Ape​/​Beast

by The Judy Blooms

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i wrote this album when i first moved to brooklyn, about seven years ago. i didn't have a place to make noise yet, so everything was recorded very quietly in my bedroom.
i've resisted the urge to george-lucas it up. i'm releasing it as i would have then. it probably needs a remix and a remaster, but i suppose that might be beside the point. this is very much an album of a certain time and feeling. i'm not sure why i never released it. probably because it was too personal to ever feel like it was finished in the moment. but after giving it a few years to breathe, i can say that i really do like the songs and it sounds the way it was supposed to sound: limited and raw, but charming and earnest.
jake g - january 20 2015

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released October 30, 2008

photo by ramona clifton

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Track Name: Anna
Anna, are you setting me up
only to break me down later?
and Anna, enough of your beau in france,
quiet, you're here with me now, where you belong

but if you're not that careful, Anna,
i'll stay the night
you tell me no just once...
well, i'm gonna try again

Anna, haven't you seen the sun?
your pallor's the shade of a new born babe
and Anna, worry your pretty mind;
i told all the same lies a hundred times

but if you close your eyes, Anna,
i'll steal your pride
and rob you of your promises
don't leave your man for me
Track Name: Meg, You're Starting to Slip
Meg, i think you're starting to slip
i ain't too good for your health
no, you must have forgot
i look out for myself

and now it's like there's junk in our blood
on and off again we return
yes, we're stuck in our ways
for better or worse

time has a way
of skipping over mistakes, but
it's coming back to you
all of our past
things that i done to you
yeah, well you know i'm trash
and it's coming back to you

our hearts, they still stumble along
looking where the green grass grows
for just a little sun
away from the cold

and Meg, i know it's better this way
you can have the desert sun
and i'll have the dirt of the streets
under my thumb
Track Name: Call On Your Heart
summer is gone and you're still around
watching your friends take the bus out of town
but don't be afraid, cause you're not alone
no, i'm just like you: left sitting at home

love i'm waiting, love come here
love i'm waiting, love come here

a cool autumn night, you wake up and feel
hoping your hands find there's someone else there
well i do the same, take comfort in that
we're not alone, no we just haven't met

love i'm waiting, love come here
love i'm waiting, love come here

call on your heart, call on your heart
your heart's with me
well,
call on your heart, call on your heart
your heart's with me
well, well, well, well, well,

well think of these times when nothing feels good
and your foolish head says you got what you should
just call on your heart, find your heart's with me
and one day we'll end all our misery
Track Name: Kill the Night
wake up, let's get you
on your feet
you're no good
just laying still

let's just relax
and kill the night
drink more
and take your pills

then, i'll take off your clothes
i'll search in vain for your soul
there's worse ways to kill the night

wake up, let's get you
on your feet
you're no good
just laying still

then, i'll take off your clothes
i'll search in vain for your soul
there's worse ways to kill the night

one more
and we'll be out
Track Name: Let Your Mind Go
melancholy
i was born cursed with that
but don't you worry
my moods change fast

sittin on your porch at night
all alone
smoking all your cigarettes
until they're gone

sad and lonely
i know all about that
but don't you worry
my moods change fast

sittin on your porch at night
all alone
smoking all your cigarettes
until they're gone

and the night cries:
hey boy, where's your head?
there's love all around you
but you gotta let your mind go

melancholy
i was born cursed with that
sad and lonely
i know all about that
Track Name: I Will Break Your Heart of Stone
someone told you i'm a wicked man
and i'll steal your tears
yes it's true i've broken many hearts
but only out of fear

and i will break your heart of stone
yes i'll break your heart
i will break your heart of stone
yes i'll break your heart, your heart of stone

the birds were singing all about you
in their morning song
they said your skin was strong like iron
and your heart was made from stone

now there's rumors i've done vicious things
left my lovers wild
but i've no shame and i've no regret
no, cause i've stayed true inside

and i will break your heart of stone
yes i'll break your heart
i will break your heart of stone
yes i'll break your heart, your heart of stone
Track Name: Two Blocks
on lost streets, barely dawn
full of rum and morphine
you break down and curse the wind
that blew out your last match
you're so close, it's two blocks
she's there in bed

there's visions now of tender flesh
heavy sighs and violence
you rest now to catch your breath
curse this wind, it's baring down
you're so close, it's two blocks
she's there in bed

alone, the night has fucked your mind
Track Name: My Young Mind
i was giving into my young mind
and losing all my youthful faith in love
i know you'll be there when i break free
you have my love which means you have me

but i am free and so are you
cause you and i are the love
that no one understands

(yes) i gave any pretty face the time
looking for the things you hold from me

i'm here, here i am, i'm here
the world won't break you
the world won't break you

still there's fear that lives inside of me
will you ever give me all of you?

but i am free and so are you
cause you and i are the love
that no one understands

the world won't break you
if you lose yourself
the worse thing for you
is to fight the world