Jimmy Lloyd

Jimmy Lloyd

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

Jimmy Lloyd serves up acoustic-based rock 'n roll that swaggers like the Stones, preaches like the Boss and gets itself into trouble like Kid Rock.

Biography

A Texas drawl, an up-yours New York attitude and an affinity for a Merseyside backbeat; this unique hodgepodge is Jimmy Lloyd in a nutshell. He serves up acoustic-based rock Ôn roll that swaggers like the Stones, preaches like the Boss and gets itself into trouble like Kid Rock.

His debut album Corduroy & Chrome is an uncommon (but never awkward) amalgam of influences. Truly, thereÕs equal parts corduroy and chrome all over it Ñ from tender croons and thoughtful chords to violent strums and vocal fisticuffs.

And then there are the lyrics. Chances are youÕve not heard anything like them. Chances are you wonÕt know how to take them on first listen. Chances are there will be a second, third, fourth, fifth listen. You get the picture.

The man behind the songs keeps a low profile. Which makes sense when you consider that these songs do plenty of talking. New York-based more often than not, Jimmy Lloyd holds a microscope up to Middle America before dissecting it as lyrical social commentary. You can say that these are road songs. For no other reason than that most of them were written while Jimmy Lloyd was traveling across the U.S. and around Europe.

A local legend in the Garden State and Downtown Manhattan live music scenes, Jimmy Lloyd would hit area stages in bursts between jaunts and, presumably, jobs. He made waves when a man in a gorilla suit was spotted wandering around Times Square carrying a sign promoting the singer/songwriter. But then he disappeared from the scene again.

His collection of acoustic demos continued to circulate though. Finally, what his cult following has been anticipating for years is a reality. Corduroy & Chrome finds a legend reborn. If he has his way, bigger than ever before.

Lyrics

Half Human

Written By: Jimmy Lloyd

She's half human and half backseat
She got coils and springs tied to her knees, yeah
Half human and half backseat
She does it every night and doesn't miss a beat
She's half human and half backseat
She got coils and springs tied to her knees, yeah

She is like a riddle I cannot solve
And there are issues of esteem involved, yeah

Half human and half backseat
She got coils and springs tied to her knees, yeah
Half human and half backseat
She does it every night and doesn't miss a beat
She's half human and half backseat
She got coils and springs tied to her knees, yeah

She is like a riddle I cannot solve
And there are issues of esteem involved, yeah

Half human and half backseat
Half human and half backseat
Half human and half backseat
She's half human and half backseat

Your Mother's Boyfriend

Written By: Jimmy Lloyd

Your mother's boyfriend
Your mother's boyfriend
Is always in my face
He's always in your space
Your mother's boyfriend
Your mother's boyfriend

Well he drilled a hole
in the bathroom wall
And he's always expecting a call
So you can't use the phone
Don't you hate to be alone
With your mother's boyfriend
Your mother's boyfriend

Well he walks around without a shirt
And treats your mother just like dirt
He can't speak a sentence
without a curse
And damn, his friends,
they're even worse than
Your mother's boyfriend
Your mother's boyfriend

Now you knew this wasn't
gonna be fun
But now you know
what needs to get done to
Your mother's boyfriend
Your mother's boyfriend

Go on light it, light it, yeah
Go on light it, light it, yeah

My Baby's Mother

Written By: Jimmy Lloyd

I went down to see my baby's mother
And I caught her with another lover
So I got my gasoline
Man you know what I mean
I got my gasoline
She's gonna wish it was a bad dream

I told her before
that restraining order
Wasn't gonna stop me
from seeing my daughter
Now I got my gasoline
Man you know what I mean
I got my gasoline
She's gonna wish it was a bad dream

My baby's mother yeah
she was something
Before gravity had it's way
We used to do it everyday
Now she's always got
something to say
Talkin all that trash
how I never give her no cash
How I only come around
when I want some ass

My Baby's mother, My Baby's mother
My Baby's mother, yeah
My Baby's mother, My Baby's mother
My Baby's mother, yeah

I got my gasoline
Man you know what I mean
I got my gasoline
She's gonna wish it was a bad dream

I got my gasoline!

Discography

Jimmy Lloyd (2008)

Set List

1. My Baby's Mother
2. Maybe
3. Half Human
4. Our Love Is Like
5. Cop Bar
6. Just Another Day In Jersey
7. Siddhartha In A Chevy
8. Away
9. Something's Got To Give
10. I Never Say Goodbye
11. Your Mother's Boyfriend