Inside Of Blue Buildings

by Jeremy Gloff

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1.
(written by Jeremy Gloff) I stayed home last night Thinking that I’ve done it all Thinking that I’ve seen it all And it don’t impress me That monotonous beat Pounding in the night Loose but so uptight It is unending... And millions of people Broken and shattered And do you remember when We used to matter? They're selling us hope but Don’t scan in the check out line Don’t wanna waste my time... Chorus: Tell me where is the love Where is the love Where is the love I want to find it Where is the love Where is the love Where is the love tonight? And check my scars If you’ve got the time I’ll tell you a story of mine that I’ve been vaulting Or we can dress up, go out, then go home alone We can dress up, go out, and go sleep alone Life remote controls me And millions of people broken and shattered Do you remember when we used to matter? You say you’re a monster but I just want someone who breathes Bring me to my knees.... Little baby Don’t want a one night obsession Little darling Wanna feel warm tonight....
2.
(written by Jeremy Gloff) Rich man Help my mother she can’t find a job She is worried she won’t have a home That’s what our country looks like now My home In my favorite neighborhood There’s black people so it’s called the hood That’s what our country feels like now My life is perfect My life is perfect Tall one You are someone I could never love Been burnt so much that I have given up That’s what my heart it looks like now Stay home My favorite show is on DVD People they don’t do too much for me That’s what my night it looks like now My life is perfect My life is perfect The drunk on my couch has gone... The drunk on my bathroom floor has gone... The drunk atop my bed has gone... It’s just me. My life is perfect My life is perfect Time keeps swinging me back and forth Don’t it feel so good
3.
(written by Jeremy Gloff) Hey hey hey don’t you run away There’s a monkey on my back And I think he’s gonna stay Hey hey hey don’t you run away There’s a monkey on my back And I think he’s gonna stay Remember the time it got in my blood stream And we were so young - so hard to fight it Beautiful times beautiful chaos And I cannot lie - all of me loved it I felt crazy - it was my fault When we go crazy - it’s our own fault Cause the sun still shines in the morning It shines in the morning Chorus Remember the night - it was a ripe one And eyes baby blue - so inconsistent Glorious fights - struggled and strangled And I had to learn can’t force someone to love me Not sure I will love again Not sure I will feel again But the moon still lights up the night sky It lights up the night sky Chorus Don’t mourn what is broken Don’t mourn what was stolen All that is left is boredom All that is left - me and you Don’t you run away
4.
Paper Towel 03:00
(written by Jeremy Gloff) I begged and I begged Let me come over And so I did I begged and I begged Pay attention to me Yes you did Could you see my eyes Pushing my head down I never smiled While the lights were off I should’ve stayed home I should’ve stayed home These are the rules don’t talk too much Keep your mouth open don’t talk too much I should’ve stayed home I should’ve stayed home For thirty days You didn’t write back Sometimes you do If you chased me The way I chase you I’d ignore you too Just another night pushing my head down I never smile when the lights are off I should’ve stayed home I should’ve stayed home Time and time it’s been the same The interest dies once we came It’s late and we should go home It’s late and we should go home But now I’m tired I think I’m getting tired I’m finally tired Of being a paper towel
5.
(written by Jeremy Gloff and Ashley Lash) 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
6.
Dear Dad 03:44
(written by Jeremy Gloff) Dear dad Had a dream last night You asked how I’m feeling It felt like you wanted to hear And I woke up crying It felt like you wanted to hear You showed up in the hallway Where they were punching my head You showed up in the hallway Where they were punching my head And you made ‘em stop You made ‘em stop You made ‘em stop Papa you made ‘em stop You made ‘em stop But then i woke up I’ve given up trying Dear dad Had a dream last night I said how I’m feeling In the truest of words And I woke up crying In the truest of words You showed up in the alley Where he was banging my head You showed up in the alley Where he was banging my head And you made him stop You made him stop You made him stop Papa you made him stop You made him stop Then I woke up I’ve given up trying...
7.
Stupid Thing 03:32
(written by Jeremy Gloff and Jill Jones) All of the time I spent on your shoulder All of the years play over and over I think I lost my way to my own heart I can’t believe I’m watching you leaving Try to look blank and swallow my feeling As you tell me I gotta make a brand new start So goodbye - I’ll leave your shirt out for you So goodbye - I’m one less thing to trouble you So take the keys - I know that you won’t follow me It’s a silly dream That love would conquer everything What a stupid thing I see the girls with smiles on their faces I know you’ll find a way to replace me Wish you’d find your way back Into my heart What’s left to be said? In an empty apartment In an empty bed Repeat Chorus Are you sleeping while I lie awake? I keep thinking why’d you throw it all away? Repeat Chorus
8.
(written by Jeremy Gloff and Sandra Lolo) You close your eyes and think of another time The summer when the storms came out In a room with all the windows shut This is not happening In a town with all the windows shut A bomb keeps ticking A bomb keeps ticking All the true stories that we keep to ourselves All the true stories that we keep to ourselves All the true stories that we keep to ourselves That we never tell Haunted by twelve hundred miles The fading of teenage hopes and smiles Your heart was open but his mind was shut So nothing was happening For twenty years you’ve had your curtains shut And time keeps ticking Time keeps ticking Repeat chorus Silly girl - it’s time to open your heart Silly boy - it’s time to love again Bury the storms in your back yard Silly girl - it’s time to open your heart Silly boy - it’s time to love again Go find the stars in your suitcase
9.
Itching 04:05
(written by Jeremy Gloff) Lying in bed - 12 am The second hand is not my friend Itching but my skin remains untouched Fingers press into the bed Movies dancing in my head A case of just too little and too much Where’s the comfort that I seek? It only stops when I'm bleeding I just want to go to sleep One thing left to say Itching itching go away... Time it whispers one o’clock I want to roll without the rock Me and desire never got along Feet - they dig into the bed Numbers stabbing in my head Oh this feeling never was my friend Itching my scratches again Here the hunger comes again I just wanna go to sleep Some things never change Itching itching go away I’m getting old and it scares me My body’s not what it used to be When did we stop dancing? And my friends are changing Now it’s just half past two I’m doing what I always do Call the troops there certainly is a war Fingers reaching for the phone Tomorrow night I’ll stay alone Temptation always gets the best of me I feel it go away... Itching itching go away
10.
(written by Jeremy Gloff) Spent too much shopping yesterday I keep texting and there’s no replies My shelves are full - I’m completely empty inside Buying lust and I’m wanting love Eat like crazy and I weigh enough It’s a shame I’m such a failure And it felt so good when I was being bad The night after’s always quiet and sad It’s not meant to be that’s the story of my life Oh well I want control tonight I’m a failure when I turn off the light I want that love around me yeah I want control tonight I was sober and my friends were drunk On my cell just trying to hook up A warm body will pause the drone of my senses And I’m sleeping late and I’m looking chewed up I’m diggin’ deeper - yes I’m really screwed up I’ve got so much frost bite there’s times I wish I’d die And it felt so good when I was being bad The morning after’s always quiet and sad Maybe next time - that’s the story of my life - oh well I need control tonight I’m a loser in the middle of the night I want those arms around me - yeah I need control tonight I shouldn’t go out tonight I really should stay at home I know I’ll be alright alone Gotta get treated From feelings climbing into me Burrowed into me Seeing things I shouldn’t see You’ll see me across the room In just a little time Before I start feeling fine.
11.
Wounds 03:25
12.
Happy Ending 03:48
(written by Jeremy Gloff) Found a little love In an old tin jar You almost missed it Saw a bus driving by Heard a plane in the sky World kept moving without you All the friends you lost All the peace you found Still working out the stains Never really wanted to die Wanted to rush life’s prizes Minus the surprises Chorus: No matter how far your hands reached out Was nothing to grab on to No matter how much your heart spilled out That kind of spill was endless Oh you were defenseless A kite lost to the wind Found a place to go It’s home ‘til your credits roll A million people to sleep with A thousand people to talk to Figure who the friends are Some took your breath away Some saw you bleed out loud What more could you ask for? Repeat Chorus Thanks for listening Thanks for listening Smile and go back home...
13.
(written by Jeremy Gloff and Jill Jones) Way below From the surface I could see You didn’t know How to handle me Erase me off And shake your bones The same old wounds Open fast as they close Piss on my territory And you seem so tough so hard As you watched me go What you didn’t know Darling now - if I can’t be your friend I hope you know I’ll always rise again Cause life and love oh love Yea life and love oh love Still mean too much I come and go In and out of sanity Childish hopes Adolescent fantasies As you shake me off And break my bones With sticks and stones Must build a new home Piss on my territory And you seem so tough so hard As you let me go You watched me go Repeat Chorus

