Joe Forrester

by Joe Forrester

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released September 1, 2016

All songs Written, Arranged and Produced by Joe Forrester. Engineered, Mixed and Additional Production by Sam Lowe. Mastered by John Ruberto, Mastersound Studios.

Trumpet and Trombone by Daniel Bardan (Mercy, I Don't Want You Anymore).
Piano by Kali Bateman (Lost and Found).
Violin by Xani Colac (Cold White Floor).
Cello by Penelope Kidney (Cold White Floor, People Go Crazy).
Harmonica by Sam Lowe (I Want To Be Happy).
Extra hand claps by Sam Lowe (Funeral).
All other instrumentation by Joe Forrester.

Recorded at Salt Studios, Black Pearl Studios, The Aviary, Bakehouse and various home studio setups between 10 August 2013 - 22 March 2016.

Original photo by Barry Takes Photos.

Lifeblood Records 2016. LBR001.

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Track Name: Lost and Found
When every star that chose to shine
Lit up like gold into the sky
So bright that I could not find my way back home tonight

When all the grass along the ground
It whistled past me with the sweetest sound
So good that I could no longer see no point in reaching the town

Coz I am lost and I am found

When all the kids that run the streets
Are all in their beds and sound asleep
So sweet and they are dreaming about things that see them out of their minds

When all the crowds that form the lines
Are all in a rush now and so scared of wasting time
Until finally I crumbled and fell into this world of mine

Where I am lost and I am found
Where I am
Track Name: Mercy, I Don't Want You Anymore
I went to South-East Asia and I did not see any sights
I was broken hearted and got drunk almost every night
And as we were dancing up on tables our disgusting bodies would sweat
And we were sucking down on fifty cents a pack cigarettes and singing

Mercy, I don't want you anymore
Oh loveless love I don't love you anymore
Baby mercy, I don't want you anymore
Oh heartless heart I don't heart you anymore

And she was a cold bitch

Coz I gave her all I had, yeah I gave her all I could
And when I told her that I love her she said maybe one day she would
And it drove me fucking crazy, yeah it broke my god damn heart
And it took me to places I didn't think I'd come back from

But as we were dancing up on tables and letting our disgusting bodies all sweat
We were sucking down on buckets and fifty cents a pack cigarettes and singing

Mercy, I don't want you anymore
Oh loveless love I don't love you anymore
Baby mercy, I don't want you anymore
Oh heartless heart I don't heart you anymore

I went to South-East Asia and I did not see any sights
See I was down and broken hearted and got fucked up almost every night
But as we were dancing up on tables our disgusting bodies would sweat
And I've heard so much club music not I got a four-on-the-floor beat in my head as I sing

Mercy, I don't want you anymore
Oh loveless love I don't love you anymore
Baby mercy, I don't want you anymore
Oh heartless heart I don't heart your heart anymore
Track Name: People Go Crazy
I wanna tell you about every single experience I've had, man
I wanna tell you about every little emotional moment, man
I wanna tell you if it'll help me get to somewhere that I can stand man
And I wanna tell you if it'll help me get through this mess inside my head man

Or take me to the highest hill and put a nail in my feet and hands man
Coz I think I'm feeling Christ-like and saying there's hope for us yet, there's hope for when

The ocean waits for you at seasons change and waters raging form new waves where ships go sinking, and people go crazy, sometimes that's the sanest thing

Sometimes that's the sanest thing

I wanna tell you about every single pretty girl once in my bed, man
And I wanna tell you about every little thing I know about my dad, man
I wanna tell you if it'll help me get to somewhere that I can stand on my own and
I wanna tell you if it'll help me get through this place so far from home, man

Or take me to the highest hill and tie a noose around my throat
We all fall down, but some of us get up somehow, when

The ocean waits for you at seasons change and waters raging form new waves where ships go sinking, and people go crazy, sometimes that's the sanest thing, sometimes that's the sanest thing

So hold onto your holy water
Yeah hold onto your holy water
Track Name: I Want To Be Happy
All of my sorrows they follow me 'round
Wearing me down nearly into the ground
All of my sorrows they follow me 'round
Wearing me down nearly into the ground

But I wanna be happy, I wanna be happy too
I wanna be happy, I wanna be happy like you

And all of my life I've been waiting so long
For someone to take me home and bury my bones
All of my life I've been waiting so long for someone to take me home and bury my bones

But I wanna be happy, I wanna be happy too
I wanna be happy, I wanna be happy with you

And all of my bridges have finally burned and it seems it's my turn to jump a bridge off the earth
All of my bridges have finally burned and it seems it's my turn to jump a bridge off the earth

But I wanna be happy, I wanna be happy too
I wanna be happy, I wanna be happy like you
I wanna be happy, I wanna be happy too
I wanna be happy, I wanna be happy with you
Track Name: Hell Of A Time
Save your breath and hold on tight
Say your prayers, we're going home tonight
And I know that actions speak louder than words
And if you want a reaction, ya gotta hit 'em where it hurts

And I've had a hell of a time with you
A hell of a time with you
And I know it's so cliched for going out with a bang
But tonight I'm really gonna kill it

And I'll clear my head, I'll use my brains
My scattered thoughts and open mind will all be on display
In a tribute to history and a blast from the past
I don't know if you'll miss me and lord I'm terrified to ask

And I've had a hell of a time with you
A hell of a time with you
And I know it's so cliched for going out with a bang
But tonight I'm really gonna kill it

