Pieces of Me - Live Album

by Josie Charlwood

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Robert Baird Fantastic songwriting, musicality and delivery. This is the best discovery I've made in a loooong time, and I'd urge you to make the same one! Thoughtful, beautiful and timeless.
Stéphane Troude
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Stéphane Troude The only album I bought since many years... Favorite track: Feel Good Inc. (live loopstation cover).
Paolo Encarnacion
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Paolo Encarnacion She's amazing and she's going places. That is all.
Craig Martek
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Craig Martek Every song is incredible. The loopstation covers are both innovative and fun to listen to, while each and every one of her originals is beautiful and deep.
Polioman
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Polioman First album of Josie Charlwood, always a pleasure to listen to her voice.
John Stewart
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John Stewart This album is the embodiment of true talent in its purest form. Josie Charlwood excels as a musician, a performer, and a song writer. Favorite track: Feeling Blind.
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This is the debut solo album from Josie Charlwood, recorded in 2011/12. All songs were recorded live in front of video cameras. No click tracks, no overdubs, no headphones, just solo live performances. By the end of September 2012, videos will be available on Youtube to support every song on this album.

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released September 15, 2012

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UPC: 859708 866766

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I am a 21 year old singer/songwriter from the UK.

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Track Name: All That I Know
Lyrics:

I should have watched my heart
I let myself take this too far
Time goes so slow
With all that I know now

Let's take a step forward
Oh how I wish I'd understood
The reasoning in your words
And everything that you were worth

Well I'm begging you now
Please just leave me something to hold on to
You're what I need
Please don't do this
Please don't do this to me
Please don't leave

If I could see things differently
I wouldn't let you have this hold on me
The feeling inside your words
Made me more than I was worth

Time goes so slow now
I should have learnt the first time round
The reasoning in your voice
I never really had a choice

Well I'm begging you now
Please just leave me something to hold on to
You're what I need
Please don't do this
Please don't do this to me

It's simple really in your world; the worst that I can do is hope
It's simple really you'd prefer, me if I were more like her
If only I were.

I'm begging you now
Please just leave me someone to hold
You're what I need
Please don't do this
Why would you do this?

I'm begging you now
Please just leave me someone to hold on to
You're what I need
Please don't do this
Why would you do this to me?
Why would you leave?

Time goes so slow
I never really let you go.
Track Name: Behind Closed Doors
Maybe I would say to you
Everything I wanted to
But you're halfway out the door
I wish that I could say to you
Everything I wanted to
You don't listen anymore
We haven't spoken since, that envelope I found untorn
I wasn't proud of what I saw
We haven't spoken since that letter that I found on the floor
I don't read it through anymore

Now everything has changed
Remember when I wanted you, I needed you
I knew that it would make me pay
I thought that we could make it through 'cause you could choose
I didn't wanna turn away
Even though I needed to, I needed you more
I needed you more

Walking out to school each day
Helped me take my mind away
From destruction I called my own
You called me a waste of time
I offered up this heart of mine
When you told me you felt alone.
Maybe you were right, the times you told me I should leave
I had faith in you wanting what was the best for me
Maybe you were right, you shouted at me, face pasty-white
I learned to recognise you from the state of your eyes.

Now everything has changed
Remember when I wanted you, I needed you
I knew that it would make me pay
I thought that we could make it through 'cause you could choose
I didn't wanna turn away
Even though I needed to, I needed you more
I needed you more

You got a substance heart
A substance mind
It tears you apart, it takes all your time
You got a substance heart
An infected mind
It tears me apart, to watch you turn to white
To watch you turn to white

It was no fault of mine.

Things have changed
Remember when I wanted you, I needed you
I knew that it would make me pay
I thought that we could make it through when you could choose
I didn't wanna turn away
Even though I needed to, I needed you more

I needed you more.
Track Name: Better Days
Lyrics:

On display, an open heart for the world to see
By the way, you fill me with your uncertainty
Now I can’t think or try to speak anymore
Only time, will tell if you’ll be the first to stay
The fault is mine, for letting hope get me all the same
Now I can’t sleep for fear of what I could see

And I know it’s wrong
To let you walk into my heart, into my home
But maybe I’m sick and I’m tired
Of feeling alone, if you’re not my own
At least I can say, as long as you stay
You give me better days.

