FRIENDSONGS EP

by J Boxer

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THIS EP OF COVERS IS DEDICATED TO ANYONE WHO I'VE PLAYED + ORGANIZED SHOWS WITH OVER THE PAST DECADE. NO CREATIVE WORK, EVEN A SOLO RELEASE, IS EVER CREATED ALONE.

SUPPORT YOUR FRIENDS, ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR INFLUENCES.

PEACE, LOVE + NO BULLSHIT,

-J

FULL-LENGTH LP OF ORIGINALS COMING SOON

"(Humans) Being Human (Beings)" originally appeared on "Numbers" by No One and the Somebodies (nooneandthesomebodies.bandcamp.com/track/humans-being-human-beings).

"Liberty Bell" originally appeared on "Will There Ever Be a Rainbow?" by Max Kagan (soundcloud.com/scott-andrews-sound/4-liberty-bell?in=scott-andrews-sound/sets/max-kagan-will-there-ever-be-a).
"Parade" originally appeared on "Shangri-La" by the Medics (www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZR4S1-TtMIw) and subsequently on "Bleenex" by Le Rug.

"Culture Maker" originally appeared on "Old Table/Jesse Carsten" split by Old Table and Jesse Carsten (oldtable.bandcamp.com/album/old-table-jesse-carsten-split).
"A Warning to Students of Academic Philosophy" originally appeared on "Messin' Round" by Old Table (oldtable.bandcamp.com/track/a-warning-to-students-of-academic-philosophy).

"No Tastebuds" by Max Coburn (soundcloud.com/maxoelectronic), "Plpt" by Snuffy (snuffymusic.com), "Mood Ring" by Calamus (myspace.com/calamusical/), and "Be Free" by Ani Jaffe exist as unreleased demos & live recordings. If you want to hear them, contact me.

Cover and back images are from the painting "One Color" by Sarah Harrison (sarahesmeharrison.info), with alteration by J Boxer

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released September 24, 2013

all songs performed by J Boxer
all songs recorded at Future 86 Studios in the Silent Barn (silentbarn.org)
all songs engineered by Scott Andrews (future86bk@gmail.com)
all songs mixed by Scott Andrews & J Boxer

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J Boxer Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn multi-instrumentalist & creator of songs since 2003. I book all-ages shows in the Brooklyn area and I play in

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Track Name: (Humans) Being Human (Beings)
Steal my bike and fuck me up/Slash my face and stab my gut/And gouge out my eyes/I’ll still find my way home/'Cause the trains here run all night, and the strangers hope you’re alright/They’re not so mean/They know what it means to be human

Put a baby inside me/Dry me out ‘till I can’t see/But don’t walk away, don’t let me be alone/Let me see your other side/Show me that we have not died/Give me the cure/You know that it’s in your nature
Track Name: Liberty Parade
Liberty Bell: Find something to keep me sober/Bet it won't last a week/Find something to keep me occupied/Before she rolls back to sleep/Make all this work and still it's the same/Right wing, left wing, chickenshit, chicken wings, once and will again/Make all this work and still it's the same/Something else I misremembered once and will again

Parade: Now don't you bring me down/And I will not make a sound/And they will come around/But the holidays feel more like dead parades/Holy hell of god/Writing christmas songs for people who are lost for words untold/Well I don't mind, I've got comfort in time, I get it back (oh yeah)/I don't mess around too much, I open up (oh no you don't)/And I can't think about nothing 'cause I know better
Track Name: Culture Maker/A Warning to Students of Academic Philosophy
Culture Maker: You are the maker of your culture/You are the maker, make it what you will/Build it up around what you feel/Build it up for all the ones you know, build it up so everyone can grow

A Warning to Students of Academic Philosophy: You're looking at a problem that don't exist, it's just a word, it's just a word/You're looking at an answer that can't be kissed, it's just a word it's just a word
Track Name: No Tastebuds
I'm feeling ever so ignored/Won't someone help to keep me bored/My tastebuds spread out on the floor/I can't imagine any more/And when I talk to you it's hardly easy/To keep my words from falling out/But everyday it gets a bit more easy/To keep my tastebuds in my mouth/Will someone let me back inside/Will someone open up the door/I'm getting used to all this heat/But man I still would like some more
Track Name: Mood Ring
Well I've been sitting like a duck/but I have never hidden once/so I know that no one's gonna call/I'd write you a symphony/You can't hear you only see/And you try to make it all my fault/The place you have been is under my skin/Come out from within and out/Shout your name over mountaintops/And think that it will stop/I'm lost in a cornucopia of the little things that I have done/I'll put them down so I can stay up/Rolling down a grassy hill, my mood ring says I'm happy still/So I'll go back to the top
Track Name: Be Free
I know there's a place where there is freedom/I know there's a place where we can go/Look into the bright eyes/And see the sun rise/Look at me because I know a place where we can be free/Look into your heart and we'll never be apart when we're free/Look into the bright eye of the midnight dream/Pretty soon it's spring/Get into your head/Stop hiding in your bed/It's time to get ready for your new life/It's gonna be better (and free)/You're gonna love it too