One Man Submarine

by Dan Jones

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released January 1, 2003

Produced by Scott McClean and Dan Jones
Engineered and Mixed by Bill Barnett at Gung Ho
Mastered by Jim Rusby
Released by Leisure King Productions 2003

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Dan Jones Kansas City, Missouri

After 20 + years in the Northwest, I moved back to Kansas City and formed SquidsKC with old friends Steve Tulipana, Alex Alexander, and Matt Ronan. SquidsKC play songs from all my solo and band projects, and we are at work on new material.

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Track Name: Walkin' Blue
Walkin' blue, afternoon
like a bug out on the pavement
throwing pennies in a concrete canal
on the way to an air-conditioned action double feature

walkin' blue
fresh out of school
I never met the ones who made me
I caught a cab, I had my old book bag
and the road rolled out
like brand-new stationery

I remember that room for rent
with two bipolar graduates
writing hard-boiled poetry
while a girl fixed vintage drinks
working on her phd
in postwar pornography theory

golden threads
and empty beds
paperbacks and moonbeams
some kinds of life are like invisible ink
on a banner up and down
the alleys and the sidestreets

this is a love song
for sweet routines
spiral notebooks
and crooked teeth
this is a love song
for sad cafes
ink on your fingers
and lonely days
and growing pains
and lonely days
and who cares anyway

walkin blue afternoon
like a bug out on the pavement
throwing pennies in a concrete canal
on the way to an air-conditioned
action double-feature
Track Name: Joy
I'm letting joy in
I can't iive this way no more
I'm letting joy in
without her shoes
she stands ten foot four

I'm letting joy in
without it you're a half grown thing
I'm letting joy in
sometimes it's just like suffering

Let's have a pizza
let's take the long way to the park
let's have a future
I'm walking home upside down in the dark

I'm letting joy in
I'm going to the record store
I'm letting joy in
I cannot even tell you what for
can't tell you what for

I don't wanna take no guff
I just want enough
what's the point of pushing
when things get whacked out and rough
whacked out and rough

I'm letting joy in
I can't live this way no more
I'm letting joy in
my heart feels just like a record store
Track Name: Sweet Sophia
There goes my baby, she drives me crazy
and I do not mean insane
I'm talking about living in the world again
and treating it just like a friend
sweet sophia

there goes my baby, our days are hazy
and they tend towards the mundane
I'm talking about moving into town again
and treating it just like a friend
sweet sophia

I pushed a mop, I pushed a broom
I spend my summer in a rented room
to my daddy it's a mystery
why that girl should get the best of me

there goes my baby, she drives crazy
and I do not mean insane
I'm talking about living in my heart again
and treating it just like a friend
sweet sophia
Track Name: My Banana
My banana
has an antennae
it's talking to an
international dayplanner

the holy spirit
sometimes you hear it
and nothing's missing
sometime you just listen

I don't get stuck
I just lower the bar
freaked out and lonesome
in an old blue car

I wanna party
just like Thomas Hardy
when I'm a hundred and two
will I still be in school

Pray for the Royals
I guess that I got spoiled
sometimes you win it
then you get down in it

I don't get stuck
I just lower the bar
freaked out and lonesome
in an old blue car
trying to find a decent song on the radio
by the dashboard glow

my greasy hovel
is full of novels
I clean up the kitchen
and I dance just like a chicken
if you are lonely
and you got nobody
maybe nothin's missing
that's your kind of vision

I don't get stuck
I just lower the bar
revising and surviving
in an old blue car
trying to find a decent song
on the radio

go milk a cow