Hurricane Lullabies: The Best Of Jeremy Gloff

by Jeremy Gloff

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1.
Love isn’t everything you thought it would be You’ve got your heart out there for all to see How many nights you laid there suffering So lay back and let go Feel it lifting up your soul You’re so much in love You’re so much in love You want so bad to be someone’s everything You fabricate yourself a little fantasy The cars and bars eating up your world Watch ‘em pass speeding fast Still you thought you was his girl You’re so much in love You’re so much in love You really think you’re in love It wouldn’t be the first time…
2.
Infrawhite 02:59
I cannot promise you forever I cannot promise you next week But the words you speak They make me hopeful again You haven't complained of my laughing I've given lots of head but never compromise There's truth in your eyes And this scares me Infrawhite's afraid of love You haven't tried to get my clothes off For once I'd like to wait awhile I enjoy your smile Maybe one day I'll shiver again You know it's hard being treated badly I find it harder to be treated good In my doorway has stood A dozen faces Infrawhite's afraid of love Into the white…again (Half an hour's not too far out of your way Yesterday tomorrow and today You went from a shiver to a blur Then you faded away The case of depression and elation That will always stay.)
3.
In Heat 02:30
My thermometer goes up When I think about you at all Heat wave burn in the special places tonight Mercury rise in the neon light The cat on the fence wants me to have you tonight I'm in heat. I’m gonna hit it tonight. My favorite shirt of yours Has stripes of green and blue I wanna be your friend And I wanna see your underwear too Whisper words I can't understand As I claw at the arch of your back I'm in heat. I’m gonna hit it tonight. Don't stop 'till my libido's black and blue Smother me against the mattress 'Till I can smell the taste of your mouth I wanna give the signals My transmitter's receiving But all I can get out is heavy breathing I'm in heat. I'm gonna hit it tonight.
4.
I have a feeling You won’t be showing tonight I have a feeling You won’t be showing tonight I’m invisible and my interchangeable Machine’s all you wanted to use You shot through the things that I am You shot through the things that I am This is the sound of my crashing. Never loved nobody Loved who I felt they could be Never loved nobody Just who I felt they could be I reduce to a fraction My impulse reaction Machine’s all you wanted to use Sold cheaper than what I was worth Sold cheaper than what I was worth This is the sound of my crashing. I will leave a light on Guard my window Craving your car to sneak in Sunrise – my note on the doorway I doubt that you’ll show but in case you will know I have waited. So cheap – expensive too Don’t kiss me – I don’t love you Feels wrong – feels right Sold myself out tonight.
5.
Donald is a working man Supports his kids the best he can And there’s a piece of Something missing He don’t know what it is The simple man he used to be? An old tune from 83? The dreaming budget’s getting tight He’s losing Fahrenheit. Alena’s woken from a dream Dead awake from baby’s screaming There’s a piece of something missing She don’t know what it is All the pressures have combined Is this what Kurt had in mind? Her blues have lost Some of their bright She’s losing Fahrenheit. And if the world should end Just wanna find my best friend If the world should end Fade in my best friend Jay’s whored himself around the town Sees no reason to turn his life around There’s always been a little missing He don’t know what it is He wants someone to celebrate him Cuddle and decaffeinate him Bodies wandering the night Losing Fahrenheit…
6.
Astronauts see it in the air Buildings are falling And there’s danger everywhere The insignificants I let surround me Makes me smile to know Your thoughts have touched upon me Chorus: From a fairy tale you’re my fallen angel If you’re not mine I’ll rewrite the pages So I’ll catch you now you’re my fallen angel Not too many people are as perfect as you Rising up from underneath the water The mail is killing and the night was hurting me The insignificance I let surround me Fades away when your leg’s kicking into me I could give my body to you Big deal I’ve done that many times before So I offer my arms to you And that’s something that I’ve never given Someone before.
7.
Skygazing 03:53
I should turn around Because I know that you work here Feels so good to see you again There’s a lot of mess to clean up in my head But I never gave up no matter what I said And still I think of when you were sleeping And there was no hating in your eyes So much got lost in all the screaming But I – I never forgot how I felt before the fight I find it really hard to hate you Because those were the best days of my life (You shouldn’t hold on much longer) I said to my friend “What if I’m wrong…what if I made you in head” She said “Don’t you ever say that… no and don’t you ever think that Because we have our dreams That’s all we’ve got… And when we let them go we’re gone…” These moments are mine till I die. And there’s that place in my head Where you’re still sleeping Before there was hating in your eyes If I could walk through gravity I’d bring us back down to the common ground Where we used to be. And even when you’re gone you never go And even when I go you’re never really gone But day has finally come That I let it all go.
8.
You didn’t have the money to eat But I loved my stars like you loved your concrete I rarely notice stars anymore ‘Cause my city is bright Memories in the country with you… Chorus 1: I still see you – you’re dancing in a circle I still see you – you’re dancing in your blue Spent years worried I was losing my hair I didn’t care that I’ve been losing my mind In the midst of a decade with no name All the progress we’ve made Nobody’s enslaved And we keep missing them old days Chorus 2: I still see you – you’re dancing in a circle I still see you – you smell like summertime I still see you – you’re dancing in your blue Never ran to New York Like everyone who thinks their city’s too small Never wrote a manifesto ‘Cause it wouldn’t change a thing Never thought myself different In a song that’s probably been written before We’re all broken down and numbing up And we only wanted love Baby we’re all broken down and numbing up And we only wanted love Well honey I’m so easy to find (So it’s time I stop lurking) Lately it seems it’s not our time anymore They don’t play our songs anymore And sometimes life stops shining Well I hope that you never stopped shining Repeat Chorus Would you say that you missed me baby? Would you say would you say would you say That you missed me?
9.
