Aug 10 • 5M

Some Things Are Like Other Things

You can upend my whole world with a good metaphor. Here's a new live video about it featuring Roxanne de Bastion and Zoe Konez.

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Hey folks. Your fourth favourite singer-songwriter here.

You’re looking well. A new baby in the family I hear, congrats1.

Three weeks since my last post. Merely the blink of an eye for JMFLEN circa 2020, but an eternity for JMFLEN circa 2022. Perhaps each moment without me was like the slow motion fall of a cherished mug? Or perhaps it was like a deep breath in an expansive spring meadow. Either way, it is what it is and I’m back now.

Some Things Are Like Other Things

I’ve got a new song for you today. The title track no less.

Watch the video on YouTube here.
Listen to the audio at the top or download the MP3 here.
Drop comments wherever you can, and share it around if you like it.

Alright artists. We get it.
Some things are like other things
.’

A tweet I once saw

Is that all art is? Pointing out that things are a bit like other things? The same trick played over and over again?

….Maybe. So what if it is? Would that be so bad? I love drawing connections between things. You can upend my whole world with a good metaphor.

So I thought I’d write a song embracing it, celebrating it.

Hugest thanks to Roxanne de Bastion and Zoe Konez for joining me on this video. They are two of the kindest, most talented artists I know. Please support them by checking out their amazing music, more info is in the credits below.

Having a good summer? What are you up to? Do you like the song? Let’s chat in the comments.

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Live Dates

This is a difficult time for (almost) everyone.
If you really want to come to a show but the ticket price is an issue get in touch.
There might be ways we can make it work.

Friday 23rd September - Totnes Barrel House. Tickets.
Friday 30th September - Coatbridge Georgian Hotel. Tickets.
Saturday 1st October - Berwick-upon-Tweed, tickets soon.
Sunday 2nd October - North Yorkshire Old School House. Tickets.
Monday 3rd October - Leeds Oporto. Tickets.
Wednesday 12th October - Suffolk Bull Inn. Tickets.
Thursday 13th October - Suffolk Bull Inn. *SOLD OUT*
Sunday 16th October - London Green Note. Last few tickets.
Friday 21st October - Brighton Folklore Rooms. TICKETS 🙏.
Saturday 22nd October - Winchester Railway Inn. Tickets.
Wednesday 26th October - Manchester Rose & Monkey. Tickets.
Thursday 27th October - Nottingham Running Horse. Tickets.
Friday 28th October - Lintrathen Lodge At Lochside. Tickets.
Saturday 29th October - Carnoustie Dibble Tree Theatre. Tickets.
Sunday 30th October - Tayport The Larick Centre. Tickets.

See all dates on a map here: https://share.jakemorley.com/livemap

Credits

Roxanne de Bastion
https://roxannedebastion.com
Currently on tour opening for Katie Melua.
Her latest album ‘You & Me, We are the Same’ (2022) has had lots of radio play this year. Iggy Pop loved it, which should say it all. She’s just finished a UK tour.

Zoe Konez
https://zoekonez.com
A hugely talented songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer, Zoe is a big inspiration to me. Check out her Patreon here and drop into her regular live streams. We recorded this in Zoe’s studio.

Jake Morley
I wrote the song.
This live version was mixed / edited (poorly) by me.

Lyrics

Love is like a wild lake
Looks pretty from a distance
Kind of a shock when you first jump in
Then it feels amazing
Let its depth support you
Not overwhelm you
Love is like a wild lake
So there we go

Grief is like a mountain
First impossibility imposing
It looms right over everything
Oh it can block out the sun
Later more like a companion
A landmark in the skyline
Grief is like a mountain
So there we go

And you are like a campfire
I’m like a guitar
Together we make magic or ashes
Some things are like other things
So there we go

Life is like a nice hotel
You’re just borrowing a room for a while
Kinda lucky to be here
So you may as well go for a swim
Be nice to the cleaners
Check out with a smile
Life is a like a nice hotel
So there we go

And you are like a campfire
I’m like a guitar
Together we make magic or ashes
Some things are like other things
So there we go

Failure’s like going to the gym
The thought of it’s the hardest part
Ignore anybody judging you
They’re only afraid of it themselves
Sometimes it’s painful
But it makes you stronger
Failure’s like going to the gym
So there we go

And you are like a campfire
I’m like a guitar
Together we make magic or ashes
Some things are like other things
So there we go

Sometimes it’s all too much
Like drinking from a firehose
Like the scale of inequality
Like getting out of bed
But still we move on
Like we must
Some things are like other things
So there we go

Some things are like other things
Some things less so
That is all that I am
That is all that I know

Love is like a wild lake
Grief is like a mountain
Life is like a nice hotel
Failure’s like going to the gym
Sometimes it’s all too much
But still we move on
Some things are like other things

And you are like a campfire
I’m like a guitar
Together we make magic
Powerful on our own
But together (together)
We’re keeping bodies warm
Together (together)
We give each other reasons to carry on
Some things are like other things
So there we go
Some things are like other things
So there we go

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Statistically this is bound to resonate with somebody. I am the cold reading con artist of email newsletterers.