4 Sketches

by Jim Boggia

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This is a homemade record. A 4 song album of home demos.

This was only available as a giveaway cd at Jim's 6.07.02 shows at The Point. Approx. 100 made. Cover sketches by Emily Chatton.

NOTE: Cover appeared in both Black (approx. 70 copies) and Blue (approx. 30 copies).

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released June 7, 2002

scrApple STAO 3383-4

4 SKETCHES
3 Steps at a Time
The Harry Nilsson Song
One
Once

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Track Name: 3 Steps at a Time
Are you at home tonight?
Are you alone tonight?
Can I convince you to
pick up your phone tonight?
The mountain between you and me
always gets climbed
3 steps at a time.

I gotta catch a bus
and then I take a train,
then I walk a mile for you
to get to your door.

First I try the bell,
then I knock a while.
Finally, I call up to you.
You're on the third floor.
I can't take it anymore.

Thursday you've got school.
Friday you've got work.
Saturday I've got a gig,
but Sunday's okay.

First you'll tell me "No"
and then that you're not sure.
Finally, you break out the "Yes"
What stands in your way?
Tell me why it's so damn hard to say?

The summit's been reached,
I break my stride.
But I can't plant my flag,
'cause you're halfway down the other side.
Here we go, another slide. . . (guitar)

Are you at home tonight?
Are you alone tonight?
Can I convince you to
pick up your phone tonight?
The mountain between you and me
always gets climbed
3 steps at a time.
Track Name: The Harry Nilsson Song
Long ago,
I would listen.
I’d turn on my radio.
One man’s song’s would always glisten.
Harry made it so.

At my old desk
I write, pretending
his influence will hardly show.
But in the end
I agree with Lennon:
Harry made it so.

People let me tell you ‘bout the first time
that I heard Harry,
he was singing on the telly
‘bout a Father and Son
and an arrow, pointing.

Now, Harry’s gone
but I’m still listening
to ‘Pussycats’ and even though
it’s warped and scratched
I still find I’m missing
Harry Nilsson
(Nilsson Schmilsson).

Harry made it so.
Track Name: Once
Once in your life
you find
a love.
The kind
they write about in stories that begin:

“Once upon a time . . .”
and then
continue in
an extraordinary course
of events.


Once in the bluest moon.
Once in a dream come true.
Once in a while
Fate smiles on you.


Two of a kind,
we are.
So good, so far.
For once as good as it appears
to be.

Now once and for all
it’s ours -
not mine, not yours.
A love of perfect reciprocity.


Once in the bluest moon.
Once in a dream come true.
Once in a while
Fate smiles down on you.

Though once is rare - Believe.
It only needs to happen
Once.