Electricity

by Jason Ott

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    Track 1, Electricity: A funk rock song that will get you grooving. This song was has a George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic feel.
    Track 2, Let is Slide: A funky, bluesy, rock tune inspired by the mighty Tower of Power.
    Track 3, In the Groove: A fun, acoustic rock song that pays tribute to all the artists that have inspired me over the years. Can you figure out all the musicians mentioned?
    Track 4, Driver's Seat: A piano ballad about taking your life into your own hands. The theme is inspired by my life-changing move from Boston to San Diego over 20 years ago.
    Track 5, Avalon: A rock/dance tribute to electronic music. This song was written about a crazy club in Boston that I used to work and play at.

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In 2013 I left my Led Zeppelin tribute band and solo acoustic request show to focus on songwriting. I took a break from music for a while to separate myself from all the cover songs that were bouncing around in my head.

My musical history is mostly influenced by classic rock and R&B. When I started writing, I was a bit surprised by what was emerging.

Once I opened my mind to writing my own music, I started hearing lots of different melodies and lyrics in my head, but they were not much like the music I've been playing in the past.

I wrote "Let it Slide" first which is a rock/R&B song in the style of bands like Tower of Power. It's a fun, funky, bluesy song with horns that seemed to come of out nowhere!

Next came "In the Groove" which is a fun, acoustic rock song that is dedicated to some of the artists that have influenced me over the years.

"Avalon" turned into a tribute to electronic music. I was thinking of a place a I used to work and play at and remembering all the crazy times there. This song is dedicated to Joe, John, Michelle and LIsa who shared the Avalon adventures with me.

I also wanted a piano ballad on the album and "Driver's Seat" emerged. A song about taking your life into your own hands. The theme is inspired by my life-changing move from Boston to San Diego over 20 years ago.

Lastly, came my favorite song and the name of the album "Electricity". A rockin funky song that will get you up and dancing. The melodies for this song came quite easily for this song...like it was just waiting to be discovered.

I was aiming for 10 songs and also wanted to enhance the tracks in the studio, but I ran into some delays and health problems that held me up.

Eventually, I decided to release the 5 songs and sent them in for mastering. The studio was experiencing technical problems and about 6 months went by. I eventually found a new studio to master the tracks (special thanks to Beezie Gerber).

Next was posting the songs, creating the album art and all the other little things you have to do to get an album out.

I was finally able to get everything together 3 year after the journey started. I hope you enjoy the songs!

Thanks for listening!

Jason Ott

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released June 21, 2016

© 2016 All Songs Written and Performed by Jason Ott

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Jason Ott San Diego, California

Jason Ott started singing at 16. He studied at Berklee School of Music for voice.

Eventually, Jason started the Led Zeppelin tribute band Dazed and Confused in 06 which won a San Diego Music Award in 09.

He also did an All Request Acoustic Show (05-13) in San Diego. They called him the Human Jukebox.

In 2013 began the journey of writing the album Electricity.
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Track Name: Electricity
You are the finest thing, I ever seen, you're a...
Super conductor, magnetic machine
Hypnotized can't avert my eyes
You so chill that the temperature rise

PRE-CHORUS:
Electricity, between you and me, That's what it's got to be it, bring me to my knees

CHORUS:
Electricity, electricity-e-Electricity, between you and me-e-
Electricity, electricity-eeeee

You move like lightning flowin in your veins
Electric thunder from outer space
You got the power, to turn me on
Your love is like an atom bomb

PRE-CHORUS:
Electricity, that's how i justify, I know you got to be a, superstar in disguise

CHORUS

BRIDGE:
We gonna light this party up (2x) | Weeeeee gonna light this party up (4x)
(falsetto) You shock my nervous system, losing control
You so high voltage gonna overload
(falsetto) Talk to me I, can't communicate
you so hot that you radiate

PRE-CHORUS:
Electricity, between you and me, That's what it's got to be it, bring me to my knees

CHORUS
Track Name: Let it Slide
I-I-I-I ahhh, have the best of intentions
I-I-I-I ahhh, been working-all-night for your attention
Ohhh-you've been singing your song, all night lo-o-o-ong, lo-o-o-ong.

PRE-CHORUS #1
Nothing to lose, all you gotta do is choose, to make some stupid music tonight.

