Capabilities

by George William Reece

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This album was written in three days,
And recorded in the following eleven,
By one guy in one room, on no budget.
You've got capabilities.
Anything is possible.

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released May 25, 2014

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George William Reece London, UK

I am a twenty-something musician based in London, UK. I make albums all by myself, writing, producing, engineering, mixing and mastering, and playing all the instruments. It's the best fun ever!
I make tons of videos on YouTube all about everything - www.youtube.com/iamGeorgeTown
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Track Name: Thankful
If I was a river would I know how to swim?
And if I had a brother would I do right by him?
Oh lord, I gotta know!

If I was a winner would I be proud to win?
And If I went to heaven would I be welcomed in?
Oh lord, I gotta know!

How am I supposed to just be thankful?
I know I’m not allowed to criticise
But I don’t understand why I’m so lucky,
There’s nothing more amazing than her eyes.

If I was an island could I still have a friend?
And if I was a mountain could I still comprehend?
Oh lord, I gotta know!

How am I supposed to just be thankful?
I’ve got so much it’s hard to realise
I missed the only thing I ever wanted.
There’s nothing more amazing than her eyes.
Track Name: Information Man
A man walks in and says to me, “Got problems with my sleep.
I’m struggling at work you see – the curve is getting steep.
I’m sick of all the medicine, I’m done with counting sheep.”
And I say, “Why are you telling this to me?”

He says, “You’re Information Man, please tell me what to do.”
And I say, “You’re mistaken, I can’t fix this thing for you.
Discuss it with your boss, or think of finding something new.”
And he says, “Man I hope this information’s free!”

And I say, “Hey-oh-oh! La-da-da-di-di!
I may be Information Man but why you asking me?”

Next in comes a woman who’s as pretty as can be,
She asks me if I think she needs to get some surgery.
“I think my husband could be falling out of love you see.”
And I say, “Why are you telling this to me?”

She says, “You’re Information Man, please tell me what to do.”
And I say, “You’re mistaken, I can’t fix this thing for you.
Sounds like you should talk to your old man and work it through.”
And she says, “Thanks for nothing. Get some empathy!”

And I say, “Hey-oh-oh! La-da-da-di-di!
I may be Information Man but why you asking me?”

I only wanna help – to help you help yourselves –
But every time I see it coming:
“Why you asking me?”

A kid walks in right off the street and says he’s done a crime,
And I say, “You’re so young, you can’t be more than eight or nine.”
And he says, “Only seven, but I’m growing all the time.”
And I say, “Why are you telling this to me?”

He says, “You’re Information Man, please tell me what to do.”
And I say, “You’re mistaken, I can’t fix this thing for you.
Go home to your mum and dad, I’m sure they’ll help you through.”
And then he cried and said they died when he was three.
And I said, “Ok then well tell it all to me.”

And I say, “Hey-oh-oh! La-da-da-di-di!
I may be Information Man but listening is free.”

That’s right. Listen to the band.
Track Name: Round Nine
Wait for me in the rain,
By the old smoking tree,
All the lights shimmering,
And wear your favourite dress,
And your eyes shall see.

You are energy,
And intransigence,
And I can’t stay away,
But I may be late.
I’ll be there round nine.

Take a breath, air is sweet,
Feel the earth on your hands,
Warm yourself with a smile.
Dream about what will be,
We’ll have fun, just you wait.
Please just wait. I’ll be there.

Wait for me in the rain,
By the old smoking tree,
Tears and raindrops tumbling,
I’ll be there before you know.
I’ll be there round nine.
Track Name: God Only Knows
I’ve waited for summer far too long,
I’ve woken up dripping from singing a song,
And I hope, I hope and I pray,
Pray, pray, pray… every day,
Just for luck.

I’ve loved and I’ve lost and I’ve laughed and I’ve cried,
I’ve hated, forgiven, hello-ed and goodbye-d,
And I’ve learned God only knows, and that’s all.
But let’s be fair, there’s an awful lot to know…

God only knows what you’re thinking,
God only knows how you feel.
God only knows when smile and sees when you cry,
And hears when you sing and hurts when you lie,
And he knows, yes he knows,
But God only knows,
So you got to be there for you too.

Some people need a reason to live,
Some people got some love left to give,
And he knows, yes he knows,
But he only knows. Never shows.
So we gotta roll ourselves up in a big ball,
And try to get along,
Get it together, clap our hands,
And sing our favourite song.

God only knows what you’re thinking,
God only knows how you feel.
God only knows when smile and sees when you cry,
And hears when you sing and hurts when you lie,
And he knows, yes he knows,
But God only knows,
So you got to be there for you too.
Track Name: Animal Attraction
An alligator’s only ever inches from the ground,
But albatrosses soar so very high.
The alligator’s plural is an easy one to find,
But should ‘albatrosses’ not be ‘albatri’?
We try so hard to count the things that make us who we are,
But then we sing and I feel just like you.
The albatross subsists by eating fishes from the sea,
And alligator, he likes fishing too.

