wise words from one so young

Ambling along, me and the two Jakes. Our Jake, the snorey, smelly bundle most often found under foot. Jake Bugg, the teenager providing musical accompaniment for this morning’s walk.

Humming along through the streets, past the bakery (it’s been fancy flats for a few years, but the bricks appear to hold the memory, the merest hint,ย of many yummy smells) and along the river. Each of us in our own world.

Then, a pause. Play that again. What’s it called?

Common sense from an unexpected source.

Girl, you’ve been forgetting
Just how special you really are
And I try to remind you
Sometimes I can’t find you
But the truth is in your heart

So write a note to yourself

Girl, don’t beat yourself up
Your best is good enough
So pick the pen up

So write a note to yourself,
A note to yourself
And don’t be cruel,
‘Cause things do happen
And you know it’s not your fault
Don’t cover your wounds with the salt

Girl, let me tell you what I see
You’ve got to believe me
You’re a thing of beauty

Girl, put it in an envelope
Put it in the post
It’ll come back to your door

So write a note to yourself,
A note to yourself
And don’t be cruel,
‘Cause things do happen
And you know it’s not your fault
Don’t cover your wounds with the salt

And write a note to yourself
And read the note to yourself

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11 thoughts on “wise words from one so young”

  1. In a blinding flash it happens. That other Jake was quite good I thought. Though the talent of youth does not surprise me. It is a different world now a day. Gives me hope.

    Having stuck around for quite some time. I figured out that the bakery is now closed and has been converted to high end apartments.

  2. He reminds me of James Taylor, when he was twenty-ish and getting famous due to “Fire and Rain”. Still in love with the music and far, far too wise. This was lovely, Speccy. Thank you for sharing.

    1. i just discovered him about a month ago, although he’s been on top of the charts. I’m really enjoying his stuff.
      *Ah, dreamy James Taylor thoughts…*

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