Chronicles Of Harvey

by Jefferson Fox

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Life wrote another song today.

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released March 11, 2011

Jefferson Fox - Guitars, Vocals, other stuff
Patrick Koetting - Bass Guitars
Darren Burgfeld - Trombone
Anastasia Gonzales - Background Vocals
Justin Schwartz - Engineer, Drums, Percussion
Andie Fox - Piano

Recorded at Relevant Recordings, Jackson Mo
Copyright Jefferson Fox 2010
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I'm writing my own bio... I'm too old for this shit. - jefferson fox

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Track Name: Don't Go There
If anybody else done these things to me
I've done to myself, I'm pretty sure it'd be
a short day in a courtroom
then 'the chair'

you can't nail a man to a cross anymore
pisses all the wrong people off anymore
unless you're out in Hollywood, of course
cause nobody out there...seems to care

pray for my daughters and your sons
don't ask where they've been
don't tell em what you've done
just imagine you and i, we are the only ones
don't go there

I've been to California and the Georgia coast
slept with the Devil and the Holy Ghost
can't remember which one I enjoyed the most, anymore

Manhattan or Reno, a Deadwood casino
Alabama, Montana, all the places that we go
it's the same in New Orleans as it is out in Portland
every life is a short one
that's for sure

pray for my daughters and your sons
don't ask where they've been
don't tell em what you've done
just imagine you and i, we are the only ones
don't go there

I got lost in the Dakota's
wound up here in the Heartland
wise, not to imply that I was smart man
but all I have is myself to fear
and the holes in your heart are closer than they appear
it don't take no water to make a tumbleweed grow
so don't bother diggin' because the answer's still no
just go wherever the wind wants to blow
and pray to your God that you don't
end up back here

pray for my daughters and your sons
don't ask where they've been
don't tell em what you've done
just imagine you and i, we are the only ones
don't go there

pray for my daughters and your sons
don't ask where they've been
don't tell em what you've done
just imagine you and i, we are the only ones
dyin' out here in this desert sun
just imagine you and i, we are the only ones
don't go there

jefferson fox - 2010
Track Name: My Brother's Keeper
Everybody wants to go to Heaven
Even the folks who swear it don't exist
The hardest part about life is searching for excuses
For desire, in lieu of death's kiss

And I will be my brother's keeper
Because I want his possessions for myself
He should no better than to leave her alone
Or turn his back on me at the well

Everybody wants to go to Heaven
But the Church shares the State's arrogance
So we ridicule the Believers to prop ourselves up
And pray for grace through our intelligence

And I will be my brother's keeper
Because I want his woman for myself
And the knife twists in deeper
As we stumble down the stony road to Hell

And I will be my brother's keeper
Because I want his woman for myself
The knife twists in a little deeper
As I stumble down the stony road to Hell

As I stumble down the stony road to Hell

-jefferson fox 2010
Track Name: Bait And Switch
When the killing is over
and the war comes to an end
We'll find a reason
to start one up again

Ya can't change that with love or money
or a folk song, friend
Cause it's the oldest and our
favorite sin

Cause every human-being wants what
all the other ones they've got
and if we can't have our own
we'll just take yours

Since way back at the beginning of time
war has been fought over food and wine
women, oil, land, money,
everything that shines

And we always have a good excuse,
religion, our political views,
'bringin our freedom to you,
whether or not you mind,

Every human-being wants what
all the other ones they've got
and if we can't have our own
we'll just take yours

Being content, that's the cure
but it'll never, ever endure
cause every generation,
they just want more

la-dee-da-da-da
la-da-da-da....

you put your money in
and your morals out
take the company car
scream and you shout
make fun of your friends for their failure
that's what it's about

la-dee-da-da-da
la-da-da-da....

If you think that guy you voted for
is immune to greed you're a fool for sure
cause amassing a fortune and honesty
just don't mix

It's the age old game of bait and switch
appeal to the poor to get elected
and then sell your vote to the elite
makes you rich

Cause every human-being wants what
all the other ones they've got
and if we can't have our own
we'll just take yours

Being content, that's the cure
but it'll never, ever endure
cause every generation,
every state and nation,
every politician,
every singer/songwriter, folk musician,
every suicide-bomber and family physician,
ever out-of-work actress in a compromising position
everybody you know
they all want more.

