Thirty East

by Lee Jaster

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The debut full length LP from Lee Jaster, crossing the Americana landscape from finger-picking, introspective folk to Texas bar-room anthems.

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released March 4, 2014

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Produced by Jay Sims

Recorded by Ron Flynt at Jumping Dog Studio

Mastered by Jerry Tubb at Terra Nova Digital Audio, Inc. Austin, Texas // terranovamastering.com

All songs by Lee Jaster (BMI)

Photos by Dalton Campbell // daltoncampbell.com

Graphic Design by Matt Eskey // anyandallmedia.com

Lee Jaster // Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Ron Flynt // Bass, Keys
Matt Giles // Electric Guitar
Travis Roberts // Drums, Percussion
Warren Hood // Violin
Jenn Miori // Backing Vocals
Rich Brotherton // Lap Steel, Mandolin (Track 5)
Jay Sims // Banjo, Mandolin (Track 3), Backing Vocals (Track 6)
Patrick Brooks // Acoustic Guitar (Tracks 1, 4), Backing Vocals (Track 3)

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Track Name: Slip and Fall
Long lines
On my face they crawl
Green pines
And my home it calls

In the city
In the jungle out there
If you're with me
You're in trouble I swear

Lord I want to get there
Even if I slip and fall
I've heard life's for dancing babe
But I ain't got moves at all

Pretty girls
In their summer fair
Like to twirl
Feel the wind in their hair

All the boys
Dance in rhythm and time
It's a choice
I play the music for dimes

Lord I want to get there
Even if I slip and fall
I've heard life's for dancing babe
But I ain't got moves at all

Where have you gone my dancing shoes?
Where have you gone my dancing shoes?

And the night
I come when it calls
Dim the lights
Read the rites in the walls

Double down
When in need of a buck
Flip that crown
Got that gambler's luck

Lord I want to get there
Even if I slip and fall
I've heard life's for dancing babe
But I ain't got moves at all
Track Name: Cracked Rear View
I'm without your good graces
No one can save this old heart like you did
Got so tired of running of races
Finding pavement to live the life I hid

I know I'll have to face it
There's no saving a poet like me
It's not hard for me to place it
Why the kindest of hearts always leave

I don't see you coming up behind
Don't think I'm running around in your mind
Don't see you in my cracked rear view this time

I bend down to tie my laces
Are those the only soles that I own
In my hand I'm holding aces
Playing blinds till I know when to fold

I got tired of the chasing
Of the women the drink and the song
Line up those empty vases
Along the blank kitchen wall

I don't see you coming up behind
Don't think I'm running around in your mind
Don't see you in my cracked rear view this time

Well this dream that I'm chasing
It's left me blind to the things that I need
I'm so tired of rearranging
I've made my bed and in it I must sleep

I don't see you coming up behind
Do r think I'm running around in your mind
Don't see you in my cracked rear view this time
Track Name: Put It On Me
You were looking for something, I was trying to find
Filling up the spaces of my mind
You were written on sidewalks, had your names in bars
I was running around trying to find you with guitars

Baby, can you put it on lien
Let your chips ride down on me
I know that you're trying your hardest to just breath
Let your chips ride down and we'll see
If I can carry the load

You were getting out of something,I was trying to get in
To whatever that you were doing then
You were seeming real low down and I never saw you smile
I never understood why it took so long, to keep yourself in style

Baby, can you put it on lien
Let your chips ride down on me
I know that you're trying your hardest to just breath
Let your chips ride down and we'll see
If I can carry the load
Oh yea baby, I can carry that load

That load on you
I carry it too
Running into losing friends
Running into losing youth
That load on you
Im bearing it to
Running into losing friends
Running into losing you too

Baby, can you put it on me
Let your chips ride down on me
I know that you're trying your hardest to just breath
Let your chips ride down and we'll see
If I can carry the load
Oh yea aby, I can carry that load
Track Name: Time to Spend
I sing about the lonely side of things
All my doubts, worries, and dreams
Giving thanks for the people that I know
Doesn't take away the pain as a grows

