The Art Of Letting Go

by Jeremy Bursich

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released May 1, 2013

Everything on this album was written, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jeremy Bursich. Artwork by Katastrophe.

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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: Comfort Of Escape
COMFORT OF ESCAPE
Tell it to me straight
boy I don’t have the patience for
I just can’t relate
To any of this anymore
Level with me now
Same sad song a different face
From a different town
In a different time and place

Tell it to me straight
Boy I can’t take your lies no more
This insecurity has got the best of me
Some things never change
But nothing really stays the same
I can’t imagine what’s happened
It’s all just unraveling unraveling again
The birds are all awake
And now the daylight breaks
And now the morning starts
The birds are all awake
And now the daylight breaks
And now the mourning starts

This comfort is my only escape
Discomfort is my only escape
Track Name: Lullaby For The Damned
Look both ways
his daddy was a preacher
he had a little sister who could paint the Mona Lisa
One day his daddy said, “Boy I don’t know how to reach ya,”
so he took off his build and said,
“so I’m just got beat ya.”
The Devil’s gonna eat your soul
he’ll eat your soul.

You’re quick to fall apart when you’re scarred from the start
They say that he was born with a broken heart
Yeah he grew up young and, he grew up fast
His mama was a junkie with a monkey on her back
The Devil’s gonna eat your soul
he’ll eat your soul.
Track Name: Let It Out
Let it out
I just don’t know what to say x2
mama said its gonna be a strange trip
flop topped off feelin kinda like a pin prick
Let it out
I just don’t know what to say
teacher said you’re bound to be a loser
next time won’t you tie the noose a little looser
Let it out
I just don’t know what to say
Let it out
I just don’t know what to say x2

preacher told me god is gonna get you
heaven bound hellion praying that the world ends soon
Let it out
I just don’t know what to say
brother said, “You’re lookin kinda pale bro
stale glow you know I hate to be the one to tell you.”
Let it out
I just don’t know what to say

Let it out
I just don’t know what to say x4
Track Name: Just You And Me
What’s the difference
between the blue and black
The blue’s your sky
the black is mine
and I aunt comin back
No use flaunting
a meaningless goodbye
so just sit back relax distract
yourself with sunny skies
What does it all
mean to you now
Now that the world’s
been turned upside down
Why can’t you hear
the words that I say
Why can’t you feel
the pain I portray
Pictures fading
of you and me
You see the truth
as you pursue
what I swore I’d never be
Aftermath of a careless choice
I feel it’s real
the desperation clinging
to your voice
What does it all
mean to you now
Now that the world’s
been turned upside down
Why can’t you hear
the words that I say
Why can’t you feel
the pain I portray
What if it all came down to you and me
Just you and me
Track Name: Smile
Stones and sticks and brick by brick
I tear my life apart
And broken bones will feel like home
compared to broken hearts
And after all’s been said and done
we were young and havin fun
until we stopped to look around

My whole life I searched for this
now I finally got my wish
and I cannot wait to throw it all away
I know my choices weren’t right
but I don’t know have the will to fight
So come on
one last time let’s throw it all away

Preservation takes too much and’s often overrated
I was once the boy you loved
now I’m the man you hated
When consciousness is too much stress
we like the comatose caress
it’s the beginning of the end.

My whole life I searched for this
now I finally got my wish
and I cannot wait to throw it all away
I know my choices weren’t right
but I don’t know have the will to fight
So come on
one last time let’s throw it all away

