Ordinary Days

by Julie Lamb

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"Blimmin’ heck! It's quite fabulous!", they said in a tall poppy kind of way. "Here, multiverse, have a listen to these and … you're welcome!”

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released March 11, 2017

All songs written by Julie Lamb, Callum Hazlitt-Black, Andrew Richardson, Matt Fitzpatrick except Why do I Forget? Julie Lamb, Callum Hazlitt-Black, Andrew Richardson, Dave Hadley; Simple, Renata Cross; Hashtag on a Good Day, Julie Lamb.

All arrangements are by the Julie Lamb Band except Hashtag on a Good Day. (Julie Lamb.)

The band is: Julie Lamb, Vocals// Callum Hazlitt -Black, Bass// Andrew Richardson, Drums// Matt Fitzpatrick, Guitar// Geraint Scott, Keys// Damian Forlong, Trombone// John Gualter, Saxophones// Andreas Lepper, Percussion// Miranda Turner, Ree Thomson, Deb Rock-Evans, Backing Vocals//

Guests: On Why do I Forget:, Emma Davey, Dave Hadley, Layla Hadley, Kyra, Deacon, and Harleigh Boyd. On Hashtag on a Good Day: Annette Esquenet and Janey Richards.

Engineering, Mastering and Production:
Matrix Digital – Blair McDonald and Phill Adams. Executive Producer: Julie Lamb

Cover Design and Artwork: Illustration: Deb Mansfield. Digital Design: John McDonald

Ears: The Julie Lamb Band, Lockie Stewart (my buddy), David Feehan, Jess Uribe, Jérôme DuMortier, Paula McLennan, Jacqui Southwell, Deane Craw, Lisa Tagaloa.

Dedications: Jacqui Southwell for her unrelenting support and positivity; Ahi and Mark Cross, for introducing us to the lovely piece that is “Simple”; David Feehan, Mac Haira and Anu Rintavuori for the inspiration, all the time. Kate Richards, Vorn Colgan and Leith Hazlitt-Black for stepping into live gigs at a moments notice; Dave Hadley, Andreas Lepper and Emma Davey for sharing the musical journey for so long! Oh, and let's not forget the families of the hard working band, eh!?
I think that reads alright.Julie xx

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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: Bleeding Numbers
Woke up this morning
With alarm bells in my head
Rolled all the way over
To the right side of the bed
Just need a rest
Cos not feeling the best
And I'm feeling so tired
But I’m gonna get fired

Procrastination hits me
like a Stonehenge rock
Piles of lists of piles of work
Have got me locked
Just need a rest
Cos not feeling the best
And I'm feeling so tired
But I’m gonna get fired

All you “awesome powers”
In your corporate towers
How do you ask for more?
Us “ordinary” people
Worship at your steeple
But we're bleeding numbers onto the floor

My money situation
It's never grand
Man, just lately
It's been getting out of hand
Just need a rest
Cos not feeling the best
And I'm feeling so tired
But I’m gonna get fired

All you “awesome powers”
In your corporate towers
How can you ask for more?
Us “ordinary” people
Shelter in your steeple
But we're bleeding numbers onto your floor

All you “awesome powers”
In your corporate towers
How do you ask for more?
Us “ordinary” people
Worship at your steeple
But we're bleeding numbers onto the floor

INSTRUMENTAL

Woke up this morning
Same things go ‘round in my head
Roll all the way over
To the right side of the bed
Just need a rest
Cos not feeling the best
And I'm feeling so tired
But I’m gonna get fired

All you “awesome powers”
In your corporate towers
How can you ask for more?
Us “ordinary” people
Shelter in your steeple
But we're bleeding numbers onto your floor

All you “awesome powers”
In your corporate towers
How can you ask for more?
Us “ordinary” people
Worship at your steeple
But we're bleeding numbers onto the floor
Track Name: Buyer Beware (The Dick Smith Investor Blues)
Don’t come in here with your gripes and your attitude
Don’t come in here with your opinion on
Don’t come in here unless you’re full of gratitude
Give us your money, won’t need it for long

