Sketches Of A Renegade

by Jay Fraser

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There’s lightening on the ridge and thunder in his heart as lions close in around the fire after dark He, the sinner man hangs from a judgement post With fire at his feet and his head plagued, full of ghosts Oh, oh... now his judgement has come Oh, oh... now his judgement has come A broken man, beaten down by devils on the run Overhead vampires circle in the sky craving for his blood for this poor boy was born to die A war for his soul breaks the heavens from the earth Vultures peck his eyes while his guts are tossed into the dirt Oh, no... now his judgement has come Oh, no... now his judgement has come A broken man, beaten down by devils on the run
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Step out of the firing line Into a beam of pale moon light Lift your head its time to howl Hear it echo now Dodge a bullet but don’t break your neck From the wreck by hand you’re led Lift your head its time to howl Hear it echo now Fighting for your life how your body shakes Running from those monsters - do what it takes Oh, I need a witness A lone wolf stumbles through the dark wood To the valley of death where his home once stood Lifts his head and cries a howl They've killed his spirit now Fighting for your life how your body shakes Running from those monsters do what it takes Oh, I need a witness
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If you should desire to know what its like to pine Well then lose your legs but keep your mind Or if you should desire to learn how to sigh Well let them cross your heart and then hope to die If I was to take all that I want I’d be freaking out Or if you were to give all while I taunt I’d be breaking down Breaking down If you should desire to sacrifice your soul For warm shoes and blankets when you’re outside in the cold Or if you should desire to never grow old Well this life will break you my dear, and that can’t be sold If I was to take all that I want I’d be freaking out Or if you were to give all while I taunt I’d be breaking down Breaking down
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He’s stealing an eye for an eye He kills or he dies each day he rolls the dice His ceiling is crumbling away He’s changing his name He knows a heretic’s pain He’s a renegade breaking the reigns He’s a renegade out on his own At will he turns a man into stone In feelings he puts not his trust He's owned not by lust Lets nothing rest on luck He’s reeling under the rain No stratosphere claims Or breaks his soul unstained He’s a renegade breaking the reigns He’s a renegade out on his own At will he turns a man into stone

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"hugely needed, freshly invigorating" - 9/10
- bluesrockreview.com (US)

"brilliant" - 4.5/5
- tomatrax.wordpress.com (Aust.)

"a breath of fresh air"
- pigeonnote.co.uk (UK)

"Nauwelijks vier nummers staan er op deze ep met Jay Fraser in de rol van verhalende troubadour, enkel met instrumentale begeleiding van zijn akoestische gitaar."
- rootstime.be (Belgium)


Nine months since the release of his colourful long player 'Buildings of Dreams' Jay now kneels before the altar of the blues with stripped back tales of a renegade.

The 4 tracks capture Fraser's solo performance live off the floor at Wavelength Studios in Doncaster (UK) and were intuitively engineered by renowned folk/roots producer Keith Angel (Kate Rusby, Martin Simpson, John Boden, John Tams, In Fear Of Olive). Fraser says of the EP, "the songs are dark and gritty, and I love that about them".

credits

released November 17, 2011

All songs written & performed by Jay Fraser
Produced by Jay Fraser & Keith Angel
Engineered & mixed by Keith Angel
Recorded at Wavelength Studios, Doncaster UK.


www.wavelengthstudios.co.uk
www.buildingsofdreams.com

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