Three Meals A Day

by Jude Joseph

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A short demo that will be followed up with more tunes to come.

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released October 6, 2016

Kavanagh O'Dowd - photography

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Jude Joseph Melbourne, Australia

Acoustic folk punk singer from Melbourne. Also an anarchist. Often intoxicated.

If ya like what ya hear, find me on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/judejosephaus

or Soundcloud at: soundcloud.com/jude-joseph-aus

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Track Name: Song For Things That Won't Ever Happen
Ideas and visions, they flood my head
And I can't seem to get them back out
They hang like a montage in my mind
And right now, life doesn't seem so bad
But who said that I'm a prophet?
I've got no second sight
So it probably won't work out that way
And I'll keep going to bed alone at night

So this is a song for things that won't ever happen

Like owning a house and a white picket fence
Seeing a national leader who makes some sort of sense
Selling out to get loaded, being famous enough to sell out
Three meals a day and you

I aspire to be the poet my friends
Are proud to say they know
Call me narcissistic and vain
It'll never happen anyhow
I wanna influence a generation
Have kids looking up to me
Instead of always being the kid that looks up
To people that I can never be

So this is a song for things that won't ever happen

Like owning a house and a white picket fence
Seeing a national leader who makes some sort of sense
Selling out to get loaded, being famous enough to sell out
Three meals a day and you

Living past sixty, debt-free and happy
Going a full week without feeling alone
Giving up drugs, understanding the economy
Voting Liberal and you
Paying off my loans, gaining a fanbase
Learning to write a creative chord progression
Dying of natural causes with someone who'll mourn
For more than three weeks and you
More than three weeks and you
More than three weeks and you
Three meals a day and you
Track Name: Sleep
And so these are the dangers that I knew would occur
I observe from the edge of the deck and it serves
To remind me of stupid decisions and plans
My subconscious designed and thrust into my hands
Extracting words that'll match the sensations
I'm sharpening through a state of intoxication
I know why I'm down, but I'm not gonna fix it
And speak of the devil, but I still won't risk it

Concealing your feelings is healthy regardless
Of what people say, it's the coping that's hardest
So stay isolated, a drink in your hand
And envy the people whose lives went as planned
I'm fucking pissed off and I don't have a right to be
According to myself and my own philosophy
Now I'm in pain but that's all on me
Who else is to blame for my own misery?

So I'll head back to the gutter and
Get kicked in the head and pissed on by everyone
And maybe it's just raining, maybe it's a dream
I'll let my paranoia and these violent shakes lull me to sleep

Is this an excuse or legitimate reason
For use of this chemical changer of seasons
Not that it matters, I'll drink it all anyway
Just to say 'fuck you' to all that went down today
Fun party talk about self-harm and depression
Enhances the hopelessness, doubt and aggression
That seems to come daily in increasing doses
Cos when one door opens another one closes

So I'll head back to the gutter and
Get kicked in the head and pissed on by everyone
And maybe it's just raining, maybe it's a dream
I'll let my paranoia and these violent shakes lull me to sleep

It's stay here with the crowd and just feel more depressed
Or head home, be alone and just feel more depressed
I'm not sure I can take it, my lifelines are gone
So I'll suffer in silence like I've done for so long
It makes complete sense I'm so fucking confused
And I'll tell myself that, leave my ego disused
But saying it is one thing, believing another
That someday I'll get to say at least we'll have each other

So I'll head back to the gutter and
Get kicked in the head and pissed on by everyone
And maybe it's just raining, maybe it's a dream
I'll let my paranoia and these violent shakes lull me to sleep
Track Name: To Trip And Stumble
To trip and stumble up the hill from Holmesglen station
Getting caught in the magnificent torrential downpour
Looking back every fifteen seconds to check
And see if the man in the black jacket with the confident stride
Is keeping up and when I'm satisfied he isn't
I'll finally settle down and fall back into step
With nature and myself as though we somehow go together
Cos most days we're at odds with each other
And it's breathing down my neck
I'm running out of time to make a difference
To the world and to my future
Obscurity's the only place where I belong
And I haven't been proven wrong yet

Just keep walking on like we're not on death row
And look at your watch as though you have somewhere to go
The nights are too long yet I'm not getting enough sleep
And the cost of living's getting far too steep

The cigarette and coffee mornings feel too natural for my taste
Like I was born to have nowhere to go
When I wake up except back into my bed
And of course I go to class on a good day
If I didn't, what would be the point?
But what's the point anyway besides convincing myself
That I'm not a lazy wreck
I'm not doing a bang-up job and I procrastinate like
I've got something better to do aside from what I hate
But it's the things I hate that keep me in check
And we don't talk like we used to and it makes me feel like shit
Yeah we could get a drink but we don't talk like we used to
And it scares me half to death

Just keep walking on like we're not on death row
And look at your watch as though you have somewhere to go
The nights are too long yet I'm not getting enough sleep

And nothing feels right anymore
And nothing seems fun anymore
The nicotine that permeates the air is giving me a headache
Cos I had six smokes before we left
And my survival's feeling more like theft
With every day that I exacerbate one of my mistakes
And I can't say I feel alright
But I can't say that I wanna die tonight
I don't wanna die tonight
You save my life on a day-to-day basis
You save my life everyday and I love you for it
I love you for it
So please hang around