Vinyl Junkie

by Blake

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Vinyl Junkie is my new album containing fifteen tracks and including the singles ‘Vinyl Junkie’, ‘We’ll Be Champions’, 'A Better Way' and ‘Star Over Bethlehem’. I am giving the title track away as a free download. Watch the video for the Vinyl Junkie single here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnCMio6twhk Read more on my Blog: bit.ly/1DvnTzI

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released April 18, 2015

© Rockhopper Records 2015
Cover artwork by Richard Kilbey
Tracks 1, 9, 10, 12, 13 produced by Joe Brown
Tracks 2, 4, 8 produced by Dominic Bailey
Tracks 3, 5, 6, 7 produced by Blake
Tracks 11 and 14 produced by Andy Rowland
Track 15 produced by Joe Brown, Blake and Andy Rowland
A massive thank you to everyone who contributed to the making of this album.
Special thanks to Joe Brown.
www.thisisblake.com

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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: Vinyl Junkie
Vinyl Junkie

I don’t buy mp3s I’m in love with vinyl
It’s not snobbery it’s about survival
I’ve got a steady hand when I drop the needle
Collecting lots of bands especially The Beatles

I got a long way to go but I know that I’ll never reach the end
And my collection’s not complete and I’m becoming obsolete
can I amend my ways?

Got an enquiring mind, I examine labels
Know what I want to find leaning over the table
At the record fair, at the vintage clothes store
You’ll always find me there trying to find a new score

I got a long way to go but I know that I’ll never reach the end
And my condition’s down as used my inner sleeve has been abused can I amend my ways?

I see it as my goal to find the rarest pressings
Something I can’t control spent too long obsessing
But it’s my pension plan and it’s appreciating
So can you dig it man my ears have got mint rating

I got a long way to go but I know that I’ll never reach the end
And now my record’s getting stuck and I believe I’m in a rut can I amend my ways?

La la la la la I’m a vinyl junkie
I got to get my fix I’m a vinyl junkie
I got to get my hit I’m a vinyl junkie
Track Name: Mr Dawkins
Mr Dawkins

He's got credentials
He's academically strong
He's fundamental
He's fundamentally wrong

Mr Dawkins when you die
When you wave this world goodbye
Will you ask the question why why why?
Mr Dawkins when you sit
At the bottom of the pit
Will you still claim this is it?

He's a believer
He's a believer in himself
He's an achiever
And he's better than anyone else

Mr Dawkins when you die
When you wave this world goodbye
Will you ask the question why why why?
Mr Dawkins can you aspire
To be elevated higher
Than the burning lake of fire?

He is a winner
He's the champion of the world
He's not a sinner
Sin's a concept for little girls

He is a teacher
He's got the answers in his book
He wants to teach you
And he wants you to take the hook

Mr Dawkins when you die
When you wave this world goodbye
Will you ask the question why why why?
Mr Dawkins when you sit
At the bottom of the pit
Will you still claim this is it?
Track Name: Over You Tonight
Over You Tonight

I was a little fish that you caught in your net
One thing that I wish is that we’d never met
I’m over you tonight

I thought that we were mates I thought that we were cool
I thought that you were great but I was just your fool
I’m over you tonight

I gotta get myself together
I’m hypnotised every time I see your eyes of blue
They say nothing lasts forever
I’d fantasise that you wanted me like I want you

I’d do anything you kept me running round
Then you’d build me up but just to knock me down
I’m over you tonight

I gotta get myself together
I’m hypnotised every time I see your eyes of blue
They say nothing lasts forever
I’d fantasise you weren’t telling lies but you do

Now you’re on the town and you think you’re it
With your latest clown but I don’t fall for it
I’m over you tonight

Call me what you like it don’t mean a thing
I know that you’re not right, had an awakening
I’m over you tonight
And I'm just so over you tonight
I tell myself I'm over you tonight
Track Name: Falling
Falling

I've been climbing up the walls
I've been feeling two foot small
I've been down upon my knees
I've been drowning in your seas
I've been walking in the park
I've been sleeping til it’s dark
I've been writing you a song
I've been waiting here too long

I climbed up tried to see
I climbed up but now I'm falling

Like a room without a door
Like a song without a score
Like a boat upon the sand
Like a gig without a band
Like a tree without a bird
Like a letter without words
Like a race without a start
Like a man without a heart

I climbed up tried to see
I climbed up but now I'm falling
Track Name: Dragonfly
Dragonfly

Now, when the roses are half buds, half flowers,
And loveliest, the king of flies has come-
It was a fleeting visit, all too brief;
In three short minutes he had been and gone

He rested there, upon an apple leaf-
A gorgeous opal crown set on his head,
Although the garden is a lovely place
Was it worthy of so fine a guest?
Track Name: Solomon's Tump
Solomon's Tump

If you're feeling lonely there's a place where you can go
You don't need a ticket all you need to do is know
That it is not very far
And you can find your star or catch your dream
Cos things are not as they seem up at Solomon's Tump
Up at Solomon's Tump
Up at Solomon's Tump yeah!
Up at Solomon’s Tump
Everything's alright
It's out of sight up at Solomon's Tump
Up at Solomon’s Tump!

Everyone is welcome, you can welcome everyone
Find a deeper meaning or just go there to have fun
Cos it is not very far and you can find your star or catch your dream
Cos things are not as they seem up at Solomon's Tump

Up at Solomon's Tump
Up at Solomon's Tump
Up at Solomon's Tump yeah!
Up at Solomon's Tump
Everything's alright
It's out of sight up at Solomon's Tump!
Up at Solomon’s Tump
Up at Solomon’s Tump
Oh man you gotta go!

