RIDE

by Blake

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Shawn Sutherland With vocal stylings reminiscent of Al Stewart and melodies evoking John Lennon and Danny Kirwan’s time with Fleetwood Mac, Blake’s music is a joy. Favorite track: Autumn Song.
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1.
I don’t care about your horoscope, oh no Don’t give a fig if you are Leo or Scorpio I just need some time to rifle through your shelves You seem well read but that’s not all I need to know What really matters is what’s on your stereo And I won’t let you keep it all to yourself Just let me look into your record collection Make sure we’re heading in the same direction The record sleeves disclose your personality Your filing system our compatibility Can you hear the static as the record starts? I’m no fanatic and I hope that’s plain to see It’s just pragmatic to check you’re the one for me If the needle jumps so will my heart Just let me look into your record collection Make sure we’re heading in the same direction I’m watching while the needle moves So I can read between the grooves To see just what the music proves Just let me look into your record collection Make sure we’re heading in the same direction Just let me look into your record collection A little chance to scrutinise your selection I’m watching while the needle moves So I can read between the grooves I’m watching while the needle moves So I can read between the grooves
2.
Ride 03:10
Ride The great outdoors is great for sure And I’m just grateful that I’m sucking air And the breeze tastes sweet and the day’s such a treat And the wind is rushing through my hair I ride, just ride In the dappled sun now the Springtime’s come With the blossom blooming white and pink And the shady trees with their dancing leaves Are making patterns on the road like ink I ride, just ride Riding down the street where the people meet And you don’t know anybody’s name Now the winter’s done in the sun we’re one And everybody seems to feel the same I ride, just ride Now the sky looks just like honey and my world is looking sunny And the kids are playing everywhere And my soul feels free just my wheels and me Today I’m living life without a care I ride, just ride
3.
Can’t Get Over You Hard lines, a lesson learned You don’t know what you got Until you lose the lot The one time I crashed and burned Left all alone out there The wreckage everywhere I can’t get over you I can’t get over you I can’t get over you I can’t get over you Love’s blind, love’s unkind We’re all just animals There ain’t no manual The one time I crossed the line I flew too near the sun Destroyed what we’d begun I can’t get over you I can’t get over you I can’t get over you I can’t get over you Up, down, spinning round I don’t know where to turn As far as you’re concerned Was so good is your heart made of wood Now you don’t seem to care About our love affair I can’t get over you I can’t get over you I can’t get over you I can’t get over you
4.
Time Passes Quickly You may walk the road to nowhere You may travel by first class You may struggle hard to get there You may never take a chance You may live a life unquestioned You may have a thirst for gin You may daydream in your lessons But there’s one thing to take in Time passes quickly There will be peace there will be war Every dog will have its day You may wonder what it’s all for You may wish your life away You may leave the past behind you May believe there’s nothing more You may find God he may find you But there’s one thing that’s for sure Time passes quickly I remember, I remember How I used to feel How I used to feel Time passes quickly Only this moment is real Who’s that person, who’s that person Looking at me Who can it be Time passes quickly Took a while to see it was me No distractions, no distractions I just wanna breathe Just let me breathe Time passes quickly And that you’d better believe Time passes quickly
5.
Dust 02:45
Dust When the white flame in us is gone, And we that lost the world's delight Stiffen in darkness, left alone To crumble in our separate night; When your swift hair is quiet in death, And through the lips corruption thrust Has stilled the labour of my breath -- When we are dust, when we are dust When we are dust, when we are dust
6.
Rock n Roll Animal I light up the city I light it up with my soul I light up the city Like I am losing control My girl she’s so pretty Feel I could swallow her whole Sweet rider, grafitti There’s nothing like rock n roll I’m a rock n roll cannonball I’m a rock n roll animal You hear me come running I’m getting closer to you The engine is humming There’s nothing else you can do Long time it’s been coming I gotta give you the news The message is loving So let me shake off your blues I’m a rock n roll cannonball I’m a rock n roll animal I’m gonna make it You know I’m gonna make it I’m gonna make it for sure I’m gonna take it Ain’t never gonna fake it I’m gonna take on the world I light up the city I light it up with my soul I light up the city Like I am losing control My girl she’s so pretty Feel I could swallow her whole Free rider, graffiti White Light White Heat Rock n Roll I’m a rock n roll cannonball I’m a rock n roll animal I’m gonna make it You know I’m gonna make it I’m gonna make it for sure I’m gonna take it Ain’t never gonna fake it I’m gonna take on the world Rock n roll animal
7.
Autumn Song 02:07
8.
