Spoons

by Jacob Earl

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1.
My belle, let's talk About that billionaire guy For all his wealth Would he insure that you didn't die? Would he feed and clothe the hungry Would he even try? Would he bake you homemade Cookies And Shepherd's pie? My belle, let's talk About the peeps on the street Sleeping rough And nothing to eat Does the billionaire care To share all his treats? Is his self-named charity Just a taxpayer's lie? That's not enough to go around How did we lose what we found? My belle, let's talk About the prices you pay For goods and services We should be giving away The scarcity is false For profitability I want a full belly Of homemade Shepherd's pie That's not enough to go around How did we lose what we found?
2.
02:39
Dry your eyes Dry your eyes Don't worry away Your electrolytes Dry your eyes Salty spills Don't forget to take Your pills Grain of salt It's always my fault The weight The weight is a terrifying part Grain of salt Crave the taste But so much food Goes to waste Burning my tongue Hunger ain't fun Tears of anguish Floating on Pucker up Pucker up The kisses, the kisses Taste the luck Silver spoon Silver spoon We're running out of time All too soon Burning my tongue Hunger ain't fun Tears of anguish Floating on
3.
There is so little left Tastes so strong Overpowering and rich A symbol of wealth If the aroma Is sweet enough You may forget Your poor self If the stench Reeks enough Put it back On the shelf There is so little left Everything gone wrong Time to eat the rich Regain our health
4.
04:12
I broke into a butchery And ate all the meat Fuck all this fuckery Nothing makes me complete The emptiness in my head Matches that in my belly My brain meat is dead I cook it on the telly I cook it on the telly Sweet meat Give me Give me a treat A pretty voice Turns a lie into sweets I didn't have a choice Born into defeat Check the oven twice Cooked OCD The meat tastes so nice But nothing is free No, nothing is free Nothing is free No, nothing is free Sweet meat Give me Give me a treat
5.
04:44
Everything in the freezer went bad When the power went out I ate it anyway, all that I had I know what I am about I went sour long ago Best before 1998 My thoughts are kinda slow Don't like to stay up late In the coldest hours My breath was steam Our love was never soured It just unravelled at the seams All the dry goods stocked away In the pantry, in the dark Never see the light of day We thought we were being so smart But it was all, it was all a waste BHT and best before dates Some things we'll never get to taste Some things will always have to wait In the coldest hours My breath was steam Our love was never soured It just unravelled at the seams
6.
03:12
There's a mess It never goes away But I get a little warmer Broth of the day Bacon and noodles Peas and lentil Making me well Keeping my mental Soup Sustenance Soup Must-have Life's a blessing Some people say Those people do harm To you every day They whittle you down With platitudes Make you unwell With privileged attitudes Soup Sustenance Soup Must-have Soup Sustenance Soup Must-have
7.
03:02
What would you do? Yeah What would you do? What would you do If you could not ruminate? Monster mind stew Save me from the hate I steep in the mire Always running late Always so tired Always so deflated Sick of it all Thick of it all Sick of it all Thick of it all Sick of it all Thick of it all Stew Screw you What would you do If you were suddenly poor? Everyone you knew Now you were ignored Feelings are so fairweather No one's altruistic They don't really care whether You are truly sick Sick of it all Thick of it all Sick of it all Thick of it all Sick of it all Thick of it all Stew Screw you
8.
04:24
I was wilting Withering stems I was filled With dirty chems Decaying roots Dying leaves Birthday suits Bereft, bereaved Eat your salad Eat your greens You can't afford it The in-betweens Eat your salad Eat your greens You can't afford it Priced obscene Grandpa passed away Last night Ol' Edgar Edward Earl Put up a good fight Cancer took him He wasn't for want So fuck your Antioxidants Eat your salad Eat your greens You can't afford it The in-betweens Eat your salad Eat your greens You can't afford it Priced obscene Tossed about Like so much trash Those with clout I always clash Green with envy For the well Just send me Down to Hell Eat your salad Eat your greens You can't afford it The in-betweens Eat your salad Eat your greens You can't afford it Priced obscene
9.
03:28
Cut your crust Hold your lust Folded and soft If you must I wanted more bread Two pieces, keep fed Get full, fuck off You heard what I said Go to bed hungry Wake up hungry Persistent cough Insist it's not funny Go to bed weak We don't speak Of this stuff I feel so meek Cut your crust Don't make a fuss Spread too thin Dissipate to dust Double-decker Homewrecker Original sin Your fucking pecker
10.
03:57
Mollusc Just a husk of a man Living off tuna From a can Can't afford The fuss of a plan Just scoff at how soon This all began All the seafood You can see Never enough For you and me Resources Hoarded by the few Oceans Drained; not renewed Forces Lorded over you Emotions Waned, so cruel All the seafood You can see Never enough For you and me Mollusc Just a husk of a man Living off tuna From a can Can't afford The fuss of a plan Just scoff Just scoff at how soon This all began

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The album is concept piece about the intersections of food, poverty, and mental illness. Within its notes, I sing laments and frank introspections of depression, hunger, anxiety, OCD, growing up in poverty, food accessibility, class warfare, and comfort food. . It was written and recorded between February 01st-19th, 2019, as part of the RPM Challenge.

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released February 28, 2019

Produced, written, recorded, and performed by Jacob Earl.

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Jacob Earl Ottawa, Ontario

Independent DIY queer producer/songwriter/photog.

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