Out EP

by jo passed

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Available on Cassette through: craftsingles.bandcamp.com


released January 22, 2016

songs by jo
vocals/guitar/piano by jo
drums by mac
drums by jo on “no, joy (i’m not real girl)”
recorded/mixed by jo
mastered by brock mcfarlane
all songs recorded in july 2015 in thor’s palace in vancouver
except “no, joy (i’m not real, girl)” recorded in sept 2015 in villeray bunker in montreal

thanks: rage, andy, mac, june, ridley, elliot, ronnie, alex
dedicated to the memory of tommy


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jo passed Vancouver, British Columbia

Jo Passed originally consisted of Jo and his friend and drummer Mac Lawrie. The two moved to Montreal together, and toured the far-right corner of North America. After Jo’s return to Vancouver, multi-instrumentalist Bella Bébé joined the band in January of 2016, and multimedia artist Megan-Magdalena Bourne joined on bass, after working on a video for the song “Rage” (from Jo Passed’s 'Out' EP). ... more

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Track Name: In
i can't stand this
standing in
what's all this mess
where have you been

to interpret
out of control
last time i checked
there were no levers to pull

i stopped shaking
once in position
i become something else
but just in relation

don't mind the people outside
they chose that path for their lives
pull the cloth down to your chin
such a good feeling to be in

and i can't respect
any logic
if it's not what we found
it can't exist
Track Name: Rage
he talks you down the best
and in a crowd you could be so lonely
try and get some rest
and don't take that shit from anybody

they're not worth your time
if they can't commit to listening
rage you listen so well
but now it's your turn to say something

speak up, speak now
don't let him drown you out
Track Name: Lego my Ego
the futility of your design
sprits taken from another’s mind
palm on palm

did we fall from the same garden
the crops are spoiled
can you tell the good
from the bad

if you don’t use the funnel
the filter will break
and love is a idea
too easy to delineate
for you

it’s so easy to relax
when friends encourage your path
chosen on a whim

open to your closed mind
in love with your confines
i know about your prison
locked on the outside, and within

don’t leave me alone

another trait assembled
to make outside resemble
your bedroom

your common sense isn’t universal
and nature is much more
than what’s outside

open to your closed mind
in love with your confines
i know about your prison
locked on the outside, and within

wanted just one more day
to square all my thoughts away
file down and criticize
staring forward, side by side
Track Name: No, Joy (I'm Not Real, Girl)
senses enflamed and burnt out
we see fireworks, people about
packed together in your mind
every look, eclipsing blind

no, joy, please stay
it’s not just me that will fade away
fingers run bloody through dreamy haze
tending sheep, so i say

no, joy, don’t wake
at all, sleep late
in the other state
real, imagined and made

fine thin grass points to your brow
filing down clouds, what’s left is doubt
all you absorb makes a callus grow
around you’re eyelids, ears and nose

but joy, in here, you’re never left out
buses are on time, time’s a clown
tricks performed, to entertain
if you ask, i’ll say again

No Joy, don’t wake
at all, sleep late
in the, other state
real, imagined and made

No Joy
at all
in the
Track Name: Spring
born brothers bothers
birth masks death passive aggressive
sew stitch patch fix
but all red already worn

out try we try we find
it so why is it so
hard to be to say
to play to be in a room.

oh my god
oh my god
oh my god
born rot
birthed old

grow up spring
has come again
stuck stuck in a
loop fear what

can we make
us four what can we design
it’s a sign a
weed grows

fast faster than our
crop cropped out
of the sketch
split in into quarters

oh my god
oh my god
oh my god
born rot
birthed old

start again,
do better
something could happen,
it almost worked before,
we just have to try harder
we can make it work,
it almost worked before,
double up our efforts,
the cycle has ended,
it almost worked before,
we just have to try harder
start again