A pearl inside a shell
She takes your attention like nothing else
And how am I supposed to feel?
Like I’m made of glass and I’m hardly real

And I know it’s wrong
To let you walk into my heart, into my home
But maybe I’m sick and I’m tired
Of feeling alone, if you’re not my own
At least I can say, as long as you stay
You give me better days
Better days

I should’ve seen it all the same
Every look upon your face

I guess I was wrong
To let you walk into my heart, into my home
But maybe I’m sick and I’m tired
Of feeling alone, and you’re not my own
So all I can say is you’ve chosen her instead
And there’ve been better days

There’ve been better days
Track Name: Lands of Make Believe
LANDS OF MAKE BELIEVE

I'll open the door just as you walk away
"Please won't you stay?" you'll hear me say
Don't you remember the days we had so much to say but we'd sit in silence anyway

Through the wind and the trees, the lands of make believe you'd
Say you would listen to me and it would help you get through
All the birds and the bees, the tiny shiny things in
Your eyes when you looked at me
They always made me believe

I don't remember a day when I let everything change
I thought I'd always known best
But you looked into the sun and I watched you become
Just so much brighter than anyone

Through the wind and the trees, the lands of make believe you'd
Say you would listen to me and it would help you get through
All the birds and the bees, the tiny shiny things in
Your eyes when you looked at me
They always made me believe

So I said "There's something that I think you should know;
When you turn to leave it brings me so much pain to watch you go and
Somewhere between all the birds and the bees and all our make believe
And the wind in the trees you became everything to me"

When I opened my eyes I did not recognise the look on your face
And well there used to be days when we had nothing to say
But this silence now is not the same.

Then you said "Your whole life is a lie, your stars will never shine and
Your sun was never that bright, well maybe I don't have time
To see the world through your eyes"

And I said "But all the birds and the bees, the tiny shiny things in
Your eyes when you looked at me
Did they mean nothing at all?"
I set myself up to fall

I opened the door just as you walked away
"Please won't you stay," you'd hear me say.
Track Name: Diamond Eyes
Diamond Eyes

I will look the same, you will never understand the way I've changed
Still so much to say but you never seem to find the time to stay
Now I've got your words inside my head
With every syllable it's harder just for me to live
And I shouldn't have time for this
Now I've got your words inside my head
And I can never forget, I can never forget no

It's not meant to be
It's not meant to be, not meant to be
Or ever to have been
But all I see are those diamond eyes of yours

Thinking maybe I could be
Everything you see in her
You make my stomach turn
And I would give it all for just a tiny little piece of your world
I would give it all for just a tiny little piece of your world

It's not meant to be
It's not meant to be, not meant to be
Or ever to have been
But all I see are those diamond eyes of yours

I can never forget, and I can never forget

Nevertheless I wouldn't ever have guessed
How long it would take for us to put this to rest
Nevertheless I wouldn't ever have guessed
How long it would take for us to put this to rest
I guess I never really knew what I wanted until I found it and I think that you should know
That I never really knew what I wanted until I found it, now I'll never let you go

Those diamond eyes of yours
Nevertheless I wouldn't ever have guessed
How long it would take for us to put this to rest
Those diamond eyes of yours

I will look the same
You will never understand the way I've changed
For those diamond eyes of yours
Those diamond eyes of yours
Track Name: Feeling Blind
Lyrics

Don't let it comfort you
That I'm still here, not out of choice
Or stone cold fear
With credit due, this path is hard to walk and you do it well
A troubled track, you tread it slow
You can't get back from all you know but
I could never ask you to live the way I do

'Cause you, you
Have no time for feeling blind
So you, use
all the excuses you can find
And it echoes back
Leaving you no signs
As hard as you try
Endless times

Into your eyes
I place so many things but it's your choice
Of which you keep
If you think twice, then you can always trade for something else
And if you see nothing but gold you'll put it down to me
But I still believe that
I couldn't never ask you to feel the way I do

'Cause you, you
Have no time for feeling blind
So you, use
all the excuses you can find
And it echoes back
Leaving you no signs
As hard as you try

You, you have no time for feeling blind
But you, you
You will get there in good time
And it echoes back, leaving you no signs
As hard as you try
Endless times
Endless times
Track Name: Piece of You
Piece Of You

You watched me say goodbye
Maybe your heart will sleep for a while
We are lost in such a mess, but I would expect nothing less from you
You asked me to write a line, in hope that it was something I would do

You never noticed, but I’ve never looked back since
And we’re far from perfect but, this is the closest I’ve been

I watched you wave goodbye
And I felt my heart was beating out of time
I am left in such a mess, but I know that it’s for the best so I’ll try
Knowing you mean more to me than I could ever write into a single line

And you never noticed, but I’ve never looked back since
And we’re far from perfect but, this is the closest I’ve been
The closest I’ve been

I may never find that piece of you
That got left behind, when she had your heart
I think you’ll find that things would be different now
If I could change, would you put me first?