No worries
just smile
There’s nothin left to lose
No worries
just smile
There’s nothin left but me and you
Track Name: Station 39
Faction of fiction
The facts are somehow missing I suppose
They’re just a little scattered
Separated
The truth is often jaded and it shows
But it doesn’t really matter
And it hurts my friend
Again and again
And I hope I see you in the end
I’ve got no tears to cry
Just got to bide my time
All the way to the station
Dining room table
filled with contraband I understand
I’ve really done it this time
In the mirror without clothes
I’m supposed to weigh the pros
But the cons are waiting outside
And it hurts my friend
Again and again
And I hope I see you in the end
I’ve got no tears to cry
Just got to bide my time
All the way to the station
Track Name: Distractions
what’s the matter we burnt out bridges down
there’s no more lies to hide behind our hearts are hollow ground
Treasures from the trenches we so greatly prized
However glorified it’s simply a demise
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel
My vision’s kinda blurry and I’m kind of in a hurry
I can’t see the forest for the trees
I’m so oblivious
I’m kind of gettin worried
yeah, you know I’m gettin worried
No one told me it would no longer satisfy
that look upon your eyes
you no longer recognize
I see it creepin creepin up on you baby
You tell me that you love me but it’s so easy to hate me
I can see the light at the end of the tunnel
My vision’s kinda blurry and I’m kind of in a hurry
I can’t see the forest for the trees
I’m so oblivious
I’m kind of gettin worried
yeah, you know I’m gettin worried
Track Name: Lucky Leper
How do you sleep at night
knowing your to blame
From a distance I look different
but I’m really just the same
as any other lucky leper
with a stigma stapled to their name
I can’t seem to concentrate
I’m crippled by your stare
the world could crash down around us
and still I wouldn’t care
Your silhouette like smokestacks
resonates a feeling of despair
We need another day
one that God can’t take away
one that promises a brighter future for the kids
Tell my mother that I’m sorry
but you only get one life to live
Track Name: Letting Go
My words are like a twelve gauge shotgun
twisted around so they blow up in my face
My heart is like the pin to a hand grenade
you keep me together or just throw me away
Our love is like a hurricane hit me dead on
and I can’t figure out which way to go
Our life is like a freight train of dynamite
cause if it hits you when it hits you you’ll never know
If I died in my sleep would I wake up in heaven
would I would I would I wake up in hell
And if you told me the truth would it tear us apart again
A pain that broken bones have never felt
And I love you like the first time
I want you like the last time
I need you like the past times
I haunt you the only mistake on your mind
I’m letting go

Your eyes are like a hundred thousand forest fires
burning burning burning through me straight to my soul
Your company is kept close like a precious stone
and I don’t ever want to let it go
This night is like a full moon tourniquet
it wraps you up so we can fall asleep and fade away
Our love is like a cold hard bump in the road
a shot of clarity to drown out the day
If I died in my sleep would I wake up in heaven
would I would I would I wake up in hell
And if you told me the truth would it tear us apart again
A pain that broken bones have never felt
And I love you like the first time
I want you like the last time
I need you like the past times
I haunt you the only mistake on your mind
I’m letting go
I’ll give you time to breathe
I’ll give you room to bleed
I’ll give time to feel
I’ll show you something real
Baby oh baby
I’m letting go
Track Name: Good Intent
Woke up in a state of panic
don’t know what to do with myself again
I just keep tryin tryin tryin
but it never gets any easier
no no
downtown gonna see the sequel
it gets harder every time I’m here
we thought that this could last forever but we never learn
gotta come down some time
Don’t know if I really wanna understand it
I can’t be everything to everyone
the road to hell is paved with good intentions
I guess I’m on my way down now
Bloodstains on a broken canvas
never wanted it to end this way
we’re worlds apart without a messenger
and I can’t stand to live like this any more
All alone in a bathroom mirror
turn around to avoid the empty eyes
staring back, I don’t think I can handle it
but you know it’s just so much to easier to lie
so much to easier to lie
so much easier

Don’t know if I really wanna understand it
I can’t be everything to everyone
the road to hell is paved with good intentions
I guess I’m on my way down now
Track Name: Never Saw It Coming
Am I the candle you miss blown out so abruptly
Or the one that you watch melt away into nothing
Am I the one in a box that’s never around
Or the one you set off that’ll burn it all down
So why don’t you tell me how this is supposed to end
Should I pretend
Should I close my eyes and act surprised
Like I never saw it coming
Am I the thorn in your side or the rose in your hand
All the petals have died but I still don’t understand
It sits on the shelf a morbid reminder
Of all the mistakes she should have left behind her
So why don’t you tell me how this is supposed to end
Should I pretend
Should I close my eyes and act surprised
Like I never saw it coming
x2
So why don’t you tell me x3
Exactly how this is supposed to end
Track Name: Time To Breathe
Oh my the animal is kickin
Oh my it must be time to feed
Oh my the cigarette
burns down to the filter
Oh my it must be time to breathe
Oh my it’s just another lonely day
Oh my I needed it this way
And when I tell you
you are not alone
I just needed time to breathe