I Wonder If This Is How Dogs Feel

by The PBJs

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"I Wonder If This Is How Dogs Feel" is a sentiment that captured us by its core despair. When we leave our loved ones, furry or human, we have a longing we cannot ignore. The album chronicles feelings, both good and bad, that make us whole as beings. This album is also a year in review of the band itself. From their birth until their first year, a growth in production, songwriting, and performance.

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released June 28, 2014

The PBJs are Nalani Proctor and Jason Bolinger
All songs, music, lyrics, instruments, recording, art, by us.
Teri Terford & Dustin Neill helped on 16 &18

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The PBJs Iowa

The PBJs are an acoustic duo of best friends from small towns in Southeast Iowa connected by train tracks. Both are no stranger to softer, folk rock, with Nalani Proctor, a solo artist out of Keokuk, and Jason Bolinger, once the drummer for Ottumwa band "She Swings She Sways". ... more

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Track Name: It's The Way You Look At Me
Sittin' out in the summer
watching all the girls run on by
heading to the cool hang out
without me

I don't mind being lonesome
cause I'm never alone that long
wave to you cross the river
and my heart skips a beat

It's the way you look at me

We've never met, well not really
I only see you across that stream
sometimes I think your imagined
but I hope

You're story's built in my memory
a perfect gentleman you would be
holding doors, showing me pretty
things to see

It's the way you look at me

I know that we may never get across that river to shake hands
but at least I have your smile to get me through the day

The sun is finally setting
and a fall wind is coming in
I guess I'll see you next summer
with a grin

It's the way you look at me
Track Name: Wonder
As the storm rolls in I look upon your face
And I wish that I could replace the change in your heart
cause the rain fall won’t stop my dry eyes
and the noon sky is passing us by

It’s a wonder, a wonder.
You’re a wonder, a wonder.

A wave goodbye won’t change anything,
You turn and sigh, but minds are made up to hurt us
and drive through the whole in your head.
I can’t believe I’m the bearer of bad news.

It’s a wonder, a wonder.
You’re a wonder, a wonder.

If I turn back on my word, I’d hate the sight of
You know this would be better than gluing the pieces back,
watching it crumble, and wasting our time on nothing.

It’s a wonder, a wonder.
You’re a wonder, a wonder.
Track Name: Sleepy Song
Wake up every morning
wondering if I'm in the right
holding on to dreaming
bracing for a lonely night

it's not you, it's me, this

time is of the essence
waiting is not what you advise
but I could only imagine
what could be waiting down the line

it's not you, it's me

I could take it all, and stay
waiting for that perfect day

it's not you, it's me, this time
Track Name: Horror Love
Freddy, I know you, dreaming
but sometimes, you're just too good
with your knives a flame, scratching out my name
you know, I'll be scared of you still

Michael, oh how you stalk me
and sometimes, I think you're there
with your mask, your gait, the way you hold me tight
you know, I'll be scared of you still

And oh, my nightmares are a plenty
but I'll keep on coming back to you
your love for killing is just what we need

Jason, your ghost's a plenty
although, your knife is in my heart
with your mother's love, the lake behind your mug
you know, I'll be scared of you still
Track Name: Dreaming Of Summer
I know, you know, we both know, that we’d love to be
in the sun, the shade, the ocean, but it’s ten degrees, and I’m freezin’.

Please help me get back to the place I’d like to be
Please help me get back to the place I need to be

It’s so extraneous this winter glow
when I would, I would rather fry, not look like a ghost with the most.

Please help me get back to the place I’d like to be
Please help me get back to the place I need to be.
Track Name: Two Paths
I don't know where I'm going,
You see the birds, they're flying south, and you don't even know why.
All the words before you, and they seem so far away.

Two paths and secret laughs, torn by autographs and your smile.
See through, believe in you, I wish I could find my way back home.

You're looking up at my face, all the while my smile's there, and you don't even know why. It'd be nice for a change, please forgive this absentee.
Track Name: Is This Love?
Well I'm late to the show. Standing there, you're all alone.
And I don't know why you would come. I don't know why you would come.
We don't talk, just look away. But our eyes can't help but stray.
And I don't know why you would come. I don't know why you would come.

Like the sunset on the moon, I love everything about you.
With eyes that smolder through and through. It can't be true.