The lion chases everything from zebra to gazelle,
You’d think that she would struggle making friends.
But lion has a veritable swarm of hangers-on,
Despite the brutal message that she sends.
We send each other messages and read between the lines,
But then we sing and everything is clear.
The vulture’s an example and the brave hyena too,
Of drive and hunger overcoming fear.

The dolphin and the donkey may not seem that much alike,
Depending on the angle of your view.
The dolphin’s got some flippers where the donkey’s got his hooves,
But both have got a brain and so have you.
We languish for millennia in deep primordial soup,
But then we sing and rise out of the mud.
The dolphin may be wetter than the donkey ever was,
But both have eyes and teeth and skin and blood.
Track Name: Lying On The Floor
Strangers talk about the weather,
Parents talk about their kids,
I take Tupperware to parties
And bring it home without the lids.

But when I think nobody’s looking,
There’s nothing I desire more,
To leave the washing and the cooking,
And re-direct my calls so I can spend the day just lying on the floor.

People argue in the papers,
People argue on TV,
I don’t understand the details,
So no one’s arguing with me.

There’s one fond feeling that I nurture,
Exerts a fascinating draw,
I’m sorry if it disconcerts ya,
But all I wanna do is fall and stretch all day just lying on the floor.

It’s not as if I’m even tired,
But when I’ve shut the door,
I’m inexplicably required
To drop down on my back ad track the light all day just lying on the floor.

Save me! Oh save me from the sin of standing tall.
Save me! Oh save me. There is nothing wrong at all.
Save me! Oh save me. I got aches all up my spine.
Save me! Oh save me. You are yours and I am mine.
Track Name: Lemmings
This is gonna be the greatest,
This is gonna beat ’em all.
This is gonna be amazing,
Watch me as I fall.

You can’t take away the feeling,
You don’t argue with the call.
I’m above a billion people,
Watch me as I fall.

The dream where I’ve been living,
It’s not where I belong.
I feel like I’ve been giving up a lot.
The secret I’ve been keeping,
It sounds just like a song.
I’m saving light and sweeping up the dark.

This is gonna make me happy,
This is gonna stand up tall.
This is gonna make ’em listen,
Watch me as I fall.

It’s you where I’ve been living.
It’s you where I belong.
It’s you that I’ve been missing all along.

This is gonna make me better,
Watch me as I fall
From you.
Track Name: Potato Salad
To make potato salad you only need five things.

The first thing is potatoes – the clue is in the name.
Cut them up in little bits or leave them as they came.
And if we were together I’d work real hard I swear,
To make a life for both of us and show you how I care.

To make potato salad you only need five things.

You’ll also need spring onions to give a little bite,
They’re unmatched as a vegetable for putting up a fight.
And if we were together you couldn’t tell me what to say,
You couldn’t walk all over me – we’d be better off that way.

To make potato salad you only need five things.

Bacon and apples go together really well.
Don’t you believe me?
Why would I wanna lie?
If you were mine I’d tell you the truth and never tell a lie,
And trust you with my life,
Cause that’s a thing that goes both ways.

To make potato salad you only need five things.

The final thing is celery to give the thing some crunch.
You only need a stick of it, but why not the whole bunch?
And if we were together I wouldn’t spare a dime.
I’d hate to see us saving up then running out of time.

To make potato salad you only need five things.

And if I was your father I’d tell you you were beautiful,
And if I was your brother I’d teach you all I knew,
And if I was your lover I’d tell you if I had a choice
I’d stay with you forever and love you through and through.

To make potato salad you only need five things.

Plus mayonnaise. And salt and pepper if you want.
Track Name: The Sun Is Lazy
Let’s go way out East,
And see things we dare not keep.
I just want the Sun all over me,
Cause he’s got nothing to do.

Call me ungrateful if you will,
But I’d like to make it clear,
The Sun’s never had to worry ‘what if the Earth was never here?’
He doesn’t care or know my name,
But I’d like to say to him,
“Do you know how lucky you are?”

Laid out by the sea,
I let him shine on me,
And I know he doesn’t even see,
But he’s always warm,
Always light,
Always shining oh so bright,
I hate him but I love him too,
Always gives his best for you…
…but in an inanimate way.
Track Name: Try
The world is full of people, no two are quite the same,
At least that’s something I heard someone say.
Some of them are lovers, some of them are friends,
And some of them get lost along the way.
Everyone’s a dreamer, though if you’re wide awake,
It’s easier to look life in the eye,
But if something just feels right to you,
Do the best that you can do.
All you gotta do is try.

If everyone is special and good at something too,
Why aren’t we all happy all the time?
Could it be because we’re scared of trying something new?
It might be too ecstatic or sublime.
Some of us are angry, some of us are sad,
Most of us don’t know the reason why.
If something seems too much for you,
Double it and do that too.
All you gotta do is try.

If there’s something that you wanna do,
Don’t let it get the best of you.
All you gotta do is try.