JUNGLE FIRES

JUNGLE FIRES

 Brooklyn, New York, USA
BandPopIndie

JUNGLE FIRES sings your heart's woes and wonders through meticulous melodies and lush production that bathes you in feelings. The songs take listeners on a journey that blooms largely in intensity and excitement.

Biography

Jungle Fires was born in the wrong hemisphere, late one night in a dank Boston apartment, winter 2012.  Finding an unusual musical chemistry in one another–and an inexplicably fluid creative process–Menashé and Kéren agreed that it was time to commit things to tape.  A chance opportunity and invitation from producers Brian Wertheim & David Kitay lead the band to Southern California a week later, thus marking the return of Jungle Fires to her natural habitat and the beginning of a two-year labor of love recording their first record.

Lyrics

Nothing Can't Be Changed

Written By: Kéren,Menashé David Israel

There are many things I’d like to change
The way I may have overlooked your cares
Tell me the things that I ought to know

Gone moments we cannot relive again
Times we didn’t hold each other dear
Tell me the things that I ought to know

Now there are many things I’d like to say
How could we have known we’d get here
Now there are many things I’d like to be
Let’s try once more cause nothing can’t be changed

There are many times I can recall
A silent face so full with all that’s wrong
Tell me the things that I ought to know

Now the story’s changed and we have
Lost our weakness, found our senses,
Here we are, again, and now we’re changed

It's Okay

Written By: Kéren,Menashé David Israel

I went to leave my toothbrush in your cup
You went to leave without looking back at me once
You give and you give but not for the taking
You take it away then leave me in waiting alone
With the aftermath of a storm

I went to make your bed of the mess we made
You went to make your bread on this usual day
I give and I give but you won’t take any
I’ll take it away as long as you leave me alone
Pretending to call you home

Oh I want to let you in
Oh, oh, oh, I want to love again
Oh, just try to let me in
Oh, oh, oh, I want to love again

Stay as long as you’d like as long as you’re shortly
Gone before I’m stripped of defense
As long as you stay, I fear you might have my heart

Oh I want to let you in
Oh, oh, oh, I want to love again
Oh, just try to let me in
Oh, oh, oh, I want to love again

Oh, just try to let me in
Oh, oh, oh, I want to love again
Oh, just try to let me in
Oh, oh, oh, I want to love again

Hold

Written By: Kéren,Menashé David Israel

Sunday morning and the bed I’m in is cold
Sunday morning you’re no longer here to hold
Of all the fleeting moments
And all of the the things that you said
How we’d figure it out, we’ll figure this out
We try, and we try, but always fall back again

Afternoon comes knock-knockin’ at my door
Thought it was you but I mistakenly was too sure
Just a bundle of bad news
Full of all in the world that is wrong
So I’ll read it and weep as I’m trying to keep
My wits about the only thing I

Hold, this feeling
Hold, this feeling
Hold, this feeling
Hold, this feeling

Evening sets in as I set out my evening tea
The kettle’s screaming ‘bout the things you once whispered to me
All our plans fondly spoken of
And all of the things we would be
How we’d settle our ways, but since you walked away
Now I’ll try, and I’ll try just to figure this out and

Hold, this feeling
Hold, this feeling
Hold, this feeling
Hold, this feeling

Open Eyes

Written By: Kéren,Menashé David Israel

Whispers exchanged through our slumberous mouths
They always were clear as a bell
Shouting as loud as a siren of war
Just to desperately reach to your world

There was a time when the height of the sun
Brought promise that we could hold on
Gasping for air at the end of the world
All that remains is my word

Whispers exchanged through our slumberous mouths
They always were clear as a bell
Shouting as loud as a siren of war
Just to desperately reach to your world

There was a time when my subtlest sign
Would turn you inside then out
Where does it vanish to, all you deprive us of
Show me the ways of you now

You, the one with the open eyes
How’d you lose your sight
In my clearest light

If You Want

Written By: Kéren,Menashé David Israel

If you’re on the run
Let me know
So I can chase you

If you’re gonna stay
Let me know
So I can hold

I’m tired of the confusion
I’d like a clue as to just what you’re doing
Give me a sign, a smile or a sigh

If you want some fun
Let me know
I’ll reel the sun to you

If you’re out of time
Let me know
I’ll make it up to you

Ooooooooooooh
Aaaaaaaaaaaaah

I’m tired of the confusion
I’d like a clue as to just what you’re doing
Give me a sign, a smile or a sigh

If you’re on the run
If you’re gonna stay
If you want some fun
If you’re out of time

Best of Me

Written By: Kéren,Meanshé David Israel

One two three four five times it has happened again
Moving quickly I could not ask for anything else
Six seven eight nine ten don’t stop now please tell me when
We could get together and learn each other so well

You always get the best of me
I know my way to the best of you

One two three four five times it has happened again
You knew just what to do you always leave me to beg
Six seven eight nine ten don’t see us rich in the end
Hand in hand moving along from where we began

You always get the best of me
I know my way to the best of you
You always get the best of me
and I know my way to the best of you

You always get the best of me
I know my way to the best of you

Discography

JUNGLE FIRES

BLISS POINT - EP


LINER NOTES


Music and Lyrics by Menashé David Israel & Kaía (Kéren Tayar) 

Produced by Brian Wertheim & David Kitay 

Mixed by John Hull 

Mastered by Alex Psaroudakis 

Engineered by Brian Wertheim 

Additional Engineering by John Hull, David Kitay, and Chase Ryan 


Recorded in Malibu, CA and New York, NY 2012 & 2013 


The Kitave | Malibu, CA 

Human | New York, NY 


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Special Thanks: 


Massie & Maria Tice, Andree Lecocq, Amos & Hagit Tayar, Kevin Rustagi, JP Cardona, Wesley Foster, James Hurley, Filipe Michael Mora, Samson Mengsteab, Mark Grilliot, Jacob Brooks, Annie Brooks, Chase Ryan, Debby Ryan, Johnny Franco, Joe Harrison, Parker McAnnally, Joy Hoag, Stephen Gilbert, Nick Hoag & The Future Forward, Cabell Tice, Rob Natale, Ryan Hughes, R Julio, Susie Q, Sophia Kitay, Sarah Kitay, Emari Traffie, West Shores RV Park & Storage, Pat Pattison, Susan Cattaneo, Jen Munson, Alex Psaroudakis, Jonathan Sandridge, J.D. Salinger