Fresh Takes

by The Geoff Thurman Band

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Fresh Takes is two day project filmed and recorded before a LIVE studio audience at Engelmann Cellars in Fresno, CA

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released 01 July 2015

Band Personnel:
Geoff Thurman (acoustic guitars & lead vocals)
Jay Rosette (electric guitars & backing vocals)
Adam Elmore (basses & backing vocals)
Gavin Torgerson (trumpet & flugelhorn)
Tom Wilson (tenor sax & flute)
Mike Bonner (drums)
Lianna Stuart (strings)
Josh Anderson, Adam Elmore & Geoff Thurman (additional electric guitar overdubs)

Project Producers:
Mike Levesque, Adam Elmore and Geoff Thurman

Exec Producer: Geoff Thurman

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The Geoff Thurman Band Fresno, California

Reigning from his stomping grounds of Cincinnati, OH, Geoff juxtaposes layers of acoustic, Latin and Urban genres in creating his signature, soulful – spiritual sound. Stemming from an era when the arts were a platform for revolution, he frames his music with a raw, illustration of his trials, tribulations and triumphs as a man and musician. ... more

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Track Name: How Dare You
How Dare You
Geoff Thurman

How dare you try to play me
Don’t take me flying far beyond the fields of amber
Surely you must think I am a fool

How dare you try to sway me
Don’t make me cry receiving what no one else gives me
Don’t you assume I‘m falling for you

How dare you teach my feet to walk on clouds above
Beyond my wildest wonder
Since I saw your eyes staring through my soul
I’m afraid of what you see

How dare you try to lay me
In flowing flowers affecting my imagination
I ask what you expect me to do

How dare you melt the very center of my soul
How dare you dare to know me
How dare you share your heart as if I even cared

How dare you shake the ground beneath my very core
How dare you take me where I’ve never been before
How dare you challenge me to cross the open door
How dare you even show me

How dare you try to love me
And set me free with tenderness and stolen kisses
Surely you must think I am a fool
I love what I am feeling for you
I can’t believe I’ve fallen
Track Name: Fly
Fly
Geoff Thurman

Once upon a time not long ago
You held me captive with your eyes
When you whispered the words I had to know
You peeled away my frail disguise
You had me captive by the ember’s glow
And I listened hypnotized
While you told me I would fly

Once upon a time you spoke to me
Your words supplied the air I breathe
Passion freed the deepest fears from me
Replaced my pain with perfect peace
I’ve been saved by what you gave to me
And I cannot help but cry
For you taught me how to fly

You fill me with your tenderness
I’m raptured in your sweet caress
And suddenly I’m soaring to the sky
You give me wings to fly

Once upon a time you set me free
And I could never be denied
I believe that I can fly

Copyright 2012 JuWanFryzWiDat? Music ASCAP
Track Name: Color Of Sound ☛ Imagine
The Color Of Sound
Leslie Bowe
Geoff Thurman
Nancy Vogl

I see a major shift in the masses
Most folk are wearing rose-colored glasses
Whine about the raising of taxes
Choose to be consumed over what the price of gas is

I want to look at real life
People die living under city street light
Nothing left to do but shout
Beating on each other till the red blood runs out

This is how I feel
I’m pleading from the bottom of my heart something real
You cannot conceal the color of sound

Bleeding red and blue to break a nation
What we really need is better education
Let the children build a bright tomorrow
Be the light after all the sorrow

Peace inside
The souls collide
Hate dies
Give up the fight
’Cause living as it is ain’t right
Know that we can though the mighty wind blows cold
Got to feed the hope before it slips away black as coal

This is how I feel
I’m pleading from the bottom of my heart something real
You cannot conceal the color of sound

I tell you the truth
A new reality
We’ve gotta see
From the old to the young
Better make it a priority
Gotta set them free
Yellow to grey
Night to the day
All I can say
Find us a way
For making it all okay

This is how I feel
I’m pleading from the bottom of my heart something real
You cannot conceal the color of sound

This is how I feel
I’m pleading from the bottom of my heart something real
Let your soul reveal the color of sound

Copyright 2007 LSB Music BMI/JuWanFryzWiDat? Music ASCAP

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Imagine
Geoff Thurman

Imagine you
Imagine me
Walking by the water silently
Think of all the possibilities

I say the word
Makes you cry
Then I see a glimmer in your eye
You move me and my soul begins to fly

