Big Amazing Songs

by Jeff Harms

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Jeff Harms' First Album

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released July 4, 2004

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Track Name: Julia
Chicago Oh....
Track Name: Beer
You said, Hey let's get a beer. It might be nice to go out together.
What if we just stop here? It's cold and i need a sweater.
I feel it's never clear when to look for a change in the weather. When to smile when to pull you near. Does it happen today, or will I wait forever?
I remember on that back road just past Windermere, the heat was stuck on and we sweat through the leather. You had the map. I was trying to stear. We were laughing and having the greatest time, ever. We lost control. We hit a deer. The car jumped and the axle was severed. You said you're clairvoyant you wanna be clear and you just can't see us together. In that small moment, so full of fear, just a few seconds that lasted forever, my head was ringing, there was blood in my ear and police sirens, and a man with a lever. Your eyes cut through me like those steel-cutting sheers. You said not to leave you. I promised I'd never. We have our differences, but they won't interfere. You're so beautiful, and you said once I'm clever. And I'm the one boy that doesn't leer at the scar that slices across your shoulder. You said you dreamed of us and the life and the children we'd rear; that you'd grown a lot since then. You feel wiser and freer. You said you don't want to leave. Then you just stared at the river.
Track Name: Big Orange Bat
Forget what you saw. Forget what you saw. Turning the corner for bicycler rider. Big orange bat. Big orange ball. Forget what you saw. How did they get here? Who bought me all this stuff? This big orange bat. This big orange ball. Going back to the Walgreens. Gotta return this stuff. Lady in the blue vest, take back the big orange toys. What'd I buy these for?
Track Name: Ceramic Dog
Who's Dog? Gimme that dog. I dreamed I owned a dog. Oh, you're my dog. My dog, good dog. Gonna put my dog in the rodeo. Or maybe a fashion show. This dog is a good dog. Think he'll be my dog. My dog. Good dog.
Track Name: Lemons
Lemons are fine.
I love lemons.
In drinks... early in the morning.
Smell the lemon. It's that easy.
This one's bent, I hope it's ok.
I hope it's not bad.
It's not a good lemon.
It's not a good lemon.
Track Name: Gabriella
You're so goddamned dainty
You stare and you stare
But you won't let me in your heart
No you won't let me in your heart
Oh you're a fine lonely soul
cast in hand-painted porcelain
But it won't let me in your heart
But you won't let me in your heart
Your dull painted eyes how they chill me to the bone
I've seen all ten designs but each one makes me feel more alone
Can't you hear in they're cries the absence
of a soul, there in the toy store, in the aisles just beginning to moan
Do you believe in ten years they'll be sleeping all alone
Calling off the prom, no more lies over the phone
Gabriella don't you know,
sometimes it's best if you just play alone.
You have dominion over their minds
they can't be free over the drone
of the cash registers and the compact mirrors slamming to a
rhythm all their own.
You won't be happy till their tiny plastic feelings melt down
into your heart becoming flesh and bone
Gabriella don't you know,
sometimes it's best if you just sleep alone.
You're a wealth made from rags
From nothing into something grand.
You promise them they'll live in castles
wooing men from far off lands
They raise you up like a god onto their
tiny little stands, till their faith
like a rock is ground up turning into sand
They scour the earth for the things they saw
In your tiny little hands.
See they're old enough to dream,
but too young to understand
what you're doing to them.
Gabriella, was it all part of your plan?
Gabriella, was it all part of your plan?
I need a tinier and tinier woman.
I need a tinier and tinier woman.
Track Name: Instant Circus
Hey mom. Hey dad.
Track Name: Now I Have Spices
Now I'm going back for more.
Not only two, but for any and all of them.
I want them all. I want every kind.
$2.30 times seven is sixteen something.
I just can't believe this bargain.
It said they were a dollar.
But they're all on sale for forty cents.
And that's not much when you think about
how much they'll change my life.
I mean now I'll have spices.
I can cook and entertain friends and
Have people over.
you can put these in anything.
I don't really use beef bouillon
but I might
I might change that part about me.
And italian season.
Don't know what that is, but
sounds good. And italian.
Maybe on a pizza might be good.
You really can't complain, I mean what is forty cents.
And onion powder. What the hell am I gonna do with that?
Oh, but forty times seven is two eighty something,
and that's not much
when I think about
how they'll change
my life.
Track Name: French Bread
I love french bread.
You are french bread.
Got you for free.
They gave me you.
I will eat you.
Track Name: 40 hours
He created quite a stir.
Sewn his seed and broke her.
He roughed her up until she saw stars.
I'm dreaming that it's me.
That it's me he killed.
There's too much work and
all these holes to be filled.
I'll believe that it's love
until the morning.

It's forty hours till I get there.
I don't expect her to stay.
The sun is going down.
Feels like my heart just dried up and blew away.

I'm dreaming that it's me.
That it's me he killed.
There's too much work and
I just can't keep still.
I'll believe that it's love
until the morning,
or until the blood gets spilled.
Track Name: Go to Sleep
Go to sleep
I know you love me
Go to sleep
I know you do
For when you fall asleep
and slumber
It’s only then that I love you.
Go to sleep
and slumber
I know you love me
Go to sleep
Let it pull you under
It’s only then that I love you.
Go to sleep and slumber
I know you love me
Go to sleep let it pull you under
It’s only then that I love you.
It’s only then that I love you.

(dance break)

Twinkle twinkle little star
How I coconut in the sky
Coconut Coconut in the sky
Coconut Coconut in the sky

Coconut Coconut in the sky
Coconut Coconut in the sky

I wanna hear it.
Can I hear it please?