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THE OTHER SIDE OF DESIRE

2015
The Other Side of Desire - Album Cover
Rickie Lee Jones The Other Side of Desire
The Other Side of Desire
The Other Side of Desire

Track List w/ Lyrics

1. Jimmy Choos

Written by Rickie Lee Jones

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o cherie
come and take a ride with me
you just need to clear out your mind
o mon cher
cuz I’ll go with you anywhere
can’t we leave that demon behind?
yeah
I know about the Motel 6
I know about the truckstop stations
I know about giving up on yourself
you don’t have to tell me about giving up
but don’t tarry in the street Pauline
because the cops down here
they’re cold and mean
if they see you up there on your hot tin roof
throwing pop bottles at them
with your gold cap tooth
you chipped it for your vampire smile
can we leave all this beauty for a while
just show them the Halston
they’re gonna love that
show us the Halston
and those Jimmy Choos
the Jimmy Choo shoes
the Jimmy Choos hey
the Jimmy Choo shoes yeah
I know about the Motel 6
I know about the truck stop stations
I know about giving up on it all
tell me about giving up
I like those Jimmy Choos
the Jimmy Choo shoes
the Jimmy Choos
choo choo choos
the Jimmy Choo shoes
choo shoes the choo shoes choo shoes
the Jimmy Choos
choo shoes choo shoes
the choo choo choo shoes
someone loves you tonight
someone loves you tonight
someone loves you tonight
yeah

RLJ-Vocals
Doug Belote-Drums
Lenny Castro-Percussion
Jon Cleary -B3
John Porter-Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Banjo
James Singleton-Upright Bass
David Torkanowsky-Wurlitzer Electric Piano

2. Valtz de Mon Pere (Lovers’ Oath)

written by Rickie Lee Jones

how can I tell you
the way I feel when you’re inside?
you made this girl
as young as the moon
and old as the lips
the wave that rests
in the pool, guarding
we come unknowing
the where or the why
throwing back our weight
growing by and by
staring at what we’ve made
as if we’re not afraid
as helpless as the wind
as perfect as the sun
at days end
we’ll watch each other
til we’re sure we are safe
counting all the sheep
that still pass this way
and darling, as you dream
you seem to glow
with the faces that you know
and I’m jealous that I can’t be there
we’ll stay together
we’ll never part
our grandchildren will know us
cuz they’re made of our heart
and even though we’re parted
from the physical world
I’ll always be your girl
and I’ll watch the world
for signs of love.

RLJ-Vocals
Doug Belote-Drums
Lenny Castro-Percussion
Jon Cleary -B3
John Porter-Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Banjo
James Singleton-Upright Bass
David Torkanowsky-Wurlitzer Electric Piano

3. J’ai Connais Pas

written by Rickie Lee Jones

I know you come here to this bar
cuz no one here knows who you are
you watch the band sing tra-la-la
you wear your Eau J’ai Connais Pas
my sister knew you back in school
said you were nobody’s fool
but you let it slip away
sittin’ there surfin’ USA
I’m not talking about a song
the things you did were wrong
just trying to have some fun
didn’t hurt anyone
but you wasted time
it’s a long sad tale
we’re glad to see you’re finally out of jail
there’s not much left to say
let that guitar player play
J’ai Connais Pas anyway
I’m not talking about a song
oh I’m not
I think the thing you did was wrong
trying to have some fun
didn’t hurt no one but yourself
and wasted
it’s a long sad tale
I know you spent some time in a jail
happiness is what you choose
when there’s nothing left to loose
from Biloxi to the Blues
it’s a long sad tale
and I’m so glad you’re out of jail
I see you don’t have much to say
let that guitar player play
J’ai Connais Pas anyway

RLJ-Vocals
Doug Belote-Drums
Zachary Richard-Accordion
James Singleton-Upright Bass
Shane Theriot-Guitar
David Torkanowsky-Wurlitzer Electric Piano

4. Blinded By The Hunt

written by Rickie Lee Jones

I know where I’m going
because I been there before
floating in the sun
laying on the shore
I caught a beautiful wave
I came in all the way
please help me climb on
again, yeah
sometimes I tell myself
it doesn’t matter to me
if I live in chains
or if I fight to be free
I been out here so long
that I don’t know anymore
I get lost just
walking out the door, yeah
cuz I’m Blinded By The Hunt
cuz I’m Blinded By The Hunt
cuz Blinded By The Hunt
I am Blinded By The Hunt
well I can’t go back
and I’ll never stop
there’s just one way left for me
to find a little peace
and I know what i want
at least I tell myself
to set my heart on fire
with the love of someone else
then why do ya run?
you want to take good care of each other
reaching out your hand
so touch me if you can, yeah yeah
cuz I’m Blinded By The Hunt
cuz I’m Blinded by the hunt
Blinded By The Hunt
Blinded By The Hunt
I’m Blinded By The Hunt

