Something Worth Learning

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released March 9, 2019

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Smith & Jones Bathurst, Australia

Smith & Jones are a duo from Bathurst, made up of keyboard player and vocalist Abby Smith, with guitarist and vocalist Sophie Jones. Their new work, 'Something Worth Learning', delicately balances themes of love and loss, friendship and isolation, emotional desire and freedom, fearlessly exploring the depths of their musical partnership with the listener by their side. ... more

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Track Name: As I Am
As I Am

I’ve gotta say tonight I acted real bad
And I did the things that make you mad
We have a fight and stand out in the car park crying
What a tradition, losing our position on our joy
Everything that makes us happy
I’ll never be so young again
I’ll never be so dumb

Oh you let me go down, down, oh
Oh you let me go
And you pull me up again
You pull me up again
And you take me as I am
As I am

Heavy as lead or light as a feather
It’s either one or the other
Carefree as a child
Or weighted like a woman
And maybe you’ve been yanking on the reigns too tight
Maybe you’re a little sensitive
Well my friend you don’t know the half of it

Oh you let me go down, down, oh
Oh you let me go
And you pull me up again
You pull me up again
And you take me as I am
As I am
Like a friend
As I am

I, I wanna make a big noise
I wanna rebel, rebel, rebel until my youth returns
I wanna take control
Step out into the light
And see, all the wrong in me
And be loved for the right

I gotta say tonight I acted real bad
And I did the things that make you mad
We have a fight and stand out in the car park crying
Track Name: Runaway
Runaway

You’ve got a heart like a runaway
You want to escape but there aint no escaping yesterday
When you told me you loved me at midnight
But in the morning I saw the lie in your eyes
All I ever wanted was to love you

You’ve got a heart like a getaway driver
Pedal to the metal when the stakes get higher
I think you’re a coward and a child
You can’t hide the fear in your handsome smile
All I ever wanted was to love you
Wanted to hold you

Ain't freedom feeling good after all these years
Don’t the highway call you
Don’t it scream your name
Saying hey come on you runaway
Come on you runaway

You’ve got a mind like a renegade fighter
Betraying your emotions when the blood pumps harder
Don’t matter which side you’re on
You still bleed when the bullet hits its mark
I hear you howling in the cold dark
All I ever wanted was to love you
Wanted to hold you

Ain't freedom feeling good after all these years
Don’t the highway call you
Don’t it scream your name
Saying hey come on you runaway
Come on you runaway

Somebody’s gotta pay for the life you’re living
Somebody’s gotta give a little piece of their soul
Well it’s me
It’s me who’s divided
And I’m standing on the edge of your love
Just waiting for a call from you
A call from your heart
And that ain't gonna come

You’ve got a heart like a runaway
You want to escape but there aint no escaping yesterday
You pour yourself a coffee
Pack your bags in the early morning light
Stick your thumb out along the roadside
All I ever wanted was to love you
Wanted to hold you
Wanted to know you
But you’re a runaway
You’re just a runaway
Aint nothing but a runaway
You’re a runaway
Track Name: Secondhand Heart
Secondhand Heart

What’s the matter with loving a man?
What’s the matter with the man who should be loving me?
I believed in a simple kind of romance
The kind of love I ain't ever seen
Truth or dare it’s a daily dose
You pay for daring but the truth you get for free
Well I believed in a simple kind of truthing
The kind of talk I aint never seen
I ain't never seen

I want to run with you til the morning
I want to ride until the end of the night
But there aint no love left
No love left in this secondhand heart

Where’s the prince I was promised as a child?
Where’s the lover I’m aching to meet?
You might believe in the waiting game
But the waiting game
Aint no friend to me
There’s sacrifice in this living every day
You give up the leaving and you learn how to stay
But there’ s a freedom, it’s running through my soul
And it’s breathing in
And it’s breathing out
And it’s calling to me

Saying I want to run with you til the morning
I want to ride until the end of the night
But there aint no love left
No love left in this secondhand heart
I want to run with you til the morning
I want to burn until the end of the night
But there aint no spark left
No spark left in this secondhand heart

Oh secondhand heart
Secondhand heart

What’s the matter with loving a man?
What’s the matter with the man who should be loving me?
I believed in a simple kind of romance
The kind of love I ain't ever seen

