August

by Jonah Myers

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1.
i fell out of my heart one morning in march didn’t notice at first, but i think maybe, it was worth it then time slipped away till somehow it was april you were further from me and too small to see there’s no joy in your heart cause you can’t find a park the universe isn’t gonna do what you ask so walk home slowly with your head turned towards the stars i fell out of my brain one morning in may and as i circled the drain i thought “i gotta leave today” so i stepped out of the room and walked right into june the frost melted my heart and sent me back to the start [solo] there’s no joy in your heart cause you can’t find a park the universe isn’t gonna do what you ask so walk home slowly with your head turned towards the stars
2.
Come Closer 03:09
i try to make you want i know you aren't i try to go where i know i can't i never notice when i let you down don't wanna cry about a rainy day don't want to tell it just to go away i need you here in every way hold my hand above the sky hold my life within your eyes hold it till this brilliant night is done i saw your footprints on a lonely beach to carry somebody further east i only ever seem to see where you've been take a moment just to realise we're all existing here in real life maybe everything'll be all right, eventually and what are we that you make so much of us we never needed anything but you so come closer, come closer we need something true i try to make you want i know you aren't i try to go where i know i can't i never notice when i let you down take a moment just to realise we're all existing here in real life maybe everything'll be all right, so sing it with me hold my hand above the sky hold my life within your eyes hold it till this brilliant night is done
3.
Real 03:29
refreshments will be provided but don’t get too excited take what you think’s good for you say, “don’t mind if i do” that’s what’s polite, anyway gotta say what you gotta say hold all the walls so they don’t fall down find a way to leave this town is this real for you? cause it’s real for me is this real for you? cause it’s real for me is this real for you? cause it’s real for me is this real for you? cause it’s real for me there’s no way to know who you are except if you just ask keep what you think’s good for you burn what you don’t don’t be so shocked, you really need this no one said it was gonna be easy i’ve got so many dreams i wanna know i wanna know if you can see is this real for you? cause it’s real for me is this real for you? cause it’s real for me is this real for you? cause it’s real for me is this real for you? cause it’s real for me
4.
it's so unusual makes me feel some kind of way there's nothing useful in giving it up, in running away and so it goes everyone knows, everyone knows from the dead of night to the heavenly hosts sometimes, you just have to wear it, and see where it goes so now i'm stuck in neutral and i can't move, no i can't move and i could just sit here and be sad or i could enjoy the view and so it goes everyone knows, everyone knows from the dead of night to the heavenly hosts sometimes, you just have to wear it, and see where it goes [instrumental] and so it goes everyone knows, everyone knows from the dead of night to the heavenly hosts and so it goes well everyone knows, everyone knows from the dead of night to the heavenly hosts sometimes, you just have to wear it, and see where it goes
5.
i met him at a picnic he'd eaten all the biscuits then he went and bought some more and then he ate them all. he said, "i have some advice for you, and i know you didn't ask." "but this could be really nice for you – it's just a simple little task." it's everything i want, it's everything i need there's nothing better than a bed with fresh clean sheets there's nothing better than the sleep you get the first night I Change My Sheets Every Day (Because it Feels So Right) i said, "you're standing pretty close to me, and also, by the way–" "i couldn't help noticing a distinct lack of biscuits about your person, even though you just went to the shop to get some more." he said "i don't know where they are." "i don't know where they are." "i just don't know where they are." "i don't know where they are." "i just don't know where they are, but let me tell you something, buddy, let me tell you something:" it's everything i want, it's everything i need there's nothing better than a bed with fresh clean sheets there's nothing better than the sleep you get the first night I Change My Sheets Every Day (Because it Feels So Right) it feels so right it feels so right it just feels so right it just feels so right it feels so right it feels so right i said it feels so right it just feels so right, you know? it's everything i want, it's everything i need there's nothing better than a bed with fresh clean sheets there's nothing better than the sleep you get the first night I Change My Sheets Every Day (Because it Feels So Right) it feels so right.
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you can’t hold it in your hands you can only breathe it in and you might never understand unless it settles on your skin that’s the way it is the way it’s gotta be i couldn’t tell you why, it’s a mystery to me don’t let’s hold off on making it right if you like, i can take you there now if you don’t finish the things that you start you might wind up in the lost and found [solo] you can’t hold it in your hands you can only breathe it in and you might never understand unless it settles on your skin that’s just the way it is the way it’s gotta be i couldn’t tell you why, it’s a mystery to me don’t let’s hold off on making it right if you like, i can take you there now if you don’t fit in with everyone else, that’s what could give you the power you can’t hold it in your hands and you might never understand unless it settles on your skin breathe it out, breathe it in
7.
FIRE 04:37
there's nothing to worry about when you just wanna scream and shout well that's just how it should be and if you don't know it yet well you just haven't noticed it and it'll find you eventually there's nothing wrong with starting a fire and burning everything that stops you from being alive and if they return to the house they left you burn 'em again, burn 'em to death and everything you dream about could arrive right here somehow if you just got over yourself and it might seem far away but look at where you are today there's nothing else, there's nothing else there's nothing wrong with starting a fire and burning everything that stops you from being alive and if they return to the house they left you burn 'em again, burn 'em to death burn 'em again, burn 'em to death and you never know what might be there at the end i have a sneaking suspicion that it's not pretend so hold on, you gotta hold on hold on, it won't be long, now hold on, it won't be long, now and hold on, it won't be long, now i said hold on, it won't be long there's nothing wrong with starting a fire and burning everything that stops you from being alive and if they return to the house they left you burn 'em alive, burn 'em to death
8.
i didn’t listen very well there were too many sentences if you meant whatever you said, then you’d know that actions have consequences and a chain reaction will occur to every planet in the universe! the chain reaction will occur to the sun. and a chain reaction will occur to every planet in the universe! a chain reaction will occur, and you explode the universe. a chain reaction will occur cuz you’ve redacted the absurd if climate action’s not observed well that plays havoc with my nerves and a chain reaction will occur to every planet in the universe! the chain reaction will occur to the sun. and a chain reaction will occur to every planet in the universe! a chain reaction will occur, and you explode the universe. a chain reaction will occur, and you explode the universe. a chain reaction will occur, and you explode the universe.
9.
too soon 02:34
you can’t believe everything that you read i’ll read a book until i fall asleep i’ll sleep till i remember all my dreams and dream till i remember who to be there’s no reason to be anything you aren’t there’s no reason to do anything you can’t i never understood it till today and i still don’t understand it and in the bitter cold we’re feeling kind of old might have sold our souls but to who? and like a winter’s day when it’s pouring down with rain i might just be afraid that the sun goes down too soon it’s overcast until the afternoon and then the sun comes out at half past two i pull the curtains open with a smile and then the sun goes back behind a cloud there’s never been a better metaphor the weather’s letters get us off the floor so shed a little light on something more and maybe that could open up a door but, in the bitter cold when you’re feeling kind of old might have sold your soul but to who? and like a winter’s day pouring down with grace i might just be afraid that the sun goes down too soon too soon too soon too soon too soon too soon too soon too soon
10.
city song 02:44
well i want the joy of something true to make that real with you we've got to get out of this town and find another way around mmmm well i can't take another night of all this greyness in my life austere offices, and barren boulevards well they just don't move my heart i want to see this city change and it might seem a little strange for me to be leaving so soon but i think that i'll be back one day and i can't take another night of all this greyness in my life austere offices, and barren boulevards well they just don't move my heart and i can't take another night of all this greyness in my life austere offices, and barren boulevards well they just don't move my, no they just don't move my, well they just don't move my heart
11.
postcard 04:03
i met her in an international queue there wasn't much else to do i asked her where she was from she said "switzerland." well she was staying for a week i don't remember if she was going, or if she'd been cause i was only there two nights i couldn't really sit with her that day because her friend was in quite a state i didn't wanna interrupt, so i just gave her a wave and walked away and i wonder if she wrote on my postcard before it flew across the sea swiss girl from Taizé, what are you up to now and do you ever think of me? well after the evening service ends people stay, and pray, and sing sending up a signal, it's a beautiful thing it's a beautiful thing she left round midnight with another wave, and another smile i stayed a few more hours, and part of me's still there and i didn't see her after that, but and i wonder if she wrote on my postcard before i flew across the sea swiss girl from Taizé, what are you up to now and do you ever think of me? do you ever think of me?
