Jess Cullen

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Jess Cullen's Debut release.

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released June 11, 2013

Jess Cullen - Composition/Songwriting/Vocals/Piano
Derek Thissen - Guitars
Andrew DiCamillo - Bass Guitar
Martin Acosta - Drums/Production
Rob Begg - Engineering
Delwyn Brooks - Mixing and Mastering

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Jess Cullen Vancouver, British Columbia

Jess's folk/rock/pop tunes resonate with catchy beats and witty, candid lyrics. Her self titled release isn’t your average debut independent album. It's the culmination of a life's dream, tireless effort, introspection and focus. Her songs slide effortlessly from soft folk to soaring roots rock choruses, while retaining the pop sensibilities that have created some of radio's biggest stars. ... more

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Track Name: Anthill
Oh-oh-oh

Tell me how long can you hold your breath
Before you feel the life escaping from your bones?
Tell me how long can you tip toe between the cracks
Before the world opens up and swallows you whole?

The night it sees no day
And the day knows no familiar end
So I’m gonna close my eyes and pray
While I spin around in circles with these people and dance
With these people I dance
With these people I...

Oh-oh-oh-oh

It was one then two then three people that agreed
Then that three turned into 30 and before knew
Those people disappeared and I was left with ghosts and tears
So I welcomed the new dawn with a virtue

The night it sees no day
And the day knows no familiar end
So I’m gonna open my mind and pray
While I spin around in circles with these people and dance

With these people I dance
With these people I dance
With these people I dance
With these people I dance
With these people I dance

And the night it sees no day
And the day knows no familiar end
So I’m gonna open my mind and pray
While I spin around in circles with these people and dance
With these people I dance
With these people I...

Oh – oh – oh - oh
Track Name: Covet Green
I've never seen your eyes so green
How beautiful they are
Its ethereal and so tactical
how well you play the part
And I cant help but notice, said
I cant help but notice
Your face it wears a scar

How beautiful you are
And I hope you come undone cause
Your face it wears a scar
Your face it wears a scar

I feel your eyes that heavy stare as judgment comes to rest
Upon my shoulders beneath your glare
Know ill do my best
To make sure that they notice
To make sure that they notice
Your motives wear a scar

How beautiful you are
And I hope you come undone cause
Your face it wears a scar
How beautiful you are

I've never seen your eyes so green
How beautiful they are
Its ethereal and so tactical
how well you play the part
And I cant help but notice, said
I cant help but notice
Your face it wears a scar

How beautiful you are
And I hope you come undone cause
Your face it wears a scar
How beautiful you are
How beautiful you are

Iv'e never seen your eyes so green
I can't help but notice

Your face it wears a scar
How beautiful you are
And I hope you come undone cause
Your face it wears a scar
How beautiful you are
How beautiful you are
Track Name: Old Man Song
So you’re fine with just what you see
Blinded by all of this hypocrisy
How could you be so fine with
Taking the back seat while it
All goes to shit

Where is your conscience?
Uh oh uh where is your soul?
What will be your reason when you’re just to damn old to?
Make the tiniest impact on the tiniest soul
It doesn’t take a miracle to help someone grow

To help someone grow
To help someone grow
To help someone grow

Today I saw an old man and he was in need
But people passed him by
They were consumed by their own greed
And his pleas for assistance they were
Gone with the wind
It broke my heart to witness them be so damn cold to him

Where is your conscience?
Where is your soul?
What will be your reason when you’re just to damn old to?
Make the tiniest impact on the tiniest soul
It doesn’t take a miracle to help someone grow

So I said, ‘dear sir, can I help you so?’
He said, ‘yes please my young lady,
I need some help I’m getting old’
And a tear of weakness trickled down the wrinkles on his cheek
Such a face of wisdom deserved so much more than this

