Mystery Man

by Jonny Couch

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1.
03:30
Mystery, Mystery Mystery, Mystery Staring at the ceiling Cause you’re wide awake (awake) You’re wide awake (awake) I bet you can’t shake this feeling Cause it’s hard to take (to take) I’m so hard to take (to take) I’ll be gone before too long But for now I’m a Mystery Man On a holiday I’m a Mystery Man Asking you to stay Mystery Man On a holiday I’m a Mystery Man Asking you to stay Late in the evening I catch your smile (your smile) For a while (a while) The things you do have got me reeling And I wanna say (to say) I gotta say to say to say to say (to say) I’ll be gone before too long But for now I’m a Mystery Man On a holiday I’m a Mystery Man Asking you to stay Mystery Man On a holiday I’m a Mystery Man Asking you to stay Mystery, Mystery Mystery, Mystery But for now I’m a Mystery Man On a holiday I’m a Mystery Man Asking you to stay Mystery Man (I'm a mystery man) On a holiday (On a holiday) I’m a Mystery Man (I'm a mystery man) Asking you to stay (Asking you to stay) Mystery, Mystery Mystery, Mystery
2.
03:14
When I finally saw you In another light Then you came to find me And it don’t seem right I tried to run away again I tried to hide away You gave me Vertigo You gave me the Vertigo-go Chippin’ away at my soul You gave me Vertigo You gave me the Vertigo-go Strippin’ away the control From my life, my life Strange reaction Nothing left to say All of your distractions You make me pay and pay and pay and pay I tried to run away again I tried to hide away You gave me Vertigo You gave me the Vertigo-go Chippin’ away at my soul You gave me Vertigo You gave me the Vertigo-go Strippin’ away the control From my life, my life Images of you are tilting All I wanna do is find a way To get back to yesterday You gave me Vertigo You gave me the Vertigo-go Chippin’ away at my soul You gave me Vertigo You gave me the Vertigo-go Strippin’ away the control You gave me Vertigo You gave me the Vertigo-go You gave me Vertigo You gave me Vertigo You gave me the Vertigo-go Strippin’ away the control From my life, my life
3.
I’m sorry you’re lonely Baby pie And I don’t have the answers or a reason why It’s deeply chemical But not that unusual Nothing can protect us from irrational hearts Nothing can protect us from irrational hearts People don’t quite know what to say They simply think it’s OK And then they try to explain But no one knows why we feel this way Yeah they talk the talk But they don’t understand pain Nothing can protect us from irrational hearts Nothing can protect us from irrational hearts I’m happy to hold you Baby pie Even though I know I’ll never be your guy You’re highly unusual And never predictable Nothing can protect us from irrational hearts Nothing can protect us from irrational hearts People don’t quite know what to say They simply think it’s OK And then they try to explain But no one knows why we feel this way Yeah they talk the talk But they don’t understand pain Nothing can protect us from irrational hearts Nothing can protect us from irrational hearts Everything that we thought to be true Was gone in a flash And so we try to make do Life goes on in every way Yeah we try to make it better But we still feel the same Nothing can protect us from irrational hearts Nothing can protect us from irrational hearts Nothing can protect us from irrational hearts
4.
03:07
It’s so hard to feel free It’s so hard to feel free It’s so hard to begin to even talk about you and me Cause everything I do is always wrong Or so you’re telling me I touch your hand then I understand that you’re cold inside Lullaby, singin’ you a lullaby I sing to you then you laugh at me with your cold, cold eyes Lullaby, singin’ you a lullaby You dance with me then you walk away in a new disguise Yeah It’s so hard to believe Somebody gimme a sign Cause I can no longer see Whatever’s left of me Can’t even breathe I touch your hand then I understand that you’re cold inside Lullaby, singin’ you a lullaby I sing to you then you laugh at me with your cold, cold eyes Lullaby, singin’ you a lullaby You dance with me then you walk away in a new disguise So let’s talk about you and me I don’t know who you think you want me to be, oh yeah Lullaby, singin’ you a lullaby I’m singin’ to you but you’re laughing I’m singin’ to you but you’re laughing, laughing Lullaby, singin’ you a lullaby I’m singin’ to you but you’re laughing I’m singin’ to you but you’re laughing, laughing Lullaby, singin’ you a lullaby I sing to you then you laugh at me with your cold, cold eyes Why
5.
Whoa Whoa – oh oh Whoa Whoa – oh oh We all need a little attention And I got something to say to you I can’t live without this obsession But at this point it ain’t nothing new I was livin’ a lie when I turned away from my youth I was down and out but I was searching for some sort of truth It was time to find myself again It was time to breakaway We all need to make it through Survival in the Summer In this sick town We all need to seek the truth Survival in the Summer Cause this is serious Whoa Whoa – oh oh Survival in the Summer Whoa Whoa – oh oh We all crave a little affection I had too many things to prove It’s this addiction to attention I hope one day I’m gonna learn to lose I was livin’ a lie when I turned away from my youth I was down and out but I was searching for some sort of truth We have to find ourselves again We have to breakaway We all need to make it through Survival in the Summer In this sick town We all need to seek the truth Survival in the Summer Cause this is serious We all need to make it through Survival in the Summer Cause this is serious Whoa Whoa – oh oh (Survival in the Summer) Whoa Whoa – oh oh (ooooohhhh in this sick town) Whoa Whoa – oh oh (Survival in the Summer) Whoa Whoa – oh oh
6.
You can talk about it all you want But I ain't goin' with you No you can Talk about it all you want But I ain't goin' with you baby Come take a walk with me Come tell me what you see It isn't always what you want But always what you need You're living an impossible dream So tell me why You're always an impossible dreamer You're never gonna let me go Until I walk into the fire No you are never gonna let me go Until I walk into the holy fire with you Never let you outta my sight Since you passed by my window It's true I never let you outta my sight And now I'm paying dearly you see Come take a walk with me Come tell me what you see It isn't always what you want But always what you need You're living an impossible dream So tell me why You're always an impossible dreamer It isn't always what you want Oh no Because You're living an impossible dream So tell me why You're always an impossible dreamer So won't you please tell me why You're living an impossible dream So tell me why You're always an impossible dreamer Dreamer
7.
02:20
X-Ray Vision You got X-Ray Vision And you're going on a mission Just like the one on television But this is really seedy livin' Yeah I'm a really sleazy vision We made a lot of bad decisions Are you thinking of me And my Shadow Eyes Are you thinking of me Or was I acting so unnaturally To the point where you would just rather be Staring into my Shadow Eyes Shadow Eyes They make you realize Why you're hypnotized But you see through me You see through me You see through me With your X-Ray Eyes Your eyes cut through me Now I can never find you I went all the way to Georgia Then all the way to California But this is really easy livin' And the women here are bitchin' But you're the only one I'm missing Are you thinking of me And my Shadow Eyes Are you thinking of me Or was I acting so unnaturally To the point where you would just rather be Staring into my Shadow Eyes Shadow Eyes They make you realize Why you're hypnotized When you look at my Shadow Eyes Shadow Eyes Yeah they make you realize Why you're hypnotized But you see through me You see through me You see through me With your X-Ray Eyes With your X-Ray Eyes With your X-Ray Eyes
8.
02:26
Why do I lie when I’m looking right at you Why do you cry when you’re looking in the mirror Why do I try, I’m never gonna get you Why do you cry when you’re looking in the mirror Something, something But nothing, nothing Will keep me from moving along Something, something But nothing, nothing Will keep me from moving along So I lie Cause you’re turning me upside down I lie, lie, lie Cause you’re turning me upside Took me for a ride I get uptown Then I turnaround You turn me upside down Why did I run away when I met you Why do you cry when you’re looking in the mirror Why do I try, cause I’m never gonna catch you Why do you cry when you’re looking in the mirror Something, something But nothing, nothing Will keep me from moving along Something, something But nothing, nothing Will keep me from moving along So I lie Cause you’re turning me upside down I lie, lie, lie Cause you’re turning me upside Took me for a ride I get uptown Then I turnaround You turn me upside down You turn me, turn me, turn me, turn me, turn me upside down Because you’re driving me insane and now I’m upside down You turn me upside
9.
Could you see me Feeling alright I was walking on air 'til I was waiting alone after midnight Hazy evening When I lost sight I can't remember a thing I woke up in the park in the moonlight Please tell me how To make it up to you Cause I gotta make it better somehow File away I'm gonna file away These delusions of grandeur File away I'm gonna file away These delusions of grandeur I was beat down I was knocked out Yeah this society would be much better for me if I dropped out Please tell me how To make it up to you Cause I gotta make it better somehow File away I'm gonna file away These delusions of grandeur File away I'm gonna file away These delusions of grandeur File away I'm gonna file away These delusions of grandeur File away I'm gonna file away These delusions of grandeur
10.
04:01
She had me down to a T She pulled it off so perfectly She was sensuous I never knew how dangerous It was a hundred degrees And I was beggin' the officer please Please don't take me in Cause I don't even know what I did And when she comes you better take cover She had me down to a T And then she smiled so innocently On the day she framed me She had me where she wanted me I went away indefinitely On the day she framed me It was a perfect crime And now I got nothin' but time And I'm burnin' While she's out there earnin' And when she plays misty It throws the whole damn mystery I dream of a former life And oh how I miss my wife But then she came along I wish I never met her She had me down to a T And then she smiled so innocently On the day she framed me She had me where she wanted me I went away indefinitely On the day she framed me She had me where she wanted me On the day she framed me Punishment for life was what she wanted And all I ever wanted And all I ever had was gone Gone away I never thought she would do it Why did she have to take her away So long for now She had me down to a T On the day she framed me Punishment for life was what she wanted She had me down to a T On the day she framed me Punishment for life was what they granted She had me where she wanted me On the day she framed me Punishment for life was what she wanted And all I ever wanted And all I ever had was gone So long for now

