Jonah Myers and the Monah Jyers

by Jonah Myers

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02:25

about

in january of this year (2019), i put together a band to play some of my songs.
we became known as the Jonah Myers and the Monah Jyers, and after playing shows for a number of months i thought it would be a good idea to record a few tunes.
the band and main vocal tracks were all done live at my place, with the odd harmony or extra instrument overdubbed later.
it's a bit different to other stuff i've done, although that makes it the same i guess, cause i generally try to do stuff i haven't done before.
i really hope you enjoy it.

credits

released December 27, 2019

Hugh Magri-Bull: drums
Evan Marshalsey: bass (track 1,2,3,5)
Dylan Slater: guitar
Jack Smythe: keyboard (track 1,2,3,5) and bass (track 4)

Jonah Myers: everything else, except

Travis Salviejo: backing vocals (track 1)
Prue Hazelgrove: backing vocals (track 3)

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Track Name: Impatience
when i got up to try to leave, you said
just wait here for a while
and i like your company, so
i decided i would try

practising patience,
watching and waiting
but waiting for what?
that’s what i thought


we wait and wait
til a quarter past eight,
till a quarter to three

then we wait some more,
what are waiting for,
what are we hoping we’ll see

we’ve been here too long
i don’t like this song
i just wanna go home

so wait all you like,
you can wait all night,
but you’ll be waiting alone


i don’t understand
i don’t understand you
i don’t understand
i don’t understand


(oh yeah)

why don’t you just go to bed?
the research is pretty conclusive
your head will get all tangled in a mess

if you don’t get enough sleep
you’ll be further from your dreams
and no one wants that

hey
are you listening?


or will you just wait and wait
till a quarter past eight,
till a quarter to three


then will you wait some more
what are you waiting for
what are you hoping you’ll see

we’ve been here too long
i don’t like this song
i just wanna go home

so wait all you like,
you can wait all night,
but you’ll be waiting alone


i don’t understand
don’t understand you
don’t understand
i don’t understand you

i don’t understand
don’t understand you
i don’t understand
i don’t understand
Track Name: Time and Space
well i just realised in a dream
it’s all too wonderful for me
there’s way too many things to see
and way too many things to be

no i'm not crying there's just something in my eye
it's a tear cause i have actually been crying
i wish that i could see it all
but he said “i’ll make you a wall”


and i don’t know exactly what that means
and now i can’t remember what i dreamed
no matter how i stretch, it’s out of reach
and now i can’t remember where i’ve been



hold me in your arms and tell me
that everything’ll be all right
i’ve just gotta be sure we’re gonna
make it through the night

oh whoa



there’s no one waiting on me now
these one-way wafers are too sour
while i’m away i’m thinking, “wow –
i can while away the hours”

but does that time go to a place
and inside time can you find space
there’s something here that is the same
but i just don’t know how to say it


and honestly, i’m desperate that i did
cause it’s the only thing i want to do
and now that dream is starting to come back to me
and this time when it goes i’ll miss it more



so hold me in your arms and tell me
that everything’ll be all right
i’ve just gotta be sure we’re gonna
make it through the night
Track Name: Earthquake on Tuggeranong Parkway
tuggeranong parkway
is in the middle of an earthquake
multiple vehicles
are swallowed up whole

the exits are closed
and the earthquake is highly localised,
so no one knows

between caswell and drakeford,
soon enough
it's just a big gaping hole

who will save us
i'm just trying to drive home
but this is way too dangerous
out on the road

glenloch interchange
such a beautiful place
glenloch interchange
i heard you can see it from space

well i love glenloch interchange
the wonderful sights and the sounds
well i love glenloch interchange
but now most of it's underground

who will save us
i'm just trying to drive home
but it's too dangerous
out on the road
Track Name: i wrote u another song
she said she could never wanna be with me
and i know that she meant it very seriously
but i just can't get her off my mind

and i know i should just forget about her and
go find somebody that i understand
but being with her just feels so right


and she was there when i was broken
and she was there when i was right
she don't miss me, but i'm still hoping
she wants to see me tomorrow night



i call her on the phone:
'i wrote you another song,
i hope you like it but
i know it won't make sense to you'

i know that i'm long gone
from your life but i want
to see you one last time,
just to recall when you were mine



so forgive me, if you don't wanna be with me
it's a mystery, how you exist so wonderfully
i get tongue-tied, just thinking of you

but i know, i should just be getting on with things
i'm a sad sight, just waiting for the phone to ring
but i don't know what else to do


and you were there when i was broken
and you helped me see the light
but i left my love unspoken
and that is why



i'm calling you on the phone
cuz i wrote you another song
and i hope you like it but
i know it won't make sense to you

i know that i'm long gone
from your life but i want
to see you one last time,
just to recall when you were mine

i know that i'm long gone
from your life but i want
to see you one last time,
just to recall when you were mine,

when you were mine
just to recall when you were mine,
when you were mine
just to recall when you were mine
Track Name: Plans
so you look up
and what do you see
is this where you wanted to be

if you stepped back,
back out of your life
what would you notice
that you've tried to hide



i'm sorry that i never found the words to say
i'm sorry that i never held your hand and ran away
but there's just too many logistics, right now
and there's too much on my mind



so you find out
that you can be free
and you write out
who you're gonna be

and you think to yourself
'this wasn't part of the plan'
every time something happens
that you don't understand



all plans will fail
but we just can't do without
all the plans we make
but some things just don't work out



so you look up
and what do you see
is this where you wanted to be

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