Hallelujah Expressway

by Jefferson Jay

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Hallelujah Expressway is an uplifting musical story of people discovering love in themselves and each other and how this love transforms the world around them. It conjures the spirit of the late 60's and early 70's and is a throwback to that idealistic era.

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released November 11, 2014

Produced by Jefferson Jay at The Studios in San Diego, Ocean Beach, CA
All songs written by Jefferson Jay except “The Greens of Mind”
by Jefferson Jay & Justin Mills

Jefferson Jay –guitars, vocals, sitar, finger cymbals, birds
Leanne Pearl – drums, vocals on “Avalon”
Chuck Treece – bass
Paul Ruiz – trumpet
Mark Boyce – Keys on 1, 4, 6, 7, and 14
J. Kipling Forde – Keys on 3, 9
Bobby Cressey – Keys on “Hallelujah Expressway”
The Soul Man – guiro
Daniel Ratcliffe – mandolin on 1, electric guitar on 2, 3, 13, 14,
stickchang, tambo, glockenspiel, vocals on 14
Tom Wolverton – lap steel, pedal steel on “Time Won’t Pass Me By”
Jon Kanis – shredding distortion on “Time Won’t Pass Me By”
Barbara Tolbert – vocals on “The Greens of Mind”
Jamie Shadowlight - violins on “The Greens of Mind”
Chase Livingston – electric guitar on “Gypsy Roll”
Nancy Truesdail – cello on “February”

Additional engineering and mixing by Daniel Ratcliffe
Drums recorded with Jeff Miller in Escondido, CA
Mastered by Reuben Cohen at Lurssen Mastering, Hollywood, CA
Cover art and design by Dylan Avery

Thanks to Leanne Pearl, Angel, Nigel, Daniel Ratcliffe, Paul Ruiz, Kip Forde, Dylan Avery, The Soul Man, Jon Kanis, Chuck Treece, Mark Boyce, Jamie Shadowlight, Justin Werner, Justin Mills, Robin Lee, Jeff Miller, Blowski & The Blows, Charlotte James, Barbara Tolbert, Don & Nancy Truesdail, Steve, Tara, Harper & Abbey Hunsberger, Chase Livingston, everyone at Winston’s, Mike Bumba, Lena Evans & Scotty, Anthony Hernandez, Naomi Nussbaum & Synergy Art Foundation, Mariposa Ice Cream, Chase Brokaw, Zach Meno, Charlie Lizarraga, Bryce Johnson, Chelse Voisard & everyone at St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center

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Jefferson Jay Band San Diego, California

Jefferson Jay believes in working to improve the world through art and love. His 5th CD "Gift To Be Alive" is available now. Jefferson does things his own way. His "24 Hours of Free Music" concerts and his Operation 365 video project - three videos and blog each day for a year! - are but two illustrations of this. ... more

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Track Name: Begin Believin' Today
When you’re looking for something
Everything all around
When you’re finally believing,
Feelin’ your feet leave the ground

And we begin believin’ today
And then we’re gonna find what we seek
And then we’re gonna lift the world up
And everybody risin’

When magical things happen
And we can all believe in one dream
And then we can finally collapse in love
And watch it all unfold on our screen

And we begin believin’ today
And everybody’s hearin’ what we say
And now we all believe in one dream
And we decide exactly what it means

And we begin believin’ today
And then we’re gonna find what we seek
And then we’re gonna lift the world up
And everybody risin’

And we begin believin’ today
And everybody’s feelin’ what we say
And now we all believe in one dream
And we decide exactly what it means
Track Name: Dalai Lama
Dalai Lama, Cadillac and Rivers on the Radio
Dalai Lama, Cadillac and Rivers on the radio
Dalai Lama, Cadillac and Rivers on the radio to go to find me
Dalai Lama, Cadillac and Rivers on the radio
Dalai Lama, to go and find a peaceful place in mind

To see, what can happen to me
To find, a place in my mind
To dream, and then to let it be seen
To find…

Dalai Lama, Cadillac and Rivers on the radio
Through the traffic, I’m looking for a peaceful place in mind
California, ancient trees and silence stretching over roads and roads behind me
Dalai Lama, place to let my minds begin to fly

To see, what can happen to me
To find, a place in my mind
To dream, and then begin to grow free
To find…

