BJ Wilbanks NEW Album

by BJ Wilbanks

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Bucky Soulful, countrified southern blues screaming total class while gently tugging the heartstrings of authentic Americana meets rock n roll. Fans of Chris Stapleton take note.
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cheesiepoof I love this whole album and was so happy that I pre ordered it. This song is my favorite because it has that feeling of it being true and wise. It gives me hope of what life will bring. Favorite track: My Whole Life.
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1.
I remember when we first met baby, we were both singing the blues Felt something there, we were scared to lose Every time I heard the phone ring darling, I always prayed it was you There's nothing sweeter than the sound of your voice coming through (chorus) Mmm, and that's when my heart melts baby That's when the feeling is true That's when your love starts healing Love starts healing my blues Any time I'm not myself, baby, you stand beside me so true There's nothing stronger than the love that I feel for you Oh, now I remember when our hearts weren't something, we were afraid to lose I remember how it felt so brand new (chorus) Awww, that's when my heart melts baby That's when the feeling is true That's when your love starts healing Love starts healing my blues Oh, babe i know you feel it I know you feel it too, the love that's coming through Now there's nothing, nothing, nothing we can't do, yeah (chorus) Awww baby, that's when my heart melts darling That's when the feeling is true That's when your love starts healing Love starts healing That's when my soul has more meaning, yeah yeah yeah That's when your love starts healing Love starts healing my blues Start healing my blues
2.
Tied up and twisted now Back to my own place And I've got all the time But somehow the time gets all of me (chorus) I wish that you'd slow down and let me catch my breath Well there's more to life than running down yourself Tied up and twisted now Oh lord I'm tied up and twisted now Well, some say life's the best in town But all I ever really long for is space People moving all around me only to get to the same place (chorus) I wish that you'd slow down and let me catch my breath Well there's more to life that running down yourself Tied up and twisted now Oh lord I'm tied up and twisted now Tied up and twisted now Oh lord I'm tied up and twisted now Oh lord I'm tied up Oh lord I'm tied up Oh lord I'm tied up and twisted now
3.
I walked up to this lady, just the other day Hoping to catch her eye Before I said one damn thing, she turned her nose up at me Said honey you ain't my type (chorus) I told her you don't know if you don't try I might have something you can't deny Leave yourself open before you shut me down Baby just try me, you never know, you might change your mind Change your mind Well most folks they tell me how I should be Put down thinks they ain't tried Boy don't you smoke them green leaves, cut your hair you hippy Even though I ain't hurting no one (chorus) I tell 'em you don't know if you don't try It might have something you can't deny Leave yourself open before you shut it down Baby just try it, you never know, you might change your mind Well most folks they tell ya, you'll only be a failure There ain't no sense in trying Count your blessings not your luck babe, I don't give a f*ck what they say Life's an oyster with a pearl inside (chorus) Because you never know if you don't try You might have something you can't deny Leave yourself open before you shut you down Baby just try it, you never know, you might change your mind
4.
Oh, baby it's so hard for me to hold back All the feeling in my heart about to burst out All I wanna do is tell you and scream it out loud But I know it's too soon to talk like that (chorus) Oh, I can't help it I can't help it No, I can't help it when you're around Every bit of my cool just falls to the ground It's not so much what you do that drives me wild I'm just so into you I can't get out (chorus) Oh I can't help it I can't help it No I can't help it I can't help it, no no no I'm still grooming and pacing before we go out Making sure everything's in place so it all works out I don't know what I'd do if your love passed me by My heart's consumed with this empty desire (chorus) Oh I can't help it I can't help it No I can't help it I can't help it
5.
Well I work all day 'til I grow tired, cause I don't mind Life don't seem much like life, unless you grind it Way on back way way on back, livin' off the land yeah Both bare hands and an aching back, was all they had then (chorus) Oh, my my, oh my my, I wish we could rewind it To that simple way of life, how grandma described it Good hard work fuels the mind, it makes you feel worth something You get what you give, and if you're taking child, take only what you need All you've got is your good name, you make the bed you lay in If you ain't got something nice to say, then don't say nothing (chorus) Oh my my, oh my my, I wish we could realize that We are livin' in paradise, how nature designed it Oh my my, oh my my, I wish we could rewind it To that simple way of life, how grandma described it Well there's beauty in all honest things, the magic's in the making If you want a better life, then change your way of livin' (chorus) Oh my my, oh my my, I wish we could rewind it To that simple way of life, how grandpa described it Oh my my, oh my my, I wish we could realize that We are livin' in paradise, how nature designed it
6.
Cui Bono? 05:34
Don't misunderstand the meaning son Try and comprehend what they have done Make your mind up for yourself And find out what is really going on Monetary political scum Rub their nasty elbows back and forth They tell you that its good for you And sell you something that you never really want Oh I know Mr. President you're a mirage Democracy is such a facade, yea Vote for your false paradigms Give you the illusion that you have a choice Mainstream media men tend the herd Bought and paid by the man who bends their words, oh Read your teleprompters loud Creating your own mass Stockholm syndrome Oh I know Government's Latin for mind control We we should be asking is Cui Bono Oh, it's that funny feeling in your soul Deep down you know something here is wrong Oh I know
7.
Well child you've been running just to run out your time Ain't no kind of money should keep you in this town Where everyone's racing just to chase a dollar sign Just trying to get by (chorus) Give me, the sweet dream Of country livin' Homegrown everything Dirt roads and tall trees Simple folks leading simple lives Might sound like a joke, but baby ask yourself why child Something in your soul knows it just feels right Taking your time (chorus) Give me, the sweet dream Of country livin' Homegrown everything Cornbread and sweet tea Hey! Wake up in the morn, working the land Got everything you own by your own two hands Yeah there's something sacred in the breath to survive You feel so alive...yeah! (chorus) Give me, the sweet dream Of country livin' Homegrown everything Dirt roads and tall trees
8.
My whole life's in front of me, but I can't see how Everything is gonna be, if it will work out All I ask Lord all I pray, is that I find some truth A good friend to look out for me, or a woman to hold on to (chorus) All the roads that I've rambled, lord they never got me out Of the trouble I'm drinking away, lord it stays here 'till I drown And I realize, it's only in my mind, that I'll find my way, find my way Won't you help me now, please save me world, let me find my peace Way deep down where I know, I shall be released I'm gonna let it out, I'm gonna let it shine, try with all of my might When I see the shore within sight, it will ease my mind (chorus) From the roads that I've rambled, Lord they never got me out Of the trouble I'm drinking away, Lord it stays here 'til I drown And I realize now, it's only from inside, that I'll find my way Find my way Find my way Find my way Find my way

