The trouble with the light

from by Jack James

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Written: Jan-May 2013
Recorded: 12th May 2013 - 22nd May 2013


Snow thrown in your face by shovelled hands at gale force pace
You lost your step up ahead and fell down with a gasp of breath
So tell me why I should care, I just found her there

Woke up with the light turned on, you walk towards it and you yawn
Unquestioning you turn it off, memories of last year lost
But I am not to blame, I just found it that way

Two paths for the light to go, take a look and watch it show
Well, looks like it changed its mind, recalibrate again one time

Oh, no
Oh, it shows

Oh, no
Oh, it shows


from Stopping distance, released February 3, 2014
Jack James - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Piano, Bass




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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