Most and Least

by Julie Lamb

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Most and Least was an album written over many years, and released in 2008 - using a great variety of fabulous session musicians.

"My mother made me do it" was the catch cry. She unfortunately never got to see the product, but wrote the words on one of the songs ... "Cry as you must". She had written it for me after one of those desparate teenage phone calls in the middle of some dark event. Lordy - the things that make a muse!​

I love her and miss her every day. This was a tribute to her - and 10% of each sale goes to Breast Cancer Networks NZ

Julie Lamb

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released December 14, 2008

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Julie Lamb Wellington, New Zealand

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Funky blues rock with a 70's Vibe: Vintage sounds with a present day feel.
Writing, arranging and performing music are some of the most incredible buzzes in my world. I want to be doing this stuff when I'm 90...
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Track Name: 01. Skinny as a Pin Man
Almost apologetically
He, the skinny as a pin man
Moves, in his very own to himself world
He even talks a
funny far away foreign language

(Skinny as a Pin Man)

We saw him last night in
The keep away from there gambling place
Talking to a man with a squashed in bulldog nose

(All gangsters have them)

(Dubriste Puno Pacova)

Then today he was in the rat ridden rubble of the rubbish dump
We saw him
He’s always in keep away from there places
Track Name: 02. Shrug My Shoulders
I have a thought, that if I were not here
You would still find your way
You are a moving wind that has no need to love
Just find a place to lay

You don’t need me, I’m just your favourite pastime
Please believe me, I’m just a word to make life rhyme

I hear you laughing with the boys, like you’re playing with your toys
And you don’t hear them cry
If there’s sadness in the air, run your fingers through your hair
Turn away and sigh

You don’t need me, I’m just your favourite pastime
Please believe me, I’m just a word to make life rhyme

Instrumental

I saw you in the street and thought, I really ought
To stop and say hello
But vacant eyes and vacant head, keep looking at me like I’m weird
So spinning on my heel I turn and go

It’s you!
You cry from halfway up the road
I shrug my shoulders and reload
My Senses
Track Name: 03. You Will Walk (Written by Jon McLeary)
Billy said, there were voices in his head
Listen to the ravings of another
Couldn’t take the pressure
Of the constant drip
Feels like a recipe for rain

He saw the writing on the wind
Sitting there about to be set free

You will walk the fine line between ignorance and pain
You will talk to your walls in your passion and then
You will wake the whole world with your minor tongue
You will walk – You will walk

Billy went to the source of his discontent
Put all his tension to the test
She took the best of him – the romantic links
And took off like a raven in a rainbow

The final days where he was seen
Feeding off the energy of sin

You will walk the fine line between ignorance and pain
You will talk to your walls in your passion and then
You will wake the whole world with your minor tongue
You will walk – You will walk

INSTRUMENTAL

He saw the writing on the wind
Sitting there about to be set free

You will walk the fine line between ignorance and pain
You will talk to your walls in your passion and then
You will wake the whole world with your minor tongue
You will walk – You will walk
You will walk – You will walk
Track Name: 04. Your Body Stays (Written by Jon McLeary)
Late last night, I saw you with my girlfriend
And you looked into her eyes like I’d never been born
That’s all right I’m used to rejection
But I’m tired of fighting other people’s wars

And it gets worse every night
From sundown and back
And your body stays and your body stays and your body stays and your body stays

Must you act those ways, leave me on the outside
Looking in at you through a TV set
D’ya think we shouldn’t touch
Am I that much in the grain, would I ruin things again I’m not an insect,

And it gets worse every night from sundown and back
And your body stays and your body stays and your body stays and your body stays

And – Don’t be cruel to her
Oh – Don’t be cruel to her, Oh – Don’t be cruel

In the raging war – between the sexes
I wonder if there’s any room for me
I don’t mind, I’m used to rejection
But I’m tired of people trying things out on me

And it gets worse every night
From sundown and back
And your body stays and your body stays and your body stays and your body stays

And – Don’t be cruel to her
Oh – Don’t be cruel to her, Oh – Don’t be cruel

Oh – Don’t be cruel to her
Oh – Don’t be cruel to her, Oh – Don’t be cruel
Track Name: 05. Remind Me
Remind Me
Remind me of the reason
Remind Me
Tell me there’s a reason
For me to work today

The sun shines on me
Rays are warm and golden
The sun shines on me
Perfect for hand holdin’
Won’t go to work today

If you can tell me a good reason I should go to work today
Keep it to yourself I won’t hear it anyway
Can’t destroy this feeling of freedom in my heart
Steps are light I can almost fly – my mind is – that’s a start

INSTRUMENTAL

I’m smiling
Smiling for the summer
I’m smiling
Basking in the sun ahhh
Won’t go to work today

Don’t tell me
Don’t tell me there’s a reason
Don’t remind me
I’m warm and summers got me
I won’t miss my pay

It’s so worth it anyway…..
Track Name: 06. Forgive My Presumption Babe
I can’t believe I haven’t known you for all time
I can’t believe we’ve been friends such a very short time
When I think I’ve known all about you for so long
Forgive my presumption babe

(Forgive Me Forgive Me Forgive Me Baby case I’m wrong)

I can’t believe your child’s a teenager
I can’t believe we’ve been such strangers
When my heart knows you so well
Forgive my presumption babe

(Forgive me Forgive me I might be wrong)

You don’t pick your friends
Life chooses for you (Uh huh)
You don’t pick your friends
They just come on down to you
[INSTRUMENTAL]
You don’t pick your friends
Life chooses for you (Uh huh)
You don’t pick your friends
They just come on down to you

I can’t believe your child’s a teenager
I can’t believe we’ve been such strangers
When my heart knows you so well
Forgive my presumption baby
Oh forgive me, forgive me, forgive me baby case I’m wrong
(Forgive me, forgive me, forgive me baby case I’m wrong)
And I ain’t never been wrong before…
Track Name: 07. Littlest Pearl
Well I know you pretty well
And surely time will tell that we’ll be friends (And we haven’t had much)
And I can tell you truthfully
If you need a heart and hand I’ll be there (I’ll be there so fast)


All your smiles are seen and your cries are heard
You’ve got nothing to prove our littlest pearl
‘Cos just because you’re second doesn’t mean you’re second best
We’ll make sure you know that you can mix it with the rest.

We need to take some time
Need to spend some time with each other (We’ll be in touch)
And I can see in your eyes
And I can see in your ready smile it’ll be no bother (And I say it with thanks)

And your name is strong, you’re a much loved girl
You’ve got nothing to prove our littlest pearl
‘Cos just because you’re second doesn’t mean you’re second best
We’ll make sure you know that you can mix it with the rest.

Instrumental

And I can tell you honestly
That I truly do believe you’ll get there (Where you wanna be)
I’ll help you on the way
To wherever you wanna go without question (Just as long as it’s right)

May your path be clear and your feelings heard
You’ve got nothing to prove our littlest pearl
‘Cos just because you’re second doesn’t mean you’re second best
We’ll make sure you know that you can mix it with the rest.
Track Name: 08. Transgressions
When you think you’re on the way up
And you’ve handled past transgressions
When you think you’ve had enough now
And you’re over the recession
Hey, another lie stands up for roll call
I don’t want to love you, don’t want to play ball

You said not to have faith in you
You’re not that kind of man
But the night that I was with you
Faith was never on your mind
As yet another lie stood up for roll call
I don’t want to love you…

But you said you’d call
It’s just a syndrome
Get out, have a ball
Because you’re going home
I got it wrong, you’re not that strong

Here’s me thinking I could change you
And I took all you could give,
I’ve stopped trying to rearrange you
The pretence is just too big,
As yet another lie stands up for roll call
I don’t want to love you, don’t want to play ball

Guess you’re sick of my abuses
Hey you’ve warned me lots of times
Every time you tell a story
My foundation just unwinds
As yet another lie stands up for roll call
I don’t want to love you, don’t want to play ball

But you said you’d call
It’s just a syndrome
Get out! Have a ball
Because you’re going home
I got it wrong, I’m not that strong
Track Name: 09. Dreams and Visions
I wish for you, the joy that’s part of your name
I wish for you, dreams and visions that spring from the same
I hope for you, only trouble from which you’ll learn,
I hope for you, the admiration that you earn

In any dark and lonely time
Think of the sun recall our faces
In any dark and lonely time
Call out our names, our hearts are there yes

I dream for you, everything your heart desires
I dream for you warmth and passion kindled like fire
I want for you to hold the world in your precious hands
I want for you to want for nothing that’s my plan

In any light and happy time
Feel the warmth recall our faces
In any light and happy time
Call out our names, our love will soar

Instrumental

I trust in you to be all that you wish to be
I trust in you to draw warmth and love from me
Know that you hold a key straight to my heart
Know that when you were born you made a slow burning start

In any strange and wonderful time
Picture the flame recall our faces
In any strange and wonderful time
Call out our names, we’ll be amazed!

[TAG:] Anytime, anytime, anytime
Track Name: 10. Bigamy In C
Talking to a friend, a very mutual friend
And she said she’d found a man that told the truth
We laughed about the fact that our men had the same name
(And god), we laughed when we found out both were you

Thank you for making me, understand what friendship is
And I hope that you have a good friend too
Cos when we’re through with you, when we’re through with you
You’re gonna need a friend that precious, very precious too!

All too often we blame the other woman
When maybe we could focus on the man
Your choices were fantastic, indisputably good taste
Sorry we didn’t fit into your plan

Thank you for making me, understand what friendship is
And I hope that you’ve got a good friend too
Cos when we’re through with you, when we’re through with you
You’re gonna need a friend that precious, very precious too!
Track Name: 11. Cry as You Must
You are the one who understands me
Most… and least
You are a part of me

We tread the same but separate paths
Tonight I feel with you
Your presence here is strong
Your hurt is mine

Cry as you must
Use warm tears to mend the tear in your spirit
Scars are strength so cry
If you have no strong arms to enfold you

I’ll give you thoughts

I will be there
Because we lost in love
We lost to death
But in our loss is love and overcoming
In our loss is more than gain

The price we pay is high
For understanding

(And perhaps eventual peace
Serenity)