Jesse Ballard

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Cut It All Loose

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  • Release: 19 Dec, 2014
  • Catalog No: CD 14-0081

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  • What I'd Give

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      What I'd Give

      There’s a hole in the roof the rain won’t forgive
      Cold wind blowin through the door
      There’s a hole in my heart where you use to live
      And this empty house is hard to ignore.

      There’s a clock on the wall says time tickin' by
      What makes him think he’s so smart
      So tell me is this story really here to stay
      Could someone please explain it to my heart

      I miss you at sunrise and sunset
      Full moon or shooting stars
      I miss you when I see those sailing ships
      I'm can't help wonderin' where you are

      Oh what I’d give for one more chance with you
      Oh what I’d give for one more night

      Lately I’ve been thinkin bout leavin town
      Leaving all this history behind
      But then sometimes maybe whats lost could be found
      And leaving would be running out of time

      I miss you at sunrise and sunset
      Full moon or shooting stars
      I miss you when I see those sailing ships
      I'm can't help wonderin' where you are

      Oh what I’d give for one more chance with you
      Oh What I’d give for one more night

      Must have been a hole in my head for ever letting you go
      Lost you in the fog of the night
      Now I can’t see the light house I can’t find the bridge
      And the last train has pulled out of sight

      Oh what I’d give for one more chance with you
      Oh What I’d give for one more night

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      Music: Jesse Ballard Words :Jesse Ballard and Bruce Lee Schmidt c.2014

  • Cut it All Loose

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      Cut It All Loose

      We were out there laughing
      We were having fun
      We weren't looking for nothin
      We were on the run,
      From the ordinary,
      We were looking for something more
      And one day a wind blew from a distant shore
      We packed a couple of bags left a note and we walked right out the door

      We landed on an Island
      Where it never rained,
      We didn't speak the language
      Nobody knew our names,
      It was extraordinary,
      it was looking like something more,
      We were making a livin,in the restaurants singing
      Till the Danish guy showed up an pulled a gun
      And we were on the road again

      Sometimes you gotta cut it all loose,
      Blow like the wind right into something new
      Let your horses go and get another point of view
      Cause it's a big wide world and there's a place that's waitin just for you

      Johnny did what they said to do,
      Yeah he always did,
      he was workin like a beaver,
      Kept all his big dreams hid
      And one day he woke up,
      And said "I'm gonna look for something more,"
      And he sold all his stuff and he bought a ticket, {bought a truck}
      Left a long long note an' started whistling and he ran right out the door

      Sometimes you got to cut it all loose
      Blow Like the wind right in to something new
      Let your horses go and get another point of view
      Cause it's a big wide world and there's a place that's waitin just for you

      Sometimes you gotta cut it all loose,……….........

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      Words and Music: Jesse Ballard c. 2014

  • Every Time I See You

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      Every Time I See You

      Every time I see you,
      I don't know what to say,
      And every time I meet you on the street
      I gotta walk the other way

      Every time I see you,
      With that other guy,
      I have to turn my face to the wall,
      And hide my eyes

      Cause I just can't forget
      All the things that we had,
      And I still no I still can't believe
      That everything is gone between you and me

      You still hang out at the old place
      Where we used to go,
      All of our friends are there
      And they all know

      When you returned my letter,
      You only had cold things to say,
      I can't believe you really feel like that,
      Honey, it nearly washed me away.

      Cause I just can't forget
      All the things that we had,
      And I still no I still can't believe
      That everything is gone between you and me

      And if you ever change your mind
      I'm not that hard to find,
      My door is always open
      And for you I'll find the time.

      Cause I just can't forget
      All the things that we had,
      And I still no I still can't believe
      That everything is gone between you and me
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      Words and Music: Jesse Ballard c. 1975

  • Just Another War

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      JUST ANOTHER WAR

      Another foreign country
      We were lookin for revenge
      History was not consulted
      The neo-cons were on the edge,
      It was a Mexican stand off
      And nobody blinked,
      Then all of a sudden all hell broke loose
      And you couldn't do a thing.

      And it's just another war,
      Just another couple of hundred billion,
      Just another dose of misery for families
      That'll take generations to repair,
      Just another war.

      Rumsfeld and Cheny,
      Didn't send their kids,
      Neither did Limbaugh and O'Reilly
      No, they didn't send their kids,
      To re-take Falujia
      Or Western Anbar,
      They were too busy talking about the known and the unknown,
      And eatin caviar.

      And it's just another war,
      Just another couple of hundred billion,
      Just another dose of misery for families
      That'll take generations to repair,
      Just another war.

      I was born outside of Kabul
      In nineteen seventy five,
      And my country's always been at war,
      Ever since I've been alive,
      My kids don't even know what it's like
      To go outside and not to be afraid,
      And I don't even know what it's like
      To go out walking on a peaceful day
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      Words and Music: Jesse Ballard c. 2014

  • Cousin In Laredo

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      COUSIN IN LAREDO

      What in the world am I gonna do,
      It's too late to turn back now,
      The sun's creeping up and I'm already hot,
      I've got to make it through this desert somehow
      I've got a cousin in Laredo,
      He works at the rodeo,
      He said if I can still ride like I used to,
      I've got it made, in the shade

      And I'm thinking about that green statue,
      Holding up her light,
      Bring your tired poor huddled masses
      It says on the sign,
      I see it over and over and over again, hey Liberty,
      And in my mind that sign was written just for me.

