The Jam : Away From The Numbers [1977] [reblog]

from Oannes *
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Βρισκόμαστε στη χρονιά της [δισκογραφικής] πανκ έκρηξης. Διαλέγουμε ένα τραγούδι από το άλμπουμ – ντεμπούτο των Jam, In The City.
Από εκείνα που έδειχναν ότι ο Paul Weller θα εξελισσόταν σε κάτι παραπάνω από “εποχικό φαινόμενο”.

We are in 1977, year of the [discographic] punk explosion.
We pick a song from The Jam’s debut album, In The City.
One of the signs that Paul Weller would evolve into something more than an “epochal phenomenon”.

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❝ Things are getting just too cozy for me
And I see people as they see me
Gonna break away and gain control
You free your mind
You free your soul
I was the type who knocked at old men
(History’s easy)
Who together at tables sit and drink beer
(Somewhere is really)
Then I saw that I was really the same
So this link’s breaking away from the chain
Away from the numbers
Away from the numbers
Is where I’m gonna be
Away from the numbers
Away from the numbers
Is where I am free
Away from the numbers (away from the numbers)
Away from the numbers
Is where I’m gonna be
I was sick and tired of my little niche
Was gonna break away and find where life is
And all those fools I thought were my friends
(Coaching is easy)
They now stare at me and don’t see a thing
(Reality’s so hard)
‘Till their life is over and they start to moan
How they never had the chance to make good
Away from the numbers
Away from the numbers
Is where I’m gonna be
Away from the numbers (away from the numbers)
Away from the numbers
Is where I am free
Is where I am free
Is where I’m gonna be
Is reality
Reality’s so hard, reality’s so hard
Reality’s so hard, reality’s so hard
Reality’s so hard, reality’s so hard ❞

Enjoy!


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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. • Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!