Jillette Johnson Heathen

Cinder blocks around my brain

Came to mock but I remain to

Pray, oh, pray

Am I talking to myself,

Talking to myself

Or brother are you with me?

The muscle of a temperate breeze

Could KO my philosophy

And I feel it shake,

I feel it shake

I’m at the belly of a well,

Talking to myself

Lover can you lift me?

Baby, are you still awake, hey, hey

Can I tell you about my night screams?

Would you teach a heathen how to pray?

Cinder blocks around my brain

Came to mock but I remain to

Pray, oh, pray

Axion shake, but I came to pray

I’m at the belly of a well,

Talking to myself

Lover can you lift me?

Baby, are you still awake, hey, hey

Can I tell you about the night screams?

Would you teach a heathen how to pray?

Oh, brother are you with me?

Baby, are you still awake, hey, hey

Can I tell you about the night screams?

Would you teach a heathen how to pray?

Would you teach a heathen how to pray?

Can I tell you about the lightning

Can I muster up a little faith?

Jillette Johnson True North

The enemy is in my mind

But the little belly aches give it, light

If I could be inside my body while I move my mouth, then, I

Could better swallow what I feel

And it would only be like water in a, whale

I could release you to the ocean with a mighty sound

I’ll find true north, somewhere, somehow

When the road ends, and spits me out

I’ll call my friends, and wipe my nose

Ill find true north, and stumble out

C’mon be a comedian

Got to admit there’s something funny in the

fall to ruin

You’re broken, hungover, and living in your parent’s house

You’ll find true north, somewhere, somehow

When the road ends, and spits you out

You’ll call your friends, and wipe your nose

You’ll find true north, and stumble out

I’m

I’m

Stumbling

Home

I’m

Stumbling

Home

Am I air or am I water will I dry or will I drown?

