Roads & Roads

by JD Edwards Band

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This JDEB's third album release.
The JD Edwards Band is a 6 piece Winnipeg based group with a fascinating history and a brand new story to tell. Together since 2006, this ever evolving group is driven by the uniquely infectious, engaging and heartfelt songwriting of band leader JD Edwards. With a truly original voice and a knack for crafting amazing songs, JD is able to capture every listener with an honest and uniquely personal touch. From gentle and melodic to fierce and powerful JD’s voice has a sound that embraces diversity as a strength. JD’s eclectic songwriting style draws from a wide variety of musical experiences, honing a loud and gritty repertoire heavily influenced by Country, Blues, R & B, and Soul. Delivered with a contagious optimism and energy, each performance JD is able to draw in audiences with a real sense of musical purity. Offering a full pallet of textures and sounds the JD Edwards Band always manages to musically acknowledge their influences without compromising their ingenuity or principle. As a full group the band delivers time and time again with the subtlety and power required to capture their original and highly appealing signature sound. Now with a self titled first release, a live acoustic record and the proud release of their third disc (Roads & Roads 2011) the JD Edwards Band is geared to hit the road and deliver its own brand of infectious Canadian music tailored to appeal to all.

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released December 17, 2011

All songs written by Jonathan Dyck Except for "Slow Down Mississippi River" written by Matt Robins and Jonathan Dyck
Produced by Neil Cameron @ Private Ear Studios & the JD Edwards Band

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The JD Edwards Band Winnipeg, Manitoba

JDEB's eclectic songwriting style draws from a wide variety of musical experiences, honing a loud and gritty repertoire heavily influenced by Country, Blues, R & B, and Soul. Now with their third release (Roads & Roads 2011) the JD Edwards Band is geared to hit the highway and deliver their own brand of infectious Canadian music tailored to appeal to all. ... more

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Track Name: This House Will Stand
Verse 1
Those two plant stand at the end of the hall
Near that old window that get’s little to no sun at all
It’s where I’m going to rest for now my love
The green green walls going to hide all of the mud

Chorus
This house will stand
Far beyond those formidable plans
And this house will stand
A long, long time

Verse 2
I’m getting behind on all of my chores
The dust on the floor keeps piling up behind those doors
This old broom, still going to sweep up my room
And I find myself taking control

Chorus
This house will stand
Far beyond those formidable plans
And this house will stand
A long, long time

Verse 3
I know that there will soon come a day
When the rain on the roof is going to drip down the same way
I know we’re going to patch it up and catch what we’ve lost
We’re going to forgive a little bit, we’re going to write it all off

Chorus
This house will stand
Far beyond those formidable plans
And this house will stand
A long, long time
Track Name: Slow Down Mississippi River
Verse 1
Remember our drive down to Memphis
We were running from the ice and snow and cold north wind blows
For a day and a night our wheels were burning
We had a pretty little song for a pretty little show

Verse 2
We were driving on past South Dakota
Hey South Dakota, no offense but you ain’t no Tennessee
They gave us a room overlooking the moon
The river passed by on a muddy guitar
And the bridge lit up and we could see it all

Didn’t have my Beal Street luck
I got hustled from a brother, took my organ and my lunch
And now I’m singing...

Chorus
Slow down Mississippi river
I love to hear you sing your song so slow
Cause I’m up along the riverbed here with my Memphis city rhythm
And I’m gonna leave a piece of me here when I go

Verse 3
Passing the wheel off on the freeway
Those five hour shifts ain’t nothing for Big T and me
We promised to be there by morning, and share a drink with the sun
Going to settle in for a week of rhythm and soul
We’re gonna make them spin
We’re gonna make them crawl

So, don’t miss it and
Just listen

Chorus
Slow down Mississippi river
I love to hear you sing your song so slow
Cause I’m up along the riverbed here with my Memphis city woman
And I’m gonna leave a piece of me here when I go
and here I go

Solo Section (harp)

Verse 4 (Organ lead)
But not long after we landed
The lord came to me in a dream
He said I had done enough getting myself down here
You ain’t gonna need to sing and you ain’t gonna need to play no more

Verse 5
And those doctors said they weren’t used seeing boys like me
I might have been the whitest boy furthest away from home they had ever seen
Coming down here looking for love south of the border
All you found was your organ was a moaning on a Sunday worship morning
I got a message from the preacher
Just to listen to the teacher
Take your hands from your ears
and just listen
and Don’t miss it

Chorus
Slow down Mississippi river
I love to hear you sing your song so slow
Up along the riverside with my Memphis city rhythm
I just might have to leave a piece of me here when I go
Slow down Mississippi river
I love to hear you sing your song so slow
Up along the riverside with my Memphis city rhythm
I just might have to leave a piece of me here when I go
Track Name: Red Lake Shores
Verse 1
It was the only sign I could see
There was so much snow a blowing
Felt like there was nothing underneath of my wheels
And only fifteen more clicks up to the Alcove

Verse 2
I shouldn’t have slept in this morning
All the early birds had come to feast
Opening their wings, going to fly us away
Sure making it hard for us to leave

Chorus
But up here, up on the golden road
Trying to get back down to what we know
It takes courage here, to take the ice road around
and I hope by God that I get back onto those shores
Rich Red Lake spirit take me home