Dalai Lama, Cadillac and Rivers on the radio
Dalai Lama, Cadillac and Rivers on the radio to go to find me
Dalai Lama, Cadillac and Rivers on the radio
Dalai Lama, to go and find a peaceful place in mind
Track Name: Standing in the End
Standing in the End

I piddle pennies
I piddle pennies
I piddle pennies away
Pennies today

I can’t be jaded
I can’t be jaded
I can’t be jaded, no way
Jaded, no way

I want to say no way
I want to see it through
I can’t be profited away
Today

I am reminded
I am reminded
Of the way things were yesterday
Sometimes it doesn’t seem so long ago

I want to say no way
I want to see it through
I can’t be profited away
Today

I eat my manna
I eat my manna
I eat my manna each day
Sometimes, it doesn’t seem so long ago
It’s what’s still standing in the end I know
It’s what’s still standing in the end I know
It’s what’s still standing in the end I know
It’s what’s still standing in the end I know
Track Name: Every Day's Time
Every Day’s Time

When, when I like to go away, I like to stay fine
with every moment in my mind.
oh yes, oh yes, I do it all the time. It’s like I’m running on a line
over square times

All the time
All the way
Every day’s time
It takes

And when, that time, and when the morning comes
I’m off on another of my runs, off on another of my runs
Playing with your passion fruit is fun. I’m lovin’ takin’ it as it comes
I’m lovin’ takin’ it as it comes

All the time
All the way
All divine
Every day’s time

And then we put it out there with our friends
We’ll keep it groovin’ til the end
Our, our disbelief we will suspend
And all this loving’s comin’ from our friends
And all this loving’s coming from our frie- eh- ends

All the time
All the way
All divine
Every day’s time
Every day’s time
Every day’s time

And all this loving’s comin’ from our friends
And all this loving’s coming from our frie- eh- ends
Track Name: Hallelujah Expressway
Been drivin’ all night on the
Hallelujah Expressway
Being flying my kite all night
To fly it this way

Shining my flag my flight
My love my truth my light
My truth this life
Making it freeing, living its meaning

Been drivin’ all night
Just livin’ my life
Lettin the wind lead me it’s way
But now I’m setting time right
I’m flying my own kite
I’m flying today. I’m flying away.

Hallelujah Expressway
It’s creatively charged
I’m gonna get to it the next day on the
Hallelujah Expressway

Live life
Fly kites
Brain flights
Love life

Hallelujah Expressway
It’s creatively charged
I’m gonna get to it the next day on the
Hallelujah Expressway

Hallelujah Expressway
It’s creatively charged
I’m gonna get to it the next day on the
Hallelujah Expressway
Track Name: Gypsy Roll
Gypsy Roll
Does she roll it up fast?
Does she move it real slowly?
How my Gypsy be rollin?
Yeah she knows just where to go
That’s why my gypsy moves it slow

My gypsy’s so fine
Like eating sushi all the time
My gypsy gets tipsy
Then gypsy’s divine
And if you really like drinking fine wine
Then you and Gypsy’ll have a time-time-time

My gypsy’s so sweet
You see her walking down the street
Her heavenly body
Is hardly discrete
That little lady who can not be beat
Whoa, Gypsy roll
Track Name: Avalon
I know the time is right to be with you tonight

But you’re mama’s got her foot in Avalon again
Track Name: February
All this time
It’s almost comfortable now
We’ll drink red wine
And it’ll go away
The times we’ve shared
Both glad and dangerous
I’m glad that slime has washed away

February
Glad that’s all a ways from you and me
February
Now it’s our time
February

I missed the peacefulness of old you and me
Now fine

Hand in hand, right now we’re walking down the street
After time, I think this song should seal some leaks
The first day of the first Feb-U-ary week
Just kidding

February
I swear to you I take this all most seriously
February

Red wine

February
It seems I’m feeling awful close to thee
Our mind

February
February
February
February
Track Name: April
April

April,
a day in a life
or a month in a night?
Why define
when time can be so flexible?

An instant is forever.
A moment experienced is
a Spring for all ages,
savoring each breath with you.

Oh April,
you’ve always been a favorite month of mine.
And now together we’ve shared time
we’re together divine.

April,
what is time?
I’ve shared yours
and you’ve shared mine.
April,
What is time?

April,
a day in a life
or a month in a night?
The pain,
we caress it away
is healed today.

