Reel To Reel

by Blake

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Recorded at home on a Tascam 424 analogue four track tape recorder, 'Reel To Reel' contains seventeen new tracks and is available on cassette, CD and digital download.
'Know' music video: youtu.be/mWMIHHIJVN8
'Pictures of You' music video: youtu.be/1q8aPVina3c
Blog: www.thisisblake.com/blog

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released November 30, 2019

All songs written by Julian Pugsley except 'Nostalgia Show' by Jo Rocko and Julian Pugsley and 'Fly Tipper' by Dean Wilson and Julian Pugsley. 'The Bright Field' is based on the poem by R. S. Thomas of the same name. All songs copyright Julian Pugsley 2019.
All voices, instruments and production by Blake.

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Track Name: Travelling With The Sun King
Travelling With The Sun King

There’s nothing in my way now
I can play now
I can play
There’s nothing left to say now
It’s OK now
It’s OK

I got myself a one way ticket
And I jumped on the train
I turned my back on the cold and the wind and the rain

Cos I’m travelling
Travelling
Travelling with the Sun King
Yes I’m travelling
Travelling
Travelling with the Sun King

The wind is in my sails now
I can’t fail now
I can’t fail
Now that I’ve found the Grail now
I won’t bale now
I won’t bale

I got myself a one way ticket
And I jumped on the train
I left my troubles behind like a ball and a chain

Cos I’m travelling
Travelling
Travelling with the Sun King
Yes I’m travelling
Travelling
Travelling with the Sun King

What can I say
I finally found my way
Back home to stay

Cos I’m travelling
Travelling
Travelling with the Sun King
Yes I’m travelling
Travelling
Travelling with the Sun King
Track Name: Nostalgia Show
Nostalgia Show

The comeback trail
To pay the bills
(What’s the story? F-f-faded glory?)
Play the hits
Recreate the thrills
(Line-up changes. Ch-ch-ch changes)

We all know
They’re just cashing in
Oh no
Nostalgia Show

It’s the latest
Anniversary tour
(Is it a farewell, not another farewell)
Still the crowd shout for more, more, more
(Another encore, play the one we came here for)

We all know
They’re just cashing in
Oh no
Nostalgia Show

Nostalgia show is here tonight
Nostalgia show feel alright

Let out the waistband
And lower the key
(Growing old; we’re all growing older)
Make sure the rider
Includes herbal tea
(It’s for my voice, man, just for the voice, man)

We all know
They’re just cashing in
Oh no
Nostalgia Show

We all know
They’re just cashing in
Oh no
Nostalgia Show

Nostalgia show is here tonight
Nostalgia show feel alright

Were you there
When they hit the scene?
(We were younger, oh so much younger)
Not just a song
When you’re seventeen
(Brings me straight back there when I hear it anywhere)

We all know
They’re just cashing in
I’m going to go
Nostalgia show

I’m going to go
Nostalgia show
Track Name: Where You Are
Where You Are

I’d sail far away
I’d journey for a thousand days
I’d try in countless ways
To be where you are

I’d go where the wild things run
Cross the desert in the blazing sun
I’d do whatever must be done
To be where you are

To be where you are
To be where you are

I’d drive through the night
Keep on til the morning light
Cos nothing else could ever feel as right
As being where you are

I’d never be misled
No matter what lies on the road ahead
I’d do all the things I’ve said
To be where you are

To be where you are
To be where you are

I’d scale the highest peaks
Or fly up to the stars
I’d do everything I could to reach
Exactly where you are

I couldn’t build the Taj Mahal
Or write a song as good as John or Paul
But what I’ve got I would give it all
To be where you are

To be where you are
To be where you are
Track Name: Pictures Of You
Pictures Of You

I came across a box I thought I’d lost long, long ago
I’d spent an hour searching for a CD high and low
It felt unreal just holding photographs of times I could recall
They don’t exist online and it made me think did they really happen at all

Pictures of you
Pictures of me
Pictures of how our lives used to be
Pictures of you
Pictures of me
Pictures of how I thought it would be

