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Nightsong

by Jesse Mercury

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1.
Bed of Nails 03:28
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
Digital Girl 02:54
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
Leech 03:01
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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
11.
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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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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