Blessing

by Jamie Cooling

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Spread out over 6 months of recording, this nearly drove me insane many times. Though I'm now glad I pushed through to get the end result. The whole project was done only by myself (with the exception of the bonus track). So that includes the writing of each song, recording of every instrument, (no MIDI tracks up in this place) the editing, mixing and mastering of every track also. This started out small and morphed into something much bigger - if I knew how much work I'd eventually put in I'd never have been able to bring myself to start!

Now that it's finished the only thing left to do is start writing more and begin the whole process again...

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released July 17, 2016

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Jamie Cooling Dunfermline, UK

Thanks for dropping by! I'm Jamie Cooling, just a musician trying to get by doing what I love. I live in Fife, Scotland but currently I am touring Europe, busking in as many cities as possible.

I write and record all my music on my own at home, though mainly I am a guitarist/singer. If you like my music please pass it on to someone else who will like it and keep the momentum going! Cheers :)
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Track Name: Blessing
I used to believe what I knew
Living my life through my own point of view
But then you showed me something new
Now I'm living my life through you

And now I believe what I feel
'Cos feeling's the only thing that's real
Now you flow through me like a river
that never ends and now I've found
I've found the source

'Cos you were the first time I found out
What getting a blessing is all about
And you were the first time I realised
Heaven is present, in disguise
You were the first time I found out
What getting a blessing is all about
Yeah you were the first time I felt like nothing
'til you poured your love out and made me something

I used to believe everything that I heard
Breathing in every single word
But you taught me to believe in myself
Now the air that I breathe is all I need
There's no stopping me. you'll see
I'll show to you what you showed to me

'Cos you were the first time I found out
What getting a blessing is all about
And you were the first time I realised
Heaven is present, in disguise
You were the first time I found out
What getting a blessing is all about
Yeah you were the first time I felt like nothing
'til you poured your love out and made me something

Forever never seemed so short
I'd give you my all to be with you once more
Now I'll always believe now you've set me free
Track Name: Here's a Little Thought
I don't know how I've made it this far
Hopelessly wishing on a star
But now I know what you are
Up above my world so high, you're the twinkle in my eye

Oh I can't take it, I can't take it
This life tests me every time I think I've made it
But now you've made it clear to me
That trust in you is all I need

So here's a little thought I've had
It goes something like: you and I
You take the wheel, I'll enjoy the ride
'Cos there are many dreams I've dreamed
That seemed too real
My imagination's running riot
But it must be real if I feel it too

The only thing I wish for is for you to be here
'Cos every time I'm with you all my worries dissappear
And you bring out the real me
'Cos you made me the best rendition I could be
You're my saviour in disguise

Oh I can't take it, I can't take it
This life tests me every time I think I've made it
But now you've made it clear to me
That trust in you is all I need

So here's a little thought I've had
It goes something like: you and I
You take the wheel, I'll enjoy the ride
'Cos there are many dreams I've dreamed
That seemed too real
My imagination's running riot
Track Name: Run With The Animals
Our home is withering as humans thrive
Slaving your way through unnatural lives
The troubles we have are all we perceive
Stemmed from lies and things we don't need

Our idea of sustenance is synthesised chemicals
Diluting our nutrients through engineered vegetables
Trying to find ourselves among a mountain of possessions
But the only thing worthy is our own self expression

So let's run with the animals, free where we wanna roam
Live how we should be. Go right now
So let's grow with the trees with our lives like a breeze
Live how we should be. Go right now

This ain't how it's supposed to be
This ain't how they used to be
Surely it can't be just me
'Cos I don't know much but I know this ain't how it's supposed to be
Let's make it how it's supposed to be
Living as one big family
How can we ever be happy?
If we can never ever be free

When unnatural causes are taking our lives
It's time to look backwards so the future survives
Cos science and progress will never stop pushing
The rise of technology will never stop looking-
for ways to betray us and take who we are
Trade our lifestyles to raise the bar
But the bar keeps slipping and these people must be tripping
if they think that this is living
Dreams don't happen just from wishing

So let's run with the animals, free where we wanna roam
Live how we should be. Go right now
So let's grow with the trees with our lives like a breeze
Live how we should be. Go right now

This ain't how it's supposed to be
This ain't how they used to be
Surely it can't be just me
'Cos I don't know much but I know this ain't how it's supposed to be
Let's make it how it's supposed to be
Living as one big family
How can we ever be happy?
If we can never ever be free
Track Name: I Think It's Time
I think it's time, time we took control
If we never try we'll never know
If we never try we'll never grow
And I think it's right to reap the things you sow
So if you can survive wholly alone
I know we can thrive together

Where's the breaking point? The point of no return
Will it take another tragedy to learn
or will we realise before the world burns?
We all know it's right to be conscious of desolation
But us humans have a habit of finding new ways to fuck things up
The only way is to regress, it's the only way we can function

So all you have to do to earn a living
Is live your life and be forgiving
'Cos life is the highest of all gifts, let's realise this
And prioritise or face our demise
There's no other prize higher than our lives
So step outside the rich man's wallet
You're living in their back pocket
To them you're just microscopic
They wanna take your freedom and lock it up

If we could turn back time, I think maybe we'd know
It isn't just another sign of the times, I think it's time we read the signs
They're telling us to turn around, look back, face facts
These are our tracks
If you didn't do it then you let it happen
No you can't pass the blame when good things fade
When things don't go your way
If freedom is all that we have
Then why we letting them take away that?


