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Jack Casually

by Peter Hazen

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1.
Meet Jack 00:42
2.
Ski Chalet 03:16
When you reach my ski chalet I'll be covered in champagne and we'll wash it off by dancing in the rain When you reach my ski chalet I'll be climbing on the fire escape We'll drink our cares away and pretend that there's no pain I'll make the perfect night for you with a candle-lit dinner in the moonlight too feed you shrimp and lobster stew what better way to lose the blues? We can pass the day in the mountains far away Don't you want to stay in my ski chalet? When you call me don't be shy Say the word and you can fly I'll send for you by plane to my castle in the sky When you reach my ski chalet I be covered with champagne and we'll wash it off by dancing in the rain (solo/interlude) We can spend the day in my mountain hide-away Don't you want to stay in my ski chalet? Come retreat to stay and rest put my hospitality to the test if you're not happy, at least you'll be impressed (When you reach my ski chalet, I'll be covered with champagne...) I've got lots of money, honey but won't you show me honey that my money just can't by (x2) When I leave you don't be sad Be glad for the fun times that we've had (And once again the bill goes to mom and dad) And after all, being lonely ain't that bad
3.
patiently i wait for you it's getting late, i concentrate on digital pictures of you take some more to email me take some now i want to see the way you look right now better yet come and visit me, finally we can meet, outside the computer why dontcha come over, why dontcha come over, come on lets seal the deal patiently i wait for you it's getting late, i concentrate on digital pictures of you drop my name at the front door take the elevator to the 69th floor that's where i live, oh what a view i could share the view with you you look around, you've never seen such a place i grab your hand and touch your face.... let me get my camera i want to take some pictures of you when we met online i never knew you'd be so fine have some wine to unwind and waste some time with me patiently i undress you caress you oh so gently the way you want me to catch your breath, i'm nervous too carefully you take me in oh so slowly the way you want me to don't worry i cry sometimes too oh what a view (i'm so much younger, you're so much older beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder you're so much older, i'm so much younger your will is weak but mine is stronger) patiently i wait for you it's getting late, i concentrate on digital pictures of you
4.
Tomato 02:28
My love is like a tomato You tried to pick my while I was still green I told to wait for a while You said you didn't know what I mean Green means stop, red means go I just needed time to grow You've got to nurture the ways of nature Tend to the garden made by the creator We were here before - we can come back later patience rewards the waiter My love is like a ripe tomato My heart has now turned to red But now that I'm ripe for the picking I find nobody in my bed
5.
Diamonds 03:20
Diamonds round her neck and on her chandelier the doorman hollers up to tell her that i'm here in the 80s we thought we'd all be rich forever 20 years later i can't say we know much better imploringly bored she feeds her face with grapes in her mind she deliberately debates which dress would look better on TV should the paparazzi press be out tonight and i wonder if she's bored with me it seems like she's bored with everything and i realize that its me that's bored with this whole situation (my luxurious life is like creative constipation) pearls round her neck and pearls in her eyes her detachment and disdain are thinly disguised i wonder what's behind her lack of surprise my discontent has grown distinctly crystallized like coal taking the shape of a diamond diamonds round her neck and on her chandelier she wears me casually like i'm not even here my discontent has grown distinctly crystallized like a coal taking the shape of a diamond
6.
Superhero 03:48
V: I’ve read about you in the papers You’re the one who always comes to save us You're the face for the forces of good You can do the things that I wish I could I’ve seen you battle big big monsters I’ve seen you put the pinch on cops and robbers I’ve seen you save the weeping babes I’ve seen you divert disasters and tidal waves C: Coz you’re a superhero, battling evil to the end I wish I was a superhero, so I could bring my baby back again You can see through me with your x-ray eyes You’re master of illusion and disguise You make all the super-villains mad You have the powers that I wish I had It seems you’re up to any task So there’ a little favor I’d like to ask Superhero, as I watch you flying up and above I call to you superhero, can you save my love Can you save our love? Superhero, what about me? Can you help me Superhero, can you bring my baby back to me? my heart is aching can you set me free? B: You move so fast you can dodge bullets and bombs in the face of death you're completely calm You come from a far away galaxy There must be something you can teach to me Superhero, I see you flying up and above Tell me, Superhero, can you save our love? Superhero, I see you flying up and away But Superhero, can you bring my baby back to me Can you bring her here to stay?
