Mercury

by Bluejay

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Bluejay's Sophomore Album

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released October 23, 2012



JAY THOMAS
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals

OSCAR QUESADA
Cello (all except Mercury, Loving Girls + Loving Boys, Love Me)
Korg R3 Synth (Mercury, Witch)
Rhodes (Loving Girls + Loving Boys)
Wurlitzer (Witch)
Roland Synth (Crew of Two)
Piano (Downloading You, Ouroboros)
Percussion (2 for 1, Loving Girls + Loving Boys, Witch)
BGV (Batty Boy, Request Line)

CHRIS WILKEY
Electric Guitar (Mercury, Batty Boy, Witch, Crew of Two)
Acoustic Guitar (Request Line, Ouroboros)
Drums + Percussion (2 for 1, Loving Girls + Loving Boys)
Piano (Downloading You)
BGV (Request Line)

TONI LYNN
Electric Bass (all except Witch)
Percussion (2 for 1)
BGV (Batty Boy, Request Line)

JARED SMITH
Drums (Mercury, Burnin’ Soul, Batty Boy, Request Line)

WILL COLE
Drums (Downloading You, Love Me, Ouroboros, Crew of Two)

GEORGE ORR
Flute (Witch)


ALL SONGS BY BLUEJAY

Produced by Chris Wilkey, Oscar Quesada, Jay Thomas
Recorded at Sweet Tea in Oxford, MS

Photography by HANS
Graphic Design by Peter Koenig

☿ Thank You to Hans Rasch, Alex Koenig, JoJo Sunshine, Juan Gonzalez, TripHopMat, Gregory Matthews, Mateo Zimmerman, Marjorie Jerez, Gene Kern, Geo Darder, Erin Calzada, and Orlando Quesada ☿

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Track Name: Mercury
Get back, get back to me
Have a round of anti-socialite

Spin spin, spin the bottle
It can be our analog time

At the end of the day
We’re not in control at all

And everything I love
Is gunna change

And everything I love
Is gunna change

Mercury

Six pack, six pack of kisses,
I’ll follow you, you’ll follow me

Your big lips are little wrestlers
I taste the glimmering souls
Of the sea

With you in my arms
I’m not in control at all

And everything I love
Is gunna change

everything I love
Is gunna change

Mercury

You’re in your room
Praying to your mini-recorder
I’m in my room
I need a break from propaganda
If the world is ending lets entertain each other
As we please
As we please



Get back, get back to me
I think I lost my satellite

Spin spin, solar system
Is it true we’re running out of time?

When you’re looking this way
I’m not in control at all

And everything I love
Is gunna change

everything I love
Is gunna change

Everything I love
Is gunna change

Everything I love
Is gunna change

Mercury

Is gunna change

Mercury
Track Name: Burnin' Soul
At the end of the day
In the land of wood and water
When my skin gone dry
I will pass this to my daughter

I will pass my burnin' soul to my daughter

When my time has passed
And the cyclone is unwinding
May the goods come back
And the fire of my soul is blinding

I will take my burnin' soul down to the harbor
I will pass my burnin' soul to my daughter

Kingston soul where I lay my head
Kingston soul where I made my bed
Kingston soul where I lay my head
For you

Getting close to the shore
See my white trail of flowers
Clean my hands with the sand
Final embers of my fire

I will take my burnin' soul down to the harbor
I will pass my burnin' soul to my daughter

Kingston soul where I lay my head
Kingston soul where I made my bed
Kingston soul where I lay my head
For you

Kingston soul where I lay my head
Kingston soul where I made my bed
Kingston soul where I lay my head
For you

And I lay down my soul for you
And I lay down my soul for you

There is no war between us, Desire
Ghosts don’t bleed little child
Come and rest with me
But stay a while

And I lay down my soul for you
And I lay down my soul for you
And I lay down my soul for you
And I lay down my soul for you
Track Name: Downloading You
24 percent with you now
We lie in our pajama states
And with a flicker the screen does bring you to me
Public notebook / the angle of the machine
IRL

68 percent with you now
The rain cuts our signal
And just one minute here could bring me your news
Come pull me out of my hibernation guilt
IRL

Ask permission ask forgiveness (Downloading You)
Take the things you normally would miss
Learn to love in this dimension
While sharing cold beer through screen time
We down and upload soul to the world
Give and take, I’m sure we’ll be fine

96 percent with you now
My new icon looks great
This letter’s just to tell you I like your stream
And I’ll be down if you ever wanna meet me
IRL

Ask permission ask forgiveness
Take the things you normally would miss
Learn to love in this dimension
While sharing cold beer through screen time
We down and upload soul to the world
Give and take, I’m sure we’ll be fine

