Western Nightmare

by Jet W. Lee

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released 18 August 2012
Jet W. Lee is
Jesse W. Johnson - Vocals/Guitar/Harmonica
Patrick Mangan - Vocals/Drums
Pierre Achille - Bass

All songs by Jet W. Lee & lyrics by Jesse W. Johnson © 2012

Engineered & Mixed by Yoo Soo Kim & Timothy Cap at Old Fire Studios

Produced by Jet W. Lee, Yoo Soo Kim & Timothy Cap

Mastered by Carl Saff

Album Art by Angela G. Pestano

Special thanks to Todd, Billy, Mark, Garth, Matt K., Mickey, Alexa, Matt M., Ellen, Bradley & Gretchen.

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Jet W. Lee Chicago, Illinois

One of Chicago's most exciting rock bands, Jet W. Lee continues a tradition of original rock that alternates between fast, fiery diatribes and atmospheric short stories. The band formed in Chicago in 2009 and since then they've brought their high-energy performances to over 35 states across the country. Jet W. Lee are currently working on their 3rd album, Dream is a Dark Cloud. ... more

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Track Name: No Hell On Earth
hell on earth
it never was
it never was
it never was
get the picture in and make it fast
I only want the night to last
on the strength I lost, the strength I had
though it matters not for the good or bad
the nights on earth I held it all inside
for the longest time

oh the prison breaks, the narrow escapes
we fought so hard, we tried to make
all the pieces fit back into place
to the image of a youthful face
behind the glass the picture always fades
but the mind remains

twenty-four and nothing more
the longest nights, the coldest shores
we have to walk to open the door
now the baby’s crawling on the floor
and all i know is there’s no such thing anymore
but i’m trying to carry the torch
Track Name: World of Blur
my mind races while the image stirs
the lines around the faces curve
nothing's real as I am sure
living in a world of blur

you and I were lost in time
together towards the starting line

addictions heal what hurts to cure
knowing's hard but waiting's worse
for what its worth I wish we were
living in a world of blur

you and I were lost in time
together towards the starting line
put forth the effort, make it right
put forth the effort in your mind
when nothing’s real and no one minds
make it last or last in line
Track Name: Gas on the Grave
I burned your picture today
I saw our faces in the flames
no it wasn't enough just to hide it away
between the lines on the mirror and the tears on my face

I thought of all the former acts of faith
and poured the gas onto the grave
no it wasn't enough just to throw it away
I could never believe it wouldn't find me someday

well its been with me for so long
when I knew that it was gone
It only made me want it more

I thought of all the pictures and the pain
and poured the gas onto the grave
and I tried to make a change
but it always stays the same
Track Name: Down for the Bounty
takin’ her down to the county
turnin’ her in for the bounty
I told her once that I would never wanna see her cry
but you know those tears won’t last forever

draggin’ her car from the river
make the deal and deliver
well nothing means so much as when it all is lost
but you know

these things weren’t made to last forever
these things weren’t made to last
weren't made to last, made to last

wakin’ up the mornin’ after
may take a moment to remember
she ran head on into a tractor

these things weren’t meant to last forever
these things were’nt meant to last

weren't meant to last, meant to last, meant to last
Track Name: The King's Nightmare
waking up from a dream never felt so good
as the morning I woke up alone
all the time that I spent taking care of myself
was never spent better

if the choices you make
are faster than fate
there’s no need to worry now
machines will replace
faster than it takes
The time spent slowing it down

getting up from a fall
never felt so right
as the moment I felt cold as stone
all the time that I spent
taking care of myself
was never spent better
was never spent wise
was never there the rest of our lives

and the king’s nightmare
is an err for an heir
the blood from the tooth
in the skin of the tear
the king’s nightmare
is an err for an heir
the blood from the tooth
in the skin of the tear
Track Name: Forty Below
somewhere a young man pulls his car into a station
he’s got a secret tied up in his eyes somewhere
and where it all went wrong he just can’t say for certain
but it’s sure looking like a cold one way out there

a girl is trying hard to undo the ropes across her hands
while he’s in the station paying for the gasoline
he was running traffic lights and she was screaming bloody murder
like “what do you want with...” and “where are you taking me?”

