Jon Solo

by Jon Solo

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1.
Checkmate 03:11
doubled up my money on a sunny hot day tripled up my honey with a birthday cake came out on a highway reading NYC hoping that my baby won't miss me cradled in my pocket was a rocking chair pencil with a mirror and a bass guitar snare wishing for adventure that will keep me there hoping that the city will be fair and i've been wrong before but i'm walking through the door time is fine when time begins when you're driving on a freeway motoring fate is faith and i was raised after being called all in checkmate litigating terms at a corporate job waking up at 7 just to make it on top riding on the subway thought about my home hoping that i'll never have to be grown ordinarily i'm on top of my game found kentucky bourbon and a little cocaine messing with a girl she was out from spain hoping that she loves me the same and i've been wrong before but i'm walking through the door time is fine when time begins when you're driving on a freeway motoring fate is faith and i was raised after being called all in checkmate living on the street no shoes on my feet i should've learned to read but now i pay the fee time is fine when time begins when you're driving on a freeway motoring fate is faith and i was raised after being called all in checkmate doubled up my money on a sunny hot day tripled up my honey with a birthday cake came out on a highway reading NYC hoping that my baby won't miss me
2.
speaking of a small town wish i was homeward bound where i used to feel alone you and me under the willow tree loving you wasn't hard miss the sun the mountain in me where's the healing the coldest winter nights hung by the city bright lights makes my heart broken in two wish i knew western winds and pecan pies remind me sitting by my grandmas side she said don't worry about me everybody's got a timeline with these chords hope i'll make mine never colored inside the lines miss the sun the mountain in me where's the healing the coldest winter nights hung by the city bright lights makes my heart broken in two wish i knew speaking of a small town long time since i been around forgotten dreams swirled in my head apple trees a part of me home is where i wanna be family thoughts become my theme miss the sun the mountain in me where's the healing the coldest winter nights hung by the city bright lights makes my heart broken in two wish i knew
3.
wasted all my time with you but i don't care sometimes it's unfair sitting in my kitchen smoking cigarettes alone while i'll talk on the phone and i reach for another beer i almost see it clear my diamond plate won't break your silver chain won't change i'm moving on, movving on, i'm moving on before you're gone, i'm moving on, i'm moving on moving on captured moments nightly with my ATM card didn't get real far now i see that you've become a star just by saving par and i reach for another gin i almost see the end my diamond plate won't break your silver chain won't change i'm moving on, movving on, i'm moving on before you're gone, i'm moving on, i'm moving on moving on
4.
I'll Get By 03:03
in the cards can't play the queen till your hearts been broken not in the stars depends on how your lucks been going i'm broken in my heart back to the start i'll get by i'll get by like i should without you lost respect for you when you played the ace of spades and i thought of telling you that i was hurt when you walked away but my tongue was in a knot and you put me on the spot i'll get by i'll get by like i should without you what you said was true i'm not about to be the one who didn't think it through i held my highest heart for you oh cause you were on the run guess i'm not the one i'll get by i'll get by like i should without you played the game i'm not ashamed had my chance now that all remains are memories of losing to you am i just a fool Probe: no you'll be alright big homie here's how you get by with out feeling lonely you get on you get mines you get a new ronie get rid of your old queen that hoes phonie she's so dramatic she needs to get a tony check her schematics man she's so sporatic she's so eratic and full of boloney but it could even be cool being alone homes now i'm on my own with an empty deck and whiskey drinking thinking of the time when i shot the moon with your eyes wide open i'm broken in my heart back to the start i'll get by i'll get by like i should without you i'll get by i'll get by like i should without you i'll get by i'll get by like i should without you
5.
Dandelion 03:48
i never liked to sleep at night on my own with no one home i saw you at the bar last night with some guy i almost cried now i wonder what to do it was you who said it's not you it's on me don't tell me i'm not on your mind no reason why you can't be mine got a picture of your face inside my dandelion taste this wine at supper time why not try you gave a sigh looking back i see it clear i had no fear you were insincere your secrets played a melody it was minor but i knew the harmony don't tell me i'm not on your mind no reason why you can't be mine got a picture of your face inside my dandelion
6.
me and my girl bought a six pack of ronies told me how she hate my homies didn't wanna make out with you last night monday quarterbacking words i'm regretting coming from good intentions didn't wanna stay out with you last night love, will follow us, until we turn to dust hey my girl, do you feel me back to our corners ring the bell i'm a swinging my words they are demeaning didn't know what to say to you last night please and thank you's all that you're craving country raising missed my graduation didn't think i would change my mind last night love, will follow us, until we turn to dust hey my girl, do you feel me oh my friend of mine ain't no boundries yet so where's the line discovered on my own that i'm no good alone do you feel the same
7.
