Small World

by Joe Martin

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I've been writing these songs for the past three years and it's a proud moment to finally bring them to life! Recorded over two days at Eve Studios in Manchester by Henry Broadhead & Joel Patchett. Mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Christian Wright. With masterful accompaniment from Andy Leggett on double bass and Henry Senior on the pedal steel.

Thank you to everyone who has downloaded the EP, and supported me. To keep an eye out on where I'll be gigging, visit my website: www.joemartinmusic.com

Happy listening!

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released May 1, 2017

All songs written by Joe Martin
Vocals and guitar - Joe Martin
Double bass - Andy Leggett
Pedal steel - Henry Senior
Recorded by Henry Broadhead and Joel Patchett
Mastered by Christian Wright

All photography and artwork by Jonathan Kenyon

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Joe Martin Manchester, UK

Joe Martin is an independent Country and Americana singer songwriter from the Ribble Valley. Influenced by artists such as Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, Glen Campbell, Bob Dylan and James Taylor. Small World EP is available to download free from Bandcamp, and download/ stream from all major online music platforms. Keep up to date with what Joe is doing by visiting his site www.joemartinmusic.com ... more

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Track Name: Silent Vow
Well sometimes I can feel lost
But I know you make me feel found
By your hand I'll walk, by your lips I'll talk
And speak of words to build a better man

Sometimes my bed feels cold
Then I turn over to find that you've gone
Just an imprint of your body there
And a single strand of you hair

When another day begins
I just lay awake alone
Cause there's no reason to get up and do
Anything when you're on your own

What were the last words that you said
When you packed your bags and headed out into that cold dark night
I'll be alright
You said you'll be just fine

Many years have gone by now
Since I made that silent vow
That by your eyes I’ll weep
And by your lips I’ll speak
Words to build a stronger man

And as the years have rolled on
Every photograph has gone
You disappeared like a memory that was never there
But a ring and a strand of your hair
Reminds me of who
Of who
Of who
You were
Track Name: Denver
I can’t go back to Denver
I left my young love there
Just like I can’t swim up the delta of the Mississippi
And I won’t go back to Denver
Too many painful memories
Too many painful memories of her

And I can’t to Chicago
The cold lake winds they blow
Right through your bones like an arrow
And I can’t go to New York City
'Casue those hanging cloud just ain’t for me
I ain't seen the sun in thirty weeks

But I’ll just hitch
Along route 66
Take it state by state
Let time decide my fate

So I’ll head for San Francisco
There’s a few pals there that I know
They’ll keep me while I get on my feet
And I’ll have to hop a grey hound
Bound along that asphalt road
Not knowing quite where it goes

But I’ll just ride
No companion by my side
Just the thought of you to keep me going
Just the thought of getting back and knowing

That I can’t go to Chicago
New York City or Denver
But I’m back in San Francisco
They say it’s where the kids go
Or is that SanDiego
I don’t know...
Track Name: When The Time Is Right
When I fall, fall in love
I know I’ll fall to you
Love like a fire that lights up the dark
I know it will be true

You’re like an image, vivid in my mind
As sweet as strawberry wine
Like a dream, you came to me
At the perfect time

Oh the words to let you know
How I love you so
I won’t need to find
I’ll tell you in due time
And ask you to be mine
When the time is right

You’re the answer to my call
My other to console
When you need someone
Any reason to be near you
To listen and to hear you
To love you and hold on

Oh the words to let you know
How I love you so
I won’t need to find
I’ll tell you in due time
And ask you to be mine
When the time is right

Every time we say goodbye
I want to know the reason why
It’s getting harder every time we do
Wish we could take the moment while we can
Because love doesn’t have a plan
Isn't bound by anything

But the words to let you know
How I love you so
I won’t need to find
I’ll tell you in due time
And ask you to be mine
When the time is right

When the time is right
Track Name: Killing Me Slowly
Woke up hungover from a night on you
Stumbled out of bed to your back door
Keep rerunning those last words you said
That you "didn't want this anymore"

That's how we left it
Last time 
But I always seem to find my way back in to your life 
And it's killing me, slowly
 
Sitting on my porch smoking a -fuck you- cigarette 
Tortured by the memories I try so hard to forget 
You call me up that night 
And say that we ain't done just yet
Then I'm running back to you again 

I say to the mirror, "this is the last time"
But you always somehow make me change my damn mind
Steal my heart, smash it apart 

I want out of this somehow
I want out, of us 
I thought that I could handle 
A girl like you but I can't
Can you see
That you're killing me slowly

Looking at you sleeping
As we're lying in your bed 
And you'll be lying to yourself when I leave 
Saying you'll be moving on to someone else instead 
Who won't just give in to all your needs

Well I could drink my self blind
But I'd still walk right behind you
Picking up the pieces of our lives 

And if that ain't enough 
I'll deny your love’s a drug
And I’m an addict
And it's killing me slowly 

Well I want out 
Of this somehow
I want out of you and me 
I thought I could handle 
A girl like you but I can't 
Can't you see
That you're killing me slowly
Your gonna be the end of me, girl

Killing me slowly
Track Name: Who You Really Are
I'll wait for you to call
But I won't answer
But we need to talk
Face to face, because I need to ask you

Why are we still here
Treading the same ground
Fallin’ down each time we do?
If I only knew

I'll try to help you clear your sight
And help you find a way to put things right
But all our time is wasted
And our love's dissipated when we're fighting

I’ll try to pull you close to me
Because you always seem to be afar
It feels the longer I am with you
The less that I know who you really are

At first, I let it go
It hurt a little, not enough to notice
I watched your misery grow
You got wrapped up in it far to much to notice

That we are still here
Treading the same ground
Fallin’ down each time we do
If you only knew

I'll try to help you clear your sight,
And help you find a way to put things right
But all our time is wasted
And our love dissipated when we're fighting
I’ll try to pull you close to me
Because you always seem to be afar
It feels the longer I am with you
The less that I know who you really are...

I tried to help you clear your sight,
And help you find a way to put things right
But all our time is wasted
And our love dissipated when we're fighting
I tried to pull you close to me
Because you always seem to be afar
It feels the longer I am with you
The longer that I hold you

The less that I know who you really are