David Lavkulik/Little Jackie Wright

David Lavkulik/Little Jackie Wright

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Biography

Little Jackie Wright is a sometimes alt-county, sometimes Canadiana and sometimes roots rock band hailing from various points across the Toronto-Golden Horseshoe region. Influenced by many, but copying none, LJW's blossoming catalogue of original music is comprised of tunes with rich melodies, heart on its collective sleeves storytelling enhanced with pure organic tone. Initially conceived as an eclectic cover band by brothers Luca and Rob Cargnelli and Rob’s high school mate Chris Robins, LJW was eventually supplemented with Luca’s former housemate Dave Lavkulik. The band quickly morphed into a prolific songwriting venture after a weekend of musical collaboration and fly swatting at a remote hideout in northern Ontario. Little Jackie Wright is currently recording their first CD yet writing new material for their third at Hamilton’s Catharine North studio. Check out Little Jackie on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter for album release parties, promotional material, and upcoming shows.

Lyrics

Final Days

Written By: David Lavkulik

Final Days – Words and Music by David Lavkulik
- © Sept 13-08

As I awoke early today
The night’s dreams they fade away
Silhouette
Of a man off in the distance
My throat is burning with the pain
My heart has failed me once again
The doctors struggle
Just to maintain my existence

My oldest boy waiting in the room
Talks of a child in his daughter’s womb
He’s so proud of how the others
Aim trying to please him
I always tried to teach them well
‘Work hard in school,
Make your daddy proud
And life will give you back
Much more than you can hope for

But I’m so lonesome and blue
Scared of leaving without you
I’m so lonesome it’s true
I can’t hardly manage
And as they kneel around and pray
My baby boy he stays away
Oh tell my why won’t he come
To see me in my final days

It’s been 86 long years
Since I first shed these tears
My eyes ‘ve seen more than
Than I can stand to remember
Like the day my mama came to harm
As we lost the family farm
Although my daddy
Fought them off as best he could

I fled the war at age 14
Wed to my savior but the times were mean
I was a widow
Long before we knew of comfort
3 hungry children of my own
Though I was only barely grown
I found another who would
Welcome us as his

But I’m so lonesome and blue
Scared of leaving without you
I’m so lonesome it’s true
I can’t hardly manage
And as they kneel around and pray
My baby boy is still away
Oh tell my why won’t he come
To see me in my final days

I’ve done my best to find my way
And count my blessings most everyday
But God is calling
And I’m powerless to resist him
I know my time it has arrived
His will – that soon my body will die
Although my spirit lingers on
For something’s missing

I’m so lonesome and blue
I’m scared of leaving without you
I’m so lonesome it’s true
I can’t hardly manage
And as they kneel around and pray
My baby boy is still away
Oh tell my why won’t he come
To see me in my final days

As they kneel around and pray
My baby boy is still away
Oh tell my why won’t he come
To see me in my final days