Shameus

Shameus

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Expect to stimulate your ears, heart and soul as Shameus delivers a unique sensation of hair-raising vocals, heart-felt lyrics with an upbeat original sound. Powerful lead vocals, perfect harmony and a ripping guitar that says… Welcome to Real Life!

Biography

Shameus began performing and song writing on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe as an acoustical trio. Jack James, Scotty Haygood and Joe Racki. Jack James was a finalist on Star search, and actor on General Hospital and appeared with Mick Jagger on his wondering spirit album and his single “Wired All Night”. Scotty Haygood was fresh off a recording deal with Axl Rose. Together these three used the Lake Tahoe feeling to influence their song writing talents.
Drawing from a wide range of influences and genres, this band has only just begun to tap the source of their musical talents. This five-member band, Shameus, combines a multitude of talent and experience into a blended modern sound of harmony, melodic vocals, and guitar solos. The musicians, singers, songwriters of Shameus have recorded, toured with and opened for some of the best performers in the music industry.

Lyrics

Heart

Written By: Jack James

I never really understood
What this life was all about
I held you in my arms
Suddenly I’m found

Like a love sucker baby
I’m a child that has a dream
You opened my eyes and set me free

You’re the heart that keeps me holdin’ on
You’re my inspiration when all my hope is gone
You’re the light on my darkest night
You take these harms and make ‘em right
You make it right

Tiny little fingers
You got your Daddy’s nose
Your Momma’s blue eyes
You see into my sole

Like a love sucker baby
Running wild without a dream
You opened my heart and set me free

You’re the heart that keeps me holdin’ on
You’re my inspiration when all my hope is gone
You’re the light on my darkest night
You take these harms and make ‘em right

When I’m on my way back home
I’m gonna to find you there
When I’m on my way back home

You’re the heart that keeps me holdin’ on
My inspiration all my hope is gone
You’re the light on my darkest night
You take these harms and make ‘em right

You make it right
Oh, you make it right

Sunshine

Written By: Jack James, Scotty Haygood

The little bitty birds,
and the little bitty bees
and butterflys flyin’ ‘round the sycamore tree in a hurricane

Sunshine, got no worries
Sunshine, all day
Sunshine, I’m in no hurry
Sunshine, let it rain

Well I know it rained
What did evil say, oh
There’s going to be a heavy load
Lord, Lord

So I bought a sign
That said ease your worried mind
There’s going to be a saving soul, oh yeah

How I searched the sky tonight,
And I found myself lost between the wrong and the right
Oh how I have to get myself back home.
But there’s too much to do here before I go, and I go

Sunshine, Sunshine
Sunshine, Sunshine baby
Sunshine, Sunshine
Sunshine, Sunshine

Well the little bitty birds,
and the little bitty bees
and butterflys flyin’ ‘round the sycamore tree in a hurricane

Sunshine, Sunshine got no worries
Sunshine, Sunshine all day
Sunshine, Sunshine I’m in no hurry
Sunshine, Sunshine let it rain

Let it rain
Let it rain

Alright

Written By: Jack James, Scotty Haygood

Have you ever found yourself so alone
No matter what ya doin’
Nothin’ right, it’s all wrong

In the morning you find yourself on the floor
So you pour yourself some self-respect
There’s got to be more
You know it’s going to be, alright

Alright, alright, alright

You can change your life but not your memories
Remembering all the people places everything you’ve seen
Now you see yourself as something strong
Those things that used to hold you back just keep you movin’ on
And it’s, alright

Alright, alright
Lonely Lonely Lonely, alright

Everything is getting better
Better than the one before
Even by yourself your not alone

Alright, alright, alright

Have you ever found yourself so alone, alright
No matter what your doin’ it just seams wrong, alright

In the morning find yourself on the floor, alright
So you pour yourself some self-respect, there’s got to be more, alright

Now you your see yourself as somethin’ strong
Those things that used to hold you back that keep you movin’ on, alright

Oh yeah alright yeah yeah alright
lonely lonely lonely
lonely lonely lonely
lonely lonely lonely
lonely lonely lonely alright

San Antone

Written By: Jack James, Scotty Haygood

San Antone – Jack James, Scotty Haygood

Aint gonna give up even though I’m a long way from home
I’m gonna follow her up all the way from San Antone

I feel my life has gone and walked away in her arms
So I, I’m gonna follow her up all the way to San Antone

But I always find a reason
and my good intensions fall far behind
You know I found the perfect reason to stay
I tried to leave but I just can’t let go
And baby, there is a part of me that will always belong, San Antone

Maybe I’ll give in maybe somehow call her on the phone
But it’s hard to win in a race that’s already been run

I feel my life has gone and walked away in her arms
So I, I’m gonna follow her up all the way from San Antone

But I always find the reasons, find the reasons
and my good intensions fall far behind, far behind
You know I found the perfect reason to (I’m gonna) stay

I tried to leave but I just can’t let go
Baby there’s a part of me that will always be alone
Baby it’s so hard to be left all alone

Oh why can’t I get started, I can’t get started
let me be free, Oh yeah

Oh why can’t I get started, I can’t get started
Let me be free, free yeah
Let me be free
Let me be free
I wanna be free

Ragged Street

Written By: Jack James

They don’t have much to say
When you’re hungry it’s hard to think
Yeah, It must be a hundred degrees out here
Something cool would do ‘em good
Man this city stinks, Whoa Oh!

