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Your Stupid Life

by Jim Pearson

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oldmanwilliams Outstanding! The best thing I've heard in a long time.
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will riding Really enjoying this Jim. Love your perspective on things. Really good production too.
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themagicrings Love the musicality of this album married with Jim's wonderful take on life as we know it. Favorite track: Tinseltown.
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1.
You and your stupid life Two point four kids and a wife Mortgaged up above your brow You can’t escape you don’t know how You and your stupid life A law abiding archetype Master of obscurity But no one takes you seriously Wine tasting time wasting The Sunday roast needs basting Time wasting wine tasting Pull up your socks and go to work You and your stupid life Have given up without a fight Everyone is on the take But you can barely stay awake Wine tasting time wasting Forever cut and pasting Time wasting wine tasting Straighten your tie and go to work Wine tasting time wasting It’s your stupid life your facing Time wasting wine tasting Pull up your socks and go to work Wine tasting time wasting It’s your stupid life your facing Time wasting wine tasting Tear off your clothes and go berserk
2.
The Sea 05:04
I live for the sea I live to be free I live to be me I live for the sea
3.
I came to ask the horse’s mouth Once and for all let’s have it out Off the record if you must Redacted and anonymous Do you believe the lies you spin? Delivered with a rictus grin I’m glad you see the funny side Dishonour is a badge of pride Guilty parties get away With secrecy and NDAs Money pays for loyalty When you’re as rich as royalty The public interest won’t be served By the legal teams who groom your words Your manufactured get out clauses Are sponsored by unworthy causes So guilty parties get away With secrecy and NDAs Money pays for loyalty When you’re as rich as royalty I’d like to think there’ll come a day When moral debt will be repaid But lying with authority Is credited as honesty I came to ask the horse’s mouth Once and for all without a doubt A broken record we can’t trust Corrupted and preposterous The public interest won’t be served By journalists who mince their words You can’t believe they’re on your side Dishonour is a badge of pride
4.
Tinseltown 03:51
She took a ride to Tinseltown To meet the guy with deadpan eyes A golden opportunity To showcase her variety He showered her with compliments “You’re a rose about to bloom” But first she must audition for him In his hotel room Make me a star The moment that the door was closed He dropped his inhibition And just like that took off his clothes With rightful expectation But her mother didn’t raise a girl Inclined to acquiesce And so her a-list body Stayed inside her favourite dress Make me a star... but I won’t be your whore No one dared to speak his name Or break their vow of silence Because of his connections His lawyers and his finance He offered her a fortune If she’d sign a non disclosure Instead she turned the spotlight On his predatory behaviour One by one her sisters spoke Of stigma and abasement And reimbursed the shame and hurt With sweet revenge and just desserts You left a scar... but we won’t be afraid... anymore
5.
I Need You 02:55
I only see you in my dreams You taste of Pepsi Cola But in my harsh reality I know of no one like ya I need you I thought I’d find you on the bus Or in the supermarket When you lay your eyes on me Please put me in your basket I need to know you You must be somewhere out there Maybe just around the corner? I wish someone would tell me If I’m getting any warmer I need to know you
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Mr Charisma 04:03
Mr Charisma has a way with his words They dance on his tongue like the dawn chorus birds Mr Charisma is the life of the party He’s so entertaining with his face in the gravy Mr Charisma has a childish ambition He just needs a slogan and a shady donation Mr Charisma’s got friends in high places Who owe him a favour for a tip at the races Mr Charisma is a man of the people But don’t think for a moment he considers you equal Mr Charisma will make you a believer He’s the kind of messiah who turns wine into water Mr Charisma’s a vote winning junky If you grind the organ he’ll dance like a monkey Mr Charisma always floats to the top He’s the toast of the town and he won’t spill a drop He’ll promise you this he’ll promise you that He’ll say that your lifestyle is under attack He’ll tell you the future is yours on a plate But you won’t feel the hook until you’re choking on the bait Mr Charisma believes his own lies At the slightest commotion he severs all ties Mr Charisma can’t handle rejection He thinks of the truth as an unfair election Mr Charisma is out of his depth He lies awake thinking how to fake his own death Mr Charisma is a titanic loser Not fit for the office he turned into a boozer
8.
