Talking Freedom With The Jailer

by James Hall

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Talking Freedom With The Jailer
A DIGITAL ONLY RELEASE

James Hall's 3rd solo release "Talking Freedom With The Jailer" is a 9 song acoustic based Digital-Only record that captures the spirit and stripped down approach of the James Hall Duo (James Hall and Bruce Butkovich). Just like their live shows, the collection is a mixture of newer collaborations and reinterpretations of songs from his solo records as well as Mary My Hope and Pleasure Club.

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released November 18, 2014

Performed by the James Hall Duo : James Hall & Bruce Butkovich

Andrea Wittgens :
Additional Vocals and Engineering on Daughter's Eyes & Step Into The Light
Patrick Kelly & Kent Aberle:
Additional Vocals on You Want Love

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Bruce Butkovich
Assistant Engineers: Zen Hardy and Charlie Sheets
Recorded and Mixed at Open Sky Studio
Mastered by Rodney Mills at Rodney Mills Masterhouse
Photography by Harold Sellers

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Track Name: Two Graves
(James Hall, Eric McFadden)

Well, there’s two graves dug,
One for you, and one for him,
Yes, there’s two graves dug,
And I know where you been,
But there’s only one shovel,
Puttin’ blood on my hands.

‘Sure feels bad,
To bury your best friend,
‘Sure feels bad,
To see a good thing end,
I’ll turn this field into a graveyard,
And I’ll cry into the wind.

Seven years of hard time,
And I’m living with your ghost,
Seven years of hard time,
But your lyin’ hurt the most,
I’ma catch a train in the morning,
And I’ll ride it to the coast.

Well, there’s two graves dug,
One for him and one for you,
Yes, there’s two graves dug,
One for him and one for you,
And it sure feels bad,
When you really know the truth.
Sure feels bad,
When you really know the truth.
Track Name: Suicide King
(Sven Pipien, Clint Steele)
Track Name: Daughter's Eyes
(John Hadley, Alessandro Angeletti, James Hall)

Laughter is good, when you’ve cried too long,
Cryin’ is good, when the world seems wrong,
Dying when you’ve lived so long,
Can become the sweetest song.

Work is good, when it feels like fun,
The soul feels good when the work is done,
Lonely is good when you miss someone,
You miss someone, you miss someone.

My father’s voice to calm my fears,
My mother’s hands to dry my tears,
Healing heartache through the years,
Through the years, through the years.

Rain is good, when the well runs dry,
The summer sun in the clear blue sky,
Reminds me of my daughter’s eyes,
My daughter’s eyes, my daughter’s eyes.
Reminds me of my daughter’s eyes,
My daughter’s eyes, my daughter’s eyes.
Track Name: So Precious
(James Hall)

Oh, sheltering my eyes so pure,
I’ll be watching over you,
Lucid in your eye’s allure.
Oh, shame is never good enough,
When it comes to being used,
Love what you could not seduce.

You’re inviting me,
You’re inciting me,
You, so precious.
You’re exciting me,
You’re enticing me,
You, so precious.
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.

Let me tell you all about myself,
I can see you’re afraid,
Its not unusual to feel this way,
In this world, young and brave.
Don’t you know you should express yourself,
Show me how you are made,
If you ever need, relay your fears,
It might be you who you save.

You’re inviting me,
You’re inciting me,
You, so precious.
You’re exciting me,
You’re enticing me,
You, so precious.
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.

So precious, so precious,
My, my, my, my, my.
Track Name: Step Into The Light
(Andrea Wittgens, James Hall, Connor MacDonald)

Soldiers off to war,
Girls who live next door,
Old men and their shadows,
All will face the gallows.

Return to us, that’s where you came from,
Fall into dust, that’s what we’re made of,
Knowing there’s no hell, or heaven.
Give up the ghost, lay down your arrow,
Head to the coast, eye on the sparrow,
Step into the light, all knowing.
All knowing.

Youth who wanted more,
Rich who blamed the poor,
Screen stars in their trailers,
The prisoners and the jailers.

Return to us, that’s where you came from,
Fall into dust, that’s what we’re made of,
Knowing there’s no hell, or heaven.
Give up the ghost, lay down your arrow,
Head to the coast, eye on the sparrow,
Step into the light, all knowing,
All knowing, all knowing.

Now, you know the story,
No need for your worry.

Return to us, that’s where you came from,
Fall into dust, that’s what we’re made of,
Knowing there’s no hell, or heaven.
Give up the ghost, lay down your arrows,
Head to the coast, eye on the sparrow,
Step into the light, all knowing,
All knowing, all knowing.
Track Name: You Want Love
(James Hall, Grant Curry, Marc Hutner, Michael Jerome Moore)

You want love, you don’t know what it means,
All you know is that you need someone to hold,
And to hold you.
You want love, did you think that love would find you,
Come and break those chains that bind your heart and soul and make you whole?

You want love, you want love,
You want love, you want love.

You want love, you don’t know what it is,
All you know is that you meet someone, and then they take you home.
You want love, but its love that you’re afraid of,
Did you think that you were made stone, and find out you were wrong?

You want love, you want love,
You want love, you want love.

Is it destiny, is it blind love,
Or a bullet through your heart?
It’s a sad disease that divides us,
And keeps us far apart.

You want love, you want love,
You want love, you want love.
Track Name: Train To Salvation
(Eric McFadden, James Hall)

I’m not the kind that takes love lightly,
So, don’t you leave me, hanging on a wire,
You’re not a girl that takes the highway,
I’m not the first to stop here for the night.

I’m riding that train, all the way to salvation,
Til I feel the wind, on my soul.
I’m taking that train, all the way to the station,
I ain’t stepping off, til I make it home.

Hand me down, your wings of ivory,
And I will give you my favorite coat,
And we’ll go wander in the midnight,
Where lonely souls, never grow old.

I’m riding that train, all the way to salvation,
Til I feel the wind, on my soul.
I’m taking that train, all the way to the station,
I ain’t stepping off, til I make it home.

I’m riding that train, all the way to salvation,
Til I feel the wind, on my soul.
I’m taking that train, all the way to the station,
I ain’t stepping off, til I make it home.
Home.
Track Name: Disassociative
(Marilyn Manson, Twiggy Ramirez, Zim Zum, Madonna Wayne Gacy)
Track Name: One Last Look
(James Hall, Andrea Wittgens, Liv Mueller)

Can I have one last look at you before I go?
Then I know I can find my way home,
Pull me close, you can be sure that I’ll surrender,
With one last look at you, before I go.

I see the early morning sun in your eyes,
I feel that old familiar ache I recognize,
That soon our stolen night will be over,
Can I have one last look at you before I go?

There are words we only use as lovers,
The sweet music of your voice, I long to hear,
And deep within your blue eyes I’ll remember,
Can I have one last look at you before I go?

Can I have one last look at you before I go?
And I know I can find my way home,
Pull me close, you can be sure that I’ll surrender,
With one last look at you, before I go.
With one last look at you, before I go.