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"Smoke and Mirrors" 

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Toronto's Blues Element are purveyors of fine jazzy blues and bluesy jazz. At the heart of the group are the songwriters; vocalist Jamie Browning and drummer Iain Green. Smoke and Mirrors is one of several traveling songs in their songbook, written while Jamie and Iain were traveling separately, but were about to overlap in the same city for a few days. There have been many journeys since, and this October will see them back in the recording studio with a stellar crew of guest musicians working on their 3rd release of original songs, including a few more fit for the open road.

 

Smoke and Mirrors
Written by Jamie Browning & Iain Green - SOCAN 2007
Blues Element
lyrics by Jamie

I worry about everything
And I worry about nothing
I’ve been like that forever,
I’m just like my mother
I can’t do that “settle down” thing
Until we’re finished traveling
Can’t we have it both ways,
I will love you always

It’s all smoke and mirrors
Things aren’t quite how they appear
I drove all night and now I’m standing here
Ready to face my fears

I’ve done my share of wishing

On the first star of the evening
But I’m not superstitious
Or even all that ambitious
I just want to write songs,
And sing them too, just as long
As long as I’m able to spin a web
And tell a fable

It’s all smoke and mirrors
Things aren’t quite how they appear
I drove all night and now I’m standing here
Ready to face my fears

Suddenly for all the world to see
There’s a special way
I look at you and you at me

I guess there’s no denying
I’ve also done some crying
Some folks call that the blues
And they’re glad of an excuse
To drown and dull their sorrows,
To soften their tomorrows
But I don’t mind the sting of every single little thing

It’s all smoke and mirrors
Things aren’t quite how they appear
You know I drove all night and now
I’m standing here
Ready to face my fears
I’m ready to face my fears
I’m ready to face my fears


Blues ElementLinks:
http://www.blueselement.com/
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/blueselement 


Blues Element is featured in the TRAVEL issue of Status Hat (August, 2011). 

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