Maybe The Land Was Just a Dream

by Yakobo

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Maybe The Land Was Just a Dream is the final part of Yakobo's EP trilogy. Parts 1 and 2 are also available on Bandcamp.

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released April 7, 2017

All songs written by Yakobo
Produced by Yakobo and Chris D'adda
Engineered by Chris D'adda at Vale Studios UK
Additional recording at ROFL Audio and Yakobo HQ
Mixed by Dave Sanderson
Mastered by JP Braddock at Formation Audio
Cover artwork by Emma Rees at Dainty Forest
Design by Richard Walker

James Currey - Vocals, guitars, keyboards
Tom Lane - Drums
Phil Starling - Bass
Peter Beardsworth - Saxophone
George French - Trumpet

Some very special help on Kickstarter came from Matt and the Curreys, Ben Carroll, Stephnen Sanger, Adam Jackson, Phil Starling, Ben Parker, Sarah Cogdon, Callum Gosling, Matt Valler, John and Becky Watts, Pete Adamson, Tom Ilott and Mark Nosworthy. You guys rock!

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Yakobo is the singer-songwriter project of James Currey and the collaborators who join along the way.

Wander In The Wilderness is Part 1 of Yakobo's EP Trilogy, released 23/10/2015

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Track Name: Far From Ground
Hunger and thunderclouds
Filling our heads with doubt
Out on the open seas
Maybe the land was just a dream

We’ve been so hardened now
Drifted so far from ground
I don’t remember much
About how firm it was
Maybe the earth is washed in flood

But I fought it so, knowing all I know
Faith, keep me afloat while the waves batter this boat

Fishes they called you out
Ocean it pulled you down
I won’t be led astray
Cling to this wooden frame
My only hope that I might be saved

But I fought it so, knowing all I know
Faith, keep me afloat while the waves batter this boat
Just like me to drift from the moment my eyes shift
From the dock out to the deep, ‘til the void’s all I can see

The horizon north to south is as blue as earth is brown
I would trade all I once had for my feet to feel hard ground

When I’m ashore I will get my [head right/hair dried]
Track Name: Won't Get Anywhere
Try to figure the world outside with its riots and raves and rules
Hard enough as it is we’ve seen that a rabble requires no cause
They just silently gather force
Wielding clubs like a harmless sport

We won’t get anywhere
We won’t get anywhere
We won’t get anywhere
Until we’re getting through

Far away from the world we hide in the confines of your car
We may even discuss while we drive of the plight of the working class
We attempt at a firmer grasp
While we motor along so fast

We won’t get anywhere
We won’t get anywhere
We won’t get anywhere
Until we’re getting through
Track Name: You Are The Earth
God is the earth and I wade through the dirt every day
Debating the nature of things and the worth of my ways
And all of this time I’m missing the signs on the way
Keeping my head down, losing the path I should take

He is the wind and he’s howling and calling my name
I look for shelter and carefully plan my escape
Hiding in limbo, neither belief or denial
Forgetting the others begging for love all the while

So get over yourself, hold onto the reins
Let go of yourself; bear your cross once again

You are the fire that I’m at a loss to contain
A tough of the heat and I’ll only retreat from the flame
You are the water either I drink or I drown
Bowing before you, pressing my lips to the ground

So how long will it take? How hard can it be?
How long must I wait? You’re beckoning me
To get over myself, hold onto the reins
Let go of myself; take courage again

You were my earth and my wind and my fire and my flame
All that I needed but feared I believed for in vain
And all of the times I was groaning inside for a way
Drowned out the sound of you tenderly calling my name

To get over myself, hold onto the reins
Let go of myself; take courage again
Hang onto the hope, stand firm ‘til the day
There’s nothing to know, there’s nothing to say

So get over yourself, hold onto the reins
Track Name: Close Call
Now we’ve got a choice to make
To run with that clean break or to plough on
It’s a close call

We’re treading on thin ice
Walking that fine line for the long haul
It’s a close call

It’s a close call, it’s a close call
Should we hold on or just watch it fall?
When the crunch comes it’s a close call

Takes a lot of high minds
Working through hard times to be quite sure
What to strive for

So how about you and I?
Living on borrowed time, looking doubtful
It’s a close call

It’s a close call, it’s a close call
Should we hold on or just watch it fall?
When the crunch comes it’s a close call

But this is not destiny
Self-fulfilled prophecy, keep your chin up
It’s a close call
But it’s not over