Junior Blues

by Walker Diver

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released April 4, 2007

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Track Name: Fugitive
Fugitive

I’ve been harbouring a fugitive
A thought that found its way into my mind
I don’t know where it came from
It’s been sitting there quietly for quite some time

Once in a while it rears its head
To make sure that I don’t forget it’s there
It’s getting harder to ignore
The whisper turns into a roar

It’s everywhere

It leaks into my consciousness
It’s gaining ground I don’t know where to hide
Suddenly when I’m not looking
It takes me for a roller coaster ride

Once in a white it rears its head
To make sure that I don’t forget it’s there
It’s getting harder to ignore
The whisper turns into a roar

It’s everywhere

Oooh if you love me you’ll stop haunting me
Oooh if you love me get away from me

Get away

(solo)

It’s everywhere
It’s everywhere
It’s everywhere
It’s everywhere
Track Name: I'm not so bad
I’m Not So Bad

I tried to rise above my raising
But I’m too honest to be living a lie
A widescreen life with double glazing
Was a station too high

The flies on me are smarter
Than I could ever learn to be
If the problems get any harder
You will see the back of me

I can’t whitewash my blue collar
And I won’t disown my kin
But I can raise my glass and holler
Celebrate the state I’m in

I’m not so bad
I’m not so bad
I’m not so bad
Though maybe not the best you ever had

Read all the right books
Some I even understood
But I get all those funny looks
When I say: none of them were any good

I can’t whitewash my blue collar
And I won’t disown my kin
But I can raise my glass and holler
Celebrate the state I’m in

I’m not so bad
I’m not so bad
I’m not so bad
Though maybe not the best you ever had

solo

I’m not so bad
I’m not so bad
I’m not so bad
Though maybe not the best you ever had
Track Name: Captain Kirk
Captain Kirk

The stereo was blasting Double Nickels On The Dime
And we drifted off to a place without time
I see you bought some plants to brighten up the place
They’re dying in your window sill
But they’re doing it with grace

Lying on your ashtray floor
Looking up at Captain Kirk
And the battered old kites
And your boyfriend’s ugly smirk

I can hardly hear you over the voices in my head
I can barely hear myself say “Think it’s time I’m off to bed”
Peddling home, I take the long cut, underneath a purple sky
I might take off any minute, I think I’ve jus learned to fly

Lying on your ashtray floor
Looking up at Captain Kirk
And the battered old kites
And your boyfriend’s ugly smirk

I didn’t come here to fall in love
I didn’t even come here to chat
But you’re sitting awful close
And you’re not helping with my maths

You’re a sick little girl

The stereo was blasting New Day Rising once again
Screw George Orwell, eighty four was heaven sent
I passed by your old house the other day
I could swear I saw the same plants
withering away
Track Name: Oh Jealousy
Oh Jealousy

Oh jealousy
What have you done to me
Why did I trade you in for my dignity
Oh jealousy
Why do you make me see
Things that only happen in my reality

I would follow her around
In her dreams if I could
To satisfy my suspicious mind
I go through her stuff
Looking for things
I hope I’ll never find

Oh jealousy
What have you done to me
Why do you temper with my sanity
Oh jealousy
Why do you make me see
Things that only happen in my reality

She drops things – she was never a clutch
She eats too little, drinks too much
And my paranoia
Gets turned up a notch

Love is patient, love is kind
But trouble leaps up from behind
I never saw it coming
Till it stared me in the face
It’s not you that I’ve lost faith in
It was me all along
But I pointed the finger
Now the damage is done

Solo
Track Name: Don't Mind Me, Babe
Don't mind me, babe

Don't mind me babe I'm only falling
Falling out of the family tree
Yeah my mama and my papa
Don't want to see me 'less I've been good

Don't mind me babe I'm only crawling
on the dirty kitchen floor
You can put me back together
You know where all the pieces go

It hasn't always been this way
But I can hardly remember
when times were good
It hasn't always been this way
But I've been drunk since December
That much I know

Don't mind me babe I think I've fallen
From God's radar long ago
Try to find me with a torch light
In the darkness where I roam

It hasn't always been this way
But I can hardly remember
when times were good
It hasn't always been this way
But I've been drunk since December
That much I know

Don't mind me babe I'm only stalling
Yes I'll change but not right now
I'm busy drinking and forgetting
But I'll get 'round to it somehow
Track Name: You're A Daddy Now
You’re A Daddy Now

The spare bedroom is a nursery now
and all of a sudden you’re a daddy somehow
It scares the shit out of you
You’re seventeen going on thirty-two

Seems like only yesterday
You were drinking your life away
In a dive off twenty second street
Where all the careless people meet

You’re a daddy now
Another mouth to feed
Another pair of eyes
To make your heart bleed
You’re a daddy now
Oh man you’re a daddy now

Here’s to hoping she’ll take after her mother
‘Cause daddy’s still got one foot in the gutter
I know that it sounds pretty strange
But maybe you’re too young to change

Your friends have stopped calling you
‘Cause you can’t do the things that they do
You say I can do without those guys
How come it feels like a sacrifice?

