Kevin Jerome

Kevin Jerome

 Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
SoloChristianSinger/Songwriter

A singer/songwriter who cut his teeth busking the streets of Asheville, NC, Kevin Jerome must be heard. A talented artist with surprising depth, Jerome's unique brand of music will rock your soul.

Biography

       A singer/songwriter who cut his teeth busking the streets of Asheville, NC, Kevin Jerome has a knack for seeing new angles in old songs. Blending gospel with rock n soul, acoustic & r&b, folk & reggae, Jerome possesses a style that is his own. What's most interesting about his original works is how they blend the literal with the metaphorical. Kevin Jerome clearly is a talented songwriter with surprising depth.

       Jerome's musical influences are as eclectic as they come. Bob Dylan inspired his use of the harmonica, which he utilizes in most of his songs. He learned to blend hip-hop and R&B while playing acoustic guitar from Lauren Hill. Curtis Mayfield and Bob Marley taught him that music can be a call to action. But Jerome claims his greatest influence was his church's choir. "They sang A capella, mostly Negro Spirituals. Sometimes Bach and Handel,"Jerome states. "They really opened my eyes and ears to harmonies and dynamics."

       Taking a hiatus from the music scene, Jerome began working towards a degree in music. When asked about this decision he said, "I wanted to gain an understanding of what I was doing musically. It has turned out to be one of best moves I've made. I'm growing personally and my music has become more artistic and interesting."

       Kevin Jerome is working on his second album which he's looking to release in the summer of 2015.

       

Lyrics

Spread the Love

Written By: Kevin Jerome

Verse 1
This country was founded upon the freedom of religion,
Few hundred years are now gone, we’re back at the beginning,
Separate the church and the state, the state we’re in is sickening,
Aint no telling what’s on the way, so take up your position,
Aint no time to be all afraid’ it’s time we make decisions,
Come to where me family play, sit down and have listen,
Tell ya bout the day they aimed for kadafi shot and missed him,
Bombin where his family prayed, they didn’t miss the children,
Now a mosque is turned to a grave, are you people listenin,
This to be the great usa, where we supposed to raise our children,
It’s amazing didn’t more planes hit more of our precious buildings,
This the land that we are livin in commitin sins against religion,
The blue laws are pendin, the endings now beginning,
I pray we’re all repentant, and I pray we’re all forgivin,
‘til then

Chorus:
Spread the Love, Sista now spread your peace, ooh child now spread your joy, mama now spread your hope,
But most of all let’s spread the Love, come now and spread the love, when will we spread the love, Yeah let’s spread the Love of The Lord

Verse 2
Now don’t you worry bout nothing, just keep your head up and,
Remember that the suffering is just for the toughning,
Of those who can tough it, Give it to God it’s nothing,
Now sing it to the public, Don’t you worry bout nothing,
For nothing in life is at it seems, as far as I’m concerned purple might as well be green,
Nowadays you can’t trust your child with a teacher or a priest, ooh wee,
And the new thuggin mob happens to be our police,
As our government is doin more things than you and I can conceive,
How the army’s actin like it’s a gang while the gang plays army,
Are we, livin in the last days, the more things change, the more that they stay the same, So I’m a

Chorus:
Spread the Love, Sista now spread your peace, ooh child now spread your joy, mama now spread your hope,
But most of all let’s spread the Love, come now and spread the love, when will we spread the love, Yeah let’s spread the Love of The Lord

Mountain Top

Written By: Kevin Jerome

Chorus:
I’m goin up to the mountain top, you wanna roll with me, I just got back from the mountain top, you should’ve rode with me, I’m goin back to the mountain top, you aught to roll with me, when I look down from that mountain top,
It’s like my mind’s finally at ease, finally I’m at peace

Verse 1
Satan want to see me gone like I’m tupac out in vegas
Aimin for my head man that there is outrageous,
You think they crazy, that there in contagious, I caught it back in the eighties,
From the things that I had seen I’d believed that I was crazy,
Then givin vision in my dreams, so I’m now thinking just maybe
I’m as sane as they came since this plain was created,
I was brought up in the truth and if you’ll listen I’ll state it,
Real talk for real folk and if you’re not real please don’t hate me,
Instead of seeking lifes thrills, realize that we’re naked,
In mind body and soul the whole globe is vacant,
Talking bout the new Mercedes while I’m talking bout them babies,
What have you done for them lately them babies, destined for hades

Chorus:
I take ‘em up to the mountain top, you wanna roll with me, I just got back from the mountain top, you should’ve rode with me, I’m goin back to the mountain top, you aught to roll with me, when I look down from that mountain top, It’s like my mind’s finally at ease, finally I’m at peace