I want to run with you til the morning
I want to ride until the end of the night
But there ain’t no love left
No love left in this secondhand heart
I want to run with you til the morning
I want to burn until the end of the night
But there aint no spark left
No spark left in this secondhand heart
I want to run with you til the morning
I want to burn until the end of the night
But there aint no love left
No love left in this secondhand heart
Oh secondhand heart
Secondhand heart
Secondhand heart
Track Name: One Last Time
One Last Time

She said
I’m sorry you’re hurting darling
But I aint sorry you’re hurting instead of me
Cos it feels like every time something goes wrong
You’re there to pin the blame on me
Well I know we’ve had some good times
I know we’ve had our share of fun
But lately I can’t remember what it was
That kept me hanging on

I know you’re tired of the suburbs
You’re tired of staying between the lines
You want to dance in the arms of a stranger
Stay out and watch that sweet sunrise
Well don’t you think I can stand a little joy too?
Don’t you think I want a thrill of my own?
I want to find me a sympathetic man
Who doesn’t know a damn thing about what I’ve done wrong

So you’re gonna hit the road for a while
Cruise your way into the heartbreak
Let those turning wheels wind your weeping away
Let the miles mark the distance between us
As for me, well I guess I’ll stick it out
Like I’ve always done before
You know this loneliness
It aint a stranger
It’s like an old friend out my door

They’re dancing waltzes down on Broadway tonight
And all the lovers spread their wings like butterflies
We could walk like shadows underneath streetlights
And you could tell me I’m beautiful
You could tell me I’m beautiful
Just one last time

She said
I’m sorry you’re hurting darling
But you know, it’s either me or you
And aint it just like a man to feel the loss
After his woman’s already pushed on through
Track Name: Last Night I Saw Jesus (The Book Of The Boss)
Last Night I Saw Jesus (The Book Of The Boss)

Last night, I saw Jesus
He was singing on the stage with the lights in his eyes
Looking good for his age

Last night, I saw Jesus
He had a cross in the shape of a Fender guitar
Rockin’ and rollin’ like a young man

Come on, head on down to tenth avenue
And find a place on the church pew
We’re singing a hymn from the book of the boss
Oh he saved me and he’s gonna save you too

Last night , I saw Jesus
He was swinging his hips round the microphone stand
Holy leader of the band

Come on, head on down to tenth avenue
And find a place on the church pew
We’re singing a hymn from the book of the boss
Oh he saved me and he’s gonna save you too

Last night, I saw Jesus
He was singing on the stage with the lights in his eyes
Looking good for his age
He was singing on the stage
That man was looking fine for his age
Ooo he was singing on the stage
Getting better with age
Track Name: Running From Something
Running From Something

Yesterday I was so blue, lord I felt like dying
And the rain came down so beautiful. I felt like crying
So I drove down to the river just to see it flowing
And I swear to god, as I watched it looked like it was running
Like it was running from something
Running from something
Running, running, running

Yesterday I scratched at the blue just to see what was hurting
And under the blood and the tears
Well it seems I found something worth learning
But you know it strikes me kind of funny that it’s you
Teaching the lesson
‘Cos in those big brown eyes
You know I see the same fear
That self-same wandering
You look like you’re running from something
Running from something
Running, running, running
I know you’re running from something
Running from something
Running, running, running

Oh why you gotta be so mean?
I just want to warm your lonely nights but you leave me cold
Oh why you gotta be so reckless?
Playing with my heart
Oh darling you leave me low
So low

Yesterday I was so blue, lord I felt like dying
And the rain came down so beautiful. I felt like crying
So I drove down to the river just to see it flowing
And I swear to god
As I watched it washed all my running
It cleaned me of my running from something
Running from something
Running, running, running
Running from something
Running from something
Running, running, running
Running, running, running
Running, running, running
Track Name: Every Year, Around This Time
Every Year, Around This Time

Every year, around this time
I get real blue
I get to thinking about you
And I wonder where you are
And what it is you’re doing

Are you holding a lover in your arms?
Are you rocking a baby to sleep?
Are you still drinking with the boys
On a Saturday night?
And are you happy?

