AMERICA

by Jeremy Bursich

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AMERICA tells the story of someone growing up and realizing that they’re surrounded by sexism, racism, homophobia and ridiculously unachievable societal standards. The kind of standards that don’t build people up or create communities or encourage the common good, but rather tear down people that are different and make them out to be less than. Unfortunately, more often than not it’s fueled by some kind of overzealous religious dogma that makes no sense in the current context of life in America.

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released January 17, 2015

©2014 Jeremy Bursich

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Jeremy Bursich Arcata, California

Jeremy Bursich is always working on something. With six self-produced albums under his belt in the last five years and a seventh album in production, he still manages to find time to host open mics, organize and perform in concerts, manage Fairly Modest Records, and wrap his head in plaster of paris for his hellishly playful sculptures. ... more

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Track Name: Love
I just wanna know if it's true
If a man like me can love a man like you
I just really want to believe
That a girl like you can love a girl like me
I just wanna know if it's true
If a boy like me can love a girl like you
I just really want to believe
That a boy like you can love a girl like me
I just wanna know if it's true
If a girl like me can love a girl like you
I just really want to believe
That a man like you can love a man like me
Track Name: Leader Of Men
He made his home on the outskirts of town
Where the outcasts and the broken
Were the only ones around
And he talked of different things
Like socialist ideals
And anarchy and freedom
And how it feels to really feel
Alive alone and frightened
Alive alone enlightened
He went in kicking tables
And knocking over chairs
He called the man a fool
The man sent back an evil glare
See what's right ain't always law
And what's law ain't always right
Don't be afraid to say fuck the man
And give the man a fight
He hung out with the beggars
And he hung out with the poor
He was friends with all the gamblers
He was friends with all the whores
He knew that change was coming
But he didn't know how fast
Or if he'd be around for it
Or even if it'd last
See Jesus was an anarchist
And most will not admit to this
But the revolution was in the back of his mind
The whole time
In the back of his mind the whole time
In the back of his mind
See Jesus was an anarchist
And most will not admit to this
But the revolution was in the back of your mind
The whole time
Track Name: Live Free (Urban Sprawl)
Don't mistake affection when you're hearing the inflection
In my voice I made a choice to be respectful and respected
I'm electing to reject your means of local anesthetic
It's pathetic how you vilify us trying to discredit
Everything that's happening
I don't think I can stand for this
News reporters busy telling me what's new and cancerous
The answer is
I haven't even heard the question yet
I haven't even heard the question yet

I just wanna be
I just wanna be
I just wanna be free

Spending money on he tax
Spending money on Iraq
Spending money on the fiction
If we only had the facts
I know I know I know
Change is gonna come
I know I know I know
Change is gonna come

I just wanna be
I just wanna be
I just wanna be free
Track Name: Regardless Of Every Great Man
He was a fable
He was a myth
He was all-knowing
And she didn’t exist

He was your prophet
He was your god
He was your everything
And she just was not

Regardless
Of every great man
There’s a great woman

He was a hero
Went out and conquered
She was expected
To be prim and proper

She cleaned up the blood
And wiped off the tears
And raised those young men
Year after year

She taught me more
About being a man
Than he ever could

Regardless
Of every great man
There’s a great woman

So step out of the shadows my dear
Even if your voice trembles with fear
And shout it as loud as you can
That regardless of every great man

Yea regardless
Of every great man
There’s a great woman
Track Name: Monkey Business
Seen a man with a gun
And a man with a bible
You can wage war with both
Be you Peter Paul or Pilot
And you just wanna save their souls
And you just wanna make them whole
But you don't know you don't know
You're watching them they're watching you too
You're watching them they're watching you too
They're watching you
If god is a white man
Then I am an infidel
If god is a woman
Then I'm goin straight to hell
And Darwin was right
We're all dumb beasts at best
And you don't know you don't know
You're killing them they're killing you too
You're killing them they're killing you too
They're killing you
Track Name: Manifest Destiny
She lived a life alone
Surrounded by the ships and stones
Where diamond rings and all the pretty things were only
Decorations for the bones

So who's to say she's wrong
It's been this way so very long
They came in droves to find her cove
And get her back where she belongs

They talked about a promised land
In words she'd never understand
They spoke in tongues of sand and sun
The blood dripping from their hands

They led her past the coral shelf
Scattered with discarded wealth
Blind conviction was their affliction
Gave neither happiness nor health

Apologies in tow
In the phosphorescent glow
Of the moon, she just assumed
She’d be absolved of undertow

She crept towards the dine-in chapel
Fluorescent lights and candy apple
Paint to match the saints
Outside, knelt down, groveling in the gravel

Gator-skin collection plate
The leader with a mighty weight
Made his decree in LED
Persuasive psalms of love and hate

“Pennies are for paperweights
Nickels only crack the gates
But dollar bills if it’s your will
Might save you from your incandescent fate.”

She crept back towards the sea
With a hardened heart and paper knees
Side by side with a fire-eyed
Beggar, begging for relief

So tell me who will save your soul
And who’s your devil now?
Track Name: America
All my children love me
And all of them were there
To see father infallible
And mother always cared

And brother told the white man
To clean his own damn shoes
And sister screamed and lost her shit
On the Sunday evening news

The president caught bullets
The vice just came undone
The daughter knew the story
Better than the only son

And junior was a leader
He picked his words just right
The king he was a warlord
And he never lost a fight
Track Name: Measure Of A Man
She said "Baby I'm pregnant"
He said "Darlin we'll have to get rid of it
Because I'm not ready to be a father
Whether it's a son or a daughter
It don't matter much"
She said "I can't pretend for a moment I'm really ok with this"
He said "To tell you the truth babe it ain't really about you anyways"

She said "I hate the goddamn clinic, even more than goin in it, it's those good ol christian critics standing outside.
And those cunts clutching their crosses while I'm forced to cut my losses I'm so terrified."
He said "Don't worry anymore babe I'll walk you to the door and if they say anything more than how ya doin, it's not like me to be violent but I won't sit back in silence while they tear you down"

The measure of a man doesn't lie in his command
Of a hundred thousand hands or a hundred nations
It doesn't lie within his youth or the color of his suits or his relations
It's pushing through the pain to watch your lover smile again
And if you don't know what I'm saying you ain't there yet
It's compassion for the kind that the world has left behind when it ain't easy.
Track Name: Immaculum
Born as a ghost
They wrapped me in clothes
Made of diamonds and hired
A choir of angels to eat fire

And I could persist
Or cease to exist
Because heaven’s a legend
And man is a myth

Oh father, oh father
What have you done
What have you done

I sat and I read
Of the living and the dead
The absurdist creation
And the curse on their head

You were licking the flesh
And tasting the fruit
As the snake took his breathes
From the mouths of the youth

Oh father, oh father
What have I done
What have I done

Oh father, Oh father
What have we done
What have we done
Track Name: Live Free (Wilderness)
They whisper in your ears
The ghosts of pioneers
As you search for
Everything you’re worth

So collect your crystal tears
Forget all of your fears
As you search for
The river flowing north

Live free
Live free
Live on

The tyrants tired eyes
Have finally capsized
And his hands are
Tethered to the stones

He cast at passers by
His halo hung him high
Only the lonely
Occupy his throne

Live free
Live free
Live on