Song​-​a​-​Week! 3 [EP]

by Jason Avery

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The start of the second half of the 52 Song-a-Week project. At this point of the Kübler-Ross model (also known as the five stages of grief), I started to accept my loss and my songwriting surely showed that. While there are still songs that pine for my loss and past experiences, I started writing songs about happier subjects. My music career picked up around this point and my success helped me cope with the past.

Weeks 27-39. From November 15th, 2012 to February 7th, 2013. The ridiculous jumpy, "Mookie Mookie Pants", to the tribute to my first musical project and closing song, "Thank You and Good Night".

This EP includes live hits such as "Best of Both Worlds", "Good Night Calls", "Jason DeLima's 115th Dream", and "Fly Me to England".

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released May 24, 2014

Recorded at Avery Studios in Middletown, NY

Jason Avery DeLima // vocals, guitar, bass, drums
Travis Salim // piano (track 6)
Christian Diana // guitars, vocals (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.

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Track Name: Mookie Mookie Pants
I went to the store the other day to find some special pants
I want something special and new, none of those name brands
So looked around until my eyes saw these very sparkly pants
I paid $19.99 for a pair of mookie mookie pants

Mookie mookie pants they make the world go round
Mookie mookie pants they scale the world round-bound
Mookie mookie pants I don't what they are
I need to write a song this is so bizarre

Oh alright, fuck.
I didn't write a second verse for this fucking song
Here let's see if I could just like sample something in from YouTube right here
Here we go, I'll just sample this right here
I won't even cut this out of the fucking recording
So here we go we'll just play this

You're not cooking
Yeah you

Porkchop sandwiches
Oh shit get the fuck out of here
What are you doing? Go get the fuck out of here you stupid idiot
Fuck we're all dead get the fuck out

My god did that smell good
Detected there's no going and you tell me do things I done running

That's good enough for me, I'll just fucking go back into the song from there

Mookie mookie pants they make the world go round
Mookie mookie pants they scale the world round-bound
Mookie mookie pants I don't what they are
I need to write a song this is so bizarre

I need to write a song this is so bizarre
I need to write a song this is so bizarre
Track Name: Casey's Shirt (Ball Pit)
There was a shirt on Casey's desk
That had a post it note saying shirt
He thought I wrote it but I really didn't
He's a fucking dick for thinking that

I really didn't write that note
It was probably his dad or someone else
If I wrote it I would tell him that I did
I really didn't write that note

Now that's a really funny concept
A shirt with a note saying shirt
It's pretty funny labeling things
With post it notes

I'll put a note on my couch
That says "couch"
and I'll put a note on my face
That says "face"

Yeah we'll label the world, you and me
Put post it notes on everything that everything that exists
We'll live in a world where everything is labeled
And we'll live in a world filled with post it notes

Yeah we'll live in a world filled with post it notes
Yeah we'll live in a world filled with post it notes
Yeah we'll live in a world filled with post it notes
Yeah we'll live in a world filled with post it notes

Yeah we'll label the world, you and me
Put post it notes on everything that everything that exists
We'll live in a world where everything is labeled
And we'll live in a world filled with post it notes

Yeah we'll live in a world filled with post it notes
Yeah we'll live in a world filled with post it notes
Yeah we'll live in a world filled with post it notes
And Casey's shirt will have a note saying shirt
Track Name: I Feel Infinite
I looked at myself in the mirror this morning
I looked and smelled like shit and my mouth was a yawning
I was late to class, my teacher was getting fucking pissy
I said, "I'm sorry, I was up late dreaming of a missy"

And in that moment I felt infinite
I felt great, like a Longines Symphonette
Nothing could bring me down no matter how hard it tried
Fuck you, I'm riding a happy ride tonight

Working off my ass, making more money than I can spend
I donate to charity to give some people a helping hand
And I spend the rest on things that are going to kill me
I'm going to die one day so why the fuck should I even worry

And in that moment, I felt infinite
Joyous and proud like a bass clarinet
Nothing could bring me down no matter how hard it tried
Fuck you, I'm riding a happy ride tonight

