Praise of Nowhere

by Jon Reid

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released 08 April 2013

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Track Name: I'm Afraid of the World
There's a stutter in the wind
And it wonders where you've been
There's a hummingbird flashing in the light
There were one and there were two
And they're calling out for you
And they're wondering how you do
But you're just fine

Please, please, please don't make fun of me
When I'm afraid of the world

In the moments I pretend
They'll still never let me in
There's a laughing conversation I can't share
But it doesn't mean a thing
Crooked back or broken wing
I would rather find my love in one sweet air

Please, please, please don't make fun of me
When I'm afraid of the world

How I long to take a bow for something I have done
For now I sit here on the prow
Wondering what it is?
What have I become?

There's a shelter and it's warm
But it cannot stop the storm
There's a pain inside the wound that helps you heal
There's a feeling safe and sound
But it never comes around
Til the world comes crashing down around your ears

Please, please, please don't make fun of me
When I'm afraid of the world
Please, please, please don't make fun of me
When I'm afraid of the world
Track Name: The Heart of Things
I'm going to lose some weight
I'm going to celebrate
I'm going to leave this pile of bones until they turn to clay
I'm going to wait too long
I'm going to break my phone
I'm going to wait to take a number til that number wrong
And what I used to be
A pile of mystery
Will be a self addressed letter stamped and sent to me
And i won't bother you
Won't even say hey
I'm going to leave with all the devil he don't take away

And the heart of things
Don't laugh at me
But I take things too hard

I'm going to labor on
I'm going to sell the farm
Why don't you leave your name and number when you hear the tone
I'm going to figure out what I'm supposed to say
Til then I'm going to lay and watch these stars until the turn to day

And the heart of things
Don't laugh at me
But I take things too hard

She'll wait too long

I take things way too hard
Track Name: Walking
I will take you out with me one day walking
No one needs to know where we're going
If we go so long that we come back crawling
Then we know that we both at least have bodies

I'll take my time always
I'll lay my heart to fall away
I'll take it all knowing
I'll take it down walking

If they catch me out somewhere hopeless walking
There's still no other way to get back home
If you see what I'm thinking out there walking
No one needs to know where I'm going

I'll take it all on my two shoulders
I'll bear the weight but why I don't
I'll take it all in praise of nowhere
I'll take it home when I am done

I'll take my chances this time
I'll take this breath and make it mine
It took a while but now I know
I am alone and I am fine
Track Name: You Laughed At Me, We Laughed At You
Tell another story that will light them up
Make them smile stand up
Blinking in the corner in the fading lights
Taking bites fake fights

You laughed about me
We laughed about you

Never know what side you're on until the end
Pretend fake friend
Calling back the punches that you threatened us
You killed blame us

You laughed about me
We laughed about you

You were there
Above her hair
In my bed
Sorry friend
I was wrong
It doesn't end
Not this time
You were wrong
Track Name: Hanging Stars
I'm hanging stars
They're made in stone for you
I'm hanging stone

On the long walk home
I'm hanging back
I really tried for you
And all the banging out
the breaking time for you
and baking ice

I'm hanging stone
I made a star for you
I'm hanging stone
I'm hanging stars for you

All the while
I'm taking strides
I made an isle for you
And all the maiden life
Chasing tides
I made it light for you

I'm hanging stone
I made a star for you
I'm hanging stone
I'm hanging stars for you
I'm hanging stars
I'm hanging stars
I'm hanging stone
I'm hanging stone
Track Name: In My Pocket
Didn't realize what you'd said til I was nearly halfway home
Hands in my pocket
Never want to stop it
You just want to stop and go

Reading Sons and Lovers
Waiting to see if you were going to call
Story's turning over
Friends are coming over
One's you knew from home

I won't have it any other way
Listen to these silly words I say

Never want to stop it
You just want to stop and go

I had read you said you want your life to be an open book
All the things I told you
Know I oversold you
Leaning up against the truth

I won't have it any other way
These are more than merely games we play
Listen to these silly words we say
I won't have it any other way

Love love don't come and go
I long be the one you know

Hands in my pocket
Never want to stop it
You just want to stop and go

I won't have it any other way
These are more than merely games we play
Listen to these silly words we say
I won't have it any other way
Track Name: The Cliff
You were calling me away from the edge of the cliff
To keep me from falling just were I wished

You were holding the gifts I gave
Playing tokens playing brave

You look lucky you look tired
Hanging above me playing with fire