The Boy Who Didn't Fall

by JJ Gilmour

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The Boy Who Didn't Fall is the second solo album from JJ Gilmour. The album was recorded in 2009 at The Foundry in Motherwell by the team behind Wet, Wet, Wet's biggest hits.

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released February 24, 2009

JJ Gilmour: Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Piano & Harmonica
Phil Kane: Keyboards
Sandy Jones & Graeme Duffin: Programming, Keyboards, Bass, Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Garry John Kane: Bass
Kevin McGuire: Upright Bass
Ross McFarlane: Drums
Tony Soave: Drums
Fraser Spiers: Harmonica
Alison Gordon: Violin
Angie Turner: Cello
Jessica Ortony: French Horn
Tom Poulson:Trumpet & Fugel Horn
Davur Juul Magnussen: Trombone
Hand Claps: George Paterson, Martin Docherty, Paul Giff, Paul McCluskey & Donna Clark
Wishaw Wobble Board supplied by Robert Flannigan Engineering

Produced, Mixed & Mastered by: Sandy Jones & Graeme Duffin @ The Foundry Music Lab
Executive Producer: JJ Gilmour
All Tracks Written by JJ Gilmour

Artwork by Yanniek Corboz
Layout & Typesetting by Paul 'Baggy' McAlorum

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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: All About Me
All about me

I never understood what made you happy man
I wondered why you never came around
Well it’s time to put your foot down, hold your head up high
Come into town, loose the frown
Oh my
There’s a carnival on Broadway till the summer ends
I got tickets anytime you wanna go
But if coming up too quickly is giving you the bends
Baby I got time, to stand in line, for friends
Meet me on the corner when the lights are going down
I’ll show you all the places you can play
While away the hours
There is never any other reason why the sun is out today
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
I am standing with my suitcase and my camera
I got pictures of Las Vegas in my mind
Are you coming to the station or will you stay at home
Baby I don’t mind, that’s just fine, I’ll go alone
Meet me on the edge of town we’ll drive until we see
A place that we can stop and settle down
Just rree your mind today
There is never any other reason why the sun is today
Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
It’s all about me, It’s all about me, It’s all about me
all about me, cause it’s all about me
hee hee
Alright
Track Name: Last Destination
Last destination



Last destination desperate situation going nowhere
Only one decision is guiding my position, do I get there?
Do I have any choice in what I do?
Can you hear me cause I hear you, I hear you

Who makes it right to deny my light I could be needed
What if I walk then I could talk I could have pleaded?
To use my voice in delight
I’d wake at morning sleep at night, sleep at night

Is there anybody out there, is there anybody out there
Is there anybody out there, is there anybody out there

Last destination desperate situation can you hear me
Cause I’m confined to waiting while your contemplating if you should see me
I’m I in the way of what you do
Can you here me cause I hear you, I hear you

Is there anybody out there, is there anybody out there, last destination
Last destination, Is there anybody out the
Track Name: If You Don't Give Me Love
If you don’t give me love

If you don’t give me love, I don’t know what I’ll do
I don’t think I can cope, I don’t think I’ll pull through
I tell you all the time, but this time it’s for sure
If you don’t give me love, I’m walking out the door

Enough of all the hype, my head’s up in the clouds
I can’t see wrong from right; I don’t fit well in crowds
I spell it out to you, but where’s the truth in words
If you don’t give me love, I’ll show you how it hurts

Cause I believe that my crime is passion
All things change sometimes life comes crashing, down

If I can tell the truth, and you wont tell a lie
There isn’t any proof, in all the tears we cry
I tell you one more time, but this time it’s for sure
If you don’t give me love, there isn’t any more
Your tearing me apart, and this time it’s for sure
If you don’t give me love, I’m walking out the door
Track Name: The King's Daughter
The king’s daughter



I’m the kings daughter and nobody oughta, say whether I’m right or I’m wrong
I’ve been through the mill and I’ve taken the pills, it’s all written down in my song
What’s going on?

I’m the king’s daughter a lamb to the slaughter, your words cut in me like a knife
I took all the pain though it drove me insane, I wanna get on with my life
Will that be alright? Will that be alright?

But I’m sorry to say that the kings gone away
I know he ain’t gone very far
I’m as empty as you I know words wouldn’t do
Any justice to such a bright star
I’ve been given his name though the crown still remains
And it pierces a hole in my heart

So run, run, run, let the world have it’s fun, don’t complain
There’s no point in hiding your life is the public domain
Sun, sun, see the damage you’ve done, I’m in pain
I feel like a flower in the desert praying for rain

You know all the king’s men came together again
When they took him and laid him to rest
And I laughed as I cried I had tears full of pride
For I know that the king did his best

Life, life, life, can be cruel sometimes, it’s alright
I feel like a tell-tale who’s telling the tale of her life

I’m the king’s daughter and I never thought I’d be living the life that I am
So where is the fairy tale prince who will marry me
How come my castle is sand?

It slips through my hands, it slips through my hands
It slips through my hands, it slips through my hands
It slips through my hands, it slips through my hands
Track Name: This Could Be Love
So you walk on holy water, and you dance beneath the stars
Did the devil take your daughter, to a city filled with cars?
You should see me here in Cleveland; I’ll be in the hall of fame
This could be love? This could be love?

There’s a TV in the basement, cathode ray tube make me smile
But the chaos and displacement, made me run a million miles
You should see me here in Vegas, throwing money down the well
This could be love? This could be love?