(and i do too).

jefferson fox - 2010
Track Name: You Don't
You and I grew up in different gardens
digested different soil
we came from different tendings
we have different toils

I speak in rhyme and you never say
you never say anything
I drop you hooks and lines
wait for a bell to ring

and just so you know
they probably won't
just so, just so you know
just so you know, you don't

I gave you a key so you could
open me up and see
you lost in on a carnival parking lot

wandered around and around that littered ground
you searched for days until you walked out in front
of a new train of thought

but you figured me out
you know exactly what I am about
you predict my every move
but i don't...so you lose

and just so you know
I probably won't
just so, just so you know
just so you know...you don't

you don't know

I'm praying that something happens
I turn into Tracy Chapman
find myself a fast car
and i leave

but nothin ever changes,
you and i are still strangers
and we don't have our
keys

and just so you know
we probably won't
just so, just so you know
just so you know (since you know me so well)
just so you know (why don't you show me)

just so you know

you don't.

jefferson fox - 2010
Track Name: Paperback
I hope when i go
that i go slow
cause i really do, i
i wanna know
what it's like to die
even if it's just for a ...little while

maybe i'll say something smart
maybe some passerby will take it to heart
who knows, maybe they'll write
a paperback about my life

maybe i'll save a baby from a fire
shake the presidents hand and call him a liar
maybe i'll figure out what our dreams are all about
maybe i'll find a wormhole to the other side
maybe it's right there in your eyes

in your eyes

i hope when i go
that i go slow
cause i really do, i...
i wanna know
what it's like to see this life
drowning in a bright, white, light.

jefferson fox - 2010
Track Name: Soul For Sale
Soul for sale,
I mean a man needs his money,
nothin else to offer but some
worn out love,

Forgotten faith and a few
a few tall tales
handrwritten sign says
"soul for sale", uh huh

Sold all the neighbors off for
black-market parts
Limbs and livers,
broken hearts

Barely made enough dough
to throw his own bail
handwritten sign says
"soul for sale" ...uh huh

So let's do somethin new
cause I'm tired of trying to be who you
think I oughtta be,
there's a part of me
dyin' to get out but I don't think that he's

Gonna say anything you wanted to hear
your worst nightmare or
a little bitty fear in
the back of your mind
there's a half-a-dozen lines
in here about you
so what you gonna do
you run for the door
" i can't take no more"
" what's that boy writin' rap tunes for"
Cause he's tired, uninspired,
tryin to light a little fire
hopin there's somebody there to catch him when he
falls from the wire
my desire is just like yours
everybody thinks theirs is different of course
but the facts...

the facts are simple
you're born then you're dead
and what happens in the middle
is the matter at hand
are you doin' what you can for
anybody other than yourself?

it's doubtful...
that's a mouthful
how bout, how bout your

Soul for sale,
comes with a dancin monkey
started life out with nothin at all

and i still got most of it and
you seem to think that's funny
handwritten sign says
"Soul For Sale"

uh huh

-jefferson fox (2010)
Track Name: Ghost Stories
My Grandfather and a few of his friends
gather round as the work day ends
it's always the same
just small-talk and advice
the same old stories
but it's always nice

The one about the lake flood
in I think: 45'
'A dog on a hotwire'
'land they couldn't buy'
'Miles Allison and the dynamite'
Grandpa 'd tell that one and laugh till he cried

So when I'm gone away
Would you do this for me
Promise me you'll tell
My ghost stories

'The one about the big fish
that Emmett lost'
cigar burned the line in two...
showing it off
How great Grandpa and I ended up
with the same name
It's a good story, A little long but
anyway
A milk-cow that got traded for a hound
How Grandpa 'd pet the cat if
no one was around
'When Pee-Wee Ward opened the flood-gate
to the St. Francis'
The fisherman and tourists
all nearly drowned

So when I'm gone away
Would you do this for me
Promise me you'll tell
My ghost stories

So please listen close
to the Old Ghosts
They've still got a lot
lot to say

And it won't be long
You and I'll become
I promise one day
We'll be Ghost Stories

-jefferson fox- 2008

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