Gimme Space

by James Jean

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Gimme Space is a collection of 10 new original songs by Austin, TX singer and songwriter, James Jean. James is joined by his good friends Jacob Hildebrand on electric guitars, Brian Douglas Phillips on pedal steel guitar, keys, banjo and background vocals, and Fred Mandujano on drums and percussion. This alt-country, space rock sound transforms mere earthlings into star-seeking space junkies with warm smiles and interstellar swag.

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released December 12, 2016

Produced & Engineered by Brian Douglas Phillips at Rattle Trap Audio in Austin, TX
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer: Maria Rice

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James Jean Austin, Texas

James Jean is a singer, songwriter and musician from Austin, TX.

Gimme Space is James' debut solo project. The album is a collection of 10 new original songs recorded and engineered at Rattle Trap Audio in Austin, TX. ... more

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Track Name: Stormy Tragedy
Didn't come here uninvited
Weary from this walk around
Going where I like it
In a darker sense of the word

My heroes, they're all silent
Haven't heard a voice for days
They talk to me so many ways
All of which are dead

Lines are down
Stormy tragedy
Bring 'em up, bring 'em up
I'm wearing out

Between a rock and a hard place
I don't like this space
Going where I like it
When I'm in love with you

Lines are down
Stormy tragedy
Bring 'em up, bring 'em up
I'm wearing out

Bring 'em up, bring 'em up
Yeah
Track Name: Hurts
No way to know what goes on inside your head
Wasn't put here to help you, but damn it can't help it, I love you
If there's a glow, I'll try until I'm dead
We can do it like this but I think I prefer something better

That thing you like so much
I hate the way it hurts you
You're doing it
You do it again and again

Wrap your arms around my head, let me hear the sound
Some resonation 'cause I can't always make word out
The deeper we go the darker the shade of red
We can do it like this, but I think I'd refer something else

That thing you like so much
I hate the way it hurts you
You're doing it
You do it again and again

It's hard to get your head around it
hard to get your head around it

That thing you like so much
I hate the way it hurts you
You're doing it
You do it again and again
Track Name: Coalette
We figured out a way to single out stars in the galaxy
Turned a newspaper gray with the smell of heavy ink
Not a single idea is new, doesn't belong to you
Everybody's looking for you
Everybody's counting on you
Put it to use

The simple unfolds into a mess of complexity
Powder-coat black, the smell of heavy iron
Not a single idea is new, doesn't belong to you
But everybody's looking for you
Everybody's counting on you

Count on a wild-eyed look around
Count on a wild-eyed look around
Time and space, we've got time to kill
Count on a wild-eyed look around

Red hot wire, electricity
Chromed out, the smell of gasoline
Not a single idea is new, doesn't belong to you
Still everybody's looking for you
Everybody's counting on you

Count on a wild-eyed look around
Count on a wild-eyed look around
Time and space, we've got time to kill
Count on a wild-eyed look around
Track Name: Figure It Out
If you would be the gun
I would be your bullet
Exploding just for fun
With single-minded purpose
Go through anything for you

If you would be the smoke
I would be your cherry
Promise to glow
Shine through your
Moon-rocket window
Do anything for you

If I could
Figure it out
If I was
Inside your head
Go through anything for you

If you would be the sun
I would be your moon
With no light of my own
Reflecting all you’ve shown
Do anything for you

If I could
Figure it out
If I was
Inside your head
Go through anything for you
Track Name: Silver
Silver beams, I can't see
The North Carolina sky keeps 'em hidden from me
Silver paint, canvas of black
Brushed with the fear you're gone
And not coming back

Somewhere here beneath the current
Wrinkles in the blanket tear
Ripples in the jet stream let you in

Falling straight down
Into the ground
From hiding out behind the clouds
Reflection shines
Like a good friend of mine would be

In between awake and a dream
If I open my eyes will I find you here next to me
Silver paint, canvas of black
Brushed with the fear your gone
And not coming back

Then somewhere here beneath the current
Wrinkles in the blanket tear
Ripples in the jet stream let you in

Falling straight down
Into the ground
From hiding out behind the clouds
Reflection shines
Like a good friend of mine would be
Track Name: Say
Suppose that you were to notice me going crazy
Windows only shield the sound of the wind
That hurricane swirling in the trees

You never really
You never really say

I thought by now somehow you’d have show your heart
While silently tearing mine apart
You won’t let it beat
Your love is oxygen, the air it needs to breathe

You never really
You never really say
Track Name: Diamonds
It’s not like you have to
go through what I do
But your sympathy is kind
Day in and day out
About these halls
I wander passing time
Days when you were mine
Surround me
Like diamonds
Diamonds in my mind

Long before dawning
Find that the morning
Has found me once again
No use in pretending
The truth is I’m spending
Too much time alone
Without you I’ve gone crazy
With these diamonds

Pressure and time commit the crimes
Against those who’ve buried deep
Love and loss, life and time
And those we see in our sleep
I would not trade a minute
Of the days I’ve spent with you
Brilliant lights in the darkest mine
Diamond, diamonds in my mind

I would not trade a minute
Of the days I’ve spent with you
Brilliant lights in the darkest mine
Diamond, diamonds in my mind
Track Name: Shell
Watching ants haul away remains of a butterfly
Heave-ho, down the hole
Checking flight plans
Mind the trim and the breeze
A little slip from the trees means the lion’s den

Harder than concrete
Softer than moonlight
Haunted by the moment I held in your eyes
I trade every day for that glimpse again
From the floor of that well
A shell

Underneath sleek skin moving parts whirl away
The nightmare streaks by the window there
Jettison cargo into vapor trail white
Cross the point where the blue turns to outta sight

Harder than concrete
Softer than moonlight
Haunted by the moment I held in your eyes
I trade every day for that glimpse again
From the floor of that well
A shell
Track Name: Everything Is You
I was one
You were two
Three I was free
I wandered all around four corers of my block
There was something I just had to have

Fitting in out of the crowd
I was the one that no one ever seemed to talk about
There was something I just didn’t have

Now everything is you
Everything else I can do without

You are the breeze out on the sea, the harbor
My anchor in this torrential stream
You are the sun, you hung the moon
You’re the star that brings the shine
You put the melody in my little sing-a-long tune

Now everything is you
Everything else I can do without
Now everything is you
Everything else I can do without

So long
Goodbye cold and lonely side of town
And you’re leaving me empty
Without the sound I think I need to hear
You’re turning everything around

Now everything is you
Everything else I can do without
Now everything is you
Everything else I can do without
Track Name: Sunshine
Rain bring me down, down, down
Then you bring a smile to me sunshine
When it feels like the end
You help me begin again, my friend

What it takes to ease my mind
Every time
The truth inside this little boy you call a man testifies
You just love me

When I turn around
Find you smiling like always
Time after time
You show me that I am the one

What it takes to ease my mind
Every time
The truth inside this little boy you call a man testifies
You just love me

What it takes to ease my mind
Every time
The truth inside this little boy you call a man testifies