Luke Jackson EP

by Luke Jackson

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This is my first release as a solo artist and this EP is meant to be a studio replication of what I do live. What you hear is either banjo (run through a loop station) or voice. I'm offering this for free, but if you like this music and felt so inclined to support a musician, give whatever you can.

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released 02 March 2013
A big thanks to Isaac Jones for recording this album in the TIMARA labs at Oberlin College. And to Peter Swendsen for all his support.

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Luke Jackson Oberlin, Ohio

I am a singer, banjo player and drummer born and raised in Vermont. After many years of performing with various groups I'm stepping into the world of solo acts and songwriting.

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Track Name: Chilly Winds
Goin' where those chilly winds, those chilly winds don't blow.
Goin' where those chilly winds don't blow,
Goin' where those chilly winds, those chilly winds don't blow.
Headed for my long lonesome, long lonesome home,
Headed for my long lonesome home.

Goin' where the climate suits, the climate suits my clothes....

Goin' where the water tastes, the water tastes like wine...

When I die now don't you weep, now don't you weep for me...
Track Name: Chestnut
Movin' through this world trying to find someone to help me,
Seems so hard to find someone who's true.
Then we found each other and just like that my search was over,
All this time of course it had to be you.

Chorus:
Oh, oh, oh, your chestnut hair, sun shining through it feels like home.
Oh, oh, oh, the things I've missed, the scars that were in me are gone with you.

Never thought I'd find someone who makes me feel like you do,
Want to be better than I thought I could.
But here I am, humble and in love, in love with a girl like you,
Let's be together, forever if you would.

Chorus

Movin' through this world trying to find someone to help me,
Seems so hard to find someone who's true.
Then we found each other and just like that my search was over,
All this time of course it had to be you.
Track Name: EBS
Give me my life back, let me on my way,
Give me my life back, I just can't stay,
Because I've heard your cries,
Lord and they seem like lies,
And there's nothing I can do, no nothing for you,
You just gotta let me go, let me go and live my life.

Well its early in the morning when I'm still sleeping,
Maybe then you'll decide to call.
Or on a Saturday night, that's the time that you might,
Reach out and make me feel so small.
Cause you got to know that you got me on a string,
Got to know that I'll show every time you sing.
But it's gone too far, can't do it no more,
It's time for you to know.

Give me my life back, let me on my way,
Give me my life back, I just can't stay,
Because I've heard your cries,
Lord and they seem like lies,
And there's nothing I can do, no nothing for you,
You just gotta let me go, let me go and live my life.

I know I'm the only one who knows the truth,
That no one suffers more than you.
And even though I truly want to help
I know you don't want to help yourself...

(2x) Give me my life back, let me on my way,
Give me my life back, I just can't stay,
Because I've heard your cries,
Lord and they seem like lies,
And there's nothing I can do, no nothing for you,
You just gotta let me go, let me go and live my life.

Gotta let me go and live
Track Name: Perc
The piece removed had made the hurt go,
So now I sleep but still I'm so low,
Forced to face the depths of this mind,
And terrified of what I'll find.
Escapin' to the TV, a black hole,
I'm fallin' through this couch it's a black hole,
This grey winter apartment,
Is closin' down around my head singin...

I could stand tall, turn my face to the sun.
This is a gift not a curse and I'll find there's no need to run.

Been knocked down for what seems like so long,
Haven't slept a night through,
Now I try to go back to normal
But I can't see how I'm gonna do
Need that thing that's gonna kill the hurt
And the boredom and the sorrow too
All at once through this shaking body
I realize what it's goin through.

I could stand tall, turn my face to the sun.
This is a gift not a curse and I'll find there's no need to run.
Track Name: Shit
There are these men, shaking hands and kissin' babies
Slicked back grey in their hair.
They flash a winning smile and say the right thing
So that you know they care.
If they get caught in a lie they just deny right to the end,
But tell me which is worse the fool who plays the game,
Or the fool who buys a ticket?
And maybe I am unfair to them,
But when I see one think...what a piece of shit.

Now I'm too young to have known a time
Where I felt things were truly good.
But we hoped to change our ways,
And now it seems naive to think that we could.
But there's so much money to convince me
That this new brand of shit somehow smells better.
I'll fix it all on day one,
Just cast your vote for me in November.
And maybe they just don't know it's wrong,
But I just got to stay... that's some bullshit.

But if I'm honest then there's one thing
That's become crystal clear.
To speak of us versus them is the
Same thing that's got us here...
So I'll admit I don't know what's right
I don't know what we should do...ain't that some shit.