Jon Statham

Jon Statham

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandPopCountry

Acoustic pop that flies its country colors http://www.jonstatham.com

Biography

Jon Statham was raised on music.

His father worked at country music station WQIX, interviewing country music stars such as Loretta Lynn and Tanya Tucker., and one time during a live music broadcast, was visited by members of Hank Williams band, who stopped in to play after hearing the broadcast.

One knew when they entered the Statham house, that this family treasured music. Whether it was dad playing guitar and singing country and folk songs from the 30’s and 40’s, to mom and the kids assigning vocal parts to an Irish ballad for church – there just always seemed to be music.

Jon has honed his singing, guitar playing and songwriting into a style that honors the classics, as well as offering a new voice that forwards the tradition of great acoustic/country music.

Well, after living in both New York and Los Angeles, playing and singing lots of styles of music, Jon has come to settle where he always belonged – in a songwriter’s town called Nashville, Tennessee.

Lyrics

On the Road in America

Written By: Jon Statham

On the Road in America by Jon Statham

Long ago I had a girl – and folks would roam the whole wide world
Just to see her face and shed a tear – and start a brand new life right here

CHORUS:
I had a girl that meant so much to me
I’m on the road in America
I feel all her pain – I see all her beauty
Out on the road in America

Big money man stole her away – he’d start a fire and pretend to save her
From the burning house and full of alarm, she comes running out into his arms

CHORUS

And damned if it don’t work every time
You know I’ll be there for her – he won’t care for her down the line
And she won’t change him – he’s done this before
And what she don’t know today let history show it for sure

I pull into a trucker stop – I need a break from the same old slop
And now I’m eating off of Styrofoam – just a temporary home

CHORUS TWICE

A Part of Me

Written By: Jon Statham

A part of me wants
To get up and start running
A part of me needs
To give up this love we’re in

A part of me takes it out on you
And we just go back and forth ‘til two
I hear all these voices in my heart
That tell me just leave, let you fall apart

CHORUS:
And then I think of every time I’d try
I’d almost die – I know I’d never leave
Ingrained into me like some melody
You’re such a part of me
You pull me back when I’m out on the edge
And you soothe my head
You’re all I ever need
I see your love in every thing you touch
So much a part of me

It's 5am
And I'm watching you sleep
Sometimes I come so undone
And I just want to run
With no promises to keep

(Chorus)

Can’t stand the thought of you gone
Running away ain't really what I want
Just like a promise you come running in the nick of time
Every day you lift my spirit high

You pull me back when I’m out on the edge
And you soothe my head
You’re all I ever need
I see your love in every thing you touch
So much a part of me
Your love’s in every single thing you touch
You’re such a part of me

Discography

Brave Heart (full length release) 2012

Performed and produced by Jon Statham