Jigs, Jives & Jacobites

by The Ian Bruce Band

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    Recorded Live at The Riverside 1999
    Originally released as "By The Riverside" by "Ianianiain" and released by Ruglen Records . The name of the band will become obvious when you see the line up below. They nearly put the car off the road laughing when they thought of the band name. Boringly it was changed to The Ian Bruce Band. (And no. The car wasn't laughing.
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Recorded Live at The Riverside 1999
Originally released as "By The Riverside" by "Ianianiain" and released by Ruglen Records . The name of the band will become obvious when you see the line up below. They nearly put the car off the road laughing when they thought of the band name. Boringly it was changed to The Ian Bruce Band. (And no. The car wasn't laughing.
Linn Records heard it and remixed the show and released it a few months later. Contains a few classic Ian Bruce tracks. Namenlos, Sweet Fallen Angels & Ye Jacobites By Name.
"HDCD"
Remixed by Calum Malcolm

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released July 1, 2000

Ian Bruce - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Bodhran
Ian Lowthian - Accordion, Keyboards
Iain Fraser - Fiddles
Ian Murray - Percussion

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Track Name: Where I Should Go
WHERE I SHOULD GO?
(Ian M. Bruce)

Two forward, one back,
One forward, two back.
Three forward, three back where I started.
Steps to the side knock me off my stride.
Pin me to the spot where I'm spinnin' around.

CHORUS
I wanna know where I should go.
It seems I have no way of knowin'.
Oh where is my bed?
Oh where is my head?
Oh and where the hell am I going?

I am me.
It's all I can be.
I know what I want but can't go there.
Things people say just stand in my way.
Pin me to the spot where I'm spinnin' around.

I'll be no star. I won't go so far,
But people they still try to own me.
Don't do that, do this.
Take care who you kiss.
Pin me to the spot where I'm spinnin' around.

I'm just a man
With no master plan.
I try very hard to hurt no one.
So why should they care how I wear my hair?'
Can't they just take me as they find me?
Track Name: Sweet Fallen Angels
SWEET FALLEN ANGELS
(Ian M. Bruce)

Sweet fallen angels.
You have no benefit of any doubt '
Cos no one spoke for you.
No one stopped for you.
No one said a little prayer as they laid you down in your graves.
Death with no dignity all along the road.

No more fiery marbles
fls the headlights catch your eyes.
No golden glints as the sun begins to rise.
And for all the endless preening
That I bet you did before
Your torn coats shine like silk no more.

Yesterday was sunshine
But I guess you felt no heat.
Today it rains so hard,
it bounces round your feet.
There's so many of you
But you all lie alone
In dirt, dust, flesh, blood and bone.

There's death between the trees
As we slice through the glen.
Millions of murders and yet no requiem.
The flies, fleas and the bumblebees are dying everyday.
Heaven help anything in our way.

It's all in the name of transport;
Points A to B.
Just cut it down, be it a mountain or a tree.
Fast fast and faster
Oh and care not what will die.
Just pass it by.

So, to all the furs and feathers
We've scattered on the way.
I'm lost for words.
I really don't know what to say.
Although we broke your bodies,
Well, I hope you felt no pain.
You'll never feel our cruel hand again.
Track Name: Pearls Before Swine/The Chicken and The Egg
PEARLS BEFORE SWINE
(Ian M. Bruce)

Dear table in front of me,
I wish you'd look around
To the folks trying to listen
But can hardly hear a sound.
Save your shouts and your laughter
As you swill your beer..
But don't mind me up here.

CHORUS
I'm pearls before swine.
I must believe or go out of my mind.
I'm pearls before swine.
I must believe or go out of my mind.
Ommmmm!!

It strikes me now,
You don't know me at all
To you I'm interference,
I'm just paper on the wall
Well perhaps I could move you if you would only hear.
Ah but don't mind me up here.

CHORUS
I'm outwardly confident
But deep inside I'm shy.
Deep inside I'm angry
And deep inside I cry.
I don't deserve your rudeness Or this salt tear.
Ah but don't mind me up here.

