Phoenix

by Sadie Jemmett

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    All tracks mixed and mastered for vinyl and your optimal listening pleasure! We recorded the album in the magnificent old-school Baker Studios on Vancouver Island using analogue instruments such as Fender Rhodes, Hammond Organ etc and real drums!! Vinyl edition will also have unique cover and artwork.

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1.
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
2.
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
Good Friday 05:20
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
6.
Passport 05:01
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
7.
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 ...
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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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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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