Published on Oct 16, 2013
All Heart No Brains will be free to download on the 12th of November from Cool for Cats Records.
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Video directed by @petecadman / www.petercadman.com
Produced and edited by Kit Richardson.
Starring The Band - Alison Andrews, James Bourne, Kate Coggins and Sam Simon-Norris.
Song written, arranged and performed by Kit RIchardson. Except guitar written and performed by Sam-Simon Norris. Strings performed by Alison Andrews, Kate Coggins and Tristan Horne. Produced by Dan Cox and Kit Richardson. Mixed by Dan Cox at Urchin Studios. Mastered by Dan Cox and Matt Colton at Alchemy Mastering.
All heart no brains
Doctors don't know what to say
A little bag of bones in pounds and ounces
3 days no change
Nothing ventured, nothing gained
Still this little girl seems safe as houses
So she's scooped up, so tight
Taxi through the night
Sound of voices ringing out behind her
"Poor mite, some plight
How could someone bring a child
into this big bad world
with nothing to survive it?"
One day, cold grey,
20 years, nothing to say
and suddenly her throat is
rid of all the silence
When she spoke they
Expected her to choke
On consonants and vowels
but she was clear as daylight
Hands reached out
She shook their bodies to the ground
'how did you let violence
get so deep inside you?
Fighting makes peace
You sell cures to your own diseased
Love is a footnote
Don't let hate define you'
But it's too late now
You're being drowned out by sacred cows
We tied ourselves up with our own rope
Nobody wants your new brand of hope
And we do just fine
The pills are getting cheaper all the time
You come along with your big ideas
Trying to open our eyes
But we don't really wanna be untied
All heart no brains
Fought the good fight but in vain
Her jacket's faded
and her skin is frozen
Stood in the rain
outside a pharmacy chain
what they need's inside them
She's gotten hoarse
Polemic lost it's force
her voice gets drowned out
by war and untruth
but when it all dies down
you'll hear the faintest of sounds
'It is alright and you have all been lied to'
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