Simmer Down

by Forrest Jourdan

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1.
Leave On 04:28
Sunny days, they're gonna roll on forever I remember them well with you standing by my side And a bigger sky, that's what I think about now When I look in your eyes Wondering where we might be Standing by the water Watching you flow by Oh how nice it'd be if I could catch you in time Just hitch a ride on the wave you've been leaving behind Just leave on And a brighter star, that's what you will always be With the wind in your sails And the calm in your feet I'll search the oceans, and the heavens for that light And the moment of a memory On a warm summer night Standing by the water Watching you flow by Oh how nice it'd be if I could catch you in time Just hitch a ride on the wave you've been leaving behind Sail on little one Carry me with you Sail on, don't lose that light in your eye Sail on little one Carry me with you Don't let no memory hold you down Just leave on Cause leaving it all behind you now Ain't the worst thing that you can do Sunny days, they're gonna roll on forever I remember them well with you standing by my side And a bigger sky, that's what I think about now When I look in your eyes Wondering where we might be Standing by the water Watching you flow by Oh how nice it'd be if I could catch you in time Just hitch a ride on the wave you've been leaving behind Leave on Cause leaving it all behind you now Ain't the worst thing that you can do
2.
If you tell me you don't love me Baby, I'm gone Baby, I'm gone If you tell me you don't want me around Baby, I'm gone Baby, I'm gone I would give you all my lovin' I'd give you everything I am If you tell me you don't want me around Baby, I'm gone If you tell me you like brown eyes Baby, I'm gone My blue eyes are gone If you tell me you like strong men Baby, I'm gone Little ol' me is gone I would give you all my lovin' I'd give you everything I am If you tell me you don't want me around Baby, I'm gone If you say you don't like cowboys Baby, I'm gone I'll take my hat and I'm gone If you say you don't like Texas Baby, I'm gone Back to Austin, I'm gone I would give you all my lovin' I'd give you everything I am If you tell me you don't want me around Baby, I'm gone If you tell me you don't want me around Baby, I'm gone
3.
Well I've been drinkin' In here where I do my thinkin' By this old blue light and this cigarette It ain't gonna get you outta my head Baby, it's the right mood at the time Well I've gone crazy Crazy thinking 'bout you baby I hear that old when sunny gets blue I play it again and I think about you I know your skies ain' t grey Some days are bad And some are better Some days I don't know When I hear we're having stormy weather Won't somebody send my baby on home Some days are bad And some are better Some days I don't know When I hear we're having stormy weather Won't somebody send my baby on home Well I've been drinkin' In here where I do my thinkin' By this old blue light and this cigarette It ain't gonna get you outta my head Baby, it's the right mood at the time This old blue light and this cigarette It ain't gonna get you outta my head Baby, it's the right mood at the time Cause I've gone crazy
4.
Drivin' 02:52
I have been moved I've been shot down I have been lied to I've been kicked around, baby Stood in the tracks of a fast moving train Felt the winds of a southern hurricane Well I met my match on some dirty ol' roads Stood my ground, I ain't never letting go Cuz I'm drivin' I have been kind I've been angry too I have been blinded by some bitter fools Reached out my hand when I shoulda took it back Gotta hold on tight when you're running down that track Well I met my match on some dirty ol' roads Stood my ground, I ain't never letting go Cuz I'm drivin' Hey momma won't you ride with me Hit them valleys and we'll climb them peaks Keep your head wide open, can't you see It's a big ol' world out where we're going Drivin' I have been moved I've been shot down I have been lied to I've been kicked around, baby Stood in the tracks of a fast moving train Felt the winds of a southern hurricane Well I met my match on some dirty ol' roads Stood my ground, I ain't never letting go Cuz I'm drivin'
5.
Ego Suicide 03:42
I see you fighting your emotions I see you've found yourself another runaway Line'em up so they can share in your devotion Line'em up, line'em out Then you worry about what people say See that girl in the corner Sittin' right over there Tattoo on her shoulder Long black stringy hair Do you think she noticed you? Do you think she really really cares? I see you walkin' through the motions You got your hands spread out saying Jesus is your friend Never one to avoid a conversation Kick it up, kick it out But you ain't never kickin' in See that girl in the corner Sittin' right over there Tattoo on her shoulder Long black stringy hair Do you think she noticed you? Do you think she really really cares? What you don't know is it comes around We'll all be seen and you'll be found What you say and what you do We'll all be seen through and through Give and take never forget No second chance on the life you live One more word of advice my friend Just get back to being real and live I see you walkin' through the motions You got your hands spread out saying Jesus is your friend Line'em up so they can share in your devotion Line'em up, line'em out Then you worry about what people say See that girl in the corner Sittin' right over there Tattoo on her shoulder Long black stringy hair Do you think she noticed you? Do you think she really really cares?
