Lucky Jim

Lucky Jim

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Scottish singer songwriter from the school of hard knocks . Lyrics from hard won experience and a voice full of emotive power . Think Bonnie "Prince " Billy meets Serge Gainsbourg in a movie by William Blake.

Biography

" I started out playing bars in Edinburgh 6- 7 nights a week learning how to reach people and how to drink . I achieved the former but am still working on the latter. Had a deal in an earlier band for three albums and played with the likes of Jeff Buckley and Van Morrison , burned out totally and hit the road for mainland europe living in Paris , Amsterdam and Andalucia.
Settling in Brighton I got a deal with Skint Records and released three albums , getting my first big break with a track - You're Lovely To Me - being used for an advert and going to number one , twice , in the UK folk charts.
Since then have signed a new deal with folk label Ho Hum and am recording a new album this autumn for release early 2010."

Lyrics

You're Lovely To Me

Written By: Gordon Grahame

You're lovely to me

You're lovely to me yes you are
We've traveled together
We've traveled so far
Your tongue it is wise
And there's love in your eyes deep and blue

You're lovely to me yes you are
And Venus ascending is surely your star
I've seen how you shine
But I can't make you mine it is true

You're a midsummer mountain in bloom
Heather and linden, the fruit of your womb
There's honey and sap in the couch of your lap
Lady day

There's nothing you would not provide
When all is despair you are there at my side
It is you that is near it is you that gives ear
when I pray

You're lovely to me yes you are
You've been out on the road with a craving for tar
You know what you need yes you're canny in deed
And in name

You're lovely to me yes you are
And I'll see you tonight in a local bar
We'll be wed before dawn and by morning
We're one and the same

The old ones they knew you my love
They set you to reason and sullied a dove
But how could they try you or demystify you with words

You're a city that's pulling me still
You keep me from sleeping and strengthen my will
The gates they are strong but they open for song I
have heard

You're lovely to me yes you are
You're the beautiful one that time cannot mar
Your lost in the eyes of my love as she cries all for
joy

You're lovely to me yes you are
You're the elusive chord on my old guitar
You're hidden 'neath veils that our love making fails
to destroy

There's all I desire in your voice
I fear I am bold but you leave me no choice
You know that to ask me to turn from my task would be
vain

You're a rose that for no man will yield
You have many names and all of them sealed
Your empire is vast from the first to the last you
remain

You're lovely to me yes you are
It's war all the time but you bare no scar
You glitter like sand as it runs through my hands to
the sea

You're lovely to me yes you are
You're my drunken companion it's right that you are
Your love takes me higher your love is the fire in me

Jellybean Confessional

Written By: Gordon Grahame

Lying awake at night
Putting the world to rights
Is where I find myself
Wondering where I'd be
If you had choices
Would your choices include me

Do you love me like you say you do
Do I occupy the space surrounding you
Do you love me like you say you do
Do you love me
Do you love me
Do you

Just like a jellybean
The bullet in between your teeth
Has come apart
You found your enemies
You drowned them in the sea
you're sober that's a start

Do you love me...

Don't for my sake
Harden your heart
Cover your eyes
Or question your chart

You're like an open book
You leap before you look
Your head is in the sand
You're looking straight at me
But I'm not who you see
you see another man

Do you love me...

Job

Written By: Gordon Grahame

Here's an apple a for your eyes
When you sing your baby a lullaby

All my brothers they are gone away
Some are dead and some are lost at sea

Here's an apple a for your eyes
When you sing your baby a lullaby

I saw Jesus with a red guitar
He was singing songs beneath a falling star

Here's an apple a for your eyes
When you sing your baby a lullaby

Discography

2007 Our Troubles End Tonight CD Skint
2007 All The Kings Horses CD Red Ink
2007 Let It Come DD Red Ink
2007 True North DD Stella Maris
2004 Lesbia EP Skint
2004 Our Troubles End Tonight CD Skint
2004 You're Lovely to Me CD single Skint
2004 You're Lovely to Me 7" Skint
2003 You Stole My Heart Away 7" Skint
2003 You Stole My Heart Away CD Skint

Radio 1 and 2 Airplay for You're Lovely To Me ( UK )
and Radio Eins A list maximum rotation for Let It Come Down ( Germany )
Also regular radio play in Greece, Israel, Poland and the USSR
22000 listeners on Last FM (web)

Set List

1 You Stole My Heart Away
2 Our Troubles End Tonight
3 Sun'll Rise
4 Sophia
5 Let It Come Down
6 Jelly Bean Confessional
7 Job
8 My Soul Is On Fire
9 You're Lovely To Me
10 Loves Sweet Song
11 North
12 Oh My Love
13 Lesbia
14 Annabel

Covers

1 Time Fades Away Neil Young
2 If You Could Read My Mind Gordon Lightfoot
3 What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life Michel Legrand