News Corporation Blues Somewhere in your town There’s an office looking down Better doff your cap and remove your shoes On everything I thought was mine They’ve gone and placed a dollar sign Can’t help it got the News Corporation Blues You can look for miles around There ain’t nobody to be found Who can say at once just look at me I’m the only one who’s truly free There’s no justice, there’s no escape Right wing agenda shoved in your face Can’t help it got the News Corporation Blues We thought he had a price to pay But then we saw him calmly walking away We thought we had his number two But number ten said it just won’t do You worship money, you peddle fame And politicians are just pawns in your game Can’t help it got the News Corporation Blues You’ll sell it down to the bone And we’ll buy it cos we need Game of Thrones Can’t help it got the News Corporation Blues
9.
Autograph 03:47
Autograph She’s my baby and I love, love her so She’s my baby though I’ve never told her so But I need to let her know She’s my baby I’d do anything for her She’s a lady, the one that I prefer All I want is to confer Don’t need her number Don’t need her photograph Don’t need her DNA I just want her autograph She’s my baby and I’ve waited oh so long She’s my baby and my love for her’s so strong I know nothing could go wrong She’s my baby but my time is running out She’s a lady and I’m left without a doubt That we could work it out Don’t need her number Don’t need her photograph Don’t need her DNA I just want her autograph She’s my baby and I love, love her so She’s my baby and I want the world to know That I’ll never let her go Don’t need her number Don’t need her photograph Don’t need her DNA I just want her autograph
10.
Calvary 03:36
Calvary Walk the road to Calvary Take up your cross On the road to Calvary Misery and loss Stumbling on the stony ground And your faith is gone Feel the darkness falling down With the setting sun All of our pain you will know All of our hate letting go On Calvary, on Calvary Breaking bones and workshop sounds Hammering your wrists And the choking blood runs down As your body twists When they raise you from the ground Takes your breath away And you’re looking all around But you’re alone today All of our pain you will know All of our hate letting go On Calvary, on Calvary Shouting out your final sounds As you’re set adrift They steal your clothes And pull you down It’s the graveyard shift Another homeless drifter gone Another life misled Weren’t they the ones who sang those songs Let the dead bury the dead All of our pain you will know All of our shame is on show On Calvary, on Calvary
11.
Only Love Can Do That Speaking by the monument He said he’d had a dream One quarter of a million Were witnessing the scene He counted them the instrument To save his country’s soul Waiting for a hundred years Still fighting for their goal Because the dark can’t drive out darkness Because hate can’t drive out hatred Only love can do that We never can be satisfied Stripped of our dignity But bending towards justice Is the arc of history Let righteousness run down like rain Let God’s love enter in Judge me by my actions Not the colour of my skin Because the dark can’t drive out darkness Because hate can’t drive out hatred Only love can do that Burdened by the cost of love And evil close at hand He went up to the mountaintop And saw the promised land He knew the final victory Of peace over the sword His eyes had seen the glory of The coming of the Lord Because the dark can’t drive out darkness Because hate can’t drive out hatred Only love can do that
12.
Maggie’s Dream Maggie dreamt she’d left the farm and took a holiday Pa had hit the bottle hard, was time to get away The workers wouldn’t stay too long, cos Ma kept wanting more She never knew when she was wrong, kept laying down the law Brother John was goin’ down and hadn’t talked since June Not since he’d seen sweet Mary drown lake swimming at full moon And Maggie she was lonesome, felt wretched as a flea And moonshine gin and hoedown sin were not a cure for she Maggie dreamt she flew far, far away Over the hills to where the music plays Maggie dreamt she’d found a better way A place where she could make it through each day, oh La la la la etc. She woke up in a cold sweat, her night clothes wet and thin She hollered out to someone but nobody came in She heard the clock a-ticking, the night’s watch drawing in Outside the moon was burning bright, the white light on her skin Maggie dreamt she flew far, far away Over the hills to where the music plays Maggie dreamt she’d found a better way A place where she could make it through each day, oh La la la la etc.
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14.
A Song For Today Sing your song warm so it wards off the storm Night and day Sing your song clear so it’s heard far and near What you say You then play on And I’ll strum along And we’ll sing a song for today Sing your song proud so it speaks to the crowd Right away Sing your song strong even when you go wrong It’s OK You then play on And I’ll strum along And we’ll sing a song for today Sing your song fierce so the hate it can pierce Don’t delay Sing your song long for it’s where you belong Everyday You then play on And I’ll strum along And we’ll sing a song for today You then play on And I’ll strum along And we’ll sing a song for today A song for today Today and always

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This record is dedicated to Daniel David Kirwan, 1950-2018.

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released September 22, 2018

Produced by Dominic Bailey-Clay and recorded at Nine Volt Leap Studios, Melksham apart from tracks 3, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14 which were produced by Blake and recorded at home.

All songs written by Julian Pugsley except ‘Record Collection’ by Julian Pugsley and Joel Rocko, 'Time Passes Quickly' by Julian Pugsley and Joe Brown and ‘Dust’ by Danny Kirwan.
The Copyright in this sound recording is owned by Julian Pugsley © Rockhopper Records 2018.

'Dust' licensed by Easy Song Licensing; Licence #273126.

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