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The Summer E​.​P.

by John Anealio

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released August 2, 2013

John Anealio: Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Lap Steel, Mandolin, Irish Bouzouki, Bass, Glockenspiel, Synthesizers, Drum Programming.

Cover Photo by Paul Weimer www.skyseastone.net/jvstin/

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John Anealio New Jersey

John Anealio performs geeky anthems for writers, librarians, lovers of Sci-Fi, Best Buy customers & robots. His music sounds like John Mayer, Weezer & James Taylor playing Dungeons & Dragons together on their iPhones.

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Track Name: The Ferris Wheel
She works till 7:30
and I'm lured by this fair mermaid
We sail down the Parkway
and dock at Exit 98

We feel the sunset; a pink and orange glow
We taste the saline from the ocean's flow

We stroll down the boardwalk
and old wood creaks beneath our feet
Flashing lights surround us,
Trade winds blow in from the east

Shore air is heavy with humidity
Arcades are beeping like a symphony

The Ferris Wheel spins tonight
The carousel rings like chimes
Waves are crashing in lament
As Summer Ends

We take our shoes and socks off
our bare feet tread across the beach
The ground's a sandy mattress
The sky's a starry canopy

Salt water's freezing but her arms are warm
The night wind is singing like a troubadour

The Ferris Wheel spins tonight
The carousel rings like chimes
Waves are crashing in lament
As Summer Ends
Track Name: San Luis Obispo
It was three years ago today
I spent the summer drifting up and down the coast
It was just a temporary stay
I needed time to run away from Torie's ghost

There's a seaside town where she can be found
I wish I was there today

I want to go where summer lasts forever
I want to go where everything is clear
I want to go where summer lasts forever
I want to go to San Luis Obispo

Kate worked on Higuera street
Waiting tables and sending pay home to her mom
She asked me what I'd like to eat
Then smiled and I asked if I'd be there for very long

Her green eyes glowed and her red hair flowed
I wish I was there today

Chorus

California seems so far away
and Katie moved back home to Santa Fe
and I'm happy in New Jersey anyway

Chorus
Track Name: Kathy's Kalifornia
The crucifix is dangling from her gold chain
Its June 26th, her birthday. She's on her way.
She served her time at St. Marys with Sister Bernadette
She's had her fill of New Jersey and the Old Testament

Now San Francisco calls her name.

Get out of her way its Kathy's Kalifornia now.
Its Kathy's Kalifornia now.
Get out of her way its Kathy's Kalifornia now.
Its Kathy's Kalifornia now.

She cables down the hill sets up her easel and starts to paint
a landscape of St. Paul and Peter and the Golden Gate.

No gallery will show her work

Chorus

I heard she's waiting tables at some bar on Market Street
and memories of New Jersey suddenly seem bittersweet.
She believes that she can make it if she sticks it out.
But its been a year of loneliness, frustration, and doubt.

Chorus
Track Name: Crescent Street
She calls me on the phone, she says she's all alone
and come see me tonight
I take 287, stop at 7-11
to fuel my evening flight
Now there's crumbs in the crevice of my corduroys
Coffee stains my stick shift
It's a sweltering drive, I'm preoccupied tonight

And all the time I think of her
and I hope that the summer never ends

I'm headed down to Crescent Street
our designated place to meet
I'm headed down to Crescent Street tonight

I'm headed down to Crescent Street
We're melting in the August heat
I'm headed down to Crescent Street tonight

My wheel hits the curb and I observe
her waiting at the door
Her tight half shirt and her hippie skirt
are difficult to ignore

She leads me up the staircase, her long hair in my face
I smell summer breeze
Her lower back skin makes my dirty mouth grin
and weakens my knees

We talk about the day's events
but we don't even make it up the stairs

I'm headed down to Crescent Street
our designated place to meet
I'm headed to Crescent Street tonight

I'm headed down to Crescent Street
We're melting in the August heat
I'm headed down to Crescent Street tonight

We're locked inside and our bodies collide
to the sound of passing cars
The Elysian fields of her body heals
my old romantic scars
Then we had out on the roof for an interlude
to watch the midnight sky
We have a deep conversation and a sweet libation
like some religious right

We fall asleep up on the roof
and I hope that the summer never ends

I'm headed down to Crescent Street
our designated place to meet
I'm headed to Crescent Street tonight

I'm headed down to Crescent Street
We're melting in the August heat
I'm headed down to Crescent Street tonight