"Walking on the Seam" (12 Song Album) 2012

by Jenn Alexander

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"Extraordinary" is the only word for Jenn's sophomore album.
Deep. Wide. Beautiful. Gripping. Haunting. Thoughtful. Fun.
Dance. Cry. Sing.

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released December 12, 2012

All songs written by Jenn Alexander (2012)
Produced in Nashville by Zodlounge Music
Piano/Keys and String Arrangements by Lynn Hutchinson

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Jenn Alexander St Paul, Minnesota

Spirited. Sassy. Soulful.
Fans of Sara Bareilles, Brooke Fraser, Norah Jones, Alison Krauss and Adele, will savor the sounds of Jenn Alexander's punchy piano pop songs, dancing folk melodies, and soothing, intimate ballads.
The diversity of musical styles, mirror the variety of themes Jenn Alexander tackles with piercing clarity, and magnificent beauty. Listen. You won't regret it.
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Track Name: "Love"
I may not be everything you want me to be
So I'll be, the best of me, that I can be today

I may not do everything I wish I could do
So for now, I'll do the things, that I can do today

And when I close my eyes
I hope you know I tried

I tried to love, love, love.
I wanted to love, love, love

I may not say everything just right when I say anything
So if I do say anything at all

Let it be love...

Oh, oh, oh...

'cuz when I close my eyes
Oh when I close my eyes

I bet there'll be love, love, love
I know there'll be love, love, love
So let there be love...
Track Name: "Bow Down Low"
Bow down low
Don't you know I will feed you
And fill every hole in your soul
So bow down low

Own me now
I can see you are wanting
And wanting is always the goal
So own me now

I'll give you my heart
I'll give you my mind
Give you all of my precious time
I'll give you my gold and I'll give you my days
All of my thoughts and all of my ways
If you just give me, oh give me, life

Climb one more step so you will feel higher
Higher than you were before
Just climb one more

Fill me, 'cuz I am empty
Fill me, 'cuz I am empty
Track Name: "Clara's Song"
There’s a road I have to travel
There’s a road, I must go down
Steady rockin’ of the saddle
Carried on to the battle ground

I am tossed by a sea
That shows no mercy
Carry me

Rapids rise to drink me under
Eddies hide, and spare no one
You can hang on tight
To the paddle
But a raft must ride
Where the river runs

When the darkness tries to hide me
Let the night be light around me
When the darkness tries to hide her
Let the night be light around her
When the darkness tries to hide him
Let the night be light around him

Thunder rolls to sound the warning
Boarded walls can't stop the wind
A hard rain must fall
Though hearts be breaking
Beggars all, inside this skin
Track Name: "Fighting For"
Seems like we've been climbin' for years
But now the road is leveling leveling
Is it baby or is it maybe
Our legs are stronger now?
Hills don't have the power now
That they did
That they did

Did you ever think we might drown?
Waves yah they were pounding pounding
Have we reached a calm in the storm?
Or did we just refuse
To let the waters choose
Where to go? Where to go?

I'll take the peace
Won't let the thieves
Tell me lies. Tell me lies. Tell me lies
I'll keep my cool
Won't play the fool
Who surrenders and dies before
The fight we've been fight-fighting for
Is won

Can't escape the pull of the ground
Says that "this is killin' you, killin' you"
But on the other side of that wall
Is a better view, better view, better view, better view

If this climb doesn't break me
This time could make me
If this climb doesn't break me
This time could make, make, make me
Track Name: "Peace Indeed" (Christmas Single 2012)
There's a host of angels hovering 'round
And if we listen close, well we might hear the sound
They're singin' "Glory to God, and peace be on you, for we bring tidings of, great news"

Well those angels tell of a baby
Whose come for you, yah, and he's come for me
So as we stand today, beneath his star
I pray since God so loved this world of ours

Let the favor on me, bring peace indeed
The sweet baby knows that peace is what we need
And may those angels sing, their song through me
Let the favor on me, bring peace indeed

Now, lowly shepherds, they still walk this ground
And we may tremble too, when heaven's light comes down
So may we always be found running
To bring our worship to that newborn king

Let the favor on me, bring peace indeed
The sweet baby knows that peace is what we need
And may those angels sing, their song through me
Let the favor on me, bring peace indeed

