ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS is an album about love, loss, redemption, rain.

Jared Weiss (and a killer band) perform his Auto-Biographical Indie-Rock Debut

 

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS

I just can’t get enough of your rain falling down

Sunlight blinded me I pray for a cloud

Come baby rain in my room take away the gloom

My isolated thunderstorm lifts me up when I’m down

 

The way she came today did you listen to that sound

No you’re too far away to hear her pouring down

Catastrophe leaves me cuz a pressure system needs me

My isolated thunderstorm we keep each other safe and sound

 

Sweet storm streaming saves me from myself

I’m happy all alone in my newfound shroud

No longer paralyzed baby you’re so localized

My isolated thunderstorms they keep me from speeding on out

 

I just can’t get enough of your rain falling down

When you open up to me that’s when my heart comes out

She knows to come for me first she never fails to quench my thirst

My isolated thunderstorms they’re keeping everybody else out

I’m lovin’ those isolated thunderstorms they’re keeping everybody else out

My isolated thunderstorms keeping everybody else out

 

ANNALU (From Monterey)

Annalu, I can’t get enough of you

Even though I can’t understand what you say

You speak a different language, Annalu from Monterrey 

 

Annalu, Last night I thought of you, 

laid out on the floor, while I was slowly passing away

Your image was adrenaline kept me alive another day

 

Annalu, she hangs out in Chiapas where 

She dances to the beat of the EZLN Red Star Brigade

Sleeping in the mountains, bandana wrapped around your face

 

You know I tried to reach you but you’re talking to a ghost 

I see your smile even now I dig you the most

In town some punks harassing you, say what yer doin ain’t never gonna mean no thing

While laughing at his grammar, Ha, Ha, she whips her hair and walks away!

That’s my Annalu, Annalu from Monterrey

 

Annalu, I used to wake up to you

Seeing your smile was always the best part of my day

I’ll never see it again You Zapatista Commandante

 

Annalu, I can’t get enough of you

So I flew on down south To meet you in a Mexico way

As the plane crashed down I closed my eyes and saw your face

In death I dream of Annalu from Monterrey

Annalu from Monterrey, Annalu from Monterrey, My Annalu from Monterrey

GET OUT OF MY HEAD

Wake up and see you, hope that you’re leaving

Hope that you’re seeing that I’ll be alright

I’ll get out of the bathroom if you leave me alone

 

Don’t mean to hurt you, I just adore you 

Say, you make me unravel. Send up a signal,

Leave me a message in soap on the mirror

 

Nah, ya tell me I’m not real enough for everyone I met today

Turned their backs and laughed the very second that I walked away

Get out, Get out, Get out of my head

 

I don’t deserve you, give you no reason to take away my feelin’

But ya still kill me in the mornin’ hate me in the evenin’

You send in the sunlight, Get out of my, Get out, Get out, Get out of my head

 

What’s up with these voices? Voices my head thinks

Should not really be there

I hate your assumption, I’m not you who think I am anymore

 

Look at me closer, can’t you see through me?

I can see through you, bet you don’t have to look, true

Not too far to see through my lies and my fallacy

 

Nah, ya tell me I’m not real enough for everyone I met today

Turned their backs and laughed the very second that I walked away

Get out, Get out, Get out of my head

 

I don’t deserve you, give you no reason to take away my feelin’

But ya still kill me in the mornin’ hate me in the evenin’

You send in the sunlight, Get out of my, Get out, Get out, Get out of my head

 

Choking on dry heaves, why do I feel you?

I don’t wanna feel you, wasted the morning 

Wasted a lifetime choking it down, down, down, down

 

I wish that I could take my head off, have it tell you how I feel

But after all these years of trying, it’s clear I can’t get through to you 

Get out, get out, get out of my head

 

I don’t deserve you, give you no reason to take away my feelin’

But ya still kill me in the mornin’ hate me in the evenin’

You send in the sunlight, Get out of my head

You send in the sunlight, Get out of my, Get out, Get out, Get out of my 

Get out, Get out Get out of my head

 
 

NOT EVERYTHING THAT DIES GROWS OLD

You never needed proof I was in love with you

To hold you in my arms was all you needed 

My conscience had me shaking in my boots

I did not intend to lay down roots

Now I’ve learned without being told

Not everything that dies grows old

 

