by Daryl James

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released March 3, 2015


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Daryl James QLD, Australia

Hailing from Snowdonia North Wales UK, guitarist/songwriter Daryl James fuses gritty ska/blues with raw acoustic roots, bringing to life his down to earth and soulful songs with truly innovative and enchanting musicianship, and a live show that has your feet and jaw on the floor! ... more

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Track Name: Sunshine State
Arrived here with 40 bucks in my hand to this city, glistening
Ruc-sac, guitar and the clothes on my back in awe of its enticing
Sugar coated skyline and I just feel comfortable like I’ve been here before
Can’t put my finger on it, what it is about here
But really it’s the people you meet, the hands you shake, the hugs you give and take
That define a place, and give it a place in your heart
We gather on the rivers bank, people gather like they always have
Drinks, tunes and conversations flow, and we play these notes that portray hope
In a way words never could

It’s just so good to be back here again, so good to be back here again

Swept away by the swift kiss of this city, so pretty, it’s strange how
A place grows on you somehow, and you’re not sure why
You walk around and it just feels right, and these feelings I’ve learned not to fight
Cause the present is all we truly have
These wooded porches tell a story, it’s a prophecy that doesn’t take itself too seriously
Ill-defined time with no reason or rhyme is defied by the conscious mind
When we reside, in each other’s company under the sky
Track Name: Expectation's Slaves
This is the song that wrote itself I just sat back and let it happen
When you find you’re not confined to misled truths that only serve to close your mind
To unsubscribe from wastes of time, media and advertisements
And everything you know and think you’ve learned

It’s time to pick up the spoon, start feeding ourselves
Pick up the spoon, start feeding ourselves

Cause I won’t lie to myself no more, I just feel that somethings not right
We have every opportunity to be free, the cage doors wide open but we just don’t leave

This is the play that writes itself
Where people are fooled into the illusion that you have to fight
Stand on people’s heads to get the main part
But really we are all the same
Holding the joypad playing the same game level by level game over and repeat
But maybe one day, we will complete
But only when we realise we never needed to compete

Pick up the spoon.
Start feeding yourself
Track Name: Taid
I’m proud to bear your name
It will always be part of me
No posthumous romanticising
You are the great man now that you always were

The tide comes in and out
But the sea will always be
Taid, you came and went
But you will always be

And I’ve never felt the distance
Or freedom feel like a prison
But I know you’d understand
With all my love and respect thank you

No more suffering anymore
We’ll still miss you, James
Track Name: Xmas On The Run
Christmas on the run, burned by a heart shaped tongue
It’s hard to explain the feeling but I will try to
Trapped in paradise, but it still has its price
It’s hard to know your whole family is together but I can’t be there
Just can’t be there

Christmas time it’s time to put aside
Our differences dignified sided by side
Have a drink no prejudice raise a glass not a fist
Appreciate what you’ve got and celebrate who you miss

You know who you are, know who you are
No matter how near or far

Instead of Christmas trees, its palm trees and beach
Still we can’t help but crave familiarity
The best of both worlds the Holy Ghost concludes,
Is good measure of high spirits bless you all amen
See you again, see you again

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