I’m back on ragged street again, Whoa Oh!
I think I see a long lost friend, Whoa Oh!
No beginning and no end, Whoa Oh Oh

Now its Thursday afternoon
Another hazy human day
My hands are in my pockets
As I watch the city hunt it’s prey

And someone said, Whoa Oh!
I’m back on ragged street again, Whoa Oh!
I think I see a long lost friend, Whoa Oh!
No beginning and no end, Whoa Oh Oh

How do they do, Oh Oh
Those things for money
Oh they are so young and willing just like me and you
And I believe in the power above, but a
how long will his children have to wait
Before their generation fades
Before their saving grace

How long?
How long?

Oh, now it’s Christmas day
I wonder if they talked to god
I bet they’d have a lot to say
Like it’s so damn cold out here

It’s mostly me that’s shaking
Mostly out of fear

Whoa Oh! I’m back on ragged street again
Whoa Oh! I think I see a long lost friend
Whoa Oh! No beginning and no end, Whoa Oh Oh

Whoa Oh!
Whoa Oh!
Whoa Oh! I think I see a long lost friend

Whoa Oh! Back on that ragged street again

She's Gone

Written By: Jack James

she can make you do what she likes
with just a smile
she can be coolest and be so unkind
and tease you all the while

she can take your breath and make you weak
with her eyes
she can be the best and send you deep
and say goodbye

she’s hard as a stone her heart steal a thief
she’ll fill you with hope then take your soul
make you her lover yeah just to make you bleed

then light up a smoke and say
I’m sorry but I don’t love you the way you love me
then she’s gone
just like a warm summer breeze
she is gone
I guess that’s the way
the way it should be

if she ever comes back my way
with all her charm
I think I’ll fall right down on my knees
with open arms

she’s hard as a stone her heart steal a thief
she’s fill you with hope then take your soul
and make you her lover, yeah just to make you bleed
then light up a smoke and say
I’m sorry but I don’t love you the way you love me
then she’s gone
just like a warm summer breeze
she is gone

I guess that’s the way it should be yeah
every time I pull myself down
I find my way back
and every time I pull myself down
I find my way back, I’ll be back
she’s gone

she can make you do what she likes
with just a smile
she can be best and be so unkind
and tease you all the while

hard as a stone her heart steal a thief
fill you with hope then take your soul
make you her lover, yeah she’ll make you bleed
then she’s gone
just like a warm summer breeze, yeah
she’s gone
I guess that’s the way it should be
yeah she’s gone
she’s gone
oh she is gone
oh she’s gone

Barely Breathing

Written By: Jack James

tell me when morning comes
another child cries
another lonely night my own
mother now I think its time for you to share but
its okay if you don’t
if you don’t
if you don’t

whoa she thinks of dying there
but doesn’t know who to send that suicide note
so she’ll just quiet her fears
she’ll resign to a vodka pill and a smoke

and she’ll choke
and she’ll choke
and she’ll choke

she’s barely breathing
and she can’t hold it back
starring at the ceiling
she’ll cry until she laughs
cry’s until she laughs

and morning comes
and all her fears have gone
all her fears have gone
yeah

pieces of a memory are there
another woman child
with a permanent cross that she’ll bare
tells me of her father’s crimes
she says I hope you believe me but
it’s okay if you don’t
if you don’t
if don’t

she’s barely breathing
and she can’t hold it back
starring at the ceiling
she cries until she laughs

and morning comes
and all her fears have gone
all her fears have gone

tell me when morning comes
another child cries another lonely night my own
mother now I think its time for you to share but
its okay if you don’t
if you don’t
if you don’t

she’s barely breathing
and she can’t hold it back
starring at the ceiling
she’ll cry until she laughs
cry’s until she laughs

morning comes
all her fears have gone
all her fears
all her fear have gone

yeah yeah yeah yeah

she’s barely breathing
she’s barely breathing
she’s barely breathing
yeah

she’s barely breathing

Find the Cost of Freedom

Written By: Stephen Stills

find the cost of freedom
buried in the ground
mother earth will swallow you
lay your body down

find the cost of freedom
buried in the ground
mother earth will swallow you
lay your body down

find the cost of freedom
buried in the ground
mother earth will swallow you
lay your body down

