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by JJ Gilmour

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2001/2002 saw the first solo album release of The Silencers former frontman James Jinky Gilmour. Released on the German label Edel in France, Italy and lastly the U.K. The album didn’t even have time to hit the shelves when Edel set out to close all their international offices. Critics like Billy Sloan (sunday mail/stv journalist) said on hearing sunnyside P.A.L “I knew JJ Gilmour was one of Scotland’s best singers but I didn’t know he was one of Scotland’s best writers, there’s not a bad track on the album” Miles Copeland JJ’s former manager said after he heard the album “great songs great singing now lets do some business” Benny Gallagher from “Gallagher and Lyle” was quoted as saying “Scottish singing and song writing is alive and well” after hearing JJ’s first album. Graeme Duffin guitarist from Wet Wet Wet said ” JJ is an amazing talent and writes songs from the soul” Scottish Jazz singer Carol Kidd said on hearing JJ’s music ” This guy has a god given talent for writing songs and performing, he should never stop”

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released February 26, 2002

JJ Gilmour : vocals, acoustic guitars & harmonica
Kevin Hupp : drums & percussion
John Conte : Bass guitar
Jack Petruzelli : Electric guitar, keys & omnichord
Daniel Wise : keys, guitar, bv's & whistles
Julia Kent : Cello
Libby Johnson : bv's
Boris Voynik : Russian voice on ()Spy)

Produced and recorded by Daniel Wise at Dan's house of love NYC
Mixed by Michael Brauer at Quad studio NYC
Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling sound NYC

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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: Me and You
me & you

the thought of it, so clear to me,
remembering in honesty,
do you recall a better laugh ?
i televised your photograph,
there's a mirror ball for you tonight,
the crowd arrived, so put out the lights,
and lead us on, you know you can,
i hope you know we understand;

chorus

i don't need medication,
to feel the way i wanted to,
if only my generation could stick together,
like me & you, superglue;

if everyone could see you now,
the funny side you seen in life,
'cos they'll all write it down inside their heads,
they'll do their best to recollect;

chorus

i don't need medication,
to feel the way i wanted to,
if only my generation could stick together,
like me & you, superglue;

bridge

if you're looking for love don't count me out,
you see i don't wanna be left out,
if you're looking for love don't count me out,

if everyone could see you now,
the funny side you seen in life;

chorus

i don't need medication,
to feel the way i wanted to,
if only my generation could stick together,
like me & you, superglue,
no, no, no i don't need medication,
to feel the way i wanted to,
if only my generation could stick together,
like me & you, superglue,
me & you,
the thing's we do,
oh Paul.
Track Name: July don't lie
july don't lie

let's get it straight now, or nothing will fall,
we're dealing in luv dear, you can't have it all,
you're seeing a picture, that's blowing your mind,
i know that it'll all work out just fine;

you gimme no reason, you gimme no rhyme,
you're trying for treason, you're looking so blind,
i know what you're after, so get to the end,
i know that it'll all work out my friend;

chorus

july do you think the stars are made of gold ?
how many little lights out there,
have sold their souls ?
are there any rocks out there for me to roll ?
july don't lie;

it says in the picture, it's clear in my mind,
you're looking to push me, just gimme some time,
i need a relation, i needed a friend,
i'm waiting for the love you said you'd send;

chorus

july do you think the stars are made of gold ?
how many little lights out there,
have sold their souls ?
are there any rocks out there for me to roll ?
july don't lie,
now july, do you think the stars are made of gold ?
how many little lights out there,
have sold theirs soul ?
and are there any rocks out there for me to roll ?
july don't lie,
july don't cry,
july don't cry.
Track Name: Smile
smile

quit telling me i look the same,
and telling me i smell the same,
and telling me i'm 8 years too late
girl i must have been blind,
i'm telling you i'm not to blame,
i never understood that game,
but it's strange 'cos just last night,
you were back in my life;

chorus

i built this little place for you,
and if it's not your style,
then all you have to do for me is smile,
please smile, just go ahead and smile;

i'm telling you you're beautiful,
the reason that i broke the rules,
and for 24 hours then i knew, i'm a gullible fool,
but nobody's fooled;

chorus

i built this little place for you,
and if it's not your style,
then all you have to do for me is smile,
please smile, just go ahead and smile;

bridge

when all i want is just to say that yesterday was yesterday,
can't we just erase it from your mind?
'cos promises are always broke,
i'd like for you to have a look,
and see what's going on inside my mind;

chorus

i built this little place for you,
and if it's not your style,
then all you have to do for me is smile,
i wrote this little song for you,
and if it's not your style,
then all you have to do for me is smile,
please smile, just go ahead and smile
please smile.
Track Name: (Cogno)
cogno

i'm the one who stayed awake all night,
i'm so scared i can't put off the light,
i'm the one who prayed for his dying day,
but that's alright;

i thought i was in touch with lucifer,
sending his regards to him and her,
it's a planet i despise,
the truth turns into lies, the spoken word;

bridge

and did you see the moon tonight ?
and was she still burning bright ?

