Shake Me Up

by Jill McCracken

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1.
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
2.
Do You? 03:05
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
3.
The Line 05:08
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?
4.
Hometown 04:18
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
5.
1968 04:04
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
6.
Honey 03:55
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
7.
Good Enough 04:12
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
8.
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
9.
Shake Me Up 04:06
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
10.
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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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

Jill McCracken is a songwriter & singer. Heavily inspired by retro stylings of Motown artists, McCracken writes stories that you can relate to, melodies that you can sing along to, and rhythms that you can dance to.

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