The Music Of JC Harris

positively the most intelligent progressive rock on this here planet

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The Solid State Siren

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  • I'll Be Right ThereDownload

    I'll Be Right There?

    I

    Oh no, my dear
    You take it too hard.
    You know?

    Oh yes it’s clear.
    That you take it too hard.
    It’s all too hard.

    Oh no, my dear
    You’re all I ever known!

    Oh no, my dear.
    I’m all alone!
    We’re all alone.

    Every day it’s trouble
    The purest form you’ll find
    (And the bills and the thrills, never seem to end.)

    And every day we struggle
    A better world to find
    In the end I know
    There’s only one thing on your mind.

    Caramel Sheets with a rose on the top.
    Aromised leaves with the cone on the bottom.
    Cellophane teas (if you know they’ve got ’em.)
    I’ll be right there!

    Rarified cheese with the cloth in the center.
    Salads with greens from the coast in winter.
    Very fine seeds would be so much better!
    I’ll be right there!

    II

    Oh no, my dear
    You take it too hard.
    You know?

    Oh yes it’s clear.
    That you take it too hard.
    It’s all too hard.

    Oh no, my dear
    You’re all I ever known!

    Oh no, my dear.
    I’m all alone!
    We’re all alone.

    Every day it’s trouble.
    The purest form you’ll find.
    (And the bills and the thrills, never seem to end.)
    And every day we struggle
    A better world to find
    In the end I know
    The next thing on your mind.

    Haricot Beans pulled straight from the garden.
    Lemon Lime freezee with the fruit on the bottom.
    Cardamom seeds if you know they’ve got ’em.
    I’ll be right there!

    Chamomile Tea and the salt if its blended
    Butter-flyed cheeks with the mark in the center
    Sugar-style peas if they still feel tender
    I’ll be right there!

    Caraway seeds when they’re two for the penny
    Sherry Wine veal with the bone in the centers.
    Hollandaise sauce would be so much better!
    I’ll be right there!

    Coda

    It’s all good.
    It’s all fine!
    (I’ll be right there.)

    Seattle 2013

    A love song about two Brazilian women, existential anxieties and the eternal quest for the perfect dinner.
  • SisyphusDownload

    Sisyphus?

    All my life I’ve been running up that hill.
    Worked so hard to find myself and still.
    All my life I’ve been running up that hill.

    Laboured to define myself until.
    Realised that I can’t reach that top.
    Nothing seems so clear to me, but I can’t seem to stop.

    But I’m alright.
    I’ve saved this stuff for you
    Deep in the
    Middle of the night.

    All my life I’ve been running up that hill.
    Make my self a living now but I can’t seem to stop.
    People tell me I’m just wrapped too tight
    Seems it’s all so limiting but I can’t seem to stop.

    But I’m alright.
    I’ve saved this stuff for you
    Deep in the
    Middle of the night.

    (Typing Fugato)

    All my life I’ve been running up that hill.
    Just to find some sense of what is real.
    People tell me I think way too much.
    Think they may be on to things
    That I can’t seem to stop.

    Seattle 2013

  • Don't Try To Change MeDownload

    Don't Try To Change Me?

    Don’t try to change me.
    You never could go far enough.
    Don’t try to change me.
    You never really knew the way.

    Why do you run inside
    Whenever I come out?

    You know there is no way.

    Seattle 2013

  • Health Care (2014)Download

    Health Care (2014)?

    The doctor will see you now.
    You’re next.

    II

    I can’t understand how you motherfuckers ever figured this shit out.
    I can’t wait to get my hands on all you pencil-necked play hold outs.

    Do you have a code?
    (I don’t have a code)
    You must have a code.
    (Do I need a code to see the doctor?)
    The chairs are very comfortable to your left.

    Chorus

    On and on we go like rain the fell down from below
    Terrorized by knowing
    We can’t live without it.

    II

    Checked my
    Blood type
    Ain’t right
    Sanity
    In tact
    Is the girl to blame?

    Half my dose.
    My check.
    My food
    While I decide
    Is it all in vain?

    This is a courtesy call…
    (Hi I just got a bill from you and I have a question.)
    The answers to most commonly asked questions…
    (On page 3 there’s a charge for $817.43 which I don’t understand.)
    May be found…
    (So why didn’t someone tell me that particular O/R wasn’t ‘in network before you started cutting into me?)

    Chorus

    III

    Broke
    My heart
    My legs
    Free delivery
    Had enough?
    Well it all Depends!

    Take my pulse
    My pills
    My humanity
    My God
    Where does this all end?

    Seattle 2013

  • SingingDownload

    Singing?

    Don’t expect the things you’ve said will ever be enough.
    Let’s keep singing.
    And believe in the possible now.

    Don’t delay the things you say will save you from your self.
    Let’s keep singing.
    And believe in the possible now.

    I can’t believe that there is anything we cannot achieve in time.
    (It’s really quite great you know.)

