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i wrote one song per day for 5 days (10-14 dec 2015)

this is the closest i'll ever get to a holiday album, probably

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released December 16, 2015

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Nightjars California

good ol fashioned journalpunk

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Track Name: important telephone call
you're sitting in your kitchen you feel fucked because the plans you've made for your escape are gonna bleed you dry

you're thinking in the second person hoping it'll hurt less when you tell yourself it's gonna be all right

i'm just a kid, i don't deserve this but i get it anyway
i'm just a kid, it doesn't matter, i don't get it anyway

don't you worry, honey, but if you can't get that money, you will pay it off until you're 41

slipping through a picket fence with all those kids you don't want yet and wondering when your 20s will be done

i'm just a kid, i don't deserve this but i get it anyway
i'm just a kid, it doesn't matter, i won't get it anyway
Track Name: peach? plum?
i looked up and saw it was raining outside
that's kinda the only place it rains
had a dream in a bed that was triple my size
but i had plenty of room so i won't complain

and i'm good at being good, but it's never on time
i'm no good at being joanna, but i try
how i love later days, how the world's in the way,
it's all golden and gray, and i don't think i'm shy anymore

i go na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na

or something like that i go na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na

this is unlike the story i liked back then
but now it's now so now my back then doesn't matter to me
i open my mouth and the wind starts to howl again
she is caught up in strings but her harp sings sweet as honey

she goes na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na

and i try it too i go na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na na

na na
na na
Track Name: seasong
i talked to ashley on the phone we said yes to everything
it was good to hear her voice and i miss hear each day

behind the maneating plant someone sat pulling the strings
kate crawled across the stage it was fake it was a play i was afraid

and i said:
"if i was a sailor this would be my first song
'don't you worry for me, darling, i'm made of canvas and wood
just because you can't see me doesn't mean that i'm gone
i would walk right back to land right now if i could
if i could'"

we helped nicole on a project of hers
i knocked on my own door for the sake of pretend

as my mother and brother stood aghast at the shore
i walked up with jacob and we saw the land come to a sudden sharp end

and then we were sailors we were singing that song that goes,
"don't you worry, darling, i'm made of canvas and wood
i know you can't see me but i will not be long
i'll return with the tide, we'll be safe, we'll be glad,
we'll be good"

i said, "if i should have children i will sing the sea's songs"
he said, "oh no oh goodness we would lose them to the sea"

but even wrong turns rarely turn out all wrong
even the most lost things must come unlost
eventually
Track Name: thanks for inviting us to hanukkah dinner; or, i still wish you could have met my lola
you had us over! we had a great time! i like your dog! you like my mom! our families get along fine!

and it's been a year since they put up the lights cobalt blue a day or two before the day that she died

and everything is not as it was
and someday some of this may not be
but i will raise a glass for as long as this all lasts
to all those i love, thank you for loving me

here i am writing a holiday song i never thought that i would but i have things to say

and i am so happy here frozen in time when i look at the lights i see vivian's face

and everything is not as it was
but i will not cry catastrophe
and although time has passed there are loves that outlast
all the longest years. thanks for loving me

to all those i love, thanks for loving me
Track Name: cassandra
i don't always think i'm sick anymore
but i sometimes still have trouble believing
that my body's just doing what a body is for
i'm kicking and healthy and breathing

i never saw how silly it seemed
no one gets alzheimer's when they're fifteen
but it felt so real back then
when my stomach hurt i was sure it was the end

so many times i saw disaster in the distance
but i've never once been proven right
it's hard to believe, but i guess i'll have to:
i really am allowed to be just fine

i'll stick to my strengths, i'm a bad cassandra
i'm good at being wrong and being alive
i always had a choice, but i finally made it
i'd rather live happy than fear being right