Mouse trap

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Written: 7th October 2012
Recorded: 21st November 2012 - 3rd December 2012


I need a new game to play
I need some rules
Your game was old, I threw the board away

We need some help, ages 8-12
I'll be the shoe, you'll be the car
And something else, we need a sense of self
That's right you said: shoe and car

You roll the dice, I will move your piece
I know exactly where you are
Why can't we play nice, the shoe and the car?

I don't need a throw, I don't need a clue
I just need one guess
I'm ready to solve, I think it was you
In your room with your brain

What are we to do, the car and the shoe?
Our moves are squares on a map
What are we to do, we are trapped


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




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"
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