Behind Me

by Jackie Blue

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Jackie Blue’s “Behind Me” CD was written musically so that each song stands on it’s own—A song for every day or mood. Lyrically, each of our songs reflects personal and political themes—From the story of a classic “lady of the night” in “Detroit Queen,” to a celebration of our singer’s young son in “G” (written for Gabriel), to the need to use the power of the media to help the poor and downtrodden in “Channel 5.” We even wrote the “I.B. Waltz, Virginia” as a tongue-in-cheek country song for some of our southern friends (you know who you are).

The actual recording was done in our home studio using computer-based digital recording and editing equipment. The band did everything from writing, playing and singing, to engineering, mixing, mastering, and producing our CD. Start to finish, Behind Me is a CD by Jackie Blue. The performances capture a snapshot of our time together in late 2000 and early 2001.

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released January 1, 2001

All lyrics, music and performances by Jackie Blue.
Brent McKay--Lead vocals
Chip Thomas--Guitars
Tom Libertiny--Bass
Todd Laucombe--Drums

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Track Name: Detroit Queen
Put down your fancy things
Does not effect what you bring
Dump them down in that alleyway
Soulful vision made you sing
Rhythm comes can’t even sleep at night
Something guiding young child’s flight
Music’s needle slowly sinkin’ in
Tried to block it off, time and time again


Chorus
You made no sense to me
Something grinding down inside
Left the room in such a mess
Tall black lady, short red dress

My Detroit Queen
That girl so fine
My Detroit Queen


So get on down in your dirty cradle
Dig that baby can you handle?
And slippin on you subtleties
Up and down them highway streets
All the reason I tried to find it
Church bell came reminded
All the reason that you had to
Trouble came and went
And then I came in you


Chorus
Track Name: Shame
Bow down, and let it fade
And where am I going, anyway?

Get on the phone, and dial my baby
Answers “hello?”, but she sounds quite jaded
“Are you alone?”, then just a pause…
“Are you alone?”, what’s that sound I here? Another man putting on his clothes
It’s such a shame, child it’s such a shame
Am I to blame? I just can’t understand
It’s such a shame, child it’s such a shame
Always the same, time and time again

Chorus
I know, some day I’ll rise above these clouds
But for now it seems that the rain drops keep fallin’ down
They say, “be positive and you’ll be fine”
I hope someday that the darkness turns to light

I go so hard, just to pay my bills
Blue collar slave, truly test my will
A workin’ man up at a quarter to five
Twelve hours in and I’m still on the clock, must be something better to this life
It’s such a shame, child it’s such a shame
Always the same, time and time again
It’s such a shame, child it’s such a shame
Am I to blame? I just can’t understand

Chorus

It’s such a shame baby
And just the way that you, turn things on me
I just need to go and find, something better
You see it’s such a shame, child it’s such a shame

Maybe on, like the next day
I can go find myself a better way
And then, rest peaceful in bed
It’s such a shame, child it’s such a shame
Track Name: G
G, you remember when?
All that you had on the floor my friend
All that you had on the floor my friend
G, can you tell me when?
All that you had on the floor my friend
All that you had on the floor my friend

Chorus
I believe
I tell myself she must be crazy
On again
I try so hard to leave my baby
Once again
I tell myself she must be crazy
Once again
I try so hard to leave my baby

G, can you tell me when?
All that you had on the floor my friend
All that you had on the floor my friend
G, can you tell me when?
Love’s straight arrow then was bent
Love’s straight arrow then was bent

Chorus

G, can you tell me when?
All that you had on the floor my friend
All that you had on the floor my friend
G, can you tell me when?
Fear was the only sound we sent
Fear was the only sound we sent

G, can you tell me when?
All that you had on the floor my friend
All that you had on the floor my friend
G, can you tell me when?
All that you had on the floor my friend
All that you had on the floor my friend

