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Jeremy James Meyer

by Jeremy James Meyer

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Beer & Fried Chicken J.J. Meyer & O. Cook Well my treads, are thin and worn And my credit, it's all but gone And my job, it aches me to my bones And the man, he’s paying me to roam So I’m headed down south to the land of the Bayou Make a new record some of it was by you You left a big gap, in a short time We whispered rain secrets, we blurred lines Gonna hit the road again Going off to meet my long lost friends I want some beer, and fried chicken I want some beer, and fried chicken So I’m headed down south to the land of the Bayou Make a new record something I can drive to If this old van starts up this time I ain’t stopping til the Parish line I want some beer, and fried chicken And it’s been quite a year, so what I’m thinking Ain’t gonna hold back no more Gonna double my odds on a thing worth fighting for
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Out Of Love 03:57
Out Of Love J.J. Meyer I’ve been out of love, I’ve been to lonesome to cry I’ve seen questions up above, yeah they’re written across the sky Well I’ve seen seven years of sickness, oh man those years just pass you by You’ve got to wake up your existance, cross these open hills and fly I’ve been out of love, I’ve been to lonesome to cry I’ve seen questions up above, yeah they’re written across the sky Well I’ve seen seven years of sickness, oh man those years just pass you by You’ve got to wake up your existance, cross these open hills and fly Well I’ve had twenty-six years of living, I’m a young man don’t you know And in this world that I’ve been travelling, still gotta find my way home I’ve seen that devil he was talking, to the people and they don’t know In this world that we live in, it's been written in the stones
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Home Grown 04:39
Home Grown J.J. Meyer Well I was born into your home yeah that was you And then you taught me all your loving and your virtue And then I learned how to scorn and how to hurt you I bet it was hard… When I was 12 years old you told me things that hurt me And now I’m older and those things are things I can see And you were honest with me let me know what you’ve seen Cause I know, That its been along time coming And as you grow, You’ll spend a lot of your time running But it shows, When you can choose to walk away, or when to stay…. Now I’ve been travelin’ seen some things they’re foreign to me And like water, can be murky and hard to see But I think learning from its bound to only help me Cause I know, That its been along time coming And as you grow, You’ll spend a lot of your time running But it shows, When you can choose to walk away, or when to stay…. Well I have grown to know the things you’ve said will help me And in return I’ve shown you how to recognize me And maybe someday I’ll have kids and teach them these things…..
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Pure & Simple J.J. Meyer Well I dreamed that I found me a Mexican girl she was standing there down by the ramp When I woke up to my surprise she was standing there right before my eyes Trails all intertwined, this is what I’m living for Well I’m young and I’m old, I’ve been caught off guard before Seems like there’s no rhyme or reason to my ways Always keeps me wanting more, I’ll do my best to hear your stories And in the west, the sun’s last glory, in the west is where I wanna be. Pure and simple, I’m a ramblin man Still got this ego, can Can I hold your hand? Took a walk through the field Ate the nuts where they lay It was cold but it was fine cause I’s with you Well that sleepless night the way it felt, to hold you in my arms real tight we kissed until the morning light, now I can’t stop thinkin bout you Pure and simple, I’m a ramblin man Still got this ego, can Can I hold your hand?
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53rd & Lockwood J.J. Meyer Just like any family, there are many tales to tell At 53rd and Lockwood, that brick house it stood well How she come to buy it, the story’s lost to dwell Would be futile and those days are gone and the pain you’ve felt it fades It’s plain to me she carried on, dug her garden with her spade In the vacant lot adjacent, her garden fed the family well She toiled in the fur shops, loved her children and helped them when they fell Now those days past, the loves not gone I saw an old man hug his son All differences aside at last still honoring that it's our past For some unknown reason, we haven’t heard from Sue in years She once was like a sister to me, now she’s gone and I’m in tears I’m older now than I once was and it's hard to think that way When everyone you’re thinking of is old Just like any family, the story of a path and goal And we carry all the struggles, and from our parents life unfold And the chaos of tomorrow, to which I’m going to give my soul Well timelessness can be achieved but it’s hard to track it down And old walls built once to ward off high seas crumble to the ground And a father’s love is not to be achieved but to be found
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Gone Away 04:15
Gone Away J.J. Meyer Now that you’re gone away Though it really don’t seem that far I know you had to go your own way There was fire in your eyes and in your heart And you, you were true You shone bright too You took us all in your loving arms And you sang so clear I see your colors all around me Especially in the morning light Cold winds howl And swiftly the moon rose And I’m flying high as a bird now Looking back to see what I have done Can there be no tomorrow Can no tomorrow be won?
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Yorkville Blues J.J. Meyer Sitting on the side of the road, wind’s hot no place to go Far from home, yet so close Been here before, been a few years couple more Til I finally, learn how to pace myself Wishing I knew more, than I do don’t close the door I’m sitting here, trying to find myself Broken hopes, heavy loads, all out the door Lord knows I don’t want to be gone no more Well you’re calling And I’ve been balling again But I won’t, and I should, but I can’t….. Ever…...don’t give it up Brokedown and lowdown not, knowing where to go Lord knows, I’ve been here before Golden hills, cold chills, hot as hell ain’t making the bills But lord knows, I’ve been here before Well you’re calling And I’ve been balling again But I won’t, and I should, but I can’t….. Ever…...don’t give it up
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In Your Head 02:44
In Your Head J.J. Meyer & B. Lila Well if the voices in your head Could hear the words, my voices said I think we could get along all right Sometimes it’s lost in a word What I said or what you thought you heard Always seems to end up in a fight You may see me as some judge or protagonist Based on some past bad experience Try not to assume, and I’ll do the same So we can see eye to eye And then we’ll be on the same page Well I hope you’re not mislead By the textbooks that you read in school Words were written, most of them were white Well I’m trying, oh I’m trying To break tradition and recondition The structure of our culture that makes us fight I can see you, looking down at me Wondering how life could be so unfair Try not to assume, and I’ll do the same So we can see eye to eye And then we’ll be on the same page
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The Machine 03:59
The Machine J.J. Meyer Well there’s a bomb on the street, and a suit’s got the trigger Where do we go from here There’s more wealth and more greed, we’ve got more mouths to feed Our politicians are ruling with fear Well I’ve watched as policeman, our sworn defenders Beat folks for voicing their fears Well I’ve found a solution, its de-evolution So hop on let's unwind some years Well we’ve got food without seeds, we’ve got classified leaks Seems to me like it’s been engineered We’ve got killers out running, we’ve got grass growers hiding We’ve got clearcuts that’ll bring you to tears Well it seems clear to me I hope that you all agree, It’s time to stand up and face our own fears Well I became apprehensive, when christ got expensive Put a block in, its time to slow down these gears
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Painted Hills J.J. Meyer General mishmash potatoes in my hair Try to put your finger on it disappears into thin air The grass is always greener on the far side of the river So I’m hopping and I’m hiking like I did since we was kids Oh “explorers are we, intrepid and bold”* Out in the world to discover the untold We might not make the spring rains but we will be back for summer Open highway is my home and I’m a liquid petrol runner Well evidently this societal affliction I can’t seem to catch Overrun with contradictions, double-standards constantly, and the oppressed Sticking with a system that’s so apathetic to the needs of the rest Take a look at what you need, and how you see the world is key to our success As we move into a new day Living life in a whole new way Listen to what the children say Their spirits closer to the truth anyway I saw four hawks on the highway These painted hills can pass the time Painting pictures in my mind My life moulded in the clay
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Blood & Rain 03:52
Blood & Rain J.J. Meyer Something interesting they’ll see When the rains let up and the plans are all freed Well they’re wandering question marks waiting in trees For the earth is working beneath us How much for silver and how much for gold Must they all die never knowing Greed is the feast that their parents spoonfed them And so did their parents before Constantly backtracking caught in my shoes Well the toes are too tight, but they’re cheap and they’re used And the trail I’m walking doesn’t have any rules Except to keep moving forwards heart open I don’t want your silver and I don’t want your gold Can’t make broken families whole Love and forgiveness, compassion awareness These are the tools I’m told So keep the doors open and give a hug to a friend And don’t turn away, cause the weight it won’t end And let love and light guide you through all your dark lands And we’ll keep moving forwards together I’d give all the silver and I’d give all the gold To see rivers flowing full There once was a treasure, a land long forgotten Or so goes the stories I’m told
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Wash My Dish 02:55
Wash My Dish J.J. Meyer I’m so glad, cause the weight has lifted I’m so sad, cause it feels this way I’m so glad, cause I feel your love strong still But I’m sad, cause I’m all alone today I still feel, and love you strong still And it won’t kill, me if you move along I know you’ll be strong, and carry along All the wisdom that you learn, every day So let your kindness, around you gather All the people that will help you through this life And I’ll hold you, if ever you need comfort And I’ll hold you in my heart tonight

