Pause For The Jets

by Earwig

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“Every so often a band comes along that changes your life. Earwig is that band. They are one of the best underground bands in America today.” – Chattanooga Free Press

Known for great songwriting and remembered for their spontaneous and reckless live shows, Earwig is one of independent music’s best kept secrets. The Columbus, Ohio quartet’s new album “Pause For The Jets” (Anyway/LFM Records) is quite possibly the best fucking record ever made.

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released October 14, 2016

Pause For The Jets
LFM Records / Anyway Records

Full lyrics & liner notes at www.lizardfamily.com

Produced by Lizard McGee and Tom Boyer
Mixed by Tom Boyer at GBSRecords.com
various noises by Tom Boyer
additional production by all concerned

Mastered at FcB Mastering by Fc Bester
Pre-Production Mixing : Joe Viers, Sonic Lounge Studios

Earwig is:
Constantine Hondroulis, George Hondroulis, James McGee-Moore and Lizard McGee and Nick Nocera

TRACKS 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12 MUSIC AND LYRICS BY MCGEE CP BORED AND BLUE MUSIC ASCAP TRACK 9 WITH AMY TURN SHARP

TRACKS 4, 10 MUSIC BY HONDROULIS, HONDROULIS AND MCGEE / LYRICS BY MCGEE CP FLYING HONDROULIS BROTHERS ASCAP & BORED AND BLUE MUSIC ASCAP

COVER PHOTO AND BAND PHOTO BY RYAN MILLER COVER LAY-OUT AND DESIGN BY SUZIE WILSON AND GEORGE HONDROULIS

TO ALL OF OUR KICKSTARTER BACKERS, YOU MADE THIS RECORD HAPPEN. THANK YOU! SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERYONE AT CD 102.5 FM

EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS TO THE EARWIG SALVATION ARMY FOR CONTRIBUTIONS ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY. J-ROD BATES, JEFF BURLINGAME, JAMIE CLARK AND FAMILY, PATRICK CRAWFORD, AMYD, ALLAN FOSTER, MICHAEL HOCTER, TERRY & KEVIN KENNEDY AND NATE, BELA KOE-KROMPECHER, TERRY LO, RANDY MALLOY, CURT MEINHOLD, MICHELLE MCGEE-MOORE, GENE MULLETT, DANIEL PELTIER, THE RENEKERS AND MICHAEL SCHNELL.

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The un-published novel “My Own Secret Service” details the origins of the underground band Earwig and their fantastic adventures as they battle to save the Multiverse from a secret society of invading demons who occupy a parallel dimension. The self-proclaimed “true” rock-and-roll memoir forms the basis of Earwig’s new album “Pause For The Jets” (available from Anyway/LFM Records). ... more

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Track Name: Wisdom Teeth
There’s a little man inside my mouth / Everything he says plays in a loop / He told me how to set my mind / He said everything’s going to be alright / He told me everything I ever wanted to know / What did he say? I wasn’t paying attention.

Then I found out that you were gone / So I sat down at the Devil’s table / And he told me wise, yeah he told me twice / Everything that the Devil knows / He told me everything I ever wanted to know / What did he say? I wasn’t paying attention.

Come swim with me inside a dream / Wrap me up and take me home / And lay me out, on the couch / Maybe now that’s all I’m good for / The little man inside my mouth says he’s come back to save the world / But not without you, not without you / Maybe now that’s all I’m good for / He told me everything I ever wanted to know / What did he say? I wasn’t paying attention.
Track Name: Lover's Chords
I swore an oath I would conceal my inner calling / But these are lover’s chords / This quickened pace it knows my name, knows where I’m going / And I can feel your arms around me sleeping in my bed

Bury my heart in a river, my Gatemouth Brown / My tell-tale heart, it will explode

I heard a heartbeat in a wall, a deathwatch beetle / Singing a clicking song / Oh hopeless night with vulture eyes / And the hour of the slowest clock is the tempo of salvation / It never ends

Bury my heart. Bury my blood in a river, my Gatemouth Brown / My tell-tale heart it will explode
Track Name: I Don't Want To Go
If I’m not home / If I’m not there to kiss you / just lay your precious body down / and wear your pillow like a crown / If I’m not there to hold you / If I’m not there to tell you why / asleep so soft and delicate / whisper the sweetest epithet / Remember I don’t want to go

If I can’t seem to find you / If I can’t be beside you now / just wrap your hair around the moon / and know that I’ll be coming soon / If I could be forgiven / Inside the twinkle of an eye / I’d walk your terrors to the park / Console your sad and sorry heart / Remember I don’t want to go

We will not be sleeping / Called to Heaven with a shout / The Kings and Queens are dreaming / And I can only hope to tell you why
Track Name: Bring Yrself 2 Me
You are the apple of my eye / Every breath I take, I stand by my mistake / I’m just an atom bomb that wants to get to know you well / Lover please, bring yourself to me

You are a fever and disease / Oh my lover please, just bring yourself to me

I calculate the mass and volume / of every move I make, every breath I take now / The steps I take from here to there will contain all my love for you / In an instant

You are a fever and disease / Oh my lover please, just bring yourself to me

Oh I am taken / Yes, I am taken / But I can’t stop thinking of you / No I can’t stop thinking of you / Because I want you
Track Name: Silverheels
I’m on fire / And you’re a burning angel / These little demons of my silence come to drag me back to you / This love is quick and we are circuits in a dream / bent, burnt and blown / now we finally have wings

Let me make myself clear right from the beginning / I miss the lonely feeling every time I close my eyes / I deny myself the truth about it anyway / And say I just might not be what you wanted anyway

I dream of Mona Lisa when I’m lying in my bed / You are the truth and I am a liar

These are my remains Go on and pick me over / You know I really don’t care if you just don’t get me anymore / What I ‘ve got is time / A killer keeps an open mind / I’m taking my shot, don’t care if nobody’s looking

But let me make myself clear right from the beginning / I miss the lonely feeling every time I close my eyes / I tell myself if we can rise above it, it will be okay / If I can find a way that I can live without you / It’ll be okay

I dream of Mona Lisa when I’m lying in my bed / These demons come and take me home to you instead / You are the seraphim, the echo and the fire / You are the truth and I am a liar

But let me make myself clear right from the beginning / I miss the lonely feeling every time I close my eyes / Come on and take a chance, it might be what you wanted / Take a chance, I might be what you wanted / We’re going to rock the ending
Track Name: Holy Ghost Letter
Kingdom’s coming down, your love has asked around / I’m coming with you, we’ll sway to the sound of an empty heart / I’ll destroy you and you will destroy me too / We’re lost and loaded / Let’s all go to Hell and sit by the window

Eating bitter still I woke up chasing smoke / I want to catch and hold / but I settled in, I’m much too slow / I’m already done, oh so dear and young / How I miss you, son

In the dying light of a wasted life I won’t say goodbye / As you faded out I was not looking back over my shoulder / My last look at you won’t be over my shoulder / I’m already won, oh so dead and done / How I miss you, son

In the morning I’ll get up to go and I’ll leave this town / and I won’t look back
Track Name: Wasted On You
You’re coming around now saying sorry / Saying my name like you still want me / Well, I might be rough on the tongue / But I’ll be second to none / It doesn’t matter now even if you’re sorry / You walked away like all the lovers do / And every word I said was just wasted on you

It’s mostly in the morning when I miss you / But also at night, I can’t seem to get you out of my mind, well / I’m only saying this because it’s true / I still want to be with you / You mean the world to me and baby I’m sorry / It doesn’t matter if I stay away / I wake up every day still wasted on you

I want you now, I was wrong / I need you now, like I never did before

I heard you’re dragging chains, you say you can’t forget me / White hot and wasted was all you ever wanted to be / Well, I never had a lover quite like you / Who made me feel the way that you do / But sometimes these things just don’t work out the way you want them to

I’m only saying this because it’s true / I will always be wasted on you
Track Name: All My Sins Are Blotted Out
I’m burning from the inside, what a delicate state I’m in / Tell me now and tell me quick, am I going to make it? / Please whisper in my ear, tell me all the things I want to hear / All my sins are blotted out now / …buried in the depths of the deepest sea

I’m falling in slow motion, the regret is sinking in I don’t know if I can take it, I don’t know if I’m strong enough / No matter how hard I try, no matter how loud I shout / All my sins are blotted out now / …all my sins are blotted out

If this is it, I want it / If this is it, whatever it is / Please whisper in my ear / I will always love you

Will you stay? / Will you stay even if I can’t come un-stung? / Will you stay when you know it’s done? / Please whisper in my ear and tell me all the things I want to hear / All my sins are blotted out now / …buried in the depths of the deepest sea
Track Name: Shine
I was turning out over the seas / I had to leave it all behind to finally find you / I was lost on my own / I couldn’t find my way home / Then you came with a smile to save me

You’re a star, wait and see / They’ll never know just what you’re meant to be / You’re a star and you shine for me / I know that you will always shine

Wave after wave, if I should start to fade / You glitter and you glow / But you don’t know just what you are / And all these words cannot explain / But you don’t have to know it’s true

When I sleep, my closest dreams are all of you / You’re beautiful and so true / You’re a star
Track Name: Badr Moon
You are a spell / so far away

When the moon goes to bed she sleeps in your eyes

I am lost / in your magic world / destiny sleeps in my veins / your destiny crawls in my veins

And when the moon goes to bed she never dies / When the moon goes to sleep she sleeps in your eyes

You will take me in your arms and never let me go / I will swallow all my fear, all my bad intentions / you will never know

Is it too late? / To beg you to destroy me and take me away / Take me apart, but take me / Take me in your arms

You might never know it / But your destiny crawls here / You can’t deny a badr moon