Shake Me Up

by Jill McCracken

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released August 14, 2018

All songs written by Jill McCracken
Engineered and produced by Nick Bullock, Awake Studios
Mixed by Nick Bullock, Awake Studios
Mastered by Pete Lyman, Infrasonic Sound

Jill McCracken - lead vocals, backing vocals
Kevin Ewer - drums, percussion
Jim Horvath - guitar
Brendan Duran - bass
Jon Petronzio - keys
Mandy Goldman - backing vocals

© Jill McCracken 2018

Album cover photo by Tory Corless, MUA by Kristen Zarba, design by Jill McCracken

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Jill McCracken Boston, Massachusetts

Indie soul songstress Jill McCracken’s release, “Shake Me Up”, is a celebration of feeling— anything that she’s got on the inside (and there’s a lot on the inside), is triumphantly released out into the world.

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Track Name: Lovesick Woman
Do I make you nervous?
'Cause you don't ever tell me how you feel

But you wanna spend time, time, time, time, time
Spinning my wheels

You wanna stick around in the morning
Talking all about the states we were born in
And I'm taking it as a warning

I don't wanna fall in love
'Cause when I think about myself
As just a lovesick woman
Sitting on the shelf
I grow so damn disappointed in me
That I lessen my love for the sky and the trees
And my dearest friends
And the air I breathe
I don't wanna fall in love

I could learn to love you
I think I know what I could do to get there

But I don't think that I, I, I, I want to
'Cause honey I've been there before

And truthfully, I've got shit to do
I don't have much time to cater to you
And whenever I'm in love
That's all I wanna do

I don't wanna fall in love
'Cause when I think about myself
As just a lovesick woman
Sitting on the shelf
I grow so damn disappointed in me
That I lessen my love for the sky and the trees
And my dearest friends
And the air I breathe
I don't wanna fall in love
Track Name: Do You?
You were older when I met you
From what I could gauge
And many moons have come and gone
But I'm still not that age

Blue and bright, my eyes were right
There for the taking
Affixed on you, I knew
The mistakes we were making

Do you think about me?
I don't think you do
You don't think about me
Like I think about you

Do you think about me?
I don't think you do
You don't think about me
Like I think about you

I dreamt of you last night
You were breathing my air
You couldn't keep your hands off me
It's like you were there

Your sandpaper chin
Was turning mine red
But I can't remember how you touched me
Or what you said

Do you think about me?
I don't think you do
You don't think about me
Like I think about you

Do you think about me?
I don't think you do
You don't think about me
Like I think about you

Entertain me, baby
Tell me, boy
That you think about me sometimes
And it brings you joy

Don't you miss me?
Or had I misread
The cadence of your sighs
As we lied in bed

Do you?
I don't think you do
You don't think about me
Like I think about you

Do you think about me?
I don't think you do
You don't think about me
Like I think about you
Track Name: The Line
Go, leave it alone
You don't want me anymore
The message received,
You don't have to say anything

And it's a good thing that you don't
'Cause I tried, and you won't
So I've made up your mind
For you

Am I taking it too
Seriously?
Am I making a fool
Out of me?

Go, leave it alone
I know you think we're better on our own
Although, I can't say we've tried
Any other way

And it's a good thing that we don't
We've got jobs and friends and homes
I got no sense to share my heart
With you

Am I taking it too
Seriously?
Am I making a fool
Out of me?

Oh, the line,
The line

We come up
Every time

Toe to toe
I take one step closer

That's when you take
One step behind

Oh, the line
The line

We come up
Every time

Toe to toe
I take one step closer

That's when you take
One step behind

And I'm the fool;
I'm the fool on the other side

Am I taking it too
Seriously?
Am I making a fool
Out of me?

Am I taking it too
Seriously?
Am I making a fool
Out of me?
Track Name: Hometown
Sometimes I forget
Because we've gone so far
Our separate ways
In our separate lovers' cars

Y'all out west
And we farther east
I thought our contact had desisted
And ceased

Well, I'm coming home
For the holidays
To see my folks and my old friends
From my younger days

It just occurred to me
Maybe you are too
I kinda banked on never
Seeing you

Out in the parking lot
I almost forgot

You and I are from the same hometown
I don't wanna see you walking around

Will I see you at the grocery store?
The one between my house and yours

But you know,
I would really like it
If I ran into your mother
I never meant to break up with her
Or your sister or brother

I wanna ask her
If she's doing alright
How's your father's health
And is he sleeping through the night?

I know she'd be pleasant
And most cordial, I'm sure
But I wonder what she thinks of me
Or if she's a bit unsure

I hope she understands me
And what I have endured
But she's always in her family's corner
That's what I love about her

Out in the parking lot
I almost forgot

You and I are from the same hometown
I don't wanna see you walking around

Will I see you at the grocery store?
The one between my house and yours

Well, I ain't got nothing, no no
I ain't got nothing, no no
I ain't got nothing to say to you

You and I are from the same hometown
And I don't wanna see you walking around

Will I see you at the grocery store?
The one between my house and yours

Well, I ain't got nothing, no no
I ain't got nothing, no no
I ain't got nothing to say to you
To you
To you
Track Name: 1968
When I get home
The first thing I'll do
Stick my paws in the mailbox
Looking for a letter from you

I've been trying
Not to count on it
But you told me that you'd write me
I can't help myself
Baby I want it

'Cause one day in the summer you were holding me close
I never thought I'd wait hopelessly on the post
Looking for a clue that I'm still on your mind
Feeling like a lost love left behind

You don't got
Any nostalgia
For putting pen to paper
The old-fashioned things always failed ya

Meanwhile I'm
So sentimental
Got me going through the notes you wrote me
Wondering if your heart was a rental

