Pell Mell

by Jason Ludwig

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released September 1, 2003

Produced by Jason Ludwig

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Jason Ludwig Austin, Texas

"'Lost In Love' and 'Tanglings' are phenomenal offerings. It's almost unfair that Ludwig — formerly leader of the Rock group Noctaluca — was able to produce two full-lengths as good as these (most people would die for one in a lifetime)."
--Mike Breen, Citybeat Magazine 2011
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Track Name: Godspeed
Subway train
Pardon sir, you're in my way
He moves like ice
Strangers in his path crystallize
Rush, don't he,
He's moving at godspeed

In a push-me crowd
Wondering when we passed here and now
But you seem nice
There's patience in your eyes
But you'll be late, buddy
I'll be on time
When our steps become the same
You'll be running behind
Don't mind me
I'm falling at godspeed

When a moment slips you by
Take a photograph
If it hurts too much to cry
It's okay to laugh
Grab a rose for me
Grab a rose for me
Grab a rose for me
Grab a rose for me

I'll be alright, buddy
You'll be fine
If I ask you about your day
Can you tell me about mine?
All along you just fought the tide
The coroner's diagnosis is suicide
The past is made of truths that you don't believe
When you find you don't belong to what used to be.
Track Name: Low
I bought you a table, one kitchen chair
So your tired body be able to sit there
And anytime you like
You can call long distance with some distance
A casserole is all that I've prepared

Singing low, low
Low, Low

You bought me a new brain with both hemispheres
And now I'm both logical, insane
I'm laughing real tears
And every time I walk
I confuse my left side with my right side
Singing all my songs low!
I heard about your rumor
And I want you all to know that
There was another time when
There was more than one chair
But I've worn out my welcome
I will remove this thorn from your side!

Low! Low! Low! Low!
Track Name: White Grass
Every night I dream a home
Built complete with paper stone
And dog in front yard
When the morning sun arrives
Wooden dreams are sure to catch on fire
Inspired by you
Yes, they surely will

Took a dive on nylon grass
This new pain is sure to pass
It's just some rug-burn
Toss a poem, I'll catch the words
Tell you things you've never heard
And all this madness be gone
Yes, it surely will

All the breaks I's counting on
Rested on a wish upon an eyelash
And the shadows it cast
Stupid eyes of burning red
Muzzled words I never said
But what a lovely view!
Yes, it surely is

How did I get here?
I've been awake too long
Can you tell which way is up from me?
Track Name: Condensation
Sailing on a rainy day
Sand in my toes
Doesn't matter what I say now
Anything goes
Why do you tell me silly lies?
It's just another whistled fly-by
I'll wait for you some day
When you get your head straight
The sun bursts, the cloud breaks
And opens up a new day

It's not the pain inside
It's not that horse you ride
It's not the words you say
They don't care anyway

It's not that heart you break
It's not that smile that you fake
It's not the blood you shed
But it tastes like the color red
It tastes like the color red

If you can't get yourself sober
Can you be free
From this mind-erosion industry?

It's not the pain inside
It's not that horse you ride
It's not the words you say
They don't care anyway

It's not that heart you break
It's not that smile that you fake
It's not the blood you shed
But it tastes like the color red
It tastes like the color red

Sail along, along, along
Sail along, along, along
Sail along, along, along
Sail along!
Track Name: Insomnia
Gone, gone is your mama
My warm hands feel you over
My words help you believe

Don't, don't tell your mama
Little girl, daughter, surrender
Little girl, haunted by things

Am I the cause of your insomnia?
Breaker of dreams that you won't give up on?
Am I the cause of your insomnia?
Breaker of dreams, breaker of dreams
that remind you of...

Watch, watch out for father
He's a blade
Sharpen your wits, girl
You're afraid, but don't be afraid

I won't, won't let him hurt you
Like an inerrant animal, he beat you
Not a word
This happens no more

Am I the cause of your insomnia?
Breaker of dreams that you won't give up on?
Am I the cause of your insomnia?
Breaker of dreams, breaker of dreams
that remind you of...

