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Album Genres: Singer/Songwriter, Music, Pop, Adult Contemporary, Rock Released: 23 Sept 2011 Credits

Track 1,5 & 10 Recorded at ABC Studios Ultimo NSW Engineering: Mark Don, 2003 Drums: Giuseppe Vizzone Bass: Greg Lyon Keys: Steve Russell Percussion: James Cox Guitar/Vox: Leigh James BVs: Elizabeth Lord & Leigh James
Tracks 2,3,4,6,7,8,9 Recorded at East End Garage, Murwillumbah NSW 2003-2011
Tr 7 (911) Drums: Scott Hills Bass: Greg Lyon Keys: Steve Russell Guitar/Vox: Leigh James BVs: Elizabeth Lord & Leigh James
Tr 3 (Forever) Programming: Leigh James Guitar/Vox: Leigh James Sax: Martha Baartz BVs: Elizabeth Lord & Leigh James
All other tracks: Programming: Leigh James Guitar/Vox: Leigh James Bass: Leigh James BVs: Elizabeth Lord & Leigh James

Hi Folks…You can see this took a while to release from early studio recordings in 2003 to home jobs (East End Garage!) through to 2011. A ramble of environmental laments, conspiracy theories, ‘Michael Franks’ish Pop/Jazz, fave covers and inevitable love songs, it showcases different sides of the artist known as Leigh James with not just a little help from his friends! Enjoy…

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1Don't Junk The Jungle (lyrics)

Robin's still in Sherwood Forest
I flew to see him in a dream
Listened closely to his story
Began to hear the jungle scream

He spoke of men with fear in their hearts
Who'd clear the forest to the clay
He said what we must do to let Earth breathe again
Is "Teach the children how to take that fear away..."

Chorus:
Don't Junk the Jungle
Don't shake the shore
Don't Junk the Jungle
Release your fear 'cause you don't need it anymore.

I awoke as day was dawnin'
The prophet's message laid me low
Morning paper held no secrets
The seeds of truth I had to sow

You see the world of the worried businessman
With his audit close at hand
Competition from the cradle to the grave
Kick the habit, change, come and make a stand

Chorus:

They just called him young and angry
Locked up his mouth and threw the key
When released he saw his folly
And taught his son how to be free

For though the world is full of bigotry and greed
We can find another way
And if we hold on tight we'll manifest our dreams
And we'll hear the children
Yes we'll hear the children
And we'll hear the children say

Chorus:

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2The Circle Turns (lyrics)

I need reminding now and then
What's important, what is real
Take a break and you jump right in
Shock your body into feeling

Take a walk down by the river
Wash your feet in the rushing water
Feel it flow as it pulls you to the sea
To the open water wild and free

Bridge

I know your thinking
I know you think we're sinking
And sometimes you find it hard to smile
Just hang on the circle turns again

Verse 2

Now I know that time does not exist
Only to our mind's fool
So seductive, and we can't resist
Sucked into the whirlpool

Everybody start to swim today
Like a salmon upstream
Across the madness of our busy lives
To peace and understanding

Bridge

I know your thinking
I know you think we're sinking
And sometimes you find it hard to smile
Just hang on the circle turns again

Interlude

I'll take you no other
To the brink we'll jump and fly
From on high
We'll see the circle turn again
Leigh James & Elizabeth Lord4:36$1.69
3Forever (lyrics)

I, got an eye for you
You, know it’s true
We, could be good to go
Fade, into blue

But we know, when we do
It all makes sense to me again
When we flow, me and you, together
Can’t deny, we’ve been through
Our share of loneliness,
Time for us, to try, forever

Folks, love their fantasy
It’s, safe and warm
Wait, to jump off the shelf
In – to the storm

But we know, when we do
We wonder why we wait so long
Half a life, worry’n ‘bout,
The weather
Grab a hat, hold on tight
It’s really very clear to me
Time for us , to try, forever
So called 'friends' of ours are skeptical
I wonder if they ever tried,
Walkin' in our shoes
But i can see, a destiny, for you and me
That's bigger than the both of us...scat

Life, it’s a mystery
Time, stalks me too
Know, when your spirit sings
Go, with the true

When it’s said and done
You know it’s much too late
Time to settle up the score
Now’s a real, good time
Don’t hesitate
To be mine, forever more
Now’s a real, good time
It’s not too late
To be mine… forever
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4VincentLeigh James & Don McLean4:31$1.69
5Hymn For Nathaniel (lyrics)