What is young, but something you romanticize

What is old, but knowing that you’ve compromised

I tried to call but my body was being used

By someone else who fed me pills and poured abuse

You left right as my blood turned blue and cold  

Not everything that dies grows old

 

I’ve got no appetite, dinner was prescribed

I spent the morning singing, No, that’s a lie

I don’t want to move, I don’t want to see

The demon in the mirror who lies to me

Honesty just always felt so bold

Not everything that dies grows old

 

Forever is a place I’d like to go with you

I’ve lost the chance to fight, your heart’s been won by someone new

What is new but something you’re afraid to try

What is fear but knowing that you’ll someday die.

Now I know we still had room to grow

Not Everything that dies grows old

 

If there’s nothing I can sing that’ll catch your ear, then there’s nothing that I have to sing

If there’s nothing I can do to show you love, there is no one that I want to love

If there’s nothing I can be that’ll get you back, then there’s nothing that I want to be

If there’s nothing I can sing that’ll make you hear, then there’s nothing that I want to sing

 

Oh, please answer my call, tell me baby you still believe me

Oh, please answer my call, tell me baby that you still need me 

Oh, please answer my call, Tell me Baby, please believe me 

 

I’ll be waiting in the park till the leaves turn grey, hoping you come back again

I’ll be waiting in the park till the grey turns ashen, and my heart has found a friend

I’ll be waiting in the park till the sky bleeds red, and blows the winter wind

I’ll be waiting in the park till my mind grows dark, and I can’t remember your name

 

I don’t know if I’m so bold as to believe that I’ll get you back

I don’t know but as I get old I know you made up for the things I lack

I don’t know but I’ve been sold not everything that dies gets old

Now I know that we could still grow, not everything that dies grows old

 

It took too long to remember the warmth of your hand on my face

It took too long to remember the breadth of your style and grace

It took too long to realize I was never out of love with you

 

Sometimes I go to the place where we first made love hoping you’ll come back again

I could go for some nostalgia now, not back to being friends

remember when you couldn’t handle your wine, and I held back your hair

you turned around and smiled through my handkerchief, I could have died right there

 

I’ll be waiting in the park till the leaves turn grey, hoping you come back again

I’ll be waiting in the park till the grey turns ash, and my heart has found a friend

I’ll be waiting in the park till the sky bleeds red, and blows the winter wind

I’ll be waiting in the park till my mind grows dark, and I can’t remember your name

Till I can’t remember your name

Till I can’t remember your name

CAN'T REMEMBER YOUR NAME

 

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS II

The sky is darkening above me hey what do ya say?

You’re welcome for the night a week a year, how long ya wanna stay?

The bed’s not made for company I’ll take the couch, and take your way
Things were gettin' harder to ignore before ya came 

 

There’s people in the blue outside of you, don’t care my storm is here

Distracting me specifically, above my head for reasons clear

I dig a downpour, wrap around me keep me warm 

Is the world ending, no, it’s just an Isolated Thunderstorm

Drop reality so quickly for escape 

I can’t complain, you never fail to fall when I need to evaporate don’t relocate

 

You only come when I’m aware despair’s a problem I 

can dig in deep, pretend the pain away for just a little while 

I can’t share - find yourself and find a darkened storm to drink

You let me go in cruise control, No reason left to think

Drop reality so quickly for escape 

I can’t complain, you never fail to fall when I need to evaporate don’t relocate

 

I’m no longer paralyzed, baby you’re so localized

Happy together in my new found shroud am I

Thanks for coming for me first, I needed you to quench my thirst

I’ll see you When I pass through this isolated thunderstorm

 

The way you came today, listen to that sound 

Everyone’s too far away to hear her pouring down

When you open up to me that’s when my heart comes out

Cuz I can’t enough of your rain falling down

 

Thanks for coming for me first, I needed you to quench my thrist

I’m no longer paralyzed, baby you’re so localized

I’ll see you When I pass through this isolated thunderstorm 

Drop reality so quickly for escape 

I can’t complain, you never fail to fall when I need to evaporate don’t relocate

 

I’m lovin' those Isolated Thunderstorms

 

