The Jasmine EP

by Sister Helen

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Sister Helen is:

Nathan J. Campbell- Vocals
Chris Krasnow- Guitar/Vocals
Eva Lawitts- Bass/Vocals
Clint Mobley- Drums

Adam O'Farrill plays trumpet on "In Conjunction with the Sun"


Album Art by Alex Carlbon
Album recorded, engineered, mixed and mastered by Chris Krasnow
All songs written by Sister Helen

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released September 30, 2014

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Sister Helen New York, New York

2003-2017

Sister Helen was:

Nathan J. Campbell- Vocals

Chris Krasnow- Guitar/Vocals

Eva Lawitts- Bass/Vocals

Clint Mobley- Drums
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Track Name: In Conjunction with the Sun
In Conjunction With The Sun

Are you alright?
Are you alright?
You know I'm fine
But are you alright?

I'm alright
All at once, it's a beautiful day
It's more than ok
You were right
When you said it was nothing but words
It's like three little birds

In Conjunction with the Sun

I survived
and don't ask me to talk about how
I'm telling you now
I know I've got a lot to apologize for
Who could ask more?

I survived
and the world looks incredible now
incredible how things that I never thought were important to me
It's a fortune I seek

In Conjunction with the Sun

New Moon is Already Here!
Track Name: Try and Try Again
When I feel the pressure on my skin
Instinct makes me jerk my hand away
Every time I feel it holding still
I know what the pain is trying to say

And I don't care
cause this is what I've earned
and I'm aware
what you want me to learn

If at first you don't succeed
then try and try again
if at first you don't succeed
then try and try and try until you

Nobody can ever make the claim
that I wasn't fully in the game
if I wasn't really serious
why the hell would I be doing this?!

Yes, I'm aware
this isn't necessary
I don't care
That's why I have to do it

If at first you don't succeed
then try and try again
if at first you don't succeed
then try and try and try until you

I let the perfect be enemy of the good
This I won't settle for anymore understood

Try to stay unsatisfied and tough
so I won't have anything to prove
no of course it isn't good enough
good enough is never good enough

Not good enough!
Not good enough!

If at first you don't succeed
then try and try again
if at first you don't succeed
then try and try and try and try and try

If at first you don't succeed
then try and try again
if at first you don't succeed
then try and try and try until you BLEED!
Track Name: CP
When you sleep with elephants
you wake up with fleas

Just for the hell of it
they can do just what they please with you
no matter what you do

Meant to be a companion piece
Just collateral for your peace

Where east meets west
Where Harry met Sally
You are at best
A notch on their tally
A shrug on their Atlas
Their Ayn Rand McNally
Perpetual proxy
Far-fetched and so foxy

You have learned about the world
more than they'll ever know
So when they blow it up
You can say
"I told you so"

If you rule the world, your world don't contain us
If you wrote the book, your don't explain us
Track Name: Good People (Are Always So Sure They're Right)
Good People, so sure they're right
So I avoid their line of sight

Cuz if you know what's best for me
That means you have no trust in me

I tell you what I want
You tell me what I need
I tell you I'm not ready
You tell me you believe

Good People, so sure they're right
So I avoid their line of sight

And if you keep insisting
That just means that you aren't listening

I tell you what I want
I want to believed

What I want
I wanna bleed
I wanna feel something alive inside of me

Have you ever been desperate
not to know what to do?
Do you know what that means?
It means I am not you

And that nothing about me ever has to be true
It scares me that you care more than I do

Never mind, never mind, I'm sure you're right
Good People Are Always So Sure They're Right

Never mind
never mind
I'm sure
you're right

Good People Are Always So Sure They're Right
Track Name: Open
So it's come to this
So it's come this far
So I find myself against the wall
Through a sheet of cloth, I can see the stars
They don't shine unless they shine for all

There are better things
Better things by far
Than the thing that I'm about to do
If I had my choice, I would follow the stars
Go out into the open and join you

No one seems to see my face, though I can see theirs
You see they've shut me out
Their space is so small

If I had my proper place, I'd gladly be there
If this is where you want me, you don't want me at all

Now you've found a box for me
Leave it open, leave it open
I'll escape into the street
Leave it open, leave it open

I won't answer to the names you choose to call me
The reason I am here is not so simple

I need freedom not to be the way you want me
If this is how you want me, you don't want me at all
Not at all

Now you've found a box for me
Leave it open, leave it open
I'll escape into the street
Leave it open, leave it open

So it's come to this
So it's come this far
So I find myself against the wall
Through a rag of cloth, I can see the stars
They don't shine until they shine for all
Track Name: My Own Perception
La-la-la-la-la, I got my own perception
La-la-la-la-la, I got my own perception

There is no sight
save through my eyes

Go look
Don't assume it what it seems to be.
No good
You cannot know what it means to me
Go look
Don't assume you've got a read on me
No good
You can't show me what you seem to see

Don't make me laugh!

La-la-la-la-la, I got my own perception
La-la-la-la-la, I got my own perception

You have no right
to tell me lies

Go look
Don't assume it what it seems to be.
No good
You cannot know what it means to me
Go look
Don't assume you've got a read on me
No good
You can't show me what you seem to see

(You can wear rose-colored glasses,
you can call me any other name
I can wear those shutter glasses,
I can shut out half of everything)

Don't make me laugh!
After all, the laughter always fades
the underlying misunderstanding is what remains
in my own perception.

Go look
Nothing's ever what it seems to be.
No good
You cannot know what it means to me.
Go look
Don't assume you've got a read on me
No good
You can't show me what you seem to see

(Hold it like a superstition,
maybe then your baby will come true,
but I got my inner vision,
I can see the lie inside of you,
Is it really any wonder,
blame it on the sun that lights the sky,
You'll be watching like big brother,
you are the cruel sunshine of my life.)

Don't look! Don't look!

La-la-la-la-la, I got my own perception.
La-la-la-la-la, I got my own perception.