Jolley Cut

by Danny Medakovic

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1.
BIG YELLOW MOON Big yellow moon Shine like the sun Nice try moon Nice try yellow one Well you’re too dim To make the garden grow But l like the way You light up my way home Yellow moon – big old broach on a black velvet dress Yellow moon – who are you trying to impress? Don’t be jealous Of the candle glow Everyone knows You’re going to steal the show Well I watch as you gently Touch everyone Like the billions before And the billions to come Yellow moon – big old broach on a black velvet dress Yellow moon – who are you trying to impress?
2.
THE HARDEST PART You said we’d be better off apart I never got the chance to disagree You claimed that I didn’t have a heart But you’re wrong - I feel it breaking every day And maybe I’m the bigger fool And now I’m wondering what to do The hardest part is knowing where to start I’m stuck here at the hardest part The hardest part is knowing where to start I’m stuck here at the hardest part Friends say it’ll get easier each day But that’s not the way it’s happening for me The days go by, and still I wonder why We go on, pretending to be free And maybe I’m the bigger fool And now I’m wondering what to do The hardest part is knowing where to start I’m stuck here at the hardest part The hardest part is knowing where to start I’m stuck here at the hardest part Time flies but not for me I’m stuck here in the moment I last saw you Your tears flowed like a hundred falling stars How I wish that I’d reached out and touched you The hardest part is knowing where to start I’m stuck here at the hardest part The hardest part is knowing where to start I’m stuck here at the hardest part I’m stuck here at the hardest part I’m stuck here at the hardest part I’m stuck here at the hardest part
3.
THE TURNING OF THE WHEEL All the days are running into one Soon the moon will blend into the sun Used to be we’d stroll along a stream But that was just a dream See it in the lines set in the face Passing the baton in this great race As soon as we are old enough to run Triggered by the silent starting gun You can ride it Or you can let it knock you down No matter what you choose The wheel still rolls on Oh the turning of the wheel Oh the turning of the wheel Oh the turning of the wheel Oh the turning of the wheel All the souls that crowd around this ball Rolling like a marble down the hall If it seems like we are spinning out of control Well that’s just the way she rolls Well I think it’s time we all just stop Take a look around at what we’ve got Maybe take some time on a patch of grass And remember all things must pass You can ride it Or you can let it knock you down No matter what you choose The wheel still rolls on Oh the turning of the wheel Oh the turning of the wheel Oh the turning of the wheel Oh the turning of the wheel
4.
Jolley Cut 04:09
JOLLEY CUT Do you think of me my love From the other side of town? You’re 15 floors above me now But I’m much further down, now I see you every morning Changing buses at the square If I could change one thing You would still be here Have you seen my confession Painted on the Jolley Cut? It says “I love you, More than a lot” I miss your nasty letters That list all my faults At 27 pages I think you got them all I keep your little poems In an old shoe box I read ‘em when I need ‘em And my heart unlocks Have you seen my confession? Painted on the jolley cut It says “I love you, More than a lot” Jolley Cut Jolley Cut Jolley Cut Jolley Cut Do you think of me my love?
5.
GRINGO IN PARADISE Well the breeze is blowing And the palm trees are swaying Like flamenco dancers And they’re quietly saying Ah show me, ah show me And if you wait long enough you might get a coconut and that might be good and that might be bad ‘cause it might land on your head or in your hands so you better be sure on where you stand Ah show me, show me that you love me Ah show me, show me that you need me And after a while you just give in to the shaker and the conga And sooner or later you habla when you haha and you chacha to the song yeah And 6 rums later everything is “muy bien” there’s lime in the glass and salt on the rim and I don’t even know what language I’m thinking in Ah show me, show me that you love me Ah show me, show me that you need me And after a while you just give in to the shaker and the conga And sooner or later you habla when you haha and you chacha to the song yeah There’s lime in the glass and salt on the rim There’s lime in the glass and salt on the rim and I don’t even know what language I’m drinking in Ah show me, show me that you love me Ah show me, show me that you need me Ah show me, show me that you love me Ah show me, show me that you need me Ah, muéstrame que me amas Muéstrame que me necesitas Muéstrame que me amas Muéstrame
6.
LITTLE THINGS, BIG LOVE When you’ve pulled out all the excuses Uncovered all the layers of shame Words of kindness are long lost And you can only find words of blame It’s not over, love has not left town We’ve just buried our hearts so far down You’ve got to dig deep and you will find It’s much better to be kind Let’s work on them little things Let’s work on them little things Let’s work on them little things And the big love, soon will follow We were wrong We were wrong All these little wrongs that built this great divide Now I’m on my knees and crawling over to your side Let’s work on them little things Let’s work on them little things Let’s work on them little things And the big love, soon will follow
7.
Rewind 03:22
REWIND It’s been three days since you’ve been gone Still got the same pot of coffee on And I’m still wearing the same dirty clothes Just when you’ll be back, god only knows Rain on the window You on my mind You’ve gone fast forward I’m still sitting here hitting rewind You always said “I can’t live in the past” To which I’d replay “you’re just moving too fast” Whenever you’d make plans, my eyes would glaze If things were clear to you, it was just a big maze to me Rain on the window You on my mind You’ve gone fast forward I’m still sitting here hitting rewind
8.
