Wash Me

by Jay Regan

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Joshua Smotherman From the opening Whiskey Song to the closing Insomnia, Wash Me is the perfect addition to any rockers music collection. Jay’s song crafting skills, his musicianship and his years of experience set him apart from the average independent musician and guarantees a much needed consistency that never disappoints. Favorite track: I am Alive.
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Malika Dahl Jay Regan’s songs are a combination of old school and modern rock and, apart from the “Whiskey Song”, which didn’t provide any good lyrics and was rather disappointing, are worth listening to. Considering as well, that Jay Regan plays all the parts in his project himself we must appreciate the effort that went into his CD.
For rock lovers this CD will be a great addition to their CD shelves. To all the other music lovers: Lean back and enjoy this music from colliding times. Favorite track: Right Between the Eyes.
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My second CD release, a bit more heavier than the other CD but still a mix of different genres. R&B, Rock, Modern Rock, Funk, Country and a bit more . . . It's a chaotic mix of songs running around in my brain.

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released April 7, 2017

Written and performed by: Jay Regan
Special guests:
Rick Hillman - guitar/slide guitar - tracks 6 and 15
Lou Castro - guitar/slide guitar - tracks 5 and 11

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Jay Regan Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hi, I am Jay Regan, Singer songwriter from Philadelphia. My music is acoustic based rock and has been described as modern day 60's music full of protest, peace and love. My second CD will be/was released 4/7/17 and is more "dirty" but still covers many different styles. ... more

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Track Name: March of the Romans
If you dig on gold in this lifetime
Everything you do is for the one
and if your wings are made of wax and feathers
you better not fly to close to the sun

Hand grenades, war machine, trading lives for gasoline
who the heck are we fighting for

It's the March of the Romans

Everything is run by corporations
Politicians bow down to their needs
Open up your eyes, look around you
You and I the only ones that bleed

World War One, World War Two, Vietnam, 911
Who the heck are we fighting for

It's the March of the Romans

and I don't know what to think
I don't know how to react
I know one thing for certain
the other side is sure to attack.
Track Name: Can't Let Go
Hold my hand
Understand
Walk with me
Kiss Goodnight
Hold me close
Never let me go
breathe for me, baby

and I've seen those kinds of movies
and I've seen those kinds of girls
and I've walked through the ages
in my heart, and in my soul, and in my stars
I can't let go, I can't let go, I can't let go

In their lives, in their little feeble minds
Pretty people whisking like they've got someplace to go
Paquitta's touch is all I need to make me feel alive
Add to that my loving son, how could I complain

and I've seen those kinds of movies
and I've seen those kinds of girls
and I've walked through the ages
in my heart, and in my soul, and in my stars
I can't let go . . . ohhhhhh

Don't ever leave I'd miss your tender touch
You're long dark hair falls around me
Like a loving veil
and in the morning when the sun is shining
slowly drifting across your face in the summertime

and I've seen those kinds of movies
and I've seen those kinds of girls
and I've walked through the ages
in my heart, and in my soul, and in my stars
I can't let go, I can't let go, I can't let go
Track Name: Grow
Listen to me and I'll tell you a story
of a tell-tale heart that never bleds you're
gonna find out what it’s like, this time, this time
Been too long with so much confusion
but you stood by me to the bitter end
gonna find out what it means to be alive, to be alive

Why can't you see what you mean to me
yet I know, yes I know
Loves the only thing that will ever grow

Between the lines and in the spaces
of a weathered heart that's never read
I want to change the ending of a different story
One that tells about of the glory
of the better life that's come to me
by the joining that has made us three
gonna find out what it means to be strong, to be strong

Can't see what you mean to me
yet I know yes I know
Loves the only thing that will ever grow
I can’t breathe, like you can breathe
yet I know, yes I know
Loves the only thing that will ever grow

Love with me is complicated but
it's never leaves and it never wanes
I know it must feel strange this time
I know sometimes you must dig deeper
to uncover how I really feel --pause--
I just want you to know
I need you every day

