Better Late Than Never

by Graeme Brittles

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released December 7, 2015

Guitar & Vocals: Graeme Brittles
Producer: Graeme Brittles

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Track Name: World Keeps Spinning Round
Chorus 1:
You may call them crazy, you may hold them down
You may wonder why they're here as the world keeps spinning round
You ignore their talent, but you don't have a clue
'cause the world would be an empty place without all they've done for you.

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Despite her broken back, and a fight with polio
The world was telling Frida that her face would never show
She embraced her beauty, and shoved it in your face
She brought her conditions in her art to face the human race

Chorus 2:
And you may call her crazy, you may hold her down
You may wonder why she's here as the world keeps spinning round
You ignore her talent, but you don't have a clue
'cause the world would be an empty place without all she's done for you.

Verse: 2
Christ wasn't moving, all he had was his left foot
He got no faith from people in who's hands his life he put
But when he brought out his book, he helped us all to see
That life could still go on beside his disability

Chorus 3:
You may call him crazy, you may hold him down
You may wonder why he's here as the world keeps spinning round
You ignore his talent, but you don't have a clue
'cause the world would be an empty place without all he's done for you.

Chorus 1:
You may call them crazy, you may hold them down
You may wonder why they're here as the world keeps spinning round
You ignore their talent, but you dont have a clue
'cause the world would be an empty place without all they've done for you.

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You may call them crazy, you may hold them down
You may wonder why they're here as the world keeps spinning round
You ignore their talent, but you dont have a clue
'cause the world would be an empty place without all they've done for you.
Track Name: Friend or Foe
Verse 1:
Call yourself the chosen one, you think you know it all
But with a soapbox built on lies, you're only set to fall
You claim equality but only in your chosen view
Never mind to attack the labels at a time that it suits you

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And you know you don't know jack
And now your victims start to fight back

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'cause you can argue with all your might
But you've become the thing that you pretend to fight
As you start your tale of woe
We''' remember how you turned from a friend into a foe

Verse 2:
Call yourself the gatekeeper, you think you'll get your say
Never mind the lives you ruin as you try to get your way
You say you wanted friendship
When all you really wanted was power
Now you'll know responsibility
As you reach your fighting hour

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Track Name: Signs
Verse 1:
Why cant we say, what we wanna say clearly?
Why cant we do, what we wanna do?
Why do we live, in fear of saying what we're feeling?
Why cant we say, I like you?

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Instead we, try to hide and speak in signs
and dont put any words at the bottom
some minds cant make out their meaning
but most of us seem to have forgotten
why dont we make it clear?

Verse 2:
Why cant we know, what you say without speaking?
Why cant we be, who we wanna be?
Why cant we learn, what your face is saying?
Why cant we tell, if you like me?

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Verse 3:
Why cant we be, honest with ourselves?
Why cant we say, yes or no?
Why cant we trust, ourselves with our emotions?
Why cant we let, our feelings show?

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Track Name: Let it Show
Verse 1:
Try to understand what life is throwing my way
Never gonna get this world down every day
Still i'm gonna wear my heart on the sleeve of my arm
And it's gonna stay that way even if I go through major harm

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But never mistake, my kindness for a weakness
Because i'm stronger than you'll ever know, and i'll let it show

Verse 2:
Yes I survived growing up in a broken home
Whiskey bottles on the kitchen counter is all i've ever known
My dad walked straight out of my life at the age of 14
And from that point on i've fought to be the man that he could never have been

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Verse 3:
Now i'm in a brand new city making my own way
Things no longer take me over without my say
Friends will help me find the path that I should be on
Things may not be perfect but I know for now that I have won

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Track Name: We'll Stand
Verse 1:
Scraping the bottom of the barrel, working against the things we need
And now we find ourselves in peril, with many starving mouths to feed
You just signed away our living, so now we're fighting for our rights
And for the suffering you're giving, we've got you firmly in our sights

Chorus:
We will, fight for our future and we'll, fight to be free
And we'll stand for those who cant stand for themselves
And we'll only stop once you're consigned to history
Horror stories from the corner of the shelves
Because you only seem to care about yourselves

