Primer

by Andy Jenkinson

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1.
My Prayer 00:23
2.
Lullaby 03:18
Asleep at the wheel Leaving the motorway Dreaming of you Breaking too hard they say Out of control A kaleidoscope O I do like to be Beside your beside and hope Squeezing your hand Hoping you recognise Can you hear me I think that you can hear me (or very nearly Oh everyone sends their regards But I wish that their cards were celebratory cards
3.
Burn Up 02:53
Burn up baby! We're never gonna dance like we wanted to dance We're never gonna own that holiday home in France We're never gonna swing like Sinatra can We're never gonna dance Burn-up! But here's the thing! We'll never, never be cool enough to hold that hand of cards We'll never be hip enough to drive them cars We'll never, never know what secrets chicer people keep And spill behind bars You're never the one Burn up baby! We're never gonna woo who we wanted to woo We're never gonna kiss a mysterious mistress or mister Who knew our loves chances were through? But given half a chance I'd dance with you Burn up! But here's the thing! We'll never, never be cool enough to fly as high as stars We'll never be hip enough to hire those cars We'll never, never feel our secrets chicer people keep Are spilled behind bars You're never the one Burn up, baby! We'll never, never be cool enough to mark that deck of cards We'll never be hip enough to park their cars We'll never, never know what secrets chicer people keep You're never the one
4.
Mansong 03:06
If you think you’ve found an answer Inside a 45 You need another needle and indeed you needed Beatles to realise Speaking on the record Backwards just to you First the curses then perverted verses You heard the words you wanted to Charlie Don’t you know you got it wrong Charlie This is your only song You never learned not to love Locked away for years Ordered others, murdered mothers, using lovers and abusing ears Charlie Don’t you know you got it wrong Charlie This is your only song White does not mean fight That isn’t right
5.
[Part 1 - Hotel & Backstory. Hotel: In which Johnny tries to betray Angela, whose suspicions are raised when Jenny calls. Backstory: In which we learn about Julia’s involvement in the affair.] So Jennifer sits in her room Her birthdays money spent on French perfume Not knowing that the number on her suite door had slipped Where it read nine it should’ve read six So Johnny goes marching home alone Wages blown on cologne And Angela answers No John is working late, my husband isn’t home Knowing that this wasn’t a cold call like it claimed A nervous girl’s voice more pitied than blamed Will Johnny be good tonight? He could and he should And Jonathan sees he’s on trial Evidence presented but in denial Not knowing that his sentence would be Angela’s wrath And Jenny’s necklace bought with holiday cash So Johnny just sits and smiles for a while And she remembers the aisle Jennifer told Julia that John was handsome Made her cross her heart to keep a secret Julia was never gonna keep it Notes were passed behind her back and someone one soon told John Jennifer was blushing like the bride she wasn’t John had engineered a random meeting Thought that he could hear how hard her heart was beting Heaving breathing caught her eye No-one needs to know Hotel, Motel anywhere they’re gonna go Has to be discrete if they’re gonna meet But what of Angela Is she the girl that he loves? [Part 2 - Courtroom and Sentencing. Courtroom: In which Angela cross examines the accused and his accomplice. Sentencing: In which Judgement is passed.] Call the first witness Make you take the stand Raise up your right hand Swear to tell the… Truthlessness In love as much as war What is justice for? You make the laws you break Promises Call the next witness Bring her to the stand Indicate the man and can point the finger Statement Mistress kiss and tell And tell the rest as well And take your take to break Do you feel guilty Standing there accused What sentence is there save to execute But before we do Is there anything to say in your defense? The prosecution rests it’s case. [Part 3 - Appeal and Backstory (reprise) Appeal: In which Johnny puts his side of the story. Backstory (reprise): In which Julia re-appears and more evidence is revealed.] Yours is The body in the bath That keeps me overflowing Yours is The face I want to break Into a laugh So I keep on going And I keep on growing And I’m only showing… Angels who look down on this town should realise You’ve earned your wings Angela - you made me fly Seen better things, but Angela why would I want to sacrifice All we have Yours is The name I want to steal To write these songs about you Yours is The warmth I want to feel And to never doubt you Cos I don’t know how to Want to shout about you Angels who look down on this town must realise You’ve earned your wings Angela - you made me fly Seen better things, but Angela why would I want to sacrifice All we have Or all we had Jennifer told Julia that John was handsome Made her cross her heart to keep a secret Julia was never gonna keep it Angela saw Julia and John discussing Jennifer told Julia that John would meet in secret In her suite tomorrow evening Johnny never made the secret meeting Jennifer believes that John’s gone shy Exhibit A, Exhibit B, Exhibit scene of the crime. Room 9.
6.
Close those eyes And temper your breathing As this subsides Remember I'm leaving tonight Put on your clothes Your suit smile and make up When I awake Salute and I'll march Professors and philosophers Could not assess the stress Of twice a week, cleaning from sheets My officer's mess (March)
7.
Your playground games Me on the side I'd count to ten and then you'd run and hide away from me I'd track you down And I'd tell you why It's time to come inside Would you cry if I gave you this kiss? If i gave you this kiss? If I gave you this?
8.
You told me you were there to learn But we ought to have taught one another instead of fought I thought I told you I'dd nothing to prove But summer came and you moved away So I went back to school September - Another page Another broken promise from school days I carved your heart you carved mine On the last day we broke up and got together I scarred your heart you broke mine So we showed one another how to make up The lessons we learned are real The lessons we learned won't heal The lessons we learned still feel like Chinese burns The lessons we learned still hurt The lessons we learned get worse The lessons we learned still feel like Chinese burns
9.
Chanson 02:33
English lyric: I don’t know why there is not another girl for me here Or near here, But over there are plenty of girls for him What a shame - what a shame Every day I watch the men and boys with girls on the beach But it’s not the sea on my face I don’t know why not What will be will be What a shame Every day I watch the men and boys who kiss their girls on the beach in the evening My face isn’t white It’s only the salt From the water From my eyes
10.
Tough Love 02:51
On hearing the news You disappeared in you room Avoiding the truth like you do Is bloody typical Of us and our love On hearing these words You pretend you've not heard Avoiding the truth as you do you're ruddy cynical With us and our love On days you're not here You magically appear And I see the truth coming through It's bloody criminal Tough love and rough stuff

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Various 'Hits' (misses) by Andy Jenkinson. Collected here for your listening enjoyment.

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released April 9, 2019

It's all me. Apart from when Sarah Marshall sings with me on "Lessons We Learned"

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Andy Jenkinson Leicester, UK

Singer / Songwriter / Arranger from Leicester.

Has a fondness for 60s and 70s harmony pop. Occasionally makes things under the pseudonym 'Uglifruit'.

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