Phoenix

by Sadie Jemmett

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This is Sadie Jemmett's third studio album and the first to be released on TwoUpTwoDownRecords, Brought to you by Absolute via Universal/Sony DADC. Recorded at Baker Studios, Victoria BC, in July 2018.

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released June 21, 2019

All Songs written by Sadie Jemmett except:
Wedding Song; words by Michael Symonns Roberts, taken from his poem The Vows.
The Wilder Shores of Love; additional lyrics by Tony Myers

All songs produced, mixed and mastered by Joby Baker at Baker Studios, Vancouver Island, Canada (except for Bitter; Danni Nicholls vocals recorded by Johnny McBurnie at Oast House Studios, UK.)

Song arrangements: Sadie Jemmett
String Arrangements: Joby Baker
The Baker Studios Street Choir: Sadie Jemmett & Joby Baker

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Track Name: Rescue Street
on Rescue Street the stakes are high
you play in, it's do or die on rescue street
the stakes are high, the stakes are high
on rescue street it's win or lose your fate is set you don't get to choose
on rescue street, it's win or lose, it's win or lose

but we’re all going down to rescue street
we’re making all our plans on rescue street
life could be so sweet on rescue street
depends on who you meet, on rescue street

on rescue street I’ll say I’m yours, oh please be mine
then I’ll get bored on rescue street
you’re boring me you're boring me

and we move so fast on rescue street and nothing lasts no one to keep
on rescue street, oh yeah
there's no one to keep there's no one to keep

but we’re all going down to rescue street
we’re gonna see who’s around on rescue street
cos life could be so sweet on rescue street
depends on who you meet, on rescue street

and once you’re lucky streak has passed
you fold so fast a jaw of glass on rescue street
you pay the price for your desire
your broken heart your home on fire on rescue street

on rescue street we play our games
at first we save and then we blame on rescue street
it's not you it's me, it's not you it's me

and with your last remaining piece, before you exit rescue street
you pull the handle for the gold and find you've nothing left to hold
on rescue street

but we’re all going down to rescue street
we’re gonna see who’s around on rescue street
cos life could be so sweet on rescue street
depends on who you meet, on rescue street
Track Name: Bitter (Feat. Danni Nicholls)
don’t make me bitter
and don’t lead me on
just love me forever
and don’t do me wrong
am I a fool for believing
the songs that I’m singing
the words that I’m writing
when my heart is breaking?

cos I’m a fool when I see you
smile at the girls
and I watch as they open, and you gently uncurl
your hands from my finger
your arms from my waist
and I stare like a statue, as you walk away

I don’t want, to feel like this
I don’t want, to feel like this
don’t make me feel such bitterness
don’t make me feel such bitterness

don’t make me bitter
and don’t lead me on
just love me forever
and don’t do me wrong
Track Name: Don't Silence Me
big boy plays around
holds you down
you don't make a sound
oh, please make him stop
but I don't wanna lose my job
oh, oh, don't silence me

what if they say you lied
felt obliged
crossed a line?
too late to ask for help
they’ll say ‘she brought it on herself ’
oh, oh, don't silence me
oh, oh, don't silence me

and take your hands off my sister
didn't you hear her say NO?
step away from her, mister
I think it's time for you to go

small town
people talk
just shake it off
and take a walk

law man
hangs around
the bullies of the playground
oh, oh, don't silence me
we’re all complicit
and this is how we do business
hey, hey NDA -
now I've got nothing more to say
oh, oh, don't silence me
oh, oh, don't silence me

and take your hands off my sister
didn't you hear her say NO!?
just step away from her, mister
i think it's time for you to go

you can't buy my silence
cos I'm not for sale
and I'm no longer buying
no matter how inconsequential
powerless and small
you try to make me feel …

so take your hands off my sister
didn't you hear her say NO!?
step away from her mister
i think it's time for you to go

now it's time to make it stop
now you know your time is up
ritual humiliation
power grabbing situations
take your hands off my sister
step away from her mister
now it's time to make it stop
now you know your time is up
Track Name: A Fighting Chance
taking precious time watching the snowfall
soft and slow, it covers everything
and I don’t care where you’ve been
just don’t want you to leave again
you’ve got my heart in your hand
i don’t stand a fighting chance

cos I can see you now
and I can hear you now
for who you are
for who you are

and I don’t wanna talk about
what we did and what we said
all these scripts that we write
and follow to the bitter end
and I know nothings black and white
we all have so much to loose
but if I lose you tonight
then baby I’m the only fool

cos I can see you now
and I can hear you now
give me a fighting chance
just give me one more
fighting chance

now my coffee’s turning cold
the snow is melting in the drive
as I watch your car pull in
there’s nothing left for me to hide
sit down close by me
and I’ll spill out these words for you
this pen and this guitar
is the only truth I’ve ever known


cos I can see you now
and I can hear you now
give me a fighting chance
just give me one more
fighting chance
Track Name: Good Friday
you ask me for forgiveness? Well you’ll have to take my pity
cos that's all I have, it's a bitter pill
until the landscape changes until my heart is mended
I'm sorry but I, I can't ease your guilt

on Good Friday, i'm trying to think of how to say goodbye
on Good Friday, i'm running through the stories in my mind
in my mind in my mind …

