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by Ezekiel Jay

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1.
Certain times I get bitter when A sandpaper wind Cuts me right on the chin Certain times Cradled in Limbo-land Persuading a man out of the sand Who's so dug in Let our thoughts dissolve into the space Awake and shaking we open to the way it is Let our mind control machines break down Roots in the ground and kneeling We pick up the crown Would you like me To heal you now? Well I don't know how See in you nothing wrong Are you waiting For the perfect man To feed you and to lead you In this broken land? Let our thoughts dissolve into the space Awake and shaking we open to the way it is Let our mind control machines break down Roots in the ground and kneeling We pick up the crown Let our thoughts dissolve into the space Awake and shaking we open To the perfect place To the perfect place Let our mind control machines break down Roots in the ground and kneeling We pick up the crown
2.
Hummingbirds 03:47
What are you asking for my love? Though you say nothing There's a cartoon bubble above Look at the time we're late again Roll out of bed, make coffee My how we like to pretend Caught in a dream and we're not waking up Not waking up Choosing to sleep through the alarm Through the alarm Like hummingbirds just hovering We see in brilliant colors Drawn to the flowers and trees Head on the pillow day is done You're talking nonsense Making me laugh with your monotone Seconds away from someplace known Only to you and me and A bear with a megaphone Or the robot with the painted toes Or a tough boxing kangaroo Like hummingbirds just hovering We see in brilliant colors Drawn to the flowers and trees Like dolphins playing in the sea You wave your fin and dive down I follow you around the deep Caught a dream And we're not waking up Not waking up Cuz we're gone, yeah baby we're gone Baby, gone, baby gone Like hummingbirds just hovering We see in brilliant colors Drawn to the flowers and trees Like dolphins playing in the sea You wave your fin and dive down I follow you around the deep
3.
I want you know what you look like In the blue light Want to celebrate your body Tonight I want you to know how you move me And consume me There’s a way that you go through me Tonight Reach out and grab my hand Breathe as I spin you around You set yourself (set yourself) apart / Oh my God You set yourself (set yourself) apart / Oh my God You set yourself (set yourself) apart / Oh my God You set yourself set yourself set yourself set yourself Apart I want to come up with a reason For not speaking There’s no meaning to this story Tonight I want to confess my stargazing You amaze me There’s no reason to be sorry For what’s right Reach out and grab my hand Breathe as I spin you around You set yourself (set yourself) apart / Oh my God You set yourself (set yourself) apart / Oh my God You set yourself (set yourself) apart / Oh my God You set yourself set yourself set yourself set yourself Apart (Repeat)
4.
Reason would tell me that objectively speaking I should be thinking 'bout my life on the brink Calculating odds for my problems unsolved They tell me I'm evolved to produce and to seek So do I have a right to say to you now... I feel fabulous and I don't know why I don't know why I feel fabulous and I don't know why I don't know but it's true Know you will lose if you look at the news Choose your abuse since humanity's screwed Day by day that mysterious "they" Them that take more away of your possessions so few So do I have a right to say to you now... I feel fabulous and I don't know why I don't know why I feel fabulous and I don't know why I don't know but it's true Doom and gloom in your room Is it a womb or just a tomb? You pay your dues then change your tune The reaper soon will come for you You take your cue, save your loot Rent a suit, "It's you," you say To they who may confuse the game With costume party holidays I feel fabulous and I don't know why I don't know why I feel fabulous and I don't know why I don't know but it's true Please don't take this the wrong way I'm not sure I have the right to say, HEY I feel fabulous and I don't know why I don't know why I feel fabulous and I don't know why I don't know but it's true But it's true But it's...
5.
Hazel 04:27
Hazel don’t get much respect Everyone’s seeing blue Reminds us of the ocean, the sky And the winter too Emeralds like to convey What a great find they’ll be And exotic dark chocolate is hot Like the Caribbean Sea But Hazel is the underdog She never gets her own song What you don’t know about Hazel Is the stars shine in those eyes With her palette of earthy cool She’ll give you mountain highs Hazel don’t get much respect She’s a witch or she’s nuts Probably not six feet and blond Maybe scrappy and tough Everyone always gets her wrong The first time they meet She takes a little time to figure out So gaze long and deep But Hazel is the underdog Never gets her own song What you don’t know about Hazel Is the stars shine in those eyes With her palette of earthy cool She’ll give you mountain highs She’ll change like the leaves in autumn When it complements the light You could see something new Through a candle flame tonight I can't contain A fascination with her glow She has something An admiration for her grows What you don’t know about Hazel Is the stars shine in those eyes With her palette of earthy cool She’ll give you mountain highs She’ll change like the leaves in autumn When it complements the light You could see something new Through a candle flame tonight
6.
Goddess 03:51
Tell me now what you told to me the time before The other shore Close the page, get me off this chair and out this cage Let's go play Goddess take me to the Goodwill store Always thinking I could use some more Goddess take me to a local band You don't have to drag me just hold my hand Water me in this thirsty starved brutality The forty thieves You did show how the greatest story ever told Was my own Goddess take me to a foreign town Where they stare at me as I walk around Goddess take me to the Salton Sea And leave me there with your memory Tell me every, tell me every, tell me every, tell me Tell me every, tell me every, tell me every, tell me Tell me everything Goddess take me when you hear me cry For I am yours on the day I die Goddess take me when you hear me cry For I am yours it was all a lie Goddess take me to the Goodwill store Always thinking I could use some more Goddess take me to a local band You don't have to drag me just hold my hand
