ian  james  stewart 

If This is Life - ian james stewart

There's nothing I can do to make you want me,
There's nothing I can do to make you stay,
Sometimes I feel like crying, and sometimes I just don't care

The morning light shines through my window, but I'm more distant than the sun
It's one life you can't live over, I can't stay but I just can't run

So it all comes down to something that you just can't work out
You find the truth inside a lie
Seems we're walking round in circles but we're going nowhere
If this is life then I wanna know why

If you don't bring any rocks back from the moon
Then how would anybody know you've been there
It's all been way to much and I can't go on this way
The fall's such a long way down, I've tried but I can't explain

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A word or two on Junk DNA from Robert Wyatt..


I well remember father Brian Eno's warning dictum concerning unhelpfully decorative clutter:

"every object obscures another".

And here's what is so refreshing about what Ian James Stewart does. there's everything you need and nothing you don't.

Ian's music has a hypnotic elegance. A magical touch - almost translucent at times - but with a warm pulse that really drives the music along with an organically focussed momentum.

Rock music for grownups.


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Ian was born in a small Scottish farmhouse, to the sound of his father's accordion. Started playing guitar in the mid-sixties, strumming along to his dad's records - Hank Williams and Johnny Cash as well as the popular music of the day.

Ian's sister Linda played piano, brother Billy played violin, and later his younger brother David took up bass guitar.

Ian started playing in their dad's band. A mix of scottish and country music. Next he found himself in a Glasgow band "the James Boys", playing material by such as Steely Dan, the Eagles, and Stevie Wonder.

After six months with them in Spain, Ian returned home to work on his own songs.

He managed to get hold of an old reel-to-reel tape recorder, bouncing ideas back and forth until he felt he'd got enough possibilities down to write and record his own music in own way.

after recording and touring with many of the best, Ian's really earned this.


Ian James Stewart's music has something to say, and does so in a way I find totally authentic.


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robert Y@.


Thank you Robert..!