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Telekinesis for Beginners

by Fetching Pails

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1.
Shearer 02:46
I had a bad wolf caught in my throat My legs got bored and twitched and groaned I found a way to Metropolis My head on school desks, I thought I’d levitated myself I found a way to Metropolis Brighter than the whites in my eyes I also found a way through a thousand mirrors Tell me of the future, of the future Tell me of its features, of its features I thought I’d lose the quality I crawled right through to my celluloid heroes I found a way to Metropolis With a drippy nose and a head of cold, I touched them all Could feel their decay I found a way to Metropolis Reached out for their glowing faces They asked me, “How did you get here?” Tell me of the future, of the future Tell me of its features, of its features
2.
Open sign Fryers on The smell is funny A milquetoast man in a paper hat This is now the bomb site At night, the kids come runnin’ To the boarded up doors on the corner of Fourth To dream of sodas and scream at shadows Sugar, please Don’t cry With tears looking like Sesame seeds Just one Tasty And it’s sour dreams Fritz and fizz A brain freeze My brother told me That half the town disappeared behind those doors He didn’t scare me I still ride my bike at night I swear I see the neon sign At the boarded up doors on the corner of Fourth The summer’s before us But those floors are porous The fountains were blushing Gushing! With true feelings Comin’ out all over the place Just one Tasty And it’s sour dreams Lemon phosphate on my mind Lemon phosphate on the ground I lick my lips, what once was sweet Now makes me creep Lemon phosphate just the same I just was sayin’ That I’ll never live this down So how’s about a smile Comin’ up out of that frown I’ll mold one for you You’re my ground round
3.
Black 03:32 video
When you leave, the room goes black My hand still holds the match Can’t seem to start a fire I’m a mouth with no sentence Have a brain that can’t conspire Till you turn me on again There’s a door, it has no latch And I seem to be so flat But I can’t open or slide under When you dream of me, I sway Otherwise a deer in lights Till you turn me on again Am I what you, what you really want? Am I what you, what you nearly love? Do you have a void to fill? I’m a pot that’s known for spilling Wait, where was I going ... Now I’m just a freeze frame in a dress Preserved like bodies on Everest Till you turn me on again
4.
Landscapes 04:04
You say Not long till they Discover those are not our bones Whenever you call, I will come Whether you go fast or slow, I keep up! No one knows How to save our pagan souls I’ll just keep you close, keep you close ... All those days in the forest making plans Or when we drive straight through the night You teach me how to take this gun apart Standing by the river, I put it back together I saw a sign telling me that I’m Your antique girl in this antique world (Hush) In landscapes hiding Foreslopes, backslaps, saddles and shoulders We’re a ghost, and we’re gold Until they don’t find our bones Ready to go, radio on We both know they’re talkin’ ‘bout us They can‘t understand why We’re just killing time Military cemeteries got me all dizzy, dizzy, dizzy The pavement glows Something’s come between us, though I’ll just keep you close, keep you close ... I spend my time spelling words with my toes I’m not sure we’ll make it to the coast I give the mountain a crew cut with my eye Adding, subtracting The landscape to my liking I saw a sign telling me that I’m Your antique girl in this antique world (Hush) In landscapes hiding Foreslopes, backslaps, saddles and shoulders We’re a ghost, and we’re gold Until they don’t find our bones
5.
It’s a rave, it’s a rave It’s a jewel of a day Melon coolers, layer cakes Rockets ablaze Blue Grotto on toes, on my fingers Le Beau Rompers of the finest terrycloth Heading out on the Aqua Patio Blue Grotto on toes, on my fingers Le Beau Rim the flute Mango juice and brut Pour the grenadine Tuck the children in Invite everyone It’s summer party! It’s a rave, it’s a rave Tiny umbrellas Bubbly and fellows Salads and jellos Blue Grotto on toes, on my fingers Le Beau Frederick wears his captain’s hat One push! And he makes a splash Everyone laughs (how fab) Blue Grotto on toes, on my fingers Le Beau Rim the flute Mango juice and brut Pour the grenadine Tuck the children in Invite everyone It’s summer party! Freckles on shoulders No one’s teeth could be whiter Summer party! No one ever looks older, it’s a summer delighter
6.
Dreamvox 04:26
Through halls of white In frames of gold Paint forms a face Follows me When I get home I perform a life like they are spying on me So that I’m not alone When I sink into the bathtub daily When I’m laying out the rock salt lately Whose eye, whose eye, whose eye am I under? I am controlling it And I could erase it But a mind cannot control Stones, stones, stones Out like a light A diver dives Straight, not at first It takes time And I’m alive When I’m thinking of you thinking of me Then I do exist When I’m walking in the woods, I stumble I hit the ground, it sounds like thunder Whose eye, whose eye, whose eye am I under? I am controlling it And I could erase it But a mind cannot control Stones, stones, stones
7.
