Live In The Acoustic Asylum

by Jon Gomm

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Steve Lawson
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Steve Lawson That Mr Gomm is very clever, and knows how to crank out the hits. He's like the Venga Boys of guitar! (Love this a whole lot!) Favorite track: Temporary (Live).
Dan Maharry
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Dan Maharry An 'as live' album of live show favourites that have never been recorded before from a master of all-in-one percussive fingerstyle guitar? Don't mind if I do. Favorite track: Orville (The Secret Of Learning To Fly Is Forgetting To Hit The Ground) (Live).
Bob Spector
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Bob Spector Wizardly guitar that at its best challenges the flamenco masters, an almost eerily wonderful high tenor voice, rhythmic drive -- what's not to like? Alas, the miking is such that the lyrics are hard to understand. But the music is easily worth the price (and more)
anyway. Favorite track: Hey Child (Live).
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9 track album of new and improved, completely live performances of fan favourites and overlooked gems from my canon. Recorded for the current series of videos, but the audio was so nice I just had to release it.

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released September 8, 2015

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Jon Gomm Leeds, UK

British acoustic guitar virtuoso and singer-songwriter, known for his viral Youtube tunes Passionflower, Ain't Nobody and for being a willfully independent non-corporate type dude.

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Track Name: Gloria (Live)
I remember that kiss, It was a moment of pure bliss
My stomach went tight, My head set alight, And I thought “hey what’s this?”
I remember your arms, And a few other bodyparts,
And I knew I’d make sure, That nothing of yours, Would go unexplored

And I sang...
“I don’t need no food, Just give me Gloria
And I don’t need no music, When I’m with her”

I remember your dad, Cos he had a skinhead
And he had a tattoo, That the years had turned blue, It said “don’t fuck with me”

I remember your house, In the yard was a kitchen sink
And your mum would make tea, And Benson’s for three, And tip me the wink

And I sang...
“I don’t need no food, Just give me Gloria
And I don’t need no music, When I’m with her”

I remember your kiss punch, Cos you nearly brought back my lunch
But the most painful part, Was I knew that you’d hate me for evermore

But I think of you still, In fact you’re actually in my will
I leave you my car, It’s been pretty far, And it doesn’t like hills

And I sing...
“I don’t need no food, Just give me Gloria
And I don’t need no music, When I’m with her”
Track Name: What's Left For You? (Live)
On a train, the landscape is a rush-a grey,
And tears are streaming down the window pain,
I contemplate nothing

Old man sits down and faces me,
He’s got a smile, I think it’s aimed at me,
He says “I know your problem,”

“If music’s for dancing,
And magic’s for the spellbound,
And love is for lovers,
What’s left for you?”

I ask “What the hell’s that supposed to mean?”
He says “Listen man, you’re the door now here’s the key,
Just open up and you’re free,”

“You wonder why you never understand,
And everybody seems to have their masterplans,
But you don’t know nothing”

“If music’s for dancing,
And magic’s for the spellbound,
And love is for lovers,
What’s left for you?”

But his words they seemed like mockery,
And nobody’s allowed to teach me,
nobody can teach me nothing.
Track Name: Afterglow (Live)
In the morning the unforgiving sunlight tears the night apart
Then in the evening, a day of living later, you’re bruised and battlescarred

When the truth hits you, she softens the blow
And you still fall down like you always did, but she never lets you hit the floor...

The world melts down into my pillow
I’m wading into the Afterglow

The seed that I’ve sown, now it has grown and it curls its vines around me
The flowers bloom, their thick perfume intoxifies me

But she breathes new oxygen
And the mouth to mouth sends us flying south to where the weather’s warm for sure

The world melts down into my pillow
I’m wading into the Afterglow
Track Name: Hey Child (Live)
Hey child wearing somebody else's shoes
What's the matter, got your feet dirty on the ground?
You look funny, wearing your mother's heels
Working nights, and then later you're taking to ground

Buy you dinner just to put something on your bones
Give you money, expect nothing in return
I don't love you, but somebody surely should
Track Name: Temporary (Live)
She’s panic buying,
walking down the aisle that she feels identified in
It’s number seven,
where the colour smears into photographs of heaven

Don’t raise your voice if you’re talking to me
We’re only Temporary

She plays the numbers,
seconds hiss away until a day is just a flicker
Her goddess slumbers,
waiting in her dream until the memory is quicker

Don’t raise your hands it’s easy can’t you see
We’re only temporary
Track Name: The Weather Machine (Live)
It’s high noon at the Last Chance Saloon
Second home to racketeers
Where magic man sells his masterplan
He’s a global pioneer

He says “Villains roam towards our homes
And they’ll burn away the clouds,
But my new invention, my weather engine
Is already eastward bound”

Terraform the desert into paradise
With our weather machine
We’ll perform the necessary sacrifice
With our weather machine

So the giant device spewing liquid ice
Is flown to foreign lands
Where the locals curse their forever thirst
And the neverending sands

But the rain falls hot with a kilowatt
Of the magic man’s bloodlust
And funny little rivers form
Black ribbons in the dust

Terraform the desert into paradise
With our weather machine
We’ll perform the necessary sacrifice
With our weather machine

Spinning words at the hungry herds
He’s twisting a new truth
It’s the magic man and his faithful gang
Dreaming of eternal youth

He says “Villains roam towards our homes
And they’ll burn away the clouds
But worry not cos I wrote the plot
And I know how it turns out”