If And When

by John Alan Kennedy

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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
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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
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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
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Lying Down 04:57
Lying Down life you sometimes can’t take lying down (life you sometimes can’t take laying down)
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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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