I heard some stupid bitch bragging about what she's done in life
It made me feel like shit, made me want to fucking die
But then I look back and think of all the things I've done
I wrote one Song-a-Week, you know, yeah I think I've won

I haven't written about in over a month and it feels so good
I don't have to worry about running into you in my neighborhood
"Hey, how's the single life?" it's fucking great and I fucking love it
I don't have to tell a fucking bitch to go away and fucking shove it

And in this moment I feel infinite
I feel great, like a Longines Symphonette
Joyous and proud like a bass clarinet
Fuck you, Pluto is totally a planet
Nothing will bring me down, and you better not plan on it 'cause
In this fucking moment

I feel infinite
I feel infinite
I feel infinite
I feel infinite

Fuck you, I feel infinite
Track Name: Best of Both Worlds
So I'm here sitting at work I'm 30 hours early and there's nothing to do
I could eat a jar of mayonaise or sit here write a song about you
Verse chorus verse chorus verse chorus bridge chorus yeah I've got a hit song
Would you like to hear it oh wait it sounds a little wrong

This line doesn't rhyme and it sounds real corny
Maybe I'll scrap it write a new song next morning
This job sucks I'll never make it real far
Maybe I'll quit after I finish this jar

Of mayonaise yeah screw you boss I'm out of here
Gonna make a life as a musician hear me loud and clear
I'm gonna be really big you'll hear my name in the newspapers
I'll show the world how big I'll be, oh wait my life is a wager

I have dreams I don't want to give up
Like start my own business, do fashion make up
Life's not a game, it only comes once
Or maybe it is and I'm just a dunce?

A dunce, a clown, a bear, a tree, a little pack of candy
Who knows what it could be I'll put it in my mouth and eat it maybe
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha I know one day I'm going to die
So I won't sit here and lecture you with some bullshit lie

When worse comes to worst I don't want to be here
I want to be dead I want to disappear
I'm manic, I'm a cynic, no one loves me
If I had a funeral no one would see me

Hey there, you know, you forgot someone here
Someone who loves you, oh so dear
Don't give up now, you're all that I have
The day you leave is the day I'll be sad

You know what, fuck the world, we both have the same problems
We're sad, we're glad, we're mad, but most importantly you're my dad
Let's stay up late and watch some shitty show like My Name is Earl
I love you, you love me, we have the best of both worlds

The best of both worlds
The best of both worlds
The best of both worlds
The best of both
Track Name: Ellie's Song
We've been friends since the beginning of time
You've always been there for me and I know that you're mine

We've had our ups and downs but we've overcome it all
I've known you since I was 12 and I love you because

You're so fucking cool and you're my best friend, yeah
You're so fucking cool and you're my best friend, yeah

I feel you're the person being who could feel my pain
Your undying love and support really help me back on my feet

And I feel bad when you're feeling down because I never know what to say
I wish I could hug and tell you everything will be okay and

You're so fucking cool and you're my best friend, yeah
You're so fucking cool and you're my best friend, yeah

I've seen you at your worst and you've seen me at my best
You've seen me at my worst and I've seen you at your best

We've been through everything in the past seven years
And I'll be here for you until the day that I fucking die

I can't explain the way that I love you
But deep down in my heart I know you feel the same way too

You're so fucking cool and you're my best friend, yeah
You're so fucking cool and you're my best friend, yeah
You're so fucking cool and you're my best friend, yeah
You're so fucking cool and you're my best friend, yeah

You're so fucking cool and you're my best friend, yeah
Track Name: Final Laments
If the world ends tomorrow, I'll be happy knowing you're dead
Knowing that no one else has to suffer at your own hands
If the world ends tomorrow, then this will be my final song
So I have to say everything that I've ever wanted to say

If the world ends tomorrow, I don't know if I'll be happy or sad
I never got to hold you or kiss your little lips
Seventeen, three thousand miles away
I never would've seen you anyway

I'm not going to stop when the red lights flash
Everything's getting turned to ash, so I might as well make it last

If the world ends tomorrow, whatever the afterlife will bring
Heaven, hell, purgatory, limbo, maybe there's no such thing
If the world ends tomorrow, it's the way it has to be
No more friends, family, or you and me

