Lead Reckoning

by Jigger

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released August 29, 2014

Geoff Younghusband - Bass + Vocals
Phil Winters - Guitar + Vocals
John Angelopoulos - Drums + backing Vocals
Don Ellis - Guitar + backing Vocals
Kira Sheppard - Harp
Lori Clarke - Cello
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered by Don Ellis at Fat Tracks
Additional Recording and Guitars - Ritche Perez

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Jigger St. John'S, Newfoundland and Labrador

Packing a melodic punch Jigger are backed by the finest Newfrock pedigree. With the history of Fur Packed Action, Bung, Potmaster, Schizoid, Hot Nuts, Potbelly, Lemontree, Tough Justice and more, you know that what you're gonna get from these 4 guys is tight, hard hitting, harmonious rock. It's heavy, leaded, hooked and barbed. It will reel you in hook, line and sinker. ... more

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Track Name: Wireless
High up on Signal Hill
I get the message you've had your fill
and in the cold night air
tear off my sweater make Cabot Tower disappear
and then it reappears
and then it disappears

Get back in bed with the evidence
wrap it all up like a present
and tell yourself it's all alright
tell yourself Tonight is the night
clench your fists with all your might
and keep yore eyes shut, shut tight
you know you're right, you know you're right

High up from Signal Hill
you get my message I love you still
and in the cold night air
you're left looking at your breath as I disappear

I can't help you with the things you've never told me
I built this fortress for you just to hold me
I don't need your charity, all I need is for you to need me
and so the story goes

lost in thought we lost the plot, dot dot dot, dot dot dot

Get back in bed with the evidence
wrap it all up like a present
and tell yourself it's all alright
tell yourself Tonight is the night
clench your fists with all your might
and keep yore eyes shut, shut tight
you know you're right, you know you're right

High up on Signal Hill
I get the message you've had your fill
and in the cold night air
flash out my headlight message to all who care

lost in thought we lost the plot, dot dot dot, dot dot dot
dash dash dash, dot dot dot dash, dot, dot dash dot

Get back in bed with the evidence
wrap it all up like a present
and tell yourself, it's all alright
tell yourself, tonight is the night
clench your fists with all your might
and keep yore eyes shut, shut tight
you know you're right, you know you're right

High up from Signal Hill
you get my message I love you still
and in the cold night air
you're left looking at your breath as I disappear
Track Name: You Are The Drug
You rock so, so hard in your black minidress
You got moves, moves so fast parked in my corvette
My heart is racing, my shades are getting steamed
Your drive me crazy every time you hit the scene

You get me so high, I love your drug
I love your drug, you get me so high
You get me so high

You dance to to your disco records all night
You got moves, moves so hot they set me alight
Like a high school confidential, I nearly cream my jeans
You drive me crazy every time you hit the scene

You get me so high, I love your drug
I love your drug, you get me so high
You get me so high

You got that rock and roll swagger
Eyes that pierce like daggers
You gimme more lip than Mick
but you're more Keith than Jagger
and you've got that smile
and that backstage style
that drives me crazy overtime you hit the scene

You get me so high, I love your drug
I love your drug, you get me so high
You get me so high

You are the, yeah you are the drug, you are the drug
and you drive me crazy every time you hit the scene
Track Name: Weed Problem
Big thief

I got a problem with you
I got a problem with your attitude
I got a problem with your version of the truth
I got a problem, but who doesn't?
You made your problems mine
for the last time

He's a pell mell rebel, a man sized jezebel
whose magnificent lack of eloquence reeks offensive scents of ill intents
Slinging hook line and sinker his sticky figures linger
Give him a nickel he'll take a dime
He'll pick your pockets clean time after time

He's got a Weed Problem

One foot on the green grass, One foot in the grave
Half a mind to be naughty, Half a mind to behave
He's got the devil on his shoulder and angels watching his behind
but the need is deep inside

Big thief
He's got a Weed Problem
and now he's got a Me problem
Track Name: Unfamiliar Meat
The hand of God provides the flesh
Into which I must sink my teeth
It's been too long since I've tasted
Unfamiliar meat!

Oh the flavour
To suck and savour
And gnaw the knuckle
Of fallen saviour

Feed yourself and go your own way
No one else to rely upon
You've been left at the plate
Hold your tongue fast
And pull your own weight
What price for happiness?
Are you willing to trade
For something you'll only waste again

Why am I so alone?
Lost here in what once was my home…
Wandering a frozen season with no reason not to roam
High and wild
Track Name: Invisibles
We've all stood out in the rain
the lines of our favourite song
running through our thoughts
again and again

We've all rung that number
Only to hang up when they answer
Just to hear their voice
again and again

We're obsessively possessed
not enchanted by caress
not contented with a kiss
we're only happy when we're upset

We've all stared through their windows
the sheers soft silhouette of shadows
telling tales of love lost
again and again

We've all come to conclusions
at first hidden by delusion
and shortsightedness
again and again

We're obsessively possessed
not enchanted by caress
not contented with a kiss
we're only happy when we're upset

and you, you can't see us.

