1. Day After Day

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A Quiet Revolution: Day After Day EP by John Jenkins and the James Street Band
‘Day After Day’ is the latest release from the prolific Liverpool musician John Jenkins. Five powerful songs of reflection, observation and insight with an unerring focus on the modern world. These songs lay bare the flaws, problems and injustices of life in the current political climate while reflecting on nostalgia, personal goals and living well. A ‘Design for Life’ if you will. Hard hitting but softly spoken; a gentle call for common sense and humanity.
There are stories and characters in these songs. Two-line snapshots that economically paint pictures worthy of Paul McCartney. Broad brush strokes that stir the imagination. The EP showcases a maturity both lyrically and instrumentally. Different musical styles combine to produce a cohesive whole. This is both personal and political. There is sadness in this work tempered by optimism and faith in the future. This is a soundtrack for our times. Sing along.


Day after Day

A sense of purpose is what I need
Take nothing for granted – that’s what I believe
I was a hopeless romantic - way back at school
Teachers would tell me my head was filled with glue

Now I don’t know if I’m alright
You see so much in this town
Things can change overnight

Day after Day
So many people they are wasting their time
Feel like I’m going out of my mind
Who or what can I turn too?
A sense of purpose for me and you

Can you hear the city breathe?
Clouds over the Mersey
Newspapers selling make believe

And I don’t know if we’re alright
You see so much these days
Is it all true or is it all lies?

Day after Day
Falling apart but what can we do?
All of our worst fears are now coming true
Coming for me – Coming for you
Look to the future pray for the new

Down in the city faces are low
A nurse works a 14 hour shift
She’ll be back before you know
Pain and Hunger – Hunger and greed
On every street corner – Things I thought I’d never see

Day after Day