Jon James Is Dead

Music // Clutching At Straws (2019)

Haberdashery Soul

Jon James Is Dead
J.J. Benson


You’ll never know, never know
Never know the feeling
You break ‘em all, break ‘em all
Broke me, but I’m healing
Slowly now, get reborn, learn to crawl
Brand new baby
An invisible phoenix like you
Jonny come lately

But — oh — I ain’t jaded

When it comes to these matters
What matters is heart
No matter mine’s in tatters
Still mad about you
Mad hatter, but I’m dashing
Haberdashery Soul

Surrender my soul, lost control
When her choir began sounding
Fluttering like a butterfly stuttering
With the kick drum pounding
Quickening then, wore me out
Every artery flowed wide
An unreachable phoenix like you
Jonny come bowtie

The second you smiled, how the water went wild
From the moment you spoke, how the levy done broke
Once he’s facing a wave of divinity
How does a man stop that?
An impossible phoenix like you
Jonny come tophat

But — oh — I ain’t fadin’

I’ve been riding the rhymes
Of a mercury buzz
Climbing the rungs of her ladder
If only because

Mad hatter for the fashion
Mad hat, peculiar passion