Morning Sun (The Best of Jon Hunt 2008​-​2013)

by Jon Hunt

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Carsten Pieper Interesting mixture of prog and pop and indie and stuff! Jon can't be easily filed and obviously he is striving for that ;-)
Much of the material offered here is very song-orientated, which always is a good thing, but there are also proggy workouts most prominently the 18-minute-behemoth Making Tea Is Freedom (an English song title if ever I've seen one ;-) ).
I picked the shorter Lodon Road as favorite. If The Pineapple Thief are your, er, cup of tea, you should give Angels a try, too! Favorite track: London Road.
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1.
Next Time 03:41
Next Time I cut the trees down I pulled the rope through I reached the summit and faded away Choke on my coffee Get lost in the music Wake in a haze from the previous day I took a train ride Arrived in earnest But something wasn't quite right in my head We disconnected Awkward and nervous We drank like retards and passed out instead Dilute my words and mix them up Cos they sound better that way Three hours and down, junction was closed My mind - it got blown away Forgive me darling, but it isn't my day..... It could've been so good, but it's gonna be better next time It could've been so good, ah but it's gonna be better next time It could've been so good, oh but it'll be better next time I paid for my imagination - and I got ripped off again So young and breathless A foreign country I was having a cynical time It's never perfect There's always something missing I told myself 'things improve down the line' Five hours and counting and I start I'm starting to see your style Stand round in circles while we queue We queue up in single file Forgive me darling, it just isn't my day..... It could've been so good, but it's gonna be better next time It could've been so good, ah but it's gonna be better next time It could've been so good, oh but it'll be better next time I paid for my imagination - and I got ripped off again Words and music by jh 2010
2.
I Wanna Spend My Summer With A Rich Girl I need a new lease of life to counteract the effects of British winters on mental health I wanna meet a rich girl who's full of sunshine and light - who's got the dosh but not up herself In her big, big garden listening to the planes and bees, this is English summer: For once not getting caught on my knees We'll drive down to the house that she's got by the bay of her very own estuary Wake up breathing sea air instead of piss and decay, and the life that I normally lead All those bars in London - they're such a soul destroying sham, I just can't wear the blinkers And that's why I want to be your man... I wanna spend my summer with a rich girl I wanna spend my summer with a rich girl But if I ever get too much, wrap me up and send me home, yeah Watching the sun as it sets we're feeling real and alive, with a promise there's something here I've compromised for too long, and as we walk up the drive I almost feel I have lost the fear When feelings strip you naked with simple smile-defining things, you just don't have to fake it Or maybe that's just what money brings... I wanna spend my summer with a rich girl I wanna spend my summer with a rich girl I wanna spend my summer with a rich girl But if I ever get too much, wrap me up and send me home, yeah Of course it all has to end, because I'm not of her breed, no - I'm only a novelty And so the vibes in our minds, they make us fail or succeed when we break for the boundary But I'll still have the memories - A place where my mind can relax, however short it seemed Just drop me right here beside the tracks... I wanna spend my summer with a rich girl I wanna spend my summer with a rich girl I wanna spend my summer with a rich girl But if I ever get too much, throw me back into the gene pool... Words and music by jh 2004
3.
London Road 04:36
London Road i) London Road It's just a road out of your town in the morning sun A beginning of a journey - a totem when you're young The old man sitting on the bench just past the roundabout Head full up with knowledge, longing, love and hope, and doubt But doubt did not exist for you in those days His eyes seemed full of stories drifting on the breeze As he checked his watch and glanced up towards the railway bridge The lines hissed and the diesel train it hammered east To a destination full of life and magic, war and peace And magic still existed back in those days... I cried for you, I envied you, I adored you... I remember coming in on the Great West Road The air and noise seemed so exotic Tube stations seemed like gateways to amazing worlds All strung-out and wide-eyed an obsession unfurled Cos magic still existed back in those days... I cried for you, I envied you, I adored you... It's only a name but it stays romantic For as long as you want it to... Words and music by jh 2010