All you have to do to earn a living
Is live your life and be forgiving
'Cos life is the highest of all gifts, let's realise this
And prioritise or face our demise
There's no other prize higher than our lives
So step outside the rich man's wallet
You're living in their back pocket
To them you're just microscopic
They wanna take your freedom and lock it up

But they can't take my individuality
To me they're all the same kind of insanity
But there must be a tipping point where all our hearts collide
Or a miraculous disaster to turn the tides
Track Name: Let the Story Unwind
Don't let time overtake you, cos then you'll always be falling behind
But don't be getting ahead of yourself either
you've got to let the story unwind
Don't let your thoughts rearrange you
cos you always seem to be on your mind
If experience is all that really defines you
Well then I don't think I need to remind you

To live in the moment let your spirit take over
Give your thoughts some closure
Open yourself to exposure, the whole worlds waiting for you
There's so many doors that need opened
So many chains that need broken
So many dreams that need hope in them for life to take flight again
Just let go of those little things and then you'll be whole again
Fly high with your soul again

No I can't take it from you
And I can't make you believe
Only you can set you free
Freedom was made for you and me
You don't know how important every second could be
So why be dwelling in the past?
When each moment shines bright than the last
We all need a little faith sometimes
Faith that you can set things right
Reassurance that this fate is mine
To keep this beating heart in time

Don't let love forsake you, cos then you'll never be where you belong
But don't go looking for love in the wrong places
You've got to tune into this eternal song
Be in the groove, keep it loose, let the feeling guide you
Let your mind escape you, let your beauty shine through
Let yourself be you

Try going with the flow, cos you never know where life might take you
But you'll never find out if you never let go
If you never fail, then you'll never grow

But I can't take it from you
And I can't make you believe
Only you can set you free
Freedom was made for you and me
You don't know how important every second could be
So why be dwelling in the past?
When each moment shines bright than the last
We all need a little faith sometimes
Faith that you can set things right
Reassurance that this fate is mine
To keep this beating heart in time
Track Name: When You Speak
When I lead myself to shame
And turn back around in pain
When I listen to the warnings
But ignore them anyway
When the pattern I'm stuck in forms right in front of my face
Then something washes over me
And all my burdens fade like an old stain
And now I feel brand new again

When I'm living for truth
More is revealed
The more I understand the more that I'm healed
Through Christ all things are made new

When you speak my spirit hears
Oh your words are too great for my ears
Much too great for my fears
When you hear my voice you hear the pain
Then remove it and show me the way
Out of the rain
When you see through me that way, oh it makes a man out of me
And my doubts flee, as if they're ashamed to be in your presence
It's only lies that lead to pain,
honestly honesty could heal my burdens away
It's like you walked right through my soul
Cos you know all I know, it's that my love grows
When you're close

When the joy begins to fade
And the love burns into hate
When the whole world is against me
And I've no one else to blame
When the struggle is too much
And I can't accept my fate
Then something washes over me
And all my burdens fade like an old stain (but now I know)
If I ever forsook you

I'd have nothing to gain
Plenty to loose
But that is not the life I'm willing to choose
Forever singing the blues (Please Jesus)

When you speak my spirit hears
Oh your words are too great for my ears
Much too great for my fears
When you hear my voice you hear the pain
Then remove it and show me the way
Out of the rain
When you see through me that way, oh it makes a man out of me
And my doubts flee, as if they're ashamed to be in your presence
It's only lies that lead to pain,
honestly honesty could heal my burdens away
It's like you walked right through my soul
Cos you know all I know, it's that my love grows
When you're close
Track Name: Let It Out (Feat. The Bell family) [Live Bonus Track]
Turn off your phone
Turn off the news
Just be alone
Listen to you

It's hard to know
Just what to feel
When what you know isn't real

Turn off your life
For just a little while
Remind yourself again
What makes you smile

When you keep crying out to try and fill that hole
It's just another sign, a symptom of a hungry soul

Let it out, your soul is calling
Let me out and stop denying
So you can know yourself and find your calling
So swim against the tide instead of drowning

Take off your mask
Set down your ruse
You'll always win with nothing to lose

Turn off the noise
Inside your head
Then you might hear yourself


Let it out, your soul is calling
Let me out and stop denying
So you can know yourself and find your calling
So swim against the tide instead of drowning