Girl of All Names

by Liam Dailey & the Glass Jars

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released July 24, 2009

All songs written by Liam Dailey and arranged by the Glass Jars.
Except Track 7: Written and arranged by David Lee.

Recorded in our respective bedrooms and basements.
Produced by David Lee.

Musicians:
Liam Dailey: Vocals, Guitars
David Lee: Bass, Melodica, Vocals, Accordion, Singing Saw, Trumpet, Tambourine, Kick Drum, Toy Piano, Guitar, Synth Programming, Radio, The TSGS, Preacher's Foot Organ
Lucas Henry: Drum Set, Cable Television, Vocals

Additional vocals on track 3: Jeff Farrar and Jesse Conklin
Tuba on track 6 by Jeff Farrar
Humming on track 5 by Alanna Ferri

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Track Name: Girl of All Names Part I
And she'll make finger paintings
in my eyes and in my mind
trace the lines of my love with her breath
and then she'll draw the blinds
I press my face against the window
of the chamber where she entertained him
how he serenaded her
on admiration's violin

I came running down the hall
stumbled stopped until I fell
I saw his figure dark and tall
and he cracked this oyster's shell
I went whining to my cage
and they danced out to the hill
where he lies atop her in his rage
because he knows she loves me still

And she will reap the blossoms
of our sin where he sowed the seeds
out on the hilltop
but there's nothing there but glass and broken weeds
which cut her brittle feet
like the cuts he made upon her heart
and she'll come crawling back to me
bloody-kneed we'll pray in the dark

La da la da da da da da
she'll sing notes all ringing clear
from out her vacancies and thoughts
echoing from ear to ear
and I will cry beneath the bed
of my intolerable shame
where she will lie for ever more
the girl of all names
Track Name: Girl of All Names Part IV
And so it would pass that she would grow up like her mother
drinking bourbon in the living room in an orange slicker
and she would feed the feral cats and coax them in out of the rain
And I always wondered if she would just be another
piece in a sculpture gallery of teenage mothers
she would relinquish her life but never your dreams

And she baths in the market square
plays with the children there
tells their fortunes for a coin
and they leave with their bellies full
saying she's beautiful
that old lady with no brains
what's her name

And at the liquor store she's known as Viola
and down at the asylum they call her sweet Delila
but only when she's atop the highrise out in the pouring rain
smelling tomorrow's bread from the Swedish bakery
and hearing down below her the crying of a baby
can she throw her head back howl in her anger and her pain

And she lets her eyes go slack
feels the patter pat
on her forehead in the drain
and they see her rising higher
bleeding the rooftop wire
like some prophet of the rain
crying what's a name
you are all the same
and I will quench all your flames
for I am of all and no names
Track Name: Happy Song
I want to climb to the top of a tree
get up as high as a body can be
see as far as the eye can see
and what then
well then I'll climb down again

I want to sail to the edge of it all
but I'll be careful not to fall
just want to see if there's anything there at all
and what then
well then I'll sail back again

I want to love you and you to love me
be as happy as a body can be
and I want to be old when the sun sets on me
and what then
well then it all starts over again
Track Name: Untitled
You took me by the hand
pulled me out into the rain
and the look in your eyes said
forget about my pain
you pulled me to your breast
ran a hand through my hair
and I pressed my lips to yours

Right there
in the middle of the lawn
with your parents at the window
in the middle of the storm
I've found a home in your smile
and I life in your arms
I plan to live for a while

Then when we went inside
you pushed me down on the couch
and I didn't mind your
wet hair in my mouth
or the taste of your makeup
as it ran down your cheeks
I could feel your heart beating

Your tongue in my teeth
your love in my hands
a tangible thing
I finally understand
that I've found a home in your smile
and a life in your arms
I plan to live for a while
so don't leave for a while
Track Name: Home
I've found a home
amidst the dirty thrift store sweaters
and the pile of letters in my head
that I shuffle round and round again
until I find the pattern I like best

I've found a home
and though I am alone here
there's always the night sky above my head
ice cream on cornflakes
and all of the things that I like best

Old guitars and football cards
the pile of books beside my bed
and in a box in my top dresser drawer
all the things you ever said

everything you ever said
Track Name: Come On Down / In the Ground
Come On Down
Come on down
down among the beggars
walk amongst the lepers
rub against the unclean
come on down
gnaw at the underbelly
don't forget your wellies
it's wet down here in your dreams

The sun never shines
way down here in our minds
the only light the neon signs say
come on in

Come on down
you might want your overcoat
no one minds if you smoke
we can't smell it anyway
come on down
everyone you know is here
rotting in our black tar
waiting on what the paper says

Your idols are smoking
you don't know where you are going
there is no way of slowing
the engines
the siren's screaming in you
the ground is coming up to meet you
oh how soon we all will see you
come on in

In The Ground
Lay your body down beside mine
I will share my worms with you
let it all slip through your fingers
all those emotions are behind you
and when the sun goes down
I'll show you around

Relax you don't have to keep starring
they'll close your eyelids when they find you
stuff your limbs into your finest suit
kneel and cry and pray all around you
and when the sun goes down
they'll put you in the ground
Track Name: Girl of All Names Part II
And her tears paint a vivid scene
in the dust upon her face
of a man wreaking of alcohol
and loving her taste
jealousy eating at his heart
oh how she'd torn him apart
faithless

Dragged her from her apartment
tore away down the street
drove out to the cliff top
and kicked her off her feet
thrust himself upon her quaking figure
beg forgiveness and deliver
it will be painless

And when they both were hollow
shells of what they had been
he drained of his envy
and she empty of screams
he drove off of the cliff over the town
and left her lying on the ground
nameless