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Some Songs By Jim Pearson

by Jim Pearson

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When I kissed you On a lazy summer day you put me in the shade With the sunlight in your eyes it took you by surprise When I kissed you We all know that feeling When life has special meaning I lost all my self-control When I kissed you I couldn’t resist you I thought you’d understand when I held you in my hands But like a gunshot to my head I knew that our friendship was dead When I kissed you We all know that feeling When life has lost it’s meaning I gave you my heart and soul When I kissed you And oh how I miss you So-rry for my mis-de-mea-nour Please for-give a first off-en-der I thought you were going to aide and abet But you didn’t even suspect I’d fallen in love with you We all know that feeling When life has special meaning I gave you my heart and soul When I kissed you I couldn’t resist you ©Jim Pearson 2006
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Miss September 1983 I remember when I found a playboy magazine I fell in love with Miss September 1983 I lost a little innocence to her that day She looked at me with tenderness I looked at her in the same way What happened to that girl? She woke up my anticipation and revere Intoxicated by her glamorous veneer No other girl has ever measured up to her I still remember every picture every pose and every curve What happened to that girl? She flowered like a rose Even former centrefolds must grow old I suppose What happened to that girl? And what did she become? She was somebody’s daughter now she could be someone’s mum As I grew older I could not resolve my dreams So I collected vintage adult magazines I never found the girl who liberated me Was Miss September just an adolescent fantasy? What happened to that girl? I love her to this day Even though her photographs have faded all away What happened to that girl? She flowered like a rose Even former centrefolds must grow old I suppose ©Jim Pearson 2006
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Sixteen years I used to worry while she was gone She went out shopping said she wouldn’t be gone long But sixteen years have passed me by Since they found me guilty because I didn’t have an alibi When she came back they set me free I got a pardon but I got no apology But after sixteen years dependency The only place I call my home is in the penitentiary I begged forgiveness from above Before I shot the only girl that I will ever love I waited for the cops and handed them my gun I said “take me back to prison boys, ‘cos justice must be done” Finally they’ve come to shave my head For sixteen years I waited to be dead So bury me next to the girl who caused so much pain And write this on my headstone “she will never leave my side again” ©Jim Pearson 2006
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Eskimos 04:03
Eskimos Hey all you Eskimos you’d better learn to swim Your time is running out the tide is coming in When all your icicles have melted in the sun You’ll have to take your fur coats off and put your sun cream on It could be you it could be me No one is diminished of responsibility It could be me it could be you We put our lives on credit now the payment’s over due We’re sorry and we’re glad You had the thing we really had to have A little black under white To satisfy our energetic appetite Remember when the drinks were cold And frozen food did not go old I used to love a snowball fight Jack Frost’s graffiti overnight We turned the heat up by degrees And brought our planet to her knees We left here like a cheap hotel We trashed the rooms and bid farewell Hey all you Eskimos get ready for the fun You’ll have to take you fur coats off and put your spacesuits on Hop aboard the mother ship and wave the world goodbye We’re gonna trade in mother earth for igloos in the sky It could be you it could be me No one is diminished of responsibility It could be me it could be you We put our lives on credit final payment’s over due ©Jim Pearson 2006
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The dumb dum song When you’ve painted yourself in a corner Do you ask yourself why? If you’re standing in the pouring rain and you predicted sun Just put on your sunglasses and sing the dumb dum song Dumb de dum Dumb de dum Dumb de dum Dumb de dum You can’t stop yourself growing older No matter how hard you try If you wake up at a party and your friends are all gone Just pour yourself another drink and sing the dumb dum song Dumb de dum Dumb de dum Dumb de dum Dumb de dum If your life hasn’t turned out the way you had planned And people use words that you don’t understand If you don’t want to join you just want to belong Well this is your song Dumb de dum Dumb de dum Dumb de dum Dumb de dum When you’ve painted yourself in a corner Do you ask yourself why? If you know your destination but the journey’s too long You can make yourself feel better when you sing the dumb dum song ©Jim Pearson 2006
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Mary and me 02:28
Mary and me Mary and me Fell in love by the sea On a family holiday But it wasn’t to be After only a week We kissed and she flew away Her parents said we were too young For such romantic carry-on And so we went our separate ways After just seven sunny days Mary and me Fell in love by the sea On a family holiday ©Jim Pearson 2006
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Just look after yourself I tried to take your hand And look you in the eyes You said you couldn’t stay with just one man For the remainder of your life You’ve got so many things to do And places yet to see I wasn’t good enough for you You were good enough for me Just look after yourself don’t worry about me I went down on my knees And begged a second chance We couldn’t sing in the same key And I never learned to dance When she planted her last kiss It tasted bitter sweet I wish it hadn’t come to this But I walked away on two left feet Just look after yourself don’t worry about me You can’t go on this way losing all your friends You may come back one day when you have no other better plans You can’t go on this way using all your friends If you aren’t here with me you will be in someone else’s hands Just look after yourself don’t worry about me ©Jim Pearson
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The Rendezvous Café Outside the Rendezvous Café I held her hand She couldn’t wait to get away across the low tide silver sand I climbed the rocks so I could see her go My heart was beating like a rodeo And the seagulls cried in sympathy But I don’t need her if she don’t need me I’m walking alone along memory lane It’s the place I go nearly every day I am waving goodbye my absentee I never loved her like I love her memory Outside the Rendezvous Café I make a stand Eating an ice cream on a cloudy day and building castles in the sand I trace the patterns that we never made I gave away the gifts she never gave And turn my back on a northern sea I don’t need her if she don’t need me I’m walking alone along memory lane It’s the place I go nearly every day I am waving goodbye my absentee I never loved her like I love her memory ©Jim Pearson 2006
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Waiting for nothing She cooks his tea and serves it to the bin She doesn’t have to wait to know that he’ll be late again She has a conversation with the TV screen She can’t resist the gentle kiss of nicotine She’ll never be unfaithful to her oldest friend They’ll see it through together to the end Waiting for nothing Is such a lonely ride Feeling good inside Now there’s nothing to hide ©Ji Pearson 2006
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People can change We must be living in a shooting gallery I take pot-shots at you you take pot-shots at me I hit the target but I didn’t get a prize I was sad to see the tears were welling in your gorgeous eyes So I sit on the round-a-about and watch you on the slide I think I love you but I really can’t decide Too many contradictions spinning in my head I found the answer in a fortune cookie this is what it said People can change and they often do There’ll always be someone with an opposite view You just re-arrange an opinion or two If some people change then so can you We’re on a journey but we do not need a guide Just trust your intuition and the way you feel inside You’ll never find the answers blaming someone else You can’t expect to change the world but you can change yourself You don’t have to love the things you hate Just close your mouth and tolerate Open your mind its not too late Use your imagination It doesn’t matter what you own We’re only made of skin and bone You’re going to find you own way home And very soon you’ll learn You only get one chance And its your turn People can change and they often do There’ll always be someone with an opposite view You just re-arrange an opinion or two If some people change then so can you ©Jim Pearson

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released January 11, 2006

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Jim's songs range from the whimsical to some of the most bitter and somber themes, yet always with a paradoxical childlike spirit that meets them head-on – wide-eyed and full of hopeful energy.

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