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CPR

by Angel Paint & Jeanie B

Released 2013
Rockmam Records
Released 2013
Rockmam Records
Songs of love and heartache straight from the heart with an ever present country feel. Country like Lucinda Williams is country; gritty and gutsy.
  • 03:41 Story Lyrics
    CPR

    Verse

    I never thought I’d love again, never find that hug again

    That makes me feel like you do

    Never have a thrill again, then when you held my hand

    I started feeling something new

    You turned on a light in me, from out the dark and now I see

    You were looking for me too

     

    CHORUS:

    You gave CPR to my broken down heart

    Put love back where the pain has been

    Brought me back to life again

    And it aches whenever we’re apart

     

    Verse

    I love your lips, I love your kiss, I love the way you move your hips

    I could have you every day

    I love your smile, I love your laugh, the way you touch me just like that

    And baby I just got to say that

     

    CHORUS

     

    Bridge

    Empty was my heart ‘til you filled it with your love

    Empty were my arms, I think you came from up above

     

    Break

    Verse

    Baby when you’re not at home you send me kisses on the phone

    I send my love right back to you

    What a joyride it has been, please be my lover and my friend

    My whole life through

     

    CHORUS

    OUTRO CHORUS

    And you gave CPR to my broken down heart

    Put love back where the pain has been

    You set me on fire my friend

    And it aches whenever we’re a…

    And we should never be a…

    ‘cause I have loved you from the…

    ‘Cause you saved my broken heart

  • 03:20 Story Lyrics
    Ride Away to Nowhere

    I love your steel between my knees, your engine when it screams

    As I ride away to nowhere

    The wind in my face, the summers’ warm embrace

    As I ride away to nowhere

     

    And when I arrive I feel so alive, so free to be nowhere

     

    All the power that I feel when I’m cradled in your wheels

    As I ride away to nowhere

    The comfort and the ease, the road is begging please

    As I ride away to nowhere

     

    And when I arrive I feel so alive, so free to be nowhere

     

    You’ve shown me the sun as it rises, when it’s done

    Dusty or wet, not a mile of regret

    to nowhere

     

    With a lover or alone, I always feel at home

    As I ride away to nowhere

    As long as I still breathe, this passion I will feed

    As I ride away to nowhere

     

    And when I arrive I feel so alive, so free to be nowhere

    And when I arrive you’ll be by my side 1000 miles from nowhere

    Yeah, 1000 miles from nowhere

  • 03:16 Story Lyrics
    Starting to Forget

    verse

    The days they pass like years while your silence stings my ears

    I weep and call your name but its all, all in vain

    You’ve left me for no reason, when love, love was still in season

    My heart is so confused, was it loved or being used

     

    CHORUS

    I’m starting to forget the joy from when we met

    Starting to forget your touch and how it felt

    I’m starting to forget how I ever loved you

     

    verse

    I wish I could in turn show you how it burns

    But it’s not within my heart to be that cruel or sharp

    Salted cut it stings, to lose this magic thing

    I trusted you my heart, you left it to starve

     

     

    BRIDGE

    My pain is not contagious, To fear that seems outrageous

    Even though you hide, I still want you by my side

     

    CHORUS

    But, I’m starting to forget, your voice, your taste, your breath

    I starting to forget, and how I do regret that I’m

    Starting to forget how I ever loved you 

    Starting to forget

    And Baby I really loved you

  • 03:50 Lyrics
    It's You I'm Missing

    Verse

    If I could only see you, I could see the man that left me here

    If I could only touch you, I could feel the pain that holds you near

    If I could only kiss you, I could show you how I feel

    If I could only talk to you, I could tell you love is real

     

    If I could only turn back the cruel hands of time

    If I could only feel once more, the moment you were mine

    If I could only hold you, I could wipe the tears you cry

    If I could only reach you, maybe I’d know why

     

    CHORUS:

    You took my heart, took my hand

    Took everything I am

    You Took my will, took my soul

    It’s you who made me whole

    Took my love, kept it close to you with no bridges burning

    Give me strength to hold onto you

    ‘cause it’s you I’m missin’

