In Between the Middle

by Jourdan Hines

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $10 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    We're making a limited run handmade copies just like we did for Come Alive. The cover is hand-stamped and embossed on recycled cardboard CD holders. On the back the tracklist is handwritten.

    A special bonus track will be included on the CD that is not included on the digital download! So here's your chance to get a limit piece of art:)

    Includes unlimited streaming of In Between the Middle via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days

      $12 USD or more 

     

1.
Remember those days when we Couldn’t find our way I was Lost in the dark but still Slaving away and as it Came to be there are just Things you can’t foresee I was Caught up in my mind but still Wasting time Now so long to living as planned Sweet turned to sour and me without a lemonade stand What’s meant to be will be When it all comes crumblin’ down you’ll see Cause there ain’t no rest for you and me Till our name’s in light on the red marque so You feel life let you down Your beat not broken kicked around But you still got me and the pup And there’s your theory three Remember that night when you called Asked if I’m alright I couldn’t hold back my setbacks Things were not okay (So I rushed home to see you) Just because you knew I’d need you Ashamed to say my name had been defamed Now so long to work as planned It’s hard to control what’s been said secondhand What’s meant to be will be When it all comes crumblin’ down you’ll see Cause there ain’t no rest for you and me Till our name’s in light on the red marque so You feel life let us down Beat not broken kicked around But you’ve started something here with me A little sprout to feed Let’s search the stars for constellations Connecting dots as we scout out destinations We’re given a bad hand (but let’s not throw out the game) Strive to do our best as we hone the aim Though we felt life had us beat It didn’t break us even in face of defeat What’s meant to be will be When it all comes crumblin’ down you’ll see Cause there ain’t no rest for you and me Till our name’s in light on the red marque so We feel life let us down Beat not broken kicked around But we have each other here and now And that’s all we need
2.
Run Run Run 02:32
There’s a checklist of things to do You’ve now scratched off four and boy doesn’t it feel good But you see the snag is not the theory It’s that you have penciled in twenty-seven more Gotta get up and get it No room to hesitate Gotta push to make headway If you wanna make a power play Well you’re gonna run, run, run But there’s a cost to operation Those gears were meant to turn But not in desperation Can you smell burn, burn, burn Friction as the gadgets turn Don’t ignore the maintenance plan An engine neglected can’t withstand You’ve stayed up late done homework too Studying success and just look how that’s paid off But you see the excess sure came at a price You’ve lost your soul and look who you’ve had to cross Gotta get up and get it No room to hesitate Gotta push to make headway If you wanna make a power play Well you’re gonna run, run, run But there’s a cost to operation Those gears were meant to turn But not in desperation Can you smell burn, burn, burn Friction as the gadgets turn Don’t ignore the maintenance plan An engine neglected can’t withstand If you don’t have time for people and think friends are a demand You’ll morph into a creature a pathetic lonely grey old man Crotchety’s no way to be someone help save this young lad There’s time to change influence him put him on a better path Well you’re gonna run, run, run But there’s a cost to operation Those gears were meant to turn But not in desperation Can you smell burn, burn, burn Friction as the gadgets turn Don’t ignore the maintenance plan An engine neglected can’t withstand Well you’re gonna run, run, run, run Through countless wrong turns You’ve become aware and so informed But there’s still much for you to reform You’re gonna burn, burn, burn, burn Through countless wrong turns It’s not the destination It’s the lessons you have learned
3.
Counting quarters in the ashtray Low riding in the fast lane Dinner's spinning in the microwave Turning bills into paper planes The only thing we got figured out Is we don't got it figured out Always sleeping on a shitty couch Hanging out, making out We've got more dreams than dollars We've got more guts than gold We've got more sweat than tears More time than years, more soul than a stereo We've got more dirt than diamonds But damn if we don't shine We've got more dreams than dollars And more tomorrows we can spend for the rest of our lives Got my threads at the goodwill 98 needs a refill Reality is a tough pill to swallow Without a whiskey chaser The only thing we got figured out Is we don't got it figured out But we get by with a little love And a good buzz because We've got more dreams than dollars We've got more guts than gold We've got more sweat than tears More time than years, more soul than a stereo We've got more dirt than diamonds But damn if we don't shine We've got more dreams than dollars And more tomorrows we can spend for the rest of our lives Hey Hey Whoa-oh Whoa-oh, whoa-oh-oh, whoa-oh-oh, whoa Composers and poets we're broke and we know it and nothing is free It looks like we're sinking but really we're stinkin' rich as long as We've got more dreams than dollars We've got more guts than gold We've got more sweat than tears More time than years, more soul than a stereo We've got more dirt than diamonds But damn if we don't shine We've got more dreams than dollars And more tomorrows we can spend for the rest of our lives Composers and poets we're broke and we know it It looks like we're sinking but really we're stinkin' rich Composers and poets we're broke and we know it It looks like we're sinking but really we're stinkin' rich
4.
Sunshine 03:58
