Jack Howard – The Letter


Version Length Source Availability Buy
Studio 3:37 Jack Howard My Lucky Day album. Moderately common. Available new in CD and digital form. N/A
Studio 3:37 Jack Howard The Inverloch Tapes album. Moderately common. Available new in digital form.
Live 3:56 Jack Howard The Story So Far video. Moderately common. Available new in CD/DVD form. N/A

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I spend my days in simple lights
Don’t want to make no big moves

Straighten up pictures
Dust the shelves
Maybe hang out some washing
There’s always more washing

Papers that arrived yesterday
Can wait until tomorrow
Lawyers letter had sent a chill down by spine
Down my spine

Adjust the lamps, make sure there’s plenty of light
Got to have the light right
Small disturbances can throw me right out
You know they throw me right out

Letter sits like a forgotten memory
Suddenly retrieved
Rush of reminders
Holds me poised starting into the distance

Here’s the trumpet

Dum, da dum, da dum
Dum, dum, dum
Dum, dum, dum
Dum, dum, dum
Dum, dum, dum

Need a drink
I need the company of a crowd
A strong band, smoke in my eyes
Vehicle for this melancholy

They play that song again
And a golden light descends
I count the beat
I tally up my days

Hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm