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Jupiter Rex

by Finn's Motel

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1.
Grounded 02:18
I was reading you poetry You were waiting for the punch line A laugh track to the fall back Chased me back to the default salt mine Now you can’t be serious and I’m seriously lost Date lines flying Fault lines lying We were winning but the finish line faded Thought we arrived but we never made it I was preaching my prophecy You were waiting for the (guitar solo) We were winning but the finish line faded Thought we arrived but we never made it Now you can try to analyze it, try to break it down Tear my heart and soul apart and tell me what you found But the pieces don’t reveal it You can’t feel it when you’re stuck on the ground Grounded
2.
I was reading you poetry You were waiting for the punch line A laugh track to the fall back Chased back to the salt mine Lion in the Winter creeping back into the Spring Your finish line is fading, oh In the time it takes to count to 3 I’m the jacket hangin’ ‘round your chair You don’t need me but I’m always there, hangin’ around Icing the equator, I sing the equator I’ve been trying to write this book Or maybe it’s a Bible Either way, it’s a dead giveaway A horn blasting into the naked night I’m the jacket hangin’ ‘round your chair You don’t need me but I’m always there, hangin’ around
3.
At the wedding with the bridesmaids Try to look refined Drinking wine at beer speed A lap ahead of the pace car And I slurred my line Drinking wine at beer speed At the meeting with the big boss You got a ladder to climb Drinking wine at beer speed Two laps ahead of the pace car And I slurred my line Drinking wine at beer speed
4.
How you lay there I don’t wanna know Clearly written, “Finn’s Motel # 7 by the ice machine. Hang something purple from the door and wait there.” (Secrets silently resolve) Why you came here you could never know Lion pacing, lying still #7 by the ice machine You cross the room, you cross the line So you wait on the summer side of town Windows turning red in rooms inside your head While you wait for a father to approve Sister step into the other side of the room Or a country mile
5.
Shaken awake by a banging freight train heartbeat In a lingering light an hour before the Sun Had that same hotel room dream, and I think I know what it means this time But I’m buzzed and wired and way too tired to sleep So tell me, when did you stop being my sculpture? And why didn’t I see it coming from chapter three? Had you painted in black and white, but You stepped into the light and you’d taken on New colors I could never quite describe While you made the change so easily With grace that made it seem like you were dancing While I fight against a track that’s bending Scratching out the ending to the song It’s been a hundred eighty-two days since the new year, and It’s a hundred eighty-three before it’s done, and For twelve of the last fifteen We’ve been stuck on the in-between drifting Like this was all a stop along the way But now I’m awake, alive, alone Awake, alive, alone
6.
On a wing and a wave gone away, gone away Into the bright light realm of the king Oh, the wolf and the whale gone away, gone away Into the bright light realm of the king We didn’t know the equators we were crossing Seeking to know Stealing fire from the wheel On a wing and a wave gone away, gone away Into the bright light realm of the king We didn’t know the equators we were crossing Seeking to know Stealing fire from the wheel On a wing and a wave gone away, gone away Into the bright light realm of the king
7.
Waiting on a wing to take me south of here Wish that I could say that I was sorrier, but I am the plane as the wheels lift off the ground Used to make me think I could do anything Then my flying feet fell out like baby teeth, and The shoe just started to fit before I knew it I was slinging stones at swinging low sweet chariots, it’s true The Just Reward is just a dream This time freedom comes from leaving Not celestial decree from sacred eagles Calling on Apollo to calm this turbulence I really must admit it does make karmic sense In a past life I would agree that I deserved it, but Today I couldn’t say I would reverse it, yeah it’s true The Just Reward is just a dream This time freedom comes from leaving Not celestial decree from sacred eagles Wings are not made of angels
8.
