That’s Another Story

by Jenny Katz

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1.
Boom Boom 03:34
Another noontime, another key Another place I'm not supposed to be I check the number to confirm I've found the room He comes entangled and so do I There's no excuse so I don't even try I see him silhouetted by the window cross the room boom boom You wouldn't see him and understand He's not a Clooney or a Cary Grant He has nothing of the qualities you might assume Yet real life does not exist for me The only distance is from him to me I estimate it's seven steps across the room till Boom boom goes the dynamite My knees are trembling, my tongue is tied I'm not thinking with my conscious mind I have to hold the doorframe not to swoon Another noontime, another key Another place I'm not supposed to be And then he bends to kiss me where I put on my perfume Boom boom goes the dynamite I feel like Wile E. Coyote trying to catch the bird in every show Laying out the wire and the birdseed But we all know where the bomb will blow It isn't love, we're almost sure What we have is deep but not exactly pure We won't be topping any cake with a mini bride and groom And yet there's something when it's time to go Though neither he nor I would ever let it show that we leave our hearts in pieces scattered round the room Cause boom boom goes the dynamite Boom boom goes the dynamite Boom boom goes the dynamite
2.
Voodoo Doll 03:24
It’s another long night, had coffee too late and now I’m awake with the force of my failures there in the chair, wearing your face Everywhere surfaces shining window and mirror and spoon reflecting my own accusations till they’re crowding the room and believe me I wish I were bigger believe me, I wish I could say I was strong enough not to hate you but I just don’t seem to work that way and I'd love to practice forgiveness; I wish I could let it begin cause I know that I am the voodoo doll that I’m sticking my own pins in And I’m not pretending I’m free of fault I feel the blame in my arms and my knees and the roots of my teeth this ache is not anything anyone wants but at least I gave you my heart at least my mistakes were honest at least I tried for a love that was more than a checklist of promises chorus and there’s layers and layers the universe peeling like onionskin all possibilities mobius strips of my feelings turning inverting to alter realities shakti and shiva destroy and create in a game of holy duality which means love cannot be removed from the opposite quality chorus
3.
Murmuration 02:47
The day I saw the birds began like any other I never wondered what I didn't know I drove to work and I drove home I turned down Elm, where only oaks grow mind on my money, stead of being on my soul and then surprising before me rising a thousand birds that curved and swerved they twisted and they turned like the scarf of a gypsy murmuring the mystery They were like a dream they were like a dance they were an answer without question tension and release joy and consolation for every grief I don't know how they knew when to turn upon the wing but i felt my heart be lifted and all the mothers reach and bend and all the lovers breach and mend and the enemy proves to be secretly a friend The day I saw the birds I saw everything I saw a punk kid yawning nun in tennis shoes drunkard dreaming underneath the news baby crying in a shopping line while mama's trying to stretch another thin dime we are all one silhouetted by the sun I pledge allegiance to the forces that curve and swerve me
4.
The pros are: I would not have to sit here and watch you suffer The pros are: I could stop surreptitiously counting the pills Stop searching your face for a trace that you're finally turning the corner, But the cons are: that I love you And the pros are: You wouldn’t have to try and feel grateful And the pros are: It's possible you would be a happier man And I could buy a kitten, I could buy a couple of kittens if I wanted to, but the cons are: that I'd miss your skin And I guess I should put the rest of the good down here in the column: The moments in bed when we briefly forget there's anything wrong And the lines of your eyes as seen from the side every time you smile at a joke that I made Cause we still make jokes, everyday And the pros are: I would not be subject to your emotional whiplash and I wouldn't have to feel like a mouse caught in a maze— frantically trying to learn the turns to take But the cons are, I can grow here And the pros are: You could stop telling me I'd be better off without you And I wouldn't have to worry that you never really wanted a wife We would both be freed from the weight of all of these needs But the cons are: that I don't want to be free That's not what free means to me That's not what free means
5.
Sweet Relief 03:28