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released August 2, 2019

Jonny Couch - Lead Vocals, Synths, Drums, backing vocals (all tracks)
Peter Mavrogeorgis - Guitars, Bass, backing vocals (all tracks)
Veronica Garcia-Melendez - backing vocals on Mystery Man, Vertigo, Irrational Hearts, Survival in the Summer, Shadow Eyes
Blake Olmstead - backing vocals on Impossible Dreamer
Rebecca Blair Roth - backing vocals on Lullaby
Lily O'Neil - backing vocals on Upside Down

Produced by Peter Mavrogeorgis
Engineered and Mixed by Peter Mavrogeorgis
Recorded at Dollhouse Productions, Savannah GA
Assistant Engineers: Sam Mills-Cotten, Tobias McCrae
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk, Peekskill NY

All Songs Written by Jonny Couch
Copyright / Publishing 2019 by Damaged Sofa Music (BMI)
Kelsey Wagner - Photography
Rebecca Blair Roth - Wardrobe, Stylist
Brandon Gallagher - Art Direction, Graphic Design

DAMAGED SOFA RECORDS

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Jonny Couch New York, New York

A former punk drummer, the Brooklyn-based Couch reinvented himself as a solo artist in 2016 via the shockingly strong Animal Instinct EP. Animal Instinct introduced the world to his soulful, synth-laced pop, earning him labels like "a Bryan Ferry pop crooner" (Louder Than War) and "unpolished and charming" (High Times). ... more

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