Express

by James Rabbit

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Collection of James Rabbit songs from the past 5 years, selected by band members and friends. Remastered January 2012 by Drew Stoeckel.

Also try the James Rabbit mashup retrospective Smush, produced by Drew:
soundcloud.com/youngpasta/smush

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released 12 January 2012

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Track Name: She Appears
She appears, right before me. With a thundercrash, she speaks to me.
She appears, in an instant. Feel the miracle in her presence.
I will carve it out in rocks, broadcast from the mountaintops
Don't care where you come from, just want you to know, its you.

She appears in a clearing; I come out of the woods to a cool morning.
Hear the honest song in a steady stream, she is waiting - perfect, complete.
Its never clear just what to do, so sing it out and see it through
Don't care where you come from, just want you to know, its you.

Its you, and I am rocking, reeling, in love again. True love, its you.

I need a spark!
Track Name: Candles
I will ride on by your house, wheels kick up water on a dead-end street
Moving right on past your house, I can see frost on the leaves
And though all is lost, I still believe...

The light in your eyes, there are candles, candles
The glow in your windows, flicker on and off, oh
Once the cold wind has blown, I can’t go home, it’s such a deep deep freeze

I see your scarf out on the town, wrapped all around you,
I may walk faster to catch up or stop to tie my shoe
Track Name: Ghost in Grey
She floats by on a saturday morning
She's found the perfect spot where the sun comes through the trees
The clock on the wall tocks, the stripes on the pole at the barbershop
Its early, seven thirty, nearly ninety degrees

It takes months and years, it takes a sea of tears
Oh I wait all day a ghost in grey
My heart to return, singin, woah-oh-oh-ay-oh
I fade away, a ghost in grey, I can't wait no more, no!

Angels and trumpets are ringing
Its way past midnight, I'm many miles from home
A sudden spark comes up, I'm surrounded and astounded with a whole new love
The birds in the treetops light up above

Music's the news, to tell the truth
Its everything I do
I'm dreamin up a song I love
And I'll send it off to you, I'll send it off to you
Whether down in the valley grounded, or up in the blue mountains
It's the way I get away

I fade away a ghost in grey
My heart beating blues and rhythm away
Track Name: We're In This Together
I don’t mean to scare you off, but I will take this as far as it needs to go
We’re uncharted; bordering the unknown
And I’ve been having these dreams, but a vision’s just a notion until its picked up steam

I’m in it for the long haul, want to see what this body can do
And you’re true, I trust you, let’s take these hearts and make them move
We’re in this together

Lonely moral millionaires, in a country bankrupt, citizenry’s gone corrupt
Join me, we’ll replace this sea of sameness with color cacophony
And oh, if the public erupts, this crowd can’t be so tough, we’ll replace them with the strength of our loved ones

Oh my goals are total understanding, patience, good vibrations. Join me, be tolerant of the night and all that comes with it, sometimes I need to take a moment...

Oh my friends are Thomas Edison, Ben Franklin, great Americans, we’re all this country needs, the post office, electricity, sometimes I need to take a moment...
Track Name: Coast to Coast and Heart to Heart
Coast to coast, keep me rocking, keep me rocking
Heart to heart, stay up all night talking
Keep me happy, stay close and keep together

Woke up after all night driving, girl was on the phone, eyes red from crying
She was drunk and needed to talk it over, I was stuck, not sad but sober
Voice cracked in a thousand places, dizzy dialing up doubt embraces
Girl, you know I’d do anything, but my body and my heart are two different things
Oh, I know it’s a significant friendship, so I’ll come on over if you need attention
Three hundred four hundred five hundred miles, then, again and again and again...
Oh the wind blows right through me, connect the ground with these two feet
The wind! Blows right through me, connect one two, step one two trhee

Coast to coast and heart to heart, I’m finding it hard to breathe when we’re
A part of me says keep on going, but the other says ‘move more slowly’
Coast to coast and minute to minute, finding it hard to breathe,
We’re in the middle of this, winking eye of the storm, oh baby, we’ve both been warned.

Hearts beat around cable wires, computers crash at inconvenient times
Girl, I need to know if you’re mine, boy, I’m stuck and cannot reply
Technology’s up and failed me, screen is dark and the distance fills up
Canyons, mountains, rivers between us, blank air canvasses have never seen us
Throw it out the window with a Luddite rage, going to take things back to the stone age
Write you out a letter on this blank page - it says ‘come and visit, stay with me stay with me’
Oh the wind blows right through me, pockets are lighter I’m travelling
I’ve got no wheels, I’ve got no wings, going to take these legs cause walking is free

Oh you know that I would go anywhere you are
Coast to coast and heart to heart
Track Name: She Speaks, Rings, and Chimes
Oh grey guitar, your black and white keys have for the last time failed me
Oh I know a stronger chord, when the wind blows her by
How she speaks rings and chimes