More like her
Would you put me first?
I’m not like her
Still you put me first

You never noticed but I’ve never looked back since
And no one is perfect but, you are the closest I’ve seen
The closest I’ve seen
Track Name: Thanks and All The Rest
Thanks and All The Rest

You made this real
Down to the feeling in the air we breathe
I don’t know what to feel
But I’ll my heart and soul if it’s what you need
Don’t you know, it was never wise
To run so far ahead with every drop of sunlight in your eyes
You’ve got a heart as sharp as crystal
And yes, I find it hard to miss you but I try

Oh because
I don’t wanna do this anymore
Don’t waste my time with this
I don’t wanna do this anymore
So I’ll say thanks and all the rest
I’ll say thanks and all the rest

Well heaven knows in time
That you will win some, learn some
And it won’t be any fault of mine
Don’t care how hard I try
‘Cause I have feelings that your tiny world won’t ever recognise
Can’t you see, that the saying’s true
That any hurt you make will circulate
Straight back around to you
You’ve got a heart as sharp as crystal
I always found it hard to miss you but I do

I don’t wanna do this anymore
Don’t waste my time with this
I don’t wanna do this anymore
So I’ll say thanks and all the rest
Yes I’ll say thanks and all the rest

So just say what you mean
And give me room, room so I can leave
You said “I just need some time
And I can fix this heart
I’ll fix this heart of mine”
But I’ve made up my mind and I’ll say
I’ll say goodbye

Oh ‘cause
I don’t wanna do this anymore
Don’t waste my time with this
I don’t wanna do this anymore
So I’ll say thanks and all the rest
Track Name: All the Signs
All The Signs

You try to feed me with your science
But I find more freedom in a rhyme
You wish your world was blessed with silence
And I write my heart straight out in lines

It brings me out of my body
It brings me out of my mind
And maybe I could be somebody
If only I were given time
Given time

You solve your problems with equations
But I have more chemistry in mine
And you’ll “analyse your situation”
Until there remain no signs of life

It brings me out of my body
It brings me freedom in my mind
And maybe I will be somebody
And maybe I was just in time
Just in time
Just in time

And they said “You’re just, reading lines
And your words won’t save anymore of our lives”
Well I looked at your numbers
Your senseless finds
You’re great at science and missing all the signs
We’re great at science but missing all the signs

You say you’re raising our awareness
So cut down our trees to keep us warm
And no amount of figures could prepare us
Now our world is hungry with no cure

It brings them out of their bodies
It brings them freedom in their minds
And maybe I will be somebody
And maybe you’re just wasting time
Maybe you’re just wasting time
Meanwhile, we’re just wasting time.
Track Name: Famous Green Eyes
Lyrics:

You made me feel,
As if I'd found my place
When my heart was as empty
As the look on my face
I thought 'Could this be true
Or am I just a fool?'
Put my thoughts to one side and
I listened to you

And he said 'You, you can tell me
All your troubles and the reasons why you cry'
But you would never deny
That you want me to change tonight

Sometimes you made me feel
As if I'd lost my way
Seemed your heart was as empty
As cold outer space
You said I'd never be true
And you wished I would change
You thought by calling it wisdom
I would listen again

He said 'You, you can tell me
All your troubles and the reasons why you cry'
But you would never deny
That you want me to change tonight
Why d'you ask me to change tonight?

You can say what you want
But don't expect me to come undone
Said you can say what you want
But don't expect me to come undone

He said 'You, you can tell me
All your troubles and the reasons why you cry'
I said 'I'm sick of your lies'
You didn't deny with those famous green eyes
Jealous green eyes

You can say what you want
I'm the strongest girl you've ever known
I'm the strongest girl you'll ever know.