Gathering Dust

from by Jack James

  • Digital Track
    Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      £1 GBP  or more

    You own this



Written: 4th Oct 2009 - 4th Feb 2010
Recorded: 4th Feb 2010 - 14th May 2010


Arriving late into the evening, you travelled 27 hours
And you'll be leaving in the morning 'cause time is tight
It's time to leave your newfound friends, say goodbye don't cause offense
It's OK you weren't close to them, you kept them at a distance

I know you would be sleeping if you had your way
Just humour them until you can find escape

Now you have a fresh, clean slate
A white box to keep the things you own
And if you had the time to decorate
You can't, you won't, it cannot be changed

Because it's gathered dust
And the pictures you hung on the walls don't evoke the same feelings as they did before
What's came over you? Do you need someone to talk to?

It's getting hard to separate friends from good friends as we age
You disconnect with distance in between, now you're not sure what they mean

Because you've gathered dust
And the talks that you have on the phone don't evoke the same feelings as they did before
What's came over you? I thought you wanted somebody to talk to?


from Quarter​-​life Crisis, released May 24, 2010
Jack James - Vocals, Banjo, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Shaker, Whistling, Bass




Jack James Glasgow

Rangy songwriter.

“From Neil Young... by way of Bonnie "Prince" Billy, to Arab Strap, without the charming vulgarity”
-The Herald

"Sounding more like a Scottish Leonard Cohen than ever"
-Scots Whay Hae

"Jack James may be doomed"
-The List
... more

contact / help

Contact Jack James

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code