Jump​-​Up: Resurrections, Mishaps and DOAs 1999 - 2012

by Nicholas Breeze Wood

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released August 6, 2014

All songs written arranged and performed by Nicholas Breeze Wood

With the exception of 'Solar System,'
written by Bill Mallonee and The Vigilantes of Love
www.billmalloneemusic.bandcamp.com

Recorded in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire in Wales between 1999 and 2012

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Multi instrumentalist singer-songwriter drawing on rock, Arabic and Medieval music, using instruments from all those traditions

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Track Name: Jump Up
Walking in the old town down a dirty street,
Or living in the hills with the stones at your feet.
Breathing clean air or moving through grime,
All things change, given enough time.
Life half over, or barely begun,
We all still live beneath the Moon and the Sun.
The winds reach the city as well as the hill
And after we’re gone they’ll be blowing still.

Jump up and live again.

Mortality is such a small price to pay.
For the awareness we have of our living today.
And the gift of awareness is all that we own,
And all that we’ve offered is all we have sown.
If the awareness have touched you,
And you know what I mean,
When I say nothings unreal,
Simply because it’s unseen.
And didn’t our feet in those ancient rhymes,
Walk on the green hills and not in the grime.

Jump up and live again.

Give jade to the water and flowers to the air.
Give a house to the holy, so the holy can live there.
Give food to the old ones and smoke to the drum.
Bright cloth and turquoise as a gift to the Sun.
Touch all that you see, and all you do not,
With that spirit of beauty -
I know you have not forgot.
Light fires for the living and fires for the dead,
Let the feast be prepared and the Spirits fed.

Jump up and live again.
Track Name: Eve of May
Some are born the seventh child,
Some before and after.
Some are born in sorrow
And some are born in laughter.
How was it for you?

Some are born in winters grip.
And some in summers sweetness.
Some are born in autumn’s gold,
And some in springs new promise.
How was it for you?

Another persons friendship,
Is a thing in life you can not own,
But mine to you I freely give,
And with it all the seeds we’ve grown
And winter will follow on
As summer comes with this day.
But every year I will drink your health,
For always on the eve of May.

Some are born to gallant deed,
And some to life’s misfortune.
Some have lovers only in their dreams,
Some have a new one each moon.
How was it for you?
Track Name: Home (alternative version)
I ain't going home, 'cos I’m there already.
I ain't going home, 'cos my home is here.
I ain't going home, 'cos I’m not ready.
I ain't going home, and it’s not from fear.

I ain't going back, 'cos that is for others.
I ain't going back, that’s no place for me.
I ain't going back, that is no destination.
I ain't going back, no place I want to see.

I’m staying here, I ain't going nowhere.
I’m staying here, I ain't got no plans to go.
I’m staying here, till I am ready.
I’m staying here, 'cos it is my show.

I am not going south, I ain't climbing that hill.
I am not passing over, and I ain't sleeping still.
I am not going peaceful, I ain't fading away.
I’m not resting gently, not till judgment day.

I am not going home, and it’s not from fear.
Track Name: Doing Fine
Let’s sit down and let the winds blow,
Let’s not try any more.
Let’s begin and let it simply happen,
Let’s be, as we once were before.
Put wood on the fire, let it kindle,
We’ll warm ourselves before it’s glow.
It’s far to easy to be fretful,
We’ll just stay here until it’s time to go.

And when we’re ready,
We’ll sing those songs,
It will happen all in it’s own good time
We’ll ask permission and then we’ll call
No need to rush, it’s happening just fine.

This is the time without reason.
This is a reason outside time.
This is a moment when we all touch the infinite.
This is a moment when the infinite is divine.
This is a truth, beyond mere conception.
This is conception, beyond mere truth.
This is the mystery of the moment.
This is the moment that needs no proof.

And when we’re ready,
We’ll sing those songs,
We sing them now, it is the time.
No need to worry, no need for fretfulness
No need for anything, you’re doing fine.
Track Name: Not You and I (acoustic demo)
I forgot who I am, as I tumbled through my life.
Forgot that I was noble,
As I walked into my trouble and strife.
Forgot to fill my space up,
And to walk in my own way.
Forgot the things that mattered,
Seems like each and every day.

But I remembered, I’m not diminished, not me.

You’re noble too, oh, don’t throw yourself away.
Hold on to that voice that you hear inside,
And listen to what its got to say.
You can fill up your own space,
Each and every molecule.
You can own the way that you walk,
And the song that you sing is your tune.

You’re not diminished, not you.

Every beat of your heart,
And step that you walk.
Can take you down roads,
Where the fear stalks.
So I praise the artists for walking alone,
Down the long road to the unknown.
And I praise the dreamer,
Who once showed to me.
That being small doesn’t set you free.
And I praise the darers,
Who won to choose life.
Who stood in their right size,
To give us insight.

