Ukulele Jim's Authentic Down Home Marital Aid

by Ukulele Jim

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1.
There's a distance between you and me Always been there and always will be Until we learn to act naturally And let all our fears of each other go free You know something about me And I know something about you I see through all the love That you try to hide We both dance around things we should say Always let the words get in our way Never asking each other to stay When we feel like turning and running away You know something about me And I know something about you I see through all the love That you try to hide All the times when you felt all alone Like there's no-one else you could run to All you had to do was open your eyes And you'd see I was always there looking for you We're both frightened of what we might find If we open our hearts and our minds So we left all our feelings behind us And now we're here feeling deaf, dumb and blind I know something about you And you know something about me You see through all the love That I try to hide And you know something about me And I know something about you I see through all the love That you try to hide inside
2.
On the corner of Hope and Forsaken Streets There's a house where a little girl lives She's been waiting alone for her dad to come home And make good on the promise he gives But he's busy downtown on Besotted Street In a tavern he visits each day He's been drowning his sins in tequila and gin While the whole world just washes away And he feels alone And he doesn't know Why he can't control his own life any more So he runs away And he comes to stay Where he feels at home in the town at the end of the world His mind is lost on Anguish Avenue As he summons his strength not to cry While his girl is alone when he doesn't come home And she still doesn't understand why That he feels alone And he doesn't know Why he can't control his own life any more So he runs away And he comes to stay Where he feels at home in the town at the end of the world He thinks the best of his life has gone by But all the things worth living for Are in front of his eyes And over the hill on Nostalgia Way There's a woman that he used to love She is wondering how he is doing right now And if she's someone he's thinking of And she feels alone And she doesn't know Why she can't control her own life any more So she runs away And she comes to stay Where she feels at home in the town at the end of the world
3.
Dance with me Why don’t you dance with me Come on and dance with me right now It's a beautiful night and the time is right and I'm ready to show you how Take my hand and listen to the band because they got it goin' on real loud They're playin' our song, let’s sing along and have another dance right now If you wanna dance with me Get up and move your feet Sway like a willow tree, swing to the groovy beat Jump like a little flea, the evening won't be complete Until you have another dance with me Dance with me Why don’t you dance with me Come out and dance with me tonight The music is playing, everybody is swaying Outside in the pale moonlight Hold me closer and don’t say “no, sir” And everything will be all right Whatcha waitin' for? Let's hit the floor and together we can dance all night If you wanna dance with me Get up and move your feet Sway like a willow tree, swing to the groovy beat Jump like a little flea, the evening won't be complete Until you have another dance with me I'm sliding on my knees Begging you darlin' please If you wanna be through with me I hereby set you free But before you take your leave I have a request of thee Have another dance with me Dance with me Why don’t you dance with me Come on and dance with me right now It's a beautiful night and the time is right and I'm ready to show you how Take my hand and listen to the band because they got it goin' on real loud They're playin' our song, let’s sing along and have another dance right now If you wanna dance with me Get up and move your feet Sway like a willow tree, swing to the groovy beat Jump like a little flea, the evening won't be complete Until you have another dance with me Have another dance with me Spin like a 33 Hula with the ukulele Have another dance with me!
4.
There is something in your eyes A blue that I've only seen in skies A wickedness that hides the lies you say But there is something you should know I'm on to all of the tricks you show I won't be swayed by the curves you throw my way Because I know when I see you smile I'm just some other guy you're trying to beguile Miss Mischief There's something in the way you play with words You say the sweetest things I've ever heard But I am wiser now, I won't be lured away Because I know when you're calling my name It's just another way you're playing your game Miss Mischief You're the kinda girl I fell for all of my life But you're not the kinda girl I'd ever want for a wife You'll make someone a HELL of a wife! There's something in the way you sing and dance That puts the younger boys into a trance But I am way too old to take a chance on you Because I know when you're looking at me It's just some other poor sucker you see Miss Mischief [Whistling] Because I know when you promise me love There's always someone else you're thinking of Miss Mischief
5.
Honey Wine 02:26
