Mourning Days​/​Morning Daze

by Jet Rodriguez

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released March 22, 2011

Written, produced, and mixed by – Cameron Navetta

Recorded and engineered by – Cameron Navetta, Daniel Bowron

Instrumentation and arrangement by – Cameron Navetta, Daniel Bowron, Bryan Squires

Artwork by Lindzy Kneisler

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Jet Rodriguez Detroit, Michigan

Jet Rodriguez is the publishing pseudonym of Detroit-based singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist, Cameron Navetta.

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Track Name: Fountain of Youth
I see a light in this future set fire by the sun
A pathway arranged by the sound of a gun
It's the immanency I can tell you want
Let's go on

The shadow you cast you learned to outrun
When the dark times arrive you don't notice them come
It's my nervousness that you find fun
Three, two, one

The fountain of youth, the Bible you choose
It's like a secret Valentine choke hold on you
The backwards sound of the truth

The sound of pretension that comes with your voice
The mass of redemption that comes at your choice
It's history you've taken as your toy
Make your noise

The fountain of youth, the Bible you choose
It's like a secret Valentine choke hold on you
The backwards sound of the truth

I know you said you can't grow old
But one day you wont come home
I know you said you can't grow old
My lover is fool's gold
I know you said you can't grow old
But one day you wont come home
I know you said you can't grow old
My lover is fool's gold

The fountain of youth, the Bible you choose
It's like a secret Valentine choke hold on you
The backwards sound of the truth
Track Name: Valley
I love you when we're apart
But when you look me in the eye, you know it break my heart
And everybody wants bad what everybody cannot have
But I'm convinced, my darlin', it doesn't have to be like that

I need you woman, you got to understand
Please understand

My present tense is your past
But if you slow yourself right down, and give myself a chance
I know you don't think it works, but I will tell you first
It's a game you like to play, but the winner's gonna hurt the worst, the worst

I need you woman
Please understand
You got to understand

There's a bridge down this road that we will cross
It's the water underneath that wants to see you fall
But I know of a valley on the other side
With a house and a garden and a bottle of wine

I know you don't see things my way
But if you turn your head up straight, my way ain't sideways
There's no writing on the wall, not a single word at all
But trust, my girl, all your problems will be solved

I need you woman
You got to understand
Track Name: She Told Me Her Reasons
She told me her reasons to fall back in love
She promised that she would be mine
She gave me the place where she'd meet me again
She just never gave me the time

Sheltered all my life
I was born when we first met
I could picture how we'd grow
You just couldn't see it yet
Later on you would refuse
The times when I asked you
If you'd come with me to laugh and sing
And cry with me here too

She told me her reasons to fall back in love
She promised that she would be mine
She gave me the place where she'd meet me again
She just never gave me the time

Never having been
A part of something good
If you could see our path
You would change, I know you would
And if you would only choose
I would love you through and through
You could come with me to live and breathe
And die with me here too
Track Name: Mourning Days/Morning Daze
A warrior's body, a tender soul
He was your lover some time ago
It took you three long years to free your heart
But even longer to let him know

There was a nightmare that plagued your sleep
You saw a child who could not speak
She took your voice and left you mute
You turn away as she starts crying at your feet

Skeptical of your natural pace
You try to free yourself from these mourning days

Been 40 nights now, and 40 days
The consequences of all your pain
You toss and turn from the very moment that you lay
And then you wake up in a morning daze

You gave up waiting on him to say
He didn't feel you in the same way
You couldn't help but declare the only thing you knew:
These aren't gonna be your mourning days

Skeptical of your natural pace
You try to shake yourself out of this morning daze
And you cry, “Free me from this nightly craze,
Pull me out of this morning daze!”
Track Name: Forest Fire
There's a sudden forest fire raging in your mind
You can hear it in your speech, see it in your eyes
I burning down the place that you knew
It'll leave you with a barren wasteland too

The center of you conscious is ablaze
You're pretending like you've never been afraid
Rejecting all the notions of ever being saved
By anyone who knows your name

