The Joester Sessions Collection 2008​-​2011

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Ingredients:
The Life Moves 7" (2008)
The Derailer Benefit 7" (2009)
The Dirty Water EP (2010)
and Elizabethan Collar (by James Ewing) recorded in 2011

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released January 1, 2011

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Track Name: Seethin
I GOT A FEELIN/AND IT’S SOMETHING THAT I JUST CAN’T NAME/I’M ALWAYS LOOKIN FOR SOMETHING ELSE TO BLAME/I’M ALWAYS SEETHIN/ABOUT SOMETHING THAT I CAN’T CONTROL/LIKE A CAST IRON LEFT ON A HOT STOVE/IT’S BURNING!!!/STUCK IN MY HEAD/LIKE A NAIL SPLIT MY SKULL OPEN/LIKE THE OIL AT THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN/IT JUST WON’T GO AWAY/CRY IF IT HURTS/SALT TEARS LIKE THE TIDE THAT FLOWS IN/LOOK AROUND I’M DROWNIN IN THE OCEAN/WHERE ARE ALL MY FRIENDS?/WHOA-OH!/”THE SKIES NOT FALLING YER JUST GROWING”/NEVER SLOWING AND IT’S A LONG WAY DOWN/SO COME ON COME ON NO ONE LIKES A WHINY BABE/SCREAMING SO LOUD YOU CAN’T HEAR THE SOUND WHEN IT GOES AWAY/LIE IN THE DIRT/MUD, BLOOD AND BONES JUST BLEND IN/A ROTTEN BAG OF DREAMS DECOMPOSING/NOTHING TO DEFEND!/WHOA-OH!/I GOT A FEELIN/AND IT’S SOMETHING THAT I JUST CAN’T NAME
Track Name: Tallest Tree
TALLEST TREE

(SIGNS CHANGE BUT THE BUILDINGS STAY THE SAME)
SIGNS CHANGE BUT THE FEELINGS STAY THE SAME/HOPE, DISCONTENT, FIND SOMEONE ELSE TO BLAME/WHEN YOU LEAVE THIS TOWN WILL STAY THE SAME/SPEND SUMMERS WAITING FOR THE RAIN/CUT DOWN THE TALLEST TREE IN TOWN/BUILD A WALL AND TEAR IT OUT/GET DOWN CLOSER TO THE GROUND/IT’S UPHILL ALL THE WAY HOME/DON’T GO/SPEND SUMMERS WAITING BY THE PHONE/(NO!)/STAND OUT IN THE RAIN/TO GET THE FLOW BACK IN/LAST NIGHT I DREAMED ABOUT YOUR FACE AGAIN/OLD FRIEND/CUT DOWN THE TALLEST TREE IN TOWN/BUILD A BRIDGE AND THEN YOU TEAR IT OUT/GET DOWN CLOSER TO THE GROUND/IT’S UPHILL ALL THE WAY HOME
Track Name: Tiny Murders
THE WORLD STARTED OVER/WHEN I SAW THAT YOU SAW ME THAT WAY/ALL THIS RIPPING AND PULLING/LIKE MY PIECES WOULD JUST BLOW AWAY/AND I’M FUCKING HUGE NOW/I’M TALLER EVERY DAY/YOU’RE INTIMIDATED!/WHY CAN’T I JUST STAY IN MY PLACE?/THERE’S ROOM FOR MORE STARS IN THE SKY/THE DARK STAR WILL STILL SHINE/I DON’T WANT TO FIGHT/(BUT I’LL FUCKING FIGHT!)/YOU WONT GET WHAT’S IN MY WITH THE EDGE OF A KNIFE!/WE’RE KILLING EACH OTHER (WITH) TINY MURDERS!!/THERE’S PLENTY OF LIGHT IN MY EYES/BUT THE BRIGHTEST STARS STILL DIE/MY WATER IS BREAKING/LIVE MY WHOLE LIFE WITH BLOOD STAINS/AND MY BONES ARE ACHING/ FOR ALL THAT WE WISH WE COULD CHANGE
Track Name: Had Enough (of This Hell)
