The Runaways EP

by Jakubowski

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The pilot recording of Jakubowski's travelling odyssey: 'The Runaways EP'.

Are you a fan of Bright Eyes, Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Conor Oberst, Van Morrison, Laura Marling, Ryan Adams, The National, Iron and Wine, Neil Young, Bon Iver, Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Joni Mitchell, Fairport Convention, Fleet Foxes, Belle and Sebastien, Willy Mason, Damien Rice, Elvis Perkins, Fleetwood Mac, Glen Hansard, Jeff Buckley, John Martyn, The Kinks, Leonard Cohen, Radiohead...? All of the above?

Us too. We like to think that having been so inspired by all of those great artists, a little piece of each one of them might be heard in our music. So, if you're a fan of them, maybe you'll be a fan of us.

Billed as a window into what is yet to come, each song on this record is a glimpse of stories and experiences, inspired by Rick Jakubowski's own travels. Starting with the title track 'Runaways' the EP takes us on a whistle stop journey through bold adventures and sun drenched drinking sessions to farewell salutes and last goodbyes. The band hope to complete the stories in a full length Jakubowski album in 2015. Thoughtful lyrics, soaring cello parts and chirpy trumpet lines: The Runaways EP will be a great addition to any indie folk fan's collection.

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released September 13, 2014

Rick Jakubowski (Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Harmonica)
Rosemarie Blake (Vocals)
Ben Lester (Cello)
Dave Hunter (Trumpet)
Howard Monk (Drums)

All songs written by Rick Jakubowski. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Bark Studios by Brian O'Shaughnessy

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Jakubowski London, UK

Jakubowski is a singer/songwriter from England, who has also spent time living in Canada and the US. He writes and composes music mostly alternative and americana in style, but draws influences from folk, rock, jazz, country and pop. His songs have received spins on radio internationally, including shows such as the International Americana Music Show. ... more

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Track Name: Runaways
"Runaways" by Jakubowski

It's a long, long way, I know that we've come
But then the world, hasn't stopped since the day it was born
No we can't stop now, no we're never done
Through the wind the rain and the snow, we'll carry on
Living day by day, we will find another way
Tied to nothing other, than our sisters and our brothers
Following the cries, of our hearts, and our eyes

Our world never breaks and time will never betray us
We are runaways, and we don't look back at the fading past we just wound up chasing horizons through the dawn

Living day by day, we will find another way
Tied to nothing other, than our sisters and our brothers
Following the cries, of our hearts, and our eyes

Our world never breaks and time will never betray us
We are runaways and our bind to life's never torn
Our world never breaks and time will never betray us
We are runaways and we don't look back at the fading past we just wound up chasing horizons through the dawn
Track Name: There Comes A Time
"There Comes A Time" by Jakubowski

There comes a time when you will, look at yourself
And you might not believe your eyes
And you can listen to your heart or to your head
But you don't need to pick a side
Time keeps moving fast but I'm going slow
Always running but with nowhere to go
Whether you stick or if you run
A time will come

There was a time when you felt, true to yourself
Before you let life bring you down
And now you're looking for distractions everywhere
And your dreams no longer speak aloud
It's all so real to me but still out of reach
So I spend my days just following my feet
And when these things are on your mind
There comes a time

Baby don't lie to me, baby don't lie to me, baby don't lie to yourself no more
Baby don't lie to me, baby don't lie to me, baby don't lie to yourself no more
Baby don't lie to me, baby don't lie to me, baby don't lie to yourself no more
Track Name: Simple Things In Life
"Simple Things In Life" by Jakubowski

Flat on my back in the vineyards
With a hat tipped over my face
When time is slow and the sun is low
Is there any other place?
My new met friends are just down the road
Later we’ll dance and we’ll sing
Washed in wine and southern comforts
We’ll bring the night on in
Sadness and pain will visit again but I won’t be waiting around
I’ll be on my way as the new light of day climbs from the ground
So here’s to times in firelight
Amongst the endless summer nights
Here’s to the world that’s in our palms and the joy that has no price
So raise your glass and clap your hands for the simple things in life

I awoke in the light of the morning
With a kiss and the drink on my breath
Carried my feet down a dusty road
Feeling like I’d met my death
But the sunlight is curing my illness
As hear of a chance to the west
Put all my troubled thoughts away
We’ll all bring out our best
Come with me for time’s too precious to wait around for the gloom
You can always rely on it coming by soon
So here’s to us who make the most
Of every cause to raise a toast
Here’s to the world that’s in our palms and the joy that has no price
So raise your glass and clap your hands for the simple things in life.

So here’s to the health of every friend
And here’s to hoping it never ends
Here’s to the world that’s in our palms and the joy that has no price
So raise your glass and clap your hands for the simple things in life.
Track Name: It's A Straight Road Home From Here
"It's A Straight Road Home From Here" by Jakubowski

There’s a lightning storm over the mountain
As the wheels soldier on to the final turn
In science of sleep I have been here a hundred times before
And everything left behind me burns, burns, burns

Through every torrid river flow
And thicket I must go
It’s a straight, straight road home from here
And when the morning comes around
I’ll be on solid ground
It’s a straight, straight road home from here

When I was I boy the world made sense
In the garden down at the foot of hill
But somewhere on my way over the fence
A twist of fate came in for the kill, kill, kill

From every faded memory
That holds part of the key
It’s a straight, straight road home from here
From every trodden blade of grass
That fell along the path
It’s a straight, straight road home from here

After every single lesson learned
And every bridge that burned
It’s a straight, straight road home from here
After every sight that met my eyes
And every last goodbye
It’s a straight, straight road home from here
Track Name: Polaroid Dreams
"Polaroid Dreams" by Jakubowski

Sailing through the littered busy streets and empty spaces
Every part time home and every lover
Looking back at all the crowded rooms and friendly faces
I will walk from one frame to another
Each person and place that that we leave
I will see them in these polaroid dreams
Sometimes we’re all bewitched and deceived
But in them I can believe
In them I can believe

Now the sun has made our t-shirts fade and put lines around you’re smile
But don’t you mind I think it suits you well
Cause we all make the most of what we have in every while
How we’ll change it’s always hard to tell
So every last memento holds a different kind of treasure
Every step we take along the road
Dreams of back-yard parties and dreams of private pleasure
I’ll stand by and watch the storm unload
And no matter what the caption reads
I take comfort in these polariod dreams
All of you who made them with me
You I’ll never leave
You I’ll never leave