Poem

by Jeremy Squires

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Risperdal and Depakote keeping the levels low When Lithium can't calm me down you put your lips up to my ears sometimes When you think no ones around Fix that anxiety with Xanax Keeping the panic levels low Don't you worry about tomorrow now When you're never going to know You are the brightest star in the sky, you're the only one I see You are the brightest star in the sky, you're the only one for me
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She has eyes that shift around Beyond that sacred page I could see the lights of town through the branches Driving home tonight I could see the moon with rivers in the sky There beside me And I thought about it then I thought about it long When I waited there for you in the lilac fog Where the memories will fade Where the light won't touch your face In the dark of every thought In the corners of this place
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03:37
Your head is so heavy it's hanging like the moon tonight and your eyes are like the brightest shining stars Tearing down the structure in my mind beyond the bend I can see a place that's brighter than the day I can feel myself slipping away, I can feel your breath under my neck I can feel myself slipping into the dark I can see your face blushing and shy We're living in a dream out of body We're living in a dream Your head is so heavy it's hanging like the moon tonight and your eyes are burning diamonds in the sky Tearing down the structure in my mind beyond the gray weather I can see you standing there I can feel myself slipping away, I can feel your breath under my neck I can feel myself slipping into the dark I can see your face blushing and shy We're living in a dream out of body We're living in a dream
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All the light it seems to tease you in this vast nightscape Half asleep are we still... Curled up by the vent the air tonight hangs low You seem sadly unkept and gaunt Once I knew you best to lay your head upon my chest and fall asleep I try to conjure you sometimes
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04:25
You always look away from me when I’m talking Turn around so you can see the way that I look at you When you could be straight ahead you go sideways When you lie down next to me it’s the wrong way and I’m a long way from the place that I wanted I can’t sing these songs anymore I gave up a long time ago but I’m searching to find a better part of me The moon is a fader and I’m a stargazer I’m an early morning and you are goodbye The night is a black bird and I am a sparrow I’ll sing to my love and fly through the dark There are always things you can’t forget A little road somewhere or a sound I will miss the dreams in my head I will miss the way it was
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03:00
Memories of my youth are even further from truth forming words in my mouth What if I knocked at your door... would you answer at all? With them bones rattling around... Ghosts follow me down that old ancient road to your house I haunt where I once walked there My sleep deprivation and your love imitation I’ve had enough of it Some things in life can’t be fixed They can only be carried very far with heavy hearts Ghosts follow me down that old ancient road to your house I haunt where I once walked there
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04:03
There’s a late storm coming in the middle of the summertime but the thunder in my head happens every night There’s a devil on my shoulder and an angel on the other side She tells me I’ll be alright There’s a demon in my bed moving around with them rattlesnake eyes I feel it slithering inside in the middle of the night There’s an angel on my shoulder and the Devil’s on the other side He tells me I’m gonna die before my time The leaves falling at my feet In an autumn rush Memories fucking up my head I don’t miss that much The leaves falling at my feet Chasing the lights Memories fucking up my head Falling at my feet These nights don’t make a sound They don’t make a sound
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04:03
You were always up and down Hurricane clouds inside your head Close your eyes, don't make a sound Keep you in my love You wear your heart right on your sleeve I miss you sometimes, waiting in the dark Hiding under covers, underneath Buried in the dusk You were always up and down Crescent moon light over your head Close your eyes, don't make a sound Listen to my chest You wear your heart right on your sleeve Porcelain doll lying in the dark Paralyzed when you can't sleep Shapes move about in the low light You were always up and down Starlight around your head Close your eyes, don't make a sound Listen to my breath You wear your heart right on your sleeve China doll open your heart Everything you are to me Echoes in my chest You carry the moon, you carry the stars You never let go You carry it all, you never let anything go
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03:07 video
As the wind snuck through the cracks in the floor I looked out the window and I saw you You were wearing a lavender dress soaked up to your waist as the autumn leaves fell around you You were beautiful there I wanted to tell you I loved you as I watched the sun lead you by the hand out of the lake You were beautiful there In his eyes a calm awakened In you a child who lost her way You were beautiful there
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04:02
Well baby I’ve been praying that you'll be patient with me As you lie there dreaming, as you turn like the tides underneath the moon In the night where your dreams unfold Wake me up before I go Be patient with me as you lie there turning like the tides Through the night and the smoke came fire All around the cathedral spire I heard it loud ringing like a bell Wake me up, just wake me up Saw the light The flash before my eyes, nowhere to go for me to hide Saw the life Escape me in a dream I had of something good Saw the light But I want to close my eyes, this dream is real Saw the light I don't want to go to bed tonight, I don't want to sleep, I’m gonna die
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02:59 video
Follow the lights All through the dark Strewn in a pattern Beautiful just like heaven and rain Only you could find Under the blankets I was just still You were a dream I had Beautiful just like flowers in bloom Only I could find