WAKE UP EVERY AFTERNOON/AND THE SUN LOOKS LIKE IT’S COMING DOWN ON THE WALL PRETTY SOON/YEAH THAT WINTER SKY/STILL GOT IT’S EYE ON YOU/CAN’T SLEEP/DON’T EAT/HEARTBEAT ASKING YOU/DON’T YOU THINK YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH?/DON’T YOU THINK YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS HELL?/THEY MAKE YOU FAKE IT LIKE YOU’RE TOUGH/WELL I KNOW THAT’S HOW IT GOES/AND THE OIL JUST KEEPS ON SPILLING/WHILE THE MEN BEHIND LOCKED DOORS MAKE THEIR DECISIONS/WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION/AND MY OLD FRIEND’S STILL DEAD/GODDAMN I MISS HIM/HE STILL SINGS ME SONGS AND I SING ALONG/LIKE I’M ASKING/DON’T YOU THINK YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH/DON’T YOU THINK YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS HELL?/PRETENDING LIKE YOUR GROWN UP/WELL I KNOW THAT’S HOW IT GOES/I KNOW YOU KNOW?/DON’T YOU THINK YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH/DON’T YOU THINK YOU’VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS HELL/FALLING DOWN AND GETTING UP/YEAH I KNOW THAT’S HOW IT GOES/YOU KNOW THAT’S HOW IT GOES!/I DON’T QUITE KNOW JUST HOW IT GOES!?/DON’T KNOW!/JUST HOW IT GOES
Track Name: Life Moves
SOMETIMES I MOVE TOO FAST/SOMETIMES I MOVE TOO SLOW/SOMETIMES I DON’T MOVE ANYWHERE AT ALL/LUNGS BLACK WITH SMOKE/SOMETIMES I WISH I SAID THE RIGHT THING BUT IT JUST KEEPS GETTING CAUGHT UP IN MY THROAT/WE’RE ALL LIVING THE SAME DAYS/ BUT THE RYTHYM KEEPS KEEPS ON CHANGING AND YOU CAN’T KEEP UP THE PACE/WITH THE END IN SIGHT WE’RE JUST TRYING TO SURVIVE/TIRED AROUND THE EYES/I’VE BEEN CAUGHT SO MANY TIMES/I’M NOT SURE IF I’VE EVER BEEN FREE AT ALL/GUTS TIED IN KNOTS AROUND ALL THIS SHIT WE’VE LOST/WE’RE STILL TRYING TO DIGEST THESE OLD GHOSTS/LIFE MOVES WAY TO SLOW/LIKE YOU DON’T GOT ANYWHERE GOOD TO GO/LIFE MOVES WAY TO FAST/THE DAYS AND WEEKS PILE UP AND THEY WON’T LAST/LIFE MOVES NOT AT ALL
Track Name: Plenty of Time
WAKE STRETCH AND MOVE/HERE COMES ANOTHER GREY DAY/WONDER HOW LATE IT IS/SEEMS LIKE THERE’S NO TIME FOR ANYTHING/WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR/GET YOUR ASS OUT THE FRONT DOOR/SPEND TOO MUCH TIME/TRYING TO STAY BUSY/WORKING AND WORRYING PLANNING TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT/MY FRIEND MARY SAYS/DON’T FREAK OUT ABOUT IT/THERE’S PLENTY OF TIME/THERE’S A COFFIN BEING BUILT IN THE BACKYARD/THE SUN CAME OUT TODAY/DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH TIME WE’VE GOT LEFT/BUT LIFE SEEMS EMPTY SO WE FILL IT/WITH TO-DO LISTS/ DRUG AND ROAD TRIPS/SINGERS SINGING ABOUT THE SAME OLD SHIT/AND WHEN THAT’S JUST NOT ENOUGH/PRY OPEN THE LID/I’M CLIMBING IN/BUT WE KEEP ON SINGING/NAIL IF FUCKING SHUT/I’M NOT GETTING IN
Track Name: Can't Stand It
FILL OUR HEARTS WITH CONCRETE/FILL OUR MINDS WITH SMOKE/CAN’T SEE CAN’T FEEL/CAN’T HOPE/WE DON’T WANT IT/WE DON’T NEED IT NOW/WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IT/THOUGH WE ROT INSIDE/WE CAN STILL SURVIVE/LOOK THEM IN THE EYE/AND SHOUT IT/WE DON’T WANT IT/WE DON’T NEED IT NOW/WE CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT IT/I CAN’T STAND IT/YOU DON’T DESERVE IT/AT THE END OF THE DAY YOU’RE STILL IMPERFECT/IT’S OK/IT’S/ITS OK/BROUGHT UP TO LOOK DOWN ON OUR LIVES/WE KNOW THEY’RE LIES BUT IT STICKS INSIDE/IT’S OK/IT’SOK/IT’S OK/I CAN’T STAND IT YOU DON’T DESERVE IT/I CAN’T STAND IT
