Jetlag Poetry





released March 1, 2011



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BRAZZAVILLE Barcelona, Spain

Brazzaville was founded by David Arthur Brown in Los Angeles in 1997. Brazzaville's songs are filled with images of outcasts and misfits dreaming of escaping to a better world. He grew up in Koreatown in the 1980s. His father, a trucker, used to take him to the shipyards in San Pedro to pick up containers and haul them to the trains in Vernon. ... more

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Track Name: Rather Stay Home
Crisscrossed the country in a van
A young and carefree rock and roll band
Tearing up the open road
Success came like an ice cold hand
5 star hotels by the sand
And suddenly you’re getting old

And I’d rather stay home
I’d rather stay home
‘Cause one thing I know
We all leave this old world alone
And why there’s still time
Don’t wanna be a rolling stone
And I’d rather stay home
I’d rather stay home

10,000 flights to different lands
And your kids are growing up without their dad
They’re wondering why you can’t stay home
Success came like an ice cold hand
5 star hotels by the sand
And suddenly you’re getting old
Track Name: Anabel2
Last night meant so much to me
Downtown by the crumbling sea wall
The first kiss took me back to 1983
Laid out with the thrill of it all

Airports feel like home to me
Glass walls looking out at the planes
Food courts and police controls
A soft voice coming though the PA

Light blue walls in cheap hotels

Up here at 30,000 feet
Above all the suffering and pain
Hot tea and an inflight magazine
An old boy in a shiny new plane
Track Name: Moonage Daydream
I’m an alligator
I’m a mama-papa coming for you
I’m a space invader
I’ll be a rockin rollin bitch for you
Keep your mouth shut
You’re squawkin’ like a pink monkee bird
And I’m bustin’ up my brains for the words

Keep your ‘lectric eye on me, babe
Put your ray gun to my head
Press your space face close to mine, love
Freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah

Don’t fake it, baby
Lay the real thing on me
The church of man
Is such a holy place to be
Make me baby
Make me know you really care
Make me jump into the air
Track Name: Pillow From Home
Late night
All alone
Just sitting in my hotel room
Wishing I was back at home
A long flight
Halfway around the globe
This life at 30,000 feet
Well it’s starting to take it’s toll
I got my pillow from home
Here on the 33rd floor
And I loaded all your photographs
Into my mobile phone
But they only made me miss you more
I got my beat up guitar
And my pocket Moleskine
I packed my echinacea drops
And all my speaker tapes
‘Cause I’m out here on the road again
I’m out here on the road again

A strange light
Warms my soul
When I travel to a distant place
To play a little rock and roll
But someday
Just you and me
We’ll be gazing at a setting sun
In a little garden by the sea
Track Name: 3Jane
3Jane, You’re my Queen
Lounging around With a W magazine
No doubt Your the best
Looking so good in 10 euro summer dress


3Jane, you’re it for me
Hot summer nights outside the New Beverly
Old Chevy Nova drives
Under the stars, way up the 395


It’s hard to see
But things in the world are just as their meant to be
We’re born and die alone
Surrounded by stars, we’re never away from home.
Track Name: Downtown Boyz
Downtown Boyz
Running from the afternoons
Cooking up a few balloons
Heavy like a Cortez swell
They say it sounds like distant bells
Track Name: Your Motion Says
Your motion says
You’re in the mood
But what you want
Is far away
It’s plane that I
I spend my time on you too much

Tell me it’s alright
And I can laugh all night
Just tell me and I’ll be happy again

Your eyes they are just glances
Your mouth it is just kisses
Your hand is just a handshake
And I am just another guy
Track Name: Ash Cloud
There’s an ash cloud drifting over Europe’s skies tonight
And I’m wondering if I’m ever gonna catch my flight
The airport’s empty and our plane is late
Nervous Russians standing by the gate
There’s an ash cloud drifting over Europe’s skies tonight

It’s causing problems in the upper atmosphere
And our grand inventions are stranded on the ground down here
But no one’s crazier than Aeroflot
I thank the good Lord that I got my spot
On the last plane flying out of Europe’s skies tonight

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
My Baby
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
My girl
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
It feels a little strange
A dress rehearsal for the end of the world

Now it’s 5 AM and I’m resting in my hotel room
The BBC says the troubles won’t be over soon
But in this cozy corner of the galaxy
All’s as well as it’s supposed to be
And the stars glow softly over Europe’s skies tonight
Track Name: Some Days
Some days
It’s hard to see the magic in the world
The mistakes
Of a life drinking wine and chasing girls
The streets are cold
The sky is turning gray
My heart aches
When I think about the years that slipped away

Oo oo
My little summer’s gone
And it’s cold in the autumn sun
Sitting in a coffee house alone
Watching people on their mobile phones

But some days
Everything seems perfectly in place
And God’s eyes
Are staring out of everybody’s face
A desert wind
The sound of distant trains
And I feels just like a kid
Playing in a warm September rain
Track Name: Sophie Brown
Sophie Brown
Drawing pictures on the wall
The lovely sound
Of your little footsteps in the hall

We all revolve around the sun
And one day we’ll be gone
So try to have some fun
‘Cause you’re my baby

Sophie Brown
When I watch you sleep at night
This messed up world
Seems like everything’s alright


Sophie Brown
You know I’m always there for you
Through thick and thin
Your dependable old fool
Track Name: Caspian Sea
Along the shore
Of the Caspian Sea
I worked a job
For the oil industry
A Texas boy
So far away from home
Can really make you feel alone

Along the shore
Of the Caspian Sea
I met a girl
Her name was ecstasy
Her eyes were dark
But they shone so bright
We took a walk
Along the strand one night

Where have you gone?
It’s so hard
To face Baku alone
I know
We were never meant to be
But Gulnar
You’re the girl for me

She spoke of God
And of her Muslim ways
She liked to pray
At least 5 times a day

Worked in a shop
No time to go to school
Saving her cash
To move to Istanbul