Sterling

About The Release

Sterling is our modern take on some of the most controversial stories in the Bible. JAM has reinvented the texts through song and is presenting them through an empowering, progressive, feminist lens in the Folksy/Americana style. The tunes effortlessly weave in and out of the following themes in a modern way: substance abuse, #MeToo movement, LGTBQ community, the feminist movement and female empowerment and father/son relationships.

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Artist: Joanie & Matt (JAM)
Release Date: 07/18/2019
Genres: Americana, Folksy-Americana
Publisher: Zameret Music

Lyrics:

Absalom

Absalom, Absalom. Oh, I would have died for you.
Absalom, Absalom. That’s what a father would do.
Absalom, Absalom. Oh, I would have died for you.
Absalom, Absalom. That’s what a father would do.

You took the life of my first born. You lay with my wives too
Absalom, Oh Absalom. I would have died for you.
Brought war upon our family. Split our house in two.
Absalom. Oh Absalom, Still would have died for you.

Absalom, Absalom. Oh, I would have died for you.
Absalom, Absalom. That’s what a father would do.
Absalom, Absalom. Oh, I would have died for you.
Absalom, Absalom. That’s what a father would do.

You fled the battle cowardly riding on a mule.
Absalom, Oh Absalom. I would have died for you.
Your hair was caught in a tall oak tree, dangling like a fool.
Absalom, Oh Absalom. Still would have died for you.

Absalom, Absalom. Oh, I would have died for you.
Absalom, Absalom. That’s what a father would do.
Absalom, Absalom. Oh, I would have died for you.
Absalom, Absalom. That’s what a father would do.

3 darts to the heart was the end of you.
I’d rather be up in that tree. Absalom, that’s what a father would do.

Absalom, Absalom Oh, I would have died for you.
Absalom, Absalom- That’s what a father would do.

Absalom, Absalom. Oh, I would have died for you.
Absalom, Absalom. That’s what a father would do.
Absalom, Absalom. Oh, I would have died for you.
Absalom, Absalom. That’s what a father would do.

The One Above

Things are a little out of hand.
Blood shot eyes and weak knees and barely standing.
I don’t know whose bed I’m in and the walls are falling down all around me.

I’ve been blacking out the truth.
Every day for seven years, ok, twenty.
This is nothing like my youth.
Now each morning feeling, Oh my God, so empty.

I’m gonna make a change.
Pour the bottle down the drain.
Settle up with the ones I love.
Grow my hair for the one above.

I paid my brother money owed.
It’s the least I could have done for what I’ve taken.
I helped my mother fix up her home.
It fills my heart to help those I have forsaken.

I’m gonna make a change.
Pour the bottle down the drain.
Settle up with the ones I love.
Grow my hair for the one above.

Sterling

You, you used to call me “baby girl.”
Up, up on your shoulders I would twirl.
And you who danced around victoriously into town
having everybody fooled. And you ruled, but you let me down.

I’m feeling lonely. I don’t want to be here.
Oh, you’ve bolted the door. I’m not sterling anymore.
You’ve taken this body, becoming a scoundrel.
I could start a war, I’m not sterling anymore.

If I were the heir to your golden crown.
You would have avenged me.
You would have knocked him down.

And my hope in a thousand years time
Is that no woman has a life like mine.
The silence of a voice and no choice but to be the crime.

I’m feeling lonely. I don’t want to be here.
Oh, you’ve bolted the door. I’m not sterling anymore.
You’ve taken this body, becoming a scoundrel.
I could start a war, I’m not sterling anymore.

I’ve put the ashes upon this forehead. I’ve torn my robe.
Wandering crying, hand on my forehead with nowhere to go.
Nowhere to go.

I’m feeling lonely. I don’t want to be here.
Oh, you’ve bolted the door. I’m not sterling anymore.
You’ve taken this body, becoming a scoundrel.
I could start a war, I’m not sterling anymore.
I could start a war, I’m not sterling anymore.
I could start a war, I’m not sterling anymore.

Sisters

I saw you stumbling through the door, cold and wet from the pouring rain.
Covered you in a blanket put a cup in your hand.

You went to bed and closed your eyes.
That’s when I knew that the time was near.
I saved my people that night just like I had planned.

