Secondhand Living

by Jesus on the Moon

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A collection of covers I've played live over the years, as well as a few of my favorite songs that I thought were so good I wish I'd come up with them.

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released November 26, 2016

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Jesus on the Moon Puyallup, Washington

Jesus on the Moon is a collection of lo-fi songs I've been recording in basements, garages, and bedrooms since 2005. Recently, Derek Reed joined the ranks and, with the help of a drum machine, we've started to bring the songs to the stage.

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Track Name: Lowlife
Ego-maniac traitor
You never did understand
You fell in love with your ego
It did not fit into plan

Low Life

Your alter-ego is a moron
30 years too late
No closet is private
Can see the crack in your face

Low Life

Bourgeois Anarchist
I read you despise us
Always hurt the one you love
Shit in a drain

Low Life

Ego-maniac traitor
You are a fool to yourself
You lie to be distant
Ignorant selfish
Track Name: The 15th
Reviewed, it seemed
As if someone were watching over it
Before it was
As if response were based on fact

Providing, deciding, it was soon there
Squared to it, faced to it, it was not there

Renewed, it fought
As if it had a cause to live for
Denied, it learned
As if it had sooner been destroyed

Providing, deciding, it was soon there
Squared to it, faced to it, it was not there

Reviewed, it fought
As if someone were watching over it
Before it had sooner been denied
Renewed, it seemed
As if it had a cause to live for
Destroyed, it was later based on fact
Track Name: Head On
As soon as I get my head round you
I come around catching sparks off you
I get an electric charge from you
That second hand living it just won't do

And the way I feel tonight
I could die and I wouldn't mind
And there's something going on inside
Makes you want to feel makes you want to try
Makes you want to blow the stars from the sky
I can't stand up I can't cool down
I can't get my head off the ground

As soon as I get my head round you
I come around catching sparks off you
And all I ever got from you
Was all I ever took from you

And the world could die in pain
And I wouldn't feel no shame
And there's nothing holding me to blame
Makes you want to feel makes you want to try
Makes you want to blow the stars from the sky
I'm taking myself to the dirty part of town
Where all my troubles can't be found
Track Name: Old Man
I want to be a movie teen
Golden hair
Silver screen
With a dance at the end
Try and try again
The blood on my teeth is chocolate to me

Chorus:
Take it easy
You're gonna work till you get old
Much too tired
To realize you're getting sold
The beach is better than any job you can hold
Bring your sweater
The sun is down, it's getting cold

I found my life
Divided it up
Like the tiny states on the basement rug
I lost my soul in an even exchange
For a pair of black eyes and a life on the open road
Track Name: Don't Come around Here No More
Don't come around here no more
Whatever you're looking for
Don't come around here no more
I've given up, stop, I've given up, stop
I've given up, stop, on waiting any longer
I've given up, on this love getting stronger
Don't come around here no more
I don't feel you anymore
You darken my door
Whatever you're looking for
Hey, don't come around here no more
I've given up, stop, I've given up, stop
I've given up, stop, you tangle my emotions
I've given up, honey, please admit it's over
Don't come around here no more
Stop walking down my street
Don't come around here no more
Who did you expect to meet?
Don't come around here no more
Whatever you're looking for
Don't come around here no more
Track Name: Ex Con
Whenever I get dressed up
I feel like an ex-con
Trying to make good
Suit jacket and tie
Feel like such a lie
When I go to your house
I feel like I'm
Casing the joint
In the grocery store
In line behind a mother and a child
I'm going to take take that child
I'm going to take take that child
I'm going to take take that child
Alone in my room
I feel such a warmth for the community
But out on the streets
I feel like an ex-con
Trying to make good
Trying to make good
Trying to make good
Track Name: Age of Consent
Won't you please let me go
These words inside they hurt me so
And I'm not the kind that likes to tell you
Just what you want me to
And you're not the kind who likes to tell me
Just what you want from me

I saw you this morning I thought that you might like to know
I received your message in full a few days ago
I understood every word that it said
And now that I've actually read it you're going to regret

And I'm not the kind that likes to tell you
Just what you want me to
You're not the kind that needs to tell me
About the birds and the bees

Do you find this happens all the time
Crucial point one day becomes a crime
And I'm not the kind that likes to tell you
Just what you want me to
And you're not the kind who likes to tell me

I want you I want you I want you I want you
Track Name: Standing Outside a Broken Telephone Booth with Change in My Hand
Jan lays down and wrestles in her sleep
Moonlight spills on comic books
And superstars in magazines
An old friend calls and tells us where to meet
Her plane takes off from Baltimore
And touches down on Bourbon Street

We sit outside and argue all night long
About a God we've never seen
But never fails to side with me
Sunday comes and all the papers say
Ma Teresa's joined the mob
And happy with her full time job

Am I alive or thoughts that drift away?
Does summer come for everyone?
Can humans do as prophets say?
And if I die before I learn to speak
Can money pay for all the days
I lived awake but half asleep?

A life is time, they teach you growing up
The second sticking killed us all
A million years before the fall
You ride the waves and don't ask where they go
You swim like Lions through the crest
And bathe yourself on Zebra flesh

I've been downhearted baby
I've been downhearted baby
Ever since the day we met, ever since the day we met
Track Name: Judy Is a Punk
Jackie is a punk
Judy is a runt
They both to Berlin to join the ice capades
And oh I don't know why
Oh I don't know why
Perhaps they'll die, oh yeah

Second verse, same as the first

Jackie is a punk
Judy is a runt
They both to Berlin to join the ice capades
And oh I don't know why
Oh I don't know why
Perhaps they'll die, oh yeah

Third verse, different from the first

Jackie is a punk
Judy is a runt
They both went to Frisco to join the SLA
And oh I don't know why
Oh I don't know why
Perhaps they'll die, oh yeah