Wanderland

by Jesse Rhodes

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released August 16, 2011

Mastered by Bruce Winter, Thanks Bruce!
Photography by Linda Collison, Thanks Linda!

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Track Name: Wanderland
The desert rats are hustling outside the 7-11
Across the street the congregation's lining up for heaven
Saw a dolphin and a rainbow in a rooster tail
Floating 'cross the country like a letter in the mail

Wanderland
Highways running east and west like lines on my hand

The majesty of sunsets always takes me for a ride
Wildflowers explode just like fireworks for the eye
From Phoenix to Jamaica the young girls grow up fast
So many angles, so many curves it's hard to make it last

Wanderland
Highways running North and South like veins inside my hand
Show me something anywhere I want to understand

Searching, finding, running, hiding from the
Canyons complacent surrounded like a million faces
I will find you if I have to drive a million miles

Heart of emerald, heart of fools gold, heart of burning sand
Searching for a heart of gold was harder than the plan
Saw the ghost of magic and a dried up SUV
Floating 'cross the country like a bottle in the sea
Track Name: Home
I'm a seagull stretch my wings
The wind just carries me I don't move a thing
Got no need for castles and golden rings
Catch a wave, see a sea cave, I'm flyin'

I'm a long way from home and I like it

I'm a wave I crash onshore
Break on rocks and I'm not even sore
Got no need for bulletproof securities
Cross the Earth in a constant birth, I'm flyin'

I'm a long way from home and I like it

I'm a seagull stretch my wings
The wind just carries me I don't move a thing
Got no need for castles and golden rings
Hear my song, sing along, I'm flyin'

I'm a long way long way from home
But home is right here
Track Name: Firebird
Decorate me in smiles and candles
The words that you say are beautiful scandals
I looked at the see, your eyes in front of me
Dolphins don't need wallets or credit cards

I don't believe you
Where do you come from?
There's nothing sinister in my intent

Meet me below a moon so full
It's burning a hole in every memory
You got so much more than all the endings
I've seen here before
Tell me a story

Where do you come from
I think I know you
There's nothing sinister in my intent

Decorate me in smiles and candles
The words you say are beautiful scandals
I looked at the see, your eyes in front of me
Dolphins don't need passports or calenders

Jump in with me
Come swim with me
There's nothing sinister in my intent
Track Name: Sweet Accomplice
Could've been a hundred years, or just one fine evening
Tell the heart to settle down but it ain't listening

All I want is to be with you
but you're three thousand miles away
If I lose my way here
Wake me up some sunny day

All my tickets go to Cali
The city gets smaller and the sky gets taller
Cloudy day, swollen heart
Feet to train to taxi to plane to bus and back home again

All I want is to be with you
but you're three thousand miles away
If I lose my way here
Wake me up some summer day

Back in this place again, shavin this face again
Brain's been replaced again, now just a space station
Temporary occupation, alien inoculation
This kind of conversation could go on and on

All I want is to be with you
But you're three thousand miles away
If I'm dreaming this
Wake me up my sweet accomplice
Track Name: Tales from the Far Side
These are tales from the far side of life
What I don't understand it's probably just as well
Heroes step down from their pedestals and gradually fade away
Flowers grow up to the sky and crack through the pavement

Castles wash into sand, hold hand in hand
Look at the waves
Land of the brave new frontier
Land of the brave new world

Everyone got a little crazy for the holidays
People here are way too cool
Tonight I don't belong, right or wrong I sing this song
It gets me a long long way

Some people will cut you up with their own agenda
Some people will rob you with a smile on their face
Tonight we'll say f all that, it's an artifact
Mr. heart attack I don't think you understand a damn thing

Fame is a fleeting bird in the golden hour
The moon is a smile of the cheshire cat
Castles wash into sand, hold hand in hand
Look at the waves, land of the brave new frontier
Land of the brave new world

The astronauts preferred skipping on the moon
The sunset made us quiet
Track Name: TimeGoesBy
Please please please don't throw away my memories
As time goes by, they mean more and more to me

Found a letter, brushed it off
Can't believe I could just forget her like that
Now I know that time is like a place to find a home inside
And I see the people will go on and on forever

Please please please don't throw away my memories
As time goes by they mean more and more to me

Met her on the shore of a Mediterranean summer
She gave herself to me so gracefully
Can't believe so many years have gone by so fast
How was I to ever know I'd never see your face again?

Please please please don't throw away my memories

Ma and dad if you find a dusty old box
don't toss it out just let it take a little space..
There's worlds inside and memories and mysteries forgotten
Pages lost and stories read, the lessons learned are never dead

So please don't throw away my memories
As time goes by they mean more and more to me
As time goes by...
Track Name: A Simple Conversation
Trees make arches above my head
I'm still here amazed I'm not dead
Crows cry, squirrels fly away
Last night's on my mind today

A simple conversation
beneath the constellations
A kiss that made time unwind
Wine is fine but it could't compare to this

Creeks fell from the recent storm
Levels way above the norm
Sun sets, I'm alone and then
Last night's on my mind again

A simple conversation
Beneath the constellations
A kiss that made time unwind
Wine is fine but it couldn't compare to this

I'm alive

All my professional friends
were so full of shit in the end
But I wonder about you
Could last night's dream still be true?

A simple conversation
Beneath the constellations
A touch that makes time escape and
Wine is fine but it couldn't compare to this
Track Name: MeteorShow
I want a love bigger than a cell phone,
bigger than a cyclone
I wanna love big like the sun going down

I watched the meteorshow
There's so much I'll never know
Once a lifetime a night like this
gaze in wonder, made a wish

I want a life that flows like a waterfall,
better than alcohol
I want a life that rises like a full moon,
Iris in a full bloom

I watched the meteorshow
There's so much I'll never know
Once a lifetime a night like this
gaze in wonder, made a wish

Lift your weary eyes up to the sky
for one night not to question why
Another shooting star goes by
Like phoenixes in tangerine
tails of red and gold and green
Promise not to read between the lines

I watched the meteor show
made a wish...
Track Name: Sympathy
Yeah your face is in the station
and your heart is on the breeze
All your troubles add to nothin
Nothin seems to set your peace

Would you like some sympathy?
Would you like to sit with me?
Leave today behind, the planets didn't align
Somewhere there's time for everything

Aint no sense in changin
when you don't know where to start
Rainbows don't mean nothin
if you're dead in your heart

Would you like to sit with me?
Would you like some sympathy?
Leave today behind, the planets didn't align
Somewhere there's a perfect sunrise

Blame it on the stars above
You aren't out of love
Take a breath, forget the rest
Failed the test, the bitterness will fade away

Would you like to sit with me?
Would you like some sympathy?
Leave today behind, the planets didn't align
Somewhere there's a perfect sunrise