Five Naked Notes

by Jimmy Ether

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I played a little songwriters night at the local Atlanta Brewing Company on November 11th, 2009. After the show, I came back to Headphone Treats, still quite tipsy from the ABC Porter and Blond, to record audio and video of the same set.

Here you can download the high res audio (up to lossless) for whatever you want to pay. Even NOTHING (just enter "0" in the price box and provide your email... I promise not to spam. Heck, who uses email anymore anyway!?)

For the video, well, I'll provide links shortly.

Just a note: I'm planning on doing more of these quickie, sparingly orchestrated EPs pretty often. I write a lot of songs, and they just kinda sit around doing nothing while they wait for full production album sessions and whatnot. Which can be years. And that sorta sucks. So your feedback would be awesome. Let me know if the vocal/acoustic versions are cool or boring. Feedback is cool.

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released November 18, 2009

Aurally Chronicled by Jimmy Ether at Headphone Treats
Written and performed by Jimmy Ether

Cover design thanks to Graham Smith of Kleenex Girl Wonder with art from the wonderful FakePetre (gregandfake.blogspot.com). Hope this is cool guys. If not, yell at Graham & tell me to take it down. :)

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Track Name: Leave Me Alone
Leave Me Alone

I've been known
to act absurd
to be betrayed by my own words
the secret's sprung
in my treason
so just leave me alone

'cause I need time
to enlist
all my logical gifts
when we're through
we'll make sense of you
but don't leave me alone

I've thrown out everything I own
just to be stripped down to the bone
I've burned up every word I wrote
and stand here now one naked note
so there's nothing more to say

'cause I've been caught
without my tongue
and played charades
for everyone
our team lost
the game was dumb
so just leave me alone

I'm incapable you see
of illustrating fantasy
and how it feels to know
it's not real
just don't leave me alone

I've thrown out everything I own
just to be stripped down to the bone
I've burned up every word I wrote
and stand here now one naked note
so there's just this left to say

in the tangle of time
how will our lives be intertwined
I don't know
I just hope
you don't leave me alone
don't leave me alone
Track Name: Temporary
TEMPORARY

I can't remember when the whole thing started
time is clouding the detail
I'm curling up with
a broken-hearted tender moment
when she says,

I found home today
in a place that's temporary
I found home today
there where all my comfort's buried
in the snow drifts melting away

A closed window
on words unspoken
reflecting desire
stained glass
all cracked and broken
now is airing the fire

I found home today
in a place that's temporary
I found home today
there where all my dreams were carried
and hope was harried

now your fever
is slowly rising
and all the scars
you've been disguising
feel like stars
burning hot withdrawing
all that pent up passion thawing
away

She can't remember when the whole thing started
time is clouding the detail
She's curling up with
a broken-hearted tender moment
when he says,

I found home today
in a place that's temporary
I found home today
there where all my dreams were carried
and hope was harried

now your fever
is slowly rising
and all the scars
you've been disguising
feel like stars
burning hot withdrawing
all that pent up passion thawing

everything
that you don't deserve
has found its way
down to your nerves
caressed and calmed
where the world scary
praying it's not temporary
Track Name: No Fair Touching
NO FAIR TOUCHING

I'm just the boy in the box
made of building blocks
I've erected over top of my head
nobody needs anybody's touch when they
have four walls and a ceiling

and I might not be leaving
attention tacked to the
plans of the perennial bored
weary and hung up accordingly
by the ropes
potent dope that they peddle
posies, peace and love in revel

most yearning dreams will wither
on a winter's day
discontent takes the hope and fun away
every cloud is a storm gilded in grey

dig running with the rabble
in rusty land
as they worry from the quarry to quay
it's always clear
that they're leering with lust by how
cavalierly they cavil

and you won't need to
ravel the tangles out
with your spinal cord
revealed the floor
devils don't need any bodies
to rub out
when the doubt does the doing
from the nerve their eschewing

most yearning dreams will wither
on a winter's day
discontent takes the hope and fun away
every cloud is a storm gilded in grey

I'm just the boy in the box
made of building blocks
I've erected over top of my head
nobody needs anybody's love when they
have a fantasy their clutching
and it's no fair touching
Track Name: Stephanie's Shoes
STEPHANIE'S SHOES

Anyone can stand in Stephanie's shoes
she's such old news, but sharp when having her own way with testosterone
And everyone can see through Stephanie's plan
of landing a man who's made of modeling clay, to form a fitting fiance

Through her malleable life she drive like a knife
you know, but even though she's sort of a drag
there's just something about the malaise of her pout that wears resistance away

Anyone can stand in Stephanie's shoes
she's such old news and weaves such sinister lies to profit from her own demise
And everyone can see through Stephanie's game
of shifting the blame to claim she's caught in the net a victim of virile debt

Through her malleable life she drive like a knife
you know, but even though she's sort of a drag
there's just something about the malaise of her pout that wears resistance away

Anyone can stand in Stephanie's shoes
she's such old news and wrapped up in her own spell with anyone she can compel
But everyone can see through Stephanie's guise
characterized to seem so shy and demur while we merely mollify her
Track Name: Please Come Back To Me (Oliver's Suite Pt. 3)
Please Come Back To Me (Oliver's Suite Pt 3)

please come back to me
please come back to me
crumpled here waiting
for sunlight to touch me
please come back to me
please come back to me
branches and window panes
laughingly arching away
please come back to me
please come back to me
twilight's in sight
and I can't stand another night

baby dry your tears
on the patchwork of fears
all the neatly stitched lines
I should've never crossed
never crossed
into frame of mind
tainted youth
time left behind
feeling wanted by the blindness
of innocence
in a sense
I've been panic bound
by routine and petty groundless
yearning over your desire
I should never doubt
never doubt
I'll hold on to these moments
present tense unbroken penance
please come back to me
I should've never lost
never lost you