nothing perfect

by Jeremy Ferrara

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all trax recorded, mixed, and mastered by derek ted. additional harmonies and strings engineered by matthew zeltzer. all music written and performed by jeremy ferrara except harmonies/viola by maria maita-keppeler and cello by zach gerzon. cover art by jamey geston. thank you to all my inspiring friends and to derek and kev at sunroom for releasing! xoxo -j

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released March 8, 2019

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Track Name: isn't it
My open eyes tell me I'm living
I am breathing I am singing
I am small beside these buildings
I am an open mind
Impossible to define
I am starving
I am here beside you

And I am learning not to worry
Letting life blow right through me
But still sometimes I get dizzy
In the morning
I am turning
Into someone I'd rather not know

I could never understand
All the words I've been told
It is such a great big world
Isn't it

Some scattered trinkets that you left
Right on the corner of your desk
They're bringing blood bag to my chest now
Your life personified
In everything I
Lay my eyes on now

I could never understand
All the words I've been told
It is such a great big world
Isn't it
I could never understand
All these plans for what I am
It is such a great big world
Isn't it
Isn't it
Isn't it...
Track Name: outside my mind
While you were writing that letter
The one you never got to sending
I was writing my song
The one without that finished ending
But you said no song is ever finished
Just like this world and how it’s turning
It’s just one season that we’re left with
Before the next one takes ahold and

And I knew I had you locked up
In some kind of maze then
And I gave you the key out
But you always ended up staying

It’s just when something in me grows
Like a newfound second home
Sometimes I wanna get there on my own
But sometimes I just want to lie down
Right there by your side
Ya, sometimes I wanna live outside my mind

And all these people keep me busy
In this filthy tired city
But I’m in love with how it fills me
so quick like the frames of a movie
But maybe I’ll move to the country
And stop worrying about money
And maybe my mind will stop this moving
And I can focus on just one thing

Because something in me’s grown
Like a newfound second home
And this time I wanna get there on my own
Ya this time I don’t want to lie down
Right there by your side
Ya, this time I wanna live inside my mind
Track Name: nothing is perfect
Nothing’s perfect now
Until you write it out
A poem on a page
Still show me sunshine
Show me those wild eyes
That California sky
Cause I won’t get enough
Until I am enough
Until I feel it in my touch

But can I choose to be
What’s not inside of me?
Am I all that I need?
Cause I sure can’t be to you
All you want me too
But I don’t blame you for hoping
But maybe we’ll feel alright
If we can be alright
With loving imperfection

Cause I know it’s hard
Feeling so far away from
All the things you thought you knew
But there’s something gained
With every change I’ve been
Changing all my ways so thank you

But still it's so hard to see
What's right in front of me
I try and wipe my eyes
We're singing pretty songs
We're singing harmonies
This is all that I need
I am all that I need
Track Name: take care of it
there’s movement in the stillness of the night ~
your bones shaking ~
i know you’ll be alright ~
you’re just lost in time ~
the timing of our lives ~
feeling stuck inside ~
an ever-moving tide ~
a symbol of ~
the motion of my mind ~
an addiction that keeps me running fine ~
ya i’m running fine ~
i’m getting by //

and what is this mess ~
and who would want to live in it ~
and all my fears tell me how can i forget ~
and get out of bed ~
start over again ~
can we start over again and take care of it? //

so reassure me that ~
this isn’t all i have ~
a tendency to grasp on to a yearning for the past ~
i am yearning for the past

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