Jubilee

by Blake

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1.
Atonement 02:21
2.
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
3.
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...
4.
Jubilee 02:49
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  
5.
I Am Waiting 02:50
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
This Love 04:38
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
9.
Fifteen 02:47
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
10.
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
11.
Mousefinger 01:49
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Dignity 03:55
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
13.
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
14.
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?
15.
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
16.
Set You Free 04:06
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

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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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Singer-songwriter and DIY musician from the UK. File under: 'Eclectic'. Sign up to my mailing list and receive a free download of my track 'Vinyl Junkie': eepurl.com/dV04f

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