Talking Songs

by Renny Jackson

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Co-produced by Pablo Cook and Renny Jackson

Recorded at Winelip Studios, Andalucia

Mastered by Luis Alcaide, Estudio Grabacion la Aldea, Seville

Album cover and design by Juan Darriba

Independent release 2011, Safecore Collective


released July 5, 2013

Renny Jackson - Guitar/vocals/cajon
Pete Lorenz - Lead guitar
Milena Cord-to-Krax - Flute/vocals
Eddie Myer - Double Bass
Pablo Cook - Drums
Sam Roberts - Bass (Track 9)
Isabel Dominguez - Female Vocals (Track 5)
Pete 'El Waxo' Lomx - Male Vocals (Track 5)




Renny Jackson London, UK

Singer-songwriter and band based in London.


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Track Name: Soul of Spain
Spain, you've taken me
Spain, you've taken me
And where I used to be
No longer home, no longer home

But I'm not to blame
The fault lies with the land
And my house is no longer my house
And I'm no longer me

I' been singing scales
Then she touched my throat with her finger,
The blood flowed like a river,
Someone please call a doctor.

I've been dreaming of
Vagabonds and buleria
Shadows in the fields
Where we made love without fear

I sing for my friends
I sing for my friends
And now we have begun
Where will we end?

With Emily la bajani
With Emily la bajani
And the blues, the rumba and soul
Where will we go?
Where will we go?
Track Name: Addie's Song
I sing for my brother, wherever he may wander I’m with him
You never walk alone
All the mistakes I made I swear I never meant to do you wrong
Forgive me if you can

Cause your blood’s my blood
And your blood’s my blood
Cause your blood’s my blood
And together we belong

I know the songs where you chopped and missed your fingers took a beating
And our blood was bleeding
I saw you at the stall in a giant Santa Claus serving pancake
On a minimum wage
And I saw the stains on your clothes after work in the pub
But then came ‘Anyone for Shark?’

And we sang layalalalayalalayalay!

This silence hurts like a bird whose wings are clipped I cry
I can’t fly but I might sing
‘So may the winds rise to great you on your way
And may the sun shine gently on your back’

Cause your love’s my love
And your love’s my love
Cause your love’s my love
And together we belong
Track Name: From the Heartlands
Well the rain falls in Birmingham
Gently on the roof
There’s a fire downstairs but don’t be scared
Stick together, we’ll see it through

This city’s like a metronome
Keep your finger on the pulse
We’ve been building towers of song
That are strong, stronger than most

From the Heartlands

Well the paint pots empty
At least the brushes were filled
And the bristles might be dry, I wonder why
But you know they’ll be wet again soon

In this festival of confusion
My friends have sung before
We’ll find a way through the damp dark grey
And when we sing we sing with soul

From the Heartlands

Well the rain still whispers
Though few people hear
Just you wait for that urgent escape
And we’ll be coming, we’ll be coming near

From the Heartlands