Words.

Greg Jacquin – Clocks Slow Down LP
ALL THESE STRANGERS
Who are these strangers in my town
They can’t all be just passing through
Who are all these strangers in my town?
I barely recognize this place
Who is this stranger in my bed?
Who is this monster in my head?
How can I apologize?
When you won’t look me in the eyes?
You were never one to run away
Save your strength for another day
Take your time. Don’t give it away
All these strangers
All these strangers
All these strangers
All these strangers
Who are these strangers in my town?
They can’t all be just passing through
Who are all these strangers in my town?
I barely recognize this place
Who is this stranger in my bed?
Who is this monster in my head?
How can I apologize?
When you won’t look me in the eyes?
All these strangers

STORE POLICY
I saw you in a magazine
And I heard you on the radio
You’re gonna be a real big star
I hope that you remember me  
I can’t keep writing songs about
Breaking up and being sad
It used to take the sting away
Now nothing seems to do the trick
I don’t think I can fake it
I don’t know if I’ll make it
You left me standing naked
You bought it if you break it
You bought it if you break it
Living in this one horse town
Things stop making sense real quick
You need to find your place in line
No one’s gonna hold you hand
Waiting for your curtain call
Wish upon a shooting star
Hold your breath and count to ten
And you’ll be back home again

COFFEE
You never told me what happened.
You never told me where you’ve been.
I never told you my secrets.
I never sold you my lies
Searching for hope in the darkness
Banging my head against the wall
I can’t erase all that happened
I couldn’t catch your fall
Looking at photographs makes me feel better.
All of those memories fade.
Wasting my days away doesn’t help anyone.
Neither does blaming myself.
I’m in line, I spend half my life         
I’m in line for coffee
You never told me what happened.
You never told me where you’ve been.
I never told you my secrets.
I never sold you my lies.

TOO HUNGRY FOR DINNER
I’m too hungry for dinner.
Too tired to go to sleep.
And I’m too funny to make a joke.
too nice to say hello.
I’m too hot to cool down.
Too fit to work out.
And I’m too sad to shed a tear.
I’m too angry to yell.
I’m hungry, I can’t wait, I’m hungry right now.
And I need you and I can’t wait and I’m hungry for you.
I’m too smart to have an answer.
I’m too cool for school.
I’m too clever to figure out the riddle.
I’m too misunderstood.
I’m too hungry for dinner.
too quick to run the race.
I’m too talented to be a star.
I’m too sexy for this shirt.

TIME AGAIN
I was born on a Friday I think
And I bet it was freezing outside
‘Cause it always snows on my birthday
And there’s some things that never will change
Like I’ll always fall flat on my face
Time & time & time again
I get lost on my thoughts all the time                                                              
You can’t judge me ‘til you’ve been in my shoes
I’ve lost more than you ever will know
But that still doesn’t make it ok                                      
To be angry and bitter all day                                                           
Time & time & time again                          
Left me on the line again                            
Hang me out to dry again                               
Send me back to start again                             
Time & time & time again
I was born on a Friday I think                                         
And I bet it was freezing outside                                                 
Cause it always snows on my birthday                                                             
And there’s some things that never will change                                             
Like I’ll always fall flat on my face

WHAT IF I
I think we’re all out of love
And we’re spinning our wheels.
I think we’re all out of love
And we’re shedding some skin
The car ran out of gas
And we can’t pay our bills
And the dog ran away
Now we can’t find the keys
And what if I
Was uncomfortable
I left early and
No one noticed me
And what if I
I drank too much wine
And stayed in bed all day
And then stood you up
and what if I, And what if i
and what if I, And what if i
I think we’re all out of love
And we’re spinning our wheels.
I think we’re all out of love
And we’re shedding some skin
It’s like the blind leading blind
Sometimes you lose track of time
Why don’t we learn from our past?
Why are we doomed to repeat?
Chorus (2x)

HIGHER
I went to the river and I stayed too long
I thought I was a giver until I wrote a song
Ran down the street screaming
My pants were on fire
Start from the beginning
So I can get a little higher
And get a little higher
Just wanna get a little higher
Why can’t I get a little higher
I wanna get a little higher
I went to the party, I must have stayed too long
The room was spinning when I wrote this song
Everybody was staring
Everybody wants some
Well I’m hiding in the corner
Until the morning comes
So I can get a little higher
Just wanna get a little higher
Why can’t I get a little higher
I wanna get a little higher

BARRY
I can’t stand to watch them suffer
I can’t bear to hear them cry
All gathered up in cages
The moment they arrived
Some came here fleeing violence
Some came here to survive
They used to find a dream here
We used to do what’s right
What happened to our leaders
What happened to humanity
Things used to be so different
Oh how I miss Barry
You can’t deny that something’s happening
You can’t stand by and not speak out
What are we gonna tell our children
Someday they’re all gonna find out  
Chorus 2x

JIM CARREY
I want to marry
someone like Jim Carrey
He’d make me laugh all day
And wipe all my tears away
I want to marry
someone like Jim Carrey
And then our wedding day
He’d take my breath away
Maybe I’ll look you up
When I come to California
Then we can grab a drink
Or maybe have a coffee
I’ll Sleep under the Hollywood sign
And watch you through the bushes
‘cause I wanna marry Jim Carrey
I want to marry
someone like Jim Carrey
And then we’d sail away
To an island far away
I want to marry
someone like Jim Carrey
He’d sweep me right off my feet
He’ll make my life complete
Chorus 2x

