Jason Carroll

Jason Carroll

 Wichita, Kansas, USA
BandFolk

First off, I'm not a band. I'm a songwriter who can play enough guitar to compose songs. I do happen to be the lead singer of Six Stigma but I made my own page for lyric and song contests. Don't ask me to come play for you...but I will sing you a song if you ask nice enough :)

Biography

I try to write songs I think people would like to listen to. One of the songs I wrote for my band was honored at the ASCAP Expo last April. It was one of 10 that got picked out of a jillion songs submitted. Ok, not that many but you get the point. Anyway, since the songs were chosen by my peers, I took that as a great honor and now I'm looking to make people more aware of the songs I write. A lot of my lyrics are self-therapy but I do keep the audience in mind. I think it would be lame to just sit around and write crappy songs that no one but me would enjoy. What's the old saying about "smelling your own farts and pretending they smell good"?

Lyrics

Answers

Written By: Jason Carroll, Ian Demory, John Splical, Lucas Daniel

Wasted words half-spoken
Because you weren’t there
I searched my heart just hoping
It was just as bare

Regret infects my mind like cancer
Is it still a choice if I can’t choose?
Rhetorical questions have no answer
I’m so confused

Just give me a minute, let me compose myself
I’ll make up the answers and blame it on someone else
If you promise not to tell, that I put you through this hell
My apologies
Apologies
Hollow and still you repeat
How could you do this to me?

I’m stuck with your replacement, she can’t compare
You’ve moved on, I’ve faced it and I’m so scared

Guilt converges to a thin line
Is it still a game if I can’t lose?
Moral victories count on the inside
And so should you

Just give me a minute, let me compose myself
I’ll make up the answers and blame it on someone else
If you promise not to tell, that I put you through this hell
My apologies

Just give me a minute, let me compose myself
I’ll make up the answers and blame it on someone else
If you promise not to tell, that I put you through this hell
My apologies

Apologies
Hollow and still you repeat
How could you do this to me?
How could you do this to me?

Blistered

Written By: Jason Carroll

Unabated
You underestimate my will to see this through
You couldn’t stop it if you wanted to

Uncontested
You’re at your best when I’m all wrong
You can pry and prong but I’m twice as strong
Here’s my countermove I don’t need you

I am blistered
But there’s plenty of skin where this came from
It goes on and on and you couldn’t stop it if you wanted to Take a minute, have you thought it through?

You couldn’t change it if you wanted to You can’t stop this

Unconvincing
These attempts of late are lame and done
It was time to run; now the time has come
For our last confrontation

I am blistered
But there’s plenty of skin where this came from
It goes on and on and you couldn’t stop it if you wanted to Take a minute, have you thought it through?
You couldn’t change it if you wanted to
You can’t stop this

When the jealousy fades, when contempt goes away
It’ll mean one of two things
An acceptance of fate or an early grave
Either way I'm here to stay

Unabated
You underestimate my will to see this through
You couldn’t stop it if you wanted to

I am blistered
But there’s plenty of skin where this came from
It goes on and on and you couldn’t stop it if you wanted to Take a minute, have you thought it through?
You couldn’t change it if you wanted to
You can’t stop this, you can’t stop this

Your reflection, your face, it’s attention you crave
But your mirror’s broken
In your mind you’re elite
No one else can compete
I don’t need you

Light In My Soul

Written By: Jason Carroll

There’s something I have to tell you
Why can’t I spit it out?
My tongue is one big corkscrew
Excuse me if I shout

But it’s clearer now
After all this time I can see it’s you
I can’t live without
All this wandering is through

Set me ablaze
Divided and blind, we collide inside
Now you’ve arrived to make me whole
Make me lose control
You’re the light in my soul
Revive this darkened hole
You’re the light in my soul

It’s stormy, I won’t argue
I can see through these clouds
Your cynicism burns through
I can sense your doubt

But it’s different now
All this time alone has compelled me to
Guarantee this vow
Empty promises are through

Set me ablaze
Divided and blind, we collide inside
Now you’ve arrived to make me whole
Make me lose control
You’re the light in my soul
Revive this darkened hole
You’re the light in my soul

Everything I wanted
Everything I need
Is right in front of me
Why the hell could I not see?

Set me ablaze
Divided and blind, we collide inside
Now you’ve arrived to make me whole
Make me lose control
You’re the light in my soul
Revive this darkened hole
You’re the light in my soul

Over Me

Written By: Jason Carroll

What day is today? I can’t even tell
I seem to have lost all track of time
Too many yesterdays come back like waves
And the tide, relentless and ruthless, it fills up my mind
The flooding water starts to rise
And there’s no land in sight

I’m dying slowly
I’m a slave to the passing time
Now it owns me, in the sense that I can’t change if I tried
Goes back to the same old story
Of how ambition and fame can make you change
And trade your soul for glory
While I chased my dream relentlessly
You’ve gotten over me
Everyone I love is over me
You couldn’t stand the pain

Another day passed away, I’m still not well
Continue to watch it all pass by
Will I be amended or circumvented by life
Do I deserve it? The chance to make things right
It all depends on through whose eyes you see it
Why am I so blind?

I’m dying slowly
I’m a slave to the passing time
Now it owns me, in the sense that I can’t change if I tried
Goes back to the same old story
Of how ambition and fame can make you change
And trade your soul for glory
While I chased my dream relentlessly
You’ve gotten over the pain

Was it just too much?
Or was it that you so despised my selfish side
That it’s easier just to walk on by

There’s no defense
I’m divided by and yet the sum of all the paths I take
It’s too late

I’m dying slowly
I’m a slave to the passing time
Now it owns me, in the sense that I can’t change if I tried
Goes back to the same old story
Of how ambition and fame can make you change
And trade your soul for glory
While I chased my dream relentlessly
You’ve gotten over me

Discography

I've written craploads of songs, mostly of which have been for my band. I've just recently began looking into spreading the word about the songs I write.