RLJ-Vocals & Harmonies, Acoustic 6 String Guitar, Electric Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Hammond B3 Organ,
Thumb Piano, Tambourine & Shaker
Mark Howard-Drum Programming
Matt Perrine-Electric Bass
Tony Mangurian-Editing

5. Infinity

written by Rickie Lee Jones

traveling on a train
sitting with the band
looking out the window
everything is made of
shape and form
now we’re in a bar
an empty bar
and there’s no where for me
why do people come here?
I don’t know
but look a little deeper
expanding to my left
are people everywhere ...
cuz this is where we’ve always been
it will always come again
it hasn’t even happened yet
we’re here and in
Infinity Infinity
and now I go wrong
I always do go wrong
and someone has to help me now
Marsha pulling off my shirt
it’s caught around my neck
it hurts and
I can’t breathe
you’re killing me with kindness
why don’t you let me go?
then I say
‘this isn’t really happening’
but the dream goes on
this is an illusion
every corner of the galaxy
they’re watching
“Infinity”
time is a wave
moving through space.
there are your hands,
here is my face
ahh
we’re the Movie of the Week
every corner of the galaxy
they’re watching
this is where we’ve always been
it will always come again
it hasn’t even happened yet
we’re here and in
Infinity

RLJ-Vocals & Harmonies, Acoustic 6 String Guitar,
Electric Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Hammond B3 Organ,
Thumb Piano, Tambourine & Shaker
Mark Howard-Drum Programming
Matt Perrine-Electric Bass
Tony Mangurian-Editing

6. I Wasn’t Here

written by Rickie Lee Jones

taking my time
hurrying along
I do what I like to go
where I know I will
never go wrong
the world is my home
the world is my cone
and it’s delicious
to wish this-
that you never feel alone
I like how you walk
into a room
you can bring oceans of potions
and suddenly we’re on the moon
I’m a galaxy jet!
so I never fret
that’s never gotten me anywhere
I want to hang around yet
believe me
it’s easy to be where you want to go
out in the nether together
and we’ll just let go
and fly
fall through the air
don’t have a care
these precious moments
we’re in this together
we’re lighter than air

someone like you
makes me feel see-through
cuz I was a weight
and the stakes got so high
that I finally fell through
believe and it’s easy to see
where you’re going
out in the weather together
with wind, sky and snow
so where shall we go?
I don’t really know
but when we get there
I’m sure we’ll ask someone
and someone will know
well that’s how I am
happy again
just to be part of the show
when you go tell ‘em I say hello!!!
I wasn’t here
when you saw me, it’s clear
(I hope you don’t go)

RLJ-Vocals, Background Vocals & Tenor Guitar
Stevie Black-Strings Arrangement & Strings
John Fohl-Acoustic Guitar
Matt Perrine-Bass

7. Christmas In New Orleans

written by Rickie Lee Jones

it’s Christmas time
here in New Orleans
the streets are all empty
but for we three Queens
who follow the fire
of an old guitar
that burns so bright
over the local bar
I know you told me girl
why do you let them see you cry?
look away, look away like me
and your crowd went wild
who can say what breaks inside?
me I woke up in the wings
and I still can’t recognize
this sound my scars make
when I sing
how could you explain
a life as crazy as ours?
how would I explain a love
that fell down from the stars
and burned a light into the dark
that was my life for a while...
and now you wake up again
in that old black hat
another dream of me
bet you don’t tell her that
now you roll over
turn and smell her hair
you know, it’s warm down here
for Christmas
we all hope you’re cold up there
how do we explain a time
as crazy as ours?
how do you explain a love
that fell down from the stars
and burned a light
into the dark?
that was my life
for a while...
so when you’re lost out here
on the Other Side of Desire
come on in and warm your hands
on our eternal fire
we’re all drinking and singing songs
full of Christmas cheer
and every ghost there at the bar
wishes that you were here

RLJ-Vocals, Background Vocals,
Electric Guitar & Keyboards
Doug Belote-Drums
Jon Cleary-Wurlitzer & Nord
Shane Theriot-Bass Guitar

8. Haunted

written by Rickie Lee Jones

when love comes along
it seems like
he was always by your side
makes you feel like
you’ve never been alone, never been alone
never never been lied to
always felt this way
you’re happy
you’re so happy
you can forget you ever cried
but you better hold on
to your tears
cuz they hold you down
sometimes
dodo dodo, lalalalala
dodo dodo, lalalalala
yeah
you better be careful
or all the bluebirds will stop flying
you better be careful
or all the stars will stop flying
you better be careful
or all your dreams just stop dying
you better be careful
or all your heart will stop stinging
you better be careful
hold on to something
hold on to your heartache
yeah, yeah
oh oh oh oh oh oh

RLJ-Vocals, Background Vocals,
Electric Guitar & Keyboards
Doug Belote-Drums
Jon Cleary-Wurlitzer & Nord
Shane Theriot-Bass Guitar

