Letter in the drawer

from by Jack James

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Written: 21st July 2010 - ~1st August 2010
Recorded: 20th November 2012


A feeling of numbness, you're asking why
It's not a lack of motivation nor a willingness to try
So come on let's try, let's analyse, you're good at that, let's do that
Another weakness to magnify, you'll enjoy that, focus on the facts

You've put a man on the case, a letter in the drawer
A first-class detective, now he's on your floor
He's on his hands and knees, could you speak up please
Your words could be taken differently depending where you put the emphasis in the sentence
See, you hadn't thought of this

Your silent protector, the soldier with his pen
He's writing home to see if you'll meet him once again
Though it's not what is seems, if you heard him speaking
You would see that his words taken on duality of meaning
And the schemes that he's scheming may take you to places
That will make you nervous and change your perspective


from Is that the rain on, released February 10, 2013
Jack James - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar




Jack James Glasgow

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