They must have got damp somewhere along the line
I’m not surprised because I must have moved a thousand times
Some of them were stuck together but one had something on the back I could see
And it was your handwriting, it read: “Love always. 1993”

Pictures of you
Pictures of me
Pictures of how our lives used to be
Pictures of you
Pictures of me
Pictures of how I thought it would be

I found the CD, then I put the box back on the shelf
And maybe one day I’ll find it here again and surprise myself
In an another universe, if you believe in things like multiverse theory,
There’ll be a hard drive folder with these photos saved as “Early you and me”

Pictures of you
Pictures of me
Pictures of how our lives used to be
Pictures of you
Pictures of me
Pictures of how I thought it would be 
Track Name: The Bright Field
The Bright Field

I saw a small field illuminated by the sun
Breaking through clouds for just a short while then was gone
I went on walking and forgot it and time moved on
But there was treasure in it now I must have it for my own

The bright field shining for a moment in the sun
The bright field reminding us that we and God are one

I would give all I have to own this jewel unsurpassed
Witnessing the moment not the future or the past
To turn aside like Moses to the lit bush burning fast
To know the brightness once thought wasted is your fate at last

The bright field shining for a moment in the sun
The bright field reminding us that we and God are one

It passed as quickly as your youth
Now you know its truth
The eternity awaiting you
Track Name: Forever
Forever

Time soon slips away
And all the things you made are put away
And there are no more games to play

And I can’t stop the tide
Though Lord knows I have tried, I have tried
To keep the memories alive

Just give me one more chance
At stopping time’s advance
So you and I can dance and the moment lasts forever

The sands of time don’t wait
And we can’t hesitate they don’t abate
And now it’s much too late

Cos I turned around and you were ten
What happened to the days til then, can’t comprehend
I want to live them all again

Just give me one more chance
At stopping time’s advance
So you and I can dance and the moment lasts forever

I’ll always be by your side
Like the times we used to run and hide
A love so wide I can’t keep it all inside

And all I want is time to slow
Though I know I have to let you grow
I know, I know but it’s so hard to let you go

Just give me one more chance
At stopping time’s advance
So you and I can dance and the moment lasts forever
Track Name: Know
Know

Beyond the seven seas
You’ll never know how far
My love will never cease
I’m always where you are
I’ve loved you from the start
The apple of my eye
We’ll never be apart
My love will never die

So know, deep within your soul
So know, I’ll never let you go, oh no

You’ll never know how strong
You’ll never know how wild
So let me sing my song
Of love to you my child
Just like the brightest sun
In the starry, starry night
For you beloved one
My love is shining bright

So know, deep within your soul
So know, I’ll never let you go, oh know
Track Name: Fly Tipper
Fly Tipper

Like a fly tipper
She discarded my love
Like a flea-bitten mattress
Or an old oven glove
And she left me helpless
She left me cold
She left me dying
By the side of the road

She was a rare find so I put in a bid
She was known far and wide for the things that she did
And she saw I was lonely so she gave me a home
But she tossed me aside like a rolling stone

Like a fly tipper
She discarded my love
Like a flea-bitten mattress
Or an old oven glove
And she left me helpless
She left me cold
She left me dying
By the side of the road

Chocolates and flowers weren’t helping my cause
No reply to my letters, no return of my calls
I said, “Come on baby, don’t throw me away
When I could be there for a rainy day”

Like a fly tipper
She discarded my love
Like a flea-bitten mattress
Or an old oven glove
And she left me helpless
She left me cold
She left me dying
By the side of the road

So here ends my story but I’ll give her a tip
Don’t throw out the good stuff just recycle it
Now I’m washed and I’m cleaned up and I’m back on the scene
And I’m waiting to be picked up if you know what I mean

Like a fly tipper
She discarded my love
Like a flea-bitten mattress
Or an old oven glove
And she left me helpless
She left me cold
She left me dying
By the side of the road
Track Name: My Precious One
My Precious One

