/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

1.
2.
3.
02:53
4.
03:40
5.
6.
7.
05:57
8.
9.
04:21
10.
11.

about

Red is Disc 1 of Jefferson Jay's Primary Colors trilogy. It is a rollicking romp of raucous rock and horn explosions. There is a lot of energy and vigor on display on these 11 power-packed tunes.

credits

released April 8, 2008

Jefferson Jay - Vocals, Guitars
Damon Stoll - 6-string Bass
Nico Gutierrez - Drums, Percussion, and Steel Pan
Jr. "The Soul Man" Fos - Guiro
Sean Leahy - Lead Guitar, "Spreadin' the Word", "The
Happy Side
Spencer Katzman - Lead Guitar,"Frontman"
"Wailin'" Bryan Whelan - Lead Guitar, "Cat Strays"
Ryan Bartell - Guitars, Lead Guitar, "Do You Feel Free?"
J. Kipling Forde - Synthesizers, "Cat Strays", "A Day"
The Jefferson Jay Hornblowers - Isaac Tubb -Trumpet,
Peter August - Saxophone, Andy Geib - Trombone, "The
Red Season", "Ralph Ralph", "Season of the Mind",
"Cat Strays"


All songs written by Jefferson Jay except Do You
Feel Free? by Jay/Sir Peter Nairn, Frontman by Jay/Spencer
Katzman, Cat Strays and Ralph Ralph by Jay/Damon Stoll

Produced by Jefferson Jay with J. Kipling Forde
Recorded by Jefferson Jay and Nico Gutierrez at DowntownSound.com, San Diego, CA and Las Vegas,
NV 2004-2007
Recorded by Jefferson Jay at The Studios in San
Diego, 2004-2007
Mixed and Recorded by J. Kipling Forde with
Jefferson Jay at The Time Machine, River Bend Records, San
Diego, CA Feb. - Oct. 2007

Horns Arranged by Isaac Tubb

Enormous Eternal Gratitude to God, Tony, Kip, Nico, Damon, & Angel

Thanks to God, Angel, friends, family, and the musicians who played on this record

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

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

contact / help

Contact Jefferson Jay Band

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: The Red Season
Season begins
The blood it breaks on through
I see foresee the start of something wonderful
And altogether new

I can truly enter you
I can truly enter you

It’s really hard to break the grips
that sordid myths, they tend to have on you
Like this is what is valuable
And this is what you were meant to do

I can truly enter you
I can truly enter you

But, I wanna know
Why I never knew this before
Yeah, I wanna know
Where lives my big mistake
Yeah, I wanna know
Have you always been willing?
Yeah, I wanna know
Is it true that thing won’t break?

I once believed that these were things best left for another time
But now that ancient part of me is subtly creeping from behind

I can truly enter you
I can truly enter you
I can truly enter you
I can truly enter you
Track Name: Do You Feel Free?
Do you feel free?
Or do you feel trapped inside the wall
a body meaningless and small
Amidst a neverending fall
does that feel good?

O say can you see
the lingering wisp of history
& fabled taunts of liberty?
can you do all the things you need
to feel like you should?

Is this the way?
What did our forefathers say
A string of empty 8-hour days
With taxes near half of whatever it pays
countless commercials to eat at our brains
‘til they feel like wood?

& what can we do?
Examine the words that are put before you
Demand something greater than things that are new
or fall for the bribe & be factory glue
it's just up to you
it's still up to you
Whatever you do
They're calling for you
Whatever you do
it's still up to you...

