Mawkishish

by James Jefferys

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Written, performed, recorded and mixed by James Jefferys. ℗ James Jefferys 2016

Drums on track six by Jackie Jansen, but he doesn't know it.

Thank you to HC Molbech, without whom none of this would be possible.

This is mawkishish.

James

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released May 13, 2016

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Track Name: Skeletons
James Jefferys - Skeletons

I'm digging up all these bygones
Undercover of the night
Even though eyelids are heavy,
No-one helps me with my plight

Paranoid of being caught
Chilly blues, dramatic thoughts
Riding bullets through the forest
Tween the trees into the falls

Ain't it just like me?
With my secretive worries...
Don't want to hear about your needs!

And now I'm bored of that thing,
I need to be entertained.
Why do presents all need wrapping,
Slowing down the angry blame?

Dirt under my fingernails,
Skeletons are in one place
Wonder what I could do now,
Poke them in their bony face!

Ain't it just like me?
With my secretive worries...
Don't want to hear about your needs!

Ignore the way they're dead
And don't you worry!

Hiding from myself and police
They look above (I'm underneath!)
Held by breath a thousand years
A stroke of luck to say the least!

Ain't it just like me?
With my secretive worries...
Don't want to hear about your needs!
Track Name: Future Song II
James Jefferys - Future Song II


Let me take you back
To some time in the future
There's promises of broken streams
And no-one tries to shoot ya

Denim is unfashionable
(Like tuberculosis)
What sows the rows the contribute
To everyone's psychosis?

Sweet wooden coffin
Sings a song for me
Inside there's still nothing
I've not already seen on TV

Lost my privileges
Then I lost the plot
Lost more than I knew had -
Maybe more, but I forgot

Denim is unfashionable
(Like tuberculosis)
What sows the rows the contribute
To everyone's psychosis?

Static shows a different picture,
And it's one in black and white
That's why we come out in the night!

Sweet wooden coffin
Sings a song for me
Inside there's still nothing
I've not already seen on TV
Track Name: Habit of This
James Jefferys - Habit of This

Oh please don't see that boy again
I know he's handsome, dark and strong
And lately all I've done was wrong

The empty bottles and debris
Are only symbols if you want them to be

I'm wasted

Passed out by your fence and then
Discovered by the garbage men, all twisted
Lifted up at five am,
And told that I could ride with them, all twisted

Try not to make a habit of this...

They tried to keep my half awake,
Asked me of the plans I make
And what I'm looking forward to

Nothing sprang into my mind,
Slowed down by the undefined
And all that I could think of was you

Passed out by your fence and then
Discovered by the garbage men, all twisted
Lifted up at five am,
And told that I could ride with them, all twisted

Try not to make a habit of this...
Track Name: The Swan
James Jefferys - The Swan

Vapour trails pierce the puddles in the sky
Lonesome needle memories of aircraft gone by
A reddish blemish from a radiator grill
Whipped up by the blades of a rich revolving mill

The chewed-up diamond question
Is why they gave the best ones
To the most ambitious bidder
Who dug them in a hole and hid them?

Whispers tip.-toe through the starving grass
Let nothing but fanatics pass
But hold their tongues, neglect to say
The tail end of the rainbow's grey

You see it as a future
Like the cygnet sees the swan
Time delays the young one's tutor
Yet builds its dreams upon

'The Swan'

The chewed-up diamond question
Is why they gave the best ones
To the most ambitious bidder
Who dug them in a hole and hid them?

You see it as a future
Like the cygnet sees the swan
Time delays the young one's tutor
Yet builds its dreams upon

The chewed-up diamond question
Is why they gave the best ones
To the most ambitious bidder
Who dug them in a hole and hid them?
Track Name: Villain Sleeps
James Jefferys - Villain Sleeps

Businessmen in bowler hats
Look at that, look at that
Burning bush aristocrats
Look at that, look at that
Pennies for the laundromat
Look at that, look at that

Every villain sleeps
Build up to the leap

Everything you see is mine,
Wait in line, wait in line
Practice how to click in time
Wait in line, wait in line

Every villain sleeps
Build up to the leap

When you're feeling useless,
Think at least that you're not being used
Silent and toothless
Ask, at least - how could you be refused?

Cleaner on the morning bus,
Look at us, look at us,
Wouldn't want to make a fuss,
Look at us, look at us...
Track Name: Electric Fields
James Jefferys - Electric Fields


The sun, the peeling of the bells
I close my eyes, pretend I'm somewhere else
Invisible electric fields
Ploughed right now, then they're tilled

The breeze, the soft whirlwind of smells
I close my eyes, pretend I'm somewhere else
Purity, electric fields
Look at me, I'm floating in your spills

A splash, the distant tide that swells
I close my eyes, pretend I'm somewhere else
Flipping through electric fields
You'll be there when things again are real

Flipping through electric fields
You'll be there when things again are real
Track Name: Coffee & Corks
James Jefferys - Coffee & Corks

Someone else's plectrum is floating in my tea
Someone else changes the world sitting beside me

Real pictures, celluloid still warm from the machine
Latte stains to not avoid it clashing with our jeans

Coffee & Corks
Some things that cameras never caught
Coffee & Corks
All the best lessons are never taught

Then out come the violins, we all forget the day
Poets crumple pages of their masterpiece away

Hippy grips a steaming mug of freshly made chai
A Spanish girl sat in the corner tries to catch my eye

Coffee & Corks
Some things that cameras never caught
Coffee & Corks
All the best lessons are never taught
Track Name: Knell #3
(instrumental)

(the other Knells can be found on Must, Crust, Rust, Dust)
Track Name: Beanstalk
James Jefferys - Beanstalk

(Still one hundreds floors left to climb)

Strangers in the basement
Chain gangs on the stairs
Police ready to save them
From patrolling bears

Could've saved my energy
Plant some of those magic seeds
Then laid back and rode the beanstalk

Eyeballed from the first step
They want to clink your glass
You're already adept
At perfecting the pass

Hope springs ephemeral
An endless tape records
All the dregs and seminal
Spouting of the Lords

Could've saved my energy
Plant some of those magic beans
Then laid back and rode the beanstalk

Firemen turn their backs
Declare your motives rotten
One of them clasps his axe
And hacks you all the way to the bottom

Could've saved my energy
Plant some of those magic seeds
Then laid back and rode the beanstalk

Could've saved my energy
Plant some of those magic seeds
Then laid back and rode the beanstalk
Track Name: Birds, Sunday 8th May 2016
Birds, Sunday 8th May 2016