Two Jar Grind

by Two Jar Grind

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released June 24, 2016

Tracked and Mixed by Topon Das at Apartment 2 Recording, Ottawa, ON.

Mastered by Simon Larochette at Sugar Shack Recording Studio, London, ON.

Album Art by Ben Brush of Ben Brush Design.

All songs written and performed by Two Jar Grind:

James Brown: guitar and vocals
Kirk Jordan: washboard, percussion, backing vocals
Nicole Lefebvre: accordion, backing vocals

Cassette tapes coming out mid August

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Two Jar Grind Ottawa, Ontario

Acoustic folk punk trio with members from Ottawa and Montreal. Guitar, washboard, accordion, and a whole lot of shouting

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Track Name: Here's To All I Never Had
I get the sense I'm gonna die in this town
Not the sense I'm gonna stay here,
The sense it's gonna kill me soon.
If I stay any longer I really can't promise you
It won't.

It's just I've had a few too many close calls
A few that I could have avoided
And a few that I would argue weren't my fault.
It happens every month or so.

And I wanna live to feel regret
For all the things I could have done but that
Haven't happened yet
I wanna feel a mid-life crisis
Past the age of 26
I wanna know what it feels like
To know whether I wanna have a kid.
But I'm not so sure I could do it.
If I chose to stick around
It's just there's something sort of scary 'bout this town.

Oooooo - oooooo - oooooooo

There's something murking in the water here I swear
How else could you explain everyone's trepidation?
We wait until we sense a last breath
And I wish someone had told me this before
I wish that I had known when I was younger
That I'd spend so much time
Regretting the things I never did

So here's to you, I resent the fact
That I had to get drunk just to say it
Here's to all I never had
Here's to all my long lost friends

Oooooo - oooooo - ooooooo
Track Name: Idleness
Running out of energy you want to cry and yell,
Well the bravest guy I knew he only relied on himself.
Everybody has their very own personal hell,
And the bravest thing I ever saw him do was ask for help.

I'm good at letting problems pile up for way too long,
And I'm good at faking it and pretending I'm pretty strong.
And I'm not so bad at turning dark thoughts into song,
But I'm not good at admitting that I'm wrong.
But I'm not good at admitting that I'm wrong.

I don't believe that Hell's a place you go to when you're dead,
I more think that it's a place you sometimes visit in your head.
And I base my acts around the fact that Heaven don't exist,
I more think that it's the people that you surround yourself with.
And I think that it's a product of chosen environment,
And the rewards based on effort that you put in.

Idleness
Is no good way to live.
I still struggle with this.
Cause I found out it's incredibly addictive
Cause I found out it's incredibly addictive
Cause I found out it's incredibly addictive
And by now I've probably lost a few years
To it.
Track Name: Alright Again
This road's worth taking
This road's worth taking
I think I'm alright again
This ain't the end.

This road's worth taking
This road's worth taking
I think I'm alright again
But I lost a friend.

The stoplight that stuck us on this road
Isn't changing soon come on let's just go
I think that it's safe to pass
But there's cops on this street
Oh they're everywhere, watch your ass!

Me and all my best friends we know
The feeling of waiting for this store to close
Watching the time go pass
It's time to lock up, I need a new job and fast!

How's about we talk it out friend,
Can you get it started, 'cause I'm bad at that
I pray that this night won't end
'Cause tonight I've got fire that I didn't wake up with!

This life's worth living
This life's worth living
I think I'm alright again
Tonight at least I guess.
Track Name: Always Wanting
I'm always wanting what I don't have
I'm always wanting what I can't handle
Maybe it's time for me to step back
Maybe it's time for me to admit

That I'm a fucking coward
I'm a procrastinator
I'm full of indecision
I'm too quick to give up on things.

Maybe I'm just a little hard on myself
Maybe I struck a chord with somebody else
Maybe I'm speaking in extremes too much
And I could never find the truth using language like this
It's just like when I'm drunk and confident
Or like when I'm not drunk enough and I feel depressed.

I tried to be self aware but somehow that just led me way too far
Astray
And tried to act differently but always end up doing the same things.

So here's to anyone who feels the same
Here's to anyone who feels something inside themselves
That says
I'm not good enough
How can I become a better person?

I swear to you we're getting there
We only got to take it day by day
I tried to be self aware but somehow that just led me way too far
Astray
And tried to act differently but always end up doing the same things.
Track Name: Past Lives
You're sick like everybody's past life
And you think you're alone
You're sick like everybody's last night
And you sound so set in stone
So set in stone.

Well,
You're sick like everybody's past life
You're sick like everybody's last night
I know
You're not set in stone
You're not set in stone

Six months is nothing when it feels right
We've been through nothing in our own right
I know
We're not set in stone
We're not set in stone

So pick it off
I still don't believe what I heard
Half of those words
Were barely thought out

You're sick like everybody's past life
You're sick like everybody's last night
I know
You're not set in stone
You're not set in stone

You're sick like everybody's past life
You're sick like everybody's last night
I know
You're not set in stone
You're not set in stone
Track Name: Stick 'n' Poke
We've got a million reasons why we'd stick n poke ourselves
Tattoos stay with you forever, don't find anybody else
So let's leave a lasting image of what all of us here felt
Because I've been a part of something and I know I don't want out

Your impact always lives here in the beating of my heart
And the cigarette addiction that you made me want to start
They can kill us both together even if we're far apart
Like when we were both teenagers and we used to split just one

Waoaoaoaoaoao, my heart is beating fast and
I know that you're in need of something
You have always been there through my constant misdirection
I've always relied on you. I wanna pay it back too

I'm so full of selfish desire when I am alone. But you set me on fire. The words that you said, I think over and over again