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James Choice

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1.
you're always waiting for something never doing the right thing your head's in a noose tied by your thoughts and they're stacking the odds you've got access to all possible options but a mindset that won't stand a chance Cause if you choose you loose you're a failure, a fraud worthless cause you're flawed clear your mind it's taking a piss all over your dreams try to make sense of this its like russian roulette and these bullets are thoughts don't regret all regrets until it no longer hurts its ego that's buying all of the crap and you're lying not facing the facts you pile up shit around you until you get smothered but you just can't be bothered you're aiming beyond the gap but you're blinded and can't see the trap that's waiting out there for you the bait is sugar and salt suddenly it's nobody s fault clear your mind it's taking a piss all over your dreams try to make sense of this its like russian roulette and these bullets are thoughts don't regret all regrets until it no longer hurts well I'd say it's time to make sense of this I load up on my dreams I shoot though I may miss and if these thoughts are bullets they may leave me in holes but out of old regrets I cobbled brand new soles and they will lead me there
2.
Brobdingnag 04:19
I've got a map that I can't read guess I could follow the footprints I can see a light but it's too bright to lead my feet don't fit the footprints stranded on a shore the air's too dense to breathe washed away with my footprints red giants and white dwarfs they ask me to leave now I am left trying to figure out their dropping hints let your heart be a compass, and your guts set the sails Your dreams give you wind if you just stop chasing whales let the sun warm you up feel the breeze, take a breath heave to drop the anchor your home's where you left misled by stars this ship took you very far you're not sinking just let it sink in bought a thing or two beyond my means thought they'd fill out my footprints i thought I was poor so I sold all my dreams but I am still chasing hints I left to find treasures but got lost at sea and I hide inside footprints I kinda know how to steer but it's too dark to see time to leave here as I ran out of footprints
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October Sky 01:48
Finally you are where you always wish that you could be a holiday from being super strong take the time and let them help you so that you can see a place and time where you know we all belong it will feel good although it has been so long Please don't be afraid to tell me what you've learned show me all the scars you're aching heart has earned I ll promise you one thing although I may not understand if were going down will do it hand in hand So don't be afraid to tell me what you've learned show me all the scars you're aching heart has earned I ll promise you one thing although I may not understand if were going down will do it hand in hand Don't you dare fucking cop out like that
4.
I don't know what for I don't know what for am I doing this I don't know what for anymore, anymore I don't know how long I don't know how long this will be going on I don't know how long, how long, how long just trying to stay strong You painted me a picture it's hanging on my bedroom wall how good it is to look at it when nothing's right at all I need something that's real tonight I need something that's mine I need to see you soon again I need some space and time I think I got lost I think I got lost along the way I think I got lost, I'm gone astray I feel like I've lost I feel like I've lost my will to lose I feel like I've lost, I'm lost so lost ready to be found You painted me a picture it's hanging on my bedroom wall how good it is to look at it when nothing's right at all I need something that's real tonight I need something that's mine I need to see you soon again I need some space and time Tell me it'll be fine again show me something I can grab onto with hands help me find my way out of here can you lend me your shoulders your arms and your ears Thanks I think I'm alright again and I'll be there when you crave for a friend I will offer you shoulders and ears and my hands to lead you away from here Come on let's move on Come on let's move on 'cause if we don't belong here why should we stay here at all
5.
and again someone has broke my heart another day of falling apart into a million pieces this story's old and so's my face and I'm so sick of trying to win this endless race nothing to gain nothing to get from me I just wanna sleep sleep and dream it all away where are the songs that were stuck in my head its just filled filled up with stupid thoughts and crap can you help me up I think I broke my spine one can so easily slip instead of stand the test of time this life isn't fair and you're full of it I'm on my own off into the dark with my baggage full of shit what can I say Not again I think I broke some hearts they tried to trace back the lead to where the story starts There is no cure for this disease called me just loads of problems and no solutions as far as I can see here it comes another epic fail just wait for the sad applause to end and then off I trail I'm so lost no one can find me not in time I play hide and seek with all my fears who are now friends of mine
6.
Kathleen 04:22
Is it alright if you'd come over for the night the world is spinning way too fast for me to stand up straight and I carried all these thoughts around now I can't bare the weight so if you're free please carry me through the night it might seem trite I know you're probably right when you live like there is no tomorrow but Im struggling with today I used up all my clever lines to hide I'm not ok could you aid and serenade me through tonight come on kathleen where the hell you're hiding all I can find are needles in the hay so bored of waiting till the bleeding's subsiding I'm tired of kicking against the pricks and lack of sleeves to hide my tricks could you show yourself so you can save my day what do you say? Where is my mind all this thinking makes me blind it is late and I am hungry so would you share some food for thought my restless brain won't sleep 'till I devour all that you've brought please feed and treat me through the night Im growing into something that I'd swore id never be could you be the lightning to put the fire back in me and I am guessing just how far you are away by counting seconds 'till the thunder's decay take me away take me away
7.
Take A Leak 03:20
Took away the innocence established lies with diligence collapsing like a house of cards trying to resell our hearts when truth is just a click away who'll play the fool and who will stay does it need a sword to solve the knot it's time to overthrow the plot trying to adapt the rules a game to win when thousands loose collapsing like house of cards a gentle breeze is how it starts when truth is just a click away who'll play the fool and who will stay does it need a sword to solve the knot it's time to overthrow the plot
8.
I'm not picking up the phone I don't wanna hear no one's voice I just let it ring on the floor pretending I've got no choice I'd rather sleep on the floorboards 'cause it makes me feel not alone I know I should clean up my closet but could I please come home I'll just check-in for today I swear I'll be gone tomorrow I'll listen to whatever you say 'cause I won't remember tomorrow anyway So would you buy me a drink then I'll tell you a story promise it makes you cry makes you laugh makes you worry but I can't handle this anymore is someone out there who got through this before I search and I search but can't see there's no face in the mirror for me I'm not picking myself up today I'd rather stay where I fell on the floor 'cause the world's got me dizzy again so please check my vital signs before you shut the door and I still can hear you say something like it took more then a day to build rome for sure it takes more then a drink to wash this away better not leave the comforts of home I'll just check-in for today I swear I'll be gone tomorrow I'll listen to whatever you say 'cause I won't remember tomorrow probably So would you buy me a drink then I'll tell you a story promise it makes you cry makes you laugh makes you worry but I can't handle this anymore is someone out there who got through this before I search and I search but can't see there's no face in the mirror for me there's just no face in the mirror for me guess I'll just pack my scars and just leave
9.
I get angry as thunder and stubborn sometimes and that doesn't make me appealing my friends put up with me and I don't know why but we share the same loving feelings and I wish I'd be more like my mother sometimes she turned out to be pretty strong the world's handed her cards that I couldn't have played but yet she still carries on and I'm not articulate or witty at best but people some to think that I'm funny half of the time I think I know why it's 'cause I do stupid things most of the time So I can't write pretty songs or tales worth remembering I just write down what's on my mind so this is what you're hearing Pretty soon my dreams will rip at the seams 'cause I can't find a way to express them and I know I should find me a new piece of mind 'cause someday I know I will forget to and I don't have intelligence beyond compare but I like to keep myself informed which is hard to do when you hate the news and newspapers are for spreading on the floor So I can't write pretty songs or tales worth remembering I just write down what's on my mind so this is what you're hearing I eat tofu and vegetables because I think Animals are our equal I care more for them then for my fellow men 'cause mankind is way too destructive and war is not the answer to the questions we pose it's simply a way to make money it's a ridiculous way to satisfy the greed of the people who are running our countries so we can all raise our hands we can all shout 'till the lungs in our chest have caved in and our throats have dried out we can all raise our hands we can all shout let them know we're the threat and the ones to be worried about