     

     

    Bridge

    I don’t why you put me on a shelf

    You know I’ll find somebody else

    But its you I’m missing

     

    CHORUS: 2x

    You took my heart, took my hand

    Took every I am

    Took my will, took my soul

    It’s you who made me whole

    Took my love, kept it close to you with no bridges burning

    Give me strength to hold onto you

    ‘cause it’s you I’m missin’

    It’s you I’m missin

     

  • 02:44 Story Lyrics
    It's All Good

    verse

    Daddy told me baby pick a doctor or a lawyer or maybe find a man in the arts

    Walked down that street and the only place it got me was the land of broken hearts

    Never thought I’d love a guy makes a living wearing work boots and jeans

    When he pulled up on his Harley I knew I was living a dream

     

    CHORUS:

    I love my blue collar dude in his tight fittin’ jeans

    Walks like a man says what he means

    He’s got big strong hands and knows how to use them

    When they’re touchin’ me babe theirs no confusion

    He’s my bad ass biker boy with a heart of gold

    I’m gonna love him ‘til the day I am old

    When we’re on the dance floor he lights me up

    He’s my sweet lovin’ man and I can’t get enough

    It’s all good, it’s all good

    Well he makes me feel like a woman should

    It’s all good

     

    Bridge

    Just when you think you know what you want

    Somebody gives you what you need

    Never met a man makes me feel so good

    Didn’t know what I was missing until we started kissin’

     

    CHORUS:

    I love my blue collar dude in his tight fittin’ jeans

    He walks like a man says what he means

    He’s got big strong hands and knows how to use them

    When they’re touchin’ me babe theirs no confusion

    He’s my bad ass biker boy with a heart of gold

    I’m gonna love him ‘til the day I am old

    When we’re on the dance floor he lights me up

    He’s my sweet lovin’ man and I can’t get enough

    It’s all good, it’s all good

    Well he makes me feel like a woman should

    It’s all good

     

    Its all good yeah, it’s all good yeah yeah yeah it’s all good

    It’s all good, it’s all good It’s all good its all good

  • 03:16 Story Lyrics
    Farewell

    Verse

    We tried hard through stormy weather

    Each gray cloud gathered many tears

    Now the rain is falling hard

    The wind has swept you from my arms

    Can’t get back those troubled years

     

    CHORUS:

    So Good bye, so long, it’s been good to know ya

    Has my heart been broke, it’s really hard to tell

    ‘Cause it’s been so long

    this pain’s been buried deep inside

    Good bye, so long, farewell

     

    BRIDGE:

    Well I stayed for the kids and I stayed for the memories

    I stayed for the hope that you could still love me

     

    Verse 2:

    25 years seems like forever            

    Now I’ve given half a life to you   

    Empty nest, empty house. 

    What’s left to talk about?

    I got old, so you found someone new     

     

    CHORUS: 2x

    So Good bye, so long, it’s been good to know ya

    Has my heart been broke,

    it’s really hard to tell

    ‘Cause it’s been so long this pain’s been buried deep inside

    good bye, so long, farewell

    Farewell, farewell

                                              

NOTES
LOVE’S NOT THROUGH WITH JEANIE B! YET!
LONG RENOWNED FOR HER CHILDREN’S RECORDINGS
AND PERFORMANCES, THE CHICAGO BASED
SINGER/SONGWRITER RETURNS TO MAKING GROWNUP
MUSIC ON HER ECLECTIC NEW EP ‘CPR’

