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Sometimes I Wake Up Naked

by Jim Lesses

Modern folk with splendid lyrics, powerful messages and performed with conviction and energy... What more could you ask for?
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Sometimes I Wake Up Naked
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2. I Just Want to Be With You
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3. Is This the Promise?
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4. The Crying Ground
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5. Feel the Fear (and Make It Run)
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6. The Ballad of Billy Winter
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7. Tuesday Night in the Jungle
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8. I Want to Be Eight Again
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9. Madeleine & the Devil
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10. Night Falls Over Manhattan
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11. Some Mother's Son
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Australian singer-songwriter, Jim Lesses has been writing songs since his mid-teens, although he only began performing them publicly on regular basis in 1996. As Jim likes to say, he is something of a "late bloomer."

However, this is not necessarily a bad thing, since he feels that it is only over the past few years that his songwriting has matured to the point where his songs are worth a public airing.

While it has been a 'long apprenticeship,' it does have at least one other benefit according to Jim, who says, "At least no-one is ever going to burden me with a 'New Bob Dylan' tag!"

Jim has set himself several musical goals for the new Millennium, one of which he has already achieved with the release of his first recording, Sometimes I Wake Up Naked, from the song of the same name.

All in all, Jim is looking forward to his 'coming out.'


"The title track opener is a classic 'list' song...dealing with the doubts, insecurities, contradictions and dilemmas facing individuals...this is a brooding, intense and powerful song."

"A close relation of the title song, at least lyrically, is Feel The Fear (and make it run). More of a rallying call with its optimistic stance, it's one of the most rhythmic and catchy songs in the set."

"September 11, 2001, was a major signpost for these times, an epoch-making event for the world of the twenty first century. Jim's, Night Falls Over Manhattan (sung by Trish Smylie), a gentle, poignant and reflective song, looks at that event. Blessed with a lovely melody, there is both beauty and wisdom at work here."

~ all quotes: Rob Woodard in SCALA NEWS

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Joe Jacco

Poignant, wonderful writing!! Extremelt well-crafted.
I have only discovered Jim Lesses recently and am truly glad I did. The wonders of the Internet!! I do a folk/protest song show on a community radio station and Jim Lesses has given me enough material for 2 - 3 shows. The songs are incredibly well-crafted. Jim's voice is strong and clear, and laced with emotion. I loved every song, but, particularly enjoyed the following songs: "Sometimes I Wake Up Naked" is a song for everyman - we've all felt that way at sometime in our lives. As a parent, "Some Mother's Son" brought tears to my eyes as it brings home the fears that we all have, and the pain of those who are unfortunate enough to have actually experienced it. "Night Falls Over Manhattan" is one of the most beautiful post-9/11 songs I have ever heard and it, too, brought tears to my eyes. I thank Jim for writing these wonderful songs and look forward to hearing more!!
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Geoff Hastwell

Lesses is more - in many ways! Great words, great music.
The great variety of lyrical content makes this more than a cut above the average CD being released today. This aspect is complemented by superb musicians, use of harmonies and female voices to add textures, variation and style. Looking forward to the sequel!
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Michael Hunter in dB Magazine

Sincere lyrics and tasteful arrangements
The lyrics encompass an interesting range of topics running the gamut from positive affirmations - Feel The Fear - to an all-too-real tale of child abuse in Madeleine & The Devil. The latter track is particularly poignant coming straight after a happy song of childlike innocence, I Want To Be Eight Again. Throughout, (Jim's) voice is expressive and he sounds like he cares what he's singing about. This range of topics combined with thoughtful arrangements which encompass jazzy sax and even flamenco clapping on one song, help make 'Sometimes I Wake Up Naked' a rather impressive effort.
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inFOLKus Magazine, October 2002

This is a significant album
There are some great lyrics. There’s almost a sense of the emergence of Adelaide's own Leonard Cohen in some of the songs – dark, melancholy, brooding, even black at times (Some Mother's Son is crying deep in the night/some mother’s daughter dreams of home/ some mother’s son is drinking black into white/ some mother’s daughter die alone).
I think this is a significant album. It presents original local material from a strong songwriter who, through his own discipline and hard work, has placed himself in the thick of the songwriting scene.
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Dot Lutterbaugh

Great Lyrics. Madeleine &The Devil made me cry.Eight again,laugh.
We can all relate to the clever title song. If I had to pick a favorite it would be FEEL THE FEAR.All the tunes have excellent Lyrics.Like all good folk music,the tunes tell a tale that you want to hear over and over again. Some Mother's Son is a classic. The words and tune keep going through my head.
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Rob Woodard (SCALA NEWS)

Mature, reflective and intelligent contemporary folk music
There’s much strength and diversity in this CD. This is mature, reflective and intelligent contemporary folk music. You’ll find passion, compassion, depth and insights into the human condition in these disturbed times. Jim Lesses may indeed sometimes wake up naked. We should all be glad that he wakes up and writes such fine songs."

~ Rob Woodard: SCALA NEWS, (Issue #91, January/February 2003)
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