Wonder Junkies

by Jennifer Waescher

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Wonder Junkies is Jennifer's second EP album, and first release in a number of years. This album demonstrates a mix of genres and styles, straying a little bit from her folk/pop style of previous recordings and venturing into some funk and jazz influenced compositions.

Thanks and Acknowledgements:

As ever, I'm profoundly grateful to my band, the immensely talented musicians that I have the privilege of playing music with both live and in the recordings.

Many, many thanks to Zach Bardon, my first ever band mate, brilliant musician, and good friend, for all his hard work making this set of recordings happen, and without whose skilled and creative contributions, many of my songs would not be the same.

Thank you to Jack Ahn, for having provided, for some time, an amazing music hub in our community and taking the time to record our live sets.

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released November 19, 2017

Jennifer Waescher: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Zach Bardon: Piano/Keys, Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Garan Fitzgerald: Upright Bass
Jeremy Heaven: Cello, Electric Bass
Michael MJ Beeghley: Backing Vocals

Album Art: Zoe Yungmi Blank
Album Photography: Mark J Harvey

Produced, recorded and mastered by Zach Bardon in Seoul, South Korea
Songs by Jennifer Waescher

Live Tracks performed at The Alley Bunker and recorded by Jack Ahn, in Seoul, South Korea

Wonder Junkies are:
"the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars."- Jack Kerouac

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Jennifer Waescher Seoul, South Korea

Jennifer is a Canadian Singer/Songwriter. Her songwriting is influenced by folk, pop, jazz, blues, as well as other world music genres.

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Track Name: Summertime
It’s summer time
Mystery and moonlight
It’s a summer night
All sultry and smoky eyed
And you, you’re testing out your new moves
You’re getting ready for your debut


And will you kiss her on the first date
And will you rock the party
And will you love yourself if it all goes to waste?
Or will you lose your mind?

Do you remember
When we kissed in the moonlight
Skinny-dipped in the soft night-light?
Oh, do you remember, do you remember
How much time we had when we were young
Or how we were gonna
Take this world by storm?

And how we drove all night
And how we kissed goodbye
And how we lost our minds?

And we say that we want to be free
And we know this world’s not what it seems
So we carry ourselves to sea
And we float away
And we dream about what we’re meant to be

It’s a starry night
Staring at the galaxies
So many stars
So many possibilities
And we are young, we are young
And ready for the world
Misshapen and mistaken
For warriors

And we will drive all night
And we will drive until we find the sunlight
And we will drive until we lose our minds

And we say that we want to be free
And we know this world’s not what it seems
So we carry ourselves to sea
And we float away
And we dream about what we’re meant to be

And we say that we want to be free
And we know that we’re more than we seem
So we journey towards the unseen
And we float away
And we become what we’re meant to be


It’s summer time
And we’re feeling alright
It’s a summer night
And we’re ready for the sunlight…
Track Name: So Much Fun
So Much Fun

You and me
We’re following the stars
We play hide and seek
Until we finally meet

We walk past each other
A hundred times
We take the same trains
We walk separate paths
Until we finally meet

An you, you’ll love me
You’ll marry me,
And you, you…

You, you’re good at stuff
And happy
And handsome too
And me, well I’m ready, to love you

Oh, and we’ll have so much fun
Sitting on our porch in our old age

But now, now….
It’s time, to play
Play, Play, Play…

You and me
We’re happy lovin’ and stuffin our home
With family

Oh we’re cooking up our love
We’re baking up our love
We’re eating up our love

We’re wrapping up our love
We’re giving out our love

And it’s so much fun
Dancin’ with you
And we’re laughing
All the way
home
Track Name: The Woman
You walk into the room
You look me up and down Trying to discern
Who I am, and what I’m all about
But, you can’t figure me out
Oh you’ve met your match, Mr. Smarty-pants I am the Woman
I am the Woman

So you need something from me
To figure out your grand mystery
But you’ll have to try a little harder
If you attempt to out wit me
I’ll make sure I secure my safety

Oh you thought this would be so easy
You thought this be so easy
But you, you never met one like me
You never lost so easily

So here we go, round and round we go ‘til you get tired
oh, but you don’t get tired, do you?
Oops, did I fake you out?
You though I had expired, only to reappear (How did I do it?)
Hey Mister, I’ve got plenty of tricks up my sleeve
How much longer do you want to play this game with me?

