Jerel

Jerel

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Biography

Jerel reviewed by Filter Magazine! The Space Needle. Grunge. Rain. Ken Griffey's glory years. When you think of Seattle, you most likely think of the afformentioned, and more. Well kids, you can now add one more beautiful thing to that list, and that thing is the fabulous foursome known as Jerel. With the release of their new studio album, The Rubicon, on July 29th, Jerel has made it look easy to craft a finely-tuned, alluring rock album. The diversity on this album is what makes it so captivating, and it's what lead singer Clayton "Crazy Eyes" Ballard succeeds at by singing with a fantastic vocal range, while brother and guitarist Lance rips ups amazing guitar riffs, leaving the listener wanting more. Bassist Clint Belau and drummer Tacket Brown top the record off in perfect fashion with their own brand of musical know-how. Standout tracks such as "Spade", "Cracker Jack Bay", "Prey", "Freedom Fades", and "Tears Of Change" will make the average listener an instantly-hooked fan, and you may find yourself on the next flight to the dark Northwest looking to get your Jerel fix.

Lyrics

freedom fades

Written By: clayton ballard

take my bones and ride my soul
up up into the outer flame
take a stab then spit my eye
up up onto the window pane
tear a cloud and watch it flow
up up into the sky of rain
push the sea into it's shell
then pin it down down beneath the frame

freedom comes freedom goes freedom fades

let the brother down from there
he is the same as you or i
if we did not judge on skin
then yes you sir would surely die
bootleg all the alcohol
then send it down to my lake of shine
cry once for the little girl
she has been picked before her prime

freedom comes freedom goes freedom fades

spade

Written By: clayton ballard

take away these sins my darling
from an idle hand and a poisoned tooth
they want to sing but the king is calling
with an idle hand and a poisoned tooth
she understands his poisoned tooth

had my day in the sun
no more winters out my window

oh, she's going down
black tiger bone
she's going down

send my sins to the king my darling
in a little box made of their bones
tell him not to think
of the pain he's caused them
with a little mask and a heart of stone
he's the back pocket of the incident now
with a feathered wing
and a broken smile
he will hit the sky
before the sea can claim him
with a feathered wing
and a broken smile
he'll never sing it isn't worth his while

had my day in the sun
no more winters out my window
take my hand not my child
bring me back again tomorrow

oh, she's going down
black tiger bone
she's going down

paper soul

Written By: clayton ballard

time to leave annapolis behind
polished my spoon but it still did fail to shine
paupers cut from solid mounds of stone
how do they feel when they steal all the thoughts they own

through bush cabin...
down to old home road
hear commands from the caw
of a withered up crow
watch the winter cut me from the time
from the nest to the west the infest will rest i'll ride

i don't want to deal with the sun today
had my fill of the paper soul game
one month more and i got to get away
i don't want to deal with the sun today

how many more must i take
how many nights 'til
the dark foundation does break
past the mother
and through the father of time
he is gone and she is cold inside

i don't want to deal with the sun today
had my fill of the paper soul game
one month more and i got to get away
i don't want to deal with the sun today

Discography

The Rubicon - 2005
Murky Water Mishap - 2004
Post Basement Pre Attic - 2003