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Some Things Are Like Other Things

by Jake Morley

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1.
So I had this dream I had this dream Maybe you can help me? What could it mean? I was on this big stage And I’m singing proudly With ten thousand people cheering out my name They seem to love me It feels amazing And I play as good a show as ever been played Now afterwards this older guy appears in the room He’s not my dad but represents my dad He tells me that he’s proud of me He gives me a hug And that was when I woke up Crying tears upon my bed So I had this dream I had this dream Maybe you could help me? What could it mean? Ten thousand people Daddy seems to be proud What could it mean? What could it mean? Dreams can be so strange Now I’m in the future And the world’s on fire They burned the oil And tore down all the trees My daughter’s daughter Played by Olivia Colman She got ocean water Rising up to her knees But I can save the planet If I go back in time With Tom Morello From Rage Against The Machine Our plan was going well Until I killed my younger self And that was when I woke up Feeling sure I must be dead So I had this dream I had this dream Maybe you can help me? What could it mean? Our planet dying Colman up to her knees What could it mean? What could it mean? Dreams can be so strange Now I’m at the station It’s strangely quiet I think I’m here to beg you not to leave Suddenly it’s nighttime At a different station When I see you waiting by your train Now as I’m saying sorry Your body transforms Into a thousand tiny flecks of brilliant light I wished I loved you better While you were still mine And that was when I woke up And I turned to you and said So I had this dream I had this dream Maybe you could help me? What could it mean? Could have loved you better But I realised it too late What could it mean? What could it mean?
2.
Hands 03:45
Hands You know the ones End of an arm Getting all the fun Hands Our eyes in the dark Such potential For these utensils Hands Fourteen phalanges Made for lending For breaking and mending Hands Hands These agents for intention One minute fighting The next playing Hands They’ve got lots to give Everywhere I look People do amazing things with Hands Can’t someone gimme a sign? I just don’t know what to do with mine Hands One either side Fingertips One through five Hands Quite a design I wish I knew yours Like the back of mine Hands Moving nimbly Primate tools I got mine for free Hands Not always clever The power to hurt And make things better One minute waving The next flailing Hands They’ve got lots to wreck Everywhere I look People do useless things with Hands Can’t someone gimme a sign? I just don’t know what to do with mine Hands They’ve got lots to give If you wanna do some good You better use them right so Hands Can’t someone gimme a sign? I just don’t know what to do with mine
3.
Other Ideas 03:27
Lately I’ve been dreaming again Kind of a dangerous thing to do Last time I ran blind into the darkness Betting that I’d find the light Waited for the world to send its riches To follow me close behind But the world had other ideas Other ideas in mind The world had other ideas Other ideas in mind All I wanted was everything To quiet that voice inside So with hard work and all I learned I put it all on the line Waited for the world to do the decent thing And give me all I desire Still the world had other ideas Other ideas in mind The world had other ideas Other ideas in mind Lately I’ve been dreaming again But this time I’m bulletproof Cos every wrong turn I ever made They all led me to you Now I see the world gave me plenty And I’m thankful every night That the world had other ideas Other ideas in mind The world had other ideas Other ideas in mind The world had other ideas Other ideas in mind The world had other ideas Other ideas in mind
4.
Where does one go When you’re flat on your back And feeling so low? I’m only asking for a friend When everything’s wrong How do you face yourself? Well I guess I wouldn’t know See I’m only asking for a friend Me I move straight from one triumph to the next triumph As you see it’s all wall to wall glory But I got someone here who really needs to know How do you move on? How do you love strong? I’m only asking for a friend What if your best amounts to nothing Nothing much at all? Oh I’m only asking for a friend Look to the skies You might see me flying Without a care in the world Cos I’m only asking for a friend Me I move straight from one triumph to the next triumph As you see it’s all wall to wall glory But I got someone here who really needs to know How do you move on? How do you love strong? I’m only only So in your own time If you’d be so kind In your own time If you’d be so kind I’m only asking for a Me I move straight from one triumph to the next triumph As you see it’s all wall to wall glory But I got someone here who really needs to know How do you move on? How do you love strong? I’m only asking for a Only asking for a Only asking for a friend
5.
Meanwhile in the real world It takes work to be in love And after the head-rush Can you give it enough? Strong hearts are steady They’re not skipping or stopped Are you gonna keep me around? How quickly time with you seems to stand still We walk on water and we fall in as well But even on those days Maybe those most of all You keep me around You keep me around Though I cause you all kinds of trouble And the moment comes and goes But deep down we always know If you could be my mirror And I could be your lookout Will you keep me around? You shine love like you’re a ball of light Quick and courageous And only ever right And when it’s your turn to fall down I’ll be there to watch And I’ll keep you around Still keep you around Though you cause me all kinds of trouble And the moment comes and goes But deep down we always know If I could be your mirror And you could be my lookout I might just keep you around So keep me around Cos love is the best kind of trouble And the moment comes and goes But deep down we always know So we see it through together Messing it up together Leaning in together If you keep me around
6.
Captured 02:48
I’ve been captured By a powerful organisation in California They caught me unawares Now I’m caught I don’t know where And time takes on a dull veneer of blue Confused and astray I made for easy prey I’ve been captured Now everywhere they lead me by the hand Some days I blame myself But I really never stood a chance Well organised, determined and financed They wore me down ‘til I was glad To give them everything I had Often I wake and I don’t know where I am Just waiting on the promise of release I am made of sleep Of memories and fragments of an old dream What value is this life When your mind is not your own? I’m never alone
7.
I’ve been having childish thoughts About doing it with you We could break this silence With the noises of youth I’ve been having childish thoughts I think you’ve had ‘em too Calls of nature Are what your mind is turning to Some say ignore them They need to learn But I often return to these Childish thoughts What am I to do? Deep down I’m a child too All these needs and I long to be held These childish thoughts keep changing me But I like things as they are Some say ignore them They need to learn But I often return to these Childish thoughts Every new life starts with one little death And I’m afraid to face mine They creep into our room And seek comfort in our bed You say baby baby baby please Still I keep having childish thoughts About us going all the way I think I’d like to see the day When I come early and you’ll be late These childish thoughts keep following me And maybe it’s time to lead? Cos I can’t ignore them And I need to learn That I’m called to return Cos every new life starts with one little death And it’s time to look mine in the eye They double dare me But I ain’t flinching when they stare It’s time to act my age And have some childish thoughts with you
8.
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 Oh I think I’ll have to Trace it back Trace it back Trace it back to the source I feel uncommonly alive And I need 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 Almost like I’m hiding some good news from myself Oh I think I’ll have to Trace it back Trace it back Trace it back to the source I feel uncommonly alive And I need to know why Gonna trace it back to the source You paused in love You paused in love You paused in love Trace it back Trace it back Trace it back to the source I feel uncommonly alive And I need to know why Gonna trace it back to the source Trace it back Trace it back Trace it back to the source I feel uncommonly alive And I need to know why Gonna trace it back to the source
9.
Hidden in your house is a button For use in an emergency You’ll find it at the back of a cupboard Or behind the washing machine You’ll know it when you see it It’s the one that says Everything Goes Back To Normal When it’s all going wrong around you And you’re not liking what you see Push the button Push the button Push the button and it all goes back Push the button and then Everything goes back to normal When you get it wrong it’s a disaster So don’t touch it ’til you’re 18 There is no instruction manual So you’d better listen to me The first thing you do is ask someone politely “Please could things go back to normal?” But if that doesn’t work don’t panic Cos there’s something you can do Push the button Push the button Push the button and it all goes back Push the button Push the button Push the button and it all goes back Push the button Push the button Push the button and it all goes back Push the button and then Everything goes back to normal Lately I’ve had a real hard time And this button’s all I’ve had Then I found out one morning That mine wasn’t even plugged in I guess I don’t need no button Cos every day’s a different normal I know that the world keeps changing But hey I’m allowed to dream Push the button Push the button Push the button and it all goes back Push the button Push the button Push the button and it all goes back Push the button Push the button Push the button and it all goes back Push the button and it Push the button and There is no button And you can’t go back
10.
Love is like a wild lake Looks pretty from a distance Kind of a shock when you first jump in Then it feels amazing Let its depth support you Not overwhelm you Love is like a wild lake So there we go Grief is like a mountain First impossibility imposing It looms right over everything Oh it can block out the sun Later more like a companion A landmark in the skyline Grief is like a mountain So there we go And you are like a campfire I’m like a guitar Together we make magic or ashes Some things are like other things So there we go Life is like a nice hotel You’re just borrowing a room for a while Kinda lucky to be here So you may as well go for a swim Be nice to the cleaners Check out with a smile Life is a like a nice hotel So there we go And you are like a campfire I’m like a guitar Together we make magic or ashes Some things are like other things So there we go Failure’s like going to the gym The thought of it’s the hardest part Ignore anybody judging you They’re only afraid of it themselves Sometimes it’s painful But it makes you stronger Failure’s like going to the gym So there we go And you are like a campfire I’m like a guitar Together we make magic or ashes Some things are like other things So there we go Sometimes it’s all too much Like drinking from a firehose Like the scale of inequality Like getting out of bed But still we move on Like we must Some things are like other things So there we go Some things are like other things Some things less so That is all that I am That is all that I know Love is like a wild lake Grief is like a mountain Life is like a nice hotel Failure’s like going to the gym Sometimes it’s all too much But still we move on Some things are like other things And you are like a campfire I’m like a guitar Together we make magic Powerful on our own But together (together) We’re keeping bodies warm Together (together) We give each other reasons to carry on Some things are like other things So there we go Some things are like other things So there we go
11.
Knots 03:54
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 No 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 are in my hands
12.
No Drama 03:17
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 Trouble can leave us alone They say it ain’t that easy Surely it’s coming our way Trouble Trouble Trouble can leave us alone If it needs me I’m busy Trouble can leave us alone No drama And every day that it leaves us be Is worth more than all the money in the world to me

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released October 28, 2022

All tracks written by Jake Morley
Produced, engineered and mixed by Mattie Foulds
Additional vocal production on tracks 4, 5 and 10 by Neill MacColl
String arrangements on tracks 6, 11 and 12 by Kate St. John
Recorded at Castlesound Studio, Mixed at Caribou Recording
Mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studio

Jake Morley lead vocals, backing vocals and acoustic guitar
Mattie Foulds drums, percussion and keys
Kevin McGuire bass and double bass
Neill MacColl electric guitar, acoustic guitar and banjo
David Milligan piano
Kevin Pollard keys, melodica and additional percussion
Rachel Newton harp
Lauren MacColl fiddle
Seonaid Aitken 1st violin
Patsy Reid 2nd violin
Jane Atkins viola
Su-a Lee cello
Kate St. John cor anglais
Sarah Howells backing vocals
Roxanne de Bastion backing vocals
Zoe Konez backing vocals
Ralegh Long backing vocals
Iain Ross backing vocals
Hannah Scott backing vocals

Illustrations by Lynn Hatzius

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