Spooky Jets at a Distance

by Lizard McGee

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    This is Lizard McGee's solo acoustic version of the Earwig album Pause For The Jets.

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SPOOKY JETS by LIZARD MCGEE
available on LFM Records
www.lizardmcgee.com

In 2015 Earwig was hard at work on the most uncompromising, experimental record of their career…”Pause For The Jets” (released on Anyway/LFM in 2016). Frustrated by delays in releasing that album, Lizard McGee was inspired to record a solo version called “Spooky Jets at a Distance” or more simply…“Spooky Jets”. Alone in his bedroom, under the spell of the September Blood Moon, McGee recorded each song in one pass using just an old acoustic guitar and a single microphone. These takes are stark, rough and un-produced. The immediacy of the lo-fi recording approach remains intact. Blending in ambient sounds from the secluded woods where he lives, this set distills these fantastic songs and reveals their essential character unobscured by the sheen of the full album’s production. This album was an afterthought, recorded quickly and then forgotten...until now. There is a theory from Einstein regarding non-local entanglement called “Spooky Action at a Distance”. This solo record is relative to that theory and stands alone as a distant, affected super-interpretation. Spooky Jets, nine songs about obsession and entanglement…an intimate, ethereal, solo-acoustic version of the Earwig album “Pause For The Jets”.

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released May 15, 2017

Lizard McGee: vocal and guitar
Recorded live in one take with a C-1 microphone into a Joe Meek VC3Q mic-pre and directly into Pro Tools. Not mastered.

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Lizard McGee was born in the 23rd minute of the 23rd hour on the 23rd day. He writes, sings and plays in the band Earwig.

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Track Name: Wisdon Teeth
Wisdom Teeth
There's a little man inside my mouth
Everything he says plays in a loop
He told me how to set my mind
He said everything's going to be alright
He told me everything I ever wanted to know
What did he say? I wasn't paying attention.

Then I found out that you were gone
So I sat down at the Devil's table
And he told me wise, yeah he told me twice
Everything that the Devil knows
He told me everything I ever wanted to know
What did he say? I wasn't paying attention.

Come swim with me inside a dream
Wrap me up and take me home
And lay me out, on the couch
Maybe now that's all I'm good for
The little man inside my mouth says he's come back to save the world
But not without you, not without you
Maybe now that's all I'm good for
He told me everything I ever wanted to know
What did he say? I wasn't paying attention.
Track Name: Lover's Chords
Lover's Chords
I swore an oath I would conceal my inner calling
But these are lover's chords
This quickened pace it knows my name, knows where I'm going
And I can feel your arms around me sleeping in my bed

Bury my heart in a river, my Gatemouth Brown
My tell-tale heart, it will explode

I heard a heartbeat in a wall, a deathwatch beetle
Singing a clicking song
Oh hopeless night with vulture eyes
And the hour of the slowest clock is the tempo of salvation
It never ends

Bury my heart. Bury my blood in a river, my Gatemouth Brown
My tell-tale heart it will explode
Track Name: I Don't Want To Go
I Don't Want To Go
If I'm not home
If I'm not there to kiss you
just lay your precious body down
and wear your pillow like a crown
If I'm not there to hold you
If I'm not there to tell you why
asleep so soft and delicate
whisper the sweetest epithet
Remember I don't want to go

If I can't seem to find you
If I can't be beside you now
just wrap your hair around the moon
and know that I'll be coming soon
If I could be forgiven
Inside the twinkle of an eye
I'd walk your terrors to the park
Console your sad and sorry heart
Remember I don't want to go

We will not be sleeping
Called to Heaven with a shout
The Kings and Queens are dreaming
And I can only hope to tell you why
Track Name: Bring Yrself 2 Me
Bring Yrself 2 Me
You are the apple of my eye
Every breath I take, I stand by my mistake
I'm just an atom bomb that wants to get to know you well
Lover please, bring yourself to me

You are a fever and disease
Oh my lover please, just bring yourself to me

I calculate the mass and volume
of every move I make, every breath I take now
The steps I take from here to there will contain all my love for you
In an instant