6.
Distance 05:19
You sit over there I'll sit over here Let's keep this distance between us We never got along I guess we never will Let's keep this distance between us Cause I go through time like it's leaving And you go through time like it never was there Well you said you'd always love me Honey I know that's true And I will always love you Yes I will But I go through time like it's leaving And you go through time like it never was there Well I've been throwing out the punches I've been walking on your lines That ain't the kind of love, darlin' Gonna pull us through these times I've been running through like thunder You've been following right behind That ain't the kind of love, darlin' Gonna pull us through these times I guess we have our moments, don't we baby It's a lonely conversation When you're talking to yourself You're hoping I might listen But my mind is somewhere else I'm always talking 'bout a living You're always talking 'bout a life Sometimes when I listen I know that you've been right But I go through time like it's leaving And you go through time like it never was there Well I guess we're just like children We should never be left alone We're always talking to each other While this love it's on the run And it's always been your blue eyes That could always pull me through One thing I never understood Is what I do for you But I go through time like it's leaving And you go through time like it never was there Well I've been throwing out the punches I've been walking on your lines That ain't the kind of love, darlin' Gonna pull us through these times I've been running through like thunder You've been following right behind That ain't the kind of love, darlin' Gonna pull us through these times I guess we have our moments, don't we baby You sit over there I'll sit over here Let's keep this distance between us We never got along I guess we never will Let's keep this distance between us Cause I go through time like it's leaving And you go through time like it never was there
7.
Louisiana 03:39
Little one walking around the corner She got her heart set on love Walking the neighborhood Looking for nothing good Got her eyes set on that little white dove Colors of green and gold Turning to midnight blue Down in Louisiana Shadows moving in and out under streetlights Pavement shines in the night of a black and blue Money's the face of love The trick is to catch that dove Clip that little bird's wings before he can fly Colors of green and gold Turning to midnight blue Down in Louisiana Little one looks like the queen of the neighborhood Right around here that looks like a pretty good bet Stealing the love she knows The price for a pretty good show She's gonna let that little bird fly Colors of green and gold Turning to midnight blue Down in Louisiana
8.
Get It Back 03:48
Little one laughing out loud Raising hell in the backroom den Daddy been working real hard Got bills on the table and his nerves are wearing thin He heard the big bang boom Took a leap for the big backroom Little feets running like lightning But he caught'em just a little too soon Momma came running in Said, Honey what you doin' to my child? I know you been workin' real hard But it ain't no reason to run these children hog wild Out come those angry words He said all those hateful things Don't know how it all happened But it's looking like a pretty bad dream He would walk on water Stand in a fiery flame Just to get it back All the words they said Get it back All those words they said So come on come on come on come on people Help'em get it back Big stick working real hard Got his boots in the mud and his head is in a dream He got more on the ball But his day job life got his living swimming upstream He got to thinking real hard About the life he leads It's all about food on the table And shoes on the little ones' feet Little miss hit him with a ring Said, Honey won't you be coming home real soon? I've had a hard life day with these kids And I'm sick and tired of pushing that broom Out come those angry words He said all those hateful things Don't know how it all happened But it's looking like a pretty bad dream They would walk on water Stand in a fiery flame Just to get it back All the words they said Get it back All those words they said So come on come on come on come on people Help'em get it back
9.
I've got somebody Lovin' me the way that I want to be loved I've got somebody Lovin' me the way that I want to be loved People say I'm too loud She said, Well he sounds so sweet People say I stomp around She said, But he's got some nice feet People say I'm too angry She said, But he's tired of fightin' for love I've got somebody Lovin' me the way that I want to be loved She's got that tender touch for when this world's around My baby loves me She lifts me up and wraps her lovin' arms around me My baby loves me the way that I want to be loved I've got somebody Lovin' me the way that I want to be loved I've got somebody Lovin' me the way that I want to be loved People say I'm too fast She said, Well he's just my speed People say I'm not good looking She said, Well he brought me to my knees People call me a liar She said, I believe! I believe in you baby I've got somebody Lovin' me the way that I want to be loved She's got that tender touch for when this world's around My baby loves me She lifts me up and wraps her lovin' arms around me My baby loves me the way that I want to be loved She's got that tender touch for when this world's around My baby loves me She lifts me up and wraps her lovin' arms around me My baby loves me The way that I want to be loved
10.
If you're standing around With your head to the ground You can hear it If your mind's in the sky And you tend a good eye You can see it If it's hard to believe For you to conceive That you could feel it If you're standing around With your head to the ground You can hear it, baby It's a call of a mother's child It's a prayer for the one who's gone wild It's a call to tend to love Tend to your love, baby Tend to the one you love If you look all around And you don't hear a sound You might be near it If you're standing around With your head to the ground You can hear it Cause your eyes ain't blind And you don't need a sign For you to see it If you're standing around With your head to the ground You can hear it, baby It's a call of a mother's child It's a prayer for the one who's gone wild It's a call to tend to love Tend to your love, baby Tend to the one you love If the heart it grows cold In the age of the old There's a reason The heart it can't hear The one that you're near There's no beating So dig down deep No time to sleep No retreating If the heart it grows cold In the age of the old There's a reason It's a call of a mother's child It's a prayer for the one who's gone wild It's a call to tend to love Tend to your love, baby Tend to the one you love If you're standing around With your head to the ground You can hear it If your mind's in the sky And you tend a good eye You can see it Cause your eyes ain't blind And you don't need a sign For you to see it If you're standing around With your head to the ground You can hear it, baby It's a call of a mother's child It's a prayer for the one who's gone wild It's a call to tend to love Tend to your love, baby Tend to the one you love Tend to your garden You tend to your home Tend to the one you love And you'll never be alone Tend to the one you love
11.
Maybe it's over This conversation is through Which road will you travel Let me know so I can keep in touch with you Reminisce, celebrate your souvenirs Pick a path, navigate Better watch where you steer If I see you standing in a crowd Well I will remember There are people in your life Memories you share Photographs and novellas Sing'em out loud for everyone to hear Sing it out loud Keep your body moving Keep your legs a running Keep your head on track Cause we, we will be waiting Here for you When you wanna come home There are people in your life Memories you share Photographs and novellas Sing'em out loud for everyone to hear Sing it out loud Keep your body moving Keep your legs a running Keep your head on track Cause we, we will be waiting Here for you When you wanna come home Maybe it's over This conversation is through Which road will you travel Let me know so I can keep in touch with you Reminisce, celebrate your souvenirs Pick a path, navigate Better watch where you steer If I see you standing in a crowd Well I will remember
12.
My baby she's a beauty queen Likes to talk about New Orleans Got legs and tight blue jeans She likes to work on my mechanical things She's a hot sauce on a hot night I let her drive, she drives just right She's a looker She'd be a wealthy hooker That girl got her motor wound up tight Rollin' me down that road That girl likes to rodeo Girl showed me how to dosey doe That girl, she got more soul Than James Brown or shrimp creole She's a hot sauce on a hot night I let her drive, she drives just right She's a looker She'd be a wealthy hooker That girl got her motor wound up tight Rollin' me down that road Keep that motor running Keep them wheels on fire She'll pop the hood and I'll check her oil Rollin' me down that road Little Miss New Orleans
13.
It's a thousand miles from nowhere Got to drive forever just to get there It's a mojo land and a tumble weed And there ain't no water when you get there They got some shotguns a swingin' And some whiskey drinkin' Cowboys a livin' there I got a sister who lives there She's a pretty little thing with long black hair Southern bell, yellow rose A poster child, don't ya know For everything that grows there She got some shotguns a swingin' And some whiskey drinkin' Cowboys livin' there When you're running through that desert Got your eyes searching around For the light of the city rising Like a fire across the ground Your heart it starts to racin' when you see that Texaco It's a wonder why they live here Got sand in their boots and dust in their ears Talkin' bout how there's gold in that ground They spend 24/7 trying to suck it all out With their shotguns a swingin' And the whiskey drinkin' Cowboys livin' there When you're running through that desert Got your eyes searching around For the light of the city rising Like a fire across the ground Your heart it starts to racin' when you see that Texaco Well the jack rabbit and the rattlesnake know Cause they've been here since the first one showed Spending their nights with that old pump jack Since he left town, guess he ain't never coming back With his shotguns a swingin' And whiskey drinkin' Cowboys livin' there When you're running through that desert Got your eyes searching around For the light of the city rising Like a fire across the ground Your heart it starts to racin' when you see that Texaco When you're running through that desert Got your eyes searching around For the light of the city rising Like a fire across the ground Your heart it starts to racin' when you see that Texaco... Station It's a thousand miles from nowhere Got to drive forever just to get there

about

This new musical venture from Forrest Jourdan has been a long and winding road. Well worth the drive through the West Texas desert of Texaco Station, to the big city nightclubs of Blue Lights & Cigarettes, Forrest paints his stories through the heart of the Texas Hill Country.

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released May 11, 2014

Forrest Jourdan - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
David Abeyta - Electric Guitar, Lead Guitar
Jimmy McFeeley - Bass
John Chipman - Drums, Percussion

Steve Fazio - Electric Guitar, Acoustic
Tracks 2,4,8,9,12,13

Chris Chipman - Saxophone
Tracks 3,9,12

Dickie Gagle - Harmonica
Tracks 5,7,12,13

Carolyn Fazio - Piano, Synth, Strings
Tracks 1,5,6,8,11,13

Jon Kemppainen - Violin, Cello, Bass, Strings
Tracks 2,6,11,13

Larisa Montanaro - Vocals
Tracks 1,6,7,8,9,10,11,13
On "I've Got Somebody" 1st Girl 1st & 2nd Verses

Michelle Dipple-Dahlberg - Vocals
Tracks 8,9
On "I've Got Somebody" 2nd Girl 1st & 2nd Verses

Julie Goodson - Vocals
Tracks 2,8,9
On "I've Got Somebody" 3rd Girl 1st & 2nd Verses

George DeVore - Vocals
Tracks 5,8

Crickett
Hiding under the console, she got her dog collar shake on at the beginning of Get It Back. Took a little bit to figure out what it was. But ol' Crickett had pretty good timing. Good shake, little dog. R.I.P.

Recorded At:
Top Hat Studios Austin, TX
www.tophatrecording.com
Sonic Farms Studios Austin, TX
www.sonicfarms.com
Back House Studios Spicewood, TX

Engineers:
John Harvey, Mary Podio, Forrest Jourdan, Steve Fazio, Carolyn Fazio

Mixing: Steve Fazio, John Harvey

Mastering: Top Hat Studios, Austin TX

All songs written by: Forrest Jourdan
Except:
"I've Got Somebody", written by The Forrest Jourdan Band - Forrest Jourdan, David Abeyta, John Chipman, Jimmy McFeeley
"Louisiana", co-written with Mary Bruton

Art: Anthony Freda
www.anthonyfreda.com
Graphic/Web Design: Robert Tomlinson

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