Verse 2
It takes time to climb the mountain my friends,
You must be fearless and relinquish your doubting,
One step at a time is how you climb that mountain,
Don’t let it get you down if it takes you a while,
You cannot climb a mountain with a leap and a bound,
One step at a time is how you climb that mountain,
So remember where you’ve been and hold on to where you are going,
Realize where you are and embrace your place knowing,
You shall reach your destination if you just keep moving forward,
And fear nothing my friends but the wrath of The Lord, That’s why

Chorus:
I’m goin to the mountain top, you wanna roll with me, I just got back from the mountain top, you should’ve rode with me, I’m goin back to the mountain top, you aught to roll with me, when I look down from that mountain top,
It’s like my mind’s finally at ease, finally I’m at peace

Peace be Still

Written By: Kevin Jerome

Verse 1
They say that attitude, determines altitude,
Positivity enhances your energy,
In turn your symmetry returns to the point of possibility,
Where the Heavenly speak with thee,

Chorus:
Peace be still, don’t fight the storm, There is no need to be alarmed, HE’s got the whole world in HIS palm, So bury your troubles at the cross, Just bury your troubles at the cross

Verse2
To find love all you need is to love all you see,
Because love is the law God has givin,
Stand up for righteousness, keep the truth on your tongue,
And you won’t have to go lookin for HIS Spirit

Chorus:
Peace be still, don’t fight the storm, There is no need to be alarmed, HE’s got the whole world in HIS palm, So bury your troubles at the cross, Just bury your troubles at the cross

Verse 3
Didn’t our Lord deliver Daniel, Daniel, Daniel,
Our Lord delivered Daniel,
Say why not deliver poor me, Why not deliver poor me
HE delivered Daniel from the lions den, saved Jonah from the belly of a whale,
The Hebrew children from a fiery furnace,
Say why not deliver poor me, why not deliver poor me

They say that attitude, determines altitude,
Positivity enhances your energy,
In turn your symmetry returns to the point of possibility,
Where the Heavenly speak with thee, I want The Heavenly to speak with me

Chorus:
So I’ll be still, I won’t fight the storm, I know there’s no need to be alarmed, because HE’s got the whole world in HIS palm, I’ve buried my troubles at the cross, I’ve buried my troubles at the cross,
HE’s got the whole world in HIS palm, so bury your troubles at the cross, just bury your troubles at the cross

Everyday

Written By: Kevin Jerome

Verse 1
Everyday I give thanks, I give thank for Christ Jesus,
So everyday that I can make it to the mountain I’ll sing it,
Because everyday, Good God creates and HE gives without receiving,
So everyday, I bear gifts of praise, not frankincense, but thanksgiving,

Chorus:
Everyday, I celebrate, Everyday I celebrate Christmas
Because everyday that I awake, a precious gift to me’s been givin

Verse 2
Everyday wise men search, wise men search for Christ Jesus,
And everyday someone will say, Immanuel I pray be with us,
Everyday Christ Jesus saves and someone tells HIS loving story,
And since today is everyday, I shall sing of HIS glory,

Chorus:
Everyday, I celebrate, Everyday I celebrate Christmas
Because everyday that I awake, a precious gift to me’s been givin
A precious gift to me is givin, so everyday celebrate Christmas

Warrior

Written By: Kevin Jerome

Chorus:
I am a warrior, in God’s army, I’m gonna fight although I’m gonna die,
I’m gonna hold up the blood stained banner, I’m gonna hold it up until I die,
Because all they know is war, so I fight with peace, In the army of The Lord,
I shall be all I can be, In the army of The Lord I shall speak truth lovingly,

Verse 1
A disciple of Christ I pledge to be, A keeper of God’s liberty,
HIS commandments I shall keep until I am no longer me,
I will break bread with all you’re my bredren,
Animal, plant or man, we are all bredren,
That’s why I treat this earth, as if she were God’s spouse,
I shall care for all her seeds, because their life comes from God’s mouth,
That’s why,

Chorus:
I am a warrior, in God’s army, I’m gonna fight although I’m gonna die,
I’m gonna hold up the blood stained banner, I’m gonna hold it up until I die,
Because all they know is war, so I fight with peace, In the army of The Lord,
I shall be all I can be, In the army of The Lord I shall speak truth lovingly,

Verse 2
I practice the art of peace, because peace is rooted in love,
And love is rooted in God, And God is all that we have,
That’s why I entrust all things unto God the One True King,
I take up HIS whole armor as I prepare to fight the beast,

Chorus:
I am a warrior, in God’s army, I’m gonna fight although I’m gonna die,
I’m gonna hold up the blood stained banner, I’m gonna hold it up until I die,
Because all they know is war, so I fight with peace, In the army of The Lord,
I shall be all I can be, In the army of The Lord I shall speak truth lovingly,
All they know is war

Runaway Slave

Written By: Kevin Jerome

Chorus
Ever since I was a young boy, I knew that I was destined for greatness,
But they tried to enslave me, So I runaway
Runaway, Runaway slave, never to come back again
Runaway, runaway slave, destined never to set foot on my native land
Or to know my native clan