So many letters So many letters So many letters
Don’t wanna let them go
So many letters So many letters So many letters
Don’t wanna let them go
And I saved them all
I hope you don’t think that’s creepy

Ask permission ask forgiveness
Take the things you normally would miss
Learn to love in this dimension
While sharing cold beer through screen time
We down and upload soul to the world
Give and take, I’m sure we’ll be fine
Track Name: 2 For 1
2 for 1
she
said to me today
she said
“I’m so smooth, drinks
On me—I just got paid”

And now she’s crying a bottle of vodka
And no she won’t stop
Singin up in my ear

I fell in love with a Georgia Strawberry

…yeah we always went for 2 for 1
…yeah we always went for 2 for 1
…yeah we always went for 2 for 1

I can hear the pills
Shakin’ all up in her purse
She said it calms me down
(Can I get a nurse!)

I just wanna be nice
But a sharp knife
Is the best friend
Of serial killers and housewives

Unzip my file
By the billiard table
A cheap photo
Shoot by the jukebox
One for the road
You know the barcode baby
But later I’ll watch you go home with another lady…

(Unzip my file
Stay for a while
Ember burns her pantyhose)

Unzip my file
Stay for a while
I’ll have one—light me up)

…yeah we always went for 2 for 1
…yeah we always went for 2 for 1
…yeah we always went for 2 for 1


If you got thick skin,
No one will know when you're ripe.
When you started this story
I just knew you were lying

Because that man you said that you loved
Is textin’ me now

Unzip my file
By the billiard table
A cheap photo
Shoot by the jukebox
One for the road
You know the barcode baby
But later I’ll watch you go home with another lady…

…but I’m glad I came for 2 for 1
…yeah I’m glad I came for 2 for 1
…yeah I’m glad I came for 2 for 1
Track Name: Loving Girls and Loving Boys
Loving girls
And loving boys
Are taking long trips

To places where their love
Can be seen from heaven

They’re in love
But they can’t be wed

Those preventing this
Might be better off dead
In a heaven where the law prevents them

From giving head
Or having a joint
In Amsterdam

Loosen up
Go to San Francisco
You don’t know what you’re missing!

Cuz Love’s the only god
And Death the main devil

The doctor told the priest that cancer is his evil
Beneficial to his prostate survival…
At the seat of his being
Sodomy is his savior

So bang your pianos ladies
The boys will play their organs
The music is love either way

Gender’s little more than skin deep
And if you saw their skeletons
You’d only recognize them by their teeth.
Track Name: Batty Boy
Hey little Batty Boy don’t be discreet
There should be love out in the street
Don’t pay attention to those people you meet
‘Cept to bring ‘em down when November sweeps in

Tyler is the boy who the bullies had picked
Not too many buddies and a backpack too big
Tyler ran home at the end of his rope
Tied it to his neck cuz he couldn’t cope
No more

It could all pass us by so fast
What’s with all the judgment of this skin
Save your concern for the shoes you’re in

Betty is the girl who would rather climb trees
She was born running, had cuts on her feet
But mommy wanted makeup and a Calendar Girl
Now she’s runnin’ to preserve her own world

It could all pass us by so fast
What’s with all the judgment of this skin
Save your concern for the shoes you’re in

Hey little Batty Boy don’t be discreet
There should be love out in the street
Don’t pay attention to dose people you meet
‘Cept to bring ‘em down when November sweeps in

It could all pass us by so fast
What’s with all the judgment of this skin
Save your concern for the shoes you’re in

I don’t know where you get off
Telling us what’s up
I don’t know where you get off
Telling us what’s up
I don’t know where you get off
Telling us what’s up


And I
I think we’ve had enough
I know we’ve had it rough
I think we’ve had enough
I know we’ve had it rough
I think we’ve had enough
I know we’ve had it rough
I think we’ve had enough
Track Name: Request Line
Not even 24 hours after she died
What do you want
Call me up on the Request Line

But a little piece of me
It’s just technology
Are you robbing my grief?

Did you say you were out for blood
Or cash, woman?

I wanna live somewhere with farm humor
And dirty true folk
Where the diction ain't clear
But the grammar don't lose her meaning

Go sweet talk your city
Don't come rushin' to the West
If you hear there's gold.

Backstabber, won't you stick it in?
Backstabber, you work in alcoholic din.
And you ain't foolin' no one
With that abuse of kin.

No you ain't foolin' no one,
not even the dead…

It's me, Eileen, I'm calling you,
My Queen.

You said it was over when it's over
But I'm telling you
It's quite sure to go on
For a bit…

Backstabber, won’t you stick it in from the front?
Backstabber, won't you try?

And I know that she could be sweet and dandy
Sweet and dandy
Sweet and dandy

She could be sweet and dandy
Sweet and dandy
Sweet and dandy...