Do you remember when we were lovers
I was living for you and you alone
But happiness is a liar
Love it is a thief
It’ll rob you blind before you even know it
It’ll rob you blind before you even know it
It is robbing you blind
Before you even know it

And I know
Time is like a wheel
And everything comes and goes
Still living without you, it’s all I can do to tell myself
That the pain it won’t go on and on and on and on and on
No it won’t go on and on and on and on and on
No it won’t go on and on and on and on and on
No it won’t go on and on and on and on and on

Some days I want to atone for my sins
And I wish I had love to believe in
But if living is learning
The only thing I’ve learned is loving is hurting
Yeah loving is hurting
Oh loving is hurting
Oh loving is hurting
Oh loving is hurting
Oh loving is hurting
Oh loving is

Every year, around this time
I get real blue
I get to thinking about you
Track Name: In The Middle Of The Night
In the Middle of the Night

In the middle of the night
I go walking in the rain
Leave my pillows to their dreaming
My sheets, to lovers’ stains
Just a passing storm that’s all
Still I can’t stand
To hear that rain fall

In the middle of the night
I dreamed about your garden
White roses in bloom
And your hand upon a spade
Digging trenches as deep as my hurt
Plant my soul
Down in the dirt

Where did you go?
When all the world was sleeping
And lovers were dreaming

In the midnight of my memory
I hear that black bird singing
Softly as a lovers’ touch
A kiss upon my ear
Hear that melody rise and fall
Lovers and losers
She sings for us all
Track Name: Right Into The Heart
Right Into The Heart

I am a woman of heart and soul
I am a singer in the band
I’ve been walking down a lonesome road
Finding love where I can

I tip my cap to my desires
I tip my cap to my loneliness
I’ve been loving liar after liar
Trading my joy for their unhappiness

And when I am blue (I sing like a bird)
And when I am joyful (Oh, my soul it longs to be heard)
There’s a part of me that wants to follow the path of it
Longs to follow that path right into the heart
Right into the heart

I take my time though my soul keeps on running
I take my pleasures where they lie
And my bad attitude, it counts for nothing
In the face of goodbye

I lost my humour somewhere with my heart
Down in the ditches of my mind
I’ll just pick ‘em up again as spare parts
Then I’ll walk the line

And when I am blue (I sing like a bird)
And when I am joyful (Oh my soul it longs to be heard)
There’s a part of me that wants to follow the path of it
Longs to follow that path right into the heart
Right into the heart

And when I am blue (I sing like a bird)
And when I am joyful (Oh my soul it longs to be heard)
There’s a part of me that wants to follow the path of it
Longs to follow that path right into the heart
Right into the heart
Right into the heart
Right into the, right into the, right into the heart
Track Name: The Train Song
The Train Song

Hear that engine moan
Hear that engine moan
Singing out, ringing out until the morning
Hear it ride the track
One way there and one way back
Singing out, ringing out until the morning

Well my baby rides that train
He don’t wanna see my face again
Aint that a shame
A crying shame
How does sweet love turn so blue?
Hurting me and hurting you
Oh aint loving what we were born to do?

Hear that engine moan
Hear that engine moan
Singing out, ringing out until the morning
Hear that whistle blow
Hear that whistle blow

I’m gonna get on that train and ride
I’m gonna get on that train and ride
I’m gonna get on that train and ride
I’m gonna get on that train and ride

Hear that engine moan
Hear that engine moan
Singing out, ringing out until the morning
Hear it ride the track
One way there and one way back
Singing out, ringing out until the morning
Singing out, ringing out until the morning
Singing out, ringing out until the morning
Track Name: Love Lives In Darkness
Love Lives In Darkness

Loves lives in darkness
Love lives in darkness
Under the cover of blankets
Under cover of midnights glow
Love lives in darkness
Love lives in darkness
This I know

Our love lives in shadows
Our love lives in shadows
Ever wakeful for the midnight watch
Ever leaning out of sight
Ever fearful of the light
It’s a love lived in shadows
A love lived in shadows
Is a love built on lies

We raise it up on a stolen Sunday
We raise it up with an early morning embrace
Before the day is woken
Before a word is spoken
Aint nobody to see
Aint nobody to witness
This love lived in shadows
A love lived in shadows

Love lives in darkness
Love lives in darkness
Under the cover of blankets
Under the cover of midnights glow
Love lives in darkness
This I know
This I know
Love lives in darkness
Love lives in darkness
Love lives in darkness
Love lives in darkness

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