Jetstream Sunset

by Thomas Truax

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released April 8, 2015

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Thomas Truax London, UK

"Thomas Truax crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology, and a lifelong obsession with all things lunar. He travels the world performing with his "band" of bizarre self-made instruments including a motorized drum machine made with bike wheels and a souped-up Gramophone called 'The Hornicator', as well as his venerable guitar 'Hank'.
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Track Name: Jetstream Sunset
Jetstream Sunset

Fly me up to the old jetstream, fly me up to the old jetstream

Earlier today out on the street I met a friend, I had to get away
Sometimes you know we all just need some time alone
Doesn't matter anyway he's on that phone throughout the day
I wonder if his voice inside his own head its own self ever gets lonely from neglect
Catching kisses in the jetstream waking up from nice dreams
Think I'll buy myself an ice cream Coney Island you are a freak show and I love you so
much to do I don't know how I will get through but something always comes along
that makes me want to sing another song I wonder if it might find me today

And fly me up to the old jetstream…

Holy Moly Joe goes on and on about 'flow' he never stops
but he never seems to go anywhere he's like a concrete business building
wishing he'd been born a river
River Phoenix was the older brother of Joaquin, a bright young actor on the screen
Now he's all but forgotten
I guess it's hard to see that line before too late and much too soon
Went to work at sixteen came back home at sixty-nine can hardly remember
What happened in between
Some drive-in movies, and some golf balls on the Moon
Later on that day I met my friend again and said come on and turn that phone off man
Let's just go sit and watch the river like we did in the old days

Fly us up to the old jetstream…
Track Name: I Was A Teenage Post-Punk
I Was A Teenage Post-punk

I was a teenage post-punk
I was a teenage post-punk
I did not know what I was
There were no easy labels back then

I always looked for the exceptions
Never cared much for the rules
We saw the rainbow's end
Saw it as black, me and my friends
But if dreams were waves
We'd have been an ocean

I was a teenage post-punk
Bauhaus for breakfast, Wire for lunch

I spent hours on the telephone
My finger curled up in the line
With a girl I liked so much
That we could hardly speak a word
But we were so excited
Yeah we were so excited
Yeah we were so excited
Just to be connected by a wire
And if dreams were waves
We'd have been an ocean

As a kid I got up so early
To watch cartoons every Saturday
Then as a teen I just stayed up all through the Friday Nights
Yeah as a teen I just stayed up all through the Friday Nights
If dreams were waves, we'd have been an ocean...

Objects in the rear-view mirror
May be closer than they appear

If dreams were waves, we'd have been an ocean...
Track Name: Driving In The Dark
DRIVING IN THE DARK

When you're driving down the highway and it's late at night
It's funny how the memories can start to glow in your headlights
Like in that dusty beam between the movie screen and the projector eye
Old ghosts flickering back to haunt you in vivid black and white

I'm thinking now about my old school friends
Some were so bright and some so dark
How some are dead and gone already
This one goes out to you Mark

My Sister told me stories about a common housefly on a train
With no idea where he was destined or even where the trip began
Some of my heroes are famous stars but the ones that shine brightest to me
Are the ones that don't just live on the TV, but closer to the family tree

As the road rises and falls ahead my car is like a boat at sea
This little car that I named Winston, we are one and we are free
Though I know that he wont last forever he's got radio and coffee
For now he is my only friend as we journey through these dreams
Track Name: Phantom Vibrations
PHANTOM VIBRATIONS

I've got no attention span
I was born American
I'm working harder than I can
Can you turn the channel Stan?
Don't understand Afghanistan
But can you hear the whistle of my drone
Can you get it on Amazon
I 'm just a bored American
I'm just waiting for my man
I've got no attention span
I do not like green eggs and ham
I do not like them Sam-I-Am
I've got no attention span
I'm a dilapidated man
My dreams are cut with advertising
Can you turn the perfume down?
Can you sing the song again?
I've got no attention span

I feel a phantom vibration
My dreams are cut with advertising
Why do we fear the boat capsizing?
Ice under which a red light's pulsing
Try to resist the mind controlling
Mind controlling...
Mind controlling...
Mind controlling...
Track Name: Shine Brightly As You Can
SHINE BRIGHTLY AS YOU CAN

Wherever you may land
Shine brightly as you can

Grandfather says to Grasshopper
Martian whispers to Meteor
Says the Mother Spider to her
newborns as they take to the air

Wherever you may land
Shine brightly as you can

This world would not be half as good
without costumes by Edith Head
When Rosa Parks refused to move
History itself was moved ahead

This world can be unkind
Friends can be hard to find
Wherever you may land
Shine brightly as you can...
Track Name: Feelin' Bad For Dracula
FEELIN' BAD FOR DRACULA

I'm feelin' bad for you Dracula
Those Twilight kids ain't got your style, come on now
Mina, you know what I mean
And Lucy, so deliriously keen…

But I feel bad for you Dracula
Eternal life ain't what it used to be
They're pissin' on your mystery
Eternal life ain't what it used to be

In the shadows I can see you're looking on
Your fiery eyes will burn until the dawn
But in the long run that fresh meat will be forgotten
And he will rise again
The prince of vampires will rise once again
Track Name: I've Got To Know
I'VE GOT TO KNOW

I wanna know, I've got to know
I wanna know, I've got to know
I wanna know, I've got to know
I wanna know, I've got to know
How do you feel? Is this for real?
...
I know how to hot-wire a car
I know how to detune a guitar
I know how to locate the North Star
And I know the quickest way to Mars
I know how to stain stainless steel
I know you know the secrets of sex appeal
And I know how to pedal a paddle wheel
But I don't know I don't know I don't know
I wanna know, I've got to know...
Track Name: Fat Spider
FAT SPIDER

Little Jimmy the Spider landed on the wedding cake
He's been single so long it's more than he can take
It's more than he can take, it's more than he can take
He's been single so long it's more than he can take
He weaves a rapid web around the whole damned thing
Then plastic bride and groom and all he hoists it to the ceiling
He hoists it to the ceiling, he hoists it to the ceiling
Plastic bride and groom and all he hoists it to the ceiling
I'm gonna eat it all, he says, I'll start there'll be no stopping
From the candles through the frosting to the bottom from the topping
Yeah It will not be over 'til this fat spider sings…
Track Name: Written In Your Blood
WRITTEN IN YOUR BLOOD

They never put up a fence between freedom and loneliness
Without even knowing you've done it, you have walked right across

They never put up a fence between freedom and loneliness
Without even knowing you've done it, you have walked right across

Don't have to write it on your hand
It's already written in your blood
No need to carve it in a tree
It's permanent in you and me
Don't have to write it on your hand
It's already written in your blood
No need to carve it in a tree
It's permanent in you and me