Two Things

by Jake Nicoll

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This is one half of a double album recorded during 2015.

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released March 18, 2016

all performances by jake except for violin by ilia nicoll and back up vocals by billy nicoll on "more or less"


recorded, manipulated, muddled, mastered by jake

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Jake Nicoll St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

Jake Nicoll is a musician currently living in windy old St. John's Newfoundland. Jake plays drums in a number of bands in town and writes songs on piano, guitar, synthesizer and anything else that's around.

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Track Name: Story Of Your Life
There is a line within your life,
and every day you sit and write,
and everyone you know is written on the page,
to be a memory from a long forgotten age.
In the story of you life,
Who will be remembered?
Who will be dismembered?
Who will be the villain?
Who will he be killin’?
And who will win the fight?
You can write me down in the story of your life.

I am a name within your script,
but I am just a part of it.
We All believe we are the center of the world.
We all believe that we’ve been cast the leading role.
In the story of you life,
Who will be remembered,
Who will be dismembered?
Who will be the villain?
Who will he be killin’?
And who will win the fight?
You can write me down in the story of your life.
Track Name: My Friends
I once was with you, a while back some time ago.
It’s strange, it’s been so long since I thought of you.
But lives get busy and the things inside them come and go,
you know?
Eventually all of it gets away.

It all ends.

I once was a child, dependent and incapable,
my siblings were my closest friends.
But lives get shaken and the home we once knew long ago,
is gone.
-something real but intangible.

It all ends.

I once had a best friend, I haven’t seen him in years though.
It’s strange, it’s been so long since I thought of him.
But lives get taken, they get moved around, mistaken.
They flow,
more complex than we’ll ever know.,

It all ends.
Track Name: Two Things
She said: there are two things, a Y and a Z, and they will never agree.
What’s on the left? What’s on the right? And why’s this keep me up at night?

I’m confused by the things that I make. What is this shit that I create?
Where is it from? What does it say about me? And why is it so embarrassing?

Is it wrong to believe two things that don’t agree?
There is more than one way to see.

We all have a stranger side, most of the time we force it to hide.
What washes up from underneath isn’t always what we wanted to see.

Is it wrong to believe two things that don’t agree?
There is more than one way to see.
Track Name: Reassuring Song
Some day I’d like to write a reassuring song.
One that makes people less alone.
I understand we’re all feeling quite suspicious
-we’ve all seen so many good intentions gone wrong.

When everything is up for sale,
when everybody’s trying to make a buck,
it’s so hard not to be skeptical,
it’s so easy not to give a fuck.

It seems like nothing is safe from being ruined
and the more times I sing this song,
the further I’ll be from this sentiment,
the more I’ll be putting it on.

Maybe I am in the wrong business.
Maybe performance is not for me.
And I know that expressing all these sincere intentions
will only make my dark sides more ugly.

I’m sick of writing songs for other people.
I’m sick of trying to be cool.
And I bet that some of you know how I’m feeling,
so tonight I’ll play the fool.
Track Name: Make Believe Misery
I fell for you I don’t know why
these days my heart’s on overdrive
not sure to laugh or should I cry
or should I cry?

I feel a little lost inside
what is it that I’m trying to find?
it’s like that whole world is misaligned
it’s misaligned
a cruel design

I want to know you I could be your friend
but I have a heart that needs to mend
and so for now I’ll just pretend
I’ll just pretend
until this feeling ends
I’ll just pretend
Track Name: Rainy Night
you can see right through me
I know that you can
I am only a man
I know that you can

ask me why
I don’t mind
you have had a hard time
though you’ve committed no crime
yeah you have had a hard time
Track Name: Falling In Love
You know that dance that we all do
that keeps us from saying what we wanted to?
I know the steps, I know the moves
but I think I’m falling in love with you
I think I’m dreaming, I really do.

I’ve been known to take my time, but I’ve always been so confused.
I’ve been wrong so many times

But I think I’m falling in love with you
I think I’m dreaming, I really do
I think I’m falling in love with you

I don’t want to break my whole world up
I don’t want to tear it into dust
I’m rarely moved quite this much
but I don’t want to tear my whole world up

The good man knows how not to lie
but how to bend the truth
yet certain things can’t be denied

And I think I’m falling in love with you
I think I’m dreaming, I really do
I think I’m falling in love with you
I think I’m dreaming, I really do
Track Name: More Or Less
the more that I see the less I seem to understand
the more I believe the less I see the fingers on my hand
do you understand?
only open eyes see the land

the more that I know the more it shows that I’m not that bright
the more that’s revealed the less I feel I know what’s wrong or right
but that’s just fine
it’s just in time

I’m not losing, I’ve just misplaced my illusions
yeah me and my delusions, we give high-fives
I’m not faking I’m just secretly mistaking
I’m stirred but I’m not shaking deep inside

the more that I do the less I seem to have enough
the more that I need the less I leave time to do what I love
and I can’t keep my head above
I’m always just in time

I’m not losing, I’ve just misplaced my illusions
yeah me and my delusions, we give high-fives
I’m not faking I’m just secretly mistaking
I’m stirred but I’m not shaking deep inside
Track Name: Flowers
now that we have nothing left to say
now that we have nothing left to do
what will become of me?
what will become of you?
distance holds the heart
time pulls it apart

endings are my favorite part
looking back, how did it even start?
what will become of me?
what will become of you?
distance holds the heart
time pulls it apart
Track Name: So Many Songs
It's time to remove another song from my head
Another tune another thing to be said

Been overcrowded, been lacking in clarity
Best off without it, I'll cast off this melody

Just like the buzz of a busy city
There's all of this noise reflecting inside of me

Since the beginning we've been bursting with songs
My ears are ringing and my heart's drumming along

Often I wonder if I'm only adding
To all the noise we find so distracting

There are so many people, there are so many songs
My head is spinning as the record turns on
there are so many songs
there are so many songs
there are so many songs