Jubilee

by Blake

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Leviticus 25:8-10
"On the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout all your land. And you shall proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you..."

Luke 4:16-21
He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

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released December 8, 2016

All songs written by Julian Pugsley.
Produced by Blake.
All instruments and voices by Blake except lead vocals on 'Except When It Comes To Loving You' and backing vocals on 'Set You Free' by Amy Jarvis and drums on 'Do What You Want' and 'Except When It Comes To Loving You' by Chris Scrivens.
Rear cover photography taken at Two Little Ducks Antique shop, Melksham: www.twolittleducksantiques.co.uk
Big thanks to Amy and Chris.
This one's for Noah.

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Blake Bath and North East Somerset

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from the UK. My new album 'Holy Roller' was released on 15th April 2017. Sign up to my mailing list and receive a free download of my track 'Vinyl Junkie': eepurl.com/dV04f

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Track Name: Do What You Want
Do What You Want

Caught a glimpse of you in conversation
It was a fleeting view, an intimation
Of something true an open invitation
I never knew before
And now I recognise the strange sensation
And I just can’t disguise the good vibrations
I feel inside it’s like a celebration
A love I can’t ignore

It’s all true
Like one and one is two
And there’s nothing I can do

You can do what you want
Do what you want
You can do what you want
Do what you want
You can do what you want
Do what you want

I was lost there was a dislocation
I paid the cost for seeking adoration
But there’s a cross that leads to jubilation
And infinitely more
Now I’m so grateful for my situation
And I’ll stay faithful to this inclination
Thought I was hateful but I found salvation
Was knocking on my door

It’s all true
Like one and one is two
And there’s nothing I can do

You can do what you want
Do what you want
You can do what you want
Do what you want
You can do what you want
Do what you want

It’s all done
And one and one and one is one
Now we’re living in the Son

You can do what you want
Do what you want
You can do what you want
Do what you want
You can do what you want
Do what you want
Track Name: Going Back To Liverpool
Going Back To Liverpool

Picture myself back in Lime Street Station
Catching the Number Nine Dream
Brian is there and the boys are waiting
Everything’s real now it seems
Climb in the van and say hi to Neil,
Mal’s changing the strings on the Gretsch
Head into town and it’s so surreal
John’s offering us cigarettes

I’m going back to Liverpool
I’m floating down the stream
I’m going back to Liverpool
If only in my dreams

Afternoon show and they pull a blinder
Get a shot of rhythm and blues
A guy in the crowd’s given George a shiner
Ringo can’t believe he was booed
John’s got a song that he needs help finishing
We’re having a crack in the Grapes
Paul is with Dot and I’m sitting there listening
Rounds of black velvet til late

I’m going back to Liverpool
I’m floating down the stream
I’m going back to Liverpool
If only in my dreams

Just like the moon and stars and sun
Their songs shine on and on and on

Back on the stage for the Cavern all-nighter
Lights are low the hi-fi is high
Thelma cooks scouse and the space grows tighter
Your feet’s too big and some other guy
Brought down to earth by the sound of laughter
Break is over back to the floor
Somebody calls, it’s another drama
Wish that I was born years before

I’m going back to Liverpool
I’m floating down the stream
I’m going back to Liverpool
If only in my dreams

I’m going back to Liverpool
Get back where I belong
I’m going back to Liverpool
I’d love to turn you on...
Track Name: Jubilee
Jubilee

It’s not a secret
It’s not a message for the few
It’s for the weakest
You’re blessed to know that part of you
Come down in meekness
Come down if you think that you are through
Find your uniqueness
Find out the truth inside of you

Come down
Everyone come down

It’s for the lonely
It’s for the ones who need a share
It’s for the lowly
For everyone who has too much to bear
It’s for the outcast
It’s for the homeless refugee
It’s here at long last
This is the year of Jubilee
Come down
Everyone come down

It’s for forgiveness
It’s for all humanity
It’s not religious
It’s the love of a man upon a tree
Come down and witness
It’s the day when all things are restored
An end to sickness
It’s the day of the coming of the Lord

Come down
Everyone come down
Everyone
Track Name: I Am Waiting
I Am Waiting

Well you don’t know my name
But I love you just the same
I’m the one who’ll remain
When they’re gone

When you’re down or ashamed
When they’ve used you in their games
When you need someone to blame
I’m the one

Oh I am waiting
Oh I am waiting
For your call, that is all

Seen your tears seen your pain
Seen your sunshine seen your rain
Seen you fall get up again
Lose control

Though you seldom hear my voice
Cos you’re spoiled with too much choice
When you laugh I rejoice
I see your soul

Oh I am waiting
Oh I am waiting
For your call, that is all

I’m the one in the book
In the fields, that stranger’s look
In the lover that you took
In the song

When you shout when you scream
When you give up on a dream
When you’re forced to come clean
When you’re wrong

Oh I am waiting
Oh I am waiting
For your call, that is all

You’re not alone I am here
Don’t be troubled do not fear
Let me in I am near
Open the door
Track Name: Guiding Light (for Jo Cox)
Guiding Light