So what do you think
Is it worth a bit of the time to link
the words of the past to us here on the brink?
can you conceive more than this lingering stink?
I think you could.
i wish you would.
I think you could.
Track Name: Ralph Ralph
Ralph Ralph
Played in the basement
Ralph Ralph
Played all day
Ralph Ralph
Played in the graveyard
Ralph Ralph
Had his say and went away
Had his say his day

A lonely guy without a friend
Went playing in the graveyard
With the players who no longer play
Little Ralph is going gray as he goes away to stay
He goes away to stay

Ralph Ralph
Sailed in his sailboat
Ralph Ralph
He sailed away
Ralph Ralph
Played in the lakes
Ralph Ralph
Played in lakes and sailed away
Played in lakes his day

Ralph Ralph
Played in the basement
Ralph Ralph
Played all day
Ralph Ralph
Played in the graveyard
Ralph Ralph
Had his say and went away
Had his say his day
Track Name: Frontman
The frontman
Where I’m at
The same place
But the beginning of the new world

The culmination
Feeling it in all things
It is the groove
In tune with the undulating rhythms

Channeling
Full release
Full intake
I feel it flowing through me

It is excitement
And it is life
The kinetic energy
Shooting sparks off in every direction

Positive
Where I am
Doing it
Giving it off and my eyes are fuming light

I breathe
And I seethe wholly feeling
Like the moments
Before orgasm

No intrusion
Just experience
Within & oh so real

Sweating
As it pours out of me
Am it and it is me

I we are burning
Now together
This candle
Is our ecstasy

Full wet hot red lips glisten
Inviting your intake
Begging you to participate
Puckered ripe and ready for that need
Your satiating bite

Those that need you
The spasm
Delicate and intense
Alive & real
The dynamics
You can’t believe it but its happening
And you did it
It’s your turn
It’s all you

The frontman
Where I’m at
The same place
But the beginning of the new world

The culmination
Feeling it in all things
It is the groove
In tune with the undulating rhythms
Track Name: Spreadin' the Word
I’m Spreadin’ the word

I see you waiting
Not for a dollar at the door
You know I came in search of answers
Now tell me what you want them for
when you’re walking out the door
And how could you ask for more?

You know I see you walkin’
Walkin so far away
I know you want the answers
But tell me how much will you pay?

I’m Spreadin’ the word

I see you waiting
Not for a dollar at the door
You know I came in search of answers
Now tell me what you want them for
when you’re walking out the door
And how could you ask for more?

You know I see you runnin’
Running right out the door
I said you know you want the answers
Now tell me what you want them for
Track Name: Season of The Mind
Now, I’ve just come awake
To the taste that takes my time
And you are here not just to quake
But to wait and wrap your heart in mine
It’s true it can be difficult in ways
But ways are often hard to find
For you, I’ll be here all the same
Now to forget, how to say bye-bye

I see your chest is beating
In and out with mine
I know that you are not deceiving
It’s just allowing the en—allowing the entwine

It is the season of the mind
What’s mine is yours and yours is fine
It is the season of the mind
I see no need to redefine

The time that I spent in your space
Scared I was to sign
My name across your pleasure place
Where resistance is benign
You’re everything I need
Climax, smarts, and smile
And as I learn to run the race
You’re with me very mile

I see your chest is beating
Up and down with mine
I know that you are not deceiving
It’s just allowing the en—allowing the entwine

It is the season of the mind
Thought love like yours I’d never find
The space we share is so sublime
The safety and comfort you provide

It is the season of the mind
We’re living love and drinking wine
It is the season of the mind
You’re clever, delicate and kind
Track Name: Cat Strays
Believing baby what I see
You feel it with the feeling that it talks to me
My Angel’s sitting next to me and I feel fine

Believing baby all day long
You feel it when its coming at you ten foot strong
You’re feeling as she moves along that that’s all right

This is how the cat strays
This is how the cat strays
This is how the cat strays
This is how the cat strays
Strays strays strays strays stray
Strains strains strains to stay awake

Confessing baby danger’s game
You know in that its’ easier when there’s no names
You’re the only one that’s there for me to ease my mind

You’re prowling down deserted streets
He’s sitting there, the cheetah drumming slower beats
The lion lyin’ in the fire, he bleeds my name

