Roads & Roads

by JD Edwards Band

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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
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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
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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)
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Had I Paid 04:42
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
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I Can Swim 05:28
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
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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

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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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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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