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Mend The Hollow

by Mend The Hollow

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1.
I put the cap back on the Paste another straight look on my Face the day, seems so underwhelming Mending the hollow You can’t fear what you don’t fear Anyone here could see it so clear You’re saving up for California She thought he was the right man But he was a south paw ‘Cause he left again You can’t fear what you don’t fear Anyone here could see it so clear If you’re saving up, think I should warn you that Flowers will wither on warm winter days And I’m a witness to nothing but still somehow amazed By the passion for living and love in this town But the roots that you make sometimes just hold you down Seems we’re all just fading away And the more that I stay here the less you will find The truth you run from is best left behind You can’t fear what you don’t fear Anyone here could see it so clear I’m not saving up for California
2.
Phone In 03:30
The beast in the garden The house in the well Retreat to the canyon Hope no one can tell All is not lost The burning beside you The won’t go away The train wreck that flies through The hole in your face All is not lost Failure’s response is On the way As soon as I Can fake the grade And misinform The planned mistake I hope to one day call home I can’t escape what I am gladly trapped in wrong formation No need to explain because this is all a great mistaking Don’t bother trying to reason life is only for the taking Try not to give a shit this might be it then your forsaken All is not lost Failure’s response is On the way As soon as I Can fake the grade And misinform The planned mistakes I hope to one day Phone in
3.
I said “Lately when I look at you All my world’s complete and I’ll do Anything to have you near me” You said “Lately when you think of me All you’re world’s completely fallen Into dreams that have me in them” Like things that never come but never go away Yea we keep falling into Where we all belong And all there is to Fallen leaves flow down the river Fallen leaves flow down the river I said “Lately when you look this way All the words escape still I’d say Anything to have you hear me” Once here then up and gone With all the hurt still know nothing’s wrong With anything we’ve had between us If the only thing that’s wrong is wanting you to stay Well you can blame me for feeling And holding on so strong When in the end we’re Fallen leaves flowing down the river Fallen leaves flow down the river Fallen leaves flow down the river Fallen leaves flow down the river Bathed in doubt Falling out Not carved in stone No matter what we make We share nothing less than flesh and bone Like fallen leaves We are fallen leaves We’re just like fallen leaves We are fallen leaves Fallen leaves flow down the river Fallen leaves flow down the river Fallen leaves flow down the river Fallen leaves flow down the river Down the river
4.
For You 03:22
I wished upon a falling star Turned out to be a plane The hole in my chest can’t deny love by any other name I threw a stone off a cliff, turned into a bird that took flight The arrows arc predicts it’s mark no matter how the wind may fight I’m breaking my heart for you Blown away or simply tossed aside The deepest of truths need not reveal the depths in which they hide As the years creep by some memories fade and some are etched into our souls With each passing glance and brush of our arms they commence to take their toll I’m breaking my heart for you I’m breaking my heart for you Your scent like a needle, it penetrates The air moved by laughter resonates A tender kiss like a trance intoxicates The beats of two hearts syncopate So once again i sit quiet and still Breathing in deep yet some how i can’t seem to get my fill Blessed from birth Cursed to the end I puncture holes in my heart to force it to mend I’m breaking my heart for you I’m breaking my heart for you I’m breaking my heart for you
5.
Falling back to earth Falling back to earth She said “I’m not like this. You’ve got me at my worse” Though I’m no Edison you’re better off to jettison The weight that compensates the worth The least you could expect when falling back to earth Might be better to forget Just begging for a bet What demon does it serve? Who gets what they deserve? What other kind of lover is there but a bitter one? What other kind of lover is there but the other one? I said “I get the gist. I guess I must be cursed” It’s plainly evident my heart remains irrelevant My fate will function as the verse The least you could expect I guess it could reverse Might be better to forget Criteria’s been set Take the worst for a turn Just dumb enough to learn What other kind of lover is there but a bitter one? What other kind of lover is there but another one? What other kind of love could compare to the mother one? What other kind of lover is there is no better one for me No better one for me No better one for me She was an angel ’Til she came falling back to earth She was an angel ’Til she came falling back to earth The least you could expect I guess it could be worse The least you could expect When falling back to earth Falling back to earth Falling back to earth Falling back to earth Falling back to earth Falling back to earth
6.
Sparkle 02:24
By far you’re the undebatable Champion of all of my unrelayable Dreams can’t compare to what you emit If you wonder why I look like this when I’m so transfixed it’s because You sparkle When the world is sepia tone You sparkle, oh you’ll never know how bright You sparkle every time I look at you Your sparkle is warm enough for Two is my lucky number and I’m one So I guess I’m always half way There it goes again, and i’m blinded In the darkest of nights I know I can find it Your sparkle When the world is sepia tone You sparkle, oh you’ll never know how bright You sparkle every time I look at you Your sparkle is warm enough for Us as your spark ignites our flame Gracing Ila with her name Simple praise is not enough To let you know that I’ve come to the undeniable Truth that my love for you could never die You are my heart I’m just a chest with a hole You’re the piece of the puzzle that makes me Sparkle When the world is sepia tone You sparkle, God I hope you know how bright You sparkle every time we look at you Our sparkle is warm enough for me
7.
Can’t hear a sound Except for the beat of the heart inside me Delicate pulsing from under the ground Retracing steps that have brought you to me Please take my hand and believe That we are not the same And need not understand or treasure Every mistake that we breathe A kiss upon the hand Recovering what time reveals but cannot measure What I know is delicately balancing the space between us Telling you the secrets of my soul I go Can we keep from falling as we walk the tight rope? Delicate the balancing act on So float like something from a dream Patient and serene Grateful for the time that we’ve had to show Like nothing ever seen The ways within our means We’ll take these steps while blindly feeling What I know is delicately balancing the space between us Telling you the secrets of my soul I go But can we keep from falling as we walk the tight rope? Delicate the balancing Act in control while telling me the secrets of your soul We try but cannot fight the gravity that holds us close But can we keep from falling as we walk the tight rope? Delicate the balancing act on Delicate the balancing act on Delicate the balancing act on and on and on and on With what I know is delicately balancing the space between us Telling you the secrets of my soul I go Can we keep from falling as we walk the tight rope? Delicate the balancing Act in control While telling me the secrets of your soul We try but cannot fight the gravity that holds us close But can we keep from falling as we walk the tight rope? Delicate the balancing act on Delicate the balancing act on Delicate the balancing act on and on …
8.
We can't duct tape pounds of trees to a fifty dollar car Drive across the country just to stare at the stars While we squat a national park that’s been snowed in for months We rolled over some boulders sparked a blunt and ate lunch We can't all have the same girls on the beach at night While the other punks and jocks are all getting in their fights So we baled on our friend Joe got arrested that day He didn't have a ride home so he decided to stay All summer, tan. What a bummer, man We burned tires on our bonfires We burned brains and guitars on funeral pyres We glowed green for days on end We woke up and tried to do it all again But we can't do that anymore We’ve got kids now So self serving and undeserving So underwhelmed vessels unhelmed Here's to the lies we love to lead The invincible could never die or bleed. And to mistakes we took them well All you believers can take the crooked road straight to hell We've no regrets just unhedged bets The world’s a stage we're passing cues behind the sets And this one's in the can We burned tires on our bonfires We burned brains and guitars on funeral pyres We glowed green for days on end We woke up and tried to do it all again But we can't do that anymore We’re all growed up now We're gonna have to pay for it all We're long gone past the sell by date We always see the trees for the forest And never fail to burn them down In this town We burned tires on our bonfires We burned brains and guitars on funeral pyres We glowed green for days on end We woke up and tried to do it all again We burned tires on our bonfires We burned brains and guitars on funeral pyres We glowed green for days on end We woke up and tried to do it all again But we can do that Yes we can do that Yes we can do that Evermore We burn fires Evermore We burn fires Evermore We burn fires Evermore
9.
40 'Til 5 04:30
Sweet things roll past us Chill in the bus She walks with purpose A one woman circus It’s 40 ’til 5 This joint is smoking I’m alive but I’m broken So play another drum beat for the ladies Play another drum beat for me now Play another drum beat for the ladies Play another drum beat for me now It’s 40 ’til 5 Fallen héros A series of zeros She walks with purpose A one woman circus It’s 40 ’til 5 This joint is smoking I’m alive but I’m broken It’s 40 ’til 5 This joint is smoking I’m alive but I’m broken So play another drum beat for the ladies Play another drum beat for me now Play another drum beat for the ladies “Cause I’m heading downtown and you know I’ve got this craving Gonna hang out at some joint and look for someone new to save me People out on West street singing that song Have you got an extra cigarette? Keep humming along But I wake up every morning pick out one of my faces Burn up all the baggage look for someone to replace these People out on Main street, somethings always wrong If you got some extra change they can sing you this song it goes It’s 40 ’til 5 This joint is smoking I’m alive but I’m broken It’s 40 ’til 5 This joint is smoking I’m alive but I’m broken So play another drum beat for the ladies Play another drum beat for me now Play another drum beat for the ladies Play another drum beat for me now Play another drum beat for the ladies Play another drum beat for me now Play another drum beat for the ladies It’s 40 ’til 5 40 ’til 5 I’m broken But I’m alive
10.
From A Dream 02:57
With words to thee of love I wrote Each word conveyed a simple hand Like Eden’s fruit her lips they spoke Without an effort She flew off like a sparrow meant to fall Do I wish she’d fly back to my tree? No not at all Her eyes a sea, my dreams afloat Set a sail, forbidden lands Soft as a dream, my god, she spoke Without a message In her wake my worries soon dissolve Around her brilliant light my world revolves ‘Cause in my heart I know I’ve always known Though my bridges smolder while my walls have grown Sometimes reaping of the fields before my seeds are sown The solitary lesson is We’re not alone

