Messenger (Digital / 12" vinyl)

by JoDee Purkeypile

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released 19 February 2013

Produced by Matt Smith and JoDee Purkeypile
Executive Producers: Dee Purkeypile and Brendan Rogers
Recorded August 2012 at Hot Tracks Studio, Bastrop, Texas.
Engineered and Mixed by Matt Smith
Mastered by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Digital Audio, Inc. Austin, Texas
Photography by Esther Garcia
Design by Lisa Davies
All songs by JoDee Purkeypile © 2013 Emerald Wood Music, ASCAP

JoDee Purkeypile: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums, Percussion, and Mellotron
Brendan Rogers: Piano, Rhodes, Organ, and Mellotron
Esther Garcia: Violins on "Messenger"
Sean Crooks: Bass on "I Think It's Alright", "My Inner Me", and "Messenger"
Jason Borkowski: Drums on "Messenger"

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Track Name: Cruel Movements
There is some kindness in your eyes
But with each breath innocence dies
I was so high

Please don't ever be blue
it's not hard at all how you trick me into
These cruel movements you use
of any poor soul why am I who you choose?

No matter how you wreck my heart
I've had it coming from the start
So I just don't mind

Please don't ever be blue
it's not hard at all how you trick me into
These cruel movements you use
of any poor soul why am I who you choose?

Are you older now? I am older now.
Do you see me crying? Yes I wanna break down
Track Name: I Think It's Alright
Sick skin and bones; old man banker won't you leave me alone?
I'm at the foot of your throne.
Summer kids stay stoned in lower heaven where the cellos groan Beethoven in drone.
I don't know how I should feel; my teenage vision collapsed.
It's like a mummy unwrapped.

I think it's alright. I'll stick around with you, I'll be a clown for you.
I think it's alright. It's just the hate in my brain that makes me go insane.
I think it's alright. I'm having fun with you, stay on the run with you.
I think it's alright. Don't ask why.

I heard someone say the stuck out nail must be pounded down.
I've got a few in my crown.
So, I hang my head down sidewalks cracked of colored chalk.
I let my body talk.

I think it's alright. I'll stick around with you, I'll be a clown for you.
I think it's alright. It's just the hate in my brain that makes me go insane.
I think it's alright. I'm having fun with you, stay on the run with you.
I think it's alright. Don't ask why.
Track Name: My Inner Me
Oh boy what a joy within grip, there's a bottle and a barrel there
My my, all the good things I'll miss if I follow visions of despair
Hey hey, can't hear you on the phone, both my eardrums ring and rattle raw
headphones keep my brain in my skull, I just get vibrations if you call

Oh oh, feeling so excited
Yes yes, teenage me delighted
Ooo, if only theres a soul to save
Ha ha, my inner me laughing

Oh great, I'm still aging with rage, though I've nothing to be mad about
within there are demons to cage, but it's easier to let them out
soul mate, don't leave me in the grey with the smell of sulk enclosing me
ta ta, motivations of hate, here I find myself alone again

Old black boots worn out with blues
flat dead broke from paying dues
bring this lonely man good news

Oh oh, feeling so excited
Yes yes, teenage me delighted
Ooo, if only theres a soul to save
Ha ha, my inner me laughing
Track Name: Wired Wrong
Let me lay my head down on these ashy sheets of black.
There are many others under covers trying to make it back
Deported from my dreams, on sleeping pills and nicotine
There must be some others under covers trying to make it back
That only I can see
We never sleep

I let go your hand and fell beneath your high heeled feet
I awaken shaken trying to make it to the other side
Teach me how to swim and I'll part transatlantic seas
There are many lovers trying to make it to the other side
That only I can see little darling
We never sleep

Is there anything wired wrong in me?
It's going wrong again in me
Track Name: She Can Ride A Bike
When I was a kid on my first new bike my brakes went out downhill I broke my head on a wall.
I walked home and I never cried.
If you think you've got bad luck...

She can ride a bike, I can too when I have to.
She can ride a bike on the morning after.
She can ride a bike through the hooligan laughter.
Darling you can ride it all you like

The 4th of July 2009, I dove in the deep end though I never learned how to swim.
I bust my eardrum, I almost died.
If you think you've got bad luck...

She can ride a bike, I can too when I have to.
She can ride a bike on the morning after.
She can ride a bike through the hooligan laughter.
Darling you can ride it all you like
Track Name: I'm Feeling Down
The city lights are stale and pale, the busy streets are numb
I'm wondering where I'll go when the ruin in view comes
You can keep your useless news, I'll see all as is
I'll have all I need while all you have is hers and his

I'm feeling down but tonight is gonna be the best I've had because of the
sound I've found now

Trees are broken bows of brown that never know they're green
Jog on up the parking lot and seize those magazines
I wish that you could have been the lone boat in my bay
but you've got a mind to drift so go on and float away

I'm feeling down but tonight is gonna be the best I've had because of the
sound I've found now

To the other mother there is much you never show if it
sounds good out there on the floor then shake to let them know
We can hear the same train rumbling down the track the
difference is that you're the one without a bag to pack

I'm feeling down but tonight is gonna be the best I've had because of the
sound I've found now
Track Name: Storm on the Sea of You and Me
Floating down the underground a sunken city sleeps
up above the crows and doves ring water from their wings
You and all of your girls mermaids in pearls drunk on the reef

Can you see me through the storm on the sea of you and me?

Floating by a rusting island where we used to meet
Fog as strong as a gypsy's dog hiding sirens in the street
You and all of your girls mermaids in pearls drunk on the reef

Why oh why are we divided by these lonely leagues
Tired tears are falling hear me calling through the storm on the sea of you and me

You and all of your girls mermaids in pearls drunk on the reef

Can you see me through the storm on the sea of you and me?
Track Name: Strange Things
Fools like us only turn to dust.
Just like wise men said, only flesh is dead.
See the hollow moon, see it sinking soon.
I thought all this time it was yours and mine.

Strange things await on the road, fascinating situations never grow old.
You've gotta be free, yeah.
Strange things await on the road, fascinating situations never grow old.
You've gotta be free, yeah.

There's not too much to tell you,
but oh, we need not tell too much.
Track Name: Hangman
I saw a mother who had smothered all of her young
I saw a man who had a poison heart shun his son
I'm just a person who is hurting in every way
What is real, oh what is real to me I can't say

You've got to weigh that all

I don't really know what you will find if you wanna crawl inside my mind
I don't really know what you will find

Nobody wants to wait on the hangman

I saw a pair of sisters splitting ends going grey
I've seen a gang of brothers meet as friends on holiday
I'm just a person who is hurting in every way
What is real, oh what is real to me I can't say

You've got to weigh that all

I don't really know what you will find if you wanna crawl inside my mind
I don't really know what you will find

Nobody wants to wait on the hangman
Tomorrow haunts today we are wasting

You and I have got a weirder way we can take
we see each other through another frame every day
we're only persons who are hurting in every way
what is real or what is going to be I can't say

I don't really know what you will find if you wanna crawl inside my mind
I don't really know what you will find

Nobody wants to wait on the hangman
Track Name: Messenger
It's all a guessing game there where you silently lay
I ought not here remain, oh but most likely I may

I'm just the messenger to you
to see how the sunk emerge anew
but you can't even hear the words I say
you can't even feel the touch I brave

The pendulum just hangs now in your eyes I look strange
No mirror proof of fangs contently sucking on veins

I'm just the messenger to you
to see how the sunk emerge anew
but you can't even hear the words I say
you can't even feel the touch I brave