Verse1
One little two little three little Indians
Who sold they land for what they had thunk was a trunk full of gems
Thought they made some friends yet it was all about the benjamins
And in the end they turned out better than the rest of them
Because they had arrested them for bein Indians
After being showed by them how to work this land how to be a man
Taught ‘em all about the clan now they wanna form a clan

Vamp Chorus
Runaway, Runaway slave, never to come back again
Runaway, runaway slave, destined never to set foot on my native land
Or to know my native clan

Verse2
One little two little three little Africans
Stole from their lands their clans never to go back again
Most of they kin died in shackles lying under them
Those who survived the trip was just cattle for the auctionin
They were sold for less then the cattle then
They were told they were worth less than a man
Gave ‘em chains and whips so they’d forget
That life before the slave ship ever existed
Now look at us wit’ our chains and our whips
How do we not get that the slave ship is still in existence

Chorus
Runaway, Runaway slave, never to come back again
Runaway, runaway slave, destined never to set foot on my native land
Or to know my native clan
Ever since I was a young boy, I knew that I was destined for greatness,
But they tried to enslave me, So I runaway
Runaway, Runaway slave, never to come back again

Negro Spirit

Written By: Kevin Jerome

Soon I will be done a with the troubles of this world
Soon I will be done a with the troubles of this world
Soon I will be done a with the troubles of this world
I’m goin home to live with God

No more weepin and a wailin
No more weepin and a wailin
No more weepin and a wailin
I’m goin home to live with God

If I should die on this battlefield
If I should die on this here battlefield
If I should die on the battlefield
I’m goin home to live with God

No more weepin and a wailin
No more weepin and a wailin
No more weepin and a wailin
I’m goin home to live with God

I believe I believe I do believe
All because I’ve been born again
That King Christ Yeshua my soul will receive
All because I’ve been born again

Lord I can’t turn back, Lord I can’t turn back, Lord I can’t turn back
All because I’ve been born again

No more weepin and a wailin
No more weepin and a wailin
No more weepin and a wailin
I’m goin home to live with God

Lord I can’t turn back, Lord I can’t turn back, Lord I can’t turn back
All because I’ve been born again

No more weepin and a wailin
No more weepin and a wailin
No more weepin and a wailin
I’m goin home to live with God

Younger Days

Written By: Kevin Jerome

Back in my younger days, I was one of satans slaves, But now praise Yeshua’s name, I’m marchin up to Zion’s gates, Praise HIS name, Praise His name

(2X)
We must walk through the fire, to be purified, If The Lord God is to mold us, we must first be refined, seven times, seven times, seven times, seven times, seven times, seven times, seven times,

Back in my younger days, I was one of satans slaves, But now praise Yeshua’s name, I’m marchin up to Zion’s gates, Praise HIS name, Praise His name

O’ freedom, o’ freedom, o’ o’ o’ o’ freedom over me, over me,
And before I am satans slave, I shall be buried in my grave, and go home to live with God and be free, yes I’m goin home to live with God, HE set me free

For I believe, in The Spirit, of The One True, The Most High, The Almighty Living God, I believe, In the Spirit of Love, that would cause my God to sacrifice HIS One True Son, I believe, I believe,

So get thee behind me satan, for you are no friend of mine, I’m headed for The New Jerusalem, the city that you left behind, I headed to The Light of The Most High, I’m lookin for that city built by El Shaddai,

So I’m singin, Abba, Elohim, El Shaddai, Adoni, Yeshua, Christ Jesus,
I’m singin to my Father, my Creator, the One Whom Supplies, my Master, Yeshua, Christ Jesus

Back in my younger days, I was one of satans slaves, But now praise Yeshua’s name, I’m marchin up to Zion’s gates, Praise HIS name, seven times seven times seven times seven times seven times seven times

2x
Barak atta Adoni, Barak atta adoni,
2x
Elohenu Melek Ha Olam
Blessed are YOU LORD GOD KING of all the universe

Discography

My first studio album,'To The MountainTop', was released nationally on January 4th 2011. It is available on I-Tunes, Napster, Amazon.com, Rhapsody, Emusic.com, and other sites.

Set List

I can do from a 30 min to 2 hr set depending on the style/mood of music you want.

Rock-n-Soul

MountainTop: Warrior: Runaway Slave: Freedom: Life of Love

Roots-Reggae

 Seek Ye first: Fly Away: Babylon: I have Come: Spread the Love: Rock of Zion: I can't Stop: Peace be Still:

Gospel

Give Thanks: Pray: Negro Spiritual: Buy the Truth: Worth of Water: Them Saints: Halelu: EveryDay: 

Folk

Mother: I'll Fly away: I love You: Smile: Eyes to Zion