Keep Mother Sane

by Jakals

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released May 20, 2017

Vocals: Katie Solomon
Guitar: Jack Lewis
Guitar: Bredon Jones
Bass: Zach Wulderk
Drums: Teryn Citino-(all songs except Apathy)
Drums: Aaron Schine-(Apathy)

Engineered and Mixed by Nico Rivers
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice

We would also like to thank our family and friends who gave us so much love and support and made this album possible.

Love,
Jakals

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Jakals Boston, Massachusetts

Jakals are a Boston-based, indie-rock band grappling with themes of insecurity and frustration. Combining the vulnerability and intimacy of their singer-songwriter roots with the breadth and intensity of a full rock band, Jakals' music is a manifestation of the pain and dissatisfaction that so many of us confront in our lives. ... more

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Track Name: A Billboard of the Horizon
Where is the escape
I went walking on a manufactured path last night
Watched everybody looking down at their device
Made me wish I wasn’t a robot too

So I lingered on the reticence
Let my hands itch
Let the pit start sucking out my stomach
As the wind blew by me like I was just another foreign frame

Nobody seems to know their own fame
We weren't born the same
It’s just what we became

Don’t blame this reasoning on age
It’s only grown with my rage
Since the dawn I boomeranged
Off a billboard of the horizon

Is it time that dulls our genius
Is it just the path of most convenience
Are we programmed as a fetus
I don’t want to be blind, I don’t want to be nameless

Nobody seems to know their own fame
We weren't born the same
It’s just what we became

Is this all a dream
It’s too much for me
We’re all drunk on this delusion
I don’t want to be

Nobody seems to know their own fame
We weren't born the same
It’s just what we became
Track Name: Keep Mother Sane
Hey, how are you
I’m writing ‘cause our conversations
Aren’t ever how I want them to go
Do you even know that I am on the line

Hey, I feel it too
I’m still breathing with that ghost inside my gut
Does it not sadden you at all
To hear me cry when I hang up

I worry
I am slightly disconnected always
Well, one of us can’t leave
Don’t you see
I am caged here with your pain
But I can’t leave today
Got to keep mother sane X3
Doesn’t trouble you
Doesn’t trouble you
Doesn’t trouble you anyway

I know you can’t see
You don’t know what your words have done
This body’s gotten shaky
You probably won’t recognize me

I make myself smaller
We can’t accommodate the two of us
In this space that we’ve made
I’m older so I’m fading for you

I worry
I am slightly disconnected always
Well, one of us can’t leave
Don’t you see
I am caged here with your pain
But I can’t leave today
Got to keep mother sane X4
Doesn’t trouble you
Doesn’t trouble you
Doesn’t trouble you anyway

Tell myself that you’ll be all right
You’ll be all right
You’ll be all right

Settle down my mind
Settle down my mind
Settle down
Track Name: If You Want a Companion
If you want a companion
You’ll have to leave my side
I didn’t invite all this care
Until it was already there

Do you still think I'm beautiful
I’ve been rabid lately
You must be so worn down

Do you dream of when I held you tenderly
Slid my fingers down your spine
So do I when the stillness lately rears my misery

Listen my love
I don’t want to feel this way
Will you stay with me for as long as it takes
Listen my love
I didn’t ask to feel this way
I’ll come back to you soon if you stay

If you want a companion
You’ll have to leave my side
I didn’t invite all this care
Until it was already there

I know it’s not fair
How I leave you alone
Save you so little warmth

I'm bearing too much
I cannot tailor myself
I am not doing so well

If you want a companion
You’ll have to leave my side
I didn’t invite all this care
Until it was already there

Listen my love
I don’t want to feel this way
Will you stay with me for as long as it takes
Listen my love
I didn’t ask to feel this way
I’ll come back to you soon if you stay
Track Name: Homesick
The virtual world makes me homesick
For some place that I don’t know of
The stills in my mind bring me
The quietest release

Take me out to the garden
Corralled by a picket rail
Rest next to the beds that we’ve made
And swallow malted space

Was I coded to line like a lemming
Wise, I would jump from this hill
On the way to be born again
Yet, carted down the aisle still

Take me out to the garden
Corralled by a picket rail
Rest next to the beds that we've made
And swallow malted space

At night I dream of a massacre
We scream, down with the capital
We break through our chains
They can’t hold us this way
We scream, down with the capital

But will I watch from the window
Will I turn on the generator
Just to stay comfortable here

Take me out to the garden
Corralled by a picket rail
Rest next to the beds that we've made
And swallow malted space
Track Name: Going Crazy
Is he alone in the woods
Thinking about the darkness
Crying while nobody is around

Is he cold inside the canvas
Imagining Emilia
And aching without making a sound

Oh I’m already grieving for him
I’m already grieving for him
He’s been stalling here for a couple of weeks
But I’m somewhere else
I feel so weak
I’m already grieving for me

Where is he going after he leaves
I see him fighting in Rojava
I think about our mom and I can’t breathe

What will ease his pain enough
I want to ask him what he wants
I want to tell him that I’m not gonna be okay

