Old Soul

by Brandon Jones

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Debut album from Brandon Jones. Inspired by the political soul and funk records of the 60's and 70's, recent shootings of unarmed men and women and the social media response to those events, Jones offers up this 10 track effort on Urban Creek Records.

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released 01 December 2014

*All songs written, arranged and produced by Brandon Jones
**Write You A Love Song co-written with R.E.A.L. Tha Poet
+ Write You A Love Song produced by J-Ideas
++SNCC Freedom Singers appear courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways

All songs recorded in Brooklyn, NY 2014

Cover art by Nicole Palma

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Track Name: Forever (The Beginning)
The Love and trust of a baby's eyes
I'd trade all my days
For your smiles and cries
Here's my heart
Make yourself at home
I'm the son of a King
Come and share my throne

We can talk about religion
Unify this division
I want to get to know you biblically

We can pray about our hopes and dreams
Write another chapter of our Love story
Kind of romantic
Sometimes I'm goofy

But if you don't mind
(Laughing when others won't)
We can take our time
(Why run when we can walk)
Stop and smell the flowers
Make this moment last for hours
Fall in Love again and again

Forever never has to end.
Track Name: How It Feels (To Be With A Man)
Darling let me show you
How it feels to be with a man
Encourage and support you
And with you I want to make some plans

I'll tell you the truth
There's no need to lie
It ain't sex it's making Love
When we kiss and when we hug
In your arms is where I long to be
All the time

I want to see you happy
Darling wii you let me
Share my world with you
And even on my busiest days
You're all I want to do
If you're hungry I'll feed you
Whatever you fear we'll be it
But I can't read your mind
Tell me what's going on when it's right or when it's wrong
God and you is all I need
To survive

No other woman'll think she even has a chance
You see, 'cause I'm your man
If it's mine it's yours
Is there something that you want
Tell me anything that you need
I'll supply

I won't tell you I'm perfect
My actions will show you I'm worth it
Real Love takes some time
If you're ever in need
Darling lean on me and I'll be by your side
Call on me
(Call me)
Mama call me
(Call me)
Call on me
(Call me)
Call on me
(Call me)

Darling let me show you
How it feels to be with a man
Cherish and adore you
Open your heart and give a man a chance
These words are true
I want to spend my life
With you
I want to spend my life with you
Track Name: The Lights (Interlude)
You're a God created masterpiece
Full of Love and it's all for me
You've got me so wide open buzzing day and night
Best friend telling to slow down and take my time

And so I try to take it slow
When I see your eyes I lose my cool
I gotta let you know
With just a kiss or a touch
You're always on my mind
And if you're feeling the same

Come and meet me with the lights down

You've got me listening to Marsha Ambrosius
I wanna know if it's cool
For us to do the
Things that we feel
I wanna make sure it's right
Track Name: Write You A Love Song
Hand me my coat, please hand me my hat
I need to walk for a minute but I'll be right back
I've got a lot running through my heart and mind
And after that conversation I just need a little time
I tried to put it in a letter but it came out too long
Then I told myself to give you a call
But there's still one thing that I haven't tried
So I picked up my guitar and I played a few lines as I

Tried to write you a Love song
Grab the pen let my words flow
But it went like this
(Said it went like this)
Dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah
Tried to write you a Love song
But I'm thinking to myself
No baby shouldn't feel like this
(Shouldn't feel like this)
So what am I gonna do

Got you a man and a couple of kids
Got me thinking to myself no baby shouldn't feel like this
But there's something strong between you and I
But I gotta pump the brakes 'cause it just ain't right
We can talk all you want
Call me up on the phone
But I'm not the man to break up your home
But you're constantly running 'round through my mind
When I pick up my guitar and I play a few lines as I

Try to write you a Love song
Grab the pen let my words flow
But it went like this
(Said it went like this)
Dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah
Tried to write you a Love song
But I'm thinking to myself
No baby shouldn't feel like this
(Shouldn't feel like this)
So what am I gonna do

Talked to my brother he told me that I'm doing wrong
So I looked in the good book and it said to leave you alone
Got me feeling these things I shouldn't feel
Driving me out of my mind
Had you out of my system
And it's driving me crazy 'cause I

Tried to write you a Love song
Grab the pen let my words flow
But it went like this
(Said it went like this)
Dah, dah, dah, dah, dah, dah
Tried to write you a Love song
But I'm thinking to myself
No baby shouldn't feel like this
(Shouldn't feel like this)
So what am I gonna do
Track Name: Light (Turn Me Round) feat. SNCC Freedom Singers
Father father why do you choose to let me down
I invite you into my life but you don't come around
And hey my baby I'm so blessed to have you in my life
Soon we'll walk down the aisle and you'll be my wife
The walls are crumbling down everywhere you look
There's no wrong or right
So let's pray for the light