Let our hearts not be troubled for behold we
Bring great news, yah we bring great news
Track Name: "All At Once"
Mine. That was mine.
I had chosen well.
Mine. That was mine.
Not for taking, not for sale

You. It was you.
Knew for certain. Knew for real.
You. It was you.
Promise spoken. Future sealed

All at once I’m reaching
All at once I’m torn
All at once I’m asking
Asking for more
All at once I’m broken
All at once I’m free
All at once I’m where I never thought I would be
All at once

Now. Time was now.
Had it all worked out inside.
Now. Time was now.
Time to live, not time to die

Sweet surrender, cover me.
Track Name: "Always Been"
Was there a day
I did not know your name
Was there a day
Your face was only one among the crowd
Was there a day
When mine was only mine
Was there a day
I asked if I would walk this road alone

Or haven’t you always been
Haven’t you always been
Haven’t you always been, here
Track Name: "Next Time"
Next time I write a song
It will be the one I’m made to play
And everyone will sing along
‘cuz my song will carry them away
Ooo. When I write the song I’m made to play

The world is full of songs
But mine must still be sung
It must be sung

Next time I hum a tune
Fear won’t steer the melody
Notes will ring so free and true
When I hum the tune inside of me
Mmm. When I hum the tune inside of me

Next time I talk with you
I will say the things I mean to say
Knowing that it’s time you knew
I love you, like I do, today
Ooo. Mmm. Ooo.
When I say the things I mean to say
When I hum the tune inside of me
When I write the song I’m made to play
Track Name: "Lines Of Grey"
Carried pencils in his pockets
Ever ready for the draw
Keeping both his crystal blue eyes open
He’d sketch and shade
The beauty that he saw

Many wanted him
to draw their picture
‘til the end of time
But when he put the pencil to the paper
There were only lines of grey

Who?

Took his pencils to the ocean
Climbed the highest peaks to find
All the treasures that the wide world offers
He ate the bread, and drank the deepest wine

Some companions wondered if
It might be time to put away
The boyish sketches of the places, faces
That were only lines of grey

Who? Who?

In the safety of a whisper
She entreated him to try
Trading pencils for a paint brush, maybe
He would like the way,
The colors came to life

When a splash of her sweet yellow dress
Dried on his skin to stay
He kissed right upon her pinkended lips
And said good-bye to lines of grey
Track Name: "Babysitter"
Didn’t call her up
Didn’t ask her to show up
At my house
Pleasure to meet her
But her smile was sweeter
Than the words in her mouth, mmm

She’s the babysitter, at your service
And it’s a service she’ll do for free
‘cuz while Daddy’s away
We’ve all got to play, ni-i-cley
She’s the babysitter, at your service
Her favorite thing to do
Cuz while Daddy’s away
Somebody’s gotta keep an eye on you
O-o-o-o-o

Now clenched in her fist
There was a nice, tidy list
Of all the do’s and don’ts
But if truth be true
I know there are few
Do’s she don’t

But she’s the babysitter, at your service
And it’s a service she’ll do for free
‘cuz while Daddy’s away
We’ve all got to play, ni-i-cley
She’s the babysitter, at your service
Her favorite thing to do
Cuz while Daddy’s away
Somebody’s gotta keep an eye on you

Bridge (repeat x2):
Now the trouble with babysitting
Is it keeps babies sitting, on the ground
Shouldn’t we try to help each other rise
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Track Name: "Estuary"
My mother is an estuary
A life lived in between
The ocean and the currents where
The sea tide meets the stream

Fair feather on the back of ravens
They halt her in the streets
To marvel at the flaxen beauty
Whose life is in between

There she stands
One foot in California
One foot in Siam
There she is
Laughing with the lions
And lyin'with the lambs
There she lives
Walking on the seam
Of life lived in between

Her territories teem with life
Rare beauty will emerge
Where fresh and salty waters
Collide and then converge

Could it be that truth will always make herself at home
In those who stand between
Even when it means they might stand alone
Track Name: "Silent"
Why have I been silent?
Why have I not spoken of your name?
Not for shame
Why have I not shared you?
Why have I kept hidden all I know?
Not for show

Because you’re mine
Not his, not hers, or theirs
The only place I go
Where yours and mine
Are mine and yours alone
So I will stay silent