Something Worth Learning

by Smith & Jones

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1.
As I Am 03:12
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
2.
Runaway 04:34
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
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
6.
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
7.
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
8.
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
9.
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
10.
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
11.
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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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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