JAMES SCOTT COOK

JAMES SCOTT COOK

 Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
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Robert Smith meets Duran Duran

Biography

James Scott Cook was recording a pop song he had written called "Lucy" when Julian Lennon learned of Vodden's death. The song became a duet for charity, incorporating new lyrics by Lennon "to make it more suitable for the purpose."

Lennon says he was "3 or 4" when he showed his father his crayon drawing of his friend and described it as "Lucy in the sky with diamonds." John used the phrase as the basis for the psychedelic hit that appeared on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

He lost track of Vodden but reconnected after learning she had lupus. "She created millions with her name. The least I could do was try to support her and make sure she was comfortable."

The single is Lennon's first release in a decade, and next summer he'll follow with an album, Everything Changes,and a tour. The album "is about life, momentum, about what we have to deal with on an everyday basis," says Lennon, who lives in Italy but plans to spend more time in New York to work on his label.

Lyrics

LUCY

Written By: James Scott Cook & Julian Lennon

Here she comes
With her girlfriends
Walking in circles
making their way
hand in hand

When she plays
with her girlfriends
she's one in a million
coming again and again

(Do do doo, do do do, etc.)

We still love you, Lucy
you know I do
We still love you Lucy
I know I do

When she laughs
with her girlfriends
you know its a true love
a true love that's so innocent

when she smiles
with her girlfriends
i'll always remember
the smile that I'll never forget

(Do do doo, do do do, etc.)

We still love you, Lucy
you know I do
We still love you Lucy
I know I do
(repeat)

Don't let the world be cruel
Because I love you
We'll see you soon

(Do do doo, do do do, etc.) (X2)

we're not the same
and people change
we're not the change
so find yourself
find yourself

We still love you, Lucy
you know I do
We still love you Lucy
I know I do
(repeat X5)

We still love you Lucy
You know I do
(repeat X7)

Winter Tan

Written By: James Scott Cook

You turned my world around
You flipped it upside down
And inside out
You drank from another vein
You went to another place
Well, it's a shame he touched you there
He gave you everything- my thoughts, my hopes, my dreams
Don't you remember Yucatan when we were innocent?
This Winter Tan remains the place we left behind
Don't you remember trains to towns we've never been?
As railways fade so does your smile
So does your smile
You turned my love around the first time it went down
And so you cried for life
You said to me, "Let's Try" then gave your love to another guy
I feel like dying, I feel like dying
Don't you remember Yucatan when we were innocent?
This Winter Tan remains the place we left behind
Don't you remember trains to towns we've never been?
As railways fade so does your smile
As railways fade
As railways fade
Oh, did he touch you like I do?
How did he find some way to make you lose a love that once was pure and true?
Did he give you everything -my thoughts, my hopes, my dreams
Did he give you everything -my thoughts, my hopes, my dreams
Well I'll give you all my world
And I'll give you all my love
If you'll just hold me
Tell me I'm all you want
Oh, don't you remember Yucatan when we were innocent?
This Winter Tan remains the place we left behind
Don't you remember trains to towns we've never been?
As railways fade so does your smile
As railways fade
So does your heart

Hiyaa

Written By: James Scott Cook

There’s a body on the beach
Screaming nothing all night long
As the blue bay shines
Like a polished machine gun
All the bodies that are puking up phrases aloud
Caught the ear of a sleeping ninja on the prowl
As the pretty people play at a quarter ‘til 2
The rebel flag yells with his new tattoo

He says “Hiyaa, Hiyaa”
Everybody wants to feel the power or the pain
“Hiyaa, Hiyaa”
Don’t reflect the eyes of a killer, killer, killer

There’s an American man
With his trash white ameritan
And his digital phone- it rings “We’re An American Band”
Oh, as he screams and he screams from his balcony
With the angst of his Japanese rivalry
He grabs his katana and steps outside
Where the Bacardi is yelling that “It’s ready to fight”

