Borrowed Blue IV

by Jay Sharp

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I made up a few of these home-made compilations of songs (cdrs and inkjet printed sleeves) I recorded between 1999 and 2009 and mailed them to friends around the Holiday Season of 2009 when I was in South Hadley, MA: technically homeless, but living my life to it's fullest potential. Community living, all chipping in with cooking and chores. Big ol' house and lotsa recording gear. Multiple friends have commented it was the happiest they'd ever seen me. "This Borrowed Blue" series is a play on the term "the winter blues". It's intended to be a yearly demo series. Mostly one takes- or live takes. Or basic tracks with one overdub. Always free. Always for xmas. Enjoy.

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released December 1, 2012

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Jay Sharp Brooklyn, New York

Jason was born in 1981 and started his first band when he was 19. Since then he has played in almost 19 different bands. He has appeared on 27 full length albums, 1/2 of which he was the principal songwriter, others as a band-member (bass player, lead guitar, vocalist, etc.) Currently completing the 3rd LP by the Mighty JSE, J also produces records for other artists in and around NYC so HMU! ... more

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Track Name: Russell Salerno + Jay Sharp - Into the Sea
Sitting on your cloud
watching birds drift about
The sun seemed so warm back then
We joked about the rain but when
you cried
we fell just the same

Into the sea
Hold onto me
Please let us be
Please let us be

The tides have had their say
They washed my innocence away
The moon seemed so bright back then
We joked about the stars but when
they took you
I burned just the same

Into the sea
Hold onto me
Please let us be
Please let us be

Dreaming on
quicksand shores
with each wave crash
my heart restores
Track Name: Free Tibet
if i could change the world today
what would i say
to the world leaders and
would their kids be gay
and if i decided to stay
would it be okay

and if i said it would be that way
would there be a place for me me me
only me

if i could free tibet would you go to bed with me
and if I said it would be that way
would there still be a place for me
me oh-oh
Track Name: Scumbag Titties (the lost + found song)
somewhere in a far off land
another place and time
sometimes i'm away
i'm another lost + found
oh sometimes i'm
away in my sea of misfortune
somewhere, i'm not here
i'm not anywhere

stories of a better year
fill your heart with salt
faded blue and washed around sepia
sometimes i'm away in my sea of misfortunes
somewhere, i'm not here
i'm not anywhere

wah ahh wah wah ow.
Track Name: Joe Haines + Jay Sharp - NY Deathly Ragtime
I look away from the sun for a sec
I took it for granted now it sets
the winter's come and I'm not ready yet
Naked here and cold and wet

I had one more thought
one more thing I had to ask
did you know that it was your very last day?
One more thought, I had to ask you
did you enjoy your stay?

no one would talk when the cancer came
hot potato telephone just passed the blame
Was it all a waste? We didn't get to far
just another tragic fallen star

Life cut short the sorrow grown
the roots are strong but the soil unknown
Will I waver? Gale bears down
will I favor a weak way out?

One more day
one more word I had to say
Could i've known not to hesitate?
One more word i had to say to you
Why did I have to wait?
why did i hesitate
wasn't just another thing
they talk about on Ricki Lake
it was something important i had to say
Track Name: Joe Haines + Jay Sharp - Borrowed Blue
please allow me to sing
for you and i
just one time
and every single thing
you've ever tried
in your life
nearly died in your arms

you know you can only run so far
but it'll never be the way
and i'm trying to save what little's left of you

all the time you waste
trying ta run away
all the people you chased
little stars
capsized in your life-
i just can't say 'no'

maybe someone is certain now
maybe someone has to leave
maybe you'll never try to place
all your fears far away from me
Track Name: Debbie Chou & Jay Sharp - Bridge Over Troubled Water
When you're weary, feeling small,
When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all;
I'm on your side. When times get rough
And friends just can't be found,
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.

When you're down and out,
When you're on the street,
When evening falls so hard
I will comfort you.
I'll take your part.
When darkness comes
And pain is all around,
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will lay me down.

Sail on silvergirl,
Sail on by.
Your time has come to shine.
All your dreams are on their way.
See how they shine.
If you need a friend
I'm sailing right behind.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind.
Like a bridge over troubled water
I will ease your mind.
Track Name: Waltz #2 (Xo)
first the mic then a half cigarette
singing Cathy's clown
that's the man she's married to now
that's the girl that he takes around town
she appears composed, so she is, I suppose
who can really tell
she shows no emotion at all
stares into space like a dead china doll

I'm never gonna know you now
but I'm gonna love you anyhow

now she's done and they're calling someone
such a familiar name
I'm so glad that my memories remote
'cause I'm doing just fine hour to hour, note to note
here it is the revenge to the tune
you're no good
you're no good, you're no good, you're no good
can't you tell that it's well understood

I'm never gonna know you now
but I'm gonna love you anyhow

I'm here today and expected to stayon and on and on
I'm tired, I'm tired

looking out on the substitute scene
still going strong
XO, mom, it's ok, it's alright, nothing's wrong
tell Mr. Man with impossible plansto just leave me alone
in the place where I make no mistakes
in the place where I have what it takes

I'm never gonna know you now
but I'm gonna love you anyhow
I'm never gonna know you now
but I'm gonna love you anyhow
I'm never gonna know you now
but I'm gonna love you anyhow