They wrote a song about me but one thing they got wrong:
I knew how to save the world all along.

Sisters! Do what you gotta do.
Do what you gotta do. Do what you gotta do.
Sisters! Do what you gotta do, yeah!
Sisters! Do what you gotta do.
Do what you gotta do. Do what you gotta do.
Sisters! Do what you gotta do, Yeah Yeah Yeah!

You’re so much more than a pretty face.
Got em eating from the palm of your hand.
You’ve got the smarts and the hearts to bring em all down.
You’ve got the goods and you’ve got the grace.
Fire filled with a match in hand.
Burn the night with your light and spread it around.

They wrote a song about me and one thing that rings true:
If I could do this, you could do it too because…

Sisters! Do what you gotta do.
Do what you gotta do. Do what you gotta do.
Sisters! Do what you gotta do, yeah!
Sisters! Do what you gotta do.
Do what you gotta do. Do what you gotta do.
Sisters! Do what you gotta do, Yeah Yeah Yeah!

The Mighty Have Fallen

I never thought that I would be so perfect, be so perfectly in love.
But you and I are bound and we’re so perfect. We’re so perfectly in love.

I took my soul, gave it to you. You grabbed ahold, no longer two.
You took off your robe and armor and you placed them on my shoulder.

And now, beloved true, when you fell upon that mountain
my heart was shattered through.
You meant more to me than all the women do.
Oh the mighty have fallen down there with you.

I never thought that I would be so perfect, be so perfectly in love.
But you and I are bound and we’re so perfect. We’re so perfectly in love.

So swift above, the eagle soared. So strong and fierce, the lion roared.
Still I haven’t seen you again. Oh, Johnny this can’t be the end.

And now, beloved true, when you fell upon that mountain
my heart was shattered through.
You meant more to me than all the women do.
Oh the mighty have fallen down there with you.

And now, beloved true, when you fell upon that mountain
my heart was shattered through.
You meant more to me than all the women do.
Oh the mighty have fallen down there
Oh the mighty have fallen down there
Oh the mighty have fallen down there with you.

Coming Up

In the heart of the sea, the floods surround me.
The waves are over my head, all around and I can’t breathe.

You sow what you reap from the stormy deep
and I’m trapped in this belly of darkness, so I weep.
No way out. Without a doubt.

I’m going down down down down down. (3x)
’Til I’m coming up.

I made a vow. I broke it somehow.
The path I was given, I’ve only forsaken it now.

But maybe someday, when I find my way,
far from the sea, I’ll be free, so I can say:
“There’s a light, hold on tight.”

I’m going down down down down down. (3x)
’Til I’m coming up.

I thought I could make it on my own.
I thought I’d be fine.
I remember you told me something.
Now I hold it dear ‘cause there’s something on the line.

I’m going down down down down down. (3x).
I thought I could make it (down down down down down)
I thought I’d be fine (down down down down down)
I remember you told me (down down down down down)
There’s something on the line (down down down down down)
’Til I’m coming up.

It Ain’t Paradise

Adam: Oh there you’ve gone and done it, thinking you know what’s best.
Eve: Don’t even try to put the blame on me, it was that slithery pest.
Adam: You had this whole place to wander, and one thing you shouldn’t do.

Both: I’d rather be anywhere else, but I’m stuck in this garden with you.

Eve: Yeah, your all high and mighty, naming the birds and bees.
Adam: Says the woman having a bite when you should’ve been stickin’ to me.
Adam: You are my one and only.
Eve: I never said, “I do.”

Both: I’d rather be anywhere else, but I’m stuck in this garden with you.

Stuck in this garden with you.
Flowers in our hair and fig leaf down there.
Stuck in this garden with you.
The scenery is nice but it ain’t paradise.

Adam: So dear, we’ve heard the story, and now you know you’re place.
Eve: I don’t need no ruler, I’m not gonna listen to a sneaky little coward, who sold me down the river and I labored 18 hours and birthed us Abel and Cain. What have you done today? Adam?

Adam: A two-some, it sure ain’t easy
Eve: Oh, I’m telling you, we’re screwed

I’d rather be anywhere else, but I’m stuck in this garden with …
I’d rather be anywhere else, but I’m stuck in this garden with …
I’d rather be anywhere else, but I’m stuck in this garden with you.

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