Small Window

by Jared Doherty

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'Small Window' is a collection of songs imagined and recorded in small rooms with questionable equipment.


released November 16, 2018

Recorded at various Bovine Studios in Kamloops, BC in 2017 & 2018.

Mixed by Jared Doherty except 4 and 5 mixed by Jared and Shelby Denison and 1, 2, and 7 mixed by Jared and Emilio Pagnotta.

Drums on 7 by Jared Wilman.
Guitar and additional vocals on 4 by Emilio.
Additional vocals on 4 by Shelby.

Mastered by Felix Fung at Little Red Sounds Studio.

Cover design by Frank Luca.

Factotum Co. 2018.

Songs written and performed by Jared Doherty.

Thanks to all friends, family, and listeners! :)


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Jared Doherty Kamloops, British Columbia

Singing songs in Kamloops BC.

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Track Name: Ship to Shore
the ship
calling back toward the shore
afraid that things
aren't quite the same as before
there's something wrong

why is your face so long?

the shore
shouting to the ship
we sunk a lot into this trip
hope we don't fall in the water

the ship
returning to the shore
tides aren't quite the same anymore
bottom scraping shallow water

the woods whisper to the trees
realizing what this means
remember all the things we had?
said they would last
right before they fell as leaves

then the leaves
line the forest floor
preceded by the year before
let them know what's in store
Track Name: Happily Sinking Heart
now keep flapping your arms until you're off the ground
eyes wide drink in the sights and sounds
you'd leave now but the skin of your teeth's got you hanging round

I got too tired
to pull on my thin disguise

walk fast on the tightrope before it snaps in half
i tried hard not to be pulled but it's calling me back
hang low light in the breeze for an easy way out

lie straight
the birds overhead move the sky up and down
call off the branch of a tree shake its leaves around
hang low, light in the breeze that's an easy way out

I got too tired
to pull off my thin disguise
wipe your eyes
Track Name: Flower
got my jar of flower petals
screwed the lid on tight
don't want the sunlight escaping

gone to bed
like it's going out of style
steal an inch, force a smile

shut your eyes and
look around
pay no mind to foreign sounds
dig a hole deep in the ground
I'll help you down

while we're speaking of the devil
keep your ears shut tight
don't want the sunlight escaping
a house built from expensive metal
drawing from the well
you had installed in the basement

down your rabbit hole we go
where's the surface?
no one knows

there's one more hole
in the clouds
where the sun's beating down
but it won't reach underground

i'm lucky that i brought my shovel
dig up towards the light
don't want the sunlight
getting wasted
i'd stand up but the ground's not level
start rolling down the hill
my mind is racing

Track Name: Breakfast
i did whatever i had to
to keep this train moving forward
Track Name: Attention! Salute
stayed in one place too long
forgot to keep moving
get back from where you'd gone
for days at a time

half right, more than half wrong
tried to choose
dividing time between
more things you could lose!

a thousand words
they all sound the same
heard a different way

still tightly hanging on
forgot to keep moving
back down the worn out path
to wear in your shoes

eardrums ringing from
yesterday's news
wondering why you're stuck
singing the blues!

a thousand words
they all sound the same
heard a different way

not to complain
Track Name: Casual DD
on your deathbed with a casual cancer
here comes everyone in tow
with words to say and things they know

thought you had things straight
then they turned around backwards
if this is just the way things go
keep walking in a figure eight

made up my mind once or twice
but could not leave the light on
almost everything in sight
is too blindingly bright

i made up my mind once or twice
but could not leave the light on
almost every other time
it had already been done
Track Name: Floating Boats
i'm with you now
i hope it counts
for all the times I disappeared mid-thought

I'd tell you how
things are supposed to go
if i knew for sure
i just don't anymore

floating boats

the lights in the sky
took a break, got tired
a bit outshone by the lights
on the ground

i will until i won't
there's a hole in this boat
but the wind is in our sails
once again
how can we fail?

floating boats

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