Five

by Jay Kayle

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Recorded summer 2016

Josh Garcia - Backing Vocals on 'Just Tomorrow', Whistle on 'All Is Not Lost'

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released September 2, 2016

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Jay Kayle Portland, Oregon

Making cheap, live bedroom recordings sound like cheap, live bedroom recordings since 2014

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Track Name: People & Places & Things
Where are those answers I swore I would find
Maybe it's time that I need
Guess you don't need a lock to be imprisoned
Guess you don't need a key to be freed

Out go the candy cane wishes
In come those familiar dreams
Forget what you heard, ain't no heaven on Earth
There's just people and places and things

May ain't May til June these days
But seasons are worth getting cold
They say everything's changing but everything's old
I can't wait to do what I'm told

There's a mountain ahead and it laughed as it said
The sun doesn't wish for less clouds
And I don't wanna hike it, I ain't scared I'll like it
But I'll miss the view from the ground

May ain't May til June these days
But seasons are worth getting cold
They say everything's changing but everything's old
I can't wait to do what I'm told

Push me out harder Atlanta
Track Name: Just Tomorrow
Swear these streets are painted
And I invented wings
With weak imaginations
And broken things
Monet inside a closet
And he swears he's always been
While I stutter in the keyhole
With hollow skin

The moon ain't how I pictured
Before the tides were strong
I want more than just tomorrow
I'll settle for a song

Are there stars in heaven?
Do angels have their doubts?
Is hell anticipation
Or finding out
I believe in nothing
Does that mean I believe
In dreams too big for numbers
And guarantees

The moon ain't how I pictured
Before the tides were strong
I want more than just tomorrow
I'll settle for a song

I'm one headlight from the Hudson
I'm two from empty cups
I'm great at pure devotion
And giving up
Give me something heavy
So all this weight feels right
I'm warm under your covers
But not tonight

The moon ain't how I pictured
Before the tides were strong
I want more than just tomorrow
I'll settle for a song
Track Name: Cardinal Directions
I lost my mission
Forgot what I need
That rose in your kitchen
Winter between
I held my head up
But everyone knew
That wishes are bad luck
When they ain't true

I don't know where my mind's made up, morning's too far
Can these words really say what we are?
Aw they're gone
But I'm right
And you're wrong

A vague confession
A theatre alone
Cardinal directions
To somewhere you know
Let me be aimless
The best skies are blue
The worst love is painless
And you

I don't know where my mind's made up, morning's too far
Can these words ever say what we are?
And they're gone
You're right
I'm wrong
Track Name: All Is Not Lost
I knew a man but his pages were empty
His body broke from the benders and boozing
He looked kinda mean but he talked kinda friendly
And he said "all's not lost but it's losing"

I knew a girl but her blueprints were stolen
She had hand-me-down mistakes, second-hand bruising
Her garden was bronze but her driveway was golden
She said "all's not lost but it's losing"

What ain't right ain't always wrong
Have mercy on the young saints
One to find and five too long
Cause nothing's free if you ain't

I knew a road but its exits were liars
The lanes go the same but they're yours for the choosing
The maps were all rigged but the signs were reminders
They said "all's not lost but it's losing"

What ain't right ain't always wrong
Have mercy on the young saints
One to find and five too long
Cause nothing's free if you ain't

I knew a world but the world didn't know me
And I couldn't wish on the stars I's refusing
I can't hear the crowd when it's so far below me
It said "all's not lost but it's losing"
Track Name: Sleepless Lullaby
Where are you my 4 AM?
I'm alone again
Silence don't make sleeping easy
Space don't let you in
What's the moonlight without you to catch it?
Don't the stars look so blue?
I've been sleepless without you to wake me
So 4 AM, where are you?

Who are you my aging friend?
What has distance done?
Chalky drawings used to shine
Now our colors run
Ain't it strange how our mem'ries competing
Funny yours look so true
I don't miss you unless we're together
So aging friend, who are you?

What am I but creaking bones?
Steps on empty streets
All my rain runs off to rivers
My snowflake ain't unique
I've pretended for years that don't know me
An honest attempt at a lie
I'm a silhouette caught by a flashbulb
So cameraman, what am I?