We are the invisibles
We put them up on pedestals

We've all stuck to our guns
Long after the war was won
Wondering which side we're on
again and again

We've all stood out in the rain
the lines of our favourite song
ringing true
again and again
again and again

We're obsessively possessed
not enchanted by caress
not contented with a kiss
we're only happy when we're upset

We are the invisibles
We put them up on pedestals

again and again
Track Name: All I Really Want
Every time I argue with you I put my foot in my mouth
Every time I open my mouth the words I say turn into glue
Every time I gather my thoughts the the thoughts I think become confused
Every time I get crooked I need to set myself straight

I want to play guitar all day
I wan to see the world through kids eyes again
I want to compliment not condescend
spend a little more time with my friends

I want to keep certain opinions to myself
I want to defend my ideas with integrity
I want to learn to have just one drink
I want to remember every little thing that you say

I don't know what to do
I'm coming unglued
and I only wish you knew
that all I really want is you

Every time you argue with me you chalk up victory
Every time you open your mouth the words you say have their way with me

and all I really want is you
Track Name: Cocked and Hammered
I don't care, I'm gonna do it
I'm not scared, I'm going through with it

Hey, I'm not gonna wait forever
No, I'm not going nowhere soon
My time is coming soon

Here is nowhere near where I want to be
I've gotta make move
My time is coming soon

Let's get with it
Time's a wasting
Time to get with it
So let's get wasted

With so much at stake
What makes me afraid
of all the shortcuts that i take,
to avoid all the things that I fake
The plans that I make
All the promises I break

Let's get with it
Time's a wasting
Time to get with it
So let's get wasted

and Pull the trigger
Cocked and Hammered
pull the trigger
Track Name: Contagious
You choke back that bitter pill, call in to work
and cough out the true excuse as you shiver with a chill
It came early that morning as the radio crackled the blizzard warning
night eyes shut tight to the cold frost forming on your window
you sleep through the storm, wake only to stretch and yawn, roll over
another day gone by

slow down, hibernate, another day and everything will be OK
everything's gonna be OK

Gotta clear out the cobwebs, make the bed that you slept on
dry out the pillow that you wept on, turn up the heat and run the bath
soak out all the grey, wash it all down the drain
and watch the storm rage on outside

I see the weather on my local station
the meteorologist says "leave everything for later"
I read my horoscope in the daily paper
The astrologist says "don't wait for later"
get up, get out, today's the day to make everything OK

This contagious sort of feeling comes up every spring
You've got to break free from the cold that's draped you since the last season
no need to wait, don't hesitate, you only get what you deserve
and summer must be coming soon
and everything's gonna be OK
Track Name: Jam Jams
She loves the jam jams but she's never heard of purity
A concept wrapped in chewy layers of obscurity
And she won't eat dairy but she's milking them for all they're worth
It's just a fairy tale she leaves a trail of withered earth
She leaves a.
Trail of.
Withered.
Earths.
And we won't eat dairy but we're milking you for all you're worth
Don't you wish? You know you do, don't you?

Paramedics rush towards a genuine emergency
Colliding with a cruiser cop responding with some urgency
No one stopped to comment on the constance of coincidence
Surrounded as we are by countless atmospheres of influence
Surrounded.
As we.
Are.
As we are…
No one stopped to comment on the conscience of coincidence

There are no such things as accidents
Everything turns out the way it's meant
Nothing you can do to change the course
Or deny the nature of it's force

If that's what you believe…
Track Name: Dirty Dreams
I can't hate like I used to
I can't help feeling I used you
to star in all my wasted dreams
i've never seen one so sweet

I've gotta wake up
it's time to make up a new way to breakup
'cause i just can't face up
to starting all over again
I've gotta wake up
it's time to make up for time lost and taken up
with not starting all over again

i can't love like I used to
i can't help feeling I abused you
with words and petty thievery
naive, so eager to please
all my wants and dreams

I've gotta wake up
it's time to make up a new way to breakup
'cause i just can't face up
to starting all over again
I've gotta wake up
it's time to make up for time lost and taken up
with not starting all over again

take it all back
I take it all back
Track Name: No Horseshoes Here
I got some apologies to make
I've been misdirecting all my self hate
misfocusing my rage
instead of making a change
that I shoulda made
long ago

But I'm still waiting
and I want to hold on a little bit longer
before moving on
I hope I get where you're coming from

I know I'm not leaving
but I am haunted by the thought of not being gone
I know I'm not needed
but I am haunted by the thought of not being wanted

even by myself

We were so close, you'd think we had it made
But there ain't no horseshoes here, only hand grenades
I don't want to use your secrets as ammunition
so I'm pulling back to a safer position

I know I'm not leaving
but I am haunted by the thought of not being gone
I know I'm not needed
but I am haunted by the thought of not being wanted