complexification: part II

by Jackie Blue

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Story behind “Complexification: Part II”
Since Jackie Blue came together in May of 2000, we’ve done about 10 years worth of living in the last two years by recording our first CD (Behind Me) and playing throughout the USA’s Midwest (Chicago, Detroit, Toledo, Columbus, and New York city.) On 24 March 2001, in Pontiac, Michigan, our friends and two of the founding members, Chip Thomas and Brent McKay chose to leave the band for personal reasons. Although we wished them well, it was a tough blow to have our two good friends leave.
Tom & Todd started rebuilding the band during the spring of 2001 by advertising in the Detroit Metrotimes newspaper and on several internet websites. We were fortunate to find the guitar playing, globetrotting, funkster himself: Chris Mick. Now as a three piece, we spent the summer, fall, and winter of 2001 playing with a variety of singers. But, lightning did not appear to be striking twice.
Having gone through over 50 auditions, Todd described it best: “We were in singer hell.” When we first hooked up with Chris, there was an instantaneous connection both musically and personally and we were looking for the same in a singer. On 11 February 2002, Carrie Firth walked into our lives. And lightning had struck twice.
Now as a four person writing team and band, the songs came fast and furious. Writing and recording over 20 songs and whittling them down to the ones you hear on this CD was a lot of sweat but well worth it for us. A lot of the pent up energy and frustration is captured here, so seek your doctor’s opinion prior to using this CD or any other prescription medication.

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released January 1, 2002

All lyrics, music and performances by Jackie Blue.
Carrie Firth--Lead vocals
Chris Mick--Guitars
Tom Libertiny--Bass
Todd Laucombe--Drums

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Track Name: Track 10
Well here we go again
Macho man with such smooth lines
Did you really plan that
Telling me all your lies
When you felt an advantage
After a drunken blind
Stagger up and stutter
Honey you can't even open your eyes
Mumble something for chatter
And think I'm yours for the night

Chorus
Well, would you know when you see it
Because it's standing right in front of your face
Now, would you know how to handle it
Or would I have to put you in your place
Would you know when you see it
Standing right in front of your face now
Would you know what to do with it
Or would I have to put you in your place

Undressing me with your eyes
Now is that what you call subtle
Whistling and cat calls as I walk by
You kiss your mother with that mouth
I'm sure she'd have a lot of pride
In her little grown angel
Who helps the homeless, don't forget the blind
Whose tongue is like a dagger
If she only new your guise
She'd look at you in a new light, and I'd have to sympathize

Chorus

Let's go get your shit yeah
I'll take you right off the street
Gotta go ask your friends
Now isn't that so sweet
Let's face it honey, I'm the one that you hope you'd never meet
Cause when I get you, you know that I'll knock you right off your feet
Slack jaw liar shaking in your shoes
Prove yourself, now what have you got to loose

Chorus
Track Name: City Nights
Never meant that much to you
For all the secrets we knew
Times of trouble and times of pain
Now only memories remain
The years have slipped away
Different places and paths I chose
Always come back the same
To those city nights we rode in vain

Chorus
The nights in the alleys
Driven by our friends
We were part-time lovers
On the city nights
We rode in vain
To ease the madness of
The city nights

I drove by our old place again
And something about it has changed since then
It's the same old places
And the same old things
And the same old memories that they bring
But now they're surrounded by a different light
And I can't help but remember
All those city nights

Chorus

Silence, with everything so loud
A world in which I live is full of doubt
Nowhere to turn, nowhere to go
And looking back now I see
All the deluded memories
That you gave to me
Of the perfect life
Out on the city nights

Chorus
Track Name: Slip On By
So I guess that I hurt you
What do you want me to say
You're looking for closure
Like a final act in a play
It's always about you
I didn't want it that way
Just take some time to see
How you pushed me away
You're selfish and snide
With no space for me, to be me

Chorus
A reality you couldn't see
All I wanted was to be just me
You wouldn't let me be me

Something's work better
The less that you try
Sometimes it's easier
When you let it, when you let it
Slip on by. Let it slip on by

The things that you wanted
Were not the same for me
A conventional way of life
House, car, and a family
Jealousy and grief you gave to me
All I needed was time
Just a simple moment, a moment of mine

Chorus

I didn't explain why I just went away
Something's just have to end
No matter how hard you try and pretend
People need space to evolve inside
I just needed some room a little solitary time

Chorus
Track Name: Help Me Breathe
The agonizing desperation for an escape
I can no longer sleep my babe, and it's too hard to be awake
The old road of drinks and pills, is what I will not take

Chorus
What's it gonna be that sets me free
What's it gonna take to get a break
I need to relax to be calm you see
Somebody help me to breathe

I sit and watch as people pass me by
The smile on their faces, makes me want to cry
I'm so tired of trying to be happy
It's making me mad
Crazy thinking of the joy
The joy that I once had

Chorus

With each day that goes by
It's getting harder to try
Bit by bit destroying my will
My will to survive
Now why's it gotta be so tough
Why isn't all their love enough

Chorus
Track Name: Control
I don't want to see you go
So please baby can't you stay
I know you say that you've gotta work
Call on in, let's waste away the day
The sun is shining bright outside
And darling so are you
Stay with me, we'll have so much fun
Just think of all that we can do

