Blues 101

by Jack Simmons

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Thank you to everyone who helped me create this EP, to everyone who has supported me in my musical endeavours, and to anyone who inspired the lyrics or music of these tracks.

Dedicated to Mum & Dad.

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released November 16, 2016

Jack Simmons - Vocals, Backing Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, All Programming.

Darren Simmons - Electric Guitar, Backing Vocals

All songs written, recorded and produced by Jack Simmons.

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Jack Simmons Bristol, UK

Singer-songwriter from Bristol, UK. 60s & 70s inspired indie pop.

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Track Name: Sundown City
Getting out of bed and hoping you've woken up on the sunny side
I already know how you feel
So don't make it obvious

Don't make it obvious this rollercoaster ride is too much for you
Don't make it obvious it's too much

You're drifting away again
And I'm always gonna have a little special eye on you
Drifting away again
And I'm always gonna know you, always gonna know you
Say ya drifting away again
And I'm always gonna have a little special eye on you
Drifting away again
And I'm always gonna know you, always gonna know you

Quick as a flash you were in nd you were out yeah you gotta be
Loving sombody else but don't make it obvious
Middle of the night there's an itching in my brain and I call to you
I don't even know where you are, but I'm soon to find you

Don't make it obvious this rollercoaster ride is too much for you
Don't make it obvious it's too much

You're drifting away again
And I'm always gonna have a little special eye on you
Drifting away again
And I'm always gonna know you, always gonna know you
Say ya drifting away again
And I'm always gonna have a little special eye on you
Drifting away again
And I'm always gonna know you, always gonna know you

I was practically unborn in all your banknote elegance
When I saw you eating cupcakes at the funeral
I became unravelled in your Patrick Porter gaze
When our eyes met over dinner in the main hall
And then later at the big gate you were tying children's shoes
Content to let the wind wash it away

Why do I have to tell you? I never knew I needed you
Why do I have to tell you? I never knew I needed you
But you know that apparently I do

You're drifting away again
And I'm always gonna have a little special eye on you
Drifting away again
And I'm always gonna know you, always gonna know you
Say ya drifting away again
And I'm always gonna have a little special eye on you
Drifting away again
And I'm always gonna know you, always gonna know you
Track Name: I Was Wonderin'
I was wondering if you would be my baby
I was wondering if you would be my baby

You've got a gap-toothed grin on your mother's side
But why you gotta make it all about that?
I was wondering if you would be my baby

The sky's gone dark and the clouds are thin
Soon the apocalypse will be setting in and
I was wondering if you would be my baby
If you would be my baby, if you would be my baby
Track Name: Wild Flowers
Let's keep this 24/7
Hotel? No, 7-11
But still she takes my photo to bed.

Yellow lights dancing off of the cars parked
This is the ripping-off-your-clothes part
Fragrant nights in hotel bathrooms
Fragrant nights in hotel bathrooms

And I'd like to think that I've got something in the way of a last look of you

Don't say nothing 'bout the distance
I only wanna know about good things
And I can feel it now, I don't wanna ever let go
I'm not gonna do the dishes
And I don't give a damn if you're feeling ill
Under the covers now, you know you're my only one
Under the covers now, you know you're my only one

I only touch what I can't imagine
And you're giving me too much attention
Well now you know why you can't have me
Now you know why you can't have me

You're the only beat I can dance to
Your skin's the only thing I can prance to
And I can feel it now, bite down on my ego
I'm not gonna do the dishes
And I don't give a damn if you're feeling ill
Under the covers now, you know you're my only one
Under the covers now, you know you're my only one

I can feel your heavy hearts dancing
Feather boa reflections faking out
And I can see, you know you're my only one
I'm not gonna do the dishes
And I don't give a damn if you're feeling ill
Under the covers now, you know you're my only one
Under the covers now, you know you're my only one
Track Name: Midnight Victim Complex
Midnight victim complex
It's always better over there!
Midnight victim complex
Now she's crying on the stairs
Midnight victim complex
It's always better over there!
Midnight victim complex

I pick my scabs and I'm kind of a drag
And I can tell you the names of all the girls I've had
In the back of the car, the names of the streets
Everybody knows I never wash my sheets
In the kitchen now the party's collapsed
David's existential in the back of a cab
And I'm drinking lemonade, I'm out of my league
The TVs spinning re-runs of Quantum Leap from the nineties

Midnight victim complex
It's always better over there!
Midnight victim complex
Now she's crying on the stairs
Midnight victim complex
It's always better over there!
Midnight victim complex

I've lost my keys and the gnomes look mad
I've lost track of all the things I've tabbed
There's people frothing 'round my ankles, blood in my hair
And Sarah's licking walls like she don't even care
In the living room the party's collapsed!
The carpet's sucking beer up faster than the cats
And I'm out of lemonade, I'm out of my league
The TVs spinning re-runs of Quantum Leap from the nineties

Why am I still having dreams about you when you're so far away?
I have a lot to learn about getting what I want.

She's applying lipstick on the stairs
There's not another girl that can wear a dress like her
They all find it entertaining
To hear her thoughts on the escalating state of Russia
But she could cry tonight
And I wouldn't have a thing to say
'cause it just don't make a difference anyway
It just don't make a difference anyway
Track Name: The Unapproachables
Here we are in this gutted room
These speakers don't belong to Jane
So they've got to go
Here we are Friday's favourite few
This sexless night is starting to go stale
I'd better go

In the bath with that myth the morning after
Oh, how was I to know she'd be out the door

We're the unapproachables I don't know where we're going
But I can't follow you there, don't leave me alone like that
I never liked fireworks I couldn't trust an ending
Riddled with explosions, we were exploding from the start

She flew in like an eyelinered bird
The collateral was massive, I didn't know
She'd grabbed a hold of my heart as the party dimmed
Oh, how was I to know she'd be gone in the blink of an eye?

We're the unapproachables I don't know where we're going
But I can't follow you there, don't leave me alone like that
I never liked fireworks I couldn't trust an ending
Riddled with explosions, we were exploding from the start

Guess I'll pass the time
With a 9am bottle of gin
Guess I'll pass the time
I'll never see her again

We're the unapproachables I don't know where we're going
But I can't follow you there, don't leave me alone like that
I never liked fireworks I couldn't trust an ending
Riddled with explosions, we were exploding from the start

We're the unapproachables I don't know where we're going
But I can't follow you there, don't leave me alone like that
I never liked fireworks I couldn't trust an ending
Riddled with explosions, we were exploding from the start