jamie green

jamie green

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Musically kinda like Alanis Morissette on Atavan or Dido on caffeine, but with vocals more like Desree, Paula Cole or Sheryl Crow. Moody, soulful, thoughtful, funky-folky. Powerful storytelling w/ groove. Live = Captivating stage presence, sexy, passionate, humorous, great backing musicians.

Biography

Recently voted Top Five Bands of Santa Barbara by the Independent, Jamie Green is an award-winning independent recording artist, having won L.A. Music Awards for her first two albums, and numerous honors from the John Lennon and Unisong International song contests. Her lyrics have been described by Music Connection Magazine as “riveting and incisive,” with a soulful voice that “sells everything she sings.” She’s been compared to such artists as Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette, Tori Amos and Fiona Apple, but Jamie forges her own brand of contemporary pop that is funky, folky, thoughtful, moody and soulful.

Jamie's musical influences include nearly all pop, rock and soul from the 70's to the present, with contemporary influences including Peter Gabriel, the Indigo Girls, and Tori Amos. She uses organic and sometimes retro instrumentation, loops and light electronica to present her well-crafted songs. With her passionate music and confessional lyrics, Jamie shows you the full range of human emotion, leaving your heart moved, and your body moving. She tells it like it is, from the perspective of a woman who is both strong and vulnerable, both confident and neurotic--a woman who is still trying to figure this whole life thing out.

Though Jamie graduated from Stanford with a B.A. in American Studies and an arrest record for political protest, she returned to her native Los Angeles to be a professional dancer and singer. Along the way her path veered to a series of manufactured girl groups. "What was I thinking? It just wasn't me!" Deliverance came in the form of the funk when she joined The Electric Booty Mob and played clubs across the suburbs of Los Angeles. It was during this period that she began penning her own songs, eventually going solo. Jamie continues to give what Entertainment Today calls a *high octane live performance,* whether acoustic or with her full band.

For the past four years, Jamie has received the ASCAPLU$ (American Society of Composers And Publishers) award which recognizes her as an active and promising young songwriter. Her songs have appeared in numerous network and cable TV Movies, and in several Billboard Top Ten Videos for Children. You may have heard her anti-war anthem, “What’s Happening Here?” on Pacifica Radio’s progressive news show, “Democracy Now.” Jamie is near completion on her third album.

Lyrics

Taximan

Written By: J. Green

V1
One day I'm running late
So I cannot take the subway
I hop into a cab
Love what's on the radio
The driver turns it up
I smile cuz he confesses
This Pakistani man
Loves what's on the radio too
V2
And so we sing together
Speeding down Bleecker St.
You've got a fast cab
Is it fast enough that I Won't be late?
CHORUS:
Taximan,
Do you feel you belong
Taximan,
Does your dream live on
Taximan,
You take good care, all right?
Taximan,
Keep the change and
Keep on keepin' on
V3
"Where are you from?" they ask
And he always dreads the question
He came to NYC
To git with Lady Liberty
And the flag he displays prominently
Shields him from the vigilantes
They don't know that he sings with Tracy
And he has a dream
Like you and me
REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE:
Oh and by the way
You have made my day
Even in a small way
I'm forever changed...

REPEAT CHORUS

Truce

Written By: Words & Music by J. Green, Music by R. Zahariades

V1
On the day I found out you still hate me
I decided I'd stop hating you
You see I thought that only I
Was the pathetic one
Now I see that you're pathetic too

I could say you haven't changed
And that would vindicate this hate
But all it does is make me see
The ugliness I have inside me

CHORUS
Can we just call a truce now?
This fight's no longer useful
Can we just see we're not
Who we used to be?
Can we just let it go then?
This grudge is old and gray and
The time has come for peace
Between you and me

V2
I can only speculate
How you remember me
You'd be surprised to find
I might agree
But I wonder if the thought's
Ever occurred to you
To readjust your own bad attitude

I have heard you're happy now
What if you heard I'm not as well?
Tell me would you sympathize?
Or would you not so secretly smile?

