Independence Vol. 1: demos and out​-​takes

by Jeremy Wilson

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Independence Vol. 1: demos and out-takes is in homage to that body of work, which exists outside the realm of pre-planned studio sessions or commercial expectations. It is music I have made with my friends or by myself in the moment. I hope you enjoy listening to this music as much as I have enjoyed making it! Peace my friends! Jeremy

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released June 5, 2005

Produced by Jeremy Wilson
Additional recording by John Cluff
Mastered by Kevin Nettlingham
Album design by Aaron Masonek

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Jeremy Wilson Portland, Oregon

Jeremy started playing in working bands in 1982 at the age of 14 with The Watchmen. He was the singer for the influential Dharma Bums (Frontier Records 1986 to1993). From 1994 to 1999 he fronted the rock band Pilot (Elektra/Mercury). He founded the non profit Jeremy Wilson Foundation musicians service organization in 2010. JWF has given $200,000.00 in emergency assistance to musicians & counting ... more

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Track Name: Mercury Records Rep
Mercury Records Rep

Here's all my troubles and my pains from the past
I been low down I been shut down, been a fucking mess

I Know now I got lost I declare

It started with this man who said hold your cards close to your chest
Then he embezzled all my money and just got up and left

I know now I got lost I declare/swear (2xs)

(short solo)

Then My girlfriend fell in love with a backpack
I’d get letters from all over the world and never know where to write her back

I know now I got lost I declare/swear (4xs)

(Solo)

Then I got a call from the Mercury records rep
He said I made a record and it made him soppin' wet
But I wouldn’t be his boy to be abused, used and forget
Now I’m on my own again, just tryin’ to get back

I know now I got lost I declare/swear (4xs)

(c)(p) Jeremy Wilson / MastanMusic 2005 ASCAP
Track Name: Love Aint No Good
Love Ain’t No Good

It’s only rain washing down over our heads
Let the rain carry you away my friend
This range of emotion are the rays of light
My cynical brother I hope we’re gonna be alright

But you don’t love and you think
That it ain’t no good

In this animation not all the colors you see are true
With a little patience you can learn to see right through
But what we want ain’t always clear
So what I hope for is that we rise from this despair

But you don’t love and we think
That love is no good
And we think love is no good
Love is no good

Its only rain washing down over my head
Let the rain carry you away instead
And watch this love wash everyone free
I know your lonely so open up your heart and see

But you don’t love and you think
That love is no good

(c)(p) Jeremy Wilson / MastanMusic 2005 ASCAP
Track Name: Photographic
Photographic

Photographic eye
Full color
Who am I to get lost in your eye?
Who am I?

Butterfly
In the darkness
Who am I to get lost in your eye?
Photographic

I am blinded
ohh
I am blinded by your eyes
Photographic

(c)(p) Jeremy Wilson / MastanMusic 2005 ASCAP
Track Name: Love You Are Cruel (live house session)
Love You Are Cruel

Hey love where did you go
Why’d you treat me so
And introduce me
To such sadness
All the day through
Why’d you bring me such gloom
And madness

And Hours that stand still
And moments that have no end
Love you are cruel
Love you are cruel
Oh love you are cruel

You were my girl my one true love
You gave me such strength and a warm bed
But now you are in another's arms
And I am left with just sorrow

And Hours that stand still
And moments that have no end
Love you are cruel
Love you are cruel
Oh love you are cruel

(c)(p) Jeremy Wilson/MastanMusic 2005 ASCAP
Track Name: Carnation (winter 2000 session)
Carnation

I write you this letter and I’ve crossed the T’s
I’m working out of the house now that I’m me
I got things to say to you, like everything
I was lost ,I was wrong, I was green
What doubts I’ve held forever I’ve let go
And with these words I leave you with I hope you’ll know
At times like these it’s hard to say
But I was down, I was young, in-between

And I send it to let you know
With a carnation instead of a rose

As I find this language I mean to leave
And with me I guess, I take our dream
There’s no tomarrow only whats left of today
Its sad what flowers say.

