One Foot Left

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Ryan (drums) was messing around his hi-hat and I started doing the little palm muted guitar from the intro. The lyrics were written in the studio, with Jake (engineer/producer) editing with me as I sang.

In the first verse I sing, "I'm sick about leaving Ivy, but I gotta get paid." Ivy is a dog I walk downtown who I love very much and is a good friend. Her parents thought I was leaving for good and they gave me a wooden guitar pick engraved with those lyrics.

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Oh I can't complain, when the grass is greener I feel no pain
But oh, on the other hand, I can't let go, it's all I know

Feed me, feed me motion, gimme fortune, a solid payday
This sidewalk, feeling like a stray dog, I'm sick about leaving Ivy,
But I gotta get paid

Graffiti on the back of a matchbook, we found it in the alley
Oh One Foot Left
Look into the eyes of a long long friend, written on the wall of a bathroom stall
Oh, let me go

Old shadow I said no more follow me, sneaking you around, feeding you with sound, keeping you stashed away
Spending my nights hiding from the light, sing a few songs, have a couple beers, make a little money, see a bit of country, revel in my youth and do it all again

Graffiti on the back of a matchbook, we found it in the alley
Oh One Foot Left
Look into the eyes of a long long friend, written on the wall of a bathroom stall
Oh, let me go

credits

from Lamplighter, released January 14, 2014
Justin Jahnke: guitar, vocals, songwriter
Mike Meske: bass
Ryan Juravich: drums
Doug Corcoran: trumpet
Marqueal Jordan: sax
Jake Westermann: bass backing vocals

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Midnite On Pearl Beach Chicago, Illinois

A 1981 El Camino rumbles down the side street, speakers busted, but still full of magic and life...Midnite On Pearl Beach emblazoned on the side.

Dark, dreamy, soulful rock-and-roll, spearheaded by Louisiana born, Chicago-resident Justin Jahnke, Midnight On Pearl Beach is Justin's take on psychedelic rock, trippy folk, and poppy rhythm and blues.
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