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Rescue Street

on Rescue Street the stakes are high

you play all in, it’s do or die on rescue street

the stakes are high, the stakes are high

on rescue street it’s win or lose your fate is set you don’t get to choose

on rescue street, it’s win or lose, it’s win or lose

 

but we’re all going down to rescue street

we’re making all our plans on rescue street

life could be so sweet on rescue street

depends on who you meet, on rescue street

 

on rescue street I’ll say I’m yours, oh please be mine

then I’ll get bored on rescue street

you’re boring me you’re boring me

 

and we move so fast on rescue street and nothing lasts no one to keep

on rescue street, oh yeah

there’s no one to keep there’s no one to keep

 

but we’re all going down to rescue street

we’re gonna see who’s around on rescue street

cos life could be so sweet on rescue street

depends on who you meet, on rescue street

 

and once you’re lucky streak has passed

you fold so fast a jaw of glass on rescue street

you pay the price for your desire

your broken heart your home on fire on rescue street

 

on rescue street we play our games

at first we save and then we blame on rescue street

it’s not you it’s me, it’s not you it’s me

 

and with your last remaining piece, before you exit rescue street

you pull the handle for the gold and find you’ve nothing left to hold

on rescue street

 

but we’re all going down to rescue street

we’re gonna see who’s around on rescue street

cos life could be so sweet on rescue street

depends on who you meet, on rescue street

 

Written by Sadie Jemmett

Sadie Jemmett Publishing 2019

℗ 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

© 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

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Bitter

don’t make me bitter

and don’t lead me on

just love me forever

and don’t do me wrong

am I a fool for believing

the songs that I’m singing

the words that I’m writing

when my heart is breaking?

 

cos I’m a fool when I see you

smile at the girls

and I watch as they open, and you gently uncurl

your hands from my finger

your arms from my waist

and I stare like a statue, as you walk away

 

I don’t want, to feel like this

I don’t want, to feel like this

don’t make me feel such bitterness

don’t make me feel such bitterness

 

don’t make me bitter

and don’t lead me on

just love me forever

and don’t do me wrong

 

Written by Sadie Jemmett

Sadie Jemmett Publishing 2019

℗ 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

© 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

Brought to you by Absolute via Universal/Sony DADC

Don’t Silence Me  

big boy plays around

holds you down

you don’t make a sound

oh, please make him stop

but I don’t wanna lose my job

oh, oh, don’t silence me

 

what if they say you lied

felt obliged

crossed a line?

too late to ask for help

they’ll say ‘she brought it on herself ’

oh, oh, don’t silence me

oh, oh, don’t silence me

 

and take your hands off my sister

didn’t you hear her say NO?

step away from her, mister

I think it’s time for you to go

 

small town

people talk

just shake it off

and take a walk

 

law man

hangs around

the bullies of the playground

oh, oh, don’t silence me

we’re all complicit

and this is how we do business

hey, hey  NDA –

now I’ve got nothing more to say

oh, oh, don’t silence me

oh, oh, don’t silence me

 

and take your hands off my sister

didn’t you hear her say NO!?

just step away from her, mister

i think it’s time for you to go

 

you can’t buy my silence

cos I’m not for sale

and I’m no longer buying

no matter how inconsequential

powerless and small

you try to make me feel …

 

so take your hands off my sister

didn’t you hear her say NO!?

step away from her mister

i think it’s time for you to go

 

now it’s time to make it stop

now you know your time is up

ritual humiliation

power grabbing situations

take your hands off my sister

step away from her mister

now it’s time to make it stop

now you know your time is up

 

Written by Sadie Jemmett

Sadie Jemmett Publishing 2019

℗ 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

© 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

Brought to you by Absolute via Universal/Sony DADC

A  Fighting Chance

taking precious time watching the snowfall

soft and slow, it covers everything

and I don’t care where you’ve been

just don’t want you to leave again

you’ve got my heart in your hand

i don’t stand a fighting chance

 

cos I can see you now

and I can hear you now

for who you are

for who you are

 

and I don’t wanna talk about

what we did and what we said

all these scripts that we write

and follow to the bitter end

and I know nothings black and white

we all have so much to loose

but if I lose you tonight

then baby I’m the only fool

 

cos I can see you now

and I can hear you now

give me a fighting chance

just give me one more

fighting chance

 

now my coffee’s turning cold

the snow is melting in the drive

as I watch your car pull in

there’s nothing left for me to hide

sit down close by me

and I’ll spill out these words for you

this pen and this guitar

is the only truth I’ve ever known

 

cos I can see you now

and I can hear you now

give me a fighting chance

just give me one more

fighting chance

 

Written by Sadie Jemmett

Sadie Jemmett Publishing 2019

℗ 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

© 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

Brought to you by Absolute via Universal/Sony DADC

Good Friday

you ask me for forgiveness? Well you’ll have to take my pity

cos that’s all I have, it’s a bitter pill

until the landscape changes until my heart is mended

I’m sorry but I, I can’t ease your guilt

 

on Good Friday, i’m trying to think of how to say goodbye

on Good Friday, i’m running through the stories in my mind

in my mind in my mind …

 

and your silence only makes me louder

and your kindness only makes it harder

 

I won’t adapt to your suffering

I can’t keep score of these games anymore

cos I never know when you’ll leave me again

now I can let go and my life … can begin

 

on Good Friday I drove my car through the rain

On Good Friday I drove my car through the rain

On Good Friday to say what i had to say

what I had to say,  what I had to say

it cost me my heart to stay close to you

yeah it cost me my self to stay close to you

close to you, close to you …

on Good Friday

 

