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Just in Time For Something

It's a special thing when you're hearing new Damien Jurado songs for the first time. May you be sitting someplace comfortable for your first time with the five new songs on Just In Time For Something. It's a really beautiful little postcard from Damien's neck of the woods. Self-recorded during a long weekend using a '67 tube-powered reel-to-reel which Damien picked up especially for this EP, these new tunes sound like Alan Lomax field recordings from the mid-60's. Listening to the EP, it feels as though Damien's just in the other room, on the other side of the door, playing new songs and hitting them spot on for the first time. You can hear him catch his stride and lose himself in these beautiful songs. His voice is that of an angel. Just as Nick Drake was able to convey that complicated sense of uplifting sorrow in his songs and in his voice, Jurado has both the songwriting and the performance gift. "Motion Sickness" is vintage Jurado, with its love tale wagging slowly before you.

Lyrics

Smith 1972

I am dead weight, I am no one

You would notice I am a hurricane

I drop houses my breath, my wind
Strong like an oxen chained to a fence

I will not bend, lucky I guess

Motion Sickness

The ship it will not leave you
The land it makes sure to keep you
And I have no money for my bets

Told you I was with it
You said I should forget it

and move on

So I did

Cathy, you feel the movement
Every time I walk into the room

Fear it will not leave you
Ghosts intend to keep you
And I have no more candy for the kids

Told you that you'd hate it
But it'd take so much convincing

so move on
And you did

Cathy, I feel the movement
Every time I walk into the room


Night Out for the Downer

Surely, I don't blame you
For not wanting to hang out tonight
I'm all that you accuse me
I'm a sinking ship tied to my lover's waist

When I open up
Is when you're closing down
Surley, why don't we

Surely, what you're asking
And I'm not sure what you want from me
I can't be all you wish for
I'm a sinking ship tied to my lover's waist

And when I open up
Is when you're closing down
Surely, why don't we

Prices

I love you, I think that's what she told me
I'm falling and I could want you only
And if you give me money then I could want you always

It's nothing, she said and then she hit me
I love you, sometimes so much it kills me
Sometimes so much it kills me
Sometimes so much it kills me

Sometimes so much it kills me
Oh if you give me more

Engine Fire

Let's pull I have
Brake failure and a flat tire
No water no power and an engine fire

If I call you can I call you collect
I don't mean to be a bother
To make you upset
50 miles of broken bones
I've got 50 miles of broken hearts
Something tells me that
Home is this way or maybe that way

Here's a road map let's find Nevada
They've got places to stay
Busted taillights, no water
Sunburns and an engine fire
Busted taillights, no water
Sunburns and an engine fire
Busted taillights, no water
Sunburns and an engine fire