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Starstruck

by The Brake Lights

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1.
Eureka 03:17
Listen to all the symphonies Of all of the living things Singing through these pine trees It’s like how you stick with me Like a little melody Sorry if I lost my mind The world, it gets too small for me sometimes But right now, baby, I’m feeling fine Lately I’ve been lazy I let it all get to me too much sometimes It gets so crazy in our lives It’s been raining out for three weeks straight And it’s looking like We’re gonna have to pay the mortgage late I’m livin’ poor, I’m hauling freight That’s ok though, I’m feeling great! I love how you side with me Like a two part harmony
2.
Stumble 02:27
Deep between these climbs and dives Where thoughts in time intertwine Speeding across the Vermont state line To the seacoast in the summertime It’s getting darker later now And I’m watching brake lights shine And I’m a little scared and unprepared Underneath these strange street lights As I stumble through this sticking point Where you were once all mine And I was yours, down on all fours, thinking I was fine Now it’s so much later and we’re running out of time As we stumble ever forward Dragging memories behind And that moon’s there like a loading dock For ambitions that don’t ever clock Hoist a line, steal a yacht Rev it up to a 100 knots Pushed my spirits overboard Without the life raft I forgot As your echoes come from nowhere To the nothing that I got ‘Cause it’s such a fucking mindfuck Being starstuck all the time Knowing there’s no reason Even when the feelings rhyme Cause what’s the point of anything When everything’s a lie? When everyone you’ve ever loved Will someday have to die? It’s such a crazy world we’re in And we all pretend it’s fine As we stumble ever forward Dragging memories behind
3.
They’ll never tell you why No, they’ll never give you the truth! Then they drill their alibis At the mouths of their excuses As they outline your insides Like drafting a map, or something But then you yawn under an awning Waving me onwards towards collapse But if it’s a matter of things to have If it’s a matter of chemicals interacting Well then, I would rather love someone I know I’ll never have than have someone I know I’ll never love I’d rather be with noone Than with someone just barely good enough I trace the paper night streets From under the waning moon hangin’ above me I use its light To trace the lines in my face completely I face the paper in great defeat! As the streets, they shake me off Get up, and leave I shake the shit from off my sleeves I shake away the sham of disbelief! ‘Cause I would I would rather love someone I know I’ll never have than have someone I know I’ll never love I’d rather be with noone Than with someone just barely good enough!
4.
Riverbend 02:42
It’s been on my mind to call you But I just haven’t had the time Yet every time we reconnect You always blow my mind Look at us getting older now, honey Crow’s feet around our eyes Thought I’d be so much wiser by now But tonight I’m gonna drink and drive But I know that I’ll get lost again Losing is a habit of mine Turning the corner by the riverbend Humming a lullaby It’s never easy being a dreamer Now, is it, honey? When dreams can so easily die But some dreams come true And when they do They have a tendency to shine It’s been on my mind to call you But I’m feeling paralyzed ‘Cause every time I check my phone I don’t know what I’ll find It’s been on my list to kiss you Despite the distance and too little time In forever But I’ll push on through ‘Cause that’s what you do When you wanna spend your Lives together
5.
I’m with you all the way We’re going downtown The buildings sway and sway And I’m coming down For now, for now The feeling remains Despite the winds Despite the rains It’s getting harder, baby But the love remains It’s getting harder every day But there’s no pill For the pain of playing this game Just the will To find the good that remains Despite the cost In sight of gain Despite the loss In sight of gain
6.
Kiss and Ride, Chicago You’re riding inside of me And I’ll tear holes In your sweater I’m wearing If I feel comfortable, I’m lazy Our blood coagulates In its fusion Repercussions are for suckers Like irony and quarantine You know, you know, you know All these cities, you know All these streetlamps, you know I’m confused forever, so Don’t go blaming me Don’t go blaming me now
7.
Sequestered 02:25
Sequestered in quarantine Remembering everything Except I can’t recall last fall It was burnt away with alcohol Because fate can be so cruel Burn the flames from rum as fuel Fall into the abyss I know so well Take a look around, but you never fell Never trusted in a word they said Drowned out joy and drank in dread Searching for the truth in a wishing well Take a look around but you never fell Take a look through the looking glass, can you Tell a lie from the stories they’re selling you Climbing up from the stone wall fantasy Reaching for your hand, but it’s only me I can go alone but I’d prefer company There’s just not enough time in eternity To escape this loop that’s spiraling Take me back to the start of everything Searching for the truth in a wishing well Take a look around but you never fell Climbing up from the stone wall fantasy Reaching for your hand, but it’s only me
8.
Nothing New 03:05
It gets so old not knowing what to do The night’s so cold when it’s not with you Things can get so weird but that’s nothing new I drank a 1,000 beers but it just blurs the view It gets so lonely when you’re not around Am I the only person in this town? It’s nothing new and it’s not profound I miss when I had someone who Made every day more fun They say there’s nothing new under the sun But that’s not true, I found someone Someone who helps me see things fresh Someone I just can’t forget And in the time we get together I just wanna live forever All the fear just slips away And disappears without delay It’s crazy, I just wanna say I love you It gets so old not knowing where to go Nothing new, so I just say no Stay inside and hibernate Down a glass of wine with some barbiturates Living between mixed mental states How much longer can I wait? When you return, I’ll levitate Please break the spell and liberate me, baby They say there’s nothing new under the sun But that’s not true, I found someone Someone who helps me see things fresh Someone I just can’t forget And in the time we get together I just wanna live forever All the fear just slips away And disappears without delay It’s crazy, I just wanna say I love you Oh, it’s crazy, I just wanna say I love youe
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released February 14, 2024

Jason Eric Jensen - guitars, vocals, bass
Otto Ginter - lead guitar
Annie Woodward - vocals
Monte Armstram - drums, percussion

All songs written by Jason Eric Jensen except “For You (I’d Do Anything)”, written by Roky Erickson

Recorded at 1357 Recording Studio, Greenfield, Massachusetts
Mixed and mastered by Monte Armstram at 1357 Recording Studio

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The Brake Lights is a high ABV rock and roll concoction brewed by composer Jason Eric Jensen in the hills of Vermont, USA.

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