A Year

by Jeremy Warmsley

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Over 2019 I wrote and recorded twelve tracks - one for every month of the year. It's an album about the passage of time, about finding and losing someone, about self-discovery and self-reliance, about escape and coming home (and escaping again).

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released December 6, 2019

Produced by Jeremy Warmsley & Elizabeth Sankey.
Clarinets on 'February' by Pete Fraser.

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Jeremy Warmsley London, UK

Jeremy Warmsley is a songwriter & composer from London. In the 2000s, he recorded two solo albums for Transgressive Records. In 2009 he started the band Summer Camp with Elizabeth Sankey.

He also composes film, TV and game soundtracks, notably for Simon Amstell's Carnage, Minskworks' Jalopy, and several of Charlie Lyne's films, including Beyond Clueless and the award-winning Fish Story.
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Track Name: January
Back in my home town
Left my headlights on
Guess I’m stuck here
For the night

Move on, move on, but going nowhere
Lost in hope and lost all meaning
Move on, move on always returning
Come back home and freeze my ass off

What’s a new start
Without a new heart

Lost in the fog
Seen no landmarks
Out of nowhere
Oak tree in the snow

Move on, move on, but going nowhere
Leaving home not gone forever
Move on, move on, always returning
Know where I am, nowhere I am

Under an OK moon

New start
New heart

(Home)
Track Name: February
FEBRUARY

Still got one foot in last night
Headache dawn, the halogen light
Still kinda drunk, still coming to
Fell asleep with sick on my shoes

Even when I'm winning 
Feels like I'm losing
Just want a clean break
Can I get a clean slate?

Leave it be, walk on by
Sleep like a baby, wake up crying
Get a grip, catch a break, drink all night and whine all day
Whine so much, drive your friends away

Even when I'm winning 
Feels like I'm losing
Just need a clean break
Can I get a clean slate?

Talk myself up in the mirror
Is anything worth anything at all
Rolling around like a man on fire
I know where I am, nowhere I am

Just want a clean break
Can I get a clean slate?
Track Name: March
Should leave the house tonight, just to kill some time
Winter’s hanging over and it looks like rain

The death of hope is death, but close eyes take a breath
Feel the city thrum and realise



Clouds behind a face, perfect out of place
Walk towards the light it’s you

(Everything is possible) Don’t feel like myself, thank god!
(Everything is actual) Mistake me for someone else, thank god!
(Everything is real) And realise

Alive!

Don’t feel like myself, thank god!
Mistake me for someone else, thank god!
And realise...
Track Name: April
Lost in a maze
Sleepwalking for days
The light seems very bright
Could it be safe to
To think about you

Floating in a muddle
See where we end up
Trying to be careless
But now it’s safe to
Care about

You (I know where I am)
Remembered from a dream
You (I know where I am)
We’ll float out to the sea
When the rain comes

Finally I'm feeling
Open eyes and breath in
Finally I’m seeing
And now it’s safe to
Look straight at you

You (I know where I am)
I saw you in a dream
You (I know where I am)
Under an old oak tree
You (I know where I am)
And I feel like I’m on fire
Till the rain comes

Now I know where I am
Track Name: May
True love feels
Surprisingly

Straightforward
Actually it’s

Quite, quite simple
Like laughing at a joke
Or falling down a hill

And of course I’d say that
Of course I’d say that
Easy for me,
Now that I’ve found someone

Someone to love
Someone who loves me
Holds my hand when the sun goes down
Someone to love (Green flash)
Someone who loves me (new moon)
To hold my hand when my world goes blank

True love hits
Unexpectedly

Never quite
The way you thought it
Would turn out

Like a slap around the face
Or a miracle
It’s a miracle
A miracle

Someone to love

Now I’ve found
Someone to love
Someone who loves me
Holds my hand when the sun goes down
Someone to love (Green flash)
Someone who loves me (white moon)
To hold my hand when my world goes dark
When my mind goes blank
When my world goes dark
When the world goes
Track Name: June
Sun dips out of sight behind the sky
Back it comes around just like every time
Fireflies float up into the night air
Smoke and broken glass under the sand

Can’t hardly believe
That it’s really real, that you really feel, what you say you feel
Can’t hardly believe
You’re in love with me, that you’re gonna be there when I need you

Kicking our shoes off and running into the sea
Saying nothing at all for hours and hours
The moon comes out and melts into the water
Visions of impossibility

Can’t hardly believe
That it’s really real, that you really feel, what you say you feel
Can’t hardly believe
You’re in love with me, that you’re gonna be there when I need you


Got a new heart
And a new start

(clean break, clean slate)
Track Name: July
JULY

We’re gonna make it, yeah

Can’t quite believe this is happening
Dragging the sweat out my hair
Air is still now
Sun it beats down

So surprisingly easy
Out of the maze and alive
Worth the toiling
But my blood is boiling

Pretty sure that you love me
Pretty sure that you like me
Pretty sure we can take it
Pretty sure we’re gonna make it
We’re gonna make it, yeah

