Early Bird EP

by Jennah Bell

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At the young age of 23, Jennah Bell is already a titan of sound. She wields her power with a rare benevolence and just a touch of irreverence. Raised in Oakland, California, and sharpening her chops at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, skilled eclecticism is the hallmark of Jennah’s creed. Perhaps that’s why her music is ferocious, in a quirky, humble way. Her debut EP, Early Bird, deftly alternates influences derived from Bluegrass, Dub, Rock, Funk, and even a bit of Hip-Hop. Jennah’s a whiz with her acoustic guitar, and even unplugged, has the capacity to move audiences to tears.

Early Bird, then, is the perfect proclamation of this young chanteuse’s entrance into the hearts and headphones of listeners the world ‘round. Bell tackles loves songs like “Follow the White Rabbit” with reckless abandon, pens laments with the best of them with songs like “Shotgun City”, and carries deft lyricism with a gracious, breathy lilt. Free to hear at bandcamp.jennahbell.com, and yours to keep for the low donation of $5, Early Bird is a scrumptious 5-track introduction to an artist that will keep you captivated for years to come.

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released 01 March 2011

Executive Produced by Jennah Bell & Rafael Casal (Getback Productions - thegetback.com)
All songs written by Jennah Bell
Album Artwork: Carolina Barros (vimeo.com/carohfish)
Additional Graphics (Booklet, web) R. Casal for Getback Productions (thegetback.com)
Mixed and Mastered by Jennah Bell and R. Casal

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Track Name: Follow The White Rabbit
Follow the White Rabbit (Alison Wonderland)


One by One by One by One by One
Follow him down into the ether
Until he cannot see the sun.

Falling, Fading, Crashing into a dream
Till she rises in her size
And she is bursting at the seams
No there’s nothing as it seems


Into a span
Little girl in the wonderland
Can’t escape from the place she’s in
The colors change
But the crazy world
Wont just fade away

Two by two by two by two by two
Take the oysters by the hand
and lead them down into the blue

Jesting, teasing, playing, calling her name
Asking questions without answer
Is it really just the same
Though no, nothing else has changed

Into a span
Little girl in the wonderland
Can’t escape from the place she’s in
The colors change
But the crazy world
Wont just fade away
Track Name: Do You Still Love Me
Do you still Love me

How you doin’ tell me how have you been?
Please spare a minute for a dear old friend
Boy, did we go wild from time to time

How’s your momma and your dear old dad?
Your sister Bonnie she grew up so fast
Hope they’re all just fine, tell them I said “hi”

But there’s just one thing I’ve been wanting to know
and put to rest this poor and aching soul…

Do you still smile on your own?
And do you still wait in the dark by the phone?
Are you happy now? (x3)
If it’s true then I’ll leave you to be
But if over the years you maybe thought of me…
There’s just one more thing
Do you still love me?
Oh, do you still love me now…?

Don’t want to argue and I don’t want to fight
Don’t mean to interrupt your life
But I just can’t help the way I’ve always felt

Your looking lovely you know that hasn’t changed
I’d always pictured you’d be aging this way
And how I wish that I could wake up by your side

But there’s just one thing I’ve been wanting to know
and put to rest this poor and aching soul…

Do you still smile on your own?
And do you still wait in the dark by the phone?
Are you happy now? (x3)
If it’s true then I’ll leave you to be
But if over the years you maybe thought of me…
There’s just one more thing
Do you still love me?
Oh, do you still love me now…?
Track Name: Monster Killer
My very Own Monster Killer

I quiver cold as ice
I feel a shiver down my side
A shadow and a creak
The floorboards speak to me

Well I know what I saw
There’s a man in the dark or a thing like a creature of sorts
“A Monster” he says, he lives “under my bed”
or inside of my closet doors
please, appease me
I scare so easily…

No matter the clatter, The eye in the peep hole
It’s just a story meant to scare all the people
Sleep now aint no boogy man goin come around
No fear cause Im here, your safe with me right now
But Im tired I gotta turn all the lights down
Brave the night, and I’m sure that you’ll be all right
He said that I’d be alright…

Beneath my safety sheets
He cannot get what he cant see
Arms up in the air
He tries to steal a scare

Well I know what I saw
There’s a man in the dark or a thing like a creature of sorts
Came equipped with a plan
And a list of demands
And a scared little girl to implore
Please, appease me
I scare so easily…

No matter the clatter, The eye in the peep hole
It’s just a story meant to scare all the people
Sleep now aint no boogy man goin come around
No fear cause Im here, your safe with me right now
But Im tired I gotta turn all the lights down
Brave the night, and I’m sure that you’ll be all right
He said that I’d be alright…
Track Name: Shotgun City
Shot Gun City

Pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up
I’ve been calling you for days
The man on the line said that you weren’t around
Tell me, where are you now?

Still, what is there left to say?
Too tired to shout, to lonely to go away
But I want to know your ok
That you’re living your life
And not lost in the heart of the shot gun city.

Steer clear of the lights
And look at the moon
And when you look at the sky
I’m looking at the same sky
As you.

Pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up
Oh I’m a little bit worried now
I’ve called several times and after it rings
I get the message machine

Still, what is there left to say?
Too tired to shout, to lonely to go away
But I want to know your ok
That you’re living your life
And not lost in the heart of the shot gun city.

Steer clear of the lights
And look at the moon
And when you look at the sky
I’m looking at the same sky
As you.
Track Name: Black Sheep
Black Sheep

Here’s your chance
You can go if it pleases you
I hope that newer pastures are what you need
Greener, then what I could give to you
Black, Black sheep
I wont call you no color
Black sheep
You only are cause you say you are

Buy your coat
Gift or curse but I didn’t brand you this way
Stand alone in a home
With a welcome sign
But your shadows your own
You black, black sheep
I wont call you no color
Black sheep
You only are cause you say you are

You made the bed
You lay alone
There’s nothing I can do for you
You wouldn’t want me too
No, So certain you know the way
Go ahead go ahead
Dig an honest grave

You made the bed
You lay alone
There’s nothing I can do for you
You wouldn’t want me too
No, So certain you know the way
Go ahead go ahead
Dig an honest grave

Here’s your chance
You can go if it pleases you
I hope that newer pastures are what you need
Greener, then what I could give to you
Black, Black sheep
I wont call you no color
Black sheep
You only are cause you say you are
The Black Sheep