All Attractions

by Jonathan Segel

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1.
i never knew that i'd care about the air that you breathe now i'm coercing it to try to make you believe that i'm always here, always looking right at you you're never gonna get rid of me i never thought much about the water that you swim in now i'm convincing it to tell you it's not a whim to say that here i am and there are you right there and so it's us i'm never letting you go because i'll always be there i'll always be right beside you always be there i'll always be i think you're plugging your ears so your eyes can see more why don't you open those ears to hear what i'm sorry for it's not like anyone else could listen to hear the the things the smallest word that i say to you you're feeling the ground all around your feet it's telling you now about the kinetic heat that flows between us, around us, among us, and through it i'm never letting you go because i'll always be there i'll always be right beside you always be there always be right behind you so now i'm wandering through this world of forms to find a blanket , keep you safe and warm i'm asking every shape, every line, every point til i find the right thing for you because always is now and will be always to come for every moment under the sun the water the air and the earth and the sounds are always telling you so
2.
standing in the foyer of the new york public library on 5th avenue and 42nd street i need to look up a word, to find out what to say to you for when we finally meet but every word in every dictionary changes its meaning every day frustrated, searching for that word i never find on the page i'll never know just what to say so i say hey you look over here hey you i know you know me dear/known me for years looking through the vaults of the steinhart aquarium i'm trying to find a missing link between the world you live in and my dictionary, and the wine that we drink but every animal eludes close scrutiny and seems to fade into the air i never find out how to traverse worlds easily so i'll pretend that i don't care and i'll say hey you i'm digging through the sands of deserts that once were lush with trees of green and skies of blue searching for artifacts of ancient cities of lore for the map that leads back to you but every grain of sand that passes through my hand contains memories of the past i have to count each one to figure out what we have done and how we found our love at last each one says hey you i see you in the darkness of the forest in the evening in the shadows where you run in crowds along the platforms of every subway station in every thread that comes undone i'm using all of my mental powers just to make you turn your head then all the spells and all the talismans i'm looking for will be redundant and it will be unsaid so i say
3.
There is nothing between herself and the weather and being so exposed is being sane altogether the wind that blows through her hair and the trees speaks to the flowers, speaks to the bees She's a peach, she's a pear, she's a plum, she's everywhere a poppy hat and a mushroom shoe is all she may ever show to you with a smile so sly like a moving sphinx comes a flash in your eye like the electric lynx She's a peach, she'a a pear, she's a plum, she's everywhere She's a peach, she'a a pear, she's a plum, she's anywhere There is nothing between herself and the weather and being so exposed is being sane altogether She's a peach, she'a a pear, she's a plum, she's everywhere
4.
05:31
love is an impetus, it brings you to a place that's dear that you don't know Love grows every day, still it's enough to sway the fear of the unknown people tell you what to think, what's on your mind they're convinced that they know best, really i guess, they're just being kind nothing betrays an empty stance more than a strong word makes it hard to hear the little voices in your heart that must be heard people have nothing to say, they keep saying it anyway. i'd rather listen, i'd rather listen to the wind beat the ephemeral with its own fist 'til it points to something you might have missed try to take the long view now step outside and travel through somehow every waking minute is a minute that you've never had before, it's like a little piece of chocolate with a cherry at the core Love is an active force, you're swimming in stream that changes course it's never what you think, no-one can tell you any more people have nothing to say, they keep saying it anyway. i'd rather listen, i'd rather listen to the wind blow the clouds around people have nothing to say, they keep saying it anyway. i'd rather listen, i'd rather listen to the wind blow the clouds away you don't know your heart, it's right inside of you can't see your life, it's right behind you don't know your way, it's right in front of you can't see your fear, it's right beside you could feel your love, it's all around you maybe I've got nothing to say, I'm gonna say it anyway
5.
05:04
you live in a room with the curtains drawn you live in a room with the curtains drawn you only know about what's outside by the shadows cast upon the window pane you live in a room with the curtains drawn you place yourself into your machine to see what you see as if it were real and touch the things you only just made up and learn the rules that tell of all existence –all within a very limited scope you live in a room with the curtains drawn --- you live in a room with the curtains drawn you live in a room with the curtains drawn you only know about what's outside by the shadows cast upon the window pane
6.