We’ll take your cash doesn’t matter what latitude
We’ll look after you, hey, what could go wrong?
We’ll take your money exchange it for platitudes
We’ll invest it wisely … and oops - now it’s gone

Buyer beware - You mum and dad investors
Buyer beware - Is the phrase on the street
Buyer beware - Our boardroom’s full of jesters
Buyer beware - They’ll keep you on your feet

Don’t come in here with complaints from the multitudes
Don’t come in here with your opinion on
Don’t come in here ‘cos there’s nothing that you can do
You gave us your money, eyes open – it’s gone!

We’ll take your cash doesn’t matter what longitude
Said we’d look after you, hey, we were wrong
We took your money so sorry it devalued
Invested badly - oops now it’s gone!

Buyer beware - You mum and dad investors
Buyer beware - Is the phrase on the street
Buyer beware - Our boardroom’s full of jesters
Buyer beware - They’ll be gone in a heartbeat

INSTRUMENTAL

Buyer beware - You mum and dad investors
Buyer beware - Is the phrase on the street
Buyer beware - Our boardroom’s full of jesters
Buyer beware - They’ll keep you on your feet

Buyer beware - You mum and dad investors
Buyer beware - Is the phrase on the street
Buyer beware - Our boardroom’s full of jesters
Buyer beware - They’ll be gone in a heartbeat
Track Name: Standing Proudly
I can’t talk to you anymore
You took my words threw them on the floor
Creating
Scrabble in my mind
You seem to think I’m a neophyte
Treating me like I don’t have a right
I wonder
You think you know who I am?
I thought that you were never in disguise
I thought it was love sitting in your eyes
You thought you
Were so clever with your lies

Life is calling loudly
Here I’m standing proudly
Without you
Movin’ right along
Life is calling loudly
Here I’m standing proudly
Despite you
Bring it on!

INSTRUMENTAL

Life is calling loudly
Here I’m standing proudly
Without you
Movin’ right along
Life is calling loudly
Here I’m standing proudly
Despite you
Bring it on!

I tell you now you’re a pack of lies
There’s nothing, no shock, surely no surprise
Attraction over
Relationship demise
I hear you talking about me now,
She wears her intelligence, she wears it well
She’d want to…
With a face like that
I square my shoulders and readjust
My back pack of hurt
And I seriously wonder
Why you’d think like that

Life is calling loudly
Here I’m standing proudly
Without you
Movin’ right along
Life is calling loudly
Here I’m standing proudly
Despite you
Bring it on!

Life is calling loudly
Here I’m standing proudly
Without you
Movin’ right along
Life is calling loudly
Here I’m standing proudly
Despite you
Bring it on!
Track Name: Sync Not Automatic
Nothing comes in, no wish no whim
Sent by no technology
Empty space in the data stream
Messed up my psychology
Waiting for your call, your text
Facebook message, twitter jest
Holding breath ‘til you send
Approval – Waiting to live in reaction land

Not alive unless I’m validated
Not in a room unless you’re there
Stand in limbo, take a deep breath
Statue-like in this atmosphere

Sync not automatic
Upload not on
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Now that you’re gone
Link no longer valid
Now that you’re gone
Synapses not firing
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Sync not automatic
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Dust motes in sunlight cross my face
Nothing stirs in this room
If planets align and man’s erased
What care I for that doom
Living only to react
Not alive in this half-life life
Just like Copelia, wind-up toy
Living for other people’s joy

Not alive unless I’m validated
Not in a room unless you’re there
Stand in limbo, take a deep breath
Statue-like in this atmosphere

Sync not automatic
Upload not on
Download interrupted
Now that you’re gone
Link no longer valid
Now that you’re gone
Synapses not firing
Upload not on

Sync not automatic
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Now that you’re gone
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Now that you’re gone
Synapses not firing
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INSTRUMENTAL

Not alive unless I’m validated
Not in a room unless you’re there
Stand in limbo, take a deep breath
Statue-like in this atmosphere