SOLO

Can't you see what you mean to me
yet I know yes I know
Loves the only thing that will ever grow
I can’t breathe, like you can breathe
yet I know, yes I know
Loves the only thing that will ever grow
Track Name: Dad
High on a hillside, watching over me
I see the sun light in your eyes
You were always quiet but your strength burned through
I hope that we can be the same

Dad, don't be mad, if we say we love you
If we'll never be the same without you, Dad
don't be sad, if we say we need you
It's not a weakness when you tell someone you care

Walk beside the ocean, calm a troubled sea, soaring high above the sands
you never sought attention, though the truth be told
there's an empty space within our heart

Dad, don't be mad, if we say we love you
If we'll never be the same without you, Dad
don't be sad, if we say we need you
It's not a weakness when you tell someone you care

You worked so hard day and night
that's how we know how much you cared
you gave the world yourself and tought us how to live
you know we won't be scared, alive inside us Dad


Dad, don't be mad, if we say we love you
If we'll never be the same without you, Dad
don't be sad, if we say we need you
It's not a weakness when you tell someone you care


Dad, don't be mad, if we say we love you
If we'll never be the same without you, Dad
don't be sad, if we say we need you
It's not a weakness when you tell someone you care
Track Name: I am Alive
Once there was a little child, trapped inside a smile
Tried it’s best to integrate if only for a while
Everything to satisfy the people in their lives
Found that can be difficult when there’s less sand in the top

Freedom comes to countless few who sacrifice their lives
Easier to ride the wave than crashed upon the shore
Empty vases, void of water, dried buds gathered dust
Where there was a shiny coat, now’s turn into rust

I am, I am I am alive
I have, I have, I have not died
I’ve done my best to satisfy the loved ones in my life
I am, I am I am alive

Pale new skin, velvet like, covered now in sores
Felt the danger, lived and breathed, and I know the score
Life is not your own, they say, maybe in a dream
That lingers from the misty depths that will make you scream

There’s a time I wanted to listen everyday
Tried to find out why you all, walked the other way
I thought it was my aura but I know that’s not true
There are people who love me, just like people do

I am, I am I am alive
I have, I have, I have not died
I’ve done my best to satisfy the losers in my life
I am, I am I am alive

Now I see the mystery, unraveled for you all
Tried to catch it in my arms, breathed it in my soul
But the only difference is I opened up my mind
I began, to accept the way it is . . . and who am I to question?
Track Name: No Place To Turn
There was a man who thought that he can
Listen through walls and understand
All that was made from beginning to end
Turns out that he is nothing at all

There was a child living in sin
so sayeth the ones who consider themselves
higher than you oh what a shame
turns out that they are nothing at all

I know there are times when you feel you are lost
I know there are times when your family's in peril
I know there are times when you knell down to pray
Yes I know, there's no place to turn

There is a book, one scribed by man
Who bends the rules that govern our lives
a book that can kill and render us null
Turns out that it is nothing at all

I know there are times when you feel you are lost
I know there are times when your family's in peril
I know there are times when you knell down to pray
Yes I know, there's no place to turn

No place to turn
No place to turn
No place to turn
No place to turn

You're on your own . . .
Track Name: Right Between the Eyes
Right Between the Eyes

When I awoke, in the hospital
I couln't control myself, what was going on
am I in a dream, I want to scream
I could not believe how the earth has turned

and all I want to do is to save my family

Right Between the eyes
in the brain
is where it has to be
right between the eyes
in the brain, if you want to survive

Out on the road
Moving car to car
you meet some strange things all along the way
some are walking dead, some still alive
the only difference is it's harder to be sure

and all I want to do is to find my family

Right Between the eyes
in the brain
is where it has to be
right between the eyes
in the brain, if you want to survive
Track Name: Whiskey Song
I got whiskey on my mind, think about whiskey all the time
If I don't get my whiskey, I'm gonna get frisky I got whiskey on my mind
I got smoking on my mind, think about smoking all the time
if i don't get my smoke on, gonna get something to poke on
I got smoking on my mind

