November

by Jonah Myers

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i decided to write a song every day for a month in November 2017. the result was a bunch of weird-as demos. here they are,

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released December 1, 2017

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Track Name: i don't really know any Poetry
hey, tell me your secrets
oh, and i'll keep them safe
you know, that nobody knows us
but i'm just a phone call away

no-one in the world could tell me
everything's lost anyway
can't let the nightmares destroy us
if we're gonna find what we've made

and they say it's a
rainy day
but weather's subjective
so won't you stay
with me today

i don't really know any Poetry
i don't know what words to say
i like to dream and you're lovely
smiled at me twice yesterday
Track Name: one time i did a Driving Course
i'm jonah myers
and i'm an L-plater
i like to drive cars
with my parents

i'm jonah myers
and one time i did a driving course
it was kinda boring
but i fell in love

sometimes everything will toss and churn your brain
sometimes everyone just seems to be the same
i might drive you crazy, up and down the street
but don't forget to wait for me

no one wants to think about
how our fossil fuels are running out
i write songs cause it's more fun
thank spending time on helping anyone

i wish that i could do something
but if i really did
i'd be doing something by now, wouldn't i?

fill up with petrol
and stay so forgetful
don't work together
with anyone
Track Name: what's the Plan for today?
when you feel Iike
there's no one who understands
you try to find out why
but then the mist descends

you don't know where you are
and maybe now you think you never will
everything is turning grey
and rolling softly down the hill

oh, but we've seen this before
(nothing's gonna come your way)
and you know there's something more
(that'll leave you there with nothing to say)

so tell me,
what's the plan for today
d'you wanna build a world or two
or maybe
we could just sleep in
and try to find some nothing to do

night time finds you
when you're trying to sleep again
twists your mind
and shoves it in a heap again

nervousness is dancing round,
here and there and back again
deep breaths, friend, it's
time to fade to black again

everything is funny,
nothing could be something
if i was doing nothing with you

we could do a JJ [Jack Johnson]
make banana pancakes
run away to Timbuktu
Track Name: someone spiked my drink with the Future
the curtain doesn't close
until the day is over
the old days won't give up without a fight

it's the middle of july
and moonlight isn't real
there's still a lot of time to feel

everything is beans
if you look behind the scenes
coffee, lima, soy
in a particularly large saucepan

it's such a bouncy day
and someone spiked my drink with the Future
nothing is the same as yesterday

still, it's something
that no one really knows
it just goes to show
that when you go to shows

the curtain doesn't close
until the day is over
the old days won't give up without a fight

it's the middle of september
robots taking over
there's still a bit of time
before we have to go
Track Name: here come Endings
everybody knows
the sun is getting low
here come endings
and here comes heartache

something's telling me
i might not see you again
it's bittersweet
but all things come to an end

thank you for the stars
the clues to who we are
the drowsy 3am
and pancake noon,
my friends

you've got so much love
it's wonderful, wonderful
i'll see you down the line
where the ocean meets the sky
Track Name: maybe we'll never be the Sane again
i don't wanna be here tonight
i don't wanna get drunk or high
no one ever plays pass the parcel anymore

i'd tell you that it's nothing personal
but you won't remember anyway
and i'm no better than them
at facing the pain

clowns and jokers on both sides
we're just here to waste the night
all of my friends are louder than life
is this just what we do now

maybe we'll never be the same again
maybe we'll never be the
maybe we'll never be the Sane again
maybe we'll never be the

i'll drown my sorrows in ginger beer
i'm gonna eat every single chip in the world
it's like one of those stupid movies

take me out of this Dopamine Wasteland
no one even remembers i'm here
i'm sorry but i just don't like parties when they're cool

solo cups of broken glass
how's it only quarter past? etc.
Track Name: something about How
hey there my old friend
can you tell me where we are?
it just seems so familiar, like
this is where we start

it's something in the way she says his name
something in the way he turns to stay
something about How it's here today
there's something in the water, and it looks like rain

it's not what you say it's what you do
it's not what you know, it's what is true
it's not where you're from, it's where you go
in my defence, i'm just a ghost