'Cause I
Hope
You're
Not
Lis-
ten-
ing

One day in the summer you were holding me close
I never thought I'd wait hopelessly on the post
Looking for a clue that I'm still on your mind
Feeling like a lost love left behind

This ain't the modern day
I'm feeling like it's 1968

When you get home
The first thing you'll do
What the hell, I don't know
I don't even have a clue

All I know
Is it's been years now
But yesterday I dreamt that you still wanted me
I woke up in tears now

'Cause I
Hope
You're
Not
Lis-
ten-
ing

When I say that you
Have
Got
Me
Hang-
ing on
A string

'Cause one day in the summer you were holding me close
I never thought I'd wait hopelessly on the post
Looking for a clue that I'm still on your mind
Feeling like a lost love left behind

One day in the summer you were holding me close
I never thought I'd wait hopelessly on the post
Looking for a clue that I'm still on your mind
Feeling like a lost love left behind
Track Name: Honey
Baby
You can be saccharine sweet
That's why I call you honey
I never loved so completely

Baby
There ain't nobody but you
You're in every single season
Of my future

What I need
From you
You got it baby
You do

And honey
You want me as I am
And you can call me savory
Because I give a damn

Honey
Need you to balance me out
Why don't you uncross my arms
Unfurrow my brow

And what I need
From you
You got it baby
You do

Only need you to love me honey
Only need you to love me honey
Only need you to love me honey
Only need you to love me honey

Ninety-nine days in your embrace
How many thousands left to go?
There's no end to you anytime soon
Yeah that's how I want it to go

So when I push, baby
Push, baby
I need you standing tall
I need you to love me

Love me, honey
Track Name: Good Enough
The way you look at me
Yes it's good, but is it good enough?

Your house right down the street
Yes it's good, but is it good enough?

The man you want to be
Yes it's good, but is it good enough?

'Cause what good is good
Unless it's good enough?

Am I
Ever gonna be
Satisfied?

Am I
Ever gonna be
Satisfied?

The promises I keep
Yes they're good, but are they good enough?

The way I say I'm sorry
Yes it's good, but is it good enough?

Oh, working at my dreams
Yes it's good, but is it good enough?

'Cause what good is good
Unless it's good enough?

Am I
Ever gonna be
Satisfied?

Am I
Ever gonna be
Satisfied?

Hey, hey
My whole life

Hey, hey
My whole life

I'm always bundled up
But I can't get warm
I know all the words
But not the form

I eat plenty
But I can't get full
My whole life
I'm insatiable

Hey, hey
My whole life
Hey, hey
My whole life
I'm insatiable
My whole life
I'm insatiable

My whole life
Track Name: Whole Wide World
Do you feel like something's missing?
You wanna fix it but you don't know how

You don't feel a thing from kissing
You're wondering what the fuss is all about

And the whole wide world
Wants to see you like the sun

You shine
When you
Come out

You've heard of satisfaction
But it's an idea that never came to life
And you never got the traction
Of being more than a twinkle in a man's eye

And the whole wide world
Wants to see you like the sun

You shine
When you
Come out

The whole world's having a party
And you never felt invited
They're all so loud and splashing around
So you can't help feeling slighted

But come out, come out
The whole world wants to see you

Come out, come out
The whole world wants to know you

Come out, come out
The whole world's gonna love you

The whole world's gonna love you

Anything you got in, let it out
Anything you got in, let it out
Don't you waste time being untrue
To you

Anything you got in, let it out
Anything you got in, let it out
Don't you waste time being untrue
To you

Anything you got in, let it out
Anything you got in, let--
Being untrue

'Cause you shine
When you
Come out
Track Name: Shake Me Up
Please
Be gentle with your touch

I've got a delicate heart
It feels everything twice as much

Now I've tried every little trick in the book
Just to keep from getting shook
Please don't

Shake me up
Yeah, don't
Shake me up
Ooh ooh ooh
Shake me up

I'm trying
Lord, I'm trying

I'm all lookin' out my third eye
I've got all my shit all aligned
I'm taking time every day
To go outside

Now I've tried every little trick in the book
Just to keep from getting shook
Oh, please don't

Shake me up
Yeah, don't
Shake me up
Ooh ooh ooh
Don't shake me up
Yeah
Shake me up
Ooh ooh ooh

If you can't find your peace of mind,
I'm sorry,
But don't step on mine

If you can't find your peace of mind,
I'm sorry,
But don't step on mine

If you can't find your peace of mind,
I'm sorry,
But don't step on mine

If you can't find your peace of mind
I'm sorry
But please don't shake me up

Shake me up
Yeah, don't
Shake me up
Ooh ooh ooh
Don't shake me up
Yeah, don't
Shake me up
Ooh ooh ooh

Shake me up
Yeah, don't
Shake me up
Ooh ooh ooh
Don't shake me up
Yeah

I'm trying
Track Name: A Taste Of Sweetness
A taste of sweetness
Let me get one more
A taste of sweetness
When my heart is sore

A taste of sweetness
And I know it ain't right
'Cause a taste of sweetness
Keeps me up at night

My eyes get greener
As I grow older
They used to be more blue

And I feel more alone
The more time I
More time I spend with you

A taste of sweetness
From somebody new
A taste of sweetness
Well it's got me all confused

I need someone to say

Why do you do that?
What you always do
What's the matter with you?

Why do you make your
-self a fool?
Oh, you're making a fool of others too

Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh, because

Tastes of sweetness
Are so few and far between
That a taste of sweetness
Got me chasing that dream

Ooh ooh ooh, one more time

A taste of sweetness
Let me get one more
'Cause a taste of sweetness
Is an open door

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