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released October 18, 2019

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Jemma Freeman and The Cosmic Something London, UK

Known previously for their song writiing
with dreamy psych band Landshapes (Bella Union) Jemma has tinged this with energetic glam
rock. Lush guitar tones and introspective psychedelic lyrics bound together with
unbounded energy. Colliding themes of secret worlds, hidden
agendas, apathy and anxiety, Jemma’s sonorous voice tells a story of unravelling
completely and tying yourself back up again.
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Track Name: HELEN IS A REPTILE
HELEN IS A REPTILE
Helen is just a reptile,
She represents my fears,
She creeps about at bedtime,
And slithers in my ears,

Helen is a, helen is a, helen is a, helen is,
Helen is a, helen is a...

I know you're in the basement,
Sifting through all my thoughts,
You're crawling up my trousers,
And bite me in the throat,

Helen is just a reptile,
She represents my fears,
She creeps about at bedtime,
And slithers in my ears,

Helen is a, helen is a, helen is a, helen is,
Helen is a, helen is a...
Track Name: KEYTAR (I WAS BUSY)
KEYTAR (I WAS BUSY)
Now I was busy trying to find myself,
There was no-one else,
There was no-one else,
Now I was busy trying to find myself,
There was no-one else,
There was no-one else,

Don’t you know I’d like to find the time,
To open up my mind,
They say it’s so worthwhile,
Don’t you know I’d like to find the time,
I’m so preoccupied, I’m feeling fine,
Change

If you think that I’d be satisfied,
With these stupid lies,
I almost died,
I find these words you grind into my ear,
You think that I can hear? There’s nothing here,

I had to find out all by myself, cos there was no-one else,
yeah there was no-one else,
And I ended up teaching my own self,
I had no-one else, I had no-one else

And don’t you think that you could find the time,
But there’s no finding time,
Yeah there’s no time to find,
Did you not think that you could find the time,
To tell me why, or just tell me lies,
Change

Don’t you think that I’m fed up, up here,
Looking down and seeing all your stupid fears,
I couldn’ t hold your hand that much at school,
But I’m still there for you, I’m still there,

I was busy, trying to find myself, trying to find myself,
Trying to find,
Don’t you think I see you there?
I was busy, trying to find myself, trying to find myself,
trying to find,
Don’t you think I see you there?
I was busy trying to find myself,
There was no-one else,
There was no-one else,
Don’t you think I see you there?
Track Name: HARD TIMES
HARD TIMES
Well I know that people seem strange,
Others around you act like they’re deranged,
Well I don’t see why you think they’re so right,
Release yourself and let those birds take flight,

And hard times, in my life,
Have made me strange,
People aren’t always to blame, oh no

Let’s not focus on what has already passed,
How people made you feel like you’d always come last,
In this old game, that I hear they call life,
Why bow down before you’ve tried,

And hard times, in my life,
Have made me strange,
People aren’t always to blame,
Yeah hard times in my life have made me strange,
people aren’t always to blame oh no
Track Name: BLACK RAIN
BLACK RAIN
I live in this box,
It's my only way,
I keep thoughts I can't tame here,
Things I can’t explain,

Playing tricks in the mirror,
Draw the light back a little further,
Pretty birds on the wires stare into the night,

I stay in this room,
It's my hideaway,
These four walls can't contain me,
I spill out in waves,

Playing tricks in the mirror,
Draw the light back a little further,
Pretty birds on the wires stare into the night,
And the trees by the river,
And a feeling that lasts forever,
The waves growing stronger, deep into the night,

Will I lose my selfish ways?
Or will I lose myself again?
Will I lose my selfish ways?
Or will I lose myself again?

And I feel black rain falling, feel black rain fall down on me,
Now all that grows is this weeping willow, weeping,
And I feel black rain fall down on me.
Track Name: WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND
WHAT’S ON YOUR MIND?
What’s on your mind?
Now I can’t hear what you think’s clear,
There’s nothing to see here,

I didn’t find the time,
To pick through all your pieces,
I just thought I’d found another man,
Looking back I see,
I lost myself completely,
I didn’t understand it was by my own hand,

What’s on your mind?
Now I can’t hear what you think’s clear,
There’s nothing to see here,

Looking back I am a drop in the ocean,
Under attack, each word’s an explosion,
As the velcro detached so did my devotion,

There’s nothing more for me to say,
I’m coiled up primed and shut away,
There’s nothing more for me to say,
I’m coiled up primed and shut away,
There’s nothing more for me to say,

What’s on your mind?
What’s on your mind?
Now I can’t hear what you think’s clear,
There’s nothing to see here,
Track Name: KOPENHAGEN
KOPENHAGEN
Oh,
Come here and shake me something’s amiss,
Come here and shake me I'm feeling amiss,
The crawl home is calling, but that's just a spider,
A reason for living a reason for dying,
Look at that T-shirt! It's perfect you say,
There's nothing I'd change about it, or today,
Oh hold my hand lightly for you fear the heat,
Come here and shake me 'cos I'm incomplete,

In Kopenhagen everything's for sure,
In Kopenhagen everybody knows,
In Kopenhagen everything is just so, so,

I don't want to know,
About cups and colours, canvas,
Feeling like I don't have anything to show,
There's no reason for anything you will discover,
As you make your way through the garden of never,
Oh what am I saying?
what do I mean?
There's no reason for anything,
Are you receiving?

