LOVISM

by Jay Stansfield

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Recorded, mixed and mastered at Central Recording Studio, Burnley between February and March, 2011 by Rob Ashworth and Jay Stansfield.

Released by: White Label Music
Release/catalogue number: WLM123

(C) & (P) Jay Stansfield. 2011

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released October 17, 2011

Written by Jay Stansfield. Produced by Rob Ashworth.

1) U Turn -
Jay Stansfield - Acoustics, Vocals, Bass, Synths
Karl Francis - Drums, Backing Vocals
Rob Ashworth - Backing Vocals

2) The Note -
Jay Stansfield - Acoustics, Vocals, Bass, Synths, Percussion, Drums
Vicky Martin - Flute

3) I See A Rainbow -
Jay Stansfield - Acoustics, Vocals, Bass, Language Master, Drums, Keys, Samples
Karl Francis - Backing Vocals
Hannah Nicholson - Backing Vocals

4) Dollybird -
Jay Stansfield - Piano, Vocals, Acoustics, Bass, Synths, Chimes, Percussion
Karl Francis - Drums, Backing Vocals

5) This Is Love -
Jay Stansfield- Cymbali, Backing Vocals
Hannah Nicholson - Vocals
Karl Francis - Backing Vocals


6) Contact -
Jay Stansfield - Acoustics, Vocals, Electric Guitars, Synths
Tom Cross - Bass
Karl Francis- Drums, Backing Vocals

7) Sucker For The Obvious -
Jay Stansfield- Acoustics, Vocals, Bass, Synths, Chimes, Glockenspiel, Language Master
Karl Francis- Drums, Backing Vocals
Rob Ashworth- Melodica


8) A Lovers Life -
Jay Stansfield- Acoustics, Vocals, Bass, Piano, Keys + Sequencing, Shouts & Claps
Hannah Nicholson- Backing Vocals
Vicky Martin - Flute
Karl Francis- Drums, Percussion, Shouts & Claps
Rob Ashworth- Percussion, Shouts & Claps

9) Looking Glass -
Jay Stansfield - Acoustics, Vocals, Piano, Bass
Rob Ashworth - Mandolin

10) If You Were Lost -
Jay Stansfield - Acoustics, Vocals, Bass, Samples, Mellotron
Vicky Martin - Flute
Karl Francis - Drums
Hannah Nicholson- Backing Vocals

11) Back To Test -
Jay Stansfield - Acoustics, Vocals, Bass, Electric Guitars, Synths, Guitar Percussion
Karl Francis- Drums, Backing Vocals

12) Trials And Tribulations -
Jay Stansfield - Acoustics, Vocals, Bass, Glockenspiel
Vicky Martin- Flute

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Jay Stansfield Lancashire

Original, affecting and a tad bonkers, Jay Stansfield has charmed us with his inventive approach to songwriting.

An artist with an eccentric songcraft, wrapped up in a 60s pop sheen.

He has steadily built a bank of great songs and some amazing videos - in his fiercely independent fashion. This culminated in two LPs last year...Unwound (a remix album) and Gobstopper, attracting much acclaim.
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Track Name: U-Turn
We used to be friends,
What went wrong?
We’d stay till the end,
We even wrote songs,
But something just changed,
And all of a sudden...
You’re coming on in with your big bad attitude walking like a lion with your Alpha Male Complex.

Your tears were unjust,
Adjusted to suit,
Lash out if you must,
It puts the cake in your fruit,
Your eyes have turned black,
And all of a sudden...
You’re coming on in with your big bad attitude walking like a lion with your Alpha Male Complex.

You turn and it’s over,
Over,
And you turn into something,
To something I don’t like.

That place where you are,
Gets darker and darker,
A fast fading star,
Hidden in a Parka,
Your hood has come down,
And all of a sudden...
You’re coming on in with your big bad attitude walking like a lion with your Alpha Male Complex.

Will we ever spend,
Another day together?
Or is it the end,
Of this sunny weather?
We’ll write it all down,
One day in a book,
How you came on in with your big bad attitude walking like a lion with your Alpha Male Complex.

You turn and it’s over,
Over,
And you turn into something,
To something I don’t like.

I assessed that I had to go,
In a manner that made my heart rip,
But something took it away,
You were desperate I came to know,
Threw a spanner in and then it all tipped,
And here we are today...

You turn and it’s over,
Over,
And you turn into something,
To something I don’t like.

You turn and it’s over,
Over,
And you turn into something,
To something I don’t like.
I don’t like,
I don’t like,
I don’t like...

You’re coming on in with your big bad attitude walking like a lion with your Alpha Male Complex.
Track Name: The Note
Woke up one morning something had changed,
He could’ve sworn it was pre-arranged,
Something was saying it’s time to run away from home,

Do you know I appreciate you?
Do you know that I recognise you?
Do you know I am grateful to you?
Do you know that I love you?

