Animule

by Jefferson Fox

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Singer/songwriter Jefferson Fox has amazed audiences throughout the U.S. with tunes from his newest album, Animule which was released in November of 2008 on Outright Records. Jefferson's lyrical genius, compelling voice and quirky but beautiful guitar playing made this record an amazing work that will be remembered as a musical masterpiece for years to come. The songs and recordings range broadly in texture and style but keep uniformity with their thoughtfulness, musical beauty and sonic excellence.

Animule was recorded and produced by Eric Weaver (Ziggy Marley, Twilight Singers, Beck, Britney Spears, etc.) at Conway Studios in Los Angeles in historic Studio A and Mastered by the legendary Gavin Lurssen of Lurssen Mastering (Oh Brother Where Art Thou, Allison Krauss/Robert Plant, Tom Waits...)

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released November 17, 2008

Joe Ayoub (Enrique Iglesias, Population Game, Kat Parsons, Liz Phair),
John Cranfield (Rancid, Pink, Lionel Richie),
Joshua Blanchard (Joni Mitchell, George Thorogood, Isobel Campbell/Mark Lanegan),
Jocelyn Kay Lee,
John Dona,
John Molino(The Fabulous Thunderbirds),
Scott Gilman (Terence Trent d'Arby, Chaka Khan, Foreigner, Alice Cooper)

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Track Name: Bad Enough
The straight girl with the crooked smile

convict heart, ain't been out for awhile

mixed up love with good sex

wrote her very first suicide text


Buys a lot of paint for that little house

there's other things she knows she can do without

she feels fat at a hundred pounds

jumps at crashing sounds


So how much longer can you and i

continue to debate this

tell me is it bad,

bad enough now


She always seems to whisper

when she's on the phone

it's easier to talk to her

if you know for sure she's alone

she talks about flexibility says

that maybe she won't break

bends over backwards to make a stand

it's not a chance that she can take


So how much longer can you and i

continue to debate this

Tell me is it bad

bad enough now


Tabloid reporters, firemen and tornado chasers

are gathering around, around your house

So how much longer can you and i

continue to debate this

tell me is it bad...

is it bad enough now
Track Name: Before The Reckoning
There's too much on my mind to

get it all into words

my rambling about hopeless dreams

you've already heard

there's a thousand chapters and verses

but none of it makes sense

all trying to prove my gratitude..

and the way things should've been



before the burden, before the dream

before you gave me a voice to sing

before 'I love you' became obscene

before the reckoning



It's a waste of time i'm certain

our investment in these dreams

none of it returns a profit

and cold is all it brings

but you can't take it with you

and you won't seem to give it away

so when you go I guess they'll go too

all of the beautiful things you say



before the burden, before the dream

before you gave me a voice to sing

before 'I love you' became obscene

before the reckoning



before the reckoning, before I go

before we till under all we grow

before the sun is consumed by snow

I need to know I'm not alone

that I didn't waste my words

I didn't miss my mark

I didn't lose my way

into your heart

before I go, I need to know

before the reckoning



There's too much on my mind

get it all into words

my rambling about hopeless dreams

you've already heard

there's a thousand chapters and verses

but none of it makes sense

all trying to prove my gratitude..to you



jf
Track Name: The Urge
I've been resisting the urge

barely existing, choking to death on every word

hidin' behind my confidence

I wait until the time is right

and I almost let the cat out of the bag tonight



I almost messed up and told you

what I wanna do ....is



It's not my place to say and really

there's nothin' I can do

Should be on my way instead of fallin' apart

in front of you

You remember when I told you

that you looked nice....

what I wanted to say was

DAMN you're beautiful...in the moonlight



and I almost messed up and told you

what I wanna do is

hold you, kiss you

touch your face and tell you how I missed you

and I wish you wanted this too

but before it slips out

you cover my mouth



and when the silence it becomes awkward

and your eyes meet mine

you make your escape from me

every time

but what you don't know is that

long after you're gone

those eyes haunt me.....

like a sad song



and I can't believe I almost told you

what I wanna do

what I want from you

is to hold you..



jf
Track Name: Simpleton
I've been trying to avoid this
hiding in shadows and sneaking around
I've been running away
I knew that one day it would hunt me down
hunt me down

I'm more clever, I wish
You tell me secrets, we sit and reminisce
And I seal the whole thing with a kiss
and clever me, all I came up with was this

I love you cause ours is a simple song
I love you cause it's easy for me
to sing along
I love you and no, there's nothing wrong
with me,
see I love..., I love you is just such a simple song

In the silence of the dawn
I wake up and put my old, my old clothes on
A stretch and a yawn
And I burst out into laughter at
all the secrets we have known
and how my love for you has grown
and I knew it all along

I love you cause ours is a simple song
I love you cause it's easy for me to sing along
I love you and no, there's nothing wrong
with me,
see I love..., I love you it's just such a simple song

jf
Track Name: Nobody's Fault
I was the one who went away
but it feels like you left me
no answer , no call
a lot like you're not there at all
Nobody's Fault