Oh April,
you’ve always been a favorite month of mine.
And now together we’ve shared time
we’re together divine.

April,
what is time?
I’ve shared yours
and you’ve shared mine.
April,
What is time?

April,
a day in a life
or a month in a night?
Why define

April
Whoa April
April
Springs to life
Springs to life
Springs to life
Springs to life
Track Name: The Greens of Mind
Time is ramping like a bouncing ball
The gains we make will not be very small
The giants stakes are growing really tall
And we will be the ones who’re gonna start it all

The greens
The greens of mind

To fix the earth you have to fix yourself
Destroying closets and removing shelves
You need to be the one who gives yourself self-help
You can be a redwood tree or you can be an elf

The greens
The greens of mind

Your mind is dancing like a bouncing ball
The gains we make will not be very small
The giants stakes are growing really tall
And we will be the ones who’re gonna start it all

The greens
The greens of mind

Clean and find
Free your mind
Green the earth
And green your mind

Clean and find
Free your mind
The greens of mind
Track Name: Time Won’t Pass Me By
I got nothin’
I got everything
I got everything I need

I got nothin’
I got everything
I got everything I need

Time, no time, won’t pass me by
Time, no time, won’t pass me by

I got you to thank
I’ve got me to shank
I gotta heal and find my way

I got you to thank
I’ve got me to shank
I gotta heal and find my way

Time, no time, won’t pass me by
Time, no time, won’t pass me by

Leavin’ it there, still so much to say
And I don’t care to leave or go away ‘til I’ve had a say
To do something somehow to make our troubles fall in place
To do my part to help make life feel good for folks today

Time, no time, won’t pass me by
Time, no time, won’t pass me by
Time, no time, won’t pass me by
Time, no time, won’t pass me by
Track Name: I Am The You And The Me
Who are you in the mirror?
Who are you I see?
Who are you in the winter?
Who are you are me?

What the blind man folds
What the blind man can see
I’m not blind but I don’t know whoa whoa whoa
Am I you or am I me?

Who are you in the sunshine?
Who are you in the light?
Who are you when the darkness comes?
Do you lay your heart out right?

What the blind man folds
What the blind man can see
I’m not blind but I don’t know whoa whoa whoa
Am I you or am I me?

What the blind man folds
What the blind man can see
I am the sun and the earth
I am the you and the me
I am the you and the me
I am the you and the me
We are one together you can see
I am the you and the me
We are one together you can see
I am the you and the me
Track Name: For Life
He cares about the way you feel about him and he never goes astray
He dreams of all your wishes and the times you spend together when you play

Believe me, I’m you’re friend
Believe me, on me you can depend
Believe me, I’m you’re friend
For life

Believe me, I’m you’re friend
Believe me, on me you can depend
Believe me, I’m you’re friend
For life

He dares to paint a picture of the ocean in your soft lovely blue eyes
But when he’s there he goes to open them and sees a lonely maiden in disguise

Believe me, I’m you’re friend
Believe me, on me you can depend
Believe me, I’m you’re friend
For life

Believe me, I’m you’re friend
Believe me, on me you can depend
Believe me, I’m you’re friend
For life
Track Name: P.S. It’s You
Irate, it seems, the masses grow
Struggling to believe the media show
The news on TV’s all destruction and lies
Avoiding deeper meanings, used to hypnotize

I’ve got a feeling it’s you, got a feeling it’s you, got a feeling it’s me
I’ve got a feeling it’s you, got a feeling it’s you, got a feeling it’s me

Lining up the rebellion, couches are seated on floors
It’s time to choose deeper meanings, it’s time to open those doors
Making reality, dreaming our hours away
Transcend their scheming, write our own play

I’ve got a feeling it’s you, got a feeling it’s you, got a feeling it’s me
I’ve got a feeling it’s you, got a feeling it’s you, got a feeling it’s me

Answers we’ve been needing, the boundaries to our soul
World of people leading, all pursuing one goal
Love is no illusion, it’s right there before your eyes
When magical things happen, hope you won’t be surprised.

I’ve got a feeling it’s you, got a feeling it’s you, got a feeling it’s me
I’ve got a feeling it’s you, got a feeling it’s you, got a feeling it’s me
I’ve got a feeling it’s you, got a feeling it’s you, got a feeling it’s me
I’ve got a feeling it’s you, got a feeling it’s you, got a feeling it’s me