June To June (2011) [LP]

by Jim Byron

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"June To June is Eternity reincarnated it is that constant flow of creative energy that radiates from that place beyond your heart where energy rides free where Existence touches the Imagination and the Muse goes to hide from the blistering meltdown of America where the patriotic stars of yester-century fluster and repatriate under the cautious eye of a new Galaxy. June To June is a period, a comma, a semi-colon of time infinitesimal, where I could have fit the golden planetariums of permanence, where I could have fit the silver rivers of patience. It is a cry, a call, a howl in a storm to the storm about the storm because of the storm. June To June is You To You or Noon To Noon. IT IS ALWAYS HAPPENING," I explained to the digital ditch digger whose shadow was reaching toward me from the lantern he held as he dug.
"What."
"June To June! Didn ya hear a single word I said?"
"No. I ain listening to you, jus diggin this ditch. Didn hear a single word yer sayin."
"Yer jus diggin a ditch, huh? What kin a ditch is it?"
"It's an enless ditch, m'frien. This ditch is goin all the way down to China, maybe Hell, who knows. All I know is I gotta dig now."
"Why?"
"What."
"I said 'Why?'"
"Why?! It's my job. I dig an endless ditch. Brings the bread home."
"What for?"
"What's what for?"
"What's the ditch for?"
"Well I got to do something, got to have something to do. I dig the ditch."
"You dig the ditch huh"
"Yep"
"Is it yer ditch"
"No it ain my ditch, belongs to the boss."
"But who does the boss belong to?"
"Contractor."
"Yer boring."

So I left the ditch digger to dig his ditch. Then I started listening to that metallic rainbow sound from the sky, the one you hear when you ain listenin to nothing but nothing itself is listenin to u.

Then the ditch digger came hollering at me, shouting,
"U! U git over here! I have the right to sue u, yknow."
"Sue me?"
"U stole my ditch!"
"How?"
"Whaddya mean 'How?' U clearly stole my ditch, look it's gone."
I looked and the ditch was gone.
"I don see anyone else round here, Mr. Byron, u musta stolen my ditch."
"Y would I want ur ditch?"
"Give it back" he said and he started trying to hypnotize me with his shovel.
"Yr gonna give my ditch back."
"No I aint"
"U better. What's in yer pocket?"
"Nothin."
"Nothin but ditch."

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released June 30, 2011

Lyrics and Music by Jim Byron
Album cover by Danielle Peterson.
"Sky Eyes" based on "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison.

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Jim Byron Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Dylan's back, but this time he’s Jameson, aka Jim Byron, who sounds like Youth Spirit incarnate (akin not only to Bob but also Conor Oberst and Daniel Johnston). A kindly soul, likely candidate for the spokesman for his generation, maniac of invention, generating new songs or poems during any good week, his lyrics manage brilliance and innocence with a poignant voice sure to mess up your heart." ... more

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Track Name: The Rainbow Key
“Rainbow Key”

Do u think u can open the door
To where u’ll find what u’ve been looking for
I think u can find the key
It’s not as far as it is thought to be

Let the light shine thru the prism of yr mind
And you will see where you are supposed to be
Open the door with the rainbow key

Hey, don’t be afraid
Ur going a place where everything is safe
Look to the light and u’ll see
Everything is what it is supposed to be

Say, have you heard
The voice in the song of the singing bird
Can you catch that serene melody
Seek out the sound of the rainbow key

Let the light shine thru the prism of yr mind
And you will see where you are supposed to be
Open the door with the rainbow key

Holy light
So soft, so strong, so bright
Let me see
The shape of the rainbow key, the rainbow key
The very shape of the rainbow key

Touch the rainbow key
That lukewarm fire that’s inside of thee
An ice that’s made of light
The eternal dawn that sets me free

Let the light shine thru the prism of yr mind
And you will see where you are supposed to be
Open the door with the rainbow key
Track Name: Lone Star
"Lone Star"

I used to be a little prince With a mommy and a dad
And everything I Could possibly want
Was exactly what I had

But all those things they vanished They just disappeared like that
I was feeling like a Living cube in a
Distorted world of flats

Ah, come to me like a Lone Star
Who has never seen a face
Spiral silently around me To keep me here in place
Ah...

Then the universe It crystalized Like a fractal made of change
& everyone was just like me
Yet everything was strange

I turned into a pauper Roaming the starving streets
And I could tell that deep inside
You hurt just as much as me

Ah, come to me like a Lone Star
Who has never seen a face
Spiral silent around me To keep me here in place
Ah...

I see you and your white hot eyes burning through space-time
Let me be the living black-hole to whom you never apologize
Yes burn for me And burn too bright For me to ever see again
Any of the insane sadness that
Keeps me awake at night

School was such a drag My love it was like everyone was dead
Felt just like Rimbaud Watching all the hanged men dance
Everyone just hung around Like a failed mass suicide
Everyone just a lone star
Waiting in line to die

Ah, come to me like a Lone Star
Who has never seen a face
A'Spiral silent around me To keep me here in place
Ah...

But that ain't me, I Ain't no lone star now
Not if you are really there Heck I ain't even a star at all
You can't even see me from over there
I guess I'm just an echo Of some lonely energy
Collapsing, erupting with light
But you must look to see

Ah, come to me like a Lone Star
Who has never seen a face
A'Spiral silent around me To keep me here in place
Ah...
Track Name: Sky Eyes
Sky Eyes

Honey I see you
Everywhere I'm going
Even if you are no where near
I feel your eyes glowing
My friends they try to pry you away
Lord know it's all in vain
There's nothing that can stop this train
I'm always going to see you
And your sky eyes
My oh my
Those sky eyes

Lady luck's got nothing
On what you are babe
& her leprechauns tempt me
Trying to steal me away
From you and your sweet fog
Your cool shine & your warm rain
They bribe and they bribe and they bribe and they bribe
But they can never make me stay from you
And your sky eyes
My oh my
those sky eyes

Even the sun is weak
To the lens of your soul, hon
It tries to beat the life out of me
I'm always on the run
And there you are right here right now
Right place, right time always
Everything moves around you
Let me come and find my way with you
And your sky eyes
My oh my
Those sky eyes

What can you see from there?
Come and show it to me.

Doing it in the clouds now
How do we get so high?
When your gone in some other town
You appear to me as a lullaby
& I swear that I'm doing fine
Long as I can know you're there
Here I come, here I come, here I come, here I come now
You feel me in your hair
With your sky eyes
My oh my
Those sky eyes