Four

by Jay Kayle

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03:26
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03:31
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02:44
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Recorded November 2015

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released January 8, 2016

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Jay Kayle Portland, Oregon

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Track Name: Anhedonia
Anhedonia, give me back my name
Anhedonia, give me back my name
I went to the desert sands and all I saw was rain
Anhedonia, give me back my name

Anhedonia, fill another room
Anhedonia, fill another room
I laid among the roses, but I only smelled perfume
Anhedonia, fill another room

I don't mind the pity
I could do without the shame
We come up with such promise
But we all go down the same

Anhedonia, find a better face
Anhedonia, find a better face
I don't like the capture and I sure don't like the chase
Anhedonia, find a better face

I don't mind the pity
I could do without the shame
We come up with such promise
But we all go down the same

Anhedonia, won't you let me go
Anhedonia, won't you let me go
I went down to Tampa and got buried in the snow
Anhedonia, won't you let me go

I don't mind the pity
I could do without the shame
We come up with such promise
But we all go down the same
Track Name: Morning Call
Hey brother can you spare a dime?
I'm all run out of peace of mind
I've years to live and not much time
Hey brother can you spare a dime?

Hey sister can you lend a hand?
I'm sleeping in the dirt again
This day ain't gone the way I planned
Hey sister can you lend a hand?

I've got eyes that bleed me raw
And I've got hands that see through walls
I know I'm not who you saw
But I need you and that's all
Be my morning call

Hey doctor can you squeeze me in?
My head's about to burst again
I'm sicker on your medicine
Hey doctor can you squeeze me in?

Hey colonel can you win the war?
I'm backed up seeking metaphors
I found some signs but they're cardboard
Hey colonel can you win the war?

I've got eyes that bleed me raw
And I've got hands that see through walls
I know I'm not who you saw
But I need you and that's all
Be my morning call

Hey brother can you spare a buck?
I'm all run out of hope and luck
The road is long, my wheels are stuck
Hey brother can you spare a buck?

Hey sister can you lend the wind?
The mountains call like heroin
The oceans twist my arrow in
Hey sister can you lend the wind?

I've got eyes that bleed me raw
And I've got hands that see through walls
I know I'm not who you saw
But I need you and that's all
Be my morning call
Track Name: It Gets Hard
It gets hard to find a reason to stay
It gets hard to ignore mirrors saying "run away"
I've a motor in my pocket and a tank full in the car
There's an open road ahead, it gets hard

It gets hard to see the rainclouds from the sky
It gets hard to swim the ocean and remember feeling dry
I searched for rougher waters, didn't have to travel far
All the signs along the shore say "it gets hard"

I've been laying here for days
Counting reapers in my cards
I hoped I'd learn to say these thoughts another way
But I cannot find the words, it gets hard

It gets hard to keep a smile on for show
It gets hard to hold together, even harder to let go
I know I've been a let down cause I won't let down my guard
I ain't ever been so close but it gets hard

I've been laying here for days
Counting reapers in my cards
I hoped I'd learn to say these thoughts another way
But I cannot find the words, it gets hard

Oh it gets hard
Oh it gets hard
I've been sinking all my heartache in this sorry old guitar
Now the strings can't take much more, yeah it gets hard

It gets hard living the dreams that I once had
It gets harder now I'm older and 'the good life' makes me sad
I had hopes for flying higher but it wasn't in the stars
Now I'm wishing one would fall, it gets hard
Track Name: Show Stealer
I can't run though I've tried
There aren't holes left to hide
My debt

She's a great chandelier
Shining bright, hanging near
Your head

There are bones in these walls
There are ghosts in these halls
I'm sure

She don't show any fear
And I ain't seen her here
Before

Maybe it's too soon to share the stage
I always act the fool, the golden age
I've got lawn seats, I don't go
She steals the show

Fall doesn't know
But its leaves turn to snow
Too soon

She's the last leaf
Hanging on just for me
Track Name: Little Suicides
I've been dying to see you again
I've a kite and the lightning is blowing
I take my hands off the wheel and push the pedal to the floor
Maybe I won't even get where I'm going

I'm a hollow kaleidoscope shell
She's a box of cut, colored glass
But her edges are sharp and her colors too bright
How could we ever think this was a match?

It ain't help that I'm crying
I swear I feel alright
I ain't afraid of dying
Or little suicides

I was feeling a buzz from the hive
I was needing the quick stinging pain
I put fire in my lungs and an ice pack on my tongue
I could see my reflection in the drain

It ain't help that I'm crying
I swear I feel alright
I ain't afraid of dying
Or little suicides

There was blood on the edge of my thumb
I heard these pills could heal broken bones
So I threw away the lid and drank the bottle to the base
Maybe I won't wake up alone

It ain't help that I'm crying
I swear I feel alright
I ain't afraid of dying
Or little suicides