Listen to a new track from Jim james

Jim James shares new single "Same Old Lie", from his forthcoming LP 'Eternally Even', out November 4th

Jim James, frontman of My Morning Jacket, has just released the first track, “Same Old Lie” from his solo project, Eternally Even, out November 4 via ATO/Capitol Records.

Lyrics to “Same Old Lie” are below.

Purposefully released in the midst of possibly one of the most politically controversial elections to date, James’ new music is a call to action. James says of the album “I’m just trying to be a part of the discussion and encourage people to speak out for equality, to not be afraid to speak out for peace and love. All of us feel afraid at times in these absolutely insane times, but it’s important we speak our minds, cast our votes, and do not give in to fear and hatred.”

Co-produced by Blake Mills (Alabama Shakes) and Jim James, Mills describes the album as “the beautiful sounds of a violent collision between someone’s past and future”.

$1 from every ticket purchased for the Jim James U.S. tour will benefit My Morning Jacket’s Waterfall Project, which will benefit to the following organizations: Everytown For Gun Safety Support Fund, The Fairness Campaign, and Healthcare Now. Established in 2015, the Project is dedicated to supporting and promoting actions, big and small, for positive change in the world. Additionally, Jim is again partnering with Global Citizen to donate two tickets per show to their Global Citizen Rewards Initiative.

“Same Old Lie” Lyrics

IT’S THE SAME OLD LIE THEY TELL YOU
WHEN YOU’RE LITTLE-
TRY TO MAKE YOU FORGET JUST WHAT IT IS
YOU’RE REALLY MADE OF.
AND FOLLOW ON JUST LIKE MOST EVERYONE…
BUT YOU AND ME WE AIN’T LIKE MOST EVERYONE.
PURE INDIVIDUAL BRIGHT AS THE SHINING SUN.
AND SURE AS HELL WE KNOW- WHERE IT IS WE COME FROM.
AND WHERE IT IS YEAH WE PROBABLY GOING BACK TO-
BUT NOW WE GONNA LIVE A LITTLE-
TRY AND GET A LITTLE TRUTH.
IT’S THE SAME IT’S THE SAME IT’S THE SAME OLD LIE.

IT’S THE SAME OLD LIE YOU BEEN READING ABOUT
BLEEDING OUT-
NOW WHO’S GETTING CHEATED OUT?
YOU BEST BELIEVE IT’S THE SILENT MAJORITY-
AND IF YOU DON’T VOTE IT’S ON YOU- NOT ME.
IT’S THE SAME OLD LIE TOLD FROM THE DAWN OF TIME.
STRETCH IT OUT A LITTLE TRY TO MILK EVERY LAST DIME.
HATE CRIMES. SHELTER LINES. THEY TRY TO TAKE WHAT’S YOURS AND MINE…
IS THERE ANY PEACE TO BE FOUND IN A LIFETIME?
IT’S THE SAME IT’S THE SAME IT’S THE SAME OLD LIE.

IT’S THE SAME OLD LIE YOU GOTTA LIVE WITH IT-
OR IF YOU GOT SENSE THEN YOU BETTER TRY CHANGING IT.
BUT NOTHING IS MORE DIFFICULT THAN CHANGING WHAT’S BEEN COMFORTABLE-
WE’VE SEEN IT TRIED A MILLION TIMES- IT’S HARD TO THINK WHEN HYPNOTIZED.
BUT A LIES A LIE- IT DESTROYS FROM THE INSIDE -DECAYS THE TEETH FROM BEHIND THAT FALSE SMILE.
A LIE IS A LIE AND I’VE TOLD MY SHARE BUT- I KNOW IM GONNA SUFFER FOR THE SHIT I PUT OUT THERE.
IT’S THE SAME IT’S THE SAME IT’S THE SAME OLD LIE.

WELL IT’S THE SAME OLD LIE- I THINK I DIED A LITTLE.
GUNS DRAWN- FACES LONG-
HOW MUCH KILLING CAN BE DONE?
IT’S THE SAME OLD LIE THEY TELL YOU WHEN YOU DIE-
THERE ARE MANSIONS UP IN HEAVEN- 50 VIRGINS OFF IN THE SKY.
WELL YOU CANT TRADE TODAY FOR SOME FAR OFF PROMISE OF TOMORROW…
YOU CAN’T BUILD LOVE OUT OF GUNS BLOOD AND SORROW.
THEY SAY WE CANT LIVE TOGETHER-
BUT WE KNOW THAT’S A LIE-
CUZ WE KNOW IT IN OUR HEART WE CAN MAKE IT IF WE TRY.
IT’S THE SAME IT’S THE SAME IT’S THE SAME OLD LIE.
SAME LIE.

Eternally Even Track Listing

1) Hide in Plain Sight
2) Same Old Lie
3) Here In Spirit
4) World’s Smiling Now
5) We Ain’t Getting Any Younger Pt. 1
6) We Ain’t Getting Any Younget Pt. 2
7) True Nature
8) In the Moment
9) Eternally Even

Tour Dates
9/28: Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy and Harriet’s
9/29: Ventura, CA @ Ventura Theatre
9/30: San Francisco, CA @ Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival
10/1: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore Auditorium
11/15 & 11/16: Boston, MA @ Royale
11/18: Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philly
11/19: Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
11/20: New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/22: Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle
11/23: Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
11/25: Louisville, KY @ Palace Theater
11/26: Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
11/27: Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
11/29: Saint Louis, MO @ The Pageant
11/30: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
12/01: Minneapolis, MN @ State Theater
12/03: Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
12/05: Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theatre
12/06: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
12/07: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
12/10: Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
12/11: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
12/13: Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Live
12/14: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
12/16: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
12/17: New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre

*support by Twin Limb on all dates (except SF Fillmore Auditorium)