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE:
Didn't we both curl our lips and raise a brow
In judgment of the other?
Didn't we both act supreme And suffer from self-doubt?
Didn't we both place ourselves
At the center of the universe?
Didn't we both try so hard
And still feel so left out?

REPEAT CHORUS

Not the Geek or the Freak
Or the Fake or the Foe
Or the Bitch or the Ho
No!

Not OK

Written By: J. Green, G. Boren

V1
I was working overtime
There was a ton on my mind back then
You were feeling insecure
My willpower made you fear your needs
But that was not something
You would concede
And it seemed as if you disappeared
(but I)
CHORUS
I tried to take it in stride
And I thought that I was OK with it
Yeah I thought that I was OK with it
Oh I thought that I was OK with this
But I'm not
V2
She was freer to be free
Well-equipped to fulfill all your needs
You were relieved you told the truth
You believed we'd grow much closer now
And I wanted to believe it somehow
And you said you'd make it up to me (so I)

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE
I'd like to say I forgive you
I'd like to say that we'll be all right
I'd like to say I still love you
But it's not gonna be tonight

V3
I've got nothing left to say
Why don't you just go away from here
What's the point you're tryin' to make
You were the one careless with our fate
And I don't see it changin' again
So forgive me if I've changed my mind
(but I)

REPEAT CHORUS

For You

Written By: Jamie Green

Fire ruby brightest gem
Soulful sister, sweet friend
Separated at birth
Our reunion god sent
It wasn't easy to leave you
When our fun had just begun...
Believe me

(And) I'm missing you all right
I am hoping that you're well
Gotta message last night
You've got something to tell
You know I never would have left you
Had I known what was to be...
Forgive me

I will call you every hour
I will fly ten thousand miles
I will wield a gun if I have to
All for you
I will do what you need me to

Where the hell were all the angels
Gone for over seven hours?
This is not supposed to happen
How the randomness devours
If the angel God had sent you
Was supposed to be me...
Forgive me

I will call you every hour
I will fly ten thousand miles
I will wield a gun if I have to
All for you
I will do what you need me to

Don't disappear
Don't lose your bliss
Don't hide your tears
Don't shrink from this
Don't disappear
Don't lose your bliss
Don't hide your tears…

I will call you every hour
I will fly ten thousand miles
I will wield a gun if I have to
All for you
I will do what you need me to

I am aching for you
I am hating for you
I am crying for you
I am plotting for you
I am hoping for you
I am praying for you…

Not Gonna Make Believe

Written By: Jamie Green

You must be back
Cuz there's the smell
Of indecision in the air
I wonder what it is you think
That you can say to me when
I finally ceased to even care

You're so sorry
For the millionth time
And will I please just give
An hour of my time
For you to state your case
That you have changed
Well I don't buy it

Not gonna walk a block for this
Not gonna set my clock for this
Not gonna brush my teeth for this
Not gonna chew Dentine for this
Not gonna shave my legs for this
Not going to Jenny Craig for this
Not gonna change my sheets for this
Not gonna make believe for this

I must be sick cuz I can feel
My concentration slip away
The drops of hope I've always made
Into an ocean feel like
Beads of sweat upon my face

You're so sorry
For the millionth time
And will I please just give
An hour of my time
For you to state your case
That you have changed
Well I don't buy it

(Repeat Chorus)

Not gonna wear a thong for this
Not gonna write a song for this…

We're Alone

Written By: Jamie Green

I’m sorry to hear that
The woman before me
Was some kinda psycho
That’s not my problemo
I too had a lover
Who left me with luggage
But I’m trying to travel
A little bit lighter

So would you just please pretend That I’m not your mother or your ex-girlfriend?

We’re alone in this world
We mourn every day
We’re longing for love
Yet we still run away
We’re alone in this world
Let’s not be afraid
Here, come take my hand
Let’s try to be brave

I’m fully aware that
I’m pushing your buttons
But I swear that I do this
With nothin’ but lovin’
Feel free to debate me
But I know what you’re thinking
We’re made for each other
One way or another

So could we just please relax ? Forget all the obstacles in our path!