4.
Lucy's Party 03:22
Lucy's Party Got an invitation to Lucy's Party The girl who was found on Bournemouth beach In 2004 I was captivated by her eyes and chest Now at last, the summit's in my reach Wrenching the door, it's not the one I remembered Sobering up with frozen fear I realised I was dreaming - the venue was all wrong The real event would not take place 'til much, much later on THEY AIRBRUSH YOU AND MAKE YOU GOLD YOU NEVER SMILE NOW YOU JUST POUT THEY MAKE YOU SLICK AND MAKE ME OLD YOU SOAK ME IN THE REALMS OF DOUBT The psychiatric ward smelled stale And my favourite view seemed pale In the sitting room I sat and smoked While my mind - it kept on racing Got an invitation to Lucy's Party There was so much bling and R&B I pulled a shotgun on a bouncer And all the liggers applauded me I turned around and changed my tack I flashed in front of Michelle Marsh Rugby-tackled to the ground A boot in the head I felt was incredibly harsh THEY AIRBRUSH YOU AND MAKE YOU GOLD YOU NEVER SMILE NOW YOU JUST POUT THEY MAKE YOU SLICK - 'MAKES ME FEEL OLD YOU SOAK ME IN THE REALMS OF DOUBT The look you gave me froze my heart If you ever hear this song, my love Give my regards to your boyfriend Words and music by jh 2010
5.
Wartime Spirit Something's gone wrong, and the longer it goes on for The more we open up to our fellow man A wartime spirit, a bonding so sincere Like a holiday romance, we know it's a flash in the pan But it was great while it lasted, I'll remember those days forever New, fresh and exciting, and though things were worse, it was better There were suicide bombers, there was a national food shortage It was a holiday on an island, and it was getting deported We saw cars being washed down the street There were fatal toxins in our meat Scared, we could've melted like butter, but instead our backbones grew And it was great while it lasted, I'll remember those days forever New, fresh and exciting And though things were worse, it was better And as the H.S. Missiles flew, the bond between us grew... I felt love for the first time hiding in an old tin barn I felt camaraderie using a gun on a farm I felt like I was wanted when the weaker looked up to me While I cherished the leader's calmness and advice Consumed by boredom, 50 hours at a sterile airport But something's been evolving in the air A wartime spirit, and a smile so genuine From the woman who'd've sold you tomorrow to pay for her fare But it was great while it lasted, I'll remember those days forever New, fresh and exciting, and though things were worse, it was better And as the H.S. Missiles flew, the bond between us grew... Words and music by jh 2008-2009
6.
Fort Dunlop 06:44
Fort Dunlop (Instrumental) Music by jh & Claude Trejonis, Summer 2011
7.
In Ascension 03:03
In Ascension Five years ago I promised you a song Five years ago I could do no wrong Now I'm older and I've let myself go There's something that I think I have to let you know... You're a star, you're a star and you're in ascension You're a grade that my schooling failed to mention You got power in your eyes and a laugh from heaven But you also got one from hell And I love it and it's just as well I'm sorry I was cold, I'm sorry I was hot But I'll be here for you for just as long as I've got This song ain't a message - hope you understand It's just a kiss on the cheek and a shake of your hand... This song is a compliment This song is a bunch of flowers This song's an apology... Words and music by jh December 2005
8.
Angels 06:49
Angels I feel like I'm off school ill Everyone's gone to work The house and the streets are quiet in the morning sun The kids are at school or skiving Daytime TV's begun The rush has eased down and the learners start to run I get sent a picture message Of a girl who I'd have my way I talk to my friend on the net, but we've nothing to say The minutes and hours tick by And the warmth and the day will die I want to keep the sun in my heart, or at least try Sitting out in the garden A butterfly sits on a flower I lie on the grass in the sun for an hour and closing my eyes remember... All the irony, all the bullshit and all of the fear All the stress, all the crowds, all the dirt and the magic so near All the irony, all the bullshit and all of the fear All the stress, all the crowds, all the waiting, and all of the LOVE... Holding my hand as a pair There's nothing that I can't hear There's something that I can't bear And there's no-one that I call near I tried to get to grips with the angels, but they told me to go away... Words and Music by jh 2008-2009
9.