Where is your conscience?
Where is your soul?
What will be your reason when you’re just to damn old to?
Make the tiniest impact on the tiniest soul
It doesn’t take a miracle to help someone grow
Where is your conscience?
Where is your soul?
What will be your reason when you’re just to damn old to?
Make the tiniest impact on the tiniest soul
It doesn’t take a miracle to help someone grow
Track Name: Jimmy Legs
Waitin’ for the train
I’m struggling for change
My eyes they are weary
Mind it is gone
So come on train and take me back to my home
Sketchy and stirred I awake
My mind I cannot escape
Dark are my thoughts
Alight is the day
I’m not too sure how to keep these demons at bay boy

Can you hear that voice?
They’re calling my name
They’re calling my name
Can you hear that noise?
Or am I goin’ insane
Trippin’ on the train
Can you hear that voice?
They’re calling my name
They're calling your name
Saying…
Come to the other side
Come to the other side
Im trippin’ on the train

This journey is taking it’s toll
My heart hurts and I’m startin’ to fall
No matter what I do
Or the words that I say
Nothing will save me as I plummet from the clouds of grace
So the silence begins
As the world kaleidoscopically spins
Lost in the night
My mind is astray
Follow the light it might take us to a better day boy

Can you hear that voice?
They’re calling my name
They’re calling my name
Can you hear that noise?
Or am I goin’ insane
Trippin’ on the train
Can you hear that voice?
They’re calling my name
They're calling your name
Saying…
Come to the other side
Come to the other side
Come to the other side
Im trippin’ on the train

You call yourself my friend and
My heart you want me to lend
You can keep your distance
I need my space
I have to resist this toxic tricky game that you play boy

Can you hear that voice?
They’re calling my name
They’re calling my name
Can you hear that noise?
Or am I goin’ insane
Trippin’ on the train
Can you hear that voice?
They’re calling my name
They're calling your name
Saying…
Come to the other side
Come to the other side
Now I've gone to the other side
Im trippin’ on the train
Track Name: Hello Piano
You know all my dirty lil’ secrets
You know them tried and true
I pray to god within these walls you can keep them to yourself
As once again I confide in you
Barefoot through the bush I ran so damn hard
I could hardly catch my breath
And as I fell to the ground well I tell ya now
my heart it damn near beat right out of my chest

Then the voice it said to me
Yes the voice it whispered

Come he said,
I am your father
I am your father
So run I did
For my mother
For my mother

Jesus loves me this I know
For the bible well the bible it tells me so
And so I reached for the highest apple in the tree
before it grew some pretty feathers and took off with its wings
All the colours they bring so much joy to my eyes
If you could only see this light
And the birdies in the trees well they whistled at me
As I giggled at the flower that was dancing with the bees

so the voice it sang to me
Yes the voice it whispered

Come he said,
I am your father
I am your father
So run I did
For my mother
For my mother
Tell me now
Do I make you feel proud?
As you gaze on down
I see your face in the clouds
Or am I losing my mind?
As I’m struggle in time
And all these colours and shapes
As my heart it races oh oh

Then the voice it sang to me
Yes the voice it whispered

That the birdy said
It will all be fine
It will all be fine
It will all be fine

Then the voice it sang to me
Yes the voice it sang with the birds and the bees
And the flowers they walked with me
as the trees they bowed in the gentle breeze
While the birdies they guided me
To a place where the water it flows with ease
And the sun it blinded me
As the voice it whispered…
Track Name: Hide
You look at me and I'm intrigued
Oh I wonder what you see
Your beady eyes meet my disguise which I wear so easily
Didn’t ya mumma ever tell ya its kinda rude to stare
Id like to take this time to warn you
Hide

Don’t look at me with those patronizing eyes
Cause I'll blind you with the light of my soul
Treat me like a child I'll act so damn wild
I'll have you tail between your legs straight for your home

So you think you’re getting old and I think you might be right
Beneath your worn out withered soul you’re starting to retire
But that’s no good reason too be jealous of my youth
Although young at heart my mind is just as old as you
Hide

Don’t look at me with those patronizing eyes
Cause I'll blind you with the light of my soul
Treat me like a child I'll act so damn wild
I'll have you tail between your legs straight for your home

