Something Old

by Jimmy Sky

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'Something Old' is Jimmy Sky's ninth bedroom studio release. The title closes off a marathon year for Jimmy, one that included seven self-published EP releases and a live acoustic session, complete with hand-designed photo art for each track. A constant thread links each release to the next, and in turn photographic self-portraiture wraps the record into a single theme, yet each song remains a personal story wrapped in metaphor; an emotional ride pinned to a wry rock and roll grin.

More than ten years in the making, 'Something Old' draws on previously unreleased music to surprise and delight long-term fans. Continuing a long-running theme of raw, garage-esque sound, the LP purposefully avoids high-end recording techniques, instead sticking to the limitations of early digital software and single-input interfaces. The result is a unique production style designed to subtly remind music lovers of their favourite lo-fi records.

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released December 26, 2016

Lyrics, Music and Performances by Jimmy Sky
Drums sampled/spliced by Jimmy Sky
Recorded, Arranged and Mixed by Jimmy Sky
Mastered by LANDR
Photography and Cover Art by Jimmy Sky

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Jimmy Sky Australia

Musician, actor, writer, singer, photographer, dreamer, weirdo, fool.

www.facebook.com/jimmyskymusic

soundcloud.com/jamestrevorsky

www.youtube.com/nipppa77

thewanderingid.wordpress.com
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Track Name: All I Own
Beating away a sundry life
On my own
Is perfect if only a lie
Could be told
To help me
To build me a light
Oh my soul
Is cursing the night

All I own
For the earth to face me like a friend
All I know
For sunlight and silence in the air
On my own
Here the moonlight and the whispers
Are breaking me again
To be home in the arms of love
All I own

To see in a maze
The only delight
Oh my heart
Is beating with hungry eyes
Oh so cold
The feeling of old inner life
I'll die young
To leave it behind

All I own
For the earth to face me like a friend
All I know
For sunlight and silence in the air
On my own
Here the moonlight and the whispers
Are breaking me again
To be home in the arms of love
All I own
Track Name: Playing God
all in all
this place will fall
and you will remain
to show the way
and heaven cannot help
for the devil aint in hell
he is here among the children
playing god

God
Please say
That I must be on my way
Into your arms
Safe and unafraid
Of what must transpire

all in all
this place will fall
and you will remain
to show the way
and heaven cannot help
for the devil aint in hell
he is here among the children
playing god

Wrong
I may be
But of clay
Carve your image from me
Tell me everything to say
Show me all that I must be
Before everything is lost in fire

all in all
this place will fall
and you will remain
to show the way
and heaven cannot help
for the devil aint in hell
she is here among the children
playing god
Track Name: In the Face of Envy
All you did
Was try to be
Better than me
You can't see
You always had everything

You lose
You lose
Nothing saved
Nothing gained
Only my blood on your hands

Don't miss me
I would have been
The better man
Every time
Now no longer never again

You lose
You lose
Nothing saved
Nothing gained
Only my blood on your hands
Track Name: Constancy
Please don't worry for after I have made my resolution
It will be the same black hearted lost and empty in isolation
Filled with desperate desiderata curling up my hands
Regardless of your self destruction

Time is stalling
You're repeating
Tonight

Promises like an angel's sigh
Echo into the empty space made by all the lies
Wandering from the altar
I don't see a reason for love to save me on any other day
Promising to make it right
Don't make it easy to face you again
And I wander in from the cold inside let you help me to love you once again

In time

How early must you decide
How early must you begone
All these answers melt my soul in time

Promises like an angel's sigh
Echo into the empty space made by all the lies
Wandering from the altar
I don't see a reason for love to save me on any other day
Promising to make it right
Don't make it easy to face you again
And I wander in from the cold inside let you help me to love you once again

In time
Track Name: Of Sunlight and Pale Skin
In the severed temple
Of the ocean and the sky
Kneeling down awaiting
The kiss of fire
In order to remain
With you lover in your life
Turn against your nature
If we are two

Be together
Be together
Be together
Be together

Out of nowhere
Comes your blessing
Tearing through me
To break my heart

Be together
Be together
Be together
Burning through me

I can't see you now
Eyes are burning out
Still you say I'm not for you
Cloaked and veiled in red
All this skin to shed
Before I can touch you

All this waiting
Is nothing to my heart
I will if you will
I'll die before I let you go

I can't see you now
Eyes are burning out
Still you say I'm not for you
Cloaked and veiled in red
All this skin to shed
Before I can touch you
Track Name: Great Procrastinations
All these worlds to be
All these lives to see
Soon into eternity
Kisses will always be free

Has the minstrel gone forever
Has the sword replaced the vow
Kings and countries
Fall into the ocean
Severed by the north and south

All these worlds to be
All these lives to see
Soon into eternity
Kisses will always be free

So your camera is working
And your feeling is down
I can still hear them humming
Through the cracks in your health

All these worlds to be
All these lives to see
Soon into eternity
Kisses will always be free
Track Name: Rock n Roll Hero
Step into this room
I've got something to tell you
You aint all that my son
You can't sing or play
Don't listen to what they say
It's all just inside your head

Here you have a future
Something good to show
A dollar bill for torture
But I can tell you now

You'll never be a rock n roll hero
Say it with me
You're a fool if you think
You'll ever be
A rock n roll hero
A rock n roll hero
A rock n roll hero
Come with me
Cause you'll never be rock n roll hero

Take it from this man
I've been there and I've done that
You're just young and foolish
You'll never buy a home
Take a look at this one
Don't you see where it's at

Dreams are just your shadow
I see it every day
You can't make it happen
I'll be here to say

You'll never be a rock n roll hero
Say it with me
You're a fool if you think
You'll ever be
A rock n roll hero
A rock n roll hero
A rock n roll hero
Come with me
Cause you'll never be rock n roll hero
Track Name: Last Show
I know you said it's time to go
So I packed my bags and I will leave and go away
But I can't understand
Why you are playing your last show
Cause you're my leader
And I have nothing more to say

And I will try
To live alone with you
I will die
If it means that much to you
Hell I don't know yet
What I would do if you would say
Your time has come my love
I don't need you anyway

Now it seems the sun's gone down inside your eyes
The way you like to reason it just makes me want to cry
And I don't know if you're crazy or if you've just lost your way
But faith grows so ever say and I will do just what you say

And I will try
To live alone with you
I will die
If it means that much to you
Hell I don't know
What I would do if you would say
Your time has come my love
I don't need you anyway