Keep on moving to the first rays of dawn Keepin' it on 'til the day is done Mornin' 'til the nighttime blazes on Oh all along I keep singing my song, I said This phase is always Sometimes I get so crazed But just know that I'll always stay 'Cause you're my light through the haze It's time for a champion To soothe the soul of the land Mend the heart from the sea and sand 'Til the sun comes up again It's time for a champion To soothe the soul of the land Mend the heart from the sea and sand 'Til the sun comes up again Reach for the sky Keep your eye on the prize Forever in my mind Be my golden sunshine It's raining in your mind So push them clouds aside Forever by my side Be my golden sunshine When the sunset I let myself down Found the ground beneath my feet gone No more words were there to speak On that day my song was born Never meant to leave you all alone Said I'd be your shelter from the storm All your clothes have all been torn Kingdom sacked attacked and dethroned It's time for a champion To soothe the soul of the land Mend the heart from the sea and sand 'Til the sun comes up again It's time for a champion To soothe the soul of the land Mend the heart from the sea and sand 'Til the sun comes up again Reach for the sky Keep your eye on the prize Forever in my mind Be my golden sunshine It's raining in your mind So push them clouds aside Forever by my side Be my golden sunshine It's the way of the world You're on your own Time to grow and be a man You wanna fly high like Peter Pan No more Never Never Land So lose your backpack filled with sand Come along and take my hand We'll walk together, walk forever Reach for the sky Keep your eye on the prize Forever in my mind Be my golden sunshine It's raining in your mind So push them clouds aside Forever by my side Be my golden sunshine Reach for the sky Keep your eye on the prize Forever in my mind Be my golden sunshine It's raining in your mind So push them clouds aside Forever by my side Be my golden sunshine Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh Talk with me mamma, talk with me now baby Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh Talk with me mamma, talk with me now Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh Talk with me mamma, talk with me now baby Whoa-oh-oh-oh-oh Talk with me mamma, talk with me
5.
Last night was late and restless I became careless and reckless You got flooded while I sailed on My ship was forging to carry on But all awhile the winds did rage I knew eventually they’d fade And leave us stranded upon the shore Of an island we’d been looking for Now let’s set things straight I am yours, you're mine and that’s no debate Don’t be afraid to take control Cause all we need is a little Time to be together Where time stands still forever Time where we laugh, chill, and smile And I’m a little less under the weather Your rock to my roll You’re relax, to my get up and go The piece missing to this puzzle Is just a little while I thought the hardest part was over Cause finding you seemed to take forever But as we ventured in on inwards towards The rain still downward on us poured The wild things did make us shake Their howls and cries made the earthquake But little did we ever know Just where this journey ever seems to go Through all the toil And bleakness we have shared before There is a clearing on the path Well we can hold out we can last Time to be together Where time stands still forever Time where we laugh, chill, and smile And I’m a little less under the weather Your rock to my roll You’re relax to my get up and go The piece missing to this puzzle Bent to the brink But we will never break Just castaways Hoping for a break Is all that I pray Cause we’ve got Time to be together Where time stands still forever Time where we laugh, chill, and smile And I’m a little less under the weather Your rock to my roll You’re relax to my get up and go The piece missing to this puzzle Is just a little while Is just a little while Is just a little while Is just a little while Is just a little while
6.
Paul's Song 04:32
A path with heart and courageous disposition Lead through life’s perils with his promises A stubborn will and a stoic demeanor Like-minded philosopher community leader But who was he to you The one man who could follow-through We both knew someday this would come But he gave his word that our journey had just begun A reason, a season, a lifetime or the next I can finally can understand what it is he meant In the ways that he worked through every little quirk I’ll take him as he is in a past tense, present sense Written in the crease of my hand said a palm reader You’ll travel with a stranger to the west coast region Form a bond built on understanding Although at times it could be so demanding But since then I reflect on what we shared I choke up cause I think that it’s come to an end But I pick up myself take a good look around See all the faces of the lives that he touched Then I’m suddenly found A reason, a season, a lifetime or the next I can finally understand what it is he meant In the ways that he worked through every little quirk I’ll take him as he is Through the life that he lived He gave all that he had to give For truth and what is fair If you don’t like it then he didn’t care In a past tense and present sense I said to my friend Paul when you’re gone and it’s all over How will I get along is it something I’ll get over What’s to remain the same and what is gonna change How will I get along and who now will be my anchor And this is what he said My love, it has no end Whenever you need me I’ll be there I’ll be in between the middle of the trees and the leaves When you look up there A reason, a season, a lifetime or the next I finally can understand what it is he meant In the ways that he worked through every little quirk I’ll take him as he is in a past tense, present sense
7.
You say Look outside The rain is pouring down Let's stay and hide I say What the hell We've got things to do We might as well stay and rebel Maybe we will be everything we say Maybe all that we dream will fade to gray Yeah and either way I will stay With you They say Pay your bills Earn your daily bread Take all your pills We say Look around At the heart of things Share what you've found, stand your ground Maybe we will be everything we say Maybe all that we dream will fade to gray Yeah and either way I will stay With you-oh-oh With you-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh Whoa-oh Whoa-oh-oh Whoa-oh whoa-oh-oh-oh Maybe we will be everything we say Maybe all that we dream will fade to gray Yeah and either way I will stay With you

