Character Development

by Jonah Myers

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Patrick Haesler So much character in this album. It's fresh, but familiar. And it's free <3 Favorite track: Waltz for Falling Down the Stairs.
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1.
intro 01:01
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the night is young, and the nightmares are old my shoes are too small but my feet won't get cold i've gone crazy, and nothing makes sense i've got no more bagels, but nothing makes sense currants are everywhere i got no more bagels i got no more bagels na nana na nana na nana na i got no more bagels the carbs are all gone i got no more bagels tonight i burnt a canoe and i'm feeling just fine so find me some shoes and we'll dance through the night the teaspoons are DJs; it's such a big leap and if you think this makes sense then you're crazier than me
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Topsy Turvy 03:10
i've recently been discovering all the things that need uncovering everything's here, and everything's great but you can't stay and sit and wait, you gotta come in, in midsentence and you can move the rest of a line to another song if you can find some extra time then everything will be fine and it's topsy turvy and it's upside down put the words at my mercy and just spin them around you gotta break all the rules to see all all the possibilities why do songs have to be so long and what's the point of the same old songs why does that need to be over there and if i moved it, why would you care? muddled, mixed and matched and lost and found a million ways to make a sounds like sunny streets forever now let's run away with no umbrella and it's topsy turvy and it's upside down put the words at my mercy and just spin them around you gotta break all the rules to see all all the possibilities i've got nothing left to say everything is a-o-great i wanna go out on a date with that girl from the interchange i wanna be somebody new and i know what i've gotta do buy a pair of brand new shoes and dance the night away from my rear view
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said all my goodbyes broke down in the night-time but I know it's all right something's bringing me back now windows that I blacked out – let in the light! i couldn't tell you how i found every sound that wouldn't resonate out from you the eyes are the windows of the song i will wing the rhyming wrong but that's what i do just cause i see what i know to be the green in the poetry of me in a free new blue i will remember send a letter but send it as a *metaphor on the moon* you didn't let me be you go on ahead don't wait up for me this isn't the end i'll be back again i'll see you through the scenes and greet you, on your street
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something, away from anything sudden, erasing the sames and the such in the days of anything sunken – starting to sprint to a meaning, a hope scarce dared in conceiving, a posted note on the ceiling, a shared head bent on a feeling – a night spent wondering, lights uncrumbling, call me up and tell me the story stuff the stale and the sordid fall apart in the stormy *weather whether we're there* and i will show you i care and who could care about their end, when we're only a hair's breadth away oooh it's gonna come again i'll fall apart i'll fall away don't lose me then where they would take me i can't stay oooh it's gonna come again i'll fall apart i'll fall away and it won't make much sense but where i belong i cannot say running, away from anything confronting was only postponing the stunning, obscuring everything in front of your wide eyes, but the other side is so superb, sing me those sounds that you heard, bring me around your new world springs in the ground where blue words are nowhere to be found i'll be the falling star in your night dreams colliding dust in the light beams the brightest part of your sights seen the heights of clustering treetops canopies that accommodate raindrops company that invalidates wristwatches imagery you can contemplate non-stop, so don't stop.
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water woke me up riverbed mud's too soluble for my head don't leave me alone don't let me be i need, i need help, help me please birdcage far away rosebush deep dusted off the shelf why are we
9.
Tanjay 03:27
i had a dream that a rosebush had moved to the phillipines and left me behind never said goodbye, but a princess came by and looked out on the distant horizon she told me sometimes, when the world was too bright she wished she could sail away too i still don't know why they went over the ocean i could be there if i knew they set sail for tanjay a long time ago barely halfway in the dark undertow they were still sinking, i brought down one small piece of autumn to those submarine flowers just to prove that i was sorry and then i was out on the ocean alone cause i had to resurface to breathe i know at the moment you're deep in the ocean but wait for the hope to rebound, because maybe, just maybe one day i can plant you again safe on solid ground and i'll never be far away, whether we are unravelled or unwound that is the dream which is realer than princesses, rosebushes, tanjay or anything we've found
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Waterfall 03:47
away from the sound the rarest of worlds so far off the ground it swirls infinitely found the blue waterfall look around but don't fall i wanted to stay cause why should i leave when it was so hard to breathe time isn't there and neither are you but this air could turn blue please get me away help me escape teach me a name reset the day wait there for me, traipsing the streets, aching your feet then, when i'm awake we'll go to stay glimpsing the way to freeze ourselves in place that's where we'll be infinitely wait and see decapitalise where happiness lies in back of your mind you know you missed it again you wish for the end dividends but no lens to see in the night to stare at the stars but something is right at heart a ghost of a grin a trace of a hope you begin to come home i've gone south lost without loss of doubt and old ways out please get me away help me escape teach me a name reset the day wait there for me, traipsing the streets, aching your feet then, when i'm awake we'll go to stay glimpsing the way to freeze ourselves in place that's where we'll be infinitely wait and see
