Pedestrian Life

from by Jay Leibowitz

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she said she never howled at the moon
but she once saw every star from a field in June
and I said i thought my head was clean
til I found the ghost in the machine
and there's warplanes circling the city
up on forty-five I see 'em so pretty

my manifesto's getting old
i forgot the things I sold
for my pedestrian life

the day she left I had my heart attack
and I know she aint ever coming back
so i'm trying to get my head clean
cause i don't wanna be part of this machine
and downstairs there's pictures on the teevee
and I swear the commercials terrify me

my manifesto's getting old
i forgot the things I sold
for my pedestrian life

and first I'm gonna tear up that ticket
and I'll that cigarette and kick it


and the thing that I can't swallow
is the divinity of man
and I'm afraid I'm hollow
try and catch me if you can
and time can never break this
because I loved you from the inside
I'm sorry I can't take this
but I don't wanna fight
I don't wanna fight
I don't wanna fight
I'm too tired to fight


from Pedestrian Life, released April 11, 2012
All songs written by Jay Leibowitz
Produced by Zac Lasher
Mixed by Josh Parrish
Recorded in Bushwick by Brooklyn Sound Lab and Rad Studio
Mastered by Totalsonic

Guitars and Vocals: Jay Leibowitz
Lead Guitar: Vin Stanton
Keyboards: Zac Lasher
Bass: Daniel J. McNaney
Drums: Jack Criswell



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Jay Leibowitz New York

Born down the shore in 1975. Skipped recess in 1981 to work on cursive. Started making music on a toy piano and Bundy sax in 1984. Bought Yamaha's first Clavinova with bar mitzvah money in 1988. Started writing poetry in 1989. Started playing guitar in 1992. Recorded first song on a four-track in 1993. At the age of 35, finally got it together to make a record. Finished it two years later. ... more

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