Everything we've ever known and loved is burning down
Might as well sit on a lawn chair and think about every happy moment in life

If the world ends tomorrow, I hope you know you're the only one in my heart
Sixteen, eighty miles away, I love you so much more than anything
Track Name: Good Night Calls (feat. Christian Diana)
Remember the nights
We'd stay up till 5 AM
Talking on the phone to each other

We'd talk about the future
And what it held for us
How we'd get married
And live happily ever after

And when we got sleepy
We'd still keep talking, oh yeah
We'd fall asleep on each other
And it'd be so fucking cute

Yeah these good night calls were the best
I'd never trade them for anything less
A sign of true love
A sign of how close we were

We'd make up stories about our married life
What we'd name our kids, how we would decorate our house

How we would greet each other when we came home from work
How we would vacation back to New York every summer

And I miss every single moment of it
But I don't miss you a single bit
I just adore these memories
They were seriously so fucking cute

Yeah these good night calls were the best
I'd never trade them for anything less
A sign of true love
A sign of how close we were

And I miss every single moment of it
But I don't miss you a single bit
I just adore these memories
They were seriously so fucking cute

Yeah these good night calls were the best
I'd never trade them for anything less
A sign of true love
A sign of how close we were

Yeah these good night calls were the best
I'd never trade them for anything less
A sign of true love
A sign of how close we were
Track Name: As The Freeway Hums
I could list a million things I want to do before I die so here's a few
I want to get married, have some kids, start a family with you
I want to be the frontman of a famous touring punk rock band
I want to play across the country, play a show in Oakland

But who knows where I'm going in life
Who knows when I'm going to die
If I'll ever achieve the things I want to do
If anything I want to die with you

I want to write a million songs before I die so my kids will play them
They'll play the songs I wrote for them, like The Rings of Saturn
I want to see them grow up, graduate from school, and get married
And I hope they'll live long enough to see me get buried

But who knows where I'm going in life
Who knows when I'm going to die
If I'll ever achieve the things I want to do
If anything I want to die with you

I want to take a million pictures before I die and keep them in an album
Pictures never change, not even the people inside them
Preserve the memories, cherish them forever
'Cause when I die, I want something people will remember

But who knows where I'm going in life
Who knows when I'm going to die
If I'll ever achieve the things I want to do
If anything I want to die with you

I want to die right next to you
I want to die right next to you
I want to die right next to you
I want to die right next to you
Track Name: Ketchup on Eggs
I don't know what to write about
Stupid song to write about
My shoes are black my hair is orange
No word rhymes with orange

How will I get past this week
With no song to write about
How will I get past this week
I don't know what to write about
How will I get past this week
Third line what to write about
How will I get past this week

Homestar Runner's cool
I think he has a swimming pool
They filled it up with jello once
In the email winter pool

I'm writing in a parking lot
The one behind Home Depot
It's fucking cold it's fucking cold
Ahhhhhh

How will I get past this week
With no song to write about
How will I get past this week
I don't know what to write about
How will I get past this week
Third line what to write about
How will I get past this week

Colin hosts the open mic
Casey rides a super bike
I drive a big car
I'll never make it really far

I just got past this week
I just wrote a fucking song
I just got past this week
I can't bullshit this next week
I just got past this week
I gotta stop being lazy
I just wrote a fucking song
Track Name: Jason DeLima's 115th Dream
Ohhh, woah oh-oh-ohh

I had a dream about you the other night
Everything about you felt so real, everything felt so right
The way you kissed me, the way your eyes twinkled in the light
Our love was pumping and oh man, it was out of sight

Ohhh, woah oh-oh-ohh

A dream so lucid, so real, yet so unreal
You leaped into my arms, I spun you around, it did not feel real
We kissed like stereotypical lovers under the moonlit night sky
It was amazing and perfect, I never wanted this dream to die

Ohhh, woah oh-oh-ohh

The night died down and you were to go back home
I said, "hey can you wait up, I'd love to walk you back home"
Our hands intertwined as we walked down the Brooklyn street
I said what the hell and I picked you up and carried you home and you tweeted,