ALMOST ALL OF ME

It’s eight O seven on the clock in my car

Eyes head foggy, not sure where we are

I’m still high from the show at the air force base

 

Abandoned since the early nineties

Only law around are Mounties

The band jammed in a haze for three days straight

 

I thought that we might beat the traffic

Woke up early, not my habit

I’ll take the wheel, you can rest your head

 

It all happened so fast

The car rolled over, the shattering of glass

This is it, the end of what could be

The only thing that made it out

Lindsey, and almost all of me

 

On Highway One near Quebec

I think I’ll rest my eyes and neck

I can drive in traffic while I sleep 

 

I wake up, a horn is blaring,

Trees ahead my heart is swearing 

I jerk the wheel hard, and try to breathe

My girl Lindsey wakes up screaming

I’d trade my life to know that she’s alright

 

It all happened so fast

The car rolled over, the shattering of glass

This is it, the end of what could be

The only thing that made it out

Lindsey, and almost all of me

 

Black smoke billows from the hood

I finally killed that car for good

Kick the door out drag my Girl free

 

Why’d I need to go so soon

We should have slept till half past noon

Who was I trying to deceive

 

Lindsey’s crying, shrapnel flying,

Oh my God, we must be dying

Give her one last look, accept my fate

 

The car flips for the third and last time

Upside down and backwards, and I’m

Deep in disbelief that we’re alive

 

Not a scratch on either of us

A rubbernecking hippie hugs us

We made it out, but we did not survive

 

It all happened so fast

Even though we made it I know we couldn’t last

The car clock says it’s only 8:13

The only thing that made it out 

Lindsey, and almost all of me

 

JULIA

Julia wears dead roses, rips off my shirt as she cries

Scars and holes are tangible evidence of what we have tried

 

Never should have said I loved you, just what I felt at the time

Looked into your eyes, fell into your body

A paradise bloomed, and I watched it die.

I can’t get close to you, without lyin’ ‘bout how I feel alive

See how my eyes betray me, I can’t go on lyin’ with you goodbye

 

Walk into an empty theater, Julia’s nowhere in sight.

Andrew says she overdosed, they took her away in the middle of the night

 

Never should have said I loved you, just what I felt at the time

Looked into your eyes, fell into your body

A paradise bloomed, and I watched it die

I can’t get close to you, without lyin’ ‘bout how I feel inside

See how my eyes betray me, I can’t go on lyin’ with you goodbye

 

I can hear you screaming from the room you’re hidden in

You’re a hundred miles away, but your voice is in my head

Why did you why did you why did you try to do

Didn’t you always want to see a suicide in your youth

 

Sirens won’t tell you the truth when ambulances lie

One less person to hide from, now that Julia, Julia has died

 

I can’t get close to you, without lyin’ ‘bout how I feel inside

See how my eyes betray me, I can’t go on lyin’ with you goodbye

Never should have said I loved you, just what I felt at the time

Looked into your eyes, fell into your body 

A paradise bloomed, and then I watched it die

I can’t get close to you, without lyin’ ‘bout how I feel alive

See how my eyes betray me, I can’t go on lyin’ 

Lying with you, goodbye

SAVING TOMORROW (FOR YOU)

I’m not much to talk to, can’t look you in the eye

You try to engage me, can’t talk, I’m too high

I say it’s not personal, it’s not me, it’s not you

It’s everyone that turns me blue

 

Scare me, I anaesthetize

Before I look you in the eyes

I dig my mind for sunken thought

But churn out lines quite overwrought 

With memories, a hazy pill, humans they adapt to guilt

 

I’m saving Tomorrow for you

Won’t find me tomorrow, and you

Don’t have to build me a statue 

and you don’t have to celebrate me, NO

 

I can’t help but look away And I count to ten (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) Ah

Hoping I’ll wake up again, and you’ll be just a bad, bad, bad dream

But no it’s real, it’s really me it’s really you

It’s really everyone that turns me blue

 

Scares me when I socialize

Afraid to look you in the eyes

I dig my mind for sunken thought

But churn out lines quite overwrought 

With memories, a hazy pill, humans they adapt to guilt

 

