Dance Fever

by Jack Off Vacation

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I wrote these songs while home for winter break.

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released January 23, 2014

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Track Name: 3/22/94
my mother wrote in
a black and white journal,
“my boy smiles when he hears me sing”
and
“i hope he never stops smiling.”
i’m going to thread these words
into the soft flesh next to my heart.
my mother has shaped me into this spirit
that’s trying to embody my love
that I have left to give.
My mother wrote in
A black and white journal
The date of the very first time I had ever laughed
It was my first day on earth.
Underneath that you wrote I hope he always laughs
Track Name: drummer
i’m going to write poems about the way you dance
to your favorite songs on the surface of balloons
and let them go into the air.
The god damn trees keep popping them because
something about the winter doesn’t let my lungs breath.

I don’t know how to play the drums but I can improvise
With my tiny fingers and this giant wooden desk.
I don’t know how to fall in love but I can improvise
With my puny heart and my dog

Every time I shake at night, I wonder about your bones
hope they’re doing fine nestled into blankets.
2 months is too long to spend alone in my head
ive been having conversations with that picture of the cat
the one that you sent when I was bummed out

Idk how to play the drums but I can improvise with my feet and laps.
Idk how to fall in love but I can improvise by watching you dance.
Track Name: morgan
Morgan you’re the coolest guy i know
Morgan you’re the toughest guy i know
Morgan you can beat the shit out of me
you can do a million push ups
Morgan you’re the toughest guy i know
Morgan you’re the coolest guy I know
Morgan you’re the coolest guy I know
Morgan you’re the toughest guy I know
I want you to live on my block and put everybody in a head block
and throw dirt in their eyes cause you’re awesome
Morgan you’re the coolest dude I know
Morgan you rock, Morgan you’re awesome, Morgan you’re really cool, Morgan you’re awesome, MOrgan you’re really tough, Morgan you’re really awesome
Track Name: caffeine
I nod my head when I am anxious
I drink your favorite coffee
When I am nervous
And maybe that’s why my heart
Is punching its way out of my chest
But I have to admit the blend reminds me
Of the shade in your eyes
I can’t believe I just sang this in a song
I apologize.
I’m tired of judging myself for all of my thoughts
But maybe tonight I can be proud of my potential
And fall asleep alright and wake up before the moon
Decides to hide behind the clouds I love
Track Name: insects
spiders crawling on my neck
moths eating through my skin
lady bugs ingest my fingers
maggots living in my brain
butterflies eating through my heart

insects love the children
who are too scared to tell their jokes
the ones who can’t follow through
the kids who can’t fall asleep
I’m 19 going on 10
Everything is scary and I miss my mom