I got to find out what I gotta do,
so I don't have to formulate a sentence or two
Want to stay messed up all of the day so if she comes back she wont come back to stay Hey Hey, Hey Hey

I got red wine on my mind, think about red wine all the time
if i don't get my red wine, it's gonna be party time
I got red wine on my mind

I got to find out what I gotta do,
so I don't have to formulate a sentence or two
Want to stay messed up all of the day so if she comes back she wont come back to stay Hey Hey, Hey Hey

Repeat 1st Verse

I got whiskey on my mind, think about whiskey all the time
If I don't get my whiskey,
I'm gonna get frisky I got whiskey on my mind

I got smoking on my mind

I got red wine on my mind
Track Name: Lovely Day
Here I am again trying to save myself,
here I am in unconsciously aware
It's another lovely day

Open up my eyes, why can't I breath?
The strangest feeling has washed all over me
It's another lovely day

Another time, another place,I leave this world full of my disgrace
This is my badge, impossible, my only wish is to clarify my soul

Out on the road, for a thousand years,
just one more night will quantify my fears
It's another lovely day

Another time, another place, I leave this world full of my disgrace
This is my badge, impossible, my only wish is to clarify my soul

I dig this hole, on hands and knees,
bleeding fingers eager to receive
It's another lovely day

Another time, another place, I leave this world full of my disgrace
This is my badge, impossible, my only wish is to clarify my soul

This is the end, my awaited friend
It is ironic "cause there is no other side
It's another lovely day
It's another lovely day
It's another lovely day
Track Name: Little Fish (a song for Eli)
The little fish gets eaten by a big fish
the big fish gets eaten by a bigger fish
the bigger fish gets eaten by the biggest fish
and the biggest fish gets caught up in the line

I don't want to be a carrot, dangling in front of the horse
and I don't want to be a marionette, made to do a dance by force
I don't wanna be a soldier, marching around in the sun
and I don't want to hurt another man, I wish that they would melt my gun

The little fish gets eaten by a big fish
the big fish gets eaten by a bigger fish
the bigger fish gets eaten by the biggest fish
and the biggest fish gets caught up in the line

Take your hands out of my pockets, cause I buried my cash in a box
I Put it on an island near the deep blue sea,
guarded by a crazy lonely fox
Follow the leader in a corn maze, lost until we can be found
Grabbed the legs of a soaring bird
and thank him as he dropped me on the ground

The little fish gets eaten by a big fish
the big fish gets eaten by a bigger fish
the bigger fish gets eaten by the biggest fish
and the biggest fish gets caught up in the line

Now I am one to trust and believe, I like to give a second chance
but I don't like the way that you behave
you're gonna have to make me smile
Track Name: Forever Changed, Forever Lost
If it never stops, who are we to blame
You and I alone thinking, talking of yesterday’s
Been around the world, sitting with the shame
Like a single tile that teeters falls the other way
We've been wronged

They prey upon, ones perceived as weak
but they're bright and special, shooting stars across the night
Built upon the fears, handing out the tears
Ones they've saved up trapped inside, built over years
You’ve been wronged

We try to raise our children to love and be loved
No one knows where some have failed
Multiply the senseless data in their minds
Forever changed, Forever Lost, That's the crime

Sometimes they’re not to blame, It’s like the rain
When the storm is over give it time it comes again
Is it DNA? Or is it passed down?
Parent to child, child to children, it worms its way, into our lives

We try to raise our children to love and be loved
No one knows where some have failed
Multiply the senseless data in their minds
Forever changed, Forever Lost, That's the crime
Track Name: How Hard it Can Be
I know, I know you got that look it your eyes
I know, I know that deathly stare
You took a trip down to the chemist
But boy that cupboard is bare

and I know when you look at the sea
you're just killing some time
yes I know how hard it can be

