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by Jonny Scaramanga

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Debut EP by Jonny Scaramanga

Artwork design by John Blackshaw at blackshawdesign.com

Photography by Joby Sessions www.jobysessions.com

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released 12 March 2012

Produced, engineered, and mixed by Jo Webb

Arrangements by Jo Webb and Jonny Scaramanga

Jonny Scaramanga: Vocals, guitars

Dave Marks: Bass

Darby Todd: Drums

Jo Webb: Rhodes, additional guitars on “What If I’m Not Enough”

Mastered by Stephen Baldwin at earsoft.co.uk

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Track Name: It's Good To Be Alive
When the sun shines then the world looks better

I'm gonna buy Corvette and go to Los Angeles
Head for the strip and get where the action is
The weather is hot the girls are so beautiful
The weather is hot and anything's possible
I feel like nothing's out of reach

I've got this feeling I just want to rock before I die
Because it's good to be alive

She's out of my league and she's totally into me
She breathes in my ear and she whispers her fantasy
You're getting me hot and you gotta get next to me
You're getting me hot and you're screaming in ecstasy
It's time for a summer by the beach
Track Name: Listen
Oh when I look into the mirror and I see you there
You look so beautiful and I feel strange
And I know that you still love me, you won’t understand
When I tell you everything’s about to change

Listen baby
I’m still trying to find the words
That have the meaning you deserve
Listen baby
I just do not feel the same
As I felt yesterday

And I thought we’d found true love
But all the other stuff
Real life threw at us
We just weren’t enough

Listen baby
I’ll always wish I could have changed
The things that made us end this way
Listen baby
I feel out of place
I’ve got dreams I need to chase

And I watch you pace the floor
Your lips are bitten raw
With a pain I can’t ignore
And one foot out the door

When I leave
I won’t look back
If I speak my voice would crack
I’ll keep your picture in the glovebox of my car

Listen baby
There’s not a moment since we met
I ever will regret

And there’s nothing I can say
We don’t feel the same way
I thought that we were bulletproof
Now it’s time to face the truth

You tell me to leave
You scream I should go
I’m not the man you think you know
That’s all I’ll hear when I lie awake tonight

Oh when I look into the mirror and I see you there
You look so beautiful and I feel fake
And I dread the next few minutes that I have to face Knowing that your heart’s about to
Break
Track Name: She's Like a Stranger
Stepped into the fire
She came to cool me down
With a touch as soft as angels
She soothed my fevered brow

I knew that I could trust her
Those were fingers that could never hurt
So I put my heart on my sleeve
And she tore off my shirt

It’s just one lie told
Just one time, it’s
Just one line, it
Isn’t a crime, but now

She’s like a stranger
Can you hear the sound
Hearts will break before they hit the ground

Deceit came from her smoothly
Rolling off a silver tongue
If that lie came so easily
I wondered what else she’d done

Her words were wrapped in velvet
Touched by a higher grace
Flew through the skies like butterflies
And like bullets through my face

She’s like a stranger
Can you hear the sound
Hearts will break before they hit the ground
At the first sign of danger
She’s nowhere to be found
Hearts will break before they hit the ground

Standing in the shadows
I looked down just to see
The rug that was beneath me
Swept from under my feet
Track Name: Not a Line
All I want is
All I need is you
But that won’t do
I’ve got to say this
So that you’ll believe

Even when I think I proved you wrong
You show me you were perfect all along

You know you make me
Look outside myself
At someone else
You’re nothing like me
Somehow we’re the same

If you woke and half your gifts were gone
You’d still amaze me more than anyone

I wanna take you down, take you down
Where only you can hear me say
That I want you now, want you now
And god you were worth the wait
Cuz I’ve never felt, never felt
Like I feel when you talk to me
When I’m by myself, by myself
I think of you

When I hear your name I start to buzz
You know that I’m addicted to that rush
Track Name: What If I'm Not Enough
This is only temporary, things will change around here
But that’s exactly what I said about the same thing last year
There’s a canyon in between me and where I need to be
And there are monsters living in it, lying waiting for me
So I’m asking

What if I’m not enough
What if I’m too afraid
What if all the dreams that I had are just made to go bad
What if I’m not enough
What if I fade away
What if disappointment has been calling my bluff
And I have to face that I’m not enough

Opportunity came knocking and I wasn’t prepared
And without my even knowing someone’s already there
And my dreams are someone else’s and he’s living my life
Fulfilling all of my ambitions as he sleeps with my wife
And I’m asking

What if I can’t be who you need me to be
Will you still like me
If I try and fail and wind up on the shelf
Will I still like myself?
Track Name: The Perfect Summer
The perfect summer, even rainclouds knew you loved me
They split apart so they wouldn’t waste time trying to stop me
And when you wrote, every word was a sign
You were mine

All day dreaming, walking down beside the river
Preparing words that would make you like me better
And I just knew you were the greatest girl I’d ever find
In my mind

All I wanna do is get back to the feeling when
Things were like they were then
All I wanna do is get back to the feeling but
That will never happen again

I’d walk alone, imagining the conversation
You were perfect, at least in my imagination
And every time you crossed my mind for a while
I’d always smile

When I saw you, I found the thing that I’d been missing
After that all the other girls stopped existing
I couldn’t speak or think of anything else
Ask my friends

Crashing like a wave, now it’s coming to an end
I was dreaming of our children, now you’re calling me a friend
You were my imagination, now there’s no way to pretend
I was looking for my lover
Tell me have you seen her?