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djezi: The Funk


(djezi & Adrian Bryant)
July 28, 2008
All instruments: djezi, Vocals: Adrian Bryant
This is the first collaboration with Adrian Bryant. He and I went to school together years ago and reconnected a few months ago. This song went through some pretty severe changes before we decided to go with the "less is more concept". I think it works pretty well.

I brought the song to him to cover and he was very receptive. We both find it necessary to step outside the box when it comes to musical ideas, so our collaboration was very harmonious.
Written by Chris Difford and Glenn Tillbrook

Originally performed by Squeeze

I bought a toothbrush, some toothpaste
A flannel for my face
Pyjamas, a hairbrush
New shoes and a case
I said to my reflection
Lets get out of this place
Past the church and the steeple
The laundry on the hill
Billboards and the buildings
Memories of it still
Keep calling and calling
But forget it all
I know I will

Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered
Whats been going on
Now that you have gone
Theres no other
Tempted by the fruit of another
Tempted but the truth is discovered

Im at the car park, the airport
The baggage carousel
The people keep on crowding
Im wishing I was well
I said its no occasion
Its no story I could tell

At my bedside empty pocket
A foot without a sock
Your body gets much closer
I fumble for the clock
Alarmed by the seduction
I wish that it would stop

I bought a novel, some perfume
A fortune all for you
But its not my conscience
That hates to be untrue
I asked of my reflection
Tell me what is there to do