I suppose in some ways this entire project is a work of gratitude for my past, an honorarium and a journey into the places and people that I still love. The amazing thing is that love IS still here and the present has made it complete. I feel so blessed the way this project came together without me really thinking about it, it turned out to have a personality and a theme of its own.
Before I moved out of the city, I had a rehearsal studio in Austin Texas. Right before I went sober and started thinking about what the hell I was doing, we used to get in that rehearsal studio, drink a bunch of beer (and whatever) and jam. This song, called LIGHTNING ON FIRE, began as a chord jam with me, Chris Vreeland, and Fred Mitchim. Years later when I moved out to my Ranch and started playing around in my studio, I remembered the cord progression and in the process of jamming around on it came up with this song. This song is about first love, where it takes us, and where it leaves us. I hope y’all enjoy it!
All performance by me!
Verse Music Composers: JA&FM
Thanks to Chris Maresh for the bass loaner!
Some days last all day and all night.
The things we say resonate, it’s all wrong it’s all right.
I’m gonna go down on my knees, talkin’ about a heart attack.
I say what I mean, it goes around and comes back.
Comes back. It’s alright .
Our life’s just like lightning on fire.
Our life’s just like lightning’s desire.
Met a boy when I was young ‘neath the trees in my back yard.
The wind was blowing the moon around
I never knew it could be so hard.
I remember when you said I’m gonna take you by the hand.
I will show you everything,
I’ll be the king you be the queen of all we see.
Oh baby I know sometimes we have such a hard life. But I want to give you everything.. I’m gonna bring you so much delight. I was sent from above to love you baby. So come on over here baby. And take me by the hand. Let’s get it on.
Our life’s just like lightning on fire. Our life’s just like lightning’s desire
from AFTER THE FLOOD,
track released April 9, 2019
ALL PARTS JA
ENGINEERED, MIXED @ RIVEROUNDS BY JA
MASTERED @ TERRA NOVA BY JERRY TUBB
EARS DAVIS BLANCHARD