Hymns To My Amnesia

by Jay William Henderson

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released July 15, 2014

Players:

Mikel Azpiroz - B3 Piano
Tyler Lambourne - Upright Bass
Dylan Schorer - Pedal Steel, Lap Steel, High Strung Guitar, Electric Guitar
Trevor Henderson - Electric Piano, Piano
Ryan Shengren King - Pump Organ
Pat Campbell - Drums
Scott Wiley- Elec Guitar, Marxophone
Ryan Shupe - Fiddle
Kiki Buehner - Vocal
Marie Bradshaw - Vocal
Debra Fotheringham - Vocal
Mark Smith - Mandolin, Baritone Guitar
Jay William Henderson - Acoustic Guitar, Vocal

Production

Scott Willey - Producer, Mixer, Head Engineer
Ryan Shengren King - Assistant Engineer
Recorded @ June Audio
Reuben Cohen - Mastering Engineer
Mastered @ Lurssen Mastering

Artwork:

Teresa Flowers - photography
Jay William Henderson - landscape photography
Ryan Tanner - layout design

All Songs Written By Jay William Henderson
(feralfrequency/sesac)

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Jay William Henderson Salt Lake City, Utah

Jay William Henderson is a singer songwriter from Salt Lake City, UT. Former front man and primary song writer for 'Band Of Annuals' Jay struck out on his solo career with his release of 'The Sun Will Burn Our Eyes'. Nominated by Magnet Magazine as one of the best Indie Folk albums of 2012. ... more

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Track Name: Marrow In The Morrow
Pry this weight from my bones
Tear apart my ribcage
Release the burden in my breast
In the tomb of my loves remains
For it hinders me
a thousand times greater than Newton had known

I must spit out this lump in my throat
Chew it up and curse my own name
It is mine, this is my blame
Cry out with blood soaked jowls
"This is my shame!"
My words salty and metallic
Contorting my flimsy flesh

"You fool, you fucking fool"
"You've created this torturous mess"
"You and you alone"
Like a serpents strike my tongue confessed
Like a stone in my stomach
Unable to digest

Skin, like plates forging mountains
Opening lonesome valleys
Eyes flushed and burning
Like a river damed of it's strength
Now broken and flashing
Carving yet more valleys of shame

To echo her name...

"You fool, you fucking fool"
"You've created this torturous mess"
"You and you alone"
Like a serpents strike my tongue confessed
Like a stone in my stomach
Unable to digest

I will host for this blame
It will be my honored guest
Until it finally consumes me
Or I lay it down and rest
Track Name: Heart & Hand
Here I lay my body down
Upon a sheet on the cold cold ground
Tell my mother I'm afraid
With holes in soles and laces frayed
Singing la de da de da
Singing la de da de da de da

Let the grass grow over me
Until in darkness I can see
The shame I hold in heart and hand
Let it be baptized by the land
Singing la de da de da
Singing la de da de da de da

Go my son
Learn how to stand
Plow that field
Get some dirt on your hands
And sing them sweet
Softly completeq
Singing la de da de da de da
Track Name: Persephone
the earth unlocked
and swallowed my bride
so I dug to its core
but still I was denied
for there she sat
bound, gagged and tied
she said darling you must go
and leave me inside

Persephone my darling
when are you coming home
for the icy grip of winter
has chilled me to the bone
I need your loving
to birth the seeds I've sown
darling when are you coming home

and Hades laughed
at the messy aftermath
his laughter I did not know
I was too deaf blind and daft
the stars they spoke
of good things to come
cocooned here in snow
though the cold burned and stung

Persephone my darling
when are you coming home
for the icy grip of winter
has chilled me to the bone
and I need your light now
to birth the seeds I've sown
darling when are you coming home
Track Name: Throne
hold me please
and comfort me
in your wild carefree
embrace me in your
moistened leaves and
steeped extremities
grey and gracious
aroused and anxious
keep me respectful please
aware of your offering

goddess divine
I'll offer up my mind
with the moon hanging low
resting on your spine

light me a path carefully
through this memory
a flash of electricity
from which my fear does flee
soak the sorrow from the bone
seat yourself upon this throne
bless this soul
who knows that he
knows nothing

goddess divine
I'll offer up my mind
with the moon hanging low
resting on your spine
Track Name: White Dress
so the wind took me as her love
and she picked me up and held me close
she whispered across my bones
and hollowed them until they could sing

and she'd push and blow these clouds up
and the mountain wore them tightly like a skirt
as I ascended to her lakes
she allowed me to drink from her stream

(chorus)
so what about that white dress you're wearing
don't leave me despairing
for what I've been denied
don't leave my festering hands alone
lets put some flesh on bone
please, I'm begging

I slept here upon her shore
where her fiddle legged band would play
still drunk, brash and unafraid
I thanked her for the bed she made

I know I've spoken of these things
yes, rich words weighted heavy in love and honey
I hope you can excuse my tongue
for its wickedly honest meanderings

(chorus)
so what about that white dress you're wearing
don't leave me despairing
for what I've been denied
don't leave my festering hands alone
lets put some flesh on bone
please, I'm begging
Track Name: I Won't Beg
whisper this prayer
send it on the wind
was hoping my
answers coming fast

I must be a fool
for thinking I’d last
but theres no blade
sharp enough
when you fighting with the past

oh my god
I won’t beg no more

fall to the floor
and weep with the soil
in the posture
of a birthing mum

raise up your head
shake off the dead
in your fathers voice
beaming like the sun

oh my god
I won’t beg no more
Track Name: Tide
inside you
you beckoned to me
just like the moon
sings to the sea
we push and pull
I await your return
and upon your skin
a lesson learned
and upon your skin
where our bodies churned

I lost myself
In you tide bearing moon
I lost myself
in your sea soaked womb
free of form
the great I am
and upon your shores
I became a man
and upon your shores
I kissed the sand

this parched desert
this parched desert heart
leave my love
I've given all I can
I'll plant this love in the sand

and in that dance
that dance we learned
from the sea and the moon
our bodies yearned
upon your lips
grace was found
with the sea in our eyes
and the moon abound
with the sea in our eyes
where god was found

this parched desert
this parched desert heart
leave my love
I've given all I can
I'll plant this love in the sand

I miss that dance
that dance we learned
its inside my heart
where our love burned
my body has withered
longing for the moon
my body has withered
may the sea come soon
my body has withered
in the absence of the moon