chorus

if i could be what you need, i'd be sorry,
and if i could feel what you feel, i'd be calling;

my brother's hanging on my every word,
all logic's gone and everything's absurd,
but i've been told i'll shine, in a little while,
but that's no good;

bridge

and did you see the moon tonight ?
and was she still burning bright ?

chorus

if i could be what you need, i'd be sorry,
and if i could feel what you feel, i'd be calling;
and if i could be what you need, i'd be sorry,
hey, you know i'm missing you tonight,
'cos cupid is poisoning the heart,

oh, i'm counting down - 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3 ,2, 1.....
Track Name: Jenny Fly
jenny fly

jenny says are you listening to me ?
jenny says it's a fait accompli,
alright, i'm about to loose all my chemistry,
if i tell you tonight that the world shines bright,
please believe me;

jenny says that she's higher than high,
a million dollars and a place in the sky,
bien cuit, i'm about to lose all my energy,
if i tell you tonight that the world shines bright,
please believe me;

chorus

jenny says that she lost control,
she's a dedicated follower of rock and roll,
it really doesn't matter how the story unfolds,
then she smiles as she waves goodbye,
a whole lotta luv but there's tears in her eyes,
jenny fly;

jenny finally closed the door,
a new direction there's no telling no more,
she's alright, jenny's on her way to another flight,
if she tells you tonight that her world's alright,
just believe her;

chorus

jenny says that she found her soul,
now she's a dedicated follower of rock and roll,
it really doesn't matter how the story unfolds,
then she smiles as she waves goodbye,
a whole lotta luv but there's tears in her eyes,
jenny fly, jenny fly, jenny fly, jenny fly.
Track Name: Believe me now
believe me now

easy now the roads are long we walk,
and lonely are the days to comfort you,
crazy how we don't get the time to talk,
and all those little things baby are hurting you;

chorus
but don't think i don't know,
about the hopes and plans you made,
about the silly things you're thinking, when your heart is sinking,
anytime i come late,
don't think i don't care,
or i don't wanna work it out,
it's just i'm planning on you hanging on, you gotta -
believe me now;

it's funny how we don't get the time to touch,
but in life the only thing that's constant is change,
it's strange so many people come and go,
they'll take the innocence, the innocence we used to know;

chorus
but don't think i don't know,
about the hopes and plans you made,
about the silly things you're thinking, when your heart is sinking,
anytime i come late,
don't think i don't care,
or i don't wanna work it out,
it's just i'm planning on you hanging on, you gotta -
believe me now;

echoes of yesterday living in my memory, living in my memory,
echoes of yesterday have i learned in anyway;

chorus
but don't think i don't know,
about the hopes and plans you made,
about the silly things you're thinking, when your heart is sinking,
anytime i come late,
don't think i don't care,
or i don't wanna work it out,
it's just i'm planning on you hanging on, you gotta -
believe me now,
but don't think i don't know,
about the hopes and plans you made,
about the silly things you're thinking, when your heart is sinking,
anytime i come late,
i don't care,
or i don't wanna work it out
it's just i'm planning on you hanging on;

you gotta believe me now,
you gotta believe me now,
you gotta believe me now,
the roads are long we walk,
and lonely are the days to comfort you.
Track Name: I can't escape the ghost
i can't escape the ghost

these words at speed,
this crime i do not need,
so hold on to me,
and we'll ride this dream forever baby,
you and me;

chorus

but i can't escape the ghost,
i can't escape the ghost,
no, i can't escape the ghost within me;

i tried to pray,
God knows it's senseless now,
to throw it away, so hang on to me,
and we'll ride this dream forever baby,
you and me;

chorus

but i can't escape the ghost,
i can't escape the ghost,
no, i can't escape the ghost within me;

even when you're wild and weary,
even when your race is won,
even when you're feeling serious,
she'll run;

but i can't escape the ghost,
i can't escape the ghost,
no, i can't escape the ghost within me,
but i can't escape the ghost,
no, i can't escape the ghost,
no, i can't escape the ghost within me.
Track Name: The American dream
the american dream

now that you're back here,
what do you want dear ?
you moved away from here,
and the american dream,
there's nothing to it, i guess that you blew it,
you couldn't do it, you fell apart at the seams;

chorus

and turn your motor, turn your motor,
tell your mother to turn your motor on,
and don't you bother, don't you bother,
we don't care if you can't carry on,
with the american dream;

you're in a freeze frame, we rue the day seam,
we watched as the plane came,
to our american dream,
you took the biscuit but we never missed it,
you're just a fuckin misfit, in our american dream;

chorus

so turn your t.v, turn your t.v,
tune to b.b.c.'cos that's what's on,
and pay attention, pay attention,
you'd absolutely no intentions son,
for the american dream;

bridge

in an indian sky you walked all around,
in a blink of an eye, in a deafening sound,
in a moment of peace there were too many lies,
just let it go by, let it go by, let it go by;

chorus

so turn it over, turn it over,
read between the lines where you have been,
do you remember, do you remember,
when you turned your back and left the scene,
of our american dream, it's our american dream,
oh my, the american dream.
Track Name: I'm already sold
i'm already sold

