All I Know for Now

by Jonah Myers

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $7 AUD

     

1.
2.
03:05
3.
4.
5.
03:06
6.
02:24
7.
02:44
8.
02:25
9.

about

Full of quirky childish lyrics and my first experiments in GarageBand production, All I Know for Know is a compilation of songs created sporadically over the course of fifteen months in 2014 and 2015.
Made in my bedroom or out in a musty shed, mainly on my mum's computer, my dad's guitar and my uncle's bass, this album has no central theme, no message, no consistency –
it's just a kid trying some stuff out and getting lost in the music, which is something I always want to go back to.

credits

released August 20, 2015

bass, drum programming, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboard, ukulele, saxophone (track 1 and 7) and vocals by Jonah Myers.
produced and distributed by Jonah Myers.

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Jonah Myers Australia

I stay home and make music in a noisy house with borrowed instruments but like it's pretty cool to be doing that I think

contact / help

Contact Jonah Myers

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Sam the Snail
sam was a happy snail
things were going well
he was one of the popular invertebrates
and everybody loved his shell

but one night, while he was sleeping
a slimy slug named jack
snuck into his garden
and stole it off his back

you gotta get your shell back
you gotta get your shell back
who's inside it
you need to find it

sam went on a quest
he travelled for days and days
undercover – as a slug
he began seeing things a different way

see, sam had never felt so light
and he'd never felt the sun on his back
but a slug was still a slug, right?
they were all dirty thieves like jack

do you wanna get your shell back
do you wanna get your shell back
don't be narrow minded
do you need to find it?

if that's all you care about
you got a lot to think about
were you happy like that?
do you want it all back?

but jack the slug had a job at a quarry
and in the past he'd always had to worry
about the sharp rocks that would always fall
but now he had a shell, he could stop them all

sam found jack and finally understood
that jack needed the shell more than sam ever would
sam knew the slug life suited him well –
much better than an expensive shell

nowadays sam sleeps under the stars
nowadays jack is harvesting mars
sam and jack are the best of friends
I'd tell you more, but that's how this story ends.

he doesn't want his shell back
he doesn't want his shell back
sam – he's workin on his tan
jack – he's obelix's man (ouch)
sam – he's a happy slug now
jack – he's a happy snail
lena – have a happy birthday
I hope you have a really great day.
Track Name: Ambiguity
how can I tell you it just doesn't work
I look in your eyes and I see all the hurt
I see all the things that just never could be
and I wish that it turned out differently

but I don't even know what to do anymore
and I don't even know what I'm fighting for
I tell myself that I'm over you, but
thinking about you is all I do

how can I stay. I just don't know
I can't hold on and I can't let go
something's not there cause I feel alone
even when I'm not on my own

the ambiguity
of everything that we
could possibly be
is slowly killing me

too much of our sadness came from misconceptions
good intent, but so much deception
and the worst thing about this retrospection is
when I look back on your pointless rejection

I guess you assumed that we'd always agree
but assume makes an ass out of you and me
you lie to me then say you want me to stay
but both of us know, it can't be that way.

you're an illusion in the dark
emotional fusion from the heart
you're my elusive counterpart
but our future seems so stark

how can I stay. I just don't know
I can't hold on and I can't let go
something's not there cause I feel alone
even when I'm not on my own

the ambiguity
please, why don't you see
it's metaphorically
slowly killing me
Track Name: I Don't Wanna Get Up
well I don't wanna get up.
no I don't wanna get up.
it's too cold on the floor!
I just wanna snore.

well my alarm goes off, time to get ready for the day.
but it's cold outside and I don't have clean socks anyway.
you say I'll be late, you turn into drama llamas,
but it's not that bad, I just like being in my pyjamas!

well I don't wanna get up.
no I don't wanna get up.
you know I've tri-ed,
but I'm just too tired.

I'm always horizontal and I just can't seem to stop.
I can't even sit up, I just have to sort of... flop.
I look like a dead fish, and it doesn't feel too nice,
but I'm losing control; I've already hit snooze twice!

well I don't wanna get up.
no I don't wanna get up.
the world is too bright!
please turn out the light.

time for a rap!

my bed's north; bad luck,
I don't wanna get up.
you don't wanna see me cranky,
me neither. Getting up? That's enough, too much.
gonna get real though, smell my pillow:
cotton and seams from my lottery of dreams.
can't you see I never wanna leave my bed?
in my head's where my worries are dead and my imagination is fed.
how I respirate can indicate you should stay away,
cause I'm asleep, okay?
if you wake me up, I'll shake you up and take your stuff,
but it's never enough;
better hope you're tough cause I'm gonna be rough.
bad mood morning, frown adorning,
I don't like school, instead I want hugs.
I don't even mind if a bed's full of bedbugs,
cause it's better than a day of work,
no sir, that hurts! Why on earth would I never want to
wear my pyjama shirt?
I can't feel alive when I'm sleep deprived, so just leave me alone to dream on my own.

well I don't wanna get up.
no I don't wanna get up.
it's too cold on the floor!
I just wanna snore.

well I don't wanna get up, but
I kinda gotta get up.
see, it's embarrassing for me,
but I kinda need to pee...
Track Name: Just the Same
I miss you all so much
and I want you all to know
that I'll love you for the longest time
and I wish you never had to go

