James Francis

James Francis

BandCountrySinger/Songwriter

I am a one man artist who writes all the pieces including both vocal and instrumental. I work with experienced professional musicians to interpret my lead sheets. I am a classically trained pianist/singer. Who through experience and emotional trauma have become a dedicated lyricist and love writing music.

Other Info

Cover band: 
No

Lyrics

Woman

Written By: Joshua Francis

Verse 1:
My daddy always told me, he said someday you'll be grown
And if a girl comes easy, well just leave that one alone

Verse 2:
Said a lady you got to work for, is the kind that you want to keep
No the lovin won't come easy, but my son she'll love you deep

Chorus:
You want a woman, not just any girl
You gotta reach out and take her hand
Once you got her, treat her like she's gold
and don't ever not be her man.
Woman, pretty woman, see right down to your soul
Woman, pretty woman, one who'll love you till your old

Verse 3:
My momma always told me, she said son find a country girl
And though she might not ask it, well you give her your whole world

Verse 4:
Oh I tried you, and I struck out, more than a time or two
But I'm hopin' I hit a home run, when you told me you love me too

Chorus:
You want a woman, not just any girl
You gotta reach out and take her hand
Once you got her, treat her like she's gold
and don't ever not be her man.
Woman, pretty woman, see right down to her soul
Woman, pretty woman, one who'll love you till your old

Verse 5:
She don't take no crap, and she will talk back
and she won't do what she's told
took time to try it, cuz her love you can't buy it
but my heart it is sold

Chorus:
You want a woman, not just any girl
You gotta reach out and take her hand
Once you got her, treat her like she's gold
and don't ever not be her man.
Woman, pretty woman, see right down to her soul
Woman, pretty woman, one who'll love you till your old

Verse 2:
Said a lady you got to work for, is the kind that you want to keep
No the lovin won't come easy, but my son she'll love you deep

Best I Can

Written By: Joshua Francis

It starts and it ends as a day always will
Ground is cold on my feet but I swallow that pill
Got these orders in life that I must try and fill
For today

Voice in my head screams your under the gun
If you don't make that paycheck you'll never have fun
Let my eyes grow so old that their dead in that run
No way

Each day I will wake up, do the best I can
Reach out and grab fate in the palm of my hand
Got no worries, they can't keep me down
I will carve out a smile from my darkest frown

And I won't let
my own shadow
block my way

Cus it's me and
I'll be always
Here to stay

We go one at a time like these ants marchin' by
Don't you step outta line, don't you ever ask why
Golden years at the end, a temporary life that we
Stay
The first twenty odd years they go by in a flash
And my pockets won't jingle when I turn to ash
It's the friends that I have not the checks that I cash
I must say

Each day I will wake up, do the best I can
Reach out and grab fate in the palm of my hand
Got no worries, they can't keep me down
I will carve out a smile from my darkest frown

Might get my heart crushed, be thrown to the floor
And the devil himself might come knock on my door
Towel tossed in, I won't count me out
Cuz a struggle till death is what life's all about

And I won't let
my own shadow
block my way

Cus it's me and
I'll be always
Here to stay

Its the friends that I have not the checks that I cash
Cuz my pockets won't jingle when I turn to ash

Best I Can

Written By: Joshua Francis

It starts and it ends as a day always will
Ground is cold on my feet but I swallow that pill
Got these orders in life that I must try and fill
For today

Got this voice in my head screams your under the gun
If you don't make that paycheck you'll never have fun
Let my eyes grow so old that their dead in that run
No way

So each day I will wake up, do the best I can
I'll reach out and grab fate in the palm of my hand
Got no worries, they can't keep me down
I will carve out a smile from my darkest frown

And I won't let
my own shadow
block my way

Cuz its me and
I'll be always
Here to stay

We go one at a time like these ants marchin' by
Don't you step outta line, don't you ever ask why
Golden years at the end, a temporary life that we
Stay
The first twenty odd years they go by in a flash
And my pockets won't jingle when I turn to ash
It's the friends that I have not the checks that I cash
I must say

That each day I will wake up, do the best I can
I'll reach out and grab fate in the palm of my hand
Got no worries, they can't keep me down
I will carve out a smile from my darkest frown

And I won't let
my own shadow
block my way

Cuz it's me and
I'll be always
Here to stay

Might get my heart crushed, be thrown to the floor
And the devil himself might come knock on my door
Towel tossed in, I won't count me out
Cuz a struggle till death is what life's all about

And I won't let
my own shadow
block my way

Cuz it's me and
I'll be always
Here to stay

Its the friends that I have not the checks that I cash
Cuz my pockets won't jingle when I turn to ash