CHORUS

To all you people
Who reached out your hands
You spoke words of kindness,
You seemed to understand.
You looked to this front table with a sigh and a sneer
Thanks from me up here.

CHORUS
Track Name: Namenlos
NAMENLOS
(Ian M. Bruce)

He bore no name
He had no number
But he was master of the house.
He was loving
He was evil *
Respectively to man and mouse!

CHORUS
Time for movin' on
Time for movin' on
Namenios, Namenlos
You're really gone?

Cotton wool packing razor blades.
A Gurkha in the night.
Black magical Supernatural
Chieftain of sacrificial rites.

Mysterious, yet so obvious
You were there in black and white.
You were cool,
You were strong
I didn't think you'd lose the fight.

Rest in peace my little friend
No one's gonna take your place.
We loved you
We still do!
You left one hell of a big space.
Track Name: How Did You Feel?
HOW DID YOU FEEL?
(Ian M. Bruce)

How did you feel on the day I was leaving?
Were you heartbroken when I went away?
I'd seen you dress in the brightest of colours
Like freshest spring flowers
But grey on that day.

CHORUS
Keep yourself warm, keep yourself cosy.
Treat yourself decent.
Please write when you can.
Here is my home but my heart is aye with you.
I too will be with you as soon as I can.

Trembling lips tried to smile as we parted.
That fragile smile only lasted a while.
Driving's not easy, and this was my secret,
Tear upon tear, mile after mile.

CHORUS

All being well I'll soon be beside you.
Me and my rainbow, my dearest friend.
Bhoonas in Battlefield, brunches in Sainsbury's,
We'll laugh till we cry this song over again.

CHORUS
Track Name: My Martin & My Motorbike
MY MARTIN AND MY MOTORBIKE
(Ian M. Bruce)

CHORUS
I'm done up in leather,
I'm all black and shiny,
I'm astride two wheels,
My guitar behind me.
Two out of three things that I like.
My ma ma ma Martin and my motorbike. Uh Huh uh! Etc

Well some say, "I'm thick between the ears"
And some say, "It will end in tears."
And some say, "Why don't he use a car?"
Others just wanna swap with my guitar.

CHORUS

Well, I could be your daddy's dad
I'm a deluded old dude it's oh so sad.
Roy Rogers had his horse.
This is just me with mine, of course.

CHORUS

You'll never know if you've never tried,
The comradeship between those who ride
You'll never know how good it feels ...
On two wheels ...
Until you're ...

CHORUS

If a blue Blackbird is passin' by
And a black flight case points to the sky.
Not somethin' I think you'll often see.
It's probably me!

CHORUS
Track Name: Mellow
MELLOW
(Ian M. Bruce)

CHORUS
You will mellow, you will mellow
Given time, you will mellow
You will mellow, my good fellow
All whites yellow with time.

Hot-headed morality
You know just how this world should be.
You see so red your eyes are burning me.
You will mellow with time.

Misplaced supremacy
You have the nerve to look down on me
You're only the same as I used to be
You will mellow with time.

That little rebel in everyone
Ordinarily goes to ground.
Time simply calms him down
You will mellow with time.

Burning excess energy
Defying obvious destiny
Acquiescence will come to thee
You will mellow in time.
Track Name: Go Home To Glasgow
GO HOME TO GLASGOW
(Ian M. Bruce)

I know it's a real strange thing to say
But I'm very very glad you're going away.
Your eyes are tired,
Your mind's already gone.
This long road's not all cruel
Nor is it strictly kind.
It's hard playing songs
When home plays on your mind.

CHORUS
Go home, home, home.
Home, home, home.
Go home.
Go home to Glasgow home.

It's a shame to be sitting there
All uneasy in an easy chair.
But I understand.
That chair is not your own.
I hope you slept so very well.
You never said.
Sleepin's never easy in an unfamiliar bed.

CHORUS

The last gig's been and gone.
Tomorrow you go home.
Relax a while.
Have another beer.
Your head's so full of lust and love
And your little baby girl.
It won't be long till
You're back in your world.
CHORUS