Written by Sadie Jemmett

Sadie Jemmett Publishing 2019

℗ 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

© 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

Brought to you by Absolute via Universal/Sony DADC

Passport

Oooooooh oooooh

just like an angel

you stood at my door

you saw me broken

and picked me up off the floor

in a million little pieces

my heart it was torn

you wrapped me up

in tender love

wiped the blood from my wounds

and now that my heart is free

I wanna take you everywhere with me

 

you’re my passport

and I could go anywhere with you

oh baby now

you’re my passport

and I’m taking you with me, taking you with me wherever I go

 

from the hot desert sands

to the cool mountain breeze

I’ll take you to places

you’ve never seen

I’ll show you a world

you’ve only seen in your dreams

high above on wings of love

like a king and a queen

cos now that my heart is free

I wanna show you everything

everything I’ve seen

Woah yeah you’re my passport

I could go anywhere with you

oh baby now

you’re my passport

and I’m taking you with me, taking you with me

 

wherever I go, you unlock the door

you open my heart

you’re the passport to my soul

 

And I could go any, anywhere with you

oh lemme tell you now

You’re my, my passport and I’m taking you with me,

taking you with me, wherever I go now

you’re my passport, I’m taking you with me, taking you with me,

I’m taking you with me

wherever I go, wherever I go

 

Written by Sadie Jemmett

Sadie Jemmett Publishing 2019

℗ 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

© 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

Brought to you by Absolute via Universal/Sony DADC

 

Leonard’s Waltz

I last saw you in Holland

the end of New Year

just after the parties were over

we talked about brexit

and Dutch architecture

and Cohen and Bowie and music

 

you looked so tired

your eyes fallen into your face

the pain and the morphine

had clearly left their trace

 

but they still danced before me

and saw me

and held my gaze

and said everything we’d never been able to say

 

la la la la la la la la la la la la

 

then your Russian wife served us tea from China

just like in your favourite song

and you said you just missed him

when he played in Berlin

and that’s something you’d always regret

 

So where will you go to

when absence covers your face?

how will I find you my friend

with no forwarding address?

And for all of the beauty and riches

this world has to lend

none of it replaces a friend

 

and we sing..

la la la la la la la la la la la la

 

and outside it was cold

with the snow coming down

and the kids let off fireworks into the night sky …

 

Written by Sadie Jemmett

Sadie Jemmett Publishing 2019

℗ 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

© 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

The Wilder Shores Of Love

on the wilder shores of love

cutting bullets from our flesh

from way below to high above

from the east side to the west

 

I jumped the night train to Trieste

tried to find my friends out in the west

I heard they were living near Cologne

but the border took my phone

 

they bombed us in the night

until the break of day

rounded us up like vultures prey

and in the morning light

before my very eyes

took my wife and baby away

 

I used to be a businessman

a thousand jobs at my command

but now you call me refugee

my broken life is all you see

 

I look for her on every street

and I ask everyone I meet

I wear her absence like a uniform

it spurs me on

I don’t even need to sleep

 

they bombed us in the night

until the break of day

rounded us up like vultures prey

and in the morning light

before my very eyes

took my wife and baby away

 

I don’t understand your war

this is no better than before

I don’t believe a word you say

and God will make you pay

 

On the wilder shores of love

from the east side to the west

 

Written by Sadie Jemmett

Sadie Jemmett Publishing 2019

℗ 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

© 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

Brought to you by Absolute via Universal/Sony DADC

 

Wedding Song (For Peter)

we pledge to wake each morning face to face

to shun the orders of the busy sun

we promise to disturb each other’s peace

we promise to disturb each other’s peace

 

we want the risen life before we’re dead

you start and finish me, you’re my extent

 

and we will, yes, gaze at the pining moon

we’ll pick out brine blown glass gems from the strand

well read our future scratched on to stone

we’ll read our future scratched on to a stone

 

we want the risen life before we’re dead

you start and finish me, you’re my extent

 

we both believe that silence turns to sand

and promise not to add to the unsaid

we meet here as the raging sea meets land

we meet here as the raging sea meets land

 

we want the risen life before we’re dead

you start and finish me, you’re my extent

 

Music Written by Sadie Jemmett  (based on the poem The Vows by Michael Symmonds Roberts)

Sadie Jemmett Publishing 2019

℗ 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

© 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

Brought to you by Absolute via Universal/Sony DADC

What You Give Will Come Back

been a long time since I cracked a smile

been a while since I looked up at the blue skies

I spent so much time inside of my own head

gonna start thinking about somebody else

 

and don’t be afraid to give it all away

cos it’ll come back to you one of these days

 

and what you give will come back

a little way down the track

you’ve gotta have some faith

in the human race

and what you give will come back

 

I see a troubled man

I see how hard he works

fifteen hour shifts on a wage as cheap as dirt

still he’s struggling

just to make the rent

with bills to pay

kids to feed

his money’s always spent

 

but don’t be dismayed, cos he’ll find a way

cos things’ll get easier one of these days

 

and what you give will come back

a little way down the track

you’ve gotta have some faith

in the human race

and what you give will come back

 

and when the road is dark

trouble in your heart

just shine a little light in someone else’s life

and it’ll make it easier

 

and don’t be afraid to give it all away

cos it’ll come back to you one of these days

don’t be afraid to give it all away

cos it’ll come back to you one of these days

don’t be afraid to give it all away

cos it’ll come back to you one of these days

don’t be afraid to give it all away

cos it’ll come back to you one of these days

 

and what you give will come back

a little way down the track

you’ve gotta have some faith

in the human race

and what you give will come back

you’ve gotta have some faith

in the human race

and what you give will come back

 

Written by Sadie Jemmett

Sadie Jemmett Publishing 2019

℗ 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

© 2019 Two Up Two Down Records

Brought to you by Absolute via Universal/Sony DADC