7.
Closing down like a storefront at dusk Shoulders in, protect what they must And there's echoes now that he's gone But the ones in your head never hush Raising faith now that's asking too much But what can you do, can you do That's not already done, already done And who would be foolish, so foolish Enough to come, maybe we would And we're sending you our love Lending you a hand And my dear it's ok because we understand And we're lending you a hand Breaking down like a body of rust Waking pain but the work must be done Any solace ends fast like a movie You come out and real life returns Saving strength for tomorrow's new test But what can you do, can you do That's not already done, already done And who would be foolish, so foolish Enough to come, maybe we would And we're sending you our love Lending you a hand And my dear it's ok because we understand And we're lending you a hand (repeat)
8.
What he knew in his bones Is that he never ever could be known From where he came, so much hell That to keep him free he'd have to learn to sell And the words that kept him going Planted deep as he was growing If you want to dream, if you want to sing Make a promise to me son Live like a king and don't you ever see What you would have become Be the one who rules the other ones New York sky, eagles' den Lifted to a special place among all men Driving hard, it's divine When a gambler keeps on winning it's a sign And the words that kept him going Planted deep as he was growing If you want to dream, if you want to sing Make a promise to me son Live like a king and don't you ever see What you would have become Be the one who rules the other ones The one who rules the other ones Rules the other ones The other ones And there's been so much giving back Yet holy angels coming to attack Heavy burden on a pillowed head Should I let the river flow or are the fields already dead? If you want to dream, if you want to sing Make a promise to me son Live like a king and don't you ever see What you would have become Be the one who rules the other ones The one who rules the other ones
9.
Triple Dare 03:44
Breakin' all the rules for you my dear I probably would rob a bank if you whispered in my ear Don't come natural staring down my fear But when you kiss my neck I wanna Hit the gas, smash glass, take a triple dare Sneak into the office, it's 3 am Don't know how you talked me into this again Do not duplicate means nothin' to you When I see the boss's desk I gotta Clear it off, bottoms up, you know what to do You lie and steal, give the finger to hell And you sell it so well, I beg for danger You're pressing a knife to my comfortable life Holding tight to my spine, I don't know who you are Who I am, why am I holding this gun? Had a bunch of money for a rainy day Two days in Vegas and you blew it all away Don't come natural I was always kinda square But when you take it off I wanna Burn guitars, steal cars, take a triple dare You lie and steal, give the finger to hell And you sell it so well, I beg for danger You're pressing a knife to my comfortable life Holding tight to my spine, I don't know who you are Who I am, why am I holding this gun? You won't talk about the other guys who took you out I assume that means They're either locked up, messed up or in the ground You lie and steal, give the finger to hell And you sell it so well, I beg for danger You're pressing a knife to my comfortable life Holding tight to my spine, I don't know who you are Who I am, why am I holding this gun?
10.
There goes another one Set in her ways, spending her days A Frigidaire slave and the future’s trapped There goes another one Career in a rut, he’s growing a gut He’d like to be tough when the kids talk back Another one falling out of love Another one got his wish and more Take it all back they scream I want to wake up from this bad dream I want my money returned Bought the American Dream and I got burned There goes another one Arches her back, the woman is stacked She’d like to be bad but she got that ring (oh that ring) There goes another one Richer than sin, she won’t touch him His favorite bed was the twin and not this king (it’s too damn big) Another one falling out of love Another one got his wish and more Take it all back they scream I want to wake up from this bad dream I want my money returned Bought the American Dream and I got burned Well I would if I could Take it all back but it's too late Take it all back they scream I want to wake up from this bad dream I want my money returned Bought the American Dream and I got burned
11.
The Captain 04:03
Three miles high and nothing much going on (Nothing much) Three miles high and Nothing much going on Three miles high and not much to talk about (Nothing much) Three miles high and he pulls his head wires out And the Captain comes on the microphone The Captain comes on the speaker again He says: Look to your left, that's the world passing you by Look to your left, where your ancestors died He says: Look to your right, that's where your secrets lie Look to your right, well they're scattered on the countryside Three miles high and she pulls out her magazine (Cosmo or Seventeen) Three miles high, she stares at the movie screen (So bland that it's obscene) Three miles high and packed like a sardine can (Living like modern man) Three miles high and she drinks just to pass the time (Up here it's not a crime) The Captain comes on the microphone The Captain comes on the speaker again She says: Look to your left, that's your life passing you by Look to your left, where your ancestors died She says: Look to your right, that's where your secrets lie Look to your right, 'cause they're buried in the countryside And the Captain comes on the microphone The Captain comes on the speaker again She says: Look to your left, that's your life passing you by Look to your left, where your ancestors died She says: Look to your right, those are where your secrets lie Look to your right, 'cause they're buried in the countryside Look to your left Look to your right Look to your left Look to your right To your left, to your right..

