The Open Sea Before Me

by Joanna & The Jaywalkers

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released April 6, 2018

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Track Name: Mermaid
Maybe I’m a mermaid, maybe that’s why
There are no fish in the sea like me for me to find
You might think it’s easy when you see how I shimmer and shine
But it gets kinda lonely being one of a kind

I think of the Yeti roaming through mountains and snow
Yearning for company but afraid of the hungers below
And I think about Nessie swimming around in the dark
Knowing when she comes up for air they’ll catch her and sell her to a theme park

And I think about Bigfoot trudging through forests and pines
Wanting to find a companion but settling for a place to hide
And I think of the Kraken, they called her a monster a freak
So she stays in the ocean, never strays from the deep

I think I’m a mermaid, I think that’s why
There are no fish in the sea baby at least not my kind
Track Name: The Shallows
I will never get out of this place by swimming in the shallows
Shallows of my little heart's ocean
The open sea before me lies untraveled
But I have no protection, so I can't bring myself to dive in

Where the water's murky, uncharted territory
Unstarted sentences to stories untold
Where the depths of ocean blue turns darker
Black inside just like my heart, so heavy and so cold

I will never get out of this place by swimming in the shallows
Shallows of my little heart's ocean
The open sea before me lies untraveled
But I have no protection, so I can't bring myself to dive in

I don't wanna go
I don't wanna go

I will never get out of this place by swimming in the shallows
Shallows of my little heart's ocean
The open sea before me lies untraveled
But I have no protection, so I can't bring myself to dive in
Track Name: Not About You
Eyes like fishing lures, mouth like a web
You caught my eye and I wound up in your bed
Your lips, your whiskey breath on my neck
It was over so fast and I never saw you again
And you know you got something to brag about
When you make a girl write an angry song
About the heartache you gave her
Crying all night long, but no

Not me, not this time, I’m through
This song is for me, it’s not about you
‘Cause you were nothing special, yeah, you were no fun
You couldn’t make me stay ‘cause you couldn’t make me come

I’m taller than the distance between us now
I could touch your hand if my courage could reach that far
And I what they say, what they said, said about me
And you know they were wrong, but still you were gone
And now you’re back and you wanna get it on, well no

Not me, not this time, I’m through
This song is for me, it’s not about you
‘Cause you were nothing special, yeah, you were no fun
You couldn’t make me stay ‘cause you couldn’t make me come
Come through
You couldn’t make me come back to you
Come, come through
You couldn’t make me come back to you, back to you, back to you

Back to you, back to you, back to you (It’s not about you)
Back to you, back to you, back to you (I’m rubber, you’re glue)
Back to you, back to you, back to you (It’s not about you)
Back to you, back to you, back to you (I’m rubber, you’re glue)
Track Name: Pirates
The first one came along with flowers in his hand
Said he’d protect me said he’d be my man
I let my guard down and he took all that I had
Left me with nothing not even the clothes on my back

Why, why do I keep sharing my gold with pirates?
Why, why do I keep waving this little white flag for pirates?

The next one showed up on my doorstep, said that he was lost
I let him rest his weary head in my bed at no cost
The next morning I woke up to an ache I’ve felt before
My heart had been stolen again, couldn’t feel it anymore

Why, why do I keep sharing my gold with pirates?
Why, why do I keep waving this little white flag for pirates?

The last one he was rare with eyes so kind and blue
I couldn’t let him in I was still broken and bruised
He tried to win my trust, tried with all his might
But I had no more treasure left so I went and said goodbye

Why, why do I keep sharing my gold with pirates?
Why, why do I keep waving this little white flag for pirates?
Track Name: Zombie
The world as we know it has come to a halt
We searched for a culprit, the government’s fault
They sold you a lie, you died and you came back to life
In time for our date so I’m glad you stayed out of your grave
It’s our night

Chorus: Hungry for my brains, hungry for my brains
Makes me wanna run away run away
Hungry for my brains, hungry for my brains
Makes me wanna run away run away

I got a crush, I feel the rush of blood to my head
I know if I stay you’ll stumble my way and I’ll end up dead
Your glazed over stare, you don’t really care about what I’ve seen
You just wanna cut open my gut, feast on my spleen

(Chorus)
La la la la, lovely zombie
La la la la, lovely zombie

I like you more than all those living guys
I wanna give you my heart without a side of fries
We could find a cure, but I’m not sure you’d look at me the same
Your desire to feed is just what I need, just what I need

La la la la, lovely zombie
La la la la, lovely zombie
(Chorus)
Track Name: Fingerprints
She found your fingerprints on the stem of my glass
She knows you’ve been taking sips of me behind her back
Telling her that you quit, that you’re staying on track
I got the evidence, the secrets I’m keeping
You got a poker face that nobody’s reading
And she’s been blind for so long, but now she’s seeing everything

Whoa, you’re killing you’re killing me all over again
How long do we have to pretend?
Whoa, there’s nothing left of me, this is where it ends
We both know we can never be friends

It’s been forever now since we first met
Since I first held your hand while autumn leaves bled
Since I first rested my head on your shoulder sitting in my bed (am I something you regret?)

Whoa, you’re killing you’re killing me all over again
How long do we have to pretend?
Whoa, there’s nothing left of me, this is where it ends
We both know we can never be friends

Let me go (oh, oh, oh oh, oh)
Let me go (oh, oh, oh, oh, oh)

Whoa, you’re killing you’re killing me all over again
How long do we have to pretend?
Whoa, there’s nothing left of me, this is where it ends
We both know we can never be friends

She found your fingerprints on the stem of my glass
Track Name: Hiding Place
You’re my best friend, but you’re an asshole
You’re the antidote to the poison you gave me
You’re the answer to the question that you posed
What would it take just to save me?

Chorus: Do do do do, just get going I don’t need you
Walk away, walk away
You’re not welcome in my hiding place
Do do do do, I don’t need you here, no
I’m not coming out to play
You’re not welcome in my hiding place
Said hey hey hey hey
Hey, hey, hey

You’re the best thing that I ever did regret
So direct, your presence was so jarring
But I can’t lie, you can’t give me what I need
So I will leave and I won’t say I’m sorry

(Chorus)

Everything will fade away, everything will fade away
Everything will fade away, everything will fade away
Hey, hey

(Chorus)
Track Name: Poseidon
Poseidon won’t you let me in
Don’t tell me no lies again
Shallow water’s where I been
So take me somewhere new
Poseidon won’t you let me go
Where the tide and rivers flow
Of your beauty they don’t know
So show me why don’t you?
I just wanna drown, I just wanna drown in you
I just wanna drown, I just wanna drown in you

Chorus: So don’t go slow, pull me close
Hold me closer baby ‘cause I wanna know
Where the water gets its glow
Left me washed upon the shore
But I’m sure as the ocean knows it’s blue
I want you, I want you

Sea monsters and giant squid
Waters where the demons tread
They won’t find me in your bed
My king, my shining star
They say you are so dangerous
Violent storms and rivers rush
Your trident wields all of chaos
It pierced right through my heart
I just wanna drown, I just wanna drown in you
I am not afraid, I am not afraid of you

(Chorus), instrumental break, (Chorus)

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