1998

by Jon Fisher

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released February 1, 2014

All music written and performed by Jon Fisher, backing vocals on 1998 by Sophia Fisher

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Track Name: how to forget
you set your mind on so many things
living a life like a window to a dream

I've said things that i do not know
living a life like a knife in a hole

everyone's saying the paying is buying the things we are praying for
nobody's laying the tracks of regret

even the man who has nothing is giving away
he knows how to forget

we want to see all that you have to give
we want to be like a mind to your sieve

everything matters when the years are fast
everything hurts like a sweet atomic blast

everyone's giving their skin in a shot to create what nobody knows
noone is saying the odds are not low
even the man who has everything
will forgive to forget

everyone's saying the paying is buying the things we are praying for
nobody's laying the tracks of regret

even the man who has nothing is giving away
he knows how to forget

all those we follow are also following
living a life like a mirror to a screen

and all of these things just to slow you down
you've heard the clock ticking a perverse sound
Track Name: blue
you can sing along in back there
in all they sent us out for a ride
well the splinter lands and sparks at the bar
she says he's barely alive

uh oh


well so none of them are back
she's kneeling and you know she knows

common sense that will tell you
out the door and into the flow

so put on your suit
say a little brother's midnight prayer
and then I will go for we will
never ever stop until you
take the time to stop the dollars that cannot buy no more uh oh

cause its
blue blue you
I'm drowning in blue

blue blue you
he's drowning in blue


shine a light on the truth
oh yeah turn it on (and turn it up)
oh its not like the source
of the switch is the pain that you're running from (and hurry up)


you can see it in the light
from the fire that you started
when you didn't really didn't really
know what to do


it's the sign of the south to move over
it's the sign of a very frail line
it's the center of the gap from the motion that is stopping
it's the motion of a falling sign

well we got a lot of sun, but the sun will go
got a lot of light, you might know
colors are changing already to fade
reminding you gently of mistakes that you made for its

blue blue blue
oh you're drowning in blue

blue blue blue
your're drowning in blue

shine a light on the truth
oh yeah turn it on (and turn it up)
oh its not like the source
of the switch is the pain that you're running from (and hurry up)

you can see it in the light from the fire

you can see it in the light from the fire that you
started when you didn't reallly
know what to do
Track Name: the word
what's the word
for noone
a sinking ship
a voice undone
whats the word

there's no need when
there's no pain
your'e here to watch
with nothing to gain
there's no pain

1 2 3 4 5
another good idea is left to die

what's the word
for noone
a burning jet
falling to the sun
a perfect day
slipping to the night
what's the word

1 2 3 4 5
another bad idea is left to die
Track Name: russian roulette
johny's got a voice you know can not be trusted
he's using pretty little words that you cannot resist
he will show you people drowning in an ocean of true love
its a tiny invitation that doesn't insist

mistakes are so easy when you know that they're coming
but to get it right it takes a thing I sometimes forget
its a tiny mutation that is so upsetting
you know the major revolution isn't coming just yet


its a tiny mutation
it takes a pin prick just to forget
its just another absolution
playing russian playing russion roullette

he is moving down the street with the motion that's rusted (silver and gold)
but to get it right it takes a thing I never forget (truth can be cold)
you will see the people drowning in an ocean of dead lust (water will rise)
no the major revolution isn't coming yet

its a tiny mutation
it takes a pin prick just to forget
its just another absolution
playing russian playing russion roullette
Track Name: 1998
you know the first time that I saw you
you didn't know that I was there
and I didn't know that someday you would care

i saw the coat that you were wearing
and it was black as your black hair
from the luna cafe to i don't know where

you know that summer was a good one
and it was 1998
i found you in your room with a party plate

you know that summer was a good one
it was 1998

sometime a light will burn forever
sometimes it won't

well the last time I saw you
it was moments ago
I never knew that life moved so slow

you saw the coat that I was wearing
and it was fragile as my hair
from the back out of the way and nowhere

you saw the coat i was wearing
as fragile as my hair
this year is a good one
but nobody cares

you know this year is a good one
you know it's 2013
this year is a good one
if you know what i mean
this year is a good one
Track Name: dream
so just wake me up
this was only a dream
all the characters fake
my mirror image not me

instead you were there
staring back at me
but the dream didn't last
we never knew who you were

cause when I'm dreaming you know
particles collide
it's what I'm seeming to know
on the other side

so just get me out
let me into your dream
all the characters fake
the world is not what it seems

cause instead of a sun
burning down on me
black holes in the sky
but the dream didn't last

cause what I'm seeming to know
on the other side
cause when I'm dreaming you know
particles collide
Track Name: nothing
nothing ever comes from nothing
says a line from a list on a page in my notebook
everything comes from somewhere and
somewhere is a place that I know that I sometimes look

even a little desperation
is not a call to the gods who resist my plea to the end
never mind all the business they attend to
its an endless pleasure whose only fault is it ends

inspiration is a dangerous thing
there's a monkey inside and i don't think he sings
all these verses keeping meter and rhyme
slicing up pieces of all our precious time

even a little desperation
is not a call to the gods who never react very fast
everything comes from somewhere and
somewhere is a place that I know I have been in the past

I'm feeling good but I'm lookin bad
I'll be the carpet and you be the match
flying so softly over cities at night
i can't imagine why i don't cry

you're feeling bad but you're looking good
so you can be batman, I am robin hood
you're bowling them over and you don't even know it
i can't imagine why they don't show it

you never know who you are fooling
and they never know the way you fealt when you sing this song
everyone comes from someone
and someone is a person that in the past I have known

even a little desperation
is not the thing that it used to be when we were young
all in all all of the important matters
are matters whose only fault is that they've been done