Concrete Jungle

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This is a PREVIEW version of this album. "Griffin aka Jeffrey Scott Stewart" is my band for any kind of rock music . . . Southern Rock and more . . .

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releases May 10, 2020

All Instruments/Vocals by Jeffrey Scott Stewart except where noted otherwise.

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Jeffrey Scott Stewart Houston, Texas

Originally from Southern California, and now - after sixteen years of "seasoning" in Nashville, Tennessee - based in Houston, Texas.

Jeff has had his songs heard in movies, documentaries, television and radio from Australia to Seattle to Switzerland.

Live performances feature a wide variety of original music using guitar, tenor banjo, accordion, mandolin, violin, ukelele and harmonica.
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Track Name: Concrete Jungle
CONCRETE JUNGLE

I'm in quicksand and I try to get away
But I feel stuck here and sink deeper every day
Punch a clock and then it's monkey see and monkey do
Feeling lost in a crowd and all alone
I'm in hell - leave a message at the tone

Living in Concrete Jungle
Dying in Concrete Jungle

When I came here it was like a foreign land
Still a boy and hoping I'd become a man
There were lessons that I learned and never wanted to
I grew up fast, feels like I'm growin' old
So if I can, I'd like to save my soul

Living in Concrete Jungle
Dying in Concrete Jungle

The jungle draws you like a moth into a flame
Before you know you're tangled up in all the games
And broken promises that burn under flourescent sun
It's a trap, don't believe your eyes
I’m warning you, so you don’t spend your life

Living in Concrete Jungle
Dying in Concrete Jungle

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart and Carmen Melton Taylor
Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP) / Awesome Musings Publishing (BMI)
Track Name: True Believer
TRUE BELIEVER

I'll start drivin' and won't look back
Great adventures start like that
I'll read signs, then flip a coin
And take my chances where I'm goin'
Stop wherever I run out of gas
A true believer in a foreign land

I'll live a little and learn a lot
And leave the world much better off
Wherever I might go
I'll make a difference there I know
I'll be strong and take a stand
A true believer in a foreign land

I am just one
I am just one of many
I am just one
I am just one of many

Never does work out that way
Maybe I'm just not that brave
It does more than cross my mind
To crawl out of my skin sometime
But I'm staying where I am
A true believer in a foreign land

I am just one
I am just one of many
I am just one
I am just one of many

True believer in a foreign land
True believer in a foreign land

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart (ASCAP)
Copyright 2009 Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Travelin' Blues
TRAVELIN' BLUES

Goin' down the road
Goin' down the road
To make it to another show
Goin' down the road
I've got to pay my dues
With the travelin' blues

I'm gonna sing my songs for people from all around
I've got to play my tunes in town after town
Some men would love to wear my shoes
But every time I say good-bye to you
I get the travelin' blues

Good-bye to my home
Good-bye to my home
Sometimes I feel so all alone
(When I say) good-bye to my home
I live the life I choose
But I've got the travelin' blues

I'm gonna sing my songs for people from all around
I've got to play my tunes in town after town
Some men would love to wear my shoes
But every time I say good-bye to you
I get the travelin' blues

I'm gonna sing my songs for people from all around
I've got to play my tunes in town after town
Some men would love to wear my shoes
But every time I say good-bye to you
I get the travelin' blues

Travelin' blues

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright 1993 Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Frostbite
FROSTBITE

She's drivin' crazy, tryin' to get out of town
It doesn't matter where she's goin' right now
Steam on her windows, her blood's runnin' hot
He was cold and heartless, never thought he'd get caught

She's got frostbite
His love was cold enough to burn
One look into her icy eyes confirms
Frostbite
She's afraid of being touched
Now that she's realized love can hurt so much

Hunger stops her, she wipes the tears from her face
Walks into the diner and pretends she's okay
But when a stranger crosses the room
She cuts him down, it's much too soon

She's got frostbite
His love was cold enough to burn
One look into her icy eyes confirms
She's got frostbite
She's afraid of being touched
Now that she's realized love can hurt so much

Love is a fire you can't control
And where there's smoke you'd think there's a flame
But there's a cloud that comes from dry ice
It looks familiar, but it's not the same

She's got frostbite
His love was cold enough to burn
One look into her icy eyes confirms
Frostbite
She's afraid of being touched
Now that she's realized love can hurt so much

She's got frostbite
She's got frostbite
She's got frostbite


Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart and Pam O'Daniel
Copyright 1996 Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)/ Pam O'Daniel
Track Name: Love By The Minute
LOVE BY THE MINUTE

There's a place that I know about
It's in a rundown section across the town
They're makin' love by the minute
Love by the minute
It's a good place to leave your blues
You don't even have o take off your shoes
They're makin' love by the minute

You can walk right in and choose your own
Or use your credit card number over the phone
But they'd love to take your money
Love to take your money
You can do whatever you want
Just as long as you pay up front
'Cause they'd love to take your money

They're makin' love by the minute
They're makin' love by the minute
Love by the minute

She'll try to tell ya' that it ain't even work
You're so much better at lovin' than them other jerks
And ya' know you're kind of special
You know you're kind of special
She'll be tellin' you just what she's feelin'
Then you turn over and you read on the ceilin'
"You know you're kind of special"

She's makin' love by the minute
She's makin' love by the minute
Love by the minute

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright 1981 Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Tonight Your Love
TONIGHT YOUR LOVE

Pay no mind to the words I said before
I was angry, didn't know what I was sayin'
There ain't nothin' that ya' can't make worse
If you keep playin' at these mind games you've been playin'

Tonight your love
Tonight your love
Tonight your love is miles away

You steal the covers and pretend you're asleep
It's a nasty habit and I don't know who you're foolin'
I put up with all your childish ways
But sometimes woman I swear I don't know what you're doin'

And tonight your love
Tonight your love
Tonight your love is miles away

Tonight your love
Tonight your love
Tonight your love is miles away

Make up your mind don't leave me
Hangin' with nothin' to hold on to
Make up your mind don't leave me
Hangin' with nothin' . . .