Packing his rucksack with dirty dreams,
Stacking them up bursting at the seams,
He writes a note to his Mum and Dad,
It reads like this:

“Do you know I appreciate you?
Do you know that I recognise you?
Do you know I am grateful to you?
Do you know that I love you?”

Mum and Dad find their Son in the woods,
Covered in shrubs wearing muddy gloves,
They find the note that he wrote and Mother cries aloud:

“Did you know we appreciate you?
Did you know that we recognised you?
Did you know we were grateful for you?
Did you know that we love you?”
Track Name: I See A Rainbow
Plug myself into a machine,
Close my eyes and I'm in a dream,
A selfish life (or so it seemed),
Is all behind me now I'm older,
I know, I know, I know, I know, I'm alive!!

Standing in the garden,
Northern skies,
I'll kiss you after.

Murmurs of the moonlight,
Catch your eyes,
As we burst into laughter.

And I see a rainbow arching above,
Filling the grey sky with love for you,
Now my wishes have come true.

Place my hands upon your tummy,
Will you be a mummy?

Waves of love engulf my being,
I'm embracing my hunnie.

And I see a rainbow arching above,
Filling the grey sky with love,
And all of the colours that I can see,
They all remind me to be free with you,
Now my wishes have come true.
Track Name: Dollybird
Remember the good old days?
When we all used to say we’d stay together?
Oh well looks to me like things have changed.

Camping on a Summer’s eve,
Catching moths on the breeze,
We sneeze coughing and laughing,
Now we all just try to please.

The absence of a good heart is shrouded by beauty,
Tears and tantrums will always win,
In the Game of Life,
Twist the knife,
Dollybird.

Filming everything we do,
Making movies of me and you and anything else,
Captured on a Hi-8 tape.

Now it’s just a memory,
Of how things used to be,
We’ve grown and shown our new friends,
Exactly what we did see.

The absence of a good heart is shrouded by beauty,
Tears and tantrums will always win,
In the Game of Life,
Twist the knife,
Dollybird.

They’re going out again,
This time they’re leaving us behind.
They’re going out again,
Smashing our hearts every time,
How can a person claim to be so caring and kind and stab you in your back?
A wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Am I a monster?
Or just so embarrassing to be around with you?
I tried to reach out and warn you,
But your eyes were blinkered,
I’m sorry pal :(
Track Name: This Is Love
Some,
Some of us open,
Some of us fall,
I’ve kissed them all,
Oversensitive

Rip myself in two,
So I can be my best,
Put my smiley face on,
And wear my heart above my chest.

This is Love,
This is Love.

Too,
Too many hours,
Too many days,
To wish away.

Rip myself in two,
So I can be my best,
Put my smiley face on,
And wear my heart above my chest.

This is Love,
This is Love.

Rip myself in two,
So I can be my best,
Put my smiley face on,
And wear my heart above my chest.

This is Love,
This is Love.

Do,
Do it all over,
Do it or fail,
This is the tail
Track Name: Contact
Sitting at home,
Waiting for the visitors to come,
Baking buns,
I hope that they’ll have some.

Look to the skies,
Watching all the blue lights fly by,
Heading down from behind those rain clouds into my life.

Welcome them in,
Gently take my hand and begin,
Telling me some important knowledge for the world.

If they’re loving then they’re Extra Terrestrial.
If they’re probing then they’re Inter Dimensional.
If they’re loving then they’re Extra Terrestrial.
If they’re probing then they’re Inter Dimensional.
If they’re loving then they’re Extra Terrestrial.
If they’re probing then they’re Inter Dimensional.
If they’re loving then they’re Extra Terrestrial.
If they’re probing then they’re Inter Dimensional.
If they’re loving then they’re Extra Terrestrial.
If they’re probing then they’re Inter Dimensional.
If they’re loving then they’re Extra Terrestrial.
If they’re probing then they’re Inter Dimensional.
If they’re loving then they’re Extra Terrestrial.
If they’re probing then they’re Inter Dimensional.
If they’re loving then they’re Extra Terrestrial.
If they’re probing then they’re Inter Dimensional.
If they’re loving then they’re Extra Terrestrial.
If they’re probing then they’re Inter Dimensional.
If they’re loving then they’re Extra Terrestrial.
If they’re probing then they’re Inter Dimensional.
Track Name: Sucker For The Obvious
It’s only some advice,
Not a lecture or critique,
Yet I feel like such a shit heap when I say it more than twice :(

It’s only a suggestion,
Not an order or even right!
Put it plainly out in sight,
Still I’m causing you congestion.

A sucker for the obvious, well, the obvious to me,
Like a bullet train just blasting down the track,
A blur of metal,
I can’t see.

(It holds me back)
It holds me back
(Testosterone)
Testosterone,
(Knows no tact)
Knows no tact...ooooh!

Small lips,
Tight skin,
Shirt rips,
Mood flips,
Fall back,
Head smack,
Hair whips,
We kiss!

A sparkle flower,
See the sun,
A perfect circle,
Almost gone,
I placed this power in you,
And never did I mean to hurt you,
Heaven gave you loving.

