Walking Home

by Jonah Myers

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1.
i've stared blankly right out of my face sitting down in a liminal space losing faith in my reasons to live so convinced i had nothing to give but Someone lifted me out of the mud put the hope right back into my lungs now i taste it on the tip of my tongue i never quite keep it though well it took a while but i'm feeling fine they tried to take the light right out of my eyes this time but i've never been further from who i've been so i'll keep on walking and walk right in i still wonder, am i running away? thoughts like that nag me every day what am i doing halfway round the world and what's next twisting landscapes that shudder and spin maybe i'll walk from The Hague to Berlin maybe i'll fall over right down the stairs i'll just keep walking – until i get there well it took a while but i'm feeling fine they tried to take the light right out of my eyes this time but i've never been further from who i've been so i'll keep on walking and walk right in i'll walk right in i'll walk right in i'll walk right in i'll walk right in i keep on walking, i keep on walking i keep on walking, i keep on walking (i'll walk right in) i keep on walking, i keep on walking keep on walking, i keep on walking (i'll walk right in) i keep on walking, keep on walking i keep on walking, i keep on walking i keep on walking, keep on walking i keep on walking, i keep on walking well it took a while but i'm feeling fine they tried to take the light right out of my eyes this time but i've never been further from who i've been so i'll keep on walking and i'll keep on walking i'll keep on walking and walk right in walk right in i'll walk right in walk right in
2.
there's nothing to say and there's no one to blame i'm throwing stones don't let me go don't let me go don't let me go don't let me go don't let me go someday, we'll all be gone we might never get what we want but don't cry for me just close your eyes, and count to three whoa, whoa oh whoa, whoa oh whoa, oh oh don't let me go don't let me go (don't let me go) don't let me go (don't let me go) don't let me go (don't let me go) don't let me go and it's a bright day to lose the nicest of views i won't lie, i could use a little help (a little help) you see i don't mean to intrude but there's nothing left to do i've just one thing to ask of you don't let me go don't let me go don't let me go don't let me go don't let me go (don't let me go) don't let me go (don't let me go) don't let me go don't let me go
3.
angels 03:39
and we just keep eating yoghurt while the world ends heavy heavy loads fall on all my friends everybody's terrified to drop the pretence that everything's fine and everything makes sense there's gotta be a reason, there's gotta be a reason, there's gotta be a reason, there's gotta be a reason, there's gotta be a reason, there's got to be somewhere it fits there's gotta be a reason, there's gotta be a reason, there's gotta be a reason, there's gotta be a reason, there's gotta be a reason but how could there be a reason for this? the woman on the bridge she doesn't say a word she just holds out a paper cup kneeling and shaking it's never nice to be reminded of the hardness of your heart you leave someone else alone in hell by just walking past, just walking past all the tourists just walking past, just walking past and all the priests just walking past, just walking past all the levites just walking past, just walking past you leave someone else alone in hell by just walking past, just walking past and are the angels just walking past, just walking past? are the angels just walking past, just walking past? are the angels just walking past, just walking past? are the angels just walking past, just walking past? there's gotta be a reason, there's gotta be a reason, there's gotta be a reason, there's gotta be a reason, there's gotta be a reason, there's got to be somewhere it fits there's gotta be a reason, there's gotta be a reason, there's gotta be a reason, there's gotta be a reason, there's gotta be a reason but how could there be a reason for this?
4.
America 03:28
i'm coming out of the dark i'll hit it out of the park oh, i couldn't sleep at a quarter to four so i went for a walk and i cried for America i cried for America i'm holding onto a cloud folding the cotton around my ears and eyes but all the news finds me before i find time to close my heart and mind so i cry for america i cry for america heaven knows, we didn't ask for this does heaven know what we go through, down here? and i don't wanna make the case that this is what we deserve if you made us, why does it hurt? so i cry i cry for america and we cry for america we cry for america ooooooooo ooooooooo ooooooooo ooooooooo i don't understand how you want me to serve oh sister, oh brother heal the earth
5.
do you know who you are? i don't know if i want to does it tear you apart? i feel split in two are things getting better? i think they're getting worse do you wanna be friends? i guess it couldn't hurt and when was the last time you found an easy answer to something falling down from the sky do you feel alone? i just wanna go home how'd you get on this road? i honestly don't know do you have lurking resentments? i've been putting up fences are things getting worse? i think they're getting better the world turns softly now, adjusting to the dark keep your eyes open for a moment longer i can't get there on my own i can't even see do you like what i made for you? i don't know what to say well that's okay but when was the last time you found an easy answer to something in the crowded moment before you fall or you fly oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh,
6.
...we've got a special on swedish meatballs today um, if you're part of the family... club thing you can come and get a discount, on them love has always been do-it-yourself from bedroom pop to a flat pack shelf it might take a while to assemble me but all you need to open my heart is an allen key they say you can't buy happiness but that's not true yellow and blue, i dream of you oooh, i'm an ikea kind of man well you can take me apart and put me back together again, back together again karen, if you can come collect your son jimmy he's in the bedding section thank you i spend days looking at these displays aimlessly wandering this unending maze i came in at noon, just to get me a spoon in the middle of june but now it's quarter to five at the end of july and i've got an entire living room um oooh, i'm an ikea kind of man well you can take me apart and put me back together again, back together again one way to wander through these aisles, and over yonder tell me, am i dreaming? take me home to sweden almost all of our plants are half price because they're half dead. um, and even the full price ones will die shortly so please, come and put them out of their misery oooh, i'm an ikea kind of man well you can take me apart and put me back together again, back together again oooh, and she's an ikea kind of girl she won't be there forever (at least you are together) but she'll brighten up your world ikea (ikea), ikea girl (ikea girl) ikea (ikea), ikea girl (i love you ikea girl) ikea (ikea), ikea girl ikea (ikea), ikea girl
