The 26 - 26A

by The 26

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      €7 EUR  or more

     

1.
04:11
2.
03:44
3.
4.
5.
6.
02:16
7.
8.
03:30
9.
02:58
10.
04:14
11.
03:05

about

11 new tracks blending 26 years of musical and cultural differences, shaken vigorously and served fresh with a little slice of life on the side, giving you an album with a unique 2 generational neo-pop taste.

Whether you enjoy it alone or with friends, The 26's debut musical cocktail is guaranteed to bring out the neo-pop hipster in everyone.

Enjoy the difference.

credits

released January 25, 2014

The 26

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

The 26 France

Veteran UK rock & soul singer Johnny Jay and young french singer/songwriter Dada Weatherman create a unique 2 generational neo-pop cocktail with their debut album "26A".
Enjoy the difference.

contact / help

Contact The 26

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Let Me Go
Belle, belle Jezebel, liberate me from this life of hell
(Baby let me go)
Free free set me free, why won't you just let me be
(Baby let me go)
Been knocking on heaven's door but it won't open up for me no more no more
(Baby let me go)
Breathe, breathe gotta breathe, I wanna live I gotta leave
(Baby let me go…)

Fool fool, crazy fool, What did the hell I see in you yeah
(Oh Baby let me go)
Oh baby baby let me be, erase me from your memory
(Oh Baby let me go)
It´s time you realised I won't be part of your disguise
(Oh Baby let me go)
It's time to free me from my chains, yeah girl I want to live again

(Oh Baby let me go...)

(You can think it's a shame shame, it don't matter...)
Maybe it's a shame, but it´s time to end the game yeah
Don't matter to me if your face I never see again no more
Don't matter to me if your face I never see no more
(You can think it's a shame shame, it don't matter, you can think it's a shame shame)

(Oh Baby let me go...)

Bye bye say goodbye but you won't see no tears in my eyes
(Oh Baby let me go)
Cause its a shame shame crying shame that you'll never hear my name again
(Oh Baby let me go)
Rain rain in my heart, gotta make those grey clouds fall apart
(Oh Baby let me go)
Oh let me feel the summer sun, I'll be a new man when you're gone

(Oh Baby let me go...)

(You can think it's a shame shame, it don't matter...)
Free free, set me free, you've got a hold on me
My name you'll never see 'cause your love is history
Let me feel that summer sun, I'll be a new man when you're gone

(You can think it's a shame shame it don't matter...)
(You can think it's a shame shame)
Track Name: Set Me Free
Warm bed, cold morning
It's raining it's pouring
You're still sleeping, I'm yawning
Don't wanna get up

Gotta be a better way than waking to another day
Running after time, working my life away
Here in the city ain't no pity
You live, you die, in obscurity

No time even to dream
Spend life swimming upstream
Pressure building, won't abate
Keep it cool, negotiate

Smile, smile, put on a show
Play the game and go with the flow
Who's gonna win? nobody knows
Yeah that's the way it goes


They won't let me be
They won't set me free…

They won't just let me be

No they won't..


Tell 'em what is it is when it is what it isn't
Spin another lie, make another million
Monkey, monkey, climb that tree
Get to the top ain't nothing to see

Tree shook, came down squealing
Selling my soul, begging and stealing
In the city there ain't no pity
You live, you die, in obscurity

Another brother chased the dream
Another sucker swam upstream
Higher you climb, higher you fall
End of story curtain call

Time was when I stopped the show
Time was a long time ago
Well I had my time now it's time to go
Hell that's the way it goes

They won't let me be
They won't set me free...

They won't just let me be

No they won't..

Time was when I stopped the show
Time was a long time ago
Well I had my time now it's time to go
Hell that's the way it goes

No they won't...
Track Name: Keep On Walking
Out on your feet
Life's got you beat
There's only one way to get back in line
That's to take some time for perambulating

Feeling the blues
Way down to your shoes
Get on the good foot, get yourself outside
Take a look around There's a whole world waiting

Losing the race
Can't follow the pace
Letting the grass grow from beneath your feet
You gotta get on the move
Hear me when I'm talking

Girl you adored
More than you could afford
You wanna stop seeing red, get back in the black
Just don't look back
And keep on walking

Gotta keep
Gotta keep
Gotta keep walking

Battery low
Letting it go
It's all too easy just to hide your head
when you feel that life has become too pedestrian

Needing a friend
Someone to depend upon
Who'll come running when he hears that call
To kick your ass out of bed
And get on your feet again

One step at a time
Yeah you're gonna feel fine
When you put one foot down in front of the other
Getting far away
From the honking and the squawking

Everything's great
When you perambulate
Breathe in the air take it all in your stride
Leave it all far behind
And keep on walking

Gotta keep
Gotta keep
Gotta keep walking

Let's step outside!
Track Name: Piggy In The Middle
(Should have been you, should have been I)