does anybody know a place to go?
it's kinda lonely here in Mexico
maybe i'll call November 1st
or sit here waiting for the phone to work
Track Name: nothing song
this is a nothing song
this is a nothing song
this is a nothing song today

the ukulele might be a bit out of tune; sorry about that

there's just no time this morning
to write anything good
scrambled eggs on pancakes
doorknockers on wood

soon i'll have the time
to record stuff properly again
but right now i'm just trying not to drown

i wake up in the morning
at 2:30 am
it's afternoon tea time
yeah, my afternoon tea – it's twelve hours long

this tune is just a joke
and i'm not sure if it's funny
i hope it won't happen again
cause realistically i should only do one of these for the month

uh;
how does the chorus go?

i have to repeat the chorus so that it's a minute and a half

that's the wrong chord

this is a nothing song
yesterday
tomorrow
next week
in a month or so
Track Name: on thursdays we eat Cake (ft. Lena Smythe)
the sun shone this thursday
and everyone was there
we all got together
and cake was everywhere

it’s been such a long time
and such a stressful road
we don’t know where we’re going
but it’ll be High in Sugar

oh we’re having cake today
on thursdays we eat cake
oh you gotta bake today
to make it all okay a

we ate chocolate, raspberry, apple pear
mud and banana and we don’t really care
that half of the people i’m about to list
don’t hang out with us unless we have cake

gee-uhn? giaan.
kiaaaarn? kian.

matt, kat and jonah
sarah, lena, jett
caleb, imi, jacob
nick, jack, bec

there was sammy, brodie, jarl
aaron x 2
lachlan, T, tristan
the whole damn crew!

it was imi, asta, liv
ruby, abby, clare
jim, sam, tom,
there was lots to spare
Track Name: i would like To take a Nap
i would like to take a nap
i would like to go to bed
i would like to go to sleep

i'm so tired
i'm just so tired

and then the keyboard sings 'everything's pretty okay though'
Track Name: why Don't we take a walk
why don't we have a look around
and get our feelings off the ground
it's such a lovely day to be
d'you wanna maybe me with me

i know we've never really talked
but i just wanna take a walk
discover all there is to see
and find each other through the trees

it's like a song you already know
a song you've heard before
but it's different, this time
and goodness knows what for

if you don't wanna wander round
and get your feelings off the ground
you know, that'll be okay
we'll find another way to stay

i wonder where the weather is
without a way to wait on it

why don't we take a walk around
you get my feelings off the ground
you're never too far from the thoughts in my mind
i'd travel the world just to give you the time

well time is what i'd give you
if i had all the time in the world
i'm in paris to collect it
they said they sent it centuries ago
Track Name: Sweet Anæsthetic
sweet anaesthetic
you won’t regret it
i know we’ve said it one thousand times

why care about the things you do
you’re perfect and there is no truth

you’re ready to binge
we’ve got the syringe
so just shut up and we’ll
say goodnight

jonathan tagged you in a facebook post
and there’s five new notifications on your twitter feed
cut down a bit of belly fat every day with this
one weird tip and it’ll blow your mind
you gotta know what the celebritites are talking about
so that you can talk about it too and maybe turn into a vegetable
capitalism is running on vitamin c and every day we’re getting closer to dying
i’ve never seen the love with my eyes
i’ve never seen the love with my eyes

i’ve gotta get out of this place
i’ve never seen the love with my eyes

sweet anaesthetic
don’t you forget it
know life is better when you’re asleep

don’t worry as you doze on off
we’ll wake you for the next red dot

lots

ɪ'ᴅ ʀᴀᴛʜᴇʀ ғʟɪɴɢ ᴍʏsᴇʟғ ɪɴᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ sᴜɴ!!
ɪ'ᴅ ʀᴀᴛʜᴇʀ ғʟɪɴɢ ᴍʏsᴇʟғ ɪɴᴛᴏ ᴛʜᴇ sᴏɴ
Track Name: the Campfire
whoa whoa etc.

