Jim Kesterson

Jim Kesterson

BandBluesAcoustic

Biography

Through all of the changes that I have been through in life, my love for music has always stayed the same. when I was just a little boy, I remember riding around in an old station wagon with my family, listening to 8-tracks of Willie Nelson, Lacy J Dalton, Kenny Rogers, Simon and Garfunkel, and countless other artists that in some way influenced me to express myself with music. I started playing drums in the sixth grade band In Loveland, Ohio, until my family moved to Olathe, Kansas in 1983. That's when I got my first guitar. It was a cheap version of a Les Paul made by Hondo. I plucked around on it, learning only from a few library books and magazines. I had this old tape recorder that my father gave me, and was able to learn how to play my favorite songs by ear. Then I got into Rock'N'Roll, Kiss, ZZ Top, Motley Crue. Ah yes, the angry teen stage where I thaught that the only people that knew how I felt were the people that I was listening to on the radio.The power of music is very strong. Well, to make a long story short, It is now many years later, and I have done a lot of growing up, and have also learned a few hard lessons. I've been through a couple of divorces, and have two awesome sons. I've been through hell and back, but on many occasions felt like I was in heaven as well. I have always said that to sit down with a guitar for a while by myself was "theraputic" in many ways. I find that writing about real life things makes a great song, and I find more often than not, that alot people can relate to my music. So here I am now, always putting my thoughts on paper, adding a little music, and recording everything here in a small room with a computer and an SM-57, in hopes that someday I can do something great as a songwriter. All of my songs are little chapters in my book of life, actual things about me , and the people in my life. I hope you enjoy!

Lyrics

Kind Of Guy I Am

Written By: Jim Kesterson

Well I guess you think you know the kind of guy I am. And I'm here to tell you I'm not that kind of man.I love her, she loves me, we're the best that we can be. She's your baby, but can't you see we're in love, We're in love. Well I didn't expect for this to come around so fast. And I know you've got some questions about my past.i know this tears her up inside, and you cannot say that I haven't tried. I will always be by her side, cause we're in love, we're in love. Do you even know how she's feeling, and have you ever thought to ask her why, Why she loves me like she does, like she does, and why we will never say goodbye. So I guess you know the kind of guy I am, and I think you know that this is out of your hands. I love her, She loves me. She's still baby, but now she's free, isn't it crazy how things can be when you're in love.

I Want To Live

Written By: Jim Kesterson

Have I strayed too far from life, and all the things that made me think I'd live forever?
And have I burned all my bridges, and pushed away the ones that were always there for me?
Did I really think that I could carry all of my problems deep inside, hoping they would disappear? can i get a chance with the things I know, I promise I won't lose control, just to have a happy ending?
because I, I want to live.
yeah I, I want to live.
I've been feeling way too low, can't seem to get back up, I have a good day now and then.
I've been keeping it locked inside, for no one else to see, now it's going to do me in.
I can't see the reason why, I'm so afraid that I sometimes cry, just to know I still have feelings.
Can I get a chance with the things I have, I promise I'll try not to be so mad, I want that happy ending.
Because I, I want to live.

Don't Give up

Written By: Jim Kesterson

Have you gone and lost your way again. Do you believe that you're your own best friend. Have you looked around and saw a million people in your life, yet often feel so lonely that you cry. Ther you go with the bottle, one more pass. seeing through the bottom of a glass.When are you gonna stop, and see what what you've got, cause you're going nowhere pretty fast. Don't give up, they say it all works out, just try to do your best. If you believe, and don't live in the past, fate will do the rest. You've been tossing in your bed every night, only to wake up early to hate your life. You pray for it to stop and change your luck around, hoping that your next move won't bring you down. But don't give up, they say it all works out, just try to do your best. If you believe, and don't live in the past, fate will do the rest.

Sunshine

Written By: Jim Kesterson

Instrumental