JVA - JEROAN VAN AICHEN: I Think The Dog Will Go Insane From No Love

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The first cassette-only, now digitized release from Jeroan van Aichen (JVA).

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released April 28, 1992

Produced and engineered by Jeroan van Aichen except for;
That's That (Recorded by Bryant Arnett)

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Track Name: Not So Far
NOT SO FAR

I’ve never much been dead.
This bulldog on my head sends that boy to the chair.
Makes this space empty air.

Poor fellow with a furrowing brow.
Body bag. Washed out. Pick it up, now.
Be quick about it, I don’t doubt it for a heartbeat.
My friends and neighbors got some action in the same sheets.
Old timer thinks it sounds like a bribe.
Talk about brain damage with a dangerous tribe.
Reassure me, Boneman. Say it’s ok.
But, he’s busy trying to figure out who goes and who stays.

It’s not so far to Hell. Big fire.
Not so far to Hell.

I bought a saxophone. I’m in the lights alone.
I `don’t care what they say. I play it anyway.

It’s not so far to Hell. Big fire.
Not so far to Hell.

I am falling.

I tried to move Heaven and Earth for you.
Now, I’m holding my breath till I‘m blue.

As you can plainly see, this lamb runs after me.
Throw off your silence, now. Embrace the blackness, now.

It’s not so far to Hell. Big fire.
Not so far to Hell.

Well, it’s about time to find out where the loyalty lies.
I can’t be swimming with the fishes I fry.
Watch out, this bullet’s got my name on the side.
May God protect you when you fall from his eyes into Hell.

Big fire.
Track Name: Forever and a Day
FOREVER AND A DAY

There’s a voice in this room. I hear it when I’m not listening. Oh.
It’s in the pipes of the shower. It’s in the dust on the blinds.
I don’t believe it’s the wind outside. It’s not this old house settling. Oh.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh. Uh huh. Oh, oh, oh oh.

I know you were here before me, but something happened
and now your spirit touches me.

Goodnight.
A kiss goodnight.
A kiss goodnight
Forever and a day.

And I don’t know my real life. With my face and collar gone red.
For the first time I feel alive, wearing lipstick from the dead.

The sound is very dim. Just whispers up through the walls. Oh.
She burns into my soul. Her eyes have died a thousand times.
As she waits in the crawlspace for someone never to return. Oh.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh. Uh huh. Oh, oh, oh oh.

I know you were here before me,
but something happened and now your spirit touches me.

Goodnight.
A kiss goodnight.
A kiss goodnight
Forever and a day.
Oooohhhh...
Track Name: Invitation
INVITATION

Working on the green mine. Trying to make a buck.
I’m watching close to my wallet, holding tight to my luck.
I used to pray for miracles, now I pray for rain.
Don’t you know that the pleasure is worse than any of the pain.

Invitation. One long party, that’s what it’s been.
Invitation. You’re out of my heart, you’re under my skin.

Everything this morning was animal and raw.
You know the way she was moving...There ought to be a law.
She shattered my mind. She broke my common sense.
I ought to have my

Invitation. One long party, that’s what it’s been.
Invitation. You’re out of my heart, you’re under my skin.

I won’t waste your time telling you I’m satisfied.
Because I see what goes on. We’re being taken for a ride.
The sky’s getting crowded with particular men.
They’ve got the song and the dance, they collect the check.
Tomorrow they do it all again.

Invitation. One long party, that’s what it’s been.
Invitation. You’re out of my heart, you’re under my skin.
Track Name: Ivory and Gold
IVORY AND GOLD

How do you do?
This is my crew, and this is the rest of the planet.
I think you and I and this lovely glass eye, might come to some understanding.

Yes, put on those skins. Great, now once again.
I’m sorry, just once more for camera.

Take off your Western clothes. Kink up your fine black hair.
Smile as you strike the pose. This is your cross...
This is your cross of ivory and gold to bear.

Arrows and bows, and bones through the nose.
Mocking to stalk helicopter.
A giraffe in the scene is eating the green,
so someone pumps lead in txo stop her.

They won’t soon forget. You don’t mess with the set.
When Hollywood calls, people listen.

Take off your Western clothes. Kink up your fine black hair.
Smile as you strike the pose. This is your cross...
This is your cross of ivory and gold to bear.

Surprise, surprise. As we watch from a safe distance.
Surprise, surprise. Money makes the world go around and around and around.

Take off your Western clothes. Kink up your fine black hair.
Smile as you strike the pose. This is your cross...
This is your cross of ivory and gold to bear.
This is your cross...
I said this is your cross of ivory and gold to bear.
Track Name: Mattalenahorn
MATTALENAHORN

Your sides have split. I blame the paces.
Unlisted cards. The telephone table.
Not only that, there’s a thousand things to do now.

These days you say goodbye to your father.
With your captive breath and an angry, dry audience.

Second turn coming. Sleep and touch fire.
Too much sharp gristle, and steel on the lay.
I’ll make no bones. Alone, down below me.

I had my charm on these snaking ropes.
So sweet, the dark model, mussed up pretty deep.

Mattalenahorn - I shatter the mirror like ice.
Mattalenahorn - I shadow the fearful eyes.

The cold breeze and I have nothing much to say.
And you scream blood and guts as you’re tickled pink.
Don’t struggle like dogs. Teeth the bad meat door.

I drop the blade right into the trouble.
My pulse is hot, and I have to laugh.

What I deserve is gone with my shame.
Leaving this terrible disease and this goose.
Caught with my pants down in this heavy midnight.

Mattalenahorn - I shatter the mirror like ice.
Mattalenahorn - I shadow the fearful eyes.
Track Name: That's That
THAT’S THAT

Air beats from the underground. Steam comes up without a sound.
This is far too much for her and I’ve lost the touch I’m sure.

