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It's Friday, it's raining, and I'm still thrilled about this evening.
Two hundred more words to do and I'm coming home to see you.

It's been a few weeks since I heard the beat, so I'll take a few hours on my favourite streets.
My absence has been unacceptable, but I swear to you it was unintentional.
We've got a lot to say and nothing to do so if you don't mind we can skip the food.
You've got work in the morning? Well you can crash at mine.
The next thing I know, I'm not feeling so fine.

We were only meant to go out for one drink and then we stayed until closing time when all ridiculous ideas formulate.
You'll sleep in my living room and I'll throw up in the loo, and I know you'll have a bloody good time too.

I'm used to goodbyes now, I say too much.
Why does it matter when it never really means enough?
You can forget about how hard you strive, because you're never getting out of this town alive.
School's over now and, as I come to think, every teacher's face is suddenly indistinct.

It's Sunday, I'm still poorly.
I hear that howling coming down the line and if I wanted to, I could stay behind.
This self-inflicted torture I can't bear.
But if I kept my plans and made my bed, I'd take a couple of nights off where I don't have to feel so sad and wish that I could be more than me.
Well there's one year left, and lots of room where we can gather around and waste an hour or two.
Some might say that's not strong enough, but I'm going to keep my plans before I turn to dust.

Because I've been cutting ties and losing grip but my foots still in the door and there's always someone picking me up when I pass out on the floor.
I'll sleep in your living room and I'll pick a career soon.
And I know you'll have a bloody good time too.
I know we'll have a bloody good time, someday soon.


from Built to Wander (The Gypsy Sessions), released April 13, 2017



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Jake Brooker London, UK

Inspired by artists across generations and good friends including Frankly Lost and Will Whisson, this is a solo project that represents something I have been waiting for the right time to do. That time is probably not now, but why wait any longer?

I am a modern day folk singer trying to bring "ridin' the rails" storytelling back.
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