I'm sitting here under a shady tree Listening to the wind blow You might think just from looking at me That I move a little slow But don't believe everything that you see Because you never really know I'm just waiting for you to catch up with me And I got nowhere to go I think I'm doing pretty fine I'm finally feeling okay There's nothing left of me inside I've put all my worries away I'm happy here just wasting time Just sitting around all day I'm drinking all your honey wine I think I'll have a little more If you want to find a place that's worry free Well then you know just where to go Just sit right down here next to me Where the tall grass grows We'll take our cue from the birds and the bees They seem to really know I'll play you a song on my ukulele And this is how it goes I think I'm doing pretty fine I'm finally feeling okay There's nothing left of me inside I've put all my worries away I'm happy with just wasting time Just sitting around all day I'm drinking all your honey wine I think I'll have a little more Whoa oh whoa oh I’m happy just wastin’ a little time with you Just sitting ‘round all day I’m drinking all your honey wine I think I’ll have a little more I’m happy, you happy, drinking wine Honey wine
6.
I know life ain't easy and I know love is hard There's always somebody tryin' to tear us apart But if you are steadfast and patient and true I probably might stay with you Hold on to me, hold on to me When the goin' gets rough You gotta get rough with me Hold on to me, hold on to me When I start runnin' Hold on to me I know that you love me in spite of my ways I drink and I gamble, I go missing for days There's always somebody else turning my head But it’s cheaper to stay here instead Hold on to me, hold on to me When the goin' gets rough You gotta get rough with me Hold on to me, hold on to me When I start runnin' Hold on to me I know I'm not a good man But I'm doin' the best that I can I know that I don't treat you right But if you want me to change Maybe someday I might I know you're a woman of tolerant nerve You're better to me than I prob'ly deserve If you ever leave me I'll sing a sad song Until somebody new comes along Hold on to me, hold on to me When the goin' gets tough Come on and get tough with me Hold on to me, hold on to me When I start runnin' Hold on to me When I start runnin' Hold on to me
7.
Imagine 03:00
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Hear the ocean wind Here it comes again You know it feels right So let the sunlight in Your arms are open wide Embrace the rising tide It washes over all you hold inside Feel the motion Of the ocean waves They call for you Let them take you Far away where You can start anew Don't let them break you down Like you always do Won't you come with me We'll sail across the sea Set adrift on a ship of harmony Feel the motion Of the ocean waves They take us home Stars above us Guide us to a place We can call our own A place where we won't ever Have to be alone A place where we won't ever Have to feel alone
9.
Wherever you go The truth isn't told by the few who know And what you believe Can make you smart or seem naive Put your trust in the words I said so long ago Back when I told you I love you so A change is good as a holiday I think it's safe to say I know it sounds like a big cliché You're the girl of my dreams My good and my bad dreams Clichéd as it may seem What can I say, I swear I’ll say it to you every day Whatever I do, good enough isn’t good for you I’m trying to get back to the place I was so long ago Back when you knew how I need you so A change is good as a holiday I think it's safe to say I know it sounds like a big cliché You're the girl of my dreams My good and my bad dreams Clichéd as it may seem The more things change The more I stay the same I'm tired of playing the same old game A change is good as a holiday I think it's safe to say I know it sounds like a big cliché You're the girl of my dreams My good and my bad dreams Clichéd as it may seem
10.
Slow Down 03:02
Everybody's always running around They all got somewhere else to be You should put your feet back on the ground Stop and spend some time with me And so I'm begging please Slow down I've been trying to get a hold of you But you always move so fast I'm finding it hard just to keep up with you Moving at such a speed won't last So that's why I say Slow down And every time I try To see you face to face The picture's always out of focus Because you're moving at such a crazy pace Everybody's always running around They all got somewhere else to be I wish you'd put your feet back on the ground Stop here and spend some time with me And so I beg and plead Slow down
11.
Fear 02:45
I always want what I haven't got and now that's quite a lot of noise and silly toys and things that keep me far away And I never gave much thought but now I see it's not a thing that I can sing about without it coming out, so... You're all that I ever wanted I come to you undaunted by the fear of you I still hold right here in my heart You're all that I ever needed I finally conceded to let you in to me again like I did at the start We've been here for so long it started to feel wrong and so I let you know that I was going to run away But you, you wouldn't let me go and so I want to show you how I'm staying now and trying to love you more today, because... You're all that I ever wanted I come to you undaunted by the fear of you I still hold right here in my heart You're all that I ever needed I finally conceded to let you in to me again like I did at the start And all the things I thought were right about the things that we would fight about were not alright when I was walking out the door You hold my heart in your hands and so of course it stands to reason you would please and understand me when I needed you most You're all that I ever wanted I come to you undaunted by the fear of you I still hold right here in my heart You're all that I ever needed I finally conceded to let you in to me again like I did at the start