I wish I could make out without connection.
I’d pluck your brows and blow them in your face.

It’s these little things that break us down.
When all in all it’s still the same town.
Now, we say that’s that for worlds like this again.

These magicians have moved in. Watch them bait the traps with sin.

I wish I could stop drinking double-fisted.
But, the future turns my blood to stone.

It’s these little things that break us down.
When all in all it’s still the same town.
Now we say that’s that for worlds like this again.
Where are you taking me with this?
What makes you say such things to me,
and do you mean it or are these more angry words?

Yeah. Little things.

I wish I could stop drinking double-fisted.
I wish I wasn’t guilty just by birth.

It’s these little things that break us down.
When all in all it’s still the same town.
Now we say that’s that for worlds like this again.
Where are you taking me with this?
What makes you say such things to me,
and do you mean it or are these more angry words?

It’s these little things that break us down.
It’s these little things that break us down.
It’s these little things that break us down.
It’s these little things that break us down.
Track Name: Dog
DOG

She’s funny in her eyes. Chasing for her tail.
Barking at the wall. I think the dog will go insane from no love.

She should’ve won blue ribbons. All alone each day.
White fur turned all brown. I think the dog will go insane from no love.

How I hate you, little dog. Please stop your screaming.
I asked God to hold your breath last night, while you were dreaming.

No food in her bowl. No one comes to play.
Scratching at my door. I think the dog will go insane from no love.

Foaming from her mouth. Her family moved away.
Her black lips pulled back like a clown. I think the dog will go insane from no love.

How I hate you, little dog. Please stop your screaming.
I asked God to hold your breath last night, while you were dreaming.
Track Name: Take It Out
TAKE IT OUT

Oh, the stench outside could kill you. Like a whorehouse at high tide.
Oh, these broken angels touch-up a cracked cup of gin and limes.
I dig in and strap on the feed bag and I live this piss-poor gloom.
Mariachis, down the street some, might as well be in this room.

Whatever it was that I promised I’d never do...I’m so sorry.
I hate to prove all your words to be true,
but I didn’t mean to take it out on you. I didn’t mean to take it out on you.
I didn’t mean to take it out on you. I didn’t mean to take it out on you.

All our words of romance written. I was happy just to be your slave.
Every urge was seized and tried out in the sweet dirt of shallow graves.

I’d do anything, almost anything, just about anything to get you to shut your mouth.
I’d do anything, almost anything, just about anything to get you to shut your mouth.

I never saw the light above me. I never dreamed you wouldn’t stay.
But you’re the real stuff, daddy’s little princess, worshiping your pagan ways.

Whatever it was that I promised I’d never do...I’m so sorry.
I hate to prove all your words to be true,
but I didn’t mean to take it out on you.
I didn’t mean to take it out on you.
I didn’t mean to take it out on you. I didn’t mean to take it out on you.
Track Name: Protection
PROTECTION

Stretch out my wrists and fingers.
My teeth, white as a blank page.
I am making impressions.
My voice, starting to network.
It’s nice to see you again.
Lampshade, life of the party.

And if you hear a distant sound, a teardrop in the sea.
It’s probably nothing, but it might be me. Needing...

Protection.
I need protection.

I see beauty in profile.
Just like some feathered angel,
floating through on a warm wind.
My hands move to her body.
Soft skin is turning to ice.
I chose just the wrong moment, again.

And if I say my prayers tonight with you in my bed.
Help me to believe those words aren’t dead. Give me...

Protection.
I need protection.

Give me, give me protection.

And if I’ve saved a seat for me somewhere underground
let me hear the tiniest of sounds. I need...

Protection.
Track Name: Glass Thimble
GLASS THIMBLE

Everyone in here is very busy marking time.
Surface conversation down the line.
Waiting for the God of this technicolor fraud.
We all came from somewhere in his mind.

There’s no message left to send.
In that red dress you can pretend that it somehow really matters in the end.

Cold and blue-This room without a view.
Proof again that nothing’s what it seems.
Cold and blue-Like a funeral tattoo.
Not even the dust left from these dreams.

She’s a peach but don’t you think her drop dead days are g
The side effects are showing around her eyes.
She’s worn the carpet out on poses, preens and pouts.
And underneath these bright lights nothing lies.

That girl left and stole your face.
But even she can not erase that glass thimble full of truth in her disguise.

Cold and blue-This room without a view.
Proof again that nothing’s what it seems.
Cold and blue-Like a funeral tattoo.
Not even the dust left from these dreams.

In this glass thimble.
In this glass thimble.
In this glass thimble.
In this glass thimble.
Track Name: Poor Boy Be
POOR BOY BE

Going on a journey. Going by foot.
Looking at the rye grass and small pieces of wood.
Bugs blend together like a fingerprint smudge.
I’m kicking at an oak stump. Damn thing won’t budge.

Hey, hey! Look what I’ve found.
It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen.
I’m feeling sharp as the little edge of nothing.
How are you going to let this poor boy be?

I step off the dirt road, back out onto the street.
A big, black Cadillac car nearly ran over my feet.
Driver says, “Terribly sorry.”
And I say, “Everything’s fine.”
But, I say, “Hey, where’s the fire anyway?”
He says, “It’s here in my mind.”

He says, “I’ve worked like the devil
for my whole life through and through, and still I’m unhappy.”
I said, “Hey, I’m like that too.”
He says, “Which way are you going?”
I said, “I’ll follow this road.”
He says, “Goodbye then.” In a cloud of blue smoke.
Metal on metal. Puncturing tires.
The guard rail exploded. He was laughing through fire.