Sometime soon we're gonna have to really talk
You and me, we'll talk and we'll both listen too
'Cause I can't go on long like this ya' know
I need your love and I'm already missin' you

And tonight your love
Tonight your love
Tonight your love is miles away

Tonight your love
Tonight your love
Tonight your love is miles away

Make up your mind don't leave me
Hangin' with nothin' to hold on to
Make up your mind don't leave me
Hangin' with nothin' . . .


Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright 1985 Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: This Time
THIS TIME

Susie showed up at our door sometimes late at night
Make-up runnin', eyes swollen from the tears she'd cried
No place else to go
She’d say he lost control
And she was closer than the demons he was tryin’ to fight

This time she's leavin' him forever
This time she saw the light
Finally, she’s gone to find better
Now that he crossed the line
She's never goin' back this time

In the mornin' she‘d stare into her coffee cup
Mumblin' somethin' 'bout how she'd really had enough
Then he’d call on the phone
And beg her to come home
She’d say 'no', but she’d be cryin' when she hung up

This time she's leavin' him forever
This time she saw the light
Finally, she’s gone to find better
Now that he crossed the line
She's never goin' back this time

This time he went too far
A bullet to her heart
She thought she’d save him with her love
- He killed her in cold blood

This time she's leavin' him forever
This time she saw the light
Finally, she’s gone to find better
Now that he crossed the line
She's never goin' back
She's never goin' back
She's never goin' back
. . . this time

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart and Julianne Sutton
Copyright 2000 Blue Clover Music (ASCAP) / Julianne Sutton
Original DOC in 1996
Track Name: Getaway Car
GETAWAY CAR

I got an ’87 Oldsmobile I call my getaway car
It’s a solid ton of tin and steel, parked in my front yard
It could take me anywhere at all on a full tank of gas
With my foot on the accelerator to make my escape real fast

But my boys are fast asleep tonight in their bedroom down the hall
And their mama’s right across the way – Lord knows it ain’t her fault
That I sit here smoking cigarettes in the kitchen in the dark
Starin’ out this window at my getaway car

Restless hearts they break apart the ones they leave behind
I never want to be that kind of man
But it ain’t always easy doin’ what I know is right
So I admit, I almost understand

My daddy left my mom and me when I was five years old
He drove a ’67 Mustang painted black as coal
I pressed against the window as he pulled out of the drive
Mom just said, “Son, it ain’t your fault”, as she stood there and cried

Restless hearts they break apart the ones they leave behind
I never want to be that kind of man
But it ain’t always easy doin’ what I know is right
So I admit, I almost understand

I got an ’87 Oldsmobile I call my getaway car


Written by Heath Davidson and Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright 2000 Heath Davidson / Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: Survivor
SURVIVOR

I’m a lonely rider
Still, I’m a survivor and I’m not goin’ down
I am not pretending
Life is never-ending, but it’s not ending now

I know this to be right . . .
What doesn’t kill me makes me strong
And I’m way too tough to die
It’s gonna be a long, long ride
It’s gonna be a long, long, long, long ride

There’s no use complaining
If it starts to raining and I’m hungry and cold
I might have been mistaken
But this trail I’ve taken is the one that I chose

I know this to be right . . .
What doesn’t kill me makes me strong
And I’m way too tough to die
It’s gonna be a long, long ride
It’s gonna be a long, long, long, long ride

If I had a chance to start over again
I’d prob’ly choose to head straight into the wind

I know this to be right . . .
What doesn’t kill me makes me strong
And I’m way too tough to die
It’s gonna be a long, long ride
It’s gonna be a long, long, long, long ride
‘Cause I have the heart to survive

I’m a lonely rider
Still, I’m a survivor and I’m not goin’ down

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart
D.O.C. 10/27/2001
Copyright 2001 Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)
Track Name: The Need
THE NEED

Well she's kind of stupid, but she's so damn pretty
that he thinks he'll let her slide
He'll overlook her mental lack,
for the virtue of her thighs

But when the night it comes that they're together
and she asks him inside
He forgets himself that all the words
he said before were lies

The need made him a liar
The need made her naive
He was liable to make promises
That she was bound to believe
To satisfy the need

Well he's kind of strange, he doesn't do
the things she likes to do
But she'll overlook his funny ways
'cause she thinks he's kind of cute

And when she's in his arms it doesn't really
matter what they do
She really doesn't give a damn
about his attitude

The need made her a player
The need made him a pawn
She was making all the right moves
He was moving right along

They both need reassurance
so they whisper more sweet lies
Neither one would really like
to be alone tonight

There's more to what they're sharing
than some may realize
It's no-one's place to question
what's wrong and what is right

The need is more than simple
It's more than just a drive
It's more than just a thin desire
It touches all our lives
And keeps us satisfied

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart
Copyright 1993 Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)