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Amp Year

by Jose Bold

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Well o well what a year what a glorious agony In a ceaseless unending cacophony Listen close and it turns into harmony Ringing up to the moon O I tried to be good or whatever that means We're all lost out at sea chasing a dream And if we get it it's not what it seems Like reaching to grab the moon I'm not poor and I'll never be wealthy I just want the ole happy and healthy And all the things that you want for your family Maybe some money too I just don't wanna fret how'm I gonna do all o this When the secret of life and eternal bliss Is contained in one meaningful kiss And maybe some money too From deep in our skulls to the far outer space There are great gears turning and turning apace You could fit us all on the head of a pin It just makes me want to begin again So I'll see you again in this sunset or the next If you're fizzling out or your ship is wrecked Get better hands and feet on deck And sail till you hit the moon
Raincoat 03:56
Rain rain raincoat Ward off rainsoak Keep me dry as the sand on a beach in summer Way stoked To be wearing you raincoat Hail St. Raincoat My parade float Feels like I'm above the clouds where the sun still shines in a Sailboat Without worry Love you raincoat Rain rain come down down to the surface of the Round round world where I stand staring at The clouds and while rain rain hits the coat around me The sound sounds like a tiny drummer sinfonietta I wish I could make my raincoat grow So all my friends family and everyone I know Could fit inside that coat We could start a city of our own Stay dry when it pours outside and go Back out when the sun shows We'd elect a mayor of the raincoat To manage our affairs And get the raincoat vote Through mass coat share We'll plant little raincoats Grow them June to May And when our kids grow old We'll tell them how the coat was back in the day Rain rain everywhere On my mind Swirling in the air All the time I walk out in my raincoat Wait for something new Then the sun cuts through And the sun and the rain turn everything to silver air The clouds fall away as I stare And silent as a rainbow I remove my raincoat
Islands 05:09
Pull your aching bones up We're alight For your insight I will be outside Isn't it enough for you to know That you belong to I have got a friend that you should know Would it be wrong to Is it just enough for you to know I'll help you out too I am not afraid I've got your wing So we'll set off to Islands Scenes of homes that we'd live in What sights Don't be sad what we have is alright Isn't it enough for you to know That you belong to I have got a friend that you should know Would it be wrong to Is it just enough for you to know I'll help you out too I am not afraid I've got your wing So we'll set off to Islands
Awake 02:57
Waiting for first light to stop the wind from Throwing rain against the window while I'm Thinking about the things I know that I'm Forgetting to do before they scuttle down the drain I daydream that I am someone else who has it better Or someone else who has it much harder And who am I to be somebody other Than me
Car 01:47
I just wanna get into a car and have it start I just want to get onto a bicycle and ride
Gbye Gbye 02:31
I don't want you to go To the place that we know Will be waiting for us At the end of the road It's the end of the show And we have to go So let's take it slow Up the exit row
We'll stand together as the ocean burns The airplanes flailing making love to sinking ships O The storms will pull out limbs off We'll replace them all with sticks And intertwined my love we'll make a tree One day that tree will learn to be a forest And bear the fruit that makes the world remember taste O On a hill your voice will echo Circling round and round Chased by a voice that sounds a lot like mine Our voices swirling round will make a vortex With atoms smashing passionately divine O Spitting bits of matter round The building blocks of life And from those goops of ooze new life will spring I will watch the species rise In spite of their decline As they grow to outer space one day You can be the mother earth And raise your many kids Even as they claw and bite your skin off Then we'll have apocalypse for breakfast The landscape boiling deep fried to a crusty black O After all is silent We'll give each other smiles And close our cosmic eyes and go to sleep But don't cry love Cuz we still have time There's still a sky outside tonight And I have eyes for you
Pinspot 04:37
Bee stings and sage Decorate your leg All the way down Toothaches and grace Pour out your mouth All the way down Steamboats we'll race Over the falls All the way down Ascend the mountain range Sled down on crepes All the way down Tin foil and clay I can hear from your room All the way down You're from outer space From your halo All the way down Before my mind starts going You should know that I love you so


released December 15, 2012

cover art by Counsel Langley


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Jose Bold Seattle, Washington


aka John Osebold

new album every December

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