Half Moon

by Jackson Cavalier

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.
    Purchasable with gift card

      name your price

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 9 Jackson Cavalier releases available on Bandcamp and save 60%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of 3 Murders, Two//Four, One//Four, Spellbound, Razor Wire Death Song, Half Moon, John By The Water, Jackson Cavalier, Folksinger, and 1 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      $15.60 USD or more (60% OFF)

     

1.
Dead Bird 03:59
Dead bird, dead bird, dead bird lying in the road under red moon, under red bone, dead bird lying in the road. And it happens, it happens, it happens I am told when you try to live a lie and the trying just dont hold it happens I am told. So I remember, I remember, I remember you the most as the one who eased my pain my one true holy ghost I remember you the most. And bare witness, bare witness, bare witness wont you please? I'm a faithless son of a bitch prayin on my hands and on my knees bare witness wont you please? And to glory, to glory, to glory which ive never known I shall know you in another life another place another time oh glory which I have never known. And I've married my satisfaction, my satisfaction I suppose to the hit of my next fix, my next fix so quick it goes my satisfaction it come so it goes. Dead bird, dead bird, dead bird lying in the road wont you put my sins on trial would you try to make me whole dead bird lyin in the road. Because it happens, it happens, it happens before you know you drink up all your tinctures bought at that traveling medicine show it happens before you know. So you best remember, remember, remember all of those who died with empty pockets in the gutters of the fold remember all of those. So dead bird, dead bird, dead bird, lying in the road we shall meet again my friend when the next church bell it tones dead bird lying in the road.
2.
The Bottle 03:59
Sometimes I can't tell if I'm losing my mind this pain in my heart it shows through these eyes and this feeling that I got it works its way up my spine leaves me cold and alone out of sight and out of mind. Yes I'm out of sight and out of mind my friend, I'm out of sight out of mind again I'm a nowhere man theres no place where I belong so I just keep on keeping on til the feelings not so strong I sit alone in a darkened room head hanging low, I drank myself til I got drunk and then I drank a little more, with this bottle in my hands he's my only friend but he's got to go, tonight I'll find some comfort in forgetting what I know Yes I'm out of sight and out of mind my friend, I'm out of sight out of mind again I'm a nowhere man theres no place where I belong so I just keep on keeping on til the feelings not so strong Well I've burnt all the bridges I came here on no getting back through currents mighty strong but there's somethin' tells me I gotta find my way around breathless as I cross speak weakly as I drown Yes I'm out of sight and out of mind my friend, I'm out of sight out of mind again I'm a nowhere man theres no place where I belong so I just keep on keeping on til the feelings not so strong la da da da la da da
3.
Oh, my friend, I see you got yourself in a state you're in a bind you got your tongue twisted in your teeth yes I see you id like to offer you a hand but I don't know if you'll retreat and oh dear father bless you in your ways you are sick man everyone knows its on display but the world is not as simple as make it in your mind so please come over to the light I don't know I don't know I don't know how to help you find I don't know I don't know how to help you get yourself a clean and quiet mind Well I see your ship is sinking you're fighting for your life but you're struggling just trying to get yourself by and as you breathe you are burdened I see ur weighted sighs an exaltation of what your feeling day and night I don't know I don't know I don't know how to help you find I don't know I don't know how to help you get yourself a clean and quiet mind And yes I know your suffering I know it far too well 10 years you've resided in your self-imprisoned cell but to the ways which you abandoned reality and faith we don't speak of that and don't relate so come out of your hiding and sit down on the chair tell the doctor of whose who and when and where theres a method to your madness let us crack the code and ill try to lead you back home I don't know I don't know I don't know how to help you find I don't know I don't know how to help you get yourself a clean and quiet mind I don't know I don't know I don't know how to help you find I don't know I don't know how to help you get yourself a clean and quiet mind
4.
Standing on the riverbank standing near the bridge standing on the riverbank I swore I saw my end, the water it was rushing the water it was cold the water it was rushing as my future was foretold It was my death, it was my death, it was my death, my bitter end The darkness did surround me Weighted were my bones The darkness did envelope me as I awoke to a new shore The sky it turned to darkness The night turned from the day The sky it turned to darkness as I received my judgment day It was my death, it was my death, it was my death, my bitter end I heard the devil laughing I heard his women moan I heard the devil laughing and I prayed god for my soul His words were not of comfort Nor was his fire to my soul His words were not of comfort as he claimed me for his own It was my death, it was my death, it was my death, my bitter end His claws outstretched impale me His hooves they broke my bones His claws outstretched they flayed me and i woke back to my home Was it just a dream Was any of it real Was it just a dream or just a nightmare so surreal It was my death, it was my death, it was my death, my bitter end I swear I'll change my ways I'll walk that straight and narrow I won't place a bet or take a chance I'm a man of a new marrow
5.
Half Moon 03:26
