Insomniaccomplishments: 2016 reissue

by Jonathan Rundman

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    2016 reissue of the 2008 album, featuring new artwork from the recording sessions.

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the 2008 album, reissued with new artwork in 2016

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released September 16, 2008

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Jonathan Rundman Minneapolis, Minnesota

"bright, catchy indie pop" NEW YORK TIMES
“clever, intelligent songwriting” PASTE MAGAZINE
“clever phrasing and fresh rhymes" PERFORMING SONGWRITER
“literate…excellent…a record for anyone who hasn't given up on the idea that good songs, electric/acoustic guitars, and a great drummer are the key to all sorts of epiphanies” CITY PAGES
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Track Name: December Chicago
this is one of those days
where the sun shines bright on the snow
December Chicago
The skies are so cloudless and cold

frost on the window, snow on the ground
rush hour cars crawling all over town
they've got somewhere to be, they're all riding the brake
just a vein of red taillights down to the lake

twelve stories of concrete against blue day
four lanes lighted by neon ray
sundown giving the stars a home
and the temperature drops to twenty below

this is one of those days
where the sun shines bright on the snow
December Chicago
the skies are so cloudless and cold
Track Name: New Eyes
I been watching you for seven years
I been going through a lot of change
I can tell that you been changing too
Tell you that it's anything but strange
Cold North wind filling up your lungs
You can feel the sunlight on your neck
Even when the day is turning gray
Darlin' don't you know I've got your back
Inside, outside, traffic on the 2
Now I see you with new eyes

Caught it in the corner of my eye
Walking by the old TV
Doctor can you tell me is it true?
Are we not the way we used to be?
Every seven years I start again
Old days coming up new
Every seven years I turn around
Darlin' don't you know I turn to you
Outside, inside, coming into view
Now I see you with new eyes
Track Name: I Thought You Were Mine (2008)
I thought you were mine
But I was so wrong
And all of that time I followed along
I counted each of us
I thought we were just two
But now I see a crowd surrounding you
And I thought you were mine

I was so blind
But I felt so strong
Thought I was the only one who knew those songs
I could not believe
What I saw and heard
Voices in the dark, singing all your words
And I thought you were mine

Not so long ago I felt so fine
Oh, what did I know?
I thought you were mine
Track Name: Imperfection
we fight about the six day earth
we fight about the second birth
we got different goals and different truths
we're different in the voting booths

and I'm looking for connection
under all this imperfection
and I'm praying for protection
under all this imperfection

we try to talk theology
we get hung up on geology
oh, who am I to stand and speak
I read no Hebrew, I read no Greek

My friend, I don't know what to do
I am a beggar and so are you
Track Name: Get Behind The Wheel
you got a heart and you got an engine
blood and gasoline
you got a vision, a panorama
outside of your windscreen
ignition, accelerator
you gotta clear your head
gotta set yourself in motion
before you fall down dead

get behind the wheel
get behind the wheel
get behind the wheel
it's gonna be okay
get behind the wheel
get behind the wheel
take your time
and take it miles away

there's a highway, a blue horizon
that you never see
gotta get out and do some driving
you turn the silver key
salvation, automotive
you gotta catch your breath
staying home and going nowhere
can scare you half to death
Track Name: Little Bible
You're a black and white photo of a summer sky so blue
A two-dimensioned outline of a full Grand Canyon view
Oh dear little Bible, I give credit where it's due
And the credit goes to God and not to you

Little Bible you could never give yourself to die for me
No blood ran through your pages on that crucifixion tree
I will pay attention to the message that you bring
But written word and Living Word are very different things

Oh dear little Bible, Martin Luther said it best:
You're not unlike the manger where the Baby Jesus rests
You're just a handmade structure, but where God's love is revealed
So that through that simple cradle all creation can be healed

I love the lover, not the love letter
I drive down the highway, not down the map
I dance to the music, not to the radio
I look for the light, not for the lamp

Little Bible you could never give yourself to die for me
No blood ran through your pages on that crucifixion tree
I will pay attention to the message that you bring
But written word and Living Word are very different things
Track Name: I'm Alive And Sleep Deprived
ain't no nightshift watchman
ain't no long haul trucker
got no business keeping me awake
I would never be here
If it was up to me, dear
I don't need to see the morning break
I'm alive and sleep deprived

Call a hundred doctors
A thousand corporations
All the politicians on TV
Sometimes what you get
Sometimes what you get
Sometimes what you get
Is not what you need
I'm alive and sleep deprived

Sundown, midnight, 1AM, 2
3, 4, 5AM, nothing I can do