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From VWR's forthcoming fourth CD.
"Jacob" is an adrenaline pumping tale of an exhilirating experience, its resulting bumps and bruises, and the triumph of the thirst for the thrill of the ride. Though enduring "pummeling" and ultimately being "spit out," Jacob can not forget that "out there somewhere" is "another ticket stand, another track that stretches to the sky." Foregoing warnings from well meaning friends who are "happy with the sun not in their eyes", ultimately, still, "Jacob wants to climb and dive..."
This one is special to us, and we hope you enjoy it.

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JACOB
(Kern/Ratts)

Jacob saved his tickets up
he didn't take it light
he knew that someday he would get to ride
he lost friends to tilt-a-whirls
on cotton candy nights
but carousels just left him cold inside
all the tunnels of love he had entered
turned to bumper cars
until they felt cold as haunted houses

Jacob just wants to try
the roller coaster ride tonight
just once he wants the power on his side
Jacob wants to climb and dive
feel wind upon his face and glide
adrenaline to know that he's alive

Jacob bought a ticket
from the best girl he could find
he thought her track would make a sturdy ride
her lines were long
but there was something magic in her glide
and this time Jacob wouldn't pass her by
his friends up on the ferris wheel
had warned him "she looks dangerous,
too fast, with twists and turns,
something's not right.."

but Jacob just wants to try
the roller coaster ride tonight
just once he wants the power on his side
Jacob wants to climb and dive
feel wind upon his face and glide
adrenaline to know that he's alive
adrenaline to know that he's alive

she took him to amazing heights
then dropped him to the deepest lows
and threw him for a loop like errol klein
she slammed his frame from left to right
and pummeled him from side to side
then spit him out to let another ride
she spit him out to let another ride

Jacob feels his bruises
on the boardwalk where he stands
as happy trolley passengers go by
he knows that out there somewhere
there's another ticket stand
another track that stretches to the sky
his friends are tossing rings and balls
and none of them get bruised at all
they're happy with the sun not in their eyes

still Jacob just wants to try
the roller coaster one more time
he wants to feel the power on his side
Jacob wants to climb and dive
feel wind upon his face and glide
adrenaline to know that he's alive
adrenaline to know that he's alive


c) 2015 Wandering Songs / BMI

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released 01 April 2015
Mastered by Steve Turnidge
Cello by Fred Leider
Performed, recorded, produced by Vegas With Randolph

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Vegas With Randolph Washington, D.C.

Vegas With Randolph’s music has been called “ebullient, unabashed power pop”, “thinking man's party music,” and “blissful pop songwriting at its finest” and their music has been compared to Fastball, Sloan, and Fountains of Wayne.

In 2011, their second full length CD, the critically acclaimed “Above The Blue” was released. VWR is currently recording their third full length CD.
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