Take my hand and hold it close. Cause I'll float right past our ghosts.
And I don't know why you would come. I don't know why you would come.
And our lips look for a sign. But it's hard to restrain a smile.
And I don't know why you would come. I don't know why you would come.
Track Name: Disturbed Intellectual
I never know what to say, it just seems like another day
to put my dreams out of my mind, and show them off without caring too much.

In a way, it's better this way, to be tortured for all eternity. Wear a mask of happy teeth, says the Disturbed Intellectual.

The coffee shops are far to crowded, but how else will I maintain my prowess, without the angsty girls a gawking. I need to act like I don't notice.

My torn and tattered shoes are walking. Unconscious I go about my business, to read and write and be misunderstood.
The inner pain is really a comfort.
Track Name: Weather The Storm
Weather the storm, weather the storm, your heart is open.
Weather the flame, weather the flame, your mind is closed.

To want, to want, I do. To love, to love, it's you.

Weather the storm, weather the storm, your heart is broken.
Weather the flame, weather the flame, it's my undoing.

To want, to want, I do. To love, to love, it's you.
Track Name: Love Yourself
Simply finding another heart isn't work.
It's the soul that makes fonder, the soul that makes us stronger.
And when you need to grasp what you have set yourself to do.
find a soul that makes you stronger, a soul that makes you fonder of you.

So love yourself, yes love yourself, and you will find a soul that loves you too.

With a wonder you never know what to do,
but the soul will lead you over, the soul will bring you closer to truth.
And when there's strife and crude, the bottom's calling out for you.
Find the souls that make you stronger, the souls that make you fonder of you.

So love yourself, yes love yourself, and you will find a soul that loves you too.
Track Name: 2049
I always wonder were you are, whenever we're apart
are you beyond the states of Rome, or running through the park
you're never very far, but far enough
to make me wish for one more set of arms
to wrap you up and hold you til the sun burns out

If I would sail the great beyond, I know you'd follow suit
in your new car, into the pond, but why take the route
to follow through and through, when we could hold
the record for the longest hug in space
or enter a three legged race, and come in last place

I'm always happy when I'm (I'm always happy when I'm)
I'm always happy when I'm (I'm always happy when I'm)
I'm always happy when I see your lovely face
I'm always happy when I'm, when I'm with you.

Imagine laughing to the moon, and turning right around
to find we've circled all but one, listing in the sky
I've never been so high, and still I wonder
where we'll be in 2049
I couldn't care less as long as we're side by side.
Track Name: Out There
Out there, in suburbia there lives a wild,
a wild man and a lover, and maybe their child.

Don't you know they've got to go, further than our minds
pushing for a better home, one with out denial

Out there, in the forest, the animals wait
for their share of remorse, it's better than hate

Don't you know they've got to go, further than our minds
pushing for a better home, one with out denial

And wouldn't it say that if we stay the same then the world will change without us
but if we pull apart knowing nothing of heart then the world won't move on without us.
And if we say that if we stay the same then the world will change without us
but if we pull apart knowing nothing of heart then the world won't move on without us.

Don't you know they've got to go, further than our minds
pushing for a better home, one with out denial
Track Name: Stuck On A Hill
It's a long long way down, and if you reach you'll touch the clouds
but don't hesitate, or you'll tumble to the ground,
don't hesitate, you'll be found
And if you look for a sign, you'll be the first one in line,
so don't hesitate, you'll be found.

Walking alone only gets you so far, take my hand, and we will be transported over the stars, with you I will never fear anything, hold me closer

It's a long long way down, and if you reach you'll touch the clouds,
or so it seems, while you struggle to be found, or so it seems, keep your ground.

Walking alone only gets you so far, take my hand, and we will be transported over the stars, with you I will never fear anything, hold me closer.
And after we climb to the top of this mountain, we'll soar, to the ends of Earth, through the universe, but now we can pull each other from the depths, please just hold me closer

Hold me closer.
Track Name: BF&E
Right about now, I'm feeling like a clown,
dancing and a juggling, I hope I keep it all up in the air
And don't let it fall down, don't fall down, let you down.

