Reincarnations

by Jacob Earl

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Reincarnations is a repackaging of a suite of serial songs originally released as a blogtronica project between 2009 - 2013. It is a conceptual piece of reincarnated love through the ages. All songs have been remixed, remastered, and many of the tracks have been enhanced with different instrumentation and/or overdubs. Thus these 25 songs have been almost 9 years in the making.

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released October 2, 2017

Produced, written, composed, arranged, and mixed by Jacob Earl.
Additional lyrics/vocals by Owel Five.
Additional lyrics by Amber Earl.

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Jacob Earl Ottawa, Ontario

Independent DIY queer producer/songwriter/photog.

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Track Name: Neanderthals
peace in the valley
Neanderthals
gonna sleep in fields
with the animals
gonna make love to you
under the stars
gonna evolution
Neanderthal

gonna rule
‘til the end of time
this is my home
this earth is mine
you’re gonna see me
in history books
i’m the one
who’s really good-lookin’

peace in the forest
with my hunting band
i’m gonna catch you dinner
with my two bare hands
gonna live like a king
ruling them all
peace in the country
Neanderthal

peace in the night
while the fires burn
i pass to you
all I learned
how shall we
each other enthrall?
peace in our arms
Neanderthal

peace in the valley
Neanderthals
gonna sleep in fields
with the animals
gonna make love to you
under the stars
gonna evolution
Neanderthal
Track Name: On the River Nile
sailing down the river Nile…

i take the stairs
the river
it’s running through me
i feel the waves
engulf me
flow easily

i see the stars
the Nile
it’s deep in my veins
i feel the way
you engulf me
releasing the pain
Track Name: Byzantium
i was an engineer named Philo
i doubled the cube
we lived in Byzantium
i was so in love with you

it was an age of violence
it was a time of the muse
i was an engineer named Philo
so in love with you

you called me mathematician
i called you my little prime
we lived in Byzantium
the world was yours and mine

i was an engineer named Philo
i doubled the cube
i lived in Byzantium
i new the truth

it was an age of violence
it was a time of wrath
i was an engineer named Philo
on the warpath

i was an engineer named Philo
i doubled the cube
we lived in Byzantium
i was so in love with you

i was an engineer named Philo
i doubled the cube
we lived in Byzantium
i was so in love with you
Track Name: Tribes
salt on your skin
a honeyed promise
and we’re here again
just like you promised

lip locked, tongue-tied
pulled every which way but right
and if i followed you down
would you, would you abide…

i am what you lose
and find again and again
wrapped around you tightly
binding your pain

and i am obsession
and strength, and desire
i am what you make me
again and again…

lip locked, tongue-tied
pulled every which way but right
and if i followed you down
would you, would you abide…

you are the heartbreak i hide
the ache i persist
the need i know
the want i resist

salt on my skin
a honeyed promise
and here i am again
just like you promised

lip locked, tongue-tied
pulled every which way but right
and if i followed you down
would you, would you abide…
Track Name: Jacob Earl (feat. Owel Five) - A Pox On Both Our Houses
Owel Five:

secret garden,
begging you i need a pardon
tell me if we’re rolling ‘cause i need to check if we have started
read a marker reading names
of owel five & jacob earl
leave em’, all the leaders said that i would go and save the world
i’d hate to say we’ve made it girl,
but we were slammed with obstacles
you made me think of summer just like, banana popsicles
and smoke outside of hospitals,
drinking an orange Orbitz
moving with the crowd, the future is loud. ignore the forest

and behind these shades of Orbison
you’ll only find a blinding stare
didn’t know the lines, i know it’s stored within my mind somewhere
if everything is mine to bear,
i really think it bothers me
i’m living life in a rom-com, romantic comedy
she can’t withstand the odyssey,
knowing the things to say
then made me follow on a shopping spree, showing no PDA
you bleed the way & seize the day
that seems to make the wrong shoes fit
once again this feels just like a John Hughes flick

pretty in pink panthers
tend to ignore the glances
haven’t heard so many zingers since dinner with George Costanza
so you swing a sword at phantoms,
keep your cool but loose the heat
and if you wanna go and dance you need some fuel to move the feet
then go to school assume the peaks,
discard the lows below the middle half
it seems a little longer but you know how long the winter lasts
it is getting fast, you’re holding on
but something’s off, wasn’t right
letting go is hard when you’re still hanging on those summer nights

