Jonesville

Song Description

People need to havbe more faith and perspective

Song Length 2:19 Genre Country - Alternative, Country - Contemporary
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Composed Subject Encouragement, General
Language English

Lyrics

JONESVILLE

VERSE 1:
THEY RAN FROM FEAR AND FAMINE 'TILL JONESVILLE THEY CAME
WHERE THE LOCAL YOKELS WHISPERED LOW AND SAID "IT'S SUCH A SHAME -
LOW CLASS FOREIGN TRASH WILL RUIN THIS TOWN
WITH THEIR BOOZE AND BACKHAND WAYS THEY'RE BRINGING EVERYBODY DOWN"
(THE TOWN CRIED)

CHORUS:
JONESVILLE WAS A NICE PLACE MANY YEARS AGO
BUT THE WAY TIMES ARE CHANGING I REALLY DON'T KNOW
WHAT WILL BE LEFT WHEN OUR CHILDREN GROW
BUT JONESVILLE WAS A NICE PLACE MANY YEARS AGO

VERSE 2:
IMMIGRANTS AND LOCALS LIVED TOGETHER AND SLOWLY BUILT A LIFE
WHERE THEY ALL KNEW THEIR CHILDREN COULD GROW UP SIDE BY SIDE
BUT "GENERATION NEXT" JONESVILLE WASN'T LIKE THE ONE BEFORE
THEY WERE SMOKING GRASS, SKIPPING CLASS, AND PROTESTING THE WAR
(THE PARENTS CRIED)

REPEAT CHORUS:
JONESVILLE WAS A NICE PLACE MANY YEARS AGO
BUT THE WAY TIMES ARE CHANGING I REALLY DON'T KNOW
WHAT WILL BE LEFT WHEN OUR CHILDREN GROW
BUT JONESVILLE WAS A NICE PLACE MANY YEARS AGO

VERSE 3:
PROTESTING TEENS GREW AND GREW UP TO HAVE THEIR OWN KIDS
NOW FOR THE LIFE OF THEM THEY CAN NOT UNDERSTAND THE WAY THEY LIVE
SHOOTING UP, SHARING NEEDLES, PLAYING WITH GUNS?
DANGEROUS MINDS JUST WASTING TIME AND DYING TOO YOUNG
(THE WORLD CRIES)

REPEAT CHORUS:

TAG:
JONESVILLE? JONESVILLE
THERE'S ALWAYS ANOTHER REASON WHY WE'RE GOING DOWN HILL
JONESVILLE? JONESVILLE
WE NEED TO START BELIEVING WE CAN CHANGE IT STILL
JONESVILLE?JONESVILLE


©2000 SUTTON AND DEMARIA





PUPPET MASTER


SHE SAID "WHEN'S THE LAST TIME I MADE A DECISION FOR MYSELF?"
THEN SHE LOOKED HIM IN THE EYES AND SAID
"THERE'S NO ONE ELSE, BUT I'M LEAVING."
SHE WENT TO PACK HER BAGS, HE REACHED OUT HIS HAND
TEARS FILLED HER EYES SHE SAID
"YOU JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND, I'VE BEEN CHANGING -
YOU CAN'T HOLD ME TO THE GIRL I USED TO BE."

YOU'VE BEEN MY PUPPET MASTER AND I'VE BEEN YOUR PRODIGY
BEFORE YOU SAY TO JUMP, I'VE BEEN BENDING AT THE KNEES
YOU'VE BEEN PULLING ME SO LONG, I'VE MISSED SO MANY THINGS
DON'T YOU THINK IT'S TIME THAT WE FINALLY CUT THE STRINGS?


HE CALLED HER AT HER MOM'S
AFTER THREE LONG DAYS HAD PAST SAID
"I'D LIKE TO WORK IT OUT, BUT YOU HAVE GOT TO FACE THE FACT
THE WAY THEY STAND?
YOU NEVER SPOKE YOUR MIND OR ONCE STOOD UP TO ME
THE ONLY STRENGTH I EVER SAW IN YOU WAS WHEN YOU GOT UP TO LEAVE -
AND I'VE BEEN LONGING? FOR SOMEONE NOT AFRAID TO TALK TO ME"


IF I'VE BEEN YOUR PUPPET MASTER, YOU'VE SURE BEEN MY PRODIGY
BEFORE I SAY TO JUMP YOU'VE BEEN BENDING AT THE KNEES
I'VE BEEN PULLING YOU SO LONG, I'VE MISSED SO MANY THINGS -
AND YES, I THINK IT'S TIME THAT WE FINALLY CUT THE STRINGS.




















SHE WON'T EVEN TRY


SHE WON'T GO OUT ON THE TOWN, THOUGH SHE HATES THAT OLD ROCKING CHAIR
SHE SITS AND WATCHES THAT TV LIKE IT COULD TAKE HER SOMEWHERE
WHEN THE KIDS COME BY SHE ALWAYS ENDS UP CRYING
TALKING ABOUT HOW THE LIGHT WENT OUT

SHE WON'T EVEN TRY, SHE JUST LETS HER LIFE PASS HER BY
IT'S MORE COMPLICATED THAN FILLING A NEED
TO END THE LONELY SHE NEEDS TO REACH
AND STOP MARKING TIME
BUT FOR ALL THAT SHE NEEDS?SHE WON'T EVEN TRY


EVERYONE AGREES IT WAS A TRAGEDY, HE WAS MUCH TOO YOUNG
BUT IT'S THE LAST THING HE WOULD WANT TO SEE, SHE'S NOT HONORING ANYONE
IT'S NOT MOURNING NOW, SHE'S ALREADY HAD THOSE YEARS
NOW SHE'S JUST CLINGING TO HER FEARS

SHE WON'T EVEN TRY, SHE JUST LETS HER LIFE PASS HER BY
IT'S MORE COMPLICATED THAN FILLING A NEED
TO END THE LONELY SHE NEEDS TO REACH
AND STOP MARKING TIME
BUT FOR ALL THAT SHE NEEDS? SHE WON'T EVEN TRY


IF THE GATES COULD OPEN WIDE
SURELY HE'D BE REMINDING HER "YOU'RE STILL ALIVE"


-JULIANNE BUCCINO

Lyrics -JULIANNE BUCCINO
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