A Love Song To Finance

by Jasmine Kennedy

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A collection of songs about my life and the lives of people from the internet - recorded with friends and strangers, reel to reel, in a garage in Leeds.

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released November 10, 2013

Recorded & Produced by Neil Innes at ATA Studios, Leeds.
Mixed by Lee Smith at Greenmount Studios, Leeds.
All songs written by Jasmine Kennedy.
Arranged by Jasmine Kennedy & Neil Innes.

Jasmine Kennedy - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Neil Innes - Double Bass, Vibraphone, Electric Bass
Taz Modi - Vibraphone, Hammond Organ, Piano
Joost Hendrickx - Drums, Percussion
Simon Beddoe - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Kris Wright - Percussion, Vibraphone
Simon Nixon - Horn Arrangements, Trumpet
Al McSween - Piano, Accordion
Tony Birkhill - Clarinet
Rachel Modest - Vocals
Tom I’Anson - Trombone
Ron Christlow - Trumpet
James Howarth - Piano
Fuzzy Jones - Vocals
Matt Ball - Trombone
James Hamilton - Trumpet

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Jasmine Kennedy is an acoustic singer/songwriter who sings from the heart; her lyrics a collection of throw away observations and bittersweet tales from the teenage heart which possess a remarkable power to stun an audience in to silence.

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Track Name: Laura
I met a stranger, a stranger, in the city today
And I gave her my umbrella ‘cause she had no coat on in the rain
And she smiled and she said “I thought chivalry was dead”.
I just smirked, passed her by, failed to catch her eye or her name

But I thought about her on the bus ride home
As I marveled at the raindrops caught on my eyelashes
Tapped with an impatience I’d nothing to be home for
A growing irritation wishing I was braver

And I thought of all the times I said that I would mend
find out what it was I’d lost that could make me good again
And I wandered in my hopes, got lost in my regrets
as I leant against the window and drew patterns in my breath

But I mostly thought about her on the bus ride home
As I marveled at the raindrops caught on my eyelashes
Tapped with an impatience I’d nothing to be home for
A growing irritation wishing I was braver
Track Name: Twenty-Six & One
I could only be everything I wanted to see
In that moment in that speech
As I gripped on to the podium my knuckles turning white
And I saw as if I’d never been held before
An unsettled score bathed in new light

And all I can do is think
All I can do is think about it

This is tedious but we’ll let go when we must
Oh and to know what it took
Piece for piece the best parts of us
Shrouded by lust
We wait ‘cause we trust
Lay awake ‘cause we our breath is bated ‘cause we

All we can do is think
All we can do is think
All we can do is think about it

The master of twenty-six & one
The master of twenty-six & one
Track Name: Company
Leave a trail make your mark
And do nothing to extinguish an unmistakable spark
And I’ll put my hand there next
And I’ll wait and I’ll wait for it

See I've got a weak heart and a weak mind
And I left it far too late to find
It wasn't quite like that
You don’t want me back

You just like my company
You just like my company
You just like
You just like my company

I don’t know if there’s supposed to be compromise in love
But I feel like I’d be anything for anyone who wanted me to be something for them enough

See I've got a weak heart and a weak mind
And I left it far too late to find
It wasn't quite like that
You don’t want me back

You just like my company
You just like my company
You just like
You just like my company
Track Name: Percy Anderson
You just walked five minutes with me across campus from our shared class.
And I told you about how we almost met once last semester as we ate our lunch right by one another.
And I walked you right to the door of the library.
And it seemed like you were waiting so I turned, opened my mouth to speak.
All I could say was I’m so glad we could finally meet.

What I meant was ‘I've never seen eyes such a beautiful green.
And you seem like a sweetheart to me.
Like you’re wise, caring, and kind to an immeasurable degree.’
At least that’s what I’d mean… but I just turned to leave.

Oh I've never seen eyes such a beautiful green.
And you seem like a sweetheart to me.
Like you’re wise, caring, and kind to an immeasurable degree.

So maybe next time I won’t leave.
No, I’ll tap you on the shoulder and you’ll turn around to me.
And I’ll say maybe sometime this semester we could eat our lunch together.
And you will or won’t agree.
But I’ll know at least.
‘Cause I've never seen eyes such a beautiful green.
Track Name: Dinner For Breakfast
I’m not proud but I've got a confession
Today I had dinner for breakfast for the third day in succession
Now you say I’m selfish but I’m just lonely and I’m brave
And I’m stupid and I’m naïve but I’m sorry either way.

But I have been dying for your company
And I've been wishing, I've been wishing that you’d miss me
‘Cause I miss your smile and I miss your eyes
And I miss the way that you’d be happy if I didn't always get it right
‘Cause it meant it didn't matter if you did

So I’m sorry look there I said it
And it wasn't to make you feel better it was because I meant it
And there were perhaps more perfect moments where you could see that I felt it
But I’m stupid and I’m a coward and I’m lonely for a reason and I’m selfish.

