The Confidence Man

from by Jack James

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Written: June 2009 - roughly Sep 2009
Recorded: 11th-23rd Jan 2010


What you see in me is a man who is built to perform
What's easily seen is this is an act that is worn
It's dark and it seems that this night has peaked too soon
The joke was made, the suspense is out of the room

And it takes him so long to breathe that we think that he's dead
I watch the breath go in as I hold up his head

I'm in the situation, I'm the one to blame
I started this down the track, when I used your name

Come with me now, I've found us a place to live
There's a driveway on the side where a car can safely sit
But there's a man in the doorway, standing with a grin
Pulling papers out his briefcase, like some relentless magic trick


from Quarter​-​life Crisis, released May 24, 2010
Jack James - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Electric Guitar




Jack James Glasgow

Rangy songwriter.

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