Lea Jones - Buckaroo's Dilemma

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Lea Jones is both a talented songwriter and an experienced entertainer. A veteran singer-songwriter with roots in folk, rock & bluegrass, and with influences ranging from John Hiatt to Merle Travis to David Byrne to Michael Franti, Lea brings a dazzling breadth of musical & cultural references to every performance. Lea’s humor, warmth and spontaneity in concert are well-documented. He has performed solo at major festivals (Bumbershoot, Eugene Celebration, Willamette Valley Folk Festival, Northwest Folklife Festival), at notable venues (Kennedy Center, National Mall) and at clubs & gatherings all over the US. While his guitar-playing and songwriting are plenty strong, his vocals tend to garner the lion’s share of attention from fans and listeners. Lea rhymes with ‘flea.’

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Now there’s a cat in the weeds beside the road
And whether he should stay or whether he should go
Is a choice only the cat can make

Everywhere you go it’s the same place
Everyone you see it’s the same face
Spooky feeling, you just can’t shake
Everything you read it’s the same page
Every wingnut it’s the same rage
Another day you wake up staring at your frosted flakes

Every rush hour it’s the same jerk
Every new job it’s the same work
You can wait and wait and wait for your lucky break
And there’s a cat in the weeds beside
And whether he should stay or whether he should go
Is a choice only that cat can make
Yeah there’s a cat in the weeds beside the road
And whether he should stay or whether he should go
Is a choice only the cat can make

Puddles in rumble strips
Rainbow sunrise
Whispers “Open Your Eyes”

And there’s a cat in the weeds beside the road

Every face you kiss it’s the same lip
Every leaky faucet it’s the same drip
Another day another strangely familiar ache
Every swing you take it’s the same chin
Every time you do it it’s the same sin
Gotta pinch yourself to see if you’re really awake

Every new stage it’s the same play
Every sun rise it’s the same day
You can give and give and give
But she still won't take
But there’s a cat in the weeds beside the road
And whether he should stay or whether he should go
Is a choice only the cat can make
Yeah there’s a cat sittin’ twitchin’ beside the road
And whether he should stay or whether he should blow
Is a choice only that cat can make

Every crime scene it’s the same vice
Every cool drink it’s the same ice
Every new breath it’s the same air
Every new do it’s the same hair
Every sundown it’s the same night
Every Mad Dog it’s the same bite Every smooth talker it’s the same lies
Every Double Whopper it’s the same damn fries

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from The Color Of Music, released June 5, 2012

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