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Jimi Haha is the lead singer/guitar player/songwriter for the bands Jimmie's Chicken Shack and Jarflys, both from Annapolis Maryland.

The Debut Record was Produced by Jim Wirt (J.C.S./Incubus/Fiona Apple), mixed by multi Grammy winner Tom Lord-Alge and mastered by the master himself Robert Ludwig. The record is a collection of songs written over the years, some new and some performed live by the band Jarflys.

Half of the record was tracked live in 4 hours at Crushtone Studios in Cleveland Ohio in the winter of 2015 with Jimi singing and playing acoustic guitar and members of Jarflys: Bryan Ewald on guitar, Noel White on drums and Larry Melton on bass. The other half of the record was tracked with Thomas Beall on lap steel, Dominic Fragman on drums and Jim Wirt on bass. The songs are alternated in order and flow seamlessly. The music is a mix of American music. With notes of rock, blues, soul, and folk the record has a genre morphing vibe yet an honest feel.

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released December 16, 2016

Engineered and Produced by Jim Wirt at Crushtone Studios assisted by William DeMarco
Mixed by Tom Lord-Alge
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig

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Mend The Hollow Annapolis, Maryland

Mend The Hollow is a solo project by Jimi Haha the lead singer/guitar player/songwriter for the bands Jimmie's Chicken Shack and Jarflys, both from Annapolis Maryland.

Jimi is also a visual artist and publisher/creative director of Up.St.ART Annapolis magazine
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