Maybe we could go to the park
Holding hands in the dark
I’d get so excited
I’d take hold of your hand
Like the lover I am
Tell me baby
Can you just imagine

Imagine us
Imagine this
You turn around and steal a little kiss
A moment that I know I’d never miss
I brush my hand
Across your face
Surrounded by the air of your embrace
A movie in my mind just can’t erase

Then as I’m walking away
At the end of the day
Filled with every memory
I feel you touch me once more
Pulling me from the door
Tell me baby
Can you just imagine

I can’t believe I’d get this chance with you
The movie makes me want to dance with you
Making every dream come true

Imagine day
It turns to night
You and I together feel so right
When all I wanna do is hold you tight
Imagine dusk
Imagine dawn
Imagine loving on and on and on now
Emotions that could turn a weak man strong

Maybe baby
Maybe we could go to the park
One on one in the dark
I’d get so excited
I’d take hold of your hand
Like the lover I am
Tell me baby
Can you just imagine

Copyright 2008 JuWanFryzWiDat? Music ASCAP
Track Name: Love Again
Love Again
Amy Bogue
Geoff Thurman

I need you to look me in the eye
You can hear just what I have to say
This can’t wait until the morning sun
Should have said it yesterday

Don’t you look away and tune me out
Don’t you change the subject halfway through
Once would you just stop and look at me
Listen like I do for you

Can we start again today
Can we find another way to love again
Can we throw these stones away
Can we choose to fall in love again

I need you to show me how you feel
Touch me like I Know you used to do
Whisper to me words I need to hear
Prove to me your love is true

Can we start again today
Can we find another way to love again
Can we throw these stones away
Can we choose to fall in love again

I won’t live among these shadows anymore
Open the windows wide
Bust down all the doors
Can we see the light
Baby can we make it right

Can we start again today
Can we find another way to love again
Can we throw these stones away
Can we choose to fall in love again

Copyright 2007 Emma's Gate Music/JuWanFryzWiDat? Music ASCAP
Track Name: Crazy For You
Crazy For You
Mark Sorrells
Becky Thurman
Geoff Thurman

Early morning
Summer mist is on the rise
I breathe contentment
While you look me in the eye
Another way
Another day
I get to go crazy for you

Easy breezes
Blowing hope across the floor
I get excited
'Cause I’ve been where I've never been before
Another way
Another day
I get to go crazy for you

Something was missing
I bought the blues for a song
It’s true
I just was wishing
Suddenly you came along
And I knew

Simple pleasures
Taste like water sweet and clear
Small surprises
Gently spoken in my ear
Another way
Another day
I get to go crazy for you

Something was missing
I bought the blues for a song
It’s true
I just was wishing
Suddenly you came along
And I knew

Peaceful memories
By the water’s evening shade
Moonlight falling
As the day begins to fade
Another way
Another day
I get to go crazy for you

Another way
Another day

Another way
I’d have to say
I get to go crazy for you

Copyright 2001 Kokomene Music/JuWanFryzWiDat? Music ASCAP
Track Name: Here
Here
James Casto
Geoff Thurman

Before the very day
I held you in my arms
I heard the voices say
Beware the ides of March
Soon you will turn your eye
And head out on your own
Before the last goodbye
There are some things you need to know

Like the world is dangerous
And you may experience
The fear of growing old
Imprisoned by a picket fence
But baby I am here
Forever with you dear
The anchor for your home
With love as the stone

You may have heard this song before
But love will not leave you anymore
It might appear
That I’m insincere
But I’ll make it clear
I will be here
Baby

Before the mark of time
When I held your heart in mine
Your song so sweet and clear
Your melody was so divine
I watch and stand amazed
With every move you make
As seconds fade away
And every moment fades to grey

But one day I won’t be
Upon this earth with you
My love will never leave
It lives inside
Believe it’s true
There’ll be no need to cry
Forever by your side
The destiny in you
Will never be denied

You may have heard this song before
But love will not leave you anymore
It might appear
That I’m insincere
But I’ll make it clear
I will be here
I will not make your dreams come true
But baby girl this I promise you
Night or day
Not far away
You can dry your tears
I will be here
Baby

Now you are moving on
The painful past is dead and gone
Tomorrow on your mind
You’ve left yesterday behind
Your destiny looks to you
To teach them exactly what to do
Days are gonna be easier
Days will be brighter

