Stay Here With Me

by Jesse Terry

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released November 12, 2013

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Jesse Terry New York, New York

Jesse Terry is an award-winning singer-songwriter whose transcendent life and music make him one of the most prolific indie artists today. With three LPs, The Runner, Empty Seat On A Plane, and Stay Here With Me, this salt of the earth musician’s lyrical mastery, emotional depth, and soothing voice have been compared to the likes of Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Ray LaMontagne, and James Taylor. ... more

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Track Name: Stay Here With Me
Stay Here With Me

I’m gonna find you in the hotel bar on Newland Avenue
Maybe it’ll feel we’re in the movies or maybe just something new
Cause lately I’ve been feeling like a fever’s burning and I need to see to believe

How long you wanna be gone, you can stay here with me

I’m gonna drive you to a room upstate and throw away the key
I’m gonna watch the sun sneak up through the window by where we sleep
‘Cause you belong in the songs that sing with sweet simple melodies

How long you wanna be gone, you can stay here with me
How long you wanna be gone, you can stay here with me

Let's check out for a while
Miles and miles
From all the places we’ve been
Let's hold on to this night
So tight
Until it's spent

SOLO

We don’t have to speak a word about the scars we cannot hide
Just one time I wanna pour a drink and let someone inside
Is there ever a way to really know if what you want is what you need

How long you wanna be gone, you can stay here with me
How long you wanna be gone, you can stay here with me
How long you wanna be gone, you can stay here with me


Jesse Terry – Jackson Beach Music (SESAC) 2013/Neilson Hubbard – Plastic Bird Music (BMI)
Track Name: Rattling Cage
Rattling Cage

Little girl, yeah we’ve never known a prison in this world
But now our tears they fall like water, colors, city lights they run
All that remains is charcoal stars
Faint sound of freedom in our ears
Speeding away like stolen cars, oh

Don’t it seem, like everyone has found some calling here
Are we the only ones gone crazy, frozen faces in the dark
Knowing we’re so far from home
I’d like to meet you off the train
Kiss your hand and say let’s go, oh

Yeah it’s killing me that I can’t save us
It’s not as simple as it was before
It’s hard to live in this concrete valley
And not get lost in the fray
Feeling helpless, helpless, shaking our rattling cage

Where’s your head, ‘cause sometimes I don’t know just where you are
You wanna try our hand as gypsies, I swear you’ve never looked so tired
And your shoes are just as worn
I wouldn’t miss these crooked smiles
Everybody’s keepin’ score, oh

Yeah it’s killing me that I can’t save us
It’s not as simple as it was before
It’s hard to live in this concrete valley
And not get lost in the fray
Feeling helpless, helpless shaking our rattling cage

It can’t be much longer now
It can’t be much longer now, much longer now

Yeah it’s killing me that I can’t save us
It’s not as simple as it was before
It’s hard to live in this concrete valley
And not get lost in the fray
Feeling helpless, helpless shaking our rattling
Helpless, helpless shaking our rattling
Helpless, helpless shaking our rattling cage


Jesse Terry – Jackson Beach Music (SESAC) 2012
Track Name: Feel That Way Again
Feel That Way Again

Listen to the sound that the wheels make
Peelin’ that rubber like a jailbreak
Listen to the sound of the motor shake
When I roll the windows down

Lately we’ve been reading the wrong signs
Playin’ it safe, biding our time
Tryin’ to find gold in a coal mine
When it’s nowhere to be found

We ain’t coming back home tonight, gonna stay out late with our friends
Wanna bet it all, make pretend
That time ain’t closing in
Wanna feel that way again

Why we gotta grow up so fast
Everybody’s scared of coming in last
My money’s on us and the green grass
Gonna prove the whole world wrong

We ain’t coming back home tonight, gonna stay out late with our friends
Wanna bet it all, make pretend
That time ain’t closing in
Wanna feel that way again

When you walk on a wire, don’t ever look down
‘Cause you’ll have to choose and you might forget
The thing you will lose, the thing you’ll regret

