jacksongs

jacksongs

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Lyrics

USA Today

Written By: Jackson Park

Sha la la, can you see the American way,
sha la la, we're living in the USA Today.

Thanksgiving day in '53 and she's giving thanks to the Lord, says thank you for our baby girl, she'll always be adored,
mama said she's beautiful, she must be heaven sent, daddy said she's gonna be the first lady President,
she smiled, oh she smiled, so perfect she's the best in every way, she smiled, oh she smiled, she's gonna love living in the USA Today.

10 years soon passed as she sat in class, she'd just had her first crush, it was '63 oh the memories and the boy that made her blush, she preferred to play with her girlfriends or watch cartoons instead but she remembers when the teacher said, JFK is dead,
she cried, oh she cried, why do people behave in that way, she cried, oh she cried, but Daddy said that's living in the USA Today.

Singing, sha la la, can you see the American way, sha la la, we're living in the USA Today.

Not so naive at 18 years, god parents are such a bore, you can't treat me like a little girl she screamed as she slammed the door, she left Illinois with her big city boy, they cruised all the freeways, with the wind in her hair and love in her eyes, all the way to LA, she laughed, oh she laughed, with her hopes set high she looked out to the bay, she laughed, oh she laughed, I'm gonna love living in the USA Today.

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Jackie O was wearing it well, we all knew love and peace, so she called her sis up on the phone, say sis you got yourself niece, now it wasn't long till she got a job working for a downtown firm, in Cincinnati with a house in the burbs, now this was real long term,
she worked, and she worked, but her little girl would say, mama please stay, she worked, and she worked, honey you know we're living in the USAToday.

Well the years rolled on and the years were kind, now it's 2010, when she saw her baby grand-daughter she said she's gonna be President, cos it's different today, not like then, you kids get more of a say, I hope she does just what she wants, you gotta live your life that way, she smiled, oh she smiled, if I could do it again, I'd do it all the same way, she smiled, oh she smiled, I love living in the USA TODAY.

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Heartlands

Written By: Jackson Park

Sammy smiled as they looked to the stars, he said, Kathy this world is all ours, I'm gonna give you everything, from fast cars to diamond rings,
now Kathy laughed as she took his hand, she said Sammy don't you understand, kids like us don't live that way, it's just another backwater day

Sammy laughed as they drove into downtown, can't believe that I still know my way round, Kathy smiled and said we always will,

cos all of those days live on in our hearts, when we were young they couldn't keep us apart, all those summers, all of those plans, back in the Heartlands, those were the best days there's ever been, we were living inside of our dreams, all those summers, all of those plans, back in the Heartlands.

Sammy saved for his chevrolet, Kathy worked to save all her pay, spent their nights sitting by the river, staring at the stars forever, now keep your feet on the ground now Sam, everybody knows that's the way I am, Kathy smiled and he knew she's say, what am I gonna do with you baby

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all those summers
all of those plans
back in the Heartlands.....

Cosmic Conscience

Written By: Jackson Park

Met a man on the street but he wasn't there, said he felt neat, I wish he wouldn't stare and he danced all around, yeah he laughed and he frowned as he danced

Is that you, is that you, is that you, my Cosmic Conscience

Well he still wasn't there when I saw him today, though he said do you dare now I wish he'd go away and he said be weird he said be wired or you'll be fired

Is that you, is that you, is that you, my Cosmic Conscience

So I asked him the way to atomic insight, the haze became a glaze, we were in flight past Babel, the solar temple then the spirit said to heaven or hell

Is that you, is that you, is that you, my Cosmic Conscience

So we took the tunnel with the brilliant light, inside cloud nine on a destiny flight, past pyramids treasures and tombs, suddenly I fled from the womb

Is that you, is that you, is that you, my Cosmic Conscience....

Out Of My Mind

Written By: Jackson Park

Well it must have been a full moon
cos I didn't feel all there
some guy was talking to me
I just stood and stared
heard him say he's single and I like it that way too, couldn't take my eyes off him, if only he knew

Think I'm going Out Of My Mind now baby, imagining that you are kissing me,
Think I'm going Out Of My Mind now baby, can you imagine kissing me

Need another drink now, gonna tell him what I'm thinking, second thoughts I'll wait awhile, get another drink in, I'm not usually like this, wouldn't normally bother me, to walk right on up to him, say hey, what will it be

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Out Of , Out Of, Out Of My Mind.....