bluebeard

by the jellies

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tell me baby how you've been doing do you wake up feeling blue? tell me darling what you've been thinking are you closer to your truth? i miss you to death tell me honey that you're growing stronger i'm growing too tell me sweetheart you've got something for me that i was worth it to you i miss you to death we did the best for what we knew was it the most that we could do? my friends say it's just a matter of time before you fade away i still want you to be mine but you left me behind
2.
get through 03:30
no one ever told me when to quit to put my hands up and let go before i make myself sick i guess it's just how i've always been i've got a heart on my sleeve and a history of broken things to fix but i can't listen to us anymore i don't want to be stuck where we were before i tried to get through to you i was raised with a love that never came easy working hard is all i've ever known my mother taught me that the things you fear most are the things you must keep close to grow but i can't listen to us anymore i don't want to be stuck where we were before i tried to get through to you we must find ourselves in each other to love
3.
firebell 01:38
my mind a fortress and i'm its servant paying my dues until absolution i wear simple on the surface i wear blood on my neat little apron i'm still searching for a purpose for a reason to primally scream it out i'm still praying to the intellect to the wolf inside my sweetest nightmare life is waiting on the firebell to put into motion the drill we were taught so well never mind the fire if it's fake or real the notion of it all keeps us standing still i'm no damsel, just a silhouette some things get me on and some things get me wet i'm just living for connectedness brothers and sisters we're all just silhouettes i had my oxygen, i had my safety gear forgot to double check the expiration year i'm a gambler, runs in my family i played with fire didn't care if it burned me life is waiting on the firebell to put into motion the drill we were taught so well never mind the fire if it's fake or real the notion of it all keeps us standing still
4.
you can change your mind a thousand times but you cannot change your heart you can't change what you've said or what you've done it's always going to be there it's never going to be fair it's always going to be there burning in the sun you can write yourself a thousand alibis but they'll never dry the tears from her eyes you can add a thousand miles to your feet but she's always going to be there it's never going to be fair she's always going to be there burning in the sun she wasn't even worth a conversation yet you told her that you cared where's the weight behind your words? there is none because they're lighter than air do you hear her now? can you see her? was her love ever worth saving as much as your own love? was her heart just yours for breaking was it not enough? can you love her now? can you know her? do you care enough to not erase her? care enough to not replace her?
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trouble 03:57
i took you under my wing to try to get you to sing we don't talk anymore don't you know i've had to ignore the truth that you've been hiding i hide the tears i've been crying i don't want you to worry about me anymore i will go my own way if it keeps a smile on your face i will get out of your way despite the blood i'll have to pay i will make it easy for you, i won't make a scene if it keeps you happy, if it keeps your conscience clean to love means to let go i've been there, done it, i know you know you aren't the first one who has reaped from what i've sown but don't you worry darling i'm stronger than you know i only have one question: why all that trouble just to lie to me? you didn't have to lie i thought you'd be different from the others i thought i'd be different from the others i will go my own way if it keeps a smile on your face i will get out of your way despite the blood i'll have to pay i will make it easy for you, i won't make a scene if it keeps you happy, if it keeps your conscience clean
6.
bones 03:24
turning the volume down silence the noise what's all this fret about when boys will be boys? can't stand that point of view boxes and lines thought we could prove it wrong with a love beyond its time found me the steepest hill i dreamt about its peak found me a bone to pick when i thought our bones were clean i can hear you so loudly i feel you in my skin can't you hear my heart shouting it wants to be let in i know it scared you baby why couldn't you just see how all the lines between us brought all that fear into our dream? was it ever our dream or was it just mine next to yours? you said a lot of things boys often say why i believed in them is my own debt to pay our lips speak different colors our bones the same what's all this bleeding for if our bones couldn't break?
7.
ego, ego 02:54
ego, ego telling you that it knows how to keep that heart in control feed it, feeds you, runs you in a circle digs your heart into a hole until it explodes and ego no longer knows nobody wants a nice guy who can't account for when he's mean nobody wants a sad guy who can't see past his own damned needs i'm not falling for it this time if you want her for your ego you'd better forget about her if you want her with your heart then make amends if you saw her as a damsel than you never really knew her if you really wanna know her if you really care about her (really, really, really, really care) LET GO of your ego it's broken but heart knows heart takes ego broken to speak what's unspoken don't use her you'll lose her lose her to your pride she's human you're human her heart's been on your side two hearts, but not two egos can always get along two hearts, but not two egos can write a love song
8.
bluebeard 03:11
darkness strikes our light is breaking down gather up the people there's no time to sit around when there's injustice in the air, a fifth wall to tear history allows retrospect the devil's been named c'mon and introspect were you there the last time? are you here for the first time? if you hear me say it out loud tell me you know how your projection bullied me out if you see me what's in your eye? am i a vessel for the specter keeping you blind? little key is bleeding there ain't nowhere to hide i found your secret door and i saw what's inside and it brought me to the light, it taught me what to fight history allows questioning what devil in you needs a reckoning? were you there the last time? are you here for the first time? if you hear me say it out loud tell me you know how your projection bullied me out if you see me what's in your eye? am i a vessel for the specter keeping you blind? uh oh
9.
further 03:51
it's been a little while babe and i've been feeling better but there's something in the weather makes me wonder, wonder, wonder time it moves so slowly and i know i'm feeling stronger but there's something, something i can't name i'm still afraid to say it out loud that i want to make you proud to be your friend to see you again further i get further and my vision becomes clearer but there's something in the ether keeps my fire burning brighter i can't see the future i can't cut away the sutures when there's something, something i can't name i'm still afraid to say it out loud that i want to make you proud to be your friend to see you again further i get further
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forgiveness 03:16
if it's meant to be it'll be if it's meant to die it'll die oh sweet surrender lead me back to home fill my soul with peace and love forgiveness is your song if it's meant to grow it'll grow if it's meant to live it'll live oh sweet surrender lead me back to home fill my soul with peace and love forgiveness is your song
11.
reverie 04:24
i still get sad that you're not here i tried the best i could to work things out my dear when it snows i remember you most i remember the start of our hopeful year i still sing all of our songs i always thought your arms were were i truly belonged there's no poetry just these honest words to tell you i loved you but it hurt i still pray that you'll come back to me and we'll make amends and free ourselves from history and we'll end this old famine and we'll sing a new cannon and we'll meet in the middle to renew our sacred reverie

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released February 9, 2018

recorded by dan agosto, craig canario, & jenn romero
mixed+mastered by zach burba
album art by jiyoung han

vox+guitar+keys+flute+glockenspiel // jenn romero
bass // craig canario
drums // shelby turner

special thanks // willa, jess, kira, ruby, the romero fam, & all of the lovely compassionate souls who kept things warm along the way <3

big xo's for brian weza for help w/ tapes

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