(Repeat Chorus)

I’m tired of waiting
Anticipating
What it would be like
The first time we get naked
Here’s the bottom line, love
I’m wanting you real bad
Forget your neuroses
Come sit on my lap

‘Cuz if you were to relent
I might take a chance again and surrender
But more likely than not, my friend We’ll go home once more, alone and frustrated

(Repeat Chorus)

Birdz & Beez

Written By: J. Green

Can't explain this feeling
I just know it's swarmin' 'round me
Can't explain this feeling
Birds and bees are tryin' to tell me
Can't explain this feeling
Better let Nature take her course

What's this impulse to dive in, right about now?
What's this need that I have inside of me
To be all up inside of you?

Can't explain this feeling
I just know it's swarmin' 'round me
Can't explain this feeling
Birds and bees are tryin' to tell me
Can't explain this feeling
Could be much ado ‘bout nothin’

So you want to know what I'm thinking
Don't you know? Come close…
When you read my mind, what's your comprehension?
Yes I see that you also have the need to…

Can't explain this feeling
Where for art thou slippery man?

Can't explain this feeling
Slings and arrows gonna screw you

Can't explain this feeling
To thine own self you best be true…

What's Happening Here?

Written By: J. Green, D. Navarro, L. Andreone

V1
Teacher Teacher did you not behave
Did you teach the children war is not ok?
Why you packing up your stuff?
Did they ship you out to shut you up?
What’s Happening Here?

V2
Soldier, Soldier did you lose a limb?
To fight a war based on a rich man's whim?
Where are all your benefits?
Did they fund the tax cuts for the rich?
What’s happening here?

Chorus
Don’t you know you gotta
Rise Up/ Seek the truth
Shout out loud
What’s happening here? / What’s happening here
Don’t you know you gotta
Shine a light on what you know is right
Right here Right now
And say it clear
What’s happening here? What’s happening here?

V3
Halliburton why you always there?
Reaping profits where there's nothing but despair
From the Middle East to New Orleans
Tell me, is there no end to your greed?
What’s happening here?

V4
So tell me why aren't we out in the streets?
Demanding our commander be impeached?
For the sinisternes in his plans
The blood of thousands on his hands
What’s happening here?

Repeat Chorus

Bridge
Devastation
Desperation
Allegations
DIS-information
Manipulation
Intimidation
Interrogations
Incarcerations
Indignation will be our saving grace...

Soul Connected

Written By: J. Green

V1
Some would call me naive
Some would call me romantic
Some would say to forget the whole thing, just a fling
But they wouldn’t have it right

Ooh yeah, you got inside

V2
You were barely hanging on
Songs for dollars on the subway
Still you arrived the first time with a rose in your hand
A little shy to my surprise

You feared you were my plaything
But baby you were wrong

CHORUS
From two different worlds / Speaking different words
Still I’m feeling like we were so connected
Why’d you go away / When you could have stayed?
Were you so afraid we were soul-connected?

V3
Did you come from a land
Where men can’t stand to disappoint
That must be why you left without saying goodbye
Or did you think I wouldn’t cry?

Ooh now you’re feeling sorry
Now you’re the one who’s crying

CHORUS
But I’m gonna wait / Long as it will take
Cuz I’m feeling like we were soul-connected
(And) if it’s true that we / We were meant to be
Then I know that I’ll be Re-connected with you
You (I miss you)

V4
Some would call me naïve
Some would call me romantic
Some would say to forget the whole thing
But I can’t…

Chase the Rain

Written By: J Green

Verse 1
How r u gonna win
When you’re not good enuf
When you’re not smart enuf
Tell me tell me
Who are you gonna fool
When you’re not light enough
When you’re not dark enough
Tell me tell me
Why are u tryin this
When you’re not old enuf
When you’re not young enough
Tell me tell me
What r u gonna do
When you’re not this enuf
When you’re not that enuf
Tell me tell me

B sect
Negativity don’t phase me
I gotta be strong
Self- doubting only makes me
Wanna prove me wrong

Chorus
I could chase the rain/ Until I hold it in my hand
I could sift for diamonds / Under moonlight in the sand
I could make a certainty / into a game of chance
I could chase the rain / But would you ever understand?

