Catalysts

by Jessica in The Rainbow

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released November 30, 2014

All songs written & performed (piano, vocal, MIDI sounds)
by Jessica Fogle (ASCAP, Cathartic Frog Records)

Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Ian Gorman
at La Luna Recording & Sound in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
MIDI instruments for all tracks recorded at my brother's
home studio in Corcoran, Minnesota.

Original album art by Abigail Wilson.
Promotional photography by Apostrophe Photos.

Guest Musicians (for the album):
Cello (performed & composed by) - Hunter Zhao
Banjo-ukelele, harmony vocals (on 2, 3, 5, & 9) - Maddie Jackson
Percussion (non-MIDI), harmony vocals (on 2) - Daphne Jackson
Guitar, harmony vocals (on 5 & 8) - Josiah Baird
Harmony vocals (on 5 & 9) - Leah Kristene Uganski
Harmony vocals (on 9) - Chloe Grigsby

Thanks to all the beautiful people who recorded & performed these songs with me, on the album or at shows, or helped in some big or small way with the numerous details of an independent album release... including but not limited to Hunter, Maddie, Ian, Leah, Daphne, Josiah, Chloe, Karli, Bryan, Cat, Dennis, Alec, Tyler, Abby, Rachel, Jenna, Molly, Maddie F, Big Daddy, people whose names I don't remember from open mics, Steve Sr, Steve Jr, Stephanie, Jane, Kim, David, Emily, Liz & so many more... not to mention all the generous people who contributed financially to the physical album release - too many names to list. I'm so grateful for all of you & for a DIT community (do-it-together) that I am lucky to be a part of, both locally & via the internet. People like you make it possible for people like me to put music out there into the world.

*For more info, visit www.jessicaintherainbow.com or www.jessicafogle.com ... for earlier releases, visit www.jessicafogle.bandcamp.com

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Dreamy piano lullaby folk, spacey synth mellow pop, dark ambient psych folk, ponies and rainbows and hugs

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Track Name: People Tangled in the World
All the world in tiny people
People tangled in the world
In a constant state of memory
What we know is what we’ve heard
In my father
In my mother
In my memory of what’s to come
In my sorrow
In my future
You are always never done

All the world in tiny people
People tangled in the world
In a cloudless flow of meaning
What we want is too absurd

And you take a breath
You move in close
I feel your heat near my shoulder
You take a breath
You move away
Cause new things feel scary

All the world in tiny people
People tangled in the world.
Track Name: History Lesson
The story writes itself
The song begins its end
The people didn’t pay the fine
The price was much too great to mend

This fiction isn’t fact
The story is aloof
The needles in your tiny haystack
Didn’t think you’d find the truth

The people were enraged
The sonic boom of youth
Is wasted on this generation
Wasted on a new sensation
And people are at war
And war is still alive
And it’s passing on through generations
Still we learn and then we die

And humans can never learn
Cause humans multiply.

And it’s too late to learn
To pass it on before we die
It’s too late
Track Name: Willing to Walk
You think I want something for nothing
All I’m saying is I’m willing to walk.
Track Name: Stare at the Sun
You waited for that moment
You waited for time to tell
its story
its only glory was in others
Other people
who kept telling you
not to be afraid
not to close your eyes
to stare at the sun.

But who ever got wiser
from going blind?

(Oh yea, that’s right – most people do.)
Track Name: Wake Up (& Apologize (to yourself))
If you could read the paper then I wouldn’t have to tell you
that the paper is for fools
If you could read into the picture I wouldn’t have to spell it out
for you
If you could touch the space inside your head
and if you understood it
You could see I never really lied
If you could take your own eyes and put them in backwards
You would witness your unending surprise

You think you know the answers and you see them
in a box of crayons
or in a game you played
And there still might be a reason we were holding hands
in outer space
If you could touch the space inside your head
and if you understood it
you could see I probably over-tried
If you could take your own eyes and put them in backwards
You would kindly apologize to yourself.

(I’m so tired of knowing more than you -
would you wake up to the obvious truth?)
Track Name: Opinions
I like having quiet calm opinions
But many people prefer the loud kind
I’m a little afraid of people who like the loud kind
Cause they love to drown me out.

I know so many people who want to make me their puppet
And while I have a thing for muppets
I’d rather not be one anymore.

So I guess I have a strong opinion
and it’s that I don’t like strong opinions
and so I’d rather you don’t push yours on me
(Please, if you don’t mind. Thank you.)

Many people can’t help their strong opinions
I believe it helps them to survive
They were raised in fields of anger
and didn’t want to be burned alive.

But for me I’m shedding this emotion
and I’ll try to shed the need to shed yours too
cause for me it’s all about devotion to the truth
that’s greater than the truth that’s greater than…

So I guess I have a strong opinion
and it’s that I don’t like strong opinions
and so I’d rather you don’t push yours on me
(Please, if you don’t mind...
Thank you.)
Track Name: Infancy
If there aren’t enough words in the sky for you and I
then how will we breathe in the night
When the time is right, you will come to me in a dream
and take me somewhere I’ve always been.

If you could be my friend in the meantime
it would mean the world to me

In my infancy I lay down in your arms
I feel the cold without
But you are safe and kind
and you never ask me to be
what I’m not.
Track Name: Fear of Flying
You have a fear of flying
yet you’re not afraid to die
So all I want to know is WHY?

You have a fear of failing
yet you’re not afraid to try
So all I want to know is
how’d you get to be so wise?

You have a fear of lightening
coming down from the sky.
But somehow you keep walking.
Track Name: Catalysts
You see beauty in transformation
but you fear the catalysts for change.
You see danger in situations
which are barely even strange.

You see liquid where there’s solid
You see truth where there is light
You see greed where there is hunger
and you see dark where there’s just night.

You see beauty in transformation
but you fear the catalysts for change

You see beauty in transformation
but you fear the catalysts.
Track Name: People
People think people are funny
but rarely laugh at themselves
People are not made of money
but we keep selling ourselves
And we will never learn
because we’re already learning.

People are not victims of circumstance
"unless they want to be"
People are ordinary people
"Like you, but not like me"
And we will never be different
because we already are.

People think and think and think…