From the mornin’
Through the day
And on through the night
Like the stinging
Or the burning of a slowly turning knife
I ache now just to hold you
Make you feel my love
If only the wanting was enough

I may never live this feeling down
That’s the one sure thing I’ve found

Better lost in love
Than never tried at all
I have found, in this life
There’s are two ways can fall
I wish I could start it over
Wishing don’t mean much
If only the wanting was enough

I may never let this feeling down
That’s the one sure thing I’ve found

I wish I could start over
Wishing don’t mean much
If only the wanting was enough

I may never live this feeling down
That’s the one sure thing I’ve found
I may never live this feeling down
I can’t want you anymore

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“Cody and I wrote “The Wanting” at the kitchen table in the guest house at Sonic Ranch on the last week of recording. He’d already tracked 15 or so songs and they were all sounding like keepers. I’d flown in to write and check out the complex and we ended up getting “The Wanting” in about an hour.
“Cody and I wrote “The Wanting” at the kitchen table in the guest house at Sonic Ranch on the last week of recording. He’d already tracked 15 or so songs and they were all sounding like keepers. I’d flown in to write and check out the complex and we ended up getting “The Wanting” in about an hour.

I’d had the makings of the first verse but it really came together when we incorporated the chorus chant and hammered out the 2nd verse together. Cody wanted to keep the object of the singer’s desire ambiguous… it could be the realization of a dream, a lover, overcoming a regret… all depending on where you drop the needle…

Within a day of writing this one, Cody and his band was laying it down in the studio (the Adobe room) which made for a nice spontaneous energy… Cody and his band have done so many shows and records together that the pieces all lock together pretty quickly. His producer Josh keeps things moving and when it feels right it’s right and they move on. It’s all about the vibe.

“The Wanting” is the most unique song Cody and I have written, kind of a cross between “Smoke Rings in the Dark” and “Maggie May”… with a twin fiddle kickoff. I didn’t go down there planning on singing or playing on anything but ended up singing on the choruses.”

– Tennessee Jet
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Tennessee Jet
Vocals: Cody Jinks
Bass: Joshua Thompson
Lead Guitar: Chris Claridy
Steel: Austin “Hot Rod” Tripp
Drums: David Colvin
Acoustic Guitar: Drew Harakal
Release Date: October 18, 2019