Erin Jordan
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Picked him up past Eureka, California He was on his way to visit with the lama A thousand blessings, may they be yours A thousand blessings, may they be yours....... Over mountains, down through valleys, past the vineyards In the forest where the sasquatch roams Your home is on your pack - your lunch is in a sack We can make a little small talk then stop for gas..... Sunny sunny sunny sunny day We will melt our cares and worries away Sunny sunny sunny sunny day And it's alright if you don't stay....... It is late at night - we are cold - a little tipsy We are walking toward the water we are standing on a pier We are strangers to each other - we are strangers to this city But this is now and we are here...... Starry starry starry starry night But I do not see a star in sight Starry starry starry starry night But it's all right.......
I need a big fat dose of in the moment To make me forget about what could have been I need a big fat dose of in the moment To make me remember when I didn't even think about love Sticky sticky sweet love Your kind of love... Sometimes I wish I was like Jack Kerouac I would hitch across the country from sea to sea But most of the time I wish someone was beside me Sitting on the couch watching TV....... Starry starry starry starry night But I do not see a star in sight Starry starry starry starry night But it's alright......
Erin Jordan
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I remember fall that year when it gets this hot around here. The halls smell like old paper and mold. I still believed what I'd been told to protect me from people like you..... A tree fell down in the forest but no one was around to hear. No one took a picture or wrote about it until that year. How do branches get so strong - how do trunks turn rugged and wrong?
I can tell by your rings -you've been thirsty for too long. But people change so fast - and grow up like the grass - and burn out underneath the sun - and flourish when the rain falls down on you..... When the rain falls down.... We've got mass produced apartments here and you can walk the the Super K. This is not the land of milk and honey but it's on the way...... But how you changed so fast and grew up like the grass - and burned out underneath the sun - and flourished when the rain fell down..... I did not believe in love at the time. You believed in love - but not in me. Yeah, she really doesn't know what she believes - you just want a blank slate you can write on as you please..... But people change so fast and grow up like the grass - and burn out underneath the sun - and flourish when the rain falls down on you.......
Erin Jordan
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Sitting on this stool in the same place every week - Sometimes real life is like some show on TV - The same conversation - the same rum and coke - the same sorts of stories - the same sorts of jokes. We're like a shelf of China dolls lined up in a row - putting on a show for anyone to see. We fall into this world made of sugar and spice, but we learn to be less nice, somehow we learn to be less nice. I opened the door too wide - in a city where you should just learn to avert your eyes. I opened the door too wide.... And you can take these words to heart - you're not getting your head start right here tonight - so, honey just go home and put your bad night to an end.... He said "I've got this itch I can not scratch and I would just give it to you, but you would just choose to pass - I know your type so well - you want to change the whole damn world without getting your hands dirty, don't you?" I am looking from behind my glass at this sort of bell jar dance. These stories just gain a little more romance each time you tell them - so just leave them alone. I opened the door too wide - geuss I should just learn to avert my mind. I opened the door too wide.... And you can take these words to heart - you're not getting your head start right here tonight. So why don't you go home and put your bad night to an end?. You can break another heart with your tiny kisses and your poison darts. Then you just go home and put your bad night to an end.......
Erin Jordan
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Mystery unfurls, as another night swirls to an end - on a 3AM train The second hand leaves the night and approaches the daylight Panhandling for time or an ear to listen - but some change wouldn't hurt He asks for a smoke and thinks it's a lie when he hears I'm down to my last.... And he feels obliged to tell us what the good book says Hallelujah, hosanna on high He says I don't know about you, my friends, But I know where I'm going when I die Where I'm going....... Beauty is eternal but pretty is sure fleeting And history is repeating again and again and again and again and again...... He said If Jesus Christ came back down to the earth today I know just what he would do and what he'd say Hallelujah, hosanna on high He said I know where I'm going when I die...... There is no other side to this track - it runs right through Every part of town and every part of you And you can say - Hey, just another harmless drunk Hallelujah, hosanna on high And you can say that people don't have souls - they're just experiences You can try and try and try.....
Erin Jordan
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Story

*This is sort of a love song to San Francisco. It was inspired by a stay at the California' Dreamin hostel in the Mission District.*

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He sleeps on the top bunk for 12 hours every day. He can sleep with his eyes wide open to keep the thieves away. I think he works at some factory all through the night and then climbs back to top bunk before it is light outside again. They call him the dead man and I am the punk rock fan. It cost a fortune to rent a closet so I just stay here instead. This place is pretty cheap if you rent it by the week - and there is even a TV and and some real good company most of the time. This is California Dreamin' starring at the dusty ceiling. In the mission district you can't help but pray. Oklahoma is so far away and this state is supposed to break away but I think I'm here to stay. I think I'm here to stay. I do downtown sometimes where everything looks up and the people drink their coffee out of paper cups. I wonder what they'll leave behind after they die - lots of paper cups and long straight narrow lines. Who are these silly girls? When will they go? I'm sure they gave real nice jobs and boyfriends back home. It's fun to try on someone's pain for just a little time. Then you can stretch it out and look at it and hang it up to dry out again. Eveything is pastel here it looks like candy land - accept the dives are more dreadful and palaces more grand. And the spirits of the great are rumbling the ground. All those unfinished souls who just sucked up life too hard.
Erin Jordan
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Story

