Justlee

Justlee

BandAmericanaAcoustic

Like you I'm just passing through time as I try to leave something behind that might make your day a little better. A word or two, maybe a phrase that might stick in your mind. I'm not trying to change the world. It's not going to change no matter what I write. I just write 'em as I see 'em.

Biography

A long time ago, after riding around in helicopters, in that silly war that no one likes to talk about, I swapped my gun for a guitar and pencil. I hit the road to justice to see what I could see. After all I'd just fought for this particular right and needed answers for those who failed to return.

It was odd being stuck somewhere in a time warp 'tween the sixties and the seventies. People seemed to think everything had already been said and they we're into disco. What the hell's going on here! DISCO! I got caught up in it too. Not to disco, but I sold out to the corporate world just to pay my bills. Stopped performing but never dropped the pencil. Spent most of life making films and videos for the corporate world. Always independent except for a five year sentence of misery at a Denver television station. I was... and still am an artist. Not very good around structured politics and silly games.

Now so many years later... nothings really changed.
There's been three or four more wars and a bunch of recessions and crashes and smashes and personal freedoms are less now. People come and people fade away. No one seems to know how to complain or stick up for their rights. They're too busy being brain washed by the media, or being monitored by big brother and trying to pay off their debts or trying to be politically correct and most are just afraid to speak up for freedoms they've lost.
Personally my life is very simple. I'm not a rich man. No 401k's here. I'm trying to pay my debts too. Raise a family and play the games.
My escape is to write words. They can't take that freedom away. Can they?
So I'll write another song and maybe make someone's moment a little easier.

Lyrics

Wedding Jubilee

Written By: Robert Lee fairchild Jr

Wedding Jubilee
By Robert Lee Fairchild Jr. Copyright 2004
(Played upbeat with explosion)
G F C F CHORUS G D C

1. The bell has tolled Mother Earth
She smiles.
Rainbows!

The big happy sun
rises high in the sky.
Big splendor!

The wind is calling to your souls.
Soaring high now!

Because now is the day of a
wedding song.
Oh remember.

Chorus

That true, true love
will never fade away.
From this day on
till the end of time
love won't fade away.

2. The sky changes colors of a
distant edge.
Blazing sunset!

And the moon will nod sending
beams of love.
A reminder!

That the glitter in the stars is
the spirit of freedom.
Oh so priceless!

Because today is the day we've
been waiting for.
A reminder!

Chorus
That true, true love
will never fade away.
From this day on till the end of
time
our love won't fade away.

3. The world keeps turning
faces keep changing
Never ending!

It's a long winding road but
there's no looking back.
At the starting line!

For life is too short
to stop loving each breath.
Of a new day!

So just take your time
in God's vast universe
and remember.

Chorus
That true, true love
will never fade away.

From this day on
till the end of time
love won't fade away

Love won't fade away.
Love won't fade away.

Sago Mine

Written By: Robert Lee Fairchild Jr

Sago Mine
By Robert Lee Fairchild Jr. Copyright 2006

VERSE 1 (D, G, D, A7, D, G, D, A7, D)

I keep a piece of paper in my miners coat pocket.
Just in case something bad goes wrong.
And I'm writing these words to the ones I love
to let you know this is my last song.

There was a spark in the dark and Terry Helms went down first.
No warning just a terrible blast.
We Tallsmansville miners moved to the back
sharing air. Escaping the gas.


CHORUS
(G, D, A7, D7, G, D, A, G, D,)

So bye-bye son and my little Bo Peeps.
I pray the Lord your souls He'll keep.
There is no pain in the way we die.
We lay down to sleep on the floor of Sago Mine.

VERSE 2

It's a dark damp place where your Daddies spend their time
with dirt in their blood from the walls of Sago Mine.
And if we could leave now we’d go fishing with ya'll
under a West Virginia sky so fine.

But the dust is getting thick and our breath growing short
our tanks are running out of air.
So we'll pass it down from the old to the young
hoping God will answer our prayer.

CHORUS
So bye-bye son and my little Bo Peeps.
I pray the Lord your souls He'll keep.
There is no pain in the way we die.
We lay down to sleep on the floor of Sago Mine.

Verse 3

Our names are being called one by one
As we whisper, and pray, and wait.
for these footsteps in the dust on the floor of Sago Mine
might be our final steps of fate.

And in the spirit in our soul lies a thin veil of hope
And ties us together like a miner's old rope.
Our lives bound together hoping things get better
for all the people who read this note.

Chorus
So bye-bye son and my little Bo Peeps.
I pray the Lord your souls He'll keep.
There is no pain in the way we die.
We lay down to sleep on the floor of Sago Mine.

VERSE 4

Well I know I promised you I'd always be on time.
But tonight I won't be at the gate.
No knock on the door like so many times before
when I was running a little late.

So hold the candles high, in the West Virginia sky
and remember my last words in time.
There is no fear down under here
at the bottom of old Sago Mine.

CHORUS
So bye-bye son and my little Bo Peeps.
I pray the Lord your souls He’ll keep.
There is no pain in the way we die.
We lay down to sleep on the floor of Sago Mine.

Sago Mine A simple song written by
? 2006 Robert Lee Fairchild Jr.


Suicide Bomber Knucklehead Long Version

Written By: Robert Lee Fairchild Jr

Suicide Bomber Knucklehead

Verse 1

I was watching TV the other day.
Spilled my coffee when I heard someone say.
They’re looking for volunteers over in I - ran
Looking for people to kill your fellow man.

