Jason Thomason

Jason Thomason

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

Lyrics rooted in the South about life and love, all of it's ups and downs, catchy, fun to sing along with, sometimes country, sometimes pop, it depends on what I'm feeling that day. My songs reflect the emotional roller coaster that I ride in life. Never a dull moment.

Biography

Jason Lee Thomason is quickly becoming a name that is recognized by the Nashville songwriting community. He’s been told by many in Nashville that his voice and melodies simply “make you stop and listen.” It’s easy to become just another singer/songwriter in this town, but when people hear him for the first time singing on stage, they don’t just keep on walking by, they stop and watch. One of Jason’s first gigs in Nashville was at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge as part of Billy Block’s Locals Only event. He’s quickly become a favorite at other venues such as Stage Write @ Limelight, now Blue Bar, Hotel Indigo in downtown Nashville and Frisky Berry Coffee Company’s Writer’s Night in Franklin. His music has seen plenty of airtime at radio stations in North Florida, South Georgia and South Alabama. As part of the Billy Block show, Jason’s tune “Rose Colored Glasses” was aired on WKDF 103.3. He has co-written with hit songwriters in Nashville and other writers whom are just looking for that first cut. Jason and his long time friend, producer and co-writer Tory Harris teamed up in late 2007 to write eleven original songs to cut Jason’s first country music album. The self-titled album was released on June 13th, 2008 and at the CD Release party alone they sold over 150 copies and were on their way to many more sales. The CD is now available all over the internet including itunes. Jason and his band had generated a nice fan base in the North Central Florida, South Georgia area and Jason decided to make his move to the neon lit streets of Nashville in late June of 2008. He has achieved much success on one of the biggest indie artist sites on the web, ourstage.com, taking home the #1 spot in the Southern Rock genre with “Blue Collar Man” in August ’08 and #1 in the Country genre with his hit song “Southland”. This success brought him a major feature on AOL Music’s Country Artist page as the “Top New Country Artist”. Jason has also had many other top 10 spots on ourstage.com. Jason has been the state runner up in both Georgia and Florida as part of the Colgate Country Showdown in 2007. He is affiliated with BMI Nashville as a songwriter and his publishing company, Jason Lee Thomason Music. Jason resides just outside of Nashville in Spring Hill with his wife Leonda and their three boys, Gabe, Ethan and Cole. He attributes all of his success to growing up in a close knit family, his wife and children’s total support and close friends who stand behind him. If you haven’t heard this guy yet…you’re missing out.

Lyrics

Call It A Day

Written By: Jason Lee Thomason

CALL IT A DAY
Lyrics by: Jason Thomason

I get to work and I hit the grind
Watching those railcars roll down the line
And I know gotta get the job done
Boss man yelling at us all the time
Putting more stuff on that production line
And here it's all work and no fun

I don't know about everybody else
But I'm starting to feel tired
Pulling sixteens and ninety hour weeks
Gotta do this until I retire
Think I'll call it a day
Call it what want all I know is I wanna go home
Think I'll call it a day call it what you will
Time to put the hammer down close up shop
Time to come in from the field
I think I'll call it a day

Let me tell you what's so aggravating
What makes my blood pressure start elevating
Is how the boss man changes things all the time
You get used to one way the next day
You come in and they have made a change
Wish they would hurry and make up their minds

I don't know about everybody else
But I'm starting to feel tired
Pulling sixteens and ninety hour weeks
Gotta do this until I retire
Think I'll call it a day
Call it what want all I know is I wanna go home
Think I'll call it a day call it what you will
Time to put the hammer down close up shop
Time to come in from the field
I think I'll call it a day

