John Haesemeyer's Lyrics 

from the new album, Three Mirrors

"Three Mirrors"

http://johnhaesemeyer.bandcamp.com/track/three-mirrors

 

Got air in my tires

Fresh window wipers

My three mirrors

Are clean

 

Preachers on FM

Rappers on AM

Sound strangely

The same

 

It’s all clear now on the roadside

Now and then, just a few green signs

The engine shifts into

Overdrive...

 

I tried to help you

I offered refuge

From the prison

You’d made

 

I stormed the temple

I tipped over tables

I made clear

My rage

 

Interlude

 

We both had demons

Unspoken reasons

But no one

Read minds

 

Now there’s air in my tires

Fresh window wipers

My three mirrors

Are clean

 

"Two of Me"  

http://johnhaesemeyer.bandcamp.com/track/two-of-me


(A Capella)
Sometimes I wish there were two of me
The wiser one in front of me
Someone to lead me
Someone who could see
The possibility
Someone to believe
 
All alone the good son lies
No one home to question why
Tears fill his eyes
Says, "If only there were two of me
I'd have company.
If only there were two of me"
 
Somebody
Call to him
From the stairway quietly
Yeah, call to him
Tell him you'll be back soon
There'll be time for him and you
 
Mother's off on her own
With a bottle feeling low
Dad's at another home
Brother's are out getting stoned
Ain't nobody really home
Only the youngest one
 
Somebody
Call to him
From the stairway quietly
Yeah, call to him
Come into the middle of the room
Tell him you'll be back soon
There'll be time for him and you
There'll be time. . ..

Bridge (Instrumental - Piano)
 
Somebody
Call to him
From the stairway quietly
Yeah, call to him
Come into the middle of the room
Tell him you'll be back soon
There'll be time for him and you
There'll be time. . ..

Outro
Sometimes I wish there were two of me
The wiser one in front of me
Someone to
Believe....

"Think I’m Going Down"

http://johnhaesemeyer.bandcamp.com/track/think-im-going-down

 

We know how this end

A little time, we’ll be friends

Everything will be

Just okay

You’ll look at me....

And say

You know me too well  

 

I think I’m going down

I think I’m going down

No need to turn around now  

You wouldn’t see me anyhow

 

Maybe all that I need

A little time to clear my head

Wake up when I want

Smoke a cigarette

Have a little fun....

Yeah.

What”s the harm in that?

 

I think I’m going down

I think I’m going down

No need to turn around now

I think I’m going down

 

Sometimes I see you down long streets

Hear you when the front door creeks

I start to call you from the hall

In that way we used to spea

But you don’t come around now

And my feet are underground  

 

Instrumental

 

So I think I’m going down

I think I’m going down

No need to turn around

I think I’m going down

 

I….. think I’m going down

I don’t wanna go down

No… I don’t wanna go down, down, down

Oh no

Oh no

No…. need to turn around now

I’m already

Down......

 

"Church of My Childhood"

http://johnhaesemeyer.bandcamp.com/track/church-of-my-childhood

 

The church of my childhood

Stands without compassion in the rain

Brings back a lot of memories

But no new revelations do I gain

 

Statue of Jesus

Looks down upon me through concrete eyes

He’s heard the hymns I sang for him

He knows I still wonder why

Why

Why must there be

So many lies?

 

So the rain comes down

As my feet fall on hallowed ground

And I watch the rain

The way it flushes the roads

 

Somehow I ended up here

Under the gutters of this holy house

I take a few steps out

Let the rain drench my clothes

Saturate my sorrow

Consecrate my pain

Savor my self pity

Under the cold, blowing rain

The rain is coming down

 

Interlude

 

And I could stay a little longer

Look for something from my past

Another piece of childhood sorrow

Something to make this moment last

Ahh, but I’m much too old for that

 

So I’ll be on my way

Down the roads or the throughway

But either way

The rain keeps coming down

 