I used to worry while she was gone She went out shopping, said she wouldn’t be gone long But sixteen years have passed me by Since they found me guilty ‘cos I didn’t have a alibi Since she came back they set me free I got a pardon but I got no apology But after sixteen years dependency The only place I call my home is in the penitentiary I begged forgiveness from above Before I shot the only girl who I will ever love I waited for the cops and handed them my gun I said “take me back to prison boys, justice must be done” Finally they’ve come to shave my head For sixteen years I waited to be dead So bury me next to the girl who caused me so much pain And write this on my headstone “She will never leave my side again”
9.
Lifeline 02:24
Sometimes I feel lucky Sometimes I feel cursed You have seen the best of me And seen me unrehearsed In the middle distance Looking back in time Whenever I was drowning You were my lifeline I would never be me without you Sometimes I’m ungrateful Even when I’m blessed I have been your VIP And uninvited guest On the edge of reason Through the mist of time Whenever I’m disoriented You are my lifeline I would never be me without you Are everything that rings true Us forever nothing will undo
10.
Be Yourself 03:48
Keeping up appearances is just a waste of time A waste of his a waste of hers a waste of yours and mine Disposable acquaintances abbreviated sentences Nothing seems to matter when the world is in decline A little bit of what I need a lot of what I don’t I can’t resist temptation it’s got me by the throat Statistical analysis there’s only one way out of this The water’s getting deeper and I forgot to build a boat Darling put your hand in mine forever be my valentine As long as we’re together we can keep ourselves afloat Be yourself be yourself you’re not like anybody else You’re a perfect individual a blessing and a miracle Be yourself be yourself don’t be afraid to ask for help I’ll be there when you need me even if you cannot see me Sitting with my back against the wall facing the sun Wondering how I got here and where I’m going when I’m gone It’s time to call a favour in we all end up where we begin Another battle’s over in a war that can’t be won Darling put your hand in mine forever be my valentine It’s hard to leave a party when we’re having so much fun Be yourself be yourself you’re not like anybody else You’re a perfect individual a blessing and a miracle Be yourself be yourself don’t be afraid to ask for help I’ll be there when you need me even if you cannot see me
11.
I couldn’t wake this morning Thought I’d sleep it off ‘til noon I didn’t catch the early bird Or make love under the moon I thought the angels were a-singin Holy Moses in my head It’s the tinnitus that’s ringing I got to make my daily bread Do you love me more than money? I haven’t seen the glory Of the coming of the Lord I don’t remember nothing It’s like I’ve fallen overboard I need to find that woman Who’s given me the slip She took the apple from my eye And left me with the pip Do you love me more than money? Do you love me more than money? I never made a fortune I haven’t left a cent I squandered every moment I just don’t know where it went There’s something in the distance That I can barely see What’s left of my devotion Says she’s coming after me I’m not gonna dodge the bullet So I’m puffin out my chest Have my commiserations For leaving you bereft Do you love me more than money? Do you love me more than money? Do you love me more than money? Do you love me more than money?
12.
Ever get the feeling that you’re under observation Someone out there wants to know your every inclination Standing in the madding crowd in solitary confinement According to your shrink you should be living in the moment You signed away your privacy without consideration But your predicted future hasn’t met your expectation You’ll only know true happiness when you give up the ghost So self address an envelope and drop it in the post What brings us all together Is our sense of doom With your imaginary partner Dance like no one’s watching you You try and try and try again but don’t take it to heart If you can’t amount to the summation of your parts So you stumble on and on until you’re hopelessly off course Guided by the absence of an enigmatic force What brings us all together Is our sense of doom With your imaginary partner Dance like no one’s watching you What brings us all together Is impending doom With your imaginary partner Dance like no one’s watching you

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Another batch of songs for you from me. You will notice I have given up on producing CDs (or commemorative coasters as I now call them), I have no more room to store those left behind. Digital reproductive music is pure in its waveforms, but lacks a certain tactile quality, hence this innovative new format... a booklet. When you buy the booklet you also get the music. If you don't want the booklet, buy the music. If you don't want to buy anything, just give it a listen. You’re welcome.

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released December 1, 2022

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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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