The SP EP

by Jess Silk

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A collection of songs that were inspired by the Skulduggery Pleasant book series by Derek Landy. If you haven't read them go check them out. They're awesome. I wrote a whole EP about them and everything.

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released May 30, 2017

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Jess Silk Dudley, UK

Jess Silk is a singer songwriter from Dudley who has been penning songs since her early teens. Over the past few years her style has developed into a husky, shouty brand of folk music that often has her being likened to a female Frank Turner or Billy Bragg. With two self produced EPs, Jess gigs a lot around the Black Country and Birmingham and is currently working on her debut album. ... more

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Track Name: Reflections
Wipe that symbol from your mirror, come and join me over here on the windowsill
Watch me as I talk with unimaginable skill
Leave that boring life behind you, sit beside me let me drive you somewhere new
Show you a world of magic that I know you can't refuse

I've made mistakes before, but was it a mistake when I was
Kicking down your door to save you
And I've lost friends in the past. I never really thought that
I’d get this attached but then
You wouldn't let it go
And now it's all you know

It might seem difficult to handle but don’t follow my example; it won’t get you far
And walking down that road will only leave you in the dark
Now I'm not trying to direct you, but God knows I just can't let you chase the same mistakes
I need you by my side incase my bones begin to break

I've lost myself before
My mercy and resolve were lying broken on the floor
We may have won the war
But that didn't mean that I'd give up what I was fighting for
I couldn't see the truth
The fight was all I knew

Remember everything that I've taught you, everything that I've done for you
Has been cancelled out as we’re lead forward by my apparent lack of doubt
Crashed the car a few times to many but I can't imagine
Anybody else who's sit beside me as I drive
And take the wheel
If ever I'm not there
Track Name: The Game
Seven dead men walking through the ring of fire
They watch the shadows as their generals light their funeral pyres
Hear a sound, turn around and the pointing it hurts
Close your eyes just to find your friends face in the dirt
At your feet

It's a game of chance
Just an elaborate dance

Now their fate has been placed in the hands of a girl
Who found herself thrown into an alternative world
Fade to black, watch her back in the dead of the night
Skull is glinting in the street lights
As they drive

It's a game of facts
With too many acts

Now as the shadows twist and fight their way into your mind
Dark and light getting difficult to define
She stands out of he cried standing above them all
Turn to face all the same and they come when she calls
Oh they came when she called

It's not a game
It's a called to fame
Track Name: LSODM
Now they're off to war but who they're fighting for
They're not so sure anymore
They stand there side by side still trying so hard to hide
The secrets that lie inside

Now he's looking down with no eyes to cry
As he holds her in his arms
They stand beneath the darkening sky
And they'll keep fighting on
Until the end
Last stand of Dead Men

The man with the golden eyes; so long he's strived to hide
Out of sight behind the lies
The one with her hands drenched in blood stands before the man she loves
She's burning up

Now he's looking down with no eyes to cry
As they're falling the ground
Without a chance to say goodbye
And he doesn't make a sound
Can't make amends
Last stand of Dead Men

Now they're looking down across the sky
As they all take to arms
They'll make their stand do or die
And they'll keep fighting on
Until the end
Last stand of Dead Men
Track Name: These Scars Of Mine
Do you remember the day when we first met
I told you make sure this life's for you before you get older
And do you remember when my heart was turned to stone
As they tried to take my head from my shoulders

'Cause I can still see you there
Your big bright eyes and long dark hair
Well now we're gonna lose
And I don't know what the hell to do

These scars are mine and they take their toll
And this life I live is weighing heavy on my soul
Those times we fought out in the fields
Now I'm starting to doubt that it was ever real
But I know yes I know
That we can never let it go

Do you remember those times in days gone by
When we danced and drank to the fact the war was over
And do you remember those trenches that we dug
Out in the fields the burdens we have shouldered

'Cause I can recall a time
when we fought for good and the weight was light
But now it's grown on you
And I don't know what the hell you're trying to do

These scars are mine and they take their toll
And this life I live is weighing heavy on my soul
Those times we fought out in the fields
Now I'm starting to doubt that it was ever real
But I know yes I know
That we can never let it go
Track Name: The Valkyrie
There's a second sun in the sky today; a portal to another place
That's altogether more familiar to me
As I come across your broken form, in the dark, on the floor
I cry out dispute everything that I've seen

I know I'm not a hallucination, a figment of your imagination
I can understand why you might be scared
They took you to another dimension, know it was never my intention
To leave you there

Take me by the hand, I'll lead you from this broken land
This battlefield that you can't stand upon
When they throw you to the lions I’ll be there to start the fires
I’ll show you how to run again

Well I’m stuck inside this labyrinth, in truth I’m trying not to think
I’m searching and low to find you
Running through these endless streets, suffering unnatural heat
They could be watching all that I do
You've spent your times constructing walls, terrified to hear their calls
When they come to pull your bones apart
You’re anchored to our other world, the detective and the girl
With our corrupted hearts

Take me by the hand, I'll lead you from this broken land
This battlefield that you can't stand upon
When they throw you to the lions I’ll be there to start the fires
I’ll show you how to run again

Take me by the hand, I'll lead you from this broken land
This battlefield your life has now become
When they throw you to the lions I’ll be there to start the fires
I’ll show you how to run again

Take me by the hand, lead me from this broken land
This battlefield that I can’t stand to see
We stand and fight the lions, both together side by side
The way it’s meant to be
I become the Valkyrie
Track Name: The Sparrow Flies South For Winter
A man that they don't recognise
Takes a step into the light
Wearing a tan overcoat
Scarf and glasses set in place
Hat pulled low to hide his face
Why he’s there they don’t really know

He’s just a casual observer of what’s going on here today
When this is over he’ll get back into his car and drive away

The man they see on the surface
Is nothing like what’s underneath
The suit, the gun, the skull
He fights monsters, doesn’t sleep
Catches criminals to keep
His death from getting dull

‘Cause he’s no casual observer of their day to day affairs
Because he’s fighting on the front line for the people that he really cares about
When this is over he’ll get back into his car and drive away
Until he’s called again to come and save the day

He spends his time making up for past misdeeds
And if there’s one obscure fact that he’ll be sure to leave
It’s that the sparrow flies south for winter