about

This album marks twenty years of making and releasing music. As the songs were written I compared them to those on my first album, TRUE STORIES, from 1993. It was interesting to realize that in many ways I was writing about some of the same things - 20 years later.

These songs were written inside my beloved home of fifteen years - a blue apartment building off of 50th Street in Tampa. I do believe everyone metaphorically lives inside their own blue building. What true stories do you keep to yourself? - Jeremy Gloff - February 13th, 2013.

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released September 29, 2013

All songs written by Jeremy Gloff except FORCE OF NATURE (Jeremy Gloff/Ashley Lash),STUPID THING and LIFE AND LOVE (Jeremy Gloff/Jill Jones), and TRUE STORIES (Jeremy Gloff/Sandra Lolo).

Everything by Jeremy Gloff except:
Additional Guitars: Jimmy Reese (track 6) and Sandra Lolo (track 8) + Organ: Paul Catala
(track 3) + Keyboards and Electroniques: Daniel "DDtMM" Gimenez (track 9) + Bass: Lukas Ames-Diaz (track 3), Mark Nikolich (tracks 4, 11, 13), Brian Flanagan (tracks 6, 10), Sandra Lolo (track 8) and Steven Garrett (track 12) + Snare Drums: Keith Ulrey (track 2) and Brian Flanagan (track 10) + Hand Claps: John Skalberg (tracks 3, 10) + Violin: Dani Schmier (tracks 6, 12) + Duet Vocals: Ashley Lash (track 5) and Sandra Lolo (track 8) + Additional Vocals: Kathy McGuire (track 1), Danielle Merkle (track 2), Voluptuana (track 3), James Ratliff (track 6), Melissa Carroll (track 9), Hollis Smith (track 11), and Steven Garrett (track 12)

Recorded, Engineered, and Mastered at Atomic Audio by Mark Nikolich

Album Photography:
Front Cover: Jeremy Gloff
Back Cover: Kim Hicks
Drawings by Peter Botti
Cover Layout: Tanya Creel

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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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