You’re a daddy now
Another mouth to feed
Another pair of eyes
To make your heart bleed
You’re a daddy now
Oh man you’re a daddy now

solo
Track Name: Anodyne
Ten Years

Dressed to kill in a dress that's to die for
A homecoming queen that feels like an eyesore
Living a lie that nobody buys but you
Sooner or later it's got to come true

Ten years is a long time to be on a bender
Got one foot in a box marked return to sender
I'm your only imperfection
I'm the crease you can't smooth out
I'm the one who won't stop caring
Just because I'm not allowed

Drinking alone, no one willingly partakes
in washing down your hard-headed heartaches
Dear Dolly Parton is singing along
to the sound of hearts breaking in unison

A life designed to piss you off
is the only kind you've learned to love
Try your hand at something lighter
This lie won't get any whiter
So come on home
Won’t you come on home

solo
Track Name: Ten Years
Anodyne

I’m calling the shots now
You’re looking a little pale
I’ve learned how to deal with failure
You’re still learning how to fail
So you’re lagging behind
Well as long as you don’t rewind
We’ve got time To kill and spill,
it’s not a crime

Why would you want to hurry
Changes take time
My consolation, it was
just an anodyne
just an anodyne

I’m raising a question
You think I’m raising hell
But I just want an honest answer
The one your lips fight to quell
Tell me how are you doing
Your face is in ruins
What have you got
To lose that’s still worth keeping

Why would you want to hurry
Changes take time
My consolation was just an anodyne

And after all this time the water is still too stormy
No plain sailing for you (3x)
No plain sailing

For you
Just an anodyne
Track Name: Junior Blues
Junior Blues

I don’t know how to quit smoking
Or how to tell you I’ve begun
I’m afraid the secrecy
Is part of the fun

Got a pack of Luckies
Hidden in my fishing gear
But I only go fishing
To get away from here

I’ve decided I’m no longer a child
I do what I want and I want to be wild
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I have grown
Into someone you no longer own

I’ve been cutting classes
I’ve been lying about my grades
I don’t belong with those dumbasses
I don’t care about straight A’s

This house is suffocating
The walls come closer every day
Everything is alienating
Sometimes I think I might be gay

ooh mama you’ve raised a basket case
ooh mama I feel so out of place
ooh mama you used to make things right
ooh mama please turn on the light

Things were easier when I was a child
I don’t know what I want and I ain’t all that wild
I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I have grown
But I’m still scared shitless to end up alone
Track Name: Life of Crime
Life of Crime

If the word gets out there’ll be hell to pay
And it’s hard to run with these feet of clay
Drop the guilt and the shame, they’re just slowing us down
I know just the place where we can’t be found

Oh what will they do to us
Are you sure we’re too young for jail
I’ve been saving up
Maybe I can put up bail

If your brother rats on us we’re trouble bound
Can we bribe him with those baseball cards we found
All I know is I won’t be doing time
For a GI Joe we stole at the five & dime

This life of crime is not for me
My nerves can’t take this much anxiety
This life of crime just gets me down
I just want my mom and daddy to be proud

solo

Oh what will they do to us
Are you sure we’re too young for jail
I’ve been saving up
Maybe I can put up bail

If your brother rats on us we’re trouble bound
Track Name: Back into the Blue
Back Into The Blue

I’ve been sitting here trying to keep track of time
By the look of the empties I’m half past fine
I’ve been wanting to go
For an hour or so
Would you believe
I’ve been dying to leave
But it’s hard to get up for a man without a spine

Oh what in the world am I gonna do
With the memory of you?
But wait for your face to fade away
Back into the blue

I’ve been killing myself going over chocolate box scenes
I’ve been kidding myself that’s the way we’ve always been
It’s a wonderful lie
That I’d love to be true
But It’s a pretty far cry
From the real me & you
I would downplay disaster in favour of the dream

Oh what in the world am I gonna do
With the memory of you?
But wait for your face to fade away
Back into the blue

I was the Robin to your Marianne
Before things turned Shakespearean
And if I had to do it all again
I’d invest in a happy end

solo

Oh what in the world am I gonna do
With the memory of you?
But wait for your face to fade away
Back into the blue
Track Name: Mary, Mary
Mary, Mary

Oh Mary, Mary
Tear my heart off my sleeve
And carry, carry
Carry my heart to the sea
Don’t you let it get stranded
On the barrier reef
For I just had it mended
at the Bar & Grill Infirmary

Oh I’m not saying that you are the one
No, I’m just saying the demons have gone
Since you’re here
They won’t come near
Oh Mary, stay with me

Oh Mary, Mary
I put all my trust in you
You can bury, bury
The things for which I have no use
All the skins that I’ve shed
And some dispositions too
All the doubts that I’ve had
Fifteen years of self-abuse

Oh I’m not saying that you are the one
No, I’m just saying the demons have gone
Since you’re here
They won’t come near
Oh Mary, stay with me

Oh Mary, Mary
There’s nothing I would rather do
Than marry, marry
A woman half as good as you
Ah but Mary, Mary
That would be a first
For me to do
Exactly as I should

Oh I’m not saying that you are the one
No, I’m just saying the demons have gone
Since you’re here
They won’t come near
Oh Mary, stay with me
Oh Mary, stay with me
Oh Mary, stay with me