rev to try
To snatch me off the street
Unless this wrap I beat

So run, run shake em off
Hey, they've come to take me away

Turn around to flee
But my body betrays me
This hill is way too steep
My legs are far too weak

So I run, run shake em off
Hey, they've come to take me away

They pull astride
Advantage fortified
As I fall into their womb
Laughter seals my doom

Run, run shake em off
Hey, they've come to take me away
Track Name: Tim Bucktooth
Tim bucktooth
I know why he is so aloof
It looks like a walrus gave his chew
To Tim Bucktooth

The face of a rodent with the whiskers to boot
Try to hid but rumors propogate truth
He hides his face from the camera lens
'Cause he's one ugly mother tween his nose and his chin
He's Tim Bucktooth

He's like a Burton film recluse
He's the rat man, matter of fact, he should be in a zoo
You should be warned for his incisors
They're beasts of burden, teeth protrude through lips curtain

No one bothered to seek his wisdom
It's beyond years, big in scope as his symptom

Tim Bucktooth
Track Name: Leech
Waive my arms to scold you
Senseless fight
Drape my harm across you
My jaded sight

No one cares for oceans
Dried and blind
No one holds the motion
Of visible light in time

I'll make this my low
And take you with me
In rivers cold that flow empty I will be

Waive my arms to distract you
From righteous fight
Pennies for a fact
Truth is lost in spite
It's alright

I'll make this my low
And take you with me
In rivers cold that flow empty I will be

I'll make this my low
And take you with me
This life is not but show and I'll keep your stage free
For me
Leech
Track Name: The Shower Song
This shower is too small for fucking
This shower is too small to get laid
I wish it were bigger, or that we were thinner
But then we'd get sucked down the drain

This table is too tall for fucking
Too high off the ground to get laid
I'd climb to the top of it, but fearing the drop of it
Deflates the will, what a shame

We could just play Monopoly
I could just pick your brain
We could just play some old school video games
Watch the news or the rain

There's a hill down the street ripe for climbing
Adventures to be sought and claimed
But you complain of weather
And lie on the feather bed
Legs spread, eyes red, lips aflame

Nothing can tame the monster
Nothing will satiate
If I were to lay here, she would just say
"Dear let's do it again and again"

Well this bed is too feathered for fucking
I must object and complain
I don't approve of plucking the feathers from ducklings
Or swanlings or goslings
Or any leaf rustling beast
On it's way to the grave

So baby I'll be on my way now
Yes, I know it is strange
But you'll be alright with yourself
A nightlight and your imaginary, unwary, less hairy friend
Bill, Chuck, Dick, George or James
Track Name: Movin' To Alaska
I ran aground in the rainy northwest
But northwest ain't north enough for me
So I packed my bags and made a sideways egress
'Cause no one can tell me where to be

I'm movin' to Alaska
Where from the past I'm freed
Movin' to Alaska
Where no one knows me
There's nothing left to ask ya
I said all there is to say
Movin' to Alaska
Where things will go my way

I wanna perch in a birds eye nest
Where all I see are hills of green
When summer's sun turns to winter's test
I'll stick it out by fire's gleam

I'm movin' to Alaska
Where hills are verdant green
Movin' to Alaska
Where no one knows me
There's nothing left to ask ya
We've said all there is to say
Movin' to Alaska
Where things will go my way

If she asks for whereabouts
Say I can't be reached
Don't be swayed by screaming shouts
Stand your ground for me
She'll move on before too long
And I will be redeemed
But whatever you say, just please don't tell her

I'm movin' to Alaska
Where from the past I'm freed
Movin' to Alaska
Where you can't find me
There's nothing left to ask ya
We've said all there is to say
Movin' to Alaska
Where things will go my way
Track Name: I Miss My Love
I miss my love
I miss when I could feel it
I miss my love
It's what I used to be
It won't come back to me

Deeper down
That is where it is hidden
It's serious now
It's too dark to see
If I hadn't known it once I would not believe

A question asked
A moment of forgiveness
It's all long passed
Stories told to me
When I was young, they deceived me

I miss my love
It's forever hidden
Under covers
Where no one can see
No one, not even me
Track Name: I Am Not a Crook
I broke the locks but didn't steal the china
I called the cops but didn't rob the diner
Just believe the words that I am saying
The tales we I weave are better than the layman

I am not a crook

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