Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell

BandRockAdult Contemporary

People hear my songs and instantly relate. I sing modern contemporary rock with great hooks that leave listeners humming the tunes later. My songs speak of love gained, lost and yearned after. I perform all vocals and instruments with songs alternating between primarily guitar and piano.

Biography

I began by studying with the amazing Jackson Berkey of Mannheim Steamrollers in Omaha, Nebraska, while I was in high school. Since then I have produced and recorded all of my own songs from my in-house studio. I lived in the Los Angeles area for about 11 years and played at various bars and nightclubs there before moving back to Omaha.

Lyrics

I Dream of You

Written By: Jeff Campbell

verse 1:

Nothing's more pretty than a flower. Needs the sun like I need you. I know that you've got lots of power to bring me up when I'm feeling blue. Nothing's quite like being with you -- lying by your side.

Chorus:

I want to share my life forever.
I want to see the dove in the sky.
I know we're meant to be together.
You're the one to I will give my life.

verse 2:

No one's listened to your heartbeat. No one listens like I do. The Earth trembles under your feet, every time I am with you. The wind blows softly throught hair, blows across my face.

chorus repeats

I-I-I-I want you.
I-I-I-I need you.
I-I-I-I love you.
I-I-I-I dream of you!

Heart's Done Sung

Written By: Jeff Campbell

So you ain't got time to even listen to me. That's ok if it's the way that you want it to be. I know you ought to do good for yourself. It makes my life a livin' hell. It makes my life a livin' hell. Well I'll tell you. I wanted to do this since I was really young. And I'll never give it up, never live it up. Until my heart's done sun. Until my heart's done sung.

Well I'll tell you, I've took you for granted. Not everybody's seen the things that I have. Not everybody's said the things that I have said. And I'll remember your voice inside my head. Said Please oh hard to you I pray. Please good Lord don't take it away. Until my heart's done sung.

Why don't you believe what you cannot see in me? I just want to find my happiness inside your eyes. Until my heart's done sung.

Recipe of Reason

Written By: Jeff Campbell

verse 1:

You relax, when he's gone. You relax, when you're under the gun. But you don't relax when you find you've got a hot-headed lover on a Saturday night. When you are back at home, everything is easy when you're there all alone.

chorus:

You won't believe it, though you should. How everything changes when it's good. You have never understood, how everything changes when it's good. Recipe of reason does us good.

verse 2:

His cold feet touches yours at night. The only thing you think about, is it keeps you alive. But you don't stay faithful too long. You dream of past lovvers that are now long gone. When you come out of your sleep, it's another conversation that you just have to keep.

Chorus repeats

verse 3:

And with care I handle you. I must confess we've made it through, the kind of doubt that brought us to -- Recipe of Reason.

Chorus repeats

Recipe of reason does us good.

The Lights

Written By: Jeff Campbell

I tried to speak but all the words got shut out. I used to think I knew what life was about. Pulling away the walls that once had me bound. You're the most beautiful thing that I've ever found. Taking me away, a loss for words cause I don't know what to say.

When you turn out the lights, show me the way. Into your heart, there can't be no better way. When you turn out the lights, show me the key. Into your heart, cause nobody has messed with me.

I stay aloof to those who do not deserve, to get to know me cause they get on my nerves. Why are you there for me to open my mind? Why do you stare at me as if you were blind? Won't you pardon me? I feel I'm swimming in a desolate sea.

When you turn out hte lights, show me the way. Into your heart there can't be a better way. When y ou turn out the lights, show me the key into your heart, cause nobody has messed with me.

Some days might be lonely. Some days might be fine. And we'll only find o ut what it is all about given time, given time.

Won't you parden me. I feel I'm swimming in a desolate sea. When you turn out the lights, show me the way into your heart there can't be a better way. When you turn out hte lights, show me the key into your heart, cause nobody has messed with me.

When you turn out the lights, show me the way into your heart. There can't be a better way. When you turn out the lights, show me the key. . ..

Little Protection

Written By: Jeff Campbell

verse 1:

Capture all the flight in me and lay it down to rest. Take out all the breathe in me, if it'll give you happiness. The one that walked before me, did he see the same as I? Did he capture memories that will make some sense to life?

Chorus:

Yet I know, that you've lost all the passion that had once been the fashion of you. And I see that your heart needs direction and a little protection from me.

verse 2:

Who has the perfect part for me for a best supporting award? I don't know, but I know that I don't know if I will go and be ignored. A limited warranty and I am not acting normal. There is no guarantee to know what love is for.

Yet I know, that you've lost all the passion that had once been the fashion of you. And I see that your heart needs direction and a little protection from me and you and all those you've walked onto. You have changed and you've grown into the most beautiful, wonderful woman that I've ever known.

The one that walked before me, did he see the same as I? Did he capture memories that would make some sense tonight?

