Dear Old World EP

by jon ji

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Dear Old World EP (love songs to things that never were)
A crazy caravan ride with Django at reins. Picking up Billie Holiday, Doc Watson, Johnny Cash and Bob Marley, all headed dow the bbq at the Violent Femmes pad.

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released 18 January 2014

all songs and sounds by jon ji.

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Track Name: Tumble Dry
Tumble dry and don’t ask why
hang your hopes out on the line
beat the rug, with a broom
sing a tune of moon and june
things they cling and one is lost
to wash away a steeper cost
somethings stain and won’t fade away
you can’t forget you can’t replace
shadows dealing hard against the wall
they don’t care a lick about the fall
tumble dry and don’t ask why
pinch of salt in the devil’s eye
wrap your knuckles on a piece of wood
black cat laughs at ya underneath your foot
tumble dry and don’t ask why
eat a piece of the fallen sky
click your heels and poke the moon
it all ends all too soon
and it’s coming back (for) to you

down the hill, end over end
laughing shouting with my friend
the sun is blue, and the sky is green
i’ve torn a hole in my new jeans
wind it races through our hair
grit our teeth and have no care
the world is spinning beneath our wheels
everybody needs to know how that feels
shadows dealing hard against the wall
they don’t care a lick about the fall
Track Name: Maybe
Maybe

Maybe I may be wrong
Came on a little too strong
but maybe i may be right
cuz you sure put up a hell of a fight

rock me baby, underneath the trees
tell ya little song about the birds and bees
hold me close like lovers do
i can never get enough of you

and hold me close when you feel it’s good
and when you feel it’s good (when you feel it’s good)
we know we’re understood
and i know we’re both going to gray
but that’s another day (that’s another day)
baby, can’t you stay

Maybe I may be wrong
yeah, hung on a little too long
but maybe i may be right
and you’re sure worth a hell of a fight

Maybe I’m gonna be low
when you pack up and getting to go
maybe it’ll be alright
i see a little sparkle in your eyes
Track Name: In My Shoes
if you could walk a mile in my shoes
you might not think i've to to sing the blues
but if you walk another ten
you might change your tune and think again
and if you walked a hundred more
you'd find out what i'm crying for

but oh, where did you go
taste summer rain felt winter snow
and the time don't help me know
was it all for real

if you could walk a mile in my shoes
you'd say another hue i'd choose
but if you took just five more steps
you'd taste the salty tears i've wept
it’s all come down the line
and i’m dying on the vine

but oh, where did you go
taste summer rain felt winter snow
and the time don't help me know
was it all for real
Track Name: Seven Steps
Not buying it
not selling
not putting it on loan
not wining it
not dining it
not saying I’ll phone

not bending it
not stretching it
not trying to make it fit
yeah, the best of this
is the mess of it
and this is what you get

no, you can’t have everything you want
but that don’t mean you have to go along
you can have everything you need
if you’re not afraid to make those roses bleed


not wallowing, just polishing
the shine on this cracked shoe
not holding up, not folding up
cuz we’ve got to push on through
not listening to the little voice
deep inside your head
that tells you ain’t good enough
that you ain’t enough, that you’re dead

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one, two, three, four, five, six, seven
all good children go to heaven
eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve
what's this place?
i believe they call it hell
Track Name: Always Fall
What can I say that you haven’t already heard
The feeling is mutual
but never understood
What can I make in the twist in your smile
I’m not gonna guess because

It’s always fall outside my window
And it’s not necessarily oh so beneficiary
That I know
Don’t lead me to be
Expect me to be

What can I say when I can’t say a word
Notions are potions in oceans absurd
When do we hide and what do we seek
I’m not gonna guess because

It’s always fall outside my window
And it’s not necessarily oh so beneficiary
That I know
Don’t lead me to be
Expect me to be

How does it feel when you're coming down
how do you know when you've hit the ground
cuz everybody feels that way every now and then
Track Name: Dear Old World
Strap me in your flying time machine
send me back to where the grass is green
cuz here i stumble always out of step
my face full of lines filled with my regrets

send me back to when jazz was king
and they danced all night and rag jumped swing
and the trumpet the preacher hallelujah till morn
and the band the choir everybody get born

dear old world
i send a letter to you
by parcel post
and i hope it gets through
why has this world
abandoned me?
everybody’s lost
and gone crazy

dear old world
i’ve reached the end of the line
this train is out of service
and we can’t rewind
but, dear old world,
now old becomes new
because in my heart
i’ll keep dreaming of you

a machine was a thing with moving parts
and blowing smoke rings was a fine art
the ladies with style, grace and class
and oh, how them flappers could shake that sass

before the rock rolled and crushed all just too slow
before the children rose and ate up the globe
before the tube came making us shallow and vain
but, it’s an old song it’s the same refrain

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