SOLO

We ain’t coming back home tonight, gonna stay out late with our friends
Wanna bet it all, make pretend
That time ain’t closing in
Wanna feel that way again
Wanna feel that way, feel that way again


Jesse Terry - Jackson Beach Music (SESAC) 2013/Neilson Hubbard – Plastic Bird Music (BMI) 2013
Track Name: Don't Let Me Fall For You
Don’t Let Me Fall For You

You got these piercing blue eyes
You know I can’t say a word
All these fears on the tip of my tongue
I swear baby will never be heard
‘Cause I’ve seen them cold
I’ve been in that prison before
When your world gets old, your world gets old

So don’t let me fall for you
Don’t let me fall for you
‘Cause I can’t get back on my feet
Get back on my feet
The way you do

You know there might be a chance
That everyone’s wrong
So if you wanna lay with me tonight
The door’s open and the radio’s on
Gimme your drug
It won’t take much right now
To open me up, to open me up

Don’t let me fall for you
Don’t let me fall for you
‘Cause I can’t back on my feet
Get back on my feet
The way you do

All of the past keeps on rushing back when you’ve gone away

So don’t let me fall for you
Don’t let me fall for you
‘Cause I can’t back on my feet
Get back on my feet
The way you do


Jesse Terry Jackson Beach Music (SESAC)
Track Name: Deeper Wells
Deeper Wells

I will shield my eyes, I can’t bear to see your face
‘Cause back here in this town I feel like a man that I’ve replaced
And I would change it if I could, but I would lose myself
So I’ll keep you locked up in the deeper wells

I’m an orphan child finally taken in
On some green and distant shore where someday I might live
But tonight these silver strings will ring and hide this hell
And I’ll keep you locked up in the deeper wells

How I long to thrash the water and look over the edge
But no matter how I love you, there was nothing left unsaid
I don’t know if there is time or if the water is dry

I will un-clench my hands and lead my rose away
‘Cause we can’t raise our own with this poison in my veins
Oh ‘cause every time I trust I get caught up in your spell
So I’ll keep you locked up in the deeper wells

How I long to thrash the water and look over the edge
But no matter how I love you, there was nothing left unsaid
I don’t know if there is time or if the water is dry, dry

I will shield my eyes, can’t bear to see your face
‘Cause back here in this town I feel like a man that I’ve replaced
And I would change it if I could, but I would lose myself
So I’ll keep you locked up in the deeper wells
So I’ll keep you locked up in the deeper wells

Jesse Terry – Jackson Beach Music (SESAC) 2013
Track Name: Marina
Marina

Half a mural on her wall
Swirling sunsets, metallic stars
And she gets home late, just another night
Words stream out above streetlights

I picture her far-off stare
She could have gone anywhere
Instead she’s bouncing off all the satellites
Some things never will die
Oh Marina

Oh my the song comes slow
For a face I did not know
For some words now etched in stone and in my mind
Oh my I must confess
I hate to see the light like this
The opposite of loneliness is where I am
Oh Marina, why’d you have to go
Why’d you have to go

Amber hair in a photograph
She’s tryin’ hard not to laugh
I woke up today feelin’ so damn young
Free to go where the muse may run
Oh Marina

Oh my the song comes slow
For a face I did not know
For some words now etched in stone and in my mind
Oh my I must confess
I hate to see the light like this
The opposite of loneliness is where I am
Oh Marina

Thanks for passing through my friend
I swear I’ll always look ahead
It’s all that matters in the end

CHORUS


Jesse Terry – Jackson Beach Music (SESAC) 2012
Track Name: Awake At Last
Awake At Last

Black blue jeans on a four-post bed
Breath so close it’s inside my head
The night comes slow but it’s gone so fast
Was it all a dream, I’m awake at last

Oooooo

Tree-top glare through my window-pane
I was born right here in this thirsty flame
I see spinning stars, I feel blades of grass
Was it all a dream, I’m awake at last

Oooooo

The view can change from a roof looking down
Where the brambles grew there’s a postcard town
And it’s one small glimpse through the looking glass
Was it all a dream, I’m awake at last