Jacob Earl:

love is a disease
love is in the hands of fate
you get down on hands and knees to please your mate
we were star-cross’d lovers
from the start
i should have left and cut my losses but I hadn’t the heart
love is the poison
coursing through our veins
i should have voiced it but i concealed my pain
love is an act
of betrayal
a bloody pact doomed from the start to fail…
Track Name: The Renaissance
i’m giving in to a greater sensation
i’m giving it all tonight
i’m in it for the duration
And you’re gonna give it all tonight

and i know you want me
i know you need me
i know i can win it in one
i know you’ll give me
i know you’ll have me
i’m done and coming undone

and you’ll love me the way you love me
when you’re under my cover
You’ll have me the way you have me
and i’ll call you lover

and I’m hedging my bets
and taking a fall
i’ll throw up my arms
and risk it all
Track Name: Bonaparte
my Corsican Rose
daughter of the revolution
we brought it on ourselves
through our evolution

i adopted your sires
you fueled my fires
we thought that we had found
the final solution

you were my queen
my Josephine
you were everything
I had conquered in dreams

my exile destroyed us
split us in two
oceans apart
and we were no longer true

i had no son
or daughter by you
my empress, my Rose,
my Waterloo

we had other lovers
but none like each other
in the end there was nothing
this ruler could do

my Corsican Rose
daughter of the revolution
we brought it on ourselves
through our evolution
Track Name: Revolutions
fold the pages
you turned over a new leaf
an origami montage
of forty generations of grief

and the pain subsides
when you put your heart on the line again
a rollercoaster ride
translated through sign language

at the root
of the centrifuge with spokes branched out
to all your recruits
is the epicentre, pumping your heart out

with rage and love
and a blackened art
it’s a revolution…
lay the bricks you cast right from the start…

you built a wall around your feelings
a stone blockade
of forty storeys of concrete ceilings
filled with razor blades

and the rain abides
when you open the window to let the light in again
the birds cry
how you wish you could hear them sing again…
Track Name: Industrial Progress
cling clang the metal
hits the forge
the bridge gets erected
over the gorge

no-flow river
the well’s run dry
we own the water
and the sky

no barriers
keep us bound
nature’s getting buried
underground
Track Name: Love Through The Ages
you say i’ll never
but i think i will
you’re under my skin
and we’re traveling still

and i feel this feeling
i could like it my dear
i will completely surrender
just to have you near

’cause the salt of your skin
the sweet of your kiss
the gentlest touch
brings me to this

that you say i won’t
but i think i will
your grip is tight
and we’re traveling still

you have me captive
and i like it that way
and the truest truths
are the ones i don’t say

and you think i’ll never
but i know i will
and with great abandon
i am traveling still
Track Name: The Dirge
now the star-studded cast
has not-so-quietly passed
into the blackest night
they put up a good fight

the protagonist and his foil
have shed this mortal coil
it was a good show
the death was nice and slow

our wings were our fingers
and our fingers were our wings
we flew through the airwaves
how we loved to sing

now the audience applauds
all these thespian frauds
willingly taken in
by their artistic sin

the house lights come on
to the threnodian theme song
the credits roll
we exit out into the cold

our wings were our fingers
and our fingers were our wings
we flew through the airwaves
how we loved to sing

suspend your disbelief
feel some fake grief
shed some fake tears;
feel some fake fears…
Track Name: Chrysalis
one, two, three, four
flick the switch
butterfly hatch
from the chrysalis
i was reborn for
the forty-first time
from a lesser metaphor
and god’s a lie

caterpillar spins
the last cocoon
encased in the chrysalis
much too soon
life’s too short
to stay so still
evolution moves in
for the kill

one, two, three, four
jump on the bed
don’t even worry
’bout bumpin’ your head
taking the fall
is part of the play
if you take no risk
you make no pay

i don’t bite
and i’m not spitting at you
trust me, i’ve got
better things to do
i don’t know swag
and never heard you scene
truly, i don’t
even know what it means

one, two, three, four
kick the ball
butterfly fly
from pupa to fall
i caught four
up in my net
let three go
and kept the fourth as a pet

as a species
we like to applaud
both our hubris
and our god
but life’s too short
for blind faith hearts
i’d rather embrace
your body parts

one, two, three, four
come and get me
i’m not your pet
but i like when you pet me
try too hard
and i return in kind
the harder the better
in my mind

just like a young
bonnie prince billy
my words are your lungs
but the rhymes are silly
life’s too short
for the easy way out
i’m never gonna get
the sleazy payout

one, two, three, four
cut the lights
bite your lip
zipper tight
cut up hard
across the floor
i was reborn
to love you some more
Track Name: Holograms
here we are
one step closer to the future
here we stand
fading away to particles
technology
we can cleanly sew up the sutures
philosophy
we can document and article our memories

illusory
we’re only artificial intelligence
holograms
however, we lack the tangible evidence
cul de sac
a dead end with wires crossed
baby got back
but baby got no physical presence; she’s lost…

disembodied
just a ghost in the shell of a man
a hologram
a virtual unreality on the lam
hopelessly lost
drifting aimlessly through the ether
another home run, another grand slam
for the future fictitious features

here we are
one step closer to the future
here we stand
fading away to nothingness
anthropology
we can clearly see the picture
psychology
we can’t blame ourselves for that.

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