Rob Jacobs

by Rob Jacobs

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In loving memory of Stephen Kecskemethy

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released 09 August 2013

All words and music by Rob Jacobs
Performed and recorded by Rob Jacobs
Clarinets on Track 8 by John McCowen
Clarinet solo on Track 3 by John McCowen
Hi hat on Track 9 by Sam Klickner
Cover photo by Dustin Houston

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Track Name: Golden Flower
I am turning my heart from this golden flower
I am letting its dew fall to thirsty earth
Its blooming
Or withering
Remaining its own
I am letting my heart sink like a leaden anchor
For my mind to hold to, unable to wander
My father's army
My mother's fortress
Remaining unbreached
Track Name: Unknown Hand
I am walking side by side
I am walking by someone's side
With you by my side
Walking in darkness
With you by my side
Walking through darkness

I am holding an unknown hand
I am holding an unknown hand
That's cold to the touch
Sweaty and trembling
It's cold to the touch
Sweaty and trembling

But I must go into that special place
I'm going inside that secret space
What will I find?
I'm looking for treasure
I hope that I will find
Some kind of priceless treasure
Track Name: Walking Outside And It's Dark
In my house, you insist
That I walk outside
As I follow your steps
Darting, my eyes dance
And widen in awe
I am sitting inside your open mouth
Silent, with hanging jaw
And I am peering through your left eye
Beholding an unknown world
In that world there's a snake
That quietly demands my attention
In its soft spoken word
Evil is present and undetected
But I am sitting inside your open mouth
Silent, with dangling jaw
And I am sitting inside your left eye
Holding an empty cup
Track Name: Find Joyous Nest
Find joyous nest
Remain within its pocket
Warm wetness
Smiling slimy pouch
No hunger no aching limbs
No bloody snake veins slithering along directionless pathways

But when inside,
It is like a sunless stomach chamber
Or deep hidden hallway of the neck
Damp, and laden with hanging vines
Though fruitless

No fish are swimming
No barnacles growing
Only stalactites stamped with inky dots and
Air thick like a bulging headcold
Track Name: Salt Of The Earth
Salt of the earth
Sifted and savored
Salt of the earth
Separate and strong
Stinging the tongue and
Clearing the senses
Track Name: The Sly Man
I am green in the face
You are the smug and unmoved object of my envy
You are the smug and unmoved object of my envy
Low and unworthy, I lick the soles of your feet
With my profane tongue
You are the smug and unmoved object of my envy
You are the silent, creeping movement underneath
Track Name: For Gladys
Accelerating
We don't remember
We rush through darkness
We float in formlessness
We grope with both hands
But cannot understand
We must slow down now
The wall is very high
We'll tunnel under
Where there is new life
We rush through darkness
We float in formlessness
We grope with both hands
But cannot understand
Track Name: Your Sleeves Are Red And Glistening Also
Weaving weaving weaving weaving
In and out
Your ribbons are colored red and glistening!
Your sleeves are glistening also
Weaving weaving weaving weaving