So hang in there with all your might
And take this rope to hold on hope and you will see the light
Oh I'm playing the victim, you be the judge
Coz when no-one is listening
Enough is enough

And I've had a hell of a time with you
A hell of a time with you
And I know it's so cliched for going out with a bang
But tonight I'm really gonna kill it
Track Name: Nowhere Going Nowhere
There's love, there's love that will leave you alone
And love that will eat you alive and burn a new hole in the sky
And love, they say 'love will tear us apart'
And light up the dark in an otherwise sleep-able evening

But I think you know we're going nowhere
I think you know we're going nowhere

Oh and love, yeah love is the answer
And love, oh the cure to your cancer so hold me closer little tiny dancer
And love, it's the revolution and love, it's the final solution
And the only thing that you can't buy me

But I think you know we're going nowhere
I think you know we're going nowhere
Track Name: Drive
I followed your car, coz you cut me off on my way home
Yeah I followed your car, coz you cut me off on my way home, home from work

And I had a screwdriver held in my hand in case you pulled over
Yeah I held a screwdriver in my left hand in case you pulled over and got out
Because I had to be ready in case you responded to all of my following
Yeah I had to get ready in case you responded to all of my following up close, y'know

Why, did you cut me of on my way home when I was alone
Yeah why did you cut me off on my way home and why didn't you know
No, no that I have been through a lot, a lot on this day and in these past years of my life, y'know and
I told her that I someday might hurt someone and it would be all her fault

So I followed your car, coz you cut me off on my way home
Track Name: Cold White Floor
There's blood, blood in my heart, blood in my hands and open sores
And the skin, the skin covers bone, skin covers nerve and muscle

When all, all I can see is physical
Yeah all I can see in my moving soul

And the blood runs through my heart and into my hands from open sores
And the skin, the skin that I'm in is so thin to cut into and explore

When all I wanted to see is what makes things go
And to have and to hold in my hands and to see and know
But the light all fuzzy and bright and colourful
Rest my sleepy head on the cold white floor
Track Name: Funeral
I've decided I'm not going to your funeral
I've decided I don't wanna see you even when you're dead
And I know something might change between now and between then
But tonight I'm clear in my head

That the earth will grow colder where they lay you
And the hearse will kick back a great big black thick cloud of smoke
And the words in the sermon will adore you
In a church full of gulls and snakes and rats just like yourself

Yeah

So I've decided I'm not going to your funeral
I've decided I don't wanna see you even when you're dead
And I know something might change between now and between then
But tonight I'm clear in my head

That the earth will grow colder where they throw you
And the hearse will kick back a great big black thick dust cloud
And the words in the sermon will make us proud
In a church with a hole falling straight to hell installed in the ground

Yeah

So I've decided I'm not going to your funeral
I've decided I don't wanna see you even when you're dead
And I know something might change between now and between then
But tonight I'm clear in my head
Track Name: Always Act With Love
I've got a prophecy that I will share with you if you surrender some of your logic
So put your faith in me and I will put my hand upon your soul, up and in through your body
Coz love is blind and I will help you not see
That if you believe in a lie, believe in the lie in believe

And I can't remember feeling so happy
Yeah we were happy little things, yeah

So always act with love and you can make love with everyone yeah
Always act with love and you can make love with everyone yeah

I'll move to the country where no-one from the law will come and find me
In a house that's built on dreams of the hopeless boys and girls who'd come to follow me
And I will care for the poor and the sick and the lost and the weak
Coz love is my strength and they are nowhere near as strong as me

And I can't remember feeling so happy
We were a happy family who'd sing
Always act with love and you can make love with everyone yeah
Always act with love and you can make love with everyone
And you can look to the skies above but love is the answer, honey, love is the answer
You can look to the skies above
But love is the answer so accept me as your master
Track Name: The King Of Everything
Tonight I sing with a hate-filled heart, come on and be my girl
I'll whisper soft all that you want, just come on and be my girl
And I'm leaving all my love behind so come on and be my girl
And I'll deliver all my leading lines just come on and be my girl

And I sing, we've got a war to fight and you're my enemy
And I don't owe you anything, and it seems to me
That you're all whores and I'm the king of everything
You're all whores and I'm the king of everything

Tonight I sing with hate-filled eyes, come on and be my prize
I'll wear my very best disguise, just come on and be my prize
And I'll show my friends all what I've won, just come on and be my prize, hun
And I'll blame you for the things I've done, just come on and be my bride

And I sing, we've got a war to fight and you're my enemies
And I don't owe you anything, and it seems to me
That you're all whores and I'm the king of everything
You're all whores and I'm the king of everything
Track Name: You Don't Know
You don't know what you're talking, what you're talking, what you're talking about
You don't know what you're talking, what you're talking, what you're talking about
And you've got no idea what you're fucking, what you're fucking with
Yeah you've got no idea who you're fucking with

La, la, la

You don't know what you're talking, what you're talking, what you're talking about
Yeah you don't know what you're talking, what you're talking about
Oh and I know that it's hard when you've got nothing behind the words in your mouth
Yeah I know that it's hard when you've got nothing at all, nothing at all

So I don't have the heart to tell you this face to face
So I guess that you will, you'll never know
If it's yourself that I'm singing about

Coz you don't know what you're talking, what you're talking, what you're talking about
Yeah you don't know what you're talking, what you're talking about
Oh and you've got no idea what you're fucking, what you're fucking with
Yeah you've got no idea who you're fucking with

La, la, la