Homemaker [EP]

by The John V. Variety Hour

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episode #2 of The John V. Variety Hour


starring:

John V.

as

the Homemaker

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released July 14, 2015

all songs written by john v.

instruments [keyboards/guitars/bass guitar/synth bass/midi/drum samples/maschine drums/etc.] john v.

voices john v.

avanti contains sample of Yamasuki (1971)


recorded april - july 2015

cover picture by annelise



special thanks:
susie q, annelise, terry pender, jenny gordon, karl spane, nord

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Track Name: Mutant Sentimental
my heart’s in my hand
a sifted remains of another man
and my face is different every day
and i can’t say if i’d want that it would stay

all my time!
in narrow recess of my mind
falling backwards like the spring
in novocaine-on-memory
and i’m mutant sentimental
and my heart seems ornamental
do i wear it on my sleeve?
it’s not a difference i can see


my hand’s on my heart
tracing reverse, fading into the start
wrapped around and choking all our words
and the thought that it could all be so much worse

and my time
in rotting recess of my mind
in the filthy city spring
high on the fumes of memory
and i’m mutant sentimental
and my heart seems ornamental
but i still wear it on my sleeve
it’s not a difference i can see


"send the money for a rainy day
for the sake of future days
you’d better have nothing for me
you hide behind a borrowed chase…"
Track Name: Carlos Hullaby
jump sheep for the stones that broke you
jump sheep for the lash on your back
jump sheep for the years that slip out through the cracks

one for the ocean inside you
and another for the ones on the rise
and one for the vicious black hole sucking night

the archer is wake
the swan is flying
gold against blue
our wills aren’t dying
sleep, sleep––sleep safe till tomorrow.

sleep, sleep, sleep safe, till tomorrow!
sleep sleep.. sleep safe till tomorrow!


and with the day's passing by we’re losing sleep
we only get what we want, not what we need
and every second explodes, we’re at our knees
and every day is a joke, it’s such a scream!

jump sheep for destruction behind you
leaving the dead where they lay
and a kiss of bitter wind on your forehead
whishes every stitch torn away

and wake!
oh, wake!
the archer is wake
the swan is flying
all against you
it’s such poor timing
sleep, sleep––sleep safe till tomorrow.

sleep, sleep, sleep safe, till tomorrow!
sleep sleep.. sleep safe till tomorrow!


there is hunting in heaven
Track Name: Gallant Goofus
oh dear, poor goofus
dumb up on your steed
towards the well with no water
galloping for some new death or intrigue
or else grave disorder

you’ll find it not quite easy as it seems
to acquiesce completely
while continuing to rattle on


'and i promise
i’m not one of those guys
who’ll promise you earth and the skies
and sing you a ballad disguised
and play you the 7th chord'


'old lorca lullaby:
"horse won’t drink from stream"
––nor carnation’s daughter?
this quoting poetry’s lost its potency
anyway, it’s just the water'

and so on, goofus kept on, continuing
till they walked into the ocean
and disappeared into the fog


'oh, and i? i promise
i’m not one of those guys
who’ll promise you earth and the skies
and sing you a ballad disguised
and play you the 7th chord'

(“won’t drink from stream")
then A minor
(“won’t drink from stream”)
then A minor!
(quote poetry)
minor!
(quote poetry)


and i will stumble through heathers
and might die, in a colorless light
oh, but i! still gallop, untethered
and follow our master into solitary night
Track Name: Avanti
watching rainfall, perfect to the touch
says so much, to these worthless hands
and deaf ears, gone astray, all in vain
there's no other way...

but avanti
or an advancing
or anything
i could want to be

but avanti, but avanti!
avanti, avanti...

counting thought and fantasy for miles
without a smile, and the rain still pouring
unseen past my brain, it's like some game
and i can't find a way

to avanti
or an advancing
or anything
i could try to be

but avanti! for avanti!
all avanti, all avanti...

i give up; it's better if i.... stop
i won't see a drop, behind the
images and false memories, all in vain
and who's to say these moments should stay?

to avanti, avanti
avanti, or let's not be...

avanti! avanti!
avanti! avanti!!
let's not be! let's not be!


to avanti, let's not be...
Track Name: What is our Release?
to every aching amour, light flies
and every waking moment sublime
what is our release?

what is our release?
i’d like to know one thing i see
what is our release?

crawling in my mind
saturating jagged and abandoned lines,
a painted mistake

propping up my outs
overshadowing all, and each, and every doubt––
your smiling face


but all the aching amours, like flies
and every waking moment too sublime

what is our release?
i want to hear just how you see
when is our release?
are we how we see?


crawling through my mind
pushing into the absent dull beige leisure time
all my old mistakes

floating through my doubt
pulling in from where nothing that i am comes out
your new smiling face


through every waking moment, light flies
and every open l'amour, so sublime
and what is our release?
are we how we see?
what is our release?
what is our release?
Track Name: Door to the River [ ]
no, no, no––how it's going up!
the flames are blowing up
oh, oh, oh, how it's going up!
the flames are blowing out


you live in a...
( ) a yellow star
( + ) on the boulevard
your life is a yellow star glimpsed from very far
your life is a...
( ) a yellow star on the boulevard


now, go, go, go, how it's blowing up!
the flames are going up
oh, oh, oh, watch it start to fall!
is this what we really want?...


your life was a shooting star, caught in my craw
your life is a...
( ) a yellow star on the boulevard
( ) a shooting star, caught in my craw, waiting on the faun
( ) a shooting star, afar


now, oh, oh, oh, watch it going up!
the flames are blowing out
now oh oh oh, watch it going up!
the flames are blowing up

set them all off behind your face
set them all off behind your face

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(no, no, no, gotta keep it shut...
don't open up)


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