The World Without

by SJS

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I heard you say, "There's no half measures, nothing in between” If we could start this whole thing over From the opening scene I would take a thread of you And sew it through my days You could take the rest of me And throw it in my face
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110 Stories 07:13
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He still worries about his passport photo And the approval of a man who died many years ago She still worries about the dress she'll wear And all the nights she's promised him she never really cared He hates the thought of making waves But when he counts out the cost, it drowns everything he saves She falls asleep thinking back to school ‘Smiles’ were two-a-penny, she was nobody's fool The season has ended soon Too soon I thought this sky would last The clouds have come undone Begun There's something moving fast He carries heartache like it makes him different Still can never find the words to tell you what went wrong She carries daydreams and a list of questions Living by the ocean, being swallowed by the sea He carries shame from the school of hard knocks The school of just desserts She carries him, thinks it’s what she needs She's never known the feel of people walking by her side The season has ended soon Too soon I thought this sky would last The clouds have come undone Begun There's something moving fast The fields have fallen shy Don’t cry There’s nothing left to save It’s all in nature’s way The day We moved beneath the wave Accelerate past the stars Too far I swear I heard you shout No matter how far you are You’ll be Within a world without Chase the hunter Moving slowly Chase the hunter Moving slowly Stretch this moment out Bent on heaven In the world without She tries to catch him out, he feeds her with suggestions, Maybe this and maybe that, he'll always dodge the question But then she'll argue that her honesty's a curse, Truth has never set her free, it only made things worse He sits in silence with his father’s smile Some disenchanted evening with a heart shaped hole She catches feathers on a lonely hilltop He thinks it feeds her soul
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End Trope 02:04
6.
Circle Seat 06:23
You know we're drifting out of orbit - You got me slipping from the thermosphere Your smile, elliptical as daydreams - But then these feelings go and interfere When all the earth quakes finally finished - The TV counted dead like counting sheep - I still had trouble getting back to sleep I watched the oceans growing stronger - Then I think I fell into a dream - Tectonic jigsaw bursting at the seams I guess there's no one down there listening - I'm up here watching all the lights go out - A darkness falls across the world without I think I'm starting to feel homesick - My perfect touchdown that won't make the news - A season ticket that I'll never use But if there's really no one listening - I'll tell you all the things I never said - These things go round and round inside my head

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Descent 02:31
8.
Forty Days 06:51
Hey now, hey now It's raining, it's pouring When you make your bed and you bump your head You don’t get up in the morning Hey now, hey now It's raining, it's pouring When you make your bed and you bump your head You don’t get up in the morning Chase the hunter Chase the final drought Move through hunger To the world without Chase the hunter Chase the final drought Move through hunger To the world without
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Chase the hunter Chase the final drought Move through hunger To the world without Moving slowly Stretch this moment out Bent on heaven In the world without Watching daylight Twisting inside out Casting shadows On the world without Dancing closer Held the race throughout Make your move now In the world without Packed since midnight 10 a.m. checkout Take the old road Through the world without North Star driving Signal soon dropped out Guess we made it To the world without
10.
Air & Water 06:19
I want to see you in the water I want to see you in the air It’s not so easy to present my case for changing I want to see you everywhere I want to live under the water I want to live under the sea And while the rest of you all drift in to disorder We will breed successfully I want to live up in the air I want to join you in the sky And while the rest of you are tumbling to the slaughter I want to shed these doubts and fly I want to meet you in the ocean I want to meet join you in the air It’s not so easy to present my case for drowning I want to see you everywhere I want to meet you in the water I want to join you in the sky I want to feel these wings unfolding I want to shed these doubts and fly I want to meet you in the ocean And I want to join you in the air I want to summarise this message I want to see you everywhere
11.
Cain & Abel 05:28
I don’t think I like this She said, “I’m not so sure you should” But it’s easy to remember When you feel misunderstood There's a robber in your heart There’s tyre marks on the road A river cuts the mountain A runner takes the load Catch the laughter of the mystic Watching certainty arise But no one cheers a misfit If he only points out lies ‘Cos I've lost my faith in oxygen I've lost my faith in love I've lost my faith in gravity Nothing good comes from above I spy with my little eye Something beginning with me You spy with your little eye Something beginning with you (Start with me, start with you Start with me, start with you) Measure time in numbers Measure wealth in debt Advance two squares in peacetime And trade up your regrets ‘Cos when home lies between fences And when home lies between walls It’s ringa-ringa-roses And everybody falls The King is in his counting house Counting out his karma He lived the life he wanted but It only made things harder Knowing what we know We do what we do Survival of the unfit It’s the demolition crew I spy with my little eye Something beginning with me You spy with your little eye Something beginning with you (Start with me, start with you Start with me, start with you) Could I shelter you to get even? Its just simple mathematics in the long run Should I run from you to get heard? Evolution rolled the dice and missed out You missed out I don’t know how to dream this She said, “Try to hear me out It’s hard to find good reason In the shadow of a doubt” “When you’ve lost your faith in oxygen You’ve lost your faith in love When you’ve lost your faith in gravity Nothing good comes from above”
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Light Will run to you Slip away from you Ah ha Light Will run to you Slip away from you Ah ha

about

SJS frontman Stuart Stawman is an English musician, songwriter and producer currently living in the Blue Mountains of Australia. With a style easily described as ‘genre-blending’, but with feet firmly planted in neo-progressive rock, the music of SJS takes in elements from the worlds of post-rock, folk, world music and modern electronic textures.

Stawman honed his studio skills as a London-based sound engineer across the nineteen eighties. Alongside encounters with the likes of David Gilmour, Tears For Fears and many more, he was in the unique position of watching Talk Talk record a project that would become the stuff of music mythology, their ‘Spirit of Eden’ album.

Fast forward and we find him combining with the talents of Douglas Skene [Hemina, Anubis), Graeme James [Tramtracks], Christopher Soulos [Espirito, Flatwound, Masha’s Legacy] and others to create a distinct, impeccably-crafted new voice in contemporary progressive rock. A voice that takes inspiration from Anathema to Zappa, from ‘Talk’ era Yes through to ‘Spirit of Eden’ era Talk Talk.

The World Without’ is infused with themes of loss, but never the loss of hope. While this musical journey encompasses the loss of relationships and meaning, the loss of ecosystems, and the loss of enchantment, it is not an album that sinks beneath the weight of the losses we face in contemporary life. Rather, it acknowledges the place of loss within a celebration of life, within a world without.

( NB There's a bonus free track available at: sjs.staw.mn )

credits

released December 8, 2017

Produced by Stuart Stawman 



Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Stuart Stawman
at Studio 29, Blackheath, 
NSW

Music and lyrics by Stuart Stawman

- Graeme James: Drums (Tracks 5 to 13)
- Douglas Skene: Guitar Solo (Tracks 5 & 7), Rhythm Guitar (Track 13),
Backing Vocals (Tracks 4, 12 & 13)
- Kevin Sale: Guitar Solo (Tracks 9 & 11), Backing Vocals (Track 12)
- Christopher Soulos: Bass Guitar (Tracks 8 & 9)
- Jessica Martin: Backing Vocals (Tracks 12 & 13)
- The Fat Cat Strings: Strings (Tracks 6, 8, 12 & 13)
- The IMN Choir – featuring Iris Pixley: (Track 12)

Website (www.sjs.staw.mn) - Jack Pixley
Graphics & Cover Design - Stuart Stawman
Acrylics & Rice - Aline Stawman
The Broken Bearings - Felix Stawman

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