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Music / Jake Bugg

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I drink to remember, I smoke to forget
Some things to be proud of, some stuff to regret
Two Fingers

Jacob Edwin Charles Kennedy (born 28 February 1994), or professionally known as Jake Bugg, is an English musician, singer, and songwriter from Nottingham. He first broke on to the music scene after performing at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival, and was signed to Mercury Records shortly afterward. He has released three albums to date.


  • Jake Bugg (2012)
  • Shangri La (2013)
  • On My One (2016)

Tropes that apply to Jake Bugg:

  • Apathetic Citizens: "Slumville Sunrise"
    Slumville sunrise
    Nobody cares or looks twice
  • Childhood Friends: As stated in "Two Fingers", his friends in Clifton.
    I go back to Clifton to see my old friends
    The best people I could ever have met
  • Disappeared Dad: His father left him when he was young.
  • Domestic Abuse: The third verse in "Two Fingers" mentions this
    Down in the kitchen, drinking white lightnin
    He's with my momma, yelling and fighting
  • Genre Roulette: His music tends to have varying amounts of Indie Punk, Folk Rock, Soft Rock, and Country influences.
  • The Lost Lenore: Mentioned in "What Doesn't Kill You".
    She was the dream that kept me up at night
    I couldn’t face the world without her eyes
    I never knew it till she disappeared
    My life would be a bunch of souvenirs
    All I know is what it is her heart she doubles up
    She packs her bag and then she runs and all I can do is watch her go
  • Lyrical Dissonance: "Seen It All" is rather upbeat for a song about the singer losing his innocence from witnessing someone getting fatally stabbed in front of him.
    Nothing shocks me anymore after tonight, I've seen the light
    But not the kind I would've liked
  • Self-Empowerment Anthem: "Two Fingers"
    So I kiss goodbye to every little ounce of pain
    Light a cigarette and wish the world away
    I got out, I got out, I'm alive and I'm here to stay
    So I hold two fingers up to yesterday
    Light a cigarette and smoke it all away
    I got out, I got out, I'm alive and I'm here to stay