You had it all, left what you loved in this life
You had it all the palm of your hand
all of the things, people have CHERISHED
evaporate into air

and I know when you look in the sky
it comes crashing down
yes I know how hard it can be

We come from a place, a moment out of time
You're such a disgrace living on somebody's dime
When, you look back, on the nightmares you've consieved
Will you feel the same today
'cause you're living on borrowed time

you're bound to pay back . . . REPEAT FOR CHORUS

and I know on your climb to the top
the summits just out of reach
yes I know how hard it can be

and I know when you make a score
you're just chasing your tail
yes I know how hard it can be
how hard it can be
how hard it can be
Track Name: Faces
We've arrived, half alive, in this back-lit fantasy
In the air, without a care, or floating on a restless sea
We don't care, if you stare, just don't look down on me
We don't mind, just be kind, there’s another side of me

I can't fight it anywhere oh, anyway it shows, see it in the faces
I can't fight it anywhere oh, anyway it shows

Fight the wars, break the walls, slowly turning pages burned
Losing control, without a toll, it's not. - what it's meant to be
We don't care, it's in the air, don't turn the other cheek
I don't buy it, can't confine it, restlessly defined

I can't find it anywhere oh, anyway it shows, see it in the faces
I can't find it anywhere oh, anyway it shows

Naaa Naaaa I don't mind, cause if you want to know, I'll be just fine

Don't cry, don't cry, don't cry for me
Don't try, don't try, don't try for me
I don't care, if you dare, rescue me this time
All alone, by the phone, waiting there for me

I can't find it anywhere oh, anyway it shows, see it in the faces
I can't find it anywhere oh, anyway it shows
Don't cry, don't try, don't bow to me.
Track Name: Road to Oblivion
I was born, in a shell, in a test tube blinded by the science & technology
I’m a boy, I’m a man, as long I live, you know I’ll never really understand

Why I’m angry, enlightened, I’m crazy, inviting,
alone and tattooed with markings that age sustains
I’m lightning, canned violence, I’m drinking and too frightened
and too lazy to ever stomp it down

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Take what they want
Do as they please
Follow the leader
Spread the disease
If you let them they will take you down on the road to oblivion

I was once, just like you, when time moved on that’s when I started to realize
Half life, on a shelf, homogenized, for people who really don’t give a damn

You’re under, the controllers, been promised, been broken
Been lied to, happy to be breathing the air they made
We need to stand up, break down, punish and take down
The muscle that only drags us down

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Take what they want
Do as they please
Follow the leader
Spread the disease
If you let them they will take you down We’re on the road to oblivion

Solo

Silence, can’t be bought, at least the silence muted by technology
In the night, all seems good, between the hours of something like 3 to 5

We’re bloated, fat cats, feeding, in white caps, jaded
Immune to the violence and hypocrisy
Got - to – awaken, and be shaken, your bright eyes
See clearly, stop texting, it only stomps you down

Yeah, Yeah, Yeah

Take what they want
Do as they please
Follow the leader
Spread the disease

If you let them they will take you down We’re on the road to oblivion
Track Name: Insomnia
At night, when the lights fade low
and the doors close, and there's no one home
When you're left within your mind, and all of your thoughts aren't kind
There's no place to go, to occupy some time
It's easier said then done
Give it a try sometimes
As one falls it continues down the line
Promise me you won't tell
and I'll never bring it up again
I can see it in your eyes
You'd rather hear me lie

Sleep, Fall asleep
Dream, a happy dream

20 years maybe more, I have been this way
I got to hold on, another 20 or more to go
It's not all that bad, if I don't cross that line
but if I do, I'd rather be you
Fight or flight, give me something I can get my hands on
As one slides, another one slides on top
Take a drink of cool water, whatever can break this spell
It won't allow me, to come back again

Sleep, Fall asleep
Dream, a happy dream