Mercury

by Bluejay

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1.
05:30
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
2.
05:23
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
3.
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
4.
04:09
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
5.
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.
6.
04:33
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
7.
04:50
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.
8.
04:41
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
9.
04:25
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
10.
06:57
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
11.
05:19
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

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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)


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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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