And I send it to let you know
With a carnation instead of a rose

(c)(p) Jeremy Wilson / MastanMusic 2005 ASCAP
Track Name: Angel In A Box (live from The Small Stage)
Angel In A Box

The Rain Had Run Your Mascara
These Streets Have Been Your Home Since Childhood

We Used To Be Friends
You Made Me An Angel And Put Her In A Box
And Gave Me All Your Charms For Good Luck
Why Did You Give Me All Your Good Luck?
You Didn’t Have To Give It All Up

You’re Still Just A Baby, Out On These Sidewalks
Go Home Sweet Child, Your Mother Calls

We Used To Be Friends
You Made Me An Angel And Put Her In A Box
And Gave Me All Your Charms For Good Luck
Why Did You Give Me All Your Good Luck?
You Didn’t Have To Give It All Up

Your Mother Wants To See You Again
Standing In Your garden
Like When We Used To Be Friends
You Were Radiant As Sunshine

I Saw You On The Street This Morning
The Ran Had Run Your Mascara

We Used To Be Friends
You Made Me An Angel And Put Her In A Box
And Gave Me All Your Charms For Good Luck
Why Did You Give Me All Your Good Luck?
You Didn’t Have To Give It All Up

(c)(p) Jeremy Wilson / MastanMusic 2005 ASCAP
Track Name: Rise Up (Live Track Shack)
Rise

Time to wake up this morning
Time to shake off all those lost nights
Come out of your hiding
And stand here in the light

Let your heart not be troubled
From what you feel inside
Know we all long for our mothers
And certainly we don’t always act like we’re brothers

Time to wake up here my lover
Time to get outside
Spring is for each other
And we’re certainly here in eachothers life
So wake up this morning
Time to take yourself out into the light
Let your heart not be troubled
Time to get up now, rise

Now rise
With the sunrise
Sunrise

(c)(p) Jeremy Wilson / MastanMusic 2005 ASCAP
Track Name: Lord Knows I'm Tryin' (rock version)
Lord I’m Tryin’

It takes awhile sometimes
To overcome and calm down
When everything seems like an ending
Here at the desperate end of a bad deal
It’s not like I’m not tryin’
It can’t be all my fault
It’s not like I’m not tryin’

I was outside in the pouring rain
Wishing it would hail
Come down
And knock out all the lights in town
When’s that purging rain gonna come
It’s not like I’m not tryin’
It can’t be all my fault
It’s not like I’m not tryin’
It can’t be all I’ve done
All I’ve done

Until the morning come
I like awake exhausted
And then remember love is forgiveness
Even at the farthest end of a dead end
It’s not like I’m not tryin’
It can’t be all my fault
It’s not like I’m not tryin’
It can’t be all I’ve done
‘Cause lord I’m tryin

(c)(p) Jeremy Wilson / MastanMusic 2005 ASCAP
Track Name: Lets Die Slowly
Lets Die Slowly

I told you
Lets die slowly
Besides you I can’t think of
Anyone or anything who I would rather love
besides you

Inside me you are my likeness
Entire worlds fall behind you
Never seem to catch you up
You are my inner voices
Inside me

When we awoke
We spoke one language
And you said come on stranger
Let your words feeling the joy of the crying of life
Be your language

I touch you
And I feel holy

(c)(p) Jeremy Wilson / MastanMusic 2005 ASCAP
Track Name: Soar (bedroom demo 1995)
Soar

I hold you down as I hold you
The reasons and the whys
I cannot now discuss
I hold you down
As I hold you up

I see your dreams
But I have to live my world
I want you to see
It is not your fault
I see your dreams
But I have to live my world

Soar

I feel alone Lord
What is it I got?
I’m pretty sure
I’ve been thinking about you alot
I feel alone Lord
What is it I got?

