Jeannine and Jim

by Luminous Newts

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Eric was goofing around on the piano and he played this sweet groove that made me think of the "Peanuts" TV specials, that music & that wide-open, airy vibe - I said "We've got to do something with that!"

I thought it sounded like it was about a boy & girl walking down the street, and I started remembering when I was a teenager in love & me & whatshisface (nowhere near as cool as Eric) were making blissful love any chance we got. My mom saw the relationship as nothing but a danger, but I knew it was A Beautiful Thing!

Thea Kelley

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JEANNINE AND JIM (IT'S A BEAUTIFUL THING)
© 2011 Eric Kampman and Thea Kelley

Walkin' home from school, Jeannine & Jim together alone
they're feeling kinda nervous & he's hoping that her mom's not home
but it's not like that, you know he's thinking of
just how he's gonna tell her that he's so in love
it may be new, but it sparkles like a precious stone

If you use your eyes, if you hear it sing, you can't deny it's a beautiful thing

Well, Jim he’s sure that there really is something there
Jeannine feels the same, & the two of them are walkin' on air
or riding their bikes, and getting caught in a storm
got home dripping wet, now girl let's get you warm,
put on my bathrobe, baby let me dry your hair

If you use your eyes, if you hear it sing, you can't deny it's a beautiful thing

But they're only sixteen, and mom and dad don't seem to understand
They say she's gonna get in trouble 'cause this crush is getting out of hand
But the kids've got it covered, gonna be no fools
they'll do the right thing, live by the golden rule
just being together that's the only thing that they've got planned

If you use your eyes, if you hear it sing, you can't deny it's a beautiful thing

Well some years went by, and a year can be a real long time
you get a change in your reasons and your verse won't always rhyme
Jeannine went off to college in a far-off land
Jim stayed in town to play in a band, but the
memory sings, you know it rings like a silver chime

If you use your eyes, if you hear it sing, you can't deny it's a beautiful thing

credits

released September 21, 2013
Vocals: Thea Kelley and Eric Kampman
Keyboards: Eric Kampman
Bass: Alan Novidor
Guitar: Ed Buchanan
Drums: Ed DiBenedetto

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Luminous Newts Berkeley, California

Eclectic, original, melodic prog-pop-rock group headed by two singer-songwriters. Based in Berkeley, California.

Not derivative and not predictable. Not good at describing ourselves. Interested in hearing your take on it.

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