Carrier (feat. Armand Hirsch)

by Jacob Snider

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Osunlade Im a sucker for a good singer songwriter, Jacob is just that! puts me in the mind of Josh Mease or the likes :) Favorite track: Try To Hide It.
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Andrew Jervis Making heartfelt, a little eccentric, folk-leaning pop, Jacob Snider is definitely one to watch. Favorite track: Try To Hide It.
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Carrier is the debut record of Jacob Snider, featuring Armand Hirsch and produced by Tony Berg.

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released January 25, 2015

Songs by Jacob Snider
Sounds by Armand Hirsch
Produced by Tony Berg at Zeitgeist Studio, Los Angeles, CA
Strings composed and performed by Rob Moose
Vocals by Jesca Hoop on Get It Off My Chest
Bass by Daniel Rhine on Save The Ship

Mixed by Brandon Duncan and Tony Berg
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME

Dedicated to
Gelseigh Karl-Cannon
Myrna Snider and
Howard Gordon

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Jacob Snider Los Angeles, California

WXPN's Helen Leicht named him Best New Artist, and KCRW’s Chris Douridas has featured him at School Night. Jacob Snider and Armand Hirsch's collaboration, CARRIER, produced by Tony Berg, was released in January 2015. He has performed at SXSW, Philadelphia Folk Festival, while in New York he attended Columbia University, and has since shared stages with The Civil Wars, Kate Davis, and RJD2. ... more

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Track Name: Sing It Straight
every night will you try to be on my side
if we're not if we fight will you run and hide
so speaks her gaze
he knows it too well
she's got something to say and it's tearing her up but the kid's in the way

every night will you try to be on my side
if we're not if we fight will you run and hide
so speaks her gaze
I know it too well
she's got something to say
this time she says it outloud
I think

I don't mean to do what I do
that can't be me
as told by you
maybe sometime I'll speak my mind
and sing it straight my love
and be on your side

if we're not if we fight will I run and hide
so speaks my gaze
you know it too well
I've got something to say and it's tearing me up but the kid's in the way

every night will you try
we will fight
we will cry
save for the light on the front porch at night
there is nothing that shines
no one gets out alive

it comes as surprise
worse than I feared
how can you leave
babies and years
and though I try to speak my mind
I can't sing it straight my love
or be on your side
Track Name: I Am Not All Right
I am in the wrong
I have the right
and though I wanted it all to be all right
there is something in my blood and I am not all right

nice to ask if I need a meal
on the sidewalk how am I to feel?
that a question? or just really:
"you are not all right"

you don't let me be what I oughta be
why do I become a lie?

words I say
even if planned out
tend to change from a whisper to a shout
what happened to the power that lit my way?

nothing's neat arranging for an audience
though I train to speak in my defense
I am unprepared to fight when I am not all right

they don't let me be what I oughta be
why do I become a lie?
I am not all right

do I have to yell?
why can't they see through this shell?
I wonder

sincerely wanted it all to be all right
but there's something in my blood and I am not all right

I am not all right
Track Name: Carrier
I'd say I hope someone gives you a taste of your own medicine
seems that someone gave you too many rounds of something empty
I don't wish you well

and now diseased
you spread it around
unwittingly
and tragically
I call you a carrier
you're called a carrier

if and when you happen to lick yourself accidentally
you may swallow what you carry
well

and now diseased
you spread it around
unwittingly
and tragically
I call you a carrier
you're called a carrier
I call you a carrier
made me a carrier
Track Name: Try To Hide It
tell me what's the worst thing that could happen?
all I'm saying is don't try to hide it

I'll tell you what'll calm you down
I've seen it all
I've been around

kitchen flower
I see her in the harvest
in the darkness
sunlit river
catskill trees that tower under stars

I'll tell you what'll calm you down
they've seen it all
they've been around and live past human clockwork

think it over
there's no rush to talk
and talk

but tell me what's the worst thing that could happen?
I'll tell you what
her bike went down
she screamed a last call from the ground

all I'm saying is don't try to hide
Track Name: To Think I
how dare you make me lose my train
interrupt with nothing to say
an off the mark remark to decode and deal with

you make assumptions and they are wrong
you make your voice and opinion known
you make yourself at home uninvited

how will I tell off a now known toxin?
can I just leave silently walk away
I spend a whole lotta time thinking up what to say

so I have to fend you off
silence doesn't do the job
to deflect your unrelenting mission

some level know you're missing the mark
only makes you louder bark
more shots in the dark same ammunition

how will I tell off a now known toxin?
can I just leave silently walk away
I spend a whole lotta time thinking up what to say

It's tasteless so it mixes well with a smile or I'm joking pal
entry you allow
toxic
your body tells you something is wrong
either to continue along
or if not what to say and in what tongue?

how will I tell off a well known toxin?
I just leave silently walk away
to think I spent a whole lotta time thinking up what to say
Track Name: Bad Intelligence
constellation
I hate it being along
news doesn't come my way
a half choice of my own

when the well had run itself dry
I settled down out among rusted leaves
brave is being alone

if you wanna know, you find out

off but not by much
was bad intelligence
abandon ship
if the wind picks up again
I will not hear
no one do I seek

with hell to raise
rain's bound to come
I'm out here all alone

if you wanna know, you find out

I wasn't built for this labyrinth
no one lives
nothing grows
hate is being alone

if you wanna know, you find out
Track Name: Save The Ship
I am the oldest one
one among heavy litter
we must have lost the course
of course I won't tell the youngers

welcome back come aboard take a map draw the oar
there's a crack in the hull
but keep it quiet keep it low

smile onward
god's love is so kind
no one can tell you
who is the captain
is anyone gonna save the ship
ocean water keeps coming in
and nothing will make it quit

I climb to the highest point
I pray for a shoal to come under
I stare into the eyes of ghosts
the crew is starting to whisper

majors all have to meet
you might want to take a seat
there's a crack in the hull
so keep it quiet keep it low

smile onward
god's love is so kind
no one can tell you
who is the captain
is anyone gonna save the ship
no shit
water keeps coming in
and nothing will make it quit

used to know who
not anymore
are we gonna make it?
and what does make it mean?
Track Name: Foreground
streetlamp is lonely

how can it be that a gentle halo upon receiving such silence still forgives each visitor approaching?

those background lies latent fears they always rage to the foreground run up from the underground

small change makes noise

the mother who mentions a bike out of nowhere reveals a window quietly inviting you to open and give form the shapeless
Track Name: Get It Off My Chest
he's in the front seat out cold
it's because he's been sad
want it off my chest

I'm all right
anchor pulled me under
if I might
there's something I should tell you

I want it off my chest
get it off my chest