Hello, Helou

by Desmond Jones

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“Hello, Helou” is the second full-length studio album from Desmond Jones. This song features songs written by four different band members and features a wide range of sonic influences and genre shifts. The album was recorded with Kevin McKay (InMuSo) in Webberville, MI, mixed and edited by Alex Gauthier and Collin Pompey, and mastered by Glenn Brown in Lansing, MI.

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released July 26, 2019

Band: Isaac Berkowitz, John Nowak, George Falk, Chris Bota, John Loria
Musicians: Ryan McMahon, Isoa Chapman, Kate Blaha
Recorded by: Kevin McKay (InMuSo)
Mixed by: Alex Gauthier, Collin Pompey
Mastered by: Glenn Brown
Thank you’s: Kevin McKay, Nathan Purchase, Scott Waldowski, Z-Boob, Antoine Helou, Dom Plumhoff, Evan Pylar, Taylor Valeriote, Bill Bier, The Jonesies, The Tip Top Deluxe.
Artwork: Sammy Bennett

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John Nowak: Drums, Vocals
Isaac Berkowitz: Guitar, Vocals
Chris Bota: Guitar
John Loria: Bass
George Falk: Saxophone, Vocals

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Track Name: Sylvia
Sylvia
What a strange few weeks it’s been
Especially since you fell into that
New dimension
How or what where why and when
Are you?
Do you look the same
Or have you melted into
Interstellar goo?

CHORUS
Now you’re falling through the curtains of space time
and all that stuff
I can’t imagine what you’re going through
It must be tough
Poor Sylvia
Don’t think you’ll ever be the same

Sylvia
Are you now an all seeing universal brain?
And if you are
Does that mean you always were?
Well now I hope you have the answers to it all
And if not then
Hopefully being stretched like that
Will make you tall

CHORUS

How did this wormhole happen
Was it meant for me?
You know I think there’s something
I’ve not told you
How did I forget to mention
I’m not from here
By that I mean many
Light years away

Sylvia
Do you think that maybe I could come join you?
I don’t know where
But it’s what I want to do
Sometimes I just feel like this planets not my place
And I know there’s room up there
Or else they
Wouldn’t call it space

CHORUS
Track Name: Instructional Dance Song
Hold me and my many mouths
Each one dumb as the last
Seventeen beautiful angles
Each one, sharp as the last

Dance with me, ooh
Move like me, ooh
Do this dance, ooh
Move like me, ooh

And there are so many tomorrows
Each one bleak as the last
Seventeen terrible secrets
You’re the first
I am weightless
You’re the last

Dance with me, ooh
Move like me, ooh
Nobody like you
Nobody like you
Track Name: Mime Factory
CHORUS
Oh, Bruce, I’m freakin’ out
I’m so sorry, I’m freakin’ out
Oh, Bruce, I’m freakin’ out
I’m so sorry, I’m freakin’ out

So let’s wait and wait to see
How my progress goes so slowly
Align mind and focus chi
And watch me drag
So give me time and give me sleep
Give me promises to keep
So deep within the heaps
of stuff in my car

CHORUS

Two times turn into three
Into a trend you’ll start to see
But don’t worry
It’s never enough for now
And somewhere across the sea
They’re gonna make a mime just for me
In a mime factory
Replace me while I sleep

And with a smooth quiet terror
Why don’t you meet me on the corner
Of Stoddard
And what the fuck street is this?
Track Name: Still Creatures
I’m out of sight
I’m out of mind
If you can’t find me baby,
I don’t have the time

Where did it go?
I don’t know
If it makes you sad then
Put on a different show

Cuz’ we’re all still creatures too

You know it’s true
Don’t think there’s
anything that you can do

A job’s a job
But a life’s a life
You’ve gotta
find the balance
to make things alright

Build up to break
Love just ache
Acting like the whole world
Is ours to take

Cuz’ we’re all still creatures too

STOP
So I can see
Just how to make all of these
Chicken Fingies

They look so good
Just like they should
At least they turned out
The way I thought they would

Cuz’ we’re all still creatures too
Track Name: Hot Hamm
When you’re going down
Downtown
You know you look so fine
So fine
You know you taste so good
So good

CHORUS
You’ve got to give me hot ham
When you go down
You’ve got to give me hot ham
When you go down
You’ve got to give me hot ham
When you go down
You’ve got to give me hot ham

Well can you feel the heat?
So hot
Now are you jumpin’ off your seat?
So good
Can you add your sauce?
Mayo

CHORUS

CHORUS

This songs about a sandwich
Sandwich
Yeah this songs about a sandwich
Sandwich
This songs about a sandwich
Sandwich
Yeah this songs about a sandwich
Track Name: Split Again
It’s 2am and I’m up again
Thinking the same thing once again, I am
Split again

Well it’s half past 3 and the subject is me
And I won’t be thinking collectively, I am
Oh yes I am
Split again

CHORUS
Late at night I forget
Just how the scenery came to be
And as I sense a whole lot yet
I just can’t seem to
Find myself on time
This time

4’s around the corner, feeling like a loner
As my mind starts to drift away from me
I see

Now the time is 5 and I can’t control my eye’s
As the energy still flows out of me I am
Oh yes I am
Split again

CHORUS

Well it’s half passed 6, and my mind’s still ripped
Trying to dig myself out of the hole I’m in
I see
Oh yes I see

Well it’s finally 7 and the moons just in to heaven
And the new day dawns upon me I see
That I am
Split again

CHORUS x2
Track Name: Pat and the Big Carrot
Here comes Pat and the big Carrot
Please take a bite you know he wants to share it
Some say it gives you slews of magic powers
Eat it now and you’ll jump fire for hours

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Grown in a lab injected with steroids
Bestowed to us by Pats precious Ear boys
In a night of revelry and exploration
Give me your heart and hear our incantation

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La la la la la la la la la la la la
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La la la la la la la la la la la la

I don’t quite understand just how it got here
But Nolan found it yeah, you know the choice was clear
It would be ours to love and then take care of
Given of course that you could find the answer to the

La la la la la la la la la la la la
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