A Year

by Jeremy Warmsley

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1.
January 05:36
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)
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February 03:01
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?
3.
March 02:56
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...
4.
April 03:33
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
5.
May 03:29
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
6.
June 03:37
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)
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July 03:18
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!
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August 03:30
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
9.
September 03:17
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
10.
October 03:35
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
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November 03:36
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December 04:00
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
13.
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)
14.
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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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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