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This is a ten-year remastered rerelease.

The audio quality is severely compromised on the majority of these songs, as all surviving master tracks were on copies of copies on cassette (and cheap cassette, at that). "Surviving", because many of the individual instrument tracks are lost forcing the use of the final mixdown in the remastering. Some use old keyboard drums and some have real drums. This collection is kind of like a sonic quilt. But here it exists once again for listening, against all odds!

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released October 18, 1999

I'm Not Dead Yet

Copyright © ® 1999 Jak Locke

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Jak Locke is a multi-genre songwriter and performer based in and native to New Orleans, LA.

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Track Name: Riot Trip
Half-formed words in a chaotic mind
I'm a one trick pony at the end of the line
Filling up the air with a silent scream
Now paranoia reigns somewhere between dreams
While I'm still tripping on a dying dream
There's a cell block behind me next to Lethe's stream
No signs that could tie me to a devil's road
Just a blanket of remorse and another load
The end waits here for all of us
There's nothing left that I can call my own
And yes I think it's beautiful
And yes I think it's beautiful
No signs that could tie me to a devil's road
Just a blanket of remorse and another load
No hope no reason
No gate back to Eden
No memory to lead me to the living tomb of conceding
No love to poison me
Just shallow pools of ecstasy
I'm tripping on the riot in my head
The riot in my head
Track Name: Stars
Sitting outside at 6AM with you on my mind
Wondering why it was so easy to leave me behind
Finding out that maybe there's more to me than you
Sitting outside while the sky turns to a lighter blue
Where are all the stars, I need a wish come true
To let my heart roam afar or to make things right with you
Smoking a cigarette with caffeine in my veins
Hard to believe it's been a week since I went insane
Fools rushing in where no one else had dared to tread
Can't try to take back what has already been said
Where are all the stars, I need a wish come true
To let my heart roam afar or to make things right with you
Where far away is my angel, ease my pain
Maybe she's waiting on the Oklahoma plain
Thinking about me in a way I've never known
Watching the sun rise with me though I'm all alone
Where are all the stars, I need a wish come true
To let my heart roam afar or to make things right with you
There's my lucky star rising high up through the mist
Tonight it still may set, but I may just get my wish
Track Name: Remnant
I seen light, thank the gods and tell them they were right
Thrown afar, knowledge leaves a permanent scar
You never saw what was come to you
A final farewell and a wave that seems so new
A feeling wasted, a manufactured soul
Said and done and you just play your role
Held astray, the journey back a year maybe a day
Far too late a paradox to try anticipate
She never saw what was come to you
A final farewell and a wave that seems so new
A future wasted, a lifetime mutated
Some crazy fate writes what you will have stated
You never know what's in store for you
A final farewell and a wave that seemed so new
I'm feeling wasted, I'm a manufactured soul
Said and done and you just pay your toll
Track Name: Cadaver Heart
I suffocated in the dirt you piled on all of this
Now you say I've changed, well guess whose motherfucking fault that is
You say I ain't who I was, I say to you no fucking shit
You dug my grave and happily buried me alive in it
This goes to the pussywhipped
This goes to the worthless shits
This goes to my scum-ass friends
This goes to my bitter end
One night stands replace the love I thought we had
Fuck that chance, I got no time to be sad
Romance faked, it's a bitch being so stuck
To everyone who's been forsaked live it up cuz your whole world is fucked
I'll huff and puff and blow my fuckin senses down
What we had mutated into shit that has no proper noun
So now I'll just forget you, I can no longer take anymore
You miss me now? You should have thought of all of that long before
This goes to the pussywhipped
This goes to the worthless shits
This goes to my scum-ass friends
This goes to my bitter end
One night stands replace the love I thought we had
Fuck that chance, I got no time to be sad
Romance faked, it's a bitch being so stuck
To everyone who's been forsaked
Live it up cuz your whole world is fucked
One night stands replace the love I thought we had
Fuck that chance, I got no time to be sad
Romance faked, it's a bitch being so stuck
To everyone who's been forsaked
Give it up cuz your whole world is fucked
It's all fucked
Yeah, it's fucked
Fucked
Track Name: Faded Days
Tell of a story of days bright and gold
Tell of a time when life wasn't so old
Tell of a day that was worth living for
Tell of the last time that I opened the door
The line that's been trod til it's blurred and erased
The clock that keeps time with no hands and no face
The pain that's renewed in its cyclical ways
Torn from the sanctum, from my faded days
Found in the backwater creeks of my mind
Lost in the ravaging passage of time
Borne on a cloud in the wide open sky
Choked in black schisms until it would die
Tell me a story of days bright and gold
Track Name: Bombed
I got a shot in the dark, now watch me guzzle it down
This shit ain't no walk in the park but it's the best thing I've found
Hello, what is your name and here's mine, I've never seen you before
I act on impulse all of the time, alcoholism's whore
But what did I have to lose
Some tired pride and morals bruised
Lost my sense of direction
Wonder where I'm headed now?
I got a real bad inflammation, my liver is a cesspool
AA meetings my destination if I could get off this stool
My future just got pissed with my cash, guess what I don't really care
One more so I can really get trashed cuz life's more than I can bear
But what did I have to lose
Some tired pride and morals bruised
Lost my sense of direction
Wonder where I'm headed now?
I'm bombed, fucked up
I'm bombed, fucked up
