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It Might Never Happen

by Jim Pearson

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1.
Scaredycats 01:15
2.
The Edge 04:45
I don’t know who I am Someone tell me how I feel Is this the Promised Land Or just a place with mass appeal You drove me to the edge I’m hanging by my fingernails I haven’t got a hope I don’t believe in fairy tales We don’t know who you are You live across a great divide We’re diametrically opposed But anatomically the same inside You drove us to the edge You herded us like buffalo You handed out the debt In inequitable ratios You drove me to the edge I’m hanging by my fingernails I haven’t got a prayer I don’t believe in miracles You don’t know who we are You must thing we’re insignificant Together greater than apart We are the ninety-nine per cent You drove me to the edge I’m hanging by my fingernails I haven’t got a hope I don’t believe your fairy tales You drove us to the edge You herded us like buffalo If we’re all in the red Who the bloody hell do we all owe
3.
You say you’re tired of being all by yourself But you look down on life from the upper shelf A library book that has never been loaned You’re always staying in and washing your hair You can’t go out ‘cos you have nothing to wear You’re watching the soaps and you’re painting your toes You’re not saying yes and your not saying no I’d like to say I totally sympathise You’ve got the symptoms only I recognise You’re a polar bear that doesn’t like snow I have to tell you I’m becoming obsessed Why don’t you settle for a little bit less When it comes to me your expectations are low Well you’re not saying yes and you’re not saying no Take me back to your abode I’ll crack your enigma code Take me back to your abode This UXB just might explode I’ve heard it said that opposites can attract Let’s get together and see how we react So open your arms and let’s give it a go But you’re not saying yes and your not saying no
4.
When I was young I didn’t know what I was going to be I’ve never had a target, action-plan or strategy I’ve been swimming with the tide so long I must have lost my way These rubber rings and water wings keep my head above the waves Does anybody have the secret of success? I don’t think I’ll be happy ‘till I’m getting more for doing less How long will it take ‘till we catch on? Nobody wants to rock the boat so we act like nothing’s wrong Anyone can wear a business suit with holes cut in the pockets So get down on your hands and knees if you want to scrape a profit You can’t keep all your hopes and dreams in safety deposit boxes ‘Cos all the money in the world won’t compensate your losses Does anybody have the secret of success? I don’t think I’ll be happy ‘till I’m getting more for doing less How long will it take ‘till we catch on? Nobody wants to rock the boat so we act like nothing’s wrong
5.
When the sun shines there’s just something in the air We all know what’s coming but no one seems to care When the suns shine all our weathermen agree According to their satellites we’re heading for catastrophe Polar caps melt with a nonchalant shrug But for the moment I’m happy because I’m in love. When the sun shines there’s a shadow at my feet I’m sorry for the promises I’m never going to keep. When the sun shines politicians can’t agree According to psychology it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy Cyclones and hurricanes, locusts and frogs. But for the moment I’m happy because I’m in love. Maybe our future is written in blood But for the moment I’m happy because I’m in love.
6.
Circles 03:35
This is a stream of consciousness Friday nights and Sunday best Grand designs and marching bands Penthouse suites and caravans Superhighway traffic cones Scenic routes and no-go-zones Rainy days and window sills Fond farewells and sleeping pills We’re all going round in circles There isn’t a beginning or an end When you wake up tomorrow morning You’re going to have to do it all again Secret gardens forbidden fruits Aeroplanes and parachutes Power points and pension plans Wedding cakes and one-night-stands Corner shops and objécts d’art Fishnet tights and mini bars Plastic pals and feature creeps We’re wide-awake and fast asleep We’re all going round in circles There isn’t a beginning or an end When you wake up tomorrow morning You’re going to have to do it all again Ego trips and crushing boors Making wars to end all wars Globalised conquistadors Fortunes stashed on foreign shores We’re all going round in circles There isn’t a beginning or an end When you wake up tomorrow morning You’re going to have to do it all again
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8.
Kingdom Come 03:22
This could be heaven This could be hell What’s your opinion? How can you tell? Will they forgive us For what we’ve done? When it’s all over Our kingdom come In a hundred years What will our children say? It’s unbelievable We choose to live this way This could be heaven This could be hell What’s your opinion? How can you tell?
9.
You need to get away But can’t afford a holiday The heavy weather’s keeping you grounded So stay at home but don’t forget To disconnect the internet The satellites have got you surrounded Switch off all electronic devices If you’ve got an identity crises You’re about to pop but you just can’t stop And the world has runs out of surprises The daily grind has ground you down Your winning smile is upside down You have to find a new perspective So damn it all and what the heck Cut the noose around your neck Who cares? And hang the consequences Switch off all electronic devices If you’ve got an identity crises You’re about to pop but you just can’t stop And the world has runs out of surprises
10.
We’re ordinary people leading ordinary lives Husbands, fathers, sons, daughters, mums and wives We’re England’s green and pleasant land Hopscotch skipping ropes and handstands Beauty queens and knobbly knees Fish and chips and processed peas We’re measured in percentages of happiness and vengeances Paper rounds and cycle paths Comic books and bubble baths Grazes and elastoplasts Sleeping in the uncut grass The same faces on commuter train Dressed for summer feels like rain Been working through your lunch again Then in reverse at five PM And when there’s nothing left to say we’ll talk about the weather Don’t worry about the future ‘cos we’re all in this together
11.
Traffic Jams 04:19
We live our lives in traffic jams Collectively alone With minimised attention spans We worship mobile phones Technology will save us From old technology We live our lives in traffic jams Collectively alone We navigate by satellite But can’t find our way home This isn’t an emergency I thought you’d like to know It seems like an eternity This isn’t an emergency I thought you’d like to know I’ve waited an eternity
12.
Right now is the moment that you are alive So put down your burdens and give yourself a high five You can’t run away ‘cos there’s nowhere to hide Right now is the moment that you are alive If you’re stuck in the past you will never be free Thinking life was better the way it used to be When you're lost in the mist of your own memory Look under your nose and I hope you can see If you look too far ahead you are going to miss out Consumed by anxiety, riddled with doubt But when you’re on your deathbed you’ll you figure it out You came in with nothing and you’re leaving with nowt The state of the world’s driven you to the brink You get out of your mind so you don’t have to think And it’s all flashing by faster than you can blink So wake up before it all goes down the sink Wake up, smell the coffee make the most of the day Or wear a stiff upper lip in the civilised way Or get down on your knees, beg for mercy and pray But the voices inside you just won’t go away Too many opinions, you can’t hear for the din You long for the day when you’re silent within But don’t let the bastards get under your skin Just take a deep breath and get ready to sing Right now is the moment that we are alive So put down your burdens and give yourself a high five You can’t run away ‘cos there’s nowhere to hide Right now is the moment that we are alive

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All songs ©Jim Pearson 2015
Mix consultant and mastered by Russell Cottier

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released May 29, 2015

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"You never can be sure what kind of project Jim will come up with next, but you can always be sure it's gonna be pretty darn good." Tom Robinson BBC 6 Music.

Jim's songs range from the whimsical to some of the most bitter and somber themes, yet always with a paradoxical childlike spirit that meets them head-on – wide-eyed and full of hopeful energy.
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