Last Night in America

by Josh Belville

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Written and recorded in the Oregon St house during FAWM 2010.

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released January 25, 2011

Written and recorded by Josh Belville. He is the vocals, guitar, bass, and drum machine.
Track 08, "I Give Up," was written by the Cow Exchange, using lines from random Wikipedia articles.

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Track Name: Saturday
every time i look into your eyes
all i see is sad and sympathize
desperation mixed with appalling
sense of direction

why can't i just be what you want?
why can't everyday be saturday?

your breath smells like strawberry wine
i am trying hard to be kind
but my words keep finding
fault in their inflection

why can't we just kiss on the street?
why can't everyday be saturday?
Track Name: Tumbler of Love
caught in the tumbler of love
shake me up, pour me out into your little cup
cause i got nowhere to be
i am yours, you are not mine, not yet, we'll see
and if you're worried about
all the times when we'll have nothing to talk about
well don't you worry 'bout that
cause i can pull conversation right outta my hat

and if you listen baby
well i got news for you
if you love me, maybe
maybe i'll love you too

you have me shaken and stirred
and i got you in my hand like a little bird
don't think that you'll fly away
and don't you think that i'll catch you another day
caught in the tumbler of love
and your skin like satin when you're above me
and baby can't you see?
you're the one for me!

chorus
Track Name: Listen (Is This the End?)
listen when i'm
calling your name
in the darkness
i can't feel your
breath on my cheek
anymore

and i fell into your sky
listened to your voice
i thought it was freedom
but i had no choice
always be your lover
but never your friend
is this the end?

you never made a move
you never rejoiced
was it a depression
or was it your choice?
always be my lover
but never my friend
is this the end?

i told you i'd never forget you
but i forgot why i said that
and i will not listen again
i will not listen again
Track Name: Last Night in America
last night in america
gonna fly overseas
make a new life in a conch shell
slowly swaying in the breeze

i gotta do what i gotta do
to make my life feel sane
everybody around me
feels the need to complain
oh not again!

last night in america! x3

last night in america
i'd like to see your face
call you up but no answer
leave a voicemail anyway

time to pack my everythings
i hope it's not too much
time to sit in the airport
man i'm feeling out of touch

last night in america! x3

inst bridge

last night in america
and i'm awake all night
love the sunset, love the day we met
love my family, and the starlight

four o'clock and i'm leaving
the morning air is cool
when you look back at this
i hope you don't think
i'm being cruel
Track Name: Row You Row Your Boat
i am the ferryman
taking you across the river
every time i touch your skin
i feel the shiver

it's time to row you row your boat

i counted sixteen times
that you had to take a breather
you asked me if i wanted to stop
or keep rowing
and i said neither

it's time to row you row your boat
Track Name: Maybe Not
look at the time
i gotta go
talk to you later
or maybe not

she seemed cool
she was a drag
you'll find someone better
or maybe not

i met a girl
perfect for you
i'll give you her number
or maybe not

do you like this room?
it's got a great view
here sign the papers
or maybe not

everybody's looking for something
but nobody's looking for me
but everybody's watching
me lose all my money
and lose all my patience
forgetting to breathe
Track Name: Back Where We Started
you're in the doorway / and i'm in the van
not even begging / can alter your plan

what did i say? / what did i do?
to make this feeling / come over you?
why can't we go / back where we started?

i can't believe it / i can't believe that
you're talking this way
why won't you listen / to the things that i say?

and now the door slams / and i've got my life
in the back of my car
thought you were closer / but it seems you were
more far away than i realized

what did i say? / what did i do?
to make this feeling / come over you?
why can't we go / back where we started?

is it my fault? / are you just bored?
to make me feel / so ignored
why can't we go / back where we started?

did all the days we spend
together only represent
a misery that i didn't notice?
and now your eyes reflect
a certain kind of disconnect
suddenly this whole thing is bogus
why won't you give me a reason
to defend your treason
is it another man?
just tell me it's another man
Track Name: Counting the Days
i wanna say everything that's cooped up in my head
but that's not okay, i have to wait until i have you read
jumping to premature conclusions
mixing reality and illusion
it's just natural evolution
counting the days until i love you

i've got to admit, you've got me falling head over heels baby
but ain't this the pits, i gotta wait until i can say maybe
this could be perfect symbiosis
some kind of love reverse mitosis
i got a hankering for closeness
counting the days til i love you

and i know that we should take this slow
but i don't care, i just have to make you mine
to complement i'll compliment
to represent i'll represent
to hold you close i'll take my time
Track Name: Listen, This is The End
this is the end, my friends
this is the part where we
cannot play pretend
we have to say goodbye
and go our separate ways

but don't you feel so sad
think of all the wonderful times we had
our brains retain those mem'ries
til the end of days

i know it isn't fair
this isn't life
this is contusion and
trauma and strife
i wish i could
make it all right
i'd do it tonight

this is the end, my love
no more stars in the heavens above
only a new moon and
a pile of listless dreams

but don't you cry my dear
the ocean is already full
of so many tears
and you've got so much life
or so it seems

i know it isn't fair
this isn't life
this is contusion and
trauma and strife
i wish i could
make it all right
i'd do it tonight

and i fell into your sky
listened to your voice
i thought it was freedom
but i had no choice
always be your lover
but never your friend
is this the end?

you never made a move
you never rejoiced
was it a depression
or was it your choice?
always be my lover
but never my friend
is this the end?

hey little misfit
hey little misfit
look into my eyes, now
what do you see?
(i see an unknown future
staring back at me)

hey little misfit
hey little misfit
listen to my voice, now
what do you hear?
(i hear a sad voice
wavering with fear)

i know it isn't fair
this isn't life
this is contusion and
trauma and strife
i wish i could
make it all right
i'd do it tonight