You are a fever and disease
Oh my lover please, just bring yourself to me

Oh I am taken
Yes, I am taken
But I can't stop thinking of you
No I can't stop thinking of you
Because I want you
Track Name: Silverheels
Silverheels
I'm on fire
And you're a burning angel
These little demons of my silence come to drag me back to you
This love is quick and we are circuits in a dream
bent, burnt and blown
now we finally have wings

Let me make myself clear right from the beginning
I miss the lonely feeling every time I close my eyes
I deny myself the truth about it anyway
And say I just might not be what you wanted anyway

I dream of Mona Lisa when I'm lying in my bed
You are the truth and I am a liar

These are my remains
Go on and pick me over
You know I really don't care if you just don't get me anymore
What I 've got is time
A killer keeps an open mind
I'm taking my shot, don't care if nobody's looking

But let me make myself clear right from the beginning
I miss the lonely feeling every time I close my eyes
I tell myself if we can rise above it, it will be okay
If I can find a way that I can live without you
It'll be okay

I dream of Mona Lisa when I'm lying in my bed
These demons come and take me home to you instead
You are the seraphim, the echo and the fire
You are the truth and I am a liar

But let me make myself clear right from the beginning
I miss the lonely feeling every time I close my eyes
Come on and take a chance, it might be what you wanted
Take a chance, I might be what you wanted
We're going to rock the ending
Track Name: Holy Ghost Letter
Holy Ghost Letter
Kingdom's coming down, your love has asked around
I'm coming with you, we'll sway to the sound of an empty heart
I'll destroy you and you will destroy me too
We're lost and loaded
Let's all go to Hell and sit by the window

Eating bitter still I woke up chasing smoke
I want to catch and hold
but I settled in, I'm much too slow
I'm already done, oh so dear and young
How I miss you, son

In the dying light of a wasted life
I won't say goodbye
As you faded out I was not looking back over my shoulder
My last look at you won't be over my shoulder
I'm already won, oh so dead and done
How I miss you, son

In the morning I'll get up to go and I'll leave this town
and I won't look back
Track Name: Wasted On You
Wasted On You
You're coming around now saying sorry
Saying my name like you still want me
Well, I might be rough on the tongue
But I'll be second to none
It doesn't matter now even if you're sorry
You walked away like all the lovers do
And every word I said was just wasted on you

It's mostly in the morning when I miss you
But also at night, I can't seem to get you out of my mind, well
I'm only saying this because it's true
I still want to be with you
You mean the world to me and baby I'm sorry
It doesn't matter if I stay away
I wake up every day still wasted on you

I want you now, I was wrong
I need you now, like I never did before

I heard you're dragging chains, you say you can't forget me
White hot and wasted was all you ever wanted to be
Well, I never had a lover quite like you
Who made me feel the way that you do
But sometimes these things just don't work out the way you want them to

I'm only saying this because it's true
I will always be wasted on you
Track Name: All My Sins Are Blotted Out
All My Sins Are Blotted Out
I'm burning from the inside, what a delicate state I'm in
Tell me now and tell me quick, am I going to make it?
Please whisper in my ear, tell me all the things I want to hear
All my sins are blotted out now
...buried in the depths of the deepest sea

I'm falling in slow motion, the regret is sinking in
I don't know if I can take it, I don't know if I'm strong enough
No matter how hard I try, no matter how loud I shout
All my sins are blotted out now
...all my sins are blotted out

If this is it, I want it
If this is it, whatever it is
Please whisper in my ear
I will always love you

Will you stay?
Will you stay even if I can't come un-stung?
Will you stay when you know it's done?
Please whisper in my ear and tell me all the things I want to hear
All my sins are blotted out now
...buried in the depths of the deepest sea
Track Name: Badr Moon
Badr Moon
You are a spell
so far away

When the moon goes to bed she sleeps in your eyes

I am lost
in your magic world
destiny sleeps in my veins
your destiny crawls in my veins

And when the moon goes to bed she never dies
When the moon goes to sleep she sleeps in your eyes

You will take me in your arms and never let me go
I will swallow all my fear, all my bad intentions
you will never know

Is it too late?
To beg you to destroy me and take me away
Take me apart, but take me
Take me in your arms

You might never know it
But your destiny crawls here
You can't deny a badr moon