did the sky ever say i'm the limit ?
is the future in the palm of your hand ?
if it's for you does it ever go by you ?
are you safer when you're back on dry land ?
oh i don't understand;

in the land of the milk and the honey,
i was walking through the streets paved with gold,
when a building with a hundred tall storeys,
told me something i had already known,
oh i'm already sold;

chorus

but if i believe in a river, a believer in the karma of man,
and you told me that it's gonna be delivered today,
i'd take your word 'cos you're an honest man,
and if i believe in a sinner, that there wasn't only bad in his soul,
if you told me today, he'd lead me astray,
i'd take your word because i wouldn't know;

take me down to the river, cleanse my soul within,
'cos it tells us in the words of the scriptures,
that the water washes all of our sins,
oh have i been taken in;

chorus

but if i believe in a river, a believer in the karma of man,
and you told me that it's gonna be delivered today,
i'd take your word 'cos you're an honest man,
and if i believe in a sinner, that there wasn't only bad in his soul,
if you told me today, he'd lead me astray,
i'd take your word because i wouldn't know;


ba, ba, ba, ba....

take me down to the river; cleanse my soul within,
within, within, within, within .
Track Name: Spy
spy

who's that in the corner,
i'm sure he's a foreigner,
nobody from these parts,
ever wears a shirt and tie,
says he's in the air force,
flew a little off course;
running low on fuel,
so he landed in a field nearby,
is that a camera he's pointing at me ?
our conversation's been taped for t.v,
my paranoia's playing havoc on me, oh my;

how come these italians bigger than a stallion,
keep on asking questions,
all about my where and why ?
flex a little muscle, everything's a hustle;
over by the news stand,
keeping out a watchful eye
is that a pistol that he's pointing at me ?
i'm being followed by the mafia you see,
my paranoia's playing havoc on me;

oh my, my, my, my;

chorus

i think he's a spy, i think he's a spy,
he's got that look in his eye,
oh Lord he looks like a spy, oh my;

bridge

say a little prayer son, we don't really care son;
we can make you wish,
that you never were born,
you must be aware of the danger and the dare,
we're not here to scare,
was that your shirt we've torn ?

they're outside my window sitting there in his car,
his inside pocket is a vcr,
my paranoia can't be stretching this far, oh aye;

chorus

i, i, i, i, think he's a spy, i think he's a spy;

him there with the big lad,
he's a little tri-ad,
i was walking home last night he was following on,
he's been here for ages,
claiming people's wages,
marching through the streets of the town,
like the rising sun;

chorus

i think he's a spy, i think he's a spy,
he's got that look in his eye,
oh Lord he looks like a spy,
oh God he must be a spy,
he's got a looking glass eye,
so why's he following you and i ?
Track Name: Road movie
road movie

i'm taking a ride, i'm taking a long, long lonely ride,
i know you're on my side, giving strength to my soul and my mind,
i know that i've just asked you for a chance to provide,
that's why we're all in a road movie sometimes;

i was out of control, i was skidding all over the road,
down a deep, dark hole and i threw in my money to show,
i know that i've just asked you for the rest of your life,
that's why we're all living in a road movie sometimes;

bridge

the story's just been twisted, we're all so unaware,
it's far too realistic, it's turned into a nightmare,

and so when i get scared, when i stand at the top of the stairs,
keep me in your prayers, nature never was kinder than human care,
i know i always ask a lot, the only thing i want is shot,
i know i always ask a lot, but the camera never lies,
that's why we're all in a road movie,
we're playing a part in a b movie,
we're all in road movie sometimes.
Track Name: Simon's song
simons's song

the world took the spark from his eye,
and planted a seed in his mind,
he's living on whisky and rye,
and he'll drink 'til he's blind,
he'll drink 'til he's blind;

and everyone whispers his name,
and everyone says he's so kind,
he's looking for someone to blame,
and you'll do just fine, you'll do just fine;

chorus

but i can live with the wind and the rain,
i can see through the sky,
but i can't deal with a permanent pain,
so goodbye, goodbye, goodbye;

he's spending the winter alone,
he said that it's good for his soul,
he's out on the grass in the snow,
and he's lost all control, he's lost all control;

and when he is ready to bloom,
he may reappear in the spring,
but if things go the way that he planned,
he'll never be back here again,
he'll never be back here again;

chorus

but i can live with the wind and the rain,
i can see through the sky,
but i can't deal with a permanent pain,
so goodbye, goodbye, goodbye;

bridge

and sometimes at night when you're home,
you'll turn out the lights and you'll cry,
you'll sit and you'll stare at the phone,
you shouldn't be left on your own;
and sometimes at night when you're home,
you'll turn out the lights and you'll cry,
you'll sit and you'll stare at the phone,
you shouldn't be left on your own;

chorus

but i can live through the wind and the rain,
i can see through the sky,
but i can't deal with a permanent pain,
so goodbye, goodbye,
oh but i can live with the wind and the rain,
i can see through the sky,
but i can't deal with a permanent pain,
so goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye