yes I will Yes

by Jim RIoux

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released November 30, 2018

All songs written by Jim Rioux except Skipping Stone (Jim Rioux and Seirra D'Amours),

Recorded at the Crooked Red Barn in Kittery, Me and The Electric Cave in Portsmouth, NH

Produced by Marc McElroy, Jim RIoux and Guy Capecelatro III, with special thanks to Eric Ott, whose early support and guidance helped shape the trajectory of this recording.

Mixed and mastered by Marc McElroy at The Electric Cave

Album art by PFD peterflynndonovan@gmail.com

©2018 All rights reserved.

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Track Name: April's Song
April’s Song:

April, you settle in, a head full of ash
April, you’ve proven a thief and snitch
You said you were hungry and strapped for cash
April, you plucked out every last stitch

April, I’m bleeding; your seed in a coil
April, your needy, how you muscle the soil
April, I’m bleeding; your seed in a coil
April, your needy, how you muscle the soil

April, I’m sorry to choke you in bloom
My hands are the birds you’ve hustled away
April, the poets still argue for you
April, you’re ugly, but I’m gonna stay

April, I’m bleeding; your seed in a coil
April, your needy, how you muscle the soil
April, I’m bleeding; your seed in a coil
April, your needy, how you muscle the soil

April, I’m tired of singing your song
April, these notes have all come out wrong
April, I’m tired of singing your song
April, don’t worry; I won’t be long
:
April, I’m sorry; April, I’m gonna stay…
Track Name: Skipping Stone
Skipping Stone:

Listen when the light is low
You an hear them sing
A lovely song but you should know
there's just one thing

Probably best to stop your ears
Pass on beauty pass on tears

It will never leave you
You will never be along
It will lift you and will sink you
Like a skipping stone

Simply let it all float b
And never learn their song
Leave it all up to the sky
and let the days grow long

Probably best to stop your ears
Pass on beauty pass on tears

But if your blood is ready
For all this joy and pain
Let its course be steady
And find a new refrain

Now's the time to lend your ears
Sing the beauty; sing the tears
Track Name: Where the Outside Begins
Where the Outside Begins:

I haven’t got the stomach for this
Someone better turn this wreck around
I can’t stop the radiator’s hiss
I can’t keep my friends out of the ground

You said you’d be here in the morning
Help me keep my insides in
It’s two a.m. and too much thinking
and I’ve forgotten where the outside begins

I give you a call but there’s no answer
I try to joke but I can’t pretend
You’re probably sleeping on your good year
You probably lost your goddamn cell again
I thought that I could find a way

to keep it close and learn its name
All I want now is distance
But somethings, man, they just won’t play the game

You said you’d be here in the morning
Help me keep my insides in
It’s two a.m. and too much thinking
and I’ve forgotten where the outside begins
Track Name: Tornadoes
Tornadoes:

I've heard it said they're like trains from afar
that they change lives or pull them apart
See the dark tunnels as they finger the plains
They'll pluck you up and take you away

Do you remember when as a child you whirled
Sprawled on the ground of a drunken world

If you come to in a distant field
Upside down beside you with a single wheel
A rusty old barrow spinning like a roulette
Nothing like the poem but all creaky and wet

Do you remember when as a child you whirled
Sprawled on the ground of a drunken world

Down all around these fluttery husks
Clothes like angels, like there's nothing but luck

Do you remember when as a child you whirled
Sprawled on the ground of a drunken world
Track Name: Abeline
Wasted my time trying to find a rhyme for “nothing”
You came near, whispered in my ear, “Stop hunting”
Go it all alone, gonna break my bones on a dream
When it gets worse I’ll stay my course you’ll see

I’m not so flexible
I’ll probably break before I bend
It’s all so inexpressible
I can’t pretend

Wind in my face can’t erase the sound of name
There’s a space inside and I can’t hide it away
A flurry of wings, it sings an ancient word
I can’t tell you but I know it’s true what I heard
Track Name: Monsters
Monsters:

I'm keeping track of your monsters
Tiny ghosts you've mastered
Wild wolves running faster
I'm keeping track of your monsters

These creatures that you hold, so beautiful and strong
Let them wander from your songs and we will all be bold

I'm keeping track of your monsters
Giants that you harbor
Wicked tongues grown sharper
I'm keeping track of your monsters

You sacrifice the remedy for all you leave answered
You're kicking all the windows out until it's all to clear

You are your own monster
Track Name: Ancient Word
Ancient Word:

Wasted my time trying to find a rhyme for nothing
Then you came near, whispered in my ear, “stop hunting”
Go it alone, gonna break my bones on a dream
When it gets worse I’ll stay my course, you’ll see

I’m not so flexible
I’ll probably break before I bend
It's all so inexpressible
I can’t pretend

The wind in my face can’t erase the sound of your name
There’s a space inside, I can’t hide it away
A flurry of wings, it sings an ancient word
I can’t tell you but I know it’s true what I heard

I’m not so flexible
I’ll probably break before I bend
I t’s all so inexpressible
I can’t pretend

Verse Outro
Track Name: Little Dreams
Little Dreams:

There's oceans of oceans far too deep
There's a bible written on a blade of grass
There's a secret that only you can keep
You'll find it if you spin around reall fast

There's a pane of glass you can't see through
It's smeared with oil, the mess of what's true

There's many worlds that swim in your blood
The sky isclaughing at your little dreams
There's flowers that rise out of the mud
There are worms with universal schemes

There's a pane of glass you can't see through
It's smeared with oil, the mess of what's true
Track Name: Unspecting Isaac
Unsuspecting Isaac:

Lately, I've been remember reading Fear and Trembling
Futon Mattress on the floor, a tiny room without a door
I'm no Knight of Resignation but I was filled with righteous indignation

Color of my pills, they keep changing
But the world's only getting stranger

I was told that I was soul sick another unsuspecting Isaac
I took wagon's way of life; for so many years I saw the knife
Turned myself then into a ram, the very pride of Abraham

Color of my pills, they keep changing
But the world's only getting stranger

Many thought that I was bragging when I climbed down off that wagon
But I coudln't be what I resembled: I listened closely then to how I trembled
I gave up on the way of praise; I walked into a kind of faith

Color of my pills, they keep changing
But the world's only getting stranger
Track Name: Come on In
Come on in

Come on in, she said
and take off your coat
There’s no way back
from the end of a rope
Come now take hold
of the moon on a string
If I can sell you this
you’ll buy anything

Love, it never ends X3
It can never be our friend

The broom is broken
there’s dust along the floor
Get on your knees boy
and feel for the door
The fire, it eats
your words into ash
You better make it quick
or we’ll never find the stash

Love, it never ends X3
It can never be our friend

Come on in, she said
and sit by the fire
That look in your eyes says you think I’m a liar
But I will never give you up
and I will never turn you in
The wind it will end
but I can only begin
Track Name: Pam's Song
Pam’s Song:

I wish that I tried a little harder
to get to know you better
There’s so much that I’d like to say
but I know you’d tell me it’s OK

Lions and ponies and hummingbirds
Your smile it outshines all of our words
Your smile it outshines all of our words

I know regret is so hollow
A path that you’d never follow
And I can see your smile
How it urges us all into tomorrow

Lions and ponies and hummingbirds
Your smile it outshines all of our words
Your smile it outshines all of our words

You live in all that you love
but we still wish you were right here
You call us all to rise above
whatever it is we might fear

Lions and ponies and hummingbirds
Your smile it outshines all of our words
Your smile it outshines all of our words

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