Verse 2
How are you gonna win
When you sit back & wait
Or underestimate
Tell me Tell me
Who are you gonna fool
Takin the easy route
The path of quiet doubt
Tell me tell me
Why are you tryin this
You keep on asking me
Can you defer your dream
Tell me tell me
What are you gonna do
When all the years are gone
And you’ve found out you’re wrong
Tell me Tell me

REPEAT B SECT and CHORUS

Bridge
I got myself the golden ticket
Found the goose with the golden egg
Breakin through to the other side
Playing unafraid

REPEAT CHORUS

Girls Night Out

Written By: J Green

V 1
I can’t wait for this Friday Night all my girls are comin out
And we’re gonna be a freaky sight
Gonna dress up to the Nines
Every one of you Pop stars is gonna wanna step aside
Let me share our attitude: It’s all about the bond
We’re not trying to pick up dudes
You can smile but best to back off
We’ll laugh so hard it aches and analyze our crazy lives
There’s no better way to spend an evening of my life

Chorus:
I got my ladies, ladies ladies! (Girls Night Out)
(etc.)

V2
Raise a glass to my sister friends
Feel ferklempt in the moment
Filled with thanks and Cosmopolitans
Then we’ll break out into a song
4 -part harmony melts away whatever could be wrong
Let me share out attitude: It’s all about the bond
We’re not tryin to exclude
You can join us on our world tour
Dancing in the streets
And showin off for all to see
I’m so cool because these divas are a part of me

Repeat Chorus

Bridge
Beautiful! Wonderful! Hysterical ! /You are, you are (2X)

Short Chorus
You are my! Ladies Ladies Ladies – Yeah!

V3
So I’m waiting in a line in the Ladies Room
Look around at all the girls so fine
Some would choose to be aloof
But it’s so much more fun
To strike up conversation
Let me share a piece of gum
Or compliment your dress (Girl, you look good!)
I’ll give you self-love advice
A therapeutic mini love-fest
Strut your stuff girlfriend
Enjoy the rest of your night out
I just hope you’ve got what I’ve got on this Friday night…

Repeat Chorus Out

Like To Be With You (Soulmate version)

Written By: J Green

V1
the lines around your smiling eyes
the scent of your sweet kiss
your hand in mind
your silly side
your strength
and your tenderness

B-sect 1
boy you're something else
nothing else I have ever seen
and I want to thank you here and now
for being with me

cuz

Chorus
i like to be with you (etc.)

V2
you show me light
you make me smile
you do this so easily
my playmate
my soulmate
you've taken my breath away

b-sect 2
boy you make me feel like nobody else
and i wanna feel that everyday
thanks for coming my way

ch
cuz i like to be with you (etc.)

Heaven's Not So Far Away

Written By: J. Green, N. Coen


V1
You can see me, through the haze of moody skies
You release me, from the prison of my mind
And suddenly I am basking in sunlight of your making
V2
You adore me, with your eyes still opened wide
You explore me, with the wonder of a child
For years I could only dream this
With tears of Joy I sing this…

Chorus
Heaven’s not so far away/I’m already on Cloud 8
When we’re standing face to face/Heaven’s not so far away

V3
You unroll me, from the tangle of the day
You console me, gently kissing tears away
And suddenly I am lighter
Knowing what truly matters

Chorus to the Bridge
Heaven’s not so far away/I’m already on Cloud 8
When we’re standing face to face…

There’s a mirror reflecting back to me
Everything I am and what I want to be
There’s my best friend, grinning devilishly
There’s an angel staring lovingly

Heaven’s not so far away
When were standing face-to-face

Could You?

Written By: J Green, N Cohen

Verse 1
Now you have my attention
I can see your delight
You think I’m somebody special
You’d like to hold tonight
Yes I’m somebody special
The mystery will unfold
But before I fall into your arms
What I need to know is…

Chorus
Could you? Hold me like a bird in your hand
Would you? Make me feel you understand?
Could you contain the whole of me…
Everything I am
And all I am to be

Verse 2
Now I know there are demons
Rising up in the night
But the angels are warriors
Stronger for the fight
I am aiming for something
strangely beautiful
To give a love and have a love
That’s unconditional

Repeat Chorus

Bridge
Could you be my lover
Could you be my one and only---
Could you?

Breakdown Verse
Now you have my attention
I can see your delight
You think I’m somebody special
You’d like to hold tonight

Repeat Chorus Out

My Crime

Written By: J. Green

V1
I’ve been loved by precious men
Loved them back with fervent whim
Loved them ‘til I couldn’t stand that they loved me
Believed that they’d become fatigued
Believed I was not worthy

And now the moment has arrived for me to look way deep inside
Did I give love a try?
Well I’m not so sure
And that’s my crime

V2
I was blessed with many gifts
That I meant to use someday
That I meant to share, but threw them all away
Cause the gift I never opened
Was the gift of faith

And now the moment has arrived for me to look way deep inside
Did I give myself a try ?
Well I’m not so sure
And that’s my crime

V3
I lie in bed with a strange disorder
I’m not sure if I’ll live or die
I rack my brain to figure out the reason why
There must be some kind of lesson
I’m supposed to learn from this

And now the moment has arrived for me to look back on my life
Have I spent well the time?
Well I’m not so sure
And that’s my crime

And I don’t want to say good-bye…

Good Enough

Written By: J. Green


Verse 1
If I watched less television
Would my productivity rise?
With my productivity risen
Would I feel legitimized?

Would you want me
Would you need me
Could this freak be loved?

Verse 2
If I meditated daily
Would I come to accept my life?
What if that's just resignation
Expectations pacified

Would you want me
Would you need me
Could this freak be loved?
Would you loathe me
Would you leave me
Would this freak be shunned?

Chorus
Will I be good enough for you
When I make up for lost time
Will I be good enough for you
When I obtain piece of mind
Will I be good enough for you
When I am good enough for me
Will I be good enough for me
Ever, Ever, Ever?

Verse 3
If I moved out of this city
Would my demons follow me there?
Could I reinvent my story
Smile at strangers everywhere?

Would you want me
Would you need me
Could this freak be loved?
Would you loathe me
Would you leave me
Would this freak be shunned?

Repeat Chorus

Verse 4
If I practiced yoga weekly
Would I float around peacefully
I could cease to eat meat freely
But would it even change a thing?
Would it even change a thing?!

You'll Never Know

Written By: J. Green

Hey what's up, I missed you while you were gone, tell me
Your work was done, you had some fun, met someone, well that's nice
Well what's her name, and is she cool, is she bright, is she?
I'm feeling kinda low, can we spend some time, can we?

It's times like these I wish I smoked
I'd sit out on your porch and puff the tears away
I'm trying not to wake you with my whimpering, my friend
Many, many thanks
I know you tried to ease my mind
Like every other time
But really what's the use?
When the truth I can't reveal is
I'm in love with you

CHORUS
But you'll never ever know
No you'll never ever know
Cuz I cannot let it show
Just how deep you touch my soul

Hey what's up I thought we had plans tonight, tell me
She's back in town, surprised you with theatre seats, well that's sweet
Oh that's OK, I understand, go to her carefree
I gotta go, yeah sure I'm fine, all the time, really!

Oh my God what's wrong with me?
Too shy to show desire, too fearful of the risk
I might have leaned in closer to your crooked little smile
And placed a gentle kiss
And if I could have held on tight
To some kind of belief
That I was wonderous
You might have finally seen what I have always seen in us

Repeat Chorus

Hey what's up, you've got some exciting news, tell me
You bought a ring, got on your knees, shivering, well, that's sweet
The date is set, the both of you, are just so happy
And will I stand, as your best man? Surely…

Repeat Chorus

Hey!

Written By: J . Green

Hey, you got it all wrong
Hey, I’m not that dumb
I understand your rage
And though I feel it not the same
I am not the one
Who sees you bound in chains
Once we marched side by side
But now you laugh in my face
And when I turn away
You try to scramble back in place
And when I point out what you’ve done
Simply isn’t right
Then you say that’s just life
(Like too many other things, right?)
And you’re seeing colors once again
Yeah you’re seeing colors once again
Hey, you got it all wrong
Hey, I’m not that strong
I stomp on every slur
That’s hurled before our feet
But when it is you who throws the stones
It’s hard to turn the other cheek
It’s like you think that I’m a wall
Cause I’m standing tall
And you think that it’s all right
Cause you know I’ll put up a fight
And you think that it’s O.K.
To say the things you say
But they wound like a knife
Cause you’re seeing colors once again
Yeah you’re seeing colors once again
Once I was the hope
To bridge a bleeding gap
Now I’m not so sure
That you believe in all that
You blame me with your shame
And how conspicuous I am
When the blind remove their shades
Seeing colors again
Seeing colors once again
Hey, it’s time for me to go
And hey, there’s something you should know
Everything you hate
Is found inside of you
And everything you love
Is found inside there too
So I’m wishing you well
On your journey back from hell
And I’m hoping that you might
Eventually forgive the White
And I’m thinking I’ll be fine
If I can get you off my mind
See I was gonna be your wife
But you’re seeing colors once again

Won't Regret

Written By: J. Green

V1
I grew up where my life’s path lead to
A cul de sac
While you grew up where your life still leads you
To hell and back
And while your path has stayed the same
Mine’s found a way to
Twist and turn and writhe to find yours
And now I’m far from safety, far from home
Far from any comfort in your zone

Chorus
But I won’t regret the love we’ve made
People say I’m foolish and I’m strange
But I know that they are just afraid like I was
No I won’t regret the love we’ve made
They can say I’m foolish and I’m strange
But I know that they are just afraid like I was
Like I am
Sometimes
Still
But I won’t regret the love

V2
Here’s the thing, I’ve no business trying
To get with you
But you’re the cool one with steel veneer
Who let down his guard and shed a tear
Was that your plan to reel me in
Or was it I who
Penetrated you afterall ?
‘Cuz I can’t tell who’s doing whom no more
In this sordid lovers’ tug of war

Repeat Chorus

Don't Even

Written By: J. Green, R. Hanover

I fall in love with you every day
That's not to say I am wise
I try to hide all the things that I feel
Since you won't reveal that your mine

I like it that you goof around
I love the child inside the man

I'm ready and willing
To wait for a while
If taking it slow's
What you need to decide
But if you've already decided
It's not me
Don't even waste my time

Out on the beach
On a Monday night
A comet's light
Caught our eye
Your hands were cold
So I held them in mine
For the first time I recall

You seem so careful
in my arms
Make up your mind
to give me love

Repeat Chorus

I wish I could get
inside your head
To see what you see
Does it scare you
That I'm the real thing?

I think you'd miss me
If I wasn't there
Are you aware?

I sing I dance
I goof around
You say you love
When I'm around

Repeat Chorus

Don't even waste my love…

I Miss You

Written By: Ali Handal

V1
I didn't call to make you angry
I didn't call to hear you cry
I didn't call to prove you wrong
I didn't call to say I'm right

Pre-chorus and Chorus
But before I let you go
I just need you to know...
I miss you tonight (2x)

V2
I didn't call to make you sorry
I didn't call to hear you lie
I didn't call to rightmake you feel misunderstood
I didn't call to change your mind

Repeat pre-chorus and chorus

Bridge
ANd I won't take much of your precious time away
But before you go
I really need to hear you say...

I miss you...
(repeat to end)

Unencumbered

Written By: J. Green

V1
She was young, maybe fourteen
With braces and a nose ring
She sat by me, in the subway
We were waiting for the 1 Train
B1
She could not contain her glee
She just bought a new CD
She thought she'd share the news with me
Unlike the others
She was unencumbered

V2
I admit it, for a minute
I thought she might have a screw loose
To've begun this, conversation
As if we’d be friends forever, yeah well…
B2
She could not contain her glee
She just bought his new cd
She thought she'd share the news with me
Unlike the others
She was unencumbered

BRIDGE
She didn't play by the big city rules
Don't talk to strangers, don't look like a fool
She didn't hide a single inch of her soul
Pure gold

V3
See this girl, she was different
She wasn't bothered by difference
There we stood, on a full train
And when her stop came the girl waved
B3
How lucky of me to see
This girl's sweet humanity
She thought she'd share a piece with me
Unlike the others
She was unencumbered