You are the detective searching for clues trying to find out who killed you but you are the killer leaving no clue to evade the detective who's searching for you you search your whole life to find out who killed you you search your whole life to find out who made you what you are you search your whole like to find out what killed you you search your whole life to find out what made you who you are what goes around comes around you search your whole life to find out who killed you you search your whole life to find out who made you what you are you search your whole like to find out what killed you you search your whole life to find out what made you who you are
7.
the king is troubled by his role, he has no script for this play the queen seems like a child, but maybe that's her art she's innocuous it seems, easy to underestimate. he should have been an actor, fall back on a script to play his part the doctor is afraid, but he must step through that door finally we can do what's right with reason at the fore history opens a unique aperture is there room in this world for the man the man whose soul is in many parts? or is there only room for those who are just one…? the kingdom made of reason holds a great incumbency placing power in jeopardy would you fight for someone's freedom when they themselves will not be free? is there truth is what you see, then,is there some abstract equality is there room is this world for the man who looks ahead or is there only room for those looking back? the king is lost in a labyrinth, while the doctor signs the bills to transform what is into what will be but the masks that hide the power, they will scare and rile the king, so that when it all comes down, then his dark torch will scare away the light. _________________ they are both live human beings, no shame, she alone can unite passion and death, they are no longer afraid of anything oh doctor now don't give up seeds are sown children grown no portal in history could bring what you want to be no sign will be given when it's time to begin again no future without you can be part of a working plan ____________________ is there room in this world for the man who would step through that door? or is there only room for those who stay behind? fear is the darkest torch, when the future is unknown here the seeds of doubt are sown society is a machine we are all just little gears, it doesn't matter what your role power needs a status quo just to keep control
8.
02:32
what are you waiting for—it's right outside your door as if you never saw what passed right by before must it be the best, passing every test will a sign be shown or are you on your own when every blueberry, every nightly rain every flower you pick is the good one doubting your own voice, you're questioning your choice will you put that card back for another in the stack? or maybe it's the wind that brings a new state of mind you throw away the old leave everything behind when every style you choose, every note you hear every flower you pick is the good one what are you waiting for—i'm right outside your door as if you never saw what passed right by before no use to wait for the best to come along no use to pine for everything that's gone every blueberry, every leafy tree every nightly rain, every daily train every note you hear that whispers in your ear every style you choose, every one you lose every flower you pick is the good one
9.
02:53
10.
standing in the foyer of the new york public library on 5th avenue and 42nd street i need to look up a word, to find out what to say to you for when we finally meet but every word in every dictionary changes its meaning every day frustrated, searching for that word i never find on the page i'll never know just what to say so i say hey you look over here hey you i know you know me dear/known me for years looking through the vaults of the steinhart aquarium i'm trying to find a missing link between the world you live in and my dictionary, and the wine that we drink but every animal eludes close scrutiny and seems to fade into the air i never find out how to traverse worlds easily so i'll pretend that i don't care and i'll say hey you i'm digging through the sands of deserts that once were lush with trees of green and skies of blue searching for artifacts of ancient cities of lore for the map that leads back to you but every grain of sand that passes through my hand contains memories of the past i have to count each one to figure out what we have done and how we found our love at last each one says hey you i see you in the darkness of the forest in the evening in the shadows where you run in crowds along the platforms of every subway station in every thread that comes undone i'm using all of my mental powers just to make you turn your head then all the spells and all the talismans i'm looking for will be redundant and it will be unsaid so i say

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Lyrics here:
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more rock music, just what you like! Really!
These are songs, stunningly strong and beautiful ones. Lots of psychedelic guitar solos.

A companion collection of jam sessions is "Apricot Jam". A 3rd collection of outtakes and other things worked on during the same time is "Turn Slowly for Maximum Vend"

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released January 3, 2012

Jonathan Segel: guitar, vocals, violin, keyboards
Victor Krummenacher: guitar, bass
Chris Xefos: bass
John Hanes: drums and percussion
Eden Daniels: vocals
Sanna Olsson: vocals
Helena Espvall: cello and vocals
David Immerglück: vocals
Brett Netson: guitar on track 10

Artwork by Michael Wertz: www.wertzateria.com
Much more info on this album and these people is available at the Kickstarter page for All Attractions:
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Jonathan Segel is a musician and composer, playing guitar, violin, computer, keyboards, electric bass and singing, etc.

He plays solo and with Camper Van Beethoven and Øresund Space Collective
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