Heaven Or Hell

Written by J. Beavis

Appears on “No Need To Deny It” EP, 2011. Personnel: Jimi Beavis – vocals, harmonica; JB Lewis – guitar: Shelley Osland – double bass; Coojee Timms – drums.

You’d be surprised who’s in heaven, you’d be surprised who’s in hell

You’d be surprised who’s in heaven, you’d be surprised who’s in hell

Which one I’m going to, I just can’t tell.

 

She kisses all my bruises, makes my tears so few

She kisses all my bruises, makes my tears so few

But the good book says otherwise, I don’t know what to do

 

It’s so nice here, warming by the devil’s fire

It’s so nice here, warming by the devil’s fire

Help me Lord, please, those flames are getting higher and higher

 

Hey what’s that sound, coming from that deep, dark hole

Oh what’s that sound, coming from that deep, dark hole

It’s the devil and Jesus, fighting for my soul

Heart Carved From Stone

Written by J. Beavis/D. McGuire

Appears on “Gentleman Giant” LP, 2013. Personnel: Jimi Beavis – harmonica, vocals, percussion; Dave McGuire – guitar; Costas Constantinou – double bass; Joachim Alfheim – drums and percussion; Steve Robin – organ.

I met her on the way to church, she was going the other way

She said “you don’t have to do that, boy, let me plan your day”

Then she took me by the hand and took my religion away

I gave her a lift to the station, she poured me some wine

Kissed me once, gave me her number, said “give me a call sometime”

Then that train took my baby away, and with it went my smile

Chorus

Let me tell you about my woman, she’s got a heart carved from stone

She’s got a face crafted by God’s own hands and she’ll lead you down that road

She wants to make a man out of me and I can’t leave her alone

 

I didn’t see her for about three weeks, so I went about my daily routine

Then she was back on my doorstep, looking dirty and talking obscene

She said “I’m back in town now baby, and you’re on my list of things to see”

When we walked down those streets, every eye was turned our way

And when we went out on the dance floor, woooh, we could not be tamed

I never tasted those fruits again, like I did that day

 

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My neighbours always thought I was a good man, yeah, nice and quiet

But you know for those three weeks, we kept them up every night

And then turned to me and said “it’s been nice”  but I’ve got to go back to my real life

Found No Peace At All

Written by J. Beavis

Appears on “Stripped” EP, 2012. Personnel: Jimi Beavis – vocals, harmonica; Brodie Graham – electric guitar.

Oh lord, oh lord, I’ve been trouble for so long

And I’ve tried to understand my place in your plan

But I’m a sinner and I’m a doubter and I’ve found no peace at all

 

I’ve sent my woman packing, with her whiskey and her wine

And I’ve hit the road myself to see what I could find

But I’m a sinner and I’m a doubter and I’ve found no peace at all

 

I try to find a church wherever I am on a Sunday

I get down on my knees, I look up and I pray

But I’m a sinner and I’m a doubter and I’ve found no peace at all

Ain’t Gonna Get Better

Written by J. Beavis/D. McGuire

Appears on “Gentleman Giant” LP, 2013. Personnel: Jimi Beavis – vocals, banjo, slide guitar; Dave McGuire – lead guitar; Costas Constantinou – double bass; Scott Nosworthy – drums and percussion; Steve Robin – backing vocals.

He was born in a humble cottage, a home built by his mum and dad

The doctor brought him forth and held him up, said “this is when it starts to get bad

The farm is dry and barren, the animals are nearly gone

They already have seven children, another they can barely afford

 

It ain’t gonna get better, it ain’t gonna get better, it ain’t gonna get better than it is today

 

He loved Sweet Rosie Brown, from the farm down the way

Her father was a strict preacher man, who said the boy was profane

The boy said he didn’t believe in the bible, she said “that’s okay,

…you can take me, here in the grass, but listen to what I say”

 

It ain’t gonna get better, it ain’t gonna get better, it ain’t gonna get better than it is today

 

Preacher Brown got to hunting, to take the devil from their souls

“When I find them,” he told his flock, “we shall blind them with gold,

It is their fault that you suffer, that your lands yield no gain

Give to me, follow me and together we shall remove this filthy stain

Found No Peace At All – Official Video

This was directed by myself with Talulah Song and filmed by myself, Talulah and Ocean Wilson. The lucky person breaking eggs and putting food on me is Pauline Maudy. As with all my videos I did the initial edit and then my bass player Costas Constantinou made it much, much better. This was filmed and edited and released in February/March, 2013.

Are You Leaving Me?

Written by J. Beavis.

Appears on “No Need To Deny It” EP, 2011. Personnel: Jimi Beavis – vocals, harmonica; JB Lewis – guitar; Shelley Osland – double bass; Coojee Timms – drums.

Are you leaving me? Tell me woman are you leaving me?

Are you leaving me? Tell me woman are you leaving me?

Cos I thought I saw you at the shops the other day with another man, so tell me woman are you leaving me?

 

Are you opening up another bank account? Tell me woman are you leaving me?

Come now, don’t leave me in doubt? Tell me woman are you leaving me?

Cos I thought I saw you at the movies the other day with another man so tell me woman are you leaving me?

 

I’ve been drinking whiskey, I’ve been drinking wine and our little boy well he’s started to crying

Are you leaving me? Are you leaving me?

Ain’t no need to deny it, no use in trying to hide, are you leaving me?

 

Well we used to go out dancing, and make love all night, now you turn your head away, you don’t even want to fight.

Are you leaving me? Are you leaving me?

Ain’t no need to deny it, no use in trying to hide, are you leaving me?

 

No need for cold silences and nights spent on the couch, come on now woman, don’t leave me in doubt.

Are you leaving me? Are you leaving me?

Ain’t no need to deny it, no use in trying to hide, are you leaving me?