Chorus: You’re my silver lining Now’s the right time to feel good You’re my silver lining Now’s the right time I had to let go of ‘93 to ‘02 So I could move forward with you I had to stop beating myself up Over misguided things I’m still tempted to do I don’t know you that well yet ‘Cause knowing takes time And I’ll be your hideout If you will be mine Repeat Chorus Grace likened love to work in ‘96 I’m scared I’ll find truth in her words Yes some have done me wrong I hurt myself twice as bad twice as long And now I’m working overtime Trying to fix myself Trying to fix myself I still like to sing my songs And be at your side I’ll act as your lighthouse If you’ll act as mine Repeat Chorus (Can’t walk across country for you) And every time that I see you baby (Can’t change who I am for you) And every time that you walk on by me (I am who I am ‘cause you) It’s such a pleasure to know you This young in my life… Now’s the right time to feel good…
10.
Lights On 04:14
Hey baby throw off the covers The bed’s not getting made tonight Well I notice how you shrink When I turn on the light Well darling you’re gorgeous But I’ve already seen your smile Nothing gets me hotter than knowing that you’ll stay awhile You’re not on trial Stop feeling guilty There’s nothing dirty About talking filthy And I’ll only mmmm If we can do it with the lights on And I’ll only mmm mmm mmm If we can do it with the lights on Well darlin’ I love you You know I’m gonna stick around Tonight let’s get crazy It’s time to pull the sheets down When I kiss you don’t falter I need to feel you there beside Our bedroom an altar And you’re body is my shrine Repeat Bridge Repeat Chorus Guilty Guilty Guilty Guilty Guilty Not filthy filthy filthy filthy filthy Not guilty ‘Cause baby I love you I know that you love me Can we do it? Hell yeah!
11.
Beautiful boy you’ve got great style Beautiful boy you’ve got great lips Come sit next to me for awhile Let’s be glamorous and eclipse everyone in this room I’m feeling needy and intense You’re the first boy who makes sense Let’s own this town tonight Chorus: Beautiful boy I’m so in love with you Beautiful boy make my dreams come true Beautiful boy you’re new to town Beautiful boy I’ve been around Do you go home with boys like me? Do you go home with boys who throw things up their nose? We can do Paris can do Rome We can make love we can make home Let’s own this room tonight Repeat Chorus I wanna kiss you get chills when I see you Tonight’s that special night I’m gonna steal it It’s my deck gonna deal it A force of nature baby You look like a million dollars and then some If you slip through my hands I’ll locomotive back to you There’s so many people in the world tonight Who are gonna sleep alone And there’s me…and there’s you And there’s me and there’s you So much in love So much in love Go home with me tonight
12.
All of my friends that killed themselves They had pretty smiles Randy crazy hat and his crazy hair Dance floor dancing wild Why didn’t you call me? Mike with his guitar and his scrambled words Adam with his music playing Charlie was still pretty with a sore in his mouth Richard I miss your complaining Why didn’t you call me? I’m so mad at you I was one phone call away I’m so mad at you I was one phone call away I’d have climbed to the top of your bridge Swam through the ditch to your van Tested my running skills to get to your room Lit a candle just as fast as I can Why didn’t you call me? All of my friends immortalized in this song It feels like a waste of time I know if you were all here you would sing along But then you wouldn’t own these lines I should have called you I’m so mad at you I was one phone call away I’m so mad at you I was one phone call away
13.
Oh Sweet Boy 03:44
Chorus: Oh sweet boy Can you feel it? When you're dancing Can you feel it? Someone out there took his last breath Someone out there bleeding to death Someone out there son won't come home I'm so jealous of your smile... Repeat Chorus Someone out there in foreclosure Someone out there logs in alone Someone out there tears and some scabs I'm so jealous of your high Repeat Chorus Come on come on...
14.
Don’t like your friends Don’t like your job Oh no you hate it hate it Don’t got no money Don’t got a life Oh no you hate it hate it Well the world won’t do it for ya You’re in a cave You’re in a shell You say you can’t breathe Can’t breathe You’re down and out So down and out You say you’re comfortable In your scars Well the world won’t do it for ya No the world won’t do it Chorus: World won’t do it for you no no World won’t do it for you no no World won’t do it for you no no Hey Hey Hey Hey! You feel pressure You feel lonely Say that nothing Makes you feel gold No one can hold you When you’re Hanging on to phantoms It’s not the number That’s making you old Well the world won’t do it for ya No the world won’t do it Chorus Get out of bed Open the front door Get in your car and drive I’m feeling so alive! Chorus
15.
Manhunt 02:54
I thumb through my phone book Stop at the letter “x” At the end of my contacts No prospect of sex Never thought There would come a time I’d be in a drought So I have to make myself pretty Put on my jeans and go out Chorus: I’m on a man hunt man hunt I’m not looking for the one I’m on a man hunt man hunt I just want one night of fun I wake up by myself There’s something that I miss Someone to lay next to me I can roll over and kiss Then I wonder if sometimes I just wanna be alone “I will meet you at midnight boy” I say to my phone Chorus There’s got to be a better way To face the night Looking in every direction For Mr. Right I’ve got the money got the looks and I’ve got the place With all this disease I better play it safe
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17.
I feel the air I see the sky The rain is falling down Overcast I’m feeling lonely Time is rolling by I feel the wind beneath my skin As it holds me tight See the sun drift away It’s on its way tonight I see it coming…I feel it coming (I feel it coming and it feels so good) I try to run to my surprise There’s no place to hide Moving quickly didn’t know If the storm was on my side Lifted up thrown so fast It’s all so tragic and comforting Good and bad never last Frightened into euphoria I see it coming…I feel it coming Hurricane – spin me around again Earthquake – I’m on the ground again As much as I hate feeling down As much as I hate feeling cold It is home Now it’s gone and I’m still here Changed but still the same Sorta blurry sorta clear A wearable insane I feel the air I see the sky A bittersweet goodbye Smiling brightly kissing chaos See you next time When are you coming…and I know you’re coming Hurricane – cyclone – tornado – earthquake Up down – spin around – dizzy dazed – twist shake As much as I hate feeling down As much as I hate feeling cold It is home
18.
All you need to play A shield and a band aid The punches hurt at first Then you lose your thirst Hope your armor’s strong The battle’s very long Today you’re in the sun Time’s up and you’re done Just follow the white glint Just follow the white glint Til you’re immune to it Pack a strong tourniquet Gauze and shooting stars Turn routine and subpars Mourn for all the pain Yesterday you were so vain If I could go back in time No thank you, I’m fine Just follow the white glint Just follow the white glint

