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Visions of Us on the Land

On his 12th studio LP, Visions of Us on the Land, revered songwriter's songwriter Damien Jurado continues a trend of moving incrementally deeper into psychedelic textures since beginning to work with producer Richard Swift three albums ago.

Their fourth collaboration evokes a flickering aurora peering through charcoal clouds with its swirl of heavy folk-rock and contemplative psychedelia. That quality is accentuated by Jurado's soft-landing vocals, which due to context recall the Zombies' Colin Blunstone more than ever.

Lyrics

November 20

Allan, no one was laughing when you passed
Satirical moments still to have
(said and done)
Not around to be banking on the laughs
(all is gold)

On a shelf where the dust seems to collect
in a groove was the showroom you were at
(you were on)
Hints of gin and your finger in the glass
I sit in for the late show presents past
(here and no


Mellow Blue Polka Dot

On a line, don't disturb
It ain't worth a penny's shine
Took a turn for the worse
So absurd to speak up first

Mellow blue polka dots
I forgot to call you up
Sail on son, storm is on
Call me out, press my luck

Magic hand, magic fool
Are you cool if I split
I'm not upset, it's just a test
Don't adjust your eyes just yet

Stick around
It gets worse
In your shoes
Here's your curse

QACHINA

I lost my mind so I stepped out for a time
Went for a walk on a long road to unwind
I met myself there, saying "go home"

Why turn around when the colors just betray
Yellows and blues are the ones I still wear today
They knocked me out then, they barely move now

Lon Bella

Jesus on the mainline
He's trying to call collect
Dad gave him my number
Suppose I should call back

And since I got no plans
On a long term stay
My bus leaves early morning
Why sit around and wait
To die

Serpents in the water
Fogging up my glass
Swimming here since Thursday
Burning through my stacks

And you find out who I am
Then you want to turn me in
To someone you'd respect
A smile you can correct

And since I got no plans
On a long term stay
My bus leaves early morning
Why sit around and wait
To die

And when there are no cups to fill
Where the sidewalk disappears
You and I will make amends
With our daggers in our hands
They will say I knew him when
Before he once had friends
With a life you would curate
Decided now his fate

We sit around and wait

Sam and Davy

Me and my boy Sam in the tall tall grass
And on our backs in the heat of the sun
On a warm October where the clouds were never
Good for rain, only changing shape

Does your blood run cold
Or your eyes go white
On a borrowed soul
On a borrowed time

Me and my girl Davy on a Sunday morn
Taking our time in a used car lot
Destination where the sun is
Nothing is sure but the time we've got

Does your blood run cold
Or your eyes go white
On a borrowed soul

On a borrowed time

Prisms

As the light upon the window
I could clearly see the dawn
And it stops the conversations
That go on 'til the morn

Did I lose you in a daydream
Or the prism in your eye
Where you're keeping all my memories
And recordings of our life

Do we still go on
Long after rewind

Who's to really know
Once the exit's closed

There's only one way in
Then it's through

ONALASKA

It was if I went looking for a new direction
Indecisive and undecided
I had been in the desert and spent time on a mountain
Off of my feet and floating in suspension
Heard the voices of wisdom and sang with creation
Where my name was a color and my years were a number
I was freedom in motion where the wind never slumbered
Disguising my voice so not to be heard

Don't say you ever knew me
Long after I am gone
Don't say you ever knew me

I had my doubts so you gave me an option
Take what's in front of you or the highway
It was you I ran into, I'd been dying for days
Off of my feet and floating in suspension
Heard your voice from the next room in a song on a station
Where my name was repeated through the static and numbers
We are the way, we are the ending

Don't say you ever knew me
Long after I am gone
Don't say that you saw this

Long after I am gone

TAQOMA

Flown out from the window
Flown out from the green
A match to any ceiling
Voices from the flame

In the long run
In the long run

So long at pretending
I was once your boy
Ships out on the landing
Faces you'll avoid

In the long run
In the long run
In the long run
In the long run

Everybody want to be some somebody
Don't you want somebody for your own?
Everybody want to be some somebody
Don't you want somebody for your own?

Down to the road
Clover and gold
It's your own hand to hold

Staring me down
Swallowing sound
It's your own hand to hold

Everybody want to be some somebody
Don't you want somebody for your own?

