Brilliant Burnley

by Jay Stansfield

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Burnley Council wanted me to come and write a song with the public during Burnley Literary Festival and so they gave me a big marquee, a table and I brought my guitar along to brave the cold windy day.

Speaking to members of the public was no easy task as they thought I was trying to sell them something but once they plucked up the courage to come and say hello, we had a micro-chat and I wrote down their fears, desires, loves and obsessions and played it back to them in the form of a song.

After the day was up I had a song, catchy chorus and took it to Groove Studios in Burnley to lay it all down. Chris Lewis played his Stevie Wonder-esque drums and the song was born.

Big thanks to all the people from the Burnley community who inspired the lyrics.

Recorded at Groove Studio, Burnley.

lyrics

Reece wants less terrorist attacks,
Taylor likes the smell of petrol,
That’s a fact,
Leon loves Burnley FC,
The atmosphere of games is electric,
Brandon wants to be their right back,
Brandon wants to be their right back.

CHORUS
Burnley we love you,
We live here,
We’re proud to,
Burnley we love you,
And this a song from us all.

Meegan wants to get rid of the pigeons,
Flapping and scatty she’s terrified
Keeva (Caoimhe) spends her time cutting crumpets,
Corey loves the feeling of a brand new sandwich after someone dropped his favourite one on the floor.

CHORUS
Burnley we love you,
We live here,
We’re proud to,
Burnley we love you,
And this a song from us all. BURNLEY!

Hannah can’t stand it when people chew loudly,
Tanveer met Hannah and he stands with her proudly,
Stan wants to be happy, to be loved and be active,
Gavin feels that sincerity makes the world go round.

CHORUS
Burnley we love you,
We live here,
We’re proud to,
Burnley we love you,
And this a song from us all. BURNLEY!

Santa plays on his computer and relaxes painting landscapes,
Derek wants to retire and even though he’s 60,
He’s still lifting sheets of chipboard,
It’s annoying but he’s nifty,
David loves the people in this town we call Burnley,
They’re down to earth and honest. (We’re down to earth and honest)

CHORUS
Burnley we love you,
We live here,
We’re proud to,
Burnley we love you,
And this a song from us all. BURNLEY!

Janet she is scared of heights,
Hills, stairs and bridges,
Harry loves Janet, Derek and Diane,
They’re friends until the end,
Michael’s friend got covered in paint,
After hitting a tin with a very big stick,
Charlie loves sleeping,
James he plays Fortnite,
Sarah relaxes with a Radox bath and a big Chinese

CHORUS
Burnley we love you,
We live here,
We’re proud to,
Burnley we love you,
And this a song from us all. BURNLEY!

Burnley we love you,
We live here,
We’re proud to,
Burnley we love you,
And this a song from us all, BURNLEY!
And this a song from us all, BURNLEY!
And this a song from us all. BURNLEY!

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released December 21, 2018

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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.

Jay is also fronts British postpunk band ALL HAIL HYENA who can be found here on Bandcamp.
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