7.
I can't stop thinking about you, baby never mind the mess we're in even though the situation looks grim somehow you always make me forget no matter what goes on outside our door as long as you're here with me, I need nothing more I keep on thinking about you, baby never mind the global news the bombs have been dropped and the bridges are out the smoke is still far away, so enjoy the view when the well runs dry we'll have to move we'll make a run for it and hope no one is in pursuit oh, don't you cry even though you know we'll never make it out alive take my hand and be strong and into the hills we will run... take my hand and run away with me we've got one chance to make it safely we'll sell our stuff and sneak off in the night before long we'll be gone for good no one will know we're in the woods and get from town to town on mountain bikes I keep on thinking about you, baby I hope you come home soon not that I don't know you can take care of yourself but on these dangerous streets i'd never be too sure even though we have to fight to survive you and i keep a secret that keeps us alive oh, come home soon we can escape by the light of the moon we'll leave it all behind we'll start over again like it was all brand new oh, please, be my wife even though you know we'll never make it out alive oh no, don't you cry we'll go together and never have to say goodbye
8.
The thrill of the rushing sound as I step onto my launch pad This one is the Big One In the Pilot's seat of my private helicopter ~ climb aboard! and make yourself at home CHORUS: My body feels so strange As our vessel leaves the ground Take a look around From up here the buildings look so small and you can't see the people at all I've never met someone who made me quite so curious as you the things you say are so astute As the world falls down We have a private seat to watch it from Oh, I never want to come back down! This may be the end where we fly into the sun set And if we never land I don't mind if I can die holding your hand My body feels so strange as our vessels leave the ground take a look around from up here our bodies look so small from up here everything looks so small as the world falls down as the world falls down
9.
Outbound 06:21
Everyday I drive away from everything I’ve ever known Everyday I keep the past at bay, and look for a new home Want something to call my own Every day I wonder if I should have stayed Every day the dice are rolled, and I pick which cards to play Everyday I wonder if I came back what would you say Everyday I wonder why and how it got to be this way I see the truth behind your stare Even when I see you you’re not there I see the truth behind your eyes it's only the soul that never lies Everyday I try to find the words with which to pray Everyday I’m more determined to make it my own way I think I’ll make it (if the world doesn't end) Everyday I wonder if I should have stayed Everyday the dice are rolled, and I choose which cards to play Every day I wonder if I came back what would you say Everyday I wonder why and how it got to be this way So I sing: Outbound, I’ve got to get away Everything will be all right Outbound, nothing more to say but I’ll dream of you tonight Every day is a sad display of the dying days of Rome Everyday I lay my cards out and try to read my fate Everyday I wonder if we've said all there is to say everyday the colors fade and grow a little gray

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Jack Casually is one of my alternative personalities, or alter-egos. He has too much time on his hands, and he is trying to work through some of his feelings. Jack wrote these songs, not me. Any resemblance to real persons alive or dead is purely coincidental.

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released November 24, 2009

Thank you to Loren Feinstein for throwing Forest Fest and recording half of these tracks. Thanks to Alec Scherrie for recording "Ski Chalet" and "Superhero", and for giving me so much encouragement.

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Peter Hazen Portland, Maine

Keeper of stories and songs. Blues, rock & folk in the American tradition. Sprouted & grown in New York State, hardened through many lake-effect winters, tempered by several season on the Maine coast, dazzled by the brilliance of nature & the cultures of man, amidst the dizzying phantasmagorical spectacle of life, Peter Hazen cannot help but burst into song! ... more

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