Moon melts into the water
I’m melting into my car
Harsh words spoken
Something’s broken

Door swings open on the motorway
CDrs glitter in the warm air
Nerves are jangled
Headphones tangled

Pretty sure that you love me
Not quite so sure that that you like me
Not sure that I can take it
Pretty sure we’re gonna make it

We’re gonna make it, yeah

Everything’s fine
Everything’s fine and it’s under control
Everything’s fine
Don’t feel like myself, thank God!
Track Name: August
These are the days these are the nights
And I can’t stop wearing a smile
Nothing wrong with that

She's from Sweden, I think she said, somewhere like that
and I think she looks a little like you
But I’m not even fooling myself

We walk together as the sun sets
We walk together as the sun comes up
We walk together as we come up 

Is that thunder?  I think it's gonna rain 
Is that thunder? It’s really gonna rain
Who cares, she says Let’s go outside

And she tells me

Anything is possible
Everything is possible
Everything is mine
If I want it

Can’t focus on anything
Keep losing track of time, losing my mind

I don't think I'll ever sleep again
No I don’t think I’ll ever wanna sleep again
And good lord! I'm so happy about that
Good lord! Now I really believe

Anything is possible
Everything is possible
Everything is yours
If you want it, you can take it
Track Name: September
Outside your apartment in the rain
Trying to decide if I should go in
Staring at the cracks between the bricks
Sweat on my back and my shirt doesn’t fit

Can’t make up my mind what I’m gonna do
Don’t even know if I want to be with you
Can’t follow my heart, don’t know to say
Can’t even tell myself
It’s gonna be OK

Standing here a little too long
Buses go by and the sun comes out
Miss the summer, everything feels close
I can’t tell if I’m hungry or scared

Can’t make up my mind what I’m gonna do
Don’t even know if I want to be with you
Can’t follow my heart, don’t know to say
Can’t even tell myself
It’s gonna be OK

Can’t catch my breath, rush to the head
Clench my fists, try to relax
Maybe I should step forward
Just take a step forward

Can’t make up my mind what I’m gonna do
Don’t even know if I want to be with you
Can’t follow my heart, don’t know to say
Can’t even tell myself
It’s gonna be OK
Track Name: October
Haven’t seen you in weeks
I heard you quit your job
My friends saw you last night
Said you seemed like you were fine
I’m glad you’re OK

It wasn’t even a year
It was hardly a thing
(I made mistakes)

Like a lightbulb burning out
A car that keeps on breaking down
(Thought it was safe
To care about something again)

Got that sinking feeling
Dead on the vine
Sky is clouding over
It’s gonna hurt this time
It’s gonna hurt this time

Every breakup before
Was a rehearsal for now
Things are good and things are bad
Free as a bird, guilty and glad
But I made a choice this time

It wasn’t even six months
It was hardly a thing
(I made mistakes)
Like a joke that’s wearing thin
Like a song I’ve played to death
(Thought it was safe
To care about something again)

Got that sinking feeling
Dead on the vine
Sky is clouding over
It’s gonna hurt this time
It’s gonna hurt this time
Track Name: December
Wrap me up in family
Sink into the world I know
The world that made me
Welcomed back to the place
I longed to leave, longed to forget
I longed to escape

At home I can see myself
I can be myself
And I know where I am
At home, friends and family
Tell you how to be
And you know where you are

Know they'll forgive everything
Know they'll forgive anything
You’re so excited to be so bored
So eat until your belly aches
And laugh until your ribs they shake
Watching crap, turn up my nose, good lord!

At home I can see myself
I can be myself
And I know where I am
At home, friends and family
Tell you how to be
And you know where you are

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
And never brought to mind
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
For the sake of Auld Lang Syne
Track Name: January (Edit) bonus track
Back in my home town
Left my headlights on
Guess I’m stuck here
For the night

Move on, move on, but going nowhere
Lost in hope and lost all meaning
Move on, move on always returning
Come back home and freeze my ass off

What’s a new start
Without a new heart

Lost in the fog
Seen no landmarks
Out of nowhere
Oak tree in the snow

Move on, move on, but going nowhere
Leaving home not gone forever
Move on, move on, always returning
Know where I am, nowhere I am

Under an OK moon

New start
New heart

(Home)
Track Name: April (Dream Version) - bonus track
APRIL FINAL

Lost in a maze
Sleepwalking for days
The light seems very bright
Could it be safe to
To think about you

Floating in a muddle
See where we end up
Trying to be careless
But now it’s safe to
Care about

You (I know where I am)
Remembered from a dream
You (I know where I am)
We’ll float out to the sea
When the rain comes

Finally I'm feeling
Open eyes and breath in
Finally I’m seeing
And now it’s safe to
Look straight at you

You (I know where I am)
I saw you in a dream
You (I know where I am)
Under an old oak tree
You (I know where I am)
And I feel like I’m on fire
Till the rain comes

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