But I have been dying for your company
And I've been wishing, I've been wishing that you’d miss me
‘Cause I miss your smile and I miss your eyes
And I miss the way that you’d be happy if I didn't always get it right
‘Cause it meant it didn't matter if you did

I want you
I want you
I want you to miss me.

Yeah I want you
Oh I want you
I want you to miss me.

It’d matter if you did
It’d matter if you
It’d matter if you did
It’d matter if you

Oh I want you
Yeah I want you
I want you.

It’d matter if you did
It’d matter if you
It’d matter if you did
It’d matter if you

Oh I want you
I want you
I want you.
Track Name: Don't Blame Me
There’s no heart on my sleeve
But there’s a wallet in my front left pocket
So take that from me if that’s what you need

But don’t make a scene and don’t blame me
When you’re at the back of the line and I’m avoiding your company

I make the rules
And I’m not going to
Bend and break bend and break bend and break for you

So don’t make a scene and don’t blame me
When you’re none the wiser and I’m avoiding your company

Yeah don’t make a scene and don’t blame me
When your neck’s on the line and I’m avoiding your company

Yeah don’t make a scene and don’t blame me
When you’re none the wiser and I’m avoiding your company
Track Name: All It Is
You've done all you said you would and nothing’s changed
Except your hands they are a little colder
Clench your fingers in to your palms
Oh love, oh the worst part is over

Count the tiles up on the ceiling
Oh no, oh it should've felt better than this
Swimming slowly swimming surely through your mind
As your hand balls in to a fist

This is all it is
this is all it is

This is all it is
this is all it is
Track Name: Reasonable Reaction
Script’s right and they’re reading all the things one man was feeling
And there’s direction for a reasonable reaction
Only a murder only a murder and now a slow pursuit
He was only she was only a lover but the only one that ever left you
And it’s a reasonable a reasonable reaction
Just in a second I will have lost all fascination with this sense of satisfaction
So hear me out
Is this a reasonable a reasonable reaction beyond any and all doubt?

Three cut you up on a dual carriageway just as you pull from the slip road
And they want his face
So wind down the window wind down the window and say
Is this a reasonable a reasonable reaction?
Just hear me out
Is this a reasonable a reasonable reaction beyond any and all doubt?

What did he say?
Read it back to me
They might've made mistakes
And so might he
Afforded correction

How did he look?
How did it seem?
Reaction enough for you to believe beyond a reasonable a reasonable doubt?
The things that you've found with this moral compass
Lay ‘em down on the ground this chance only comes once
Track Name: Wait Until It's Over
Your body’s so warm but your hands they’re always cold
We set light to today’s news and hold our palms up to the glow
And I watch my own breath and laugh when you jump at your own shadow
Wait until it’s dark enough to offer out a hand for you to hold

And I can just wait until it’s over
I don’t feel anything enough
Nothing hurts like it should
Nothing ever feels so good that I could go crazy just for wanting it

Then something snaps
Beneath your feet
And the first person that you think to call is me
You say your hands have never been as cold as they are now
So I tell you to bring your lighter and meet me by the ginnel in town

And I can just wait until it’s over
I don’t feel anything enough
Nothing hurts like it should
Nothing ever feels so good
Nothing ever feels so good
Nothing ever feels so
Track Name: Cardigan Sweater
She plays her music too loud
And leaves the TV on when she falls asleep
But she’s got reasonable taste
And the sound keeps me company

I am in love
I’m in love with the woman upstairs in the cardigan sweater
Now and forever

I once passed her in the hallway
And saw her twice in the laundry room
So I’m pretty sure that her eyes are green
And that her favourite colour is blue

I am in love
I’m in love with the woman upstairs in the cardigan sweater
Now and forever

And one time I went in to town
And saw some socks I thought she’d like
Based on her taste in music
And how she leaves her TV on at night

I am in love
I’m in love with the woman upstairs in the cardigan sweater
Now and forever

They were on the windowsill for ages
While I thought of a way
A reason to talk
Something to say

Funny or clever
Polite exchange about the weather
They just ended up outside her door with a note attached
In the palm of my hand

Now the socks are back here
Back here on my windowsill
And I am in love I am in love I am in love
I am in love with her still

I am in love
I’m in love with the woman in my cardigan sweater
Now and for - oh how I am in love
I’m in love with the woman in my cardigan sweater
Now and for - now and forever.
Track Name: 446230
Serenades that came and stayed
While dreams of counting were waylaid
I’ll grow in to that and grow out my hair
And come to find that no one cares

I would give this all for you
These words this wood this metal and glue

When I started losing
This was just the next best thing
Felt on paper comes undone
Things that I’d been counting on

I would give this all for you
These words this wood this metal and glue

Write a note to those I owe
Sleep and spend my summers alone

I would give this all for you
These words this wood this metal and glue
I would give this all for you
It’s just words and wood and metal and glue