Jen Kearney & The Lost Onion

Jen Kearney & The Lost Onion

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
BandLatinSoul

Biography

Jen Kearney & The Lost Onion are an original soul/funk/latin/rock band from the Lowell/Boston, Massachusetts area. Their sound has been described as “Stevie Wonder goes to Cuba”. With the release of two full-length albums: "EAT" and "The Year of the Ox", Jen Kearney and the Lost Onion have gained fans locally and around the globe. JKLO have shared stages with The Derek Trucks Band, Los Lobos, Daryl Hall, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, The Ryan Montbleau Band, Max Creek, Strangefolk, Johnny A, De Sol, among others,. Their music has been featured on WZLX and WFNX in Boston, KSPN in CO, and Pandora Radio.

Lyrics

Warm Bath Eyes

Written By: Jen Kearney

Its funny running into you
Funny how my whole world
just changed hue
Following those azure pools
Gracing your precious face.

Now I never was one for
first sight love
but this cloudless with between us
skywrites above
All my superseded cynicism shoved and overruled by your conversational grace

One more look in them warm bath eyes
I'm gonna
One more look in them warm bath eyes and I'm gonna

Gonna let imagination take me over seas and Rio streets
Bounding in carnations, sins, pillow talk and sheets
Loving you like parades and samba hips alive
I've got lots of dirty thoughts that I think I should baptize in your warm bath blue eyes.

I just wish there was some kind of litmus test for this
so I wouldn't have to sweat and guess and miss
if you're feeling anything like I do

Because I'm a proven master
of flirting with extreme disaster
but baby I'd hire me a cleanup crew
and have a cyclone love affair with you

One more look in them warm bath eyes and I'm gonna
One more look in them warm bath eyes and I'm gonna

Gonna let imagination take me over seas and Rio streets
Bounding in carnations, sins, pillow talk and sheets
Loving you like parades and samba hips alive
I've got lots of dirty thoughts that I think I should baptize in your
warm bath eyes.

The Year of the Ox

Written By: Jen Kearney

Sitting in a Chinese restaurant
Trying to decide just what I want
and the cartoon zodiac placemat
says I was born in the year of the ox
a linty quarter flipped in the jukebox
plays "she's a 20th century fox"
oh yeah oh yeah

and by the clink of the buffet plates
I read the story of the Emperor's birthday
toiling strong and silent
to do more than I say

And so the fable goes
I let the rat and the cat
convince me to let them on my strong back
and carry them across the water
To our ordered fates

(Chorus):
And man I sure feel yoked up
Choked up at the sight of
The drowning scapegoats
That are failing to thrive
Thrashing just to keep alive
In a watery debt they don't own

And I'm thrown, I've grown, its known that this naivete cover is blown
and I wish someone would

Set Olly Olly Oxen free
Because the thing I hide
Is that love I seek
Hidden in the mud of futile archaeology
Moving as slow as the song from a broken beak
Of a bird that don't fly no more

And I wonder if I'll make it
Feeling the weakness that though I'm a beast of burden
sometimes its gotta be laid down

Now that rat has pushed the cat
off my back
a common abomination and just like that
friends become enemies
just like that

(Chorus)
(Solo)
(Chorus)

So I'm sitting in a Chinese restaurant
With my song scribbled on a placemat stained with hot mustard
and duck sauce
And my fountain pen meets its messy end
connecting my weary thoughts
and I wonder what the shrinks would see in these here ink blots.

Discography

On Fire- 1999
Bravery- 2002
EAT- 2006 (active on Pandora Radio)
The Year of the Ox-2009 (active on Pandora Radio)