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i've got something to tell you i miss you very much you were everything that i held to but you still slipped out of my touch i guess that's just how it happens but i miss your sunny smile i found so many distractions and they pushed me away with a sordid cynical sneer but i wish you were here silly songs on getting out of bed popular invertebrates that dance around my head nothing in that world of mine was making any sense but it was okay until it went away we were okay whoa oh i wanna get away from here cause these nights are getting long and you can only wake up so many times before level heads and heavy hearts hang hopelessly on fresher starts then leaden pressure gets to me again you wanna see me flying free but i can't get off the ground i can barely keep myself upright sometimes i gotta get away from here, find a way to hear when they're around those level headed, heavy hearted hopeless guides that fight the bright new life you know they're trying to tell me that i never lost my way but maybe you're here in the melody cause i know you've got something to say oh i could use your hope in a funny time like this if i could find the notes to bring you back with a wide-eyed ear-to-ear i wouldn't have to miss you were here you didn't know what it was all about but maybe you were closer to figuring everything out and you did your best when everything went south, but oh no you were too slow oh no whoa oh i wanna get away from here cause these nights are getting long and you can only wake up so many times before level heads and heavy hearts hang hopelessly on fresher starts then leaden pressure gets to me again you wanna see me flying free but i can't get off the ground i can barely keep myself upright sometimes i gotta get away from here, find a way to hear when they're around those level headed, heavy hearted hopeless guides in helpless nights who hate the light and fight the bright new life
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i wanna see something more than me something i am not something long forgot watching the waves wash in feeling the fall begin hoping to find a hope as ocean islands float i'm in a puzzled place mentally and in space the shells on the dazzling shore are difficult to ignore patterns of dots and stripes surrounding the empty inside running away from truth running away to you the ocean is rising and maybe it'll drown us all motions of whitecaps rushing down the hall foam on the mountaintops snowy capes combined i'll light my night-light and serenade the brine giving away my heart waiting to fall apart surely i have to be something more than me surrounded by silent suns i don't know which way to run precarious crumbling wall i don't know which way to fall i became the sea (but i am just a wave) something more than me (the shore is far away) but blown and tossed about (without a loss of shame) wind will wear me out (it tears into the sail) and yet i've come this far (i met a steady way) sunrise, wonder, stars (the sky will never change) whatever i become (if it's another grey) i don't want to run (can i escape escape) the ocean is rising and maybe it'll drown us all motions of whitecaps rushing down the hall foam on the mountaintops snowy capes combined i'll light my night-light and i'll serenade the brine and yet i've come this far sunrise, wonder, stars whatever i become i hope my escape is done
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i’ve been asleep but now i can see everything is wide awake waiting for the morning patient in those first hours the still life scene holds carefully one moment in spite of my bad dreams so here i am again, up in the middle of the night nothing’s moving there’s no sound in the faint light still this stillness is stilting storms inside so here i am again and just for a moment everything’s all right if i were a ghost i’d float gracefully, calm and serene go through the day as if i were still in this scene i’ll spend the night stirred, wondering, silent and still light crumbled west but i’ll stay till the sun is on that hill
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i don’t want you i don’t need you i don’t need to need to kiss you i don’t hate you but i don’t miss you i don’t see your shattered crystals i’m not hiding i’m not scared i’ve just lost the will to care about this will it fall will you go all is calm but i’m no ghost ooooo i don’t love you ooooo three, four, two stunted, stilted, wilted leaves secret garden charred and dead starlit whispers under the eaves i might harden you might leave falling awake now in my bed galaxies that fill my head everything bigger than we knew i didn’t hear what you said don't run away now don't be afraid everything will find its place everything's bigger everything's more we will count so far past four
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if everything came crashing down and i was left behind i wouldn’t have to worry cause i’ve found my peace of mind i had to hack through hedges that were so hopelessly high i know i wouldn’t have made it through that maze without the sky cause thorns and tired ghosts and cages had to bring me down but it took something more than me to find the sights and sounds now, i don’t think i’ll stick around for sickly sweetened times they weren’t real, but i wanna be so i’ll leave them behind and i’ll find out what matters find a bedrock love find the things that move me search despite the shoves maybe you’re just dreaming maybe deep in strife but behind your eyes is something sparkling with life a song is such a lovely thing created with great care it takes the love of One who sings and shares it through the air i might have lonely nights but they’ll be lined with silver hope and i might have broken moments but now i’ve got the love to know it’s not about the feeling or saying what you mean it’s not really your story cause you’re only in one scene i’m a speck and you’re a trace and no one’s anything it’s wonderfully improbable for you to hear me sing and so you gotta find out what matters find a bedrock love find the things that move you search despite the shoves maybe you’re just dreaming maybe deep in strife but behind your eyes is something sparkling with life * * * i’m a speck, and you’re a trace so where can we belong? it’s okay and it’s all right we can all be songs.

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this is a story about being happy, then being sad, then realising that's not the point.

it works best in order

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released August 3, 2017

intro track credits: jonahmyers.neocities.org/music/resources/character-development-intro-credits.rtf
trumpet on track 6 performed by caleb campbell
violin on track 6 performed by talia meischke
cover artwork by anja myers
everything else done by jonah

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