    I can’t believe that there is anything we will not receive
    If we just try.
    If you will join me.

    Detroit 1995

  • The Solid State SirenDownload
    Many Words
    Finale

    The Solid State Siren?

    I

    Oh where are you going
    My beautiful boy?
    Is it long we’ll see you ever again?
    I’m gone to my folks,
    I told you my friend
    When this next wave goes away

    Oh ho buddy dear
    I don’t why
    Is it tears I see
    That build in your eye?
    Turn back from my going
    Til they’ve run dry
    We have all the oceans we need.

    See it.
    See it.
    Wave to the people
    So far in the distance.

    See it.
    See it.
    Wave at the people so far.

    Please tell me my dear
    My beautiful boy
    With your shiny blue eyes
    Only time in your pockets
    With all of the world
    Deep in my skin
    Only now I feel goodbye.

    III

    I built myself
    A million wells
    All to be near you
    Oh to be with you
    Only to be with you

    I built a world about myself
    When I was on my own.
    Only just for you.
    All just for you.

    I would build a better bridge
    Sail the whole night through
    I would find a better way.
    All to be with you.
    With you.
    Yes.

    Many words said on the that
    As we stood there on the quay
    Talking about the things we’d do
    (One world is not enough!)
    All things just for you.
    And all this just for you.

    I dreamed a dream so far away
    When I was not myself.
    All things just for you.
    And all this just for you.

    Now what a minute.
    Don’t turn back and tell me.
    You’ve made nothing but mud.
    With all left to finish
    And all of your faults
    You can feel that breeze
    Filling your blood

    Many words said on that day
    As we stood there on the Quay,
    Talking as if to fill a void
    When words are not enough
    Sometimes words are not enough.

    I built myself
    A million wells
    All to be near you
    Oh to be with you
    Only to be with you

    I built a world about myself
    When I was on my own.
    Only just for you.
    All just for you.

    I would build a better bridge
    Sail the whole night through
    I would find a better way.
    All to be with you.
    With you.

    Finale

    I dreamed a dream
    So far away
    When I was not myself
    I saw that sea
    So far from me
    I lost my wave and fell.

    When you see through
    Those things you do.
    One life
    One stealth
    One dream
    One self
    If you both knew
    What the wind can do
    It’s a miracle I survived.

    One claim
    One face
    One thief
    One name
    One sail
    One day
    One tale
    One time

    Now what a minute.
    Don’t stand there and tell me.
    You are not made of blood.

    All left unfinished
    And all that you lost
    You still feel that need
    Filling your thought.

    And all of those thoughts
    I was building myself.

    You can’t change the things
    You are.

    Seattle 2013

I feel connected. No not to you. Or you. Or you. But I feel the gravitational pull of something enormous.

It's that old siren I see vaguely through the mist. But I hear her. I can't quite make out exactly what she is saying, but I know what she wants. Come closer. I will give you everything you want, but you must come closer.

I no longer know what she looks like. When I was younger I studied her every detail like all infatuated boys. I wasn't hooked for what she was, but for what I wanted to do with her. Eventually of course, I grew bored and moved on. She was too expensive and frankly, she stopped being cool. The irony is electric.

All I can remember is that I thought she was so beautiful. Her look. How she felt. Even her smell.. For some reason, I appreciate those things far more now than the things we actually did.

People tell me she is now a thousand times more attractive. Youthful! They say I'm worse than nostalgic; I'm a snob. Worst of all? I'm missing the point. If you feel connected? You are connected. Feel queasy? That's only because you're fighting the tide like crazy old Cú Chulainn.

That signal? It's where we're all headed. Don't try to crack off. That's pointless. It's not too late, but soon it will be too late.

Come closer. Come closer.

Some personal notes on The Solid State Siren...

I feel connected. No not to you. Or you. Or you. But I feel the gravitational pull of something enormous.

It’s that old siren I see only vaguely through the mist. But I hear her. I can’t quite make out exactly what she is saying, but I know what she wants. Come closer. I will give you everything you want, but you must come closer.

I no longer know what she looks like. When I was younger I studied her every detail like all infatuated boys. I wasn’t hooked for what she was, but for what I wanted to do with her. Eventually of course, I grew bored and moved on. She was too expensive and frankly, she stopped being cool. The irony is electric.

All I can remember is that I thought she was so beautiful. Her look. How she felt. Even her smell.. For some reason, I appreciate those things far more now than the things we actually did.

People tell me she is now thousand-times more attractive. Youthful! They say I’m worse than nostalgic; I’m a snob. Worst of all? I’m missing the point. If you feel connected? You are connected. Feel queasy? That’s only because you’re fighting the tide like crazy old Cú Chulainn.

That signal? It’s where we’re all headed. Don’t try to crack off. That’s pointless. It’s not too late, but soon it will be too late.

Come closer. Come closer.

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