it's like i've seen you here before
a place where everybody's real

why don't you say
what's on your mind
there's got to be a way tonight

we've been the tallest people in the world
i've gone so crazy over a girl
sights and sounds
are all around

but everybody's staring at the ground

i never missed you till you left
i don't know about the rest

why don't you say
what's on your mind
there's got to be a way to get it right

maybe the earth
won't be here
in a month

not for you
and not for me
we can be
who/where we are
Track Name: late night Moon Salon
da da da etc.

i don't know what's on your mind
i don't know who you are
i don't know much of anything
i don't know how to drive a car

about 100,000 years ago we had a million days to spare
but the bourgeoise standing next to me had something to say about that

there's only a few more days
before the sun crashes into the earth
i don't know where i'll be

sjdnbclkASHBFLKASJNlkaJDBNFLAKJSFDN

i got a call from work the other day,
about a late night Moon Salon
but i apologise, cause i never tried
to string your moods along
Track Name: 13 years
i got home after thirteen years
planted a tree in the backyard
long misty nights turned crystal clear
it’s time for us to disappear

tell me what’s the plan
for the world today
what’s been going on
with these rainy days

something’s on my mind
but it’s always out of reach
guess i’ll have to find another way
and the people all say

help me
take me
i wanna go home today

mould me
make me
this is what i pray

and it’s the last chance
before
everyone goes away

oh baby don’t cry
i’m sure
it’ll all be okay
Track Name: i know you don't wanna Deal With This right now
it's been about an hour or so now
since the television documentary's start
it's been about the dying ecosystems,
and how we're tearing everything apart

i know you don't wanna deal with this right now, and neither do i
i just wanna know, so i can feel superior or something

it's time to go crazy
it's time kick things off
to make a wonder why
and never gonna stop

i gotta leave the building
i got make some tunes
it's time to meet the muppets
on Early Afternoon

cue out-of-tune guitar

i know you don't wanna deal with this right now
but maybe, you should,
Track Name: wisdom in 𝕬𝖓𝖆𝖈𝖍𝖗𝖔𝖓𝖎𝖘𝖒𝖘
our approximations unexpectedly below
wisdom in anachronisms everywhere you go
it's potentially the moment i anticipate
and eventually i'll start to speed-perambulate

estimates indicated higher rates
all these precautions appear such a waste
maybe provisions were never for me
create the nowaday purposefully

i thought maybe there'd be more
just a wail stuck on the shore
guess i'll dress up in my gears
make the best of unknown years

oh, is that it?
shoes that don't fit
time to wake up
time to do stuff
Track Name: Adjectives Assemble
it's a saturday
and the world is grey
all the people say
...

we've said all the words
the world has no more verbs
all the boys and girl s
just want someone to love

trouble finds you
when you're on the road
i know you love me,
but i'm not coming home

not yet

it's time to light the candles up
and burn the progress bar
we're nouning all the verbs today
we're gonna go so far

it's nothing personal
but time is running out
i miss you dearly
but i've got to see the world

out loud

i miss you but i don't
i wish you knew i never want to see you again

it's a saturday
but it's not the same
we've gone far away

adjectives assemble
adverbs and pronouns
don't get sentimental
now

trouble finds you
when you're on the road
i know you miss me
but i'm not coming home

not without a sunrise from the west
i'll do anything for you,
my love
oh oh
Track Name: stranger song
walk the street in funny clothes and
wonder if they know where
everybody goes when,
when they're going home

is home a grassy place
or is it outer space
if everything's a waste
just punch me in the face

back out on the busy street
it's an abysmal feat
that we will never greet each
other on the street [yeah i rhymed street with street get over it]

why do we stay discreet
and never get to meet
we just forget to see
these strangers are like us

why can't we see / be where we are
drive so lonely in our cars
i wish i could scream aloud
every every's running out

i don't know what to do
but sing a song

it's about time
we started getting things right
it's about time
oh yeah

walk the street and wonder why
Track Name: mulberries
mulberries are growing twenty, thirty years from now
every season goes along in dirt the whole month round
i want everything to take a shorter piece of time, but
time will take your peace if everything is what you try

