Jorge Palomarez

Jorge Palomarez

BandFolkSinger/Songwriter

Once described as "Bob Dylan in John Prine's boots in 2004"; Houston-based songwriter well-respected for intense, literate songwriting and poetry; lyrics depict precise images and scenarios of personal accounts of life and love; Haunting voice, subtle guitar work and occasional mouth harp.

Biography

Has set out to do music from an artistic/poetic angle; Technical background has allowed him to concentrate on solid songwriting and precise imagery without flashy, canned act; Major influences include Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake; Opening acts for Leon Russell, Janis Ian, Diane Schuur, Jon Dee Graham, Adrian Legg, Kevin Welch, Alejandro Escovedo, among others; Twice selected for performance at South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin. - Once a lady told me that she told her husband "you've got to see this guy" which he eventually did; She said his comment was "this guy is like Bob Dylan in John Prine's boots in 2004"; On various occasions referred to as "the Hispanic Bob Dylan" and "the Latino Leonard Cohen"

Lyrics

Eden Where She Lies

Written By: Jorge Palomarez


Eden Where She Lies
(© Jorge Palomarez)

The sun was gently shining through her window
Particles of dust rising from their death
You could almost hear their silent jubilation
They were dancing to the rhythm of her breath

The color of her eyes was almost sacred
The waves in her hair like the rolling sea
Her skin like the fog in an autumn morning
Her touch like a goddess reaching out to me

Drops of dew dangled from the branches
I found an endless garden in her heart
I saw her face in each and every flower
Like images of a Dali work of art

The visions in my dreams go on forever
Your heart and infinity within view
Like the fading lines of your shadow in the evening
I’ll wake up to another dream of you
Yes I’ll wake up to perfect dream of you

The teal blue skies opened for a moment
Rainbows circled around the sun
Nimbus clouds line at every corner
Gently dissipating one by one

The desert roads lined in a timeless landscape
Mirages that refused to disappear
Waterfalls that roared in an endless thunder
Silenced by her voice so warm and clear

I walked the shores of each and every shoreline
I sailed the waters in every shade of blue
I crossed the borderline of surreality
Just to get another glimpse of you

And you may not be there when the dream is over
You may be a figment void of hue
You may not be laying there beside me
When I wake up to another dream of you
Yes I’ll wake up to a perfect dream of you

And the colors in my dreams
Like prisms in the sun
Casting their splendor in my eyes
Clouds get in the way
To guard her in her sleep
Tranquil in the Eden where she lies

Parasites

Written By: Jorge Palomarez

Parasites
(© Jorge Palomarez)

Did you think it'd be so easy
All those things that you have done
They're coming back to haunt you
And they've got you on the run

I know just how you're feeling
Well sometimes I feel the same
But you look at all those fingers
Saying you're the one to blame

You're looking rather sickly
Are you feeling quite confused
Well you know you had it coming
But you feel you've been abused

All the people that you trusted
They're nowhere to be found
With their parasitic notions
They just sucked you off the ground

Well I know just where you're coming from
I've known your every move
Are you changing your direction
You've got something left to prove

CHORUS
The shadows in your glass jar
You've been chasing in your dreams
You acknowledge the resemblance
But you don't know what it means
Two scorpions in your glass jar
Going round and round
The parasites won't cheer for you
When you're laying on the ground

Well I realize your motives
But I'll never understand
Your approach to your solutions
To regain the upper hand

I'm not sure I wish you glory
In achieving all your goals
I admire your persistence
But your heart is full of holes

Do you quarrel with your conscience
As you squander off your bed
Does your sun come off the East
Or is there darkness in your head

Page 1

Parasites
(Jorge L. Palomarez)

I'm not sure I wish you glory
In achieving all your goals
I admire your persistence
But your heart is full of holes

Do you quarrel with your conscience
As you squander off your bed
Does your sun come off the East
Or is there darkness in your head

Is there someone there to greet you
Awaiting your command
With your sweltering indifference
But they'll never take a stand

Well I know just where you're coming from
You're not short of self-esteem
Did you claim another victim
That you lured into your scheme

CHORUS

There's a rainbow at your window
Toy soldiers at your door
There's a puppet in your pocket
Whom you've chosen to ignore

There's a scorpion at your table
With your guest list in his teeth
He'll be sitting at your right hand
To protect your sterile sheath

There's a mirror in your bedroom
Who shares your point of view
He'll just strengthen your ideas
And reflect them back to you

Is that blood upon your nostrils
From your blinding altitude
You've been airborne for so long
So depraved and destitute

Well I know just where you're going to
As you forge your epitaph
The scorpion's wailing at your corner
Someone's stolen your last laugh
And shadows in your glass jar ...

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Nancy Loves the Rain

Written By: Jorge Palomarez

Nancy Loves the Rain
(©Jorge Palomarez)

The hazel skies and her lovely eyes
Won't miss the sun today
Clouds will stretch from end to end
They've come to claim the day

The morning mist will clear the air
And make her wear her coat
And when the rain begins
Each drop of water gets her vote

Chorus
You would think that she'd be full of sorrow
You would think that the sorrow would remain
But I know \she'll revel in the water
Cause I know how much she loves the rain

She's sitting at her window
Just to watch the drops of rain
Tapping on the sidewalk
And her frosted window pane

Her breath condensing in the air
Will slowly fog her view
With fingers wrapped within her sleeves
She'll gently wipe the dew

Chorus

Chorus
You would think that she'd be full of sorrow
You would think that would summon her disdain
But her heart will revel in the water
I know how much she loves the rain

Discography

Promotional CD: Visions (6 songs)

Set List

Two-hour set normally includes 2-3 Dylan tunes, 1 Leonard Cohen tune and 1 Jose Luis Perales (Leonard Cohen-of-Spain) tune; Rest of show will consist of original material.