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May30

Just One Touch (new song) – video

Posted in Music Videos, Poetry | Lyrics, Releases

Watch the video here! Jordyn Jackson – Just One Touch (acoustic)

One of the sexier songs Shawn & I have written together. Please comment and let me know what you think! ;) Thank you, Jordyn

Written by: Shawn Fisher & Jordyn Jackson
Featuring: Johnny Flood on Saxophone
Video Production: Fish Boy Productions

LYRICS:

Hey baby
Why you lookin’ at me that way?
Why tease me
When I know that you wanna stay?
It could be so easy
All the games that you wanna play

We’re wasting our time
We’re talkin’ too much
Baby, all I need is

Just one touch
I know I’ll fall to my knees
When you rip right though me
It’s just enough
To make me quiver & scream
Don’t show no mercy.

We’re wasting our time
We’re talkin’ too much
Baby, I need just one touch.

Oh baby
You know I’m cravin’ just a little more
Why we waitin’
When we could be heading for the door
You’re makin’ me
So dizzy
Thinkin’ of the night we have in store

We’re wasting our time
We’re pushing our luck
Baby, all I need is

Just one touch
I know I’ll fall to my knees
When you rip right though me
It’s just enough
To make me quiver & scream
Don’t show no mercy.

We’re wasting our time
We’re pushing our luck
Baby, I need just one

Touch me, take me
Rule me, play me
Oh…
Thrill me like there’s no one watching
Oh…

We’re wasting our time
We’re talkin’ too much
Baby, all I need is

Just one touch
I know I’ll fall to my knees
When you rip right though me
It’s just enough
To make me quiver & scream
Don’t show no mercy.

We’re wasting our time
We’re talkin’ too much
Baby, I need just one touch.

Copyright © 2011 Chessie Park Productions/GypsyRebel Publishing (EMI/Blackwood Music)

More on Shawn Fisher: www.facebook.com/sonofabadman

May23

Every Fall (new song) – video

Posted in Music Videos, Poetry | Lyrics, Releases

Watch the video here! Jordyn Jackson – Every Fall (acoustic)

Please comment and let me know what you think! ;) Thank you, Jordyn

Written by: Shawn Fisher & Jordyn Jackson
Featuring: Johnny Flood on Saxophone
Video Production: Fish Boy Productions

LYRICS:

We’ve got something good
I wonder if we should
Trade hugs in for kisses
And shorten the distance
‘Tween what we have and what we could

Oh, don’t know if it’s time
To cross that fragile line
To touch before thinkin’
This feelin’ is sinkin’
Deep into this heart of mine

Oh, throw away the pain we’ve had before
What I’m tryin’ to say, you’re everything I’m asking for

Every fall
Every cry
Lead me to you
And now I know why

You speak to my soul
You’re under my skin
You’re bringing back
The little girl within
After every fall

We know the tension’s there
Sometimes it’s hard to bear
When you look in my eyes
You take off my disguise
I could leave but I wouldn’t dare to…

Throw away the strength you give to me
What I’m tryin’ to say – now you’re making me believe that

Every fall
Every cry
Lead me to you
And now I know why

You speak to my soul
You’re under my skin
You’re bringing back
The little girl within
After every fall

Throw away the fear that lies beneath
Oh, what do you say?
Just close your eyes and come kiss me ’cause

Every fall
Every cry
Lead me to you
And now I know why

You speak to my soul
You’re under my skin
You’re bringing back
The little girl within
After every fall

Copyright © 2011 Chessie Park Productions/GypsyRebel Publishing (EMI/Blackwood Music)

More on Shawn Fisher: www.facebook.com/sonofabadman

May16

Take Me There (new song) – video

Posted in Music Videos, Poetry | Lyrics, Releases

Watch the video here! Jordyn Jackson – Take Me There (acoustic)

Please comment and let me know what you think! ;) Thank you, Jordyn

“Take Me There”
Written by: Shawn Fisher & Jordyn Jackson
Featuring: Johnny Flood on Saxophone
Location: It’s Eclectic! www.itseclectic.net
Video Production: Fish Boy Productions

LYRICS:
Every time I have a rainy day
You squeeze me good and chase my blues away
You take me there
You take me there

Every time my soul has lost it’s song
And all the melodies have come and gone
You take me there
You take me there

Every time I pull away
You pin me down
Your fingertips are on my hips
They’re spinnin’ me ’round
You make me scream & sweat
Till I can’t make a sound

When I’m blue
Only you take me there
Take me there

When I’m dyin’ for a little release
You know better than to touch & tease
You take me there
You take me there

Please me once, I’ll be good, good girl
Please me twice & you will rule my world
When you take me there
You take me there

Every time I pull away
You pin me down
Your fingertips are on my hips
They’re spinnin’ me ’round
You make me scream & sweat
Till I can’t make a sound

When I’m blue
Only you take me there
Take me there

Only you
Know the way
To give me the best kind of pain
Only you
Make me sway
Every time that you say my name

If ya
Please me once, I’ll be good, good girl
Please me twice & I will rule your world
When you take me there
You take me there

Copyright © 2011 Chessie Park Productions/GypsyRebel Publishing (EMI/Blackwood Music)

More on Shawn Fisher: www.facebook.com/sonofabadman

Feb14

Valentine (poem)

Posted in Poetry | Lyrics

Valentine

You came into my life at the worst possible timing.

So I thought.

My heart had been shattered -
And although time had been gingerly taping the pieces of it back together,
Any sudden movement…
Well, you know.

