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On December 19th, 2012, The Junkyard Academy attended an open mic at The Hopmonk Tavern in Novato, CA where host, Dennis Haneda introduced the band to the public for the first time. Because it was the last open mic of the year and just a few days before Christmas, the room was energetic, packed and appreciative having had their fair share of libation from the session room's very own bar.


Verse 1
Today’s the day she said goodbye
With a handshake and a smile
The time we shared was like a dream
A lack of consciousness it seems

I can’t help my self I’m drowning in my tears
I’m confined in resolutions made of fear
Cuz you built me this asylum
And I just can’t turn the light on, Disappear…

Verse 2
I can’t suspend my disbelief
My vision blurred with all this grief
I stand outside and wonder why
I watch her plane fade into sky

Woah, how could you ignore what you did to me?
I’m just an ordinary guy
And what about those promises we swore to?
You were my firefly
My Firefly!
My Firefly - yeah!

Cuz you built me this asylum
And I just can’t turn the light on
And you left me with this ring...

I’ll disappear


from Class is in Session!, released February 28, 2014
Lewis Nowosad: Lead vocals, Rhythm guitar
Kevin Karr: Lead guitar, Backing vocals
Rob Neidel: Bass guitar, Backing Vocals
Trent Boeschen: House drummer for the Hopmonk Tavern Open Mic.



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Junkyard Academy Vallejo, California

Junkyard Academy is four guys driven by the pursuit of good music, whimsical lyrics, and an understanding that life is short. So smile! "Sing, Dance, Live..." is our motto, and when people ask, we say our music is a cross between Barenaked Ladies and Pink Floyd.

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