I drive me a big eighteen-wheeler all through the lower 48 but my heart stays parked outside Chicago where Tricia, my true love awaits She works as a dental hygienist I met her just late last November My jaw started aching on Route 80 West I stopped in her clinic I doubt she'd remember But I knew as soon as she walked in the room that my heart was no longer my own And I saw in a flash what my mama kept saying We're not meant to spend this life driving alone Sweet relief to pull the truth I couldn't express all my feelings I had all those tubes in my mouth All I could say was, "Icia, I uv oo" I'm sort of glad she didn't figure it out Mouth full of fluoride, heart full of love I could feel her fingertips right through the gloves Oh, Tricia, I wanna kiss you How I miss you babe And I knew as soon as you walked in the room that my heart was no longer my own And I saw in a flash what my mama kept saying We're not meant to spend this life driving alone And romance is just an idea in our minds like Venice and Paris and sparkling wine which is fine But love doesn't bother with romance It comes when it comes and it plays you the fool Sometimes it's Venice more likely the dentist and you sit in her chair and she wipes up the drool and you're happy just to be there with her Ooo I drive me a big eighteen-wheeler all through the lower 48 but my heart stays parked outside Chicago where Tricia, my true love, awaits And I knew as soon as she walked in the room that my heart was no longer my own And I saw in a flash what my mama kept saying We're not meant to spend this life driving alone Sweet relief to pull the truth
6.
I see far horizon in your eyes I see that your wings are itching to get out and fly, I sympathize but I linger, squeeze your fingers too tight, draw out the everyday errands and suppertimes The second hand’s running too fast spinning through all of my time and I know that it’s Goodbye for now but not forever I’ll be here, holding it down, and I hope it won’t be too long, yes I hope it won’t be too long, oh I know it won’t be too long, not if I have anything to say about it Opinions like demo tapes — everyone’s got one and wants you to listen, they want to move you I admit, I want you to listen to mine But, deep in your heart, you have your own set of stars to guide you through darkness and I want to be one of those stars, so I’ll just stand here and shine and I know that it’s Goodbye for now but not forever I’ll be here, holding it down, and I hope it won’t be too long, yes I hope it won’t be too long, oh I know it won’t be too long, not if I have anything to say about it and what I have to say is that no matter how far away you may go, my heart will be with you, and no matter how lonely you are, you are never alone Cause the galaxy holds us in golden arms (Going) Goodbye for now (Going, going) Goodbye for now But not forever (Going, going, going, going) Not if I have anything to say (Gone)
7.
Clear 04:20
The shapes of pain move across your face like clouds in a stormy sky the shadows shift and change and gather in your eyes they took you for a soldier and taught you not to show then, to simplify, taught you not to even know i would take it if i could if you could hand the burden I would take it, oh i would be the wind that blows the clouds for good I would blow and blow someday this storm is gonna pass someday we’ll see clear sky at last days you’d rather be alone it’s so much work to smile and yet your suffering calls to me so i'll sit with you a while until the sweetness of the drug spills you into space pills I fear yet long to see relief upon your face I would take it if i could if you could hand the burden I would take it, oh i would be the wind that blows the clouds for good I would blow and blow someday this storm is gonna pass someday we’ll see clear sky at last someday this storm is gonna pass someday we’ll see clear sky at last my own strong body guilty in its ease sometimes I'd trade it for an hour of your peace heartache’s more than just a metaphor it’s hard to get my chest to breathe and now the nights come easier there seems to be a change though traitor hope has made us wary a slow awakening the smells of spring are in the air hyacinth and wild cherry and i would take it if i could if you could hand the burden I would take it, oh i would be the wind that blows the clouds for good I would blow and blow someday this storm is gonna pass someday we’ll see clear sky at last someday this storm is gonna pass someday we’ll see clear sky at last I think this storm is finally past I think i see clear sky

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released April 6, 2014

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Jenny Katz Northampton, Massachusetts

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Like interviews? Listen to the Composer Quest interview (Episode 34, "Physical Songwriting with Jenny Katz" or Tour 4, "Songwriting in New England") at www.charliemccarron.com/composer-quest/#episodes ... more

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