Meanwhile​.​.​.​.​I'm Still Thinkin'

by Jim Perry

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ANNOUNCING THE RELEASE OF A NEW JIM PERRY CD!!!!!
Release date, MAY 5th.
Called “MEANWHILE…..I’M STILL THINKIN”, it is the fruit of many hours of recording with some of the finest singers and musicians you could ever dream of assembling for one project.
The music is a combination of blues and rock’n’roll, all with an R&B feel. Guest artists include Johnny Blue Horn, Lisa Marie, Myanna, and many more! Jim was even able to bring in the legendary Babe Pino to belt out some inspiring blues harmonica!
All tracks were written by Jim. Songs include the Rolling Stones inspired Makin a Man Outta Me, a blues burner, The Half You’ll Never Know, and the night club torch ballad, Nobody’s Perfect. After visiting New Orleans, Jim was inspired to write the inspirational Katrina. The CD ends with Equality (should be easy), Jim’s cry for peace in a crazy world, featuring great soul singer Bruce Reed taking over the lead vocal.

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released May 5, 2017

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Jim Perry Worcester, Massachusetts

Jim Perry has had a long and legendary career in central New England. Through the years, he has played with some of the best talent in the Boston/Worcester music scene.

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Track Name: Makin' a Man Outta Me
She got lips like strawberry wine
Much sweeter than fruit on the vine
She got eyes like the deep blue sea
but the best part of her
is how she’s makin’ a man outta me

She got legs that are just my style
They go on and on for a country mile
Her love makin pits me down on my knees
but the best part of her
is how she’s makin’ a man outta me

No more bitchin’, no more hate
No more worryin’ and staying’ up late
I took this life and I turned it around
There ain’t no luckier man in this whole town

She got a voice that soothes my soul
Just like listenin to rock’n’roll
She got me shakin’ like a leaf on a tree
but the best part of her
is how she’s makin’ a man outta me

No more tears, no more complaining
I even smile when it’s windy and raining
I took this life and I turned it around
There ain’t no luckier man in this whole town

She got lips like strawberry wine
Much sweeter than fruit on the vine
She got eyes like the deep blue sea
but the best part of her
is how she’s makin’ a man outta me
Track Name: I Think About You
Whenever I’m lonely, whenever I’m blue
I think about you – you – you
And every morning that breaks on through
I think about you – you – you

You’re always with me
Even when you’re not
In every emotion
and every single thought, it’s true

I think about you

Whenever my spirit starts to head on down
I think about you – you – you
And every time, a smile turns to a frown
I think about you – you – you

I’m never alone
Even when I am
In all of my daydreams
And all of the things that I plan, well it’s true

I think about you

All I know is what I see
All I see is you an me
Track Name: My Baby's Bad (and that's good)
She takes me out to the finest restaurant
When the meal is done she says ‘I know what you want’
Reaches across the table and whispers in my ear
‘This place is pretty nice, but baby let’s get outta here’

CHORUS: She’s bad
She’s so very very bad
My baby’s bad bad bad – and that’s good

She takes me to a night club to have a drink or two
And when the glass is empty, she tells me what to do
Smiles a perfect smile, while she rubs against my leg
Blows a kiss and walks away, she likes to make me beg

CHORUS:

Well I’m learnin’ - she’s got no shame
Yeah, she’s burnin’ - burnin’ like a flame
Wheels are turnin’ - at a high rate of speed
She grabs the stick shift - that’s just what I need

We get all dressed for the concert tonight
I’m feein’ pretty loose because her dress is so tight
And when the show begins, she turns and looks me in the eyes
I’ve seen that look before, it says, ’I’ve got a surprise’

CHORUS:
Track Name: She's a Sweet Thang
She likes the same things that I like
And we talk about ‘em all the time
I never knew anyone like her
And you know it really blows my mind
Automatic sheer perfection
It doesn’t much matter what
The things we share you can’t find anywhere
And you know it just can’t be bought

She’s the answer to every song I ever sang
She’s a sweet thang

She wants the same things that I want
That’s the truth, baby, ain’t no lie
We found a new way to live the life
And the old rules don’t apply
It doesn’t much matter how
We go about our day
The things we do it’s too good to be true
Ain’t nothin’ more to say

She’s a force that’s stronger than that ol’ Big Bang
She’s a sweet thang

Wake up in the mornin’
Go to sleep at night
Every minute in between
Sure feels all right, all right, all right….

