Easily Drawn

by Jake Stanton

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A collection of one take jakes and some demos
circa 2014-2016
Almost every song was conceived in the cosying white heat of the Here and Now (Now and Then)
Some of these will appear on later releases---when they have grown up a bit.

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released April 27, 2016

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Track Name: Fully Charged & Light As A Feather
A big splash of whiskey
And you practiced the basics
Wrote a song about your girlfriend
Tried to capture her fragrance
She seemed so
Yeah she seemed so fragrant

Given half a chance
I would split my mind up
I’d be a rock in your corner
And some wool for your dye

And when the poetry fails me
As it always will
I’ll gather you up
And remain still

A warm cup of tea
And you sharpened some pencils
You practiced making a mass
Tried to lose sight of the details
Squinting your eyes
She is now just a blur

Given half a chance
I would split my mind
My left brain would use its wit with you
And the right would loosen your lines

And when the drawings fail
As they always will
I’ll drink a glass of water
And remain very still

Fully charged
And light as a feather
Track Name: New Dog
And her blue eyes
That arrest you
A dog wags his tail
Dog just
Passing
Through

Hold me
Understand
The world is all ours
If
You could be the one
To make it all right

If you can
Then you should
But if you can't then just
Leave me be

A new dog
Wags his tail
Track Name: Death Song
Well she tells me she's not afraid of death
Make a judgment if you'd like that
Standing in the shower she let's the water do its
Wet thing

And me I just grab myself
And I talk and I talk and I talk
And I hope she's not listening

Cause I'm saying nothing at all
Track Name: All I Want Is A Normal Girl
All I want is a Normal Girl
All I need
One to take me
Out of the spooky haunted house

Yeah

Just a Normal American Girl
And we can watch Friends and talk
Just a Normal American Girl
We can Insulate ourselves in the mindless television

All I want is a Normal Girl
Where we can conceit alone
All I need is a Normal Girl
Where we can lay down and explode

If you're the Normal-Est Girl
then I will convulse

All I want is a Normal Girl
Track Name: Wavy Glass Dish III
Slowly cooking the glass to avoid
Complications

Flaring out the lips for a pouty
Demonstration

It's always coming back to you
And I'm utterly. . .

Placing the crystal ball on the hot
Brown station

Might fill it with butterscotch or wine or. . .

It always comes back to you
And I'm utterly. . .
Transmogrified

Yes!
It's the Wavy Glass Dish
That pockets my putty mind

And the Wavy Glass Dish says:

It always comes back to you
And I'm utterly
Track Name: Get Home (Electrifried)
Particle board potato chips
And a Hot Pink Yarmulke-uh-uh-uh
???


Know that
In the ???
It's all gonna work out now
Here in the dog house

When we Get Home
Baby when we Get Home

Oh you know now
Here in the dog house. . .
Track Name: Our New Bedroom
On the sub-floor of our bedroom
Exists a history as old as the both of us
Combined

Mysterious stains
And the history of socks found
In the closet

They've heard every tenant
Every word
Tell me:

Have you been sleeping for very long?
What are you doing?
Where is your mind now?

Are you floating?
Are you not you?

Not you
Not you

On the sub-floor of our bedroom
Exists a history as old as love
Socks found in the drawer
Yeah they've heard every tenant
Every word
Track Name: Wild Animation
The topic at the table
Is perfectly mind numbing
But the pattern on these napkins
Sure are something

I don't really have a clue
As to what you are meaning
But the design on your t-shirt
Gives me such a happy feeling

It's these incidentals
That reward my attention
In the grey-blue office
There's a bit of Wild Animation

And I might as well kiss you
All things being equal
And don't look so sad
It's only a read through

???

Oh Why!?
Why must you go there with me
Every time we go out?

And why
God damn it I
Just need a lie down
God damn it
Track Name: I Remember The Sliding Rock
Yeah I remember the sliding rock
I remember the litany
Of dissenting voices
Closing in on me

Yeah I remember the Bright White Sun
The afternoon had just begun
I remember the litany
I don't care about the litany

You know you know

I remember the sliding rock
Yeah I remember the sliding rock
I remember the sliding rock
I remember

I remember the sliding rock
And I remember the sliding rock
And I remember
The litany
Track Name: About It
Won't you listen up
You're the subject of the next song I'm playing
Not this one-so don't look at me like that
You know I'm just playing

Like a delusional lunatic
Or the trite sayings of a well worn mystic
My ethics ain't great but they'll do for this

I give and I give and I take
And I'm selfish

And that's about it
That's about it
That's about all of it

Hey I miss you
When we talk
When self consciousness
Comes on like a thick fog

And it sucks
And it's hot

And that's about it
That's about it
That's about all of it

That's about it
That's about it