      Back home I always worked hard you can ask anyone,
      But I never worked with the drugs,
      But now there's no work at all and people just disappear,
      And you can get done from the cops or the thugs.
      I've got a cousin in Laredo
      But now it's noon and the sun's baking hot,
      I feel I might be walking in circles,
      Lord I think I'm lost

      And I'm thinking about that green statue,
      Holding up her light,
      Bring your tired poor huddled masses
      It says on the sign,
      I see it over and over and over again, they say "Lady Liberty",
      And in my mind that sign was written just for me.

      I've got that cousin in Laredo
      He works at the rodeo
      He said if I can still ride like I used to
      I can get a job in the show

      And I'm thinking about that green statue,
      Holding up her light,
      Bring your tired poor huddled masses
      It says on the sign………………………………………….
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      Words and Music: Jesse Ballard c. 2014

  • Constantly In View

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      Constantly In View

      So much beauty and so little time
      So much love and so little time
      I always thought there should be laughter,
      But I haven't seen much in my time
      So much beauty
      Some day I'll make it mine

      So much greed,
      Lives twisted by the buck,
      Cruel cruel world,
      I'm waiting on my luck
      I've always been on the outside
      Watching others dreams come true,
      Like a prize that's just out of reach
      But is constantly in view

      So I will wander
      Destination unknown,
      I will ramble
      All on my own
      I've always been on the outside
      Watching others dreams come true,
      Like a prize that's just out of reach
      But is constantly in view
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      Words and Music: Jesse Ballard c. 2009

  • I Just Can't Wait

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      I JUST CAN’T WAIT

      I woke up this morning
      And I jumped right in to my clothes
      I got the call at 5 o'clock
      that my baby's finally comin home
      I felt so happy man I tell you
      I nearly kissed the phone
      And after eight months in Baghdad
      My baby’s finally comin home

      CHORUS
      And I just can’t wait
      To hold her in my arms
      I just can’t wait
      To get her home where she belongs
      It's been too long

      Combing my hair in the mirror
      In this traffic jam
      I can smell the jet fuel
      And my hearts going boom bam bam
      The radio’s playing
      The Beatles singing “I Feel Fine”
      And now I'm drivin like an ambulance
      I gotta get to the airport on time

      CHORUS

      When she gets home I'm gonna let her know,
      This thing we've got's worth fighting for

      And now the plane’s touchin down
      And my heart feels like it’ll burst
      I’m gonna take her in my arms
      And I won’t know where to kiss her first
      It’s been so long since I touched her
      i've been too long on my own,
      But now it's really finally over,
      And my baby she's a'comin home

      CHORUS
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      Words and Music: Jesse Ballard c. 2014

  • Darlin'

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      Darlin

      Darlin, I will always love you
      Till two and two makes five
      And the trees all fall in the sea
      What ever tricks fate might have in his pocket
      Around the corner,
      We will make it through them
      Baby you and me

      Darlin, I feel that I must thank you,
      For all the things
      That you brought in to my life
      I see so many broken hearted lonely people,
      Everywhere,
      And there but for fortune go you and I

      That's why I sing,
      I sing hallelujah
      Yeah sing, sing, sing, sing,
      I sing hallelujah

      Darlin, you brought me the cool water
      When I was burning up
      In the dark storm clouds up above
      You showed me that there could be a silver lining,
      And I'd be lost in that darkness
      Without your' love

      That's why I sing,
      I sing hallelujah
      Yeah sing, sing, sing, sing,
      I sing hallelujah
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      Words and Music: Jesse Ballard c. 2013

  • Keep On Loving You

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      Keep On Lovin You

      Well the day your ship sailed it was waitin to rain
      Didn't take long for the storm to blow up again
      Your ship steamed off never bound to return,
      I knew it right then but my heart has to learn....

      So I just keep on keep on keep on,
      Keep on, keep on, keep on lovin you
      And there ain't nothin, there ain't nothin
      Nothin' there ain't nothin I can do

      Well I'm doin a lot better than I was before
      (I'm) not sittin by the telephone or staring at the floor
      But you still hold my life in your hands so it seems,
      Like a twig on the shoulders of a mighty stream

      So I just keep on......
      And there ain't nothin......

      You know the little stuff dosen't matter at all,
      I get right back up every time I fall.
      But you're like a ball and chain that I can't cut loose,
      I try and try but it ain't no use

      So I just keep on keep on keep on,
      Keep on, keep on, keep on lovin you
      And there ain't nothin, there ain't nothin
      Nothin' there ain't nothin I can do
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      Words and Music: Jesse Ballard c. 2014

  • Hold On

    Once Upon A Time

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      Once Upon A Time

      Once upon a time,
      There was woman and man,
      It goes back to Adam and Eve

      It's an old old story
      Full of romance and glory
      But love's not as easy as it seems

      So if you find true love you better hold on to it,
      Treat it like it's more precious than gold,
      Take some advice from a man who threw it all away,
      You got to Hold on, hold on, hold on,
      No don't let your love slip away

      I once had true love,
      The kind everybody dreams of,
      Life was better than I could believe,

      But now she's gone,
      Really, really, really gone
      And now I'm left standing here on my knees

      So if you find true love you better hold on to it,
      Treat it like it's more precious than gold,
      Take some advice from somebody who lost it all
      You got to Hold on, hold on, hold on,
      Hold on no don't let love go…..
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      Words and Music: Jesse Ballard c. 2014