...But betrayal put a lens on my DNA.

I CAN SEE THE MESSAGE WITHOUT THE BONES YOU STOLE,
BREAKING THE CIRCLE OF STONES,
AND NOW I CAST MY DEFIXION.

I CAN SEE THE MESSAGE WITHOUT THE BONES YOU STOLE,
BREAKING THE CIRCLE OF STONES,
AND NOW I CAST MY DEFIXION.

I CAN SEE THE MESSAGE WITHOUT THE BONES YOU STOLE,
BREAKING THE CIRCLE OF STONES,
AND NOW I CAST MY DEFIXION.

I CAN SEE THE MESSAGE WITHOUT THE BONES YOU STOLE,
BREAKING THE CIRCLE OF STONES,
AND NOW I CAST MY DEFIXION.
Track Name: Witch
Don’t stay
I’ve got a place for us to go

I’ve gotta find a place to hide
Summer 1695

Can’t wait for the church to find
Where we wrote our own rhyme
So we’ll take a train
Cuz it won’t be cleared, my name.

So I’ll find the way we run
I’ll find the way we run

So I’ll find the way we run
I’ll find the way we run

So I’ll find the way we run
To the west from the wicked
Talismans of protest signs

No chemical or stone can stand to the test
Of the words that they’ve juxtaposed in rhyme

And it was just the little things they saw me doing
Candles burning fast around a tree

Don’t stay
I’ve got a place for us to go

Are you prepared to sleep outside
If I told you this could save my life?

We can chase the tide all day
No building but we’ll still pray

And she will hear
While we softly disappear

So I’ll find the way we run
I’ll find the way we run

So I’ll find the way we run
I’ll find the way we run

So I’ll find the way we run
To the west from the wicked
Talismans of protest signs
No chemical or stone can stand to the test
Of the words that they’ve juxtaposed in rhyme

And it was just the little things they saw me doing
Candles burning fast around a tree

So I’ll find the way we run
I’ll find the way we run

So I’ll find the way we run
I’ll find the way we run

So I’ll find the way we run
I’ll find the way we run

So I’ll find the way we run
I’ll find the way we run
Track Name: Love Me
I’m in over my head
Bend over he said
You’re just close enough to touch me
Oh, you’re closing in
You’re just close enough to feel me
Oh, don’t push it in

I miss those days
Out on my own two feet
Walking again

I miss those days
Out on a lonely street
Walking again

So love me, love me, love me
And then get out of my bed
I need to go

So ask me, ask me, ask me
Where I gotta go
I’ll tell you I dunno

Tell me something good
Spark me today

Cynical wake up
Did you have to stay?

I miss those days
Out on my own two feet
Walking again

I miss those days
Out on a lonely street
Walking again

So love me, love me, love me
And then get out of my bed
I need to go

So ask me, ask me, ask me
Where I gotta go
I’ll tell you I dunno


I’ll try to stop my way
The tongue I use today was not crafted for
You
Track Name: Ouroboros
Golden stranger

Garden prophet

Me

You brought a snake here
Looking for a trade

Ouroboros
We became
Ouroboros
Tail to brain

And she said to play the game
While the fairy’s on his knees

In the garden
In the seed we share
Telling stories in the trees
How you brought that man to his knees

So we’ll trade here
(a bishop for a rose)
Find me here
You called for a lyre

Be my Ghandi
Pay me for a rhyme
In the garden
On the old sweet hill

Cuz she said to play the game
While that fairy’s on his knees
Telling stories in the trees
How you brought than man to his knees

So we’ll trade here
(a bishop for a rose)
Find me here
You called for a lyre

Not my soul you’re after
Bite my tongue
Not my soul—you wait too long

Not my soul you’re after
I’m on my own
Not my soul—you wait too long

To find
Me
To find
Me
To find…

Not my soul you’re after
Bite my tongue
Not my soul—you wait too long

Not my soul you’re after
You will see
What you came for—it’s not me
Track Name: Crew of Two
You shut me down so fast
Bring me right back down
Before I even began

And you, man with no remorse
Just let it take its course
And then we’ll move on

I must say, I don’t think it’s too much
I must stay, but I’m not asking much

Oh, give me a sail
Lend me a sail and I’ll come floating
Back to you

I. I always start the fight
I always think I’m right
And you let me know

I. I don’t mind major chords
I see you looking bored
This one’s still for you

I must say, I don’t think it’s too much
I must stay, but I’m not asking much

So, give me a sail
Lend me a sail and I’ll come floating
Back to

Oh, give me a sail
Lend me a sail and I’ll come floating
Back to

All the days with violent waves
Or dead seas we can float upon
I still think that it’s good
I still think that it’s good
To know and love the depths of you
A faulty lost and drunk fucked up
Crew of two