Rumors Of My Death

by Jerry Chapman

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released October 3, 2003

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Track Name: Surround You
surround you

why not think about what you’re doing
why not talk about the things you feel
why not let it out, what’s inside you
why don’t you let the world surround you
i feel fine never mind
i feel fine today
you can try to hide what you’re doing
you can bury deep the things you feel
you can hold it in, what’s inside you
why don’t you let the world surround you
i feel fine never mind
i feel fine today
i feel fine never mind
i feel fine today
every time i think i’ve made it up to the point where i can’t come down, i come down
and every time i think i’ve made it out to the place where i can’t come back, i come back
home is where you need to be
home is where
why not think about what you’re doing
why not talk about the things you feel
why not let it out
you can let it out
let the world surround you
you can let the world surround you
Track Name: Learn To Fly
learn to fly

who wants to know when they’re going to die?
he needs to know, says he’s going to try to fly away
and everybody’s watching you and you don’t know what to do
when all the people in the world are trying to push on through
take another look inside
you might make it if you give it one more try
if you open up your eyes
just flap your arms and hit the sky
and pretty soon you’ll learn to fly
they’re telling you what you need to hear
you’re seeing things and they appear to be true
and everybody’s watching you and you don’t know what to do
when all the people in the world are trying to push on through
take another look inside
you might make it if you give it one more try
if you open up your eyes
just flap your arms and hit the sky
and pretty soon you’ll learn to fly
don’t give in, don’t give up
when you’re down on your luck
don’t give in, don’t give up, don’t lose faith, don’t lose
and everybody’s watching you but you don’t know what to do
when all the people in the world are trying to push on through
take another look inside
you might make it if you give it one more try
if you open up your eyes
just flap your arms and hit the sky
and pretty soon you’ll
take another look inside
you might make it if you give it one more try
if you open up your eyes
just flap your arms and kiss the sky
and pretty soon you’ll learn to fly
who wants to know when they’re going to die?
Track Name: Before I Fall Apart
before I fall apart

i’m not saying i don’t believe you
and i don’t think that i could ever even try to leave you
you don’t understand the way that i feel feel
and i can’t comprehend it’s just no big deal
maybe i’ll end it all or maybe we should start to watch the sunset
before i fall apart
and all the lies we told have vanished in the haze
there is no pot of gold but I remember good days
it seems the road you took has led you here again
and from the way you look, you might be thinking
that i should end it all or maybe we should start to watch the sunset
before i fall apart
before I fall apart
where did i go wrong? i didn’t understand
that sometimes promises and words they make the man
i keep reaching out and holding on
to something in me that’s gone
i’m not saying i don’t believe you
and i don’t think that i could ever even try to leave you
what you need to know is how I feel
and what i need to know is what’s true and what’s real
maybe i’ll end it all or maybe we should start to watch the sunset
maybe i’ll end it all or maybe i’ll show my heart before the sun sets
before i fall apart
before i fall apart
before i fall
Track Name: Girl On The Swing
girl on the swing

before too long before too long
i will understand everything
i know sometimes that i am wrong
i know that doesn’t change anything
i am willing to let you know
that i am willing to let it go
i’m pretty sure that what i need is to
glide through the air like the girl on the swing
and dodge the clouds as they quietly take me in
glide through the air like the girl on the swing
and learn to live again
i understand i understand
that i will never know everything
nothing ever goes as planned
i think that God will laugh at anything
i am willing to let you know
that i am willing to let it go
i’m pretty sure that what i need is to
glide through the air like the girl on the swing
and dodge the clouds as they quietly take me in
glide through the air like the girl on the swing
and learn to live again
glide through the air
Track Name: One Wheel In A Hurricane
one wheel in a hurricane

and by the way did you say to take a drink to stop and think
and while you’re near are you here to live your life
or someone might send you home
i’m watching and i’m waiting
i’m anticipating some rain
and i’m riding on one wheel in a hurricane
every day people pray to end their lives, dreams will die
but think again and don’t pretend you’re all we’ve got
you know you’re not made of stone
i’m watching and i’m waiting
i’m anticipating some rain
and i’m riding on one wheel in a hurricane
i’m watching and i’m waiting
i’m anticipating some rain
you’re on your way to better things
all sunshine no sorrow we’ll see what tomorrow can bring
it shines and it shimmers leaves only a glimmer of things
in the past you’re free at last, so pack your bags, we’ll send you home
i’m watching and i’m waiting
i’m anticipating some rain
and i’m riding on one wheel in a hurricane
i’m watching and i’m waiting
i’m anticipating some rain
and i’m riding on one wheel in a hurricane
Track Name: Do Anything
do anything