This could be love, love, love but not as we know it
It’s a different kinda thing, a funny way to show
It’s just a funny way to show it

Don’t you give yourself to anyone, throw your life out on the line
Then you think that you should save yourself
But you just ran out of time
You should see me here in Hollywood; I’ll be shining like the stars

This could be love, love, love but not as we know it
It’s a different kinda thing, a funny way to show it
Love, love, love but not as we know it
It’s a different kinda thing, a funny way to show it
Love, love, love but not as we know it
It’s a different kinda thing, a funny way to show it
A funny way to show it, a funny way to show it, a funny way to show it

So you walk on holy water
Track Name: I Might Give In
I might give in


I might give in I might give in, to all the pressure that I’m in
I’ve lost the willingness to win
If anything my love, a wish from up above
well I might be chasing love

I don’t want to be a rolling stone; I just want somewhere to call home
I’m sick and tired of being alone
Well If anything I try and that can’t be denied

Well I might be wishing I was somewhere else
Like in the arms of one who cares
And holds me when I start to scream
But be careful what you dream

It’s all a show it’s all I show, it don’t matter where on earth I go
It’s still the only thing I know
If anything my love a wish from up above
But I might be chasing love

I might give in I might give in, to all the pressure that I’m in
I’ve lost the willingness within, yeah
Track Name: Before The Damage Gets Done
Before the damage gets done


I’ve been trying to laugh at this old photograph that you’re showing me
But I guess that I’ve changed cause my life’s not the same anymore
So I’m drawing a line it’s a matter of time till you hang yourself
Cause your so damn frustrated you think you’ll be left on the shelf

Chorus

But when will you learn
That there’s rules, we got no time for fools in the world we live
You can take first and then you give, It’s not written in stone
Sometimes it’s better to look and to listen, and think about what’s been said
Run it all over in your head, before the damage gets done

Now when I walk away when you’ve nothing to say you repeat yourself
And your rigid but tense but your not making sense anymore
You got delusions of grandia and it’s gonna land you in all kinds of shit
And you bark and you bite but you’ve taken me right to the core

Repeat chorus

You accuse me of faking you say that I’m taking your daily bread
Then you fly off the handle and then you dismantle the bed
But we all know you’re liable to quote from a bible you’ve never read
But it’s not Kane and Able it’s some daily fable instead

Repeat chorus
Track Name: Dancing Shoes
Dancing shoes


Dancing shoes, I’m gonna wear my dancing shoes
I’m gonna dance right up next to you
In my dancing shoes

Loving you, I spent a long time loving you
Been cheating and lying just to be with you
In my dancing shoes

Chorus

Now I’m finding out what this dancing’s all about
I’ll take a step if you take two
I’m stepping out in my shoes tonight
I’ll be down on the floor before the night is through

In my dancing shoes, there’s no denying I’m a prisoner to you
You hold the crown there’s no winning with you
In my dancing shoes

Holy Moses what’s going on?
I’m out of time with this song
My oh my just let me be, let me be, let me be
Oh Let me be, let me be, let me be

Repeat chorus

In my dancing shoes, I’m trying to wear out my dancing shoes
I’m getting to old for the rhythm and the booze
In my dancing, 2, 3, 4, shoes
Track Name: Lillie's Letter
Lilie’s letter

She writes to me to say she’s happy
To know that I’m still in the world
She says she thinks back and she slowly
Reveals old pictures of that girl

I wonder did she catch my eye
Was she drowning in a sea of love while reaching for the sky

I’m feeling better since I got Lilie’s letter
With sentimental memories of the past
And I wish I’d met her but all I got’s this letter
Days like these are surely meant to last

She says it’s hard to know exactly
She says she’d lost all track of time
It’s like those memories are compactly
Stowed in a corner of her mind

I wonder did she catch my eye
Was she drowning in a sea of hands while reaching for the sky?

Repeat chorus x2

Days like these are surely meant to last
Days like these are surely meant to last
Days like these are surely meant, to last
Track Name: Wild Child
Wild child



One day one day your youth gave way to the high life
One way one way there was no escape from the bright lights
Lost on your own in a combat zone with a calling and a longing to be
A deep, deep snare in a world that don’t care well good morning
It’s your warning oh yeah

Chorus

Mr Wild child running in the street
A military cameraman with no one to defeat
Mr Wild child people get carried away
Mr Wild child life is not a dream
Jesus teach us how to pray the devil is a cheat
Mr Wild child people get blown away, people get blown away

A walk on a wire it’s a funeral pyre in the Wild West
Smoke gets higher the story gets wired to the news desk
Deep despair doesn’t anyone care that he’s lying, that he’s dying on the street
A cry rang out from a northern town it’s a story, jackanory, Marconi

Repeat chorus

Yeah when there’s no safe place to go
When there’s nowhere left to hide
We’ll be counting countless crosses
They’ll be standing in a line

People get blown away, people get blown away
Track Name: The Boy Who Didn't Fall
The boy who didn’t fall



Ask me anything at all; I’m the boy who didn’t fall
There was never any doubt, I would find my own way out
From the time that I was born, I was kicking up a storm
I went out there on my own I was travelling all alone
And the boy who didn’t fall was gone
Your words can make me feel so tall
I’m the boy who didn’t fall; I’m the boy who didn’t fall

At the age of 21, I went looking for the sun
Needed something to believe, I was looking for a dream
But by the age of 25, I was barely still alive
Sometimes life cannot be planned; we all need a helping hand
And the boy who didn’t fall was wrong
I’m the boy who didn’t fall; I’m the boy who didn’t fall

Ask me anything at all; I’m the boy who didn’t fall
There was never any doubt, I would find my own way out
I’m the boy who didn’t fall; I’m the boy who didn’t fall
I’m the boy who didn’t fall