Bad Ideas

by Jessi Robertson

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The old year died.
I felt you sweep in like a new spring tide.
I was weeping ‘cause I love the ride
and I want to breathe in all your salt and smoke, amplified.

I know this is a bad idea,
lock it up in a drawer where no one can see it.
I know this is a grave mistake
but I fidget, toy with it, I love to play with heartbreak.

Familiar dream.
I felt you falling like a pale moonbeam.
I was walled in all your light, silver and cream,
and I want to bathe in your cool color ’til I lose myself in a scream.

I know this is a bad idea,
lock it up in a drawer where no one can see it.
I know this is a grave mistake
but I fidget, toy with it, I love to play with heartbreak.

Wrap me in illusion when I can’t stand what I see.
Drive me to distraction from the ghosts surrounding me.
None of this is real, none of this is real, it’s just what I’m willing the world to be.
None of this is real, but it doesn’t matter to me.

I know this is a bad idea,
lock it up in a drawer where no one can see it.
I know this is a grave mistake
but I fidget, toy with it, I love to play with heartbreak.

credits

released January 18, 2019
Album Info:
Engineered, Mixed and Produced by Jessi Robertson
Mastered by Omer Leibovitz at Birdwire Records, Brooklyn, NY

All music performed by:
Jessi Robertson

Artwork:
Cover Photo by Emily Raw
Design & Layout by Jessi Robertson

All songs composed by Jessi Robertson and published by Trash and Blossoms Music (BMI)

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In 2011, Brooklyn singer/songwriter Jessi Robertson released a study in memory called "Small Town Girls." On her upcoming album, "I Came from the War," the focus shifts to history, and how the inner and outer conflicts of the past shape a person's present. ... more

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