Jacen Bruce

Jacen Bruce

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Jacen Bruce a solo singer / songwriter with a retro twist. Accompanied just by his guitar or available with the full Memphis Underground raw rockabilly line-up.

Biography

In July 2003 high winds battered Memphis and locals called it Hurricane Elvis, then the following year hurricane Katrina whipped through New Orleans and blew out across the US snatching atoms of rockabilly and blues, snatching a little surf as it gusted out into the Atlantic. The storm died high in the earth’s atmosphere and in 2008 finally scattered its unique gift on four musicians in Cambridgeshire, England.
Memphis Underground was born.
Think Stray Cats meets Johnny Cash. Think Chris Isaak and Dick Dale. Imagine the gritty streets of Tennessee, pool halls and basement music bars. Neon signs and hot rod cars. Songs written on lonely nights and practised in darkened rooms. The girl with posters of James Dean. The prisoner in the penitentiary looking at a small blue square of sky and dreaming only of the beach. Hitchcock and Tarantino. Presley and Setzer.
Meet Jacen Bruce, Graham Fraser, Olly Prime and Rob Watson.
This is Memphis Underground.

Lyrics

Send Me Away

Written By: Jacen Bruce

Send me away so I can pray
To find another you
With long blonde hair and skin so fair
And eyes so bright and blue

With a life so grand, we’d play in our band
A song to make our dreams come true
Send me away so I can pray
To find another you

We’d travel around until we found
A sea so clear and blue
And build a place, finish off with lace
On a beach just made for two

And when time moves on it won’t be long
Before we have a little one
With long blonde hair and skin so fair
And eyes so bright and blue

It’s not just how you look, it’s how you make me feel
When I found you, I found love, so warm and real

Send me away so I can pray
To find another you

I wish you were my pearl,
You’d know just how I feel
When I found you, I found love,
So close and real

But this is just a dream I have,
I wish it could come true
So until that day, I hope and pray
To find another you
With long blonde hair and skin so fair
And eyes so bright and blue

Send me away so I can pray to find another you
Send me away so I can pray to find another you
To find another you

I Took Your Hand

Written By: Jacen Bruce

You walked in the room like a beautiful painting
Had just come into life
I crossed your path, uncontrolled in my movement
Our lives were about to collide

Well I took your hand
And asked you to dance with me slowly
Please understand, you’ve given me a feeling
I wanna dance with you forever

Baby when I hold your hand nothing feels so right
Way down inside my soul I’m holding on so tight
When I took your hand
And asked you to dance with me slowly
Don’t you understand, you’ve given me a feeling
I gonna dance with you forever

Walk with me across the sand
We’ll swim in the deep blue sea
Hold me tight and I’ll give you the feeling
That you’ve given to me

When I hold your hand
And ask you to dance with me slowly
Now you understand, now you’ve got the feeling
We’re gonna dance forever

Will you hold my hand, dance with me forever
Walk on the sand, get the feeling
Hold my hand, hand, hand.