We laughed. We played bar games and child’s games.
The innocence grew into an unexpected, yet very welcome friendship.
You had been damaged as I had been, and our pain began to heal each other’s.

Little by little.

We went away together.
An experiment of sorts to discover what this relationship may hold.
You smiled from deep within as you leaned into my face to kiss me.

Butterflies.

I thought these beautiful creatures may never flutter through my soul
Ever again.

But they did.

And while walking through the cold & mysterious streets of Savannah,
No space between our bodies, to grasp any extra body heat from one another,
Those butterflies changed from fireballs with small, clumsy wings -
To the most graceful creatures, soaring through my insides with long, meaningful strides.

No need for a coat now.

The warmth of old seedy pubs, honey caves, and vintage photos -
The exhilaration of walking into the unknown -
The freedom to do whatever our hearts desired -
All transformed our innocent, young friendship into something much deeper.

We returned changed. Different. Together.

Now you’re gone,
And though the tape holding the broken pieces of my heart has turned into concrete, it aches.
Time, as I never thought possible, has not affected this absence carelessly -
But it has opened my plastered heart up to endless possibilities.

To endless butterflies…

To you, I am grateful for healing me -
And allowing me to heal you in return.

Happy Valentine’s Day to my opponent, my friend, my love.

Feb12

On Your Birthday (a poem for my Daddy)

Posted in Poetry | Lyrics

On Your Birthday

It all began so suddenly.
The lights, the doctors, the fear.
And then I was here.

You prayed over my little glass box
An earnest, desperate prayer
For me to live
For you to be able to be my Daddy.

God answered -
A miracle.

We spent hours together, alone
When no one on Earth seemed to be awake.
I was immediately Daddy’s Little Girl -

And you were Little Girl’s Daddy.

You spent more time with me than most little girls could even wish for with their fathers.
Bedtime stories in teepees & homemade forts -
Silly songs and fishing trips -
Michelle Basserina.

As the years passed, we grew into friends -
Friends who talked about everything
Prayed together, laughed together, cried together.
You taught me and showed me that integrity is the most important trait of all.

When I decided my life’s dream…to sing –
You never, ever doubted me
Or made me lack any confidence.
You supported me with an underlying love -
And a sparkle in your eye.

Then, the earthquake of our lives -
Your cancer.
My world was shattering all around me
And to keep myself from falling apart completely
I prayed -
And prayed, and prayed, and prayed, and prayed.

We all did…so very passionately and longingly.

And again, to our amazement -
A miracle…again.
You were healed.
How could our family be so loved by our Maker
That He would reach His very hand into our lives
And answer our desperate prayers?

Now, we’re here.
Even though there was a time we thought we wouldn’t be.
I thank God that we are spending this day together –
Your birthday.

Thank you for loving me so much.
Thank you for being the best Daddy a Little Girl could ever wish for.
Thank you for supporting me through this crazy dream of mine.
Thank you for loving my Mommy the way every woman should be loved.
Thank you for being such a wonderful dad to my baby brother.
Thank you for working so very hard to make a beautiful life for your family.

Thank you for allowing me to be Daddy’s Little Girl.

I love you.
Happiest Birthday.

Dec7

Tonight, A Year Ago (poem)

Posted in Poetry | Lyrics

Tonight, A Year Ago
(written 10.23.10)


Tonight, a year ago
You were sitting all alone
At a dim-lit bar downtown
Until I joined you

You had a light beer with a lime
And instead of having wine
I ordered Maker’s on the rocks
And it impressed you

Though it had been a few long years
The nerves quickly disappeared
We were laughing like
No time had passed between us

You took me to a smoky bar
And it wasn’t very far
The stories flew
And so much tension grew beneath us

We couldn’t get home fast enough
We made love soft; we made love rough
And although blurred,
That night is captured in my mind’s eye

We spent the next few months in bliss
With love the first thing on our list
Together making plans
And dreaming of our new life

But as time began to pass
Your affection didn’t last
And my heart started to break
Ever so slowly

It was impossible to bear
So I prayed a desperate prayer
And within 2 days
You broke my heart completely

It’s been 3 months and I’m okay
But I still cry and I still pray
That in time
You’ll make the changes that you need to…

To be whole and to be loved
To be selfless and full of
The happiness I know
That lives there deep inside you.

I still miss you all the time
You may never again be mine
But I just need you to know that
I still love you

Tonight, a year ago
You were sitting all alone
At a dim-lit bar downtown
Until I joined you

Jun18

An Unexpected Finding

Posted in Poetry | Lyrics

I found the following quote written on a torn up piece of paper while going through old boxes yesterday. I wrote it a couple of years ago while I was still in Veronica’s Veil. I remember the day vividly…I was sitting on a blanket in the middle of a forest in Middleburg, FL, eating blackberries I had just picked. There was a hawk flying over-head, butterflies filled the air, and the weather seemed absolutely perfect. I felt truly at peace there…no cell phone, no laptop, no iPod – just a pad of paper, a marker, and nature. Finding this dirty, torn piece of paper made me realize something important:

It’s easy to let the ‘noise’ of everyday culture get in the way of our creativity & self-exploration. As a people, we’re used to being distracted on a normal basis, and we don’t take the time to reflect on what is actually important, or on what will truly make us happier.

I want to do something about this. We should all do something about this. :)

“My true art is created with no outside influence,
deep in the depths of silence,
nature hiding the view of civilization-
where all of my feelings translate into song.”
-Jordyn Jackson