Inventing memories

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Written: 19th September 2010 - ~10th October 2010, August 2012
Recorded: 20th November 2012 - 20th December 2012

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Someone's gonna have to write this down again
I've been living in three year stretches and next month this one ends
I can't remember what's been going through my head one week to the next
And I wrote it down but it doesn't help
I can't relate to myself six months ago, or probably six months from now

Turn it over, pass it here, don't let it slip away
What have we here? Your secret identity
For acting out lives in your mind
Tell me, does it help? Or do you just second guess yourself?

Keep your head down, just try to get by
Your invention never made it and I think that you know why
You play your games when you're alone
I wish that I could be as happy as you seem

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from Is that the rain on, released February 10, 2013
Jack James - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Bass, Accordion, Violin
Gavin Crawford - Percussion

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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
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