Who Shall Remain Shameless

by Jet W. Lee

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released February 1, 2010

These 10 songs were recorded over a series of 6 evening sessions in September - November 2009 at Pogo Studio in Champaign, IL. First, Pat played drums and Jesse played rhythm guitar together. Then Pat overdubbed bass the night of Oct. 30th and Jesse continued to add guitars and harmonica. All the vocals were done the night of Nov. 2nd on a full moon with both of us adding harmony/background parts. Mixing was done at Pogo Nov. 4th and 5th and then the tracks were mastered on Nov. 23rd.

Music by JET W. LEE w/ contributions from Yoo Soo Kim and Zachary Benkowski.

Lyrics by Jesse W. Johnson. ©2009

Engineered by Mark Rubel at Pogo Studio

Produced and Mixed by Mark Rubel and JET W. LEE

Mastered by Carl Saff in Chicago, IL

Album art by Angela G. Pestano (cargocollective.com/angelagpestano)

LPs Pressed by United Record Pressing in Nashville, TN

On this album JET W. LEE is:
Jesse W. Johnson - Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Patrick Mangan - Drums, Bass, Vocals

We would like to thank... Mark Rubel, Todd Hunter for the christening and continued support, Clint Dodson, Pierre Achillle, Darrin King, Angela Pestano for her amazing artwork, our parents for everything, Joel & Gillian Gillespie, Joe Smythe, Matt Kennedy, The Safes, Alexa Johnson, Mickey Mangan, Ellen Mangan, Aaron Hayes, Matt Schwartz, Zach Radwine, Kate Lackie, Vince Crosby, Eric Barbee, and the rest of our friends, family, and fans.

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One of Chicago's most exciting rock bands, Jet W. Lee continues a tradition of original rock that alternates between fast, fiery diatribes and atmospheric short stories. The band formed in Chicago in 2009 and since then they've brought their high-energy performances to over 35 states across the country. Jet W. Lee are currently working on their 3rd album, Dream is a Dark Cloud. ... more

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Track Name: Anticipation High
All my life you were dead
Buried in a book I read

Save it for another night,
A better time to say goodbye

When all along I heard it said,
Just wait until you’ve reached the end

Save it for another night,
A better time to say goodbye
With anticipations high for another night,
A better time to say goodbye

And all along you were there
Now when I turn the page it’s bare
Track Name: Hard Hats
But all of that was gone and passed
With screws and nails in coffee cans
I know why she went away
All of our time spent working late

For a man, foreman
He used to be a hired hand
Now he’s picking up the perks
And we don’t have to do the work
But when the shit hits the fan
We put on our hard hats again

He used to live, he used to give
His love to one, not one to live
Apart from what he thought was right
Working well into the night
With screws and nails in a coffee can
We put on our hard hats again
Track Name: Bridesmaids, Babies
Well you could’ve come to anyone
But you came to me
I told you all I wanted was one
A simple thing on your wedding day

You could’ve told anyone
How it came to be
We tried to play the field for fun
But you wanted to be alone
On your wedding day
Alone, you left me on your wedding day

Now you tell everyone
That to blame was me
Will you say I’ll always be the one?
I guess we'll see
I wasn’t there
On your wedding day
I wasn't there
Oh what do you say

I wasn’t there
I wasn’t there
I wasn’t there
And now you’re just a throw-a-way
Track Name: New Mexico
Once I heard a record spin
I listened to it back again
The beat was burned into my brain
Until only one thought remained

Can you show me?
Can you show me where to go?
I’m on my way to you, New Mexico

I listened in on troubled times
When not a soul was on my side
Alone in empty motel rooms
I dreamed the dreams that don’t come true

Can you show me?
Can you show me where to go?
I’m on my way to you, New Mexico

The needle scratched the vinyl skin
I played the record back again
Into my brain the beat was burned
A lesson I had yet to learn

Till I was in the backseat of a car
Screaming down the boulevard
Listening one lonely night
It seemed so strange to sound so right

Can you show me?
Can you show me where to go?
I’m on my way to you, New Mexico
When I made it
Through the land of ice and snow
I knew I had reached you, New Mexico
Track Name: Dirty Love
Don’t take it out
Take it out on the garbage man
He takes it out
He takes it out when he can

