Nightsong

by Jesse Plack

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Nightsong is the third solo album from Jesse Plack, and he feels he's finally figured out how to whistle effectively.

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released February 18, 2012

All songs written and performed by Jesse Plack.

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Jesse Plack Seattle, Washington

Solo artist, J-Thrlz of ¡MUGATU!, and the vessel of Jesse Mercury. Find his current work at jessemercury.com.

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Track Name: Bed of Nails
Can't stand another night alone
Dreams of you keep taking hold
I sit here waiting, I sit here shaking
As darkness falls my darkness grows

Circle the bed as sun goes down
Feelings of dread begin to pound
Through my system, then I miss them
Faces I had tossed around

What caused this nightsong?
Bed of nails I'm sleeping on
Don't treat with a demon tongue

Fall under the dark, fall under your spell
Intoxicated, just as well
Cause I need something but only one thing
Will ease the burn, I'm too drunk to tell

We lie together I lie alone
She reaches over, a stifled moan
Give her something but give her nothing
And dream of the one that made this

Bed of nails I'm sleeping on
Her voice wails, her fingers drum
Don't treat with a demon tongue

Can't stand another night alone
Can't stand the thought of you in tow
To another, I shudder
The body next to me slides close
Track Name: Bring Out Yer Dead
You don't hear me, I must have passed away
You don't see me, or is that how you play?
You don't know me, so much for fame

I look in the mirror and see a man who's twice my age
His eyes are meaner, smile speaks of hidden rage
I thought I would be different, I thought that I'd be less afraid
But I am nothing, and no one comes to my grave

You don't hear me, I must have passed away
You don't see me, though my arms wave and wave
You don't know me, there's just me to blame

I thought I was different, delusions of an infant
I thought I was special, turns out I'm one in several

You don't hear me, I must have passed away
You don't see me, I must be shadow grey
You remind me I must have passed away
Track Name: All The Bellhops Are Spies
When the streetlights glare
And your nighteyes stare
I'll be on the wind
I'll be in your hair

I am undercover
I am on the lam
If you see me pretend
That you don't know who I am
It is nothing serious
Just affairs of state
But when the lie is broken
We'll tear down watergate

With your fast played hand
Still time stands
I am not afraid
Well, I guess I am

We went to war
And we came back sure
And through a post traumatic lens
I see the means but not the ends
Track Name: Digital Girl
Oh, digital girl
In your pixelated world
You're the only one I know who'll never let me go

I see you every night
You tell me I'm alright
You'll never say no, you'll never grow old

No cold words to say to me

You come to me in my sleep
The closest we will meet
You whisper in my ear that you will love me here

And as I wake alone
I see you in your home
On my computer screen, you smile distantly

No cold words to say to me
Digital girl
Track Name: The Clowns Have Come To Take Me Away
As I go walking by
I hear a sirens cry
And looking round I see
These jokers tailing me
So run, run shake 'em off hey they've come to take me away

Fear it grips my mind
Their engines rev to try
To snatch me off the street
Unless this wrap I beat
So run, run shake 'em off hey they're gonna take me away

Turn around to flee
But my body betrays me
This hill is way too steep
My legs are far too weak
So I run, run shake em' off hey they've come to take me away

They pull astride
Advantage fortified
As I fall into their womb
Laughter seals my doom
Run, run shake em' off hey they're gonna take me away
Track Name: Tim Bucktooth
Tim Bucktooth
I know why he is so aloof
It looks like a walrus gave his chew
To Tim Bucktooth

Face of a rodent with the whiskers to boot
Try to hide but rumors propagate truth
He hides his face from the camera lens
Cause he's one ugly mother tween his nose and his chin
He's Tim Bucktooth

He's like a Burton film recluse
He's the rat man, matter of fact he should be in a zoo
You should be warned for his incisors
They're beasts of burden, teeth protrude through lips curtain
Tim Bucktooth

No one bothered to seek his wisdom
It's beyond years, big in scope as his symptom
He's Tim Bucktooth
Track Name: Leech
Wave my arms to scold you
Senseless fight
Drape my harm across you
My jaded sight

No one cares for oceans
Dried and blind
No one holds the motion
Of visible light in time

I'll make this my low and take you with me
In rivers cold that flow empty I will be

Wave my arms to distract you
From righteous fight
Pennies for a fact
Truth is lost in spite
It's alright

I'll make this my low and take you with me
In rivers cold that flow empty I will be
I'll make this my low and take you with me
This life is not but show and I'll keep your stage free for me

Leech
Track Name: The Shower Song
The shower is too small for fucking
The shower is too small to get laid
I wish it were bigger, or that we were thinner
But then we'd get sucked down the drain

The table is too tall for fucking
Too high off the ground to get laid
I'd climb to the top of it, but fearing the drop of it deflates the will
What a shame

We could just play Monopoly
I could just pick your brain
We could just play some old school video games
Watch the news or the rain

There's a hill down the street ripe for climbing
Adventures to be sought and claimed
But you complain of weather, and lie on the featherbed
Legs spread, eyes red, lips aflame

Nothing can tame the monster
Nothing will satiate
If I were to lay here, she would just say
Dear let's do it again and again

Well this bed is too feathered for fucking
I must object and complain
I don't approve of plucking the feathers from ducklings
Or swan-lings or goslings, or any leaf rustling beast
On its way to the grave

So baby I'll be on my way now
Yes, I know it is strange
But you'll be alright with yourself, a night-light
And your imaginary, unwary, less hairy friend
Bill, Chuck, Dick, George or James
Track Name: Movin' To Alaska
I ran aground in the rainy northwest,
But northwest aint north enough for me
So I packed my bags, made a sideways egress
Cause no one can tell me where to be

Moving to Alaska where from the past I'm freed
Moving to Alaska where no one knows me
Nothing left to ask ya, we said all there is to say
Moving to Alaska where things will go my way

I want to perch in a bird's eye nest
Where all I see are hills of green
When summer sun turns to winter's test
I'll stick it out by fire's gleam

Moving to Alaska where hills are verdant green
Moving to Alaska where no one knows me
Nothing left to ask ya, we said all there is to say
Moving to Alaska where things will go my way

If she asks for whereabouts, say I can't be reached
Don't be swayed by screaming shouts, stand your ground for me
She'll move on before too long, and I will be redeemed
But whatever you say just please don't tell her I'm

Moving to Alaska where from the past I'm freed
Moving to Alaska where you can't find me
Nothing left to ask ya, we said all there is to say
Moving to Alaska where things will go my way
Track Name: I Miss My Love
I miss my love
I miss when I could feel it
I miss my love
It's what I used to be
It won't come back to me

Deeper down
That's where it's hidden
It's serious now
It's too dark to see
If I hadn't known it once I would not believe

A question asked
A moment of forgiveness
It's all long past
Stories told to me
When I was young, they deceived me

I miss my love
It's forever hidden
Under covers
Where no one can see
No one, not even me
Track Name: I Am Not A Crook
I broke the locks but didn't steal the china
I called the cops but didn't rob the diner
Just believe the words that I am saying
The tales I weave are better than the layman

I am not a crook