This entry was posted on Monday, September 24th, 2012 at 12:59 pm and is filed under Inneresting, Old Media, Teh Interwebs.


A missing student (15) has reportedly run away abroad with maths teacher Jeremy Forrest (30), who also writes, produces and performs music under the stage name ‘Jeremy Ayre‘.

This morning, some of Jeremy Forrest/Ayre’s web presences have been disabled, but many of his musical offerings remain. You are invited to explore how this man expressed himself in song before putting himself in this extraordinary position (and I further challenge you to do so without repeating any of the more witless comment behaviour, currently ranging from calling him a ‘paedo’* to advising to him to “keep heading south & over the Pyrenees,” because the “legal age of consent is 13 in Spain”).

Jeremy performs mainly as an acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter, he describes his music as being “punk, pop and folk all together”, and you can sample his music on YouTube, MySpace and SoundCloud.

At present, most attention focuses on a song titled My Little Emo but personally I’m more intrigued by song with a title inspired by a blood sucker: Let The Wrong One In. On his site, Jeremy describes the latter as “a song about a relationship going wrong, people meeting on different levels and having very different ideas and expectations” but just between you and me, I’m hearing some stereotypical middle-age issues in that first verse, too.

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Let The Wrong One In
by ‘Jeremy Ayre’ (Jeremy Forrest)

http://soundcloud.com/jeremy-ayre-music/let-the-wrong-one-in

Recently I can feel
Tiredness creeping in my bones
I’m growing old
I used to be a little more
Innocent about the things I’ve done
I’ve come undone

‘Cause every time I can I miss the hate
Next I make a promise not to make
The same mistakes I always make

I want you to realise,
I don’t like you like the way you think
I’m not that deep
You’re living in a fantasy
‘Cos all I really wanna do is screw
So give me a break

‘Cos every time we kiss you say it’s me
Full of self conviction
Are you full of self esteem?
(You’re) not fooling me
You’re not fooling me
You’re not fooling me
You’re not fooling me

Your friends say I’m out of luck
Tell ‘em I don’t give a fucking stuff
Thinking for your-self

Don’t believe that things can change
You’re back with me
When we haven’t even spoke
It’s just a joke

You’re making it impossible to meet
When just one conversation
Will put this all this shit to sleep
This isn’t it
This isn’t it
This isn’t it
This isn’t it

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My Little Emo
by ‘Jeremy Ayre’ (Jeremy Forrest)

http://youtu.be/4u6A1SYeqeY

In hindsight, I miss you
It’s too late for a chase
The seasons will change me
I won’t go to waste

So lay me down, lay me down
The weight of this day will bring me ’round
So lay me down, lay me down
The weight of this day will bring me ’round

I’m so cold, I’m nervous
A train wreck, or worse
She’s talking, the movements
I can’t read, or worse

So lay me down, lay me down
The weight of this day will bring me ’round
So lay me down, lay me down
The weight of this day will bring me ’round

So lay me down, lay me down
The weight of this day will bring me down
So lay me down, lay me down
The weight of this day will bring me ’round
So lay me down, lay me down
The weight of this day will bring me ’round

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PS – Tonight’s movie: Election. Just because.

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UPDATE – Previously-thought-unintelligible lyric in ‘My Little Emo’ ably identified by Louis Barfe. Cheers, fella.

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UPDATE (5pm) – The Mirror offer their take/view on the song Better Company, but personally I find this to be the most intriguing song from the MySpace selection: Eighteen

Eighteen
by ‘Jeremy Ayre’ (Jeremy Forrest)

http://www.myspace.com/music/player?sid=32425019

Say
Sigh if you need a lift
I always like running after you
And I don’t want to let you down

Now
My head’s been round and round
You made me feel so ridiculous
And I don’t want to let you know

I don’t mind
If you wanna go with someone else
I don’t mind
If you wanna be a-lone

Girl
I hang onto words you say
Remember the looks you gave me
And I thought that I’d let you know

I
Go crazy inside your eyes
And dizzy if I survive you
Touching my hand when you talk to me

I don’t mind
If you wanna go with someone else
I don’t mind
If you wanna be a-lone

Hey
Can we talk a little mour-n of your voice

Girl
Then every word you say
‘Cause when I’m down and out
It makes me feel much better somehow, and yet…

Girl
You hang me upside down
And my stomach’s turned inside-out for you
I’m losing my self con-trol

Yeah
Well I used to be so relaxed
But now I can hardly sleep at night
But I wouldn’t change a thing

I don’t mind
If you wanna go with someone else
I don’t mind
If you wanna be a-lone

Conversations will not replace
The things I want to do
Reservations keep me far away
From being close to you

Hey
Can we talk a little mour-n of your voice

Girl
Then every word you say
‘Cause when I’m down and out
It makes me feel much better somehow, and yet…

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UPDATE – Post and some comments have been edited to remove a name.