7.
don't wanna say i've been waiting all my life but it seems like something's going right bumpin' noggins until it's light i could talk with you all night and whenever you come around i get a little bit higher off the ground when we're together, it doesn't matter what we do i'll do anything, as long as it's with you well i'm awfully fond of you and i really like you, too i'm so highly enthused that i might just never choose to go anywhere else, that isn't wherever you happen to be, oh! some of my friends may not approve of you and i'm sure my parents will have concerns, but you make me feel things you make me feel things and i suspect that they'll just have to learn and even though i shouldn't plan too far ahead i won't pretend that daydreams don't routinely fill my head and even though it seems like there are obstacles galore i've never wanted anyone more no i've never wanted anyone more cause whenever you come around i get a little bit higher off the ground when we're together, it doesn't matter what we do i'll do anything, as long as it's with you yeah, i'll do almost anything, as long as it's with you cause i'm awfully fond of you and i really like you, too i'm so highly enthused that i might just never let you go i'm awfully fond of you and i really like you, too i'm so highly enthused that i might just never choose to go anywhere else, that isn't wherever you happen to be, oh! anywhere else, that isn't wherever you happen to be, oh, oh! anywhere else, that isn't wherever you happen to be
8.
sweater 01:51
i slept with your sweater last night cause i missed you and wished that you were here with me i wanna feel better, i wanna feel right but it's only been one week well i came home sooner than expected and i don't know if going was right so many worries in my head and it seems like there's more every night i don't think i'm worried about anything, really except everything most important to me sometimes i miss you when you're sleeping next to me i know that's not how it should be but i love you, i'm never gonna not and i'll be here as long you want i've never taken anything so seriously and i've got faith that these feelings are temporary cause everything goes up and down i know by now that that's just how it happens we're in this together, no matter the weather everything's better with you everything's better with you everything is better with you
9.
well it's two in the morning but this is too important there's something on my mind i been thinkin' about you about trying to tell to truth and i wanna get this right cause if i don't say it now, one day it might slip out or never get said at all, so i know it's two in the morning but this is too important i called to say i love you, i love you, i love you i love you, i love you, i love you i love you, i love you, i love you whoa oh well it's two in the morning but this is too important although i'm sorry to wake you up during the days we get clouded and hazy and the light gets crowded out by other stuff but in the dark just sitting alone i knew i had to pick up the phone i couldn't get around it and if you don't wanna say it back you know that you don't have to but i know that i do i love you, i love you, i love you i love you, i love you, i love you i love you, i love you, i love you and it's urgent that you know right now we get very little time to be around, to be alive and i'm certain that i'm sure about you now i won't take this back tomorrow i'll say it one more time i love you, i love you, i love you i love you, i love you, i love you i love you, i love you, i love you whoa oh
10.
Rain 03:05
don't rush but don't wait you're not too late it rained for the first time in a long time today i'm not afraid and i'm not lost i'm on my way i won't stop and you can listen or you can sleep it doesn't matter that much to me oh, you could wait up for me oh, but you might be waiting a while and it's okay if you fall asleep i know that you're very tired you say you don't long for the far mountains for the place where no one's counting but i do i'll take you you take me that way too i'm so afraid and upset making bad choices in a world of death but i stay sane it's all grace you eat pain at a steady pace you fall down you get up you say thanks you don't stop
11.
don't push your luck it might push back don't rush this you gotta stay relaxed you don't understand how to join the dots waking up at 2pm you've lost the plot i can barely open the door there's clothes all over the floor and there's no option anymore to ignore it we're getting older i could have told her there was light in the windowsill and feeling sober you think you know but it's inside, like we spoke until the early hours with bowerbirds you're a blessing and a curse, she said it isn't right to try to hold the tide back might that night have turned out for the worse
12.
what's on your mind? it's all right to take a little time out and wander like a child and i got nothing to prove cause everything i need i've got in you and i got nothing to hide cause i know you're always by my side, whoa oh and dressed to the nines, we can't go outside so we take a little time out and sit down by the fire and i can see that we've changed watching the world get very strange but i sleep a little better knowing that we're all in this together, whoa oh so tell me where you think we're gonna go cause tomorrow will come tomorrow will come, you know what's on your mind? it's all right.

about

it's been quite a while since my last release. i wanted to do a Big Album, and hilariously enough i was hoping to finish it in january of 2020.
however, there were a number of Cataclysmic World Events and Personal Issues that conspired to make the creation of Walking Home a much more gradual process.
i am extremely grateful to have worked with some wonderful Canberra artists on this album. making music with other people is great.

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these songs are about friendship, falling in love, staying in love, fundamentalism, God, collective grief, apathy, and hope.
please enjoy them as much as you are inclined to.

credits

released September 21, 2020

Chris Endrey:
some vocals on track 2

Zack Jenkin (Audrey Baker):
songwriting, vocals, drums & guitar on track 5
electric guitar on track 8
electric bass on track 12
lots of help and support with mixing many of the tracks

Prue Hazelgrove (Pure Hazel):
songwriting, vocals, percussion on track 6
being the direct inspiration for tracks 7,8 & 10
overwhelming amounts of support, feedback, patience and love

Miles Mclaughlin (Ghost Boy):
songwriting, backing vocals, guitar, bass, & banjo on track 11

Griffin Ford:
backing vocals on track 11

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