Oh you thought this would be so easy
You thought this be so easy
But you, you never met one like me
You never lost so easily



It was easy to make you give me
What I needed
I just had to tell you
I could make you beg, for mercy
But can’t you see
Though I’m using you
You’re not my enemy
No, you’re just like me

But you’ll never know my secret heart
You’ll never know the very best part
Oh, wait! Oh know!
You found the key
To unlock and unravel me

Oh how could you tell?
I hid it so well
No one’s ever read my heart
Oh well, I lost so easily
But you’ll always remember me
I am The Woman
Track Name: Come and Go
You can Come and you can go
I’m not fussed I’m in the flow
I’ve got enough of what I need
So please, live your life and let’s be free

I’m full up, I’m happy
I’m everything I want to be
I’m geared up, I’m ready
I’m blazing trails in front of me

But I know things will
Come and go
But I’m not afraid
I’m in the flow
I’ve got no need to hold on
So please, live your life and let’s be free
Oh, let’s be free

Come and Go
Come and go
Come and go

I’m just fine, sitting here in the sunshine
And I’m sipping on the wine
Of this illuminating life time
And I’m just fine
And everything arrives just in time
And I’m praying to that internal shrine

Come and go

You can come and you can go
This love I have is in the flow
I’m not afraid of anything
‘Cause I’d rather be free
Track Name: Sing Anyway
You said you’re not fine today
But you’ll meet anyway
You said, it’s not a good day, not a good day
I’m not okay in my head
I said let’s meet anyway
We’ll take a walk in the park
And draw cartoons in the dirt
And play a game
I think you just need to play a game

Did you notice the birds?
They don’t’ have words,
But they sing anyway
Did you notice the birds, they sing.
Did you notice it rains when we need it?
Did you notice the sun comes out everyday?
And we keep playing the game
We keep playing the Game
We keep playing the game

What if I don’t know what I’m doing?
What if you laugh?
And walk away
And what if I can’t delay this pain and growth
That’s coming?
Will you still love me anyway?
Will you still love me anyway?
Will you still love me anyway?


Sometimes you don’t notice
Your own feet on the ground
Sometimes you don’t notice the smile on that
Beautiful face of yours
What if I crash and burn?
What if I don’t notice it’s no longer my turn?

Can we play this game again?

What if I stop saying what if, and be here now?
What if I stop passing the blame and insisting on staying the same?

Can we play this game again?

Did you notice, we keep being born everyday?
While others die and fade away
Did you notice this whole thing
Has its way?


So I think I’ll sing anyway
I’ll think I’ll sing anyway
Did you notice, you’re here
Today?
Track Name: Wonder Junkies (Live)
We burn candles across the sky
And we never die
We are dust and soul
Spirit and bone

I catch you in the middle of a falling tune
We almost lost our way
Climbing to the moon
And we’re strung out
On wonder


and so it begins
the ferris wheel of fortune spins
it’s a stacked deck
of aces in the hole
times twenty-one
and I can’t control
what’s beyond the veil
and we are beyond the pale

and so we play here
hiding and seeking
desirous of everything
all at once

Gently, wildly, falling into ecstasy
We’re wonder junkies
Can’t get enough
Of that good stuff
I’ll never call your bluff
As we set sail
In Awe….

Time runs down the rabbit hole
Leaving all but none untold
All eyes are on the world
We already know
Say it ain’t so
I’ll be the first to go
Searching into the unknown

Gently, wildly, falling into ecstasy
We’re wonder junkies
Can’t get enough
Of that good stuff
I’ll never call your bluff
As we set sail
In Awe….
Spinning into ecstasy
Just to be…
Track Name: Strawberry Moon (Live)
It’s a Strawberry Moon
A sad century tune
Gazing down at me, timelessly
Leaning on my soul
Beaming on my soul
Reading into my soul

I gaze up, like so many eyes before me
Like, so many wise before me
Perhaps as you do,
Oceans away,
This moon-phase is over
But you still think of me you say

You were so new to me
With your unabashed honesty
And your kindness
So delightfully real
Bravely telling me how you feel

And I know I can go on
But I still see you looking at me

Our ways parted
Just as sure as the sea
Life telling me how it’s gonna be

But tonight is like so many nights
When I’m all alone
But tonight I know your out there
Sharing this mystic moment,
Behold, the magic and the memory
Of the moonlight of the century
And I know that it is all
Coming up for me

It’s a Strawberry moon

this moon phase is over
but you still think of me you say
you you you you say
you you you you say
you you you you say

and it’s all washing away
all washing away
I’m just walking away
I’m just walking away

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