Jack Grimm - Band of Brothers

Jack Grimm - Band of Brothers

 Dallas, Texas, USA
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

"There is power in music and art - to cause tears, provoke thought and bring about action,"

Biography

We’re gearing up to get back in the studio for recording our upcoming CD. We will have a new mix of baby boomer classics and many originals for you to enjoy.

Some of the revues given about our performances...

"Jack sings with passion and style, truly Americana."

"A romantic at heart, his lyrics bring a story to life."

"What a great night of music. You guys blow me away with your musicianship and you just have so much fun."

"Your song selection is fresh. A great mix."

We have a great mix of original music along with out of the ordinary boomer classics by Grand Funk, Bob Wills, Michael Martin Murphey, Ben E King, Sam and Dave, Joe Cocker and more. The covers we do just aren't done by most bands. Our original songs cause people to think outside the lines. Come hear us, enjoy the evening, maybe even get up and dance.

Thanks to inspiring writers and vocal influences like Rodney Crowell, Brook Benton and Michael MacDonald and so many others, "I learned what soulful writing was through their songs." Jack points out. "Songwriters who have something uplifting and purposeful to say are the ones who have influenced me the most. I write about life's experiences and try to paint a good picture to carry with you as you listen."

"If a picture is worth a thousand words, the stories Jack Grimm paints are priceless", says one listener.

"There has to be days like this, I'll say truck, she'll say Lamborghini - days like this, I'll say steak, she'll say linguine. Cheeseburger and french fries, she complains, says it goes straight to her thighs. It's way too deep to scrutinize for a man like me." Jack Grimm

Today, Jack is a husband, father, commercial and fine art artist, thrilled at doing what he believes he has been gifted to do: write and sing the songs that touch people's lives.

"There is power in music and art - to cause tears, provoke thought and bring about action," Jack says. "The more I write, the more renewed I feel."

"I strive to be a positive role model for my sons. I've learned that because of our words and deeds we can either heal or hurt, lift up or tear down, cause joy or pain." He continues, "I make the conscious choice to help heal hurts and bring some calm to a sometimes calamitous world."

Lyrics

They Would Dance

Written By: Jack Grimm

As a young boy he would ride his bike
Just to see if she was there.
He would ride five miles just to have a look
at the girl with golden hair.

She'd be hanging out with girlfriends,
In her yard, under the trees,
The girls would grin as he rode by,
They knew who he was there to see.

Well, he saw something special,
He saw the beauty and her heart.
They knew they were made for each other,
That this was only just the start.

Then he leaned to her and whispered,
Something he just had to know.
Then he asked, "Will you be my girlfriend?"
She said, "Will you be my beau?"

Chorus 1:
They'd go walking in the spring rain.
They'd be sitting on the lawn.
They were holding hands on the front porch swing.
Two young lovers, in the night. They would dance.

When he was playing ball on Friday nights,
He would stop when she'd walked by.
When she would lead the cheers at the football games
He was the twinkle in her eye.

Homecoming had come and went,
Love letters they had sent,
They pledge their love for eternity
on graduation day.

When he went off to fight for freedom
It nearly broke their hearts.
All these years together
They had never been apart.

He drew her close and whispered,
Told her how he loved her so.
Then he asked, "Are you my girlfriend?"
She asked, "Are you my beau?"

Chorus 2:
They'd be dancing on the front lawn.
They'd be dancing in the dark.
They were kissing by the front door step.
Just two lovers, in the night. They would dance.

To the back porch they would go,
Just the two of them together.
In their rocking chairs, they'd sit all night,
No matter what the weather.

At times they'd sit in silence,
Just to listen to the rain,
Or the soothing songs of songbirds
They were lovers, they were friends,

Many times they danced in the silence,
Imaginary songs they heard.
Or the echo of the evening wind,
They would laugh without a word.

He would draw her close and whisper,
Tell her how he loved her so.
He would ask, "Are you my girlfriend?"
She would say, "Boy! You should know."

Chorus 3:
They were dancing on the back porch.
They were dancing in the dark.
They were dancing on the back porch step.
Just two lovers in the night. They would dance.

Grown Up Lullabye

Written By: Jack Grimm

Close your eyes - sweet caress.
Let me see your loveliness.
Let me sing this quiet song,
My grown up lullaby.

Sweet dreams - kiss goodnight,
Let me hold you through the night.
To have this wish I wish for you,
That all your dreams come true.

Chorus 1:
Lullaby, sleep in peace.
Pull the shades, dim the light.
Sleepy stillness � you and I
Night falls gently on your eyes.

Calm the sea of thoughts and dreams
Soothing whisper of your sigh.
Love so tender, love so sweet,
Love will never say goodbye.

Lay your head down - pillow soft,
Let your dreams float to the loft.
I�ll caress your silken brow and
Softly brush your hair.

