An American Story

by Austin Jenckes

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Produced by, Neil Mason
Engineered by, Ryan Gore
Mastered by, John Baldwin

Recorded at Sound Emporium Studios
Nashville, Tennessee

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released November 6, 2012

Austin Jenckes (Acoustic Guitar, Vocals)
Court Clement (Electric Guitar)
Eli Beaird (Bass)
Ian Fitchuk (Drums, Keys)

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Austin Jenckes Duvall, Washington

From the rural town of Duvall, Washington comes the voice of an honest soul. A 27 year old believer in the universal language of music, Austin Jenckes spills his heart into every word.

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Track Name: Shout Shout Shout
Turn on the magic box the newsman's sayin'
The world ain't right, it's all slippin' away and
We got no choice, but we've got a voice

Pull up to the light see a little sign sayin'
It's all gonna end so we better start prayin'
But I believe, we ain't goin' quietly

We're gonna shout shout shout
Big city small town
We'll keep rockin' when the lights go out
The angels come knockin’
Heaven and a dance floor
We're gonna shout shout shout
And Live it out Loud

You only get one ride, one time to go around
So make a sound, make it count; let your feet hit the ground
Runnin' hard, and you'll go far

Up above the white clouds and past the blue sky
Beyond the dark side of a weary night
At the top of your lungs with a rebel’s cry

We’re gonna shout shout shout
Big city small town
We'll keep rockin' when the lights go out
The angels come knockin’
Heaven and a dance floor
We're gonna shout shout shout
And Live it out Loud
Track Name: Across The Bridge
You and me were born in a land brave and free
You and me muss believe we can do anything
We all see beauty in the rising sun
You and me and everyone

When the weight of the world is crashing on your shoulders
You're out of luck, without a wish, When you're backed up against that Wall, flip it on it's side and make it a bridge, walk up to it
We all want to live across the bridge

We all dream of a place where freedom rings
You and me will stand up for what we believe
We all sing, "all you need is love"
You and me and everyone

When the weight of the world is crashing on your shoulders
You're out of luck, without a wish, When you're backed up against that Wall, flip it on it's side and make it a bridge, walk up to it
We all want to live across the bridge

When the weight of the world is crashing on your shoulders
You're out of luck, without a wish, When you're backed up against that Wall, flip it on it's side and make it a bridge

When the weight of the world is crashing on your shoulders
You're out of luck, without a wish, When you're backed up against that Wall, flip it on it's side and make it a bridge, walk up to it
We all want to live across the bridge
Track Name: May The Blessed Be Strong
With the words of our mother's and the strength of our father's soul
Can we shorten the distance between the rich and poor
You can't tell me what's right from wrong
If you can't take me as I come

May the blessed be strong

Prisoners of burden, do we stand up, do we fight
Do we keep on searchin' for the dream to come in the darkness of the night
Yeah I'm an American, I was born right here
In the middle of our strength and fear

May the blessed be strong

Oh, Oh, Oh...

We are America, we were born right here
In the middle of our strength and fear
I won't tell you what's right from wrong
I will take you as you come

May the blessed be strong
May the blessed be strong
May the blessed be strong
May the blessed be strong
Track Name: The Sound Of Love
We all got troubles we can find
Runnin' on fumes and short on time
When it feels like all hope is gone
What keeps us hangin' on

It's the sound of one heart beating
It's the sound of children singing
From the ground up and rising towards the sky, oh can you hear it
It's the sound of a soldier marching
To the sound of freedom callin'
He's found a reason to not give up
Can you hear the sound of love

Love is more than just a feeling
Not bound to follow rhyme or reason
If you look you'll find it all around
Just listen close to the noise above the crowd

It's the sound of one heart beating
It's the sound of children singing
From the ground up and rising towards the sky, oh can you hear it
It's the sound of a soldier marching
To the sound of freedom callin'
He's found a reason to not give up
Can you hear the sound of love

Above all that monday morning alarm clock ringing
Traffic jams and siren screams can you hear it, oh can you hear it
Above that boss that's breathing down your neck
And the tax return that ain't here yet, can you hear it, oh can you hear it

Just Listen to the sound of one heart beating
To the sound of children singing
From the ground up and rising towards the sky, oh can you hear it
It's the sound of a soldier marching
To the sound of freedom callin'
He's found a reason to not give up
Can you hear the sound of love
Can you hear the sound of love
Track Name: Wild And Reckless
We got sunshine on a stretch of highway
Where the long nights turn into days
And all your worry's get gone and fade away

Ten feet high rope swinging off a riverbank
We're gonna stay for a while cause there's nothing left in the tank
That old muddy water rollin' over our feet in the sand
One, two, three, baby take my hand we're diving in

Take me back to the wild and reckless
The summer sun ain't never gonna set ya feel it
It's what you wanted, it's what you wanted

Take me back to the gold and glory
Keep on living an american story
It's what you wanted, it's what you wanted
Wild and Reckless

We had it all back when we had nothing
If time is money we were living like rich men
Takin' it easy yeah living in the fast lane
Six, seven, eight, years later when we try to explain we'll say

Take me back to the wild and reckless
The summer sun ain't never gonna set ya feel it
It's what you wanted, it's what you wanted
Take me back to the gold and glory
Keep on living that american story
It's what you wanted, it's what you wanted
Wild and Reckless
Wild and Reckless

We had it all back when we had nothin'
If time is money we were living like rich men

We had sunshine on a stretch of highway
Where the long nights turn into days
And all your worry's get gone and fade away

So take me back to the wild and reckless
The summer sun ain't never gonna set ya feel it
It's what you wanted, it's what you wanted
Take me back to the gold and glory
Keep on living that american story
It's what you wanted, it's what you wanted

Wild and Reckless
Wild and Reckless
Wild and Reckless
Wild and Reckless
It's what you wanted, it's what you wanted
Track Name: Till The End
If there is a place in the back of your mind would you take me there
I am not a robber I won't take you for granted please just hear me out
I know... you've been betrayed

And when your feelin' like your hangin'
By your last thread every day
Workin' a dead end job
They don't even know your name
And you wake up every morning'
Wonderin' if your dead
But you gotta push on, push on, push on my friend
Cause we're in it till the end

When all you used to be got stranded out at sea
And the waves won't bring you home
Call me as your servant your angel in disguise
We're burning down the village in the dark of the night

Cause when we're feelin like we're hangin'
By our last thread every day
Workin' a dead end job
They don't even know our names
And we wake up every mornin'
Wonderin' if we're dead
We gotta push on, push on, push on my friend
Cause we're in it till the end
We're in it till the end


Take me to that place in the back of your mind, you see an open sky and your freedom's flyin' where hope and love collide.

Cause when we're feelin' like we're hangin'
By our last thread every day
Workin' a dead end job
They don't even know our names
We're gonna wake up every mornin'
Knowing we're not dead
We're gonna push on, push on, push on my friend
Cause we're in it till the end
We're in it till the end
Yeah we're in it till the end
We're in it till the end

We can choose to give in or begin