Gypsy Jim Carey

Gypsy Jim Carey

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Biography

Born in Hallowell, ME USA in 1947, Jim studied piano from 6-12 at Mrs. Tibbett’s in Hallowell and was turned off by this experience. Staying away from music until 17, he then picked up electric bass and played locally until entering the service at 18. A purchase of a Gibson acoustic to take into the service proved a smart move. The same guitar went to Vietnam and was kept in the family until a son decided to smash it for the fun of it.

Jim went to Vietnam in February 1968 and served there until his discharge in 1969. He still stays in touch with a few friends from Nam. I say ‘few friends’ because ‘Jim has no friends because he hates people’ as his British friend Richard would say.

Upon return from Vietnam he entered college and degreed in Computer Science. He then spent 33 years hating what he was doing. In the nineties, we played rhythm guitar and sang with the Deer Hill Band and Four on the Floor playing all those songs he hated. This led to a music break until the VA decided to deny vocation rehabilitation in 2003. This forced an unemployable status and the end of his troubled work history. It also led to a wave of song writing which continues to the present. The Trying to Find Myself CD is a random mix of some of his music and he is currently active on his 2nd offering called ‘What Went Wrong’ as well as a mini-CD entitled ‘My Country Roots’.

Jim has been doing a set of his originals, accompanied by Mark “Guitar” Miller, the 2nd Friday of each month at the Higher Grounds Coffee House in Hallowell. Jim is also seen Tuesdays at open mic at the Higher Ground in Hallowell.

Lyrics

Girls I Met Online

Written By: Gypsy Jim Carey


GIRLS I MET ONLINE
Copyright 2005 – Gypsy Jim Carey

I TALKED TO A WOMAN ONLINE THE OTHER DAY
SHE WAS FROM ALL AWAY ACROSS THE USA
ONE OF THE MANY – I HAVE LEFT BEHIND
THOSE GIRLS, THOSE GIRLS I MET ONLINE

SOME SEEM PRETTY GOOD - AT FIRST
SOME HIDE THEIR ORSTRICH LIES - DEEP IN THE DIRT
I’M OK UNTIL THEY SAY “WILL YOU BE MINE?”
THOSE GIRLS, THOSE GIRLS I MET ONLINE

A FRIEND ENTERED A CHAT ROOM HOPING TO PLAY
TWO GIRLS FROM TEXAS SAID – COME ON DOWN YOU CAN HAVE YOUR WAY
OFF THE PLANE – HOW COULD HE HAVE BEEN SO BLIND
TO FIND – THOSE GIRLS HE MET ONLINE

I HAD ONE THAT JUST WANTED TO BE MY FRIEND
LOST HER JOB AND HER APARTMENT – NOW SHE WANTS TO MOVE IN
THEN THERE’S THE THREE KIDS AND TWO DOGS SHE LEFT BEHIND
THOSE GIRLS, THOSE GIRLS I MET ONLINE

I’M NEVER GOIN BACK ONLINE AGAIN
THE LAST THING I NEED IS ANOTHER FRIEND
THEN COMES AN EMAIL SHOWING ME HER BEHIND
THOSE GIRLS, THOSE GIRLS I MET ONLINE
THEY’LL TAKE EVERY NICHOL – THEY’LL TAKE EVERY DIME
THOSE GIRLS, THOSE GIRLS I MET ONLINE
THOSE GIRLS, THOSE GIRLS I MET ONLINE

Footsteps In The Snow

Written By: Gypsy Jim Carey


FOOTSTEPS IN THE SNOW
Copyright Gypsy Jim Carey 2006

I CAN’T CHANGE THE WAY I’M FEELING
CAN’T STRAIGHTEN OUT MY HEAD
LIVING LIFE WITHOUT YOU
I MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD
I THINK OF YOU
IT MAKES MY BLUE
AND THE WIND BEGINS TO BLOW
THEN I’M OUT MAKING FOOTSTEPS IN THE SNOW
TIRED OF MAKING FOOTSTEPS IN THE SNOW

SNOWBLIND IN MY OWN WORLD
WAITING FOR YOUR RETURN
PEOPLE SAY GIVE UP
WHEN WILL YOU EVER LEARN
I THINK OF YOU
IT MAKES MY BLUE
AND THE WIND BEGINS TO BLOW
THEN I’M OUT MAKING FOOTSTEPS IN THE SNOW
TIRED OF MAKING FOOTSTEPS IN THE SNOW

I SAW YOUR EYES
BELIEVED YOUR LIES
ALWAYS TRUSTED YOU
I FINALLY FOUND
WHEN YOU LEFT TOWN
YOU LEFT WITH SOMEONE KNEW

MAYBE I WAITED TOO LONG
TO LET MY FEELINGS SHOW
I KNOW I FINALLY LOST YOU
AND I GOT NOWHERE TO GO

I FINALLY LEARNED - THAT LOVE IS EARNED
AND I HAVE NOTHING TO SHOW
NOTHING BUT FOOTSTEPS IN THE SNOW
TIRED OF MAKING FOOTSTEPS IN THE SNOW

Prince of the Night

Written By: Gypsy Jim Carey

PRINCE OF THE NIGHT
Copyright Gypsy Jim Carey - 2006
YOU KEEP LOOKING FOR THAT DAY
WHEN THAT GUY WILL COME YOUR WAY
THE ONE THAT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE
YOU NEVER FELT THAT WAY BEFORE
BUT YOU KNOW IT’S YOUR HEART
THE ONLY ONE THAT YOU’VE GOT
AND YOUR NOT GOING TO GIVE THAT AWAY

THERE ARE MANY PRINCES OUT THERE
WHO WON’T TAKE YOU FOR TOO LONG
TAKE YOU OUT TO PLACES
THEN THEY TAKE YOU HOME
THEY WANT WHAT YOU DON’T HAVE
AND THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND
AND THEN THEY ARE ON THERE WAY

----- CHORUS -----

I’M YOUR PRINCE OF THE NIGHT
I MAY BE WRONG I MAY BE RIGHT
I’VE HAD MANY WOMAN PASS MY WAY
BUT I WON’T TAKE IT ANYMORE
I’LL WALK RIGHT OUT THAT DOOR
AND YOU’LL ALWAYS WONDER WHICH WAY
I RAN AWAY FROM YOU
AND YOU’LL NEVER FIND A MAN
WHO’LL LOVE YOU LIKE I CAN
BUT YOU DIDN’T APPRECIATE IT ANYWAY

I TRIED TO BE THAT PRINCE TOO LONG
IT SEEMS CRAZY FOR ME TO GO ON
I WONDER IF YOU WILL SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY
MAYBE SOMEDAY YOU WILL FIND
A LITTLE PIECE OF MIND
AND I WILL BE ON MY WAY

-----CHORUS -----

Discography

Trying to Find Myself CD - Rel. December 2006

Set List

I mix originals with John Prine, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Dylan, etc.