Hallelujah, Amen

by Jack Hotel

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This is our first single in anticipation of the release of our third album, A Town Called Hesitation! It will remain freely available for download and streaming, but you can leave a tip if y'unt to.

lyrics

I was born with my mouth wide open
I was born with a hundred teeth
Chewed up everything in the kitchen
Started looking over and underneath

Can't you taste that good fried chicken
Can't you smell that deep blue sea
Haven't you heard that it's been written
Do re him and do re mi

When I was young my daddy told me
I believe he said it true
Nothing in the world's as holy
as a little bit of road in front of you

Mama died with cookies in the oven
Elvis died with his pants undone
Jesus died in the back of a barroom
Didn't lift a finger for anyone

I can shout hallelujah!
I can shout amen!
If I shine my light from under a bucket
Can a poor boy get to heaven
Can a poor boy get to heaven

Salt for salt and sugar for sugar
So I've heard the story told
I just hope I get to heaven
If I die before I'm old

If I had money and time to spend it
I'd light out for some western town
The grass is green and the girls are women
They're taller than they are around

I'd drive until the sun gets heavy
I'm out of breath and out of range
The signal's strong and the beat is steady
The tune's familiar but the words are strange

There's a house on the river Jordan
I believe it's not that far
Might be all the beds are taken
But I hear they got a big backyard

I can shout hallelujah!
I can shout amen!
If I shine my light from under a bucket
Can a poor boy get to heaven
Can a poor boy get to heaven


I can shout amen!
If I shine my light from under a bucket
Can a poor boy get to heaven
Can a poor boy get to heaven

credits

released September 8, 2019
Günter Voelker - guitar, vocal
Joe Salvati - Weissenborn
Joshua Rector - violin, vocal
Kim Taruc - upright bass, vocal

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Jack Hotel Lincoln, Nebraska

Jack Hotel contains multitudes. A listen to their sophomore release, Voices from the Moon, reveals a range that encompasses Ry Cooder and Leo Kottke, Gillian Welch and Townes Van Zandt, Mississippi John Hurt and Etta Baker--but this band is no mere product of its influences. Since their start in 2012, Jack Hotel has proven itself one of the best, and most original, folk acts in the midwest. ... more

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