HEDGEHOG
He was turned into a house
So he could not turn away
From the joys and sorrows of people
He who’d always been indifferent to other people
He was turned into a bed
So he might lie beneath a woman
And burn with unappeasable desire
This philanderer who’d broken the hearts of so many women
And the hedgehog ● dead by the side of the road
Was once a man
A man who refused to believe
In fairy tales   (REPEAT x2)
He was turned into earth
So he might bury himself
Then he was turned into rain
So he might weep for himself
For who else was there to grieve for him
CHORUS (REPEAT x3)

HIGHWAYS & HOTELS
Have I been here before
Have I driven down this road
It all looks the same, my friend
Every town looks the same, again
Have I said this already
Am i stuck on repeat
Like a broken record
Spinning ‘round in your head
Spinning ‘round in your head
Spinning ‘round in your head
Highways and hotels
They all look the same from the fast lane
All broken and rundown
On the verge of being forgotten
Like an old man sitting on his porch
Singing songs long forgotten
About highways and hotels
That all look the same from the fast lane
Highways and hotels
They all look the same from the fast lane
Have I met you before
Has it just slipped my mind
Try not to be mad again
‘cause it happens all the time my friend
Repeat verse 2

Greg Jacquin – HUDSON RIVER EP 

The Station. I’ll meet you at the station. I’ll bring a change of clothes. I’ve been in such a fog lately and I don’t think anybody knows. I’ve been running around in circles. I’ve been losing my mind. You won’t recognize me maybe you won’t throw me a line. Are we… falling? I forgot what I was saying. I forgot where I was going, again. I didn’t mean for things to get so out of hand. I didn’t mean to lose my way. And now I’m picking up the pieces. Some of the things that I misplaced Starting again from the beginning. Oh, how I’ve missed this place. Are we… falling? I’ll meet you at the station. I’ll bring a change of clothes. I’ve been in such a fog lately and I don’t think anybody knows.

Floating. I see my old friends all the time Some don’t even remember my name It’s not like I gave them a choice While I was floating away from here Sometimes I feel like my body is gonna shut down. I drive on the backroads all day on my way back to town. Driving in circles all day doesn’t help. I’m still floating. I passed by your house yesterday On the way to my grandfather’s grave The neighborhood really has changed So why do I feel just the same as I did back then? Sometimes I feel like my body is gonna shut down. I drive on the backroads all day on my way back to town. From the eagle to Rockwood And then back to the high school again. Driving in circles all day doesn’t help. I’m still floating.

On The Moorings. Some days there is chop Rough currents that pull With or against the wind Or wind from the north You were never any good for me Though I loved you anyway Even when you brought me to my knees I still loved you just the same One day it’s too rough to swim When the cumulous picks up gale Stand barefoot on the moorings And read the river surface You will come to know the river As you know as house As you know a body A medium to move through When you are ready, wade in – Expect a jolt, a shutter – when your body immerses When you transpose From land to water creature, Which you once were. Which you once were. Which you once were. And a strong north pulling tide Keep your head down Swim through the waves Not against them You were never any good for me Though I loved you anyway Even when you brought me to my knees I still loved you just the same

Scratches & Bridges. There’s really so much more than bridges between us Scratches on my back that make me who I am Remind me where I’ve been and who I left behind It’s bringing me to tears That I can’t get back all the years I blame it on myself And it defines me as a man Cause I got scratches on my back. And I got bridges to cross. And they remind me where I’m at. And I got bridges to cross. I’m running out of lies Chasing down my demons Smoking myself silly Tearing it all down Spinning around in circles Always on my mind I’m trying to remember This long & winding road Screaming bloody murder No one hear my cries I got some scratches on my back. And I got bridges to cross. And they remind me where I’m at. And I got bridges to cross. So many scars I can’t keep track. And I got bridges to cross. I got some scratches on my back. And I got bridges to cross.

Yesterdaze. Stare out the window And look at the river all day Tracing my footsteps And trying to find my way Why can’t I shake this feeling Why can’t I quite remember That day in September That changed my life forever All my yesterdaze They seem so far away I need a time machine To get back home to you But then I remember time machines aren’t real Stand on the shoreline And watch as the clouds roll by I’m drunk and defeated Pretending that everything’s OK I’m lying to myself And I’m lying to my friends all the time But you can’t blame me for trying Like you blame me for everything else

Hopeless Entrance. Maybe I was out of line Hope you don’t block my number baby I could use a sign Trying to live this life this way In this world With the world the way it is please excuse my lack of concentration I promise I’ll do better next time Don’t erase my number I’ll call you back tomorrow If i can remember Could you just not? Sometimes i just don’t My broken device My past and present just won’t Get out of my vice I’m going down the hill Order some drinks with ice Maybe even pay the bill If i can remember Try to make some sense I need a vacation from The hopeless entrance I spent the day in bed Saw the news on Facebook And it says “The world is gonna end” My friend shared that sentence I think I need a vacation from The hopeless entrance