Tell It To Me Straight EP

by Jake Morley

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Kev Morgan Jake is half way through his current UK tour, please check out his remaining shows, you will be blown away by his voice, guitar playing (genius) and song writing abilities (thought provoking, witty & classy songs) . Jake was amazing last night in Shrewsbury, once you see and listen to him you will instantly become a fan.
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1.
04:01
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 the lungs or liver You’ve a fine pair of the one and an impressive example of the other When you tell me that you love me Or pour yourself a glass of whisky I'm so very grateful for your lungs and your liver And when we say heart that’s just a code for something in the brain I want no part in that encroaching theft of word terrain Plus did you know without the head You could even wind up dead I’m so very grateful for your brain I put this to a friend A doctor of medicine She said without a kidney You'd be in trouble quickly Turns out the body is a complex machine of highly interrelated essential systems Each composed of many unsung heroes Now you have a beautiful heart But other organs deserve our love too And so my friends the time has come to recap from the start I'm grateful for your skin Yes grateful for your lungs and liver Grateful for your brain And whether you're talking love or veins I'm still so very grateful for your heart
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I’m pondering on a scenario in which I am the hero It’s something I am prone to Just pondering on scenarios in which I am the hero And somehow I ride to the rescue I’m walking past a house on Nether Street When all of a sudden the whole of the second floor goes up in flames Little tommy’s on his own today And no one else can hear his calls By some twist of fate his door’s blocked But from somewhere I summon the strength of a god Even lose a little blood As we’re diving from the hall The house begins to fall I’m pondering on a scenario in which I am the hero It’s something I am prone to Just pondering on scenarios in which I am the hero And somehow I ride to the rescue I’m on a late night bus from angel And three big drunken guys start picking on a girl While mere mortals stare at freesheets I’m rising to my feet as I command them to cease Now I’ve had no formal training But my arms and legs let fly with all the precision of Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee Now wouldn’t that be a sight to see? And as they stumble out the doors I’m taking the applause I’m pondering on a scenario in which I am the hero It’s something I am prone to Just pondering on scenarios in which I am the hero And somehow I ride to the rescue I got your pain laid out before me Like different outfits on a pre-party bed At times like this there are no answers If only there was something useful to be said Then from the endless depths of nowhere Golden words come tumbling, shimmering straight out from my soul Now wouldn’t that be a sight to behold? That something I could say Could get you through the day But I’m only Pondering on a scenario in which I am the hero It’s something I am prone to Just pondering on scenarios in which I am the hero And somehow I ride to the rescue
3.
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 It’s there and then it’s gone Almost like I’m hiding some good news from myself Oh I might just try to Trace it back Trace it back Trace it back to the source I’m uncommonly alive And I need to know why Gonna trace it back to the source I’m frustratingly close Just a second too long If I didn’t know you so well I’d say you paused in love You paused in love You paused You
4.
03:27
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 are in my hands
5.
04:17
Ever since you left I still fear you dressed in shadows hiding Whispering words inside my head Whispered words I wish I'd said This place is haunted by the echoes of your elegance It's like some dusty old museum Screening us behind a velvet rope Your make-up in my bathroom Your socks I wear when I have none Still sleeping on your mattress I feel you here you're my Ghostess Still find your hairs on my clothes How can it all be over When our toothbrushes still seem to kiss I feel you here you're my Ghostess Am I awake or dreaming Is this you I think I'm seeing No you're just one step ahead Toying with my tired head Everywhere I go there's something that reminds me of you It's like I'm some old TV detective Piecing through the clues of all we were Your make-up in my bathroom Your socks I wear when I have none Still sleeping on your mattress I feel you here you're my Ghostess Still find your hairs on my clothes How can it all be over When our toothbrushes still seem to kiss I feel you here you're my Ghostess Each night you come for me Why won't you leave me be Still sleep on my side of the bed I leave a space for you each night Still sleeping on your mattress I feel you here you're my Ghostess Your make-up in my bathroom Your socks I wear when I have none Still sleeping on your mattress I feel you here you're my Ghostess Still find your hairs on my clothes How can it all be over When our toothbrushes still seem to kiss I feel you here you're my Ghostess When our toothbrushes still seem to kiss When our toothbrushes still seem to kiss
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Inside My Mind To pass the time away I wrote stuff down and found I had a lot to say So pack my blues away Leave for me to find again another day Another day Inside my mind And inside my mind There's only you So easy does it now To let it go is maybe what it's all about So put your worries down Leave them there 'til morning turns 'em all around Another day Inside my mind And inside my mind There's only you.
7.
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 it before we have a baby I'm told they turn out rather better if you put time in A little money makes the rougher days more smooth Anyone who seems content providing neither Well no smart parent would let em stay for long And you're as smart as they come Although you did end up with me Oh I hope that I can make it before we have a baby We could wait a little longer til we feel ready Though how do you know you are until you try We never were that fussed about living lives of luxury And there's value in doing what you love But the truth is tough No one said it was easy to raise a family Maybe I won't care if I can make it What does it even mean to make it Still I hope that I can make it before we have a baby

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released November 26, 2018

Written and performed by Jake Morley
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Calum MacColl
Mastered by George Shilling

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