Flotsam

by Julie Collings

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released January 3, 2006

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Julie Collings Derby, UK

British singer-songwriter & composer.

"Collings is cut from the old cloth, she stands and delivers with obvious craft on the guitar. It's the kind of kinetic approach to songwriting that influence Suzanne Vega would no doubt appreciate. Her strength in an oversaturated market is definitely her dedication to finely-crafted, introspective songwriting" ... more

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Track Name: All Else
Nothing is making sense anymore
We all come rushing right through the door
Taking everything we can
Hoping it will save us somehow

You can cross your finger a number of times
No war painted lady
Will cover the lines you've crossed
When All else is lost

One ear open
you look towards the sky
You're so certain
It's not your time

One thing is certain we do what we can
We're fighting for something we don't understand
Someone had to do it
So you lead the way

Crumb by crumb
Piece by piece
Step by step
You surprise me
You surprise me

Now I
Now I
Now I
Now I

I've seen it all
I've seen it all
I've seen it all
I've seen it all
Track Name: Lose Yourself
'Round here we get everything done
Each day, a battle is won
Stay on the right side
Fight for the good-guys

Occupied, you missed my call
I don't know if you know me at all
I sent a message
Did it reach you?

Lose yourself in the night
I will find you in the morning

I've got you alone finally
So little time we sit silently
No more goodbyes
Just you and I

Lose yourself in the night
I will find you in the morning
Track Name: Side Eye
Watching you crawl you back in your hole
stops - and captivates me
never thought I'd see you bend so easily
I'm taking a photograph
And I'm gonna' keep it, gonna' keep it
In a frame

You're holding your feelings very close to your chest
You think if you pour a little, you'll spill the rest
Now I'm taking note while I still can
While I still can

Who are you?
Where are you going to?
Your proving to be difficult
So tell me who are you?

Don't let me get in your way
Whatever it takes to hear you say (something)
And I'm taking a photograph
And I'm going to try to remember, remember

Who are you?
Where are you going to?
Your proving to be difficult
So tell me who are you?

Who are you?
Who are you?
Track Name: Flotsam
We're all floating in this great bowl of water
all here head to tow
trying so hard to stay above
The overwhelming space below

Some of us sink
And some of us swim
Some want to drift up to the brim
To see what's there

This place will pull you down
This place, it will pull you down

I won't let it
No, I won't let it

And on my back I look to the sky
I will forget, oh, how I'll try
As time goes on, we bob and we die
We're only doing our best to survive

This place will pull you down
This place, it will pull you down

(I won't let it)
Track Name: The Last Post
I saw you there
sat where we used to
Your hand in someone else's

we could've been friends
But you turned and walked
And you left me no choice
But to walk the other way

And you just left with no warning
And in my head, it wasn't happening
And your friend says sorry
For the things that you've done to me

You left me no choice
But to walk the other way

And I saw you there
You sat where we used to
Sat where we used to
Track Name: Don't
I know it won't be long
Before you pick up your feet
And start moving along
You've been here until now
For no one ever showed you how
We all are somebody
we can be

You will find a place to shine
I know you will

Try to get some sleep
Still so much for you to see
So long facing down
And no one ever comes around
We all have somebody
You have me

You will find a place to shine
You will find a place to shine

(I know you will)
Track Name: Simple Things
You blow your eyelash from my fingertip
I heard you made a wish
Hope I was part of it

No playing games
You say what you mean
No one's fooling you
But you'll make a fool out of me

All those simple things you do
They draw me in

The places you stay you mark with a pin
No one knows your secrets
Sometimes you let me in
My Unread book
I can't wait to begin
Every time I look you're more inviting
Track Name: Something you never meant
I will hang on to your every moment
In the hope that
It was something you never meant

Don't look back
This could be our last moment

One day you'll look back
And see me
And hear everything
Much more clearly

You'll see in time
You let go much too soon

Now I see
When I think I know somebody I don't

You'll see in time
You let go much too soon
Track Name: Tread Carefully
I will come away at the seams
Take hold of everything I can reach

Nobody told me
We'd be dancing in the dark
Retracing footsteps
Trying to make my mark

As we all unfold
Slowly things spin out of control
Tread carefully
There're pieces of me I'm still looking for

Now they say there's not enough to go 'round
No space for my two feet
To touch the ground

You say it's easy,
'Give everyone there space
an orderly queue
Don't step out of place'

As we all unfold
Slowly things spin out of control
Tread carefully
There's pieces of me I'm still looking for
Still looking for

I will come away at the seams
Track Name: Settle Down
Where am I going from here?
Lost your faith in me, I fear
How did I let myself go?
You were right to tell me so

Time for a break
A minutes silence
Bring together these pieces on the ground
On the ground

Give me a little time
I just need a little time to settle down

And I like to be in your company
but who you see, it just isn't me
And I really hope that you will comply
With some time you and I will be as one

Give me a little time
I just need a little time
to settle down
Track Name: Follow You
A piece of paper
And words I've never heard before
And we're goin' somewhere
And it seems familiar yet different
Beside you

And it's still early
And I've never seen this place so empty
And the shade shies away
Gives us a place we can stay for a while
For a while

We're rolling down the hillside
And you're calling me to follow you
I'll follow you

And how did you know
That's exactly what I was thinking?
And you have a hold on me
And the shade shies away
Gives us a sunny place we can stay for awhile
For a while

Rolling down the hillside
And you're calling me to follow
You're rolling down the hillside, baby
You're calling me to follow you
Follow you