BRIDGE #1 (horn break)

Tried to blow her mind with something that she couldn't, comprehend.
Heard-it-in Hollywood, thought-it-would gotta-be-cool to say again.
I walked up to her on the street t-t-t-t-t-to-try my (Bb) liiiine.
Tongue-tripping on the way that's the-

PRE-CHORUS #1:
-thing that caught her eye, story of my life, that girls gonna break my heart tonight.

CHORUS #1:
denied, Some fish never-gonna bite
Missed this one but the water is fine, and I'm-a let it slide.
uptight, it's time to say good night.
You're not the oooone, and I'm gonna let it slide.

BRIDGE #1 (horn break)

Whipped and bruised Im a bloody mess, feels like I've been beaten.
That sirens song can be so-o-o-ooo strong
Only when I looked down did I discover I was bleeding.
And baby I've been bleeding all along

PRE-CHORUS #2:
You’re still singing your song, feels so wrong, one more try, and then I'm gone

DRUM BREAK:
Gotta make gotta make that stupid music, gotta work gotta work gotta work it out
Gotta get gotta get gotta get to movin, gotta let gotta let gotta let-it play out

CHORUS #2:
Baby we could swing, ignite, Start a fire
Yeah we could blow it up, But I'm gonna let it sliiiide.
CHORUS #1 / OUTRO
Track Name: Drivers Seat
Eyes are open, heads getting clearer as the-
Past is fading in the rear view mirror.
The road we follow can become so routine, let's
Drive right through its nothing we haven't seen, let's*
Drive right through its nothing we haven't seen

BRIDGE

Standing still, keep trying to change lanes, but..., Sometimes we're goin the wrong direction on the highway.
Sun is setting but it keeps getting brighter, Life is a power ballad raise up those lighters. Raise up those lighters.

CHORUS:
There's enough room for you and me, So come on over to the drivers seat
No more turns that lead to dead end streets. Oooo, get in the drivers seat
Come on over to the Drivers seat

Standing still, keep trying to change lanes, but...Sometimes we're goin the wrong direction on the highway.
Sun is setting but it keeps getting brighter, Life is a power ballad raise up those lighters, Raise up those lighters.

CHORUS
BRIDGE:
You know we get lost sometimes, Doesn't mean that you can't find
The right direction, to turn, before it all starts to burn
Even when it's at the worst, You know you can correct your course
Get in motion my friend, to the ocean . again.

BRIDGE / CHORUS
So come on over to the Drivers seat
Track Name: Avalon
Cooome inside my dressing room
nuuuumb, be ready soon
If you wanna rage, if you want escape, You caaame to the right place

Waaaait, the show's about to start
bass gets to pumping like blood, to a beating heart
If you wanna play, darlin don't delay, Time ain't gonna wait for you

CHORUS:
Oh Avalon, Where the night is young & the rules are gone
Oh Avalon, It's a movement, when we're groovin
Oh Avalon, The doors at nine we come alive
Oh Avalon, It's a movement, and we're proving, that we're free tooniiight Avalon

BRIDGE: Ahh, ah-ah ah ahhhhh...

Snakes on the podium, Must be Friday night
Slowly from the ceiling, Til the lighting is just right

Slooooow, don't wanna crash
It's an occupation and we're making this feeling last
If you wanna play, darlin don't delay, Time ain't gonna wait for you
Track Name: In the Groove
All hail the king, God save Queen rise up with Prince's revolution
party with Police, turn-on the AC, cause rock & roll ain't gonna pollute ya - hey la la

BRIDGE (guitar): Hey la-la, Hey la-la-

-(Hey la-la) Little Stevie's in the groove, King-of-Pop walked across the moon
Love my Crüe can't wait to shout, hey hey get the Led out - hey la laaaaaa

PRE-CHORUS:
You didn't knooow when you felt it, But you kneeew that you needed it
You didn't knooow why it hit you, you just let-gooo, In the Groove

CHORUS:
In the Groove, ooo-ooo

BRIDGE (horns-octaves):

SRV couldn't stand the weather, Reverend Green keeps us together
Feel no pain when Marley hits, Beam me up to-the mothership - hey la laaaaa

Four Lads Faaabulously, filled our world with harmony, got that-
Special Saaauce made with love, Feeds my soul can't get enough - hey la laaaaaa

PRE-CHORUS 1 / CHORUS / SOLO
BRIDGE / PRE-CHORUS 1

PRE-CHORUS 2:
I didn't know what was missing, until I really started listening
Don't try to keep control, Just let goooo.....

OUTRO:
in the groove, in the groove, ooo-ooo, in the groove