Hey my brother yes I know you fear for your life
And I know they try to shoot you down
But don't give up the fight
Hey there my sister yes I know that your life is hard
But you're stronger than you've ever been
And keep your faith in God

And when the walls come crumbling down everywhere you look
There's no wrong or right
Just pray for the light

And gonna let nobody Lord
Turn me round
Turn me round
Turn me round
And gonna let nobody Lord
Turn me round
Gonna keep on walking
Keep on talking
Marching up to freedom land
Track Name: The End (Far Away From Here)
Big Bird disappeared on his flight back home
And a boy shoots kids, voices wouldn't leave him alone
Police choked a man in broad day light
Just because he's big and black doesn't make it right

Gotta get away
Far away from here
If there's hell below
The end is surely near

A man had a dream and they shot him down
What a nightmare it'd be if he could see us now
If a man loves a man and a woman wants a wife
If God made 'em that way I'm sure He don't mind

But you want them away
Far away from here
Cause there's hell below
And the end is surely near

You don't wanna hear the truth
So I'm go'n tell you a lie
You'se a nigga
You'se a bitch
And you'se a fag
And everything's alright

Gotta get away
Far away from here
There's hell below
And the end is surely near
Track Name: Wake Up (American Dream)
Mr.OfficerI haven't done any wrong
Why do you keep on abusing me and breaking up my home
Is it the way I look
Please tell me why
I walk down the street trying to go home and you think that I should die

And mister man why are these prices so high
I break my neck and save my checks and still can't get by
I turn on the news all I see is left versus right
And the sly Fox is telling me that it's black versus white

I gotta wake up
Somebody's doing me wrong
It's time to wake up now
American dreaming too long

When I graduate I'm in debt
I can fight your war for freedom but I don't hear it ringing yet
Then you send my job to another man overseas
Then have the nerve to be absurd and say,
"Please vote for me"

I gotta wake up
Somebody's doing me wrong
It's time to wake up now
American dreaming too long
Track Name: Sophisticated Love
When she walks it's poetry
And when she smiles Mona Lisa tries to hide her face
And other girls are green with envy
Of this woman beside me

Everything that she says is comedy
And when she walks in the room
Every head turns to look her way
She's got goals no time to waste
So all you brothas best get behind me

Ain't no other Love
Fulfills me more than her
She... gives me everything that I need
And I'm so glad that we are
The look of
A sophisticated Love

She got her own money no need for mine
Everyday is a gift and inside she is my surprise
And when we fight
I won't run away to a place where she can't find me

Because of her I am a better man
I'm sorry ladies but you gotta keep it moving
See, we've got plans
A big old house, couple kids and then
Go back to making money

Ain't no other Love
Fulfills me more than her
She... gives me everything that I need
And I'm so glad that we are
The look of
A sophisticated Love

Everybody says we look good together
And I swear, nobody's ever loved me better
You can hate all you want but keep in mind
A sophisticated Love is so hard to find

See, God has His hands on our Love
And we're ready for whatever the world has planned to throw out at us
I got her back and she has mine
In each other there's a whole lot of trust

Ain't no other Love
Fulfills me more than her
She... gives me everything that I need
And I'm so glad that we are
The look of
A sophisticated Love
Track Name: Stranger In My House
There's a good looking man who's staying in our house
He cooks and he cleans what's this about
He goes to my job and he pays our bills
He does his best he says he always will

He's wearing my clothes and taking you out
He bought you that ring you're so happy about
You can call me crazy baby but I gotta tell you
There's a stranger in our house

I can recognize there's a stranger in our house
He's eating our food
He's making Love to you
A stranger in our house

When I woke up this morning baby what did I see
Your pretty brown eyes staring back at me
I usually get up but I stayed in bed
And I held you close and we made Love instead

When I finally got to work I bought you some flowers
And I said what's mine is yours and what's yours is ours
You better call the doctor 'cause I'm not well
There's a stranger in our house
I don't know if you can tell

I can recognize there's a stranger in our house
He's eating our food
He's making Love to you
A stranger in our house
Track Name: Where Are You
You told me that you Love me
You told me that you care
You said that you would never leave and you'd always be right there
I've fallen on hard times and you're nowhere to be found

You said I was your baby
The Love of your life
You said I give you real good Love and I always treat you right
I've fallen on hard times and you're nowhere to be found
What I want to know is
Where are you now

You think the grass is greener on the other side of town
I went over there and I'm sorry to tell you
I saw patches of brown
I'm gonna get through this without you
Someday or somehow