And it keeps on raining

Keeps on raining

Raining down

 

 

"Back to College"

http://johnhaesemeyer.bandcamp.com/track/back-to-college

 

Elevator pushes me up to the same old floor

Every day I wander the same maze and wonder if I can take it much more

Always in search for a friend

Who’ll be there in the end

Trapped inside partition walls

Lost, lost, lost

In the corporate halls

 

 

I’m going to quit my job

Take out loans

And go back to college

 

 

Forget everything I ever learned

About business or commerce

Get a degree

In a humanity

Swivel ‘round in this office chair

Plant my wingtips on the ground

Get myself out of here

 

 

Sociology one-oh-one

Gonna study everyone under the sun

Introduction to philosophy

Find out what it means just to be

And oh, the history of native America

 

Paint my brush across the sky

One thousand question marks, why

It all leads back to why

They shake my hand, look me in the eye

Note the pattern in my tie

One thousand rituals each day

Just to keep everybody the same

Tell me why?

It all leads back to why

 

Gonna quit my job

Go back, go back, go back,...

Quit my job

Take out some loans

 

I’m gonna

Quit my job

Take out loans

And go back to college

"Vancouver’s Shore"

http://johnhaesemeyer.bandcamp.com/track/vancouvers-shore-duet


Hard to believe we've never been
Here
Before
Seems like maybe once we walked along
That
Same shore
Through the park onto this avenue
I need a nap now, how ‘bout you?

Under these towers made of glass
I turn
And laugh:
Hard to believe our trip here's almost thru
There's so much left for us to do

When you're with me
You like to keep things on the go
Like right now, you smile at me and say:
Why don't we walk once more 
Vancouver's shore?

Last night was such a great show 
On that stage
Outdoors
Still, there's so much left to see 
Today
By the shore
The racing sailboats and the harbor seals 
That patch of shade on the field 
 
You and me
We've got our differences; it's true  
You like things slow 
You, you keep things on the go 
Still today, I've got a point, you know 
Why don’t we walk once more 
Vancouver’s shore?

Interlude


I always come around
You never let me down
Together let’s make the most
Of this town 

You and me
We've got our differences its true
I like things slow 
Me, I keep things on the go
Still today you've got a point, you know
Why don’t we walk once more 
Why don’t we walk once more 
Why don't we walk once more 
Vancouver’s shore?

Vancouver's shore
Vancouver's shore
Vancouver's shore
Vancouver's shore !

Lyrics for Come Along Quickly

1- Come Along Quickly

2 - Open Up

3 - Love, Why So Far Away

4 - Young At Heart

5 - Ashes Away

6 - Slide

7 - By August Time

8 - Colors In Between

9 - If I Didn't Have You

10 - A Little Confidence

 

Get the album on Bandcamp

"Come Along Quickly"

 

Aint no enemy out there

Only whats within

No wonder its hard to

Know where to begin

So lonely so lonely

That empty place

Hoping for a message

With a happy face

 

So come along quickly

Dont waste time

Give me the few facts

Make up your mind

 

Dont need to see lightning

To know you need a plan

Theres a storm gathering

Theres wind on the sand

I know its scary

Out in open space

Everythings small

So far away

 

Theres no need for stories

No need for names

Ahh, you don't have to worry

Where I'll lay the blame

I blame the secret

Nobody tells

I blame the water

You drew from the well

And all those angry sermons

On heaven and hell

I blame the new toy

Brought to show and tell

 

Come along quickly

Dont waste time

Give me the

Give me the

Give me the few facts

Then make up your mind

 

"Love, Why So Far Away"

 

 Is it in the meadow

Is it in the tall oak

Is it in the brush stroke

Or the shimmer of a sunny path?

 

Is it in the wind chime

Is it in the child's eyes

Is it in the kite lines

Soaring on a Saturday?

 

 

Well now, love

yeah now, love

oh now, love

why so far away?

why so far away?

