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Jigsaw Heart

by Eden Brent

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I must confess it wasn’t my best But baby, you know that I tried I won’t lament the years that we spent There’s no use in weeping and crying We’ve run out of time I’ve made up my mind Don’t try to beg me to stay Leaving today hurts me to say It’s better, it’s better this way Better this way than keep saying sorry Better this way than keep hanging on Better this way then someday my darling We’ll be okay, it’s better this way We can’t pretend this isn’t the end It ended a long time ago Let’s raise a glass, toast to the past And all of the joy that we’ve known See you around it’s a small town And you’ll be with somebody new Politely we’ll smile knowing the while Oh that baby, I’m still loving you Better this way than keep saying sorry Better this way than keep hanging on Better this way and then someday my darling We’ll both be okay, it’s better this way We’ll be okay, it’s better this way We’ll not regret ‘cause it’s better this way
2.
Everybody’s talking The news is all over town So it ain’t no big secret That you and me is messing around We can try to be a bit more discreet But it’s clear just what you’re doing to me We ain’t got to tell nobody they already know They already know (3x) Everybody already knows They already know (2x) We can shout it out loud To every single crowd ‘Cause everybody already knows The rumor mill is grinding Whether we like it or not And now that it’s grinding Ain’t no rumor going to make me stop We can try to slow what we started To save the soon broken hearted But we ain’t got to tell nobody They already know They already know (3x) Everybody already knows They already know (2x) Call it an affair Don’t nobody care Everybody already knows We can’t cool it Papa The fire’s burning way too hot And when we are together I’m digging everything you’ve got How can something so good be wrong? I don’t believe it’s possible We ain’t got to tell nobody They already know They already know (3x) Everybody already knows They already know (2x) They can see it plain as day All over my face Everybody already knows Shout it out loud To every single crowd Everybody already knows You can call it an affair Don’t nobody care ‘Cause everybody already knows Everybody already knows
3.
Jigsaw Heart 04:17
It didn’t take long for you To be my cowboy angel And not a stranger How’d the tables get turned? I must have been trying to fool us both into believing Always self-deceiving That I can’t get burned Have you got what it takes to un-break my heart? Can you gather up the scattered pieces when I fall apart? And put them back together in order Like they were from the start? Jigsaw puzzle Puzzle of a jigsaw heart I guess I thought that falling in love was my claim to fame It ain’t enough blame To go around Even with the misplaced pieces, Baby you complete me Oh, and you can beat me At my own game Have you got what it takes to un-break my heart? Can you gather up the scattered pieces when I fall apart? And put them back together in order Like they were from the start? Jigsaw puzzle Puzzle of a jigsaw heart Jigsaw heart It’s a doggone shame If it’s too complicated will it drive us both away? Are you still gonna be around When I finally come crashing down? Jigsaw puzzle, puzzle of a jigsaw heart Have you got what it takes to un-break my heart? Can you gather up the scattered pieces when I fall apart? And put them back together in order Like they were from the start? Jigsaw puzzle Puzzle of a jigsaw heart
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Opportunity 04:31
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Just like yesterday or the day before I remember the shirt you wore The last time I saw you for the last time You looked so good I told you so Just before I turned to go You asked me to stay With me for the last time Ain’t it funny how the last time will last And never slip into the distant past? The last time I saw you for the last time All the promise and that pot of gold There will be at the end of the rainbow The last time I saw you for the last time We drank all night ‘til we emptied our cups We played and sang until the sun came up The last time I saw you for the last time You waved goodbye as you drove away I saw that halo around your face The last time I saw you for the last time Ain’t it funny how the last time will last And never slip into the distant past? The last time I saw you for the last time All the promise and that pot of gold There will be at the end of the rainbow The last time I saw you for the last time
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Panther Burn 04:50
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Babe I like to see you get a rise out of me You know just how to sizzle my steak So come on up into my kitchen I’ve got a little jelly roll to bake Stack me like the spoons in the silverware drawer I fit you like an oven glove Playing hard to get? What are you waiting for? Let’s go ahead and fall in love! Let’s go ahead and fall in love Go ahead and fall in love You’re the only one that I’m dreaming of Let’s go ahead and fall in love Stop that buzzing around my hive Light right here and you can take a dive I will pull your stinger when you come inside Let’s go ahead and fall in love! Let’s go ahead and fall in love Go ahead and fall in love You can make me coo just like a turtle dove Let’s go ahead and fall in love! I’m tired of you beating around the bush Come over kiss my mouth it’ll help you hush We can take our time or we can get in a rush but Let’s go ahead and fall in love! Feeling kind of frisky since my mill broke down Got nobody to grind my corn We don’t need no pallet ‘cause I’m all alone Oh, how I long to slide your horn! Jiggle on the key to open my back door Push a little, give it shove I ain’t hard to get! What are you waiting for? Let’s go ahead and fall in love! Let’s go ahead and fall in love Go ahead and fall in love You can take the bottom bunk I’ll climb up above Let’s go ahead and fall in love! You’ve got a hot rod I can jump right in Throttle it up and take me for a spin You can make me giggle I will make you grin Let’s go ahead and fall in love! Let’s go ahead and fall in love Go ahead and fall in love Steady rock and roll me ‘til I’ve had enough Let’s go ahead and fall in love! I need a little sugar in my bowl And plump juicy frank on my hot dog roll Bring a little spackling you can fill my hole Let’s go ahead and fall in love!
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A little extra make-up To hide my tears I flash the world a smile Hope my frown disappears Heaven knows I’m just pretending While I’m tendin’ to a broken heart Smoky neon small talk Gin with no vermouth I hide in the shadows Where it’s hard to see the truth My demons keep winning While I’m tendin’ to a broken heart These flights of fancy All the trips that I take To new destinations From old heartaches Little vacations From falling apart While I’m tendin’ to a broken heart Bought me a new dress And a long strand of pearls But I’m blind to their luster Without you in my world What good is my money If I can’t spend it While I’m tendin’ to a broken heart? These flights of fancy All the trips that I take To new destinations From old heartaches Little vacations From falling apart While I’m tendin’ to a broken heart
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Locomotive 03:37
Locomotive She’s got a motive ain’t digging no tracks Locomotive She’s motivated ain’t looking back Comes on just like a freight train Carry all your weight away Catch up to her blind You can hitch a ride Just a whistle stop She can’t stay Locomotive She’s loco but she’s free Locomotive She’s crazy in love with me Comes on just like a freight train Carry all your weight away Catch up to her blind You can hitch a ride Just a whistle stop She can’t stay Locomotive rolling on down the line Locomotive moving she’s making good time Locomotive running runaway Another whistle stop She can’t stay Locomotive She’s loaded she’s traveling light Locomotive She’s lowdown she’s feeling all right Comes on just like a freight train Carry all your weight away Catch up to her blind You can hitch a ride Just a whistle stop She can’t stay
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Valentine 02:30
I never was good enough to be a saint I never had a day that took my name I always stumble over my best lines Can I be your valentine? I don’t know half as much as I need to know I haven’t gone half as deep as I want to go I still can’t recognize the most obvious sign Can I be your valentine? I say I do I do I do until I’m blue There’s nothing hidden that you haven’t seen My hands are dirty but my heart is true If I’m lying I’m dying I’ve got keep on trying To be your valentine A rusted arrow & a homemade card There are no roses growing in my back yard But I give you my soul in these dandelions Can I be your valentine? Can I be your valentine? Can I be your valentine?