I fell in love with her the moment the church bells rang
She’s a sweet thang
Track Name: The Half You'll Never Know
She like to love me fast
But she love to love me slow
She like to love me fast
But she love to love me slow
People, you don’t know the half of it
And that’s the half you’ll never know

She take me for a ride
I follow her wherever she goes
She take me for a ride
I follow her wherever she goes
People, you don’t know the half of it
And that’s the half you’ll never know

She messes with my head
Makes her way down to my toes
She messes with my head
Makes her way down to my toes
People, you don’t know the half of it
And that’s the half you’ll never know

She make the hound dog howl
She make my rooster crow
She make the hound dog howl
She make my rooster crow
People, you don’t know the half of it
And that’s the half you’ll never know

She like to love me fast
But she love to love me slow
She like to love me fast
But she love to love me slow
People, you don’t know the half of it
And that’s the half you’ll never know
Track Name: And Then You Walked In
Skies were grey
Could not hear the music play
Tears would fall
Couldn’t give it my all
And then you walked in
You walked into my life

Thoughts were dark
Wasn’t hitting the mark
My heart was weak
I was well past my peak
And then you walked in
You walked into my life

So good, so fine
I bless the day that you became mine
So warm, so sweet
Now I’m back, right back on my feet

The air was cold
My tent began to fold
The days were long
All my hope was gone
And then you walked in
You walked into my life
Track Name: Katrina
Surrounded, Surrounded
Surrounded by the water
Cryin, tryin’ to make sense of it all
The buses are drivin’
To the Louisiana border
You know when I get there
I’ll try to give you a call

CHORUS: Katrina, Katrina
You couldn’t a been any meaner
Stealing my future
Wash away my home
Your fury was formin’
Arrived without a warnin’
Took over my city
And just like that, you’re gone

Auntie Luisa, she doesn’t have a visa
No credit won’t get it
Ain’t nothin’ she can do
Can’t find her babies, no ifs, buts or maybes
Somewhere, they’re out there
In the Blue Bayou

CHORUS:

We’re standin’ on the rooftops
Hide between the raindrops
Waitin’ and prayin’ for a helicopter ride
The bodies are floatin’ The rescuers are boatin’
Ain’t nothin’ but water, looking far and wide

The ocean was heavy, pounding on the levee
Water was risin’, past the second floor
People were tryin’, but mostly they were cryin’
Feelin’ so helpless, can’t do anything more

CHORUS:
Track Name: Nobody's Perfect
Nobody’s perfect - God, how true
Nobody nails everything they do
Everyone's human - We all make mistakes
Nobody’s perfect, but baby, I've got what it takes

Nobody’s perfect - That’s a fact
No one has found the perfect way to act
Everyone’s human - Mess up from time to time
Nobody’s perfect, but baby, I think I'm fine

So why do you cry
when you catch me in those little white lies?
And why do you roam
when you know that my heart is your home?

Nobody’s perfect - Not even a King
Even a King can’t fix everything
Everyone’s human - but I gotta say
Nobody’s perfect, but baby, I think I'm OK
Track Name: Equality (should be easy)
Equality - it should be easy
Equality - it should be easy

Can’t judge a book - by its cover
Can’t love one - without loving the other
Just because someone wears a turban
Don’t mean he can’t live like a suburban

What we all want - is really the same
All the same rules - in a different game
Just because someone’s skin is brown
Don’t mean that they can’t live on the same side of town

It’s obvious to me
Love sets you free
Why can’t there be…

Equality - it should be easy
Equality - it should be easy

Your beliefs are different - well,, so are mine
So many cultures - of a different kind
Just because somebody kneels to pray
Don’t change what their heart really wants to say

You can’t see the forest - without the trees
We all stand tall - then fall to our knees
Just because someone’s God is dead
Don’t mean you can’t live with what’s left in his head

It’s obvious to me
Everyone can see
Why cant there be…..

Equality………