Close your eyes, sleep in peace,
As you sense the sweet release.
Slumber deep and slumber long
And rest till morning light.

Repeat Chorus

Days Like This

Written By: Jack Grimm

There has to be days like this – I’ll say truck, she’ll say Lamborghini.
Days like this – I’ll say steak, she’ll say linguine.
Cheeseburger and french fries – She complains, says it goes straight to her thighs.
It’s way too deep to scrutinize – for a man like me… just a man like me.

There has to be days like this – Headin’ to Dalrock, whoa, now it’s Little Rock.
Days like this – I’ll do small talk, she’ll tell me to take a walk.
Sit, relax and do some vegetatin’ – Sometimes it takes some negotiatin’
Cause going shoppin’ is intimidatin’ – to a man like me… just a man like me.

Chorus:
We’re only on this earth a very short while,
I’d love to take each day with a smile.
Then I think it would make life worthwhile
to a man like me.
My Dad looked at life the very same way
By giving love and a smile every day.
Just gettin by was never his way,
Not for a man like him, no, no, not a man like him.

There has to be days like this – I’m thinkin’ Velveta, instead I get Swiss.
Days like this –I’ll reach for a hug and instead get a kiss.
Sit, relax and do some kissy facin’ – Then she smiles and my heart goes racin’
I’m workin’ hard and there’s no disgracin’ – to a man like me… just a man like me.

There has to be days like this – she’s thinkin’ fireside, I want to take a ride.
Days like this – she wants to tussle, I pulled a muscle.
Sit, relax and do some hibernatin’ – Now it’s time for procrastinatin’
‘Cause doing nothing can be liberatin’ – to a man like me… just a man like me.

We’re only on this earth a very short while,
I’d love to take each day with a smile.
Then I think it would make life worthwhile
to a man like me.
And now it’s my turn to give back to you,
Giving love is never taboo,
Lift someone up on your way every day
That’s life for a man like me, a man like me.

Days like this – I look up to the sky and a bird does this.
Days like this – I’ll reach for a hug and instead get a kiss.

There has to be days like this, Lord, Lord.
There has to be days like this, yea, yea.
There has to be days like this, there has to be days like this

Simple Pleasures

Written By: Jack Grimm

The simple pleasures are the ones - we sometimes overlook.
Like sittin’ still - like holdin’ hands - like givin’ her that certain look.
Take a walk, take off your shoes, run bare foot through the grass.
Take some back roads late at night, pretend we’ve run out of gas.

Watchin’ late night movies, she really likes the lovey-dovey kind.
It may be hard to understand, but it’s special when you to take the time.
Reach around to hold her close, actin’ sly like you used to do.
She leans forward as you make your move, actin’ like she hasn’t got a clue.

Chorus:
I wanna sit by the fireside or on the beach listening to the tide.
I wanna love you, wanna say goodnight, then we can be together.
Stay up late, stay out all night long, we’re together so there’s nothing wrong.
We can sleep till we finally wake, take the time that we want to take.

When you pull out the deck of cards, you start actin’ like you let me win.
Play Monopl’y till the clocks says late, then you wanna’ start a game again.
Role the dice, go straight to jail, no passing go.
You lean forward, you make me wait, then you kiss me like the eskimo.

I wanna hold you in my arms, watch you sleep till the morning light.
Up with the sun, wake you with kiss, then we see the day take flight.
We’re in a hurry but we take the time, I say a prayer for you.
Stop a moment, look ahead, to our evening rendezvous.

2nd Chorus:
I wanna sleep through a mighty storm, read a book, sittin’ nice and warm.
I wanna rest with you in my arms, where we can be together.
I want to sit with the lights down low, in a cabin or a bungalow.
Feel the breeze blowin’ through the room and just ignore the weather.

Bridge:
I wake up early on a Saturday, start breakfast and let you sleep.
I fix the coffee and the bacon, while you’re counting sheep.

Then I snuggle up beside you babe - wake you with a kiss, then we hug, you smile
Well, then breakfast will have to wait.

Chorus:
I wanna sit by the fireside or on the beach listening to the tide.
I wanna love you, wanna say goodnight, then we can be together.
I want to sit with the lights down low, in a cabin or a bungalow.
Feel the breeze blowin’ through the room and just ignore the weather.

Discography

None to date. In progress.

Set List

Originals - They Would Dance, Grown Up Lullabye, You Comfort Me, Days Like This, A Monday Attitude, Your Lovin, Your Lovin, I Don't Need A Lesson, Fruitcake Blues, many more

Covers - Out of the ordinary boomer classics by Michael MacDonald, Grand Funk, Bob Wills, Michael Martin Murphey, Ben E King, Sam and Dave, Joe Cocker and more