James Blue Pastures

Blue pastures – fade away

Green rivers in silver light

I’m walking to the sound of distant bells

So peaceful I don’t know who I am

And just when I think its clear It turns all grey again

And I wonder who will find me in the snow

And just when I thought I was free I got pulled in again

Once your in, your in.

Blue pastures calling home

I’m Walking but I can’t stand anymore

hear voices can’t tell near or far

weird voices – Lay me down

And I don’t see why I’m obliged to just carry on

When everything I touch turns out wrong

And I feel I’ve committed some crime – but I don’t know what I’ve done

One Day Life just wins

One day life just wins

Still breathing but I’m Tired and I wanna go home

Still breathing but I’m not sure anymore

Still breathing But it doesn’t really matter if I fade away.

Fall into this sleep – fall into the deep.

James Vervaceous

Drifting through the atmosphere

Through the afterglow

Witnessing 1,000 lives I’ll blow

Where the wind blows

Falling in between the lines

Never fitting in

Someone tell me what’s my crime

Too thin, I’m too thin

Due to come back down

Due to come back down

Don’t wanna, don’t wanna land

Due to come back down

Due to come back down

I don’t wanna, don’t wanna land

Don’t wanna, don’t wanna land

Land, land

This time I’ve a staring role

Hide the shape I’m in

I’m too old to sacrifice for gold and skin

For gold and skin, for gold, for gold

Down, don’t want to come back

Down, don’t want to land

Down, don’t want to come down

Down don’t want to land

Down, don’t want to come down

Down don’t want to land

Down, don’t want to come back

Down don’t want to land

Drifting through the atmosphere

Floating through this land

Sifting through 1,000 years of sand

All sand

Drifting through the atmosphere

Floating through this land

Sifting through 1,000 years of sand

All sand

Drifting through the atmosphere

Floating through this land

Sifting through 1,000 years of sand

All sand

Drifting through the atmosphere

James Crescendo

Oh, it’s a late show

Oh, it’s, it’s it’s a late show

I’m afraid of loneliness swallowing me

I’m afraid of loneliness swallowing me

Swallowing me

Bow down, bow down with someone

Bow down, bow down with somewhere

It’s, it’s, it’s a better than me

It’s, it’s, it’s a better than me

I’m afraid of loneliness swallowing me

I’m afraid of loneliness swallowing me

Bow down, bow down with somewhere

Bow down, bow down with someone

It’s, it’s, it’s a better than me

It’s, it’s, it’s a better than me

Oh, it’s a late show

Oh, it’s, it’s it’s a late show

I’m afraid of loneliness swallowing me

I’m afraid of loneliness swallowing me

Hula-hey-rey, hula-hey-rey, hula-hey-rey, hula-hey-rey

Hula-hey-rey, hula-hey-rey, hula-hey-rey, hula-hey-rey

Are you swallowing me?

Are you swallowing me?

Are you swallowing me?

Are you swallowing me?

Swallowing me

Swallowing me

Swallowing me

Swallowing me

James Scarecrow

Which scarecrow has the power of voice

It will stab you in the thigh

And when she wails, it twists your insides

Wise scarecrow

Which scarecrow

Which scarecrow

A pitch for which she has been searching

Holds the key to the dreams she’s been dreaming

[Refrain:]

Coming on, coming on, coming on

She’s coming on strong

She’s coming on coming on coming on coming on

Coming on strong

Droll,

Try to mix her ego with her soul

Never mix the ego with the soul

I always twist my ego with my soul

Which scarecrow

Wise scarecrow

Which scarecrow

And ’cause you was her inspiration

Got a plan that could shatter a nation

[Refrain]

When your song strikes me

My walls fall down

And I can sit down

In your perfect light and sound

James Billy’s Shirts

Shirt’s on fire, church on fire

Billy’s dream boat stills as the house alights

Sailors come from miles for a drink and a fight

But the harbour thrills pull back from the light

To the belly of a boat in a hammer try tight

Holler

Pleasures of the night

Seaman’s delight

Holler

[Refrain:]

Pleasures of the night

What a sight

Oh no, the organ plays by itself

It doesn’t need the grinder’s help and the monkey

And the monkey stow away to sea

Back to his wife and a nest in the trees

Billy’s brother plays bass in a band called man

He fancies himself as a travelling ham

Strutting and fretting them into fame

In a torn t-shirt he’ll carve his name

Holler

[Refrain]

Looking for adventure and some mystery

He doesn’t need the grinder and he doesn’t want me

Stripped off his suit

So let the poor beast be

Oh, let the poor beast be

The man said, “ho ho wee, this is too hot for me!”

