Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson

BandFolkCountry

I'm a singer/songwriter in my 40's. More of a family man than someone with stars in his eyes. Music is my release...and I just want to share it with the world! I play in a great band called "The Cutaways".

Biography

I cut my teeth on the Greenwich Village folk artists of the 60's. Guys like Dylan, Paxton, Ochs, and the rest. I've come to appreciate many styles of music, but my songwriting is mainly limited to the country-folk-bluegrass genre.

I am currently playing with a great bunch of guys called The Cutaways. We play a great variety of dance and listening music from the 60's right up through the current milennium.

My former bands have included a bluegrass trio and a Irish folk band.

Lyrics

No Goin' Back

Written By: Jim Nelson

Chasin’ down the big 4-0
On a one-way track
Seems to me that the further I go
No goin’ back
There’s no goin’ back

Lookin’ out of my rear view mirror
There’s an old smoke stack
I see the past just a little bit clearer
No goin’ back
There’s no goin’ back

Somebody once said to me
You better learn your facts
Somebody shoulda said to me
No goin’ back
There’s no goin’ back

People walkin’ in and out of my life
You know you just lose track
Like to get ‘em all together one time
But there’s no goin’ back
There’s no goin’ back

Up ahead there’s another road sign
It’s headin’ into the black
I gotta follow just to see if its mine
No goin’ back
There’s no goin’ back

Somebody once said to me
You better learn your facts
Somebody shoulda said to me
No goin’ back
There’s no goin’ back

Two Horse Trailer (In a One Horse Town)

Written By: Jim Nelson

There ain’t but one road headin’ out of this town
There’s only one way to go
The only world they’ll ever know
And there’s just one stop light
It’s a-flashin’ in the night
There ain’t but one road headin’ out of this town

There ain’t but one man Jamie gives her lovin’ to
And he holds Jamie near
And he whispers in her ear
Take a good look around
And would you like to settle down
There ain’t but one man Jamie gives her lovin’ to

And he pulls a two horse trailer through a one horse town
Never bothered by the sunset goin’ down, down, down
And he loves his little Jamie, and she’ll follow him around
In a two horse trailer, in a one horse town

There ain’t but one thought runnin’ through his head
And he thanks the Lord above
That he’s got someone to love
That his cup is always half full
Like the trailer that he pulls
There ain’t but one thought runnin’ through his head

There ain’t but one horse standin’ out in the barn
But tomorrow’s another day
And there’s good times on the way
With little Jamie by his side
He is always satisfied
There ain’t but one horse standin’ out in the barn

So he pulls a two horse trailer...

Rock Me Sweet Jesus

Written By: Jim Nelson

Rock me sweet Jesus, be with me I pray
I’m weak and I’m weary and I can’t find my way
Send down an angel to guide me today
Rock me sweet Jesus, come rock me away

Caught in a world of sorrow and anger
Caught in a war between evil and good
Make me a soldier in your lovin’ army
Help me to march down the path that I should

Rock me sweet Jesus, be with me I pray
I’m weak and I’m weary and I can’t find my way
Send down an angel to guide me today
Rock me sweet Jesus, come rock me away

(Instrumental)

Heaven is home to the righteous and holy
Saved from damnation by your lovin’ grace
Smile down upon me and grant me forgiveness
Help me move forward in my earthly race

Rock me sweet Jesus, be with me I pray
I’m weak and I’m weary and I can’t find my way
Send down an angel to guide me today
Rock me sweet Jesus, come rock me away
Rock me sweet Jesus, come rock me away

Set List

Amie - Pure Prairie League
Bad Moon Rising - CCR
Barstool Blues - Neil Young
Beer For My Horses - Toby Keith & Willie Nelson
Breakup Song - The Greg Kihn Band
Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Cadillac Cowboy - Chris LeDoux
Cheeseburger in Paradise - Jimmy Buffett
Cinnamon Girl - Neil Young
Closer to Free - The BoDeans
Fast As You - Dwight Yoakam
Fishin' in the Dark - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Follow Me - Uncle Kracker
Folsum Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Friend of the Devil - Grateful Dead
Genuine - The Derailers
Gone Country - Alan Jackson
Guitars, Cadillacs, etc. - Dwight Yoakam
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Hats Off to Beer - A Cutaways Original!
Here With You - A Cutaways Original!
Hey Julie - Fountains of Wayne
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
If I Had $1,000,000 - Barenaked Ladies
I'm a Believer - The Monkees
Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
Lodi - CCR
Man of Constant Sorrow - "Oh Brother" Soundtrack
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
My Maria - Brooks