The Solo EP (Vol 1)

by Graeme Brittles

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about

My first EP, a collection of some of my songs played with just my vocals and an acoustic guitar.

credits

released July 21, 2015

Graeme Brittles: Guitar & Vocals

Alice Nicholls: Album Cover Photography

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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.

Verse 1:
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.

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.
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?

Chorus:
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: 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

Chorus:
'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: 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

Chorus:
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

Verse 2:
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: 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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