Oooooo

Jesse Terry – Jackson Beach Music (SESAC) 2013/Neilson Hubbard – Plastic Bird Music (BMI) 2013
Track Name: Barbed Wire
Barbed Wire

Everybody wants a piece of my time
Everybody wants a piece of my time
But I can’t help thinkin’ what I left behind
A simple girl she don’t ask for much

Just a blur of the world outside her window
Just a morning on the coast with nowhere to go
Tell me when did I lose my reckless heart
‘Cause some dark day she won’t need my touch

While the roses bloom here tall and wild
And I can get tangled in the vines
Air should taste so sweet but she is gone
Crimson on my feet and hands
No one sees it like I can
This is barbed wire

Everybody likes to tell you what is home
Everybody likes to tell you what is home
Maybe we found it many moons ago
And all this time I’ve been running from the truth

While the roses bloom here tall and wild
And I can get tangled in the vines
Air should taste so sweet but she is gone
Crimson on my feet and hands
No one sees it like I can

This is barbed wire, barbed wire, barbed wire

Barbed Wire

Jesse Terry – Jackson Beach Music (SESAC) 2013
Track Name: Beekeeper
Beekeeper

Beekeeper, beekeeper it’s winter tonight
Must be so warm in their honeycomb hive
The season is early I don’t see why you rush
And you say it don’t taste so sweet if you never get stung
Don’t taste so sweet if you never get stung
Whoa, oh, oh beekeeper
Beekeeper

Beekeeper, beekeeper no gossamer veil
You’re swarmed by the soldiers but never do wail
You move slowly with smoke clouds and billowing dust
And you say it don’t taste so sweet if you never get stung
Don’t taste so sweet if you never get stung
Whoa, oh, oh beekeeper
Beekeeper

I heard as a child you were lied to and this ain’t your name
This must be just the truth and the calling you crave
Don’t the world look alright through these hexagon frames

Beekeeper, beekeeper I’ll never go home
I was too young when they left me in the cold
So I know I’ll find Eden when I find someone
You say it don’t taste so sweet if you never get stung
Don’t taste so sweet if you never get stung
Don’t taste so sweet if you never get stung
Whoa, oh, oh beekeeper
Beekeeper


Jesse Terry – Jackson Beach Music (SESAC) 2012
Track Name: This Should Be Home
This Should Be Home

Such a familiar street
The ground beneath my feet
It keeps on moving, it’s never stopped moving

The house is painted grey
But it all looks the same
There’s a garden, such a beautiful garden

Home, this should be home
I should feel warm
But I gotta get out
There ain’t no more blood in this stone
This should be home

I found a love out here
And she ain’t got my fear
And this can’t touch her, I won’t let it touch her

Home, this should be home
I should feel warm
But I gotta get out
There ain’t no more blood in this stone
This should be home

When I’m far away
I can’t take the blame
So get me on that road

This should be home
This should be home
I don’t wanna let go
This should be home

Jesse Terry – Jackson Beach Music (SESAC) 2012
Track Name: Second Dance
Second Dance

Oh tell me now, tell me now what would you do
If the love of your life came back to you
You know the one, you were both children and there’s where it died
Oh wouldn’t you, wouldn’t you move earth and stars
Leave your safe little prison and freshly cut yard
Just to remember the way that it feels when you’re truly alive

Heaven help me, I have fallen
I’ve been given, another chance
You have to answer, when fate comes calling
And take her hand for a second dance

Oh when you are young, you’re not yet aware
That something could be so perfect and rare
But over the years it becomes clear to you just what you lost
Now I’m stealing back the rest of my life
Splitting the seams with a double-edged knife
It’s gonna hurt but I know it’s worth it, whatever the cost

Heaven help me, I have fallen
I’ve been given, another chance
You have to answer, when fate comes calling
And take her hand for a second dance

Musical Interlude

Heaven help me, I have fallen
I’ve been given, another chance
You have to answer, when fate comes calling
And take her hand for a second dance
Take her hand for a second dance


Jesse Terry - Jackson Beach Music (SESAC)2009/Angela Kaset - Quirk & Foible Music (ASCAP)2009