Half moon half moon half moon draining down drizzling droplets pounding loud heavy now that weighted cloud half moon half moon draining down half moon half moon half moon hanging low over blue highway midnight row hurried hush silent chime tone half moon half moon hanging low Half moon half moon half moon half month half life half weeping willow half killers knife half burden half blessing half stunted sigh half moon half moon half moon half year half light half moon half moon half moon draining down hear it louder louder now my tin roofs tapping trapping sound half moon half moon half moon draining down Half moon your laughter roars, half moon ur sorrows keep, as moonshine rivers flow near luminous mountains steep and I alone, other half stoned silver as I go, half moon look at u glow half moon half moon it all fell apart half moon half moon dreaming in the dark Half moon sterile, without a sound, sing to me softly half moon draining down
6.
I want to pluck you like fruit from a tree I want your pleasure please devour me I wanna take you on the tip of my tongue I wanna love you til the daylight comes I wanna hold you in my arms like a crook stealing your love as I look into the fire of your omnipresent eyes I wanna know what your body feels like and does your heart beat a syncopated rhythm does it quiver when I'm around I wanna know where your thoughts go when you're above me looking down I wanna know the softness of your lips trace your figure with these jealous fingertips I wanna memorize the curve of your spine I want you to cut me with your sacrilegious knife I wanna dance with you in the moonlight we'll build a fire that's a thousand feet tall I wanna feel the heat from your breath on my neck I wanna take you where no one else has taken you before and does your heart beat a syncopated rhythm does it quiver when I'm around I wanna know where your thoughts go when you're above me looking down and does your heart beat a syncopated rhythm does it quiver when I'm around I wanna know where your thoughts go when you're above me looking down I want you to pluck me like fruit from a tree I want your pleasure please devour me take me on the tip of your tongue I wanna love you til the daylight comes, til the daylight comes
7.
Pansies 04:45
pansies smiling back at you in the garden outside the museum we strolled so salaciously around that cropped circle in awe and I hoped to hold your hand you were their sun and their earth and their water the breeze that rustled there leaves and petals and clamored with such orchestral nature the symphonic brilliance beheld only to please your ear the weeping willows wept no more at your grace the old oaks became so very young the wildflowers in the meadow rejoiced and they shivered the lilacs bloomed only for you all the love received by such a beautiful creature left the forest in such a stature where no choice was given to the order but to appease and adore her and the roses admired and the daffodils swooned the carnations they envied and the daisies stood loyal and true and when the pansies felt you near a flower of their own to have and to hold when silver turns to gold well, they saw it and they could not bare it to, way out there in the garden outside the museum, those pansies smiled back at you
8.
LDLB 04:22
I got the blues but I didn't choose this life that I lead I'm just a poor boy subject to a world of misery I got the blues but I didn't choose this life that I lead And I got this feeling, this feeling, way down deep in my bones that I'm that there wayfaring stranger, a long, long way from home When I was a child my mother came, and my mother said to me hold on to your younger days, child, for that happiness shall not proceed and sometimes these cravings come and some times they go and sometimes I drink myself to sleep, sometimes I don't but at the end of every day, i wish to kill away these blues that I've made home I got the blues but I didn't choose this life that I lead I'm just a poor boy subject to a world of misery
9.
Sparrow Song 03:45
keep your eye on the sparrow as it flys as it goes its free yet full of sadness silent and muted in its repose it once sang songs of admiration, of love, those same songs now lie in its throat never escaping its tiny lungs here they go unsung forever more oh how soft your sadness goes day by day month by month year to year who knows and I can't help but relate as you fly sad sparrow que sera sera sings my sparrow, my love, please wait for me as I'm bound to my sentence to this cell I am chained to grief to misery as I envision whats beyond these walls around me I feel the pain build deep in my throat for my love, I killed another for this crime a burden never dethroned oh how soft your sadness goes day by day month by month year to year who knows and I can't help but relate as you fly sad sparrow and I can't help but relate as you fly sad sparrow
10.
I'm gonna lay roses on your casket I'm gonna make sure that they play your favorite and if they need more pallbearers to carry you I shall be the one because it seems you were born just to die and live without any luck so if you need one final companion I shall hold your hand as you exit this world Cuz you see things unlike any other from a hospital bed with tubes choking your throat and may ask for food and for water but there's no rest for the wicked of this you should know and the light of your eyes is slowly fading and your pulse and your heart are weak and out of time so if you need one final companion well my friend I am here the pleasure is mine so if you need one final companion well my friend I am here ill hold your hand yes I will be that final companion ill be here for you until you leave this world well death is but a doorway and life just a blink of an eye so please don't you worry it's not as hard as it seems to say goodbye

credits

released February 4, 2018

All songs included on this album were written and performed by Jackson Cavalier. With the exception of bass guitar, which was played by Thomas Draper, all instrumentation on the album was done by Jackson Cavalier.
This album was recorded at Mapstop Records. Thomas Draper engineered, mixed, and mastered all ten tracks.

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Jackson Cavalier Rochester, New York

Indie Folk Rocker One Man Band

contact / help

Contact Jackson Cavalier

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

If you like Jackson Cavalier, you may also like: