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New Truth

by Jenny O.

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steveinsocal "…Jenny O. is another of those artists I tend to stumble upon - thanks in no small measure to the plaudits this album has deservedly attracted - only to discover she's actually been releasing albums that are littered with more of the smart, intelligent and wryly observational songs - which drew me here in the first place - for the past decade or so... sort of leaves me wondering which rock I've been sleeping under all this time…"

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Favorite track: God Knows Why.
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DKJ this album is my new favorite. beautiful.
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r-morris great stuff from start to finish.
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chilternfirehouse Gorgeous melodies. Wary, weary voice. God Knows Why is a worthy, bittersweet companion to The Beach Boys' God Only Knows. A captivating album.
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1.
I could hear just fine last night And I sat up and it went quiet My right earʼs gone forever It was there and now itʼs gone I used to be in stereo I used to hear and now I donʼt Iʼm in mono now forever It was there and now itʼs gone God knows why God knows why God knows why God knows why I saw a car turn down the street And knock a skater off his feet Then he paused in front of me before accelerating I had time to jump aside and four unwilling people died Though Iʼd been saying awful things about my life God knows why God knows why God knows why God knows why Come on now let me in Maybe no reason But you canʼt go back The people made a grave mistake They watched too much TV And never exercised their minds And let their spirits atrophy Today, you said you dreamed last night I pulled you through a blue door Into a beautiful bright light And then you stood me up tonight God knows why God knows why God knows why God knows why I could hear just fine last night And I sat up and it went quiet Iʼm in mono now forever It was there and now itʼs gone and God knows why
2.
I donʼt want to live alone anymore Always waiting on an invitation Iʼve been leading an investigation I donʼt want to live alone anymore Thereʼs a name for this, Iʼm sure Always pacing ’round in revelation Repositioning the plants and paintings I donʼt want to live alone anymore I worry, what if I canʼt sleep And wake you with the hours I keep? Come sit with me while I eat seeds and read Though I like to be alone in the morning Play the same song like a hundred times over I would like someone to come and stop me I donʼt want to live alone anymore Yeah Iʼll wake you when the sun ainʼt shit And love you for the hell of it Come cook for me while I eat seeds and read Yeah, yeah, yeah I donʼt want to live alone anymore I donʼt want to live alone anymore I donʼt want to live alone anymore
3.
Color Love 03:17
If you can find somebody to hold onto You take a holiday right away Even for just an hour, you leave your tower And find another sunset view Color love Color love Color love Color love Put on a record, let it move you and turn it over Listen to it all the way through Go see some 20th century master paintings And get away somewhere new Color love Color love Color love Color love And as the years go by donʼt leave it hanging around You got to celebrate it all the way through Keep on looking up, listening, cultivating And being what they love about you Color love Color love Color love Color love
4.
Old Habits 02:34
Yeah it’s me Didn’t mean to bark up that tree I just thought I would say it In a moment of confidence It’s an old habit And it never works out that way but Glad I caught it early Man, I’ve come so far It’s not the answer I was hoping for But it’s the lesson that I needed So I don’t dream about it anymore Or keep repeating Old habits When the train comes ‘round again Will I ever get off? Where do I get on? It’s not the ending I was hoping for But it’s the answer that I needed So I don’t dream about it anymore Or keep repeating La da da da Oooh
5.
Babe, we cannot carry on It isn’t fun anymore It’s unwise to endure All this friction that we make Trouble you and trouble me Once was a fiery combo Now a season ago, without reason But what about that day? What about that day? What about that day? I’ll have to remind myself Of all the things that you said Not the books you read I’ll miss your confidence in bed Goodbye love, you were the star Of my horror show I know, I know, I know But what about that day? What about that day? What about that day? What about that day? What about that day? What about that day?
6.
Not My Guy 04:39
Well, he’s a beautiful man Treats me well Newly divorced And he needs some freedom now But I enjoy his company And I love him like a human being But he’s not my guy, no he’s not my guy He’s not my guy, no he’s not my guy Now this other lunatic He’s got a long, known history And he tried his tricks on me (When people show you who they are believe them) But I enjoy his company And I love him like a human being Yeah, I love him like a human being But he’s not my guy, no he’s not my guy He’s not my guy, no he’s not my guy Baby, I should say goodbye So I can find a king No ceiling, no shadow To shade my offering Hey girl, remember me? We met once and I’m perfect Oh damn, yeah I remember you Yeah, you’re perfect, but not for me Oh, wind, pheromones, I don’t know There doesn’t need to be a reason But I am just enough psychic to see Yeah, I am just enough psychic to see That you’re not my guy, no you’re not my guy Not my guy, no he’s not my guy Not my guy, no he’s not my guy Not my guy, no he’s not my guy (I’m not for you and you’re not the one for me Doesn’t matter, you’re not the one for me) Baby, I should say goodbye So I can find a king No ceiling, no shadow To shade my offering
7.
Even if I tried Even if I tried You would never see this from my side Another sunny day Gone and pissed away Thinking you would hear me out Wishing you would meet me I can’t find someone so uninspired Yet you’re the authority on life and living? With infinite wonder To turn to turn you on You’re never open To anything like that Even if I tried Even if I tried I could never be so dead inside Another sunny day Gone and pissed away Thinking you would hear me out Wishing you would meet me When I was younger Wholly by circumstance Had to be captive to your nonsense But good news! No one has to talk to you The world keeps turning And you, you fade away Even if I tried Even if I tried You would never see this from my side Another sunny day Gone and pissed away Thinking you would hear me out Wishing you would meet me
8.
Small Talk 03:14
Anything you ask me, I can handle it Don't want to have no meaningless chatter It just so happens I'm a fumbler at that anyway Case you didn't notice, I been suffering Some days are better, others are OK It doesn't matter what you say I know you're suffering too, like everyone Tell me how you feel How'd your brother die? How you doing now? Small talk, small talk Hear about the weather from my family All about some new store opening soon I try to deepen it I wonder if they'd ever get into it with me Tell me how you feel How'd your brother die? How you doing now? Small talk, small talk There should be a law There should be a law There should be some crazy law! Small talk, small talk Small talk, small talk
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I went and saw my sister friend Told her I been compromising And I would like a psychedelic love I will give all day long She says, "Here's a piece of paper and a really nice pen Write it down, read it out, tell me what it says, baby." I want a man who can please me Into me and ready when he meets me Knows about the body and can teach me I want a man who can reach me (Somebody who I want to please too) Naturally, a good man Alpha-like so I don't crush him Alpha-like but checks his privilege Ready for a psychedelic love I been working all the time, I been teaching, I been giving Wrote it down, hear me out, this is what it says, baby I want a man who can please me Unafraid to say it when he needs me Knows about the body and can feed me I want a man who can reach me (Somebody who I want to please too I really want to) I want a man who can please me Into me and ready when he meets me Knows about the body and can teach me I want a man who can reach me
10.
Heard a word bomb so outrageous Different parts went off at different times And I will take my chances Just to feel a different kind of life A different kind of mind An easier kind of love An easier time Pray that I can jump these fences I’m a mirror, I will show you Maybe there will be a miracle Everyone can extricate themselves From a riddle they can’t solve From unnecessary work Find a different kind of life An easier kind of love An easier time
11.
Hard to Say 04:04
I’m a stray cat from a good home Just got lost one day, feel me This is undeniably good, as a concept, really Oh forgive me I guess I’m not here right now Please be patient and I’ll come around Tell me softly what you’ll do with me Once I get out of the slammer I constructed Oh forgive me I guess I’m not here right now Please be patient I’m just getting over, well Hard to say it was love Or to believe it’s not enough I’ll get over it, just stay here with me Heal me I suspect I’ll only need Like a few more weeks of conversation with our bodies Oh I guess I’m not here right now Come on, be patient I’m just getting over, well Hard to say it was love And to believe it’s not enough I’ll get over it, just stay here with me Heal me Please don’t leave
12.
Seek Peace 03:22
Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm Seek Peace Am I doing enough For the tragedy I see? When I can barely cope With my own existence Mmmm Mmmm Freak Lonely And am I occupied By inferior design? And have I much to give Without confidence? Mmm Mmmm Seek Peace Mmmm

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All songs written by Jenny O.
© The Sleepy Anne Publishing Company / Riders Up / KMR Music Royalties II SCSp (ASCAP), Administered by Kobalt Songs Music Publishing (ASCAP)

Produced, Mixed, & Mastered by Kevin Ratterman
Recorded at Invisible Creature in Los Angeles, California
Cover Photo by Melanie Bellomo
Design by Vincent Bancheri

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released August 7, 2020

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Singersongwriter from California, USA. *New Truth* out now via Mama Bird Recording Co.

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