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Spiralling

by Jack Lawtey

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released April 1, 2016

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Mike Butler
Additional Engineering by Henrique Landim
Recorded at the Lost Ark Studio, California
Mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side Music, New York

Jack Lawtey - Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Piano, Keyboards, Theremin, Bass

Additional Musicians:
Mike Butler - Electric Guitar, Lap Steel, Keyboards, Drums, Percussion
Bobby Cressey - Piano, Keyboards
Dave Berzansky - Pedal Steel
Erica Erenyi - Cello
Jamie Shadowlight - Violin
Chad Farran - Congas
Patrick McClory - Electric Bass, Upright Bass
Jake Najor - Drums

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Jack Lawtey London, UK

Jack Lawtey's debut album, "Spiralling", is an ever-shifting soundtrack to a year in his life. With tinges of folk, baroque pop and fuzzy ballads, and dusty keyboards and drunken guitars giving way to brassy, frank vocals, "Spiralling" hides from being thematic and never sits still. ... more

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Track Name: A Reflection
Jack Lawtey - A Reflection

Woke in a living room of white
There’s a voice in your earpiece
“You’ll be fine”
A reflection in your visor of your eyes
And a light blinking wildly for its life

I’ve seen visions of your face
In the vast moving echelons of space
I float above
This world and all its love
This world and all its love
Track Name: The Fool and His Money
Jack Lawtey - The Fool & His Money

I woke a rich man
Or am I poor?
It is a blessing
That we woke at all

‘Cos you cannot buy this
No my friend
Even your heartbeat
Is there on the lend

It’s just for spending
Can’t take it to your grave
The fool and his money
Will die one day

You spent a lifetime
On the rocks
You moored her heart while
You count what you got

But I’ve seen fair
Yeah I’ve seen true
They carry no gold
But they’ve got more than you

It’s just for spending
Can’t take it to your grave
The fool and his money
Will die one day
The fool and his money
Will die one day
The fool and his money
Will die one day
The fool and his money
Will die one day
Track Name: Weaves
Jack Lawtey - Weaves

When, when you sleep
Do you dream, dream about me?
Say you do, well that makes two of us.

When, when you walk
Little footsteps, in the dark
Do they lead, you to me?
Say they do, say they do, say they do.

Gold, gold was strung
Between my fingers and thumb
You find it hard
Tiny armed
To hold my frame

You, you were there
On my bed; bare
Folded like time
Said you were mine
Calling me, calling me, calling me

And I swear, you’re my prayer
I can’t keep you off my lips
In the heartbreak of your melody
As you’re singing me softly to sleep
In the weaves of your harmony
I’m free

Took, took a train
To the city, in your name
Sat by a scene, I’d seen on my screen before
Of all the lights
That shine in the night
None were as bright
As seen in your eyes
Calling me, calling me, calling me
Track Name: Immortal
Jack Lawtey - Immortal

Oh it’s the kind of pain that makes me
Pray for a god
Pray for a final place to rest
Oh they’re the kind of tears unquenching
Rolling from cheeks
Choking your speech
In front of me

Used to think I was immortal
Now look at me, look at me, look at me
Used to think I was immortal
Now look at me, look at me, look at me

You thought it would be easy
You’re so naive
Pulling on sleeves beyond your needs
You’re living life down on your knees man
But is it enough
To gamble on luck to pick you up?

Used to think I was immortal
Now look at me, look at me, look at me
Used to think I was immortal
Now look at me, look at me, look at me
Track Name: Selfish
Jack Lawtey - Selfish

It breaks
It breaks my, my heart
Someone
So beautiful one day will die
And is it selfish of me to wanna go, and go first?
And is it selfish of me to wanna go, and go first?

Mother, father
It hurts me so
One day, one day
You’ll be forced to go
And I don’t think that I will cope alone
I don’t think that I will cope alone

Is it selfish of me to wanna go, and go first?
Is it selfish of me to wanna go, and go first?
Track Name: Round And Round
Jack Lawtey - Round and Round

Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to watch the birds
Leave your life in murmurations
Dust blown from the earth

Who wants to watch a sunrise
Knowing it may never set
Who wants to remember
Knowing they cannot forget

If you’re not afraid to die
Oh my love you ain’t living right
If you’re not afraid to die
Oh my love you ain’t living right

You were a real darling
I thought it only right
To fall down on my bended knee
And ask you to be my wife
But a life lived alone
Is all I’ve ever known
Though we shine together
We must burn out alone

If you’re not afraid to die
Oh my love you ain’t living right
If you’re not afraid to die
Oh my love you ain’t living right

I hope it’s me first
I hope it’s me
I hope it’s me first
‘Cos I couldn’t watch you leave

If you’re not afraid to die
Oh my love you ain’t living right
If you’re not afraid to die
Oh my love you ain’t loving right
Track Name: Happy Now
Jack Lawtey - Happy Now

Read about you in a newspaper today
They say they caught your killer
But the devil sadly always gets his way

Saw a flicker of your face on a TV frame
If it wasn’t for the evil then the world wouldn’t remember your name

I hope you’re happy now
I hope you are
Are
You got what you wanted somehow
How

Between a life of love and a life of pain
Circumvent the middle, it’ll keep you so safe
Please smile, smile for the camera now
They know why you’re living
But maybe you can show them how

I hope you’re happy now
I hope you are
Are

I hope you are
I hope you are
I hope you are
I hope you are
Are
Track Name: Love Doesn't Fill Your Pockets
Jack Lawtey - Love Doesn't Fill Your Pockets

Love doesn’t fill your pockets
Money doesn’t fill your heart
God above
Devil below
Tell me where do I start?

‘Cos I’ve been trying so hard
I’ve been trying so hard

Good love don’t come easy
Bad luck don’t come hard
So love and relate
For an easier fate
Show them the way to your heart

‘Cos we’re all ships in the dark
We’re all ships in the dark

Imagine all I could do
If I could do all I can
Imagine all I could do
If I could do all I can

I’ve been trying so hard
I’ve been trying so hard

Imagine all I could do
If I could do all I can
Imagine all I could do
If I could do all I can
Track Name: Lows
Jack Lawtey - Lows

You get these lows
It’s life I suppose
You don’t know
La la la la la la how it goes
When you’re on your own

And then you think
Too much about things
You can’t change
You should know there is another way
To make it all okay

If your lover, had another
Then you wouldn’t have to hurt each other
Our life and death will serve itself
Our love will kill itself

And do you see
What others don’t see
In their eyes
Every single person has their price
Ain’t it cruel to be alive?

If your lover, had another
Then you wouldn’t have to hurt each other
Our life and death will serve itself
Our love will kill itself
Track Name: This Way
Jack Lawtey - This Way

They say the game has changed, my love
If it is all the same
I’ll keep you this way

But I am hopeless with you
A willing wave pulled by the moon
We’ll stay this way
We’ll stay this way

Breathe in, breathe out
You’ve got nothing to cry about
We’ll stay this way
We’ll stay this way
We’ll stay this way