Track Name: Scrooged
FUCK YOU I ASKED A QUESTION/PAY ATTENTION!/YOU’VE GOT CASH AND I AIN’T GOT NONE/YOU DON’T CARE/YOU DON’T CARE/AND DOWN AT CITY HALL/THEY’RE LAUGHING AT US THAT’S NOT ALL/WE PAY FOR IT/IT’S FREEZING PLEASE OPEN THE SHELTERS/WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM?/PEOPLE ON THE STREET WILL DIE TONIGHT/YOU DON’T CARE/YOU DON’T CARE/THEY TAKE WHAT THEY WANT/THEY CHANGE WHAT THEY WANT/THEY’LL GET WHAT THEY WANT/THAT’S JUST WHAT THEY WANT
Track Name: Derailer
WESTSIDE THE BAD PART OF TOWN / IT'S A CHEAP PLACE TO LIVE SO THE WHITE PUNKS MOVE IN / THE PROJECTS ARE JUST ONE BLOCK AWAY / PEOPLE'S EYES SOMETIMES THEY SEEM TO SAY / "GET OUT! GET OUT! YOU DON'T BELONG HERE! / GET OUT! GET OUT! IT'S YOUR FAULT THAT THE CONDOS ARE JUST ONE BLOCK AWAY!" / THE THING IS THEY'RE RIGHT / AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY / WE ALL NEED A SPACE TO BE / OH OH / EVEN IF IT'S ONLY TEMPORARY / CUZ WE DON'T THINK / YEA WE DON'T THINK ABOUT ANYONE BUT OURSELVES / JOSH WAS ELEVEN YEARS OLD WHEN HE CAME TO THE SHOP / HE DIDN'T REALLY WANNA LEARN / HIS MOODS WOULD CHANGE JUST LIKE NIGHT AND DAY / LEARNED TO FIX A FLAT / AND I LIKED HIM ANYWAY / GET OUT / YOU GOTTA SHOUT WHEN NO ONE IS LISTENING / WE KICKED HIM OUT AND I NEVER SAW HIM AGAIN / WE ALL NEED A SPACE TO BE / EVEN IF IT'S ONLY TEMPORARY / CUZ WE DON'T THINK ABOUT ANYONE BUT OURSELVES / ALWAYS TALKING ABOUT COMMUNITY / BUT WE'D LIKE TO FORGET ABOUT THE FAMILY DOWN THE STREET / CUZ WE DON'T THINK / YEA WE DON'T THINK ABOUT ANYONE BUT OURSELVES / THE CITY TRIES TO TAKE IT AWAY / YEA THE CITY TRIES TO TAKE IT AWAY / BUT THE PEOPLE STILL SING / YEA THE PEOPLE STILL SING / THE PEOPLE KEEP SINGING ...
Track Name: Elizabethan Collar (by Jimbo)
GOING TO THE CITY / GONNA SPEND A HUNDRED DOLLARS / YOU COULD DRAG ME THROUGH THE MUD / ELIZABETHAN COLLAR / OH YEA / I WAS WEARING THAT ELIZABETHAN COLLAR / OH / BEGGING AT YOUR FEET / OR BACKED INTO A CORNER / DRAGGING ME AROUND BY THAT ELIZABETHAN COLLAR / OH YEA / I WAS WEARING THAT ELIZABETHAN COLLAR / ELIZABETHAN COLLAR / YOU DON'T CARE THAT I DON'T WANNA WEAR THAT ELIZABETHAN COLLAR / AAAAUUUUGGHHH / FOLLOWING YOU AROUND / DOING THINGS I DIDN'T WANNA / WAITING FOR YOU TO DO THINGS YOU PROMISED YOU WERE GONNA / OH YEA / I WAS WEARING THAT ELIZABETHAN COLLAR / BEGGING AT YOUR FEET OR BACKED INTO A CORNER / DRAGGING ME AROUND BY MY ELIZABETHAN COLLAR / OH YEA / I WAS WEARING THAT ELIZABETHAN COLLAR / ELIZABETHAN COLLAR / YOU DON'T CARE THAT I DON'T WANNA WEAR THAT ELIZABETHAN COLLAR / ELIZABETHAN COLLAR