Long renowned and cherished as a recording artist and performer in the children’s music market, Jeanie B! makes a welcome return to writing and recording the kind of “music for grownups” that launched her career with CPR, an eclectic, emotionally compelling EP she is releasing under the collective band moniker Angel Paint with Jeanie B. The six track set is a tantalizing preview of a full length set she intends to release in the coming year.
Like her catalog of kid’s albums—which includes I’m A Kid (2005), Mommy Knows Best (2006) and Joy (2008)--CPR was produced by her and Andon Davis (working this time with co-producer and engineer Michael Krayniak) and performed by Jeanie and her band, bassist Jamie Martinez, drummer Paul Bivans and saxophonist Airan Wright. Davis also plays electric guitar and mandolin. Guests include keyboardist Alton Smith and harmony vocalist Stoli.
In the years before Jeanie B! became a renowned children’s music artist, Angel Paint made its debut with 2001’s critically acclaimed In The World; Country Standardtime Magazine wrote: “If Neil Young mated with The Indigo Girls, (in the unlikely event of that occuring) it would sound like Angel Paint. Jeanie B! is country the way Lucinda Williams is country. Full of grit and guts.”
Perhaps only an artist whose last recording in the children’s music realm had the fun-filled, cheery title Sugar Buzz! (2012) could survive the kind of emotional upheaval the Chicago based singer/songwriter has gone through these past few years—and then write and sing so emotionally and powerfully about the cycle of heartbreak and hope. Among other travails, shortly after divorcing her husband of 29 years, Jeanie fell in love with a man who then mysteriously disappeared. She’s now in a different relationship and couldn’t be happier. While her music covers the emotional (and stylistic!) gamut, it’s just her nature to be optimistic. To quote her favorite songwriter, renowned country music artist and composer Darrell Scott: “Love’s not through with me yet!”
No stranger to overcoming obstacles, Jeanie’s music career was nearly cut short (no pun intended) at the age of 19 when a summer factory job claimed 3 fingertips of this guitar players’ left hand. Told by surgeons she would never play guitar again, a friend fashioned plastic caps that she still wears to this day to press the strings down on the guitar and has made a career as a guitarist and songwriter despite the challenges. With no feeling in her fingers, all her feelings seem to come out in her heartfelt songs!
Over the past ten years, Jeanie has developed a unique dual life, teaching music to literally thousands of pre-school and special needs kids at up to five schools at a time while performing regularly (in ensembles of varying sizes from solo to up to 6 pieces) at iconic venues and events like Grant Park, Millennium Park, Chicago Botanic Gardens, Taste of Chicago, Field Museum, Lincoln Park Zoo, Brookfield Zoo, Kohl’s Children’s Museum, Chicago March of Dimes Walk-A-Thon and Fitzgerald’s and hundreds of other venues. The former film editor—who began performing her own songs at 15—was performing her “adult” songs in 2001 when she was offered the opportunity to run parent-child music classes for pre-schoolers. Jeanie began teaching several classes a week, entertaining up to 14 kids at a time and their parents in a small, intimate classroom environment, and her children’s music career was born.
One of Jeanie B!’s trademark in her children’s music is stylistic diversity—The tracks on CPR are similarly diverse, starting with the folk/pop/blues of the title track (about where she is now, with her heart being revived after those brutal losses), continuing on through the power rocker “Ride Away To Nowhere” (infused with a “Born To Be Wild”-like freewheeling spirit) and the thoughtful and soulful mid-tempo pop ballad “Starting To Forget,” about the ambivalence of fading memories. Other tracks include the emotionally charged pop/rocker “It’s You I’m Missing,” the fiery country roadhouse rocker “It’s All Good” and the heartbreaking closing ballad “Farewell.”
“I have focused mainly on the kids genre and my own (now teenage) boys this past decade,” Jeanie says, “and having recently gone through a divorce, fallen in love, been abandoned and learned to love again, it was time to write about love and heartache. I know I’m not the only one to have gone through times like this so my goal is for these new songs to resonate with an adult audience. Most of the tunes are about the ups and downs and the processing of these recent experiences, but one of my favorites, ‘Ride Away To Nowhere,’ is a love song about riding motorcycles! Can’t just write love songs about people now can I?”

Music Emissions gives it 4.5/5 stars!!
Jeanie B! has had a remarkable career and life dealing with a lot of adversity.