The people want a hero, the people need a savior

But everyone’s gone crazy now, blame’s the main behavior 

So I step up to the platform, the doctor straps me in

People still are fighting over what’s a bigger sin

Falsifying statements to yourself, or lying with a grin

This Horror Show is leaving now, your life can begin

 

You shout out “Please don’t leave me”

But I’ve canceled out your call

No Darling where I’m going

No, I won’t have needs at all

 

Cuz, I’m saving Tomorrow for you

Won’t find me tomorrow and you

Don’t have to build me a statue

And you don’t have to celebrate me

 
 

DARLING, RENI

My darling Ereni I wrote you a song 

You’ve heard it before, but now it ends wrong

We ended apart, but it don’t feel right

And It’s all my fault, cuz I put up no fight 

 

I took us for granted, and that’s all my fault 

Cuz what I was taking was no good at all

Stumbling through numbness, I killed a dream

To always be true to my darling Irene

That’s all my fault, that’s all my fault

 

My darling Ereni I wrote you song

How I should’ve told you how I was getting on

Lower than ever destined to lose

Mistakes I made plenty, all over you

 

I want to hear you and I want to see, 

your soulful eyes looking back longingly

I left you not so much as a word, 

to help you find solace, in my actions absurd

That’s all my fault, that’s all my fault

 

If I’d realized then, what’s clear to me now

I’d share my burdens and fears, I’d know how

To say I’m not well, I need help, this is hell, 

Let me out, I need space, or lets go to my place,

 

I never cheated, but silence defeated me 

I needed a someone to blame

For my lies of omission and shame.

So I cut you off just the same

That’s all my fault, that’s all my fault

 

We sat together in Washington Park

The sunset, and our eyes both grew dark

I promised not to kiss you, you said thank you, 

Even though if you’d said yes, ya’know I’d have died too

 

I memorized the scars on your skin, 

just so I would know where your hurts sinkin’ in

Singing each other, that’s how we thrive

When you hold me close we don’t just survive.

 

When I hold you, I feel more alive

Can I be the one, not just someone who tried

ELUSIVE PARTICLE

We collide and pieces fly as though the world is new again

You give me substance I feel I matter

We collide, and unify and know the world is new again

You give me strength, I feel I matter

 

I think we can share the same old space, together

I think we can share the same new face, two as one

We can work together, yeah, we can work together, yeah 

we can work together, yeah, we can work together, yeah

 

Where does it matter, in your own head, hit your own head, hit your own head, hit your own head

Hope we don’t shatter, hit me instead, hit me instead, hit me, hit me instead

Where does it matter, in your own place, in your own place, in your own place, in your own place

No we won’t shatter, share the same space, share the same space, share the same space, share the same

 

I think we can share the same old space, together

I think we can share the same new face, two as one

We can work together, yeah We can work together, yeah 

We can work together, yeah We can work to

 

Turn it off and turn it on, the machine is dead

I’ll take its place me in the way instead, place me in the way instead

Turn it off and turn it on, the machine is dead

I’ll take its place me in the way instead, place me in the way instead

place me in the way instead, place me in the way instead

 

Where does it matter, in your own head, hit your own head, hit your own head, hit your own head

Hope we don’t shatter, hit me instead, hit me instead, hit me, hit me instead

Where does it matter, in your own place, in your own place, in your own place, in your own place

No we won’t shatter, share the same space, share the same space, share the same space, share the same

 

I think we can share the same space, together

I think we can share the same new face, together

 

We collide and pieces fly as though the world is new again

You give me substance, I feel I matter

We collide, and unify and know the world is new again

You give me strength, you make me matter

 

We collide and pieces fly as though the world is new again

We collide and unify and know the world is new again

  

I think we can share the same old space, together

I think we can share the same new face, two as one

We can work together, yeah, we can work together, yeah 

We can work together, yeah, we can work together

 

Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Da-Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Da-Ba-Ba-Da-Ba-Ba-Ba

We can work together, we can work together, we can work together, my friend

We collide and pieces fly and know the world is new again

You give me strength, you make me matter

We can work together, we can work together, we can work together, my friend

Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Da-Ba-Ba-Ba-Ba-Da-Ba-Ba-Da-Ba-Ba-Ba

 

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