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Mr. Jones

Mr. Jones is also one of the tracks that was written in a relative short timeframe. Somehow it all fell together pretty quickly. After I had finished the arrangement, Keith just nailed the vocals and lyrics pretty quickly.

In the recording process of 'Here to Stay' I did an important change regarding the order of recording compared to 'Rise'. On 'Here to Stay' I always made sure that the guitar solos were recorded at the very end of the recording process, when all music and vocals were already done. That gives the guitarist the opportunity to do some ad-libbing or 'battling' with the vocals. Mr. Jones is a perfect example of this. At the end of the song Timo Somers is doing a crazy battle with Keith's vocals, and this gives the song a lot of dynamics and extra flavour. The same applies to most other songs, and this adds so much to the song!

Like on 'Jaded Eyes' and on 'Bust me Out' Timo is doing an amazing job on Mr. Jones as well. I guess that many fans will consider Timo as one of the biggest surprises on 'Here to Stay'. 

 

MR. JONES

 

My beatin’ heart was dead and floatin’ like a gypsy

This godforsaken moon shines cold as ice

Felt like I had nothing inside

A cold shiver was in my bones

But one look in your eyes

I knew it was Mr. Jones

 

Bang Bang, I’m alive - Shoot me like a rocket

Love love, all night - Feed the rising sun

Bang Bang, electrified - I’m a live wire

Love love, I’m so alive - Fire’s in the gun

Cause this time it’s love

Yeah baby it’s love

 

But it was only yesterday

Fled like a burned out life

Just going through the motions

Hopin’ to God for something to set me free, yeah

But then I wanted you so bad

Your hot rhythm was in my soul

And when you touched my hand

I felt the devil let me go

 

Bang Bang, I’m alive - Shoot me like a rocket

Love love, all night - Feed the rising sun

Bang Bang, electrified - I’m a live wire

Love love, I’m so alive - Fire’s in the gun

Cause this time it’s love

Yeah baby it’s love

I know it’s this time

Cause heaven’s knockin’ at my door, yeah

 

When your music hit my bones

I knew it was Mr. Jones

No more all alone

No No

 

Bang Bang, I’m alive - Shoot me like a rocket

Love love, all night - Feed the rising sun

Bang Bang, electrified - I’m a live wire

Love love, I’m so alive - Fire’s in the gun

Cause this time it’s love

Yeah baby it’s love

 

Hey baby it’s love

Aw ya know it is

 


Music: Ron Coolen

Lyrics: Keith St. John

Vocals: Keith St. John

Guitar Solos: Timo Somers

Rhythm Guitar, Bass, Drums: Ron Coolen

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