CHROME HEARTS (SLOW DRIVE HOME) Chrome hearts See how they shine bright Warm as engines on a long night ride Baby, don’t tell me you can’t see That this has always been just a slow drive home Whoa whoa, the best laid plans Are but lines in the sand And they don’t stand a chance Against a tide of tears Wash away wash away those fears Hey hey, you’re going the wrong way The path you seek is overgrown The bridge you burned was the bridge home Chrome hearts See how they shine bright Warm as engines on a long night ride Baby, don’t tell me you can’t see That this has always been just a slow drive home Headlights, show you where you’re going But there’s just no way of knowing What’s around the bend Chrome hearts See how they shine bright Warm as engines on a long night ride Baby, don’t tell me you can’t see That this has always been just a slow drive home Hey hey, you threw it all away The wisdom has been unlearned You flew too high and you got burned My my, you found the tree of life And you took out your pocket knife And carved our names inside a heart Chrome hearts See how they shine bright Warm as engines on a long night ride Baby, don’t tell me you can’t see That this has always been just a slow drive home A slow drive home
9.
Taco Star 03:50
TACO STAR Here comes Maria with a pink surf board And a little white dog with a spiked collar on You can tell the tide by the speed of her stride And the rhythm of her flip flops spanking on the ground She’s being followed by Miguel, on his trike Selling cold coconuts that he opens with a knife And the way he circles ‘round her and the way his words flounder You know that he’s been following her most of his life Down at Taco Star they drink cervezas To the sound of old reggae while the surf wax melts Up on the shelf there’s a dusty, old picture Of a young hippie couple, with machetes in their belts And down at Taco Star they drink cervezas Out on the beach there’s a faded umbrella Shading an old couple with their eyes on the sea He peels a mango and says “look at them kids go” She says “That used to be you and me!” Down at Taco Star they drink cervezas To the sound of old reggae while the surf wax melts Up on the shelf there’s a dusty, old picture Of a young hippie couple, with machetes in their belts And down at Taco Star they drink cervezas After the rain the crabs fill the street And they crunch under your wheels and you’d better watch your feet Well down here we’re still ruled by mother nature If you do come around, you may be more lost than found Down at Taco Star they drink cervezas To the sound of old reggae while the surf wax melts Up on the shelf there’s a dusty, old picture Of a young hippie couple, with machetes in their belts And down at Taco Star they drink cervezas
10.
Crooked Hill 04:03
CROOKED HILL You and your crooked heart Led me down a crooked lane Until I emerged - bent and broken Only to lay down the blame Those were charcoal grey days And we were but shadows in the rain You and your crooked heart Leading me down a crooked lane And I followed blind And I follow still Though I walk alone now Up this crooked hill And in the beginning I fell into your eyes And I flew past the moon With its silver lagoons Through a watercolour sky And clear as a bell I can still hear your voice Saying “take me as I am Or leave, if you can” But there was never a choice And I followed blind And I follow still Though I walk alone Up this crooked hill You stopped wishing for roses I stopped asking for truth And we sank to our knees And started feeding our needs With cigarettes and vermouth And I followed blind And I follow still Though I walk alone now Up this crooked hill
11.
Ode to Bob 04:02
ODE TO BOB Sitting here in this vacuum It’s all that you left behind for me It’s a wonder my head don’t explode My thoughts are bleeding out my ears And I don’t know why My heart keeps beating on at all I don’t know why, my heart keeps Beating on at all Perched like a gargoyle by the phone I’ve got no pride when it comes to being alone You said my heart was like a wheel Well if that’s so, then mine’s been Rolling over glass Rolling over glass And I don’t know why My heart keeps beating on at all I don’t know why, my heart keeps Beating on at all I guess there was a problem Guess there always was a problem Though I always said “no problem”, anyway I guess there was an answer Guess there always was an answer Even though I always said “no way” I’m beat like a dog but what the heck My spirit’s broken and my life’s a complete wreck It’s a wonder I still go out at all I heed the call, ‘cause after all I don’t know why… My heart keeps beating on at all. I don’t know why, my heart keeps Beating on at all, beating on at all, Beating on at all
12.
STRIPES AND STARS Don’t speak to me In subliminal messages All your wishes are hostages Set free by your own demands And don’t talk to me Of the flags of our fathers And don’t even bother Waving a hand There’s a boy in a red hat And he tells me where it’s at But he speaks to me in tongues And his spit fills up my lungs I had a dream of stripes and stars But the stripes were metal bars And the stars were big explosions High above a burning ocean The desert sands Grow a little each day Yeah they’re coming our way It’s just a matter of time This hour glass We call an atmosphere It’s just a thin veneer And it’s wearing away There’s a boy in a red hat And he tells me where it’s at But he speaks to me in tongues And his spit fills up my lungs I had a dream of stripes and stars But the stripes were metal bars And the stars were big explosions High above a burning ocean

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Danny's critically acclaimed second release from 2014.

"A masterpiece" - Barber Shop Podcast

"...a wonderful collection of melodic pop songs, colored with a country brush, that listeners will love. Affecting and soulful.." - Pure Pop Radio

"Makes you dance and makes you think... the perfect balance between lyricism and rhythm." - Hamilton Blues Lovers

"...difficult to not sing-along ... It is simply a solid album that I recommend checking out. Rating: 4 out of 5" - Canadian Beats

"Medakovic's vocals are right at home amongst the folk heroes of the seventies" - JP's Music Blog

"An intriguing, slightly eclectic variety of musical styles on themes of whimsy, sagacity, and relationships... all held together by Medakovic's warm, slightly twangy baritone and solid guitar playing." -Greater Hamilton Musician

“A superb songsmith and musician...” "A singing tribute to our Jolley Cut" - Graham Rockingham, ​The Hamilton Spectator

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released November 1, 2014

Produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Danny Medakovic at his own Silver Studio.

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Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer and engineer, Danny Medakovic has been gathering the respect of fellow musicians and music fans since moving to Hamilton, Ontario over 20 years ago. He has three full length albums out: Honeybucket (2002), Jolley Cut (2014) and The Years (2019). ... more

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