Strangers

by Jimmy Brewer

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released January 8, 2015

All songs written by Jimmy Brewer.
Produced by Owain Jenkins
Mastered by Dave Mitson
Photography by Michael Brewer
Artwork design by Jimmy Brewer & Melanie Jane

Jimmy Brewer: guitars, vocals
Tom Sinnett: bass
Euan Palmer: drums
Joe Webb: hammond, piano

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Track Name: Back To School In September
Back To School In September

Well the August sun settles down to sleep
And it cools your sunburnt face
We may have watched every single one
But this one takes first place
As the colours move across the sky
Like the ribbons through your hair
One last kiss, never felt like this
I’m floating through the air

Well I’ve only been in love with you for fourteen days
But it’s back to school in September
And we both have to go our separate ways

When I left home never thought I’d find
Somebody quite like you
Another summer away with my folks
No friends, no fun, no nothing new
But then you came and joined me
Skimming stones across the sea
And we’ve spent each day of our time away
Running happy and carefree

Well I’ve only been in love with you for fourteen days
But it’s back to school in September
And we both have to go our separate ways

Sneaking out our windows to hold hands till dawn
Oh why does it have to end

Well a single tear rolls down your cheek
It reflects the lonely moon
It’s hard to say goodbye I know
So let’s call it ‘see you soon’
The summer may be over now
But for us it’s just begun
A parting glance of a sweet romance
Dancing in the rising sun

Well I’ve only been in love with you for fourteen days
But it’s back to school in September
Well I’ve only been in love with you for fourteen days
But I guess that I’ll be coming back
Next year anyway
Track Name: Cloud Ten
Cloud Ten
I thought my life was over
I was ready to roll over
and accept my fate
I’d left it much too late
But out of the blue you found me
When I was lost and lonely
And you led me home
Crazy from first hello

I fell in love
Head over heals again and again
And now every time you look at me
I feel I’m on cloud ten

I thought I’d wasted my last
Chance for a perfect romance
I was doomed to be
Forever lost at sea
But when I washed up on the shore
You picked me up from the floor
And you led me home
Crazy from first hello

I fell in love
Head over heals again and again
And now every time you kiss me
I feel I’m on cloud ten

You don’t know high till you’ve been so low
Even if it doesn’t show
Oh the sun doesn’t shine so brightly
On plain old cloud number nine

I fell in love
Head over heals again and again
And now every time you look at me
Oh every time you look at me
And every time you kiss me
I feel I’m on cloud ten
Track Name: Northern Wind
Northern Wind

She lived where the sea is wild
and the wind cuts through your clothes
she told me to wait at the end of her street
cause her daddy didn’t know

Her jeans were as frayed as my hair
They brought the puddles up to her knees
But that smile was enough for me

From the north
It blows strong
Across the estuary
But love keeps me
holding on

By the waves she held my hand
We let them crash right over our feet
The salt in the air made her hair wrap itself
round my fingers in the breeze

But soon the tide rolled on out
And love left us behind
Life forced us to say goodbye

From the north
It blows strong
Across the estuary
But love keeps me
holding on

Burns your face as it passes through
Like the tears that you cried for her
Blows those memories right back to you

The ships are all turning for home
Bringing with them fish for the fryers
Guided by the lights on the shore
and the stars in the sky

Waves meet their fate one by one
they wash away the words in the sand
We may always find new love
but it wont be the same

From the north
It blows strong
Across the estuary
But love keeps me
holding on
Track Name: Just Another Thursday
Just Another Thursday

Seven am already losing my mind
Alarm clocks are ringing and there’s sleep in my eyes
Outside the rain forms a river that drags me head first down the drain
The only thing saving my life is the thought that i’ll see you again

Just another thursday
Just another day
Day four there’s only one more to go
Just another thursday
Then another day
Count down to the weekend I just can’t wait
to have just another day with you

Eleven am and time is going so slow
Stomach is rumbling and there’s hours to go
Watching the clock on the wall but each time the hands hardly move
But every second I watch brings me a second closer to you

Just another thursday
Just another day
Day four there’s only one more to go
Just another thursday
Then another day
Count down to the weekend I just can’t wait
to have just another day with you

Sometimes I wish that my life was a movie, you know what I’d do?
Yeah I’d fast forward the weeks but rewind the nights spent with you

Just another thursday
Just another day
Day four there’s only one more to go
Just another thursday
Then another day
Count down to the weekend I just can’t wait
to have just another day with you
Track Name: I'd Rather Hear You Lie
I’d Rather Hear You Lie
If your heart has been fixed
And you’ve found someone new
If you’re in love
And he loves you too
If your knees grow weak
When he looks in your eyes
Well I think that I’d rather hear you lie

Please don’t tell me how
He keeps you warm at night
Don’t tell me how
It feels so right
And don’t let me know
That your tears have been dried
Cause I think that I’d rather hear you lie

I was a fool to let you go
And now I know what I’ve lost
It’s so cruel, the truth hurts me so
I’ll never know why I said goodbye

I don’t care how you melt
When he kisses your lips
Or how your heart races
When you’re pressed close to his
No I don’t want to know
Cause I know I would cry
So I think that I’d rather hear you lie
Track Name: You & Me
You & Me
Listen to those wolves howling through the gap under our door
Let me wrap you in this blanket, lift your feet up off the floor
Let the windows rattle, let our stomachs growl
There’s enough wood on the fire, at least for now
Hold me close at least for now

