Vinyl Junkie

by Blake

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Vinyl Junkie 04:14
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
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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? Oh! Mr Dawkins
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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
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Falling 03:28
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
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Dragonfly 03:13
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?
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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!
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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
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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!
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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!
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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
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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
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A Better Way 03:18
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
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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

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Vinyl Junkie contains fifteen original songs 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. 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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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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