Jordan Reyne - Best Of (LP)

by Jordan Reyne



This album contains the 15 songs voted by her listeners to be their favourites across all 10 of Jordan Reyne's released albums. It also contains two unreleased acoustic tracks: The Face, and Piss Off, I'm Drinking.
This is the digital only version. COMPACT DISC and VINYL ODERS will be available soon via the Powertool Recrods bandcamp page -


released January 23, 2017

Artwork: Jordan Reyne
Lyrics and music: Jordan Reyne (all tracks)
Vocals: Jordan Reyne (all tracks)
Bass and guitars: Jordan Reyne (all tracks)
Drums: Simon Rippon (The Shadow Line, The Ferryman) Nick Clarke (The Proximity of Death and The Brave) and Jordan Reyne (all other tracks)
Programming: Jordan Reyne (all tracks)
Mixing: Simon Holloway (The Keening Song, Machines of B, Karlsruhe, Factory Nation, Johnny and the Sea, A Woman Scorned, The Proximity of Death, the Washing Machines Song, The Brave) Steve Carey (The Annihilation Sequence) and Jordan Reyne (all other tracks).
Mastering: Simon Holloway (tracks as above) Steven Carey (The Annihilation Sequence, The Shadow Line) and Jordan Reyne all other tracks.

The Gentleman: remixed and remastered for this
album by Jordan Reyne



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Known recently as the Resident Evil 7 vocalist (trailer track, "Go Tell Aunt Rhody"), Jordan is described by New Zealand's National Radio as the pioneer of a new sound, Jordan's music is a blend of irish/ celtic rock, steam-era machine noise, and Grimms fairytale-eske lyrics. Imagine PJ Harvey trapped in the workhouses of Industrial Revolution era England, with only Nine Inch Nails for company. ... more

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Track Name: The Ferryman
The Ferryman (c) & (p) Jordan Reyne 2014

You ride again, and you still won't pay
cos the middle and back isn't going the whole way
your island, oh
has a siren you say.
But this song is your own, and you use it to shift blame.

Her on the shore - "mother" is no name
and the lake lady's lure, an anonymous fame
and we glide overtop, and you wont dive in
oh that dark
would hide us all from sin.

All you can eat - you're a man of your time.
Consumption as virtue - oh it used to be mine.
And choices are taken, even when they're not made
and full cross or not, I'll always get paid.

This is your last trip - yeah the boat stops here.
And with two half lives, you're not a whole of a man
so Ill ask you for one name
but you close your eyes and sigh, sigh, sigh.

Pitiful man - here is my price
you can row back and forth between duty and vice
but you'll never set foot upon island or shore
cos those with no ties never needed the earth.
Track Name: Birth Ritual
Insiders - they told me
"Bow your head and do this slowly"
Their hands pulled words from stories
thrown to halves by flame and heresay.

The shaking rhythm, carving
silhouettes: allowed or wanting.
Counter-tones from the other side
where the other half of tales are tried
I saw their eyes, those frightened boys
as ritual rose above our voices.

I've done for you, I've done for you.

Our dancing is required
and feet will bleed when bones are tired, our
two circles, pink and blue
will move in opposites and rules,
and oh their voices, should we stray
from paths as smooth and cold as clay say:

I've done for you, I've done for you.
I've done for you, I've done for you.
Track Name: The Gentleman (remixed, and remastered)
It was a long slow walk through shadows in halls
wooden shelves pushing up to a ceiling overworn
Oh you learned what is said and you knew how to leave
your doors breathing open; pull the loneliness out of me and
be a gentleman
be a gentleman, for me.

And the brushing of hands that move over faces
facades over eyes that flash precious airs and graces
the flicker of tongues over stories worn old
as the rising of lust opens out to the cold
be a gentleman
be a gentleman
for me.

Sing for me - tales taller than God
hold me down by the throat; taste the blood on our tongues
I will land on the bones and the hair and the flesh
of the ones from before me: the ones for whose deaths you can
be a gentleman
be a gentleman, for me

I will flinch at your sting, but I want to feel the pain
that will blot out the titles of books where you learned
how your mimicry fools; makes us hunter and game
fills the void of our bottomless needing in vain
oh be a gentleman
be a gentleman
for me.
Track Name: The Keening Song
This song is in a made up language
Track Name: The Annihilation Sequence
This is the line that I'm gonna take
this is the law - there's no give and take anymore
we are the world we make
we are what we allow

Rule one: don't beleive in them cos
rule two: they don't beleive in you
rule three: trust is everything: dont give out easily, don't let it in

just do what you're told
you'll do what you're told

this is the wish I pretend to use
this is the ruse of my faith in you
letting in the sun, I'm letting two of us
be two of one

and you'll do what you're told
you'll do what you're told

Step one: use important words
step two: pretend that what you heard is
three: deep and meaningful and
four: lust, love, are political

you'll do what you're told
you'll do what you're told

cos we know what's good for you
we know every sad little thing about you
the shameful, the untrue
we have you, we have you

and you'll do what you're told
you'll do what you're told
Track Name: Factory Nation

You'll know the day – the way light plays
the flight of fire, a phoenix and
the sky will fall, no one'll see but
you'll feel the bite of it's teeth,
and Hold.

Away, oh haul away. The hours will grind the life from me.
Give me the strength to breathe; to ride the minutes into years.


Oh fairytales
the taste of them
the guards will find you find you and
Oh fantasy
hold my heart
and please release
me from the throbbing of steal
and the heat.

Away, oh haul away. The hours will grind the life from me.
Give me the strength to breathe; to ride the minutes into years.

Oh mercy love,
You've time enough.
Hope is my own to
on through the sweat and the tears.
Hope is my own to
A waiting stone,
Dropped down into darkness,
and release
and release
and release.
Track Name: BONUS TRACK - Piss Off, I'm Drinking
In a world where there are just too few real complications,
you walked into the bar and took that seat you've always taken.
You said "Hey, hon. You here alone?"

Did you ask if I had just come down in the last shower of something
'cause no one falls for such unimaginative introductions.
They're just wrong. So very wrong.

But if I play all this so disaffected, will you love me?
If I look too cool to care, will you still wanna hit on me?
'Cause I'm alone.
So fucking alone.

If you can't at least look half-convincing, then consider me gone.
I've got cats to feed and a seriously overdue tax-return.
So move along - or buy me a drink, no I don't care which one because

Maybe I am just as disaffected as I seem and I'm
just too pissed to give a fuck about your job, your hopes, your dreams.
Do you wanna fuck, or do you wanna piss around for six more hours?
If I know my luck you've no idea about the protocols
that say - be gone, before I wake up. OK?

In a world where there are just too few real complications, you
walked into my world and you didn't make the slightest bit of difference.
No difference at all. No difference at all.
Track Name: BONUS TRACK - The Face
Beauty stands at the shore
with both eyes open.
Drinking in the grey, stands
with both arms broken.

And the wind feels no pain
no remorse for breathing,
and the ocean rips
where the rocks are teething
and I feel no pity for you.

Beauty lies in the dirt
as the sand is shifting
floating cold on the waves
as the tide is twisting

She will sink in the storm.
She will fade gently.
Love is as love breaks,
with both hands empty,
and I feel no pity for you.