Subtleties (EP)

by Jimmie Herrod

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This is my journal wide open; a book on tape of my inner thoughts and feelings about love, sexuality, relationships; the human condition.

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released 22 March 2013
All Music and Lyrics by Jimmie Herrod (Jr)
Vocal and Piano performances by Jimmie Herrod on:
Charlie, Perspective, With You, Nothing Makes Me Smile, Happy, Good Enough, Chalk.
Piano Performances by Tim Kennedy on:
Thought Again, Without Love.

Recorded at The Piano Studio's by Martin Buff
Remixed and Mastered by Alek Edmonds

2013

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Jimmie Herrod Seattle, Washington

Recent graduate of Cornish, Jimmie Herrod takes song writing back to its original beauty by delivering personal lyrics with strong musical intentions. The Tacoma raised singer songwriter invites listeners into his inner thoughts ranging from benign dinner with the bf to issues with sexuality. Herrod also plays in pop band Richie Aldente, his jazz trio, and has starred in 5th Ave. Theater shows. ... more

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Track Name: Charlie
I know I'd like what's unlikely,
visions of grandeur follow me
and paint a picture of charlie,
someone rather charming.
Charmed by a leaf caught in the breeze,

you dance on skies that are blue,
your eyes, they tell stories too,
don't try, I hate warnings
after I've seen you here beside me…

my darling I'm a fan of dreaming.
Just for once fall asleep like me,
embrace the night before morning,
wake me with your snoring,
I don't mind losing count of sheep,

as long as you are awake with me.
Your friendlier face I see a sign of day,
pouring through you a ray of light breaks through

darkness, I thank you regardless
you gave me something I should keep,
a friend, I'm glad we met charlie,
later lets get coffee,
room for two lemon bread for me,
one of my favorite memories we share.
Track Name: Perspective
I make my decision
Decisions not based on so called facts.
I lay my head on a chest
I rest well slept in my choices not weighted, not colored not lacking

Any perspective
Any view thats untrue
I speak from the heart
That heart knows love
A love for you.

I apply my logic
And my morals are lined with truth, true testament.
I've cried for balance,
For modern virtue and some new age principle; a commitment.

Not lacking any perspective
Any view thats untrue
I speak from the heart
That heart knows love
A love for you.
Not holding any agenda
Any plan to subdue
I think with my heart
That heart knows love
A love for you.
Track Name: With You
Have you been there
on the the lonely side of this city
where the water shines
from pale moonlight?
that view can be so pretty,
like you.

Have you been there
the empty parts of the country
where the valleys ring
when hummingbirds sing?
The sound can be so lovely,
like you.

I miss you now
and again with the howl of the wind
and the hello of a hanging chime
I cry aloud
and again with an owl at eleven
There's an echo of the changing time

I have been there;
the sadly swaying willow tree
weeps for you and I,
weeps for those with tearless eyes
for me who was never meant to be
with you.
Track Name: Nothing Makes Me Smile Anymore
Nothing makes me smile anymore,
nothing's turning out like it should be.
Everything has changed,
and isn't it a shame,
that candy doesn't ever seem as sweet?

Nothing makes me laugh like I once had,
summer seems like fall and day like night,
everything's a mess,
and now I must confess
that something changed and in no way feels right.

People come and go, and over time you learn,
that life will pass you by, and time you'll never earn
the morning that you left I wondered through the park,
and with the sign of evening you vanished in the dark.

Nothing makes me happy, only sad,
day can come but I won't see the door
there in front of me,
opportunity, but
nothing makes me smile anymore,
not like you could so easily before.
Track Name: Happy
Maybe... Maybe we're too honest for eyes to see.
Is it just me or has your mind and heart been distracted lately?
I think far too much and move far too fast for anything to last.

He doesn't see
I've been breathing.
Here in my room
Needing someone more
More than before
Forward motion
I long to give
My devotion.

For life
For fear of fear
It's trust
It's pulling near the stars
For us
For you my dear
For faith
You are thus far
Making me
Happy.

It's a funny feeling feeling happy,
We don't need our words to explain,
It's a funny feeling feeling happy,
When we smile it conceals the pain,
No more rain on our window panes.
It's a funny feeling feeling happy…

There is the smile
I've been needing.
You see the hurt
lying in my eyes.
I want to free
you from binding
who long to wear
a disguise

For life?
Track Name: Thought Again
I smell the raindrops
I feel the wind,
I think that I can fall in love again
I think of him.

We had our setbacks,
we had our times,
I think that I can put you in the back,
the back of my mind.

But of course I find myself here
staring at pictures from our first winter.
Eyes never here so blue.
I know that I'm lonely;
it's hard to be only here thinking of you.

I take a deep breath,
I say goodbye.
I hope to see you looking back at me
just one last time...
Track Name: Without Love
I only know so many words and only have such little time,
to find within these simple words these feelings that are undefined.
I've tried to string a masterpiece of synonyms and metaphors,
i wonder if my intentions are one that you were hoping for.

I only know that words are empty if actions don't support there meaning.

I meant to say how I felt all the days
we were apart,
I saw myself looking for something else
within my heart.
But what is a heart without love to fill it?
Yes what is my heart without you to steal it?
I love you, I love you.

I organized my memories, and abandoned the darker nights,
those arguments were tidal waves, that washed away our boundary lines.
We've spent a short time without touch, our last a single kiss goodbye,
I told myself I would be strong, I told myself I'd be alright

now that I'm looking deep in your eyes, I'm seeing you again for the first time.

I meant to say how I felt all the days
we were apart,
I saw myself looking for something else
within my heart.
But what is a heart without love to fill it?
Yes what is my heart without you to steal it?
I love you, I love you.
Track Name: Good Enough
Certainly I've never felt so uncertain
I'm used to playing my role behind the scenes
in love I wait patiently behind the curtains
for a cue to enter stage left
but like others, you haven't called for me

Baby am I just playing along
lost inside a song I don't understand
wanting something you'll never give to me,
Foolishly seeking out a hand
that won't reach out and be
all that I can see.

honestly I've never been so impatient
working for intangible touch
a feeling that burns hotter than resentment
is that worry here again
that I'm just not enough

Baby why am I playing along;
lost inside a verse I don't understand
wanting something you'll never give to me,
Foolishly seeking out a hand
that won't reach out and be
more than you ever thought you would,
if you only could
be all that I can see.

Are we wasting precious time,
staring at a word we just can't understand
wanting something I'll never be for you,
foolishly looking into my hands
like I could pull you through
in ways I feel I'll never be that man
and even if I could
would I be good enough
good enough for you?
Track Name: Chalk
Chalk, chalk, chalk and Crayola both are tamers of my nostalgia.
Macaroni and paper plates have a way of reminding me of better days.
and I plead to anyone don't you remember
I'd beg don't you have a memory
of that first semester?

I make friends that are there for me. "An under dog for you? An under dog, we'll see."
We read books wrote by Doctor Suess, we pack up our things leave a quarter after two...
and I plead to anyone don't you remember
I'd beg don't you have a memory
of that first semester?

On my street there's a sprinkler
we all take our turns sprinting through the water.
The chalk we used has now washed away
we'll draw another picture,
a memory for another day.