i’m shorted
out but if a sunrise willed me off of this sand trial i’d
perspectivise the breeze and fly above this standing style
it’s a late reply to love’s connective thistles in the air, but this’ll
get me there today for windy fun times, if i’m scared

that it’s a
temporary fixture maybe that’s just for the best because I
went to fix your craziness ten years before the rest. without a
mixtape in my ears i’m dressed in existential dread; my sunday
worst is blessed and quick enough to choke on daily bread

i told them
once that it’s not personal but they still purse their lips, my
Lipton Plastic™ tastes like cordial that i don’t wanna drink,
i’ve kicked my tea addiction but my instruments are full of milk
and silky skills are useless if the fiction complements a brick.

compliments are sticky cause we’re only at the start and less
encouragement would maybe make for better works of art but that’s a lofty train of thought. let’s hit the brakes because ungrateful modest
pride can kill you if and when you find it down inside.

look at me! i’m saying words! hey, what a clever kid, they told me
all of that for my whole life for everything i did and now it
makes me so uncomfortable of anything from then, cause no one
cares now, city cynics sitting primly in their dens, but when i

went to Megalopolis i lost this airy drowse and driven now to
productivity and force of mental rouse i have to
drive a car and write a song and share it all around, but i
still don’t know the point of why i’m getting off the ground

I do know one thing though, and that’s that writing’s feeling right,
a rite of
right-left rhyming passage through a massive desert guided by a
western sensibility of grandpa in the sky and an
unexpected nudge every now and then.
Track Name: i moved your car into the sun
everybody got a vehicle that they use
everybody got a fear they're gonna lose
on the stereo is Advertise FM™,
on the radio the news is that it's ten

the beep beep goes longer than last time
and you wonder why the waves announce the time
if everybody's got it in their pockets why are we scared
eleven thirty's gonna go nowhere

i moved your car into the sun
because you were in such a rush
i watched the frost melt off your windscreen
i waved but you didn't see me

if i'm a bit of a potato for speaking my mind
maybe that's just a high-carb sign of the times
i know that everybody wants to be someone
but everybody already is

so come on maybe we can find a cooler place
where it's hotter and the picnic's on today
if i could find another way to change the tyres
maybe everybody wouldn't be so tired

it's like a briefcase full of thoughts
pulling up towards the sky
i tried to contact air support
but they just said 'don't you know why?'
Track Name: can we go Home now?
i’m out of time to be real
any advice would be welcome
i think that there’s nobody here
i winked at the clothes on the shelf but

nobody’s winking at me
nothing is on the T.V.
yoghurt and ABCs
maybe it’s not for me

can we go home now
can we go home

got a homegrown nightmare here
with a night-light on the pier

will you come back
if i go so loud
what you know about that
what you know bout

i’m outer space in a boy
out of my space with your toys
if you won’t let me drive your car
how will i get to the stars

i’m in a puzzled place
but now i’m beginning to realise
puzzles are laced with grace
at least that’s what i theorise
Track Name: Nothing's out loud
i can't imagine where we'd go
to find something wonderful when we're alone
maybe the place would be easier to see
if we filibuster vigilantly

and light up the halls with our longing to be
creatures of hope in a world so diseased
featureless nightmares are waiting to scream
but we'll keep them at bay with the pearl of our dreams

but something is waiting for us
behind the curtain of love and loss
if there's a deeper world than this
then what's underneath your kiss?

i've got a feeling that nothing's out loud
there's such a bond between darkness and shouts
i'm all alone when i'm figuring it out
but i'm not

all of my friends came around yesterday
and it was so lovely i just had to say
that I,
Track Name: Deep Orange / Seven Stars
oh
the fire
swept across the grassy plain

the smoke
enshrouded
everything we'd ever known

and how
the background shimmered
when we looked toward the whirling blaze

tall enough to make you shiver
oh the deep orange of the flames

and we were unaware

i walked so far
i saw seven stars
everything came crashing down
everything burned to the ground

and i walked about, too long sustained
like someone's ghost in charred remains
i waited for the dawn to come but,