He says “Hiyaa, Hiyaa”
Everybody wants to feel the power or the pain
“Hiyaa, Hiyaa”
Don’t reflect the eyes of a killer, killer, killer
“Hiyaa, Hiyaa”
Everybody wants to feel the power or the pain
“Hiyaa, Hiyaa”
Don’t reflect the eyes of a killer, killer, killer

With a bead of sweat rolling down his nose
He lifts his arms to the samurai pose
He closes his eyes and he tightens his grip
As he slices through the man
As he bites at his lip

He says “Hiyaa, Hiyaa”
Everybody wants to feel the power or the pain
“Hiyaa, Hiyaa”
Don’t reflect the eyes of a killer, killer, killer
“Hiyaa, Hiyaa”
Everybody wants to feel the power or the pain
“Hiyaa, Hiyaa”
Don’t reflect the eyes of a killer, killer, killer

I Miss You

Written By: James Scott Cook

Tell me do you really love me
More than words could say “I Do”
Phone calls lost in our translations
Oh, but these goodnight kisses without you
Without you
Without you

Oh, I listen to voices when I’m dreaming now
Because I see you if I do
When your sadness finds you lonely
Well maybe this will comfort you

But there’s no break from the undertow
Once it buries you down
And there’s no escape from the undertow
Once it carries you out
And it carries you out

I miss you
I miss you
I…..

And I miss you
I miss you
I…..

Miss you (repeat)

But there’s no break from the undertow
Once it buries you down
And there’s no escape from the undertow
Once it carries you out
And it carries you out

I miss you
I miss you
I…..

And I miss you
I miss you
I…..

Oooh (repeat)

I miss you

Tell Me, Do You Really Love Me?
Tell Me, Do You Really Love Me?

KAVANAUGH

Written By: James Scott Cook

KAVANAUGH
Music and Lyrics by JAMES SCOTT COOK

We Left the City Yesterday
Another Chance for You to Say
We’ve got to make a Decision
I’m Guessing Your Heart Is as hard as a Stone
And If Its Love That You’re Missing
I Guess Well You Find That It’s Time to Get Old

On Kavanaugh
On Kavanaugh

Oh, I Guess You Always Plagiarize the View
Between the Movie Parts and You

Like everyone just Circles ‘Round You
And Everyone Just Circles ‘Round You

On Kavanaugh
Kavanaugh Kavanaugh
Kavanaugh

And Everyone Is Here To Stay
But Nothing Here Can Go Your Way
We’ve got to make a Decision
I’m Guessing You’re Feeling Your Golden Youth
Like Everyone Should Be With You

On Kavanaugh

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On Kavanaugh

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On Kavanaugh
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Heartbeat

Written By: James Scott Cook

It Seems The Medicine Was Right On Time
I Guess All We Needed Was The Sun To Shine
A Single Second Turned The Black To Light
And I Knew You Were Really Mine

At a Hundred Fifty Beats a Minute
It Was The Plus Sign To Light a Fire
My Selfish Heart Will Be Soon Forgiven
When I See Your Tiny Smile

Here Comes The One
That I've Been Dreamin Of
But I'm Terrified Of
And Here Comes The One
That I Will Truly Love
I Will Truly Love

At a Hundred Fifty Beats a Minute
It Was The Plus Sign To Light a Fire
My Selfish Heart Will Be Soon Forgiven
When I See Your Tiny Smile

Here Comes The One
That I've Been Dreamin Of
But I'm Terrified Of
And Here Comes The One
That I Will Truly Love
I Will Truly Love

And Here Comes The One
And Here Comes The One
And Here Comes The One

That I've Been Dreaming Of
I've Been Dreaming Of

.45

Written By: James Scott Cook

.45

No, Nooooooooooo
No, Nooooooooooo
Oh, These Waves Of Grain
Are Smashing Down Your Doors Today
And We're Losing Sight
Of Who The Hell
Has The Right To Live Or Die
But You Can't Decide
Choose A Side And Lose A Side
And They're Wasting Time
You Can Fight Or You Can Hide

When Your Suicidal Killing Title
Waves Of Life Come Rushing In
These Threads That Bind Us
Won't Pull You Out Again

