A Carrot Hid My

by Richard Jason

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NNN#013

Acoustic folk / pop songs written summer 2010 and recorded using a built-in laptop microphone and three very cheap acoustic guitars (two of them borrowed) in September 2010.

Originally released as a digital download. Rereleased in December 2010 as an edition of 6 recycled cassettes with individually unique handwritten notebook paper inserts, digital download still available

The drawing on the cover is by Lucy Goubert. The photo was taken by Alex Rowland.

This album is dedicated to Lucy, Becca, both Alexes, Erik, Kari, and Chilisa.

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released December 21, 2010

Richard Jason - voice, guitar, lyrics.

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NNNCO Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

NNNCO was an artistic collective & DIY cassette/cd-r label that released noise, improv, punk, & lo-fi pop music from 2009- 2012. This is an archive. See the links below for more information and related labels, including the sublabel Kill Collector Culture (2012-2015). ... more

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Track Name: Dream
I saw California, PA
spread out below me.
I saw the houses in little rows.
High contrast black and white.

I saw you.
I saw you.

I fell into a cylinder.
I fell hard.
I woke up when I hit the ground.
I rolled over in my bed.

I saw you.
I saw you.

You were still sleeping.
I watched you for a while.
You shivered underneath the sheets.
I closed my eyes and the colors came on.

I saw you.
I saw you.
I saw you.
I saw you.
Track Name: Jerusalem
You sit across from me in the kitchen smoking a cigarette.
The immensity of what we've done hits me for the first time
and I stare at your feet in unmatching socks

and I wanna die.
I want those feet to kill me.

Did those feet in ancient time walk upon England's mountains green?
Cave my skull in with your heel. Step on my chest take my breath away 'cause

I wanna die.
I want those feet to kill me.

Yeah I wanna die.
I want those feet to kill me.
Track Name: Chili Song
I saw you on the plaza.
You were on your bike.
I didn't recognize you in time
to say hello before you were gone.
I was on my way to the library.
I forgot that it closed already.
I probably could have stopped and talked a while.
Maybe next time.
Maybe next time.
Track Name: Arts and Crafts
i was down below you
i could see your tongue up in your little mouth
roll around as your face twisted up in thought
you didnt notice me down there

your glasses sat loose on your face
your hair curled down past your eyes
i could see your nose turn up in indecision
your hands moved little pieces around

i watched you do arts and crafts
i watched you do arts and crafts
you didnt notice me down there
you didn't notice me - hey!
Track Name: Wedding Day
On the day
of our wedding
you bound my
hands tight.

You tied me up carefully
till everything -
everything -
was right.

We were in your basement.
We were in your house.
Your eyes betrayed tenderness as the -
as the knife came out

and it shone
in the dark
and ever so carefully you
carved your mark

'cause it's our wedding day
and I love you.
It's our wedding day
and I love you.

Some blood dripped down
over my pale skin
but the pain was easy to take and I
wish I could do it again.

I read your promise.
I read it aloud.
Said I was yours.
Said I was proud,

and I thought about the scar
I'd have pretty soon
and the wonderful life I'd lead
serving you.

It's our wedding day
and I love you.
It's our wedding day
and I love you.

Get out your knife.
Carve me up
like a pumpkin
let's fuck.

Get out your knife.
Carve me up
like a pumpkin
let's fuck.

'cause baby it's our wedding day
and I love you.
It's our wedding day
and I love you.
It's our wedding day
and I love you.
It's our wedding day
and I love you.
Yes I do.
Track Name: Library
we took a short walk behind the building.
we lay down in the tall tall grass.
the sun shining on your purple cap.
i felt my brain melt and drip out my ears.

i lost myself in you.
lost myself in you.

your body enveloped me.
the last thing i saw was skin.
then i closed my eyes real tight.
felt real joy joy joy comin in.

i lost myself in you.
lost myself in you.
i lost myself in you, okay!
i lost myself in you.
Track Name: Raccoon
We went out to the lake after midnight.
We parked out cars by the trees.
We scrambled down the bank two at a time.
We dove down into the water.

Black water down below.
Black sky above.
Eat me up.
Eat me up.

We swam out to the middle of the lake.
We floated on our backs for a while.
We could see every star in the sky.
We could see ourselves very very clearly.

Black water down below.
Black sky above.
Eat me up.
Eat me up.
Track Name: Peach Tree
The sky was clear. The
ground was covered with fallen peaches.
My vision was perfect. I
could see all your pretty features.

I reached up,
pulled down the hanging fruit.
You sat against the tree and
put a hand on my boot.

I asked if you loved me.
You said that you would.
I pulled my arm back and
threw the peach farther than nature could.

Hey!
Track Name: Glad
I got nothin' much in my head.
I got nothin' much in my head.
I'm glad.
I'm glad.
Track Name: God Damn the Sun
When, when we were young
We had no history
So nothing to lose
Meant we could choose
Choose what we wanted then
Without any fear
Or thought of revenge
But then you grew old
And I lost my ambition
So I gained an addiction
To drink and depression
(They are mine
My only true friends
And I'll keep them with me
Until the very end)
I'd choose not to remember
But I miss your arrogance
And I need your intelligence
And your hate for authority
But now you're gone
I read it today
They found you in spain
Face down in the street
With a bottle in your hand
And a wild smile on your face
And a knife in your back
You died in a foreign land
And they found my letter
Rolled up in your pocket
Where I said I'd kill myself
If she left me again
So now she's gone
And you're both in my mind
I've got one thing to say
Before I am drunk again:
God damn the sun
God damn the sun
God damn anyone
That says a kind word
God damn the sun
God damn the sun
God damn the light it shines
And this world it shows
God damn the sun