Right about now, I can't hear a sound,
Talking in one ear and out the other, it all goes into the air
And I never know where it goes, you don't know, no one knows

I notice everything, best friends and enemies,
I know, let go, I notice everything.
Track Name: Light
On the way into town I turn by another street
I see the car that you once drove
living with strangers
and I wondered how far away you are

After all my chores were through, I took another drive just to
see the old car parked alone, shaded by a fir
and I wondered how far away you are
how I wondered how you could come back without your car

It didn't look like you'd make it
It didn't look like you could
but you're out there, somewhere
you're out there, lighting up the world

For a year or two I've kept my promise to visit
that old car, as long as, I knew where it was living
but it's left me, without warning
it's left, and I'm still mourning you

It didn't look like you'd make it
It didn't look like you could
but you're out there, somewhere
you're out there, lighting up the world
you're out there, somewhere
you're out there, lighting up the world.
Track Name: Road Trip
For my sanity,
keep running past the breaking point of the injury
and the underneath,
where we could get lost, altered for all eternity

it's not like you to stop, to check the tires of our car
with the rubber unfolding half the time
after roads and roads of hills,
why don't we just catch a line
it's not like you to stop, with so much time

And the waiting wind,
won't care too much if I just left two dollars for him
Cause we know what's best,
offer what's left to the one
who can't walk beyond the map

it's not like you to stop, to check the tires of our car
with the rubber unfolding half the time
after roads and roads of hills,
why don't we just catch a line
it's not like you to stop, with so much time

Watching half borrowed skates,
burn the way through the end of our misgivings
And the undertow breaks, as the swell brings us
closer to dying, but
If we take on our place, we'll take on our lies

it's not like you to stop, to check the tires of our car
with the rubber unfolding half the time
after roads and roads of hills,
why don't we just catch a line
it's not like you to stop, with so much time

on the end of the earth, we take our course, and we all fall down
Track Name: I'll Wait
I'll wait and I'll wait and I
I'll wait and I'll wait and I

I know, when you change your mind
I know, when you change your mind
I know, when you change your mind
I know we'll be fine.

I'll wait and I'll wait and I
I'll wait and I'll wait and I

I know, when you change your mind
I know, when you change your mind
I know, when you change your mind
I know we'll be fine.

And when the wind begins to break,
The company we keep won't be honest with our take
And what is worse than leaving empty handed from the lake
when knowing we could have everything on the plate
But that's just like us to say "That's OK, we'll be fine."

I'll wait and I'll wait and I
I'll wait and I'll wait and I

I know, when you change your mind
I know, when you change your mind
I know, when you change your mind
I know we'll be fine.
Track Name: Words
The party, dull, without a trace, of heaven, hell, or in between
no soul to be found near.

A dusty figure steps between the slats of wooden poles and beams
a rugged shadow leers

And they roll, roll through their great wide land,
As the sun sets slow,
and their hands clap, their shoes tap, and all begin the words to their last song

A mandolin around his neck, and a guitar hung from his back
taking the road ahead.

Two brothers pluck him from a place, that's humble, underneath the space,
of wild warrior's nests.

And they roll, roll through their great wide land,
as the sun sets slow
and their hands clap, their shoes tap, and all begin the words to their last song.
Track Name: Coward
I'm afraid, and I'm a coward, and I'd bet money that you'd watch me fail.
If it weren't for the hour drawing nearer to the end you'd have me still.

But just like the end of every story book, someone has to die.
And after the funeral, we'll all come together and be smiles.

I'm afraid, and I'm a coward, and I'd bet money that you'd watch me fail.
If it weren't for the hour drawing nearer to the end you'd have me still.

And after all the wonders of this world I never thought I'd see
Another man in my future but I guess that's how it has to be.

I'm afraid, and I'm a coward, and I'd bet money that you'd watch me fail.
If it weren't for the hour drawing nearer to the end you'd have me still.

Cause when I know that you are here and I am there and we are never right
The only thing that's holding is the binding of the book that's kept us tight.

I'm afraid, and I'm a coward, and I'd bet money that you'd watch me fail.
If it weren't for the hour drawing nearer to the end you'd have me still.

Cause even though I'd love you, and I'd love you to the end of time,
I wouldn't seem to get over that little speckle in my mind.

I'm afraid, and I'm a coward, and I'd bet money that you'd watch me fail.
Track Name: The Truth Inside
The cars drive by, and I wait a little longer for you to smile
while I joke about the weather

And I arrive, at conclusions far beyond, hanging on
to what transpired, under sheets last night.

But I find, I hide, it's not better if we try,
I find, I hide, the truth inside.

For what it's worth, you could be another dandy,
holding on to wilting flowers in the stairway

After hours, purging books of rotten paper in the sun,
to show me how to live with out clutter.

But I find, I hide, it's not better if we try,
I find, I hide, the truth inside.

I find, I hide, it's not better if we try,
I find, I hide, the truth inside.