You've seen the pictures of the man your father follows
You knew that tears were falling in the dawning of it all
In youth you played your part in all those rituals of splendour
In truth you had a yearning for the learning of the law

Chorus:
Singin' Ooh Ooh Give it your heart and mind to find out
Ooh Ooh Take the strength to retain your gravity (sanity)
Livin' in a whirlwind of mystery

Are you waiting for the man who holds the answer
You embraced the Golden Dancer in the morning on the sea
The tide of change will ebb and flow
You'll find the things you need to know
Scaramouche is waiting
The stage is set for thee

Chorus

In dreams you had a vision of a man all bound and prisoned
Surrealistic elegance
Erotic fantasy
But the poet won't be broken like his ship upon the ocean
His flaming words shall hack
His shackled spirit shall be free

Chorus
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6911 (lyrics)

Daddy...What's this tv show?
I've tried every channel on the dial and i just don't know
Daddy...Why'd that plane explode?
There's people running from that building out on to the road

Lest We Forget
9:11

Now when 3000 people perish
When a tower tumbles from the sky
You look a little deeper than the daily news
To get your answers why
History stained by gross indifference
Terror by another name
Comes back to bite you with a vengeance
Now we're all playing in this game

Lest We Forget
9:11

Lest We Forget
9:11

Solo

You can mourn a loss of innocence
You can pit religions one on one
You'll fight a losing battle
No matter which side that you're on
Don't be fooled by politicians
Hell bent on glory days
The simple truth war-mongers never tell
Is 'only love can conquer hate'

Lest We Forget
9:11

Lest We Forget
9:11
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7FragileLeigh James & Sting5:26$1.69
8Share (lyrics)

It's a growing thing, this love we share
It's a growing thing...
It's a growing thing, this love we share
It's a growing thing...

Verse 1
Could we ever know that a love so rare,
Would be waiting for us all our lives to share
From a tiny spark to a steady flame
And as time goes by I know I will remain
By your side

It's a growing thing,
It's a growing thing...
It's a growing thing, this love we share
It's a growing thing...

Verse 2
When two souls collide on the loom of time
Co-weavers in a tapestry sublime
With a fabric strong there's a lesson clear
Only love remains when we surrender fear

It's a growing thing,
It's a growing thing...
It's a growing thing, this love we share
It's a growing thing...

Riff. See the sunset glowing
And the moon arise in your eyes
It's our love light showing
Living and learning and knowing that love is to share...

Solo

Verse 3
There's a place I go
When you're far from home
A garden just the two of us can roam
In my fantasy
There's an Eden still
And a cottage in a glade over the hill...

It's a growing thing,
It's a growing thing...
It's a growing thing, this love we share
It's a growing thing...
Leigh James & Elizabeth Lord4:31$1.69
9Cruel Crazy Beautiful WorldLeigh James & Johnny Clegg3:40$1.69
10Heartline (lyrics)


To my lovely lady with our baby in your womb
I love you now and forever
We'll be together soon,
My heart overflows
Thinking of you, it shows...

While I work away you know I've been all at sea
Without you, can't even call you here
Longing to hold you near
So the heartline must do
Till I'm back home with you my love


Chorus
Till then I'll write a little everyday
Tell you that I care though we're apart
Write a little everyday
To be close to you

I'm gonna write a little everyday
Seal it with a kiss, plead with Neptune
Hurry to my love and say
This is just for you

Verse 2

Well the weather's fine
And the ocean oh so blue
Plain sailing
Singing my nights away
Missing you everyday
Now the days number two
Till I'm back home with you my love

So take care my girl don't you try and do too much
Without me
Slow down your busy life'
Soon I'll make you my wife
And whatever will be
Long as it's you and me...

Chorus

Till then I'll write a little everyday
Tell you that I care though we're apart
Write a little everyday
To be close to you

I'm gonna write a little everyday
Seal it with a kiss, plead with Neptune
Hurry to my love and say
This is just for you

Bridge
You don't need to be some kind of Einstein
To know love like ours is rare
You know that I'm prepared to spend a lifetime
Making love with you
But till my ship comes through

Solo (over chorus)

Repeat Chorus (up semitone)
(lyrics)
Piano solo over intro chords to fade.
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