Whiskey and Jellybeans

by Juliet Strong

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1.
Barefoot 03:16
If I had my way I'd be barefoot every day Feel the earth beneath my toes I'd squish it down that's how it goes I can tell you With the sun upon my face That's the power That's the beauty and the grace When the wind blows I can feel it deep inside All I need to be satisfied With a heart full of love I watch the city from above the hilltops of the East Bay Put my hand against the sky Ladybug fly by, by by by I can tell you With the sun upon my face That's the power That's the beauty and the grace When the wind blows I can feel it deep inside All I need to be satisfied Alone in the darkness I step to the edge break down and cry But that's when the clouds break I can see clearly Everything's right Ain't no dispair gonna get me down Cause I've got my faith I've got my ground And I can see, I can see, everything's right Winter comes Summer goes It's a cycle season's flow, like the rivers in the mountains I walk a path that takes me there, I'll be barefoot everywhere, rain or sunshine I don't mind I can tell you With the sun upon my face That's the power That's the beauty and the grace When the wind blows I can feel it deep inside All I need to be satisfied
2.
Whiskey and Jellybeans, red beets and rye Staining my fingertips with bottles of wine Architects of nature, the light through the green Decoding everything with spaces between One, two, three I'll come around Infusing sounds with Whispered intelligence pointing due West You are my compass the one knows me best Bright Constellations, a ship down below Taken by sea storms well how did you know? One, two, three I'll come around Infusing sounds with Copper and silver, a sip from my flask Speaking with spirits and ghosts from my past. One, two three I'll come around Infusing sounds with Copper and silver, a sip from my flask Speaking with spirits and ghosts from my past
3.
Wasteland 02:53
Spinning around in time Teetering cross that line Withering under the sun What can I do when the day in done Scanning this wasteland Trying to understand Recall the adage "to be" You can get to me under the trees Doing my best to expand Beyond the reaches of man Scanning this wasteland Trying to understand I saw and old man today With that look in his eyes Cuffed pants and rolled up sleeves A smirk and he's waiting, waiting to die Makes me want to cry Scanning this wasteland Trying to understand
4.
I Want 04:33
When I think about all the things I want I get overwhelmed with myself Then I take a breath and I look around And I can't deny the change Taking the time to chase the shadows Come around my soul every day Riding on the wave of every woman It takes my breath away In the daylight hours I can't lie awake Playing children's games with myself When tomorrow comes it will be too late I can't get off the shelf Let the tears come through into innocence When the hardest thing is to stay Riding on the wave of every woman It takes my breath away Looking through the branches into the sun Lights a sparkle in my eye Watching sunset turn into fireligh It makes me want to cry Let the morning come and wash over me When the time comes I can play Riding on the wave of every woman It takes my breath away Takes my breath away Takes my breath away When I think about all the things I want I get overwhelmed with myself Then I take a breath and look around And I can't deny the change
5.
He will hit her on Tuesday in the afternoon She can try to appease him but knows when he's loose He can wander away from the one he knows is best But he can't talk about her, he thinks that it's best To try to be afraid I can tell you what you want to hear I think that everything is clear You say that every time you want to be a man One time it took away from you Two times I wondered what you threw It takes a mountain slide to try to get you down He will talk to her Sunday, she tells him what she wants She can't work in the bathtub, he wants her to talk She tries everything she knows to get him on the line And she screams at the picture of what she may find He wants her to be his man I can tell you what you want to hear I think that everything is clear You say that every time you want to be a man One time it took away from you Two times I wondered what you threw It takes a mountain slide to try to get you down He will talk to her Thursday, she tells him it's a game He can try to appease her, but she's not the same Wonder how it could happen, he doesn't know by now But the people who want them are driving to town The bags a re waiting to go down I can tell you what you want to hear I think that everything is clear You say that every time you want to be a man One time it took away from you Two times I wondered what you threw It takes a mountain slide to try to get you down
6.
Nicole 04:07
Eating watermelon thinking of you Stuffed our faces and then laugh till we're blue You were always an inspiration You lit my heart with your smile Lazy afternoons with Ella and John Gettin' funky with the radio on little girl you shook my world You lit my heart with your style Well, all you hoped to be It melted into me Angel eyes watching over me Light and life shine through and set me free Shooting star is falling, hear your siren calling Light my soul with your fire Well, all you hoped to be It melted into me Nicole
7.
Frogs 03:29