I'll never see those same bright eyes
cause we're not who we used to be
but I'll always be there for you
and you'll be there for me

even though it's sad
even though the tears keep coming
if you ever want me
just you call, and I'll come running

if I need you
if you need me
we'll sail the oceans between each other,
and brave the perilous sea

if you want me
then you got me
cause it doesn't matter how much we change
I'm always gonna love you just the same

when all you leave behind is a memory
and the people carrying this
you leave the things that would have been in front of you
and you don't even know what you miss

but for every hundred days you lose, you find a thousand more (it was meant to be a hundred more but I sang it wrong and didn't realise for a long time)
every time you close a window
you open up a door

maybe I'm being melodramatic
but maybe I don't care
I wanna sing a song for you
people of the anywhere

maybe I'm forgetting
I've left places too
out of all the anywheres I could have found,
I ended up with you,
and I'm glad

glad I could make this song to tell you how I feel
glad I could sing for something real
glad for the times I said hello
glad for the people that I know
Track Name: Doorbell
I feel like a room without a floor
my stomach's in my shoes,
and it's just butterknives and empty space
I wish one day you'd come to the door
without that falling feeling floating on your face

I don't know what to do
wide roads, brand new
I can't know what isn't true
adventure will never come to you

I did my best, is that okay
I put to rest the fear and hate
I just can't stop
and throw it all away

someone
planted
the trees
from which we fell

that's why
I'm here now
ringing
your doorbell

all things
considered
it went
pretty well

that's why
I'm here now
ringing your doorbell

the doorbell itself was pretty funny
and the ding, dong it told me was a joke
nothing short of a mundane form of stunning
I was devastated when it broke

the doorbell, it taught me a lot
it taught well, and I never forgot
getting home leaves me
feeling a little flat

I wish I'd had a door
with a doorbell just like that
Track Name: Too Late
I don't know what to say, I just can't
find any other way to make you
see things the way I do, to make you
see that saying "I love you" is not just

any old thing I'd say to anyone,
and I would never say it to you just for fun,
but the only thing that's keeping us apart anymore
is that you're destroying everything that we worked for...

what do I do now, how do I do it?
is it too late to go back, before I blew it?
whenever I see you, there's a pain in my chest;
it hurts me to tell you but it's telling me yes.

you and I had good days, but you just
couldn't let them stay, and now we've
fallen apart and had the bad days,
doesn't it make you sad that when we

started out we thought that it would never end,
until we got the scars that would never mend,
and the more I think about you keeping us apart,
the more scars I see on both our hearts.

and maybe someday, it'll work out,
but I don't know when, and I don't know how.
cause all I know for now is that you're not the one.
and almost for certain, our story is done.
Track Name: I'd Rather
have you ever wondered
what it would be like
to be exposed to vacuum space?
the saliva boiling on your tongue
and your eyes popping out of your face
and the air rushes out of your lungs
and your alveoli start to rupture and bleed
well that's about ninety percent how I felt
when you did what you did to me

so I'd rather swim through a puddle of excrement
or eat a dozen tires
or maybe only ever eat wet cat food for the whole rest of my life
and no I don't think we'll get together again
and no I don't think that we can still be friends
cause there's so many things I'd rather do
than spend another day with you

I'm getting this really strong vibe
that you never gave a damn about me
and that's why you think it's no big deal
for you to come around and see me
but that's not how I feel about you
in fact I think I never wanna see you at all
so maybe I'll inject gasoline in my eye
and then hold a lighter to my eyeball

I'd rather swim through a puddle of excrement
or eat a dozen tires
or put everything that I love in a pile and set it all on fire
and no I don't think we'll get together again
and no I don't think that we can still be friends
cause there's so many things I'd rather do
than spend another day with you

feed my hand to a guinea pig
be tied to a pirate's mast
reenact that scene from Die Hard
where Bruce walks around on the glass
call up my mom and tell her she sucks
or drink a gallon of my own pee
pay a group of skinheads ninety-five bucks to really beat the shit out of me

I'd rather swim through a puddle of excrement
or eat a dozen tires
or maybe only ever eat wet cat food for the whole rest of my life
and no I don't think we'll get together again
and no I don't think we can still be friends
cause there's so many things I'd rather do
than spend another day with, spend another minute with, spend another femtosecond with you.
Track Name: Go Away
you're not the one who
gets to say I'm wrong
you can't tell me where
I want to belong

you're not the one who
knows enough to say
it's all in my head
I wish you'd go away

you say
I say
Track Name: What I Want is Funk
do your homework
do your chores
think about the future today

yeah, everybody telling me what's important
could you please just go away

cause there's something, I know, I love much more
than justifies logical thinking
it's the untamed, unadulterated, raw
thing that's bringing this swinging

it's funk!
this is the only thing I wanna sing,
not rock, pop, dubstep or punk, (look at 15-year-old Jonah imposing genre constraints on himself what a loser)
yeah, leave behind your boybands and your violins
cause right now what I want is funk

it you choose to move, in your groovin' shoes
I can show you what I really mean
yeah, I wanna get my message through to show you
the greatest thing you've ever seen

it moves around
and it's teaching you a valuable lesson
it's a natural sound – I don't even
know the chord progression

but it's something I love and I don't hear enough,
so where did I look for help
just listen, and hear, and the answer is clear
I just wrote some myself

oh, every song you ever heard and
everything you ever learnt,
nothing is the same as the music

no, everybody's open eyes are
nothing but a bad disguise
you have to try to never never lose it
never lose it