You can see forever in the day and in the night
You can see your problems and your problems look alright
Cos it is not very far and you can find your star or catch your dream
Cos things are not as they seem up at Solomon's Tump

Up at Solomon's Tump
Up at Solomon's Tump
Up at Solomon's Tump yeah!
Up at Solomon's Tump
Everything's alright
It's out of sight up at Solomon's Tump!
Up at Solomon’s Tump
Up at Solomon’s Tump
Up at Solomon’s Tump!
Track Name: Now You're Gone
Now You're Gone

Waiting for a train it's a one-way to the end of the line
Standing in the rain I could kill you but I'm just killing time
As I try to figure how all the good things got outweighed by the bad
And I want to call you now but I used up all the credit I had

I didn't mean to bring you down
I can't believe that you're not around
I didn't mean to bring you down
But now I lost the best thing I ever found

Cos I tried to plug it in but it didn't fit the socket
So I bought a diamond ring but it fell out of my pocket
So I tried to steal your heart but my key would not unlock it
And now you're gone

I've got a lot to do cos I joined a gym and I'm in a band
But all I think about is you I remember sitting here holding hands
So I might as well go home cos I'm gonna catch my death pretty soon
My mind is turning every stone all I think about is his hands on you

I didn't mean to bring you down
I can't believe that you're not around
I didn't mean to bring you down
But now I lost the best thing I ever found

Cos I tried to plug it in but it didn't fit the socket
So I bought a diamond ring but it fell out of my pocket
So I tried to steal your heart but my key would not unlock it
And now you're gone
And now you're gone
And now you're gone
Now you're gone
Track Name: Fire Fire
Fire Fire

Store the volume inside your head
Little children end up dead
Immunisation at an early age
Teach your children to turn the page

Fire Fire!
Human beings are burning
The flames are getting higher
But the world just keeps on turning
Turning away

Fetch the engines lend a hand
Pour on water on this blazing land
Our indifference is complicity
With those who ordered these atrocities

Fire Fire!
Human beings are burning
The flames are getting higher
But the world just keeps on turning
Turning away

Get your ticket for a tour of hell
Keep on ringing the emergency bell
Complete the jigsaw made of body parts
Match the torso to the broken heart

Fire Fire!
Human beings are burning
The flames are getting higher
But the world just keeps on turning
Turning away

When people’s lives are valued less than land
Stay human take a stand
For we are guilty for just standing around
While our humanity is razed to the ground

Fire Fire!
Human beings are burning
The flames are getting higher
But the world just keeps on turning
Turning away

Fire Fire!
Track Name: Stay Human #1 (Song for Vittorio)
Stay Human #1 (Song for Vittorio)

Stay human you taught us
Keep your hope burning bright
Don’t be scared of the shadows
Don’t be fooled by the night

In the menacing madness
In the terrible fight
Walk on into the darkness
Carrying your light

Uh-uh-oh-oh tell me it’s not true
Uh-uh-oh I still believe in you
Oh you know, we’ll never let you go
We’ll never let you go

Bury him in the mountains
Under beautiful flowers
Blossoming for freedom
In the darkest hours

He was a friend and a brother
He came across the sea
He gave his life for a people
So their lives could be free

Uh-uh-oh-oh tell me it’s not so
Uh-uh-oh the world needs to know
To know, we’ll never let you go
We’ll never let you go
We’ll never let you go
We’ll never let you go, no!
No, no, no, no
Vittorio!
Track Name: The Olive Trees
The Olive Trees

Oh my love come down with me
Down amongst the olive trees
Oh my love come down with me
Oh my love it is so nice
In this earthly paradise
Oh my love come down with me
They’ve been here a thousand years
Now they cry a thousand tears
Oh my love come down with me

If they cut them down
If they cut them down
If they cut them down
The earth screams
The people’s dreams die

They bring swords and they bring shields
Soldiers keep us from our fields
Oh my love let’s save the trees
Rich in oil at harvest time
The lifeblood of Palestine
Oh my love let’s save the trees
They will never understand
We are rooted in this land
Oh my love let’s save the trees

If they cut them down
If they cut them down
If they cut them down
The earth screams
The people’s dreams die

Oh my love come down with me
Down amongst the olive trees
Oh my love come down with me
Track Name: We'll Be Champions
We'll Be Champions

Go get the ball we can play by the harbour wall, quickly
Take turns in goal you can be Ronaldo, I’ll be Messi
Pass it to me, pass it over I’m free, put a cross in
Do you know what it means to be part of a team, it’s belonging

And I hope when we grow up we’ll be champions
And I hope when we grow up we’ll be free
We’ll be free

Playing games on the sand but we don’t understand what the rules are
Because we never knew they would target us too, we’re just children
Take a penalty shot, do you think we can stop them from scoring
Just look at us run little shapes in the sun now we’re soaring

And I hope when we grow up we’ll be champions
And I hope when we grow up we’ll be free
We’ll be free
Track Name: A Better Way
A Better Way

It isn't easy man, changin' your inner situation
We need a better plan, a decent chance of liberation
Our lives they ebb and flow, things get in the way
There's only one who knows a better way
A better way

The people on TV they'll try to tell you it's OK
They'll give you stuff for free, but man you always have to pay
A storm is gonna blow, the clouds are turning grey
There's only one who knows a better way
A better way
Track Name: Star Over Bethlehem
Star Over Bethlehem

There’s a star over Bethlehem
A light to proclaim the good news to all men
That God has come to save us

There’s a light for two thousand years shining
In our hearts and all it’s by his designing
For our God has come and saved us

Every night the stars shine bright
We remember the Christmas story
Every night, the stars shine bright
We praise you for your glory

There’s a wall around Bethlehem
And there’s a wall built around the hearts of your children
Thank God you came to save us