I'll see you Tomorrow in a Different Light I'll see you tomorrow in a different light I've searched some hopeless places, undone some of my life All the things I knew for sure they turned out as lies The light bounces off buildings and turns into smiles Paths are skewed at wrong angles Dissolving into shimmering water I'm back in an 'Eighties seaside amusement hall Cigarettes, bleeps, sand and explosions Take another drink and you'll stand tall Days and weeks spent scrabbling around In rented rooms with the same old books Same old music, and same old troubles Takeaways, booze and cheap encounters Sunday walks round a deserted town The focal points increasingly banal Increase the sense of isolation Why don't I take a train out of town?... I'll see you tomorrow in a different light I've searched some hopeless places, ruined some of my life All the things I knew for sure they turned out as lies A weekend visiting friends in an unknown city Evening anticipation We're introduced to some brand new people Random pieces of the evening to come An anchor to hold down a story Nothing that matters when said and done The girl behind the counter, she sparkles and grins She's mine if I want her, the feeling sets in I'll borrow any costume to cause an upset Take her to my bedroom, and then lose the bet A shimmering Friday feeling comes round The warm summer wind lifts our souls from the ground And when it starts a-rocking the branches I'm momentarily born again... I'll see you tomorrow in a different light I've searched some messed-up places, ruined some of my life All the things I knew for sure they turned out as lies Such a diabolical liberty The way you touch the heart of me I punished myself, got took for a ride (poor boy) Human nature deserted my side (boo-hoo) See the marks and the scores on the wall (so sad) Realise that I know nothing at all (why don't you man-up?) Stretch me out, take me down, rip me up (poor you, poor you) Buy me wine, then complain that I'm drunk (give it a rest) All opinions are built on fine sand (you're just so miserable) I wish I could make friends with all mine... I'll see you tomorrow in a different light I've searched some hopeless places, undone some of my life All the things I knew for sure they turned out as lies And the waves of love wash over me While you don't feel them And the grains of sand fall finally to the floor And all the books I cherish, I can't make you read them But still I take your hand and lead you through the door It's nothing special, it's just steady away Tolerance with a smile on your face It's nothing special, only steady away Resignation with a smile on your face Words and music by jh 2011-2013
10.
Making Tea Is Freedom i) Alfie Alfie's on, I'm watching Michael Caine He's looking at the camera and his words tug at my brain "If you ain't got peace of mind, then you got nothing" So isolate yourself because attatchment causes pain "Dig your nails in", "Let the drinking begin" All these flashbacks seem so fucking banal now Lots of trees and affluence, morning sun on ancient stonework So tired of not quite understanding the magic So I'm gonna climb into my bed, you know I'm gonna delve inside my head to show me all That sweet contentment that I cannot find In any of my waking life The questions on which we're wasting our lives Monogamy and discipline and beer and fags and wine Drugs and grease and lust and making good The fog it stays around us, I say fuck it - so it should Because I'm gonna climb into my bed, you know I'm gonna delve inside my head to show me all That sweet contentment that I just can't find In any of my waking life We only need one day of feeling Or is this not what you are seeing? I want to run across the rooftops holding hands with you... ii) Making Tea Is Freedom Now I've the sun inside my stomach And watching your reflection of my smile Listening to the rain against the window And not having to stretch the extra mile Joy and contentment reflected in our faces We're happy sitting watching crap TV Making tea is freedom when I'm doing it for her The freedom that I knew belonged to me Cos the gift of her smile is a miracle... It turns all of the bullshit into truth Content with cosmetic freedoms And no unhealthy obsessions Like road-works emerging in the distance I'm finally presented with the proof iii) Survival's As Natural As Sorrow If I was like that, you wouldn't want me anyway But I'm not saying that there's nothing good in our eyes Bad, blank and black, once reality takes hold Mutual euphoria is a thing that isn't sold My words are caustic after a drink or two Thirsty with boredom of a life without somebody new The smoke rises quickly, and the circles don't fit me I'm running away Into morning sun and afternoon grey iv) Afternoon Grey (instrumental) v) Me (instrumental) vi) Windswept So hands up for the man who takes control and pulls the rug I ain't ashamed to tell you that the wind's become my drug Cos anything that's on the breeze that can't be seen, it means the world to me The lights they may dim slightly, but the fire will never die There'll always be that lover in the corner of my eye There's something else to be sometimes, and I can't stand around as it blows by... You scrape off all the layers, and then you find that life's the same From drinking on the balcony to bus stops in the rain So I'll toast imagination And drink to all the colours in my brain...... Words and music by jh 2002-2006
