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A Thousand Words

by Jay Som

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Remember to call me when you’re feeling blue Don’t follow the rules go on and speak your truth I’ve got you playing on my team With the kind of people that sweep you off you’re feet When you’re writing a thousand words Leaving this town could make you feel complete You’re bleaching you’re hair with colors from your dream Going under cover trading secrets with your lover, that’s my scene Oh, you never have to know Keep it inside yourself when you’re writing a thousand words You’re always writing a thousand words
Can't Sleep 02:55
Full grown and road worn Find the key to back talk Assume the shortcuts Prepare for the worst luck No shortcuts No cheat books Replacements for closed doors


Following the release of Jay Som’s critically acclaimed sophomore album, Anak Ko (2019), the band’s creative force, Melina Duterte, is already back with 2 beautiful new songs. “A Thousand Words” and “Can’t Sleep” both give listeners a crystal clear reminder as to what made Jay Som one of the most popular indie acts of the last few years.

"'A Thousand Words' was made after a year of extensive touring plus a cancelled tour," explains Duterte. "I forced myself to make a sort of big and jovial song to bring me out of the funk I was in - I also wanted to remind myself that music can be fun!. Heavily inspired by Bruce Springsteen, Elliott Smith, Pavement and that song 'Alright' by Supergrass."


released February 20, 2020


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