Hanging out the window, I see them fade away That's okay Come a little closer, to drink a little rain Quench my pain But it's dry, I'm thirsty for time Tasting my pride, I cried, I cried, I cried I will not be afraid Will not be Swayed, played, jaded Out of time Hanging on the clothesline, taken under siege Flying free Takin' every moment to see light of day Come my way But it's dry, I'm thirsty for time Tasting my pride, I cried, I cried, I cried I will not be afraid Will not be swayed, played, jaded Out of time
8.
Gone 03:47
Who's gonna hold me when the rain comes Who's gonna hold me when the wind blows high Who's gonna hold me when the rain comes Now he's gone, oh he's gone I put my hand to my belly, feel the warmth from inside And take two step to the windo, to watch the skies cry Asking for a witness, something to hide the loneliness Oh it's there, you can't deny Who's gonna hold me when the rain comes Who's gonna hold me when the wind blows high Who's gonna hold me when the rain comes Now he's gone, oh he's gone Taking my chances On raindrops and dances Windchimes that twinkle Among the light sprinkle So what, he's gone, I'll carry on And when the skies come to claim me, I'll answer their call I'll hold my arms wide open to catch what may fall Everything's a witness, helping embrace this gentleness Who's gonna hold me when the rain comes Who's gonna hold me when the wind blows high Who's gonna hold me when the rain comes Now he's gone, I'm moving on
9.
Sleepy Eyes 04:52
Lights adrift are seeping through the mist Sleepy eyes are heavy when I rise Oh foggy day, chase away All the fading memories, memories Turning leaves are falling from the trees Imprints of the softness from above Oh I can hold myself, taste the wealth That comes from fading memories, memories Take too long Then it's gone I can't remember Last December But oh tonight I'll get it right I'll ask the moon To help me find those memories Even though I cannot see the snow I know it's there to melt away my cares Sinking softly in Listening For all the fading memories, memories
10.
Winter 04:05
Who am I when I'm not with you Sticky and sweet in the heat of the hour Where am I when the night pulls through shining with moon glow and black velvet shower Tiny tips touching the gathering dew Unroll your tongue now and drink from the well Land of the ancients form wrinkles anew Wind tunnel carries me back for a spell Standing right here and it flew back to me I thought it was gone but elusively near Winter's a comin' tread delicately Patience and prudence have nothing to fear Oh seasons stay I'll while them away I watch the tide as it rises On this gentle wave I'll try not to stay I want you to take me Where to go when the heat comes on Blurry my face with the trace of a smile Sun will rise when the night is gone Ache in my bones settle down for a while Waiting for something to bring me to you Tossing and twisting a body of sin Dreaming of moments in purple and blue A sound in the distance to catch on the wind Oh seasons stay I'll while them away I'll watch the tide as it rises On this gentle wave I'll try not to stay I want you to take me Standing right here and it flew back to me I thought it was gone but elusively near Winter's a comin' tread delicately Patience and prudence have nothing to fear
11.
Joy 02:57
Winter time in Brooklyn with some California sun Falling while I'm floating in a body full of love Twinkling lights and talking low Here and now we'll take it slow Presence in the snow today Watching all the children play Days of endless laughter with some tunes in my ear Loving and embracing the heart of art and tears Join the world of the living with me See the life it gives for free Face the fears and come what may All I want is here today Joy joy joy Joy joy joy Joy joy joy All the gifts you give to me Watch 'em grow and let it be Presence in the snow today That's what all the wise men say Oh what a way to be Watching my heart run free Unlocking waves of light and grey Whispering love, love all the way Joy joy joy Joy joy joy Joy joy joy Windblown hair and sunburn stare with apples in your eyes Drifting years without the tears we're bound to say goodbye All the gifts you give to me Watch 'em grow and let it be Presence in the snow today Watching all the children play Presence in the snow today That's what all the wise men say Joy

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Juliet Strong's debut album is a culmination of songs about love, life rhythms, and the nature of things. She weaves a tapestry of sound that fuses her buttery voice with her folk roots, classical training, and love of bebop and soul. Rich with horns, strings, and vocal harmonies, Whiskey and Jellybeans full of depth and soul.

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released July 14, 2013

Juliet Strong - Vocals, Piano
Spiff Wiegand - Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Heather Cole - Violin
Wayne Smith - Cello
Jesse Lynch - Piano, Nord Electro
Ezra Gale - Bass
Nathan Ellman-Bell - Drums

Engineered, mixed and Mastered by Don Godwin at Phantom Center, Brooklyn, NY
Produced by Juliet Strong and Don Godwin
All Songs written by Juliet Strong
Horns arranged by Don Godwin and Peter Hess
Strings arranged by Juliet Strong

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Juliet Strong Oakland, California

With a voice “like butter” and an array of original, bluesy melodies, Juliet Strong touches audiences with her depth of sound, unparalleled musicality, and lilting lyrics. Juliet's high energy fusion of folk and soul, accompanied by rhythmic piano, ukelele, and an eclectic band, provides a unique, and infectiously uplifting musical experience. ... more

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