Modern Medicine

by James Walker

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released April 11, 2016

All instrumentation and vocal by James Walker
Production, mixing and mastering by Sam Winfield at Studio 91, Newbury.

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James Walker is a multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter from Brighton, England. His influences include songwriters such as Noah Gundersen and Kevin Devine, whist utilising production techniques akin to Múm, Kyte and Freelance Whales.

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Track Name: The Day I Danced With Your Ghost
I held so hard to what I knew I had lost,
So I’ll shed my skin, cause I know what it costs
Illuminated; you blind my eyes
I can’t help it,
I’m paranoid at times.

So I hung your shirt over my front porch,
And let the sun cast a silhouette of you
I danced all day with your ghost
Interlocked my fingers and pretended it was us

As I orbit
Stars align
And I can’t help it, I’m paranoid at times.
I can’t get help,
We both know I won't get well,
Unless there's a reprieve in sight,
And if it's out there I'll say goodbye.
Track Name: Love on the Line
I’ll drink up & I’ll let you down
The bugs are crawling on my body
I know that it’s hauntingly familiar
But in time I will slip right through your fingers

And I guess that I’ve had enough to drive you home

So let’s go, alone
We’ll disappear into the dark
And we're home
With our love on the line
Darling, it’s you and I tonight

There's stars inside your eyes
Hell, you’re dancing; don’t think twice
Your supple body moving to the music
But inside my blackened mind,
There’s a voice that’s screaming ‘why?’
And the people in this place make me nervous

I’ve been down so low, that I don’t know which way to go
And I've been petrified, too scared to live my own life

So let’s go, alone
We’ll disappear into the dark And it’s home
With our love on the line Darling, it’s you and I tonight
Track Name: Right Person Wrong Time
Pale old station sign
Straight up to brooklyn heights
My eyes are blocked by the sun

Dad’s pushing 65
And that old boy still feels alive
so tell me why at 20, I am done

I won’t ever go back home again
'cause you were the

right person wrong time
right person wrong time
you’re the laundry out to dry
I'll hang myself on your clothing line
right person wrong time
right person wrong time
and after all is said and done
i still don’t know what love feels like

Mother’s scared of heights
I’m scared of shadows like
I’m being chased
Always on the run

So hop on your motorbike
hope that it doesn't fly
at seventy five
into the wall

A perfect metaphor for
the damage that you’ve done

you were the

right person wrong time
right person wrong time
make eyes go blind
and I'll fight your fire
with my ice

right person wrong time
right person wrong time
and now all is said and done
I still don't know what love feels like
Track Name: Modern Medicine
Check the clock,
Check the clock,
My time is up,
My time is up,

My mind is strong,
My body’s not
It’s adding up
The final cost of all this living

So check my pulse,
Check my pulse,
It’s stronger now,
just because
Something’s wrong
you know, something’s wrong
And I can’t make it all alone

Is this the place where I lose my faith in
Modern medicine?
Is this the right time
at the end of this long night
to bid you all goodbye?

So drop me off
Drop me off
I need a drink
To calm my nerves
Another nail in the coffin love
but all I want
is to live forever

so is this the place where
I lose my faith in Modern Medicine?
Track Name: Orange Tree
I cupped my hands beneath an orange tree,
And I waited for you to fall
You see, my life feels like a symphony
But I don’t know how to play the chords

And one day I will rise out of this wilderness

I'll be visibly older, but physically stronger
We’ll make our lives that much bolder
Without each other

When the fruit fell on me,
I felt a sense of relief
As the ripeness turned to rot
And though my heart is torn by the way you’ve deserted me
I know I’m worth more than you can afford

Because one day I will get out of this blackness

And I'll be visibly older, physically stronger
We'll make our lives that much bolder,
without each other

Visibly older, physically stronger
I'll make my life that much bolder
and I'll do it for myself, love
I'll do it for myself, love.