The Breaks

by Jen Olive

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released November 1, 2013

The Backs
JO- Vox, Guitar
SR- Bass, Electric Guitar, Piano, Rhodes, Programming
Mikey Rowe- Synth
Emily Drake- Violin
Nick Fisher- Percussion

Black Sunday
JO- Vox, Guitar
SR- Bass, Mellotron strings,Programming
Mikey Rowe- Hammond organ

The Breaks
JO- Vox, Guitar
SR- Bass, Programming
Mikey Rowe- Piano, Rhodes, Synths, Hammond
Emily Drake- Violin

Sharrks
JO- Vox, Guitar
SR- Guitar solo, Programming
Andy Partridge- Throb Guitars, Programming
Charlie Rowe- Drums

XOJ
JO- Vox, Guitar
SR-Bass, Treated Piano, Percussion, Synths, Programming
Andy Partridge- Percussion
Rob Brian- Shaker

The Remedy of Cake
JO- Vox, Guitar
SR- Bass, Programming, Claps
Andy Partridge- Winfield Organ, Programming, Claps
Natasha Griffiths, Emily Sykes, Rebecca Bates, Polly Strange, Amy Hedges- Backing vocals

Death of me
JO- Vox, Guitar
SR- Bass, Piano, Synths, Programming
Andy Partridge-Tambourine, Additional Piano, Programming
Rob Brian- Drums,percussion

Worry/Don't Worry
JO- Vox, Guitar
SR- Synth bass, Harmonium, Programming
Mikey Rowe- Hammond organ
Emily Drake- Violin
Rob Brian - Drums

Bees
JO- Vox, Guitar, Programming
SR- Percussion, Bass, Programming
AP- Programming

Time
JO- Vox, Guitar
SR- Bass, Slide Guitar, Synths, Glockenspiel, Piano
Mikey Rowe- Hammond Organ, Piano
Emily Drake- Violin
Charlie Rowe- Drums

Hangover
JO- Vox, Piano
SR- Bass, Programming
MIkey Rowe- Hammond Organ
Emily Drake- Dissonant Sleepy Violins
Andy Partridge- Mellotron Choir, Programming
Rob Brian - Drums

Recorded at Lighterthief Studios, Swindon and in motels across America
Mixed by the Encyclopedia Salesmen
Produced by Stu Rowe

cover art by Emily Drake

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jen olive Albuquerque, New Mexico

jen olive is a guitarist/singer/songwriter living in albuquerque, new mexico, southern california and sometimes england.

she has been playing and recording original music for over 15 years and became more widely known after recording an album with andy partridge of xtc and releasing it on his apehouse label.

her current release titled 'the breaks' was produced by stu rowe and is available now
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Track Name: The Backs
It feels like all my life
Coming home
It feels like all my life
Coming home

Traveling
I'm traveling
I'm traveling
I'm traveling, ah ha

I feel like all the stars
In the sky
I feel like all the stars
In the sky

Traveling
I'm traveling
I'm traveling
I'm traveling, ah ha

Down the road the body lies
Pick it up just like a baby
When she cries
.
(down the road you know i won't give in, i won;t let go
down the road my baby...)

We're going down the road
Down the road
Track Name: Black Sunday
I held you there
I tried to feel
Both hands on the wheel

Held you there
I tried to feel
Both hands on the wheel

I can hear the heavens sing
But you don't feel a thing
I can hear the heavens sing
You don't feel a thing

I knew I would never be
Good enough for you
I would never see
The sun come through your window
And the blue breaking through
Was not for me

So, I tried to tell you from my heart
But you ripped it all apart
On a park bench
Black Sunday
Track Name: The Breaks
The sun sets across your sky
My heart breaks in time
While you close your eyes

The clouds drop
On my desert life
My heart breaks tonight

My heart breaks, my heart breaks, my heart breaks...