Chorus
Track Name: Daylight
Daylight
Too long I have been workin’
Decided time to change our fate
Daylight
Picked some easy targets
Rich and mean with money to waste
Diamonds
Money by the handfuls
Cautious moves without any haste
Daylight
Without their knowing
All their goods, yes, we had them cased

Chorus
And they can’t catch me now
We’re gonna make it somehow

Daylight
Now we must get movin’
Grab our lives and get out of this place
Daylight
If we expect to make it
Four on the floor, now we’re gonna race
Daylight
Only six more hours
Of uneasiness that we have to face
Daylight
Mexico we’re comin’
Margaritas soon we will taste

Chorus

Daylight
Now there’s a flat tire
Don’t worry cause I know what to do
Daylight
Just give me a half-minute
Then this problem will be threw
Oh
Don’t tell me it’s a blue boy
Stoppin’ off to check out the scene
Gunshot
Rank in the dessert
We gotta save all this green

Chorus

Daylight
Now it’s almost over
Soon we will enjoy the day
Daylight
Cause now I see the boarder
There’s nothing child that stands in our way
Daylight
These broken hands are tired
Time to spend the money we earned
Choppers
It seems this is a setup
Prison will be our lesson learned

Chorus

Daylight
Too long I have been workin’
Decided time to change our fate
Daylight
Pick some easy targets
Rich and mean with money to waste
Daylight
Diamonds by the handfuls
Cautious moves without any haste
Daylight
Without their even knowing
All the goods, yes we had them cased

Chorus
Track Name: Jackie
Jackie, in your eyes
Takin’, all the skies
And magic, so composed
And lifted, high above
I, try so hard to explain
Lord said Jackie
All the times
Back again

Jackie, tell me twice
Story, of your life
Am I not a man?
Try to hard to, see
Can’t you let it be?
I, try to so hard to explain
Lord said Jackie
Try now
On this swing

Chorus
And I
Traveled down, by the boot you placed on me
And I
Try so hard, but the swim it seems up stream

Jackie, all the while
Kickin’, baby Nile
And traffic from the river and ocean it seems
Tried so hard not to let it go
I try, to find your flow
I, try so hard to explain
Lord said Jackie
Open arms
Once again

And bus stop standing
See you with that flowing hair
Jackie, all aware
And maybe in a dream
I might then stand a chance, home
With this prayer
I try so hard to explain
Lord said Jackie
Open arms
Once again


Chorus
And I
Traveled down, by the boot you placed on me
Seems
Rowing up on the stream that goes all week
And I
Don’t understand the way you make it so hard
Find
And all of these dreams that make me all open arms

Chorus
And I
Traveled down, by the boot you placed on me
Seems
Always that I must be swimming up stream
A
Although the reasons that make me drag pa down
And I
Try so hard not to be but with all
Track Name: IB Waltz Virginia
Virginia, you know that my hearts set on you
These days, without you make me blue
Soon this lengthy stay will end
Virginia, my baby, all my love I send

Virginia, girl I’ve got to have you now
So soon, we’ll exchange our wedding vows
Sunshine dream I can hear those wedding bells
Virginia, my baby, cupid knows the story well
Track Name: Another Day
And it’s on
Another stressful day, I’ve got five more things jumpin’ in my way
And nothin’ seems to be pannin’ out, as I find myself somewhat stranded down
So blue
That’s the way it is, not enough time to complete my biz
Here to there it’s a frantic race, loose my breath with this hectic pace
Though I
Try with all my might, to relax but I’m so uptight
With all these things that I’m tryin’ to be, not enough of me to try and live that dream
And I
Can’t seem to win, one more time here we go again
My blood pressure, rising, so high

Chorus
And I
Said let it fade
There’s another day
Baby, take your time
Try to slow your stride
Try to slow your stride

