Song​-​a​-​Week! 2 [EP]

by Jason Avery

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The second quarter of a 52 Song-a-Week project. Song-a-Week became real during these thirteen weeks. This EP starts out as trivial as the first, but then segues into an emotional downwards spiral of tragedy, with a near death experience and coping with the loss of someone I loved.

Weeks 14-26. From August 16th, 2012 to November 8th, 2012. The silly song about my friends, "I Stick Up For My Friends", to the Kerplunk! inspired punk song about my future son, "The Rings of Saturn".

This EP includes live hits such as "New Canaan Bench", "Starhaven Avenue", and "Wake Up, San Francisco".

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released May 24, 2014

Recorded at Avery Studios in Middletown, NY

Jason Avery DeLima // vocals, guitar, bass, drums, synths
Jake Szabo // bass (track 7)

All songs written by Jason Avery DeLima

Album art by Izzy Liberti

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Jason Avery New York, New York

Formerly professionally known as "Jason DeLima", Jason Avery is a 20 year old freelance multi-instrumentalist who specializes in drumming but also happens to play pitch based music.

You won't find that here. This is his original work.

Check the "Recommendations" link down below for his work with other musicians.
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Track Name: I Stick Up For My Friends
My friend Casey
He takes pictures of people
My friend Casey
He used to make music

Now he's a fucking hipster
Takes so many fucking pictures
What the fuck is wrong with him
He's my best fucking friend

My friend Anthony
He makes fabric in the store
My friend Anthony
He fucking hates older women

Yeah he fucking hates dealing with
Customers at his store
He's a fucking psycho
Fuck him, he hates customers at his store

My best friend Anthony
Oh Anthony

My friend Ashley
She sings in Bassett's Bridge
Yeah my friend Ashley
There is absolutely nothing wrong with her

Cause if I said anything
Her boyfriend Anthony would kill me
He would fucking rip my balls out
Yeah my best friend Anthony

He would rip my fucking balls out
Yeah my friend Anthony
He would rip my fucking balls out
Yeah my friend Anthony
He would rip my fucking balls out
Yeah my friend Anthony
He would rip my fucking balls out

I fucking love my friend Anthony
And Casey and Ashley
Track Name: New Canaan Bench
Sitting on the corner of Cherry St. and Main St.
Where I first held your hand in mine
Where I first kissed you and I first hugged you and I
First announced my undying love for you

Sitting on a bench where our love was destined to be
Where I met you and you met me
You smiled at me under the beautiful New Canaan sky
And I fell really hard for you

It was meant to be
You and me

On that bench in the middle of New Canaan
Where I said goodbye and the new me awakened
Where our journey started for millions of years to come
I love you more than a teenage girl loves chewing on gum

On that bench in the middle of New Canaan
On that bench in the middle of New Canaan
On that bench in the middle of New Canaan
On that bench in the middle of New Canaan
Track Name: Painting Worlds
I got a letter from the princess
She said she made me a cake
So I have to go to the castle and try this cake

But there's no one here
Everybody's gone
It's only me
And a bunch of toads

There are all these rooms with a bunch of paintings
One with a bomb, one with a fortress
When I touch them it turns into liquid

I peek my head through
I see another world
A whole brand new world
One that I want to explore

I'm in a castle filled with
All these painting worlds
No one to stop me and all these
Brand new worlds to explore

From a snowy mountain to a
Sunken ship in the sea
To a haunted ghost house to a
Rainbow world in the sky

I can't forget why I came here
I don't know where the princess is
Where in the world is my cake

But god damn there's all these worlds
I want to jump into them all
Collect all these power stars
And save my princess

I'm in a castle filled with
All these painting worlds
No one to stop me and all these
Brand new worlds to explore

From a snowy mountain to a
Sunken ship in the sea
To a haunted ghost house to a
Rainbow world in the sky

I'm in a castle filled with
All these painting worlds
No one to stop me and all these
Brand new worlds to explore

From a snowy mountain to a
Sunken ship in the sea
To a haunted ghost house to a
Rainbow world in the sky
Track Name: Second Chance
It's all clear in my head
A few hours after all this happened

We had a fun day
Swimming at a beach
Laughing with my girlfriend and my cousins
Eating at a place that sucks for a dinner date
Though it sucked a lot less tonight

Driving home, close to midnight
A car veers off the road
A suddenly awake woman tries to get back in control
A terrified girlfriend and cousin scream

The car hit a few guard rails
The car spins around uncontrollably
Wild, flaily, out of action

Next thing I know, the car stopped
And all I see is grass on the window

Two people stopped to make sure we were okay
I stepped out, saw my perfect car, now ruined
Two flat wheels, the front bumper ripped off
The entire side and back of my car dented

All I could do is cry
All I could think about how close I came to death
How I saw my life flash before my eyes
How I was almost certain about my final seconds on Earth

And again, I cry, shooken up and scared from the events that occured on September 1st, 2012
I realize how short life really is
And that God or fate or destiny or whatever
Gave me, my girlfriend, my cousin, and my mom a second chance

