My jam this week... Jamie Lawson - 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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