12.
You belong with me That’s a fact that’s been proven repeatedly Through the years between you and me You’re so good to me The way you lie beside me through adversity And that’s the way it ought to be Walking hand in hand Through this life that we had planned And that’s what makes today a special day Our anniversary That’s the day we celebrate Anniversary Remembering when you gave yourself to me You’re a mystery The way you move improves with age and history You know you still appeal to me Walking hand in hand Through this life that we had planned And that’s what makes today a special day Our anniversary That’s the day we celebrate Anniversary Remembering when you gave yourself to me The girl that I adored Has grown up into so much more And every year I love you more than before Our anniversary That’s the day we celebrate Anniversary All the love you give to me Anniversary You fill me with the memory Anniversary Remembering when you gave yourself to me
13.
My Love 04:17
Where is the love that I want Where is the life that was promised me Where is the home that I've seen There on the shores of my lonely dreams And when you see me carrying The weight of the world Shoulder the burden a while with me Lay down and curl up beside me Where is the fortune I lost When will it come around again Why do I still pay the cost Why do I take it on the chin And when you hear me call your name All over the world Turn around and come on home My love is more than you bargained for My love is yours to have or to ignore When you walk through the door I'll be waiting for you with a promise of A day when you can have my love Where is the sound of your heart When will I hear it beat again Why did you run so far Just to escape a little sin And when you hear me spreading the word All over the world I'm calling you to come back home My love is more than you bargained for My love is yours to have or to ignore When you walk through the door I'll be waiting for you with a promise of A day when you can have my love When you went so far away, so long ago you left me holding on to a life I could not let go Where is the end of the road When is it time to go to sleep When will the ocean flow Pull me out of the lonely deep And when you see me sailing towards The end of the world Then you'll know I'm going home My love is more than you bargained for My love is yours to have or to ignore When you walk through the door I'll be waiting for you with a promise of A day when you can have my love A chance for us to finally live with all the love I had to give before Before you walked out the door (My love is more) You're the one I'm waiting for (My love is yours) You're mine forever more (My love is more) (My love is yours)
14.
Madeline 05:16
He believed she was a gift sent from above She was the kind of girl that he'd been dreaming of He knew that he was bound to fall in love with Madeline They lived together so in love for several years Until the day she wrote a note and disappeared He read the words she wrote and shed a tear for Madeline And he cried— I'll wait for you 'til the end of time, Madeline Please won't you just give me a sign, Madeline Let me know if you're still mine, Madeline He never understood just why she had to go What did he do to make her want to hurt him so He could fill an ocean with the things he didn't know about Madeline And he cried— I'll wait for you 'til the end of time, Madeline Please won't you just give me a sign, Madeline Let me know if you're still mine, Madeline The love that you give away Comes back to you someday So have the faith to say what's on your mind Take care in the things you do It’ll all come back to you If you see it through it'll be all right Fall on your knees and pray That she'll come back some day And you might hear her say she'll stay this time She's the one for you You tell yourself it's true And try to hold on to that lonely lie It always ends the same There's no-one left to blame So you call her name O, Madeline He left his home in search of another way To find the girl who long ago had gone astray Then one day to his house a letter came from Madeline And it read— "I'll be home soon on the number 9, love of mine. You have always been on my mind. I hope we're fine. See you soon. I love you. Signed, Madeline." And he cried— I'll wait for you 'til the end of time, Madeline Please won't you just give me a sign, Madeline Let me know if you're still mine, Madeline My Madeline

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The debut album from Ukulele Jim will keep you humming and smiling! The critics seem to agree:

"Jim's songs are utterly charming, with lyrics that are are clever, funny and, above all, sweet." (John O'Hara - Call It Folk Music)

"Really catchy... Great melody... good playing, good vocals... I love it." (Mickey Maguire - Ukulele Player Magazine)

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released June 22, 2009

Mixed and mastered by Crystal Mixing.

Cover artwork by Dave Wachter. davedrawscomics.com

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Ukulele Jim's music blends soulful songwriting with uplifting pop sensibilities. Music lovers of all ages will enjoy these catchy, emotive, and family friendly songs that bridge the gaps between pop, rock, country and folk music.

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