credits

released March 19, 2018

Produced by Jeremy James Meyer and Adam Keil
Engineered by Adam Keil at the Music Shed Studios in New Orleans, LA
Additional tracking at NOLA Recording in New Orleans, LA
Mixed by Adam Keil at Below Studio in New Orleans, LA
Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in Chicago, IL
All songs written by Jeremy James Meyer
Except Beer & Fried Chicken with Owen Cook
and In Your Head with Ben Lila
Artwork by David Aaron Smith
Photography by Camille Lenain, Mike Hansen

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Jeremy James Meyer - acoustic/electric/slide guitars,
lead/back-up vocals, percussion - all tracks
Michael Steinkirchner - electric bass - all tracks except 5, 15
Cemre Dogan - drums - all tracks except 5, 15
Adam Keil - electric guitars, fender rhodes - tracks 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 13
Andy Page - tenor & alto saxophones, clarinet, flute - tracks 3, 8, 12, 13
Lawrence McCarter - pianos, hammond b3 - tracks 2, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 15
Chelsea Heck - back-up vocals - tracks 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 13, 15
Chad Crumm - fiddle - tracks 7, 10, 14, 15
Bridget Corrigan - fiddle - tracks 9, 12
Camille Lenain - cornet - track 8
Sam Hollier - cello - track 7

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Special thanks to Jim Allen
And to my family and friends for the love and support
www.jeremyjamesmeyer.com
© 2018 Jeremy James Meyer (ASCAP)
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Jeremy James Meyer is a creator. Give him a pile of wood, and he'll craft you a table; offer him a town in the back country, and he'll sculpt you a carnival; hand him a life of experiences, and he will meet them with wisdom and wit, and leave us all a legacy of music and poetry. ... more

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