Portraits

by The J.O.B.

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1.
BEFORE MY EYES Like a nursery rhyme I’ve heard before Cliche lines of love and more Always another hill to climb One more promise to leave behind Through the doubtful mist of night I watch you run away See you vanish with the light Before my eyes Are you better now because of me Or do you regret the sight of me A distant call you can’t resist Who is never known will be forever missed Through the opaque fog of night I watch you run away Slowly dimming from my sight Before my eyes Under cover of the night I watch you run away Fake the left and take the right Before my eyes Disappear into the night I watch you run away Your shadow fading out of sight Before my eyes
2.
Red Eye 04:02
Red Eye In my pocket is a one way ticket to a better life I’m a red eye rider to the promised land My entire world packed up inside a duffle bag No ring to spin on my left hand Save goodbye for another time ‘cause I’m long gone Left my money at the scene of the crime Double time to the exit sign And I’m feeling like a weight has lifted And I feel it, fortune is shifting back to me again Sitting next to a kid, thinks he’s going to me a movie star Motor is a’rattling beneath our feet The miles roll away along the interstate Day into night in the highway heat I look out the window at the highway signs And you’re long gone Sleep away what I left behind Dreamy woman stay out of my mind And I’m feeling like a weight has lifted Yes I feel it, fortune is shifting back to me again It’s like a weight has lifted Yes I feel it fortune is shifting back to me again Tires turning, road burning, guard rail gray is flying by Hot high noon, midnight moon, one thousand miles on the red eye Tires turning, road burning, guard rail gray is flying by Hot high noon, midnight moon, one thousand miles on the red eye Tires turning, road burning, guard rail gray is flying by Hot high noon, midnight moon, one thousand miles on the red eye Rockin’ on the Red Eye Rollin’ on the Red Eye Fortune is shifting back to me again.
3.
THE THRILL OF IT ALL The thrill of it all A knife in a brawl Emergency call and flash the dark night blue Alone at night fall Your back to the wall The buildings are tall enough to hide from view It’s a lonely way you’ve chosen At the end it’s all the same The reasons have all faded now Like footprints in the rain Just like before Crawl on the floor Deadbolt the door and hope they don’t come through Luck of the draw A punch in the jaw Finish it all and then forget all you knew It’s a lonely way you’ve chosen At the end it’s all the same The reasons have all faded now Like footprints in the rain It’s a lonely way you’ve chosen At the end it’s all the same Your excuses have all faded now Like footprints in the rain
4.
GOT SOME MAKIN’ UP TO DO What you heard was not for your ears What was said was not for you Won’t you please just release me And let me make up for the truth Oh, I’ve got some makin’ up to do Yes, I know it I’ve got some makin’ up to do All the rowdiness I ever knew All the times I slipped away All those crazy stories got back to you But, I no longer act that way No, I don’t Oh, I’ve got some makin’ up to do Yes, I know it I’ve got some makin’ up to do Please release me from your temper Let me love you again Oh, I’ve got some makin’ up to do Yes, I know it I’ve got some makin’ up to do Yes, I know and I know, and I know Oh, I’ve got some makin’ up to do Yes, I know it I’ve got some makin’ up to do
5.
Who Do I Call No time to take my time A boarding call, departure sign Where to, where from Alone in the ticket line No one here to leave behind Feeling so numb And who do I call Who do I call Our love is at its end No time is left to pretend You stay, I leave Alone in the biosphere Transparent to all those here Making believe And who do I call Who do I call And who do I call Who do I call Tell me, who do I call I don’t know, who do I call
6.
Sound of the Guns Round and round I go and it’s all a blur Boredom broken by the fury Light and sound explode into a fireball Fight or flight in a hurry I move to the sound of the guns I move to the sound of the guns I see my life before and it’s so far away I don’t remember how it feels Here and now with rage I rush into the fray Adrenaline and red hot steel I move to the sound of the guns I move to the sound of the guns Back home again, but not back to the life I knew It’s all the same, but not for me So much inside and now I’ve got to start all new A peaceful soul I’ll never be I move to the sound of the guns I move to the sound of the guns I move to the sound of the guns
7.
When I’m With You Rushing carelessly, I can’t be late Don’t want to make you wait too long Remembering my nerves on our first date The butterflies aren’t gone Do you know, can you see The way I see myself when I’m with you The love and life and light that’s in your eyes Tell me everything’s okay Every dawn with you I’m mesmerized To share just one more day Do you know, can you see The way I see myself when I’m with you I can’t imagine a single day Without you by my side Loneliness has all gone away I’ve nothing left to hide Do you know, can you see The way I see myself Do you know, can you see The way I see myself when I’m with you
8.
Loved By You Time’s hands are turning And the days are passing by Every moment with you My mind is in the sky I give you all of me And keep nothing in reserve You give your love with pain And it’s the only dish you serve I just want to be loved by you No promises in the dark No, nothing else will do I just want to be loved by you Put an end to all your games And let your love come through There’s a story about misplaced love And I know you’ve had your share Take a look at all those faces You won’t see me there There’s another story About the love you hope to find There I’m your leading man Just leave the past behind I want to be loved by you No promises in the dark No, nothing else will do I just want to be loved by you Put an end to all your games And let your love come through I just want to be loved by you I just want to be loved by you
9.
Embers 03:54
Embers From a burden that was not my own For a reason I don’t know An empty field where the seeds were sewn So parched in the dry air I can’t make it rain here on my own From a legend gone like ashes gray Spoke a warning I could hear Selfish smiles taking souls away Beguiled in the thin air But I can find the truth on my own How can you stand for equality When you demand my bended knee Desolation with impunity But I breathe in the fresh air Away from the scent of despair And I can find credence on my own One flame in the night air Becomes a roaring fire by morning And I can fan the embers on my own
10.
On the Run 04:01
On the Run I hear the wind nervously in my sails From yesterday it pushes on Sun sets in front of me to no avail Premonitions I know In every town I go On the run My disguise is now my trusted friend They hunt for me there is no end I want the earth to take me back again Resting when I can A weary wanted man On the run Nowhere left to run to After all that I’ve been through On the run I feel them getting near The end is close I fear On the run I learned my lesson and I feel the pain I try to rectify, but doubt remains I beg the earth to make me pure again Alone in the back row With nowhere left to go On the run

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"Sound Of The Guns" is respectfully dedicated to all the American Military Veterans of The Global War On Terror (GWOT) From September 11, 2001 to the present. 

Special thanks to CSM (Ret) Beth Harris whose vision, confidence, and generosity helped to make this album possible.

credits

released August 7, 2015

Jason Crawford - Electric Guitar
Len Dupilka - Fretless Electric Bass
Eric Bandy - Drums
Jim O’Ferrell - Vocals / Acoustic Guitar

Antonio James Jr. - Drums on ‘Before My Eyes’, ‘Red Eye’, ‘Thrill Of It All’, ‘Loved By You II’ and ‘On the Run’

Harmony & Backing Vocals by Renee Bailey, Sean O’Ferrell, and Liam McGenity


All songs on ‘Portraits’ Produced by Rich Stine and The J.O.B.
Mixed and Engineered by Rich Stine at Black Iris Music
Except ‘Loved By You II’ Produced by Chris Ratterree and The J.O.B.
Mixed and Engineered by Chris Ratterree and Jamie Rose at Absolute Future Studios

All songs mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters

Artwork, layout and design direction by Jason Crawford

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