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Kaleidoscope

by Blake

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1.
So Good 01:49
So Good Well I love you And I miss you And I want you every day It’s auspicious And judicious You’re delicious In every way So good good good good good good it’s a dream So good good good good good if you know what I mean How I want to Be there with you Only we two Come what may And my wish is Be my missus All my kisses Coming your way So good good good good good good it’s a dream So good good good good good do you know what I mean What can I do To be near you So I’m not blue Every day There’s no guessing I’m not messing Such a blessing You coming my way So good good good good good good it’s a dream So good good good good good if you know what I mean So good good good good good good it’s a dream So good good good good good if you know what I mean
2.
Whatever You Do Whatever you do it reaches deep inside of me Whatever you do I’m underneath your spell Whatever you do it always keeps surprising me ‘Cause everything you do to me you do it so well You are the sunshine in my day And you have come to light my way Whatever you do it reaches deep inside of me Whatever you do I’m underneath your spell Whatever you do it always keeps surprising me ‘Cause everything you do to me you do it so well My heart was locked but you held the key My way was blocked you set me free Whatever you do it reaches deep inside of me Whatever you do I’m underneath your spell Whatever you do it always keeps surprising me ‘Cause everything you do to me you do it so well One potato, see you later, it’s more fun when you’re here with me Two potatoes mashed together become one, it’s elementary Just like the stars that light up the night This love of ours is burning bright Whatever you do it reaches deep inside of me Whatever you do I’m underneath your spell Whatever you do it always keeps surprising me ‘Cause everything you do to me you do it so well
3.
Andrea Everywhere La, la, la, la, la, la… La, la, la, la, la, la… La, la, la, la, la, la… La, la, la, la, la, la… With your almond eyes of blue When the sun shines I see you Way above the clouds so high We are floating you and I Andrea in the air Andrea everywhere Andrea in the air Andrea everywhere And you glide just like a dove And you smile the look of love Stars appear and light the night Andrea’s here shining bright Andrea in the air Andrea everywhere Andrea in the air Andrea everywhere I used to see in black and white Now all the colours shine so bright La, la, la, la, la, la… La, la, la, la, la, la… La, la, la, la, la, la… La, la, la, la, la, la… Paper planes and dancing kites Weather vanes and city lights Far below the people stare Andrea is everywhere Andrea in the air Andrea everywhere Andrea in the air Andrea everywhere La, la, la, la, la, la… La, la, la, la, la, la… La, la, la, la, la, la… La, la, la, la, la, la…
4.
Kaleidoscope 03:49
Kaleidoscope I’m looking through you You’re spinning round Your patterns sparkling Colours all around My eyes are watching I fall into a trance Visions of my childhood Reflected in your dance Kaleidoscope Kaleidoscope How beautiful To be that free I can recall When it happened to me Now I am falling Back into grace It never left me I turned away my face Kaleidoscope Kaleidoscope
5.
The Lost Art of Writing Letters I know you’re sad I know you’re sad At what you lost At such a cost I heard you say That you’re OK You’ve lost a lot I know you’re not Summer’s gone Before too long It’s back again The cold will end The witless rain The winter’s gain Will soon be gone It won’t be long I know there is nothing that I can write To take away your pain I know things can never be the same way again I know it’s strange Now things have changed Don’t be ashamed You’re not to blame And though it’s slow I know you’ll know Joy again It’s not the end I know there is nothing that I can write To take away your pain I know things can never be the same way again I know there is nothing that I can write To take away your pain I know things can never be the same way again I know you’re sad I know you’re sad At what you lost At such a cost I heard you say That you’re OK You’ve lost a lot I know you’re not
6.
Paisley Patterned Love With her long blonde hair and her eyes of blue People stop and stare there’s nothing she can do I pinch myself to think that she’s my lover I worry if I blink she’ll find another I really can’t believe my eyes She’s my paisley patterned love My paisley patterned love My paisley patterned love She’s my paisley patterned love My paisley patterned love My paisley patterned love She’s my paisley patterned love My paisley patterned love My paisley patterned love, love, love In her summer dress under sunny skies In her hippy hat she electrifies I pinch myself to think that she’s my lover I worry if I blink she’ll find another I really can’t believe my eyes She’s my paisley patterned love My paisley patterned love My paisley patterned love She’s my paisley patterned love My paisley patterned love My paisley patterned love She’s my paisley patterned love My paisley patterned love My paisley patterned love, love, love She’s wearing knee length boots as a matter of fact They come in hot pursuit but she’s not looking back I pinch myself to think that she’s my lover I worry if I blink she’ll find another I really can’t believe my eyes She’s my paisley patterned love My paisley patterned love My paisley patterned love She’s my paisley patterned love My paisley patterned love My paisley patterned love She’s my paisley patterned love My paisley patterned love My paisley patterned love, love, love
7.
Love Is The Way Do you remember being twenty-two? With your life stretching out in front of you When you begin to see what’s really true I was thinking I still feel that age And that the real me isn’t in this cage Feels like I’m singing from a different page There’s nothing left to say There’s no other way Get down on your knees and pray Love is the way D’ya get that feeling like you’re floating high Like dreams you had in 1985 And time is stalling you feel so alive? I still remember on those summer nights Out in the fields when we were burning bright I was almost blinded by the light There’s nothing left to say There’s no other way Get down on your knees and pray Love is the way Now that I’m older feel the same inside There’s more to shoulder and less time to hide But I’m still learning that it’s just a ride
8.
Blood On Their Hands Nobody’s to blame Nobody’s to blame Nobody’s to blame They all say They’ve got blood on their hands They’ve got blood on their hands They’ve got blood on their hands We all say Don’t care what they say anymore We don’t care what they say anymore We lost 74 At least 74 How many more Who can say? They’ve got blood on their hands They’ve got blood on their hands They’ve got blood on their hands We all say Don’t care what they say anymore We don’t care what they say anymore The poor have to pay The poor have to pay The poor have to pay That’s the way They’ve got blood on their hands They’ve got blood on their hands They’ve got blood on their hands We all say
9.
I’ve Got a Secret I’ve got a secret Yes, I’ve got a secret Do you promise not to tell? I’ve got a secret It’s so hard to keep it Would you like to know as well? When we’re in your room Or all alone beneath the moon I’ll say those three words I must say I’ve got a secret Yes, I’ve got a secret Do you promise not to tell? I’ve got a secret It’s so hard to keep it Would you like to know as well? I would love to hear you say me too If I said it to you I would love to hear it if you’d say That you feel the same way I’ve got a secret Yes, I’ve got a secret Do you promise not to tell? I’ve got a secret It’s so hard to keep it Would you like to know as well? When we’re in your room Or holding hands beneath the moon I’ll say “I love you” one day
10.
11.
Sunshine Celebration It’s a good times invitation It’s a blue sky invocation It’s a summer salutation It’s a sunshine celebration It’s a feel good proclamation It’s a grey cloud dissipation It’s a winter inoculation It’s a sunshine celebration Sunshine Sunshine Sunshine celebration It’s a warm night revelation It’s a daylight reclamation It’s a bright light restoration It’s a sunshine celebration Sunshine Sunshine Sunshine celebration
12.
Revelation Blues Lord can I see you Lord can I touch you Lord can I feel you Lord can you hear me Lord can you heal me Lord can you be with me Lord can you hear me calling Lord can you see me falling Lord can you hear me calling See me falling down, down, down, down Lord can you hear me Lord can you heal me Lord can you be with me Lord can I see you Lord can I touch you Lord can I feel you Lord can you hear me calling Lord can you see me falling Lord can you hear me calling See me falling down, down, down, down Lord I can see you Lord I can touch you Lord I can feel you Lord I can feel you Lord I can feel you
13.
Let Yourself In When you walk by I get so shy Although I try I don’t know why Like a sunset is a fit for the ocean And a finger’s perfect for a ring There’s a key that matches my emotion And you can let yourself in Ooh ooh ooh ooh Ooh ooh-ooh ooh ooh Ooh ooh ooh ooh You can let yourself in If we are smart Could be the start You've found the part To unlock my heart Like a sunset is a fit for the ocean And a finger’s perfect for a ring There’s a key that matches my emotion And you can let yourself in Ooh ooh ooh ooh Ooh ooh-ooh ooh ooh Ooh ooh ooh ooh You can let yourself in Like our planet that is orbiting the sun In perfect harmony together they are one We are one Ooh ooh ooh ooh Ooh ooh-ooh ooh ooh Ooh ooh ooh ooh You can let yourself in
14.
No One Here Gets Out Alive Sitting alone with a black dog at the back of a dark bar Catching myself as I’m falling running from a parked car You can watch the movie, you can read the book But you will never know how it felt, that’s just the way it looked No one here gets out alive No one here gets out alive No one here gets out alive I can numb the pain but I can’t make it stay dead Repeating images I transcribe to the tape head You can watch the movie, you can read the book But you will never know how it felt, that’s just the way it looked No one here gets out alive No one here gets out alive No one here gets out alive He told me that he loved me just too late for a new start The sharpest knife was buried deep, deep within my blue heart You can watch the movie, you can read the book But you will never know how it felt, that’s just the way it looked No one here gets out alive No one here gets out alive No one here gets out alive You won’t hear me calling You can’t stop me falling You won’t hear me calling You can’t stop me falling Down, down, down, down Down, down, down, down
15.
Whenever You Call My Name I want to walk with you I want to talk with you I want to see you through Whenever you’re afraid I’m gonna cross the road I’m gonna share your load I’ll be the one to hold you Be your barricade Whenever you call my name Whenever you call my name I’ll wipe your tears away When you feel far away And I will come and stay When you can’t be alone I’ll be right by your side When pain runs deep inside You want to run and hide I’ll guide your way back home Whenever you call my name Whenever you call my name