 

 

Is it in the stained glass

Lit up at the late mass

Is it on the book stand

Or the halo of the holy saints?

 

 

Oh now, love

Why so far away?

why so far away?...

 

 

Is it in the baseball

Left out in the front hall

Is It in the rainfall

Streaming down the window pane

 

 

Is it on the flagstaff

Strung up at half mast?

Is it in the heartland

Or floating on a distant sea?

 

(ya gotta take it to the tip top)

 

Well now, love

yeah now, love

oh now, love

why so far away?

why so far away?

well now, love

yeah now, love

oh now, love

 

 

"Ashes Away"

 

Redwoods around us

We climb the steep ravine

Pretty soon there's the ocean

Rolling, glistening

Though i know there's no answer

In the salty breeze

As we scatter the ashes

I cant help from wondering

 

Where does the love go?

Where does the love go

After the wind blows

The ashes away?

 

Smooth blue above us

Blue like blue should be

Blue like the color

Of our best memories (?)

Maybe there's a place that

Only you could see

So me, I study the thin cloud

Far off on the sea

And wonder

 

Where does the love go?

Where does the love go?

After the wind blows

The ashes away?

 

It took time to get here

The winding path was slow

Pretty soon we should pack up

Get ready to go

Everything has an ending

Everything and everyone

I take one last look at

The amber, setting sun

And wonder

 

Where does the love go?

Where does the love go?

After the wind blows

The ashes away

 

The ashes away

The ashes away

The ashes away

The ashes away.....

"Open Up"

 

As I sit in this chair

I admit i'm scared

Where this talk with

You might lead

Afraid all I'll know

Will be a life lived alone

I guess an open mind is

What i need

 

And oh

Some kind of way

To open up the door that shut

Along the way

 

Many years like this

Confused, dishonest

About the doubts

left unsaid

So i know it's hard now

To see the way out

No way to make

Quick amends

 

So will you listen now

As these words come out

Help me to see

Beyond the fear

Show me whats really there

What brings me to this chair

Help me try

To talk about

Some of it here

 

And open up

Open up

Open up

The door that shut

Along the way

 

"Young At Heart"

 

In the start

It was all brand new

Played the part

Best I knew

Was young at heart

So were you

In the start

Everything was new

 

It was like i awoke

Under evening sky

Each word you spoke

Every splash of light

Such a thrill to see

Your brilliant eyes on me

 

I was young

Young at heart

I was

Young, young at heart

Young

At heart

 

Even then

Somehow i knew

In my heart

Had much to do

A frozen part

To get down to

Yeah, even then

Still somehow i knew

 

When you walked through the door

It came as no surprise

I knew the truth

I saw it in those eyes

Such a tragedy

Those brilliant eyes

Didn’t love me

 

I was young

Young at heart

I was

Young, young at heart

Young

At heart

 

I was young

Young at heart

I was young

I was

Young at heart

Young at heart

I was young

I was

Young

 

"Slide"

 

Remember when it was heavy

How you carried it on your back?

Took time to get the answer

But then the question was never asked

Did you grow up slaying dragons?

Did you learn to ignore the ghost?

Did you hang onto that wagon

As it swung onto the road?

 

Lets get down to it

But lets be fair

Its true they didnt know you

That doesnt mean they didnt care

They took you for granted

You took all in stride

Now look at that same dragon

Runnin' around inside

It's all right

It's all right

It takes time

But theres always time

To let it all

Let it all

Slide......

 

Now that the load has lifted

Do you see it the same way?

Or do you find you've been gifted

With vision to see another way?

The minutes and the hours

Do they come close?

And as you look all around you

Is everyone on the same road?

 

Lets get down to it

But lets be fair

Its true they didnt know you

That doesnt mean they didnt care....

 

It's all right

It's all right

It takes time

But theres always time

To let it all

Let it all

Slide......

(Repeat)