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Indie meets classic rock in San Diego artist Ezekiel Jay's debut full-length album. You'll hear catchy melodies and poetic lyrics sung at times with bluesy power, with plenty of ethereal harmonies and guitar riffs thrown in for a more classic sound.

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released January 11, 2012

All s_ngs by Ezekiel Jay Parnow
Pro_uced, recorded and mixed by Ben Moore
Rec_rded at Audio Design Recording, San Diego, CA
Additional Engineering by Matt Van Allen
Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE Mastering

Voca_s, guitar: Ezekiel Jay Parnow
D_ums: Toby Ahrens
Bass guit_r: Jason Littlefield
Hammond organ, electric piano: Ben Moore
Additio_al vocals: Crystal Hennings on "I Feel Fabulous", Natalina Carpanzano on "Hazel"

Exe_utive p_oducer: Michael Porcelli
Photography and artwor_: Natalina Carpanzano

Thanks to Todd Binder, Bryan Calo, Natalina Carpanzano, Lee Ann Cornell, Marin Fantino, Sheryl Lynn Peterson, Victor Guzman, James Hasler, Andreas Jaeggi, Jennifer Kaser, Jeff Kelley at Audio Design Recording, Daniel Kendall, Brenda King, Michael McDonald, Ilian Moctezuma, Thomas Mossey, Austin Parnow, Barbara Parnow, Megan Parnow, Stephen Parnow, Michael Porcelli, Billie Rosen, Rick Rosen, Robert Rosen, Kevin Shirley, Carrie Sisson, David Welk

Specia_ thanks to Eric Von Bernstorff (Stiffneck guitars) and Craig Bledsoe for use of their amazing guitars.

Artist information at www.ezekieljay.com

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Ezekiel Jay San Diego, California

Ezekiel Jay is a San Diego songwriter with a sound that sits somewhere between bluesy roots rock and indie guitar pop, delivered with a soulful vocal style. His words can be poetic, inspiring or fun, and the songs come with a warning that their lyrics and melodies may stick in your head. ... more

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