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Kaleidoscope is available to order on CD and for immediate digital download from 24th September.

Ten of the fifteen tracks were recorded on analogue tape at Radar Sound Studios in London utilising an ex-Abbey Road Studer 24 track machine and Neve console. The remaining five I recorded at home.

With this record I attempted to write songs in a variety of different styles to create a kind of musical kaleidoscope. I was inspired by The White Album, the Velvet Underground’s Loaded, Donovan's Hurdy Gurdy Man and 12 Dreams of Dr Sardonicus by Spirit.

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released September 24, 2021

Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13 recorded and mixed at Radar Sound, London. Produced by Fuzz. Tracks 2, 11, 12, 14, 15 recorded at home and produced by Blake. Track 4 recorded and mixed in London and at home.

All songs written by Julian Pugsley except ‘Snowfall on Nazareth” by Julian Pugsley and Richard Kilbey and ‘Let Yourself In’ by Julian Pugsley and Joe Brown. Copyright 2021 All Rights Reserved.

Covert art by Diann Zimmerman. IG: @artdimazi W: watercolorbeginnersandbeyond.com

Special thanks to Joe, Rich and Hugh for their outstanding musical contributions to this album.

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Blake England, UK

Lo-fi /60s /indie pop /psych /jangle pop /singer-songwriter and DIY musician from the UK. Proudly signed to the Subjangle record label. Mailing list sign up (receive a free download of my song 'Vinyl Junkie'): eepurl.com/dV04f

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