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This album is dedicated to my father.

I miss you and you will always be my hero.

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released January 1, 2019

All songs written, performed and recorded by Jyoti Mishra except:

9. Vocal by Natalie Barratt. Written by Mishra / Barratt
10. Swearing by Abbey McLaughlin

©2019 Jyoti Mishra

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White Town Derby, UK

The "band" White Town consists of Jyoti Mishra, who writes and records the music almost entirely on his own, with occasional help from other musicians. Although best known for the fluke 1997 hit "Your Woman," White Town's mix of musical, political, and social influences makes Mishra one of the more intriguing, although frustratingly inconsistent, musicians in '90s indie pop. - Stewart Mason, AMG ... more

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Track Name: I Wanna Be Your Ex
I Wanna Be Your Ex

Won’t you say my name
Tell me when you’re gonna choose
Your love is just a game
And I’m the one who’s gonna lose

So don’t tell me that you understand
The way I wanna hold your hand cos
I wanna be your ex

And love is not control
Heavy chains we choose to wear
Dare we break the mould
Do we love enough to share?

So don’t tell me that’s there’s just one way
That we’re allowed to live and love today cos
I wanna be your ex
Track Name: Oh, David
Oh, David

In the summer
When you saw him
Did you understand a single thing he said
I know you kissed him
But did you miss him
Everything he shared went over your head

Oh, David don’t be cruel
Don’t treat him like a fool
You know that boy
Is hanging on to every word you say
Oh, David don’t be blind
Why do you have to be so unkind
You know it means the world to him
If you go or stay

And while he’s sleeping
I know you’re creeping
Flicking left and right
Till you find another boy
You say it’s only
Because you’re lonely
Are you surprised that’s true
When you always run away?

Oh, David don’t be cruel
Don’t treat him like a fool
You know that boy
Is hanging on to every word you say
Oh, David don’t be blind
Why do you have to be so unkind
You know it means the world to him
If you go or stay

Oh, David don’t be cruel
Don’t treat him like a fool
You know it means the world to him
If you go or stay
Oh, David don’t be blind
Why do you have to be so unkind
You know that boy
Is hanging on to every word you say
Track Name: The Barren Seas
The Barren Seas

Names, like old chains
They tumble from my tongue
Love, that once was sweet
Now darker than the sun
Words, they always fail me
When I need them most
Sense, it always leaves me
When I feel you close to me

I can see the harbour
I can see the land
Won’t you row us closer
So we can walk the sands
We’ve sailed the barren seas
We’ve never found true peace

Pain, my oldest friend
She waits in every port
Pay for happiness
But that feller can’t be bought
Swords, they always shatter when I need them most
Guns, they always seize up
When I feel you close to me

I can see the harbour
I can see the land
Won’t you row us closer
So we can walk the sands
We’ve been sailing so long
We can’t recall our names
We don’t know where we’re heading
But we carry on the same
We’ve sailed the barren seas
We’ve never found true peace
Track Name: I'm Giving Up
I’m Giving Up

I saw a picture of you kissing him
And I was lost
Again
I really thought that I had worked out how to be
Nothing more than friends
But what you gave me was something that I’ve
Never had before
And now you’re leaving
I find it so hard
To close that door

Cos I know you don’t love me
I know you don’t care
So I’m giving up, baby
I’m giving up
Yeah
I’m giving up

It’s been months since I sang to you
It’s been years since we shared a bed
And every time I see you there’s
A little more unsaid
You used to ask me how my day had been
We used to talk till you fell asleep
It’s pretty obvious I’m not the one
You wanted to keep

Cos I know you don’t love me
I know you don’t care
So I’m giving up, baby
I’m giving up
Yeah
I’m giving up

And every time I see you
You’re more beautiful
And every time I see you
You are farther away
Some days the only way I see you smile
Is when I hold a camera
In front of my face

Cos I know you don’t love me
I know you don’t care
So I’m giving up, baby
I’m giving up
Yeah

Well,
I know I still love you
I know I still care
But I’m giving up, baby
I’m giving up
Yeah
I’m giving up
I’m giving up
Track Name: How I Love You
How I Love You

