MMJ’s Jim James Shares Debut Single “Same Old Lie” From Upcoming Solo Album [Listen]

first_imgMy Morning Jacket frontman Jim James recently revealed plans to release a brand new solo album, Eternally Even, on November 4th, and support that release with an extensive tour. Today, we get our first taste of the new album, as James has shared the leading single!Titled “Same Old Lie,” the track sees James stirring the pot in a musical call to action. James said of the album, “I’m just trying to be a part of the discussion and encourage people to speak out for equality, to not be afraid to speak out for peace and love. All of us feel afraid at times in these absolutely insane times, but it’s important we speak our minds, cast our votes, and do not give in to fear and hatred.”Check out the new song, with the lyrics and full schedule posted below.“Same Old Lie” LyricsIT’S THE SAME OLD LIE THEY TELL YOUWHEN YOU’RE LITTLE-TRY TO MAKE YOU FORGET JUST WHAT IT ISYOU’RE REALLY MADE OF.AND FOLLOW ON JUST LIKE MOST EVERYONE…BUT YOU AND ME WE AIN’T LIKE MOST EVERYONE.PURE INDIVIDUAL BRIGHT AS THE SHINING SUN.AND SURE AS HELL WE KNOW- WHERE IT IS WE COME FROM.AND WHERE IT IS YEAH WE PROBABLY GOING BACK TO-BUT NOW WE GONNA LIVE A LITTLE-TRY AND GET A LITTLE TRUTH.IT’S THE SAME IT’S THE SAME IT’S THE SAME OLD LIE.IT’S THE SAME OLD LIE YOU BEEN READING ABOUTBLEEDING OUT-NOW WHO’S GETTING CHEATED OUT?YOU BEST BELIEVE IT’S THE SILENT MAJORITY-AND IF YOU DON’T VOTE IT’S ON YOU- NOT ME.IT’S THE SAME OLD LIE TOLD FROM THE DAWN OF TIME.STRETCH IT OUT A LITTLE TRY TO MILK EVERY LAST DIME.HATE CRIMES. SHELTER LINES. THEY TRY TO TAKE WHAT’S YOURS AND MINE…IS THERE ANY PEACE TO BE FOUND IN A LIFETIME?IT’S THE SAME IT’S THE SAME IT’S THE SAME OLD LIE.IT’S THE SAME OLD LIE YOU GOTTA LIVE WITH IT-OR IF YOU GOT SENSE THEN YOU BETTER TRY CHANGING IT.BUT NOTHING IS MORE DIFFICULT THAN CHANGING WHAT’S BEEN COMFORTABLE-WE’VE SEEN IT TRIED A MILLION TIMES- IT’S HARD TO THINK WHEN HYPNOTIZED.BUT A LIES A LIE- IT DESTROYS FROM THE INSIDE -DECAYS THE TEETH FROM BEHIND THAT FALSE SMILE.A LIE IS A LIE AND I’VE TOLD MY SHARE BUT- I KNOW IM GONNA SUFFER FOR THE SHIT I PUT OUT THERE.IT’S THE SAME IT’S THE SAME IT’S THE SAME OLD LIE.WELL IT’S THE SAME OLD LIE- I THINK I DIED A LITTLE.GUNS DRAWN- FACES LONG-HOW MUCH KILLING CAN BE DONE?IT’S THE SAME OLD LIE THEY TELL YOU WHEN YOU DIE-THERE ARE MANSIONS UP IN HEAVEN- 50 VIRGINS OFF IN THE SKY.WELL YOU CANT TRADE TODAY FOR SOME FAR OFF PROMISE OF TOMORROW…YOU CAN’T BUILD LOVE OUT OF GUNS BLOOD AND SORROW.THEY SAY WE CANT LIVE TOGETHER-BUT WE KNOW THAT’S A LIE-CUZ WE KNOW IT IN OUR HEART WE CAN MAKE IT IF WE TRY.IT’S THE SAME IT’S THE SAME IT’S THE SAME OLD LIE.SAME LIE.Jim James Tour Dates9/28: Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet’s9/29: Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre9/30: San Francisco, CA @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival10/1: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore Auditorium11/15 & 11/16: Boston, MA @ Royale11/18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philly11/19: Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre11/20: New York, NY @ Terminal 511/22: Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle11/23: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium11/25: Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater11/26: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre11/27: Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater11/29: Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant11/30: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown12/01: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater12/03: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre12/05: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre12/06: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo12/07: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre12/10: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl12/11: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee12/13: Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live12/14: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues12/16: Houston, TX @ House of Blues12/17: New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre*support by Twin Limb on all dates (except SF Fillmore Auditorium)last_img

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