Girl! What's with your sister?
She's silent
What have you told her?
Not a word
I'll see for sure!


Run...go tell your mama
She's the one...helps me recover...
I'm the one...
covered in blood
Track Name: Urban Soldier
Urban soldier
Unload your guns and hear your heart
Pound that cold mud
Shake heaven, no compromise
Know it's all for you
Yeah, it's all for you
Stitch your fears tightly
Walk through the fields of bandaged souls
Save the sunlight for someone in the dark
Make it shine on blue
I will follow you

The seasons have changed
But your leaves still remain
Let the love pull you in
From that cold winter rain
You can run from yourself
But you know you won't get very far
Whatever closet you're in,
There you are, there you are

And the hope that he feels is subtle
But he feels it enough to carry on
And he covers his tracks
Never once looking back
Looking back
And he walks through the world tonight
Gonna stand up and lay it down
Stand up and fight!
No! This summer's through
Heroes die too soon

The seasons have changed
But your leaves still remain
Let the love pull you in
From that cold winter rain
You can run from yourself
But you know you won't get very far
Whatever closet you're in,
There you are, there you are
Track Name: Wimp
Found another road
Didn't see the signs
Fell down the mountainside
Faded memories
I'm in misery
I wanted to grow old with you

And although I'm sinking low
Not far to go
Before I look into the mirror
I can see my fear

How about you, you cheer me up
Make me laugh
At all of these moderated blues
And when you see my faded smile
You'll see that I am destined to lose

Found another hole
I didn't wanna go
in jaded wonderland, wonderland
Rescue me
Please don't leave
I'm asking you to believe in me

And although I'm sinking low
Not far to go
Before I look into the mirror
I can see my fear

How about you, you cheer me up
Make me laugh
At all of these moderated blues
And when you see my faded smile
You'll see that I am destined to lose

It's a hip, modern romance
Without the romance
I need you to feed me, heal me, help me
Gain from my ruin!


How about you, you cheer me up
Make me laugh
At all of these moderated blues
And when you see my faded smile
You'll see that I am destined to lose
Track Name: Second Wind
I was walking under concrete railroad skies
When I saw you leaving on that train
It opened my eyes, uh huh

If I hadn't thought of doing what I'd done before
You might never left a trail of teardrops
Out the front door, uh huh

You're on the streets again
I need a second
To get a second wind
I need a second
To draw you back again
I need a second
To tell you all my sins, uh huh

I'm a massacre trapped in a suit and tie
I've got nothing up above or below
I'm out of my mind, uh huh

You're on the streets again
I need a second
To get a second wind
I need a second
To draw you back again
I need a second
To tell you all my sins, uh huh
To tell you all my sins, uh huh
Track Name: Provoked
She's a torn apparition in my head
Coming untied, eyes wide, I fly tonight
In an instant, she darkens like the dead
Coming unlivened, eyes go blue to bled

First she dies, then she goes!
First she dies, then she goes!

She could sweeten my coffee with her fingertips
A cup of the joe, then a slow kiss on the lips
I turn right back to the comics,
Light her cigarette
I tell her the joke, through smoke,
provoked her to laugh

First she dies, then she goes!
First she dies, then she goes!

I'm a book without pages
And girl you read ahead
I want to console your soul
And I don't care where

First she dies, then she goes!
First she dies, then she goes!
First she dies, then she goes!
First she dies, then she goes!
First she dies, then she goes!
First she dies, then she goes!
Track Name: Space in Time
A kiss from Mama, grinning
So this is my beginning
You look around you, baby
You might get lucky, maybe
If you fall down, I'll catch you
Even if I fall before you

Fools are blind
All is mine
Catch me flying
Through a space in time

I'm smashing models and hot wheels
Does this reflect how I feel?
I said to mama, "I'm hungry!
Do I have to eat these lima beans?"

I'm shooting planets
KABOOM!
Mama sent me to my bedroom

With the earth behind me, shrinking
In a moment I'll be sleeping, sleeping, sleeping...