Jerry  Stamp

Jerry Stamp

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

In 2009 Singer/Songwriter Jerry Stamp released 5 albums (3 original and 2 Christmas) which earned him a MusicNL award and a pair of 2011 ECMA nominations, Toured around Canada a few times, showcased for MusicNL, NXNE, CMW, ECMA, COCA and many more playing over 200 gigs last year alone.  

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Biography

"Jerry Stamp is releasing five albums this year - what are you doing?" -The Scope Magazine

"Excellent songwriter. And without question the best singer on the island (of Newfoundland) today" -Chris Batstone, Assistant Program Director 97-5 K-Rock

"What is truly impressive about Stamp is his impressive vocal abilities and his heartfelt songwriting" -Kevin Kelly, The Newfoundland Herald

Singer/songwriter Jerry Stamp started performing in his home town of St.John's Newfoundland at the tender age of 13. Eventually he got a Bachelor of Classical music degree and subsequently ran off to tour Canada with his band King Nancy. They lived in Toronto for four years making a lot of in-rods before heading home to St. John's where he began spending most of his time focused on his solo career and producing. Jerry has been compared to Glen Hansard of the Swell Season, Ryan Adams and The Tallest Man On Earth.

Jerry has shared the stage with a varied list of artists such as Broken Social Scene, Sam Roberts, Amelia Curran, Matthew Barber, Arkells, Hey Rosetta! and Pilot Speed (formerly known as Pilate) to name a few. Still balancing King Nancy and his solo career, Jerry played almost 150 shows last year across the country, has showcased at COCA, ECMA, CMW, NXNE, JUNOFest and any other acronyms that would let him. In 2009 he recorded and released five records. Several of those records have earned him two 2011 ECMA nominations (for best Rock and Rising Star) and won him a MusicNL award....Yep! Jerry does not have a social life.

Lyrics

I Hate You

Written By: Jerry Stamp


You come like an angel...fancy a devil...I'll find the truth in this glass of wine...
Its the taste on your lips...you taste too good to breathe...don't sing for me...just dance...
Its useless to love you...you'll only hate back...you look for a saviour...I couldn't be that...

I hate you for your love...I hate you for your eyes...they find me every night....
I hate you for your sweat...I hate you for your sex...I can't forget...

I think I could forget you... if you would just stop... kissing me with your eyes...
Now my name is on your lips...would that my name was my mouth...
Stay here with me...There's things we can do while everyone else dreams....

I hate you for your love...I hate you for your eyes...They find me every night...
I hate you for your sweat...I hate you for your sex...I can't forget...

Leave your memory of me alone.....Leave your memory of me alone....

Its useless to love you...You'll only hate back...You look for a saviour...I couldn't be that...

I hate you for your love...I hate you for your eyes...They find me every night...
I hate you for your sweat...I hate you for your sex...I can't forget...

Leave your memory of me alone...Leave your memory of me alone

Something Evil

Written By: Jerry Stamp

Doesn't anybody know how to slow dance anymore? here we are...thrashing about..we used to make love on the dance floor....we used to make love on the dance floor

Nobody has said a word like 'love' in a million years..but i feel that its here...we used to make love on the dance floor..we used to make love on the dance floor

I want to do something evil..I want to sin again...
I want to do something evil..I dare you to move..

Touching all of the things we were told not to touch...face to face, teeth and nails... we used to make love on this dance floor...we used to make love on this dance floor..

We never sleep..but in the dark i'm pretty sure i made you smile..twisted tongues, skin on skin...we used to make love on this dance floor..we used to make love on this dance floor..

I am going to do something evil..I am going to sin again...
I am going to do something evil..I dare you to move..slowly

This is how we make love....This is how we make love...

Twenty-Something Flesh

Written By: Jerry Stamp


So much for all my dreams
So much for what I think you are
So much for all my plans
So much, What about my wandering?
Your Twenty-Something flesh has got me wanting more.

Now I'm
Holding on to record store dreams
Holding on to what I think you are
Holding on to kiss the pretty girl
Holding on, What about my wandering?
Your Twenty-Something flesh has got me wanting more.

Now there's
Much more than I could dream
Much more than what I think you are
Much more then I could want
What about my wandering...?

Now I'm lost in this crowd and everybody's dancing around me.
Dancing around you and you know how I feel... about dancing
And you know how I feel...Do you know how I feel?

Could your Twenty-Something flesh have me touching you
Reaching out, Reaching in, Touching you.....

Now there's
Much more than I could dream
Much more than what I think you are
Much more than I could want
What about my wondering?
Your Twenty-Something Flesh has got me wanting more
Now you're gone...Now you're gone
What about my wandering
Your Twenty-Something Flesh had got me wanting more
Now you're gone

Letter Of Vows

Written By: Jerry Stamp


This is a hymn that I would like to sing for home...
This is a letter of vows sent from the fields of my wars...
my heart won't talk to me since I left

She knew I loved her when I walked away...
She pursed a smile, forgave me right away...
I don't want to be buried here in the ground...

we might get to heaven if we make it back to the coast

when my bones were hurt and worn..she laid me down...
when my pride was lashed and torn...she gave me a crown...
now I've come home...to her loving arms ...

we might get to heaven if we make it back to the coast

Photos

Written By: Jerry Stamp

I Looked through her pages..couldn't find my own name...
I'm in all of her photos...holding her frame...
she used to smile for the camera...while I looked off far away...

