Travis - Ode To J. Smith
NME.COM feature on Travis - Ode To J. Smith album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 26 September 2008
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- Chinese Blues
- J. Smith
- Something Anything
- Long Way Down
- Broken Mirror
- Last Words
- Quite Free
- Get Up
- Song To Self
- Before You Were Young
The Boy With No Name
- May 10, 2007
- May 2, 2007
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Travis - Ode To J. Smith: Wikipedia Album Entry
"Ode To J. Smith", the 6th studio album by Scottish band Travis is 11 tracks of their loudest, edgiest and most arresting record yet. The album was recorded at Rak Studios in London and produced by and mixed at Electric Lady Studios in NY. Fran Healy says this album was "born out of a rush of creative urgency, a need to make a record; it has to be amazing...the most cohesive thing we've ever done. When you move so quickly, there is little time to reflect. You have to be decisive." In 12 years, Travis has sold ten million records, numerous accolades, headlined festivals all over the world.
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Try to shine a light into the dark
Corners of the mind and of the heart
Find out what you're carrying round
Things you can't remember having found
Singing a song to myself
I'm singing a song to myself
Pictures in your mind
Who cheers you up when you are down?
Who brings you cups of coffee?
Who picks you up when you're in town?
Whatever makes you happy
In the days before you were young
We used to sit in the morning sun
We used to turn the radio on, what happened?
Each time you go away
Part of you turns to gray
The jingle of the chains
The snow was falling on his shoulders by the side of the road
And he watched as the sun went down
Falling on the building, swallowing the children
It's a long way down above the two tone town
And it's not funny when you're stuck in the middle
I'm coming up for air, I could be anywhere
It makes no difference when you live in a puddle
Like a melody that is impossible to play, I wait
In my memory there's a part of you that's gone away, yeah
To keep my mind from wandering, I'm wondering
To keep myself from falling in, I'm following
There's a man on the street,
And he looks at his feet form his window.
And he sweares at the sun,
And he curses the moon for its shadow.
I wish someone would write me a song
Or tell me a story
So I don't have to worry
There's a boy I know so well
He hides inside his padded cell
And he can see that he will never be quite free
He takes his time, steps carefully