Tell

by Jeff Lauber

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1.
Quiet Place 03:46
In a quiet place Me and my thoughts Cup of coffee and A book from the shelf Here’s my peace of mind Here the centre holds Only way that I can unwind Soothe my troubled soul Silence the bells, lock the doors Peace and quiet I want more I try not to buy what they sell In a quiet place by myself Daylight fades and nighttime falls I am not taking any calls You must take care of yourself In a quiet place by myself Sometimes you wanna find the reason why The comfort of your home, you can’t deny I know you want to fly above the eyes The effort all your own, that’s no surprise The pieces of my mind As it unfolds The only way that I can unwind And soothe my troubled soul Silence the bells, lock the doors Peace and quiet I want more I try not to buy what they sell In a quiet place by myself Daylight fades and nighttime falls I am not taking any calls You must take care of yourself I’m in a quiet place by myself
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You say I can, and I can’t stand I’ll be a man when I grow up Outlook deadpan, I’m in the pan You raise the flames and I’m no fan Bathe my soul in golden oil I never handle chores Lay the world down cold and coiled Heading down I’m sore I never had the nerve nor the courage To simply speak my mind It comes all out at once From time to time News when I land, I take a stand I took the pulpit and I ran You say I can, when I began I knew the root would meet the end Bathe my soul in golden oil Letting go, I’m spoiled Lay the world down cold and coiled Heading down I’m sore I never had the nerve nor the courage To simply speak my mind It all comes out at once From time to time
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Go Way Slow 01:16
Go way slow, snowed window Bow end cold, though airflow Blow, fading glow, go way home
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Anyone Home 01:58
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The road goes on in all directions Which one will we take? Help me make the selection It is our fate we make To walk into the setting sun And onward to the moon For me you are the only one Alone you fill my room See what you’ve done to me Feel when I see Hear these words I speak to you If it’s not too much to ask of you Touch that part inside of me That lives only for you Hide my secrets deep inside And tell no one but me From root to fruit we grow and reach How I listen when you preach Let me be your listener As you are my sound Guiding light star in the night Be the reason for my sight Vision prism how I’m wishing You will be my definition See what you’ve done to me Feel when I see Hear these words I speak to you If it’s not too much to ask of you Touch that part inside of me That lives only for you Hide my secrets deep inside And tell no one but me
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Longing 02:44
Sing sad song when I’m down Sing good song when I’m happy Shine a light on my frown Make a sound when I’m angry They had a tool, I had one too But I’m longing I wake up to make up with you But it’s just me When we fight it’s a crime Sake of this don’t fuss now When the tears flow like wine 'Til I’m grown don’t adjust much The attitude, I had one too But I’m longing And then a fool I had eschewed Now it’s just me
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Momma say I’m special Depression, anxiety They got the best of me But mamma say I’m special Yeah, I know I’m special Something to behold Standing on the shore Wingspan wide Not stuck to the ground Build the life I always wanted Gonna fly so high Fly day and night We’ll go much farther We flow like water Now we livin’ that dream No negative thinking We know what it is Our every wish Wingspan wide We’re soaring high We know what it is The life we livin' Something to behold Standing on the shore
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In life we see the darkest things Illumination, knowledge brings Once revealed and never unseen Within and without our being Sacred truth is brought to light Dawn arising from the night As each day brings anew Get closer to all that's true Walk the path by lantern's light Don't get lost in the night Stars older than history Guide us in our destinies From them we ourselves are made Atoms came to earth and stayed As the universe surrounds So many inside abound Particle and wave, I am both I say I am just a moment, hope you I find at the time Speed of light the sound of time Speak no lie and do no crime Know the way through light and dark Trusting only in the heart Lead you safe to the oasis Or the forest of strange faces Whatever fuels the fire inside Love or only dark desire Particle and wave, I am both I say I am just a moment, hope you I find at the time
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Hindsight 01:36
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Epiphany 02:17
Self-destruct with the slightest touch Memories don’t serve me much Weather makes me so hot and cold What I learnt from being so bold The finer things you know that I can’t have Let me never me feel so bad Many changes to my scenery Contemplate what you mean to me You’ve got the sun in your eyes Knew the moon is the prize Visions of what I could feel inside Make me slump and then make me hide Counting sheep til my epiphany I know the changes begin with me The finer things you know that I have had Never let me feel so bad Time we made has me feeling glad I didn’t choose to remain monad You’ve got the sun in your eyes Knew the moon is the prize Sky reflects in the sea I see in you what’s inside of me

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released May 23, 2020

“Quiet Place” lyrics by John Jordan & Jeff Lauber
“No One But Me” lyrics by John Jordan
"Flamingo" lyrics by Jeff Lauber, Leesa Mackey & Horus Rao
“Particle & Wave” lyrics by John Jordan
All other lyrics by Jeff Lauber

“Quiet Place” mixed by Esteban Margulis & Jeff Lauber
“From Time to Time” mixed by Mackenzie Gray
“Particle & Wave” mixed by Mackenzie Gray
"Epiphany" mixed by Esteban Margulis
All other mixing by Jeff Lauber
Mastered by Gino Visconti

Cover art by Michael-Vincent Laviolette

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Saxophonist singer John Jordan and a collection of Montreal's finest musicians produce original music in ska, reggae, rock, soul, and a host of other genres.

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