11.
The Sky Is Breaking I ignite this landscape With just one little thought You can come along with me But don't say nothin' at all I gave you a secret I gave you a piece of my mind You can take it or leave it 'Depends what you wanna find... The sky is breaking, and replacing all my years Fills me with diamonds, laughter, aces, smiles and tears I hear the earth crackle With just a flick of your hair in the light Pure anticipation Of the edge and everything out of sight So I ignite this landscape With just one little dream And you can come along with me Cos no-one's ever gonna believe what we've seen... The sky is breaking, and replacing all my years Fills me with diamonds, laughter, aces, smiles and tears Words and music by jh 2012
12.
Collapse 03:10
Collapse Through lies we won't become one and the same Through drugs we won't become one and the same Through sides we don't become one and the same But sometimes we get closer for a while... The little things that I love about you Are things that you don't even know you do They mean so much to me They mean nothing to you So it all collapses, all falls down Past houses, cities, farms and industry Romance, longing, moving endlessly I thought I had enough guts to let go But now I cascade down like a wall of dislodged snow Words and music by jh November 2006
13.
Something's Happening Here I've seen the road, girl, and it's smacked me in the face I've seen the road, girl... Standing at the factory gates Waiting for the minibus Heads are glowing in the crowd Something's happening here Sun is bright and rain looks green What the hell's happening to us? Turn around to check the clock And then you disappear... Through the dust and the rain and the sky I don't know why you're running You just leave without saying goodbye And I don't know why you're running... Lying on my back again Staring up into the night Smell of earth and fallen leaves Something's happening here Thought that I just saw your face Beamed through from a satellite Suddenly starts pissing down And then you disappear... I've seen the road, girl, and it's smacked me in the face I've seen the road, girl... I've seen the road, girl, and it's still my favourite place I love the road girl... Words and music by jh 2004
14.
The End 05:57
The End The end of something heralds something new So I just had to write this song for you The upper hand it always ruins me But now you've got it, all my words are free I look at photos and they don't seem real And I don't understand the way I feel I only wish that I could purge my mind Of all the broken shards That start to pierce on through when things are fine Turn fresh water in to bitter wine Speeding up and slowing down the time I walk alone beneath the pouring rain It washes all the bullshit from my brain There's something in your eyes, I know it too Thoughts and things that I could never do But I'm still grateful for the love we had And I will love you even when you're filled with love for someone else When I am just a shadow in your memory I'll still smile because nothing Will have the same effect as what you've done So even while I'm out here on the run I'll think of you and always see the sun Obsessed with time and burning down the years Now I sit here amongst the smiles and tears I wanna feel some love without regret A hidden window I ain't opened yet There's something in your eyes, you know it too Thoughts and things that I can never do And looking back I will return one day To that green plateau where The pink and purple melt into the ground Your soul gives off the most beautiful sound I never really realised what I'd found... Words and music by jh 2013

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released March 16, 2015

A compilation of Jon Hunt's first three 'jh' albums.

All songs written, played, sung & produced by Jon Hunt except:

Drums on 01, 02, 06, 07 & 13 played by Claude Trejonis.

06 written by Jon Hunt/Claude Trejonis.

All these songs are taken from the following 'jh' albums:

Truth & Bullshit (2008)
Wanderlust (2011)
So Much Promise (2013)

Truth & Bullshit & Wanderlust songs mastered by Andy ‘Slim’ Black
So Much Promise songs mastered by Jon Hunt

Artwork & design by Jon Hunt

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Jon Hunt London, UK

Jon Hunt is a solo artist from London, UK.

He writes, arranges, performs and mixes all his material himself, with the exception of some of the drums.

So far, he has released three albums (initially under the moniker 'jh'), plus a compilation 'Morning Sun' collecting some of his favourite tracks from the three.

Jon's Emergency Call EP was released in October 2019.

Next album coming in 2021..
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