I have been forever blessed
Sweet little flower princess
Almond eyes deep as the land
Holding my world in her hands

My precious one
My precious one

Shining with light from above
Clothed in the garments of love
Beautiful girl of no age
Waiting to turn her next page

My precious one
My precious one
My precious one
My precious one
Track Name: Stick Around
Stick Around

Want you to stick around in the morning sun
Want you to stick around when the day is done
Want you to stick around because you're so much fun
Want you to stick around

Sometimes we lose our way
Sometimes it feels like the world’s on our shoulders
And we should just walk away
Sod this for a game of soldiers

When I’m not with you my world keeps falling apart
I know we need to go right back to the start

Want you to stick around in the morning sun
Want you to stick around when the day is done
Want you to stick around because you're so much fun
Want you to stick around

I need to hear you say
They’re sticking to me like a kid and their candy
For me there’s no other way
Need you like Brandy Alexander needs brandy

When I’m not with you my world keeps falling apart
I know we need to go right back to the start

Want you to stick around in the morning sun
Want you to stick around when the day is done
Want you to stick around because you're so much fun
Want you to stick around

Now I know your heart is breaking I say without hesitating They’re my rainbow
And I know that we’ll get through it couldn’t stand it if we blew it never say so
Oh never say so, oh no

Want you to stick around when the morning comes
Want you to stick around when the day is done
Want you to stick around because you're so much fun
Want you to stick around
Track Name: Sophie's Song (For Sophie Scholl)
Sophie’s Song

I’ll sparkle on a sunny day love
I’ll sparkle when the sky is blue
I’m not afraid love
Cos all I did was true

I’ll sparkle when you read my name love
I’ll sparkle in the pictures of me
Keep pressing on love
We’re changing history

It’s a sunny day but
I have to go
What does it matter
If through me people know, know, know

I’ll sparkle like the light within you
I’ll sparkle like the summer sea
Give thanks for life love
We’re setting people free

I’ll sparkle like a tree at Christmas
I’ll sparkle like the starry night
Don’t be afraid love
We’re doing what is right

It’s a sunny day but
I have to go
What does it matter
If through me people know, know, know

I’ll sparkle on a sunny day love
I’ll sparkle when the sky is blue
I’m not afraid love
Cos all I did was true
Track Name: Believe Me
Believe Me

I’d climb the highest mountains
I’d swim the seven seas
I’d cross the driest deserts
Just to keep you with me

I’d take a bullet for you
I’d step in front of the train
I’d put my head in the slipknot
Not to lose you again

Believe me

I’d say that I was guilty
I’d enter this as my plea
I’d pay whatever the ransom
Just to set you free

I’d take the blame from your shoulders
I’d get you early release
I’d give you rest with the angels
Make your suffering cease

Believe me

And I would carry your burden
When you’re cold keep you warm
I’d lift you over the waters
Shelter you from the storm

I’d walk with you through the valley
Under the shadow of death
I’d make your dwelling place with me
When you breathe your last breath

Believe me
Track Name: This Song
This Song

I’ll tell you something because I have not forgotten
To make a start on the one thing I need to say
And that is something that comes from the very bottom
Of my heart and it has always been that way

Cos I’ve waited far too long
To let you know what’s going on
But because I knew I’d get the words all wrong
I wrote this song

To tell you all about the way I have been feeling
Since the first time that I heard you call my name
It’s a joy I have to share it leaves me reeling
Without you my life just wouldn’t be the same

But I’ve waited far too long
To let you know what’s going on
And because I knew I’d get the words all wrong
I wrote this song

So let me say I’m glad you came along
And I pray that our parting won’t be long
And though it’s not perfect let me sing this song

I’ll tell you something just in case you have forgotten
I’ll tell you something to hold on to when you go
And that something is I love you top to bottom
Winter, summer, spring and autumn don’t you know

Cos I’ve waited far too long
To let you know what’s going on
And because I knew I’d get the words all wrong
I wrote this song

So let me say I’m glad you came along
And I pray that our parting won’t be long
And though it’s not perfect it’s still worth it, let me sing this song
Track Name: Why Did You Break My Heart?

