Bluestone

by Tennessee John

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released May 6, 2016

Tennessee Mowrey: guitar bass drums keys
Tobias Butler: keys/keyboard bass
Isaac Silk: help writing a bass part
Adam Johnson: help writing a drum part
Ben Lerchin: album art
Sean Winnik: mastering

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Track Name: Build Me A Castle
Build me a city of ashes and horses
Build me a city of clay
Build me a city where I can recline and
Let the night take the day

Build me a city

Build me a castle of mothers and fathers
Build me a castle of stone
Build me a castle to keep out the masses
So I can have winter alone

Build me a castle

If I had a dollar for all of the follies
And thoughts that have passed through my head
I would be richer than cream in the morning
In the coffee that sits by my bed

Build me a castle
Track Name: The Memory Stays
My ex just texted twenty minutes ago
Should I look at the phone?
It's been six months that she's left me alone
That she's left me alone

Before three dots she has managed to say
Shewalked by my old place
And I'm stuck still, I'm afraid she might say
What she thinks of those days

If the future grows like branches then I chopped one off too soon
Or I just didn't notice as it withered from the root
From the root
From the root

I ain't done much in a night and a day
I been thinkin' in haze
Close my eyes, kill a couple more hours
In a couple of ways

It ain't get bad til the end of the night
With a belly of wine
When I'm silent in my bed with a voice in my head
Saying you really fucked up this time

If the future grows like branches then I chopped one off too soon
Or I just didn't notice as it withered from the root
From the root
From the root

My ex just texted couple hours ago
Or has it been a couple of days?
I was too fucked up to see her walking away
But the memory stays
Track Name: Growing Pains
I've just got old growing pains
I've just got holes in my brain
Father where will I get my prescription tonight?
In the back of a bottle I notice the light of the moon
The moon
I notice the light of the moon
The moon

All the voices they drive me insane
They all repeat more of the same
Motherfuckers, the lot of em, 'sides I got sights
On some sad supplication and sex for the night in my room
In my room
Sex for the night in my room
In my room
Track Name: Have I Been Shot
I've seen my brother, brother, brother, brother die
I've seen my brother, brother, brother, brother die

Ain't no life in his body, ain't no color in his skin
Ain't no soul in his eyes, just a pallid and thin
Reflection of my mother
A boy a knew but someone other
Someone please explain to me

How did my brother, brother, brother, brother die?
How did my brother, brother, brother, brother die?

Have I been shot up with heroin?
An overdose of morphine for my soul
I can't feel none of the hell I'm in
But if I'm bleeding then I'm bleeding and I'll bleed a little more

I've seen my brother, brother, brother, brother die
I've seen my brother, brother, brother, brother die

Have I been shot?
Track Name: Alephant
There's an aleph in my eye
Like a flower that is always unfolding
Do I ever question why?
Can I see past all of the castles that I've molded?

Follow the alephant
Follow the alephant
Follow it home

Follow elephants inside
There's a palace on the ceiling, the ceiling
Tell me why are you so wise?
Can it be real if I can't feel it, can't feel it?

Follow the alephant
Follow the alephant
Follow it home