The Exciting New Folk Sounds Of

by J. Solemn

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For all my friends and family who helped me become the man I am, and to all the strangers I have yet to call friend.

Recorded in the Fall/Winter 2015, at Dead West Recording

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released January 3, 2016

J. Solemn (Jim Lagerquist) - Instruments, Vocals. Songwriting

Connor Whiskin - Producer, Recording Engineer
Alexa Harwood-Jones - Cover Design

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Track Name: Dreamaway Lady
Waves of concrete under the fog
I don't think I need much at all
As long as I can feel the sunshine that you bring
As long as I can hear your low voice sing

Well it's alright
Yeah it's okay
Look on the bright side
You can make it your day

She greets me sweetly between the sheets
And we walk downtown amidst the fading streets
And in your dreams of me we'd never leave the bed
And your dreams of me are still inside my head

'Cause there's a road
Where nobody goes
And it reminds
Me of home

Dream away, lady day
Dream away, lady day
Track Name: Shanghaied
I can't believe, that they don't have stars in their eyes
Maybe I do, maybe I do, my lady
The hope that they'll change, and the limbo that hangs the skies
It could have been, it could have been, my lady

Because every time I meet a girl and we're both going seperate ways
We're two ships in the night and oh you're leading me astray
She says that I make her feel pretty without doing anything
And I hope she knows she's the one in all the songs I sing

I know I love you
Like I know that the sun will rise
The sun and the moon take turn to look at you
With all the time you have
You've always got some time to lose
Till western skies
Blind both my eyes and save me

Because every time I meet a girl and we're both going seperate ways
We're two ships in the night and oh you're leading me astray
She says that I make her feel pretty without doing anything
And I hope she knows she's the one in all the songs I sing
Track Name: Bad Medicine
No matter what you'll always have a brother in this world
I know they love you even if they don't show it, they've got a lot to give

Love yourself the way you love your son and the earth,
Take a sin and turn it into good again
Make a life out of bad medicine

You'd never hurt another soul and if you did it would be right
We weren't made for this world, I'll see you on the next

Love your son the way you love yourself and the sky
Taught me to be, to see, and that friendship means the most to me
Chat Conversation End
Track Name: Upside Of Down
And so the wind picks up, but I'm feeling down
On the sunny side, the upside of Down
I'm a mile high and I've never felt so low
I'm headed to the airport, I'm coming home
You love me, and I love you too
Feels like I'm dying for a moment or two

So hold her softly (softly)
Sweetly (sweetly)
Because there's no one (no one)
Nothing to worry about for a time

And so she's leaving home, but she's never gone
Because after the end, and on and on
I know that she's with me everyday
And when your bedroom eyes fade away
So goes the love of yesterday
I wish that we could stayed there in that cave

So hold her softly (softly)
Sweetly (sweetly)
Because there's no one (no one)
Nothing to worry about for a time

And so you mesmerized and hypnotized the everyman who fears reprise
It seems that our eternity only lasted a day
So sit out in the rain
And laugh at the sky
"Give 'em yer hand, man. And a smile"
It's not what you do, but who you become that makes it all worth while

So hold her softly (softly)
Sweetly (sweetly)
Because there's no one (no one) nothing to worry about for a time

Because there's no one (no one)
Nothing to worry about in this life
Track Name: Grey Goose
Homeless man standing outside of the liquor store
Trying to scrape together a couple dollars more
Dan and Rell came back with enough booze to kill a full grown moose
Sitting around drinking grey goose and orange juice
Sitting around drinking grey goose and orange juice

Josalynn's bra is on the couch and Gideons playing connect four
Devins with his clan and Matthias is drunk on the floor
Dan and Rell came back with enough booze to kill a full grown moose
Sitting around drinking grey goose and orange juice
Sitting around drinking grey goose and orange juice
Chat Conversation End
Track Name: Lush
Everywhere I look I see your eyes
Escaping glances from the passers by
Now they're looking for strange both in life and in death and they're wasting away with each passing breath
And I know that you're love and you're floating away to the light of another day

