A Murder of Crows

by Jesus on the Moon

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This is the first album I recorded. It's rough; I didn't really know how what the hell I was doing. I don't recommend this as a starting point for Jesus on the Moon, but if you want, it's here for your perusal.

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released August 31, 2007

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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: A Murder of Crows
I know that trouble flies this way
The clouds are creeping overhead
I saw a murder of crows
Lined up above the street

This road has been paved
With all good intent

Winds of change break my bones
And grind them into the ground
At 25 I've grown as tired
As a freight train in the night

This road has been paved
With all good intent

Chorus:
A murder of crows flies this way today

Sorrow is a friend I know as well
As the night at my front door
I walk down a thousand backlit streets
Searching for something I've lost along the way

A murder of crows flies this way today
To circle this sad sad scene today

Outro
A murder of crows flies this way today
To circle this sad sad sad scene
(Repeat)
Track Name: Polar Cities
I wonder what time it is
On the other side of the galaxy
Can you dream in outer space?

Your thoughts are traveling
At twice the speed of light
When we meet you'll be the same age

Chorus:
Polar cities
Drift apart
(repeat)

I see your sign in the east
Unbuckling Orion's belt
It's on your bedroom floor
When did you become a whore
Or am I blind

(Chorus)
Track Name: Looking Both Ways Down a One-Way Street
You my friend
Come again
End this trend
Make amends

You my queen
In esteem
Comfort clean
When in need

Chorus:
When I'm looking down your street
I'm looking both ways down a one-way street dimly lit
And I see this strangeness

All in all
Is all we are
Empty space
A stranger's laugh
Track Name: Heart Machine
Probe into the thickness
Peel the night away
Look deep inside
This voyeuristic dream

Our children will come back
Like old and broken hearts
When they've grown tired
Of the truths they told themselves
Don't ask me how it all works out
Broken promises rust in the front yard
Love's a machine I will never know
Whatever happened to the ones I used to know
Whatever happened to the places we'd go
An angel with broken wings
Will fly away again on day

Chorus:
Your heart machine's got the gangrene

Probe into the thickness
Peel the night away
Look deep inside
This voyeuristic dream
Our children will come back
Like old and broken yearts
When they've grown tired
Of the truths they told themselves

(Chorus)
Track Name: Ahead of the Curve
You were ahead of the curve
Once upon the time
Now you ride a pity train
To the end of the line

I must be blessed
In rust I trust

You are an egghead
Your head is going to crack
And you'll find yourself in a mess

In rust I trust
I must be blessed

In rust in I trust
I know I must

I tip-toe across these broken shells
Pick up the pieces off the fucking floor
Your stars are burning like flashes in the pan
Can't find a reason for your amnesia
Track Name: Lamprey
I've got a shot glass full
Of napalm and diet coke
I've got a shotgun
Gonna shoot it into the air
And ricochet off the tin roof sky
As if it belonged to me
I've got a kung fu grip
On this crass nation

Your lamprey is on the loose
It has my neck in a noose
My lamp will light your path anyway
When the sun comes up you'll laugh it away
(repeat)

It's crazy how it all shakes loose in the end

Deuces are wild and all is fair play
The coroner has something to say
Lie down and face the awkward truth
Wash it down with a hot cup of glue
You can hide but only for a minute or two
The girls say he's such a prude
Cruising down a forgotten dirt road

It's crazy how it all shakes loose in the end
(repeat)

Bloat like underwater hindenbergs
Float like nuclear icebergs

It's crazy how it all shakes loose in the end
(repeat)

In the heat of this moment
Suns will collapse in exhaustion
Ancient truces dredged up
Extinct whales float belly up

Bloat like underwater hindenbergs
Float like nuclear icebergs
(repeat)
Track Name: Slowburn
(instrumental)
Track Name: Sooner or Later
Our dollar bin friends
Will not make amends
They come and they go in the night
Like sick fireflies

Open your eyes and see
The guilty sunshine so brightly
Truth is what you wanted to be someday
The land of pride and
Listen to me

Chorus:
Sooner or later
It'll get you down

Virgin Mary figurines
Bleached white so serene
Waiting around downtown
For the last trumpet to sound

(Chorus)
Track Name: Wrong Is My Song
Sheriff's at the door
And I know what for
He says pack your bags
And nothing in this town
Worth taking anyway
Town folk won't look me in the eye

The storm is rolling in
And I'm as drunk as sin
The world is reeling
From the state I'm in
God is out there
I'm going after him
Gonna wash away the lies
I call my own

Chorus:
The lies I call my own
(repeat)
The water's swelling
Deep and compelling
Because right is right
Wrong is my song
(repeat)

(Chorus)
Track Name: Your Time Is Gonna Come
Your mother and her mother and her mother too
Went up in flames before their time was through
Spontaneous combustion runs deep
The doctor says one day you'll burn in your sleep

Your family tree has
Burned down to the ground

Your family lives in a place
Down the street from the fire station
The firemen know you by name
They got your number on speed dial

Your family tree has
Burned to the ground

Chorus:
Your time is gonna coma
(repeat)

The coroner has only found some ashes
A few fillings and a wedding band
Now you give this ring to me
As I stand outside and look to the street

Your family has tree
Burned to the ground

Well I don't know
I don't know when
But it's sure
It's sure to be
So don't blame
Don't blame me
When I hit the road

I don't know what to say
You live each day in a personal day
Knowing that each could end medium well
When you're burnt to crisp I'll come to your funeral
Track Name: Theme
(instrumental)