All I Know for Now

by Jonah Myers

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1.
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.
2.
Ambiguity 03:05
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
3.
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...
4.
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
5.
Doorbell 03:06
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
6.
Too Late 02:24
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.
7.
I'd Rather 02:44
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.
8.
Go Away 02:25
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
9.
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

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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.

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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.

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