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Cabin Fever

by Jacob Haller

She's a robot with a mechanical heart. (The only kind that I seem to be able to mesh with.) She's a magnet, and we're poles apart. (She's good to me, as only a metal object to flesh is.) People sure look at us funny, but I don't mind, 'Cause my gear-shifting baby just BLOWS MY MIND. My little lobster. (x3) She's got wheels, bicycle built for two. (I only have to see her to want to go for a ride.) A Kryptonite lock: she's made for me, not you. (I'll never let any other take her from my side.) People laugh at me, but they don't understand, 'Cause the two of us: we go GEAR IN HAND. My little lobster. (x3)
Last night I ate a pound of steak. (It was so delicious.) Now it's six A.M. and I'm still awake. (I wish that I was vegan.) My fridge is stocked with Limburger cheese. (It was so delicious.) The smell, it brings me to my knees. (I wish that I was vegan.) My love for honey is profound, (It was so delicious.) But now it costs six bucks a pound. (I wish that I was vegan.) So now I eat seitan and soy, (It is so delicious.) And rice and beans bring me such joy. (I'm glad that I am vegan.)
I get these headaches after these gigs. They make me angry, you [silly] pigs. [Swat] the bees. [x3] Stupid sinuses! Why can't you go away? Worthless ibuprofin! Why can't I get [candy]? [Swat] the bees. [x3] I guess I could stop playing loud music, but that's what they're expecting. Or maybe it's the penguins hanging from my nose ring. [Swat] the bees. [x3] [WHISTLING SOLO] Maybe I could think of better words if my head wasn't pounding so much. It's really hurting a lot. I can't even think of a [crazy] rhyme. [Swat] the bees. [x4]


In the winter of 2014/2015, New Englanders had to come up with ways to battle cabin fever, and one method I used was to post on facebook asking if there was a song anyone wanted to hear me play. This led to me posting a bunch of old recordings -- many of them from back before I really considered myself a real songwriter -- along with a few new ones. After a few weeks of this, my record label, 75orLess Records, sent me a note asking if I wanted to put out an album with some of these songs on it ... and here it is!

You can buy downloads of the tracks here. If you want a CD, you can get it from 75orLess's site at 75orlessrecords.com/jacob-haller-cabin-fever/ , or at one of my shows (see music.jwgh.org/gigs.html to see where I'll be playing).


released May 4, 2015

All songs and performances ©2015 and ℗ 2015 Jacob Haller, except tracks 2 (Linnell/Flansburgh) and 3 (Barry/Greenwich).
All tracks mastered by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester of Machines with Magnets. Tracks 1, 4, and 5 mixed by Jacob Haller. Other tracks mixed by Seth and Keith.
Cover photo by Jacob Haller. Interior photo by Tom Haller. Ink drawing by Richard Haller.


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Jacob Haller Providence, Rhode Island

Jacob Haller has been a fixture of the Rhode Island music scene for ten years, and has been frequently featured in popular shows such as AS220's Empire Revue and Common Fence Point Music's annual Gathering of Fiddlers & Fishermen.

"Jacob Haller is not only a talented musician and songwriter, he's also a talented songwriter and musician."

-- Harper Johnson, Co-Host of The Blues Record podcast
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