Billy’s shirt’s on fire in the night

He said, “ho wee this is too hot to see.”

Billy’s shirt’s on fire in the night

James Skindiving

Reach your hands inside this dream

Unzip the skin, release the sleep

Going down, I’m growing wings

Hope I can fly before I hit the ground

I can hear your thoughts arise

From these depths to creamy skies

Drifting down the water’s cool

Let the weeds cover you

The silvery storms show nothing here

The surface domes the water’s clear

The water’s clear

James Mother’s A Clown

You just have to laugh

At the state we’re in

Can’t help but get in our own way

What we’re shooting for

Has a ricochet

Subject to delay

Losing too much sleep

At the mess we’re in

Forces I’m not controlling

What a clever ape

I confuse myself

Does what it says on the tin

I know Mother’s a clown

She’s sound

I know Mother’s a clown

She’s sound

I know Mother’s a clown

She’s sound

I know Mother’s a clown

She hangs upside down

Climbing up the ladder

We’re at the top of the chain

I can see the finish line

Sink back into the game

I know Mother’s a clown

She’s sound

I know Mother’s a clown

She’s sound

I know Mother’s a clown

She’s sound

I know Mother’s a clown

She hangs upside down

We’ve got it all wrong

It’s upside down

We’ve got it all wrong

It’s upside down

We’ve got it all wrong

It’s upside down

Mother’s a clown

She hangs upside down

We’ve got it all wrong

It’s upside down

We’ve got it all wrong

It’s upside down

I know Mother’s a clown

I know Mother’s a clown

I know Mother’s a clown

She hangs upside down

James Dust Motes

Dust motes in a beam of light

They slow down time

Snowflake on a black wool glove

Melting in the sunlight

Dust motes in a beam of light

You left without a fight

Dust motes in a beam of light, they slow down time

It’s cold outside

I’ll forgive you

I’ll forgive you

I’ll forgive you

Your transgressions

There’s a vulture at the end of my bed

It’s 5 a.m., it thinks I’m dead

There’s a vulture at the end of my bed

Against the window, in silhouette

There’s a vulture would have me asleep

It’s looking at me like I’m some piece of meat

I’ll forgive you

I’ll forgive you

If you die

If you die

Everybody says I’ll be alright

I don’t think so

Cried over my supper

It revived, got off the table, started to fly

If you die

If you die

I’ll forgive you

I’ll forgive you

I’ll forgive you

Dust motes in a beam of light

They slow down time

James Waltzing Along

Help comes when you need it most

I’m cured for laughter

Mood swings

Not sure I can cope

My life’s in plaster

May your mind set you free

May your heart lead you on

May your mind let you be

May your heart lead you on

These wounds are all self imposed

A life’s no disaster

All roads lead on to death row

Who knows what’s after

May your mind be wide open

May your heart be strong

May your minds will be broken

By this heartfelt song

May your mind set you free

May your heart lead you on

May your mind let you be

May your heart lead you on

May your eyes let you see

May your heart lead you on

May your mind be wide open

May your heart lead you on

James Born Of Frustration

All this frustration

I can’t meet all my desires

Strange conversation

Self-control has just expired

All an illusion

Only in my head you don’t exist

Who are you fooling

Don’t need a shrink but an exorcist

Show me the movie

Of who you are and where you’re from

Born of frustration

Caught up in the webs you’ve spun

Where’s the confusion

A vision of what life is like

Show me the movie

That doesn’t deal in black and white

Stop stop talking about who’s to blame

When all that counts is how to change

All this frustration

All this frustration

Who put brown owl eyes on the butterfly’s wings

All this frustration

All this frustration

Who gave the leopards spots and taught the birds to sing

Born of frustration

Born of frustration

I’m living in the weirdest dream

Where nothing is the way it seems

Where no one’s who they need to be

Where nothing seems that real to me

How can we build our lives upon

No wall of stone, no solid ground

The world is spinning endlessly

We’re clinging to our own beliefs

Born of frustration

Born of frustration