Jacob R Beck

by Jacob R Beck

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New Era Indie Jacob tips his hat to the folk tradition while ushering in the modern sound of a new age of indie singer songwriters. Masterful writing and powerful execution. Love this! Favorite track: Time and Space.
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released November 1, 2016

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Jacob Beck is a New York native who lives in Utah. Catch him on tour this summer!

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Track Name: Shine On Me Again
I'm misery
At least that's what you said
You couldn't see
Through all the books you read
And I, I can't believe
You close the door on me again

You say you need to go
I wait my turn to speak
I say it's pretty low
If praise is all you seek
I, I didn't know
Ambition never looked so weak

Look up to the lonely sky
Think of home and close your eyes
Even the birds know where they fly
But you are lost and it's alright

The devil's at my feet
The cross shakes in my hands
You, you show your teeth
But lack the strength to stand
The sun rolls in the east
And I find my faith again

Neon city lights
Shining blue and red
I didn't sleep last night
Laying in my bed
Neon city lights
Won't you shine on me again
Track Name: You Are Young
Me and the moon again on our own
Tangled in the lights from the heavens
Like I'm wrapped in the arms of an old friend
They tell me I'm a stranger here-ought to go back home
Every face that I see in the window
Another soul on the street that I don't know

You are young, you are young, you are young
Your days stretch out before you
Learn to live them one by one
Learn to keep your head and lose your heart
Start again when it falls apart
You are young, you are young, you are young

So let me roll with that wild wind let it still my soul
As it heaves and it howls and it shakes
Through the trees and the rivers and the lakes
Teach me how to keep my peace before I get too old
Hold back my words when they're razors
Fear is a foe but don't hate her

And the years make you older
Keep your head up
Keep the weight off your shoulders

Don't make like a movie star as you chase your youth
Looking for the lies in the mirror
But nothing you can do brings you nearer
You drift further from familiar shores and the world you knew
So take what you can while you can take
Hope to your heart that it won't break
Sing with the wind when the trees shake

You are young, you are young, you are young
Your days stretch out before you
Learn to live them one by one
Learn to keep your head and lose your heart
Start again when it falls apart
You are young, you are young, you are young
Track Name: The Land of Milk and Honey
Welcome to the land of milk and honey
You can't buy bread with honest money
The wolves out in the street all say they love me
Like ushers in the land of milk and honey

The memories in your head call for yesterday
New world at your feet and it's here to stay
The beggars and the thieves earns the devil's pay
Fire in the street don't look away

Living in the land of milk and honey
Following the flow like a river running
I'm not sure where to turn when the cards come tumbling
I didn't come here to get it all took from me

I'll be sleeping on the sands of California
Make another dollar and I'll come back for you
Broken on the banks of the Mississippi
Caught between the allies of this sorry city

Lost here in the land of milk and honey
You can't buy bread with honest money
The roof is caving in and the walls are crumbling
I guess it's been a while since you last heard from me
Track Name: Time and Space
Reasoning with time and space
I shake beneath their weight
Run for the open window
And hope it's not too late

I can rise above this city
I can see it all so clear
And the rights and wrongs and reasons
Begin to disappear

Ascend into the atmosphere
Like a phantom in the dark
And dissipate the distance
From me to where you are

Feel the air against my skin
Breathe a lie and I begin
To make myself believe
I'm never coming back again

But even here I hear you whisper
How we fell from such great heights
So I go a little higher
Above the city lights

Suspended in the air
The moonlight wraps me in its arms
Above the earth and out of reach
Out among the stars

A touch of cosmic clarity
and all things seem the same
Wise men wander with the wandering
The sinners sin with saints

See the earth begin to spin
Push me out I'll pull you in
But still I can't believe
You're never coming back again