about

In Between the Middle is part two of the Come Alive trilogy about Jourdan's belief in trying to remain positive despite all odds. Just shy of three years in the making the album explores his struggles with loss, anxiety, and overcoming challenges with the help of his best friend and life partner Miss Mary.

credits

released May 1, 2020

Cover Photo - Vladislav Nikonov
Photography - Ben Wallin
Producer, Engineer, Mixer, Arranger - Jourdan Hines
Design, Artwork - Designs by Hines
Recorded At - The Gannon House
Mastered By - Landon Arkens
Mastered At - The Blast House (Madison, WI)

Special thank you to Mary Wallin & Jaya, Dale & Julie Hines, Claire & Cole Meyer, Paul Barkla, 
Mike & Katie Alderman, Kim & Betty Wallin, Gary & Field Stark, 
Marc & Ronna Johnson, Craig & Patty Johnson, Dean & Becky Hines, 
Christopher Laurent, Ceciley & Tyler Maxa, Matt Solomon, Tom Clark, 
MaryAnn & Ben DeVries, Colleen & Peter Chase, Jan & Bob Langdon, Kris Huehn, Jennifer Wampler, Joanne & Scott Hines, Tim Gordon, Julia Churchill,
 students and their families for years of continued support, 
and a big thank you to all the musicians that helped make this happen!

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Jourdan Hines Madison, Wisconsin

Modern troubadour Jourdan Hines brings positivity, philosophy, and passion to the stage with his #feelgoodmusic. Born and raised on a Midwestern dairy farm, Jourdan has created a unique mix of acoustic folk and bluegrass pop originals that are both close to home and universal. He spreads the bright side of life’s lessons with a guitar and his two loves, Mary and their dog Jaya, by his side. ... more

contact / help

Contact Jourdan Hines

Streaming and
Download help

Report this album or account

If you like Jourdan Hines, you may also like: