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The Lemon Squeeze

by Jeremy Fisher

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1.
I dreamed that I lit my house on fire Sat in the road and watched it burn Wanted to see some kind of hero jump in the flames and rescue her She was a movie that was over Credits were rolling down her face We were a plot that’s going nowhere I was just staring off in space When I hear that song it rattles my heart Like a storm in the jungle, starting to rumble I hear you sing along, every part and My stone heart crumbles I guess coz I love you...so? I love you...so? I love you...so? I love you...so? It’s not that I want to return to innocence I wanna lose it all over again Wish I could bottle up that feeling And take it for every mood I’m in I might look back into the past sometimes but I let you go I let you go Yes I let you go When I hear that song it rattles my heart Like a storm in the jungle, starting to rumble I hear you sing along, every part and My stone heart crumbles I guess coz I love you...so? I love you...so? I love you...so? I love you...so?
2.
Happy Day 02:40
My friend we are running outta time Another day older, and it ain't been kind Been through some shhh, you look like it too I mean that with love, I just wanna wish you a Happy birthday Happy ** day Chase our dreams to end of the street Run outta breath and stop for a drink Never let no money get between us Well I ain't got none, so I'll sing you a song for your Happy Birthday Happy ** day Life is short and it's bittersweet Getting old is too hard to believe When you're young and free Like we used to be Happy birthday Happy ** day
3.
You can't prove it uh-oh You got nothing legit uh-oh The glove don't fit uh-oh You gotta acquit uh-oh I never took a hit uh-oh That's all you're gonna get uh-oh I'll never admit uh-oh The charges won't stick coz Monday morning I'm a bran new man Tuesday catch me if you can Wednesday night, I got an alibi-i-i-i Thursday, Friday catch some heat Saturday night I got a fever Meet the press in my sunday best You can't prove it uh-oh You got nothing legit uh-oh The glove don't fit uh-oh You gotta acquit uh-oh The charges won't stick coz I ain't no sucker, ain't your lollipop but You can kiss my sweet uh-huh Never gonna stop, never gonna stop, never gonna Stop chasing me like I'm the holy grail Like a dog chases tail Never gonna stop, never gonna stop...
4.
Everybody save the date Coz in the month of May he gonna marry the love of his life It was the last beat of her heart, when death had done them part, He said, "Gonna' make this corpse my bride" Wedding bells are ringing And the maid of honour's singing Oh the bride is dead, her soul is gone The bride is dead, but love carries on It's like a miracle her wedding's a funeral Her man gonna drink and laugh he said Everybody raise a glass, the bride is dead It was easier I guess Fitting in her wedding dress coz she hadn't eaten for a couple weeks She's old as she is new, She's borrowed and she's blue so we used a lot of blush on her cheeks The best man's got the ring and It's beautiful, the only thing is Oh the bride is dead, her soul is gone The bride is dead, but love carries on It's like a miracle her wedding's a funeral Her man gonna drink and laugh he said Everybody raise a glass, the bride is dead You could never break your heart As sure as the night will fall You could never break her heart You got the purest love of them all A hush fell on the room The preacher asked the groom, "Do you take this woman as your wife?" He said, "I do, I did, I probably should've years ago. It moves too fast, this goddamn life" You can't chase forever It only lasts while you're together Oh the bride is dead, her soul is gone The bride is dead, but love carries on It's like a miracle her wedding's a funeral Her man gonna drink and laugh he said Everybody raise a glass, the bride is dead
5.
You Again 02:59
You again I thought that we were only friends I thought this was not happening, you said I must have heard you wrong i guess Oh, you again You're lying next to me in bed Your eyes are full of tears, your heart's filled with regret It's nice to see you too again Write another letter, leave it on the bedside table Baby let's be honest, you know we were never able to be honest Or keep a promise You again Sometimes you make me shake my head I know just how you feel about it, about us And about you and him Write another letter, leave it on the bedside table Baby let's be honest, you know we were never able to be hones Or keep a promise It's you again We're hip to hip and chest to chest You could not make a bugger mess of my head But i'm still glad it's you again.
6.
Last Song 03:54
This is the last song I'll ever write for you All of the notes are bent The melody part is blue Maybe it'll get Stuck in your head Running in circles and driving you mad You don't know me And I don't know you Not like we used to You forget me And I'll forget you It will be easy...it's so easy These are the last words I've got to say to you The last thing to leave my lips Is a kiss for someone new When you walk down the street On a cold windy night I'll be the warmth of a broken street light You don't know me And I don't know you Not like we used to You forget me And I'll forget you It will be easy...it's so easy This is the last verse I'll ever sing to you All of the songs in the world Are made of the same old tune So tell me how come it feels Like no one understands When love gets lost and it slips right through your hands.
7.
There's a little song in my heart Plant a little seed in my chest It's a watermelon this life It's sweet and it's a great big mess It's a great big mess There's a little song in my heart The record skippin' just like a stone I wanna teach the world to sing I'd like to buy the world a joke Take me home Oh, take me home On a sunset road Oh, take me home There's a little song in my heart It's heavy as a metal drum Full of all the bad things I did And all the things I wish I'd done Take me home Oh, take me home On a sunset road Oh, take me home Am I still awake, walking in this dream? Reach out and touch me if this is the real thing There's a little song in my heart A secret I will never confess It's a watermelon this life Sweet and it's a great big mess It's a great big mess Take me home Oh, take me home On a sunset road Oh, take me home
8.
Where does the time go When it passes by? Does it float down the river, hope on train Or come around the other side? We still got time even as hours slip away Today is just tomorrow as we dreamed it yesterday Hey hey hey Sun's gonna dry the rain Hey hey hey 'Bout time for a change Where do the days go When the stars come out to shine? Is each one a little piece of forever Or the same one every time? Life inside the hour glass is upside when it's down The end if the beginning is the end you turn around Hey hey hey Sun's gonna dry the rain Hey hey hey 'Bout time for a change Whee does my mind go When I lie awake in bed Memories like fireflies Dancing in my head Clean out a mason jar, punch some holes on top Light this August night like it's the only one we got Hey hey hey Sun's gonna dry the rain Hey hey hey 'Bout time for a change
9.
Everybody 03:42
Everybody point s a finger sometimes Everybody knows the truth form a lie Everybody wanna know how the wind blows Before they go outside Everybody feels a little bit alone Standing in the crowd, sitting on a throne Everybody wants to be king, nobody wants the wear his clothes What do I know about your troubles What do know about me? Like reflections on the water We are different in the same way Everybody talks before they hear a word Everybody else got the wrong idea Everybody everywhere wanna stop and stare When disaster comes Everybody learns to hide themselves Act a little more like someone else A stick and a carrot, a cage for the parrot You wake up in the morning with a grin and bear it What do I know about your troubles What do know about me? Like reflections on the water We are different in the same way
10.
Mother 03:44
Mother you brought me here You gave me everything That I hold dear Mother was I your dream? Some kind of nightmare Or something in between? Life is so strange Oh, but it's amazing I'm half the man of my father I could never fill his shoes Oh but mother the other Half of me is you Mother i have your smile Of all the things I stole However old I grow I will always be your child mother you must be tired You are my daylgiht And the moon in my sky life is so strange Oh, but it's amazing I'm half the man of my father I could never fill his shoes Oh but mother the other Half of me is you