I wish love could put food on the table
Cause you know, girl, we’d never go hungry again
I wish love could buy a house to hide away from
this cold, girl, we’d live like royalty
You and me

Listen to my heart, it beats faster as I say your name
Let me hold you in my arms while we stare into the flames
Let them come and get us let them hunt us down
We’ll make it through together just don’t ask how
I’ll keep you warm just don’t ask how

I wish love could put food on the table
Cause you know, girl, we’d never go hungry again
I wish love could buy a house to hide away from
this cold, girl, we’d live like royalty
You and me

Somebody else could give you everything you dreamed of
But I can’t offer you that much
But I’ll give my life and I’ll ask nothing in return
If love was money I’d have money to burn

I wish love could put food on the table
Cause you know, girl, we’d never go hungry again
I wish love could buy a house to hide away from
this cold, girl, we’ll live till we’re a hundred years old
We’ll be free
You and me

Listen to those wolves, sneaking closer as the fire fades
I can feel their yellow eyes fall upon us from the shade
Track Name: Backseat Girl
Backseat Girl

Diesel and dirt finally screeched to a halt
The steps were too high for my feet
I stumbled aboard in my oversized clothes
The doors hissed and creaked as they struggled to close
I paid the bully the money I owed
All eyes on me as we pulled away slow
But she kept her eyes on the street

Chewing her gum, ignoring the world
She had a band on her T-shirt that i’d probably never heard of
I bet their songs were all about her

Don’t waste your time
You can try, you can try
But you’ll never be cool enough for Backseat Girl

I was growing up fast I was styling my hair
I was desperate to catch her eye
But she’d always be in that world of her own
Where guitars are heavy and the drums explode
Her T-shirts became my Rolling Stone
So many records that I had to buy

Well she was older than me and she was learning to drive
There were rumours that her boyfriend was nearly twenty five
My friends all told me I was out of my mind

They said ‘Don’t waste your time
You can try, you can try
But you’ll never be cool enough for Backseat Girl’

Well I remember the day she made me a man
There was only one free seat
She saw my guitar and my time had come
She called me over and I sat down stunned
I tried to speak but I’d lost my tongue
She said ‘you’re sweet but you’re a bit too young
but i’ll give you a kiss on the cheek’

Well it was almost a week before I washed my face
I was grinning so hard that my cheeks began to ache
Everybody asked me to teach them how

But I said ‘Don’t waste your time
You can try, you can try
But you’ll never be cool enough for Backseat
You’ll never be cool enough for the backseat
You’ll never be cool enough for Backseat Girl’
Track Name: Coming Back To You
Coming Back To You

Every mile is a pain in my heart
A thousand more for every second we’re apart
Every minute that passes me by
Makes it harder and harder to keep these eyes dry

Well I feel so lonely
But I’m coming back to you
It’s been far too long
I’m coming back to you
Stop your crying
Don’t feel so blue
Well I hear you calling me
I’m coming back to you

Come on, wheels don’t you dare slow me down
Come on, headlights you know where we are bound
Come on, coffee keep my eyes open wide
Won’t you get me home quickly so I can be by her side

Well I feel so lonely
But I’m coming back to you
It’s been far too long
I’m coming back to you
Stop your crying
Don’t feel so blue
Well I hear you calling me
I’m coming back to you
Close to empty but I’m closer to you
Not much further, think I’m gonna get through
I’m in tatters, don’t know how I’m alive
But I’ll be in your arms when the dawn arrives

Well I feel so lonely
But I’m coming back to you
It’s been far too long
I’m coming back to you
Stop your crying
Don’t feel so blue
Well I hear you calling me
I’m coming back to you
Track Name: Someday
Someday

Someday we’ll never have to cry
There’ll be no point in telling lies
I know there’ll be no need
for suffering and greed
No handkerchiefs to wipe our guilty tears

Someday we’ll never have to paint
A phoney smile upon our face
No longer have to keep
our secrets buried deep
Our faces will reflect a better scene

When we realise we’re all the same
Then our world will all come good
No need to beg for answers from above

Cause love will hold us by the hand
and take us to a better land
And finally we’ll see
our children will be free
Forever to live in peace
Forever to live in peace
Track Name: Strangers
Strangers
Back when we were nothing more than strangers
Just names and numbers written in a phone
Casting nervous glances across a crowded room
Oh we longed for the world to leave us both alone

Back then I didn’t love you
At least I hadn’t realised
Cause I was busy chasing my own broken heart
You were just another pair
of pretty eyes to talk to
I suppose that’s just the way it always starts

Cause love creeps up behind you and covers up your eyes
And whispers sweet things in your ears
But love can be a coward sometimes
And quietly disappear

I may not love you in another five years
You might not want me tomorrow
Both of us know it can come it can go
It can run away with your heart
I may not love you in another five years
Oh it’s such a long time
But I love you tonight, just like every night
as our nights have turned into years
So let’s worry about tomorrow when it’s here

I know it’s never easy, life gets in the way
There were times I thought we never had a chance
But each time that we broke in two and smashed upon the floor
Somehow we held it together with glue

I never tried to promise you
Things I’d never give
I’d be lying if I offered you the stars
But everything I have
Is right before your eyes
And for now it’s yours

I may not love you in another five years
You might not want me tomorrow
Both of us know it can come it can go
It can run away with your heart
I may not love you in another five years
Oh it’s such a long time
But I love you tonight, just like every night
as our nights have turned into years
So let’s worry about tomorrow when it’s here

Let’s stay like strangers