Sync not automatic
Upload not on
Download interrupted
Now that you’re gone
Link no longer valid
Now that you’re gone
Synapses not firing
Upload not on

Sync not automatic
Upload not on
Download interrupted
Now that you’re gone
Link no longer valid
Now that you’re gone
Synapses not firing
Upload not on
Track Name: Bit of Quality Time
Take a bit of you time
Add a bit of me time
Mix it up for us time
Sprinkle in some sweet time

Sometimes it takes a day to make a difference
Sometimes, you're the difference in my day
And I, love my independence
Though I, depend on you each day

Sometimes, I pretend some great resistance
But I, won't resist you anyway
And I, trust you to stay the distance
Though I, can be distant in my way

Take a bit of you time
Add a bit of me time
Mix it up with us time
Sprinkle in sweet time

Take a bit of you time
Add a bit of me time
Mix it up with us time
Bit of quality time

And I am filled with good intentions
But I know intent can be misread
So I am grateful for your patience
Though I am impatient with your shed

Sometimes when we get a bit complacent
Well I, place a sharp remark
Sometimes in that moment we see different
But I, know that difference is the spark

Take a bit of you time
Add a bit of me time
Mix it up with us time
Sprinkle in sweet time

Take a bit of you time
Add a bit of me time
Mix it up for us time
Bit of quality time

INSTRUMENTAL

Take a bit of you time
Add a bit of me time
Mix it up with us time
Sprinkle in sweet time

Take a bit of you time
Add a bit of me time
Mix it up for us time
Bit of quality time
Track Name: Ordinary Days
There’s a supermarket on every corner
And I’m coming ‘round to your way of thinking
So I’m driving home under,
Under a questioning mind

And I’m coming ‘round to your way of thinking
And the closer I get to you the less I’m sinking
And I’m driving home under,
Under a questioning mind

Ordinary Days, Full of Ordinary things
When I think of you I smile
When I think of you I sing
It’s my choice babe
‘Cos you’re choice babe

Pohutakawas on every avenue
The closer I get to you the less I’m sinking
And I’m driving home under
Under the clear blue skies

The closer I get to you the less I’m sinking
And the more I think of you – my cheeks they’re pinking
And I’m driving home under
Under the clear blue skies

Ordinary Days, Full of Ordinary things
When I think of you I smile
When I think of you I sing
It’s my choice babe

INSTRUMENTAL

Ordinary Days, Full of Ordinary things
When I think of you I smile
When I think of you I sing
It’s my choice babe
‘Cos you’re choice babe

There are orange traffic cones on every motorway
And my indicators homeward bound they’re blinking
And I’m driving home under
Under the sodium lights

And the more I think of you – my cheeks they’re pinking
And my indicators homeward bound they’re blinking
And I’m driving home under
Under the sodium lights
Track Name: Hashtag on a Good Day
When you live in Wellington
You wear summer clothes and winter socks
When you live in Wellington
You have sun on your face and wind in your locks
When you live in Wellington
Hashtag on a good day
Hashtag on a good day
When you live in Wellington
You say that a lot

When you live in Wellington
You get to go to cafés a lot
When you live in Wellington
There’s culture in the city it’s a melting pot
When you live in Wellington
Hashtag on a good day
Hashtag on a good day
When you live in Wellington
You say that a lot
Track Name: Simple (Written by Renata Cross)
The beat is simple - we move together
And don’t you wanna be God anymore?
And I’ll be honest, we talked about this
The beat is simple but you drive me nuts when I’m in your head

You had to know that I was faking it all
I had to go - A point for proving me wrong
Prove me wrong

The dream was simple; our souls were thirsty
And don’t you wanna inspire me some more?
If I’m dismissive then you’re controlling
The dream is simple but I’d rather dream than watch it all fail

You had to know that fortune will have its fee
Can’t go without - just break a smile out of me
Out of me

INSTRUMENTAL

You had to know that I was faking it all
I had to go - A point for proving me wrong
Prove me wrong

You know it’s easy to live without us
It’s never simple when you’re comfortable with being insane
If I was spineless you’d still control me
The dream was simple and I’d sooner dream than watch it all fail.

You had to know that fortune will have its fee
Can’t go without - just break a smile out of me

You had to know that fortune will have its fee
I had to go - Just break a smile out of me

Break a smile out of me
Break a smile, break a smile
Out of me
Track Name: Why Do I Forget?
Why do I forget how good things feel?
Why do I forget how good things feel?
When life’s got me down
And I’m pinned to the ground
Why do I forget how good things feel?

Why do I forget how loved I am?
Why do I forget how loved I am?
When hurt holds me down
And there’s fear on the prowl
Why do I forget how loved I am?

Why do I forget how good I am?
Why do I forget how good I am?
When guilts got me now
And regret has me bowed
Why do I forget how good I am?

Why do I forget how loved I feel?
Why do I forget how loved I feel?
When grief has me worn
and my life can’t be borne
Why do I forget how loved I feel?

Why do I forget how loved I am?
Why do I forget how loved I feel?
Track Name: Jean Pierre (The Chocolatier)
I’ve been running late for ten years now
And I think I missed some life somehow
So I go googling for Jean Pierre the Chocolatier
And the pictures, they make me feel better

Read my horoscope can’t cut it today
Suggestion, stay in bed,
I take little pink pills to make the blues go away
And sink happily into my head

Languidly incubate a thousand ideas
Make duvet angels ‘til feathers poke through
I stick my tongue out to taste the air
And happiness hits me anew - too much -
happiness hits me

I woke up last night and my thoughts were clear
Saw my life in crystal view
I’m chasing dreams now, running with no fear
Think I’ll catch me quite a few

I woke up last night and my thoughts were clear
Saw my life in crystal view
I’m chasing dreams now, running with no fear
Think I’ll catch me quite a few

INSTRUMENTAL

I woke up last night and my thoughts were clear
Saw my life in crystal view
I’m chasing dreams now, running with no fear
Think I’ll catch me quite a few

I woke up last night and my thoughts were clear
Saw my life in crystal view
I’m chasing dreams now, running with no fear
Think I’ll catch me quite a few

I’ve been running late for ten years now
And I think I missed some life somehow
So I go googling for Jean Pierre the Chocolatier
And the pictures, they make me feel better

I’ve been running late for 10 years now,
And I think I’ve gained some life somehow
So I go looking for Jean Pierre the Chocolatier
To thank him for making me better
To thank him for making me better
To thank him for making me better
To thank him for making me better
Track Name: Mind Flit
My mind is like a whore
Sleeping with thoughts on the fly
My day turns to boring
It’d make a grown girl cry
I look for suggestions
Pictures of coke and fries
My mind’s full of questions
I ‘spect to hear more li-ies

Sleep creeps up from behind,
Catching me by surprise,
I ninja kick it with my laser mind
Click on a new story line

Thoughts are bursting in my head
Thoughts are bursting from my mouth
Thinking ‘bout the things we said
Words keep bouncing round my head
Words keep bounding from my mouth
Talking ‘bout the things we said

Grief glides across the floor
With balletic moves of a fatman
‘fore it get me in its greedy jaw
I ninja kick it like an eighth dan
Catch a picture of you pregnant
Wondering what style of child
I hear a sound, quite insistent
‘nough to make a grown girl wild

But Da-am Da-am
Such a waste of a cool man
He got me better than I got me
‘nough to make a grown girl wise
Got a call from my best friend
Stories, laughter down the line
She gets me better than I get me
’nough to make a grown girl smile

Thoughts are bursting in my head
Thoughts are bursting from my mouth
Thinking ‘bout the things we said
Words keep bouncing round my head
Words keep bounding from my mouth
Talking ‘bout the things we said

Instrumental

Thoughts are bursting in my head
Thoughts are bursting from my mouth
Thinking ‘bout the things we said
Words keep bouncing round my head
Words keep bounding from my mouth
Talking ‘bout the things we said