Echo, the streets echo And we’re living inside That old college try I know it’s the same, despite The faces not right My room a far cry You’ve been lost for too long Stuck in the skeletal You can never move on Repeat, the years repeat My lessons are blank The room is vacant Echo, where’d my friends go? They disappear But I feel them here You’ve been lost for too long Stuck in the skeletal You can never move on I’m going nowhere And I’m OK with it Promise means nothing in the end ... Ergo, I will keep dreaming on The youth is wasted Who knows whether I’m young or old It’s clear, it’s clear that youth is wasted
8.
All the ways We decipher days No wonder we’re caught in a SNAFU All the times We mistook the sign Thoughts aligning like a spine broken Paralyzed, paralyzed, paralyzed It’s a terrible mime It’s a Chinese whisper What we look for is what we’ll find All over Invisible What comes through Minor miracles Some see red, lava, lust Some stare too long and finally they go blind People daft with illusion of grasp Say that misprint’s no accident Paranoid, paranoid, paranoid They are paranoid, paranoid, paranoid A terrible mime It’s a Chinese whisper Words are flexible All over Invisible What comes through Minor miracles
9.
Loneliness 02:39
Loneliness has a bad reputation It’s better than the company of strangers I like strangers better than friends Because you don’t always have to talk to them Lonely, but not empty Lonely, lonely But not empty Running in the park with my headphones on Dinner party at the house Guests at the door My mind wanders about space and time Everyone brings a casserole Lonely, but not empty Lonely, lonely But not empty I try so hard to find that connection Loneliness has a bad connotation Lonely, but not empty Lonely, lonely But not empty
10.
I saw blades of grass Where I now see a lawn I heard the wings of mosquitoes And now I hear none I’ve been launching invisible lassos Around my future Casting forward! Now I’m casting back Will all you zealots just turn it down It’s making me jealous That you can still obsess If I could be die-hard again Constantly falling, constantly falling In love with everything My mind First time Bending, bending, bending The sound I heard was Deafening, deafening, deafening! When you’re a young one You hate where you come from Wait long enough And you will become A willing yokel To those who think it novel Walk barefoot in the city Bloody an Aussie Wearing a Nudie Suit My mind First time Bending, bending, bending The sound I heard was Deafening, deafening, deafening!
11.
Tidy Fire 03:25
I’m a tidy fire Pining for the pines I keep an overgrown mind It’s how I walk between lines Skinny girls, they love to dance They don’t look quite right Fantastic dreams And a shelf of curiosities I polish each one I polish each one There’s talk of my potential to strike I keep my elbows by my sides In my mind, I move much better Then you come rollin’ in You can see I’m smolderin’ And we won’t stop or drop or put it out Things get outta control You come rollin’ in You can see I’m smolderin’ We won’t stop or drop or put it out Things get outta control, man I’m a tidy fire You’re a coach I can approach You can put me in You’ve been fanning my flame to it White girls, they love to dance But I don’t look quite right I’ll just be waiting around for the right time Just be waiting around for the right time This is me waiting This is me waiting You come rollin’ in See I’m smolderin’ And we won’t stop or drop or put it out Then you come rollin’ in You can see I’m smolderin’ And we won’t stop or drop or put it out Things get outta control, man I’m a tidy fire
12.
Porcelain 04:18
Faux is the night like a Spielberg set Lying on my back like a dog smoking hemp I swallowed a headlamp, I wear it in me The very smallest nesting doll Travels to lazy tongue to arrhythmic heart To the porcelain clown foot I carry in my foot Why'd you wanna go And rip the magic off Why’d you wanna get unromantic Unromantic I used to feel like a subway saw Mystifying until I sang to you on the hill You fell asleep, are you sleeping still? Birds don’t sing on this dark afternoon Is love as fast as the shadow that’s cast Or as stubborn as footprints on moons Why’d you wanna go And rip the magic off Why’d you wanna get unromantic Unromantic I warned you I warned you Pryin’ leads to sighin‘ I gave up on, I gave up on pryin’ I gave up

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released November 1, 2019

Mixing: J. Clive at Classy About Reality
Mastering: Patrick Damphier
Album Artwork: Jill Townsend
Photo: Michael W. Bunch

All songs written, performed and recorded by Jill Townsend aka Fetching Pails in her bedroom in Nashville, TN except for the following: Drums performed by Kayleigh Cheer and recorded by Rachel Still on "Lemon Phosphate", "Landscapes", "Blue Grotto, Le Beau", "Dreamvox", "That Youth Is Wasted", "Minor Miracles", "Loneliness", "Invisible Lassos", "Porcelain" (London, ENG).
Drums performed by Angela Lese and recorded by Keio Stroud on "Shearer" and "Tidy Fire" (Nashville, TN)
Drums performed by Andrew Core and recorded by Mikie Martel on "Black" (Nashville, TN)

A special thanks to two Michaels: Eades (for making my music a part of his YK Records family) and Bunch (for endless support while making this record)

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The solo project of Jill Townsend, Nashville singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist

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