Three Cities

by Jason Daryush

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released 15 March 2013
Written, performed, and recorded by Jason Daryush
Mixed by Matt Boudreau
Mastered by John Greenham
Cover art by Elijah Odett

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Jason Daryush Oakland, California

Jason Daryush delivers a winning compromise between a smooth and catchy pop sound and an honest, organic, direct folk attitude. The bright, yet warm and embracing sound of the acoustic guitar is definitely “the skin and bones” of Jason’s music, along with a tight rhythm section and a personal, heartfelt vocal approach. The Three Cities EP is his first release. ... more

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Track Name: Aurora
I'm unmoved by your reveal
Why question mad love when it's real
And I want you to know, although you told me to go
I'll show you I can deal
Every word hits a nerve
What you don't know you deserve
They only want you to feel

Old and lonely
(old and lonely)
The things we'll never be
You've shown me a world I wish I had not seen
(your world here)
Cash for your ways cause you could get them to pay it
But they got in your head for free

These streets are hazy and out of order
We drive down Aurora, haunt the Canadian border
The harsher the lights were
The ICU to the psych ward
The calmer I wanted to seem
As you told me the tale of the unfortunate girl
And the fortunate man not doing all that he can

Old and lonely
(old and lonely)
The things we'll never be
You've shown me a world I wish I had not seen
(your world here)
Cash for your ways cause you could get them to pay it
But he got in your head for free

So chase him out now
Chase him out and hunt him down

Old and lonely
(old and lonely)
The things we'll never be
You've shown me a world I wish I had not seen
(your world here)
Cash for your ways cause you could get them to pay it
But he got in your head for free

So chase him out now
Chase him out and hunt him down
(we drive down Aurora)
Track Name: The Fountain, the Well
I can't lead, I don't know yet
Fear vultures circle my head
Figure it out till it feels right
Move toward the water, draw the line
What's left to do when the well runs dry

My best ideas have left me down
Turned into explanations
Do you think about the things I say
Moments get heated and I burn
Then I'm alone and I freeze

In the shadow of my disappointments
I weed you out, now nothing's growing
You wanted a piece not pieces
But the touch that heals has my skin crawling

I counted up the damage done
So we'd know exactly where we are
No one has come around for days
But I don't feel them, it's a start

Didn't think you had it in you, did you
To find your happiness and chase it away
Didn't think you had it in you, did you
The longing to belong and what it'd take
I call out forgotten names, I sleepwalk through a fever

And I know where to go
Where to go without conversation
I know where to go
Where to go, it's not a destination

In the light of day leave me here to hang out
Sick of what's around me
At a loss for the change I want
I burned the nest I never left
Wish I had someone around now just to talk
But it's too great a cost
And I know just where to go for the worst time

I'll figure out a way to wait
It's all I've ever really known
The pressure of expectations might be potential
Let it go, I think about it everyday
Till it's just a bother
No equivocating here there's no time

Didn't think you had it in you to find
Anyone or one of a kind
Choices pile up on me the unknowns the maybes

Cause I know where to go
Where to go without conversation
I know where to go
Where to go it's not a destination

In the light of day leave me here to hang out
Sick of what's around me
At a loss for the change I want
Light of day, leave me there
Wish I had someone around now just to talk
But it's too great a cost

And it's over
I'm ready now but it's over
I'm ready now that it's over
So stand down soldier drop your weapon

Do not push me
I'll fall apart not prove my worth
I see you
A broken promise built from hurt

I'm sick of all around me
At a loss for the change I want
Light of day, lead me there
Wish I had someone around now just to talk
But it's too great a cost

And I'm ready
It's over now, but I'm ready
It's over now, and I'm ready
So stand down soldier drop your weapon
Track Name: Bridges and Freeways
What holds me down
When I've made more effort than I ever have before
All the same I remain
In that same place behind the windows and doors
It holds me
Holds me down
But I feel like I might break
Away

Am I forgiven now
If I make more effort than I ever have before
When I try to change
My wheels just spinning make such a terrible noise
Hold me, hold me down I feel like I might break

Bridges and freeways
All their delays
Seem suited best to segregate
How long before we see
Them collapse under their own weight
Not every exit's a golden gate
To leave with the decay well under way

What holds me down
I get more lost than I ever have before
All the same I remain
Here when I'd rather be
Some other when I'd rather than but
Hold me, hold me down I feel like I might break

Bridges and freeways keep me inside
Somebody somewhere drew these lines
To me it always seems
All I ever do around here is drive
Adjust my headlights, free me from nights
Those awful times when I can't seem to find my way around

It never seemed too fast but I'm not passing anyone

So what holds me down
I made more effort than I ever have before