Slocomotion

by JJ Gilmour

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Slocomotion is the stunning new album from Scottish singer songwriter JJ Gilmour featuring 12 brand new tracks.

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released July 4, 2012

JJ Gilmour: Acoustic Guitar, Vocals & Omnichord
Phil Kane: Piano & Keys
Jack Petruzzelli: Electric Guitar & Omnichord
Paul Casey: Acoustic Guitar
Nick Scott: Electric Bass & Double Bass
Liam Bradley: Drums & Percussion
Cha Burns: Vocals & Guitar on Dream Day Dog

Produced & Mixed by JJ Gilmour & Paul Casey
Recorded in a House on a Hill
Karl Parsons: Photography, Sleeve Art & Design

All songs written by JJ Gilmour except 'Dream Day Dog' written by Cha Burns. Published by P.A.L. Records. All rights reserved.

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JJ Gilmour Coatbridge, UK

JJ Gilmour is a Scottish singer songwriter based in Glasgow. Now firmly established as a international solo artist, JJ started life as the front man with Celtic rockers The Silencers. visit www.jjgilmour.com for all JJ's latest news and information

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Track Name: I Wanna Live In Dreams
You can learn a lot about yourself Put your worries on the shelf in dreams
You can fly or be an animal A vegetarian cannibal in dreams
Moving closer to the edge Standing on a window ledge in dreams
Drifting out into the ocean Life goes by in Slocomotion dreams

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh Every night’s a different story
Rise to fame in blaze of glory
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh Though that you’re no Peter Pan
You wake up safe in neverland I wanna live in dreams
Oh oh oh oh oh

You’re a musical director Making album’s with Phil Spector in dreams
Seems like days are just an hour
You’re fully dressed while in the shower in dreams
And at the bottom of the sea Your mothers making you some tea in dreams
And in a ship that’s made of lace You’re floating off to outer space in dreams

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh Every night’s a different story
Rise to fame in blaze of glory
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh Though that you’re no Peter Pan
You wake up safe in neverland
I wanna live in dreams I wanna live in dreams
I wanna live in dreams

And you’ll be looking old but feeling young Talking in a foreign tongue in dreams
Standing naked at the bar Thinking you’re a movie star in dreams
And while your hiding in your shell Your life becomes a carousel in dreams
You finally get your name in lights
The sun appears the worlds alright in dreams

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh Every night’s a different story
Rise to fame in blaze of glory
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh Though that you’re no Peter Pan
You wake up safe in neverland
I wanna live in dreams I wanna alive in dreams
I wanna live in dreams
Track Name: Nothing's Gonna Bring Me Down
Let me introduce myself
I’m a man of worldly wealth
I got hats on every shelf in every room
I have sailed the seven seas
And eaten from forbidden trees
I made my Mark in industry but much too soon
And I tread where others feared to go
Danced on mountains washed with snow
And from above I looked below
As I climbed high
I raised my glass to fellow men
Talked of how they won and when
Turned away from you again
So I could cry

And I feel that nothing’s gonna bring me down
I’m holding on forever and I scream
But I don’t make a single sound

And when I had to sweat and toil
When I was burning midnight oil
I felt the fear inside me coil
Like burning flames
I saw things in holy places
Memories that have no traces
Left their Marks upon our faces and our names
And though that I am not in sight
Just look for me in rays of light
There’s something in the air tonight
I’m comfortably numb

And I feel that nothing’s gonna bring me down
I’m holding on forever and I scream
But I don’t make a single sound
Track Name: Deborah
I can hear the sound of industry around me
I can see the lowly flying aeroplanes
I don’t wanna see those greedy hands in front of me
I don’t wanna feel the colour from me drain

Oh Deborah there’s so much love
And all you do is hand it out
What a wonderful girl you turned out to be, oh

You don’t wanna be the one with insecurity
Feel like you’ve been left there stranded on your own
Carrying the torch will fill you up with energy
You can see the life in every seed you’ve sewn

And oh Deborah there’s so much love
And all you do is hand it out
What a wonderful world this turned out to be

And when you feel your higher power
Oh touch you with it’s grace
It’s with you in the final hour
Oh In every single space

I can feel the sunshine on me giving me some energy
I can feel the hurricane wind blowing in my mind
All I wanna see is happiness in front of me
I just wanna meet you further down the line

Oh Deborah there’s so much love
And all you do is hand it out
What a wonderful girl you turned out to be

Oh Deborah it’s you and me together
Oh Deborah it’s you and me forever
Oh Deborah it’s you and me forever
Oh Deborah it’s you and me together
Oh Deborah Deborah Deborah oh Deborah
Oh Deborah it’s you and me forever
Track Name: All I Want Is You
Did you ever hear the one about?
The boy who tried to twist and shout
But in the end the blues blew him away
Or the girl who tried to save the world
But just before the flag unfurled
Stars crashed down
And night turned into day or so they say