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gordian knot 03:43
hold back from death hold back your hands got no more ideas i got no more plans and i’m all tangled up in this gordian knot and maybe i’ll cut loose but maybe not i don’t know what’s below i don’t know what’s above i don’t know much but i know love
13.
together 01:23
holding on, for better days holding off, on our mistakes you can't deny, we've got it wrong before messed it up, so bad, but maybe we'll be together again we'll be together again but back to this the fashion hits the factions split apart we start to wonder but we're torn asunder by distant thunder in our hearts, but maybe we'll be together again we'll be together again and we will be together again
14.
Leisure Time 02:40
hey, what do you spend your free time doing? i like to melt down barbecues and make BBQ sauce sometimes i scan documents for a long time woo yeah the average person eats five or six glasses of milk in their sleep every year in one molecule of water, there is 70% of the human body wow. you learn something new every day but if you learn more than two or three things, you’re probably overdoing it the music industry
15.
shivers 04:58
i’ve never been lost like this breathe the early morning mist i’ve never been here before everything aches, aches for more shivers up and down my heart and when, when do we get to start? why does everything fall apart? and how can you be self-assured without knowing how far to fall i fall every night, when i fall asleep it seems right, right for me i’ve never been here before it’s like i said, but so much more so what are your plans for tonight what are your plans, can we make it right? shivers up and down my heart and when, when do we get to start? why does everything fall apart? shivers up and down my heart and when, when do we get to start? why does everything fall apart? i said, why does everything fall apart?
16.
i lost a piece of myself in the time i spent doing things i can’t remember lost a lot of my health in the places i went making friends, waking up to december just because you talk a lot it doesn’t mean that you know anything at all and just because you’re arguing, doesn’t mean that you’re right oh no let it go let it out you don’t have to shout does your voice get sore? do you get a bit bored? maybe just for fun you could listen for once now i’m back in my room gonna vacuum soon but for now i just sit in the dust i might think all night about the things in my life about why i’m sitting in the dust and just because you talk a lot it doesn’t mean that you know anything at all how far do you have to fall and just because you talk a lot it doesn’t mean that you know anything at all anything at all
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don't wait too long you gotta stay alive holding and holding and holding and holding and holding on holding and holding and holding and holding on holding and holding and holding and holding and holding on don't wait too long oh
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i think too much about silly stuff that doesn’t matter that much i think all day i think all night i think all evening about how to make it right, but i can’t figure it out i just can’t figure it out so take me out of my head and take me into your life take me out of this bed i’ll follow you into the night i get it right i get it wrong i sing all night and write more songs, I i write for days i find my place, and them i walk away, because i can’t figure it out i just can’t figure it out so take me out of my head and take me into your life take me out of this bed i’ll follow you into the night and everything that you said it made everything better again if there’s a reason to look around there’s no reason not to do what you’re thinking about so help me figure it out please, help me figure it out help me figure it out help me figure it out and take me out of my head and take me into your life take me out of this bed i’ll follow you into the night and everything that you said it made everything better again if there’s a reason to look around there’s no reason not to do what you’re thinking about if there’s a reason to look around there’s no reason not to do what you’re thinking about if there’s a reason to look around there’s no reason not to do what you’re thinking about if there’s a reason to look around there’s no reason not to do what you’re thinking about
19.