In Kopenhagen everything's for sure,
In Kopenhagen everybody knows,
In Kopenhagen everything is just so, so, so
Let me out and let me in again,
Oh Kopenhagen you're my only friend,
In Kopenhagen everything's for sure,
In Kopenhagen everything is just so,

Come here and shake me,
Something’s amiss,
Something’s amiss,
Oh, Oh, something’s amiss,
Something’s amiss,

SOMETHING’S AMISS
Track Name: HEAVEN ON A PLATE
HEAVEN ON A PLATE
The penultimate truth,
The first men on the moon
Nice to be with you again,
Time out of joint I am the unteleported man,

Take another day, they'll say you’re so brave,
They'll say your so brave,
It's just another lie right to their face,
Heaven on a plate, Heaven on a plate,
It's just another lie right to their face,
Heaven on a plate, heaven on a plate

Life! In his own words,
Breakfast of champions,
Electric Warrior's at work again,
The left hand of darkness,
Life as an omnibus,

Take another day, they'll say you’re so brave,
They'll say you’re so brave,
It's just another lie right to their face,
Heaven on a plate, Heaven on a plate,
It's just another lie right to their face,
Heaven on a plate, heaven on a plate

But you don't have to see me,
When I'm at my worst,
No you just have to believe me,
No there's nothing worse,
You don't have to see me,
When I'm at my worst...

Take another day, they'll say your so brave,
They'll say your so brave,
It's just another lie right to their face,
Heaven on a plate, Heaven on a plate,
It's just another lie right to their face,
Heaven on a plate, heaven on a plate...

Hey!
Track Name: COUNT TO TEN
COUNT TO TEN
I don’t want this torture tickling my heart,
Taking me to places that I left in the past,
And I don’t want to hate you,
But I’ll break your soul,
I’m dragging you into a blackhole,

And I don’t have any idea,
Essentially I’m lying to myself,
I want your love and attention but not your body,
I’ll take you and break you for myself,

I don’t want to take you into this blackhole,
it’s just emptiness, I’m greedy, I’ll take you all,
And I don’t want to hate you,
But I’ll break us both, I’m dragging you into a blackhole,

I don’t wanna be here on my own,
I’m a child, I’m a baby I’ll sit here and scream at the wall,
And I’ll use any old negative excuse,
I’m dragging you, I’m daring you into this noose,

I’ve been dreaming of such boring things,
My mind made up so many years ago,
And I hold your heart in my head sometimes,
I’m not hurtful, just yearning for feelings that won’t thrive,

And I hold your heart in my head sometimes,
I’m not hurtful, just yearning for feelings that won’t thrive,
And I’m falling down the hill it seems,
I don’t see the view I just feel the breeze,
And I’m drowning in this ecstasy,
I have confused myself into infinity.
Track Name: DISTANT PLACES
DISTANT PLACES
As I open these old pages,
The words spring out at me,
Forgotten routes and distant places,
That spread before like dreams,
A thousand ideas stitched into the seams,

And everybody likes an answer,
That’s smarter than it seems,
All you gave was expectations,
And told me how to feel,
But these words feel contagious,
Seeps through, stains my pages,

Nothing really happened,
The picture just shattered,
The pieces all faded away,
Nobody noticed that you were going,
So what’s your reason to stay?

Are you ok?
Are you ok?

And as I stand here in the shadows,
Trying to live my dream,
I climbed up and peered into your life,
It isn’t what it seems,
And these fated exchanges,
So jaded, you’re dangerous

Nothing really happened,
The picture just shattered,
The pieces all faded away,
Nobody noticed that you were going,
So what’s your reason to stay?
Can’t you hear them saying
Annie are you oh, are you ok Annie?
Annie are you oh are you ok Annie,
Annie are you ok?
Annie are you oh are you ok Annie
Annie won’t you stay?
Track Name: TASTELESS
TASTELESS
And what do you hope I’ll say?
That I’m older now there’s a way out of this labyrinth?
That early morning train,
With no passengers it serves no purpose but runs all
the same,

I don’t know what I’m saying,
I can understand your frustration,
I can’t take away what I’ve painted,
I can’t sweeten these words they’re so tasteless,

Breathing’s harder when you’re around,
Feeling normal isn’t feeling at all,

And what do you hope I’ll take?
To ease your world and ease your hope for a
few more days,
The future’s gone, but wait,
Won’t you turn around and see me fall I’m disintegrating,

I don’t know what I’m saying,
I can understand your frustration,
I can’t take away what I’ve painted,
I can’t sweeten these words they’re so tasteless,

Breathing’s harder when you’re around,
Feeling normal isn’t feeling at all,

I’m so tired of trying to sound profound,
So I’ll just sit here and stare and pout,
Don’t you know, that’s what they like now,
I can’t sweeten these words,
They’re poison in my mouth.

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