[Jandek] Austin Sunday Lyrics and Cover

Jonathan Lee jplee at cox.net
Thu Nov 23 11:04:25 PST 2006


Hello,

The thought of transcribing the lyrics from scratch is a daunting one. 
Now that Danen's done the hard part though, I got out my good headphones
and made some corrections.  Instead of typing the corrections seperate
from Danen's version, I've just made the corrections in the text
(below).  In 'Ugly Man' I resisted the temptation to replace all
instances of the word "man" with "maayeeeeeun" even though it seemed
appropriate.  The second word in the third line of 'Lithe Body' doesn't
sound like repels, but I couldn't come up with a better guess (sounds
more like repulls but that's not a word so maybe it's just him doing one
of his weird pronounciation things).  Also I'm pretty sure (but not
positive) the last word in the ninth line of Run Away is died so I went
with it.

Jonathan 






Austin Sunday


Disc One:


1.Throw Me Away
 
I donít care about the girls
I donít care about the boys
I donít care about happy
I donít care about sad
I donít know why Iím in front of you
Iím six feet under the radar screen
whatís this all about?
I guess I asked you for a moment of your time
but really, really itís all out of hand.
I donít have a thing Ė just throw me away.
Whatís this all about?
I donít care about girls.
I donít care about boys.
I donít care about happy
I donít care about sad
I donít know why Iím in front of you
Iím six feet under the radar screen
just throw me away.

2.Ugly Man 

Iím an ugly man
Iím not beautiful like you
Iím the sorriest human being
to ever walk the land
Iím an ugly man
not beautiful like you
forgive my decrepit body
my anguished soul
Iím an ugly man
not beautiful like you
I got all the sickness and disaster that could be
Iím an ugly man
not beautiful like you
I got festering wounds
theyíre consuming me
Iím going down
like some black plague history
Iím an ugly man
Iím not beautiful like you.

3.Lithe Body

The indelible marks that you left
The idea that surpasses time
that repels reality as the object vanishes
How could I send you all that I made
when I didnít make it, it made me?
And now I have something to contend with
a process enabled
the mission of a moving character
would you please stay awhile?
Still in the atmosphere
Iíll keep you there unchanging
as I rearrange what I am
Congeal what is important
but not discarding aberrations
The lexicon of lineage
the idiom unfathomable
the crank of gears in motion
I donít want to be disturbed by it all, but I am.
The stone thrown in silence waters
and the ripples swayed the barren shore.
And your lithe body does emerge
ever white in the moonlit night.

4.The Police 

Watch out the police
they waiting for you
you do a bad thing
they gonna get you
Put you away where you canít get out
what they did to me, what itís all about
I asked the police, ďTake me away.Ē
Canít do no good here, I donít want to stay.
Watch out the police
they waiting for you
You do a bad thing
 they gonna get you
Put you away
where you canít get out
what they did to me
what itís all about
I asked the police, ďtake me away.Ē
Canít do no good here
I donít want to stay.

5.Run Away 

What I like about you Ė you donít like me
I like to lose and I lost you
It gives me pleasure to be in pain
I like it, I like it again and again.
It keeps me hungry
the satisfaction you donít give
I kill everybody who likes to be with me
I only want what I canít get
Make it impossible for you died
Iíll pound the hammer on your head
so run away, run away, and donít like me
run away, run away and donít like me
I only want what I canít get.

6.If I Wanted 

Youíre going someplace I donít want to go
Itís not my story, itís yours.
But I donít want to go there
Iím forever forgetting, 
donít bring back my memories
If I wanted to go there
I wouldíve made it known.
But I canít control you,
youíre outside of me,
so Iíll just close the door.
Youíre going someplace I donít want to go.
Itís not my story itís yours.

Disc Two:

1. Wine You Devil 

Oh wine, you devil
you made me love you again
I put you down so easily
Iím crying on your pillow
You take me to the bottom
say, ďhow you like it here?Ē
Iím ghastly infernal 
I live in your house
Devil, you wine god, I pray to you
Help me get to the next place 
where you donít exist
because Iím bleeding blue blood
that stains on the floor.
And I'm swimming in the blue blood
just looking for the oxygen
so I can keep talking
the way I do to you.

2. You Hold Me Up 

You give me all that I have
Iím nothing without you
You hold me up when I want to fall
I donít have hope outside of you
Iím down on my knees begging to you
love me, love me, love me
the way I know that you do.
Iíve got you in mind
all the live-long day
Iím living for you,
what more can I say?
So love me, love me, love me
the way I know that you do
Iím down on my knees begging to you
Iím living for you, what more can I say?
You give me all that I have
Iím nothing without you.

3.  You Just About Killed Me 

You just about killed me
and I just about died
stricken, forsaken, abandoned
I left what I was
walking, talking, sleeping
Iím just about dead
The chairs are all empty
Iíve stopped looking for the way
something is missing
I canít find my heart
I left it in a memory that I knew
whatís that beating?
Whatís moving around?
Itís not important that I know
The formation, the structure, the counting is done
the automatic motions proceed
the strong will continue to evolve 
along the way I wonít trade life
Iíll break it and throw it away
and then youíll tell me itís time to go
and like the last time Iíll leave what I was
just about killed and dead.

4.Little While 

All right then, Iíll see you in a little while
Yes, I think they are. Will you be coming by?
Are they ready yet? He said they would be.
All right then, Iíll see you in a little while.
Yes I think they are, will you be coming by?
Are they ready yet? He said they would be.
All right then, Iíll see you in a little while.
All right then, Iíll see you in a little while.

5. Lonely Dog 

You should get away from me
Iíll just bring you down
Iím in a corner crying
like a lonely dog
I tried and I tried
I canít stay up
so go out and be somebody
Iíll just make you sad
worse yet youíll feel helpless
with the sickness I have
I donít care about philosophy
even if itís right
I end up back here
no matter what they say
Iím in my own way
the rest doesnít exist
you should get away from me
Iíll just bring you down
Iím in a corner crying
like a lonely dog.

6.Let Me Try Again 

I know Iíve been a failure to you
even after all the things for me you do
all the gifts that you've given
and all the times that Iíve striven
to run away and hide in my fault
Please, please, please let me try again
and when I fall Iíll get me up
The freefall of the chasm is bounded by your loving arms
And I donít think I can do it without you
love me, the failure on my knees
forgive this frail body
all the weakness that I know
Iím not asking for anything
How could you give me more
You know I'm back to you every chance I get
when the frenetic turmoil subsides
and I stop and I see you
in all the glory that you are
I know Iíve been a failure to you
even after all the things for me you do
and all the gifts that youíve given.
(LONG outro Ė several rounds of applause)





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