Heartburn64

by Jacob Norman Chainsaw-Arm

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Thank you to everyone who I've shared music with. I can't imagine where I'd be in my life without you all.

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released April 16, 2017

Most 8bit noises made using www.beepbox.co
All sounds not made in beepbox were recorded with my cellphone and mixed with Audacity.
I used my trusty uke (Marmalade), a little dinky keyboard, some banjo, and a bit of accordion on this album.

JNCA is a part of BINKY
bbinky.bandcamp.com

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Jacob Norman Chainsaw-Arm Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Ukulele-centric punk-folk / bedroom pop.

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Track Name: Civilization III
I couldn't read, from a young age. I didn't have those skills.
But you were my friend and that meant something. I wasn't thrilled
That the other kids in the classroom didn't know what to say.
We played star wars. We played card games. I liked it that way.

And I know that this playdate won't last forever
But I'll watch you play video games until we get some warmer weather
We're in this together

We talked of physics. That was cool. We talked about quantum relativity.
We played Civilization number 3. On your PC.
And in middle school you got recruited to some magnet program.
You were happy. I think I got that. I understand.

And I know that this playdate won't last forever
But I'll watch you play video games until we get some warmer weather
Isn't funny how friends can drift apart in just 10 years?
I wonder how often it is that you think of me, you know that now we're both engineers.

I hope your well. I found your LinkedIn. My mom ran into yours.
She says life's swell. I think it's interesting how one matures.
Track Name: Scrappy
Torture isn't what I was raised for. I was raised to be dead.
Everytime I spoke with my father this is what he said,

So ya know, when you're grown I'll be dead.
So maybe I'm better off living in my head.

My father once told me about his epiphany.
He said that when he was in college it became clear as the sea.
That there is no god on this planet earth.
But you can and should live your life until you can't but really all that I heard was,

So ya know, when you're grown I'll be dead.
So maybe I'm better off living in my head.
So ya know, when we've grown we'll be dead.
So maybe I'm better off living in my head.
I'm better off dying
I'm better off singing in my head
Track Name: Hard Boiled
Nobody told me life was gonna be easy. Still I never guessed that it would be this hard.
I always thought that I could make it out alive but well that's just not an option. It's just not in our cards.
Anyway I'll keep this one starred.

I always tried not to be a burden. Then I realized I already am.
Is independence truly a virtue? Well I'm uncertain. I feel worse than I ever can.
Fuck being a man.

The more I learn, the more I get confused.
Who am I to anyone? Who am I to you?
And how is this supposed to do?
The more that I yearn, the more I get concerned.
Is this absurd for everyone or is this the way life works?
And maybe if not... well maybe I fought... I hope that's enough ... I guess it's all I got.
Track Name: Better Off
I once had a dream that we were 36 and we lived together with 2 and a half kids
And I thought that I'd be happy maybe but you know I was never glad
And while I always wanted a baby, maybe I don't wanna be a dad.

And I would be better off loving you.
I think I'd be better off loving you.
I would be better off loving you.
I would be better off loving you.
I would be better off loving you.

I met someone else. Reminded me of myself.
We had the same name. It was such a shame. You know I loved her. I heard the bells.
But you know I already deal with my own problems everyday. To duplicate them is much more boring
I'd like to try some new problems anyway.

And I would be better off loving you.
And I would be better off loving you.
I would be better off loving you.
And you would be better off leaving too.
Cause I just don't love the way that I used to
And maybe it's my fault, you know I didn't ask to change.
You know I didn't ask to change.

I thought I'd be better off loving me
But I'm just not the man that I used to be
Life ain't always that hard now don't you see?
And maybe it's my fault but I didn't ask to change.
You know I didn't ask to change.
But maybe I'm better off this way.
Well who am I to say?
Track Name: Mystery Girl
Mystery girl, I sure think you're pretty freakin' groovy
Mystery girl, I sure like the color of your hair
I do not think that it is natural but oh I do not care

Mystery Girl, my body is just a manifestation
Of Light. You say that you know how that is
And I say well that's alright but I doubt that ya do.
Track Name: Thanks
Thank you for listening and thank you for being my friend
Lately I've been feeling that all of our lives are gonna end

And I know, I've been better
But trust me I've been worse
I've lost and well you were not the first

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And I'm sorry if I've been a burden
But thank you for taking me in
Thank you for being my friend
Yeah, thank you for being my friend
Track Name: Tilted Axis Pt. 2
You know what they say about falling in love? They say don't fall in love.
Have you heard what they say about loving yourself? They say no one really loves themself.

But who are they anyway and what do they know?
What knowledge have they gained and what does that knowledge show?
When you're cold and dead while living your day to day life
It makes waking up in the morning without you a fight

You know what they say about sleeping in late? They say why waste the days away.
I say to them, frankly I think they're well spent. I'm happiest when I'm not earning a cent.

But who are they anyway? Well them I've never met.
No one is that heartless, so maybe I confess.
That the parts that we call "they" are really ourselves
And maybe it's difficult to admit that we've felt
Stone cold // dead drunk // zombies in the sun
Bedroom depressants, neglect ourselves fun.
No future's worth having, no past to recollect.
I'm sick of my habbits but here's what I meant

Find what you love and be near it
It's been a rough year I believe it
Find who you love and embrace them
I've lost and learned not to replace them
Find what you love and become it
Then one day we'll say that we've done it
Until then, I'll keep on waiting
I'm patient and I'm not complaining