Surprise, So Strange

from by Jack James

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lyrics

Why'd they make surprise so strange?
I could say goodbyes all day
They don't seem to affect me at all

Tread the room softly 'cause
This afternoon we lost our faults
They were scaled down by much larger thoughts

You force the spool, finger rewind
You turn the tape around
Your splicing tricks exposed as proof
Of tampering with your mind
Oh, tampering with your mind

Go back in time, you keep your mind
In the school line you cross divide
As they find you coursing through old halls

Slide the track along the ground
Wound up wrong move back inside
Perceptual magic you've turned it upside down

You lost a section, that's how this works
Survive the edit test
The razor cuts down all the mess
The simplest cut is best
Oh, the simplest the best

Construct a thought, you float one out
Dangles on a threaded string
What will you do, when you have, nothing left to bring?

credits

from Letters of Last Resort, released July 7, 2015

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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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