Jeremy Dion


"Golden Some Day"


July 9th 2012


Inner View Records


Full Length


Produced by Jamie Mefford


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1Golden Some Day [lyrics]

Golden Some Day

This time baby one of us will end up down
One hits the runway one is sticking around
There’s no helping
If the walls ain’t talking to you

Yours is the girl I never quite remember her name
Mine is the child who always ends up with the blame
Slowly grew too hot to hold
Theirs is the kind
That always gets left in the cold

Oh tell me the lies
Tell me you’ll stay
Oh I know if we try
We’ll be golden some day
Golden some day

The knots we tied won’t come undone
You just smiled and said there’s only one
Hear those feet dance across the floor
Leave this table
Like it’s never been set before

Oh tell me the lies
Tell me you’ll stay
Oh I know if we try
We’ll be golden some day
Golden some day

Off like a shadow gone with the flick of the light
Lead with the left and I’m left holding the right
Words come clean nothing left to say
Sheets of rain fall they wash it away

Oh tell me the lies
Tell me you’ll stay
Oh I know if we try
We’ll be golden some day
Golden some day
04:00
2Waiting [lyrics]

Waiting

Oh the ticking of the time
Says I must be resting
But I’m much to wired can’t sleep tonight
All these devils in my head
How I thought I killed them
They creep up when my defenses are down

On and on I dream of the day
When I just lay back and it goes my way

Waiting, waiting waiting
For something new

When I look at you and me
We’re not the way I want us
But I don’t know how to change that tune
So I mostly bitch and moan
Think it should happen on it’s own
So I don’t have to waste my time

On and on I dream of the day
When I just lay back and it goes my way

Waiting, waiting waiting
For something new

And I leave it all to you
No, but that won’t do

On and on I dream of the day
When I just lay back and it goes my way

Waiting, waiting waiting
For something new
03:27
3Desperate Mama [lyrics]

Desperate Mama

Round about here in the Texas sun
We say one day at a time and don’t you kill anyone
But I got a little problem and it’s growing inside
Way down yonder underneath my pride

I sold that away so long ago
In the back of a truck down in El Paso
I never even learned his Christian name
But I heard him calling Jesus just the same

Now I’m in a pickle and I’m in a bad way
Can’t keep the thing could never give it away
Me and that boy shoulda never been
I wanna get it done but I know it’s a sin

Desperate mama, desperate mama
Got a lot of worries not a whole lot more

I’m praying to God but I swear he’s blind
Got me looking for a reason or a simple sign
Can’t be living with myself now night or day
It ain’t what you have it’s what you’re giving away

Now I’m in a pickle and I’m in a bad way
Can’t keep the thing can’t give it away
Me and that boy shoulda never been
I wanna get it done but I know it’s a sin

Desperate mama, desperate mama
Got a lot of worries not a whole lot more

I found a way it won’t hurt I’m told
Gonna meet my maker before I grow old
I love you Papa and to all my friends:
Don’t you do what I done this is how it ends

I was in a pickle I was in a bad way
Couldn’t keep the thing and couldn’t give it away
Me and that boy shoulda never been
I had to get it done but I know it’s a sin

Desperate mama, desperate mama
She don’t worry ’bout a thing no more
Desperate mama, desperate mama
She don’t worry ’bout a thing no more
04:25
4Running Was Wrong [lyrics]

Running Was Wrong

One – said I’m gonna love you
Two – Never gonna let you be
Too far away from me

And oh I was gonna let you in
The places I’m afraid to go
They speak another language there

When the steamer leaves the station
Those tracks won’t be headed back home
I don’t remember the conversation
When we said that running was wrong
So we go

We – standing on the platform now
Wonder how we end up here
Tickets going different ways

Plans – rusted like an old tin can
The label faded away
Rain in the gutter red

When the steamer leaves the station
Those tracks won’t be headed back home
I don’t remember the conversation
When we said that running was wrong
So we go

We can’t be together
Me – I gotta get away from you
No offense
But time heals all the things they say
But this ain’t gonna go away
Looks like the parting time
03:25
5Good As The Rain [lyrics]

Good As The Rain

You wore the cold and the gray
We added colorful sound
Felt the trembling role of the thunder
Your boots on sacred ground