I hold you down as I hold you
I hold you down as I hold you
I hold you down as I hold you
Soar
Soar
Soar

(c)(p) Jeremy Wilson / MastanMusic 2005 ASCAP
Track Name: Hey Slack (live from The Small Stage)
HEY SLACK

Hey slack I’m back
In the city where I lost track
Thinking ‘bout old friends and enemies

Some are gone or just lost
Some have bought “it” at such a cost
High tech relations have begun

Hey Worm, what’s the word
Telling me that I’m absurd
That rock’n’roll is for Trash?

Congratulations M-M-My Generation
Money’s made for complication
And it took only seconds flat

To turn to crap

You can laugh
You can cry
Work for your money until you die

You can win
You can loose
Or you could just hold your breath until you turn yourself blue!

You can laugh
You can cry
Work for your money ‘til you die
You can win
You can loose
Or you could just hold your breath ‘til you turn yourself blue!

Now, how I’m doin’ I should say
Is not very good and in some ways
I’m just another guy who’s got a board over his door

(Work it on out…)

Full of foolishness I feel
Because that is what I must say
Instead of who I am now

(Work it on out…)

And you’d think that I’d know now why
But I guess until I die
I ain’t goin’ nowhere

(Work it on out…)

And full of hope and full of joy
Full of dope man I don’t know
If I got somethin’ else,
I’ll say…
I am one
You can laugh
You can cry
Work for your money until you die

You can win
You can loose
Or you could just hold your breath until you turn yourself blue!

Feeling lost I found my head, my heart, my temperature, my soul,
My God, my strings, my hat, my guitar, my world, my hands, my this, my that

Animal/Animus
Your drugs and your love and your bliss and your hugs
And I ask you what?
I just don’t hear you speak
I don’t understand this Nothin’
Your dream
Is there nothing or more to see?

(Work it on out, work it on out, work it on out, work it on out, work it on out, work it on out, work it on out)

(c)(p) Jeremy Wilson / MastanMusic 2005 ASCAP
Track Name: My Sister's Rock Band
My Sister’s Rock Band

My sister says she’s got her own rock band
My sister says she like it when the kids bang their heads
My sister says she bought a 100 watt Marshall amp

She meets her friends after school
They blow off everything they’re supposed to do
They practice in the bass players extra room
On Saturday is their first gig at the skate rink
And she says she likes it because
You can say anything you want to say
You can do anything you want to do
You can be anyone you want to be
You can go anywhere you want to go
In your own rock band
My sister’s rock band

There is no reason I see no reason
Why she won’t go far

My sister says she started her own rock band
My sister says she likes it when the kids lose their heads
My sister says she’s going to play her amp on ten

‘Cause she and her friends got the right attitude
No boys in the band that’s the part that rules
They bought a van the guys said won’t run
Now they’re eating their words ‘cause they were
‘Cause it runs, the van runs
And she says she likes it because
You can go anywhere you want to go
You can say anything you want to say
You can do anything you want to do
You can be anyone you want to be
In your own rock band
My sister’s rock band!

(c)(p) Jeremy Wilson / MastanMusic 2005 ASCAP
Track Name: Freedom (apartment demo)
Freedom

I want to recreate the man
I feel the need to be set free
It feels like I’ve been living in a cell
Like everything has gone to hell
There’s no space in life to breath

I want
Freedom from the conspiracy
Freedom to love between you and me
Freedom to be a man of peace

I want to recreate war
Make it no more
No man should bleed
So a few men can be as rich as eternity
Its time we opened our eyes and see

Freedom from the conspiracy
Freedom to love anyone
Freedom to be children of peace
Give freedom voice

I want us to rediscover love
Make it so we all can dream as one
To recreate the man
To recreate war
These are things we can no longer wait for

We need
Freedom from the conspiracy
Freedom to love everyone
Freedom to be humans for peace
Freedom from conspiracy
Freedom to love anyone
Freedom to be children of peace

Give freedom voice

(c)(p) Jeremy Wilson / MastanMusic 2005 ASCAP