We’re not diminished, not us.
Track Name: Buddhism For Vampires
Have pity on the vampire who just can't sleep
Just spends his days counting sheep

Living in the dark, never knowing the sun
Suffering in a world undone
Suffering in A world undone

All the friends I had are gone
Buried in the ground where I come from

There skin is soil, their bones are dust
Their dreams dissolved, their voices hushed

But I don't want to be attached to death
Scared of life and love and breath
Use my thighbone for a trumpet blast
To dissolve away my crippled past

Dissolve away my crippled past

Have pity on the vampire who just can't sleep
Just spends his days counting sheep

Living in the dark, never knowing the sun
Dreaming of a world redone
Dreaming of a world redone
Track Name: Thunderhead
People say “there’s a storm coming,
Better gather water and fuel”.
They say when it comes,
It will put out the lights,
And it will be on us soon.
They say, well lose the Sun,
There’ll be no place left to run.
Clouds will cover the whole damn sky,
No time to ask why.

And it’s been coming a long time,
Turbulence, we could have all seen the signs.
Thunderheads rising over this land,
Are going to leave us nowhere to stand.
We all buried our heads,
Now we might choke
With all this shit in our beds.
Are you praying, are you in your heart,
There not much time to start.

And when it comes,
I hope that I am with the people
That I love and they know why.
And when it comes,
I hope that I will stand and pray
To the Earth and the Sky.

Everyday I hear the warnings
of storms on their way.
I don’t know if what I hear is right,
But you can bet that I’ll pray.
And if it’s true and it arrives,
And if, I find a place to hide.
I hope I see the Sun once more,
I hope it’s worth waiting for
I hope it’s there like before.
Track Name: Morning Star
If you walk towards the higher ground,
On the lighter edge of town.
With a song deep in your pocket,
And a chance to sing out loud.
Well, a waiting time lies before you,
You have to wait to watch the rising Sun,
As it rises like a phoenix bird, with a new life.

When a new life has begun

Starlight, look upon me,
Starlight show my way.
Herald change for me,
Starlight herald day.
You are watching, like a fire with out an end.
You will witness, all the prayers I send.

Find a place till the morning time,
A place of earth and stone.
Many have stood before you here,
This place was once their home.
The daylight’s glow will start soon,
And the time is close at hand.
So sing beneath the starfield sky,
So the old ones understand.
That starlight sees my hilltop.
Starlight sees my town.
It sees me singing, it hears my sound.
It sees the changes, all the changes,
That are happening deep in my soul.
It sees the moment,
That my heart starts being whole.

This is the view from the Morningstar.
Track Name: Down To Sleep
When I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the sky my soul to keep
I pray the earth, my daily bread
Will come to me, easily
So that I might be fed

To all the winds I send a prayer
That my gratitude for living is always there
And those who once walked upon this land
I thank you for all the things I have at my hand

This is the way it’s always been
This is the way it is
This is the way it always will be
The circle, never ending, is inside of me
And you... and you... and you...
Track Name: Damaged Goods (acoustic demo)
I am damaged goods

Like a boat in the water
I leave a wake
And where it lands
It creates mistakes

And no one knows
Where the wake will land
But if you gamble wrong
You better hope someone’s
There to lend a hand

Cos I am damaged goods

I could blame it on my family
And what I went through
But that won’t
Be of help to you
Don't be around me
I’m bad for you
Dont be fooled
Into thinking I’m honest
Just cos what I say here is true

Cos I am damaged goods

I’ll be deaf and blind
to all your pain
It’s happened before
It will happen again

People like you
Should be kept from me
I’m not sure it’s right
To let me
Into society
Track Name: Jump Up (reprise)
Walking in the old town down a dirty street,
Or living in the hills with the stones at your feet.
Breathing clean air or moving through grime,
All things change, given enough time.
Life half over, or barely begun,
We all still live beneath the Moon and the Sun.
The winds reach the city as well as the hill
And after we’re gone they’ll be blowing still.

Jump up and live again.

Mortality is such a small price to pay.
For the awareness we have of our living today.
And the gift of awareness is all that we own,
And all that we’ve offered is all we have sown.
If the spirits have touched you,
And you know what I mean,
When I say nothings unreal,
Simply because it’s unseen.
And didn’t our feet in those ancient rhymes,
Walk on the green hills and not in the grime.

Jump up and live again.
Track Name: Solar System
Come in here and have a taste
Yeah what's one more hopeless case
When your shortwave dies and there's no one to listen
And stars go cold in your solar system

Well her lips were red and her hair was brown
I felt like the luckiest kid in town
She said I'll follow you boy to the ends of the earth
I said "i'm not going that far for what it's worth"

And I really love to see you like this
Moonlight dripping off your fingertips
Off your fingertips

Well put all your love where it hurts the most
Expect a little visit from the Holy Ghost
When your shortwave dies and there's no one to listen
And stars go cold in your solar system