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BJ Wilbanks's self-titled album (due out April 28th) captures the refined analogue production qualities of yesteryear, complete with swampy southern bass and Stax-inspired horn sections. It is of a reminiscent of bygone era when music was so good, it transcended genre.

-American Songwriter (premier in best new-music)

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released April 28, 2017

All songs written by BJ Wilbanks, © 2017
Back Porch Soul Publishing ASCAP
All songs recorded by Kevin Sellors & BJ Wilbanks at The Vault Recording Lounge, Marietta, GA
Tracks 1-6 mixed by Darrell Thorp
Tracks 7 & 8 mixed by Kevin Sellors and BJ Wilbanks
Mastering by Pete Lyman at Infrasonic Mastering
Photographs and album design: Evan Leavitt

* BJ Wilbanks: Production, Lead Vocals, Guitars, Bgvx, Harmonica, Slide Guitar
* Kevin Sellors: Production, Recording and Mixing Engineer
* Zach Wheeler: Drums
* Fuji Fujimoto: Bass Guitar and Horn Arrangements
* John Marsh: Keys and Hammond B3
* Alfreda Gerald & Myra Walker: Background vocals on tracks 1,2,3,4 & 7
* Horns: Gary Paulo - Tenor Saxophone, Kevin Lyons - Trumpet, Tom Gibson - Trombone
* Calvin Kelley: Percussion
* Carly Gibson: Lead Guitar on track 3 and bgvx on tracks 3, 5 & 8
* Brad Bauman: Harmonica on Country Livin'
* Brad Inman: 1902 Foot pump organ on "My Whole Life"
* Jamison Price: Jaw Harp on "Livin Off The Land"
* Cody Marlowe: Bgvx on track "Livin' Off The Land" and "My Whole Life"
* JR Rund: Bgvx on "My Whole Life"

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BJ Wilbanks Atlanta, Georgia

Georgia-based BJ Wilbanks's authentic exploration of love and the pursuit of enlightenment has been referred to as “Back Porch Soul”,; fusing the musical roots of Americana, Motown and Delta Blues into an intoxicating blend of Southern Rock.

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