Never let ‘em see that side Hold back the want, and The need will slide away Hold all the want inside Hide all the need inside, love Your secret side is safe It’s a sign of weakness A flashing face betrays the fall Don’t leave them time to read it on the wall On the ground and running south Long nights alone Staying one step ahead of the dogs Drawn in convincing lines All that excited talk, my love Stay out of sight ‘til then It’s a sign of weakness Don’t lean into the wall If a single stone is loose the rest will fall Don’t talk (gone south) Don’t even breathe it (keep it out of sight) No, she didn’t mean it when she said (no signal that would indicate) Maybe you should leave it alone (that you were leaving alone) Don’t start to give an inch or a reason (don’t stop to read it gotta keep it going) Don’t move before you know it’s safe (when you make the move don’t hesitate) To break the egg shell Oh, he said It’s a sign of weakness Don’t lean into the wall If a single stone is loose the rest will fall
9.
We disappear into a sky untangled High above the web of wires and Tilted poles that hold us down Bringing them in from the East Sending them out to the West By the time you hear the sound You know it’s already gone Across the sky, across the waves Across the sky, across the waves A sudden vision of a plane descending Comes in through the sideways eye Between the Devil and the deep blue sea Bringing them in from the West Sending them out to the East By the time it touches down Well you were already gone Across the sky, across the waves Crossing lines, crossing days Across the sky, across the waves
10.
Riverboat captain hit the deck running Engine room burning hull wall cracking Too late now, we’re going down Red smoke fire cold black water Wish it was summer, wish you were a swimmer Too late now, we’re going down Going down Going down with the ship, going down Riverboat captain hit the deck running Engine room burning hull wall cracking Too late now, we’re going down Going down Going down with the ship, going down
11.
Lost the sense of direction Compass got locked as we crossed the pole Should we pull over and ask for direction? Better yet, let’s redraw the map Sliding sideways off the highway Trying to find a straight line in a drift, adrift, a lateral drift Caught in a drift, adrift, a lateral drift Lost the simple affection Hearts have been frozen under two feet of snow Should we move away to somewhere warmer? Or better yet, let’s make a pledge to rediscover Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer Trying to find a straight line in a drift, adrift, a lateral drift Caught in a drift, adrift, a lateral drift
12.
Early Spring 02:42
Landing in San Diego feels like baseball is in season A late St. Louis snowfall, as if I needed a reason To wish for an early Spring I don’t know what’s keeping this one It looks like an early Spring Woke up with your song in my head sounding a lot like an answer To questions I was afraid to ask crossing the Tropic of Cancer In search of an early Spring I don’t what’s keeping this one It looks like an early Spring Like all my moments have led up to this one Still I let it go and walk away Wish for an early Spring It looks like an early Spring
13.
The sun does not apologize for the day So I offer my confession to the wind Many waters waiting but I cannot find the way Silver stones and welcome bones lead me to the lake The sky makes no excuses for the rain Still I make a thousand promises and vows to try Feel the anchor dropping but I cannot hold the weight Pull the blanket over me and sink under the waves If all is everything then nothing’s to blame When mountains fall and rivers run away Behind these mountains there are more mountains Many waters waiting there new rivers forming Runaway you’re almost home This is not dying If all is everything then nothing’s to blame When mountains fall and rivers run away

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released April 22, 2017

Produced by Matt Meyer and Joe Thebeau

Mixed and mastered by Matt Meyer

All songs written by Joe Thebeau © Ⓟ 2017 Victory Over Gravity Music

Finn’s Motel is:
Joe Thebeau – vocals and guitars
Steve Scariano – bass guitar
Patrick Hawley – drums and percussion
Matt Meyer – guitars, backing vocals, violin, and other hyperterrestrial instruments
Toby Weiss – backing vocals
Steven Lord - piano on Awake Alive Alone

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Finn's Motel St Louis, Missouri

Finn’s Motel started as the brainchild of Joe Thebeau, a home recording geek. It has evolved into a rock band and production collective, making albums and videos. In the early days, musicians checked in and out of the Motel as needed. But in 2018, the lineup solidified with the addition of Jack Petracek and Scott Roever alongside Steve Scariano, the only other permanent resident of the Motel. ... more

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