Chorus
I've waited a long time to get you here
I'm not gonna let you leave so fast my dear
I'll wrap my arms around you so tight, and I won't let go
Surrender yourself to me, and let me take complete control

Don't worry about what your boss might have to say
Cause I know that you can handle that on another day
Please darling won't you stay right here and handle me
Being with you has got me filled up with such ecstasy

Chorus

The sun is setting and the stars are shining up above
Aren't you glad that you stayed with me, my love
The fiery passion in our eyes has got us hypnotized
We've made each other forget everything, that was going wrong in our lives

Chorus
I've waited a long time to get you here
Aren't you glad that you stayed with me, my dear
You wrap your arms around me so tight an you wont let go
You've surrendered yourself to me, and let me take complete control
Track Name: Not This Time
Oh baby not this time
I'm gonna make you see
See what you're doing to me
When you stay out all night
With your business friends
Your so-called friends

Well I'm no longer gonna turn my head
And just take all those stupid excuses that you've said
You make me believe you know
It hurts too much to have you here
So I just packed all your bags and they're sitting by the door
I can't take you any more

Chorus
Baby, now I see that I let you do this to me one too many times
You're lying and you're cheating and you think you've got me beaten
Well you can talk all you want, cause I don't care baby
Not this time

Hold on before you go
I've got a couple things
That I would like to say to you baby
Well you walked over me for the last time
Just keep on walking cause honey
I won't rewind, well not for you
One more thing I hope you're happy
Cause darlin this time I won't be the one to loose

Chorus

Earrings in my bed
Phone calls in the middle of the night
Now I know my darlin
Yes I know that this ain't right
Smell her perfume in my car
Her lipsticks on your shirt
How ya gonna shove my beautiful face
Down in the dirt

Chorus
Track Name: Her Own Shame
It's not that she doesn't know what she wants
It just seems to be a matter of getting it
It's not that she chose this life to have as her own
Just seems to be the only way to live
The day's so short
And the nights are oh so long
Tossing and turning wondering
Where did it all go wrong

Chorus
Is it lack of love
Is it the pain
Is it life or guilt
Or is it her own shame
How can she live this way

She survives each day
By following all their rules
Tell me how is it that they
Chose her to be their fool
Beating herself up
She barley survives the night
Followed by a slap of reality
From the morning light
Money so easily spent
Yet so hard to get back
The high so great
How did she get on this track

Chorus

Out on the streets each night
Looking for someone to relate
Looking for an easy buzz
To extinguish all her pain
Arms extended out reaching for
The first thing that she finds
She takes it in and slowly begins
To ease her troubled mind
Money so easily spent
Yet so hard to get back
The high so great
How did she get on this track

Chorus
Track Name: Alone
Everywhere that you go
There's always someone
Expecting something from you
And all the things that you do
They're never enough to please
Everyone

Chorus
You want to be all alone
With no one around to let down

You're all alone just letting yourself go
All alone putting on your own show
Free from all of the ignorant things that you've said
Free from all of the times you've made your own bed

Chorus
Now you're all alone
Just letting go

The air is crisp there's a cool breeze
You run with such passion and such ease
Speaking your mind as loud as you wish
You're all alone you don't have to put up with their shit
Spinning round arms out at your side
Cursing all those that made you cry

Chorus
Now you're all alone
With no one around to let down

The air turns thick, and oh so heavy
Reality strikes and panic settles in
When finally you realize that you win
You're all alone your deepest fear
All alone no other soul is near

You're left all alone
Trapped here by yourself
You're all alone
Track Name: Velvet
Friday night, feeling alright
Went to velvet had one thing on my mind
Looked all around from left to right
Up and down 'til I found him, velvet Sean

Music's loud, playing my favorite song
The crowd got live then I lost him velvet Sean
Slid on by, where'd he go
I'll find him again, this I know

Chorus
Where are you velvet Sean
I know that you're here somewhere
We can play this game I don't mind
In the end you'll be all mine
Where are you velvet Sean
I can feel that you're near
We can play this game I don't mind
In the end you'll be all mine

(Uh-huh, they call him velvet Sean)
Looking so good, dancing across the floor
The way he moves, well he's got me wanting more
Shake it baby, yea move it right
Velvet Sean I'm gonna take you home tonight
(All the things I'll do to you)

Dancing round, feel the passion in his touch
Whispers in my ear, I want you oh so much
Get your coat, grab you keys, let's get going
You know I aim to please

Chorus
Now that I've found you velvet Sean
Let's get out of here
Let's put out this fire
And fulfill all our aching desires
(Uh-huh, I've got you velvet Sean)
(Mmmm, this night is gonna be long)
Track Name: Sanity
The question of sanity left to one person
Who's using wrongful discrimination
With inadequate representation
It's leading to an early termination

Chorus
Sanity, one thing to blame
Sanity, keeping us all so tame
Sanity, lighting a blazing flame
Sanity, is the one thing left to blame
Sanity, will we ever be the same
Sanity, claiming to keep us tame

Well, who's to say what's wrong or right
We pray that our children have open sight
A quality of life free from our fight
The fight of anger the fight of fear
The fight that has lasted for all these years

Chorus

Can we fix it, is it too late
To cure the young of our preaching hate
Can we overcome it and wipe dry their tears
Or do we continue to feed them our own fears
When will the answer ever become clear

Chorus