If you asked me what was true
I’d say that photograph of you
The joy in your eyes in your smile
And I don’t know when
But we’ll see that smile again
Cos you’ve only gone away for a while

So farewell our friend
But it’s not the end
Cos we’ll look again
To our guiding light

And I’m gonna fight
For all that is right
For all that you stood for in your life
We’re broken but then
With time we will mend
Cos love doesn’t end with a bullet or a knife

So farewell our friend
But it’s not the end
Cos we’ll look again
To our guiding light

You had so little time
Cut down in your prime
But the light that burned within you will continue to shine
Yes the light that burns within you will continue to shine
Track Name: Except When It Comes To Loving You (feat. Amy Jarvis)
Except When It Comes To Loving You

So many times I’ve fought in love and lost
But every time I’ve seen it as their loss
I’ve got a feeling that this time the only loser is me

It’s hard to breathe and how my heart’s on fire
To feel your touch again’s my only desire
The tables turned and now I wish I’d never set you free

It hurts thinking about you baby
I’m better off being alone
That’s what I tell myself but I’ve been crazy
Every time I hear you’re not on your own

I’m a strong woman
I got heart and soul
I’m a strong woman
And I’m in control
I’m a strong woman
Except when it comes to loving you

I’m a natural I can scream and shout
Ask all the worthless men that I’ve thrown out
You’ve got a tiger by the tail when you’re messing with me

I always thought I’d be the winner in love
I never had to ask for help from above
But now I’ve met my match I’m looking for the referee

It hurts thinking about you baby
I’m better off being alone
But since you left I feel I’m going crazy
Why don’t you call why don’t you pick up the phone

I’m a strong woman
I got heart and soul
I’m a strong woman
And I’m in control
I’m a strong woman
Except when it comes to loving you

It hurts thinking about you baby
I’m better off being alone
That’s what I tell myself but I’ve been crazy
Every time I hear you’re not on your own

I’m a strong woman
I got heart and soul
I’m a strong woman
And I’m in control
I’m a strong woman
Except when it comes to loving you

I’m a strong woman
What I think I will say
I’m a strong woman
I do things my own way
I’m a strong woman
Except when it comes to loving you
Track Name: This Love
This Love

Well everything has worked out fine
You said it would in time
You said it would in time
And I’m glad that the stars aligned
But I really should have read the signs
I really should have read the signs

Now it’s real you don’t love me anymore
D’you know how it feels to be knocking on your door

With this love that keeps me holding on to you
With this love that keeps me from getting over you

And now I’m floating out in space
Since you left without a trace
You left without a trace
I can’t bring myself to face
All the things that I can’t replace
All the things that I can’t replace

Now it’s real you don’t need me anymore
D’you know how it feels to be knocking on your door

With this love that keeps me holding on to you
With this love that keeps me from getting over you

Outside the storm won’t end
Inside my tears are falling down like endless rain

We used to joke that a day would come
When you would meet the one
You would meet the one
But I was having too much fun
To know that the end had come
And everything was undone

Now it’s real you don’t want me anymore
D’you know how it feels to be knocking on your door

With this love that keeps me holding on to you
With this love that keeps me from getting over you
With this love that keeps me holding on to you
With this love that keeps me from getting over you
Track Name: Fifteen
Fifteen

We heard shouting in the night
They called his name out we saw their lights
When they came in the young ones cried
When they took him felt like I’d died

I was screaming he didn’t fight
Thought I was dreaming it can’t be right
I shook a soldier and asked him why
But he said nothing and walked on by

He had a blindfold they tied his hands
Then they threw him inside a van
I saw their faces they were so young
Little boy soldiers took my son

He said they beat him, he was in pain
Interrogated time and again
With no confession they took his clothes
And then they left him freezing cold

He had no lawyer he made no call
Put in a prison that broke the law
In forced detention for forty days
And yet his sentence is still not paid

From the watchtower they aim their guns
At the checkpoints they have their fun
They take our children they steal their dreams
Haunts me forever he was fifteen
Track Name: Inside/Outside
Inside/Outside

Inside I’m hurting
Outside I’m fine
Inside I’m nothing
Outside I shine

I should be able to break free
But I can’t pull this mask from my face
I live in fear of the real me
In case nothing is there in its place

Living a lie, living a lie in a vacuum
Staying alive, staying alive but I just pretend
I just pretend
I just pretend
I can’t make it end
I can’t make it end

Outside I'm laughing
Inside I cry
Outside I'm faking
Inside I die

I should be able to break free
But I can't pull this mask from my face
I live in fear of the real me
In case nothing is there in its place

Living a lie, living a lie in a vacuum
Staying alive, staying alive but I just pretend
I just pretend
I just pretend
It feels like the end
It feels like the end
Uh-uh-oh Uh-uh-oh-oh

I should be able to break free
But I can't pull this mask from my face
I live in fear of the real me
In case nothing is there in its place

Living a lie, living a lie in a vacuum
I'm staying alive, staying alive but I just pretend
I just pretend
I just pretend
I can’t make it end
I can't make it end

