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by Blue J

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released August 16, 2018

Recorded at Afterlife with John Raham in Vancouver, BC.

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Blue J Vancouver, British Columbia

Blue J may or may not be a reference to a baseball team, a melancholic person who's name begins with the letter J, the loquacious bird, a comic book character from The Justice League or simply a blue coloured J.

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Track Name: Early Show
Hey friends / I started a new band / I watch their eyes roll / I watch their eyes roll / Caitie says / "What does it sounds like?"
and I say / "It's hard to explain but kinda like Radiohead / but it's different."/

and she says / "Make sure you let me know / if there's an early show"/ I will / I will

Hey team / I'm releasing a new song / they say there's no wrong way / except that way / Brendan says / "We need a release plan. It's gotta be so cutting edge, uh, something like Radiohead's . . . / but different." /

and he says / "Don't you go and be silly / and put that shit out for free." / I will, / I will
Track Name: Hard to Know
The way that you looked on that day / I knew that I could not relate /
to the shock that showed up on your face / the look of loss you wore with grace /
staring at cracks on the ground / your call ended without a sound /
no "goodbye or see you later" / your breath was getting deeper /

'til you started hyperventilating / just when you got off those pills you were taking /

And if your whole life turns to shit / I know it's hard to know /
you drag your body around behind you / everywhere you go /
you don't wanna live and I know it's hard to know /
to realize you can't just let it go /

I said that I would be right back / I had to go get cigarettes /
and you said "Don't leave here / check the back of the freezer" /
later on the balcony / I thought I heard a scream in the back alley /
and came in to find you crying / 'he had no one beside him" /

then you started hyperventilating / just when you got off those pills you were taking /

And if your whole life turns to shit / I know it's hard to know /
you drag your body around behind you / everywhere you go /
you don't wanna live and I know it's hard to know /
to realize you can't just let it go /
Track Name: There's a Truth
Did I drag you along? / I was under the impression that things were going well /
why didn't you mention / that you weren't there / as my fingers combed through your hair/
you said it's been about a year / give or take and you can no longer fake it

and as you stared at the TV / and mumbled something about feeling empty I knew / there's a truth I have to face / do I have to face it now?

Did I somehow shut you out? / what did I say that maybe I should of kept to myself? / well why didn't you tell me / that you checked out when you told me just to come to your house? / you'd need two more weeks to work it out / give or take and you can no longer fake it /

as you sat in emergency / and said something about not wanting pity I knew / there's a truth I have to face / do I have to face it now?

as I noticed your breathing / had slowed in time with the measure you need me / I knew / there's a truth I have to face / but I can't face it now
Track Name: Both Your Hands
Your drool / seeps into the carpet /
when you sleep you look departed /
like you could never know the shameful things I've done /
and only love for everyone / with both your hands against the sun /
and both your sides are really one /

your hair matted to your face /
this used to be your place / do you miss it? /
do you miss the leaky faucets / the surprising lack of closets? /
to see it now for the first time / I'd go back on all the stupid things I've done /

and only love for everyone / with both your hands against the sun /
and both your sides are really one /

close call / we almost didn't kiss /
it's hard to be so pissed / when you're perfect /
I miss watching you sleeping / I miss watching you reading /
if you bring me to your new life / I'll be what you need from me right now /

and only love for everyone / with both your hands against the sun /
and both your sides are really one / and both your hands

I was wishing for my life to be over / till' you decided to invite yourself over /
Track Name: Timezone
All the people out tonight / In Robson Square there's a snowball fight / first dates on the gallery steps / ice skates click as they spin pirouettes / and I / can feel myself running dry / forgetting what it feels like / to get it just that right

it's been awful lonely living in the city without you / sleeping in your timezone, call you when I get home / and you're just waking up

take the last train back to mine / biding my time on the millennium line / couples stumble home with wine on their lips / hung in the air the sound of a kiss / and I / can feel myself running dry / forgetting what it feels like / to get it just that right

it's been awful lonely living in the city without you / sleeping in your timezone, call you when I get home / and you're just waking up / I'm happy just to think about you on this night walk baby / Imagining you sleeping, what you might be dreaming / and you're just waking up

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