From The Hermit's Bedroom (extended version)

by Jean Koning

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Extended version of FROM THE HERMIT'S BEDROOM.
Includes all 9 official tracks, plus JK's stunning stripped version of The Velvet Underground's HEROIN, the Orlando Gay Club Massacre inspired I Am What I Am, and the uncensored video for THE CAUSE OF ALL MY SCARS.

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released March 30, 2017

Written and produced by Jean Koning

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Jean Koning New York, New York

Jean Koning has been a compelling force in the underground music scene since his unlikely folk&jazz debut transferring the band The Children of a Lesser God into the avant-punk extravaganza !JP in 1988. His star-studded career includes albums such as Notes from Purgatory, Man Enough to be a Woman and Wake Up In L.A.
Throughout his career, Mr. Koning has been honored with numerous awards.
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Track Name: The Cause Of All My Scars
Never thought you would confess
Never thought you would undress
Never thought you'd carry me
Never thought you'd bury me

Never thought you'd recognize me
Never thought you would despise me
Never thought you'd realize
You're causing all the scars

Never thought you would, my friend
Never thought you'd kill the end
Never thought like medicine
Never thought we'd pay to sin

Never thought you'd recognize me
Never thought you would despise me
Never thought you'd realize
You're causing all the scars
The cause of all my scars

Never thought you'd be with me
Never thought you'd leave me be
Never thought you'd love my ways
Never thought you'd pass our days

Never thought you'd go that far
Never thought we'd love the scar
Never thought you'd share this thought
Never thought you'd sell the loft

Never thought you'd recognize me
Never thought you would despise me
Never thought you'd realize
You're causing all the scars
The cause of all my scars

Never thought you would confess
Never thought you would undress
Never thought you'd carry me
Never thought you'd bury me
Track Name: Just The Mess We Made
Dog gone mad
But my room is tidy
Face this bad
Leave the world behind me
Stay awake
As The Lord decided
He just likes all things divided

Cat gone out
Was the last instruction
Tour this route
In my wake destruction
Between us: have I ever said
I truly wanted this, I truly wanted this

And as the lights go out I quickly mace the faces blind
And while the night goes on I leave the traces they won't find
And then I ask the tourist: "will there be another night
Or will I die again?"
But then perhaps in all this wicked blindness we provide
It's just the mess we made

Stay behind
I'll do it single handed
Stay behind
I am the independent
If they want to know
In this struck for fame
You'll know the details of my body

Dog gone mad
Strap it to my body
Take the back
Leave the pain in the lobby
Between us: have I ever said
I truly wanted this, I truly wanted this

And as the lights go out I quickly mace the faces blind
And while the night goes on I leave the traces they won't find
And then I ask the tourist: "will there be another night
Or will I die again?"
And as the lights go out I quickly mace the faces blind
And while the night goes on I leave the traces they won't find
And then perhaps in all this wicked blindness we provide
It's just a mess we made

And as the lights go out I quickly mace the faces blind
And while the night goes on I leave the traces they won't find
But then I ask the tourist: "will there be another night
Or will I die again?"
And as the lights go out I quickly mace the faces blind
And while the night goes on I leave the traces they won't find
But then perhaps in all this wicked blindness we provide
It's just the mess we made
Track Name: This Trimester's Scavenger Hunt
05.18.19.27 42.48.21 North 84.25.06 West
04.16.20.07 37.22.31 North 80.42.11 West
12.14.20.12 41.22.12 North 73.16.43 West
03.13.19.96 56.11.20 North 3.58.27 West
8.1.19.66 30.15.0 North 97.45.0 West
04.26.20.02 50.58.53 North 11.00.53 East
03.11.20.09 48.52.07 North 9.23.56 East
12.6.19.89 45.30 N 75.34 W
04.20.19.99 39.36.12 North 105.04.29 West
04.30.20.09 40.23.43 North 49.52.56 East
04.7.20.11 22.88.34 South 34.41.74.05 West

05.8.20.06 34.46 North 112.58 East
06.11.19.64 50.56.11 North 6.57.10 East
09.23.20.08 62.25.45 North 0.22.10.54 East
05.12.20.10 23.53 North 100.05 East
Track Name: Be My BFF
Well, would I have lit another damn candle
If you said: "I would have been able
To feel the need to explore it
To feel the need to adore it"
So I said: "Yeah! I'd love it again" (You bet I'd love you again)
And I said: "I'd buy you a friend and try to be just everything"

Well, would I have fought for This Fourth Dimension
If you said: "Kid, give me the attention
To stay ahead of the broken hearted
To stay ahead of the faithfully departed"
So I said: "Yeah! I'd love it again" (You bet I'd love you again)
And I said: "I'd buy you a friend and try to be just everything"

Well, could I have come straight out of Compton
If you said: "Hey Kid, I leave the light on
To make a mess of your adoration
To make a mess of your explorations"
So, yes, I said: "Hell! I'd love it again" (You bet I'd love you again)
And I said: "Hey! I'd buy you a friend and try to be just everything"

Just make sure you like me
Just make sure you like me
Just make sure you be my BFF

Just make sure you like me
Just make sure you like me
Just make sure you be my BFF
Track Name: Truly Love The Hunt
And if I kill myself, will that make you happy?
Or wear the lederhosen, will that make you happy?
I could eat strychnine, will that make you happy?
Though I give you the choice, I cannot make you happy

If I just stay in bed, will that make you happy?
If I'd just not be proud, will that make you happy?
If I wear a body bag, will that make you happy?
But I rain on your parade, it doesn't make you happy