Instrumental Break (Em Break down)

Solo Section (guitar)

Verse 3
The trees grow so many up here
And the like the people the roots run together under the forest floor
And I can hear the singing, I can hear them digging
Feel the rhythm of the river beneath my feet
And I can hear the spirits calling out to me

Vocal Breakdown
Singing..OOO

Verse 4
The limits up here on this northernly road
Are running far too fast for this solo load
So come along, cause we only got to go so far
To get back to the hideout, on the Red Lake shores

Chorus
Up here, up on the golden road
Trying to get back down to what we know
It takes courage here, to take the ice road around
and I hope by God that I get back onto those shores
Rich Red Lake spirit take me home

Outro (Guitar solo into vocal breakdown...OOOOO)
Track Name: Had I Paid
Verse 1
I rolled out of my 20‘s / Rolling on through m 30’s / Got 40’s ahead of me down the road / Got to get there tonight / Some say, “you got to use up your day light / Before it goes out for good.”

Verse 2
I hope when I am older man / I ain’t dreaming the same story / Of holding this old guitar without no strings. / Cause I’m freezing up in my hotel / Feeling all the love tell the ones I belong to / That I ain’t treating them right

Chorus
All my life
I’ve been afraid
Maybe I’d be better off
Had I paid

Verse 3
This fighting going on in my head / Toss and turning me late in bed / A rest is what I really long for / But she stands up in my way / Her passion card hits my face / And I go down again for the count

Verse 4
But I know I’ve seen this scene before / And the character longs for more / Punishment, abuse and attack of the heart / I’m gonna get back up on the stage again / I’m gonna be the one you want to hear again/ There’s a debt I owe a man in my past

Chorus
All my life
I’ve been afraid
Maybe I’d be better off
Had I paid

Solo Section (guitar)

Verse 5
I am a thief I’ve stolen everything / Your love, your breath, your open wind / It was me who put that hole in your side / But I believe that there is an end for me / In love’s open arms of sanctity / One day I’ll be bound / Heaven

Chorus
All my life
I’ve been afraid
Maybe I’d be better off
Had I paid
Track Name: I Can Swim
Verse 1
It was late last night I was talking to my bonnie about sailing on a clear blue sea
And it’s hard to except that I’m here right now
Out in the fog approaching the rocks
I can swim, I can hear you say
And I’m afraid we’ll jump in before we begin
To right the ship upwind

Verse 2
Baby, it ain’t clear how we began and how far we have come
Baby it ain’t clear what you are doing right now
You’re getting awfully close to the edge
I can swim, I can hear you say
I’m afraid you’ll jump in before we begin
To right the ship upwind

CHORUS
There’s a cold wind coming up over the starboard side
There’s a cold wind coming over the stern
You better lower your head cause the boom is going to to hurt you
It’s going to send you right over the edge

Verse 3
We’re floating out here in the salt and the sun
Trying to escape the burn on the skin
You shot off all the flares and you ate all the food
And we’re hours away from home
But I can swim, I can hear you say
And I’m afraid you’ll jump in before we begin
To right the ship upwind

CHORUS
There’s a cold wind coming up over the starboard side
There’s a cold wind coming over the stern
You better lower your head cause the boom is going to to hurt you
It’s going to send you right over the edge

Bridge (breakdown Verse)
I swear I’ve been through these seas before
Sure with a different cargo but the very same course
There was a lot of sharp turns, not so subtle a flow in the end
The reef was high and tore a hole in the hull
Never thought the tide could get so low
CHORUS
There’s a cold wind coming up over the starboard side
There’s a cold wind coming over the stern
You better lower your head cause the boom is going to to hurt you
It’s going to send you right over the edge
Track Name: Singing All The Way Home
I am singing all of the way home
Where my baby she is waiting for me
I am singing all of the way home
Going to let this song carry me

I see those mountain tops so high and so white
That river rushing down in that misty morning mountain time
And this old winding road takes me nowhere but home, Back to you

You got me singing all of the way home
That’s where my baby, she is waiting for me
I am singing all of the way home
I’m gonna let this song carry me

I’ve got them bad land chills running through them hoodoo hills
And the bones and the souls of all those ancient kills
They be blurring my vision from oncoming collision
On this highway road, Ya now I’m getting stoned

As I’m singing all of the way home
That’s where my baby she is waiting for me
I am singing all of the way home
Going to let this song carry me

Now, I’m underneath those Saskatchewan skies
Got my window down tight and my arm stretched outside
Like the wings of the crows they’re always traveling beside me
And I’ve got your words on my mind
And I’m making up time

As I’m singing all of the way home
That’s where my baby she is waiting for me
I am singing all of the way home
Going to let this song carry me
All the way home

Well, I see those prairie fields, they open up wide
My body can relax when I see that old Winnipeg sign
‘Cause I know that I only have a few more blocks to go
‘Til I’m back at your house
And I’m back in your arms

You got me singing all of the way home
That’s where my baby she is waiting for me
I am singing all of the way home
Going to let this song carry me

I am singing all of the way home
That’s where my baby she is waiting for me
I am singing all of the way home
Going to let this song carry me
All the way home