Down to the road
Clover and gold
It's your own hand to hold

Staring me down
Swallowing sound
It's your own hand to hold

On the Land Blues

Tried my hand as a brother
Failed as a man and a friend
I know who I was then
I know who I am now

Land it rolls into water
Fools they go and follow after
Chasing the light like the sun
Burned out before they could shine

Lord take the weight, I won't need it
Salvation's pain glory be
Follow me down on this road
One more hand to let go

Kindly spoke, cried on your shoulder
Better a ghost than a living man
You will see through I suppose
Visions of us on the land
Far out to where we were then
Gathered and stolen by storm
Waiting here till you return

Walrus

Watch your step
Who has your hand?
Turned the choir up
In the atmosphere again

I don't know
Where I was
All I knew
Was that I didn't belong anymore

I got to go back to the city
I got to go back to the city now
I got to go back to the city
I got to go back to the city now

Found my place
Near the back of a pen
Dig myself from the hiss
Of the tape again

Where's the ceiling
Made from his hand
Has it been removed
And is now in place of the land?

I got to go back to the city
I got to go back to the city now
I got to go back to the city
I got to go back to the city now
I got to go back to the city
I got to go back to the city now

I got to go back
I got to go back now
I got to go backā€¦

Exit 353

And when, I was a line
You were a light
Shining like some planet you call home

Talking aloud
Was it about
The ending or beginning of a word?

That was with me all along
I let go, and you held strong
Are we all not lost in song
Feeding back until we're found?

I was a line
Here on rewind
Living out the voices in my mind

Talking aloud
Distorted in sound
Are we all not stars here on the ground?

You were with me all along
I let go, and you held strong
Are we all not lost in song
Feeding back until we're found?

And in the golden hours hue
The darkest of the few
Was with me all along

And sewn into the sounds of joy
The forms of light collide

In the walls of my eyes

I was alone then

Cinco de Tomorrow

(I can meet you in the chorus
It's all just a fading line)

You might as well be keeping the sun
No star of mine can ever replace you

I knew you well, you had me at maybe
Turning around to face the unknown

Never too high to let go of the atmosphere
All on the ground with signals cutting out

Stand star and blues, you go on without me
I'll catch the next ride out of town

And when you've found a better place for us to shine
Cover it black and gold with silver cloud
Hear now the lightning shout, we're with you
Life will collide with love never ending

And when you've found a better place for us to shine
Cover it black and gold with silver cloud
Hear now the lightning shout, we're with you
Life will collide with love never ending

And Loraine

As we made our exit
Through the door
Into the outside
And shedding off the voices
Of those who
Are beat out by the background
Music lingers far beyond
Of those left over
And going on

About their long days
About their long days

Changing with the seasons
And Loraine
Looking in the rearview
Someday California
On your dime
And I'll see it before you

Good luck next time
I'll see you around
Ain't it like me
To let you down

On such a long day
On such a long day

Such a long day
Such a long day
Such a long day

A.M. A.M.

Stuck here in a life that repeats
Living in the now and between
Pages from a magazine
Instruction manuals for your dreams

This is where you stop and rewind
This is where our dreams all collide
Streaming through your heart that was mine
Living in my world that was yours through your eyes

It was you all along
It was you all along

Waiting for a life that was loud
Not my own but yours all alone
Wide awake until you're home
Black on black and roses gold

I was yours all along
I was yours all along

I was yours all along
I was yours all along

Don't go changing
I'm not leaving you

Don't go changing
I'm not leaving you

Queen Anne

Time, time, time, time
Curious in my design
Where the line is fine
Everything will shine
All in time

Time, time, time, time
Can you help to tow the line
When I'm lost I'll find
Your hand to hold in mine
All in time

Time, time, time, time
Where my memories resign
A place inside my mind
Where I can always climb
To you in time

Time, time, time, time
Ringing like a bell in chime
Where colors all combine
Our lives will be entwined
All in time

Time, time, time, time
Could you ever be so kind
To never leave my side
To share with you this life
All in time

Orphans in the Key of E

Easy now, you're dreaming of a ledge
Talk yourself down from every story
Call the game you're losing again
And you show no signs of scoring

On the passenger side where my glasses were shattered
Losing myself at the end of your sentence
Call and pretend that your discounted man
Who cries on command will soon pick up the phone

Go to him now while he's not so distracted
By his own magic tricks by the widows he's husband
With the orphanage closed, it's so hard to know
Which childhood dream he's still planning on leaving

In the grocery store where a man is an audience
Time is on sale and the band is no one you've heard of
And there is no applause, just the sound of alarms
The register yawns at the sound of you leaving

Kola

When I look back upon my time
See the snapshots of my life
You will not be surprised
To see your name across my smile
See your name across my smile

And I will remember you
I will remember you
I will remember you
The way you are right now
The way you are right now

When I first came into view
I was older than you knew
Always going out of tune
Anytime you'd leave the room
Anytime you'd leave the room

And I will remember you
I will remember you
I will remember you
The way you are right now
The way you are right now

When I look back upon my time
See the snapshots of my life
You will not be surprised
To see your name across my smile
See your name across my smile

And I will remember you
I will remember you
I will remember you
The way you are right now
The way you are right now