The Umbrella Project

by Micah Jayne

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released March 15, 2009

written and performed by Micah Jayne
recorded, mixed, mastered, and produced by Micah Jayne
CD cover by Aleksandra Mir, "The Big Umbrella", preparatory drawing, 2002, courtesy of the artist


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Micah Jayne Seattle, Washington

Hello! My name is Micah Jayne.
Sometimes I make music, the outcomes of which can be heard here.

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Track Name: Chronophobia
I'm hiding the truth
And I'm building this wall of lies
And I can't hear you anymore
I'm falling back
And I can't see through
And I can't hear you anymore
But I'm not listening

When worse comes to worst
Just let me know
And I'll be right here waiting
I'll fight this somehow
I'll erase these tears
I'll turn back time
I'll fight these fears
I'll save you from these walls you hide behind

My clock's looking so empty
And I'm running out of time
And I always said
I've got all the time in the world
Well it turns out
I can't make it on my own
I blink for sight, but I'm not looking
And I scream to hear, but I'm not listening
Track Name: Broken Stars
I wish I could hold my breath
To stay down here for just a little longer
'Cause I can't go back
'Cause I can't go back
I'm afraid to face you right now
I'm afraid it's been too long
It's been so long

Don't worry
It's all in your head
And you can make it through this
Don't turn away
I'd like to see you make it all alone
And you can't save you on your own

Broken stars and shattered glass
Failed attempts and broken backs
I'm finding it hard to keep my head above the water
Well I'm left with nothing but my heart and my hands
Well should I give those up too?

All that I am
And all that I'm not
I'm giving you
All that I've got
Track Name: Mistook for a Mistake
You can't blame me for trying
But you can blame me for not trying hard enough
You can blame me for all these things I've done
And forgiveness is something I could never deserve

Don't say a word
And just walk on by
I'd offer my friendship
But I'll just walk on by
And why even try?
It's not even worth it
Don't even ask why
So I'll spare you the questions
I'll have another chance
What difference will this ever make?
So call me what you will
And call me back when I know I've made the same mistake

I'm stuck and screaming in my past
And Lord only knows how long it will last
I'm so sick of myself, and all my same mistakes
And second chances are something I could never deserve

What goes around comes around
With the exception of my sins
Track Name: Revelation
You're only two steps away, my son
But I can't go on any longer
So just close your eyes
So you won't see me burning down
But I can't let go, I won't let you surrender

I can't watch you
Go down like this
So I'll just shut my eyes
But light keeps piercing
Through these eyelids
Son, please come home to me

I'm too scared to make it all the way up
And I'm side stepping all the way down

So keep your eyes closed through the night
We'll be starting fires and starting fights
We'll be fighting lost wars and lost dreams
We'll be chasing deafening sounds and screams

This city of fire burns paths of fear
But regrets are what we fear most
And when it's all said and done
I swear I'll call you my home

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