Ain't got time
Time for you to know where I been
I've got lines
Lines for you to say when you sin
I've got dimes
Stranded in the pockets of my friends
I've got only time to spend

I sing about the hidden side of things
A lovers doubts inside a golden ring
Don't know their worth or Exactly who they are
Having lovers doesn't cover up your scars

Ain't got time
Time for you to know where I been
I've got lines
Lines for you to say when you sin
I've got dimes
Stranded in the pockets of my friends
I've got only time to spend
Track Name: Roses
I've been confusin'
Love and illusion
I don't believe
I've ever really known the thing

I've been treatin'
My heart like it's eatin'
Up my life
With every single day

I know that Roses are always in season
There's always a reason for someone to need a rose
Am I foolish for believing
That every rose ain't always on the run

I'm a distraction
You're a reaction
From thing things
That we can't bear to say

There ain't no reason
To be cheatin'
Unless you want
To throw your love away

I can't believe it
Or bear it any reason
It's the only way
I can take my mind off things

I know that Roses are always in season
There's always a reason for someone to need a rose
Am I foolish for believing
That every rose ain't always on the run

I miss your reaction
The satisfaction
Of doing wrong
But loving you so right

I can't believe it
Or call it treason
Turns out love
Ain't always in the right

I know that Roses are always in season
There's always a reason for someone to need a rose
Am I foolish for believing
That every rose ain't always on the run
Track Name: Marlboro Man
Jenny's at the bar
Hearing lonely sounds
From my guitar
She's been without a man
for longer than she planned
Tried moving on
Didn't get far

I'm up on the stage
Trying to relive
My better days
I've been without a plan
As long as I have been
Playing guitars
Singing in bars

You see it in me
I see it in you
With our kind you lose
'Cause of what's by your side
Not in front of you

You know the Marlboro Man
Was killed by his own brand
One by one
There's a lot of truth in that
Some sick kind of fact
That in our hands
Is a loaded gun

When Jenny hit the road
All the boys were down
To see her go
She did her best to leave
Fumbling for her keys
Trying to find
What the night will hold

I come off the stage
Drowning in my youth
In a haze
We drove a bit too far
Out into the dark
Trying to find
What was down the road

You see it in me
I see it in you
With our kind you lose
'Cause of what's by your side
Not in front of you

You know the Marlboro Man
Was killed by his own brand
One by one
There's a lot of truth in that
Some sick kind of fact
That in our hands
Is a loaded gun
Track Name: Dollar Beer
The boys come out in pastel shades of orange, green, and blue
The girls come out in their dresses when the night calls them too
But even on a state university scholarship
On Tuesday nights, there's a place where you can go get lit

Cowboy boots and lone star roots shine among the crowd
Wagon wheel plays a tune to bring mama back around
Frat boys stare unaware that the hippies own this town
You never know what you'll find when your a bucket down

Dollar beer at Cain & Abel's
Lets find out how far that dollar goes
Dollar beer at Cain & Abel's
Tuesday nights you're feeling right
Getting drunk on with student loans

A waitress walks through the crowd dress in red, white, and blue
The sign out front says they've been here since 1992
They've changed the bar, they've changed the booze, they've even changed their tunes
On Tuesday nights this place ain't got a better saloon

There's no place to stand inside, and outside's filling up
The only thing to cherry this off would be red solo cups
Everyone I know's gonna make a stop in here
Funny how they find the time when George is buyin beer

Dollar beer at Cain & Abel's
Lets find out how far that dollar goes
Dollar beer at Cain & Abel's
Tuesday nights you're feeling right
When the buckets start to flow