9. Feet On The Ground

written by Rickie Lee Jones & Alfred Johnson

she was a happy child
funny and bright and wild
and all of the grown-ups agreed
she was ‘Most Likely To Succeed
in Ruling the World!’
now she calls you on the phone
she’s never there alone
who is he, why is he there, that man?
she steals everything she can
easily buy it . ‘mother,
can you send some cash?’
here, World Domination Rules
get in line with these fools
we’ll show you how much it costs
twice as much as we’ve lost
this is no way to live
and I have no more to give
til she’s got her
Feet On The Ground
life is a merry-go-round
taking her up so high
the angels cry
she’s got her
Feet On The Ground
life is a merry-go-round
taking her up so high
the angels cry
the story goes on and on
nobody’s right or wrong
there somebody’s aunt
somebody’s dad,
they spent the last dollar they had
trying to bring someone home
you, you call her on the phone
you’re always here alone.
a daily reminder of what it’s cost
how much you’ve given,
how much you’ve lost
trying to save her-
-I’ll just send you the cash.

now world domination’s lost.
and this is what it costs.
twice as much as we’ve had
but daddy, it’s not that bad
how does she survive
why is she left alive?
til she’s got her
feet on the ground
life is a merry-go-round
taking her up so high
the angels cry
but she’s gonna get her
Feet On The Ground
life is a merry-go-round
taking her up so high
that you hear the angels cry

RLJ-Vocals & Piano
Doug Belote-Drums
Lenny Castro-Percussion
Jon Cleary-B3, Acoustic Guitar & Background Vocals
Nigel Hall-Background Vocals
James Singleton-Upright Bass
Shane Theriot-Acoustic & Hi String Acoustic Guitar
David Torkanowsky-Wurlitzer Electric Piano
Calvin Turner-Background Vocals
10. Juliette

written by Rickie Lee Jones

Juliette mon coeur
ma sur, trésor...
les Mistral, encore
come to freeze the leaf from the tree
come to blow the roof from the eave
look into the window
set the skylark free to fly
away…
Juliette my friend
mon chien
it’s here again
les season aux froid
sejour avec moi

RLJ-Vocal & Piano
Rex Gregory-Bass Clarinet

11. Finale; (A Spider In The Circus Of The Falling Star)

written by Rickie Lee Jones

don’t be afraid little one
we can’t always walk in the sun
I’ve come to show you another way
around
weaving a home
from patterns of sound
we catch marvelous moments
put them down, put them down
ah don’t I recall
all of us flying
on parachutes in fall
into the wind
to all stars again
somewhere
the first of us is always
there
the last of us
is not afraid
to leave
all life is circling
and all circles leading
the circus is gone
our kind too...
eat me and
live, child
RLJ-Vocals & Harmony, Piano,
Guitar, Banjo, Tambourne
Matt Perrine-Sousaphone, Trombone



"Living down here in the south, traversing musical points where the rural meets the spiritual, from the joyful swamppop to the sudden carnival collaborations of piecemeal bands, poets, musicians on mystical railroad loading docks. I sleep and wake to the plaintiff song of the river boats and the freight trains, and my heart imagines their love affair. I gathered the fruits from the local trees, 99% of the people involved on the record live here, or work here much of the year.

My life in New Orleans has brought me to a peaceful place. Walking along the broken roads, I hear brass instruments quietly peering and bumping from unexpected parlours, and sure as we are sitting here a parade will be passing by.

There is no city in the world like this New Orleans. It is full of young people making a go together with a non conventional, non materialistic quality. There is no division between people, somehow, everyone says hello to everyone. I feel a part of this place. It is a place, unlike the west, where people’s tradition is a language, spoken easy and quietly, and it feels like home."

Rickie Lee Jones

Produced by John Porter and
Mark Howard (Blinded By The Hunt, I Wasn’t Here,
& Finale: (A Spider In The Circus Of The Falling Star)
Production & mixing: John Porter
Engineers-Mike Dorsey & John Porter
Recorded at the Music Shed in NOLA
Additional recording and mixing at Independence St West.
Malmesbury, England
Production, recorded and mixied by Mark Howard
Recorded and mixed at Esplanade Studios New Orleans
Additional engineering-Casey Contreary
Assisted by Casey Contreary
Mastered by Gavin Lurssen at Lurssen Mastering, Los Angeles, CA
Management-Ron Stone for Gold Mountain Entertainment with
Peter Wark and Larissa Giampaoli
Booking Agents-Jaime Kelsall for APA for North America
Ian Fintak for Paradise Artist for International
Web Master-Roxana Curras
Photography-David McClister
Art Direction-Rickie Lee Jones & Gina R. Binkley
Design-Gina R. Binkley
All songs written by Rickie Lee Jones. Published by TOSOD Music (ASCAP)

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