Take Away Everything

by Jonathan Vassar

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Wrong 02:43
Like the others i thought There was no love lost I was wrong When i said i understood That it was for the greater good I was wrong It’s time to make the wrong right from now on i said fighting for what’s right Is worth the fight I was wrong I thought that we were done When you ran the race and won I was wrong It’s time to make the wrong right from now on I was wrong But so were you you said wrong can be right from a different point of view
Don't Forget 01:57
You gave me a ring engraved with our initials Of Sterling silver with a rose inlet You gave me a home. You gave me everything that i own do you remember all the pretty things you gave me? You gave me your name And That’s when everything changed Now all you gave me you’re taking away you're taking back everything that I hold dear taking back all of the things leaving behind only tears you're taking me for granted you're taking so many things all you gave me you're taking away So Don’t forget to take away the pain Take it away Take away everything just Don’t forget to take away the pain
You’re the hero in slow motion Running from the explosion Everything blown to pieces right behind You might get thrown around a bit But i know you’ll get over it. You get up up up and away every time You say up up and away and off you fly Though i’ve exaggerated Parts of our relationship if you’re the hero in the end. What am i? You say up up and away and off you fly Up up and away and off you fly
The Sea 03:11
There's a thing called compound interest that's really messing with my head, and I've got a lot of mail that I have not read. My voicemail is full. I've got some thirty messages. I'm feeling overwhelmed and I'm still lying in bed. Sometimes a thought gets so big it takes over everything, I just can't think, and I've got to get away. I'll drive out to the sea without anything. (Well) Maybe I'll take my girl: my girl, my car and me. We'll breathe in the breeze from across the sea, and a sense of expanse and grandeur I will keep with me. Then the thoughts that seemed so big won't seem so big at all. I drive out to the sea when I can't stand it anymore.
#blessed 01:42
My Father is a lost cause My Mother is a mess At least I’ve got parents #blessed My Family has a gold star Families for Peace membership I tell myself that he died for us #blessed I’m not saying things couldn’t be better Things could always be better, i guess. But some things could sure as hell be worse maybe that’s for the best It gives some perspective I can never drive far or long enough to take off the edge But at least i’m going somewhere #blessed


Recorded in January, 2018 at Seven Fields, VA.
Music & Lyrics by Jonathan Vassar


released April 8, 2019

Thanks to Allen Bergendahl for the AKAI reel-to-reel tape processing and light, sleight-of-hand mastering.
Photograph by Casimir Vassar


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