Cannonballs

by Jeremy K Betterley

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All songs written, recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Jeremy Betterley

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released May 20, 2016

Jeremy Betterley - vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, keyboards
Sean Bonney-Burrill - drums (tracks 2-5, 9)
Alex Ford - vocals (3)
Taya Win - vocals (3)
Kim shifrin - vocals (3)
Chris MacNamara - drums (6, 11)
Rob Blackmore - guitar (6)
Sam Boyles - bass guitar (6), double bass (11)

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Jeremy K Betterley Ithaca, New York

Jeremy K Betterley is a singer-songwriter and guitarist with a deep love for life's adventures and the natural environment we all depend upon. He is based out of Ithaca, New York.

Jeremy plays guitar, mandolin, bass, ukulele, keyboards, harmonica, and hand drums. He is also an amateur sound engineer. Most of the recordings on this page were made using laptop recording equipment like Pro Tools.
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Track Name: Sixty Six Nights
Ooh, I'll admit that I miss you
even though I know I shouldn't tell
Cause old memories of nights and sunny days are things
On which I know I probably shouldn't dwell

And ooh, but I can't help think
How you're with somebody else right now
While I'm all alone on this dusty road
with all my bitter thoughts as well

But it's no fun to share a bed with anger
And jealousy's no good for my poor back
So while you're with them please don't forget me babe
You know where I'll be when I come back

66 nights have I been wandering
66 nights sleeping alone
and 66 nights have I been dreaming
of the 44 more til I come home

So let me take a moment with my thoughts
and try to win this battle with my mind
for my instincts are telling me one thing
While reason tells me it will all be fine

And it's no fun to share a bed with anger
And jealousy's no good for my poor back
So while you're with them please don't forget me babe
You know where I'll be when I come back

And I know you deserve more than that
To be put up on some shelf and kept up there
I thougth I'd learned my lessons while I was in pre-school
But I guess I'm still learning how to share

But it's no fun to share a bed with anger
And jealousy's no good for my poor back
So while you're with them please don't forget me babe
You know where I'll be when I come back
Track Name: In A Few Years
Will you share this umbrella
As we watch leaves dance in this
Rain thats falling as I'm still falling darling
Won't you give this thing a chance?

We will say forget the system, baby
Cause it don't know what's good for us
Old printed fliers are our reminders as we
Give this old thing a chance?

And they say youth have much to learn
We haven't forgotten it ourselves
And I can't say how I'll look back on this moment
But let's compare notes in a few years

Will you share this one way ticket with me
As they call all aboard this
train that's rolling as we watch the world roll by
Won't you give this thing a chance?

We will say, forget the money grabbers
as they take all of our spare
change comes slowly as we watch the world roll by
Won't you give this thing a chance?

And they say youth have much to learn
We haven't forgotten it ourselves
And I can't say how I'll look back on this moment
But let's compare notes in a few years
But let's compare notes in a few years
But let's compare notes in a few years
Track Name: Cannonballs
Why do the stars resemble animals?
No one ever knows, no one ever knows
Why don't we all just live like cannibals?
No one ever knows, no one ever knows

Why don't we all just live like cannonballs?
Crash Into the walls, crash into the walls
Leave nothing behind us but a smoky pall
Crash into the walls, crash into the walls

Let's walk our dogs to the peninsula
In Siberia, In Siberia
I think I'd like to get to know ya
In Siberia, In Siberia

Let's walk our dogs to the peninsula
In Siberia, In Siberia
It's hard to tell what's a peninsula
In Siberia, In Siberia
Track Name: Satellite
You are like my satellite
Cause you float round and round
Way up high
And you my friend
seem stuck out in orbit
While I wait here for you

Don't make me wait too long
Don't make me wait

And I my dear
could never stand in the way
Of you and your precious stars (sky)
But we both know that though the universe expands
How one day all things will meet once again

Don't make me wait too long
Don't make me wait

Don't make me wait too long
Don't make me wait too long
Don't make me wait
Track Name: Global Laboratory
sometimes I think about impossibilities
and sometimes I think about what they mean for you and me
Because we're powerless deviants guilty of free speech
And I can't talk louder than the Heartland Institute and the fools they put on tv

sell out your opinions, it's what you've always done
It's not your fault, afterall you're just as
Powerless as me
Powerless as me
Powerless as me
Powerless as me
Powerful as me

