Track Listing

 

  1. Good Feelings Grow
  2. On The Way
  3. Latitude
  4. Nothing To Lose
  5. Buried In The Sand
  6. Balance
  7. Juggling Demons
  8. Cowlick Bravado Theme
  9. Worldly Golden Hands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

scCowlick Bravado

Reid Jamieson

 

Independent 2001


 

'Much like Sarah Harmer… Jamieson's album is also littered with references to an unknown 'you'… poetic writing teamed with solid musicianship. - Umbrellamusic.com

 

 

 

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Reid's self produced solo debut is nine tasty tracks of folk pop goodness. Reid recorded and played all the instruments on this cd, just for you. The 'hugging peanuts' image came from a woodcut stamp that Reid found laying around a yardsale somewhere, it nicely sums up his need to make you feel better.


CREDITS

 

All songs Reid Jamieson Socan 2001

Produced, Recorde and Mixed by Reid Jamieson
All instruments and vocals by Reid Jamieson
This album was recorded in a century old brewery in Toronto and mastered by Dave Newfeld at Stars and Sons. Woodblock print on cover; artist unknown. Thanks to Greg O'Shea, Alvy, MapleMusic.com, Davis Jamieson, Erin McDermott, Jason Raposo, Andy Maize and all my friends and family.


Lyrics

 

Good Feelings Grow

 

Tell me of your weakness
Your aggravated secrets
Hidden for no reason
And divided by the seasons

And when they change on you
Your pride follows suit
And the ignorance holds no reward
Allow your fear to slide
Into the pocket of might
Your extraneous sight can allow and hold proud

Right before the cold comes
In between your ear drums
Rubber eyes are useless
They bounce away the whole mess

And if you wanna know
How good feelings grow
I can try to describe what I've learned
You need an open mind
Something that's been hard to find
For so long but I know that it's there
Hiding where?

Tell me of your weakness
Your aggravated secrets
Hidden for no reason
And divided by the seasons

 

 

On The Way

 

When you were just a baby
Did you know your life was maybe
Decided without much concern

And if selfish ways were used
You've emerged so unabused
Still your perspective is askew

So if you've got the heart
And you're willing to depart
With sadness come along
We've never been less wrong
That love is on the way

I hope you're still a child
Beneath this adult pile
of worries, concerns and regrets
Some patterns never die
If you feed them constant lies
Your problems don't end with your weight

So if you've got the heart
And you're willing to depart
With sadness come along
We've never been less wrong
That love is on the way

I swear on my mother's grave
I've tried so hard to behave
As I thought she might want me to be

So if you've got the heart
And you're willing to depart
With sadness come along
We've never been less wrong
That love is on the way

 

 

Latitude

 

Holding the hand of an idea
Looking inside, make sure it's real
Up against what seems immobile
But it's moving when you don't watch

Are you the kind ready to act on
A moment disguised as a reaction
Put your will before the mirror
Ask of it to clear the air
For your newly found
decision to be crave less

Eloquent and resonant
are the adjectives at hand
Floating by on a soft word
or a sweet idea, some unknown idea

Here is the weight no one would hope for
Can it dissolve like a mundane chore?
Calling out the instigator, identify the perpetrator
Of all these awful feelings in the way

Looking at it bottled up
You may find your progress cut
Short on long inspirations
In your attitude, yes it's latitude

Holding the hand of a decision
Before it's firm it's an illusion
Calling out the will to find it
There is nothing there to find
Once you know you found
What's been there all along

 

 

Nothing to lose

 

Is it clear what the challenge is
Take apart and rebuild the quiz
That you ask of yourself each day
In so many ways

And when you took it from me
That wisdom you've improved on
I learned of much left to see
In moments we carefully choose
With nothing to lose

Yes it's hard on your head sometimes
To decipher these language crimes
But our skills grow in leaps and bounds
Besides losing ground

And when you took it from me
The soft words that have helped turn
Our breathing from shallow to deep
All good air that comes passing through
With nothing to lose

And when you gave it to me
The passion in a sweet song
The soundtrack is permanently
Embedded, do you hear the blues?
With nothing to lose

 

 

Buried In The Sand

 

Tell me how you have covered your island
With unattractive and insecure sand
Maybe I'll build an opposite land mass
That you can inhabit with me and my friends

I'd use the wealth of your inner beauty
To challenge the weather
A pointless affair
Stand on your own but lean on me sometimes
You know I'll be solid
To shoulder it all

These hands tire well before the mind
Stretching knowledge through fragments of time
Making room for improving beyond
Making the stronger one
Making your pain all gone

How do you change a build up of feelings?
Acting like weights pulling you down below
The water is warm surrounding the island
It tastes like the summer and smells like the fall
Of your clouds that have covered too long
Your sunshine an explosion of song
Sang till death makes it's way up the sand
I've got you by the hand
You've got me by the hand
Swallow me with your heart.

 

 

Balance

 

Is there someone out there waiting?
For a love that's hesitating
Does it seem that time crawls by without concern?

For the welfare of your beating
Heart that's on the brink of pleading
With itself to stop the endless self abuse

Can you understand the truth?
Can you feel it breaking through?
All I want for you is a balance to arrive

All you need to take control of
Is the fear most aren't aware of
Let compassion grow
And guide you through the dark
That surrounds us all sometimes
But we need the dark for light
All I want for you is a balance to arrive

 

 

Juggling Demons

 

When you're tired of these
Arguementive, awkward days
Lean in, hear the secret
That I know we will create
When you're anger builds up
Past the point of no return
Turn it into knowledge
Steer away from crash and burn

And we're through
Juggling demons back and forth
Between our heads and hearts
Expand, ignore the faults
We held as facts

Change your way of thinking
Elevate accepted lies
Spread the feeling gently
Tell the fantasies goodbye

And we're through
Juggling demons back and forth
Between our heads and hearts
Expand, ignore the faults
We held as facts

And we're through
Juggling demons back and forth
Between our heads and hearts
Expand, ignore the faults
We held as facts

And together we'll fight
See them through
These simpler ways

 

 

Worldly, Golden Hands

 

I suppose you're letting me get lonely
I surmise I'm falling in a deep hole
And once again I don't know where the ground is
Is it above?
Cause below isn't ending
Please throw out your hand

There's a tone that seldomly gets brought out
It can hide I know because it's inside
And even now with patience in its top form
Words are thrown away like we don't own them

Please throw out your bad words
Please throw out your sad words
Let me hear you speak out
Make the words all clear