Why Did You Break My Heart?

I only came back yesterday
Now yesterday is long gone
I wasn’t expecting what I heard you say
I couldn’t have had it more wrong

Tell me why did you break my heart
Tell me why did you break my heart
Did you have it planned right from the start?

I thought I knew you thought we had it good
I thought this whole wide world was ours
I had no doubt that it was understood
That it was written in the stars

Tell me why did you break my heart
Tell me why did you break my heart
Did you have it planned right from the start?

Well my friends came round
They took me out for a beer
Easy come, easy go
Was not what I wanted to hear

How could you give yourself and love me so
Were you just playing a part?
Now everything I thought I used to know
Is turned around and torn apart

Tell me why did you break my heart
Tell me why did you break my heart
Did you have it planned right from the start?

Well my friends came round
They took me out for a beer
Easy come, easy go
Was not what I wanted to hear

I only came back yesterday
Now yesterday is long gone
I wasn’t expecting what I heard you say
I couldn’t have had it more wrong

Tell me why did you break my heart
Tell me why did you break my heart
Did you have it planned right from the start?

Tell me why did you break my heart
Tell me why did you break my heart
Did you have it planned right from the start?
Track Name: Three Wishes
Three Wishes

It’s not a fairy story
This is no tall tale
It’s not a quest for glory
Cos believe me I would fail
I’m no knight in armour
Crusader in a cape
This is a real life drama
And there’s always just one take

But if I only had three wishes
I’d wish the world was free
And I’d wish for an end to war
And I’d wish you were with me

It’s like I’m in the wrong key
Now that you’re not around
People talking to me
But I dare not make a sound
If only I’d thought more clearly
Before you had to go
So many times I did nearly
Now it’s too late to let you know

That if I only had three wishes
I’d wish the world was free
And I’d wish for an end to war
And I’d wish you were with me

We can hope that one day
We’ll work the whole thing out
And rest like God on Sunday
But I really have my doubts
Maybe we’ll save the planet
Make love not war our guide
No need for genie’s magic
But the odds aren’t on our side

So if I only had three wishes
I’d wish the world was free
And I’d wish for an end to war
And I’d wish you were with me
Track Name: Shine
Shine

Don’t let tomorrow blind you
It’s only that your future’s bright
Don’t let your sorrows drown you
Let’s have some fun tonight

I know your heart is breaking
It’s so hard to see you in pain
It’s dark this road you’re taking
But I know you"ll be shining again

I’m yours and you are mine
We’ll always be together ‘til the end of the line
One life we can shine

Keep on for God has found you
He’s strong and he is near
His loving arms surround you
Let go of all your fear

You know I’m right beside you
Let’s make the feeling right
Just let the Spirit guide you
Everything is gonna be alright

I’m yours and you are mine
We’ll always be together ‘til the end of the line
One life we can shine
Track Name: Real
Real

It’s like I’m in The Truman show
I’m the star of every scene
It doesn’t matter where I go
Every eye seems to be watching me

I guess I took a body blow
You could say that it’s an open wound
I don’t remember being laid so low
I didn’t think that you would go so soon

I knew this day was bound to come
Looks like there’s nowhere left to run

Cos it’s real so real
This pain that I feel
Yes it’s real, it’s real it’s real, it’s real
And it’s real so real
This pain that I feel
Yes it’s real, it’s real it’s real, it’s real

Amid the pauses and the clumsy words
Your gentle kindness washes over me
In all the lovely things that have occurred
Rooted deep within my memory

I wish I didn’t have to let you go
But Mother Mary whispers “Let It Be”
And I take comfort for deep down I know
That you’re forever watching over me

But it’s real so real
This pain that I feel
Yes it’s real, it’s real it’s real, it’s real
Yes it’s real so real
This pain that I feel
It’s real, it’s real it’s real, it’s real

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