American Dumpster

by Jesse W. Johnson

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1.
You came in at the strangest time We’re nowhere near the end And for all you know you’ll never speak Another word again In the fire that is your friend In the fire that is your friend No wonder all the lightning’s gone She’s calling you to be Apart from all that’s dying there With her you would be free From yourself From yourself From yourself In the fire that is your friend In the fire that is your friend In the fire, in the fire that is your friend No handle to hold on to No gear that can be turned No world can be imagined I wouldn’t want to burn No way that it is over No need to start again No will to lose, or hold onto All will be born again In the fire that is your friend In the fire that is your friend In the fire, in the fire In the fire that is your friend And you’ll come again
2.
Maybe we’re all alone Maybe there’s nothing wrong And when you shine a light The darkness will be gone And I will be there Maybe you’ll think of me As someone make believe Is only in your dreams Fade into fantasy And I will be there In everything you do Though I don’t know if I Can bring myself to care And you will think of me As someone make believe And I will be there When there’s no one around Pull the curtains down Over the pigs that you bleed And the boys you drown If you drown Maybe we’re all afraid We’re going out of style ‘Cause you can live the dream And still not stand to smile And I will be there In everything you touch Though I don’t know if I Can bring myself to care And you will think of me As someone make believe And I will be there If only in your dreams Fade into fantasy And I will be there I will be there I will be there I will be there
3.
When I get to hangover heaven I’m gonna throw up my guts I’m gonna catch up to ghosts And I’m gonna run Oh, I’m gonna run You’ve seen me at my worst Now take me at my word If you wanna destroy the world Then I want to be first I think it’s funny, don’t you? At first we wanna make it last And now we just want it to be through We just want it to be through Today you smiled like you meant it Almost made me wanna quit Then you fell onto the pavement The second that you got back off of it I think it’s funny, don’t you? At first you wanna make it last And now you only want it to be through I only wanted to be through You’ve seen me at my worst Now take me at my word If you wanna destroy the world Then I want to be first I held your hand on the hospital bed And whispered these lies to you But when you step out onto a cloud You know you’re gonna fall right through
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Hate It Here 03:55
Holding so hard on the one hand Trying to put some purpose on All that was planned While studying how to be a good man Were you and I ever on the same path? And I ask myself that Why I hate it here I’ve been telling myself It’ll only be another year It’ll only be another year Letting go like it never was held in Coming across as someone breathless Studying hard how to look up again Out at the flatlands To see an invisible mountain And I hate it here I hate it here I just wanna get out I just wanna be out of it now
5.
No matter how far I travel I'm always right here I’m the kid with the worst style Staring into the mirror And I’m the light of the party When it’s all turned in I’m a shot in the heart now When it’s all growing dim I’m a skull in the garden Scaring away all the birds And I’m the kid in the books that Nobody's ever heard of I’m the ghost with the most fear Staring into the eyes Of a trembling child who’s Scared half of their life There's a kid in the castle And a frog on the throne There's a kid in the castle I’m a pen with no ink A car with no gas And I’m a writer with no will I’m a dancer with no cash I’m a guitar with no strings Hear the overwhelming cheers I’m a cup that’s torn open I’m a keg with no beer No matter how far I go now I am always right here I’m the kid with the worst style Staring into the mirror And yeah the one with the dumb smile Stretching ear to ear There's a kid in the castle
6.
Beautiful darkness that I have known Come down from your gallows Take your thrown Take this love I have to offer Love that I’ve had locked inside my heart Take my love down from the altar And make it dark Hand I’ve held onto, now depart Take stock all your sorrow Stay where you are Take this love I have to offer Love that I’ve had locked inside my heart Take my love down from the altar And make it dark Take this love I have to offer Love that I’ve had locked inside my heart Take my love down from the altar And make it dark Make it dark Make it dark
7.
Hope will grow And somehow I know Hope will remain in me Somewhere we’ll live And there will exist An end to eternity I could use your help If you offer yourself I promise the same from me I could use your help Not to lose myself To the end of eternity Let us not forget about Our friends that now have fallen So we don’t forget about Once we all have gone Hope will grow For someone I know And it won’t be you or me Somewhere they’ll live And there will exist An end to eternity I could use your help If you offer yourself I promise the same from me I could use your help Not to lose myself To the end of eternity Let us not go about the plan Let us reach out and bring ‘em in Let us watch as the night begins to fade
8.
No Mountain 02:48
Beyond this world What will you see Someone you trust Someone like me Torn into shreds It’s hard to believe The things that you do To feel like a freak And you can’t escape No matter how you try The faster you live The farther you’ll fly And in your place No mountain will rise Only a stone Under the sky No mountain will rise No mountain will rise Only a stone under the sky
9.
Don’t let them cast me an outlaw When I’ve long paid for my crimes And don’t let them turn me into something That you will be ashamed of in time Don’t let them make me a martyr For the small bit of good that I’ve done It’s a drop in an ocean of scarlet And it might have been there all along And I don’t know why And I don’t know why No I don’t, No I don’t It’s a funny thing when you think it How all of this time you’ve been taught And as a student of former religion I was one in the land of the lost Forever seems like a lifetime For what seems more like a day And the miles show in your eyes When you talk about it in this way And I don’t know why And I don’t know why No I don’t, No I don’t And I don’t know why (The miles in your eyes Are passing you by) No I don’t, No I don’t And I don’t know why (The miles in your eyes Are passing you by) No I don’t, No I don’t
10.
You take what you learn And you burn till it's gone You light what is dark And you keep moving on ‘Till it stops or you start To not feeling strong You can fight but don't try To pretend that it's not Coming on like cancer Coming on like cancer When you live on your own You will know what you’re not And the small bit of faith That you had long forgot When you try to deny For so long, who you are And you can’t see the black Through the light of the stars Coming on like cancer Coming on like cancer When I finally decided not to lie And I woke up where you are I could see that fire burning Lonely in your eyes That had been lit from the start From the start From the start Coming on like cancer Coming on like cancer Coming on like cancer Coming on like cancer

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released July 4, 2017

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Jesse W. Johnson - vocals, guitar, harmonica
Yoo Soo Kim - viola, bass, synth, vocals
Paul Doerr - bass on 1,2,3,5,9
Zach Benkowski - drums, vocals

Produced by Yoo Soo Kim & Jesse W. Johnson
Recorded & mixed by Yoo Soo Kim at Old Fire Studios
Vinyl Masters by Shelley Stevens at CMS
Digital Masters by Yoo Soo Kim

Album art by Angela Pestano Kollath
Cover photo by Ryan McCoy
Insert photo © 2016 James Korn - jkornphoto.com

© + Ⓟ 2016 Jesse W. Johnson - jessewjohnson.com
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"Hooky-yet-dark rock and roll, with the tiniest little twinge of country twang"
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"Little slices of life at its darkest moments of despair amidst upbeat tempos and vibrant sounds of Americana/Folk Rock"
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