Look at our love
Can you see how it’s changed
A thousand shapes
That we never show the world
But why should we
Hide who we really are
This life’s so short
And it goes so very fast

Be brave I know that times are tough
And I’ll be the one who picks you up again
You’ve always got a friend in me
Oh can’t you see
How I love you
How I love you

Your every word
Your every smile and thought
They mean so much
And you know I love you more and more
I’ve never met a soul that’s quite like yours
It runs so hot
It runs so strong and oh so pure

Be brave I know that times are tough
And I’ll be the one who picks you up again
You’ve always got a friend in me
Oh can’t you see
How I love you
How I love you

How I love you
Track Name: Craig David Girl
Craig David Girl

Well, Monday girl stole my heart
Then Thursday girl kicked it apart
By the time the weekend had come
It was way too late for me
I knew I had fallen in love
In love with you
Again
My friend
My love

Well, what can we do
When we are at sea?
And there’s one rule for him
Another for me?
Well, I’ve tried my best
To be everything that you need
But there’s something I can’t deny
Something I feel for you
Inside
My friend
My love

Well, your husband
He loves you
Loves you true
But unfortunately
Now I do too
Track Name: Are You That Kind Of Girl?
Are You That Kind Of Girl?

Are you the kind of girl that I could kiss?
Are you the kind of girl I would grow to miss?
Are you the kind of girl that could change my life?
Are you the kind of girl I could call my wife?

Are you that?
Are you that kind of girl?

Are you the kind of girl that would make me start to think?
Are you the kind of girl that would make me stop and blink?
Are you the kind of girl that would never defer to any man?
Are you the kind of girl that would GLAADly hold my hand?

Are you that?
Are you that kind of girl?
Track Name: Deemab
Deemab

Well, you promised me forever
But that didn’t last too long
I tried my best to blame you
But I knew that I was wrong

Oh, my love is useless
There’s nothing to be done
Oh, my love is useless
And this is not much fun

Well, I know that life is cruel
And love fades like a scar
But I really thought we’d make it
We’d be the ones to last

Oh, my love is useless
There’s nothing to be done
Oh, my love is useless
And this is not much fun
And this is not much fun

Oh fuck.
Track Name: Your Woman 1917
Your Woman 1917

Just tell me what you've got to say to me
I've been waiting for so long to hear the truth
It comes as no surprise at all you see
So cut the crap and tell me that we're through

Now I know your heart, I know your mind
You don't even know you're being unkind
So much for all your highbrow Marxist ways
Just use me up and then you walk away
Boy you can't play me that way

Well I guess what you say is true
I could never be the right kind of girl for you
I could never be your woman

When I saw my best friend yesterday
She said she never liked you from the start
Well me, I wish that I could claim the same
But you always knew you held my heart
And you're such a charming handsome man
Now I think I finally understand
Is it in your genes?
I don't know
But I'll soon find out, that's for sure
Why did you play me this way?

Well I guess what you say is true
I could never be the right kind of girl for you
I could never be your woman

Well I guess what they say is true
I could never spend my life with a man like you
I could never be your woman
Track Name: Edge Is Strong, Edge Is Sharp
Edge Is Strong, Edge Is Sharp

This time
I'm not gonna be the same
And it's time
That you learned to say my name
Give it up your old lie
Give it up your old life
Or
You're not my friend any more
Any more

Life should cut you like a knife
You're not really living unless you feel every slice
Never settle for what they've got
Hate a little but love a lot

You do the same thing every night
I'm tired of saving you from pointless fights
Give it up your old life
Give it up your old lie
Or
You're not my friend any more
Any more

Life should cut you like a knife
You're not really living unless you feel every slice
Never settle for what they've got
Hate a little but love a lot

Life should cut you like a knife
You're not really living unless you feel every slice
Never settle for what they've got
Hate a little but love a lot
Track Name: This Could Be The Best Thing
This Could Be The Best Thing

Well, this could be the best thing
That you ever had
Could be the best thing
So it's just too bad
You don't even see me
You don't know my name
Well that's not quite true
But it's all a fucked-up game
For you

Well, I know I'm
As ugly
As you're beautiful
But I'm not stupid
And I know full well
Just what we're missing
Cos we had it one time
All of that closeness
Did it fade away and die
For you?

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