Ignorance Is Bliss

by Jon Spanyol

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released September 19, 2011

All lyrics and music written, performed and produced by Jon Spanyol, with the exception of:

Cem Andre - drums
Simon Art Taylor - bass
Joe Rodwell - trumpets
Marc Weber - guitars

Remix by Paraesthesia Studios
Mastered by Jon Astley (www.closetotheedge.biz)
Drums recorded by Craig Reynolds at WizardSound
Artwork by Shurouq Algusane




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Jon Spanyol is an award winning multi-instrumentalist songwriter and producer based in North London. He has been compared to artists such as Maroon 5 and Ben Folds with his smooth blend of piano-driven pop lines and groovy funk licks. Shortly after the release of his debut EP, he had airplay on BBC Radio, headlined London Twestival and was featured in Sound on Sound magazine. ... more

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Track Name: Ignorance Is Bliss
Some people say that I am simple
Some people question if I’m there
Others might argue that my mind is somewhere else
But they can’t seem to work out where
The fact is, I’m not Sir Isaac Newton
My logic is often hit or miss
But sometimes it’s better to be in a different world
The fact is, that ignorance is bliss

What have you learned?
The jury’s out and the case adjourned
My common sense was given life without parole
I may be slow, but the trial will show
I’m in control, in control

I may not be down with Geoffrey Chaucer
Your ridicule only makes it worse
Your comments I will choose to ignore, sir
Even if your insults come to me in verse
In fairness, it takes a lot of bottle
To put up your hands and just say this:
“I know nothing much of Aristotle, but I know
The fact is, that ignorance is bliss”

If knowledge is power, I’m as weak as can be