North Star

by Jim Reed

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released April 25, 2020

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Track Name: I Hate Dancing
I’m not that jolly
I’m hardly the heart of the party
I’m a classic wallflower
I got the kind of attitude some people call sour
But when you talk to me
When your words are in the air
The injustice of the world starts to feel fair
And my feet start to tap
To an ‘80s tune

Oh I hate dancing
But tonight I would dance with you

Are you all on your own
How do you know the host with the gotee
He’s a friend of my ex-girlfriend
Two days ago I told her that it’s the end
Standing here with you I forgot about
I thought I was another man
But now I doubt it
Still I think it would be good
To try with someone new

Oh I never danced with her
But tonight I would dance with you

We’re not lovers
But we’re not nothing
How pointless it is
To imagine something
Still I can’t deny it
And I wish I could try it

Oh I hate dancing but tonight
I would dance with you

I won’t say it will be easy
I won’t say it will be peaches and beaches
I’m a classic love addict
But I got you on my mind
And my God if we clicked
It feels so right today
With your words in the air
The injustice of a broken heart
Just feels fair
And my hands start to clap
To a ‘90s tune

Oh I hate dancing
But tonight I would dance with you
I hate dancing
But tonight I would dance with you
Track Name: Ella Fox
We were marching down a German street
And my steps were in time with your feet
But I couldn’t be cool or confident
Darling you know you destroy me

You have got my number
Ella Fox
And it would be a blunder
To keep my heart in a box

How has it been only 40 days?
Somehow this young love, it sits and it stays
But I wouldn’t go brag
Hide from the Gods
Come in the dark now
Enjoy me

You have got my number
Ella Fox
And it would be a blunder
To keep my heart in a box
So I’ll give you the password
To all my locks
Punch it in and I’ll open
E-l-l-a-f-o-x

All of my love
You can do what you want with it

You have got my number
You don’t have to wonder
I’m already open
Ella Fox
Track Name: How Do You Love Somebody?
If I’d never left home would we have met
I don’t like looking back, I don’t like regret
Last New Year’s eve my life looked set
But still I hadn’t found you yet
I don’t have money coming out of my ears
All I got on you girl are a couple of years
If you’re looking for someone to ease your fears
Honey, I’m gon’ be right here

How do you love somebody
And not try to change them
How do you love somebody
And stay their friend
How do you love somebody
Who you’re having sex with
How do we love
And pretend
That it won’t end

You might be a Yankee, it don’t bother me
You might be living another reality
All I have is faith that you see what I see
And that’s why it’s so scary
You make me feel clean, you make me feel good
When I talk I feel understood
Any day now it might go wrong, yeah it could
Honey, love burns like firewood

I don’t ever want to stand in your way
God knows you’re smarter than the things I say
God knows we’re not the kind of people that pray
So I’ll see you in hell one day
I love how your eyes shine
I love how your hand fits in mine
You’re pretty good at hitting the ball down the line
Honey I think we’ll be fine
Track Name: Don't Stress Rena
Another batch of emails
Flip a coin, I don’t care
Head or tails
The plant on my desk is dying
Could go to the bathroom
But I don’t feel like crying

Don’t stress, Rena
It’s gonna be a helluva week
But you’re gonna see
The other side

Doesn’t anybody else work here
Does anybody else
Hear what I hear
If I have to go to another meeting
It’s gonna be death from
Over heating

Hold your head, hold it high
We’ll sing you to sleep
Ella and I
And Josephina, wherever she is
Has a smile
So take all your troubles
And put ‘em down a little while
Put ‘em down a little while
Track Name: Tell Me, Cindy
Tell me every story that you know
After you left home, where did you go
Tell my about you mother
Tell me about our father
Do you think I look like him

What makes you calm down
How do you keep a clean house
What will life be like
When the boys move out

I can read your thoughts
Coming through the telephone
I can read your thoughts
After waiting so long

Tell me mornings when you said it’s gotta end
After you were betrayed by a friend
When I talk about it, always tell me
To move on
What was your first car
How did you get where you are
What kind of music gets you going
Gets you high

I can read your thoughts
Coming through the telephone
I can read your thoughts
After waiting so long

When you are ready
Sister Cindy
Tell me everything
And a little bit more
Track Name: Knight of Cups and Guillotine Girl
One random morning
She did appear
I sat at the table
And it was clear

I’m her Knight of Cups
And she’s my Guillotine Girl
Even before the blow
Cartoon birdies swirl
And she cuts off my head
She cuts off my head
So just my heart is left

I’ve seen a whole lot
But God damn, those eyes
And when she sings
My doubts capsize

Off with my head
Off with my head
So just my heart is left
Track Name: Lez Jump
Let’s jump, let’s jump
There’s a swimming pool of happiness below
It’s not a concrete slab, it’s not a deadly blow
So let’s jump, let’s go

A cartoon version of Superman
Is standing on the ledge next to you
He’s got jell in his hair and you can see his underwear
And he’s mumbling, “Let’s jump”

I’m not saying I’m you’re only love
I’m not saying I will never die
I just said it might make sense to try
To do something dumb like fly

What do I care, what do I care
If I lose when I land
If the fall breaks my balls
What do I care, gimme your hand
Track Name: I'm Coming
Teleport me to your little cottage house
I won’t wake your roommates, I’m a quiet mouse
But you can be loud

Tell me, did you really kiss me in your dreams
Tell me how it felt for you, tell me everything

I will be here online
If you have a little time
You can roam free in my mind
A fox like you is hard to find

Never tell me puzzle pieces, soulmate shit
Baby we are both too old to bite that bit
But seriously, does it fit

When you wake up, say my name
And I’m coming
I’m coming

Do you have a thunderstorm where you are
On this side it’s exploding in my heart
Track Name: Worthy
I wish I knew what was wrong
Why this anxiety hangs over me
I fell in love with someone good and
It scares me to my core
My eyes are blurry, my heart is sore
And there’s a dark voice whispering

You’re not worthy
You don’t deserve this
No

I’ve been here before
But I’ve felt more nervous
Does anyone know
Is this the right way, is this the wrong way
To feel around a woman
Let’s google it baby
Check our sign or maybe
Just tell me

Despite all the bad stuff that I’ve done
Despite my dad gut
Despite my terrible game
Despite my common name
Despite being so old
Ok, I know I’m not that old
And yes, of course
Despite my divorce
Despite being annoying
And disappointing
And just because
I really do love you

I am worthy
I’m working on it and I feel it
Working

I am worthy
I deserve this
I have earned it
Track Name: North Star
I sit by the window and listen to a starling
I marvel at how I met you darling
How I found you, how I found out your name
How crazy it is that you feel the same
So I follow you, yes I follow you

Though the way is so far
I stay on course ‘cause I know where you are
And I follow you, yes I follow you
My north star

When you send a sign to say that you love me
I flip the fuck out and feel so lucky
Time is ticking, how long could you wait
Kicking a can just outside heaven’s gate
I follow you, yes I follow you

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