Oh I’m already grieving for him
I’m already grieving for him
He’s been stalling here for a couple of weeks
But I’m somewhere else
I feel so weak
I’m already grieving for me

I’m going crazy
Take it by the day
I’m going crazy
Take it by the day
I'm going crazy
And I wonder why
I wonder why he won't speak to me

Oh I’m already grieving for him
I’m already grieving for him
He’s been stalling here for a couple of weeks
But I’m somewhere else
I feel so weak
I’m already grieving for me
Track Name: Lonely
She asks me
Is there somebody for everybody
She’s been sleeping alone for so long

Hold me now
I’m just as alone as you
Hold me now
I’m lonely too

I kiss him softly
The way that I do, eyes are open
It’s too easy to play this game with anyone who’ll

Hold me now
I’m just as alone as you
Hold me now
I’m lonely too

Hold me please
I’m just as alone as you
Hold me please
I’m lonely

Comfort feels so empty sometimes
Why does comfort feel so empty sometimes
Am I even alive

Hold me now
I’m just as alone as you
Hold me now
I’m lonely too

Hold me please
I’m just as alone as you
Hold me please
I’m lonely

Am I even alive
Track Name: Young and Easy
All of us
Daughters of the fortunate
We slip on our silk
As we bow to the bitter man

I thought
That I saw the wrapping
What was I expecting
I was cuffed as a child too

All the young and easy
All the young and easy
All the young and easy
Who can’t scream

Keep your head
Upon your shoulders, kid, they say
So we grow older and older
And we cannot see the floor

Now I’m just floating
I feel so cold when it’s warm and
I am number each day
Do I have any say in this anyway

All the young and easy
All the young and easy
All the young and easy
Who can’t scream

Anymore of this and I’ll spin
straight into their sanity

All the young and easy
All the young and easy
All the young and easy
Who can’t scream
Track Name: Apathy
Where is all this anger from
Thought you’d be happy just to know me
You tricked me with your eager obedience

Why don’t you want to touch me
Wish I were easy like I used to be
All your patience built a haven for my barbarity

Now we’re talking at the walls
Oh the apathy, it’s killing me
You are lucid, I am wandering
And passivity breeds stability
So I’m leaning on you

Do you feel at ease with me
I’m your terror and your lover
Do you think that I’ll be calmer when we’re older

But remember when I warned you
That I’d enter, then I’d skin you
My heart’s distracted, it’s not in you to find

Now we’re talking at the walls
Oh the apathy, it’s killing me
You are lucid, I am wandering
And passivity breeds stability
So I’m leaning on you

So you wanted to see me
Do you like what you see
Are you seeing clearly
Or am I your vision of me

Only a beast could find my heart X3
Only a beast could find me
Track Name: Devil Eyes
You are the moon to my devil eyes
How could you know that
I’d be so blind to you now

I’m howling in your ear
I am never asleep
Never asleep
Never asleep

Didn’t mean to hurt your delicate blend
My sweet blond baby
Won’t you kiss my lips while I’m growling
Didn’t mean to hurt your delicate blend

I hear the clock ti-ticking
Am I wearing you down
Hold me in the lair if it pleases you now

All these empty hours have bred me insane
And I’m never asleep
Never asleep
Never asleep

Didn’t mean to hurt your delicate blend
My sweet blond baby
Won’t you kiss my lips while I’m growling
Didn’t mean to hurt your delicate blend

Now I’m screaming

You are the moon to my devil eyes
How could you know that
I’d be so blind to you now

I’m howling in your ear
I am never asleep
Never asleep
Never asleep

Even can be kind with these wild wild eyes
Track Name: Abel
Do you remember
When I became your jester
When I learned I was hollow
And decided you were full

From the gallery, I loved you
I wished I could be you
I think I began to hate you
When I realized that I made you

Abel, do I make you uneasy
Able, do I make you feel angry
Abel, do you think that I’m empty
Abel, do you not think about me
It’ll be too late soon, Abel
It’ll be too late

I made you a monster
I made me a savage
I assumed you were holy
Why didn’t you notice

I don’t want this obsession
I don’t want to be haunted
By a ghost I envisioned
When I didn’t exist yet

I am talking to god too
I assume you don’t know that
And maybe I’m crazy
But your presence, it made me

Abel, do I make you uneasy
Able, do I make you feel angry
Abel, do you think that I’m empty
Abel, do you not think about me
It’ll be too late soon, Abel
It’ll be too late

I need you to see me
Track Name: Like a Doll
Pin my hand to the wall
And pick my feet up when I fall
I am your little doll

Put my arm into your grip
And place it on my hip
And use me as you wish

I'll spin on your spindles
Round and round and round
You own my bones
Control my skin
And again we begin

My life is a board
A story of sorts
That you create

And I am a piece
That follows a path
To a pre-created fate

I'll spin on your spindles
Round and round and round
You own my bones
Control my skin
And again we begin

Falling
Falling
Falling
Stall me
And again we begin

I'll spin on your spindles
Round and round and round
You own my bones
Control my skin
And again we begin