So have a smoke and smile
We won’t shake hands here today
All of your promises falling like stones
In the ashes of handsome pay

Oh no, don’t say you’ve changed your mind
I’ve got something left here

You talk about lightning
I sing with a bow
With the wolves
And the fields
In the morning
We figured it frightening
And I said at the time
Your words
Just as good
As the rain

You came and watered us down
Until everything was sounding fine
What could change now with the stroke of your pen
On this thing called your dotted line

We tried to walk your way
But our fruit grew so impossibly ripe
Our rain dancing was not understood
By the man with the stars
And the stripes

Oh no, don’t say you’ve changed your mind
I’ve got something left here

You talk about lightning
I sing with a bow
With the wolves
And the fields
In the morning
We figured it frightening
And I said at the time
Your words
Just as good
As the rain
03:42
6Legend Of The Moon [lyrics]

Legend Of The Moon

She glides in straight line
Hold steady for the sun
A shadow when she turns
Oh she turns

She’s subtle by degrees
A glance to buckle both your knees
One that settles everything
Without a word

Angevine
Lay down delay
Wouldn’t have it
Any other way
Ache for breath
Leave too soon
The legend of the dark
Of the moon

Bloated belly full of stone
Another rock for all we’ve known
A revolution turned aside
Another face

She tells her story well
Rises with the tide
How she pulls a million nights
A million ways

Angevine
Lay down delay
Wouldn’t have it
Any other way
Ache for breath
Leave too soon
The legend of the dark
Of the moon
05:28
7Caught In A Photograph [lyrics]

Caught In A Photograph

I am an old man now and I bide my time
I earned my rest so long ago
I’ve lived a thousand miles in a single heart
And I know what only old men know

But I can’t remember just how we got here
But you can remind me again and again

I’ve got a wife who still lays out my clothes
As she has for sixty years
She’s my rock and I so wisely chose
My companion on this ride

But I can’t remember just how we got here
But you can and you remind me again and again

Soon they all start to disappear
The tighter I cling to your hand my dear
For who am I if I can’t recall these things

Names and faces they elude me now
Words stick to the tip of my tongue
It’d be easier if I didn’t recognize
Those were words I knew yesterday

But I can’t remember just how we got here
But you can will you remind me again and again
04:25
8Unraveled [lyrics]

Unraveled

Hey baby, we ain’t talking
But that’s alright by me
Can’t say I haven’t thought about the door
But here I stand today

Turning older
Winter is colder
Like a frosted window pane
Spring slowly
Welcomes wonder in
The willing, the water, the rain

I love you more
With every road we’ve traveled
It hurts for sure
When I become unraveled

Two lovers
One discovers
Harmony’s turn to shine
Leave half of these paintings
On the wall
It’s all been by design

And I’ll be wild
And you’ll become the dancer
The golden child
Always has the answer
I love you more
With every road we’ve traveled
It hurts for sure
When I become unraveled
02:59
9Better Day [lyrics]

Better Day

Me and my baby we go dancing with each other all the time
We take turns having the money while the other don’t have a dime
We like to feel that syncopation while the beat keeps moving on
One of us keeps our head together while the other’s mind is long gone

I put my arms around you, hold on tight
Tell you how tomorrow’s gonna be

It’s gonna be brighter
It’s gonna be fine fine fine
Clouds don’t stick around
They roll down the line
Sooner than later
The fog will be gone
So just hold tight
We can make ourselves
A better day

Just seems to be that situation that we’ve known since we first met
We can both be standing in the rainstorm but only one of us gets wet
It’s like an unspoken calculation where we both know the score
I tried fighting it, lighting it on fire but I just keep getting more

I put my arms around you, hold on tight
Tell you how tomorrow’s gonna be

It’s gonna be brighter
It’s gonna be fine fine fine
Clouds don’t stick around
They roll down the line
Sooner than later
The fog will be gone
So just hold tight
We can make ourselves
A better day

By the shining light of the fingernail moon
We shared a dance and waxed on love
Sang a beautiful tune

It’s gonna be brighter
It’s gonna be fine fine fine
Clouds don’t stick around
They roll down the line
Sooner than later
The fog will be gone
So just hold tight
We can make ourselves
A better day
04:29
10Ready To Go [lyrics]