about

This is a collection of demos I recorded during the time I lived in London and started playing as a Solo Artist. So on one hand it doesn't really represent our sound as a full band anymore but on the other hand it still holds lots of fond memories of places & people I made music with before we found ourselves playing together as James Choice & the Bad Decisions. So if you are interested in how this all got started then hopefully you can appreciate this record. Thanks & love Poodle

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released January 1, 2012

All songs were recorded by myself during 2010-12 in the several different rooms I lived in across London.
Except for the drums on "these Bullets Are Thoughts" which were recorded by Misha Nikolic
All music composed & lyrics written by Sebastian Abermann
All instruments played, programmed & vocals sung by Sebastian Abermann
except for:
drums on "these Bullets Are Thoughts" by Elliott Barlow
Bass on "You've Got A Fiend" by Alfons Helmut Hugo Wolmuth
Lead Guitar on "You've Got A Fiend" by Mats Steurer
Additional Programming on "Brobdingnag" and "Take a Leak" by Lorenzo Cosi

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James Choice Vienna, Austria

James Choice is a singer/songwriter based in Vienna, Austria. Their music is defined by their incredibly listenable, yet constantly surprising and unexpected hooks, underpinned by subtle lyrics, rich vocal harmonies, and melodies that soar from broken and delicate depths to defiant and dizzying highs. ... more

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