Hebdomadal Songs 2017

by Joe Peppercorn

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This is the Weekly song project from 2017.

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released January 1, 2017

Joe Peppercorn - Lots of stuff
Branden Barnett- Vocals, Guitar
Phil Cogley - Vocals, Keyboards

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Track Name: Weighed Down
All your nightmares
Are getting easier to forget
But your dreams linger
In a haunted silhouette

Weighed down
Weighed down
Weighed down
By a ghost

A porcupine crawls
Across your liferaft
And I misread you
When you fake a heart attack

Weighed down
Weighed down
Weighed down
By a ghost

Disappear
In the back
Of your brown eyes
Track Name: She Sparkles*
Time, when we're young all we've got is time
Now it's the one thing we never find
And we spend every dime
Wanting more time

She reminds me that I'm alive
On an 18 hour drive
She pulles out a mix tape
From 1999
Yeah yeah

She sparkles
She sparkles
Oh she sparkles
The world around her shines

We drowned out our loneliness
With cacophonous miserable bliss
A neon bouquet
Curling round the lines of our face

You so beautiful I could cry
For you I would surely die
But I always choke when you ask
You ask you love me why?

She sparkles
She sparkles
oh she sparkles
The world around her shines

I love everything about you
I'm still learning how to
Change
Track Name: I Drown
You're a Juliette but I'm
No Romeo
Throw up my hands and
You aim a cross bow
The streets are decayed empty
Desolate dead
I only wanna count the cracks
In the ceiling above your bed

Tonight
I just wanna swim out deep
Into the Ocean of your eyes
Til I can't see the land
And the tidal waves rise
And I drown

Lay my head down upon your chest
Quiet sussurations of your heart at rest
They cry in a whisper that I can only hear
Saying come one now why
Not try something real

Tonight
I just wanna swim out deep
Into the Ocean of your eyes
Til I can't see the land
And the tidal waves rise
And I drown

Tonight
I just wanna swim out deep
Into the Ocean of your eyes
Til I can't see the land
And the tidal waves rise
And I drown
Track Name: Song for Gene
The stars are real oh the stars
are my home
It's not just some idea I made up
On my own
I navigate by the stars in the sky
The stars will be home until I die
Til I Die
Til I die

Noone left who walked on the moon
Noone left who walked on the moon
Darkness falling at the break of noon

And if you think you're something that
You're not
Mistake a painting
For mirror
Waves wash away your scribbles now
In the sand
Raise a glass and watch it all disappear

Noone left who walked on the moon
Noone left who walked on the moon
Darkness falling at the break of noon

Footprints stranded on the dust of the moon
Footprints stranded on the dust of the moon
Footprints stranded on the dust of the moon
Footprints stranded on the dust of the moon
Track Name: Valerie
Valerie, it's no secret all the good guys lose
It's the price we pay I guess for all the chains
That we refuse

I'm forgetting what it's like to be closer to you
I'm forgetting what it's like to be closer to you

Valerie oh we're so rich for being poor
When I look up to the sky I see the outline
Of heaven's door

I'm forgetting what it's like to be closer to you
I'm forgetting what it's like to be closer to you
Track Name: Snow Falls Around You (piano demo)
Snow falls around you
Melts in your hair
You soak my pillow wet
You know I don't care

I wish you'd take my scarf
Wrap it tight around my head
Drag me by it down the boulevard
Tie me to your bed

Snow falls around you
Catch a flake upon your tongue
Make me envy that snowflake
Floating round your lungs

I wish you'd take my scarf
Wrap it tight around my head
Drag me by it down the boulevard
Tie me to your bed

Snow falls around you
Kick a tree to knock it off your boots
I'm like that tree there
Desires tapping now against my roots

I wish you'd take my scarf
Wrap it tight around my head
Drag me by it down the boulevard
Tie me to your bed

Snow falls around you
Melts in your hair
You soak my pillow wet
You know I don't care
Track Name: Snow Falls Around You
Snow falls around you
Melts in your hair
You soak my pillow wet
You know I don't care

I wish you'd take my scarf
Wrap it tight around my head
Drag me by it down the boulevard
Tie me to your bed