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© ℗ 2019 Jeremy Squires

“It’s moody and, at times, overwrought and heavy going, but it’s also bewitching and often truly beautiful – like a shaft of light creeping in through the darkness. As Squires sings on ‘Orchid’: “I can see a place that’s brighter than the day…”

- AmericanaUK


“Jeremy Squires is one of those rare artists who is truly honest when creating music. With such deep lyrics and emotive vocals, it is easy to understand why so many people connect with his work. Choose any one of his releases, press play and get ready for some captivating storytelling at its best.”

- Indie Band Guru


“He brings something to his sound that not many others do and that's something that reminds you of a long journey home. That moment when you get just up the peak of a hill and see your destination and know where you've been headed all along. For me, having been raised in Southeast Ohio, in Appalachian country as they call it, his music is very much home.”

- Alt Revue


“Poem is moody and takes what’s considered “Americana” by its ear and dares us to explore what works within the confines of genre. Much like how Lucero dove on Among the Ghosts and Jason Isbell did with The Nashville Sound.”

- Farce the Music


“The sonics of Poem often appear as if in a dream, thick rolling puffs of sound forming thunderclouds over the searcher in “Stargazer” while “Somersault” tumbles over scratchy strums as it sinks into a chemically-induced haze and “Orchid” loses its grip on reality as its story slides over lush strings.”

- The Alternate Root


“His hauntingly beautiful and poignant new album Poem saw the light of the day on the 17th of May. It’s a brave, vulnerable and a deeply human collection of songs. The hushed quiet beauty of the music gently collides with the dark themes of loss, aging and mental anquish.”

- One Chord to Another


“It's almost like Squires isn't quite touching the Earth.”

- Wide Open Country


“For anyone unfamiliar with Jeremy Squires, Poem is a good introduction to his heartfelt and emotionally wrought folk music. The music acts as a vehicle that delivers Squires’s explorations of life, love and death with maximum unpretentious emotional heft.”

- Various Small Flames


“North Carolina's Jeremy Squires has been releasing a steady drip of songs this past year that showcase Squires' willingness to dig deep and spread out. The album, with the inexorable intention of a drip of water carving its way through a glacier, transition from longer, indistinct meditations to folk-rock that reaches an almost painful clarity.“

- Adobe and Teardrops

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released May 17, 2019

Music and lyrics by Jeremy Squires

Jeremy Squires: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drums, Percussion, Piano, Synth, Harmonica

Andrew Joslyn + Passenger String Quartet: Violin, Cello, Viola 1, 4, 10, 11, 12

Whit Wright: Pedal Steel 7, 9

Shelley Ann Squires: Vocals 5, 8, 11

Sean Husick: Bass, Drums 6, 9

Al Jacob: Bass 11

Performed, mixed and produced by Jeremy Squires

“These Nights" recorded and mixed by Ryan Johnson at Silkworm Sound

"Stargazer" mixed and mastered by Sean Husick

Album Art by Neal Harrington

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"New Bern, North Carolina native Jeremy Squires is a singer-songwriter best known for his haunting melodies and evocative lyrics."

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