on the cold stone, he sleeps alone
it’s forty below and counting
oh no, you’re gonna need warmer clothes
it’s one long ride up that mountain

she was a restless one who went from friend to lover
like a giant jumbo jet, a rocket in the sky
tonight is a different trip cause she is going under
she’s praying hard for wings yet still she cannot fly

from the cold stone, sleep alone
it’s forty below and counting
oh no, you’re gonna need warmer clothes
it’s one hell of a ride down that mountain
Track Name: Children Don't Choke
I think if I had a moment alone
to be led to believe
what I think that I see
is only a hoax
is only a hoax
is only a hoax

but I can’t be sure
when something is wrong
and I think that I see
ghosts in machines
on Inflections of speech
you let me choke
you let me choke

but what do I know, what do I know, what do I know
and children don’t choke
what do I know, what do I know
oh what do I know

when everyone I love
rests in the arms
of someone, I know
it’s hard to believe that its only a hoax
on pieces of paper
written in prose
I'm the dog you left on the collar to choke

but what do I know, what do I know, what do I know
and children don’t choke
what do I know, what do I know, what do I know
Track Name: Hate to Hold Hands
I don’t wanna be afraid to try
still and all I know the reason why
I know you won't understand
but for now I’d hate to hold your hand

for there was a time for me
when I knew that it was meant to be
but now we're lost at last
and I don’t wanna relive the past

and I know you don’t wanna be alone
and I hope he makes you happy, oh
well what if he don’t?

I don’t wanna be afraid to try
still and all I know the reason why
I know you won’t understand
but for now I’d hate to hold your hand
Track Name: Start to Squeeze
there’s a darkness come over me
its like nothing I’ve ever seen
its been a a week since St. Patricks day
and I’m throwing up green
I taste the blood on my tongue
yah but I can’t feel a thing

is this what it means
is this what it means

there’s a lump forming in my throat
and it’s getting hard to speak
a wise man told me once
son there must be truth in what you sing
so I take her heart into my hand
and I start to squeeze

is this what it means
is this what it means
bein’ clean

when I don’t wanna wake up
and I don’t wanna dream

is this what it means
is this what it means
bein’ clean
bein' clean
Track Name: Shallow for So Long
I didn’t know that it was wrong
until you told me off
well I’m so shallow
I didn’t know that it was wrong
I’ve been shallow for so long

I'm playin' this role tonight
so you all can get it right
I’m so shallow
I didn’t know that it was wrong
I’ve been shallow for so long

well this is your wake up call
or is it a free for all?
yah this is your wake up call
I didn't even know that it was wrong

I looked into your eyes tonight
and I could see for the very first time
something wasn’t right
but I didn't know that it was wrong
I've been shallow for so long

I didn't know that it was wrong
I didn't know that it was wrong
I didn't know that it was wrong
I've been shallow for so long
Track Name: Ghost of a Child
sometimes when the light
is burning my eyes
a quick look in the dark
is alright

but sometimes I fall in
clean outta sight
and I might not make it through the night

to the child inside
who never opens your eyes
how long till I slip out of sight

sometimes I pretend
that you’re not alive
and I run to the bedroom
and hide

sometimes you want me
to break down and cry
but the wells that once ran
are all dry
the ghost of a child

a child inside
who never opens your eyes
how long till I slip
from the man with pride
to the child inside
how long till I slip
Track Name: Memory Banks of Blue
well sailing out to sea
well sailing a couple keys
from the pasture to my farm
you know it brings no harm
it brings no harm

well sailing past the waves
well sailing out to strange
skies bathed in all the light
bringing blackened nights
bring me back the night

it was you, it was you, it was you
it was you, it was you, it was you
it was you on the shore
there was something in store
on the memory banks of blue
it was you

well you put your suitcase down
where a smile could not be found
as they opened up my case
I saw it on your face
I saw it on your face

well the melody was fine
but the memory was mine
with your hands above your head
I remember what you said
I remember what you said

it was you, it was you, it was you
it was you, it was you, it was you
it was you on the shore
there was something in store
on the memory banks of blue
it was you