I'm bombed, fucked up
I'm bombed, fucked up
Track Name: Wound
Anybody want to know my name
Anybody want to talk to me
Everybody always acts the same
No one seems to care to want to see
What's the matter girl, you seem so shy
Is it just your way or because I'm around
Love escapes my grasp, I wonder why
Joy falls like rain, I am my only friend
By now you'd think I'd have learned
From this state of being there is nothing to be earned
Doubts in mind raise more points of concern
So the knife takes one, one more turn
What's the matter girl, I changed for you
I only did it cuz I know your needs
This pain nobody can undo
This world's a string of selfish pointless deeds
By now you'd think I'd have learned
From this place there is null to be earned
Doubts in mind raise more points of concern
So the knife takes one more turn
Track Name: Nothing But Time
Looking out the window for a day or two with the sun above the roof
Kicking back and waiting for my pager's hum with a vodka 80 proof
Looking at the cars and people passing by as the fan blades go around
Feel my pager buzz against my belt and hip, pick my phone up off the ground
Nothing but time time time is that a crime
Nothing on my mind mind mind and that's just fine
Nothing but time time time is that a crime
Nothing on my mind mind mind and that's just fine
Talking to my girl until I hear a knock and I tell her "call you back"
Open up the door and it's my boy Dennis in his beat up Cadillac
Cruising down the street and never stopping once on our way to anywhere
Waving hi to people I don't even know, they wave back if they don't care
Nothing but time time time is that a crime
Nothing on my mind mind mind and that's just fine
Nothing but time time time is that a crime
Nothing on my mind mind mind and that's just fine
Over to the club after the sun goes down, roll a spliff up at the bar
Buy another beer to wash the liquor down, toking up for about an hour
Go back to the house around three A.M., not worried about no strife
I'm not really sure just what tomorrow brings, man if this ain't the life
Nothing but time time time is that a crime
Nothing on my mind mind mind and that's just fine
Nothing but time time time is that a crime
Nothing on my mind mind mind and that's just fine
Nothing but time time time is that a crime
Nothing on my mind mind mind and that's just fine
Track Name: Skullfucked
Gouged out my eye, made me blind to everything
Only saw what you were telling me
No reason why, maybe "how"'s the one I should be asking
Since you ain't got what needs to be
A feminine nightmare sent from hell
No phallus as far as I could tell
There's nothing you could stick into my brain
And yet I still got skullfucked all the same
So what's going on? How has life been now that you realize you fucked up more than anyone?
And what's going wrong? How does a man come so far down from his original position?
A feminine nightmare sent from hell
No phallus as far as I could tell
There's nothing you could stick into my brain
And yet I still got skullfucked all the same
A feminine nightmare sent from hell
No phallus as far as I could tell
There's nothing you could stick inside my brain
And yet I still got skullfucked all the same
And yet I still got skullfucked all the same
I'll keep on getting skullfucked all the same
Yeah skullfuck me one more time all the same
Track Name: Forever Or A Day
Where there used to be a laugh, a silence lingers
The car we used to cruise is far away
Once again we feel time's icy fingers
Years from months from weeks from a few short days
Those lifelong friends how quick they end as soon as we go different routes
A dead romance, no second chance
All that was gained is on the outs, that's what it is all about
Where there used to be a kiss, a cigarette rests
The hair where hands flowed through covered with bleach
Relationship we built, another fine mess
Once so close forever now out of reach
Those lifelong friends how quick they end as soon as we go different routes
A dead romance, no second chance
All that we gained is on the outs, that's what it is all about
Responsibility, a thing of the past
Commitment, a mark of a time long gone
Impossible these days for something to last
Past the time from when it was first begun
Those lifelong friends how quick they end as soon as we go different routes
A dead romance, no second chance
All that was gained is on the outs
Those lifelong friends how quick they end as soon as we go different routes
A dead romance, no second chance
All that was gained is on the outs, that's what it is all about
Track Name: Self-Worthless
He just met a girl, got laid the first date
I think that she's hot even though she's overweight
Wears a quart of perfume to mask all the pot
Lives in a trailer falling down from the rot
Blackhole of shit
Blackhole of shit
She showed everything on the first day we met
Getting down with her was like Russian roulette
Mattress is caving with a hundred twelve stains
Looks at her losses and labels them gains
Blackhole of shit
Blackhole of shit
Spiral of a life's rejection
Fucked up twisted anti-correction
No respect breeds no respect and
Ends at the singularity of shit
Hangs on your arm like a drunken whore
I'm number ninety-nine through her bedroom door
Satan said, she said, what's swimming in her charm
Throwaway latex STD farm
Blackhole of shit
Blackhole of shit
Track Name: One More Time
Locked inside a never-ending task or so it seemed
By my side, the devastation wreaked on all these dreams
If I'd have known that things would ever be this way
I'd do the same knowing my mind
Another hour another noon another day
Let's play this record one more time
Killing time cuz with me there's nothing else left to kill
Ring that chime and hear it fade until you've had your fill
If I'd have known that things would ever be this way
I'd do the same knowing my mind
Another hour another noon another day
Let's play this record one more time
One more time!
If I'd have known that things would ever be this way
I'd do the same knowing my mind
Another hour another noon another day
Let's play this record one more time
Let's scratch this record one more time
Let's break this record one more time
Let's smash this record one more time