Snow falls around you
Catch a flake upon your tongue
Make me envy that snowflake
Floating round your lungs

I wish you'd take my scarf
Wrap it tight around my head
Drag me by it down the boulevard
Tie me to your bed

Snow falls around you
Kick a tree to knock it off your boots
I'm like that tree there
Desires tapping now against my roots

I wish you'd take my scarf
Wrap it tight around my head
Drag me by it down the boulevard
Tie me to your bed

Snow falls around you
Melts in your hair
You soak my pillow wet
You know I don't care
Track Name: Live Again
Everyone's born perfect
Then the slow steady decline
Decay is nature's code
And our design

Don't tell me I've been
Dreaming alone
Don't tell me I'm dreaming alone
Give yourself a chance to live again
Give yourself a chance to live again

The transitory nature of our
Desolate breath
Hands in the air we dance
A desperate arabesque

Don't tell me I've been
Dreaming alone
Don't tell me I'm dreaming alone
Give yourself a chance to live again
Give yourself a chance to live again
Track Name: I Don't Need Myself Anymore
I fall into your arms
And all my fears disappear
I get used to the smell of your hair
And forget the taste of my tears

Every breath is yours
Every move is yours
All of my blood is yours
I don't need myself anymore

I look up at the stars
the same my ancestors did
And wonder the things they know now
The clouds keep hid (from us)

Every breath is yours
Every move is yours
All of my blood is yours
I don't need myself anymore

Every breath is yours
Every move is yours
All of my blood is yours
I don't need myself anymore
Track Name: GIVE UP THE GHOST!
My heart is desiccated
A field of dead trees
Waiting to be set on fire
Kindled by the breeze

Give up the ghost
Once again
The sun will rise
And our shadows
Will take on the shape
We recognize

Our small shadows
Cut wrinkles into our brow
Pulling down our weight
Til the moon makes us bow

Give up the ghost
Once again
The sun will rise
And our shadows
Will take on the shape
We recognize
Track Name: Weeds in the Gallows
I was standing at the stations tonight
A cold rain blowing
Swirling around the neon
Gas light

Shadowy lady
Pulls up in a black car
She'd run from her husband she said
With her daughter, not far

Weeds growing in the gallows
Trembling in the wind
Everyone's asking will they
Cut them down again?

She said she needed
Thirty seven dollars for a room
I gave her fourty
She looked like a ghost
Who'd seen her own tomb

Weeds growing in the gallows
Trembling in the wind
Everyone's asking will they
Cut them down again?

Weeds growing in the gallows
Trembling in the wind
Everyone's asking will they
Cut them down again?
Track Name: Ghost Affair
I met you under the willow tree
Studying your own headstone
Startled to see me
We died the same age
Thirty years apart
Still young enough to
Burn fire in our hearts
'
Walked round the cemetery every night
Talking about our past lives
Til the morning light
Your husband stopped coming round one day
Then we fell in love in our
Ghostly way

Try to run my hands through your hair
But I just caress the air

We don't age we don't change our shape
And this awful cemetery we can never escape
Don't wanna pretend to touch you anymore
Hell is sealed shut and heaven closed its door
Track Name: Moon Dive
Turn all the lights out and leave me
Dreaming of your arms
Hang your chandeliers over my head
When it starts to storm

I can't live without your private sigh
And I'm drowning in your shadow
When I'm swimming in Your love
As the moon through your window
Does a cannonball from a diving board
Above

Close your eyes and you dream
Of her hair in a fiery rain
So you learn that desire
Paves the road to pain

Like a fly
Caught in a silver spider web
And I'm drowning in your shadow
When I'm swimming in your love
As the moon through your window
Does a cannonball from a diving board
Above

I can't live without
Your private sigh

Like a fly
Caught in a silver spider web
And I'm drowning in your shadow
When I'm swimming in your love
You blanket your red eyes with
The knuckle of your green glove
Track Name: Rely
You're the only thing on which
I rely
I send the world a line
Always no reply

Yellow weeds bloom
in the spring
They leave their wishful skeletons
They blow into the brink