I try to make it clear, cause its about what you hear Closer Closer Closer
A silver bell's ring, major key angels sing Listen Listen Listen
Keep all channels open, ear to the door hoping,
To a song that promotes peace, and less space in-between us Closer Closer Closer

Sound of snowfall's arctic bloom in the woods outside my room, lie down

I know your mind, it's form, baby, but I'd rather reach your heart
If I keep on, writing, singing what I don't mean, I'll keep us apart

I try to make it clear, cause its about what you hear Closer Closer Closer
A silver bell's ring, major key angels sing Listen Listen Listen
Keep all channels open, ear to the door hoping,
To a song that promotes peace, and less space in-between us Closer Closer Closer

Sound of churches doors all closed, in the back beneath the roses, lie down

Oh, believe me, there's a mile in between me and what I'm trying to get across

I try to make it clear, cause its about what you hear Closer Closer Closer
A silver bell's ring, major key angels sing Listen Listen Listen
Keep all channels open, ear to the door hoping,
To a song that promotes peace, and less space in-between us Closer Closer Closer
Within arms reach! Closer Closer Closer
Let the distance cease! Closer Closer Closer
Track Name: United States Cooldown
The weekend stretches out infinitely, rows of leisure as far as I can see
On walks of my own, jet-piloting through, urban roads’ curves and reasonable curves
But I cant shake the feeling that its all passing by, buildings lean in lecherously shaming the sky
Their occupants grim daytimers that shut out the night
But this ain’t my case, no I’m new to these blues, I’m up here on stage looking down at my shoes
And you’re here with her, who’s right now without a boyfriend
And the night has got to find somewhere to end
Oh, can I get a word in? Evening’s awful burden, stay with me, and

The band downstairs stopped playing, cause the party got shutdown,
Looking for answers for here is useless I’ve found
But when I felt that first cold breath of yours come out, I felt the entire United States cool down

She takes me by the hand... let’s take a ride...

To all the churches and the libraries and the mosaics by the highways
All the daydreamers they haven’t gotten to yet, firm believers
Of all-night stops and restroom breaks, no the stadiums they are not afraid
Your ideas come first and then the style, motels after motels after miles and while there’s
Tourist traps in colors they don’t make no more, true, we’re all looking for something old to hold on to but
Brand new ways of living, kindly and forgiving, stay with me and

Well some change has blown in, arrived back in town,
He’s looking for some troubled troubador to pound -
But i’ve just become invincible! You can never take me now!
I have just felt the entire United States cool down.
Track Name: Lovers Leap
Jerry! Hmm?

Let's start a country- you be president, I'll be treasurer
We'll spend our money on art and education and architecture
We need a slogan, a logo, we can make it up as we go,
It goes 'I am in love with your problem solving and I am in love with your information'
And anyone can join this nation, just met, come on in!
We are not afraid of other people, we are not afraid of other beings

Seize the day, can't look back. Moving forward, it is life and this is love!

I see you in the day and all of my worries wash away- in an ocean of noise I dream an island. I've been hearing drums in the weekend wind (what do they say?) Come be with me, hey, hey,

Our hearts will jump, just got to open up, woah oh

Saw you at a party, and when our eyes first met
A magnetic pulse, froze the electronics, stereo and the TV set
Only you and I could move - we went across the room
Touching all the shoulders, freeing the people, cause they had frozen too
We said Hey, hey, back to life, this is happening,
It's a real event, even the dogs and cats are dancing (we taught them ballet and english)
It's loud! You can feel the songs
And I don't feel bad, because I invited the neighbors along:

Dean and Carol Reed:
Dean: We're going out of town for a year
Carol: You can borrow our car
Dean: It gets fifty miles to the gallon
Carol: You can use our card

Seize the day, can't look back. Moving forward, it is life and this is love.

The aliens land on our lawn in their helicopter, the doors pssht, they exit
They are multicolored and not human shaped, they glide up our steps
And it's scary at first, cause anything could happen
But these are brand new life forms, we need to let them in
Hello, we are open. Let me translate what I think they're saying.
"We use our time to teach - this is how to be with me
This is an opportunity to speak and tell me what you need"
This is a chance for knowledge, this is a chance for truth
Tune yourself into my world and see something new

Seize the day, can't look back. Moving forward, it is life and this is love.
Doing is more important than knowing...
I will always be happy to see you
Because I always know what to do to do to do to do to do to do to do with you...