So I go and get lost
See what I see
I meet a nice woman
And I tell her my dreams
And if you ask me
I'd say I'm doing fine
Your room is so lush to the sun that shines

Gypsy lady showing me the road
It's weirder walking when you're all alone
With your gasoline eyes and your pitchfork wings well the ties are cut as they're shriveling
Well I know that your love and you're moving away to the light of another day

So I go and get lost
And I see what I see
I meet a nice woman
And I tell her my dreams
And if you asked me
I'd say I'm doing fine
Your room is so lush to the sun that shines

Ooh
Track Name: Misery
So I walk on down the road see a house and peek inside
Lovers under neon lights and he says "She'll never be mine"
The world stops, an hour drags all along like it's a day
So I move out the back after tripping on my way
It's so hard to say goodbye when we're laying down in bed
'Cause I go to stand and I end up kissing you instead

Feel his heartbeat on the forest floor, the poets paces pause to sore
"Will it sell to a poor man?" I'm not sure
He's been down this road before
She takes his hand, leads to a land where every raindrop tastes of sand
He sees her hunger stare into the souls of other men
She slips, he falls into a life that he has only spent
Every meal is heaven sent and I don't know if I can pay the rent

There's a man for goodness sake got his feet in sugar lake
His corn cob pipe in waving wake, when his big bag did turn to shake
She freezes over suddenly with his ankles trapped inside
Misery did hold her breath but to me she did confide
Let's soar, get sore, c'mon baby give me some more
Reduced to a grim statistic and I heard hammering on the floor

And every baby bird has got to fly out from the nest
Doesn't know which way he heads 'cause he knows nowhere is best
And like his wings into the sky I got my feet down on the ground
And as he's flying up ahead I'll be rambling all around
Half the lands on fire man, and the other half is aflood
I got my head up in the clouds and my boots down in the mud
Track Name: The Pact
We made a pact not to kill ourselves
And the letters I have hold me well
Love yourself and others will soon come
If you died I'd be so gone
Like a sun without a dawn
Everything would rush back memories

You could hold the Earthly stone
I learned you were flesh and bone
You know you are never alone
You were naked as a girl
A whisper in a lonely world
Soft as skies and wide as desperate eyes

I dreamt we were back together
It was torture to wake up
Rising to the feeling of being shot
Wedding bells rang through the park
I stood there with my old man
Gazing to the Shuswaps old command
"All those vows seem meaningless
And I feel my guts in knots"
He clasped my back and said
"You're all I've got"

In silence we could speak the world
And often we would walk the lands
My eyes thirst for those hills again
And this feeling comes and goes
Like shadows of my first few friends
Each beginning comes from a harder end
Track Name: Overmorrow
Every word is like a window to the past
The wanderlust that rusts inside your veins
In the dying days of summer
The sun still shines bright
You can't really miss it, Shining off of the moon at night

Oh tomorrow, Yes or no the wind still carries on
Overmorrow, Sonder thoughts that lead me to the dawn

He'll leave you in tears again
And you'll wake up blessed
You're a perfect mess in a short dress

Oh tomorrow, Listen to the wind sing through the trees
Overmorrow, Everything that's leading you to me
Track Name: Between Timid & Timbuktu
Underground Chinatown, feels like I'm lost for days
Woke up an hour south of Valhalla, outside the rains have sunk to grey
And now your folks are gone, and you know you've got to carry on
Look up at the stars sailing in the sky and you know they've seen them with younger eyes

Oh one day I will say goodbye
And I'll never see you again
Somewhere Between Timid and Timbuktu
I will find you

Amen Ra comes up in the trees, laze around in the dandelion breeze
We wrestle in fear of the guards, and fall asleep in each others arms
So you ride on the heel of the wind, and you're dreams say I'm at the end
And if I wait I'm ill at ease, as Amen Ra slinks down the trees

Oh one day I will say goodbye
And I'll never see you again
Somewhere Between Timid and Timbuktu
I will find you