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Written: 24th January 2013 - March 2013
Recorded: 9th May 2013 - 23rd May 2013


People, events or ideas?
But your mind is small, like Roosevelt feared
Loud statements are thrown towards you
But you can't make them out for the opposing view
So you turn off the picture, hoping to turn down the noise
But the radio's distorted, you can't hear the voice

And you want to raise yours, but that's not what you learned
So you open your mouth to speak measured, but firm
But the words don't come out when you're in front of the crowd
So you go home alone to write them all down

You're a writer aren't you?
You think things through
Revise your mistakes, it's what you do

You're not more correct because you worked longer on it
Thoughts don't have depth due to how they're worded
So go home and study, research all night
You know I enjoy reading what you write

You're a writer aren't you?
You think things through


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




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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