If And When

by John Alan Kennedy

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"If and When" was recorded in my apartment with the windows open, 2003-2004
Union City, New Jersey
recorded and mixed by John Alan Kennedy


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released October 7, 2011

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John Alan Kennedy: voice, acoustic guitar, drums, keyboards, location recordings, fx

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Track Name: Building a Clown
Building a Clown

my mouth is coming around
my mount, she’s coming to town
my mental get-out is starting to calm down
my mouth’s taken a vow, my mouth’s coming down

my mouth is coming around
my countess is milking me deep down
i measure her rout by drowning the town
she pleasures my pout by building a clown
Track Name: You Haven't Tried Yet
You Haven’t Tried Yet

you can relax in the valley of your hope
you can dance at the funeral of dreams that are no more
you can watch the roll of the credits that are your life
and you can watch while the mouth of the world takes you whole
to an empty whore of a town

you can cry til your eyeballs ache
you can cling to your lover but you can’t escape
you can cry bloody murder for the things you made
but you’ll never leave this town

you haven’t tried yet
Track Name: Because They're Beautiful
Because They’re Beautiful

all of 16 in a town with a checkerboard start
dreaming of dreams that are bound to fall apart
granma had a still where she fell in a molotov dress
granpa’s got a claw for a hand, tried to beat the flames dead

girls are the most crazy when their sisters are most shy
i spied one at the picture show so i told her a lie
i told her i was superman, i swore i could fly
she said “that’s just a dream boy” --still, she smiled
she was the first dream that i wish was all mine
sweet tart cold beautiful like lemon icebox pie

now i’m 21 in a city that claims to be
everything to everyone from everywhere that’s made it
lights tend the sky higher up than granpa ever climbed
people line the streets falling down dirtier than dimes

my dreams seem most crazy when i take ‘em out on the town
it seems they’re most popular with the folks beat most down
but still these are the dreams that i’ll dream for all time
because they’re beautiful
Track Name: Lying Down
Lying Down

life you sometimes can’t take lying down
(life you sometimes can’t take laying down)
Track Name: I Eat Apples Like Candy
I Eat Apples Like Candy

i almost was only the static of bones
i almost was only the smoke from your home

i sometimes come lonely, holding hands with my ghost
i sometimes come empty, hands open wide for my host

i eat apples like candy
they’re sweet and they’re free
i steal them in handfuls
from the shade of your tree

i approach you with caution
with the static of bones
i almost say something
but i retreat like the smoke from your home

and I believe the best things go unnoticed
because they’re sweet
and they’re sick
and they’re free
Track Name: Pink and Sorry
Pink and Sorry

i can tell that you care about me
about as much as you care for yourself
and that is not a helluva lot
as i can tell by the way you wake up
every day so tired
every day so tired
with your eyes deep in debt

and they’re pink and sorry

as you squint at the sun and moaning, roll over
you reach out and then you pull down the shades
until you’re hidden in the loving arms of shadow
until you’re hidden in the folded arms of shade
and you reach for your cigarettes
it’s the third pack since early last night

and you shake til you shudder
you shake til you shudder
and you pick up your cell to see what you’ve missed
and then you shuffle to the toilet to sit down and piss
then it’s off to the fridge
but it's empty as ever
empty as ever
but it’s cold and it feels alright for someone...

...pink and sorry

now it’s half an hour later and you’re back from the deli
sippin’ at your regular before you remember i’m there
and i can tell that you care about me
about as much as you care for yourself
and that is not a helluva lot
as i can tell by the way you wake up or by the way you don’t
every day so tired
every day so tired

pink and sorry
Track Name: Thick and Thin Angels
Thick and Thin Angels

i know that we’ll be together
we’ll stick together come hell or high water
cuz that’s alright
that’s alright by me

i won’t ask what you do
when you’re lonely and you’re out of my sight
cuz that’s alright
that’s alright by you

it’s another lonely night
i’m talking to coffee and feeling alright
i’ve got a hunch
you’re somewhere with people
people with smiles and you in their eyes
and that’s alright
that’s just fine by me

i’ve got a feeling
you’re laughing it up on the other side of the earth
where your cup’s running over
where your cause is overflow’n

i know we’ll be together
we’ll stick together come hell or high water
Track Name: Thank You (and Goodbye)
Thank You (and Goodbye)

you are so now

you so not mine
you so ne moi
you so nemam
sayonara
obrigado
hvala

i’m so not now
i’m so unfound
my heart escapes me

and you are so now
you’re too now you’re too most you’re too much for
i’m so now shallowed
and you are still so now
sayonara
vidimo se