Won't Pull You Out Again
Won't Pull You Out Again

Well, These Wars We Wage
They Hide To Fight Another Day
And The Price We Pay
Is Our Children's Children
Sons And Daughters Fight For What We've Gained

But You Can't Decide
Choose A Side And Lose A Side
And They're Wasting Time
And They're Wasting Time

When Your Suicidal Killing Title
Waves Of Life Come Rushing In
These Threads That Bind Us
Won't Pull You Out Again

And If You're Lost Inside Your F'd-Up Mind
Your .45 Is Running Dry
I'll Pray For You And I'll Pass You Mine

No, Nooooooooooo
No, Nooooooooooo

There's A Blood Soaked Stain
On This Flag We Call Our U.S.A

But You Can't Decide
Choose A Side And Lose A Side
And They're Wasting Time
You Can Fight Or You Can Hide

When Your Suicidal Killing Title
Waves Of Life Come Rushing In
These Threads That Bind Us
Won't Pull You Out Again

And If You're Lost Inside Your F'd-Up Mind
Your .45 Is Running Dry
I'll Pray For You And I'll Pass You Mine

I Will Pray For You And I'll Pass You Mine
Oh, I Will Pray For You And I'll Pass You Mine

Someday

Written By: James Scott Cook

I Don't Recall Much Yesterday
I Hate Myself For What You Said
A Parable Of Twisted Lines
Accompanying My Wounded Pride

It's Been Tearing Us Apart
I Believe This In My Heart
If There's Nothing Left To Say
Just Don't Take It That Way

Under The Skin A Warm Embrace
Out Of Your Mouth A Hateful Place
And If A Kiss Can't Start A Life
I Sure As Hell Can't Find The Time

It's Been Tearing Us Apart
It's Been Tearing Us Apart
Well It's Coming To Me Now
I Believe Somewhere, Somehow
If There's Nothing Left To Say
Just Don't Take It So Hard

You'll Make A Perfect Mother, Someday
You'll Make A Perfect Mother , Someday
You'll Be A Perfect Mother, Someday
You'll Make A Perfect Mother
You'll Make A Perfect Mother, Someday

It's Been Tearing Us Apart
I Believe This In My Heart
If There's Nothing Left To Say
Just Don't Take It That Way

It's Been Tearing Us Apart
I Believe This In My Heart
If There's Nothing Left To Say

The One You're Thinking Of

Written By: James Scott Cook

Learned Your Lessons Well
I've Heard Them Say
And At Least I Know They're Right
Come And Meet Me Well You Know It Pays
But You Won't Take Me Home Tonight

Well, It's Too Late For The World
And I Can't Wait On The Girls

Am I The One You Left Behind
Or Am I The One You're Thinking Of?

Am I The One You Left Behind
Or Am I The One You're Thinking Of?

You've Turned Your Back On Love
You Know It's True
I Don't Know How You Sleep Sometimes
I See The Reason And It's Part Of You
Love's Door Revolving Every Night

And I Can't Wait Here Alone
If You Can't Sleep On Your Own

Well, It's Too Late For The World
And I Can't Wait On The Girls

Am I The One You Left Behind
Or Am I The One You're Thinking Of?

Am I The One You Left Behind
Or Am I The One You're Thinking Of?

Today You Turned Away
Tomorrow I'm The One You're Thinking Of
Today You Turned Away
Tomorrow I'm The One You're Thinking Of

Learned Your Lessons Well
I've Heard Them Say
And At Least I Know They're Right

Am I The One You Left Behind
Or Am I The One You're Thinking Of?

Am I The One You Left Behind
Or Am I The One You're Thinking Of?

Today You Turned Away
Tomorrow I'm The One You're Thinking Of
Today You Turned Away
Tomorrow I'm The One You're Thinking Of

Discography

LUCY EP by JAMES SCOTT COOK & JULIAN LENNON

Set List

Solid Boy
Someday
Desperate Ones
.45
Black Eyes
In Your Head
Kavannaugh
Winter Tan
Sober
Lucy
I Miss You
Hiyaa