Wasn't Expecting That

  • There was a time when I would discover all sorts of new music and artists. I'm talking about songs you only have to listen to once, before you find yourself listening to them every day (until they made you feel sick). It'd been a while since I'd heard something beautiful, but then I heard this song by British singer songwriter Jamie Lawson and I really wasn't expecting that.

     

    I was curious as to who this guy Jamie is. I took to Spotify to try and find the album and all I could find was the single and two older albums, The Pull Of The Moon and Last Night Stars. I did a bit of digging and found that Lawson actually released the single in Ireland back in 2011, before re-releasing Wasn't Expecting That in 2015. He's signed to Ed Sheeran's Gingerbread label and he has also been touring with Ed down under. 

     

    Jamie's songs are brilliant. I look forward to listening to more of his work in the days and weeks ahead.

    p.s. If you like what you hear, you might want to give Glen Hansard a listen. 

     

     

    "Wasn't Expecting That"

     

    It was only a smile
    But my heart it went wild
    I wasn't expecting that
    Just a delicate kiss
    Anyone could've missed
    I wasn't expecting that

     

    Did I misread the sign?
    Your hand slipped into mine
    I wasn't expecting that
    You spent the night in my bed
    You woke up and you said
    "Well, I wasn't expecting that!"

     

    I thought love wasn't meant to last
    I thought you were just passing through
    If I ever get the nerve to ask
    What did I get right to deserve somebody like you?
    I wasn't expecting that

     

    It was only a word
    It was almost misheard
    I wasn't expecting that
    But it came without fear
    A month turned into a year
    I wasn't expecting that

     

    I thought love wasn't meant to last
    Honey, I thought you were just passing through
    If I ever get the nerve to ask
    What did I get right to deserve somebody like you?
    I wasn't expecting that

     

    Oh and isn't it strange
    How a life can be changed
    In the flicker of the sweetest smile
    We were married in spring
    You know I wouldn't change a thing
    Without that innocent kiss
    What a life I'd have missed

     

    If you'd not took a chance
    On a little romance
    When I wasn't expecting that
    Time doesn't take long
    Three kids up and gone
    I wasn't expecting that

     

    When the nurses they came
    Said, "It's come back again"
    I wasn't expecting that
    Then you closed your eyes
    You took my heart by surprise
    I wasn't expecting that

     

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