Ready To Go

The cover is worn
The corners revealing their age
One ghost and the memories of and angel
Written down page after page
Well worn paper dogeared from a time
Later unfold
Leave their creases but
But lose their memory

I remember you when
The starlight was strong in the air
Long time when a sin was just a bottle
And cigarettes were debonaire
Beauty kept me dancing
And I smiled when you first said my name
The band played Josephine

Quite a ride, quite a ride
Let the walls now remember my name
Like the tide the moon pulled tide
We are heading home just the same
Reservation one way ticket in hand
Is crumpled and worn
My hair is combed and I
Am ready to go

As a child I would dream
Beneath that old cottonwood tree
As a man I grew confident and restless
The higher branches beckoning me
Like her leaves I too grow brittle and brown
Tempted to fall
Wait for one last breeze

Quite a ride, quite a ride
Let the walls now remember my name
Like the tide the moon pulled tide
We are heading home just the same
Reservation one way ticket in hand
Is crumpled and worn
My hair is combed and I
Am ready to go
04:08
11Hallelujah [lyrics]

Hallelujah

First the sound of the phone call
Ringing in my ear
Then the voice of your new widow
Telling me you’re no longer here
Split second I don’t believe I heard her
So I asked if she was sure
Then I came back into my body
And my despair was pure

The rain washed over me
I was helpless as I can be
Somebody help me

Hallelujah we sing
Hallelujia we sing
Hallelu
Hallelujah we sing
Hallelujah we sing
Hallelujah

I stood frozen at your service
And I cursed your wicked name
For I loved your sense of wild and true abandon
But it took your life the same
I belted out my song with the passion
And the fury of my grief
I could sense my tribute made you smile
And I was baptized with relief

The rain washed over me
I was helpless as I can be
Somebody help me

Hallelujah we sing
Hallelujia we sing
Hallelu
Hallelujah we sing
Hallelujah we sing
Hallelujah
05:03

Jeremy Dion


"Finally"


July 20th 2008


Produced by Lance Bendiksen


Full Length


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1Finally [lyrics]

Finally

I want to introduce myself to people passing by
I want to introduce myself to me
Every time I tried before
I never knew that I was more
Than what I’d known myself to be
Silly me

Finally – Found a love now to call my own
Truly – I never have to leave my home
This bird can fly again
Finally

The pendulum I’m grabbing on
It’s swinging to extremes
The force is so centrifugal
Still I ride
The center is so seldom found
I’m walking over frozen ground
But life will start to spring again
Come rain

Finally – Found a love now to call my own
Truly – I never have to leave my home
This bird can fly again
Gently – I pull apart the machinery
Purely – Remember how I’m supposed to be
Holy – I emerge again
Finally

And this unfolding time is the time I’ll remember
If I soon forget this day
But now my eyes have seen a different dream
And they can’t take that away

Who could guess what wonders here
Were buried down below
Now I know the wonders here
Lord I know
They were hidden for so long
They grew into a grateful song
Came out through the wood and wire
I play
04:42
2Just a Little More Time [lyrics]

Just a Little More Time

Been a little unsteady been a little unkind
Been a little unruly inside of this so-called adult mind
Been a little misleading been a little untrue
But there ain’t nothing impecunious boys won’t do

So I’m going to love, love love it down the line
If you would hang your hat next to mine
I’m going to love, love, love it down the line
If you’d give me just a….gimme just a little more

I’ve been bit uneasy been a little uptight
I got to lay on a couch and pay you to tell me it’s going to be all right
I’m becoming unraveled with the things I say
But it won’t put a dent in the rent so I guess it won’t really matter anyway

So I’m going to love, love love it down the line
If you would hang your hat next to mine
I’m going to love, love, love it down the line
If you’d give me just a….gimme just a little more

I’m so tired
Hanging on the wire
So give

I’m going to buy me a great big stereo
One I can turn up so damn loud
Going to let my thoughts and worries go, that I know
Aim to make my conscious proud…if you’d just…
Give me just a little more time

I’ve been feeling unhappy with the way that it goes
But it is what it is and that’s a fact, Jack, and everybody knows
I been getting more jealous about the people I see
‘Cause they got it all together like a secret and they won’t tell it to me
05:07
3Very First Time [lyrics]

Very First Time

Let me take you on a midnight walk
I don’t want to talk, I just want to be
Side by side, yeah, we’re walking down the road
Your pretty hand to hold is all I need
And I wouldn’t waste one breath in this life I see
For we only have one moment in this life to be – to be

And if you say “I do, I do”
Then I might say, “Me too, me too.”

Then we’d go dancing on and on
Pretending it’s the very first time

I sat up high and watched the storm roll away
I didn’t have a word to say, for once
Sometimes the wordless things they’re twice as good
And words like “can’t” and “should” get in the way

And I wouldn’t waste one breath in this life I see
For we only have one moment in this life to be – to be

And if you say “I do, I do”
Then I might say, “Me too, me too.”

Then we’d go dancing on and on
Pretending it’s the very first time
03:38
4Inside My Eyes [lyrics]

Inside My Eyes

I look to you and see my likeness shine in your eyes
One blink and then I’m gone again and thoughts now arise
How strange the way I see myself my shortcomings all glare
But in your eyes I’m whole again my divinity’s there

On a cloud we were resting, just biding our time
Can’t stop the reeling, and I’m all out of line
Oh mother, please, won’t you play me that song
If it’s too late to climb the mountain
Then we’ve waited too long
Can you see yourself inside my eyes
Inside my eyes

Like a mirrored reflection you show me each day
The parts of me I’ve yet to love but I try to cast away
Baby now trust me I can assure you those things I never want to be
Are the one’s I have sought to hide but now embrace reticently

My eyes are slowly turning red
They grow damp inside this watershed
But I will keep them open

Round and round and round again oh my head it plays the game
It’s trained to see inequity will each tomorrow be the same
I long for change I swear I do
It’s just that “but” seems here to stay
If I change the way I look at things
I fear I’ll likely lose my way

My eyes are slowly turning red
They grow damp inside this watershed
But I will keep them open
05:16
5Back Breaking Wall [lyrics]

Back Breaking Wall

Every now and then I feel one more step away from being here
Even though in earnest how I try to get back to you, my dear
Resurrecting all these ancient bones under centuries of soil
And the sanctity of self reflection separates the water from the oil

Everyone who’s ever crossed my mind, they have a place to go
And every song that helps me to unwind is the only one I know

I don’t feel at home tonight on this back-breaking wall
Nothing feels alright tonight and there’s no one left to call

Every now and then I feel like choking in my own self-righteous way
And I rest a weary head upon my pillow at the twilight of the day
I condemn the way you left me all alone, and I curse the other side
But to take a helping hand requires admission held captive by my pride

Everyone who’s ever crossed my mind, they have a place to go
And every song that helps me to unwind is the only one I know

I don’t feel at home tonight on this back-breaking wall
Nothing feels alright tonight and there’s no one left to call
I don’t feel at home tonight on this back-breaking wall
Nothing feels alright tonight and there’s no one left to call
04:36
6Wintertime [lyrics]

Wintertime

We begin our slow retreat with the falling snow
But right now inside is not the place to go
As the days grow shorter, I fight them tooth and nail
Our pledge is the wind, love, and I set my sail

Hey we don’t know
Where we will go
Stay with me, we’ll beat this can’t you see?
Wait awhile, wintertime

And now the cold is moving in
The siren’s song is calling from within
And it’s one step closer to pulling me away
And I’m looking for the reasons make me want to stay

And now the bright lights are beckoning
Will I carry on? Will I sing my song without you near?
You promised to help me remember
So baby, where’d you go? And how did you know to take my hand as I softly
land?
Wait awhile, wintertime

Now the planet’s done her bowing down
Soon the growth returns to fallow ground
But I know what’s churning underneath the snow
And I love my baby, and we’ve miles to go
04:02
7As I Lay Me Down [lyrics]

As I Lay Me Down

I was raised to look up to the sky
On my knees with a heavy heart
I learned to look outside myself for what I need
And you were there – I was told that you were there

And as I lay me down
I fear you won’t come and rescue me
Where did I leave the best of me?
By the way
As I lay
Me down

Your path and mine they’re not the same and never were
Although I tried, how I tried to be a good boy
Not many years until I learned to stake my claim
I found my voice, but you tried to wash it clean