*This is a tale of innocence lost in train tunnels, a techno dance club, and seedy bathroom stalls and alley ways. Moreover, is the story of Catholic school girl gone bad. It is also a pop song.*

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You were holed up in your basement smoking cigarettes - playing video games. You were holed up in your sorrows - Catholic school girls are supposed to turn out good. In the nice neighborhood where the grass is all green and all the houses look the same - and all the people look the same, she said the people look the same..... If your looking for trouble you can follow me there..... We board the midnight train to the bottom of the sea but it's just illusion if you think we're getting deep. Paranoia hit - you say "they're all looking at me". I can buy you a stiff one girl, but not your sanity. Everyone is higher than high walking on a ledge lucky not to fall. The lights are all flashing and the music is too loud. When your painted lips move he won't hear a sound. Looking at the freak show with eyes that are too green, trading dirty money with hands that are too clean, what was she supposed to become - what was she supposed to be? Bloodshed in the alley, tears on my sleeve - you've gotten what you wanted so maybe we should leave. Through the diry tunnel, back to the grassy lawn - and I promise I won't tell your mama what you've done......
Erin Jordan
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The streets are empty tonight - the winter birds have taken their flight - and the light in this window tonight is not too bright. People come here to meet and then leave - people come here to meet and then flee. You've got your endless slew of bars and meals - you're so cultured now - becoming real. We're alone together - whole when apart - so make another diagram of your heart. Take it down to the science fair - you can win your gold star there. This is what people like us do - don't pretend that I am just like you. What did you ever really need? There is no turning back after you have paved your path. We choose to live this way - partly cloudy every day. I really didn't mind the rain - but instead the snow just came. People come here to meet and then leave - people come here to meet and then flee. What did you ever want at all?
Erin Jordan
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Live for the day - it is what the devil made me say - but this time I will just blame it on my own brain. I look outside my window and I see the fire escape of the building next door - 10 feet beyond my face and nothing more. I can wait until your birthday - then I will have some sort of excuse - to steal the ball out of your court, or maybe climb your fence or scale your roof. I built my great brick castle on a soggy sappy marsh - now I am looking for some firmer ground - even if it's in your cardboard house. You go off burning bridges, but my arms are strong to swim - they could sure be put to better use, but I keep diving right back in. I could wait until it's Christmas time, but Christmas seems so far away. I could send you a card on a holiday - I can always do things the polite way. You can not try to reason with the unreasonable - but anyone in love is unreasonable and any poet is unreasonalble. Do you think that I am unreasonable........maybe I am unreasonable. I could wait until some big crisis but there really is no crisis here. I could wait until some big crisis. The water here is blue but it's clear. The water here is blue.....
Erin Jordan
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You want a girl who smokes like a chimney - who smokes like a chimney to have around. You want a girl who has very long hair. Long hair is very pretty to have around. You want a girl who's a little more petite and a whole lot more sweet - alot more sweet than me. You want a girl who looks like forever and will remind you or how clever you truly are. I am so green.....oh no, I'm really blue. We both grew up kind of suburban watching too much TV - or maybe I should just speak for me. And so I'll let you pay for dinner if it makes you feel like a winner and I can feel like I am a winner too. How do things turn so sour that used to be so sweet....... I used to sit alone writing in my tower as far away from faith as I could be. I came to the city to find my kind of people, to find my true love, to find some sort of free. I was green - but now everything's so bright and everything is so gray that used to just be black and white..... Goodbye, goodbye to all these vivid days. My eyes have grown week and these colours have betrayed. And you want a girl who smokes like a chimney.
Erin Jordan
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These things weren't done in marker I can't just wipe them off I thought I wanted them now. I thought I'd look back lovingly in ten years at how I wanted them when I was impulsive. Walking this thin line between logical and magical and superficial and just because it's possible...... I put on these wings for a bad day. The ocean is a few hours away. You know I never run out of the same things to say. No one is jealous - there are no bad feelings - no regret. No one here is crying - we just like to keep the conversation wet. This city is full of roses and mystery and everyone here is very young and very pretty. Everyone is on pilgrimage of some kind. We are binded by money, we are binded by fear, but we are no longer strangers in this strange city here. You will be a loner no matter where you are. Even if you had a job I wouldn't kick you out. It rained for 40 days we crawled on to that ship. All our friends were there - we were really living it. If I were a bird of a fish I wouldn't fall into this trap. If I were a mermaid or a pixie I would learn to surpass. If you want to know what I was thinking take a good look at my arms and you can read me like a clift note and judge as you will. We drove all the way to the edge of the the continent this time. Traded all reason for a little bit of rhyme. No one is jealous - there are no bad feelings - no regret. No one is crying - we just like to keep the conversation wet.