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released March 2, 2013

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Janessa Ann James Santa Ana, California

Janessa Ann James writes and records under a number of monikers, with a varying cast of collaborators. This page features albums from each of these projects all in one place.

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Track Name: People Are Haunted
From what I can surmise their advice to me seems wise
and if i pay it mind well the weeks they might fly by
but i wont hold my breath no i wont crack no not just yet

well yes I'm still a wreck, its already been addressed
so I'll just go on home to the things that I know best
to the television set and the sheets of my own bed

These lonesome blues well they got me like they got you
paying lovers dues until we get to where we want to go
these lonesome blues well they got me and they got you too
paying lovers dues until we can afford to keep it

Well every time I've tried its been a jack knife in my side
when I'm seeing what was mine turn away and say bye bye
so I'll go back to the life that I had before I died in you
Track Name: Forbidden America (piano version)
All these highways behind our eyes
putting in the get away miles
I was the villain you were the child
but there is a lane that swallows our sins
and there is a clock in a curtained room
it counts my time in blossoms
while I look out from an ocean front view
through the haze of my lawless obsessions
and in one season of tenderness
I made my final and last great mess
oh it was such a deadly success
in those tangled labyrinths of innocence

in hidden America , electric fans are whirling
in forbidden America, the wheels of fate are turning

we crossed many a county line
it was out west that our planets aligned
with intuitions of goodbyes
I heard your footfalls at a half past nine
then lines on the road glittered like gold
so fast with no way to rewind
and you left some of your things behind
so I turned them to ash with my electric desires
and in that blaze I saw all that I craved
and the smoke filled my lungs with its fragrance
and some hand written page escaped from the flames
carrying all of my illicit secrets

in hidden America, where all my love is burning
in forbidden America, the wheels of fate are turning
they're turning
Track Name: The Cute One
Jacks downstairs looking for me
I was in the bedroom sippin' on tea
you were the one I always wanted
but you didn't want me
aint that the way it always plays
aint that the way its bound to be the same
you were the one I really wanted
but you couldn't stay

Now Di comes over with a new girl
they fall in from a different world
they start kissin' and ask me to join
but I was uneasy I was paranoid
aint that the way it always plays
aint that the way it'll always be the same
you were the one I really wanted
but you couldn't stay

some girls are hot like the sun
and some girls were born to run
you were the one soft like the moonlight
and sweet like the night
aint that the way it always plays
aint that the way its always gonna be the same
you were the one I really wanted
but you couldn't stay
Track Name: Three sheets to the wind
I'm three sheets to the wind lost again
to her i'm foolishly cleaving
and all cause my chest pounds
so fiercely to the sound of her breathing
now I'm speeding
and I guess I just cant be filled
and the longings that I feel
I just cant make them real

and if there was a way
i could leave here today you know I'd do it very cleanly
but you know its never ever
no its never that easy
I want her to need me

and I guess I just cant be filled
and the longings that I feel
I just cant make them real

cause I've got nothing but empty space
and I've got nothing but time to waste
and all i wanted to do or to be
is falling impossibly out of my reach
and she is falling too
what else can I do?
I've lost myself
now I'll lose her too

the early hours bring a softness to all things a calmness
lost in photographs they bring me back to calmness
for those with the curse of clairvoyance
abandoned and anointed
to be touched and stripped and taken
its for this that we have waited
and this is how you should know me
this is how I wanted to be
with my senses tuned to cosmic
inside ,alive and free
inside, alive and free
inside, alive and free
Track Name: Sinking Into Blue
Queen of all lies I wish I died
before I knew you
love of my life I wish I died
before I knew you

and if you ever decide to come back
I'll keep myself whole for you without a scratch

this destruction leaves a corruption on the surface of my skin
this destruction leaves a corruption on the surface of my skin

but if you ever decide to come back
I'll keep myself whole for you without a scratch

this wasn't good enough for you not to lose
did this mean nothing to you?
I'm sinking into blue
Track Name: Parade
In the wild washing waters,
Mothers Leave forgotten Daughters,
Drowning in the tides of June,
They all float away so soon