A second chance to live
A second chance to do everything right
A second chance to not take this sick sacred thing called life for granted
Track Name: This One's For You Too
I've written songs about you
This one's for you too
Not that you really care like
How I care about you

You don't love me like you used to
You don't care about me like you used to
I could write another love song
And oh it can go so wrong

I could write about how I miss her
I could write about how she's better
I could lie right in your fucking face
Like how you lie in mine

Fuck you you don't care about me
Fuck you you don't like my music
You like his music better
And I know that mine fucking sucks

Why don't you break up with me
So you can date his sorry ass
He's a lot better than me
And you know it's true

I've written songs about you
Way too many to count
You don't care about any of them
But I just thought I'd let you know

Sometimes I fucking hate you
Sometimes you drive me insane
Stop lying to my fucking face
I'm fucking sick of it

You know about this song
This one's for you too
This one's for you too
Fuck you, this one's for you too
Track Name: Starhaven Avenue
Happy what could've been
One year of happiness
One year of you and me
One year of pure bliss

One year of being in love
One year of soaring high above
One year of writing songs
One year of video calls

I guess it just wasn't meant to be
None of it meant anything to me

You're a candle glowing in the dark
We lived very far apart
Distance tore us away like
Waves crashing, falling apart

I loved you like a million diamonds
I loved you like I hate almonds
No corny simile will describe
How much I truly loved you

I guess it just wasn't meant to be
None of it meant anything to me

Happy what would've been
Six months of happiness
Six months of you and me
Six months of pure bliss

Six months of being in love
Six months of soaring high above
Six months I've written 19 songs
Six months of video calls

I guess it just wasn't meant to be
None of this meant anything to me

You're the subject of all my songs
Verse, chorus, it can't go wrong
You harmonize with every note
Float better than a giant sailboat

But we just weren't meant to be
Your mother hated you and me
I'm just not meant for love
It's a shame but what the fuck

I guess I'm just not meant to be
Nothing is worse than me
Track Name: Wake Up, San Francisco
I'm not with her anymore
I'm riding solo, on my own
Here we go, let's lock and load
Three thousand miles of road

New York to California
Five days, I gotta warn ya
I wanna see you, and I wanna kiss you
Show you how my world's about you

Roll 'em up, light it on fire
It's a pain of no desire
Pumping through inside of you
I'm ending it with you too

Cuddle down on the beach
Ride the tram from up to south
Take pictures, show our friends
Find the house from Full House

Golden Gate to the avenue
Longview house, let's see that too
Van Ness, Turk and Castro
Divisidero, Polk, the Fillmore!

Roll 'em up, light it on fire
It's a pain of no desire
Pumping through inside of you
I'm ending it with you too

There's something missing inside of me
It's nothing you could ever see
How you're not anything like her
You're not the same, of that I'm sure

Fuck this place I'm going home
You're like carpal tunnel syndrome
Fuck you yeah fuck you too
I fucking hate your fucking guts yeah

Roll 'em up, light it on fire
It's a pain of no desire
Pumping through inside of you
I'm ending it with you too

I don't miss you, no I don't
No I fucking don't, no I really fucking don't
Track Name: Gone
Gone, gone, it's all gone
The days of my happiness
The days of playing outside
The days of my childhood

If my eight year old self were to look at me now
He'd say what the hell
You dropped out of school and you look like a fool
You had it all going and look what you did

You ruined it all, threw it all down the drain
Depression, bi-polar, and all that it rained
You're a mess, you're a loser, pick yourself up
No one will do it for you

When I was younger I didn't want this
To be a nobody, to be so worthless
Growing up sucks I just noticed this now
And all I can think is this

Gone, gone, it's all gone
The days of my happiness
The days of playing outside
The days of my childhood

Gone, gone, it's all gone
The days of my happiness
The days of playing outside
The days of my childhood

Nothing to worry about
Scraped knees to cry about
Cookies and milk and
Mom telling you stories

Playgrounds and bicycles
Speed bumps as ramps
Nintendo and Playstation
And peeing my pants

We didn't worry about
Having a girlfriend
We didn't worry about
Being late for work

Carefree and joyful
Happiness, bliss
Everything asked for
It all just exists

It's all gone
It's all gone
It's all gone

Gone, gone, it's all gone
Forever a thought of the past
Keep moving on, and let it all sink
I'll never be happy again
Track Name: A Deadly Secret (Part 2)
I could be fucking dead
And you wouldn't care
I won't wake up
And nobody will find me

I'm not safe in my house
I'm not safe in my car
Because there is something there
And it could be the end of me

I ruin everything, and that's for sure
I've done nothing right, and that's for sure
I'm sick of everything
I don't want to be alive anymore

Your mother wants me dead
Just because I did what will make me happy
And I can't see you anymore
I'll get over it, of that I'm sure

I'll never love anyone again
Not the way I loved you
I did something wrong
And you'll never forgive me

