Monday Music: Jesse Baylin

I found Jesse Baylin’s Was I On Your Mind on music.download.com. And I wasn’t sure what I was getting from someone purportedly ‘alt-country’.

Am beginning to think I really dig alt-country since I’m now quite fond of the Old 97’s. Baylin has big names behind her, including country-dabbler Norah Jones which means I’m not getting Mutt Lange-penned poppish ditties ala Shania Twain.

Not that I have anything against Shania. I can sing most of her songs, after all.

Have a listen to Baylin if you want something that’s not quite George Jones, not quite pop-country. Somewhere in between and very listenable.

Was I On Your Mind

Did it feel any good?
Did it hit you like it should?

Was I on your mind, was I on your mind?

Were the lights in your eyes?

Did reflections leave you blind?

Was I on your mind, was I on your mind?
 

Chorus:

Ooohh, did you think it was free?

Ooooh, did you just wanna see?

Well I dont want to be right,
I want a good lie

I want a new truth,
I want your fight

Tell me I’m wrong instead

Tell me I’m wrong instead

Give me what I need,
Just take my heart

Break my love and before you start

Tell me I’m wrong instead

Tell me I’m wrong instead

Did you have to burn it down?

Did our ashes make a sound?

Was I on your mind, was I on your mind?

Does it make you feel alive
to have something to survive?

Was I on your mind, was I on your mind?

Now every breath feels like a new charade…

I’m as lost as you, just stubbling through our sad parade…

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