Capacity To Change

by Jamie R Hawkins

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1.
Denial 03:27
Denial You didn't make my head spin, You didn't move my world or anything You never had me wondering, what's going on behind that smile You didn't give me butterflies, and I never once fell into your eyes I didn't realise what it means to be alive I never dream about you, and it's never hard to breathe around you In fact I only barely knew of your existence anyway You didn't leave me tongue tied, and it's not as though you ever cross my mind I must apologise because I can't recall your name It's just a matter of convincing through relentless self-conditioning To give my memory a rinsing, wash away all trace of you Denial, It's the only way to be Denial, Is the safest place for me Denial, It's the method I prefer Denial, Denial You never were There wasn't any chemistry, or a sudden jolt of electricity Whenever accidentally your fingers brushed against my skin And it doesn't even bother me, that in many ways you're just my cup of tea Or that you'll never be enfolded in my arms I'll keep going through the motions like, the pounding of the oceans In a while time and erosion will erase all trace of you Denial, It's the only way to be Denial, Is the safest place for me Denial, It's the method I prefer Denial, Denial You never were Solo Denial, Denial Denial, Denial You never were
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Capacity To Change INTRO: He says “I'm worried dear, it's weighing on my soul I'm habitual by nature with a heart as black as coal And though I'm full of good intentions I've no will or self-control And I'm afraid I'm in a circle without end In other words I'm bound to mess things up again” She says “I understand, the point you're trying make If there's a risk of getting hurt, it's one I'm still prepared to take Cos I believe we find redemption in, the choices that we make So you don't have to make those same mistakes again Cos, you were born with the Capacity To Change Don't dedicate yourself to fate, don't place your faith in destiny Become the master of your past, don't be a slave to history Treat every day like it's a lesson then, Tomorrow you'll be free, cos you were Born with the Capacity To Change” SOLO “Well, that's all well and good, but here's the the thing,” he said “After everything I've been through it's a wonder I'm not dead And though for once Luck has been kind and brought me here to you instead It won't be long before the balance is restored And I'll get what I deserve and nothing more” Then she said “You're confusing karma with accountability I'm no Dalai-frickin-Lama but I'm certain he's agree That you can live your life in fear of self-fulfilling prophecies Or you can learn from your mistakes and make amends Simply get back on your feet and try again Don't dedicate yourself to fate, don't place your faith in destiny There is no pre-determined path, there's only who you choose to be Shrug off the chains of superstition make, your own philosophies cos you were Born with the Capacity To Change” SOLO “Don't dedicate yourself to fate, don't place your faith in destiny Grab each moment by the balls, don't squander opportunity Cos if today you make the best of it, then tomorrow you will see that you were Born with the Capacity, Determination and tenacity you were born with the Capacity To Change” OUTRO
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Come Undone 03:19
Come Undone Well, the answer's in the asking, but as you're asking anyway Which side of the bed did I wake up on today? I could lie through my teeth, and say that everything's okay But the truth is I'm coming undone Cos, the meds, they don't seem to be working I'm the Wizard of Oz, but today I need my curtain And the one thing that I know for certain, Is that I don't like the man I become When I come undone When I come undone There's no silver to my lining, no learn to my curve No way to define it, I just can't find the words when it Sneaks up behind and puts my brain in reverse Well, it feels like I'm coming undone And my will to go on it keeps shrinking I'm the King of The World, but my ship is slowly sinking I'm consumed by my circular thinking It's like I'm passing too close to the sun, When I come undone I come undone I come undone I come undone But if I'm in for a penny, I'm in for the pound Maybe I'm not ready to be stuck in the ground just yet, Maybe I'll get stronger, so I think I'll stick around, Until the next time that I come undone When I've had enough of life to last me a lifetime, I can't throw it away, because it isn't really mine, so I'm still Holding out hope for a lifeline Because it's over before I've begun If I come undone.
4.
Keep Your Head On When the world turns grey and black, you can rest assured I've got your back And when your days are full of compromise, And the tears are spilling from your eyes, When you've gone and torn yourself apart, Scattered pieces of your shattered heart, Gather up what still remains of you, And I will help you build yourself anew, Ah-ah-ahh, Ah-ah-ah-ah x2 When you need to hide your face, And you could disappear without a trace, When you've only got yourself to blame, I'll still love you dearly all the same, Cos for every time you've let you down, there's a hundred when you've made me proud, So be content with your own company, and be the change you'd move the world to see And Keep Your Head On, Your heart strong, your feet moving, Though the day's gone, before long, will come morning Keep Your Head On, Your heart strong, your feet moving, Though the day's gone, before long, will come morning When it seems you've lost your way, and it's slipping further by the day, When the wolves are howling at your door, and you just can't take it any more, When your eyes can only see your feet, and you feel completely incomplete, Take my hand and I will walk with you, and together we can muddle through So Keep Your Head On, Your heart strong, your feet moving, Though the day's gone, before long, will come morning The world owes no one anything, cos it's not what you take it's what you bring, And the only one you fool is you, cos it's not what you think it's what you do So Keep Your Head On, Your heart strong, your feet moving, Though the day's gone, before long, will come morning Keep Your Head On, Your heart strong, your feet moving, Though the day's gone, before long, will come morning When the world turns grey and black, you can rest assured I've got your back
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Hey!... Where'd Everybody Go?! Come gather round and listen to my story of despair, Come and marvel at the wretch that I've become And I'd appreciate your cigarettes, and any change that you can spare And I promise you'll be thankful when I'm done There was once a time when friends of mine would hang on every word And I was always glad to spread a little green But then one day I found myself between a hard place and a turd, And when I turned artound there's no one to be seen So Where'd Everybody Go, Where'd Everybody Go Because I need a friend and I can't find a soul Where'd Everybody Go, Where'd Everybody Go When I need a hand, there's no one here I know Well this whole experience has taught me one important thing That with enemies like these whose needs a friend? Cos they'll be happy to oblige you while your pockets jingling But they'll cut and run the moment it's been spent So Where'd Everybody Go, Where'd Everybody Go Because I need a friend and I can't find a soul Where'd Everybody Go, Where'd Everybody Go When I need a hand, there's no one here I know Where'd everybody go? Hey! Where'd everybody go? Hey! Where'd everybody go? Hey! Where'd everybody go? Hey! Now at last you see there's more to me than you first realised There's a spark of recognition in your eyes So Where'd Everybody Go, Where'd Everybody Go Because I need a friend and I can't find a soul Where'd Everybody Go, Where'd Everybody Go When I need a hand, there's no one here I know Where'd everybody go? Hey! Where'd everybody go? Hey! Where'd everybody go? Hey! Where'd everybody go? Hey!

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"The appeal of Jamie’s song writing is that it is mixed with a heady combination of 'from the heart' self analysis and universal truths, stark realities and street level wisdom which make the lyrics as appealing as the melody driving them . Put the two together and you have something quite magical." - Dave Franklin - Secret Chord Records

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released January 23, 2016

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Jamie R Hawkins England, UK

Jamie R Hawkins is an Award Winning Singer Songwriter whose songs have won him critical acclaim in the UK and around the world - he has been described as "a powerful mixture of storyteller, philosopher and poet", his lyrics as "poignant and witty" and his performances, "emotive and captivating”.

"(His) songwriting is strong and the delivery is often exceptional" - No More Division
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