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Twenty Tigers

by Jacob Earl

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1.
She's waiting for the answer It's a long time coming Yeah she's waiting for the answer And I can't even speak Oh she's waiting for the answer She's in the very wrong place There's nothing to say to her It's only a face And all of it's made up And all of it's made up And all of it's made up It ends just ok From nothing to words It stops, becomes something They were just waiting None of it hurts She's still waiting for the answer There's still nothing there And if she ever got her answer Would she still be there? And all of it's made up And all of it's made up And all of it's made up And all of it's... And everything's quiet But a big loud mess And suddenly it's quiet And everything's a mess And everything's quiet But everything's a mess
2.
Gills 03:56
I breathe in the dirt through these worn out carbon filters I've got my health I've got my money and my looks That ever important catchy hook I've got my gills I'll take you down to ocean Spend days and days and days and days and days Doing nothing but breathing undercover When we finally emerge We'll be in love with one another I crawl on all fours Through these mud-soaked halls and corridors I've got my wealth I've got my honey My crooked smile That ever important guile I've got my gills I'll take you down to the parking lot We'll play on the concrete Get the grit on our hands Get as scraped up as we can Spend days and days Spend days and days and days Doing nothing but breathing undercover When we finally emerge We'll be in love with one another Part of one another Spend days and days and days (we'll be part of one another) Doing nothing but breathing undercover When we finally emerge We'll be in love with one another With these mud soaked gills I've got my health I've got my drugs I've got my pills I've got my gills
3.
Tigers 05:04
We were driving down You at the wheel I'm doing the rolling And everything's in slow motion The idioms we bounced around The voices get lost in the crowd Summer guests that came and went In this small midtown apartment What did it all amount to? What did we count on? What did we count on? What did we count on? What did we count on? The idioms we bounced around The voices get lost in the crowd Maybe something happened for once Turned around and see that you had made a difference Maybe something happened for once Turned around and see that you had made a difference A difference Maybe something happened for once Turned around and see that you had made a difference We were driving in a summer storm Me at the wheel You doing the sparking Now check the battery's fine Unh I totally understand When you talk about that moment It's a lot more important Than sleep or food sometimes Why I stayed up to morning For three days straight I had to get it just right I had to get it just right Coffees, essays, drug trips Too many late nights Perfect moments come and sleep be damned Mind you wanted this too, and don't deny it Perfect moments come and sleep be damned Mind you wanted this too, and don't deny it I think I would marry you Tigers in Edgartown I'd be there too Sometimes you had a secret wish You told me you wanted to be completely oblivious Completely oblivious I did not see the ocean 'Til 1998 Before I met you We would have to wait Calm in the clouds Displace all my fears Whisper those mindless Philosofuck words in my ear
4.
Lily Lily Tar taste on your lips They are quivering quickly Every second that I think of you Lily white in black (Lily white) And only the faintest hint That you're only even there (Only the faintest hint) Lily Lily Traces down your back Tells me a story About how you feel about yourself And how you feel about me As if I wouldn't know Lily You can't say Lily To this day Lily You can't say Lily To this day Lily white in your mind Only as different As you every described Lily soft as your skin Only as sweet as cinnamon And that doesn't even give it Justice How you feel about me As if I wouldn't know Lily
5.
Eye 04:56
I said beauty is in the eye of the beholder I said beauty is in the eye of the beholder I see your Beauty is in the eye of the beholder I see right through you I wanna scold you I go right past you I wanna run back to you These legs are tired From walking too far for you I said beauty Is in the eye of the beholder And I said beauty Is in the eye of the beholder Don't let me Beauty Iy Iy Iy Iy I said beauty Is in the eye of the beholder I said beauty I wanna hold you Your beauty Is in the eye of the beholder Can I take you Can I take you far away from this? Will you give me Will you give me just one kiss? I walk right to you I can see right through you I walk past you I want to run back to you I see your beauty Is in the eye of the beholder I see your beauty I wanna hold you Beauty I say your beauty Is in the eye of the beholder Oh yeah
6.
Our Story 04:46
Slowly is everything Moving by But I don't mind No I don't mind I think Maybe I like Being the one Who's left behind After all this time I still don't know why I still don't know why I still don't know why She's flown a thousand Miles For every one That I've walked Told a thousand Stories For every word That I've talked And she'll fly thousands More For me For me She'll fly thousands More For me Our story here, now And it's raining And everything's a story Everything's a story We met along the border She took my hands in hers And we walked back home Lay for awhile Talked about Her trip here Smoked a joint and Fooled around Yeah we listened To some jazz Got a little too fucked up For our own good And when it all Came apart Clothes strewn off Walls were down Slowly is everything going by But I don't mind (no, I don't mind) Our story here, now Our story is here Our story is now Our story is here Our story is now Our story is here Our story is now It doesn't ever stop
7.
Tao 02:08
You were always connected To your inner peace When I got angry and ran head on into the wall You somehow picked me up after the fall You say go with the flow You say wu sei I say I’m too bound By my need to stand my ground Sometimes anger is the only way You were always the Tao And I was the Te Somehow that got switched around Between the night and day You say go with the flow I say wu sei I say I’m too bound By my need to stand my ground Sometimes anger is the only way You were always respected In your inner circle
8.
Slumber 04:34
You said "Come over, We'll have a slumber party We'll smoke a lot And laugh at things not funny" So I packed up my bags And I made you a CD Something so you'll always think about me Something so you will always think about me Waking up beside you was beautiful Wanting this was totally new You told me: "We are not machines We are warm bodies We slumber through the time we should be talking" "Come over, We'll have a slumber party We'll smoke a lot And laugh at things not funny" So I packed up my bags And I made you a CD Something so you'll always think about me Something so you will always think about me Waking up beside you was beautiful Wanting this was totally new You told me: "We are not machines We are warm bodies We slumber through the time we should be talking" So I packed up my bags And I made you a CD Something so you'll always think about me Something so you will always think about me Waking up beside you was beautiful Wanting this was totally new You told me: "We are not machines We are warm bodies We slumber through the time we should be talking"

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Twenty Tigers celebrates the 20th anniversary of my debut solo album, Tigers. On this album, I re-imagine and re-create some of the songs from the original album.

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released May 9, 2022

Produced, written, recorded, and performed by Jacob Earl.
"Lily" performed by Jacob Earl and Jesse Dangerously.

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Jacob Earl Mississippi Mills, Ontario

No Gender. Queer Songs.

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