"Ohhh, woah oh-oh-ohh"

Every good thing must come to an end
Soon I woke up and my thoughts started to transcend

If this wasn't real then what could it be
How could I have thought something so happily
I want to go back I want to go back
I want to go back yes I want to go back

Ohhh, woah oh-oh-ohh

I know in real life, maybe we're not meant to be
But deep in my dreams we can still be you and me

Ohhh, woah oh-oh-ohh
Ohhh, woah oh-oh-ohh
Track Name: Fly Me to England
I've been with a couple of girls before and none of them made me happy
But I think you might be different

You seem really nice, you seem like a total sweetheart
And I think you'd be good for me

So cancel all the plans you have tonight
I'm finally going to make this right
I'll take you out once I make this flight
Can you please fly me to England tonight

I've seen a million faces, some pretty and some not
But I've never seen one like yours

I've never met you but I know a lot about you
And I really think you'd be good for me

So cancel all the plans you have tonight
I'm finally going to make this right
I'll take you out once I make this flight
Can you please fly me to England tonight

I know you'll never ever want me
I could never be the guy you want me to be
There's a hundred thousand different girls out there
And I know that one of them is meant for me

So I'll cancel all the plans I had tonight
I'm not going to make this right
I'm going home after I cancel this flight
I'm not flying out to England tonight
Track Name: I'm Not Getting Better
I tried to end my life a year ago
Things were getting rough, it just goes to show

I felt hopeless, thought things will never get better
And by God, one year later, I never realized how right I would be

This wasn't the first, and it wouldn't be the last
Numerous trips to the emergency room

Numerous of doctors know my name and they've heard my story
Many of them continue to learn that I'm not getting better

I've lost the confidence to ever trust myself to another woman
I've been hurt too many times to go down that same ragged path again

And at this point I wouldn't care if I die alone
I'm a worthless totured artistic soul and I don't have a place to call a home

Voices inside my head say I should just end it all
End the pain, suffering, and all the bad memories suffocating me
And if one day that I should pass, consider this my letter
Every day that passes by, I realize that I'm not getting better

When I'm feeling good, everything just crashes down
Right on top of me, leaving me to drown

Memories and people from my past fill up my lungs
And I slowly lose my consciousness

So my question is, is this ever going to end
Will I live to see the age of 38

Or do you think I'll ever cave in and shoot myself
Kill the demons inside my head and smear them against the wall

Voices inside my head say I should just end it all
End the pain, suffering, and all the bad memories suffocating me
And if one day that I should pass, consider this my letter
Every day that passes by, I realize that I'm not getting better

Sometimes I wish someone would hit me with their car
Or hold a gun to my head while they ask me to give them my money
'Cause I know I don't have what it takes to end this miserable excuse for a life
So I hope for the worst and I hope for it to happen soon

When I'm gone, I know that people will miss me
They'll realize they took me for granted and regret the way they neglected me

So I'll be blunt, I really want to die
Why should I hope for the best if it's not going to get better?

Voices inside my head say I should just end it all
End the pain, suffering, and all the bad memories suffocating me
And if one day that I should pass, consider this my letter
Every day that passes by, I realize that I'm not getting better
Track Name: Thank You and Good Night
How do I explain the happiness inside my heart
How do I write it down or put it into words
Can I maybe put a chord progression behind it
And sing it to to you like a lullaby

Thank you for coming out tonight
Let me say this before they turn out the light
Thank you for clapping, singing along, and cheering me on all night
Thank you so much, and have a good night

If anybody's playing after me, please stay and listen to them
Otherwise let's give it up for everybody before me
It's hard to stand up here and sing out every single feeling you've got
So one more time just let me thank you a whole lot

Thank you for coming out tonight
Let me say this before they turn out the light
Thank you for clapping, singing along, and cheering me on all night
Thank you so much, and have a good night

Thank you for coming out tonight
Let me say this before they turn out the light
Thank you for clapping, singing along, and cheering me on all night
Thank you so much, and have a good night