When we met
Ooh across the sea
I tried to forget
But it was no good you see

Cause when we met
All i could see
Was my love, was my love
And my love was so lovely

But now my heart breaks, my heart breaks, my heart breaks...
Track Name: Sharkks
(diggy don da don da don da
diggy don da don da don da)

Gimme that, gimme that she says
I'm falling apart
I'm falling behind

City to city, and
Sign to sign
Send me away, and
Say goodbye

I see sharks out of my window
I hope this thing won't go down
Surely they won't leave a trace
Of me behind
In the ocean or the ground

Gimme that, gimme that
I know this love is no lover
Love is no lover

Minute by minute, and
Mile by mile
Kiss and a wave, and
Say goodbye

I see sharks out of my window
I hope this thing won't go down
Surely they won't leave a trace
Of me behind
In the ocean or the ground

Sleep little baby
All through the night
Over the sea
We'll be there
With the sunrise...
Track Name: xoj
You pick me up, and
Turn me 'round
You never said a word
But i thought I heard
You love me, love me, love me, love me
Love me, love me, love me, love me

You pull me in and whisper low
With your hands all around
Like you want me to know
You love me, love me, love me, love me, love me
Love me, love me, love me, love, me , love me

And I wanna tell you
I could never tell you

Cause you didn't know me then
I was a girl in the hollows
No one could break or bend
Secrets I'd churn and I'd swallow

You pick me up and turn me 'round
Track Name: The Remedy of Cake
If you ever forget this
How could you forget this
I'll be right here to remind you

We'll take off all our clothes
Jump up and down
Dance around
Bake a cake
Eat it all in the morning

So, I like beef
And you like cheese
Together they make
A most delicious tea

Cake, cake, cake, cake!!

If you ever forget this
How could you forget this?
I'll be right here to remind you

We'll take off our clothes
Jump up and down
Dance around
Bake a cake
Eat it all in the morning

Cake, Cake, Cake, Cake!!
Track Name: Death of Me
Gimme what you got
Gimme the gun
One shot
Gimme the gun

Gimme what you got
Gimme the gun
One shot
Gimme the gun

Brace yourself
Brace yourself
I took a bullet before you
But I lived to tell

Gimme what you got
You don't say why
It don't mean you make me cry

Gimme what you got
You don't say why
It don't mean you make me cry

Brace yourself
Brace yourself
I been hurt before
I been loved as well

Brace yourself
Brace yourself
I took a bullet before you
But I lived to tell

You shot me down
Like only a lover can
Shot me down

Gimme what you got
Gimme the gun
One shot
Gimme the gun

Gimme what you got
Gimme the gun
You get one shot
So, gimme the gun

But brace yourself
Brace yourself
I been hurt before
I been loved as well

And brace yourself
Brace yourself
I took a bullet before you
But I lived to tell

Boom, boom, boom
Boom, boom, boom...
Track Name: Worry/Don't Worry
Lover don't worry
You're the only one I want
Lover don't worry
You're the only one I want

Stay up all night
With my history
Stay up all night
With me

Lover don't touch me
Cause you're the only I want
Lover don't help me
You're the only one I want

Stay up all night
With my history
Stay up all night
With me

This night (this night)
This room (that room)
This head (this head)
This moon (that moon)

Say what you want
Everyone does about it
All I know is
I can't do without it

This night (this night)
This room (that room)
This head (this head)
This moon (that moon)
This night (this night)
This room (that room)
This room (that room)

Then the sun goes down
She gets out, she gets out
Then the sun goes down
(and the quiet's on)
She gets out, she gets out
Track Name: Bees
Bees'll bumble low
They get inside me
And don't let go

When the winter blows
Cold on you

Push it to and fro
I'm buzzin' like
You just don't know

And the story grows
Old on you

Oh, I see
Your eyes have fallen
The weight of another night callin'
Oh, I can't be crawlin'
But the way that you love me
Feels like home

A penny for your sins
You're knockin', and
I let you in
When the game begins
I can't win

A penny for your sins
You're knockin' and I let you in
When the game begins
I can't win

Oh, I see
Your eyes have fallen
The weight of another night callin'
Oh, I can't be crawlin'
But the way that you love me
Feels like home

In the darkest of my hours
All the love, the pain
It devours
Track Name: Time
The ghosts have all lined up
I feel it in my body
The faces of my love
Broken before me

And did you know
The words you say
Are equal to the price I pay
Did you know I fall apart now
Every day

Time won't save me now
I can't fall back
It's all run out

I've run these roads for years
My home is in my body
And places disappear
And then forget me

And did you know
The words you say
Are equal to the price I pay
Did you know I fall apart now
Every day

Time won't save me now
I can't fall back
It's all run out
Track Name: Hangover
Don't wake me up
I've figured out everything

Let me lay
And while my heart is breaking

Don't come around
Don't tell me how
It could have been

Don't wake me up
I've figured out everything

Don't shake me now
I've settled down
A little bit

Don't come around
Don't tell me how
It could have been

Don't wake me now
Don't wake me now
Don't wake me now