So lets agree to disagree so I can chill and just be me
Your stubborn mind will do its time when you're alone just wait and see
Nobody wants to be around someone whose ways are so damn rude
In your defense the circumstance was just a little too young for you
Hide

Don’t look at me with those patronizing eyes
Cause I'll blind you with the light of my soul
Treat me like a child I'll act so damn wild
I'll have you tail between your legs straight for your home

Straight for your home
I'll have you tail between your legs straight for your home
Straight for your home
I'll have you tail between your legs straight for your home

Hide
Hide

Don't look at me
Track Name: Grow A Sack
You dug your own grave and I have to say
That mouth of yours is quite the spade now
I wanted the truth
Thought I saw it in you
Truth be told you were playin’ quite the game

You had me hangin by the tiniest thread now
And I oh I don’t understand how
You can just sit back
And watch this all unfold over me

Fuck you buddy
Fuck you buddy
Just forget a word I said
Go on go ahead and play dead
Fuck you buddy
Fuck you buddy
Just forget a word I said
Go on go ahead and play dead

So you’ve had your say
And that’s quite ok
I tell ya what heres a piece of what's on my mind
Grow some balls and you’ll see
You could never handle me
It takes a man to begin to what I jive

You had me hangin by the tiniest thread now
And I oh I don’t understand how
You can just sit back
And watch this all unfold over me

Fuck you buddy
Fuck you buddy
Just forget a word I said
Go on go ahead and play dead
Fuck you buddy
Fuck you buddy
Just forget a word I said
Go on go ahead and play dead

You had me hangin by the tiniest thread now
And I oh I don’t understand how
You can just sit back
And watch this all unfold over me

Fuck you buddy
Fuck you buddy
Just forget a word I said
Go on go ahead and play dead
Fuck you buddy
Fuck you buddy
Just forget a word I said
Go on go ahead and play dead
Track Name: Asshole
Remember me?
You told me I could never be an ugly duckling
Because they get pretty
And I would always be ugly
Remember me?
Because I remember you
Remember me?
Because I remember you

So here we are
And there you stand
What a change of circumstance
You’ve got your busted ass car
You can’t make rent
I’ve got the world in the palm of my hands
As for your ex-wife
I heard she kept the house
I’m lovin’ my life
And I’ve figured it out
So here’s to you and your shitty job
As it turns out, you were wrong....
Cause you’re an asshole, you’re an asshole
Cause you’re an asshole, you’re an asshole

So you remember me?
You think that i got pretty
Well from what I can see
Your life looks somewhat shitty
So just forget me
Because I’m forgetting you
Just forget me
Because I’m forgetting you

So here we are
And there you stand
What a change of circumstance
You’ve got your busted ass car
You can’t make rent
I’ve got the world in the palm of my hands
As for your ex-wife
I heard she kept the house
I’m lovin’ my life
And I’ve figured it out
So here’s to you and your shitty job
As it turns out, you were wrong....
Cause you’re an asshole, you’re an asshole
Cause you’re an asshole, you’re an asshole
Track Name: Neighbour Song
I see you around
But yesterday you caught my attention
Wearing a blue short sleeve shirt
Your hands were covered in dirt
I found that attractive

Today I saw you
Fuel for my thoughts for the rest of the day
When I think about you
I get goose bumps right through
Oh my beautiful stranger

I want you
I miss you
These lips want to kiss you
All over I’m quivering to get under your skin
I guess I’m wishing that something
would arise from nothing
But at the end of the day
You’re just a door step away, ooooh
Oh my beautiful neighbour

Just found out that I’m moving
What would keep me is just one word from you
I got what you need so now I’m begging you please
Ohhh I don’t understand you

I want you
I miss you
These lips want to kiss you
All over I’m quivering to get under your skin
I guess I’m wishing that something
would arise from nothing
But at the end of the day
You’re just a door step away, ooooh
Oh my beautiful neighbour

You got me on my knees
You’re just too hard to please
Better sort yourself out
Cause I’m without a doubt
Ready to leave,
Guess I’m outta my league
I’ve figured you out
And I’m better off now