Eight O’clock
And I’m late again, boss for sure gonna have my skin
Traffic jam holding me locked at bay, no better way here to start my day
So I
Freak way down inside, frustration this is no lie
All I need is a little break, cut me some slack, now for heaven’s sake
What gives?
Just no way to live, dodging blows, throws cuts and digs
Routine so dumb, why can’t it change? Easygoing way is all to strange
And I
Can’t seem to win, one more time here we go again
My blood pressure, rising, so high

Chorus

Oh man,
How can this be? Locked my door but forgot my keys
Everything that you needs inside, your hands are tied and you want to die
And you
Baby right behind, gotta hear your grief like I need that jive
Everythin’ is just crashin’ down and I’m drownin’ here just splashin’ round
I quit!
Enough of this shit, my brain won’t work my heart has split
You people just won’t let me be, must be a better way now help me please
And I
Can’t seem to win, one more time here we go again
My blood pressure, rising, so high

Chorus
Track Name: Channel 5
Turn on the news
Now man what’s the use
The exploitation of death, misery and crime
Four children died
And you’ve got it live
And all so that your ratings go sky high
Lights, camera, action
What’s our reaction
Sell the world this drama that you find
No thought for the families
Or for the tragedies
That tear them up so bad inside

Chorus
Now can’t you see that
People hurt
Thoughtless lines on the screen
Won’t you check your words
If you could only
Just sympathize
You’ve got no love
Fuck off Channel 5!

Turn on the news
Now man what’s the use
I’ve got enough problems as it is
Cover this story
There’s sure to be glory
Lonely man jumps off of highway bridge
I can’t understand
How misfortunes hand
Helps the cause that makes you so rich
All the shit that you’re airing
Negatives blaring
Just makes people out here bitch!

Chorus

Turn on the news
Now man what’s the use
Reality is a division, black and white
You lack to provide
What we know inside
Like Jesse says: “It’s still night”
People resist
And can’t you assist?
Now bring the real issues to light
The media is power
Feelings is coward
Check Murrow’s hour
And do what’s right!

Chorus

No love at all
You just want to read your screen
Don’t you find that people bleed?
Where’s your compassion?
No satisfaction
In other peoples jams
That’s your only scam!

Chorus
Track Name: Free Me
I’ve been workin’ in the field since the beginning of the sun
The moon be shining brightly but still my work ain’t done
Don’t know my real name don’t even know where I’m from
But I just sent the message: Word is my time has come

Chorus
Can you free me
My baby
Darlin end my pain

I’ve been rollin’ so hard like a motor’s turnin’ gears
It’s made me so sad shed to many tears
But like the coins in a fountain I’ve been droppin’ all my fears
This dream of freedom I’ve had all of my years

Chorus

Although, I’ll be gone
I will always here you in your southern drawn tongue
If you’re daddy knew you loved a slave for certain I’d been hung
With your help by early morning a free man I will become

Chorus

Free me
Oh my baby, set my soul alright
And dig my bones and bury them all
Without you I’d be nothing at all

Chorus
Track Name: Forget Slow
And as you
Check the scene
Lookin’ fine in your long black limousine
It seems you have, all that you need
No worrying about
Trying to get some head
Four nymphos laying naked down in your bed
Trouble here—none that I see

Chorus
Tonight let’s forget slow
Take you all my friend
Think you can dig this flow
Check the way you bend
Tonight let’s forget slow
Take you all my friend
Think you can dig this flow
Check the way you

And then she
Turned around
Never thought that she’d here such a funky sound
That’s right child, this groove you will breath
She questioned
What had she found
Majestic purple haze kissing down on her brow
“Lock the door, and throw away them keys”

Chorus

Back stage
Your goal tonight
Sexy girl knows what you want, and it’s all right
Come over here, and do what I please
Sit or stand
I don’t care
Up and down with my hand run through your hair
You seem to be, comfortable on your knees

You really gonna shake it baby cause you just want to dance all night
You got your rhythm and you’re grooving cause you just want to shake me down
Forgot your rhythm and won’t have to take me down
Forget your girls and leave with me my baby