Out of a Jam

by Brad Spurgeon

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Brad Spurgeon's first album, Out of a Jam, covers the songs he has written and performed while traveling the world to open mics and jam sessions - but there are more meanings to the word jam than that....

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released September 5, 2016

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Track Name: When You're Gone Away
When You’re Gone Away
Lyrics&Music ©Brad Spurgeon

Capo on first fret with chord shapes of:

Em
It’s hard to live by the rules
C D
I set myself long ago
It’s hard to do any planning
When I don’t know where to go
It’s hard to think that anything
Can hit this down and low

G Bm Em
When you’re gone away
When you’re gone away
When you’re gone away

It’s hard to walk the streets at night
And look straight out of my eyes
It’s hard to appreciate daylight
And latch on to my dreams
It’s hard to talk of the future
When all is black it seems

G Bm Em
When you’re gone away
When you’re gone away
When you’re gone away

It’s hard to think that anything
Will ever glow again
It’s hard to agree with the optimist
I used to be back then
It’s hard to look on the bright side
When everything is dark
…hey again…
It’s hard to live the way I did
Seekin’ out that spark

BRIDGE

Then a flash of perception
Hits me from on high
I keep on going straight ahead
And know that before I die
I’ll turn around those deadly
Vice grips that you placed
Upon my head and heart
And somehow you laced
With poison and deception
And every other thing
Under the sun you drained me of
I can hear it now the ring ring

When you’re gone away
When you’re gone away
When you’re gone away
When you’re gone away
Track Name: Borderline
Borderline

Lyrics & Music ©Brad Spurgeon

Capo third fret
G, Em, Am7, d

Leaping, jumping, flying so high
On the borderline, on the borderline
With her rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Bm Em
He followed her blindly, she took his sight
Followed her right on through the night
Down the twisted lanes of love
Till he felt blessed from above

G etc
Walkin’, talkin’, spendin’ so much time
On the borderline, on the borderline
With her rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Bm Em
She showed him secret rooms of her heart
Those she took no one else to
Then locked him out to make him rot
Returning to say that she was true

Musical interlude Gsus, Em, Am7, d, etc

Ooooh, ooooh, oohhh

F(bar chord shape), Em

And every time he found the answer
She threw something else into his face
And every time he felt like a prancer
She whipped him back in to his place
And every time she said she loved him
She disappeared without a trace

G, Em, etc
Cryin’, sighin’, fallin’ so low
From the borderline, from the borderline
With her rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Two cycles of the chords with lead and then the below again

On the borderline, on the borderline
With her rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ….
Track Name: If I Only Had You
If I Only Had You

Music & Lyrics ©Brad Spurgeon


C
If I only had hope
G
I would save our world
F
I would get it all done
G
we would live as one
if I only had hope
I would do everything
live every dream
seal every seam
if I only had hope
I could do anything
solve all your problems
give you a diamond ring

Chorus
Am
If I only had you
F
I would hold you so tight
C
hug you next to me
G
all of the night
If I only had you
I would write you a tale
keep us together
we'd never go stale

if I only had you
we could live on again
but this time around
we'd never go back to then


C
If I only had strength
G
I would save you and me
F
give you all I have
G
we would live so free
if I only had strength
I would get us back together
start us all over
tell you it would be better
if I only had strength
I would call you up
tell you I love you
you would know it’s true

Chorus

Am
If I only had you
F
I would hold you so tight
C
hug you next to me
G
all of the night
If I only had you
I would write you a tale
keep us together
we'd never go stale
if I only had you
we could live on again
but this time around
we'd never go back to then
if I only had you
Track Name: Crazy Lady
Crazy Lady

Lyrics&Music ©Brad Spurgeon

Capo 5th fret

GDFC

crazy lady
it wasn't her fault
she was mommy's little baby
and everything she did to you
was only so maybe
she could take her life in hand
and feel like she was living grand

CHORUS

Em Am

You think that you can love her
but nobody can
she's got her loving mother
that's all that she can stand
and when it comes to men
they're play things at best
so don't you bother talking
to her about all the rest


lucky girly
it wasn't her fault
she was blessed with a body
and every guy she gave it to
felt oh so happy
till she took it away
before he thought of goin’ astray

CHORUS

BRIDGE

F G Am.....

she'll just fold up
and wander away
find herself another
another place to play
she's a spoiled kid
and everything they did
they did it for themselves
they should have gone and hid

F G Am..... (repeat a few times)


sadly baby
it wasn't her fault
she ended up lonely
and everyone she knew
said oh if only
she learned how to give
finally she would start to live
Track Name: Memories
Memories

Lyrics&Music ©Brad Spurgeon


Chorus

G Em
I can hear it on the radio
Am7 D
I can feel it in the airwaves
I can see it in my memories
I can touch it in my mind


G Bm
It’s a song that makes time standstill
Am7 D
It’s a song that makes my heart feel the thrill
It’s a song about the times we spent together
Watching life go on seemingly forever

It is locked in time, like the Grecian Urn
It is frozen there, like the Nightingale
And it cannot be changed, it cannot be altered now
It’s as we left it, lived it, way back then