i found the song that you wrote about me just before you deleted it i was always glad that i told you that i liked you, because i did. i used to look at the phone, and wish i had a reason to call you i remember, i remember why didn't you say? i never knew you felt that way i wish i knew what you meant and i wish you'd told me back then there was no plumber; our kitchen worked fine that day but i wanted to see you, before you went away i never knew you felt that way and i wish i knew what you meant i wish you'd told me back then i didn't realise you were leaving so early thought i'd see you in the morning but that was it i've always wondered what would have happened if you had stayed here (or even if you'd left a little later) and if you ever decide that you wanna come back, i'll be waiting here for you
20.
we’re expanding dynamic deliverables delivering leading edge advisers we’ve established frictionless institutions with reverse mergers and cutting edge methodologies i’m the project manager but i’ve never managed a project and everyone knows we’re doing nothing nothing at all you’d think there could be nothing better than this (i get paid to pretend i’m working) i can’t believe my life’s turned into this "Please, could you file these Reports?" "Could you please file some Reports for me?" "I need you to send me this urgent email that I will forward to you now." "Could you read me this Document?" "Workplace Policy prohibits more than eight seconds of eye contact. At any given time." i’m the project manager but i’ve never managed a project and everyone knows we’re doing nothing nothing at all woo
21.
i'll keep you at arm's length, just to test my muscle strength i have no season breezing sweetly through my bones, cause i'm alone at least, a lot of time at home is what i'm seeing set in stone i know i'm out of line, gotta get back in the zone, but all the tones of voice corrode and split the fabric of my soul the groaning from below might kill the magic and this knowledge could be so fatally static that it digs a bigger hole the remote won't change the channel if there's nothing in the wall there's nothing in the wall there's nothing in the wall some stuff is gonna fall cause there's nothing in the wall i've never been inside the winding tunnels of my mind without a torch – it's kind of unfortunate that i've even thought of it the signs are in a language we unlearn as we get older and they're pointing at each other as the air gets slowly colder i am not a sage i'm not an aging fount of wisdom i realised recently, i'm not even great at listening five minutes late for everything, don't really know how to sing i'm failing to be grateful every day there's nothing in the wall there's nothing in the wall some stuff is gonna fall there's nothing in the wall! i don't know if i'm poetic or just wretched and pathetic all these septic systems wrecking blissful missions, redirecting all our energy toward a sick and meaningless invention: the idea that somehow, buying things is where you find redemption attention's a commodity, and truth is just an oddity in a propaganda landscape made of listicles and worry flick your wrist to rid yourself of my rigid self defence and pick my fingers off your shoulder, cause i think i need you closer
22.
not afraid 01:52
i am not afraid of this i am not afraid i am not afraid of this i am not afraid there is no way back there is no way back there is no way back for me oh i’m sure i can find it oh i’m sure you’ll get behind it i am not afraid anymore i’ve got nothing left to say
23.
last page 01:55
wasted time i don’t feel all right about this self-sabotage, but thanks for asking how i’m doing i’m doing fine i’ll see you at nine am i not taking care of myself? making sure i’m well before i try to fix the whole entire world i procrastinate my prayers cause is He even there and if he was, then would he even care? i’ve found my way to the last page of this black, spiral bound notebook i’m still not famous, and that’s probably good, and there’s no answers in the back there’s eight more lines maybe 9 i waste my life but only sometimes well maybe He’s there and maybe He cares about me i’ve run out of space i’ll leave it to grace
24.
Small 03:12
it was a nightmare, he thought he’d got it right, then everything was crashing back to earth we were in the crowd and we didn’t hear a sound we only saw the light you watch it fall you watch it fall you never would have guessed that you could feel so small they were mistaken in their calculations shuddering and shaking filling up with smoke and all our daydreams patiently were waiting just in case they turned into hope i watched it fall i watched it fall i never could have guessed that i could feel so small and all the world might crash and burn we’re all still learning how to get it right it’s been a million years and no one’s dried our tears yet, but let me tell you something that i’ve heard this won’t be the end, we’ll get to start again when knowledge of his glory fills the earth
25.
sometimes it’s good to just be where you are sometimes it’s good to just breathe every day i spend some time sitting, just sitting outside [whistling] sometimes it’s good to look at the stars sometimes it’s good and sometimes it’s hard every day i spend some time sitting, just sitting outside
26.
