Seeing if the Fire Takes

by Josh Klemons

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This album was created in a small studio in San Diego, CA. All songs written by Josh Klemons. All songs produced and sound engineered by Jesse Plack, except An Open Letter..., produced by Klemons and Plack.

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released May 1, 2006

Josh Klemons - Acoustic Guitar/Bass/Vocals/Harmonica/Mouth Harp
Jess Plack - Drums/Percussion/Electric Guitar/Horns
Robin Eisenberg - Piano/Organ/Key-Jo/Vocals on An Open Letter...

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Josh Klemons Madison, Wisconsin

Southern music with an eclectic, well-traveled flair.

Smart lyrics, ninja-style guitar and finely-crafted songs. What more do you need?

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Track Name: Broken Hearted
In the land of the broken hearted,
The lonely man is king
No one knows how the song, it started
He still knows how to sing

They had it all and they know it and
He hasn't lost a thing
They got nothing to show for it
But their diamond rings

They are lonely, nights without you
But I had no way, to ever know
I never thought all, that much about you
Until I had to, I had to let you go
You know I had to let you go

In the land of the stimulated
The senseless man will rule
In a place that all but lacks composure
He still knows how to keep his cool

They had all but they're unaware
Cause all that they want is more
In a game that lacks both sense and rules
They are still keeping score

They are lonely, nights without you
So they fill them, with what they can find
They will fight all, who try to oust you
Even though they know they will still come out behind
There always coming out behind
Track Name: Behind the Times
Days gone by, time well spent
Saw I tear in your eye, and I knew what it meant
You had asked me to stay, and my knees got weak
Said please don't go away, and I could not speak

Turned my head to the ground, heard not a sound
It was all that I could do, to keep my self from you

Nights come and go, some may last
Say what you got, but make it fast
You said it was a mistake, as I turned to leave
I started to shake, but it's better to live than to grieve

Started to move towards the door, done it all before
It was all that I could do, to keep my self from you

Maybe things will be different this time
You keep saying from behind
Not behind me, but behind the times
Things are gonna be different this time
Maybe things will be different this time
But nothing's gonna be different this time
Track Name: Answer Ansley
Abstracts don't really fit my mood
So excuse me if I start to sound confused
It's hard to say just what I mean
Without coming across as rude

It's new to me life to you
Sure you got as many questions as I do
The only difference that I see
Is that mine, they're out there just for you

So what's your answer Ansley?
Just give it to me straight
And what's your answer Ansley?
I don't have time to wait

For the morning brings me a new direction
I'm leaving and I'll take with me my affection
I just wish that I could understand
Give me a word, a phrase or even a full confession

I'm not one to miss a hint or two
And I know that I've gotten some from you
In my cards I hold a full hand
And I can't tell which ones were for me, from you

So what's your answer Ansley?
Just give it to me straight
And what's your answer Ansley?
I don't have time to wait

I don't like where this has taken me
But at least my answers are out there for me to see
So clearly
I wish it could have gone in one of
so many other ways
With no need for tears or laughter or apologies
But clearly

I got your answer Ansley
(I got your answer)
I got your answer straight
I got your answer Ansley
(I got your answer)
It was more than I could take
So goodbye
Goodbye
Track Name: Get You Home
If you ain't learning from your mistakes
You know you're just burning, seeing if the fire takes
And if you ain't working honey, working to improve
Then you ain't nothing but a man on the move

What good is that in the long run?
It's never gonna get you home
What good is that in the long run?
It's never gonna get you home

And if you are just moving from one spot to the next
Nothing's ever gonna slow you down but you'll never find happiness
And if you are just running, honey, running in place
No one will ever slow you down but you never gonna win the race

What good is that in the long run?
It's never gonna get you home
What good is that in the long run?
It's never gonna get you home

It's no good in the long run
It's never gonna get you home
I said it's no good in the long run
It's never gonna get you home
You know it's no good in the long run
It's never gonna get you home
(You not knowing where I'm going's not the same as me not knowing where I am)
Said it's no good in the long run
It's never gonna get you home
(You not knowing where I'm going's not the same as me not knowing where I am)

Come on and take me home
Track Name: Movin' Again
Throw it in a bag
Get on the bus
Find out where you're going
And don't think too much

Don't say goodbye
Don't tie up your loose ends
Just get on the road
Start moving again

You saw everything
That you came here to see
Hope it was everything
You hoped it would be

Hope no place that you go
Is like anywhere that you have been
Just get on the road
Start moving again

Cause you never move forward
Understanding where you been
If you just keep on moving around
And you never move towards
Understanding what's within
If you think you're answer lies in some new town
Cause they don't lie in some new town
No it's inside, it's inside where they are found

(Same old town)
You don't know where you're going
(It's the same old town)
You don't know where you've been
(Same old town)
That's why you are always going
(It's the same old town)
Around in circles again
(Same old town)
And you're always in the middle
(It's the same old town)
Of where you'll be and where you've been
(Same old town)
Now it's no great riddle
(It's the same old town)
And you gotta start all over again

Hope you made some nice friends
Hope you stay in touch
Hope you learned all kinds of things
Hope you taught just as much

Hope no place that you go
Is like anywhere that you have been
Just get on the road
Start moving again

Cause you never move forward
Understanding where you been
You just keep on moving around
And you never move towards
Understanding what's within
If you think you're answer lies in some new town
Cause they don't lie in some new town
No, they don't lie in some new town
They don't lie in some new town
(Some new town)
No, they don't lie in some new town
You know it's inside, it's inside
Where they are found
Track Name: An Open Letter...
This hat I'm wearing
Saw to it that your share in
Stock went up a quarter of a penny

Some mom and pop
They lost their shop
You know this and you still won't give them any

Give 'em a break
It's all they're looking for
What's at stake
For your big old megastore
Maybe ask them to make
One of the products on your floor
There are so many
Couldn't you handle just one more
Don't do it for me
Do it cause that's what big brothers are for

You say you stand for
The red, white and blue core
That it's all about community
But your goods come from abroad
And as the people lose their real jobs
You offer them part time work once they turn seventy-three

Give 'em a break
It's all they're looking for
What's at stake
For your big old megastore
Maybe ask them to make
One of the products on your floor
There are so many
Couldn't you handle just one more
Don't do it for me
Do it cause that's what big brothers are for

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