Homeless Songs EP

by James Court

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released April 26, 2017

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James Court Sydney, Australia

I'm a singer/songwriter based in Sydney. I've been playing music since I was four and writing since I was ten. I play a lot of instruments, but the main ones are piano, flute and ukulele, and I can kinda sing too. My day job is as a preschool music teacher, piano accompanist and musician for musical theatre, and I compose for musicals as well. I write folky-groove-based songs. ... more

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Track Name: Die Again
Heads up, everybody get down,
Have you heard our country’s at war?
Well I’m here to stop it if I can
I’m a nobody, you don’t know my name
And no, you haven’t seen me before
But I'm not like any other man
I’m not here to argue, I’m not here to play a game
And it sends a shiver down my spine
To know by morning the whole world will know my name
And I’ll be the biggest thing since Columbine

So feel my rhythm, and start dancing to my beat
You wanna live ‘til morning? Better move those fancy feet
Half moon’s fallen, MCX is in my hand
And, battleshipped with lights, I’ll take my stand
There’ll be sirens screaming down South Orange Avenue
But that can’t stop me now, ‘cause they don’t know
They don’t know what I can do
You don’t know this, but I’m not like other men
‘Cause I’ve died before, and I’ll die again

There’s nowhere anybody can run
And nowhere anybody can hide
And no way they can run this ship aground
I’ve got more in the back of my van
So don’t stop me gettin’ inside
‘Cause I’m through with being pushed around
The lights on the dance floor are already blue and red
Don’t make a difference where they’re from
With the sunrise they’ll know everything I said
And the world will see what it’s become

So feel my rhythm, and start dancing to my beat
You wanna live ‘til morning? Better move those fancy feet
Half moon’s fallen, MCX is in my hand
And, battleshipped with lights, I’ll take my stand
There’ll be sirens screaming down South Orange Avenue
But that can’t stop me now, ‘cause they don’t know
They don’t know what I can do
You don’t know this, but I’m not like other men
‘Cause I’ve died before, and I’ll die again

So feel my bullet shots and let me hear you moan
I may not see the morning, but I sure won’t die alone
Half moon’s fallen, fear of God is in your eyes
Stay on the floor, or everybody dies
There’ll be children weeping down South Orange Avenue
Their tears will come too late, but it’s a thing,
It’s a thing I’ve gotta do
Then you’ll notice that I’m not like other men
‘Cause I’ve died before, and I’ll die again

© James Court, 2016
Track Name: Without You
I miss the way you catch the light
And ev'ry little tear
With ev'ry heart that you ignite
I wish you were back here
I miss the way your voice
Whispered in the night to me of love
But now that you're not here
What am I to do but wish
You'd fly back to me, my dove

I miss when we were a pair
I miss your loving touch
But seeing you with your latest affair
Makes me hurt too much
Playing the stranger is hard for me to do
I'm torn in two without you

You said we'd never be apart
That you would never flee
And then you listened to your heart
And said you're wrong for me
Why then did you tell me you'd be true?
What can I do without you?
Track Name: One More Feeling
I tried to tell you what I felt about you
I thought you knew what you wanted from me
If you’re so eager to make all this happen
Then why did you need to be free?
I thought if I did whatever you asked for
Swam through the cracks in your gradual decay
Maybe then you would see reasons to love me
Reasons for you to stay

One more feeling
I don’t know what it is, but it’s almost ready to go
One more feeling
But maybe you need to know
You needed change in your life
Some things you’ve broken
And this time that something was me
One more feeling
And then you can let me be

When you decided to walk out of my world
Leave me with nothing but feelings of pain
All I could hope for was that you would find me
And walk through my door again
I thought that if you could just see inside me
See what my best is, what one day I’ll be
You would see reason, but you never held up
That mirror to you or me

One more feeling
I don’t know what it is, but it’s almost ready to go
One more feeling
But maybe you need to know
When nights are cold where I am
And there’s no one beside me
All I can wish for is you
One more feeling
To know that you loved me too

Now as I turn out my nightlight this evening
Trying to hold on to all that I had
I can feel shadows of all I missed out on
Please won’t you come home again, Dad?