and your silence only makes me louder
and your kindness only makes it harder

I won’t adapt to your suffering
I can't keep score of these games anymore
cos I never know when you’ll leave me again
now I can let go and my life ... can begin

on Good Friday I drove my car through the rain
On Good Friday I drove my car through the rain
On Good Friday to say what i had to say
what I had to say, what I had to say
it cost me my heart to stay close to you
yeah it cost me my self to stay close to you
close to you, close to you …
on Good Friday
Track Name: Passport
Oooooooh oooooh

just like an angel
you stood at my door
you saw me broken
and picked me up off the floor
in a million little pieces
my heart it was torn
you wrapped me up
in tender love
wiped the blood from my wounds
and now that my heart is free
I wanna take you everywhere with me

you’re my passport
and I could go anywhere with you
oh baby now
you’re my passport
and I’m taking you with me, taking you with me wherever I go

from the hot desert sands
to the cool mountain breeze
I’ll take you to places
you’ve never seen
I’ll show you a world
you’ve only seen in your dreams
high above on wings of love
like a king and a queen
cos now that my heart is free
I wanna show you everything
everything I’ve seen
Woah yeah you’re my passport
I could go anywhere with you
oh baby now
you’re my passport
and I’m taking you with me, taking you with me

wherever I go, you unlock the door
you open my heart
you’re the passport to my soul

And I could go any, anywhere with you
oh lemme tell you now
You’re my, my passport and I’m taking you with me,
taking you with me, wherever I go now
you’re my passport, I’m taking you with me, taking you with me,
I’m taking you with me
wherever I go, wherever I go
Track Name: Leonard's Waltz
I last saw you in Holland
the end of New Year
just after the parties were over
we talked about brexit
and Dutch architecture
and Cohen and Bowie and music

you looked so tired
your eyes fallen into your face
the pain and the morphine
had clearly left their trace

but they still danced before me
and saw me
and held my gaze
and said everything we’d never been able to say

la la la la la la la la la la la la

then your Russian wife served us tea from China
just like in your favourite song
and you said you just missed him
when he played in Berlin
and that’s something you’d always regret

So where will you go to
when absence covers your face?
how will I find you my friend
with no forwarding address?
And for all of the beauty and riches
this world has to lend
none of it replaces a friend

and we sing..
la la la la la la la la la la la la

and outside it was cold
with the snow coming down
and the kids let off fireworks into the night sky ...
Track Name: The Wilder Shores of Love
on the wilder shores of love
cutting bullets from our flesh
from way below to high above
from the east side to the west

I jumped the night train to Trieste
tried to find my friends out in the west
I heard they were living near Cologne
but the border took my phone

they bombed us in the night
until the break of day
rounded us up like vultures prey
and in the morning light
before my very eyes
took my wife and baby away

I used to be a businessman
a thousand jobs at my command
but now you call me refugee
my broken life is all you see

I look for her on every street
and I ask everyone I meet
I wear her absence like a uniform
it spurs me on
I don’t even need to sleep

they bombed us in the night
until the break of day
rounded us up like vultures prey
and in the morning light
before my very eyes
took my wife and baby away

I don’t understand your war
this is no better than before
I don’t believe a word you say
and God will make you pay

On the wilder shores of love
from the east side to the west
Track Name: The Wedding Song (For Peter)
we pledge to wake each morning face to face
to shun the orders of the busy sun
we promise to disturb each other’s peace
we promise to disturb each other’s peace

we want the risen life before we’re dead
you start and finish me, you’re my extent

and we will, yes, gaze at the pining moon
we’ll pick out brine blown glass gems from the strand
well read our future scratched on to stone
we’ll read our future scratched on to a stone

we want the risen life before we’re dead
you start and finish me, you’re my extent

we both believe that silence turns to sand
and promise not to add to the unsaid
we meet here as the raging sea meets land
we meet here as the raging sea meets land

we want the risen life before we’re dead
you start and finish me, you’re my extent
Track Name: What You Give Will Come Back
been a long time since I cracked a smile
been a while since I looked up at the blue skies
I spent so much time inside of my own head
gonna start thinking about somebody else

and don’t be afraid to give it all away
cos it’ll come back to you one of these days

and what you give will come back
a little way down the track
you’ve gotta have some faith
in the human race
and what you give will come back

I see a troubled man
I see how hard he works
fifteen hour shifts on a wage as cheap as dirt
still he’s struggling
just to make the rent
with bills to pay
kids to feed
his money’s always spent

but don’t be dismayed, cos he’ll find a way
cos things’ll get easier one of these days

and what you give will come back
a little way down the track
you’ve gotta have some faith
in the human race
and what you give will come back

and when the road is dark
trouble in your heart
just shine a little light in someone else’s life
and it’ll make it easier

and don’t be afraid to give it all away
cos it’ll come back to you one of these days
don’t be afraid to give it all away
cos it’ll come back to you one of these days
don’t be afraid to give it all away
cos it’ll come back to you one of these days
don’t be afraid to give it all away
cos it’ll come back to you one of these days

and what you give will come back
a little way down the track
you’ve gotta have some faith
in the human race
and what you give will come back
you’ve gotta have some faith
in the human race
and what you give will come back

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