earth to ursa minor EP

by jordaan mason

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the "earth to ursa minor" EP was written, recorded, and mixed at home between may 2017 - november 2018, with the exception of "measuring an earthquake," which is an old song i wrote on guitar in 2007 and translated to piano in 2018 for this EP. i play electric piano, organ, and sing. my husband jason can be heard showering in the background of track 5 and doing dishes in the background of track 6.

"sorry city" appeared on a quiet bedrooms compilation called "year one." "lost light" appeared on a mount seldom records compilation called "you're sad but still at the party."

the cover photo was taken by tara fillion.

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released February 29, 2020

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jordaan mason Toronto, Ontario

a confused human being singing songs about being a confused human being (they/them).

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Track Name: measuring an earthquake
you have the weight of dandelions
you have the weight of cowardly lions
i'm not gonna make demands
i'm not gonna make demands
you are so wise
you are working the light

do you know your own history?
what threads you pulled out of me?
well, can you put me back into solids?
can you fuck me back into solids?

is that your seismograph?
is that your seismograph?
how much did we move?
how much did we move?
did we move? did we move?

did we move?
Track Name: sorry city
every time i go outside
i mute the world
i close my eyes
and walk right into folks i meet
and we say, we say, "sorry, sorry"
we say, we say, "sorry, sorry
i've been too long inside this city
sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry
i didn't mean to interact with you.
i didn't mean to make you think i wanted to."

let's just forget we ever met
go back to living in our own heads
i promise i won't go outside again
again, again, again

so sorry, sorry city
we say it though its lost its meaning
sorry, sorry, sorry city
we say it til it loses meaning
Track Name: lost light
sew a song for my sister
so we survived another winter
we don't have to talk about that night
i held your hand, you lost your light

bones break in the same place
bodies unravel & embrace
we walk together, though apart
i can hear her in my heart

hide away from the thunder
so we survive another summer
we don't have to talk about that night
you held my hand, i lost my light
Track Name: feedback
there was a bad moon hanging over me
when i was asleep i couldn't even dream
except to see long lengths of trees
wrapped around me, bloody, at best
when i awoke, my wrists they spoke
of hidden wars in my head
looked for a latch to push it back
maybe in you i found that
there was a bad sun, got in my lungs
i coughed it up til it got dark
i closed my eyes again that night
saw tiny lights blink off and on
wanted to be like those light beams
that travelled down from the sky
but i am here
going nowhere
i am lost, lost, lost
in the feedback
i am lost in the feedback
i am lost in the feedback
i am lost in the feedback

what's an experience?
how do i know if i've had one?
what's an experience?
how do i know if i've had one?
what's an experience?
how do i know if i've had one?
what's an experience?
how do i know if i've had one?

maybe i won't go anywhere
who cares, not even me
i haven't time to divine
i'm too occupied with just staying alive
but to survive i must invite
the endless night into my room
and hold it close, though i don't know
if what it sings in my ear is enough
all that i know is singing slows
the thoughts that go 'round in my head
like: how do we fix any of this
when we admit we're complicit?
well, i am, too, what can we do
except kill time til it's too late?
but is it good to burn the wood
while for the end we wait?

hope is hard to have now, hit reset.
hope is hard to have now, hit reset.
hit reset. hit reset.
hit reset. hit reset.
Track Name: became: _____
we escaped
ran away
home became
wherever we lay

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