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JIMMY JAMES - "KISSING A FRAUD" Pianopella 9/2007

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Published on Oct 16, 2007

Directed by William Strope.
Alternate video. Pianopella version.
This video was shot in ONE unedited take. This ballad version available on the "Kissing A Fraud" EP Single on iTunes
and Maderecords.com
All lyrics written by:
JIMMY JAMES/ copyright JIMITO MUSIC (BMI)
Piano accompaniment: Erik James

From the single release "KISSING A FRAUD"
iTunes search: "Jimmy James Dance"



Lyrics:
________________________

K I S S I N G A F R A U D

STUNNED
CAUGHT BY SURPRISE
CAUSE I THOUGHT U WERE THE ONE
NOW YOU'RE GONE WITHOUT A REASON WHY
STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT MADE U RUN

U LET ME SUCK THE SPIT FROM YOUR LIPS
HOW WILL I GET OVER THIS
I'M IN SHOCK
CAUSE U JUST STOPPED
COMING AROUND MY BLOCK

U GOT ADDICTIONS
WELL SO DO I
WAS I JUST ANOTHER HIGH
U TOOK MY BEST
BUT YOU'RE SUCH A MESS
WHY DID I BELIEVE YOUR EYES

(Chorus)
I SHOULD HAVE ASKED U
WHAT YOUR LOVE WAS FOR
DON'T MATTER ANYMORE
I WAS KISSING A FRAUD

WAS IT THAT 4 LETTER WORD
THE ONE I SAID THAT STARTS WITH 'L'
U KNOW THE WORD THAT TURNS MY WORLD
BUT RIGHT NOW IT FEELS LIKE HELL

I HEAR YOUR NAME EVERYDAY
EVERYDAY I HEAR YOUR NAME
U WILL HEAR IT TOO IN MY BITTER SONG
BUT JUST REMEMBER THAT I MOVED ON

AND IT'S A WARNING TO LOVERS EVERYWHERE
JUST BEWARE OF A HIT AND RUN
CAUSE WHEN LOVE STARTS TO LEAVE
YOU'LL FEEL THE HEAT
LIKE A JOSHUA TREE IN THE DESERT SUN

(Chorus)

NOW I BURN
I BURN ALONE
NOWHERE TO GO
NO PLACE IS HOME

WATCH ME BURN
WATCH ME BURN
WATCH ME BURN
I BURN ALONE

NO PLACE IS HOME
NO PLACE IS HOME
NO PLACE IS HOME
NO PLACE IS HOME

LOVE WAS HERE
THEN DISAPPEARED
WHAT WAS IT FOR
DON'T MATTER ANYMORE

I WAS KISSING A FRAUD
I WAS KISSING A FRAUD
I WAS KISSING A FRAUD
___________________________________

From JIMMY JAMES: 7/20/2010
Of all the songs I wrote for my album JAMESTOWN, these are the most intensely personal lyrics. Originally written with a faster dance beat, the faster version is on the album. However, this version came out with the single release of KISSING A FRAUD. The 'pianopella' is my favorite version. it's dark, it's deep, it's raw and it's personal.

After years of performing behind facades and personas I wanted to peel away everything and just be 100% honest about what I was going through at the time that I wrote it.
I wanted all shtick pushed aside.

The song was almost omitted by the label. But I fought to keep it in.

I paid the pianist Erik James (no relation) myself to make the piano version. I am so grateful to him for bringing his incredible talent to my song. The 22 year old Erik James made up the arrangement within minutes. He's genius!

This vocal was done in only 2 takes.

This vocal recording was made at Erik James' studio -
New York City (2007).

  • Category

  • Song

  • Artist

    • Jimmy James
  • Album

    • Kissing a Fraud
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • The Orchard Music (on behalf of Made Records); The Royalty Network (Publishing), and 1 Music Rights Societies

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