"Borrowed Blue"

by Jay Sharp

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I made up a few of these compilations of songs I recorded between 1999 and 2009 and mailed them to friends around the Holiday Season when I was in South Hadley, MA. It's intended to be a yearly demo series.

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released December 22, 2009

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Jay Sharp Brooklyn, New York

Jason was born in 1981 and started his first band when he was 19. Since then he has played in almost 19 different bands. He has appeared on 27 full length albums, 1/2 of which he was the principal songwriter, others as a band-member (bass player, lead guitar, vocalist, etc.) Currently completing the 3rd LP by the Mighty JSE, J also produces records for other artists in and around NYC so HMU! ... more

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Track Name: Lonesome Roads
you counted the days
when slavery was tame
and set them off into the sun
and your remains
and a poor man are the same
: superstitious little rats
I belong to the sun,
I'll be lonesome when I'm gone
Everything I do is wrong
because i belong to the sun

I grew up and listened to Warhol
I grew up watching Lou
I never knew who I was
until the day that I met you
everything is broken
everything has gone to hell
I shot mother off in a cannon ball
over the cliff that I swore I would

I know nothing is sacred
I know nothing is sound
You'll be lonely when you realize
you lost your mind when you were found
some people said that my heart
isn't resting until the day I died
the suicide note always made me laugh
the wedding always made me cry

my numbers' 911 but my emergence isn't new
I'll be you'd think you's knew it all along
I'll take you there and I'll blow your minds
with your laundry rooms and old bloated Gods
the ones who always shook you off in the cold
into the sun
to the sun
whoa
oh

I'll be lonesome when I'm gone
I'll be lonesome when I'm gone
I'll be lonesome when I'm gone
Oh you'll be lonesome when I'm gone
Track Name: Atlantic Pity
Revivalist Blues

looks like you've pinned me in the corner
I think you'd say I liked it there
your cousins have my favorite sneakers
but I think they're all afraid to tell

and you borrowed stuff
and never gave it back
I just really miss my belt

If I still had my running shoes
I'd run my ass right out of here
Coz it's time to search for a new passion
and have some kids along the way
I'm losing both my mind and best friend
I'm losing what was left up there

but I'm scared I'm clean out of new options
I'm scared I'm gonna interfere
Looks like we're in for stormy weather
I could sure use those revivalists now
I'd sit them right down under my bed
and lead them in a midnight prayer

and all the things you said you used to say
and all the things you said you could
and all the things you said you wouldn't
and all the things you probably should

looks like you've pinned me in the corner
I think you've tried to stick me here
your cousins have my favorite sneakers
I think they're all a bunch of queers
and you borrowed stuff
and never gave it back
I just really miss inside

If I had my running shoes on
I'd run my ass right out of here
I'd fall in love with a new girlfriend
and have nine months of baby-care
But I'm losing all of of my best friends
I'm losing what was left in here

I used to think I had something to say
I used to think you'd wanna hear
I used to think people would react
I used to think they'd interfere
but no one moves a bone
and not one finger taps
chalk up another severed head
that fell upon my lap

I'm feeling like a cold stone border
I'm feeling like a string of pearls
Looks like were in for nasty weather
because we all just prayed for rain
I'm never going back there again
looks like my times come to an end

if only you could keep my chin up
I could punch a couple holes
if only you could keep my chin up
I could punch a couple holes
Track Name: Hardly A Party
HARDLY A PARTY

you left me there at the altar that day
you left me there at the altar: my place
you know what every one is talking about
you know what every one is talking about

PART II

you said to me that i look funny
you weren't trying to hurt my feelings
you just call it like you see it
you just call em like you see em
and that's fine with me

PART III

the songs they just pour
they pour right out of me
I have nothing that I want to see anymore
but you- at my front door
you said i looked funny
you said i looked funny

PART IV

you thought that i was dangerous
nobody since has thought i was dangerous
sometimes these songs
they just pour out of me
i can't find something
I'd rather see
you at my doorstep

PART V

it's Wednesday night 449
and I'm trying to claim what's mine:
(I don't think I will)
You.

PARTY ON
Track Name: Sway the Leaves
say you won't leave me... I'm so afraid
but don't try to deceive me, I can see through it
Track Name: (You're Looking Like) the Stunt Double for Louis Braille
clocking in tipping the scales
this humidity craze
has hot honey bun glaze
twisting writhing loathing
entrails spill on this laundry pile
sitting Indian style

if you believe you can be king
just for a week
waking up just to sleep
what's the standard
what's the use-
anymore?

there seems to be/ much polluting inside
are you still looking for the worst of times

pull over
a rock chair
and hit rewind
show me the scene
painted blue / painted red
and blue by blinds
tell me a story if you mind
if you don't mind to be kind

I don't know
I don't know
you're looking like the stunt double for
for Louis Braille
Track Name: Memories of Dyker Heights
And I don't that god would get in our way
still i think she'd have to ask
and I don't think God would get in our way
but still I'd think she'd have to ask

when you were younger
I told you about
all the things you didn't know
and now I'm winding down my path
time to reflect on all I know

extra-ordinary lives we led
but I don't think they're meant to elope
we act as mirrors to see one another
i see you young
you see me old

there was a time when we
fell
in love

and I just know it's over now

there was a place where you were beautiful
still I think you shouldn't know
and I don't think that God would mind anyway
and we would have to ask her first
and I don't think that God would mind anyway
but still we'd have to ask her first.
Track Name: Hesitate
I once knew a girl so cold and insecure
I tried to befriend this crazy cat
but she wouldn't understand
no she couldn't comprehend

we woke up from sleep
one morning and we realized that it
could never be the same again

all the evil in the world
all the evil in a girl
all the evil in the world
all the evil in a girl

we've almost gone and expired
this time denied
all these words spoken a bit too lately
we turned our backs
hesitate
Track Name: With Whom to Dance?
Moons in June I've given up on that stuff
Arms have charms but I've no hope of falling in love

The rest of life pales in significance

I'm looking for somebody with whom to dance
With whom to dance? With whom to dance?
I'm looking for somebody with whom to dance.

Rings and strings What use have I for these things?
Bells and carousels I'd just be fooling myself.

And you You look like heaven

An angel who stepped from a dream
777 times lovelier than anything I've ever seen.

The rest of life pales in significance

I'm looking for somebody with whom to dance
With whom to dance? With whom to dance?
I'm looking for somebody with whom to dance.