Jefferson Grizzard

Jefferson Grizzard

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
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Biography

Jefferson Grizzard is a singer/songwriter from Rome, GA who has recently released his first album “A Crack in the Door” on Backporch Syndicate Records. Jefferson began both playing the guitar and writing at the young age of thirteen. As he grew up his writing style began to take the mold of the many artists Jefferson had grown up listening to. It is easy to hear the stylistic murmurings of such artists as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Donovan, and Kris Kristofferson within Jefferson’s songs. Musically “A Crack in the Door” echoes the tonality of 60’s and 70’s Rock and Roll and Country music.

Growing up in a small town, Jefferson spent a lot of time listening to his father’s records - citing acts such as The Beatles and The Band as major influences. By the age of eighteen Jefferson had already written over a hundred songs. After graduating high school he attended St. Edwards University in Austin, TX. While in Austin, Jefferson continued to write and frequented local bars and clubs, observing different acts and managing to get on the stage a few times himself.

After his freshman year, Jefferson decided to pursue music full time. He returned to Georgia, met with producer Ben McRee, and made his way up to Nasvhille. The record was cut at the Sound Emporium in Nashville, and after a few months of tracking at The Temple in Rome, GA the record was complete. Released on March 19th, 2010, “A Crack in the Door” has been met with much critical acclaim.

Lyrics

I Got The Spirit

Written By: Jefferson Grizzard

i got the spirit
i got the spirit
i got the spirit
you know i got the spirit of love
it’s understood when you love someone
she rarely loves you back
i’ve got a little woman
you know she’s loads of fun
she keeps me right on track
i got the spirit
i got the spirit
i got the spirit
you know i got the spirit of love
i’d run a marathon just to get to her
and then i got to turn around
it don’t matter how skinny i get
she loves me pound for pound
i got the spirit
i got the spirit
i got the spirit
you know i got the spirit of love
that cupid’s real man this i know
its damn near a fact
little man shot me with his bow
heart shaped arrows sharp as tacks
i got the spirit
i got the spirit
i got the spirit
you know i got the spirit of love
to live like this it’s so great
just like a kid in a candy store
too many people in this world
filled with hate
causin’ anger pain and war
i got the spirit
i got the spirit
i got the spirit
you know i got the spirit of love

Since You Came Around

Written By: Jefferson Grizzard

light shines through a crack in the door
now i’m seein’ through
to where I once was before
since you came, since you came around
you messed with my mind
and you’ve eaten my soul
and i can’t deal with you anymore
lookin’ over my shoulder
on that cemetery hill
well i lock my car door
whenever i feel you
since you came, since you came around
you messed with my mind
and you’ve eaten my soul
and i can’t deal with you anymore
i been slidin’ down rails, chokin’ on nails
spittin’ up blood and breakin’ out of jails
since you came, since you came around
you messed with my mind
and you’ve eaten my soul
and i can’t deal with you anymore
cold breath on my neck
a warm girls’ touch
well i don’t pray a lot
no i don’t ask for much
since you came, since you came around
you messed with my mind
and you’ve eaten my soul
and i can’t deal with you anymore
since you came, since you came around
you messed with my mind
and you’ve eaten my soul
and i can’t deal with you anymore

Discography

A Crack In The Door (2011)