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Jake O'Neal

by Jake O'Neal

After graduating first in his Electrical Engineering class at CU Boulder, Jake stepped off the track of convention to pursue life as a singer/songwriter. His first EP explores his radical transition and the passion that incited him to go after his dream.
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1. Out of Sight
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3. She Burns
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Songs by Jake O’Neal
Recorded at Notably Fine Audio in Denver, CO
Produced by Gary Bragg
Engineered by Colin Bricker
Click "Read More" to learn more about the album!

Jake O’Neal: Vocals / guitars
Eric Thorin: Bass
Mark Raines: Drums
Gary Bragg: Rhodes piano (Out of Sight)

ABOUT JAKE
The product of a small farming community in rural Colorado, Jake first tasted classic rock as his father would play and sing him to sleep each night. Dylan, Clapton, the Beatles, the Dead and Marley became the soundtrack to his childhood, inspiring him to pick up a guitar and learn the chords himself. As the years passed, Jake immersed himself in every musical avenue his school offered, training on drums, trumpet, baritone, and bass and filling iconic roles such as Danny Zuko and Guy Masterson in the theater. During lunch breaks and after class, he could often be spotted leaning against a wall, guitar in hand, singing originals to whomever would listen.

After graduating valedictorian from Holyoke High School, Jake left his tiny pool for the big pond of Boulder. As an Electrical Engineering student at the University of Colorado, he spent his spare time crafting his solo act and performing with several local groups. In his senior year, he beat out 87 other vocalists to place 2nd in "CU Idol," prompting him to turn his love of music into his full-time focus. He finished up his degree, graduating first in his class, and then immediately jumped into recording his first original EP, "Jake O'Neal." The self-titled project was produced at Notably Fine Audio in Denver and featured seasoned vets, Eric Thorin on bass, Mark Raines on drums, and Gary Bragg on keys.

Jake continues to reside in Boulder and pursue his musical ambitions. Every week, he hosts “Moorhead on Saturdays” inviting local talent to perform their works in an intimate and casual setting.

SONG LYRICS:

Out of Sight
You saw it rise but you never saw it fall
Your ineptitude astounds me
Look through your eyes but I can’t see at all
Your point of view eludes me

You were like a top you started spinning and hoped for the best
But once you started spinning everything was left for me to guess

You watched me come now watch me go
I can’t keep these lies no more
There is a place where dark meets light
I crossed the line and now I’m out of sight

Through desperate eyes she spies you from afar
Gracefully gliding she nears you
Sip your drink, just pretend you don’t know where you are
Enticing lady destroys you

You were like a top you started spinning and hoped for the best
But once you started spinning everything was left for me to guess

You watched me come now watch me go
I can’t keep these lies no more
There is a place where dark meets light
I crossed the line and now I’m out of sight

I crossed the line and now I’m out of sight


One Way
Good morning, good morning, good morning
Welcome to show
Cuz there’s something you really oughtta know
Every morning, wake up, think that you’re alone
But they’re watching, waiting til the moment you go
I know you don’t, you don’t wanna know
Cuz it’s harder than lettin’ it go
Deep down it scares you cuz it’s unknown
Sometimes it’s easy coasting down the road

You try to hide it from yourself
But you cannot forget
There is just one way from this place
Just one way
There is just one way from this place
Just one way

We’re flowing, flowing, flowing
Flowing down the stream
Pulls us, drags us, til we reach the end
No matter what we cannot turn around
Anytime we come drifting round the bend
I know you don’t, you don’t wanna know
Cuz it’s harder than lettin’ it go
Deep down it scares you cuz it’s unknown
Sometimes it’s easy coasting down the road

You try to hide it from yourself
But you cannot forget
There is just one way from this place
Just one way
There is just one way from this place
Just one way

It’s our time, it’s our time, it’s our time to go
It’s our time, it’s our time, it’s our time to go
It’s our time, it’s our time, it’s our time to go


She Burns
Mr. Lonely always waiting
Lives his sad and lonely life
Until one day that spark finds him
He’ll take anything he can because
He can’t say, he can’t say, he can’t say no
He can’t say no, no he can’t

It’s been so long since he felt it
His desires crawling free
He was melting, tried to hold back
But he could not turn away because
He can’t say, he can’t say, he can’t say no
He can’t say no he can’t
He can’t say, he can’t say, he can’t say no
He can’t say no

Cuz she burns like the sun
But you know he can’t wait ‘til she comes and burns him
Cuz she burns like the sun
But you know that he can not stop himself while she burns

And at first he’s captivated
By this new and crazy world
Yet his new dream slowly fading
Each day he just gets more burned because
He can’t say, he can’t say, he can’t say no
He can’t say no, no he can’t

Mr. Lonely - are you happy?
Now you’re waiting once again
It’s ironic how things turned out
And you’re stuck worse than before

You can’t say, you can’t say, you can’t say no
You can’t say no you can’t
You can’t say, you can’t say, you can’t say no
You can’t say no

Cuz she burns like the sun
But you know he can’t wait ‘til she comes and burns him
Cuz she burns like the sun
But you know that he can not stop himself while she burns

She burns, ya she burns, ya she burns like the sun


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