You might have heard this song before
But love will not leave you anymore
It might appear
That I’m insincere
But I’ll make it clear
I will be here
I may not make your dreams come true
But baby girl this I promise you
Night or day
Not far away
You can dry your tears
I will be here
Baby

Copyright 2004 Home By Dark Productions BMI/JuWanFryzWiDat? Music ASCAP
Track Name: True Blue
True Blue
Kimberly Buffington
Geoff Thurman

He tells you he's an ordinary guy
He's on the clock each day from nine to five
His kids race down the sidewalk just to meet
The man who swept their mama off her feet

Off to work like every day before
Unaware of what would be in store
And destiny for two was carved that neither knew
Only one could tell the tale forevermore

The blood of the hero runs true blue
His heart knows to do what he must do
His bravery shows what it means to be
A native son in the land of the free
Part of a courageous chosen few
The blood of the hero runs true blue

A stubborn soul determined not to fail
Through his sacrifice love will prevail
And counting every cost he seeks to save the lost
Protecting those who walk on freedom’s trail

The blood of the hero runs true blue
His heart knows to do what he must do
His bravery shows what it means to be
A native son in the land of the free
Part of a courageous chosen few
The blood of the hero runs true blue

Like many who have gone before
Whose honor makes us strive for more
They champion the choice to pay the price
Then they pay the price

The blood of the hero runs true blue
His heart knows to do what he must do
His bravery shows what it means to be
A native son in the land of the free
Part of a courageous chosen few
The blood of the hero runs true blue

Copyright 2002 JuWanFryzWiDat? Music/Mercy Works Music ASCAP
Track Name: Shadow Of A Man
Shadow Of A Man
Dave Rose
Geoff Thurman

You were six years old
Ran up the bridge behind me
The sun so hot and bright
The blaze would burn the night
And you reached out for my hand
Looking for a cool place in the sand
Standing in the shadow of a man

You were seventeen
Learning to live without me
That rage wore you like skin
Hell bent to do you in
You found no way of escape
From every bit of shame that shaped the cage
You were standing in the shadow of a man

On one side you feel shelter
The other you feel pain
And in between that love and hate
Is the strength to keep you sane

Moving on your own
Learning to live without me
Because courage set the stage
You broke out of the rage
Run free and scream out loud
And know that I will be forever proud
Now I’m standing in the shadow of a man

On one side you see shelter
The other you feel pain
And in between that love and hate
Is the strength to keep you sane

Copyright 1999 Broken Dancer Music/JuWanFryzWiDat? Music ASCAP
Track Name: On My Knees
On My Knees
Stacey Evans
Geoff Thurman

What was it that I compromised
To let you push your way inside
Your breathless words intensified
My loving dreams unrealized

Soul seduction crystal clear
Takes me to when I disappear
Luscious candy racketeer
Your tempting lies seem so sincere

You whisper slave into my ear
And say the words I long to hear
How you’ll take myself from me
And how one word will set me free

On a razor’s edge you take me
Where no one but you can save me
I can’t resist
There’s no escaping
What you’re masquerading

When I look into your eyes
I’m on my knees
I’m hypnotized
On my knees
I’m hypnotized
Your voice is deep with intuition
Drowning all my inhibition
I fall with every word you say
My will is gone
I must obey

I float to you on your commands
My empty mind makes no demands
Subconsciously you tie my hands
Surrendering to master plans

You whisper slave into my ear
And say the things I long to hear
How you’ll take myself from me
Awake in dreamy imagery

On a razor’s edge you take me
Where no one but you can save me
I can’t resist
There’s no escaping
What we are embracing

When I look into your eyes
I’m on my knees
I’m hypnotized
On my knees
I’m hypnotized
When I look I realize
I’m on my knees

You make me trust you willingly
Enslaved I’m free ironically
My curve in your reality
Pulls you in magnetically
You’re weak
You know it
Come to me
You can’t escape your destiny
This trance is mirrored perfectly
Two lovers captured equally

I whisper slave into your ear
And say the things you need to hear
Finally you belong to me
Altered in our fantasy

Watch me closely as I take you
Where no one but me can save you
You can’t resist
There’s no denying
What’s so satisfying

When you look into my eyes
I’m on my knees
I’m hypnotized
On my knees
I’m hypnotized

Copyright 2007 Stacey Evans /JuWanFryzWiDat? Music ASCAP