Songs for Awesome People

by Jess Porter

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Produced by Jess Porter.

Performed by:
Jarrad Payne: Drums (2, 3, 5)
Cameron Sanderson: Guitar (3, 5), mandolin (1, 2)
Timmy Friday: Bass (3, 5)
Ross McCallum: Cajon (1)
Sam Humphrey: Violin (2)
Alex Smart: Alto saxophone (3)
Kate Jarvis: Lead vocals (2), backing vocals (5)
Jess Porter: Vocals, guitars, fretless bass, keyboards, dobro, stylophone, percussion.

Recorded at Part 2 Studios (Melbourne) and Studio Concréte (Adelaide) by Jess Porter and Jarrad Payne. Mastered by Nick Russell. Artwork by Jenny Hope and Jess Porter.

All songs written by Jess Porter except ‘Apple Tree’ written by Kate Jarvis.
This record is for those who pledged to my Pozible campaign in 2011, especially Wenna Johns, Tanya Wilson, Maria Leotta, Catherine Potter and Sarah Watson.

Warm fuzzies and extra thanks to the amazing musicians I am fortunate to call my friends (Ja, Cam, Tim, Katey J, Ross, Alex and Sam), Beatnikk for overtaking me on plugin knowledge (but still sharing said knowledge), Jenny Hope for Photoshop wizardry, Jason Yule for shouting ideas at me, Annie Siegmann who played keys and sang like a boss for me in 2012 (but was too sick to record this time around), Anthony Lucato for lending me his drums and Spence for still coming to shows (even on school nights).

Thank you for listening and supporting Australian independent music.

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released June 3, 2013

Copyright 2013, Sabretooth Machinegun Records (SMG012).

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Track Name: The Girl of My Dreams
You finally did it, you finally moved away
You’re now up in the sun, and I’m down in the grey
And though it’ll be a while til I see you again
I feel so proud to still call you my friend

With no remorse, stay the course
Stay true, and don’t be afraid to love, love again
I know you tried to make it work, but he’s a jerk
And not worth taking up your time
And the other boys can get in line

Each step forward can be so hard to take
One face haunting every choice that you make
Don’t take it so seriously and hold on to your faults
I’ve been there too, fantasising running through the halls

And all those times you and I
Shared our fears, shared some wine and resolved to dream again
And when I think of you I still smile at your nerve
And the will to take on board all that you do, and make it through

You’re in my dreams
Thank you for everything
It’s been a long, long time
And I really miss the funny shit you say

And all those times you and I
Shared our fears, shared some wine and resolved to dream again
And when I think of you I still smile at your nerve
And the will to take on board all that you do, and make it through
Track Name: Apple Tree (featuring Kate Jarvis)
Meet me under the apple tree
I'll take a bite and we'll see if the universe changes
Through all of the ages
Meet me on a cloud and we'll see if we're allowed into heaven if we sin
Will we fall or be let in?

I'll fight until I get inside of your mind

Give me just a little bit
I need to find a piece of strength
Help me through the thick of it
I need to make it to the end

Meet me under the apple tree
I'll take a bite and baby we'll see if the universe changes
Through all of the ages
Meet me on a cloud and we'll see if we're allowed into heaven if we sin
Will we fall or be let in?

I'll fight until I get inside of your mind

Give me just a little bit
I need to find a piece of strength
Help me through the thick of it
I need to make it to the end
Track Name: Fall
It’s far too late to make incisions
Rely on the strength to carry on
Don’t be afraid to stop your crying
Don’t be afraid to get involved

But when you fall too hard
And you carry your decisions making it
All too hard to come out
And breathe the air that tastes so sweet again

To come of age to find a reason
How will you know when to start anew
Run away, be free of history
Until you can come back down to earth
Come back down to earth

But when you fall too hard
And you carry your decisions making it
All too hard to come out
And breathe the air that tastes so sweet again

Throw up your hands and cry freedom
Tear up the boundary to your heart

But when you fall too hard
And you carry your decisions making it
All too hard to come out
And breathe the air that tastes so sweet again
You fall too hard
Track Name: From a Stone
Making plans is like drawing blood from a stone
Helping me out from under the rock I call my home
Whether the past will forge the road ahead or if I let this desire come crashing down
Is of my own design

With every day I’m starting to lift the weight of the world
I don’t wanna be trapped in ancient thoughts
Even while I’m wide awake my dreams are spinning out of my control
And I don’t want to forget or let go

There is a fork in the road
The city lights play on my face and I think of home

Making plans is like drawing blood from a stone
Helping me out from under the rock I call my home
I feel like there’s an open wound and ideas are spilling out like dreams of old
The city lights play on my face and I think of home
And I wish I wasn’t afraid
Track Name: Two Worlds
I wake up at peace
The breeze on my face carries salt with it
It’s almost a dream, like I’m unaware of the night before
My fingers relax
Despite the heaviest eyelids
The new world’s promise is a silhouette

Oh can’t you see it?
You have to believe it
But I trust you know we’ll all come back around

Coz a sister’s a hard thing to be
Right down the line you have nothing to hide
You change like the wind but I have no doubt
That a sister’s a hard thing to be without

And between the lies
We live multiple lives and we’re still surprised
To see it all merge as if two worlds won’t collide
I recall your face but your name seems so strange
But this can’t be right; didn’t you say I’m your angel?

Just cause you see it
Truth isn’t inherent
Carry it all, carry it all for us now

Coz a sister’s a hard thing to be
Right there beside her and nothing to hide
Loving your life is what it’s all about
But a sister’s a hard thing to be without

And it’s not your fault
We all come to it one at a time
Just carry on high
And sooner or later one day you’ll be
Right there beside
You’ll be right there beside me