They’ll send you to school to get a degree
And learn how to build an I-E-D.
Strap it on your body and soon you’ll be another one fooled by the ones who lead.

Because when he grows up he wants to be a suicide bomber blowing up you and me.
Stand in a big crowd maybe on a bus.
Blowing up kids and simple folks like us.

Chorus

So he’ll push the button and close his eyes.
Put his head between his legs and kiss his ass good bye.
If he can’t blow you up he’ll cut off your head.
It’s his path to heaven so he’d rather be dead.

Verse 2

This got me to thinking as I scratched my head.
What about the guy who said it’s ok to be dead?
Is he drinking fine wine knowing he’s going to outlive
the kids he taught to hate instead of forgive?

Does he smoke big cigars and have a lot of money?
And did he grow up in a land of honey?
He can send someone else to do his deed
Cause he knows it isn’t him who’s going to bleed.

Now is this just a preview of what’s to come?
Are we really on our way to Armageddon?
Will someone ask God to tell them to quit it.
Cause killing other folks is just a one way ticket.

Chorus


Verse 3
Well you could call him stupid maybe insane.
I blame it on TV where he can find fame.
He don’t like Yankees cause they’re so free.
But he’s all dressed up in his brand new Nikes.

If he could talk now wouldn’t it be swell.
Tell us why he pushed the button and then went to hell.
Is it hot down there?
Turn down the thermostat?
Enjoy your paradise cause you ain’t coming back.

Cause there ain’t no virgins like they said.
He’s talking to a guy with horns on his head.
There ain't no ladies.
There ain’t no bed.
Come to find out he’s just a little bit dead.

Chorus

You Took Me For A Ride

Written By: Robert Lee Fairchild Jr

You Took Me For A Ride ?2006
Robert Lee Fairchild Jr.


I rolled in on a skateboard
flippinÕ quarters in the air.
You ran your fingers up my spine
and then all through my hair.

I told you IÕd be standing there
When Tonto brought the rain.
But all you did was laugh and say
Baby I donÕt feel no pain.

You took me for a ride.
You took me for a ride.
You took me for Ride.
You took me for a ride.


You took the ring I gave you.
And you put it in my nose.
Your Ma and Pa both slapped your back and gave you a brand new Rolls.

You made love to my best friend
and asked me what was wrong?
Nothing Cleo...
just give me time...
To get out of town.

You took me for a ride.
You took me for a ride.
You took me for a ride.

Chorus
High up in the sky high.
You took me for a ri - hide.

A convertible high speed.
A four wheel drive
A Cadillac heart attack.
A Japanese jive.

Oh Baby! You took me for a ride.
Oh Baby! You took me for a ride.

And Robin Hood he wouldÕve laughed
at the way you stole my heart.
So would the Pope and his best friends too.
Since your act all fell apart.

Of how you act like Mother Goose
who never laid an egg.
And how you kissed a little boy blue
and then you made him beg.
You took me for a ride.
You took me for a ride.
You took me for a ride.

Chorus
High up in the sky high.
You took me for a ri - hide.
A convertible high speed.
A four wheel drive.
A Cadillac heart attack.
A Japanese jive.

Oh Baby! You took me for a ride.
Oh Baby! You took me for a ride.

Holes In The Wall

Written By: Robert Lee Fairchild Jr

HoleÕs In The Wall
Copyright 2006 Robert Lee Fairchild Jr.

Verse 1

ThereÕs some holes behind those photoÕs on the wall.
He put Ôem there with his fist on his ugly nights.
In some theyÕre all smiling, the wife and kids and all.
Those were the days they never had the fights.

Now twenty years of love is down the drain.
The wife and two kids they canÕt be blamed.
When he thinks of the past he feels so damn ashamed.
Knowing he was cruising on a home wrecking train

CHORUS
He thinks about those holeÕs in the wall.
Put there by drugs and alcohol.
He was hooked on those vices.
He said heÕd quit 'em all.
But for every time he did
he'd put another hole in the wall.

2.
He worked long days and partied nights.
When it came to the bills he was always light.
He snuck off to Vegas thinking he was gonna win.
A million dollars on a three coin spin.

Instead he woke up a hundred miles from the strip.
Hung over unaware of the cost of his trip.
Back home the only woman
who showed him any love at all.
Would be packing up and taking those photo's off the wall

CHORUS
He thinks about those holeÕs in the wall.
Put there by drugs and alcohol.
He was hooked on those vices.
He said heÕd quit 'em all.
But for every time he did
he'd put another hole in the wall.

3.

When a marriage starts tumbling down and down.
With the fingers all pointing aiming like a gun.
Words are said and hate flies off the tongue.
Breaking hearts and leaving buckets of tears on the ground.

Comes a time a real man must admit.
If you ride that wrecking train too long and far.
You can only be forgiven so many times before they quit
trying to stop you tumbling like a falling star.

CHORUS
He thinks about those holeÕs in the wall.
Put there by drugs and alcohol.
He was hooked on those vices.
He said heÕd quit 'em all.
But for every time he did
he'd put another hole in the wall.

Discography

Just what you see and hear here.

Set List

Americana/ Acoustic/Folk
If I perform I'd like to open up for an act and play my original songs. I don't mind just being a songwriter. My Sonic demo is raw. No studio just a home recording but I think you'll get the flavor.