"Jam for Jerry" as written by Nicholas Alexander Millhiser and Alex David Frankel....
You check the mirror, lock the door
You took the stairs downstairs from the third floor
You thought about her as you walked
Well did the sky open up above you in the dark

And what a note to leave with red ?
Did you know what's coming or even half know it when you left

You set the tempo, set the pace
From the top, from the start, never slightly late
Just that afternoon we talked
Getting out, stepping out, let it out, something got caught

What about the time I heard you say
Were you only joking, or only half joking when you left

[Chorus]
I get the feeling I've done
Something half wrong
It surrounds me, drowns me in it
If I could change it I would
If only I could
You can quote me, hold me to it

We dropped the records at the sea (?)
Writing numbers on our hands (?)
Called the cops, called the car
Call a friend, call a relative still in the dark

? in seconds flat
Call ahead to check in call ahead to ask them where they're at

[Chorus: x3]


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"Jam for Jerry" as written by Nicholas Alexander Millhiser Alex David Frankel

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    General CommentYou checked the mail and locked the door
    You took the stairs downstairs from the third floor
    You thought about her as you walked
    Well did the sky open up above you in the dark

    And what a note to leave with rent
    Did you know what's coming or even half know it when you left

    You set the tempo, set the pace
    From the top, from the start, never slightly late
    Just that afternoon we talked
    Getting out, stepping out, let it out, something got caught

    What about the time I heard you say
    Were you only joking, or only half joking when you left

    Chorus:

    I get the feeling I've done
    Something half wrong
    It surrounds me and drowns me in it
    If I could change it I would
    If only I could
    You can quote me and hold me to it

    We dropped our records at the scene
    Writing numbers on our hands, gotten that at least
    Called the cops, called the car
    Call a friend, call a relative still in the dark

    Took the bridge in seconds flat
    Call ahead to check in call ahead to ask them where they're at

    Chorus (2X)
    You can quote me and hold me
    You can quote me (3X)
    You can quote (2X)
    You can hold me (3X)
    You can hold can hold me

    Chorus



    ilisingmineon October 08, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionCorrection..
    Writing numbers on our hands, out of batteries
    ilisingmineon October 10, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti think its, "writing numbers on our hands, counting out the beats"

    holy ghost are primarily djs. after the drop off the records at the venue, they plan their set, they write the beats per minute of songs they want to play on their hands to facilitate easy beat matching. i suppose they could be writing phone numbers on their hands because their phone is out of batteries, but following the "drop the records" line, i think the DJ reference fits better

    i also always thought it was "took the bridge and said goodbye", referring to a parting of ways with jerry, who died in brooklyn, and if they were all together in lower manhattan, took the williamsburg bridge to the party where he perished.

    "what a note to leave with rent" i thought was "what a note to leave with friends", but i think jerry and the holy ghost guys were roommates, so that makes sense.

    easy favorite track on the record.
    dtknycon April 20, 2012   Link
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    General CommentJerry Fuchs was a drummer who played with lots of DFA records artists (Holy Ghost!'s label). He died while trying to jump out of a broken elevator. Article here. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    jdh0827on May 19, 2013   Link

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