REPEAT BRIDGE
V4
She was young, maybe fourteen
With braces and a nose ring
She sat by me, in the subway
It was … a better day than yesterday…

SHow Me How To Love You

Written By: j. Green

V1
So you’re not Superstar
You’re so close but there’s no cigar
Will you come completely clean?
Will you help me sift through this debris (and)

Chorus
Show me how to love you (3X)
Cuz I just want to learn (2X)
I, I think I could learn…

V2
You keep saying it’s just too hard
Way too soon to take up arms
And maybe we weren’t meant to be
But maybe nothing’s mean to be
So be with me (and)

Repeat Chorus

Bridge 1
Do you think I could learn?
Do want me to learn?
Cuz I think I could learn
I think I could learn…

Instrumental Bridge over Verse

Repeat Chorus

Bridge 2 (to the end of song)
Do you think I could learn?
Do want me to learn?
Do you think (that) I’d be good?
Do want me to be good (to you)?
And will we be deliberate?
Or will we be unconscious?
Are you gonna tell the truth?
Cuz I think I want the truth (from you)
And I know you think I’m needy
Well maybe you’re too moody!
Do you think we’ll ever change?
Am I gonna heal your pain?
Will you ever open up?

Show Me How to Love You

Written By: J. Green

V1
So you’re not Superstar
You’re so close but there’s no cigar
Will you come completely clean?
Will you help me sift through this debris (and)

Chorus
Show me how to love you (3X)
Cuz I just want to learn (2X)
I, I think I could learn…

V2
You keep saying it’s just too hard
Way too soon to take up arms
And maybe we weren’t meant to be
But maybe nothing’s mean to be
So be with me (and)

Repeat Chorus

Bridge 1
Do you think I could learn?
Do want me to learn?
Cuz I think I could learn
I think I could learn…

Instrumental Bridge over Verse

Repeat Chorus

Bridge 2 (to the end of song)
Do you think I could learn?
Do want me to learn?
Do you think (that) I’d be good?
Do want me to be good (to you)?
And will we be deliberate?
Or will we be unconscious?
Are you gonna tell the truth?
Cuz I think I want the truth (from you)
And I know you think I’m needy
Well maybe you’re too moody!
Do you think we’ll ever change?
Am I gonna heal your pain?
Will you ever open up?

Make Me Do Right

Written By: Jamie Green


Verse 1
It’s another one of those days
Where I am feeling all nasty and crazed
I gotta monkey strapped onto my back
He’s feeding on the negative crap

B-sect 1
I just cut that SUV off
I’m all uptight cuz I’m in a rush
Evil eyes at human delay
Heavy sighin’ in public places

Chorus
Ooh make me do right(2x)

Verse 2
Why’m I always feeling this way
Like every move I make is a mistake
I don’t want to want what I don’t have
Don’t wanna stay familiar with sad

B-sect 2
I wanna be the light in your eyes
I wanna be the pleasant surprise
I wanna give me seat up on a bus
I wanna be the one you can trust

Ooh make me do right (4x)

Bridge
Jealousy, release me
Self-pity, release me
Apathy, release me
Lethargy, release me

B sect 3
I’m gonna put my past up on a shelf
Gonna be at peace with myself
Gonna be the Queen of Letting Go
Gonna know what I already know

Repeat Chorus 3X

Discography

My Crime 1999 (Red-Haired Creeper Records)

Songs Since My Crime (EP) 2001 (Red-Haired Creeper Records)

Tellin Lies Dance Remix 2002 (Numsound Recordings)

Truce 2003 (Red-Haired Creeper Records)

Anti-War Singles of 2006 (RHC Records):
"What's Happening Here"
"Cold Storage"

Chase the Rain (2009)

Set List

Songs from all full-length CD's, plus a few covers.

Covers include:
Blood & Fire (Amy Ray of Indigo Girls)
What Is & What Should Never Be (Led Zep)
Message in a Bottle(The Police)
No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley)
Yellow (Coldplay)
Sweet Thing (Chaka Khan)
Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)