Last of the Tall Ships

by Jimmy Lee Morris

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Groovy new songs with an 1980's influence. I imagine this is what my 80's band A La Tienne may have sounded like if we had stuck together and made an album today.

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released March 13, 2018

All songs written by James Morris except "Last of the Tall Ships" and "Tall Ships" co-written with Nelson King.

Massive thanks to the wonderful artist John Dyer for giving his permission for me to use his painting "Sailing Under The Moon" and for designing the album's cover around it. See this painting and more of John's art at www.JohnDyerGallery.com

I also want to thank Josh Cole for his electric guitar parts on Bigger Sky, Freestyle, Last of the Tall Ships and Glad You’ve Gone. Thanks also to Bethan Lees for adding her voice to Buying Time, Bigger Sky, Something About You and Last of the Tall Ships.

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Singer songwriter and live performer creating songs about life and love

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Track Name: Buying Time
Buying Time
(Morris)
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t waiting by the telephone
Hoping for a conversation that will change my life
I’ve been trying to forget that time is pressing me to move along
Making me an offer that I don’t wanna face tonight
I’m not setting my hopes to high
I’m not selling out to the lie
I’m just trying to hold back the tide
I don’t believe that it’s the end of the line
So I’m just trying to buy some time, buying time
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t hoping for a second chance
Looking for a reason to keep doing all the things I like
I’ve been trying to avoid a situation where the only plan
Is taking me to places that I don’t want to go tonight
I’m not setting my hopes to high
I’m not selling out to the lie
I’m just trying to hold back the tide
I don’t believe that it’s the end of the line
So I’m just trying to buy some time, buying time
I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t waiting by the telephone
Track Name: Bigger Sky
Bigger Sky
(Morris)
Paint me a bigger sky to lose my head in the clouds
All my life I had to try to keep my feet on the ground
If you dare to dream about it would it all come true
If you had it handed to ya would you know what to do
Yes I would, give me a bigger sky, if I could
It’s so good, inside a bigger sky
I just want it all around me
I just want to fly to a bigger sky
Dancing a figure eight the sun the moon and the stars
A breathtaking leap of faith where heads are ruled by the heart
If you dare to dream about it would it all come true
If you had it handed to ya would you know what to do
Yes I would, give me a bigger sky, if I could
It’s so good, inside a bigger sky
I just want it all around me
I just want to fly to a bigger sky
Track Name: Freestyle
Freestyle
(Morris)
I loved your freestyle baby but you put me on hold
The memory of your lying baby is all that I recall
I could have stood there waiting but it’s too late to return
Shrouded in your secrecy well you think I should have learned
I gotta go, yeah, I gotta leave
I gotta go, yeah, I gotta leave and take my chances
I loved your cool smile baby your kisses clean as ice
The burning of your desire baby the distance in your eyes
I could’ve stood the cheating but my luck was bound to break
The magic and the mystery were too much to escape
I gotta go, yeah, I gotta leave
I gotta go, yeah, I gotta leave and take my chances
Maybe one day I will find a better wall to hang myself upon
But I’m not planning on being round that long
Maybe one day I will light a better fire and burn
Track Name: Something About You
Something About You
(Morris)
There’s something about you yeah
That makes me feel so good
There’s something about you yeah
You know it’s understood
And if you wanna know the reason why
I still love ya after all this time
It’s because there’s something about you yeah
It’s because there’s something about you yeah
There’s something about you yeah
That makes me feel so right
There’s something about you yeah
Like sunshine in the night
And if you wanna know the reason why
I still love ya after all this time
It’s because there’s something about you yeah
It’s because there’s something about you yeah
Track Name: Last of the Tall Ships
Last of the Tall Ships
(Morris/King)
I’ve not been sleeping at night, I’ve been living in a haze
I’ve been shaking for a week, I’ve been sweating out the days
I’ve been working alone, I’ve been slackening my pace
Where I used to love a crowd, I prefer an empty space
Been dreaming since I was born, life’s much larger when you’re small
Everything within your grasp, every dream was possible
Those who sussed it right would be the heroes overnight
All within my hands but I squeezed a bit too tight
Forget the formula it never works that way
The tried and tested that always had it’s place
The spectacular games that only actors play
The rarely thought of lines that soon become clichéd
Always told you we could go so far
But let the rockets have the stars we’ve got a bit more class
Like the last of the tall ships with style we’ll sail away
And then the age old fear returns, doubting everything you’ve learned
So you try to re-assess, put your talent to the test
Would you stay or would you leave, do you still have what it takes
Is there magic left to weave, can you stand out from the fakes
Is there room above the crowd, is there air enough to breathe
Is there time to carry on, have the strength to still believe
Turn the dream inside your head to reality instead
Let the beating of your heart tell you it’s not over yet
Forget the formula it never works that way
The tried and tested that always had it’s place
The spectacular games that only actors play
The rarely thought of lines that soon become clichéd
Always told you we could go so far
But let the rockets have the stars we’ve got a bit more class
Like the last of the tall ships with style we’ll sail away
Track Name: Glad You've Gone
Glad You’ve Gone
(Morris)
Wake before the sunlight breaks and streams across the floor
And with the first light through the window you find yourself once more
Looking round the room, the whole place is in a mess
I’m still hearing the tune, we was playing when you left
And I don’t wanna know what you think I’ve done
To make you go, I’m just glad you’ve gone
Well I’m hearing all the rumours about what I made you do
All this speculation, of what they wanna believe is true
Well I understand your reason to get out of this place
But did you have to tell me with that fist in my face
And I don’t wanna know what you think I’ve done
To make you go, I’m just glad you’ve gone
Track Name: Tall Ships
Instrumental

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