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Words Not Spoken

Written By: Jeff Campbell

I'll never get a second chance to make a first impression, and I want to start out right. I'm questioning if I will take the right direction on my way home and on my way through life.

And I have not flown, but I could hop right on a plane. The same street light seems to hold me back again now.

And it's too soon to really know. It still beats. It's not broken. Can I make the right go wrong if the words are not spoken?

I'm never gonna drive away from all the implications that are with your subtle compromise. When you were born I don't know why I switched the station to a talk show to keep tear drops from my eyes.

Well I know this road, it knows exactly how I feel. It must be cold, 'cause you are right behind the wheel now.

And it's too soon to really know. It still beats. It's not broken. Can I make the right go wrong if the words are not spoken?

And I know it's cold. I see my breathe in front of me. I can't contain the way I feel until you see now.

And it's too soon to really know. It still beats. It's not broken. Can I make the right go wrong if the words are not spoken?

And it's too soon to really know. It still beats. It's not broken. Can I make the right go wrong if the words are not spoken?

One That Calms

Written By: Jeff Campbell

Can't sit still. You're about to move the ground. A little grown up, but you want the lost and found. Give you the world, but you want it to go 'round. You're gonna need a breakthrough I feel. 'Cause you're holding on to what is gone and you're gonna have to deal.

You should be thankful to the one who holds the crown. The one that calms you down.

Taking a leave of absence. Does it help the circumstance? Your man rolls in a painful mist. How can you talk without being any stronger? You can't allow to be proud for much longer.

You should be thankful to the one who holds the crown. The one that calms you down. The one that calms you down.

The same old story that you heard. It goes on and on. You wanted to be like you were. You could sit real long. If your speaking goes unheard, don't take it wrong. You may hang on.

You'd be back to the same place again if you left the one who holds the sun shining on your chin.

You should be thankful to the one who holds the crown. The one that calms you down. The one that calms you down. The one that calms you down.

Strange

Written By: Jeff Campbell

Thought I knew where I was but my thoughts were kind of shot. Always been there with me and the time when you are not. A cannon put a shot through me and it hurts me a lot.

And I don't care how much alcohol is crashing through my veins. I will never want to be alone without you again. There is always space for you under my umbrella in the rain. Oh, my darling. Don't be strange.

Know that I would never do what I do know is wrong. Know that I would never go where I do not belong. I am grateful that I could say to what's written in this song.

And I don't care how much alcohol is crashing through my veins. I will never want to be alone without you again. There is always space for you under my umbrella in the rain. Oh, my darling. Don't be strange. Don't be strange. Don't be strange.

Would not want to ever feel what I've seen in their eyes. Lack of all the things they want hidden by their eyes. We will keep it real without using a disguise.

I have wanted you no matter where we are. I keep a thousand thoughts of you when you are very far. I want to be with you more than I have been since the start.

And I don't care how much alcohol is crashing through my veins. I will never want to be alone without you again. There is always space for you under my umbrella in the rain. Oh, my darling.

And I don't care how much alcohol is crashing through my veins. I will never want to be alone without you again. There is always space for you under my umbrella in the rain. Oh, my darling.

And I don't care how much alcohol is crashing through my veins. I will never want to be alone without you again. There is always space for you under my umbrella in the rain. Oh, my darling.

On Monday

Written By: Jeff Campbell

I feel like I am going to fall. I need some medication. I've been here longest of all. I am always on vacation.

Now I close my eyes. A big surprise, but this dream is not true. I'm counting cobwebs on the wall to stay away from boredom. Echoes are throughout the hall as if I'm at the Forum.

Now there is a cure to see more of you. I think that I'm knee-deep in love with you on Saturday. And I'm knee-deep in love with you on Sunday and I don't want you to go away on Monday.

Have I made a mess of me? Can I recover? I am good at being alone. I think I'll discover how I make it through the week without seeing you.

I'm knee-deep in love with you on Saturday. And I'm knee-deep in love with you on Sunday and I don't want you to go away on Monday.

In my mind we were gonna go away to a castle. A good hide-away from the telephone and the doorbell in our life. Can we be midway and live between our fantasy? Do we have to find the fine line?

I'm knee-deep in love with you on Saturday. And I'm knee-deep in love with you on Sunday and I don't want you to go away on Monday.

Knee-deep in love with you on Saturday. And I'm knee-deep in love with you on Sunday and I don't want you to go away on Monday.

Knee-deep in love with you on Saturday. And I'm knee-deep in love with you on Sunday and I don't want you to go away on Monday.

Discography

First of Many

Set List

Little Protection (3:51)
Recipe of Reason (3:13)
Words Not Spoken (3:35)
The Lights (4:25)
When She Sleeps (4:43)
One That Calms (3:27)
Strange (4:16)
Lose You This Time (3:55)
Hooked On (3:53)
On Monday (3:55)

Plus, I do an amazing rendition of "Peaceful Easy Feeling" by The Eagles. I play it with a hard edge that contradicts the lyrics.