there has got to be a reason i’m feeling this way
to everything there is a season (turn, turn, turn)
i can’t help but think i’m followed by an amusing friend
i can hold it in the hollow of my hand
now i’m back on my feet again
i’m ready to run
i don’t know what i’ve got, but i know you’re the one
who leads me to the light, make me feel like i might
do anything - do anything
there’s a sympathetic stranger crossing my path
i was too full of anger
i’ve got a righteous receiver in my car
you will be a believer in stereo
now i’m back on my feet again
i’m ready to run
i don’t know what i’ve got, but i know that you’re the one
who leads me to the light, make me feel i might
do anything - do anything - do anything
do anything I want
accept my best wish on this beautiful day
except when you’re wishing that i’d go away
go away
there are reasons i’m certain you’re feeling this way
there are reasons we’re hurting
i can’t help but think i’m lucky
i can’t help but think you’re lucky
we might do anything
Track Name: Through Being Sad
through being sad

you’re a long time gone, that’s i wrote this song
because the end is never really what it seems
and when i speak your name, you know it’s not the same
broken hearts make their way to sweet dreams
i’m through being sad and i want to know
when i can begin to feel again
i’m through being sad and i want to know
when we walk away, one of us will pray
that in the morning, we won’t feel this bad
and we take our turns hoping that we’ll learn
to smile and be content with what we had
i’m through being sad and i want to know
when i can begin to feel again
i’m through being sad and i want to know
i’m through being sad and i want to know
when i can begin to live again
i’m through being sad and i hope you feel the same
so let’s not pretend ‘cause we know it’s over
and i think it’s best if we turned and ran
we’ll start again when hell freezes over
we’ll live with the memories the best we can
i’ll still be around whenever you get down
i’ll dry your eyes and tell you you’re ok
and it’s not dark yet, i hope you don’t forget
that tomorrow is never better than today
i’m through being sad and i want to know
when i can begin to feel again
i’m through being sad and i want to know
i’m through being sad and i want to know
when i can pretend to live again
i’m through being sad and i hope you feel the same
i’m through being sad and i hope you feel the same
i’m through being sad and i hope you feel the same
Track Name: Goin' Nowhere
goin nowhere

already restless and i don’t believe a word i say
and the best i hope for never seems to go away
climbing under plants and birds and rocks and things
still i remember goin’
goin’ nowhere one more time
i’m feeling silly and i find it hard to sleep at night
alice has a last name you can call her mrs. white
still i remember goin’
goin’ nowhere one more time
i’m sleeping underneath the stars, i’m flying with the kings
goin’ goin’ i’m gone
goin’ nowhere one more time
Track Name: Last Call
last call

by the wurlitzer’s glow you’ll never know what you might find
with a sinister grin i might have been wasting time
cracking in two i never knew that you were there
last call to have it all
last call to have it all
but the crystals you gave won’t help to save a heart that’s cold
and the things that i read won’t make me heed the things i’m told
breaking in two i never knew that you could see
if it started again i’d likely win in spite of me
last call to have it all
last call to have it all
a broken heart can make you stronger
try as i might i don’t belong here
but i never knew you were there
if it all ended now i’d go somehow everywhere
last call to have it all
last call to end it all
Track Name: Who's Going To Tell You?
who’s going to tell you? i’m trying to be there
friday night, 11:30pm, 68 miles an hour
i’m slipping, i’m spinning, i’m turning
i’m tripping but i’m not burning
i forget the things i’ve learned
saturday, 3:15 a.m., there’s a knock on my door
you’re crying and i can’t bear it
i’m trying to be there to share it
i’m flying, i’m anywhere but here
who’s going to tell you that I am gone?
who’s going to tell you that i was wrong?
who’s going to break the news that i won’t be home?