Dollar beer at Cain & Abel's
Lets find out how far that dollar goes
Dollar beer at Cain & Abel's
Tuesday nights you're feeling right
Getting drunk on with student loans
Tuesday nights you're feeling right
When the buckets start to flow
Track Name: Sundown
Do you know the place that gave you fame
Never quite came to learn of your name
Given a title you were dressed down in black
When the sun went down your name did come back

Don't go out late at night to Springlake Park
Out on Moores lane in the pine trees in the dark
A phantom killer who hoods himself in white
Makes blood run black in the pale of the moonlight

Sun down forever
Sundown again
Sundown forever
Never coming up again (x4)

Did you stop, get found out or just get bored?
Were you someone's son just back from the war?
Was the small town life too slow and naive
With a .32 a legend, you did weave

Sun down forever
Sundown again
Sundown forever
Never coming up again (x4)

Now 30 runs through where you once roamed
Your moonlight murders in death are your betrothed
They've come to know your heinous, brutal acts
With the fear inside that one night you'd come back
Track Name: Find a Start
Try to find a start
Find something you want to believe in
Give it all you've got
Follow that heart

I've never known these tears
To fall so fast when I start believin'
After all these years
I'm falling apart

I know that when times are rough but we get through that
We were more than fine
I'm only the world I have and what I do and
Good Lord you're mine
We get along child (2x)

Seems to start and stop
Findin' things you want when you need 'em
Give it all you've got
Follow that heart

I've never known the stars
To shine so bright when I started leavin'
After all these years
I've found my start

I know that when times are rough but we get through that
We were more than fine
I'm only the world I have and what I do and
Good Lord you're mine
We get along child (2x)
Track Name: Highways
I was dreaming of all the things I wouldn't do
Started dreaming of my life with you
You were young, foolish of the mouth
Not soft-spoken, you lived your life loud

Won't you tell me darling
What's left for me to know
Can I really take it slow?
Won't you tell me lover
When the lights are down low
What I really need to know (x2)

Tell me highways (x3)
Couldn't keep us apart
While you wait I drive along and count
City lights, painted lines, and my doubts

I was wondering if life would be so cruel
Beginning to think that it'd soon end up your fool
Won't you tell me darling
What's left for me to know
Can I really take it slow?

Won't you tell me lover
When the lights are down low
What I really need to know (x2)

Tell me highways (x3)
Couldn't keep us apart
Track Name: Jackson
Well now I've been known to wander
I've been known to waste my time
In some ways I am my father
Who I've been chasing all my life

I hear your sings are down in Jackson
I hear your songs are down in Keane
Yea your song gets played in bars and things
But that don't mean, you'll come back to me

I've been torn around my pages
Tell myself I'm hard to read
In my way I miss you Jackson
Wish I'd never known how to leave

I wish I'd seen your life
And never known how to leave

I miss my brother down in Texas
I miss myself when I'm alone
I remember all my exits
Will I ever find my home

It's not the way I feel in the morning
It's what keeps me up at night
In my way I miss you Jackson
Will I ever know what's right?

I wish I'd seen your life
And never known how to leave
Track Name: Before My Time
I grew up with that tall old cane
With a farmers tan and my daddy's name
If the winters were long and crops did die
Daddy just hung his head and cried
And I grew old before my time (2)

I never did think I'd forget her name
But she blends in now all the same
With her long blonde hair and her blue lace dress
That's the way I liked her best
I was blessed to call her mine (2)

Oh come lay me down easy lord
Or don't come at all
Oh come lay me down easy lord
Or don't come at all, for me

Never been much for an aero plane
They leave you grounded all the same
Never longed much for a railroad track
They take you there and bring you back
I left home before my time (2)

Oh come lay me down easy lord
Or don't come at all
Oh come lay me down easy lord
Or don't come at all, for me

I never outgrew that tall old cane
A farmers tan and my daddy's name
The winters get long and yields aren't high
I just hang my head and cry
I have lived my fathers life (2)

Oh come lay me down easy lord
Or don't come at all
Oh come lay me down easy lord
Or don't come at all, for me