The only advice I can give you
don't make promises at all
people do what people want to
life takes you where it ought to
bottom line it's Nobody's Fault

Water might choose to become
teardrops, snowflakes, an ocean
whatever it does, whichever one
it's just wet for awhile, then it's gone
it's Nobody's Fault

It's nobody's fault the dog barks at you
nobody knows what he's going through
nobody's fault that the moon went down
or that gravity ties you to the ground
nobody's fault you cut yourself,
your eyes add salt
we all fall down a lot
it's Nobody's Fault

There's a lot of folks die
a lot of folks born
whole lot of changing
a whole lot of forms
a lot of time we invest on regret
with no return on what we've spent
it's Nobody's Fault

jf
Track Name: So Many Ways
Well I've been around for a few days
I've seen a thing or two
Don't feel old in so many ways
Just some old ways that I am accustomed to

And I've been trying
to act my age
Like you, I'm dying too
but I don't feel old in

So many ways...

All things considered I'm not,
I'm not doing so bad,
These might be the best days we have,
We have ever had,
And most of my friends they say,
They feel the same,
Every now and then...and then again, well,
Every mind it has a tendency to change,

And I've been trying
to act my age
Like you I'm dying too
but I don't feel old in

So many ways...

Well I've been around for a few days,
I've seen a thing or two,
Don't feel old in so many ways,
Just some old ways that I am accustomed to,

And I've been trying
to act my age
Like you I'm dying to
but I don't feel old in

So...so...so many ways

jf
Track Name: This Time
Everything that happens to us
Happens for a reason
At least that's what we tell ourselves these
Dry, dry seasons

But something must have changed
Cause it seems different this time
I can't find the reason hiding
Inside the rhyme

this time...

And you would surely tell me that you
You are the answer
I didn't catch the question and I don't
Know what was the matter...

And if I lied to myself that was
Surely for my sake
I make no decisions for you
Make no mistake

this time...this time...

if it's just fate then I can tell myself it'll
be alright this time
if it's just fate then we can tell ourselves it'll
be alright this time

There's one or two, maybe three ways
Ways that I could go
Lie to you, I could hide from myself or just
Just own up and show

But I can't be the one, the one to lift
To lift you up
I don't have the strength these days to
Fill my cup

this time...this time

and if it's just fate then I can tell myself it'll
be alright this time
this time
this time...

jf
Track Name: Jack And Jill
Jack and Jill,

make plans they will

find a small place outside the city

But save for now

pray for better

bide their time and just talk about the weather


and Jack says "let's get on with the living"

"come on let's get on with our lives"

and Jill replies "how bout we get through tomorrow"

"in fact I'd like to get through tonight"


The optimist and the doubter

they make the perfect match

the matador and the bully

out on the front lawn playing 'catch me if you can'


and Jack says "let's get on with the living"

"come on let's get on with our lives"

and Jill replies "how bout we get through tomorrow"

"in fact let's try ...

"how bout you and i...

"why don't just try to get through tonight"

jf
Track Name: Hang My Hat Here
I came to this place
on my way somewhere
somewhere brighter ...I just
never got there

But I made a few friends
and a lover
I found out some lost dreams,they...
can be rediscovered

I think I'll hang my hat here
I think I'll stay for awhile
I like to see your smile
I think I'll hang my hat here

When I was younger
I dreamed so much larger
It felt like greater
It must have to be farther

But I found out lately
Some of the greatest dreams
They are right here
Right here beside me

I think I'll hang my hat here
I think I'll stay for awhile
I like to see your smile I,
think I'll hang my hat here
I think I'll stick around
I got nothing better to do
If I could stay with you
I think I'll hang my hat here

Right here

Here's to you
Here's to our friends
Here's to wherever
This old road it may end
Here's to the memories
That we have and we are making
Here's to the love
That's out there for the taking

and I

I think I'll hang my hat here
I think I'll stay for awhile
I like to see your smile I
I think I'll hang my hat here
I think I'll stick around
I got nothing better to do
If I could stay with you
I think I'll hang my hat here

jf
Track Name: Believe
It's alright to fight
alright to run away
it's alright to say something if you
you've got something to say

It's alright to be quiet
I just don't know how
it's alright and it just stands to reason
I'd have something to say now

I don't believe in goodbye's I don't
I don't believe in regret
I don't believe that anyone needs
anymore than they get
I can't believe it, my daughter
She's already smarter than me
I only have one thing left to give her
I'll give her what I...I believe

It's alright to be alone
but love is your fate
it's alright if it takes you your whole lifetime
that's not too long to wait

It's alright if you act like you did
back when you were a child
it's alright to be scared
as long as you still smile

I don't believe in goodbye's I don't
I don't believe in regret
I don't believe that anyone needs
anymore than they get
I can't believe it, my daughter
She's already smarter than me
I only have one thing left to give her
I'll give her what I...I believe

I believe our teachers...they are
everyone we meet
they're all poets and prophets we
pass out on the streets
I can't believe it my daughter
she's already smarter than me
and I only have one thing left to give her
I'll give her what I
I believe

jf

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