Jeff Kossack and the OtherHand

Jeff Kossack and the OtherHand

 Culver City, California, USA
BandPopAdult Contemporary

Melodic, hook-filled sounds from the exploded head of an American songwriter... Intimate and rhythmic, rocking and serious, and full of grateful angst...

Biography

My CD's are produced with full band, but my live gigs are more singer-songwriter oriented. I usually play without drums, but with string section and slide, bass and bvox. Intimate, rhythmic, resonating...

Lyrics

HalfLife

Written By: Jeff Kossack

Half-life (J.Kossack )

V1: I can’t believe that you are gone....
Without you I can’t carry on
And even tho’ I do survive....
I’m only livin’ half a life....

V2 : When I’m warm , I feel you in my sweat...
When I’m cold, I see you in my breath.....
And even if I do survive....
I’m only livin’ halfl a life

Refrain: Half life, Half life
Half life , I’m only livin’ half a life

B Section: And if I awake each morning....
By softly saying your name
Well, who ‘s to say I’m crazy...
Or just broken from the strain ?

V2: And when a rainbow cross’ the sky....
I’m only seein’ black and white
I’m livin’ ‘tween the lightning strikes, but
I’m only livin’ half a life..

Refrain: Half life, Half life
Half life... I’m only livin’ half a life

B section: There is no way to clear my heart…
I can barely clear my mind....
Then, lose myself in these hopeless
dreams
Of the love that’s left behind

V3: And if you ever see me smile....
It’s only ‘cuz she crossed my mind
Each memory that I keep inside
Reminds me I’ve just Half- a - life...

Outro Half life, Half life
Half life... I’m only livin’ half a life

What If We Never Met

Written By: Jeff Kossack

What If We Never Met J.Kossack c 2011

V1 What if we never met
then there would be nothing to forget
I’d never get to see your smile
The one that makes my life worthwhile

V2 What if we never kissed
I’d never know just what it was I’d missed
If we never shared out first embrace
Or felt your sweet kiss on my face

CH It would be the loneliest of lives
Filled with years of empty nights
I’d never know love
Never know how I’d regret
What if we never met
What if we never met
What if we….

Br: So hard to imagine this life
Without a me and and you
And if you weren’t here there’d be a hole
That my heart would fall right through

Instrumental

V3 What if we never loved
What if this was something I’ve dreamed up
Whether I was happy or whether I was sad
I’d still be a mess

CH ’Cuz I would lead the loneliest of lives
If I’d never looked into your eyes
I’d never know love
Never know how I’d regret

And even though you’re sleeping by my side,
You know my eyes are open wide
‘Cuz I start to think
And then I start to fret
What if we never met
What if we never met
What if we….

Lessons of My Father

Written By: Jeff Kossack

Lessons of my Father J.Kossack c2012

v1. I remember the lessons of my father
He used to say, Ain’t no such thing as luck,
You better find a tree and shake it, manufacture it or bake it,
If you ever gonna hope to make a buck....”

Ch1. Failure was no option
And fear was just a word
Remembering the day I learned to swim..
It was on the bank of Shaver Lake
He said it was for my own sake
Then he picked me up and threw my ass right in..
Lessons of my father ....

v2. And my mother was not a fearful woman,
Spent most her life living under this man's thumb
My sister left home early
His demeanor was so surly
Leaving me to face the ugliness to come....

Ch2 Like on my 16th birthday
He came looking for fight
I KNOW you’d like to try and knock me down
I felt the wind sail by my fist
But I was slow, I knew I'd missed, and
I woke up lyin’ broken on the ground...
Another lesson of my father.... ( NO FEAR )

Solo ED

v3. I remember the lessons of my father
I think about him every single day...
He mostly was a bully,
And at times his heart was full ,
But “I love you” were just words he could not say....

Ch3. Failure was no option
And fear was just a word
Three hundred walked with me behind his hearse
The biggest thing he taught me was
The father I should NOT be
Always leading by example ... (but) in reverse...

The lessons of my father.. (NO FEAR)
The lessons of my father.. (NO Failure)
The lessons of my father.. (NO FEAR)

I remember the lessons of my father

Discography

The Power of One, 1998
This Boys' Life, 2005
HalfLife, 2009
Some Fine Day (Matthew Lee) on iTunes 2004

Set List

Original music only.... All songs 3:30 to 4:04 in length
Fool for Loving Me 3:30
Usually 40 -50 minute set , 10 songs