Big explosions of an unknown curse,
Penetrate the air,
What once was calm and fair,
Is suddenly made so much worse.

A reset button would be nice,
One that you could press,
But the perfume in this silly mess,
Is smelling like Old Spice.

A sucker for the obvious, well, the obvious to me,
Like a bullet train just blasting down the track,
A blur of metal,
I can’t see.

(It holds me back)
It holds me back
(Testosterone)
Testosterone,
(Knows no tact)
Knows no tact...ooooh!

Small lips,
Tight skin,
Shirt rips,
Mood flips,
Fall back,
Head smack,
Hair whips,
We kiss!

A sparkle flower,
See the sun,
A perfect circle,
Almost gone,
I placed this power in you,
And never did I mean to hurt you,
Heaven gave you loving virtues all for me. x x x
Track Name: A Lover's Life
Sultry silence upon the brow,
Makes a grown man cry,
I’ve been watching you until now,
Don’t be scared to ask me ‘how?’

Take a purposeful avenue,
Down a dusty road,
Put my secrets up for review,
Then I break your heart in two.

A lovers life is so demanding (to a man who won’t express himself) and I just hope he will someday.
A lovers life is so demanding (to a man who won’t express himself) and I just hope he will someday.

Because life is much too beautiful,
To throw it all into the wind,
Don’t get lost in tomorrow before it begins.

And so I’m:
- Suddenly facing the memories of my life
- My first kisses in the corner
- Another rises up in a ball of flames
- Could have avoided being a loner

And if you ever come back to me again,
We’ll see the funny side,
And we’ll sing and we’ll dance and we’ll talk all night,
And the flame will re-ignite,
And we’ll hold each others fights,
And we’ll feel so right but so wrong.

Seems that I’m feeling sad a lot,
As I play this game,
Paint a picture upon a pot,
To remember what I’ve got.

Take it all with a pinch of salt,
Nothing lasts forever,
And then just like a lightning bolt,
Life is changed,
Like the weather.

A lovers life is so demanding (to a man who won’t express himself) and I just hope he will someday.
A lovers life is so demanding (to a man who won’t express himself) and I just hope he will someday.

Because life is much too beautiful,
To throw it all into the wind,
Don’t get lost in tomorrow before it begins.

And so I’m:
- Suddenly facing the memories of my life
- My first kisses in the corner
- Another rises up in a ball of flames
- Could have avoided being a loner

And if you ever come back to me again,
We’ll see the funny side,
And we’ll sing and we’ll dance and we’ll talk all night,
And the flame will re-ignite,
And we’ll hold each others fights,
And we’ll feel so right but so wrong.
Track Name: Looking Glass
Where are you my looking glass?
I miss you. :(

Where are you my paperback?
I miss you. :(

(The sound of inner tears explode into the catacombs of the ethereal realm of musical harmonic vibration or Mandolin solo)

Where are you my looking glass?
I miss you. :(
Track Name: If You Were Lost
And we’re all in love,
All in love,
All in love with one and other,
Like a foster Sister and adopted Brother.

If you were lost and I were looking,
I’d use my heart to guide you home,
If you were lost and I were looking,
I’d guide you home.

HOME HOME HOME HOME

And we’re all in love,
All in love,
All in love with one and other,
Like a foster Sister and adopted Brother.

If you were lost and I were looking,
I’d use my heart to guide you home,
If you were lost and I were looking,
I’d guide you home.

HOME HOME HOME HOME
Track Name: Back To Test
Burning your Grandad,
Out of this place,
Pearly warm droplets,
Appear on your face.

Some of us make love,
Others they don’t,
Murky down faces,
Shadowed they taunt.

Back to test,
Fuck the rest,
We know best,
They don’t matter,

Back to test,
Fuck the rest,
We know best,
They don’t matter

Borderline,
Borderline.
Borderline... BORDERLINE.

Papers. They haunt us,
Tainting our names,
Making up stories,
They gave us our brains.

Painful and open,
Anger abound,
Babies got broken,
Their lives broken down.

Back to test,
Fuck the rest,
We know best,
They don’t matter,

Back to test,
Fuck the rest,
We know best,
They don’t matter

Borderline,
Borderline.
Borderline... BORDERLINE.
Track Name: Trials And Tribulations
(INTRO)

Trying to be somebody just leave me alone,
Trying to make my mark in the world on my own,
I’m not a person who loves very much,
But I look so good,
Making me happy with your simple needs,
I don’t think you could.

Someone come and help me quick before I destroy myself,
Trials and tribulations,
Criticize myself again,
Trials and tribulations,
Following me round.

I’m not the kind of guy who looks after my heart,
All that I ever want is for something to start,
How can I live like this?
It just doesn’t feel right,
Something is always missing,
I think it’s the light.

Someone come and help me quick before I destroy myself,
Trials and tribulations,
Criticize myself again,
Trials and tribulations,
Following me round.

(OUTRO)