You're the only thing
On which I rely
The clouds corrupt the prayers
We send up to the sky

The temperament
of the sun
Tears fall into the sink
When the day is done

You're the only thing
on which I rely
I send the world a line
Always no reply
Track Name: Juliette
Juliette never flinches
Juliette could stare down the sun
Her heart weeps into the gutter
Where cigarettes are put out in her tears

Every day, it's like you're further away
From where you were yesterday

She runs through the dark of the morning
I dream of an open window thunderstorm
Her dignity in silence
Against cruelty, and violent storm

Every day it's like you're further away
From where you were yesterday
Devils sneak in through a crack in the door
Try to put them back, you let in more

Juliette doesn't know me
She's a ghost in the attic fumbling for a taste of eternity
Her shadow always haunts me
Pure darkness enclosed by a light I live to see

Every day it's like you're further away
From where you were yesterday
Devils sneak in through a crack in the door
Try to put them back, you let in more
Track Name: Branches
Beyond where we can feel any pain
You welcome the rain
To wash the blood off the streets

Skeletons shiver in the west wind
When it blows through their bones
When it blows through their bones

Sifting through the leaves
Falling from your branches
Sifting through the leaves
Falling from your branches

I'm a kite tangled in your upper reach
I'm the fragment of a shell
Buried on your beach

Sifting through the leaves
Falling from your branches
Sifting through the leaves
Falling from your branches

Now all we feel is sorrow
Now all we feel is sorrow

Sifting through the leaves
Falling from your branches
Sifting through the leaves
Falling from your branches
Track Name: Why Do You Want To Work Here?
Tell me about yourself
How do you establish relationships with your coworkers?
Where do you see yourself in five years?
What's your greatest weakness?
What are your strengths?
How do you see yourself fitting in here?
Describe your most recent position
How did you hear about this job?
What do you know about this company
What is your greatest professional achievement?
Tell me about a challenge you faced at work and how you dealt with it?
What's your dream job?

Why do you want to work here?

What kind of pay scale are you looking for?
What time of work environment are you looking for?
Tell me about a time you exercised leadership
How would your boss describe you?
Tell me about a time you overcame adversity?
Can you explain this gap in your employment record?

Why do you want to work here?

How do you deal with stressful situations?
What do you like to do outside work?
Track Name: With Your Eyes On Fire
Let go
Let go of all your preconceived
Notions of me

I want more
I want nothing more than
Every piece of your being

Eventually
You're gonna burn a hole in me
With your eyes on fire

Eventually
You're gonna burn a hole in me
With your eyes on fire

Drown out all the noises
Of your
Plans today

I forget everything but
Your smile
When you smile

Eventually
You're gonna burn a hole in me
With your eyes on fire

Eventually
You're gonna burn a hole in me
With your eyes on fire

Life doesn't make much sense
Without you near me
It's clear I don't know where
I belong
Except with you

Eventually
You're gonna burn a hole in me
With your eyes on fire

Eventually
You're gonna burn a hole in me
With your eyes on fire
Track Name: Need To Bleed
You're a ballon in a child's hand
Hovering under a ceiling of nails
You're a power line weighed down
By a caravan of snails

You're a grain of sand
Stuck on Christ's sandal strap
As he wandered through the desert
Hazily by the devil's traps

We all need to bleed sometimes
We all need to bleed

You're the grains of coffee discarded wet into the dirt
You're the microscopic hole
That made me throw out my favorite shirt

You're the lightbulb over the bathroom mirror
The only light I look good in
You're the temptation and then the atonement for
My sin

You're a dead leaf buried under a welcome mat
In the spring
You're an unwritten melody
Nobody but the wind remembers how to sing

We all need to bleed sometimes
We all need to bleed
We all need to bleed

You're the fossil of a bullet
Whose tragedy diminishes with time
You're a sweet and innocent charity with
The face and facade of a crime

You're the coin I've stared at for years
Trapped inside the heating vent
You're the selfish lover
We forgive so easily once they repent

We all need to bleed sometimes
We all need to bleed
We all need to bleed

You're the girl at the table
With the guy with the distinct drunken howl
I hear him every time I listen to a live jazz album
Drowning out Coltrane's growl

You're a matchstick struck three times
And then discarded and thrown away
You're a beautiful word to hard to know
To hard to pronounce that noone will say

You're the thumbprint on the glass
Of a ferris wheel car
You're a distant planet
Mistaken in a telescope for a shimmering star
Track Name: Dark Leaves
We need things we can cling to
Songs we can sing too
Eyes we stare into
That don't want to see our skulls caved in

Resentment bubbles
Under words and smiles
Of friends and family
Who crave blood and suffering now

We can see the blue sky
We can see the blue sky
We can see the blue sky
Through the dark leaves now

The red sun takes off his shirt
The red moon makes its bed
The stars all line up at the counter
Staring at their phones now

We can see the blue sky
We can see the blue sky
We can see the blue sky
Through the dark leaves now

We can see the blue sky
We can see the blue sky
We can see the blue sky
Through the dark leaves now

Take it all for granted
And then it's real
It's hard to find something real
You forget how hard it is

We can see the blue sky
We can see the blue sky
We can see the blue sky
Through the dark leaves now

Don't let it go away
Your love is real
Track Name: Tiptoe Around The Dragon At Your Door
I'm not feeling right
The birds have lost their song
Sometimes too much light
You see clearly all is wrong

Tiptoe around the dragon at your door
Tiptoe around the dragon at your door

Serenade the swelter of silence that
Makes you feel so lonely
You look at me and say
You see no trace of reality

Tiptoe around the dragon at your door
Tiptoe around the dragon at your door

Turns out I don't mind
The knives you keep
Under your pillow all the time

Tiptoe around the dragon at your door
Tiptoe around the dragon at your door
Track Name: Stay At Home Dad
My son turned 8 today
i swear it was just yesterday
The first time
Our apartment felt so small

Now a stay at home dad
Tending bar it isn't bad
Except for the dirty looks
From suspicious moms

Things are changing all the time
We don't really see them change
Try to trap the ghosts of memories
While they're in our range

Home at 4 and up at 8
What I'd give to sleep late
We just get used to
Tired all the time

Little fingers Little toes
Milk stains on all my clothes
Everything is familiar
But feels new

Things are changing all the time
We don't really see them change
Try to trap the ghosts of memories
While they're in our range
Track Name: A Toy Boat
Wind blows through the branches
Out your bedroom window
The autumn sun collapses
Its heat on your haunting glow

A toy boat sits on your shelf
You no longer recognize
A toy boat everything changes
You don't age in your eyes

Flamingos hover in the clouds
of your waking dreams
We wander through the darkness
Shivering on our balance beams
Track Name: Tiny Things
When people die
You don't feel them leave you all at once
Even in the chest buckle
of the news
Right in the punch gut moment
But sooner than simple
They fall from your arms
Little by little
Like spilling tiny things
Acorns
Pebbles
Twigs
Track Name: Apollo's Song/Daphne Turning Into A Tree
I felt a sting when she came in my sight
Wind in the leaves swaying shadowy light
Her flashing eyes like fire in the sky
Lips only seen, give up and die

Had a dream she ran away from me
I reached out for her she turned into a tree

She saw me and ran, her gown round her knees
All of my pleas drowned out in the breeze
Her boucning hair, the ribbons tangled there
I toucher her gown, she let out a desperate prayer

Had a dream she ran away from me
I reached out for her she turned into a tree

Had a dream she ran away from me
I reached out for her she turned into a tree
Track Name: Lean Against Me
When the rain blows wild and hard
Knocks you off your guard
I'll be a shelter from the storm

When the waves crash on your ship
And all your senses slip
Like Christ I'll make the waters calm

You can lean against me
When the world tries to knock you down

When your demons start to moan
You feel helpless an alone
I'll stare those demons down

When your friends all disappear
And you dread the bathroom mirror
Look into my eyes

You can lean against me
When the world tries to knock you down

When you feel cheated you feel used
Suffer all the world's abuse
Know I could never do you harm

When dust coats your wedding gown
And life has let you down
Let's make tomorrow new

You can lean against me
When the world tries to knock you down