Verse 2:
We the people have just spoken, most disagree with what you say
And yet because our systems broken, with our lives you get to play
You think we'll just sit back in silence, as all we fought for runs astray
That's why we're taking on the tyrants, from now until you're gone away

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Track Name: Turn it Round
Verse 1:
Rising up and fall back down, turn your smile into a frown
Now your minds no longer free, make it worse so they wont see
Turn the corner to the pill, squeeze your life to keep your will
Hours spent stuck in alert, cant describe this world of hurt

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And when you're down, down, down, down
They say turn it round, round, round, round
But how do you know, know, know, know
How to make it so, so, so, so
Gotta let it all go

Verse 2:
Feeling crowded and alone, living in the danger zone
Stumble over lose the race, never show it on your face
We cant tell just what we need, want to talk and plant the seed
Start to struggle with this strife, can I cope now with this life

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And when you're down, down, down, down
They say turn it round, round, round, round
You know its true, true, true, true
And what its doing to you, you, you, you
What do you do

Chorus 3:
And when you're down, down, down, down
They say turn it round, round, round, round
But you feel the chill, chill, chill, chill
And you've had your fill, fill, fill, fill
And now you're standing still
Track Name: Between Living and Existing
Verse 1:
What do you find in your broken mind
A massive fear that reality wont work inside, and you've lost your pride
What do you find over the wall
At a moments notice you can rise and heed the call, just build yourself to fall

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And now you see the difference, between living and existing
And now it makes no sense, because you want the other side

Verse 2:
What do you want from this humdrum life
Simple assurance that life and love wont be too much strife, and oppourtunity's rife
What will you learn from this life's chapter
To get to know the meaning of your character, and your sense of adventure

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Track Name: When You Open Your Eyes
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To the top and fall from grace, a hundred feelings just one face
Well prepared and come what may, a million words we'll never say
Some may win and some may lose, living sheltered we dont choose
From our cradle to our grave, a million words we'll never say

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And you, dont know what it means
And, nothings as it seems
And our, limits in the skies
And our heart and our soul will be clear, when you open your eyes

Verse 2:
Shining bright to the eclipse, hours screaming through closed lips
Set for heaven bound for hell, pain and torture we cant tell
Easy come and easy go, life pass us by we'll never know
From our cradle to our grave, troubled souls are never saved

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And you, dont know what it means
And, nothings as it seems
We're the, lost ones in disguise
But our heart and our soul will be clear, if you open your eyes

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Underground and in the sky, world no longer pass us by
Stay in one place see the world, life's potential now unfurled
Fallen down then start to climb, loyal companion for all time
From our cradle to our grave, troubled souls forever saved

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Track Name: Take Shelter
Verse 1:
Try to fight against a mind that's playing twisted games
Many people passing by we'll never know their names
Work to keep a happy face and focus on the fun
When deep inside you really know and feel like you are done

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Almost made it through the day, but then you start to slip away

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Curl into your tiny ball don't focus on the shame
Fight against the feelings that are causing all this pain
Close your eyes to stop the visions flooding to your brain
Hold your ears to end the screams take shelter from the rain
Until you face it all again

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feeling your life slip away its falling off the tracks
Leaving you in pieces you cant tell if they're intact
Gazing at life through the window wishing to be free
Bet you never thought that this could be someone like me

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Track Name: Better Late Than Never
Verse 1:
Never got this friendship thing, til someone took me under her wing
Had to wait til 22, thought what the hell am I supposed to do
She helped me find what to do and say, and helped me get through day by day
Now she's my sister and i'm her brother, and we both love one another

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But as I start on this endeavour
They say who am I to think so big and clever
Well I say better late than never

Verse 2:
Well behind my fall from grace, want to help the human race
At the age of 23, joined the fight for equality
Now I work to change the norm, and fight oppression in every form
Dont see how you've got the gaul, we're only human after all

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Verse 3:
Walk out to the big mic stand, got my old guitar in hand
May only be 25, but i've never felt more alive
Dont worry if I get things wrong, just say fuck it and sing this song
I can feel new life in me, so thanks to all who helped this be

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