Obedience afterall is what it takes to succeed
Make the grade and know your palce before its taken by a machine
Because we're components on assembly lines, with maximized efficiency
Free will is an afterthought in this
New society
New society
New society
New society
New society

The system rewards those who question it the elast
While we keep our heads in goings on our reward is sanity
But we cover the earth in pesticides and we plant genetic modified seeds
I'm feeling more like a test subject in this
Global laboratory
Global laboratory
Global laboratory
Global laboratory
Track Name: Where I Found My Way
B7 C G
Across an ocean on the distant shore
dancing in the ferns on the forest floor
moving to the east to start my day
F C G
That's Where I found my way

Climbing to the tops of the tallest trees
while a land made by fire stretches beneath my feet
looking to the west to end the day
that's where I found my way

Putting mile on mile underneath my boot
letting my soul seep up through my shoes
calling on my roots to lend me strength
That's where I found my way

Casting out to sail on a deep blue sea
Diving in when it's still too dark to see
Standing on the banks of a drowned lake
That's where I found my way
That’s where I found my way
Track Name: Six Mile Creek Song
C G F C
It does my heart much good to be here
Am G F G
Six miles, your crystal waters
C G F C
To hear your trickle, just to be near
Am G F C
Six miles, of crystal waters

When first we met, I knew not your beauty
Six miles, your crystal waters
You have gave such comfort to me
Six miles, your crystal waters
F C G C
Once had a trail that led right to you
Am G F G
But now I’ve moved so far away-ay
C G F C
I meant to write, I mean to see you
Am G F G C
Six miles, patiently wait

I knew a girl when I was younger
Six miles, your crystal waters
She learned to love me bu your stream there
Six miles, of crystal waters

(Instrumental)

Steep wooded sides surround my river
Like walls around where I call home
I swear that soon I’ll try to be there
Six miles, won’t be long

Once had a trail that led right to you
But now I’ve moved so far away
I meant to write, I mean to see you
Six miles, patiently wait
Track Name: Salty Air
it's time to go back once again
Am
to breathe the salty air
G
feel sun on my skin

Am G
let the car roll down the road
Am
find out where it goes
D
hear the lobster boats

G Am
I'll be there in the morning
C G
and you'll be right behind
G Am
dip a paddle in the water
C Cm
feel that warm sunshine

RIFF

Am G
though you feel so far away now
Am G
I won't forget how
Am G
it feels to be there
Am D
realign my furrowed brow

G Am
I'll be there in the morning
C G
and you'll be right behind
G Am
dip a paddle in the water
C Cm Bb F G
feel that warm sunshine
Track Name: Yellow Line
So as we'd walked that yellow line
You'd held my hand, walked by my side
And though we knew there'd come a time
when we wouldn't have to think about each other anymore

I could never forget you
Like forgetting myself
Forgetting my ways
I could never forget you
How could I?
How could I?

And as we'd slept by mountain streams
our riparian homes never seemed so sweet
And though we knew that where it led
would deposit us apart in some new watershed

I could never forget you
Like forgetting myself
Forgetting my ways
I could never forget you
How could I?
How could I?
Track Name: Skyline
I was looking out across this town
Where the skyline met my eye as I looked down
and saw the carpet of cracked pavement
Does anyone have the time?
Does anyone have the time?
Does anyone have the time?

I was looking out across this field
Where kids kicked soccer balls wearing cleats with worn out heels
And I saw that neat lawn stretched so wide
Does anyone have the time?
Does anyone have the time?
Does anyone have the time?
And where did it go?

Another day slips away from our reach
And I'm not sure where they float off to
Maybe they pass the asteroids and join the stars
Or stay somewhere in our hearts

I was walking alone down by the shore
Where the seagulls called like harpies and the boats bobbed on the surf
And I sat a while and watched the tide
Does anyone have the time?
Does anyone have the time?
Does anyone have the time?
And where did it go?

Another day slips away from our reach
And I'm not sure where they float off to
Maybe they pass the asteroids and join the stars
Or stay somewhere in our hearts