I ruin everything, and that's for sure
I've done nothing right, and that's for sure
I'm sick of everything
I don't want to be alive anymore

I could be fucking dead and you wouldn't even fucking care
I could be fucking dead and you wouldn't even fucking care
I could be fucking dead and you wouldn't even fucking care
I could be fucking dead and you wouldn't even fucking care
Track Name: Mashed Potatoes
All alone, I stand here by myself
I'm done, nothing to keep me up
Rain pouring down on my face
Can't tell how many tears I shed

Thought you were gone, a forgotten memory
Still you lurk as a shadow in my mind
All the pain and suffering I faced because of you
You stick to me as good as super glue

Kettle corn in a bowl
Always crying over you
You'll never understand
Let you go six months ago
Even though you're still in my mind
Everything just crash and burn

I'm lost without you here
I never treasured the moments we had
And we've come to another end
And I know I can never be with you again

Kettle corn in a bowl
Always crying over you
You'll never understand
Let you go six months ago
Even though you're still in my mind
Everything just crash and burn

Kettle corn in a bowl
Always crying over you
You'll never understand
Let you go six months ago
Even though you're still in my mind
Everything just crash and burn

Everything just crash and burn
Track Name: Silly Little Love Letters
You are the love of my life
And I never want to lose you
I'd do anything
To hold you in my arms right now

On the first day that I met you
I never would've thought that
We were meant to be
Now that I have you
I never want to lose you
And I always want to be with you
Cause I love you

Put me in a room with
The most beautiful girls in the world
You'd be among them with
Movie stars and models, porn stars and former lovers

And I'd still kiss you, I would only think about you
No other girl would compare to how beautiful you are
Your pearly glowing eyes that
Luscious smile that implodes my heart

And those are only two of the millions of reasons why I love you
I could go all night and day thinking about what to say
How I love your singing voice or the way you hug me when I'm sad
Or the way you pleasure me when we're feeling really risky

Last night I drove way down to Starhaven Avenue
I lied on the grass wishing you were there with me too
And I made myself a really thoughtful challenge
For each star I'd find a reason why I love you

It wasn't hard, it was actually really easy
I confessed every little thing to the almighty sky
I told her almost every single thing I love about you
I ran out of stars and I couldn't tell her everything

So I fell asleep and I talked to an angel
I asked her to watch over you and make sure you were safe
She came back a couple of minutes later
She told me angels can't watch over other angels

....... you know I'm so in love with you
I'll wait forever and I know that I'll really have to
I'll be right here if you manage to forget me
And I'll make sure everything goes perfectly

If I could go back and change the things I didn't like
Everything would be so goddamn fucking perfect
But I know one day, time heals every wound
We'll go back to being you and me
Track Name: Interstate 25
Everybody gather around, I'll tell you a little story about me
It's about an awesome guy who had a girl who was so lovely
He treated her right and gave her every thing she ever wanted
But this relationship was turning out kinda haunted

Nothing was going right and everything went to shit
I did nothing wrong, nothing bad to admit
The girl that ruined it is a fucking bitch and I fucking hate her
Everything I thought about is just one big giant blur

The girl that ruined it is a fucking bitch and I fucking hate her
The girl that ruined it is a fucking bitch and I fucking hate her
The girl that ruined it is a fucking bitch and I fucking hate her
The girl that ruined it is a fucking bitch and I fucking hate her

Nothing was going right and everything went to shit
I did nothing wrong, nothing bad to admit
The girl that ruined it is a fucking bitch and I fucking hate her
Everything I thought about is just one big giant blur blur

Nothing was going right and everything went to shit
I did nothing wrong, nothing bad to admit
The girl that ruined it is a fucking bitch and I fucking hate her
Everything I thought about is just one big giant blur blur

The girl that ruined it is a fucking bitch and I fucking hate her
The girl that ruined it is a fucking bitch and I fucking hate her
The girl that ruined it is a fucking bitch and I fucking hate her
The girl that ruined it is a fucking bitch and I fucking hate her
Track Name: The Rings of Saturn
Hey there, little guy, you know I love you oh so much
You're my little everything and everything means so much
I'll love you till the day you leave, I'll love you till I'm dead
I'm always going to be here for you

I'll never leave you like your mother did
She was always wrong, she was so stupid
I'll do every single thing for you
And I'll never love anyone like I love you

Everyday when I'm at work I'm always thinking about you
If you're in school and if you're doing alright
I can't wait to play with you when I get home from touring the northeast
Oh I love you oh so much

I'll never leave you like your mother did
She was always wrong, she was so stupid
I'll do every single thing for you
And I'll never love anyone like I love you

Everyday when I'm at work I'm always thinking about you
If you're in school and if you're doing alright
I can't wait to play with you when I get home from touring the northeast
Oh I love you oh so much

I'll never leave you like your mother did
She was always wrong, she was so stupid
I'll do every single thing for you
And I'll never love anyone like I love you