A factory job accident at 19 cost her three fingertips. Plastic caps enabled her to
keep playing guitar. There have been lost loves including a divorce after 29
years of marriage.

She has made music for diverse audiences. Jeanie has made a number of childrens albums. Now she's back to playing for adults along with her band.

This six-song EP is a solid group of songs. The title track is the weakest of the songs, but it gets better after a few listens.

The best song is "Ride Away to Nowhere." This is hard rocking song about Jeanie's love of motorcycles. The theme may conjure up visions of Steppenwolf. But Jeanie cites Neil Young among her influences.

Like Young Jeanie feels comfortable using country in her music. "Starting To Forget" shows this aspect of her music. A good middle section shows she has a knack for song structure.

A couple of more knockout tracks on the level of the motorcycle song would be welcome, but she's not too far off. The change in tempo on "It's You I'm Missing" makes for a more successful song. This song is enhanced by Airan Wright's saxophone playing.

The band supports Jeanie well as she provides powerful voice work. And power is fully evident on "It's All Good." She expresses her desire for a strong man and the playing punctuates her portrait of a how man should act.

Wright provides good background on "Farewell." It's a sad song, which reminds us relationships don't always last. It's also the final track on the EP, making for a bittersweet flavor to the songs. There's no one better suited than Jeanie to sing about the ups and downs.

It leaves me looking for additional intriguing emotional journeys in her "grown up" catalog in the future.




Skope Magazine writes in June 2013:
Chicago-based songwriter Jeanie B! is taking a respite from her acclaimed children’s music album making to reflect and revive, on her new album, CPR. Inspired by a series of personal obstacles over the past several years, the six-track EP confronts issues of separation, loss and love renewed. Jeanie wrote: “…having recently gone through a divorce, fallen in love, been abandoned and found love again, it was time to write about love and heartache.” The EP marks the group’s first album since their 2001 debut album, In The World, but sticks to their formula of Pop/Country/Folk fusion musicality over Jeanie’s emotive, autobiographical lyrical matter.

Title track “CPR” contains slight Pop Country leanings spiked with saxophone fills, Blues electric guitar work and lyrical message of love renewed. Vocally, Jeanie evokes a young Chrissie Hynde, while a vein of vintage Chicago groove runs just underneath with a prototypical contemporary radio Country vibe as foundation. Horn blasts and soaring electric work usher in “Ride Away To Nowhere.” This upbeat rocker of a track maintains a tinge of Honky Tonk with slide guitar work and picking tandem in what is essentially a love song about motorcycle riding (“Can’t just write love songs about people now can I?”). “Starting To Forget” continues the autobiographical ethos of the tracks in what shows Jeanie reminiscing about her former loves and the healing process that follows. The demure musicality coincides with the vocal vein with opening sax, slight backing percussion and an undercurrent of even slighter acoustic guitar strums and electric picks. The down tempo nature and autobiography continues with “It’s You I’m Missing” with piano and electric interplay just underneath the unanswered questions ethos of the track. The chorus breaks the tempo with full band soaring over Jeanie’s proclamation of loss lyrical matter. “It’s All Good” is another upbeat rocking Honky Stomp track with more Blues-laden guitar notes and urgent percussion work. This one illustrates the proper arrangement of the album with appropriate peaks and valleys. Backing vocals bolster Jeanie on “Farewell” which seems to finalize the thoughts and feelings of the album with the acceptance and finality that comes along with saying goodbye. Again, arrangement is proper as this track finishes the cyclical nature of the thoughts and emotions of the albums.

Simply, this is an album devoted to catharsis. The addressing of wounds; the unanswered questions and the eventual healing are all present themes through these short six tracks. Musically, it doesn’t sound like the group has missed a step since their initial outing 12-years ago. All in all, this is an album about hurt and recovery, loss and gain and the bevy of everything that comes in between.

http://www.jango.com/music/Jeanie+B+Angel+Paint?l=0
- See more at: http://www.skopemag.com/2013/06/19/angel-paint-cpr#sthash.FahWzFjM.dpuf

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