about

Take Eden Brent to a Nashville studio and you still hear the Mississippi Delta. Recording in the historic RCA Studio A with producer/guitarist extraordinaire Colin Linden, the blues-piano songstress stretched her musical legs, ambling into soulful Americana territory. But by reaching back to Mississippi — recalling memories, old friends and all she learned from her piano mentor Boogaloo Ames — she has made her deepest, most reflective album yet.

Ames would be proud of the three-time Blues Music Award winner and her piano work on Jigsaw Heart, which takes root in the blues and flowers outward. Notoriously eclectic himself when it came to song choices, Boogaloo surely would be pleased by the breadth of styles on her new album, starting with track one, Better This Way. This original, with its achingly slow tempo and seductive fusion of blues, gospel and Nashville Sound strings, would surely have started Ray Charles to rocking left and right.

There are other heartbroken concessions to lost love here: the soul-stirring title track and The Last Time, a wistful tune with an intoxicating melody that again might earn Eden comparisons to Norah Jones. But this album is no downbeat trip. Everybody Already Knows is pure roadhouse boogie-woogie. Locomotive speeds along with a train-track beat. Opportunity is a funky electric-piano tribute to Joan Armatrading (Nina Simone and Toni Price also receive shout-outs with well-chosen cover songs).

Throughout Jigsaw Heart, we find evidence of an album born in Music City. The musicianship and arrangements are outstanding and exquisite vocals share space with sweeping strings. Blues, gospel, soul, country and R&B merge in a melting pot of sound. This is an album forged in Nashville, but it couldn’t have been made without materials collected in Mississippi and all along Eden’s journey in life and music.

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released May 6, 2014

Produced by Colin Linden

Recorded by Colin Linden and Leslie Richter at Ben's Studio, Nashville
Mixed by Colin Linden at Pinhead Recorders, Nashville
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound, New York

Strings arranged, performed and recorded by Chris Carmichael at Stonehurst Studio, Bowling Green, KY

Graphic Design by Brooke Barnett
Eden Brent "Blues @ Home" cover image by H.C. Porter

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Eden Brent Greenville, Mississippi

Described by one critic as "Bessie Smith meets Diana Krall meets Janis Joplin," 2009's Blues Music Award winner of both "Acoustic Artist of the Year" and "Acoustic Album of the Year" is a masterful blues & boogie pianist and vocal stylist who combines elements of blues, jazz, soul, gospel and pop. ... more

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