If I would stay indoors, will that make you happy?
Not grieving on my loss, will that make you happy?
To be one of the guys, will that make you happy?
Though I give you everything, I cannot make you happy

You truly love the hunt (She's Miss Teenage Dream And I'm hiding between her sheets)
You truly love the hunt (She's Miss Teenage Dream And I'm hiding between her sheets)
You truly love the hunt (She's Miss Teenage Dream And I'm hiding between her sheets)
You truly love the hunt (I'm wearing this big pack)
You truly love the hunt (She's Miss Teenage Dream And I'm hiding between her sheets)
You truly love the hunt (She's Miss Teenage Dream And I'm hiding between her sheets)
You truly love the hunt (She's Miss Teenage Dream And I'm hiding between her sheets)
You truly love the hunt (I'm your Straight Agent)
You truly love the hunt (She's Miss Teenage Dream And I'm hiding between her sheets)
You truly love the hunt (She's Miss Teenage Dream And I'm hiding between her sheets)
You truly love the hunt (She's Miss Teenage Dream And I'm hiding between her sheets)
You truly love the hunt (I'm wearing this big pack)
You truly love the hunt (She's Miss Teenage Dream And I'm hiding between her sheets)
You truly love the hunt (She's Miss Teenage Dream And I'm hiding between her sheets)
You truly love the hunt (She's Miss Teenage Dream And I'm hiding between her sheets)
With your Kalashnikov (Girl, don't toss me while I'm in your head)
Track Name: Heroin
I don’t know just where I'm going
I'm gonna try for the kingdom if I can
'Cause it makes me feel like I'm a man
When I put a spike into my vein
And I'll tell ya, things aren't quite the same
When I'm rushing on my run
And I feel just like Jesus' son
And I guess that I just don't know
And I guess that I just don't know

I have made the big decision
I'm gonna try to nullify my life
'Cause when the blood begins to flow
When it shoots up the dropper's neck
When I'm closing in on death
And you can't help me now, you guys
And all you sweet girls with all your sweet talk
You can all go take a walk
And I guess that I just don't know
And I guess that I just don't know

I wish that I was born a thousand years ago
I wish that I'd sail the darkened seas
On a great big clipper ship
Going from this land here to that
In a sailor's suit and cap
Away from the big city
Where a man cannot be free
Of all the evils of this town
And of himself and those around
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know
No, and I guess that I just don't know

Heroin, be the death of me
Heroin, it's my wife and it's my life
Because a main-line into my vein
Leads to a center in my head
And then I'm better off than dead
Because when the smack begins to flow
I really don’t care anymore
About all the Jim-Jim's in this town
And all the politicians making crazy sounds
And everybody puttin' everybody else down
And all the dead bodies pilled up in mounds
'Cause when the smack begins to flow
Then I really don't care anymore
Ah, when the heroin is in my blood
And that blood is in my head
Then thank God that I'm as good as dead
And then thank your God that I'm not aware
And thank God that I just don't care
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know
Oh, and I guess that I just don't know

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Track Name: Your Head Full Of Droids
A head full of droids
Struck with no voice
I gave you the choice
Become a piece of their noise

A head full of droids
Stuck with no voice
I gave you the choice
Become a piece of their noise

But the silence
Bitterness
Hopefulness
Mania (Emptiness)
Stamina (Thoughtfulness)
Regret (This stewardess)
Tiredness (She'll make a mess)

Will take a general part
A general part of your head full of droids
Your head full of droids

You're headful of droids
It's not in your voice
You slept in Detroit
I said: "Try to avoid!"

Headful of droids
It's not in your voice
You slept in Detroit
That's a thing to avoid

Like emptiness
Thoughtfulness
Stewardess made a mess
I offered you bliss (Bitterness)
While your head was so full (Hopefulness)
(Mania, stamina)
And it will take a general part (Regret, tiredness)
A general part in your head full of droids

Your head full of droids
Head full of droids
Your head full of droids (Your head full of droids)
And I miss your voice
Track Name: The Neo Extreme Right Holiday Calendar
January, 7, Paris 12
7, Montrouge 5
14, Skierlik 4
17, Hadera 6
22, Jerusalem 2
February, 25, Colombo 8
25, Hebron 29
March, 5, Tel Aviv 3
7, Alzmona 5

March, 11, Toulouse 7
16, Belfast 3
17, Jaffa 2
30, Yahyakhel District 9
April, 15, Boston 4
May, 20, Rishon LeZion 7
June, 12, Baghdad 5

June, 12, Orlando 49
17, Charleston 9
26, Sousse 38
July, 20, Sheshnag 13
22, Oslo 75
August, 4, Shfar'am 4
5, Oak Creek 6

August, 6, Nunwan 9
October, 8, Mekenskaya 41
November, 4, Jerusalem 2
8, De Deur 8
12, Taraz 7
17, Handan 7
25, Kiryat Shemona 6
27, Colorado Springs 3
December, 2, San Bernardino 14
8, Jarafa 27
31, New Orleans 9
Track Name: The Insults The Insults The Insults
Chardonnay
Chardonnay was just watching
How Damien
Damien started touching

So Chardonnay
Chardonnay started counting
1, 3, 17, 367, 510

Chardonnay
Chardonnay kept watching Damien play

Chardonnay
Chardonnay is still watching
The insults, the insults, the insults
The insults Damien, Damien touches

So Chardonnay
Chardonnay counts away the minutes
7, 8, 15, 27, 33, really Damien? 33, 34

Damien
Damien keeps on going

Chardonnay is
Chardonnay is watching, watching