The Basic Math

by Jane Brooks

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released January 22, 2015

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Jane Brooks Seattle, Washington

I'm new to music. The ukulele is my midlife crisis. I like things simple, plain, sloppy, except of course when I don't. I miss the friends I don't get to see anymore. Sometimes these songs are for them.

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Track Name: Fools In Love
LYRICS

Fools in love, well are there any other kind of lovers?
Fools in love, is there any other kind of pain?
Everything you do, everywhere you go now
Everything you touch, everything you feel
Everything you see, everything you know now
Everything you do, you do it for your lady love
Your lady love, your lady love, your lady love

Fools in love, are there any creatures more pathetic?
Fools in love, never knowing when they've lost the game
Everything you do, everywhere you go now
Everything you touch, everything you feel
Everything you see, everything you know now
Everything you do, you do it for your lady
Everything you do, you do it for your lady love
Your lady love, your lady love, your lady love

Fools in love, they think they're heroes
'Cause they get to feel more pain
I say fools in love are zeros
I should know
I should know because this fool's in love again

Fools in love, gently hold each other's hands forever
Fools in love, gently tear each other limb from limb
Everything you do, everywhere you go now
Everything you touch, everything you feel
Everything you do, even your rock 'n' roll now
Nothing mean a thing except you and your lady love
Your lady love, your lady love, your lady love

Fools in love, they think they're heroes
'Cause they get to feel more pain
I say fools in love are zeros
I should know
I should know because this fool's in love again

Fools in love, they think they're heroes
'Cause they get to feel more pain
I say fools in love are zeros
I should know
Track Name: You Look Like Rain
LYRICS

Your mind and your experience call to me
You have lived and your intelligence is sexy
I want to know what you got to say
I want to know what you got to say
I want to know what you got to say
I can tell you taste like the sky 'cause you look like rain
You look like rain
You look like rain
You look like rain
You look like rain
You look like rain
You look like rain
You look like rain
You look like rain
You think like a whip on a horse's back
Stretched out to the limit you make it crack
Send that horse round and round the track
I want to know what you got to say
I want to know what you got to say
I want to know what you got to say
I can tell you taste like the sky 'cause you look like rain
You look like rain
You look like rain
You look like rain
You look like rain
Track Name: How
LYRICS:

I didn't come this far
For you to make this hard for me
And now you want to ask me "how"?
It's like how does your heart beat, why do you breathe?
How does your heart beat and why do you breathe?

Why did you come here? You weren't invited
You were on the outside, stay on the outside
And now you want to ask me "why"?
It's like how does your heart beat and how do you cry?
How does your heart beat?

And there are some things that I'd like to figure out
There are some things that I can do without
You and your letters that go on forever
You and the people that were never friends
Never friends, never friends

With all the things that you could be
You never could learn how to be me
And now you want to ask me "how"?
It's like how does your heart beat, why do you breathe?
How does your heart beat, why do you breathe?
Track Name: Just Like Heaven
"Show me how you do that trick
The one that makes me scream" she said
"The one that makes me laugh" she said
And threw her arms around my neck
"Show me how you do it
And I promise you I promise that
I'll run away with you
I'll run away with you"
Spinning on that dizzy edge
I kissed her face and kissed her head
And dreamed of all the different ways I had
To make her glow
"Why are you so far away?" she said
"Why won't you ever know that I'm in love with you
That I'm in love with you"
You
Soft and only
You
Lost and lonely
You
Strange as angels
Dancing in the deepest oceans
Twisting in the water
You're just like a dream
Daylight licked me into shape
I must have been asleep for days
And moving lips to breathe her name
I opened up my eyes
And found myself alone alone
Alone above a raging sea
That stole the only girl I loved
And drowned her deep inside of me
You
Soft and only
You lost and lonely
You
Just like heaven
Track Name: Right as Rain
LYRICS:

Who wants to be right as rain
It's better when something is wrong
You get excitement in your bones
And everything you do's a game
When night comes and you're on your own
You can say "I chose to be alone"
Who wants to be right as rain
It's harder when you're on top

'Cause when hard work don't pay off and I'm tired
There ain't no room in my bed
As far as I'm concerned
So wipe that dirty smile off
We won't be making up
I've cried my heart out
And now I've had enough of love

Who wants to be riding high
When you'll just crumble back on down
You give up everything you are
And even then you don't get far
They make believe that everything
Is exactly what it seems
But at least when you're at your worst
You know how to feel things

See when hard work don't pay off and I'm tired
There ain't no room in my bed
As far as I'm concerned
So wipe that dirty smile off
We won't be making up
I've cried my heart out
And now I've had enough of love

Go ahead and steal my heart
To make me cry again
'Cause it will never hurt
As much as it did then
When we were both right
And no one had blame
But now I give up
On this endless game

'Cause who wants to be right as rain
It's better when something is wrong
I get excitement in my bones
Even though everything's a strain
When night comes and I'm on my own
You should know I chose to be alone
Who wants to be right as rain
It's harder when you're on top

'Cause when hard work don't pay off and I'm tired
There ain't no room in my bed
As far as I'm concerned
So wipe that dirty smile off
We won't be making up
I've cried my heart out
And now I've had enough of...

There ain't no room in my bed
As far as I'm concerned
So wipe that dirty smile off
We won't be making up
I've cried my heart out
And now I've had enough of love
Track Name: Nowhere Warm
LYRICS

I go nowhere high
Go nowhere warm
Until I see your smile and feel your calm
And I lick a dime
I crave for you boy
You're like a parachute descending from the sky
And I'm sure you're on your way
Yes I'm sure you're on the road
I go nowhere high
Go nowhere warm
Until you're by my side
Your hand in mine
And I've always known
You're like a feather
You go where wind and fire melt together
And I'm sure you're on your way
Yes I'm sure you're on the road
And I'm sure you're faster than before
Yes I know you're somewhere on the road
I reckon there is nothing more to say
Track Name: You Shook Me All Night Long
Lyrics? You know them already. Go ahead and sing along!