check, 1 2 i’ve got a microphone i got bills to pay then i paid them all i got no more bills so i’m unsure of what to do next whoa i’ve fulfilled all of my administrative requirements whoa and i’m no longer capable of doing meaningful work (i’m just a menial jerk) i emailed that guy about that event and– oh, what’s happening. what’s going on. well that was an interesting internal experience. let’s, ahh, we should do this every day, i think i bet there will be, a guitar solo soon that’s what i think will happen. i’m just calling it, right now. oh, wow, that’s really awkward. did you speed this up? did you, like, record this at a slower speed, and then speed up the audio so it sounds like you’re a better guitar player than you actually are? wow. whoa i’ve fulfilled all of my administrative requirements whoa and i’m no longer capable of doing meaningful work (i’m just a menial jerk) woooo! yeah! hit those chords. hit the right- oh. these aren’t the right chords. what’s going on, guys. what’s going on here?
27.
Tarago 02:26
i’m not feeling so good today, might try to get away find a place i’ve never been i load up the satellite view of google maps and i know as soon as i see it tarago, tarago i’m going to tarago tarago, tarago land of the free tarago, tarago i’ll see you in tarago tarago, tarago is where we’ll be august is dry and it’s dead and i’m tired as i drive through the grey countryside evergreens weeping while everything’s sleeping and spring is a promise i hardly believe but i have seen rain from the clearest of skies and it’s overcast now but you’ll know when it’s light in fact, while i was sitting here, thinking what to write a few raindrops fell down and i tasted new life tarago, tarago i’m going to tarago tarago, tarago land of the free tarago, tarago i’ll see you in tarago tarago, tarago is where we’ll be i might be tired and cold but i’m a bit older than i was before and i might be unsure but you know what to do so i’ll go there with you, to tarago, tarago i’m going to tarago tarago, tarago land of the free tarago, tarago i’ll see you in tarago tarago, tarago is where we’ll be tarago, tarago i’m going to tarago tarago, tarago land of the free tarago, tarago i’ll see you in tarago tarago, tarago is where we’ll be tarago, tarago is where we’ll be tarago, tarago is where we’ll be
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it keeps on moving it stays where it is you never notice it never notice where it is until it's right there beside you just a moment ago right there behind you with the touch of a ghost it's right where you cannot see, in the corner of your eye but your corner of the night looks so much smaller now it keeps on moving on and on and it'll keep moving long after everything's gone
29.
i will not eat any more plain bread i will not look in the fridge again i’m not gonna sit here on the couch i’m not a cave goblin i will go out don’t be a goblin don’t waste your life put away the chocolate let’s get it right i won’t look at any more wikipedia i won’t read any more twitter feedias i’ve been in here for twenty-three days it’s time to come out of my cave don’t be a goblin don’t waste your life put away the chocolate let’s get it right
30.
i'm writing on rocks with a felt-tip pen cleaning up broken glass again you can get lost when you find a friend and birds don't care about tourist attractions i'm waiting i'm waiting i'm waiting here for you and i'll be waiting i'll be waiting i will wait till the day is through all of this tension's got me down i'm not seeing much life around my head feels heavy with the city sounds guess i'll just sit here on the dirt i'm waiting i'm waiting i'm waiting here for you and i'll be waiting i'll be waiting i will wait till the day is through don't be stupid don't lose hope i know you feel like everything's useless but feelings are not the truth so keep waiting keep waiting keep waiting for something new and you can wait here you can wait here you can wait here you can wait till the day is through you can wait till the day is through
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i'm glad that i got through july glad that i'm still alive and if i can make it one more night maybe i'll feel all right and everyone's singing the chorus everyone's singing along everyone's singing together cause this one is everyone's song i fell out of my soul the month took its toll it wasn't the easiest or the warmest but it looks like we've made it through august and everyone's singing the chorus everyone's singing along everyone's singing together cause this one is everyone's song cause this one is everyone's song

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a song every day for the month of august in this year of our Lord two thousand and nineteen

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