Oh my love scrapes the bottom
It’s dirty love in the dusty winds of autumn

I met her as
I met her as my heart turned black
Blood flow is gone
Gone and never coming back

Oh my love scrapes the bottom
It’s dirty love in the dusty winds of autumn
That blow at dawn the morning that you brought 'em
Home and then
You woke up and forgot 'em

Oh my love, scrape the bottom
It’s dirty love in the dusty winds of autumn
That blow at dawn the morning that you brought 'em
Home and then
You woke up and forgot 'em
Track Name: Starry State of Mind
Don’t worry about me, I’ll be fine
Don’t worry about me, I’ll be fine
When you wake up in the morning and you’re mine
Don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t worry

For the change was coming quicker than today
You might have missed it if you looked the other way
With the needle buried deep within the hay
Don’t worry, don’t worry

When all your life’s a stage
And you get confused by the parts that you are playing
The corporation’s gonna make the change
And you don’t fit in

Then you stumble on a starry state of mind
With the diamonds and the glitter in your eyes
You see the people changing ‘round you all the time
So don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t worry

When all your life’s a stage
And you get confused by the parts that you are playing
The corporation’s gonna make the change
And you dont...
When you’re here and it feels like I am gone
When you’re on, and you know that you are on
When it feels like all the feeling’s gone
Don’t worry, don’t worry, don’t worry
Track Name: How I Mutilated Susan
The first time didn’t feel so good
And I mutilated Susan
She’s no whiter than the snow
I hope her daddy doesn’t know

The next time it was understood
And I mutilated Susan
I was worried about where she bled
But it came out till there was nothing left

She’s no whiter than the snow
I hope her daddy doesn’t know
How I mutilated Susan

The last time that it ever would be done
With no cigarette, no smoking gun

Now she’s no whiter than the snow
I hope her daddy doesn’t know
How I mutilated
How I mutilated
How I mutilated Susan
Track Name: Stay Thin
It's eating my mind away
In a state of fine tooth decay

Don’t matter where I go nor who I’m with
I just wanna stay thin
Stay young, stay thin

I’m running every single day
Throwing it up because it’s all a waste

Don’t matter where I go nor who I’m with
I just wanna stay thin
I just wanna stay thin

And I don’t eat
But I’m still not hungry
And I don’t eat
But I’m still not hungry

And a baby isn’t on the way
A baby isn’t on the way
A baby isn’t on the way
Track Name: When Beauty Met The Blues
Caught between the comfortable
And the thought of something new
I’ll be lost at sea in an endless sky
When the beauty meets the blues

And you may get confused
And you may get confused

Stuck inside a web of lies
With the thoughts of someone true
These are words that slip from a lover’s lips
That can make a mess of you
All the promises that you meant to keep
Will have a way of falling through
You’ll be lost at sea in an endless sky
When the beauty meets the blues

And you may get confused
And you may get confused

An abandoned car in an empty lot
You’ll have nothing left to lose
And the distances you've left to walk
Will grow between the two
And you’ll think at last that you’ve seen a light
But you won’t know what to do
You’ll be lost at sea in an endless sky
When the beauty meets the blues

And you may get confused
And you may get confused
And you may get confused
And you may get confused
When the beauty meets the blues
When the beauty meets the blues
Track Name: Amelia
I was flying over a field of grain
Looking for an unknown name
All I found was the empty open spaces
A silo is a hollow metal casing

But as the moments and the moonlight slipped away
The wheels of film wound around and played
All the images of faces as they aged
They're all just echoing reminders of the ways

Girl you are gone
Girl you are gone, gone, gone

It was a story that I heard in seventh grade
That you may have died over the ocean main
Or were stranded on a shoreline far away
With Amelia, isn't that what they say?

That girl you are gone
Girl you are gone, gone, gone
Girl you are gone, gone, gone

But now you are a needle in the hay
Stranded like a silo out in space
Am I even in the proper time or place?
I just don't know, there's no way I can say

But girl you are gone
Girl you are gone, gone, gone
Girl you are gone
Girl you are gone, gone, gone