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Jimmy Eat World
Telepath

Manchester’s Orchestra’s ‘Telepath’ is an acoustic slow-burner with a flicker of Americana. The guitars are joined by strings and the overall effect is warm with a twist of haunting. This is the starting point for the new song-swap, with Jimmy Eat World taking on ‘Telepath’ while Manchester Orchestra provide a spin of ‘Table For Glasses’.

Unsurprisingly, Jimmy Eat World give things a heavier rocky intro, but the electric version of the acoustic guitar piece is pretty faithful to the original. The verse takes things down lower, while the chorus has a thicker overdriven lift.

After the middle eight, the outro gets big atmosphere and emotive delivery of the lyrics. It definitely sounds like a Jimmy Eat World song and I doubt I would have connected the dots to the original – even though I’ve heard it many times (there are some big Manchester Orchestra fans in my orbit).

As well as the single-swap, Jimmy Eat World and Manchester Orchestra are heading out together for The Amplified Echoes Tour, with Middle Kids providing support.

Listen to Jimmy Eat World – Telepath.

Telepath Lyrics (Jimmy Eat World Version)

In my mind, you are an empty old apartment
Sitting on your mother’s table next to you is her
Carving out our names into each piece of wood and concrete
Told her I don’t have a lot, but you can have my soul

But, do you want me?
Baby, do you want me?
Do you want me?
No

In your mind, this is some new and glorious morning
And you ain’t ever gonna let nobody take that light again
Everyone I know is slowly falling to the ocean
I don’t want to be the next to row, I never learned to swim

Do you want me?
Baby, do you want me?
Do you want me?
No

In my mind, you are the road I chose to travel
Might as well have been the very last thing I decide
Half the time I’m lost, afraid that you’re just borrowed
It don’t matter much to me, I’m not afraid to die

Baby, are you with me?
Do you forgive me?
You’re the one I wanted, want right now, want when I am old
Baby, are you with me?
Do you forgive me?
You’re the one I wanted, want right now, want when I am old

When I’m falling
When I’m falling

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.
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