Chorus

I can hear it on the radio
I can feel it in the airwaves
I can see it in my memories
I can touch it in my mind

It’s a story we wrote each one together
It’s a tale we lived out for two
No one’s ever going to change the beginning
No one’s ever going to rewrite the end

(Musical break)

And now it’s time for me to turn it off
If only for a day or three
Then I’ll return to you, yeah, once again
And bit by bit, set us free

Chorus

I can hear it on the radio
I can feel it in the airwaves
I can see it in my memories
I can touch it in my mind
Track Name: Since You Left Me
Since You Left Me

Lyrics&Music ©Brad Spurgeon

Capo 5th fret SLOW

G x 6 Am7 x 4
I been lookin’, way way way way deep inside
C x 4 D x 4
And I’ve been findin’ another place to be
G x 6 Am7 x 4
Oh I’ve been tryin’, to find find find find another world
C x 4 D x 4
Another means to live, and a way to see

(Chorus:)
Em x 4 Am7 x 4
Ever since you left me girl
Em Am7
Ever since you went on out
Em D x 4
Ever since you took your leave

I’ve been walkin’, so far far far far every day
And I’ve been hopin’ I will meet up with you
Oh I’ve been knowin’, it can’t can’t can’t can’t ever be
Cause you’re gone for good, if not gone from me

(Chorus)

Oh I’ve been wonderin’, just how how how how I’m ever going
To keeping on walkin’ down the road without you
But I know I will, I’ll go go go go on and on
As I know you would have told me to do

(Chords of the chorus without the lyrics)

D6 x 4

C x 4 D6 x 4
Anyway, there’s nothing we could have done
C x 4 D6 x 4
To try and move heaven, earth and sun
Em x 4
But you knew it then, I know it now
C x 4
And it makes no difference anyhow

Em x 4
I said you knew it then, I know it now
C x 4
And it makes no difference anyhow

Cause I’ve been cryin’, for you you you you to be with me
Though I know you are, forever more
So I’ll be sighin’, as long long long long as I can know
That you’re here by me, and will never go
Track Name: Except Her Heart
Except Her Heart

Lyrics&Music ©Brad Spurgeon

A x2 Amaj7
The girl went walkin’
G D dsus4 etc.
She told him he was talkin’
And he knew
Everything she ever knew

She wore her clothes gently
Flashed her rings lightly
Let down her hair
And her bracelets too

The lady went off in
Another tramp often
From place to place
And home to home

She wore her smile lightly
Cooked in style tightly
Proffered everything
She owned to him

Bm
Except her heart
G
Except her heart
D
Except her heart
A
Except her heart
Bm
Except her heart
G D A………..


A x2 Amaj7
She drew him in closely
Wrapped him up tightly
And told him
They had to get a move on

She pulled him into her
Fed him full for them
Gave all they needed
Or she had for now

The stories that she made up
If they really were made up
They shook him to the soul
And he broke right down

Then he went and closed off
Kept the doors shut tight
Locked her right out
Cause she gave everything

Bm
Except her heart
G
Except her heart
D
Except her heart
A
Except her heart
Bm
Except her heart
G D A………..

One day she found
She was too old to be
As charming as she always
Wanted them to see

She picked up her bags
Threw ‘em on her back
And headed down to
The railroad track

He caught her in his eye
As he rolled by
Goin’ to the office
His heart so dry

There was nowhere to go
No homes to find
No bells to ring
Cause she gave everything

Bm
Except her heart
G
Except her heart
D
Except her heart
A
Except her heart
Track Name: Let Me Know
Let Me Know

Lyrics&Music ©Brad Spurgeon


There’s nothing left to be
There’s nothing left to do
There’s nothing left to see
Except how I can know you

You really threw me off it all
You really called me out
And I don’t know where I’m going
You filled me with such doubt

You emerged from another culture
You came from another space
Your dirty blonde hair blowing
Back across your face
Your age I could not imagine
Your heart I could not know
Your touch it sent sheet lightning
Way down below

It only took one handshake
For me to feel it all
Your smile and mine just melded
And you held me in your thrall
There was no way back, there was no way
I would ever know a thing again
But you’ve remained so mysterious
I can’t even call you my friend

So if you know a way outta here
I’d like you to tell me so
I’ll take the first indication
You really must let me know
I’m not the kind to blind myself
At least not for so long
So let me know as soon as you can
If I got you all wrong

There’s nothing left to be
There’s nothing left to do
There’s nothing left to see
Except how I can know you
There’s nothing left to be
There’s nothing left to do
There’s nothing left to see
Except how I can know you
Track Name: Not Much in the Mood
Not Much in the Mood

Lyrics&Music ©Brad Spurgeon

I'm not much in the mood for dancin'
I'm not much in the mood right now
I'm not much in the mood for dancin'
I'm not much in the mood right now

Chorus

My love she's gone away
She left me here to stay
All by myself, all by myself

I'm not much in the mood for talkin'
I'm not much in the mood right now
I'm not much in the mood for talkin'
I'm not much in the mood right now

Chorus

I'm not much in the mood for anything
I'm not much in the mood right now
I'm not much in the mood for anything
I'm not much in the mood right now

Chorus