Jill McCracken

by Jill McCracken

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released March 15, 2014

All songs © Jill McCracken & Mike Heubusch except "Red Like Me," © Jill McCracken

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Track Name: Home
I know we've had our troubles before
but I think we've got another
and I think our love is getting tangled up
on the way to reach each other
But when I go to you or you come to me
wouldn't you think it all dissolves?
But I find myself in another case
of something I can't resolve

Why don't we go home?
I'll be pleasant, I'll be sweet
Why don't we go home?
And you can fill the passenger seat
Why don't we go home?
Why don't we go home?
Why don't we go home?

I know that you've begun to change
and I think that I have too
But I think I'm going back to me and
you are on the move
Honey, come over here and let's not be so
timid and reserved
'cause maybe it's best just to let it go,
forget what we have learned

Why don't we go home?
I'll be pleasant, I'll be sweet
Why don't we go home?
And you can fill the passenger seat
Why don't we go home?
Why don't we go home?
Why don't we go home?
Track Name: The Color Red
I am the color red
I should be learning
but I'm yearning instead

You are a deep, deep blue
I can see it when you're lonely
and when all eyes are on you

And I hope
You don't think I'm red for only you
I've done my time
My time is through
That's just the way I am
That's just the way I've always been
I am
The color red

I turn the color red
It's nothing other than
the closeness of our heads

Your proximity is near
I like to think I know you best
when we are lying here

And I hope
You don't think I'm red for only you
I've done my time
My time is through
That's just the way I am
That's just the way I've always been
I am
The color red
Track Name: Ani
Give me your hand
and I'll help you understand
my state of mind, which is not too clear

I know in the morning I won't
appreciate preaching things that I don't
even know myself

This all is a little risqué
and I never was raised to act this way
but my soul it sings

It sings, it sings for the beautiful things
to love like queens and dance like kings
just for the night

Give me your hand
and I'll help you understand
my state of mind, which is not too clear

I know in the morning I won't
appreciate preaching things that I don't
even know myself

I don't know
myself
Track Name: Red Like Me
I remember who you were
and I was just the same:
bored of love and tired
'til we'd ignite another flame

And then we fell into each other;
we set ourselves on fire
until we set us to the side
and fall forward with desire

The girl, she should know
if we've got the same mother
She must have taught her, too,
Women don't do this to each other
And now
I see
that you
are red
like me

I've got both eyes open now
and she don't even know
the paths we paved with patience
and the lengths to which I'd go

Don't let your hand wander far
I know I'm far away
Just think of how warm we were
in the cold water that day

The girl, she should know
if we've got the same mother
She must have taught her, too,
Women don't do this to each other
And now
I see
that you
are red
like me

And now
I see
that you
are red
like me
Track Name: Waiting
Lately everybody's got their shit together
They walk with one foot in front of the other
and stroll through their day to day
with no need to be covered
And me, I just stumble 'round
like my ankles are broken
and I can't make up the change for
a subway token

'Cause my brain picks itself apart
'til my eyes feel like crying and I
live in fear of my father dying
You sleep comfortably
under stars of your cozy god
and I lie here waiting

You'll get in your car and you'll drive to church,
tune in and out, and they'll give you your homework
You'll see how many rules you can absorb
without asking why
And I'm asking why? What's the cost?
Will it bring us any closer?
And what's the harm in
simply saying, "No sir"

'Cause my brain picks itself apart
'til my eyes feel like crying and I
live in fear of my father dying
You sleep comfortably
under stars of your cozy god
and I lie here waiting
Track Name: Wolf
Well,
cats are out for blood
They're
meowing down the street
They're
knocking over trash cans
and looking to eat

My eyes twitch
I'm
homesick on my heap
Been in a rush of roaring hush
and I can't get to sleep

Seems like all the stars come out in June
I want to cry like a wolf howls at the moon

Well,
I'm on my own now,
Walk in cool long strides
And nevermind the creeping chill
that's creeping up my spine

I see a doe creep out
from behind the pine
Stop my tracks, and she looks back
Her eyes look just like mine

Seems like all the stars come out in June
I want to cry like a wolf howls at the moon
Track Name: Laying Down
Now I don't think that I've been wicked
But I started to feel sick
It happens more than I would like to think

Drop all your things, your merriment,
Your bird that sings, sacred remnants,
For you I could do easily the same

Oh how I wish to take your hand
And fall down in the grass
And it'd be growing all around us,
Letting many seasons pass
Let everyone we know grow old and
Let my tattered t-shirt fold
Laying down
Laying down
Laying down forever

At night I start to get suspicious
Scratch and pick at all my stitches
The moon becomes a hole up in the sky

That's when my ugly patches grow
Along my skin, I want to know
That you are having such a lousy time

Oh how I wish to take your hand
And fall down in the grass
And it'd be growing all around us,
Letting many seasons pass
Let everyone we know grow old and
Let my tattered t-shirt fold
Laying down
Laying down
Laying down forever
At last