Living a lie, living a lie in a vacuum
I'm staying alive, staying alive but I just pretend
I just pretend
I just pretend
I can't make it end
It feels like the end
Uh-uh-oh Uh-uh-oh-oh
Track Name: Dignity
Dignity

You don’t have to tell me I know what you’re thinking
I see in your eyes that I’m not worth believing
I gave up my job to look after my wife
For better or worse it’s a contract for life
I didn’t expect to have days in the sun
But this is the hardest thing I’ve ever done

No I don’t want your sympathy
No I don’t need your charity
No but leave me my dignity

Now my money’s been sanctioned cos I didn’t mention
My daughter’s at college, my wife draws a small pension
The bank have been helpful but I’ve run out of headroom
Back paying for the unoccupied bedroom
Eleven pounds shy every week with the bills
I can’t afford coffee, can’t afford to be ill

No I don’t want your sympathy
No I don’t need your charity
No but leave me my dignity

Wait over there and please don’t make a scene
I move to the corner and it feels like a dream
I’ve worked since sixteen always pulling my weight
And I didn’t choose to rely on the state
I saved all my pennies I put nothing on credit
A cruel twist of fate now I line up to get it

No I don’t want your sympathy
No I don’t need your charity
No but leave me my dignity

You want me to know you’re just doing your job
But that’s no excuse to treat me like a dog
I’m not an animal I’m not a pig
I never hurt no-one what was it I did
You think that I’m gunning to bleed the state dry
But all that I’m doing is trying to get by

No I don’t want your sympathy
No I don’t need your charity
No but leave me my dignity
Track Name: Second Chance
Second Chance

Went out this morning and I saw you walking with some other guy
Your heads were close and you were busy talking
And though I tried I couldn't catch your eye
It doesn't seem to me so long ago when that guy was me
I missed my stop and I just kept on going
Can't find my way back from this misery

But what do you do when you find all you had was gone
Gotta hope she's gonna get it together
Gotta hope she'll see that she was wrong

If you'd give me just a second chance
Cos I can't give up on our romance
And I can't believe you'd ever leave
I'm begging with you darling
I'm begging with you please

To give me just a second chance
Cos I can't give up on our romance
And I can't believe you'd ever leave
I'm begging with you darling
I'm down upon my knees

Came back this evening all the lights were on but no one was home
You’d packed your things and you had up and gone with just a note to say I’m on my own
It doesn’t seem to me so long ago since you loved only me
Now there will only be one set of footprints and heaven knows which way the path will lead

But what do you do when you find all you had was gone
Gotta hope she's gonna get it together
Gotta hope she'll see that she was wrong

If you give me just a second chance
Cos I can't give up on our romance
And I can't believe you'd ever leave
Oh I'm begging with you darling
I’m begging with you please

To give me just a second chance
Cos I can't give up on our romance
And I can't believe you'd ever leave
I'm begging with you darling
I'm down upon my knees
Track Name: Restless River
Restless River

I can still see the light on her face
In the morning
She was sleeping
Kissed her once then drove to my workplace
Had no warning
She was leaving

Doesn't time seem to flow by so fast
How did I ever let her slip through my grasp?

Restless river
Keeps on rolling
Always leaving things behind
Can she change her ways
Will she ever change her mind?

So I sit and reflect on the things
We did together
When things were better
And I miss all the sweetness she'd bring
All the laughter
Is it really gone forever?

Doesn't time seem to flow by so fast
How did I ever let her slip through my grasp?

Restless river
Keeps on rolling
Always leaving things behind
Can she change her ways
Will she ever change her mind?
Track Name: Caught In The Minute
Caught In the Minute

I wonder what I would have done
If I’d not made the call
If I’d have turned and run
With you a new day has begun
And all the ice has thawed
I’m walking in the sun

You gave me everything
What can I give to you
I see the Jubilee is here

Your love has come
And my heart’s lost in it
With you I’m one
And I’m caught in the minute

I thought that time was rushing by
I had to get to you
Before the stream ran dry
I know now I don’t have to try
You’ve loved me from the start
And your love never dies

You gave me everything
What can I give to you
I see the Jubilee is here

Your love has come
And my heart’s lost in it
With you I’m one
And I’m caught in the minute
Track Name: Set You Free
Set You Free

When the sun is out of season
And the night is coming down
Don't be scared
Keep believing
When the dark is all around

When you fail to find a reason
And your hope is almost gone
Don't be fooled
Keep believing
When you’re sure you can't go on

Cos I will never let you down
I will always be around
I have walked the stony ground
And I will never leave you
Cast your pain and fear on me
Drop your net and you will see
I have come to set you free

Out of place at the occasion
Thoughts run wild you want to flee
It's an open invitation
Any time
That you need me

Call it prayer or invocation
Conversations with a friend
Every place and situation
I am with you to the end
Cos I will never let you down
I will always be around
I have walked the stony ground
And I will never leave you
Cast your pain and fear on me
Drop your net and you will see
I have come to set you free