Come on, let's go running, let's go swimming, let's start a project that's worth beginning
Let's cook dinner for the people we know, we mix it up and watch it go
We could find some rope, build a bridge, run across the gap and meet in the middle
You've got questions I've got answers, words are wild, my diamond dancers
I want to write a song that plays itself, wins your heart, improves my health
Oh but I know I've got to stay connected if I want change to happen in my direction
I follow the signs, the indications, I want correspondence, complications
This is my project, my promise my practice, a piece a prayer that we'll always be active
I will not sing, "I love you, good night," it's an uphill climb, it's the good fight
It's an invitation to charge forth! Into the dark with our torches!
Never stop, never stop.
Track Name: Surviving the Blue
Leaning together she and I walk to the end of the dock, watching birds on the water catching their lunch. Its a crystal clear out day and all the jokes and phrases that we’ve made up, they make sense to us...

I walk home, go back to sleep, weeks turn to seasons and leaves fall off the trees, I’m waltzing with hot coffee on my own- just thinking:

Where’s my good news? Holes in my pants and shoes walking from rust into ruin
Surviving the blue, surviving the blue
But I’ve gotta go to work- I will stack what I’ve got up in diamond shaped blocks
And I’ve gotta show it off- I will move my surroundings into glittering sequences
Surviving the blue, surviving the blue,
Where’s my good news? I don’t have to wait

Sweater over my shoulder at the end of a dog day, moving randomly from place to place I take no break. Wishing on that blood red star that my god, my god it all will work out
Toss a fireball in front of me, bury me deep in the ground, or toss a rope down, lift me up...

Oh, to be a part of that movement in your heart, watch the whole world spin in unison
Our worlds collide, the mysteries alive, the stars slick through the firmament

I walk to the end of the dock watching birds on the water floating still, it’s the day after the rain, broken branches kicked out of the way ripped off by the wind.
Track Name: Batso (Prom Version)
I come from Fresno California
Home of stabbings and beatings and muggings and multitriplehomicide
There was a cult leader, he had nine wives
Just down the street from Armandos or Antonios, where I ate chili burgers

Antonio was my roommate one year
And also my partner in home economics
He was going to be a boxer
So he took out the hot food from the oven with his hands
While he was sleeping, she and I were romantic
He could have been asleep or awake and heard
But that's unrelated.

Last Winter, I swam in a frozen lake
It was a weird time, afterwards we had crepes
He told me about China,
I saw a watercolor dog driving a car
It was more complicated long ago
We talked about heavy metal as we drove back through the snow.

We've got this band
Its James Rabbit band
Thank you for listening
To our racky chacky band
Crash Girl Crazy
Inside Joke Gone Wild

I got a message tonight
It said 'you are the one I love,
you are the one i love
I love you I love you
You are the one I want to spend the most time with
And I grabbed my head in my hands and I held my head down
And I didn't punch the wall
Cause I'm in control
At least for right now.

I've got this piano
It means a lot
I'm not giving it away
Cause that wouldn't make sense

I got a message tonight
Said "i got a whole new love
she's the one I love
And I love her I love her
She is the one I want to spend the most time with
And I grabbed my head in my hands and I held my head down
And I'd like to say I didn't punch the wall
Cause I'd like to say I'm in control.
I'm in control now

And I am in love again.
Track Name: Machetes
She comes in to focus, in a crowded room she's all that I see
She comes in to focus, and though I know where I am, my position is a mystery

My position is a mystery, I go where I go, this jungle is a city when the lights are low
I cannot be expected to be consistent in my motion as a man on a mission

The deeper the cut the sharper the blade, my navigation through a series of small changes
The deeper the cut, the sharper the blade, I know to learn the ropes before I break them

She comes in from the cold, weather wrapped around her in a misty glow
She comes in from the cold and I gotta keep composed, gotta keep together

City city city silhouette
Track Name: George Gershwin
Weekdays after oatmeal, I'll put thirty or forty minutes into these shoes
Saturdays and Sundays, in the crystal air, its more like miles

Each step, I'm lost. Sometimes music Sometimes thought.

Each car that passes is a chance at new death
their inhabitants sharp gunners to shoot me in the neck
but along with the tense shoulders, there is a calm, a serene
like that autumn pause before jumping into a pile of leaves

Oh, I'm inclined to take the easy way
Hills, they don't allow
I'm a sine wave on the down-and-out
Blue-ribbon women, painted men lonely in a crowd
This mood sometimes, I have to tone it down

Through this neighborhood of mixed elevations
Occasionally there are dogs.

Five days a week work necessitates a walk, a chance to unwind in headphones or
Singing along to myself on the bus, songs of comfort, songs I trust,
There's no danger anyone else will recognize the melody
Its just nonsense, there's no rhythm or reasoning

Oh, I'm inclined to take the easy way
Hills, they don't allow
I'm a sine wave on the down-and-out
Blue-ribbon women, painted men lonely in a crowd
This mood sometimes, I have to tone it down
Oh, I'm inclined to take the easy way
Palm trees all around
I'm a straight line that the world surrounds
My body moves so fast, my heart, blown pages in the wind
This town sometimes, its too much to take in