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Willow Park 2005

Track 1 - Willow Park

stop saying goodbye

please stop saying goodbye

all I want is to be close to you

all I want is to be close to you

won't leave you alone

how could I leave you alone?

all I want is to be close to you

all I want is to be close to you

~

Did you know...?

The title song was influenced by Erik Satie, The Blue Nile, and Vienna Boys' Choir

It was recorded using the piano at which Jinder's Grandmother first taught him to sing when he was just four years old.

This song is an exercise in lyrical minimalism, being merely a six line poem.

Track 3 - Sephora Hurricanes

another suicycle ending

I stretch my legs out in the sun

I ask you to walk me to the water

and once again I come undone

everything's goin' away

everything's goin' away

oh, what am I doin' here?

what am I doin' here?

I asked for oceans of forgiveness

I asked for gardens of pure truth

I asked for love but no-one listened

I asked and asked but what's the use?

everything's goin' away

everything's goin' away

oh, what am I doin' here?

what am I doin' here?

sephora hurricanes around me

warm winds risin' in the east

shooting star alone in the dawn

it sometimes feels like I've never been born 

*repeats to fade*

~

Did you know...?

Sephora Hurricanes 

Track 4 - London in the Morning

London in the morning so busy and blue

London in the morning reminds me of you

London in the morning when the rain dries away

and the streets crowd with people

and the clouds part, revealing

the sun and our time is now

and I know I must leave

I'd go, but I don't know how

I'd go, but I don't know how

London in the morning so dirty and cold

London in the morning just makes me feel old

London in the morning you made me alone

as I stumble and push past

the hustlers and rent boys

all tired and going home

and I can't help but feel alone

and I need to go, now

I know but I don't know how

I know, but I don't know how

I know... I know... I know...

~

Did you know...?

London in the Morning was written at 5.00am on the platform of Turnham Green station, in London, where Jinder had spent the night sleeping on a bench

Jinder was on tour with Martin Grech when he wrote this song 

Track 6 - Waiting Line

sat on my hands

by the side of the road

all broken down

a million miles from home

strange weather tonight

and I can't sleep

but you gotta expect strange weather

with the hours I keep

 

and I won't wait forever

in your waiting line

I won't wait forever

'cause I don't have the time

I'm just searching for something

to change my mind

I'm just searching for something

in your waiting line

well I'm searching for something

and I don't know what

I'm just searching for something

that I hope you've got

searching for something

and the world's coming in

but the world's two thirds water

man, and I can't swim

but I won't wait forever

in your waiting line

I won't wait forever

'cause I don't have the time

I'm just searching for someone

to change my mind

I'm just searching for something

in this waiting line

oh, your eyes are filled with tears

and the streets are jammed with cars

just get me out of London

away from empty bars

and the hotel's awful quiet

and this city's full of rain

just get me out of London

and let me start again

but I won't wait forever

in your waiting live

I won't wait forever

'cause I don't have the time

I'm just searching for someone

who can make it alright

I'm just searching for someone

in this waiting line

~

Did you know...?

Waiting Line was the song that brought Jinder's career to the attention of the wider public, thanks to Zane Lowe's airplay

It was the first song written and recorded for the album, initially intended to be on a (never realised) second Olas & Jinder album

The solo was played on a Fender 1952 American Vintage Reissue Telecaster

Track 2 - Country Sadness

all my life I've been waiting for myself

and all my life I've been waiting

and between you and me

there's nothin' much here to see

as I roll with the madness

with nothing but a country sadness

country sadness

country sadnesss

I'm just rolling with nothing but a country sadness

all my life I've been searching for an out

all my life I've been searching

and between you and me

I wish the searching would let me be

'cause all of this madness

left me with nothing but a country sadness

country sadness

country sadness

I'm just rolling with nothing but a country sadness

and as I cross the law state line

another tear falls

I don't know if they'll ever stop at all

I know it's weak

but I'm so tired

and between me and you

well I've never been a deeper blue

and I've forgotten gladness

with nothing but my country

nothing but a country sadness

country sadness

country sadness

I'm just rolling with nothing but a country sadness

country sadness, good Lord

country sadness

I'm just rolling with nothing but my country

nothing but a country sadness

~

Did you know...?

Country Sadness is influenced by Townes Van Zandt and Jason Molina.

It was recorded in one take!

The out of time count-in is an in joke

Track 5 - Aimee

Aimee, a pretty girl

dances on her own in the bar

Aimee, a lonely dream

oh I wanna be the places you are

and I did you wrong, but the time has come

to make up for what I've done

oh Aimee, one last dance

won't you say you'll give me one more chance?

 

oh Aimee love

you lay me low

and I missed you so

Aimee

Aimee, sweet as wine

you turned me into stone

Aimee, please be mine

I know I left you all alone

and I did you wrong, but the time has come

to make up for all the things I've done

oh, Aimee, I know you're not thinking of me

but I don't want anyone else to love me

oh Aimee, love

you lay me low

and I missed you so

Aimee

I did you wrong, but the time has come

to make up for all the things I've done

Aimee, one last chance

won't you say you'll save me one last dance?

Aimee love

you lay me low

I missed you so

Aimee

I missed you so

I missed you so

Aimee

~

Did you know...?

Aimee was the second single release from the album

It is the only song Jinder has recorded with a banjo solo!

more to follow...!

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