i was walking on a cloud backed by your words that you swore it's me you adore the trouble in my time is gone now that it's on it's you in my arms oooh, you know we're dreaming so let's not pretend, bring me in, till the end my friend beginnings are the best like a rising sun it's something new it's up to you holding all my kindness in a cup trying not to slump it doesn't take much spreading on your body like soap suds my words that you love heaven is above oooh, you know we're dreaming so let's not pretend, bring me in, till the end my friend beginnings are the best like a rising sun it's something new it's up to you please don't fret my dear it's clear no time for fear you know i'm sincere i understand how you commit hand in a fist you i can't resist oooh, you know we're dreaming so let's not pretend, bring me in, till the end my friend beginnings are the best like a rising sun it's something new it's up to you it's up to you beginnings are the best like a rising sun it's something new it's up to you
8.
Bluebird 03:35
blue bird singing out my window in brooklyn playing my piano in my kitchen writing down a simple tune it's about the time i used to be a drunkard sipping from the bottle with a stutter hoping i won't go back there did you know how i felt back when i was lost on your exhaust even in those dark days above a cloudy haze i still saw your face my intentions were so cryptic now i'm sober burning down the roots of my lover working over time for you scared of being with the one i never let go steady like a walking tempo working yourself back in did you know how i felt back when i was lost on your exhaust even in those dark days above a cloudy haze i still saw your face did you, ever think that i would become as lonely as the sky
9.
One By One 03:40
you're scared of me and i know why cause i fear you and that's a sign thats how i know it's right risky words and mystery hanging onto secrecy regrettably that's me one by one, makes two complete, it forms naturally, but not to me built our home with paper walls came crashing down like waterfalls with no regard at all one by one, makes two complete, it forms naturally, but not to me you were waiting on me wasting all your company longing for true love possessing us from suffering daydreaming of us one by one and unworried it comes naturally but not to me
10.
I Can Be Me 03:39
when the script is lost i'm free i will walk around the city graciously saw the tearful joy of my peers touched by words of sorrow yearning for a hopeful year in my settling i've learned to say harsh things my dreams schemes obscene now i'm free from your scene now i'm free i can be me answered everyone all day in my car alone stoned with no dismay wasn't long ago but in time i will need another life to live anticipate my resign the smile i wear for you won't move i'm tamed changed and unashamed now i'm free from your scene now i'm free i can be me now i'm free from your scene now i'm free i can be me
11.
young and underplayed in the corner of the hall i stayed watched you walked across the room knew i had to hold you soon mama used to say don't fall for young girl ways but you made me bite my lip soon as you had touched my hips you did love in my early days it was so innocent it wasn't hit or miss i knew how i felt back when but now that my heart has grown feel that i'm not as known to what will make my home i'm still in love with that same girl i knew back when i'm a little slow don't know if i need someone no mo took me longer than a mile like a watch without a dial listen to me now maybe i could come around reminisce about that time when you should've been mine could i love in my early days it was so innocent it wasn't hit or miss i knew how i felt back when but now that my heart has grown feel that i'm not as known to what will make my home i'm still in love with that same girl i knew back when i was thinking of you even though i had no idea where you are or where you've been your under my skin what do you say before my memory starts fade do you feel like me within promise i won't leave again i do love in my early days it was so innocent it wasn't hit or miss i knew how i felt back when but now that my heart has grown feel that i'm not as known to what will make my home i'm still in love with that same girl i knew back when
12.
one day i followed the river to the sea i had time to waste i was hoping it would set me free and when i got there i heard tenor melodies singing will you ever come to me decades past me by and i've been wearing chains country people say never live life in vain a buried treasure chest might kill this misery just wondering if i'll ever find me so get me high this day cause in due time she'll say the tallest mountain top is colder than it seems even though you're high there's nothing that'll justify i know it's been too long but i haven't changed the key just wondering if she'll come on back to me so get me high this day cause in due time she'll say the waves were calm that day and swear i heard them say forget how i used to feel cause i'm never coming back that way the tenor voices sang you're feeling deja vu stop wondering if she'll ever come to you stop wondering if she'll ever come to you
13.
desperate angels walk on crooked paths follow them and you'll be taken back read the role and play your part all you need is inside your heart we dream and plan ahead listen to your soul instead sounds something like oo oo oo oo oo i can hear it don't go and fear it out here on your own oo oo oo oo oo i can't explain it, nothing but a heartache detour ahead unknown can't make rent and bills to pay hard at work you're never safe you don't feel like you don't feel like you with miles ahead it's hard to follow through we dream and plan ahead listen to your soul instead sounds something like oo oo oo oo oo i can hear it don't go and fear it out here on your own oo oo oo oo oo i can't explain it, nothing but a heartache detour ahead unknown

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released August 3, 2010

all instruments: jon solo
drums: brian griffin
violin: rachel ferm
tenor sax: jake clemons
guest emcee: probe dms
guest vocalist: jonah smith
jon solo plays martin strings thanks to chris thomas.
cover art by victoria collier
drums recorded by jeffrey swart at kingsland studios.
mixed and mastered by brad conrad

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Jon Solo Brooklyn, New York

Solo is a Brooklyn based musician/producer who has toured and recorded extensively with artists such as Angus and Julia Stone, Brett Dennen, Passenger, among others. In his off time between tours he writes and records his own music and with others in his studio in Brooklyn, NY. ... more

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