I want you
I miss you
These lips want to kiss you
All over I’m quivering to get under your skin
I guess I’m wishing that something
would arise from nothing
But at the end of the day
You’re just a door step away, ooooh
Oh my beautiful neighbour
I'll get under your skin
I guess I’m wishing that something
would arise from nothing
But at the end of the day
You’re just a door step away, ooooh
Oh my beautiful neighbour
Oh my beautiful neighbour
Track Name: Give it a Shot
You say hello and everything around me disappears
Your eyes they pierce me so damn fierce now, why?
You say hello and well your smile it damn near lights me up
Your hug it gives me butterflies and I sigh

Cause you know that this is far from being over
You know that I am far from being sober
Everyone and everything has
Got me thinking so damn what
Now come on baby let’s give it a shot
I said come on baby lets give it a shot
I said come on baby lets give it a shot

You are there and I am here
the things I’d do to you my dear
If I could only have your time…
The way you look
the way you talk
Oh when you walk away
It’s not that I don’t wanna stay but I’m tired

Cause you know that this is far from being over
You know that I am far from being sober
Everyone and everything has
Got me thinking so damn what
Now come on baby let’s give it a shot
I said come on baby let’s give it a shot

Cause you know that this is far from being over
You know that I am far from being sober
Everyone and everything has
Got me thinking so damn what
Now come on baby let’s give it a shot
I said come on baby let’s give it a shot
Track Name: Too Many TImes
So you’ve come this far and chances are you will run away,
To what is comfortable and predictable, will you ever change?
It’s getting old, your foolish ways of getting by.
A story told just one too many times.
Too many times
Too many times

I’m done makin’ excuses for your childish whims.
My friends tell me I’m stupid for ever lettin’ you in, so
Go on and forget me if you think I’m lost within
Cause I’m done being your princess cause this princess…
This princess wants a prince
This princess wants a prince

Slowly creepin’ inch by inch you’re getting under my skin while I'm
Gently bleeding as I scratch this itch to soothe the sting, oh
It’s getting’ old and my heart is growing tired,
My spirit folds at the very thought of you in my life,
Too many times
Too many times

I’m done makin’ excuses for your childish whims.
My friends tell me I’m stupid for ever lettin’ you in, so
Go on and forget me if you think I’m lost within
Cause I’m done being your princess cause this princess…
This princess wants a prince
This princess wants a prince

Too many times
Too many times
Too many times

I’m done makin’ excuses for your childish whims.
My friends tell me I’m stupid for ever lettin’ you in, so
Go on and forget me if you think I’m lost within
Cause I’m done being your princess cause this princess…
I’m done makin’ excuses for your childish whims.
My friends tell me I’m stupid for ever lettin’ you in, so
Go on and forget me if you think I’m lost within
Cause I’m done being your princess cause this princess…
This princess wants a prince
This princess wants a prince
Track Name: Kai
You call me a liar but I swear you’re a cheat
You’ve crippled my freedom but I wont be defeated
Watch me spread my wings I'll blow your mind
With the mind of a child this world will be mine
I lay in the sand as I stare at the sun
As it sets I wonder how this begun
And as the silhouettes of the mountains rise
I tossed a pebble to the falling tide

Falling tide
Kai
But things they’ve changed
And we’ve seen better days

So I have just seen fall for the very first time
And the world made sense with you by my side

So the sun it has set and I’m finding my feet
Through the darkness I stumble through autumns leaves
And as I look above to the forrest bones
I cant help but feel that I'm not alone

Not alone
Kai
But things they’ve changed
And we’de seen better days

So I have just seen fall for the very first time
And the world made sense with you by my side
But things they’ve changed
And we’de seen better days
So go on and walk away
I'll be standing so damn tall
And just you mind you step
Im sure you'll trip before I fall
Because I have just seen fall for the very first time
So go on and walk away
I'll be standing so damn tall
Just you mind you step
I'm sure you'll trip before I fall