about

Don’t let the title fool you. There isn’t a single sour note on The Lemon Squeeze, the latest from beloved Canadian singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher.

After developing a devoted fan base through five folk-influenced releases, Jeremy boldly ventures in a new direction with The Lemon Squeeze. This is clear from the opening track, “I Love You…So”; a tight pop tune owing more to Ben Folds than to any folk artist.

The decision to make a pure pop record was solidified after a discussion with producers Gus Van Go and Werner F. “When we first sat down, we batted around the idea of a pop record that would stay true to my typical, acoustic guitar-driven solo show. But when I started to write, the songs just weren’t coming on guitar.”

“I reached out to Gus for some encouragement, and we started chatting about albums that we were both into.” Enter Randy Newman’s seminal 1972 album, Sail Away - “Newman’s quiet masterpiece” according to Rolling Stone Magazine.

“The first album we really hit it off over was Sail Away. I told Gus that I had always wanted to record a piano-based album and he persuaded me to follow through on that. I started practicing piano in a very deliberate and disciplined manner. I think the joy and novelty of spending time on a different instrument made space for new music in my brain, and I ran with it.”

“I would set up my recording equipment every day and lay down ideas. If a lyric wasn’t coming to me, or I felt like I was meeting some resistance, I would take a break and throw on a record in the kitchen.”

The end result was everything from Randy Newman-inspired piano ballads with strings, to Queen-esque guitar licks, to Billy Joel-styled pop. “I am definitely wearing my influences on my sleeve with this record,” admits Fisher quite openly.

Despite the fact that Fisher was inspired by albums on wax, The Lemon Squeeze doesn’t have that traditional flow. For this, Jeremy makes no apologies. “I grew up with albums and I feel driven to make albums as an artist. The way we listen to music is changing though and as much as I tried to create a cohesive body of work, The Lemon Squeeze plays like an album of singles. It was liberating to make every song on the record unique.”

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released May 13, 2014

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