about

From 1993 to 1998 I made a bunch of home-recorded albums when I lived in New York - nine to be exact. None of the songs from those albums appear here - they may be highlighted in a different collection someday, perhaps. In 1998 when I moved to Tampa I began recording in a “real” studio and pressing the albums on “real CDs”!!!! This is a collection of songs from all those albums (except for 2004's acoustic ORANGE SONGS - those songs belong together on that album and nowhere else.) Thanks for the ride and for loving these songs enough to be able to make a “greatest hits”. I picked the songs that were in movies, played on college radio, requested most, and loved the most by the people who listen to my music. “Now he drives all year long - windows down - screaming hurricane lullabies...”

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released January 8, 2015

All songs written by Jeremy Gloff except:
“So Much In Love” written by Jill Jones and Ian Ginsburg
"Oh Sweet Boy" written by Jeremy Gloff and Pat Maue
“Manhunt” written by Jeremy Gloff and Geoffrey Dicker
“Force Of Nature” written by Jeremy Gloff and Ashley Lash
“White Glint” written by Jeremy Gloff and Alex Kourelis
Photography by Leigh Anne Balzekas - Cover layout by Richard Smyth Jr.
Special thanks to Wanda Stein-Hall for mailing me my childhood pencil bucket
Most songs copyright Riotboy Music ASCAP

Infrawhite” and “In Heat” from SPIN GIRL SPIN (2000)
“The Sound Of My Crashing” and “Losing Fahrenheit” from AMERICA IS LONELY TONIGHT (2001)
“Perfect As You” and “Skygazing” from ROMANTICO (2003)
“Dancing In Your Blue” and “My Silver Lining” from NOW’S THE RIGHT TIME TO FEEL GOOD (2006)
“Lights On” and “Beautiful Boy” from 1987 (2008)
“One Phone Call” and “Oh Sweet Boy” from 21ST CENTURY LOVE SONGS (2009)
“World Won’t Do It” and “Manhunt” from THIS (2011)
“Force Of Nature” and “My Life Is Perfect” from INSIDE OF BLUE BUILDINGS (2013)

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Jeremy Gloff is an independent musician and writer residing in Tampa, Florida. Since his first album in 1993 Gloff has released 22 solo albums.

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