And as I lay me down
I fear you won’t come and rescue me
Where did I leave the best of me?
By the way
As I lay
Me down

Now you and me we cast our lots with different gods
And yours is wrapped with sin, mine is lying deep within us all
I feel the light that dances constantly
And I know that I’ve never been alone

And as I lay me down
I fear you won’t come and rescue me
Where did I leave the best of me?
By the way
As I lay
Me down
04:37
8No Lullaby [lyrics]

No Lullaby

This hole can’t get much deeper
This grief is such a sleeper
The jagged edges of my pain remember
Stinging time and time again I surrender

You stood next to my shoulder
But now the days will never see you older
When you passed one thousand eyes were left to glisten
But I can hear you when I’m wise enough to listen

Now I don’t have to wonder why you don’t call
There’s nothing now you don’t understand, you’re outside it all
I don’t have to think so hard to tell you how this one’s gonna go
You already know
One more time I bid farewell but I can tell that I’m hoping it’s a lie
Because it ain’t no lullaby,

So the story goes
Where we end up nobody knows
Scream out to the empty sky
No this ain’t no lullaby

Your way of simply knowing
Would justify my admiration growing
You found a way outside this world confining
Now your stars and silver moons go shining

You found your way back home
But here I’m left to roam
And it’ ain’t no lullaby
06:14
9Good Enough [lyrics]

Good Enough

Baby I don’t want to be the one who loved you true
Just to see you give it away like it’s nothing knew
I can’t be the one who hangs around here anymore
The rest of my life’s just laying on the floor

I don’t want to be the one to hold your hand
Every day just feels more like Custer’s last stand
I’m counting up the bodies and baby they’re all mine
Sweetheart I’ll never be your Valentine

Baby didn’t we one really have it good
Even if we didn’t don’t you think that we could

Well I’m never gonna be good enough
And you’re never gonna be here enough
Oh I’m never gonna be good enough for you

Baby I can recall a time when you’d go country wild
But you shaved off all your edges and you sold your hot for mild
And now the day of reckoning has finally come to call
I’m surprised that I can recognize you at all

You sleepwalk through your days and you dream away the nights
I can’t discern the difference between our love-making and our fights
Baby all I’m crying for is who you used to be
Maybe I should be singing this song for me

Baby didn’t we one really have it good
Even if we didn’t don’t you think that we could

Well I’m never gonna be good enough
And you’re never gonna be here enough
Oh I’m never gonna be good enough for you
03:54
10So Wrong [lyrics]

So Wrong

We were young and I know that you loved her so, but so did I
So I went and paid my call guilty smile and all, I could not be dissuaded

And I was only wasting time
You put your deepest trust in mine
I knew your faith did not belong
I turned right around and did you so wrong

But I kept up the lie, I would surely rather die than to see your reaction
With a stone in your throat you read the letters that she wrote that were only
meant for me

And I was only wasting time
You put your deepest trust in mine
I knew your faith did not belong
I turned right around and did you so wrong

But the years kept on like the ever-present dawn and we built it up again
With a beer and a smile, my brother all the while, returned to my jaded side

And I was only wasting time
You put your deepest trust in mine
I knew your faith did not belong
I turned right around and did you so wrong
05:18
11Emerson Street [lyrics]

Emerson Street

We were out on the road, feeling better
We were laughing at ourselves as we went along
In the bitter winter cold braving undaunted danger
It was another thoughtful stranger passing along

And we knew that that road wouldn’t end there
And that unrewarded genius is as common as fear

Liberty is standing tall on Emerson Street tonight
And it’s all gonna come around one day

Although I’ve rarely felt complete
We could always be on Emerson Street

We had left the homes we knew for the comfort of the road
Wasn’t comfortable at all but we went on
We were unashamed believing we were up to something true
But we never found quite what it was

And we knew that that road wouldn’t end there
And that unrewarded genius is as common as fear
Liberty is standing tall on Emerson Street tonight
And it’s all gonna come around one day

I never even knew your middle name
But oh, how I loved you just the same despite it all

The shadows of this solitude grow longer
Vision like a virtue is getting stronger
Sometimes my head will hang so low with sorrow
Excuses for these transgressions I will borrow
04:50