Randy Jacobson

Randy Jacobson

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My material is basically rock, somewhat old school, guitar oriented - a mix of acoustic and electric. Mostly 70's influenced with a nod to British styles.

Biography

Randy, a West (US) Coast native, is influenced by rock bands spanning 4 decates. From the Beatles and the Troggs, though Genesis and Crowded House, Van Morrison, Motown, Steve Winwood, Jackson Browne. He has shared the stage with Robert Palmer, Grover Washington Jr, and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra. As a bassist he's recorded with the Scott Lindenmuth Group on 3 CDs and recently on the jazz inflected E-klec-shun CD - Overplay. His CD - Around Every Corner - illustrates much of the breadth of Randy's writing, singing and playing styles.

Lyrics

Thousand Miles Away

Written By: Randy Jacobson

SHE WAS SITTING OUT ON HER OWN
SHE WAS DOING THIS NOW FOR DAYS
SHE TELLS ME I'VE DONE NOTHING WRONG
SHE SAYS SHE JUST FEELS OUT OF PLACE

HOLD HER IN MY ARMS
WITH HER FACE TO FACE
A THOUSAND MILES AWAY

WE USED TO TALK BY FIRELIGHT
WE USED TO MAKE LOVE EVERY DAY
NOW YOU DON'T WANT ME TO GO
WANT ME TO HELP PAINT THE WORLD GRAY

HEAR YOUR BEATING HEART
LIKE IT'S THROUGH A TIME DELAY
A THOUSAND MILES AWAY

IS IT TIME TO SAY WE'RE THROUGH
WHEN IS IT TOO LATE
FIRE'S GROWING DIM, IS THAT OUR FATE
MUCH HAS PASSED BETWEEN
HEAVY IS MY HEART
WE'VE GROWN BOTH TOGETHER AND APART

I'D HAD ENOUGH AND HAD TO GO
SHE WAS DRIVING ME INSANE
YOU'VE ONLY GOT ONE LIFE TO LIVE
STRUGGLED MYSELF ON A PLANE

SHE CALLED ME ON THE PHONE
BUT IT WAS FAR TOO LATE, I'M A THOUSAND MILES AWAY

Passing By

Written By: Randy Jacobson

These things I do and never see again
Don’t pay attention every now and then
Take steps to go the ways I’ve gone before
Just in a groove don’t mean to be a bore

Another day is passing by
My oh my
Life goes on it’s way
Well it’s nice to be here

I’d like to see the future in my tea
Oh well, I don’t think that’s going to be
Gotta play the cards that life has dealt
The days go by too fast I’ve always felt

Well there it goes, passing by
You see time fly
Life goes on it’s way
And I’m glad you’re here with me

Like a river that’s floating along
Time keeps rolling and rolling along
Wanna take a little bit back
Tie it up, put it in a sack
Someday when I’m fading away
Open it up and use it to say I’m alive!

Not into fatalism as a rule
If that weren’t so you’d take me for a fool
But some things seem meant to be - like you and I
And I wanna be that way until I die

So our world is passing by
You can’t deny
And I’m glad you’re here with me

Discography

2007 - Solo CD - Around Every Corner.
Details, streams, purchase options at www.randyjacobson.com.

2007 - Bass guitar - Eklekshun - OverPlay

Scott Lindenmuth Group - Bass Guitar
-Another Side - Another Time
-Changing Rhythm
-Penalty Phase. All on Dark Stream records.