I know i don't have the right to feel this way tonight...

I know she's awake...with the wind and the rain...
Where all of these photos ...are hanging in shame...
There were none new since i left...Till I saw his face...

I know i don't have the right to feel this way tonight...
I used to have it all

I looked through her pages..couldn't find my own name...
I'm in all of her photos... I..have myself to..blame....

I know i don't have the right to feel this way tonight...
I used to have it all

I've seen her new photos...her smile looks the same

Call Your Name In Time

Written By: Jerry Stamp

I was in the hospital waiting room waiting for my name to be called...
there were no magazines to read ...and the tv was on too low ...
so i was left alone with my thoughts... and the faded colour of the walls
and my thoughts and the walls began closing in...

Somewhere in this building someone has died...somewhere in this building someone is dying...
I've never been afraid of hospitals... But I never wanted to hang around..
I was just waiting for my name to be called...

There was an old woman calling out from a bed across the hall...
asking anyone who would listen... not to leave her alone...
she looked like an old machine... with tubes coming and going...
and the chrome of the bedrail made her look cold

There was an old woman staring out from a bed across the hall...
and the beep of the monitors matched the rhythm of her heart
and her hair matched the bed sheets and the white of the nurse's scrubs
and she smiled through her pain when she saw me smile

I was in the hospital waiting room when it was my name that they called
they plugged the needle into me .... and began to draw my blood...

Somewhere in this building someone has died... somewhere in this building a new born cries...
Somewhere in this building someone is dying... somewhere in this building a life is saved....
There is no need to panic.. they will call your name in time...
what we do is what we do while we're alive...

Come On, Pretty Lover

Written By: Jerry Stamp

thought I might go out for a walk...I said "you wanna come too?"
you look so fine in the moonlight...think its time we headed home...

Come on pretty lover...Come on pretty lover

This is not a time for words...it's too hot in here to breathe....
can we open up a window? or at least take off our socks?...

Come on pretty lover... Come on pretty lover

We done too much walkin'... we done too much dancin' around...
we done too much talkin'

Ghost

Written By: Jerry Stamp

GHOST
(2010)(DADGAD CAPO 5)

I'd search the whole world to find her if I thought she was really out there....

but I don't think she is anymore..anymore...

I don't dream...I don't dream

I used to look at the stars and see the faces of the ones i wanted and hoped and prayed that they would be mine

but i don't think they will anymore...anymore...
cause i've gotten older, i'm getting colder as the lust for life it leaves

I don't dream...I don't dream

I am a ghost.....it's ok....
i can't feel anymore...i can't touch you anymore...
cause i've gotten older, i'm getting colder as the lust for life it leaves

I don't dream...i don't dream..I am a ghost.

Marathon Man

Written By: Jerry Stamp

MARATHON MAN
(capo 3)(dgdgbd)(2011)
I'm a marathon man, I can't believe that I'm still running but here i am...I can't feel my legs anymore but
I Can't give up...I can't go home...
They begged me not to go...They pleaded that I stay..
But I turned on my heels and kept off on my way...

I'm a marathon man, I can't believe that I'm still running
but I can't give up...Not when I'm so close...
So close but I can't taste it...I can't taste anything anymore...
Except the thousands of kisses i thought i'd wiped from my lips, dried my hand in my pocket thinking that would be it
but I still think of you...I'm still thinking of you...

I've been running for so long...I've been reaching for so long...
I've been running for so long...I've been reaching for the light...
But you can't hold onto the light..you can't hold onto the light...
I'm a marathon man..I can't believe that I'm still running but here I am
I'm a marathon man...I'm a marathon man...

How Can I Ever Miss You

Written By: Jerry Stamp

How Can I Ever Miss You
(2011)(EADGBD)

How can i ever miss you when you won't ever leave?.... she'd say with a smile and she'd never look away....

What hurts the most are the questions you ask yourself. Irrational. Unimportant. But they prey on your brain. 
Does she still love me? Does she still care?

How can i ever miss you when you won't ever leave?.... she'd say with a smile and she'd never look away....

I don't want her to leave before me because it scares me how i'll remember her. 
Selfish I know, but can i remember the life we had or will i always remember her as drifting away? 
Will she remember me in the end? Does she know that i am here? Every day? All the time? 

How can i ever miss you when you won't ever leave?.... she said with an unconvincing smile... and slowly turned away....
I met my wife again...for the first time today....

Discography

I, Noel- 2009
This Noel- 2009
Bloodwork- 2009
There Is Something In Me That Makes Me Like To Think I Wish I Could Be- 2009
Racing Bad Weather- 2008
This Is Not A High-Five- 2007 (King Nancy)
The Stamp Collection LIVE- 2006
You Were Indestructible Once- 2005 (King Nancy)
Live at Rivoli- 2004 (King Nancy)
Live at C'est What- 2003 (King Nancy)
To Quitta- 2002 (King Nancy)

Set List

I don't use a preplanned setlist anymore. I have a list of songs that I can rely on if need be but usually I feed off the vibe of the room. If it feels mellow and slow then that is what I play, If it is more rockin' then that is what I play. I rarely do covers but some that I have been known to play have been 'Joga" by Bjork, 'Last Goodbye' and 'Lilac Wine' by Jeff Buckley, or even 'Angel' by Aerosmith.