Seize The Water

by Jake Downs

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    Limited edition 7" vinyl on sea coloured vinyl in a beautiful picture sleeve. Free download of both tracks when you buy the vinyl.

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Classically trained but in love with the reach and immediacy of pop music, Jake Downs aspires to make music that can make you smile and cry and dance and sing, all at the same time. His first single, Seize The Water, is released on the 10th of September on the Vox Humana label.

If you want to hear something fresh, youthful, and different, something which spans genres and will have you hooked with every turn, and something which will make you dance in your darkest hours and bring you to tears in your best, we suggest you give this a try.


released September 10, 2012


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Vox Humana Records Kent, UK

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Current artists are Clara Engel, Jake Downs, Year of Glad and the Manatees.

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Track Name: Seize The Water

Seize the water
For you, for me
For you, for me

You know I loved you so
Watched the flowers grow and wilt and die
Oh! What a show

But the grass is always greener everywhere you look these days
There's always something more
Something better
And I loved you so much more than you ever knew but oh well
What a shame!

But oh!
Look at him in his pretty little jumper
Doing twirls for you in the night sky
Well, how fly

Just seize the water
For you
Carpe aquam
Carpe aquam

Come on: break out to where the water is warmer
I lie silently, waiting for a sign
For me, for me

You've drawn your card
And now's my chance to take my own

'Cause I've got my water
I've got my freedom
Ain't got no blues
Track Name: The Prince

And so the day breaks
(Guess your mind's not made up again)
The calls of a war come
(But I've always been so very numb, so very numb)

And you'd just say: "Open up,
You've got the wings of a dove!"
(But if nothing here's broke, nothing needs to be fixed right now)

And you'd say: "You, my love,
You've got the glory from above!"
(But there ain't no use dreaming for an answer, it's seeming, right?
Right now!)

But oh! All the love's gone!
(So I'm back to my roots to learn to live a little too)
And oh! I could curse it!
(But the chances are the throne'll fall into the wrong hands if I do)

(Thought I'd give up instead
Right then, just when you said
Though I could never see a trace of the path ahead)

But I said: "Don't be scared!
Your whole life's up ahead!
A love could be gone, but it always would be in your heart, right
And in your head
A love could be gone, but it always would be in your heart, right

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