Piece of Ivy

by Jake Bellissimo

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“how does the light reflect off your beating eyes while the birds move in a line?”

The latest solo release from Jake Bellissimo without the gay angel monicker plays with making the intimate spacious and vice versa. This time without a large ensemble behind him, the music shifts between full band, orchestral arrangements, and acoustic moments. Taking inspiration from traveling and states of flux, Piece of Ivy is a transition point, a diary for the months following an exhale.

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released March 31, 2016

Written, recorded, performed, and produced by Jake Bellissimo

Acadia Braxton-Barto: vocals (Tracks 2/5)
Sean Lowery: drums (Track 5)
Nick Piato: trumpet (Track 3)
Ben Fernandes: co-wrote lyrics (Track 2), whistling (Track 6)

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Track Name: Piece of Ivy
Piece of ivy, why
Are you the one who's growing up in size?
Forget your life
Cut from your branch and placed onto the table in my room

Was that too soon?
I kinda like how you look from across the room
Growing roots

Oh, I find it slightly easing
How you can change your way of pleasing the different conditions you need
To keep your mind and body healthy

Oh, I empathize completely
'cos I've been ripped and put in a new place
With the same face

Piece of ivy, I
Can't tell which one of us was really
Cut through with a knife and placed into a jar with a new life
To redefine the space between the skin and water lines

Piece of ivy, I want to be like you and you be mine.
Track Name: Memento Mori
A doctor's mask just spoke to me
A phrase I hadn't heard before, "Memento Mori"
It stands for what we don't often see
And we cannot escape death even in this city by the sea

But that's a fact I cannot forget
And it applies even though I can't read Latin
but you do, and I like that about you
Track Name: (A considerable amount of) "Ow"
Dave said that people who make their own legs go numb
Tend to break their legs when they try to walk on them the next time

So, for now on I look at my own legs when I walk after sitting on them for an hour
So they do not snap and ruin the rest of my day

Max told me he was worried
That when I looked for an apartment
I would be taken advantage of and cut up by the Mafia
Because that's what happens to unsuspecting people
When they are naïve and never seen again

I watched a crowd of old beaten tourists lose self-respect when they got split up unsuspectingly
And had to take the next bus
Which was not for another few hours
Track Name: Swan Song
6 a.m. on an empty bridge
Nestled in the Czech Republic
My jacket's on, but it's not enough
On a wet bench eating breakfast:

Cheese with some type of Swedish bread
I can't say the word, but it's in my head
Knäckebrot? Hårdbröd?
I can't pronounce it but I know I should

I wonder what they're doing now
If he's still with her and, if so, how does the light reflect off your beating eyes while the birds move in a line?

In a winter garden with a view
Raise a dog that likes to bite through fog
I hope my knees are fine so we can exercise
And figure out that swan song
Track Name: Munich
Dreaming in a bus
I am
Dreaming far away
I am
Dreaming 'bout that time I had I got a scar

Speeding in a bus
I am
Across rivers and planes
I am
Stopping in a bus
I am
But stopping too soon

Driving somewhere in a bus
I know, I think I am
It's late, but I can't tell that I'm dreaming in a bus
I am
Dreaming far away
I am
Dreaming 'bout the time I had opened my stomach

Speeding in a bus
I am
Across rivers and planes
I am
Stopping in a bus
I am
Stopping too soon

Driving somewhere in a bus
I know, I think I am
I know, I think I am

Driving somewhere in a bus
I know, I think I am
It's late, but I can't tell

It's late, but I can't tell that I'm dreaming in a bus
I am
Dreaming far away
I am
Dreaming in a bus
I am
But stopping too soon.