Songs from a Moon

by Jaron Eldon

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about

This is a little whimsical adventure album. It's split into four movements: The City, The Countryside, The Neighbourhood, and The Carnival. Listen to it with headphones and candles, listen to it on a drive in the foothills, listen to it on sunny and overcast days.

We encourage you to stop the album after song number six, Side A. Take a break, have some tea, tell your friends, and then come back for Side B.

credits

released April 17, 2010

The painting of the moon was created by Megan van den Bergh. Her website can be found here: nutmegpress.com

She creates beautiful custom projects using handcrafted paper and a vintage letterpress.

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Track Name: Burning Bridges
I'm out on the town
With nothing to do
I'm finally getting over you

Say you want
I've got nothing to lose
And you can't tell me what to do

Oh, but what to do, what to do
Without you

I'm burning bridges again
(And you're in my way)
I'm burning bridges again
(Cause you wouldn't stay)

We were at your place
With nowhere to go
We watched the city burn from your window, oh

And my tossing and turning
Was more than a sign
And I knew you'd be gone if given time

And I gave this mine, I gave this mine
Time after time

I'm burning bridges again
(And you're in my way)
I'm burning bridges again
(Cause you wouldn't stay)

You wouldn't stay
Track Name: Here We Are, Again
Haven't we been here before?
We know each other like boxes stacked
Each of us carefully keeping score
It's good to be back

Here we are, again
Making the same mistakes

All of our patterns are the same
All circles and figure-eights
And nobody's willing to take the blame
Each of us slowly becoming someone we've always hated

Here we are, again
Making the same mistakes

Habits are hard to break
But it's an effort I'm willing to make
But can I ask the same of you?

Here we are, again
Making the same mistakes
Track Name: Life in a Hotel
My clothes are piled on the floor
Of this sordid inn
And I don't need you anymore
Trapped in this house of sin

The TV sings me to sleep
And I wake up without you

This morning waking up it felt like fall
For the very first time
And the sounds coming through the walls
Reminded me of us and bottles of wine

I'll drink myself to sleep
And I'll wake up without you

The pool in the courtyard filled up with leaves
And you drowned out all your memories of me
Track Name: California (The Girl From Asbury Park, I)
She moved away from PA
To find a better life
The girl from Asbury Park
She headed west on an aeroplane
And I met her working nights
Lost her passion somewhere in the dark

Oh, California
What are you doing to me?
Oh, California
Don't let her fall in love with me

We loved each other's hands
We'd study them in the rain
Two hearts without a home
Or we'd run away at night
And drive to the ocean
But she'd always be alone

Oh, California
What do you want from me?
Oh, California
I can't be the man she needs

She left with him in June
On the longest summer night
And I never saw her again
But the smoke of her ghost
Carried me to the ocean
And I remembered everything

Oh, California
What have you done to me?
Oh, California
You have buried me in the sea
Track Name: Carry Me (Passenger Side)
When we hit the countryside
I roll the window down
It's such a perfect evening
With you back to town

You light another cigarette
Even though it's not your car
And I wonder if this is love
And how we got so far

Carry me from the sea
And the turning of the tide
Carry me from the sea
In the passenger side

Looking back, I can see
That I never meant a thing
But we only lived for the day
And all that it could bring

Carry me from the sea
And the turning of the tide
Carry me from the sea
In the passenger side
Track Name: Atlas Girl
Let's get lost inside the lines
You'll call me yours, I'll call you mine
Perpendicular and parallel
Stuck inside this map you've found
On page A7, that's downtown
But you know where you're going, I can tell

She's my atlas girl
Flipping through the pages of her world

I don't know my geography
And you know so much more than me
But I can drive us around
First Chicago, then New York
You make a fine navigator
We'll get lost and then get found

She's my atlas girl
Stuck inside the pages of her world

The red lines are the freeways
They look just like our blood veins
But they both lead to the heart
I want to travel the world with you
And you can even wear my shoes
Sittin here on the floor is a great start

She's my atlas girl
Lost inside the pages of her world

She's my atlas girl
(Oh what a great place to start)
(Lost inside the pages of her world)
(Stuck inside this map)
Track Name: Ginger Rogers Blues
I never cared much for music
Something I never understood
I never learned how to use it
How to use it like I should

But if I had rhythm
I'd put on a good pair of shoes
And like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
I'd dance with you ... I'd dance with you

I grew up in a small town
I never learned how to love
But darling since you come around
You've been all I've been thinking of

And if I my legs weren't so tongue-tied
I'd show you just what to do
Like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
I'd dance with you ... I'd dance with you

I killed my first girl, I was twenty-something
She never made a sound
But God she looked so lovely
Lying in the ground

And if she came back to me
I'd make her see
Like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers
She'd dance with me ... She'd dance with me
Track Name: Magnolia St.
When the sun rises on Magnolia Street
I can hear the trains from your room while I'm trying to sleep
Thanksgiving and Christmas were beautiful then
And the trees were all alive with the scent of the rain

Oh, Magnolia Street

Then fall came back around and it took you away
And we emptied out your room and I never stayed there again
I still visit you now, but it's the never the same
But I can still see your face when I hear the trains

Oh, Magnolia Street
Track Name: My Summer Love (The Girl From Asbury Park, II)
I first fell in love with a girl
Who hated the world
And was ambivalent about regret
We met in late spring
And hung wind chimes from trees
I was wide-eyed and innocent

She was broken and alone
And I reminded her of home

Summer came and went
And took her with it
My summer love

But at last the time came
For the season's change
And she moved away
Like the holes in the sand
That we carved with our hands
Now her memory fades

She's forgotten all she loved
Despite everything we'd done

Summer came and went
And took her with it
My summer love
Track Name: Let's Count the Ways
So this it how it always goes
I'll tell you I miss you, and then I'll kiss you on the nose
But there's something I don't want you to know
And I'm trying my best not to let it show

Hey!
Let's count the ways
That we try to say
I love you

So this is how it's going to be
You'll give me a hug and it won't bug me
But there's something you don't want me to see
And you're trying to hard to guard your feelings

Hey!
Let's count the ways
That we try to say
I love you

So this is getting kind of old
And there's something I should have told you
Quite a long while ago
I'll do my best, you hold your breath, here we go

Hey!
Let's find a way
To try and say
I love you
Track Name: Today is a Lovely Day (For Floating Away)
When the sun is shining bright
And there's not a cloud in sight
There's traffic backed up on the freeway
Let's do things our way

Today
Is a lovely day
For floating away
On a balloon made for two

When the stars are out at night
But covered by the city lights
There is no need for an aeroplane
Let's do things our way

Today
Is a lovely day
For floating away
On a balloon made for two

Now we're soaring
Over the cloudscape
Where trees once stood
Now buildings scrape the sky

Today is a lovely day
For floating away
On a balloon made for two
Track Name: We Are Clouds
Where do we go when we die?
I'm not sure... I don't know
Oh, but I'm willing to give it a try
So here's a thought
Here goes:

We are blue skies
We are silver linings

The sky is an empty canvas
And we are clouds after this

There are so many questions to ask
And the answers are few
But if you happen to get the chance
Just look up and enjoy the view

We are moonbeams
We are rainy days

The sky is an empty canvas
And we are clouds after this