Bluishness

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released June 20, 2011

William Jones: voice, acoustic & electric guitar
Sallyann Davis: voice
Jo Pattison: voice
Al Wood: trumpet
Richard Buckton: electric guitar
Steve Skinner: electric guitar
Jon Kirby: keyboards
Alan Walker: keyboards
Keith Walker: double bass
Keith Peberdy: bass
Graeme Robinson: drums
Martin Parker: drums, percussion

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Track Name: Glorified
Make your mark right here
Sign up for glory
Smile and hide your fear
In a uniform
You’re needed more dead than alive

Gunsmoke blinds the sky
Blood stains the rivers
Choking where you lie
In a foreign field
A just fight in all ignorance
What price for your innocence now?

Run, run into the guns
They turn the machines to mow you all down
Run, run while you still can
They’re burning the fields and turning the ground
And who’ll be with you at the end of your life?

Welcome bloody home
Nobody’s hero
Just a piece of stone
On a village green
What world was worth this?
Did you really believe all of it?
Sure it’s a man’s life till it’s gone

Run, run into the sun
They’re burning the fields and turning the ground
And who was with you at the end of your life?
And who remembers what you sacrificed?


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: I Will Try
When I think about the days
Time took away
Without even leaving the nights
Then I look into the dark
Far as the stars
A half life just lost in a haze

And you needn’t ask me do I remember
Because I couldn’t even if I tried

With a bottle full of wine
I’m feeling fine
Just lying in a heap in the shade
Got a beautiful ideal
Now make it real
To feel like I do all the time

And now all around the ground’s slowly moving
And you’re dancing while I’m standing still
Am I grinning like a fool
Am I acting that I’m cool?
And I’m telling you what I’m going to do
Going to make a start today

And I will try to be
How I would like to be
And I will try to see
As far as I can see

In the daylight that’s still left
No no regrets
It’s gone, what’s the point anyway?
When I’ve something still to give
God let me live
Today’s been too good to forget

And I will try to be
How I would like to be
And I will try to see
As far as I can see

And I will try to be
How I would like to be
And I will try to see
As far as I can see

And I will try to be
How I would like to be
And I will try to see
As far as I can see


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Bobby, James And Melanie
It’s black, I’ve drawn the curtains
I’m lying here on the floor
I’m under your bad influence
And I’ve locked the door

I see your face in pictures
I read your name in lights
Your image keeps me going
Through the lonely nights

A real-life situation
For three days in my room
A taxi run at midnight
With the last tycoon

Addicted to my dreams of you
Going on and on and on
Till my awakening again

Around my room and down the hall
I’ve got all your pictures on the wall
I know you from the way you talk
And we’ll meet next time I’m in New York New York

You’ve shown me your true colours
Show me something wild
The vanities of working girl
And crazy child

From violent to pacific
The mean streets to the heights
I see your body double now
In blinding white

I’ve been there too, I’m thanking you
For the days and nights and weeks
And months and years of joy and tears

With Bobby, James and Melanie
In a weekend in your company
The furthest place I’ve ever been
Is a footstep from the TV screen

From sex and lies to teenage cool
I know all the words and all the moves
There’s nothing else I need to do
Till the morning sun comes shining through again


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Sleep
I found the long way home
I laid my body down
My aching head too tired
To be dreaming

The dying of the day
Where passions slowly fade
The burning fields a haze
Round the evening

Deep sleep the taste of wine
Slow motion in my eyes
You’ll only hear the sound
Of my breathing

And I feel tonight I’ll never wake again

Asleep before the sun
The cows are wandering home
The birds are flying south
For the winter

And I feel tonight I’ll never wake again
And I feel tonight I’ll never wake again

My fears and worries gone
The battles all are won
And nothing left to fight
Till tomorrow

And I feel tonight I’ll never wake again
And I feel tonight I’ll never wake again


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Day By Night
Last thing here that I remember
Wrapped inside a heat haze
Is asking you to give me something
To get me through the days

Lost in some unending desert
Staring at the blue sky
You showed me something more than dreams
And opened up my eyes

I took a long time learning
And now I know
This world I found within me
I’m never going to let it go

Gave up waiting for the future
Long before the time came
Never felt this joy in living
Since before the rain

It’s been a long time coming
And now it’s here
I’ve spent a lifetime waiting
And couldn’t wait another year

Or even just another day
Or even just another day

I reached the light
Through the shade and
Day by night
I can see so far
And every moment where you are
Although the journey’s been so hard
I’ve found a place to be at last

I found a world within me
Made it come alive here
And every day decide
Don’t let it disappear

I reached the heights
From so deep and
Day by night
I can feel so free

I reached the place
I’ve been searching
Night by day
I can see so clear
And whether far away or near
I see the future without fear
I want to stay now that I’m here


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Still Alive
Open up my eyes
And I look around me
Through another night
And the daylight’s found me

Thunder in the air
And it’s all around, and it’s everywhere
Let my spirits fly
To an open beach in a summer sky

Safe within these walls I’m still alive

Drag myself awake
And I feel like nothing
See the mirror’s face
And I think of something

Look me in the eye
See the naked truth or the naked lies
Who the hell am I?
Said the silent voice in the yellow light

God forgive my sins I’m still alive
God preserve my soul I’m still alive

When the hard nights have gone
When the dark days are over
And a new life has come
And I’ll see far and wide
Feel the hidden strength and I’ll survive
Seen it in my dreams I’m still alive

Read between the lines
You can hear the words, you can see the signs
Take me by surprise
Could you move me now, when I’m paralysed?
God forgive my sins I’m still alive

When the hard nights have gone
When the dark days are over
And a new life has come
And I’ll see far and wide
Feel the hidden strength and I’ll survive
Seen it in my dreams I’m still alive


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Let It Go
Nothing said as loud
As a word silently spoken
Never felt the power
Of a bond finally broken
Nothing comes from nothing any more
Now there’s nothing left to give at all

One too many times
Look away into the distance
Leave your thoughts behind
Walk away into the silence
Now I know much better than before
Nothing makes a difference any more

I never even noticed
How we slowly grew a world away
I never dreamt I’d say it
But I hardly recognise your face
I’ll never make another plan beyond tomorrow
I’m never going to promise more than I can provide

Close the passage door
Walk ahead ever so slowly
Don’t say any more
If it’s kind whisper it quietly
Now there’s just a space where someone stood
If I could find another way I would

I used to think I knew you
But now I don’t know at all
I used to feel so certain
But now I’m not quite so sure
I couldn’t make a promise now or since the last time
I’ll never say forever more or never again


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Trust
Trust me not to spoil
The greatest joy I ever knew
And trust me not to lose
The deepest faith I’ll ever feel

This ocean can’t be bounded
By the common ties of time and space
And we can watch the future while
Enjoying every day the memories we make

So trust me to protect
My precious love from any distant
Thought of pain


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Release Me
Release me, into the night
Release me, put out the light
Take away the waiting
Will I see you hesitating now?

Remember when I have gone
Remind me all that I’ve done
Take away the danger
No-one with a heart will blame you
Peace will be a welcome stranger now

From darkness to daylight
I don’t want to stay while
I feel every hour just the same
From sunrise to midnight
I won’t miss this still life
So please let me go without pain

From darkness to daylight
I don’t want to stay while
I feel every hour just the same
From sunrise to midnight
I won’t miss this still life
So please let me go without pain

Release me, out of this world
Release me, take it away

Emptiness is painless
Nothingness would feel the same as
Heaven’s just a name for hiding fear

From darkness to daylight
I don’t want to stay while
I feel every hour just the same
From sunrise to midnight
I won’t miss this still life
Release me and undo these chains

For all my confusion
How more can I prove that
I’m still in control of my mind
From half-life to nowhere
Just let me go slowly
I’m already less than alive


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: If I Could Be There
Every day I look around for your face
Everywhere just feels like filling dead space
I’d stay with you now if I could be there

Round and round the cluttered floor of this room
Up and down the dead end streets of this town
I’d stay with you now if I could be there
I’d reach for you now if I could be there

Half as twice as bad
It’s a different way of saying the same thing
Lost what sense I had
And I know so well how I’d be feeling now
If I could be there

Any time you’re anywhere near my world
This is just a message saying you called
I miss you by miles, I want to be there
I wish for the time when I could be there

There and back again
I’ve been half way round the world in my mind
Not just now and then
But in every sleeping waking moment
No more need to hide
Feelings deep inside
If I could


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Everywhere
Blue as sky is blue
And icy chill and mirror still
New and never new
I’m going down, I’m lost within you

Salt against my skin
Sand between my fingers
Draw my body in
Drag me down, I’m drifting from the shore

Dawn and heavy warm
The distant hum, the rumble comes
The calm before the storm
The heat before the rolling thunder

Waves make no fear
Take me to hear
The white sound
Come break down
The white sound
Come crash down

Everywhere, everywhere, everywhere
Everywhere, everywhere, everywhere
In a pure white
In a wild night
In a clear light
I see you everywhere

Old and know you now
And never end, a constant friend
Feel the silent power
Hidden deep, and deep as evil

A playground to play
A graveyard to lay
My wreck down
To lie down
To slip down
To die down

Everywhere, everywhere, everywhere
Everywhere, everywhere, everywhere
In a pure white
In a wild night
In a clear light
I see you everywhere

Everywhere, everywhere, everywhere
Everywhere, everywhere, everywhere
In a warm day
In a cool rain
In a blue haze
I see you everywhere

Everywhere, everywhere, everywhere
Everywhere, everywhere, everywhere
In a high tide
In a low tide
In a dream life
I see you everywhere


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd
Track Name: Into The Crystal Blue Horizon
Down a desert road that shimmers
Petrol haze in midday sun
Lined with double-sided mirrors
Free my mind and let it run

Floating down a shaded river
Point the camera to the sky
Leaves that catch the flashing sun
See through the gaps as they go by

Drifting past a million faces
River widens to the sea
Wonder where on earth I’m going
Lose the way and let it be

Go where it leads and
Feel how it feels all the way

Into the crystal blue horizon

Free-fall in a spiral spinning
Lie on hill in summer rain
Back to back with grass that glistens
Down to ground and start again

All the world in seven colours
Through a prism of my own
What’s in my imagination
Turn it on and let it go

Swim where it flows and
Dive where it’s still
Climb through the air
High on the hill you can stare

Into the crystal blue horizon

High as the sky can reach
Far as the eye can see
Long as the road till it’s gone

Into the crystal blue horizon


Written by William Jones
Published by Summerhouse Music Ltd