of
the faded yellow
i have no more memory

but hope
in looming death
could it be more than just a dream
Track Name: All the Trees
i’m going to tell you everything that i know
gonna show you everything i’ve been shown
and i know the school is so overgrown
but at least there’s no more fear of the known

all the trees
wait with me
summer breeze
wait and see

maybe the
entropy
couldn’t be

i always knew that you were something else
Track Name: the gentle zombie
maybe we could do this without words
i'll be every sound you've ever heard
round the garden, closer to the earth
you'll find me here at the end of the world

i don't know what anything's about
a speckled dot without a word to say
my intentions phase back in and out
shifting without thinking every day

i'll be here for you
when the shadows come again
in the afternoon
it's so hard to be undead

can i pick your brains
for a new way out of here
it's not that i'm afraid
i'm just scared that i'm not real

i'm about to run away again
studies show that i could make a friend
research indicates that it's all right
statistically, i might see you tonight

i'm way too many standard deviations from what i mean
the maths is clear: i don't say anything that isn't nonsense
and at the moment i can't find it in real life
so i'm dreaming ... just for a while

and all the people waiting in the wings
don't care if i fly or if i sink
it's about that time at Greenwich hall
we're about to risk it all
Track Name: i'm in charge of Umbrella Acquisition
i'm in charge of Umbrella Acquisition
i'm in charge of keeping everyone dry
i'm in charge of Umbrella Acquisition
i'm in charge tonight

well i don't know how the weather works
anyway
and i never seem to know
what to say

but it's about that time in the afternoon
where everything is turning from grey

i got a letter from the president
of japan
and he told me i should figure out
who i am

i'm going to town tonight though and it's gonna be fine
you know that it's about that time

i'll see you all alone
at the dance
and i know that maybe it could be
my last chance

i gotta find a way
to stop the rain
from soaking into valuable pants
Track Name: twelve Absolutes
my hope is in the ocean
my hope is in the sky
until the curtain's open
we'll have to wonder why

why all the streets are rainy
why people walk on by
it's not that i'm complaining
it's just the You and I

we never see each other
we're never all alone
twelve absolutes break cover
and wind up in your phone

we never made plans
to be this way
and when i fall down
you'll have to say

it's just who we are
it wouldn't work
i can not watch you
slip from my world

i know this seems unlikely
but it's not about the odds
you probably think it's obvious
don't tell me who he was

if you were sailing through the
bay so vast and serene
i'd swim along the coastline
and go where you would be

don't go across the water
without me to tell you where
the murky depths are colder
oh, if i could make you care
Track Name: Maybe I'll Be Dreaming For Everyone Forever
i got something that i'm wanting to say
but i can never find an accurate way
i guess that's the puzzle anyway
i guess i'll see you maybe later today

i got something that i'm wanting to be
but it's nowhere when i'm looking at me
i hope i get everything that i need
all the sights that i'm desperate to see

would you talk to me then? i'm feeling kinda lonely
i knew that you would be here, but don't you lose hope
baby on the weekend things are looking better
maybe i'll be dreaming for everyone forever

you might have heard that i'm about to take off
you might be wondering where you can get off
the nearest exit's anywhere that you want
as long as you close the door when you're gone

now if you love me, could you tell me your name?
i have to go now but i wish i could stay
so if you see me on an accurate way
i think that's code for 'everything's okay'

it's six o'clock in the evening
and everybody's leaving
but maybe we could stay here
till we're all alone

i'm panicking a bit cause we're
spectacularly precarious but i guess that we
still can spend some time before
everything's gone
Track Name: i don't really know much Poetry
maybe we've made it halfway
baby just wait for the day
everything's going my way
because you decided to stay

you called me up when i told you
i'm just a ringtone away
all of your secrets are safe here
all of your nightmares at bay

and it's getting warmer now
and maybe weather's not actually subjective
so sing about
what you're finding out

sitting outside in the evening
finding worlds others have built
sunset and clouds watching over
the words of our friends long ago

hey,
tell me your secrets
oh,
and i'll keep them safe

you know
that nobody knows us

. . .

but i'm just a phone call away

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