No Drama

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No Drama is available at all digital retailers such as Spotify and Apple Music. Listen to it here:
http://po.st/no-drama

Lyrics

No drama
But somebody put me in charge of a child
Though I can’t even take care of my sleepless mind
It all changes now

But no drama
And there’s an ancient feeling growing inside
Some deep yearning for a quiet life
With no drama
No drama
I’m thinking

Trouble
Trouble
Trouble can leave us alone
If it needs me
I’m busy
Trouble can leave us alone

No drama
Save it for the films and the news
Save it for the polling booths
We give all we’ve got

But no drama here
We’ve seen enough to last us a while
Now I’ll take old friends and a bad red wine
And no drama
No drama

I’m thinking

Trouble
Trouble
Trouble can leave us alone
If it needs me
I’m busy… Read the rest

I Hope That I Can Make It Before We Have A Baby

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Album cover for the single I Hope That I Can Make It Before We Have A Baby
I Hope That I Can Make It Before We Have A Baby is available at all digital retailers such as Spotify and Apple Music.
Listen to it here:
http://smarturl.it/make-it

Lyrics

It can be nice to play guitar in the daytime
And scribble words down when everyone else is at work
But I earn nothing much to give, and if we ever had a kid
It’d be a little selfish not to stop
Unless it’s my job
And there’s some fool who wants to pay me
Oh I hope that I make it before we have a baby

I hear their adorable little mouths they need feeding
And their fragrant heads need somewhere to rest
Another white guy needs attention for his feelings
As if we’d ever need another one of those
But it’s all I know
And there’s always stacking shelves in Sainsbury’s
Oh I hope that I can make … Read the rest

Knots

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Jake stands in front of a wall again. It says 'Knots' above him.Knots is available at all digital retailers such as Spotify and Apple Music.
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http://smarturl.it/knots-single

Lyrics

It started with a thread
I was trying to find the ends
But somewhere along the way
I got tangled

I forgot what goes where
In such a muddle, me

I know these knots do me no good
Still I just cannot help myself
When the threads are in my hands
Oh I just cannot help myself
When the threads are in my hands

A reflex to me now
Loop it through and underneath
So pleasing in a certain way
But oh, what a jumble

Now I can’t move ‘til they’re untied
And I know one move would set this right
Cos all these knots do me no good

Still I just cannot help myself
When the threads are in my hands
No I just cannot help myself
When the threads … Read the rest

Trace It Back

Jake MorleyLyrics, Tell It To Me Straight

Jake leaps in front of a wall for the single artwork for Trace It Back

Trace It Back is available at all digital retailers such as Spotify and Apple Music.
Listen to it here:
http://smarturl.it/trace-it-back

Lyrics

Today I feel unusually well
Suspiciously so
I should try and trace it back
It might be useful to know
Why I burn a fraction more bright
Maybe it’s nothing
Or that a butterfly flapped its wings
But much like a temporarily mislaid actor’s name
It’ll bother me not to

Trace it back
Trace it back
Trace it back to the source

I feel uncommonly alive
And I’d love to know why
Gonna trace it back to the source

I start to riffle through my records of the day with my mind’s fingertips
But there’s not one entry out of place
I should let it go

Was my step always this light?
It’s right under my nose
On the tip of my tongue
It’s there and then it’s gone… Read the rest

Heart Song

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Single artwork for Heart Song single from the Tell It To Me Straight series.

Heart Song is available at all digital retailers such as Spotify and Apple Music.
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http://smarturl.it/heart-song

Lyrics

And so we turn my friends once more to matters of the heart
A word that’s used so much I hardly know where to start
Yours is hungry for adventure
It’s a little left of centre
I’m so very grateful for your heart

Perhaps the thing I love the most is its profound compulsion
To pump your blood around your body of its own propulsion
Moving oxygen and energy
With unfailing regularity
I’m so very grateful for your heart

So often celebrated
Maybe it’s overrated
And your skin keeps out the weather
It holds you all together
And I can’t help wondering whether I’m
Equally grateful for your skin

Now you have a beautiful heart
But other organs deserve our love too

How come we never hear such songs about … Read the rest

Start Again

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Jake Morley | The Manual

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Around this time i made a big discovery
All the little test tubes shattered in my laboratory
Yeh I’ve got a laboratory
That here I am and now’s the time to
Start again

Have you seen me lately i’ve been the one with the eyes that stare nowhere
Bringing down anyone foolish enough to be around me
Maybe it’s a little overdue but i’m ready to
Start again

I got 10 new toes looks like they’re in new rows connected to my new legs
Taking me places I may well have been to before
But suddenly everything’s new I’ve managed to
Start again

It’s a new moment, different to the last
Unencumbered it arises just for an instant before being replaced by another
Incessantly it’s all moving faster than baby clothes and the weather

The wrecking ball of change is coming
But if you can start again
You’re doing … Read the rest

The Manual

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My younger days are gone
Time don’t stand still
My my where do the years go
Before you know you’re a grown-up

So speak your mind and use your head
Walk tall
Find a roof and make a bed
Take good care of all the ones that you love
Don’t be scared be strong
Carry the weight of the world
Oh it’s time to learn what it means to be a man now

Your father and his father have been here before
Good to know when you’re feeling a little low down
As you labour in the mud dream of the sky
I know I could do better

So speak your mind and use your head
Walk tall
Find a roof and make a bed
Take good care of all the ones that you love
Don’t be scared be strong
Carry the weight of the world
Oh it’s time … Read the rest

Allegorical House

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I stumbled upon a little house
It was an allegorical house
There upon the door I saw a sign
It was my name on the door
No one was home
No one was home
So I broke in (no)
Oh I broke in

I muck about trashing it up
And I jump for joy on the beds
Peeling all the paper from the walls
And smashing the windows
With not a care at all
Not a care at all
As I rifle the drawers (no)
As I rifle the drawers

One long forever later I was hit
By a tidal wave of regret
Why did I defile a special place
That could have been my home?
Not cool at all
Not cool at all
Is it too late for me (no)
Is it too late for me

To fix this place up
Give it all of my love… Read the rest

Weight On My Eyes

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I won’t let this evening die
Hold it closer
No veil gonna shroud my eyes
Not even nearly
The darkness fears me
Cos I won’t yet let go
Won’t consign this to history
The weight on my eyes

I won’t let this night forget
Stay within me
I won’t sign my name just yet
won’t give back this day to the place it came from
Tonight I ruminate until
The weight on my eyes comes

Just one flash

Control is a desperate dream
Of chasing shadows
For now balance flows through me
But blink and it’s gone
Lost to the dawn where the sunshine hits like thunder
Don’t surrender to slumber

The weight on my eyes
Simple measures, precious pleasures

I’m king of the day tonight
And seeing it clearly
But I’m the fool of tomorrow’s light
To come all this way
And just throw it away
Oh I … Read the rest

Lionchild

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Jake Morley | The Manual

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At some stage the air just came too much bear
And I had to leave home
Tame like a lionchild who’s only known the cage
At an age he craves the wild

I need to be alone

When I feel the waves start to break
The noise is thick escape im breathing in the smoke the air
And the clothes start to tear yeah i’m throwing off the chains
And running away to roar

There’s something you’ve gotta know
Sometimes I need to be alone
Are you strong enough to take me as I am my love

So I dive out the door
I’m fleeing from the scene
And I’m screaming but I’m silent
Like I’m having a bad dream
Heart beating, overheating
I cannot move for people

I just need to be alone

And as the hustle grows dim
I slip within the cracks between the facts … Read the rest