Who Sang Book of J? 20 Minute Loop

20 Minute Loop Yawn + House = Explosion cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2005-2-22
length: 5:52
producer: 20 Minute Loop and Nils Erickson
membranophone: Mike Romano
vocal: Greg Giles and Kelly Atkins
mixer: Scott Greiner
flute: Kelly Atkins
guitar: Nils Erickson, Greg Giles and Joe Ostrowski
accordion: Kelly Atkins
pedal steel guitar: Nils Erickson
assistant recording engineer: Boone Spooner
bass guitar: Nils Erickson
synthesizer: Kelly Atkins
Rhodes piano: Kelly Atkins and Nils Erickson
recording engineer: Desmond Shea
additional recording engineer: Nils Erickson
composer: Joe Ostrowski, Greg Giles, Kelly Atkins
lyricist: Greg Giles, Kelly Atkins
Almost a fable where dogs are enabled
to speak like boys
Almost a reptile, splayed in the sunshine,
missing it's tail
Almost a landmark covered in spraypaint,
thumbtacks and nails
Almost a red star, a polaroid flash
a gleam in her eye
It's best not to mock her, sobbing and coughing,
slumped on the stairs
Spiraling through the same ugly building
all of us shared

g****** the stench,
the smell of the garbage bags tossed in the hall
Witnesses gathering, too scared,
Jehovah waits out on the lawn
He's standing outside near basketball nets made of chain
Baring his teeth before children
who wait to play a quick game
I'll beg a little
(let's just stay here a while)
just enough to take your mind
(won't you please come inside?)
off of the trouble
(I'm afraid of the dark)
I'll fix the clocks when we get back the lights
(so quiet tonight)
Just one thing at a time
You're not so heavy or tortured
or comfortable or totally distinct

Almost a red star, a polaroid flash
a gleam in her eye
It's best not to mock her, sobbing and coughing,
slumped on the stairs
Spiraling through the same ugly building
all of us shared

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Parking Lot
  • 2 Cora May
  • 3 Properties of Dirt
  • 4 Miriam Hopkins
  • 5 Book of J
  • 6 Carlos the Jackal
  • 7 Ambassadors
  • 8 It's Time to Honor Ghouls
  • 9 5 AM to 9 AM
  • 10 Our William Tell
  • 11 I'll Never Forget You