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America Is Lonely Tonight

by Jeremy Gloff

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Dancetoria 02:55
Heroes are cracking Gods deteriorate Promises become helium And words deflate And it made my jaw drop to the floor When I was 21 But I’m no longer on the run I’m no longer on the run The thread of words she used To build herself up came undone. Idols are shrinking Icons decompose Her stories seem much longer now Than when she told ‘em years ago And it made my jaw drop to the floor When I was 21 After years of feeling chased After years of feeling chased I’m trying to sort my demons And I’m carving out my space. A tower is falling A pedestal cracks in two Awkward when roles switch Years and miles out of view Sure it made my jaw drop to the floor When I was 21 Always feeling illegitimate Always feeling illegitimate Finding worth a fall to earth Re-sugar and react Taking worship back.
Sharks 03:14
Mother Mary 06:07
Little boy black got himself laid There’s danger in all of the Wires he’s frayed Friends keep laughing When the bad news comes in Careless with his body And thinking never mattered to him I was reminded of my old ways Dreams of shared shopping carts On windy days It’s foolish to wear all your voids On your sleeve Spikes through your wrist And maybe you’d appreciate me Chorus: I know I can’t be a savior Lost boys must find their Own way home It’s best that you hang on your cross for awhile… This time Mother Mary’s Gonna leave it alone Witness a slow electrocution Arsonist I thought no fire Still burned in me Years after the thorns have healed into your hands You may realize just how amazing you could be.
Remembering 03:24
Unlearned 03:21
This is the city Of broken sun and sand This is the city Where my schemes are planned And if it should burn I wanna burn down with it Craving mystery to dance in my night Many have done me Ain't never been done right And if a fool should learn Doubt I'd learn there with him Floodgates overflow And engines overheat Disappointment and deadend streets The thirty seconds you have me Gave me fifty hours of intrigue (Dirty one I love you...) Fools fall in love, get burnt And become assholes of their own Stab your glass, Heather's married Ain't no one called my phone Know as much about love As affording champagne. I know as much about love as Affording champagne.


AMERICA IS LONELY TONIGHT was my 11th album and here I rediscovered the piano. As my personal life continued to slide into chaos I found comfort and inspiration in the music of Emmylou Harris. You can hear shades of her twang throughout these songs...

Many of these songs are frank explorations of my descent into the dark and numbing world of gay internet hookups. The circumstantial pyschological damage from this lifestyle can mute ones spirit. There's a lot of self hatred and confusion throughout these songs. Elsewhere on the album are wistful childhood recollections and me coming to grips with time moving forward too fast.

Although this album dealt with some heavy and personal issues I still find a lot of magic in these songs. At the time I was fresh and hopeful in a new city. It was exciting to invite some of the best artists in the area to share these songs with me.

Songs from AMERICA IS LONELY TONIGHT ended up being used in a documentary about gay cruising online named HOOKED. These songs meant a lot to a lot of people. I hope these songs find you and that you love them too.


released September 20, 2001

Produced by Jeremy Gloff and Mark Nikolich
Recorded and Mastered at Atomic Audio
all songs by Jeremy Gloff copyright 2001 Riotboy Music ASCAP
Jeremy Gloff: piano, acoustic guitar, drums on “Seven Bodies, Seven Days”, and vocals.
Ken Karg: Drums and percussion
Mark Nikolich: bass, electric guitar, add’l acoustic guitar on “Mother Mary” and vocals on
“The Sound Of My Crashing” and “One Inch Deep”.
John Allen: accordian on “Weird Addictions”, harmonica on “I Still Sleep Alone”
and vocals on “Mother Mary”.
BettyX: vocals on “Blue Champagne”
Kim Hohman: vocals on “Unlearned” and “The Boy Who Could Jump Through Stars”.
Andy Karpay: mandolin on “Heroes Cracking” and “Losing Fahrenheit”.
Susy Martian: vocals on “One Inch Deep”.
Siobhan McCann: vocals on “Sharks” and “Seven Bodies, Seven Days”.
Kamron Mir: vocals on “Weird Addictions”.
Robert “Evil Bob” Moore: cello on “Zero Self Control Blues”, “The Boy Who Could Jump Thru
Stars” and “Seven Bodies, Seven Days”.
James Ratliff: vocals on “The Sound Of My Crashing”, “One Inch Deep”, “Unlearned”, and “Sharks”.
Susie Ulrey: vocals on “Remembering”.
Chris Wallace: vocals on “Dancetoria”.
Tim Warner: vocals on “Heroes Cracking”.
All photos by Jeremy Gloff except back cover by Kristin Klein
Cover design by Nathan Kaylor, Brad Richardson, and Jeremy Gloff
Rose designed by Miguel Perez


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Jeremy Gloff Tampa, Florida

Jeremy Gloff is an independent musician and writer residing in Tampa, Florida. Since his first album in 1993 Gloff has released 23 solo albums with the newest being "Burn It Up! Turn It Up!"

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