Gone but not Forgotten

Written By: Jason Lee Thomason

1st:
I took a walk on the other side
It was late one afternoon
The first ghost I saw was Elvis
He was lookin' for his blue suede shoes
I heard ol' Hank singing
Johnny Cash was pickin' a tune
Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters were fightin'
Over who could play the best blues.
Chorus:
Well they're gone but not forgotten
they still live in our hearts
And when you hear them on the juke box
Seems like time comes to a stop
They were our heroes and our friends
They may be gone, but not forgotten.
2nd:
Bill Monroe was playin' the mandolin
Like nothin' that you've ever heard
Seemed like he'd gotten faster
Now that his fingers don't hurt
Then I heard ol' Patsy wailin'
A little song called Blue
And Conway was over by her sayin' Hello Darlin'
Tryin' to make a move (to chorus)
Bridge:
I saw Buck Owens and asked him
How do you succeed
He said just be yourself boy
And Act Naturally
Chorus 2:
Well they're gone but not forgotten
They still live in our hearts
And when you hear them on the juke box
Seems like time comes to a stop
And they made all us a memory
That we hold close to our hearts
And it makes you feel so good
Whether you want to or not
They were our heroes and our friends
They may be gone, but not forgotten.

Let Go

Written By: Jason Lee Thomason

LET GO

I know I've hurt you in the past
A little bit of trust is all I ask
I've mended fences along the way
You've asked me to do a few certain things
To put your trust in me again
I've done all those I can proudly say

I can tell that you still are holding back
The walls are up and you continue to stack
Those bricks a little higher everyday

Oh baby wont you please
Let Go
How else can I convince you
I've done all that I know to do
I don't know how else to prove
That you can Let Go

I remember the days when there were no walls
All we could see was good couldn't find a flaw
I miss them now more than you will ever know
I can tell that your guard is up again
And you're refusing to let me in
I don't know how long I can take it

Baby won't you please
Let Go
How else can I convince you
I've done all I know to do
I don't know how else to prove
you can Let Go

Of all the pain I've caused you
All the hurt you hold onto
I dont know how else to prove
You can Let Go

Let Go how else can I convince you
I've done all I know to do
I don't know how else to prove
You can Let Go

Rose Colored Glasses

Written By: Jason Lee Thomason & Tory Harris

When she’s not out riding horses, she’s chasing butterflies
Or painting masterpieces for her daddy’s praises
There’s room to hang another by the window side

She sees the world through rose colored glasses
Always finding the bright side
She hops off the wave before it crashes
To catch another for a joy ride
I wish I could see the world like that little girl
Through rose colored glasses

She’s never had that many friends, but if you ask her that’s alright
She’d rather take a walk down to the park
Or find a mason jar and catch some of those fireflies

Bridge:
And when you’re feelin’ rough her smile will lift you up
She’ll have you laughin’ in a matter of time.

Southland

Written By: Jason Lee Thomason & Tory Harris

Tired of the rat race
Here in the city it gets worse here everyday
It's become so mundane i'm drowning in self pity
Can't understand a word they say
Got me thinking about home
Where I grew up
I think ive finally had enough

I'm gonna go down to Sweet Home Alabam
Watch the Roll Tide play on an autumn day
I'm gonna go see the Mississippi
Look at that river flow
Hitch a ride on that Ol'e steam boat
I'm gonna go see the Southland

I could take a day off Tell them that my head hurts
Man that wouldn't be a lie
Cause this place is such a headache
Not to mention the heartbreak
I think I've finally had enough

I'm gonna go find some of them Georgia pines
Drive down a red clay road
While I listen to some rock and roll
Wanna feel the Ocean breeze
On a sunny Florida beach
Climb up a Smoky Peak
Float down a swift Carolina creek
I'm gonna go see the Southland

We’ll go to to Memphis and play the Blues
Ride over to Nashville dance to a Honky Tonk tune
On down to Louisian watch me a Cajun band
Reminding me that I'm a Southern man

I'm gonna go down to Sweet home Alabam
Watch the Roll Tide play on an autumn day
I'm gonna go see the Mississippi
Look at that river flow
Hitch a ride on an Ol'e Steam boat
I'm gonna go find some of those Georgia pines
Drive down a red clay road
While I listen to some Rock and Roll
Wanna feel the ocean breeze on a sunny Florida beach
Climb up a smoky peak
Float down a swift Carolina creek
I'm gonna go see the Southland

Couldn't Fix His Heart

Written By: Jason Lee Thomason, Bill Biggs, Tory Harris, Travis Meeks

Verse 1:
I walked into the bar about a quarter past five
Even through the smoke saw the tear in his eye
I asked man are you alright he shook his head no
Said If you don’t mind can I just unload
He sat and he spoke with his head down in shame
Life had thrown a curve he’s bearing the blame he said
Chorus:
I could fix anything you put in front of me
From the smallest toy to the biggest machine
I can fix up my house even my old car
But what gets to me…I couldn’t fix his heart.
Verse 2:
He was only nine months old but he’d stolen my heart
Had plans to take him fishin’ and to games at the park
But I guess the good Lord just didn’t see fit
To let that precious little boy live
What I noticed about him as we ordered again
So tough on the surface so tender within.
To Chorus:
Bridge:
And I got a feelin’ that when I die
He and I will go fishin’ at that lake in the sky
Tag:
Oh what gets to me I couldn’t fix his heart.

Rose Colored Glasses

Written By: Jason Lee Thomason

Rose Colored Glasses
By: Jason Lee Thomason
When she’s not out riding horses, she’s chasing butterflies
Or painting masterpieces for her daddy’s praises
There’s room to hang another by the window side

She sees the world through rose colored glasses
Always finding the bright side
She hops off the wave before it crashes
To catch another for a joy ride
I wish I could see the world like that little girl
Through rose colored glasses

She’s never had that many friends, but if you ask her that’s alright
She’d rather take a walk down to the park
Or find a mason jar and catch some of those fireflies

Bridge:
And when you’re feelin’ rough her smile will lift you up
She’ll have you laughin’ in a matter of time.

Outro:
I wish I could see the world like that little girl
I wish I could see the world like that little girl
through rose colored glasses

My Eyes Have Never Seen You

Written By: Jason Lee Thomason

1st: I’ve never seen the wind but I have seen the leaves fall
I’ve never seen love but I have felt its draw
I’ve never seen kindness but I’ve seen the smiles it’s caused
I’ve never seen you at all
I’ve never peace but I’ve seen the fighting cease
I’ve never seen a breath but I’ve watched myself breathe
I’ve never freedom but I’ve seen people get set free
I’ve never seen you I just know you’re here with me

Chorus: My eyes have never seen you never looked upon your face
My eyes have never gazed upon you but I know you’re there
(repeat)

2nd: I’ve never seen hate but I’ve seen the people fight
I’ve never seen anger but I’ve seen things done in spite
I’ve never seen the devil but I’ve seen some evil deeds
I’ve never seen you I just know you’re here with me (to chorus)

Bridge: Hear a noise turn around and I see that nobody’s there
But I can tell by the hair standing on the back of my neck that you are here
(repeat then to chorus)

Tag: I’ve never seen the wind but I have seen the leaves fall

Discography

The self titled debut album was released June 13, 2008. My songs Southland, Let Go, Call It A Day, Couldn't Fix His Heart and Rose Colored Glasses have been played on North Florida, South Georgia and South Alabama radio stations. Rose Colored Glasses was aired on WKDF 103.3 Nashville, TN as part of the Locals Only Night with Billy Block.

Set List

Our set list can be up to 2 1/2 hours long. Our covers are typically country, but we do throw in some Top 40 Rock/Pop. Below is our 1 hour set:
Vince Gill - One More Last Chance
Jason Lee Thomason - Southland
Phil Vassar - Love Is A Beautiful Thing
Jason Lee Thomason - Consumed
One Republic - Apologize
Jason Lee Thomason - Here I Am Now
Pat Green - Wave On Wave
Jason Lee Thomason - Rose Colored Glasses
Keith Urban - Somebody
Jason Lee Thomason - Call It A Day
Kenny Chesney - When The Sun Goes Down
Other Originals:
Gone But Not Forgotten
Give Me The Strength
Let Go
Blue Collar Man
Janie
What Are You Smokin'