Jared Grabb

Jared Grabb

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandAlternativeSinger/Songwriter

Jared Grabb is a seasoned music professional with over 1000 live sets performed and over 100 songs released under his belt. He developed his earnest songwriting and strong country-influenced voice while performing in Scouts Honor (No Idea Records) and The Forecast (Eyeball Records).

Biography

Jared Grabb has been performing and recording since 1995. He has played in a great many bands, the most notable being The Forecast (Eyeball Records) and Scouts Honor (No Idea Records). He was the principle songwriter for Scouts Honor, and he assisted songwriting in The Forecast. He has toured the country many times and performed alongside acts such as Against Me!, Joey Cape, Minsk, Fire When Ready, Sundowner, The Junior Varsity, Jena Berlin, Catburglars, Bridge And Tunnel, Das Kapital, The Gunshy, Picture Books, Why Intercept?, Landmines, The Great Redneck Hope, Lewis & Clarke, Jake Bellows (Neva Dinova), Fordirelifesake, Logan's Loss, One AM Radio, The Forecast, Rescue, Moneen, Park, and The White Octave. Jared Grabb has also performed in Germany, at Around The Coyote Festival in Chicago (IL), at Florida Music Festival in Orlando (FL), at Launch Music Conference in Lancaster (PA), at Millennium Music Conference in Harrisburg (PA), and twice at The Fest in Gainesville (FL). Mr. Grabb recently released a new album titled "Where Do You Hide Your Love Songs?" The new album is FREE in CD format at shows. Thinker Thought Records is selling the album as a vinyl LP and digital download.

Lyrics

Devil Between

Written By: Jared Grabb

There came a knockin'. There came a knockin' at her door. There came a knockin' at nearly 3 in the morn'. It was another man in love with her. And, she was frozen, but her bed was warm. Yes, she was frozen with her first love at the door. He had come with a surprise for her, but her surprise was that her bed was already warm. And, she cried, "Please go hide, my Baby. Please go hide, my Baby. I can't have you here. My first love is here. The way he loves me, you ought to be scared." And, Baby said... Yeah, Baby said... Baby said... Yeah, he said, "I don't bow to no devil. I don't bow to no God." And, she said, "I don't bow to no devil. I bow to my first love." But, Baby cried and cried, "There must be a devil between us." And, her Baby's been in love since day one. Yeah, her Baby (had) fallen in love with her song. But her first love (had) come before. So, her Baby lost before he'd even spoke to her. And, she cried, "Please don't cry, my Baby. Please don't cry, my Baby. I can't stand your tears. I can't stand your tears. Got enough weight in my life without you being here." And, Baby said... Yeah, Baby said... Baby said... Yeah, he said, "I don't bow to no devil. I don't bow to no God." And, she said, "I don't bow to no devil. I bow to my first love." But, Baby cried and cried, "There must be a devil between us." Between us. Get to clappin'. Then, she asked her Baby, "Why do you love me, oh, so much? Y'know you'll only bring pain and trouble to the both of us." Then, her Baby said, "When it came, it just was. Now, I ain't afraid of no devil and I ain't afraid of no God. But, I cried and cried, 'There must be a devil between us.'"

Durango

Written By: Jared Grabb

I want you to be the one thing. You to be the one thing. You to be the one thing that I get right in this life. I want you to be the one thing. You to be the one thing. You to be the one thing that I get right before I die. Before I leave this life behind. When I close my eyes, won't take comfort in a lullaby. Yes, when I close my eyes. Take comfort in the hearts I've kept alight. Kept alight. I want you to be the one thing. You to be the one thing. You to be the one thing that I get right before I take flight into that dark night. Take flight. When I close my eyes, I won't take comfort in a lullaby. Yes, when I close my eyes. Take comfort in the hearts I've kept alight. And, when I close my eyes, I won't take comfort in a lullaby. Yes, when I close my eyes. I'll take comfort in the hearts I've kept alight. Kept alight.

Born Of The Woods

Written By: Jared Grabb

We were awake before the window's call for the sunlight to fall and spill across my floor, warmly licking at the boards. And so the room was dark, but for the light of the parking lot, when for work she arose and gathered up her clothes. She gave me a kiss then walked on out the door. She was born of the woods. She was born of the sky. She was born of the trees. And, in the winter on the north side of Chicago, she was born unto me. It's been two months, it's been two months and it feels like I'm always sleeping when she's around. She's gotta go to school. She's got to work late, and I've got to work in the morning. And, my guitar is a full-time job. And so the room is dark, but for the light of the parking lot, when for work I arise and look into her eyes. I give her a kiss, then I close the door behind. She was born of the woods. She was born of the sky. She was born of the trees. And, in the winter on the north side of Chicago, she was born unto me. She was born of the woods. She was born of the sky. She was born of the trees. And, in the winter on the north side of Chicago, she was born unto me.

Stuart Nelson

Written By: Jared Grabb

So early in the morning you could call it night, when me and my wife, from Idaho, came driving by a little Illinois city off I-74. Pulled over for gas and nothing more, and as my wife was in the restroom, a man came up a-crying. With his eyes on the ground and not on me, walked into the station with his eyes still astream. Bought himself a gas can. His car musta broke down. Buck-fifty for gas to get him back into town (Yeah-heh-hown). So, why'd you do it, Stuart Nelson? You want the world to feel your pain? Could they not see your insides, so maybe they'd see the flames? You know your parents loved you, but they could not carry the weight, so five years after Zeller closed, your life you chose to take. And, you burned, burned, burned as you left this world today. Yes, you burned, burned, burned. At least you left it in your own way. It's not an isolated incident. We're isolated constituents. Too busy in our houses to share our lives with those around us. With what happened next, I had to rub my eyes. Could not believe a man could be so resigned as he poured that death all over himself. He had had no car, nor no fear of hell (Yeah-heh-hell). And, as he burst into flames, he made not a peep, just crossed his arms and fell to his knees. And when the reporter asked me, "Sir, what did you see?", I said, "I saw his pain. I think that's what he was sharing. It's not an isolated incident. We're isolated constituents. Too busy in our houses to share our lives with those around us. It's not an isolated incident. We're isolated constituents. Too busy in our houses to share our lives with those around us. So, why'd you do it, Stuart Nelson? You want the world to feel your pain? Could they not see your insides, so maybe they'd see the flames? You know your parents loved you, but they could not carry the weight, so five years after Zeller closed, your life you chose to take. And, you burned, burned, burned as you left this world today. Yes, you burned, burned, burned. At least you left it in your own way.

True Blue

Written By: Jared Grabb

With one look at a widow, who's never married another man, you can see that she loved one. She's still holding his hand. And then, look at a husband, who's been sharing his bed. The sweetness of perfumes that float where he rests. And, I've been wanting to marry. I'd like to make me a home, for I fear I will carry life's burdens alone. And, I met one who loved me, the color of nude. True Blue, former lover, I still love you. But, that husband's a bastard, so I cut him right through. Yeah, I cut out his tongue first, for he was speaking of you. Now he lies buried in the earth and the dew, his head in his hands first. He was crying for you.

Discography

"Where Do You Hide Your Love Songs?" full-length CD/LP (2010)
"Crude Songs" FREE ONLINE EP (2003)
"Reading Light" split CD EP (2003)
"On The Inside" full-length CD (2002)

Set List

Most sets are 30 minutes and all originals, but can play up to 2 hours.

"Born Of The Woods"
"Lindsay's Lullaby"
"Musta Been A Ghost"
"London"
"Filling Up The Nights"
"Traveling Salesman"
"La Salle"
"Joshua"
"House Into A Home"
"Stuart Nelson"