Tearing through the countryside found in your soul
The troops you once commanded are out of your control
The beating of the battle drums are all too close
This government you set in place is being overthrown

I'll tell you that I've seen it all before
Just promise me your mind has open doors
You can be the hero of this holy war
If you want to, I've got what you're looking for
Track Name: The Coastline
So, she took her freedom to the coastline
Settling down in with her man
She functions as one with the winds
She sang to me subtle commands

Under the reign of her nature
She left all her troubles back home
Crossed off my name from her conscience
Finding herself on her own

I know that your head's getting wiser
Seeing the things that you do
But I can give freedom a new home
I can bring freedom to you

Seldom I hear of her actions
She never leaves tracks where she goes
But I can remember her whisper
It's something that only I know
Track Name: If We Want To (We Can Stop This)
Take back words unfortunately said
I want to be in a better place than this
Our lives caught up in a mess and
I need it to be easier than this

We used to love taking things apart
We made frustrating the neighbors an art
I miss the way your voice shouted my name
When you lost me in the woods in the dark

Oh, my brother, it runs deep within
But we can stop it if we want to
Oh, my brother, it takes more than this
But we can stop it if we want to

I wish I never stayed out so late
You never knew how I made it okay
I wish you never left home
You'll never know how hard it was to let go

Oh, my brother, it runs deep within
But we can stop it if we want to
Oh, my brother, it takes more than us
But we can stop it if we want to

Take your eyes, erase them
Take my arms, embrace them
Take your shoulders, raise them
Take your shape again
Track Name: The Famous Author
The kiss of death is upon your brow
The yesterdays are catch you, using up what was endowed
The shadows on your face are creeping all around
The moon is in its place but you swear it stares you down
Now, now

I was looking at the photo where you had all your hair
We were in that one museum with Lincoln's bloody chair
Shortly after that, we went inside the famous house
Where the famous author lived whose name escapes me now

Alleh, alleh, the son of man was born today
Alleh, alleh, the son of God was born today

The light on the horizon is calling out your name
There are holy living waters circulating through your veins
I'm choosing not to run, I'm choosing not to hide
I know your days are numbered, but in my mind you'll never die

Alleh, alleh, the son of man was born today
Alleh, alleh, the son of God was born today
Alleh, alleh, there was a Christ child born today
Alleh, alleh, Jesus Christ was born today

The light on the horizon is calling out your name
There are holy living waters circulating through your veins
I'm choosing not to run, I'm choosing not to hide
I know your days are numbered, but in my mind you'll never die

I had written out the story that I had liked to live
But the famous author took my book and tore it all to shreds
Track Name: Closed Door Cold War
Losing every sense of your direction
Your breaking points are leaving you unfazed
I shudder at the thought of intervention
You said you'd never speak to me again

I know the sound of mercy on the outs
Sent into the blue beyond a shadow of a doubt
I saw your destiny unravel right from your own mouth
Did I manage to get out?

This is a dark room
This is a vaccum
This isn't heart break
Cause I don't know you

Into the things I know you never wanted
Your silohette is etched into my mind
You did your worst to get up where you'd fallen
Holding anybody that you'd find

I've seen the demons that are out to get you
They love to hear you speak so you can tell them what to do
I spent the last six months running from the truth
Just to capture you

This is a dark tomb
This is a cold room
This is isnt fantasy
Cause I can't hold you
This is a closed door
This is a cold war
This isn't anything
That I want anymore
Track Name: Hold Your Footing, Back Down
I thought it out, covered every action
I know it now, foreseen all emotion
Collect myself, I see all of it come
I tell myself "You've got your heart inside your own hands, keep it now"

You're waiting on the one that you called out
Hold your footing, back down

Separate impulse and calculation
Stop and wait, get a sense of leverage
Prevent myself from falling any deep
I tell myself "You've got your heart inside your own hands, keep it now"

I'm waiting on the one that I called out
Hold my footing, keep it now
I'm waiting on the one that I called out
Hold my footing, back down