From Concentrate

by Jackson Boyd

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Marcos Lopez There is a brilliant story telling, amazing blues sound and some impressive guitar work, I love this album so much. Favorite track: Tired Sun.
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Rachel Jenkins A truly fantastic album. Brilliant storytelling coupled with beautiful melodies. Favorite track: Tired Sun.
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released April 19, 2015

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Jackson Boyd South Carolina

Solo musician from Charlotte, NC. Blues and Folk inspired lyrics and guitar.

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Track Name: Sinner's Fire
Light the fire
Under my skin
Sweet desire
Is a reckless sin

If I knew only one thing it would be your face
You make my world feel out of place

So it's all for you
And none for me
All for you
Is enough for me

I don't know why
I feel this way
My soul to trade
For you to stay

Deep inside that fire is a war-torn man
Who just wants that woman who already ran

So it's all for you
And none for me
All for you
Is enough for me

Ice in my veins
Because you sinners all smile the same
You put ice in my veins
Because you sinners all smile the same

Fire my only friend
And I won't still pretend
You're the only one who could make me feel this way
So without you
This fire stays

All for me
And none for you
All for me
Because I'm through with you
Track Name: Tired Sun
There's an angel on my shoulder and he's going to hell
For a war we could not win and no profit to tell
The books are burning, world is turning, while he's locked in his cell
So we will fight until our dying breath and brittle bones swell
Because in the end we fought for one reason we were born to rebel

I live in motels whiskey on my breath smells
Like a life saying might as well while I'm here
I'm a classic case of long gone, and fighting for a lost cause
Waiting for the next beer
I sinned my whole life, but I know wrong from right
And I'm gonna call it my way
Because I'll carry on until the job is done
I'll be back with mama one day

Through a bullet or a blade I know my day will come
At least I know that when I go, this war is won
I've done my share of evil things but my soul's not numb
Because the angel on my shoulder is a soldier
Fighting under a tired sun

There's a devil on my shoulder and he's talking to me
About a war I've seemed to started, evil's apart of me
I did my best to past my father's test but I seemed to have failed
I guess the blood that infected me seems to have bested me
I'm derailed

I'm the lost son, devil's picked one and I guess that it's me
I feel the hatred buried, like it's all spilled inside of me
That black smoke rises and I find my way inside it like it's destiny
I let a blind man hold my hand and walk me into the sea

Through a bullet or a blade I know my day will come
At least I know that when I go, this war is won
I've done my share of evil things but my soul's not numb
Because the devil on my shoulder is a soldier
Fighting under a tired sun

I raised him from that hell and brought him back to his own
I fought against my brothers some could say that I've grown
I'm just a problem child to make my sins worthwhile
I gotta lead the way
I guess an angel on a shoulder's just a fantasy

Through a bullet or a blade I know my day will come
At least I know that when I go, this war is won
I've done my share of evil things but my soul's not numb
Because an angel and a devil are brothers
Fighting under a tired sun
Track Name: Next of Kin
I was dead once but I came alive again
And you said once that you'd be sure to fill in
All the lost words to a note you'll never send
So make my day today before you call my next of kin

If I died right now, what state would I have lived?
I write these happy songs, just to give some incentive
To hop up out of bed, and find a fuck to give
Please make my day today, before you call my next of kin

I wish I could see what you see in me
But right now I find myself being my own worst enemy
Maybe a time when I was alive I could remind myself
I'm not that bad really
Because right now I'm stuck timeless in misery

Am I calling out to a friend or enemy?
I'm not sure about you, how in love are you with me?
Do you talk about me? When I do that 180
Just walk away, dear.. And call my next of kin

Are we really strong here? Are we what we need to be?
Or are we building bridges, in a slowly sinking sea?
That's caving in now, like a love too lost to breathe
Just kindly leave me, and call my next of kin

I wish I could see what you see in me
But right now you seem to blind to really face reality
Maybe a time when you were alive you could find a way
To fall in love with me
But I think you're gaining eyesight to this misery

I'm losing trust in what we were
And you lost us, when you saw the world
We built around, and cut off sound, to be together, lack of forever

Can you please believe me, and call my next of kin?
Can you come this evening, and call my next of kin?
Track Name: Lovestruck Blind
I'm just a man
I gave it all for one more chance
To make you believe
That what we had was all too real

I hold my own
Because I can't die alone today
Oh don't get off your throne
I wouldnt want to cause a scene
Sometimes I make believe that I'm praying
Because inside I count the endless ways
That I'm saying I can't be saved

Hold my hand
Then cut it off.. you're good at that
I thought I could understand
But you wrote me off before the fact
Now I'm out of sight
Love-struck blind
Heated mind
I thought I could change
But that thought was so damn misplaced

I hold my own
Because I can't die alone today
Oh don't get off your throne
I wouldnt want to cause a scene
Sometimes I make believe that I'm praying
Because inside I count the endless ways
That I'm saying I can't be saved

I can't be saved
Lovestruck blind.. out of mind
I can't be saved

We hold our own
Because we can't die alone today
Oh don't cut your throat it's sold
We're out of time to make a scene
I used to make believe in praying
But inside I count the endless ways
That I'm saying you're overplayed
Track Name: Second Gear
I wake up eight o'clock hungover with a sock on my door
And nobody there with me
I try to keep an appearance with the people that claim all that they want
Is to see me set free
I can dream about getting away from the people that made me
The way I am today
Because a life is a life without living when the people that made you
Want to keep you sane

Keep me alive
Or keep me gone
Because I can't hope
To stay this long
You want me happy
But you want me here
Because a total life crisis doesn't get a lot of traction
When you're stuck in second gear

I'm stuck painted in a corner of my life hot knife burning in my soul
And I'm doing fine
I'm realizing why I'm here, this fear, not real
What I got to do to make my life mine
Every day is a pain when there's nothing to gain
Your mind wanders and your hopeless dreams fade away
But my lowest was the moment I held myself up
Tough luck, unstuck, and I flipped the final page

Keep me alive
Or keep me gone
Because I can't hope
To stay this long
You want me happy
But you want me here
Because a total life crisis doesn't get a lot of traction
When you're stuck in second gear

This hope is alive, burning inside, a fire so bright
I thought it burnt out years ago
I'm living a lie, I climbed outside and realized the sky's so bright
And I know which way to go
I grab my guitar with the markings like a scar
With every piece of art that taught me to be this way
But you can't see the scars in my heart they burn so hot but
I'm out and it's a brand new day

You kept me alive
Now let me go
Because I'm self taught
In living alone
You wanted me happy
And you did your job
Because I'm doing what I love and I'm singing out loud
Let me go
Let me go
Let me go.. I'll be alright
I'll be just fine