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.
Listen to it here:
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
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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
Gonnaa 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
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Heart Song

Jake MorleyLyrics, Tell It To Me Straight

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.
Listen to it here:
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

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UK Tour 2018

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Jake jumping off a chair next to a list of some tour dates

What to do with this stack of new songs?

It’s been a couple of years since touring the UK. In advance of releasing another album I’d love to get back out on the road and share these with you.

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FAI 2017, Kansas City

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Next week I’ll be joining hundreds of other songwriters, musicians and artists at the Folk Alliance International in Kansas City. They include heroes like Billy Bragg and Ani DiFranco and friend-eroes like Samantha Whates, Ben Walker and Josienne Clarke, Blair Dunlop and Rachel Sermmani.

We’re going to sit around sharing songs with each other and people in the music industry and see where it leads. Hopefully some touring, recording, and excellent times.

More news on some big Canada tours coming soon!

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Canada Shows 2016

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Toronto 2016

Toronto – what a city to end the year in.
US / Canada touring is now firmly in my sights. I’ll keep you posted.

A brief round-up:
The results are in and – folks – the rumours are true. Canadians are really really nice.

Exhibit A: The guy next to me on the plane randomly gives me a box of Guylian. The king of chocolates! Imagine it. What a hero.

Exhibit B: someone who couldn’t make one of the concerts turned up early, left $20 and then dashed off. Extraordinary.
**full disclaimer – I re-gifted the chocolates but kept the $20**

Plans are taking shape for 2017. Am gunning for all three of the Big Three – more writing, more recording, more touring.

But that’s it for me and concerts this year. Want to thank everyone for their foolish loyalty to the cause, you shall be rewarded many times over

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Tour Roundup

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This last week has been every bit as fulfilling as I’d dared to hope. The audiences have been so up for it – giving so much to the music. Thank you all!

It’s hard to believe this tour could have ended any better than it did in Bristol and London. What a night. Anyone have any photos?

Here are some of mine from this week…

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