Josephine

by Tom Jolu

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This album is dedicated to my mother, who, quite suddenly, died two years ago. Every song written, in some way, shape, or form, has to do with me dealing with life after her death.

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released July 8, 2015

Produced by Tom Lewis and Jeremy Kinney
Engineered by Jeremy Kinney
All songs written by Tom Lewis
All Drums preformed by Jeremy Kinney

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Track Name: I've Changed
I'll gladly rip my skin in two
Just to feel the pain.
I'll snap my shins in half
so you can smile again.
Three feet in
for all my sin
and I'm the only one to blame.
I used to be so happy.
Maybe I've Changed.

I'm walking
stuck in circles.
Every day's the same.
I say I'm champion for difference,
an opponent for stagnate plains.
But if you see my actions
the scenery is always the same.
I used to be so driven.
Maybe I've changed.
Track Name: Josephine
It's been a whole year
since you've been away.
And in all of that time,
everything has changed.
I've forgotten the sound of your voice
when you used to yell up the stairs.
But the one thing I remember is,
you did what you wanted,
you didn't care.

They couldn't make you settle,
couldn't make you settle,
Settle down.

In the back of my mind I remember
the bracelet you wore.
It was blue and had three letters
D-N-R.
You fought so hard
You fought so long
we told them all
that you would win.
And even though
you fought so hard
and fought so long...
In the end I guess you did.

they couldn't make you settle,
Couldn't make you settle,
Settle down.
Track Name: Some Day
I'm not as sad as I used to be.
But the ground is cold,
just like me.
But things will be okay,
Cause spring is on its way.

I'm not as sad as i used to be.
But the ground is cold,
just like me.
they say spring is on it's way
but not today.

I'm not as sad as I used to be.
But the ground is cold,
just like me.
But things will be okay,
Cause spring is on its way.
Track Name: Runnin' Away
Breakin' my fingers to the bone.
Treatin' my head like a rollin' stone.
Doin' everything I can to avoid a scene.
Things are slowin' down
like I knew they would and
you're springin' the news on me
I know it ain't good.
you're gettin' hitched
and want to know what I think.

This'll end the silence for me.
I don't want a part,
don't want a part in anything.

I wish I could say
everything I wanted to say
but I don't got the time.

I'm shakin' your hand, and smilin',
and I'm wishing you well,
but the back of my mind I'm thinkin',
"oh Jesus, hell
you're moving far, far away
from your past."
Yes oh yes,
well it may be love,
and yes you think that it was sent
from heaven above,
but I don't believe in fairy tales no more.

I may be cryin' everyday,
but at least I'm not,
at least I'm not runnin' away.

I wish I could say
everything I wanted to say
but I don't got the time.

You say we're family,
but it's not how it feels to me.
You say we're family
You say we're family,
but it's not how it feels to me.
You say we're family.
You say we're family,
but it's not how it feels to me,
You say we're family.
Shut the fuck up, and run away.

I wish I could say
everything I wanted to say
but I don't got the time.
Track Name: I'll Wait
I've been sitting,
waiting for you,
and it's been an hour or two.
I could close my eyes and sleep,
but nothing works for me.
I'm bleeding
and I'm reading
and I'm watching the days go by.
I could leave.
I could go,
but you would never know.

So I'll wait,
I'll wait for you.

I know it's evil,
but I want to watch you burn.
You say we're cheating,
but we're only taking turns.
You say you think you know,
but first I'm going to say,
that we will never grow,
only fade away.

So I'll wait,
I'll wait for you.

Just so we're clear,
I don't care what you say.
I don't care,
But I do.
Track Name: Casual Casualty
Oh god it's Friday night
and I'm feeling good.
Things are hot and heavy,
like I knew they would.
I'm dreaming that this
could be every day for me.

I won't save myself.
I'll let you break my legs
if you want, you'll see.
I won't save myself,
'cause in the end my worth
ain't worth a damn to me.

It doesn't even matter
what I have to say,
'cause by tomorrow morning
I'll be gone away.
This meaningless sex has
lost it's meaning to me.

I won't save myself.
I'll let you break my legs
if you want, you'll see.
I won't save myself,
'cause in the end my worth
ain't worth a damn to me.

la da da da
da da da
da da da
da da da da

I won't save myself.
I'll let you break my legs
if you want, you'll see.
I won't save myself,
'cause in the end my worth
ain't worth a damn to me.
Track Name: You're Right
I guess everything I said
meant nothing.
I guess all my kind words,
they weren't true.
I guess all of my songs
and my poems,
and letters,
were meant for someone else,
and not for you.
You just ate up every line.
I did not have the heart
to tell you in time.

But you brought me to the light today.
Showing me that I lied
Every day.
It wasn't a falling out
in the end.
I guess I lied
I guess you're right
every day.
You're so damn right.

You don't have to forgive me
you don't have to say
yes, no,
Maybe so,
you could just walk away.
You could give me the finger
and I would be fine with that
fine with that
fine with that either way.
Every day slowly
ticks on by
I cannot deal with myself
and all my lies.

But you brought me to the light today.
Showing me that I lied
Every day.
It wasn't a falling out
in the end.
I guess I lied
I guess you're right
every day.
every day

'Cause I'm a liar,
I'm a faker,
I'm everything I said
that I wouldn't be
I'm a liar.
Thank you for showing me.

But you brought me to the light today.
Showing me that I lied
Every day.
It wasn't a falling out
in the end.
I guess I lied
I guess you're right
every day.
You're so damn right.
Track Name: Every Line
I don't want to stay,
but I don't want to go.
I just don't want to get stuck
in the undertow.
So, I'll keep talking and talking
about my day.
and you'll keep staring and staring
into space.
and I'll keep talking and talking
about my day.
but you're there,
yeah you're there.

I'll memorize
Every line in your face.

So you ask me today,
"How you doing, son?"
The only thing that I know,
is i don't,
i don't know.
I'll let you know,
let you know how I feel,
When I feel.

I'll memorize
Every line in your face.