Where you told that love can end too soon
And life ain't served on a silver spoon
And expectations ain't reality
Or that lady luck could play her joker
But I don’t mean to blow smoke up her ass
But I think she’s on her way

I don’t need no jingle bells
Superman or fairy tales
All I want is you all I want is you
And I don’t need no castles in the sky
Or diamond rings to light my eye
All I want I you all I want is you

Now I don’t think that CNN
Can tell us how the world will end
Or it will ever change my point of view
Cause life is like a roller coaster
At times we raise our glass and toast her
Other times we don’t know what to do

I don’t need no fancy things
Or people pulling at my strings
All I want is you all I want is you
Oh and I don’t need a million in the bank
Or superficial friends no thanks
All I want is you all I want is you
Oh I don’t need no jingle bells
Superman or fairy tales
All I want is you all I want is you
Oh oh oh You
Track Name: Cecilia
Ain't nobody hurt Cecilia she just cried that day
She knew if she could it would make her feel good
And take her blues away
And somebody said they saw her but she turned away
What’s the message today what’s the message today

I heard that she cried an ocean and drew a smile
She followed a star from the back of a car
Going at 90 miles
She knew not where she was going going nowhere fast
It’s a pretty good day when it happens that way
You let the world go past

You wanna get high on emotion You wanna dive down deep down
Swim around In the deep blue sea
And if you get by on devotion what’s the message today

Ain't nobody knew Cecilia she had her own little ways
They all said she was gone but she proved them all wrong
And I remember that day
And somewhere in the silver lining I guess she found that star
As she tore it apart it was breaking her heart
To make a brand new start

You wanna get high on emotion
You wanna dive down deep down swim around
In the deep blue sea
And if you get by on devotion what’s the message today

And if you cry for no one and your tears fall to the sea
If you cry for no one let no one be me

You wanna get high on emotion
You wanna dive down deep down swim around
In the deep blue sea
And if you get by on devotion what’s the message today
What’s the message today

You know I saw life you know I saw life Fade away fade away
Track Name: The Cowboy Lament
The preacher said son it just don’t fit
And your friends and folks wouldn’t here of it
Your heart is set and you will not quit till you get her
Cause her mystic dance has got you in a spin
And it’s one step closer to the world she’s in
You follow her and you wont give in till you get her

Oh but how do you fit a square dance into a beat that doesn’t go
How do you sell a romance to a world that doesn’t know
And how can we be together
When we’re together a million miles apart
How do you say I love you from the heart

And so you saddle up and you head for Vegas
It’s a ten day ride but you know you’ll make it
You gotta go to the flamingo show just to see her
You would tell her there that she’s heaven sent
You can reach inside her with your own lament
Gotta let her know that your so hell bent
And that you need her

Oh but how do you fit a square dance into a beat that doesn’t go
How do you sell a romance to a world that doesn’t know
And how can we be together
When we’re a million miles apart
How do you I say I love you from the heart

And then you see a sign in this beauty’s dance
That the cowboy kid has a real real chance
This love could slip like a grain of sand through your fingers
You would follow her to the eastern skies
And you’d leave the west and your life behind
Cause you love her more than the stars can shine up in heaven

Oh but how do you fit a square dance into a beat that doesn’t go
How do you sell a romance to a world that doesn’t know
And how can we be together when we’re a million miles apart
How do you I say I love you oh and how do I say I love you
How do you say I love you from the heart Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Track Name: The Day We Kissed The Summer Goodbye
I got the call that morning as the day was dawning
Wiping sleep out of my eye
She said hey I got some real bad news for you
Was like a bullet racing through my heart displacing every part
Breaking it in two
I said hey there Brenda let me get back to you
And I just sat down without a sound and wondered why
Then got up and wondered to another room
Couldn't tell you then if the news sank in
But I began to cry, Oh my my

The day we kissed the summer goodbye
The day we kissed the summer goodbye

You see it's days like these you see birds in the trees
And you smile as the people go by
But inside all you wanna do is scream
And you look for the reason but there is no reason
No matter how hard you try
And you pray that maybe this is just a bad dream
But the phone keeps ringing and birds stop singing and sigh
And the clouds begin to cover up the sun
And the light goes dim and the wind comes in to cry, Oh my my

The day we kissed the summer goodbye
The day we kissed the summer goodbye

And if there's good in bad it's in the times we had
And that can never go away
By the way we had some real good times with you
Your like a sunset going down to rest you’ve given it your best
There’s nothing more to do
Cause the cold, cold winter was never gonna fall on you
And the waves crash in and the tell tale spins another one
And the waters blacker than the evening sky
In your brothers keep where it's safe to sleep for everyone, Oh my my

