Half Full

from by Jonathan J. Bower

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And then Friday rolls around
And baby wants out
On the downtown
But when the bands and fans
And those waves of sound…
Well, I…I might gotta sit down
I might need to lie down

But my heart is still always
Half full
An open, cracked
Flaming begging bowl
A cracked, flaming begging bowl

And when summer’s veins
Run cold again and I
Can’t stop shivering
And I can’t find my friend
And my chest
Won’t quit quivering
In that weeping wind


I’ll be your friend
I’ll be your fool
I’ll be the super glue
I’ll be your new tattoo
But I might need you
To take me to school
I never learned love’s rules
And I forget to get cool
I never learned to be cool

When I can’t
Say what I mean, baby
And I
Didn’t mean what
I’m sorry
I said


rafflemyheart music, 2017


from Light Years, released January 26, 2018
Jonathan J Bower: Acoustic Guitars, Vocals, Lyrics
Evan Phillips: Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Tambourine, Keys, & Vocals
James Glaves: Electric Guitars
Silas Hoffman: Electric & Upright Bass
Cameron Cartland: Drums & Percussion
Alex Cruver: Upright Piano & Keyboards


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Jonathan J. Bower Anchorage, Alaska

On the release of his 2012 EP, But So Beautiful, The Anchorage Press wrote, “[This is] masterful storytelling. These songs weave beautiful, forlorn tales in a matter of minutes, but with a defiant note of hope.” The songs on 2018's Light Years album play like postcards & snapshots written during an endless road trip around Alaska - or along every other dreamy, scenic stretch of highway anywhere... ... more

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