Details

Written By: Jack James

are you ready to give in
and bare the fruit of servitude
and subtle misery

deception now rules you
so break the mirrors that reflect your face
you’re afraid of what you might see

and these details and details details
are undefined and pretentiously wise
your devastating glory
is sinfully divine
like a saintly sinner in disguise

you’re practicing voodoo
you’re burning and incensed
crucified by your own rage

and locked in your closet
are the nightmares and the scars
you know they’ll never go away yeah

you’re ordinary but different yeah
oh you’re passionately devoted
to being equally as cruel
and you’re brilliant in your ways
oh you’re undermined by your ignorance
you ain’t no king you’re just a fool

and these details and details details
are undefined and pretentiously wise
your devastating glory
well it brings you to your knees
begging please just one more try yeah

now you’re practicing voodoo
you’re burning and incensed
crucified by your own rage

Falling Down

Written By: Jack James, Scotty Haygood

careful what your wish for
cause your heaven could end up like hell
when you’re near top
think you got it made
then you’re face down bottom of your wishing well

I shook a lot of hands on the way up
I spit on some face too
but I didn’t care I didn’t care
you know I was so damn cool

but now I’m falling down
now I’m falling down
down down
I’m falling down

my life is like a comic book
I play the misfit prick
a broken boy named shameus

my new friends no where to be found
but I always had lots when I was going places
I gave a lot of shit didn’t care
oh you know I was so naive
now I’m a zero bound
another citizen clown
a freak show something to see

now I’m falling down
now I’m falling down
down down I’m falling down

oooh

how can we live our lives
if we never feel the pain
it’s part of the game

how can we live our lives
if everything’s the same
it’s part of the game

falling down

careful what your wish for
cause your heaven could end up like hell
when you’re near top
think you got it made
then you’re face down bottom of your wishing well

falling down
now I’m falling down yeah
now I’m falling down

oooh

how can we live our lives
if we never feel the pain yeah yeah

how can we live our lives
if we never feel the pain
it’s part of the game

how can we live our lives
if everything’s the same
it’s part of the game

Everything Changed

Written By: Jack James, Scotty Haygood

well we all have a plan
we’ve got to figure out just where and when to make our stand
so take a good look around
everything you’ve held on to now slips right through your hands

what if everything changed
your life was rearranged
nothing’s the same anymore
what if everything’s is wrong
that used to be right
welcome to real life, hey

I used to hang on your every word
but now I’ve realized that what you said was so absurd
you see it’s all coming clearer
staring at your pseudo sun
that makes you fake your tears

what if everything changed
your life was rearranged
nothing’s the same anymore
what if everything‘s wrong
that used to be right
welcome to real welcome to real life

la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la

well we all have a plan
we’ve got to figure out just where and when to make our stand
what if everything changed
your life was rearranged
nothing’s the same anymore
what if everything‘s wrong
that used to be right
welcome to real life

la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la
la la la la la la la
la la la la welcome to real life

welcome to real life
welcome to real life

Storm

Written By: Jack James, Scotty Haygood


windows shut down
doors closed tight
all the kids tucked in and
kissed good night

the winds of change
won’t keep us safe and warm
are you ready for your storm
are you ready for the storm
are you ready for the cold heart and thunder
are you ready for the storm

the hurt never dies
you hold it deep down inside
emptiness and loneliness
like worlds collide

winds of change
won’t keep us safe and dry
long enough to find the reasons
why everything good dies
are you ready for the storm
are you ready for the cold heart and thunder
are you ready for the storm

maybe I tell myself that you were not real
maybe I believe it for a while
maybe I tell myself that I should not feel
the way that I feel right now
the way that I feel right now

a child is born a new child born
and an old sole sets sail
another government formed
another war to scale

the winds of change
won’t keep us safe and warm
are you ready for your storm
yeah yeah yeah yeah
are you ready for the storm
are you ready for the cold heart and the thunder
are you ready for the storm

lying here I can’t help but wonder
lying here I can’t help but wonder
lying here I can’t help but wonder

Discography

Shameus’s New Release…“Six Strings and The Truth”

Radio airplay for all songs

Heart
Sunshine
Alright
Trees
San Antone
Find the Cost of Freedom

Set List

SHAMEUS SET -1-
Barely Breathing
Steel My Kisses
Rock In My Shoe
Only Human
Everything Changed
She’s Gone
Here I Am
Garden

SHAMEUS SET -2-
Seven Bridges Road
Ragged Street
Pasadena
The Way
Heart
Falling Down
Got Myself
Take Me To The River
Pantyhose

SHAMEUS SET -3-
Alright
Sunshine
Wish You Were Here
Total Confusion
Friend of the Devil
Sympathy
Franklins Tower
Sympathy For The Devil

SHAMEUS SET -3*-
Wish You Were Here
Friend Of The Devil
Franklin’s Tower
Alright
Sunshine
Total Confusion
Sympathy
Sympathy For The Devil

SHAMEUS -ALTERNATE LIST-
Storm
Food And Wine
Dog Song
Feeling Alright
Superstition
Long Train Runnin’
Man From No Where