The day we kissed the summer goodbye
The day we kissed the summer goodbye
The day we kissed the summer goodbye
The day we kissed the summer goodbye
Track Name: I'm Losing You
I didn’t wanna write this down
I’m using words instead of sounds
But that’s just me trying to be
I’m trying to be that little kid
The one that you did everything with so unselfishly
I can see see going home in the pouring rain
Down the Sunnyside road and up the lane for home

I’m losing you and there’s no doubt
I’m losing you what’s it all about
And I can’t scream and I can’t shout I’m losing you

We head off to the Campsie Glen
Round past the lochs and back again
I’d hear you call as night would fall
But before the blue skies turned to black
We hit the streets till you came back and warned us all
Of your last call
And just before you dimmed the lights
You’d give us all a kiss goodnight

I’m losing you and there’s no doubt
I’m losing you what’s it all about
Cause I can’t scream and I can’t shout I’m losing you
I’m losing you and there’s no doubt
I’m losing you what’s it all about
Cause I can’t scream and I can’t shout
I’m losing you
Cause I can’t scream and I can’t shout
I’m losing you I’m losing you
I’m losing you oh no no I’m losing you
Track Name: It Won't Go Away
Cause there are times in your life
You wait but no one arrives
You run but you know you can't hide, forever
You’ve gone as far as you can
But things just ain't going to plan
Don’t bury your head in the sand forever

And you with blood on your hands
Why don't you stand up and be counted
And why with dirt on your name
Is there no sign of shame
For the pain you've amounted today
And it won't go away

You lie you can't get to sleep
Cause maybe your in this too deep
With the promises you never keep, or deliver
You try and wash it away
It’ll came back to haunt you one day
When your blue skies are turning to grey, you'll remember

And you with blood on your hands
Why don't you stand up and be counted
And why with dirt on your name
Is there no sign of shame
For the pain you've amounted
And you with blood on your hands
Why don't you stand up and be counted
And why with dirt on your name
Is there no sign of shame
For the pain you’ve amounted today

And it won't go away
No it won’t go away
And it won’t go away
Track Name: Stay With Me (Tonight)
I got no control of anything
Nothings gonna change my mind
I’m standing on the corner like little Jack Horner
Waiting for the man to arrive
I got pennies in my pocket
I’ve been counting out the nickels and dimes
With a heart that’s saying and a sign displaying
Something’s gonna happen tonight
Maybe we could meet at the border
Cause I don’t wanna see the finish line can you make it on time

I’ve been swimming in the ocean
I’ve been dancing on the midnight stars
And I’ve been dying to say what’s wrong today
But I’ve been covering over the scars
I left a little window open
Cause I’m hoping that you’ll come inside
I’ll throw my cards on the table I’ll be willing I’ll be able
Cause I don’t want to run and hide
Maybe we could meet at the border
Cause I don’t wanna see the finish line will you make it on time

Stay with me tonight Stay with me tonight

I’ve been traveling like a 10p rocket
Searching down deep in my soul
And now I understand that I could use a hand
Cause I’ve been flying outta control
And I’ve been looking for a mother Mary
Or somebody that’s closer to hand
And I’ve been living clean but what does that mean
And where the hell’s the Promised Land
Maybe we could meet at the border
Cause I don’t wanna see the finish line can you make it on time

Stay with me tonight Stay with me tonight
You see I lost control of everything
I need to find the place in my mind
Where the blue birds fly in the summer sky
That’s the world I’m trying to find
And maybe we could meet at the border
Cause I don’t wanna see the finish line I got plenty of time
Track Name: Dream Day Dog
Times like these just sit in the rain
Times like this is chipping again
Patiently counting all the seconds and hours
And years till you appear till you appear

Big black clouds seem nothing at all
Big black cloud just stare at the wall
Urgently praying like a demon undressed in fear
Till you appear till you appear

Check your mind out as your world spin round
Bathe in moonlight
As the sun goes down down down

Dream black days are calling again
Dream day dog just sit in the rain
Sitting tripping creeping and a seething in pain
Ah pain till you appear
Till you appear till you appear
Till you appear till you appear
Till you appear till you appear
Track Name: Everybody's Song
Clouds may fill your mind
You’re not the jealous kind
I’ll be right in time with you hold me I’m alright with you
I’m alright with you

And rest your weary head
The parties over friend
Let the angels carry you take you where they want you too
Where they want you too

And if you’re feeling down will you still be around
If you feel the need to cry will you still be standing by
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

My girl asked me why the sun shines in the sky
Write a little note in B make sure you remember me
You remember me

And if I’m feeling down will you still be around
And if I feel the need to cry
Will you still be standing by

It’s everybody’s song, this is everybody’s song
It’s everybody’s song, everybody’s song