I built everything I wanted then I tore it, down

I am sure

As hot as cold

The more I learn

The less I know

I’ll find true north, and settle down

Release the lowness of my doubt

I’ll call my friends, and wipe my nose

I’ll find true north, and stumble home

Jillette Johnson In Repair

He holds my hand

And we make love

Again and again

‘Til the sun comes up

That’s my man

That’s my lover over there

He’s my angel in repair

He’s my angel in repair

I’ll get the wine

Out of my shirt

And I will try

To get the hurt

Out of his head

And I’ll get out of the way

He’s my angel by the day

But then something goes away

But I know he’s still in there

He’s my angel in repair

He holds my hand

He fills my cup

I hold him in

He fills me up

That’s my man

That’s my lover over there

He’s my angel in repair

He’s my angel in repair

Alright, OK

I will get out of the way

But I know he’s still in there

He’s my angel in repair

He’s my angel in repair

Jillette Johnson Not Tonight

Close the door, shut out the light

Put your head onto a pillow and sleep tonight

Hold me close, hold me tight

You can tell me in the morning, not tonight

And away we go like fish under the water

Riding on

Sky is clear, stars are bright

You can tell me in the morning, but not tonight

It’s you and me against the clock

No time to worry, no time to stop

Take off your coat and lay me down

And tell me that you love me without a sound

And away we go like fish under the water

Riding on

Sky is clear, stars are bright

You can tell me in the morning, but not tonight

Old habits die hard

Old habits die hard

And away we go like fish under the water

Riding on

Sky is clear, stars are bright

You can tell me in the morning, but not tonight

You can tell me in the morning, but not tonight

Jillette Johnson Box Of Crayons

My bed is white

My floor is blue

My walls are red

My door is too

My eyes are brown

My skin is tan

I am the colors of a woman

And every night inside my room

I lie awake and think of you

And though I’ll never play that part

You are the color of my heart

Dadadadadadadadadadada da da da

And when I wake I look outside

I watch the buildings multiply

My walls are red

My beds still white

Just as empty as last night

Dadadadadadadadadadada da da da

Your eyes are green

Your hair is black

You are the colors that I lack

Your hands are strong

Your skin is tan

You are the colors of a man

Dadadadadadadadadadada da da da

My box of crayons

My box of crayons

My box of crayons

Color me outside my lines

Color me outside my lines

Color me outside my lines

My bed is white

My floor is blue

My walls are red

My door is too

My eyes are brown

Your eyes are green

They are the only color

They are the only color

Dadadadadadadadadadada da da da

The only

The only

The only color

Yeah Yeah

You are the only color I can see

Jillette Johnson Butterfly Catcher

Sweet short sigh I’m satisfied

I’m in and out like ebbing tide

I know how this story goes

Fall like dead leaves when it blows

Puffy eyes and harmless lies

I just can’t bear to compromise

Tears feel wetter, lips kiss hard

Lost like pennies in the yard

We stayed in the bed and held on

If I could tie your legs around my backbone

Then I would carry the sensation

All other love is imitation

But my butterfly catcher is gonna let you go

Moldy bread and airtight dread

I can’t unsay the things I said

I don’t want to face your friends

Cut split ends to save our strands

We stayed in the bed and held on

If I could tie your legs around my backbone

Then I would carry the sensation

All other love is imitation

But my butterfly catcher is gonna let you

Get out while your spirit is strong

And your heart’s whole enough to open your arms

And love large

I got to be patient

My body’s violently vacant

My butterfly catcher is gonna let you go

Jillette Johnson Torpedo

So come on torpedo

So come on torpedo

I know how to take a right hook

I know how to put a shot back

I know how to fake a hard look

When I just about done lost everything that I had

They’ve been hunting me for decades

Barracudas on a warpath

But they’ll never get me

I will not idly go, I got too much to fight for

So come on torpedo do your worst

Get me right in the heart, blow me up ’til you see my ghost

But I will not lay down in the road

I will not make it easy

I ain’t got no saints or saviors

This is guerrilla and I will fight this war

So come on torpedo

Just a little more morphine

A little peace while I writhe

I’ll get back into it easy

Saddle up my horse and ride like a wildfire

There’s no water so wicked

No rapid so ruthless

This may be the way I die

But I gotta try for the other side

So come on torpedo do your worst

Get me right in the heart, blow me up ’til you see my ghost

But I will not lay down in the road

I will not make it easy

I ain’t got no saints or saviors

This is guerrilla and I will fight this war

So come on torpedo

Heart in my throat, dirt on my nose

Dark diamond in my eyes, will my demons ever die?

Heart in my throat, dirt on my nose

Dark diamond in my eyes, will my demons ever die?

So come on torpedo do your worst

Get me right in the heart, blow me up ’til you see my ghost

But I will not lay down in the road

I will not make it easy

I ain’t got no saints or saviors

This is guerrilla and I will fight this war

So come on torpedo

I will fight this war, so come on torpedo…

Jillette Johnson Pauvre Coeur

If I recall it was a Friday

Gentle hum before the war

You were high and watching poker

And I had just walked in the door

You started screaming at the TV

Saying, make a play you filthy whore

And I was trying to make you see me

Like the way you did before

So I took off my clothes and I opened a bottle

And told you I’d do whatever you wanted

Naked on the floor, crying I’m too beautiful

Oh my poor, poor, pauvre coeur

Beats no more

Dare I say I was enamored

By the stories of your pain

You were darkened in the wild fight

And I was tangled in your mane

But God forbid you would get angry

I had to dive out of the way

You’d be gunning for me blindly

And there was nothing I could say

But I love you, don’t do this, is it it really worth it

That’s not very Buddhist and I don’t deserve it

I’m naked on the floor, crying I’m too beautiful

Oh my poor, poor, pauvre coeur

Beats no more

Poor, pauvre coeur

Beats no more

Making me nauseous, open elevator

I’m stuck in the middle, there’s nobody out there

To pull me off my sword

I am far too beautiful

To be yours

Jillette Johnson Flood The Ocean

Come, come, come along

Everybody hit their party drum

And sit next to your friends

Namaste and amen

Roll off of your tongue

Whatever which way you get it done

Good grace, god bless

Love will fill the emptiness

Aren’t we just

The luckiest kids east of the river

Plucked out of nowhere, brought together by

A greater motion

C’mon, c’mon, let’s paint the town redder

Tie our shoelaces together

And unhinge the dam

And let flood the ocean

Fishbowl, rabbit hole

Hunkering down to hide the

Romance of a hopeless heart

But you can’t help who you really are

Learned it from your mum and dad

They try to cover you up with elbow pads

But you still catch in electric wire

Whatever it is that started the fire

Aren’t we just

The luckiest kids east of the river

Plucked out of nowhere, brought together by

A greater motion

C’mon, c’mon, let’s paint the town redder

Tie our shoelaces together

And unhinge the dam

And let flood the ocean

Come, come, come along

Everybody hit their party drum

And sit next to your friends

Namaste and amen

Aren’t we just

The luckiest kids east of the river

Plucked out of nowhere, brought together by

A greater motion

C’mon, c’mon, let’s paint the town redder

Tie our shoelaces together

And let flood the ocean

I gotta know, do you remember

First thing you said to me was the weather

Is breaking open

You are the sun, you’ll make it better

Let’s tie our shoelaces together and

Unhinge the dam

And let flood the ocean

Jillette Johnson Throw Out Your Mirror

There are no mirrors on the wall so instead

I looked into the eyes of my friend

I saw myself inside what they could see

I couldn’t believe it was me

I was pretty and tall [?]

Full of potential [?]

Everything I ever wanted to be

I couldn’t believe it was me

That beautiful lady

Throw out your mirror and call up your friend

You’re braver than you ever knew

You’ll see it clearer than you ever did

You’ll see yourself the way they see you

And all of your dreams will come true

All of your dreams will come true

It’s hard to remember sometimes

That it’s all in your mind

And the world is still spinning around

Keep your feet on the ground

And take a walk outside

Get in the car and drive

Roll down the window and shake out your hair

‘Cause the world don’t care

What you’re doing in there

Throw out your mirror and call up your friend

You’re braver than you ever knew

You’ll see it clearer than you ever did

You’ll see yourself the way they see you

And all of your dreams will come true

All of your dreams will come true

All of your dreams will come true

And all of your dreams