Should have been forever
Should have been a dream
Should have been the cat
That always got the cream

Should have been so sweet
Lying in the sun
Should have been the summer
But the rain was all we came upon

Should have been unforgettable
Should have been a hit
Instead it was regrettable
Guess I could have figured it

Should have got hot
But then I had to learn
You never keep it cooking
If the flame don't burn

Should have stopped my loving when I saw the message on your phone
(Piggy in the middle)
Should have seen it coming that you'd leave me standing all alone
Should have been forever, I gave it everything I had
(Piggy in the middle)
Well we should've stayed together but it ended up so so bad
Tell you now


(Should have been you, should have been I)


Well I should have saw your cheating bitch
Lying to my face
Should have been a man
Instead i was a sorry case

Should have made a record
Couldn't pay the band
Should have played you an ace
I never got to play the hand

Thrown a seven
But I never made the call
should have been like heaven
I'm gonna lose it all

Should have been with me
Instead it was with him
Never saw him coming
I guess I'll never win

Momma told me never get bitten by the same dog twice
I should made a rule of taking heed of her good advice
There's always gonna be shadows even when you're standing in the sun
And you never see the sand that your castle has been built upon

(Should have been you, should have been I)
(Piggy in the middle)

It's over my back
Again and again
Will this piggy in the middle
Ever catch the ball and stop the flame.

Over my back
Again and again
Will the piggy in the middle
Ever catch the ball and stop the game.


This boy's so tired of playing second fiddle
Well it's time to quit playing piggy in the middle

This boy's so tired of playing second fiddle
Babe let's quit playing piggy in the middle
Track Name: Getting Better
Crying in the morning done and gone
(Since you went away)
Waking up warmed by the morning sun
(Since you went away)
I used to feel bad now I'm feeling fine
(Since you went away)
What used to be yours now it's mine all mine
(Since you went away)


No more fighting
No more up-tighting
No more fretting
No more regretting
No more scheming
No more shouting and screaming
Ain't no more wasting
My precious time cause I'm


Getting better everyday
Getting better everyday
Getting better everyday
Since you went away...

(Getting better everyday…)

Where used to be grey skies up and gone
(Since you went away)
Well I used to feel dead now life goes on
(Since you went away)
Well that monkey died that was on my back
(Since you went away)
Yeah now I walk proud ain't looking back
(Since you went away)

No more resenting
No argumenting
No more sweating
Cause I'm done with regretting
Done with misleading
lying and cheating
I'm done with wasting
My precious time cause I'm

Getting better everyday
Getting better everyday
Getting better everyday
Since you went away...

Say goodbye
You won't see no tear in my eye

(Getting better everyday…)


Getting better everyday
Getting better everyday
Getting better everyday
Since you went away...
Track Name: Dear Bro
If i wait any longer
I'll feel i've already written this letter
I think there are no more beautiful words
Than the ones you've just said

All of those so unexpected and hoped altogether
I'm also happy to know you a little better
And I'm proud to be your brother

Distance gives us the chance to see us grow
So don't worry bro'
There's time for all the things yet to discover about each other

Enjoy our separation without much connection

Cause we'll go from day to day strangers
To rare but real brothers




Please don't feel compelled to answer this letter right away
I do feel like it takes time
To really communicate

Thanks for your honesty
And the courage that it takes

So i hope to see you soon

Sincerely yours,
Your dear brother
Track Name: You Don't Know
You always knew where I was coming from
Always knew just where I'd been (You don't know)
Every word I said it was second guessed
Every move I made foreseen (You don't know)

Always knew that you could read me babe
Your book, your play, your stage
But every story has to have an end
And girl it's me who's turning the page
If you thought you that I would cry and weep
You'd better better start thinking again
Cause this man ain't yours to keep, let me tell it to you as a friend


Thought you knew how to get it all (You don't)
Had your man under your control (Know)
Think again as you watch me go (You don't know where I'm going)

Thought you knew how to win the race (You don't)
Thought i'd always be in second place (Know)
Think again as the tears you face (You don't know where I'm going)

(You don't, you don't, you don't...)


Yeah I was hypnotised and paralysed
I'd be your Jeckyll, you'd be my Hyde (You don't know)
But now that spell you wove is broken baby
Now my eyes are open wide (You don't, you don't, you don't, you don't)

Say the word and I would do it for you, like a puppy dog after a bone
Yeah you really were the master baby, i was yours mind body and soul
In full command and in full control one click and I'd comme running babe
But now it's time that's running out and there's some things left to say


Yeah you knew about original sin (You don't)
Took me to hell and back again (Know)
But even though you know where I've been (You don't know where I'm going)

You really knew how to run the show (You don't)
In full command, complete control (Know)
But there's one thing that you'll never know (You don't know where I'm going)

(You don't, you don't, you don't...)