This is how the cat strays
This is how the cat strays
This is how the cat strays
This is how the cat strays
Strays strays strays strays stray
Strains strains strains to stay awake

I see you baby late at night
I’m beggin’ baby, beggin’ please turn out that light
In the something here that don’t feel right, I hide my shame

Dogs and cats are birds of prey
We beat them baby, beat them when they disobey
They’re pets that mimic our mistakes and they’re where I hide

This is how the cat strays
This is how the cat strays
This is how the cat strays
This is how the cat strays
Strays strays strays strays stray
Strains strains strains to stay awake


Pretending that I feel no pain
I’m strolling as I twirl my stopwatch from a chain
I’m cruising with an attitude and I’m a liar

This is how the cat strays
This is how the cat strays
This is how the cat strays
This is how the cat strays
Strays strays strays strays stray
Strains strains strains to stay awake
Track Name: Far-Off Place
And I’m taking you a far off place
Where will you go?
What’s with the race and the chase?
And I’m taking you back again
What’ll you find?
Love in a friend
Til the end
And I’m taking you a far off place.
Where will you go?
What’s with the race and the chase?
And I’m taking you back again
What’ll ya find? Love in a friend? Til the end?

And the world keeps spinning around
Look at it roll tumbling down to the ground
And the world keeps spinning around
Look at it go spiraling up from the ground

I can look back to tell you but I know I’m gonna find it before
You can get back to tell me but I’ll find you asleep on the floor
You can get back to tell me but I’ll find you awake every time
You care to ask the questions but when I go will you answer my rhyme?
Track Name: A Day
I wake up
As life, it overflows my coffee cup
And then, and then I read
Results of games distract me while I feed
And I get in my car
And don’t know if I’m headed near or far
And when I arrive
I thank the Lord that I am still alive

I, I will go
Where you will find what I will know
And I, I have seen
You, you belong to me
And I, I will find
Secrets go on inside a day
You, you look back
Remembering the words you didn’t say

And I, I lay down
Forgetting all the chaos that I’ve found (surrounds)
And I can see
Exactly what I want to in my dreams
As I lie awake, for moments more before tomorrow takes
And when I wake up, I’ll wake to taste my overflowing cup
Track Name: The Happy Side
The destination
Where we celebrate as souls (as one)
Our home
And everything is all right
And you know you’re not alone
Floating in white
Everything is alright
The white light in sight
And we’ll have fun together every night
On the happy side

I’ve been put here to live my dream
And although sometimes it’s not as simple as it seems inside your mind
I know I’ve got to stay awake alive and take my stride
(I’m going) over (closer) toward the happy side
Over and over
Where birds and clouds collide
The happy side

In the morning when I wake up in a dream
I can try to tell you but it won’t matter if I whisper or I scream until the end of time
It’s what you do and you decide and we’re awaiting
Together for you over on the happy side

I’ve been put here to rise again
And over and over in arms of friends of mine and you and I will take a taste of time
Here we drink it like dreams
Just how it seems, a love supreme
We’re in the middle of ONE dream and its divine
That’s how we’re going to stay awake alive
We’ll float and fly and live to thrive
Together over on the happy side
Track Name: In Alfred's Eyes
In Alfred’s Eyes
There’s no way that you can disguise
The fear that survives
From cold and lonely times

How those eyes they scathe
Disapproval, then disobey
From wanting to run away
Each and every day

In Alfred’s Eyes
There’s no way that you can disguise
The feelings that you hide
The love that you’ve been deprived

Oh, those eyes they’re weaned
With violence from army green
How silence can be obscene
When passed to prince from king

In Alfred’s Eyes
A lost little boy resides
An embrace in case of cries
Can dry his teary eyes

All the lies they say
All the things that they take away
Each and every day

In Alfred’s Eyes
Where no force is applied
The love that you should provide
Would open up the skies

As we watch it rain
The flood it will wash the flames
The pain it will float away
Each and every day