You think you know me, you'll never own me
You think you know me, you'll never own me
You'll never, you'll never, You'll never, you'll never
You never never never never gonna own me

(You don't know, you don't know where I'm going)
(You don't know, you don't know where I'm going)


Girl you may know where I've been (Well you don't)
And all the things that I have seen (Well you don't)
But now I'm telling you once again (You don't know where I'm going)

Always knew how to get your way (Well you don't)
Always knew how to make your day (Well you don't)
But listen babe it's time to say (You don't know where I'm going)
Track Name: Dirty Cat
Well you been crying in your sleep
Dirty cat it's time for weeping
Well how'd it feel to be all alone
Now your puppy dog's up and gone
Well There are lessons to be learned
Wheel has gone and turned
Now your man has up and gone
You can cry till the morning comes

Well now I've had enough
So tell me what you gonna do
Cause a dog can't get no rougher
With a dirty cat, yeah a dirty cat like you

Yeah you been running over town
While your man waits up for you
When the morning sees him gone
Tell me what you gonna do ?

Cause babe I've had enough
I think it's time that I withdrew
Yes a dog can't play no rougher
With a dirty cat, with a dirty cat like you


Hey dirty cat time to make a stand
You treat your dog bad it'll bite your hand
Running round like a dirty she-cat
Lapping up the cream from all the fat cats
Never minding to leave your dog alone
But a dog on his own gotta lick his own bone
Found him a kitten made him a home
So cry dirty cat
Cause your puppy dog's gone

Yeah you left me all alone
Now your puppy dog's up and gone


You hear this dirty dog
No cat gonna win the fight
Ain't gonna be your dog
No cat gonna win the fight

You hear this dirty dog
No cat gonna win the fight
Ain't gonna be your dog
No cat gonna win the fight

No cat gonna win the fight…

Now what's a dog to do
With a dirty cat
With a dirty cat
With a dirty cat
With a dirty cat
Like you
Track Name: The Way
I love the way
That you catch my eye
Every time
That you pass me by
And I love the way
That I stop and sigh
(When I'm thinking of you)

I love the way
You make me feel so fine
Every time
That you're on my mind
And I love the way
Girl you're one of a kind
(Yeah I think I love you)

Yesterday
I was cold and lonely
You came my way
And I felt that heat (Felt that heat)
Yeah I felt that heat (Felt that heat)
Yeah I felt that heat
And got back in the beat yeah


I love the way
You do the things you do
Every time
You make the grey skies blue
And I love the way
The way that I love you
(And the way you love me)

I love the way
You set my heart aflame
Every time
That you call my name
I love the way
That I can't explain
(Just how much I love you)


Gone are the days
I was cold and lonely
you came my way
I felt that heat (Felt that heat)
Yeah I felt that heat (Felt that heat)
Yeah I felt that heat
And got back in the beat yeah

(Felt that heat…)
Track Name: Next To Me
C'mon and get next to me
C'mon and get next to me
Cause when you get next to me
The way you do it babe is ecstasy
Next to me

C'mon and get next to me
C'mon and get next to me
Cause when you get next to me
The way you do it babe is ecstasy
Next to me

How d'ya feel right now?
Tell me how d'ya feel right now?


Spending too much time baby thinking 'bout what to say
I been alone too long I been so far away
My tongue may be tied, but girl my mind is free
You'll find out what's going on when you get next to me

Just make up your mind baby, tell me what's it gonna be
Don't make me wait too long, make love your urgency
You can be the flower baby, I'll be your bee
Let me taste your honey child and give yourself to me


C'mon and get next to me...


I can feel you coming on, I can feel your body heat
I'm in a cold cold sweat from my head down to my feet
Let's fan the flames baby, let that fire burn
We're going straight to hell, no refund, no return

Let me take you to a higher ground, feel fine on cloud 9
I'm gonna move your soul, I'm gonna make you mine
Baby you'll be flying high, way above the atmosphere
Take a seat for a midnight flight, your pilot's boarding here


C'mon and get next to me...


Tell me how d'ya feel right now?...
Track Name: Killing Time
Small town night and two men fight
One of them's got a gun
One man lying in a pool of blood
The other one on the run

Somewhere
Way down
Way down
Way down
Way down
Way down in the night
They're killing time

Somebody
Way down
Way down
Way down
Way down
Way down in the night
Is killing time

Lonely wife she spends the night
Giving her love away
Man comes home and she ain't alone
Now she'll never see another day

And somewhere
Way down
Way down
Way down
Way down
Way down in the night
They're killing time

Yeah somebody
Way down
Way down
Way down
Way down
Way down in the night
Is killing time


It's always the way
When somebody's killing time
Someone's gotta run
Yeah and you can run
But your soul ain't gonna hide
Look back over your shoulder
And I think you'll find
It's killing time
Yeah
Killing time
You gotta run, you gotta hide
It's killing time!

Well you can run
But you can't hide
When your time has come!

(Way down, way down, way down in the night, it's killing time...)

But you never can hide
When it's killing time