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Happy To Be Here

by Swansong

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    Band members: Nat (vocals and guitar), Jimmers (drums), Si (guitar), Dan (bass and backing vocals)
    Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jimmers Thomas.
    Artwork support by Adam Morrison.
    Backing vocals by Amy Horn Norris-Bradbury

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1.
Monster 02:18
You’re the noise, under the bed You’re the ghost on the stairs You’re the gun in my hand You’re the bomb, that’s not gone off yet You think you’ve got the power But you have never seen, what I can do I’ve been hiding and watching you And guess what I’m not, Scared of you You’re a monster But I can be a monster too
2.
Loaded 02:48
She kept, her secrets, like individual strands of hair, she kept them inside her, so nobody would see Chorus: Have a nice time, now you’re set free, I’ll be here, in case you need me. Have a nice time, a gift from me, Now I’m loaded, you seem happy You seem happy, I feel loaded Have a nice time, get yourself free, you seem happy, do you remember me You all seem happy, except for me She said I’ll take them, just give them all to me, just give them, keep them coming, you give them all to me But slowly it drowned her and they went hard, just like bones, And they turned hard Just like stones Just like stones Just like bones You seem happy, I feel loaded Have a nice time, get yourself free, you seem happy, do you remember me You all seem happy, except for me And she went hard Just like bones And she went cold Just like bones
3.
Bitter 03:10
Was I runt of the litter? She said afraid so. You’re the runt of the litter, always been so You know I’ve been bitter, I left my smile at home But I’m getting stronger, don’t know how this will go Chorus: And I’ve got to let it go, get the feeling it will blow But I’ve got to let it go, cause tomorrow I will have another go You know I nearly died, more than two or three times, and it wasn’t pretty, but I got to the finish line Somehow I still made it, a runt that grew some fur I’m sorry it’s so scruffy, but I had things to do I know I’m not talented, but at least I try I know I’m not the best, but at least I’m here I know I’m not perfect, but at least I know I know I’m not pretty, but I never tried And I’ve got to let it go, get the feeling it will blow But I’ve got to let it go, cause tomorrow I will have another go
4.
Frida 03:35
Frida said, take a lover that looks at you, like you might just be made of magic Frida said, take a lover that looks at you Like you might just be made of magic Would I sparkle if you met me now? Would you love me if you met me now? I don’t think so But you love me now Frida said, take a lover that looks at you, like you might just be made of magic Would you go to war even if we couldn’t win? I would do that for you, I would do that for you Frida said, take a lover that looks at you Like you might just be made of magic Frida said, take a lover that looks at you Like you might just be made of magic Would you love me, if you met me now? I don’t think so, but you love me now. Frida said, take a lover that looks at you, like you might just be made of magic, magic Would you go to war, even if we couldn’t win? I would do that for you, I would do that for you.
5.
Let me go 04:34
You’ve been around my town, you’ve been all over my frown, you say be grateful for something I never wanted to be You don’t know, you couldn’t know You don’t know, you shouldn’t know I know you don’t know, I won’t let you know I hope you don’t know Let me go Swallow eight twice a day to get me up and up and far away one to remember, one to fade I will never have my fill You don’t know, you couldn’t know You don’t know, you shouldn’t know You don’t know, I won’t let you know I hope you don’t know, I hope you don’t know Let me go You’ve been around my town, and I’m trying to get out The heat of the fire the cold of your call But my bones crumble now
6.
With all my reflection, I don’t forgive you With all this self-love, I still hate you With all the time past, I’ve not forgotten I’ve not forgotten you All the bad things you gave me, I turned them to something good All your fingerprints all over me, I will turn you in for sure With all my reflection, I don’t forgive you With all this self-love shit, I still hate you With all the time past, I’ve not forgotten I’ve not forgotten you Try as I might, you always lived rent free And you made the place stink You were never invited And now it’s time for you to go All the infections you inflicted Now I am immune
7.
Bruise 03:33
A polite request, to make me change, not too much now, just everything, amazes me that you still attempt, don’t you know yet, I’ll never get it. Honesty doesn’t get you far, but my heart and mouth are true and hard. Actually don’t want to be like them, not intentional, just know who I am. I am a bruise, I am a bruise, on your perfect arm, I am a bruise, I am a bruise in your perfect home I can cope with anything, doesn’t mean that I enjoy it. Overnight bag, not unpacked in days, distractive tactic that keeps me on my feet. Bite my cheeks and no one will tell, how much you hurt me when I needed some help No concentration and no sleep, I can only be honest, I have nothing else I am a bruise, I am a bruise, on your perfect arm, I am a bruise, I am a bruise in your perfect home I have the tracks but you hold the needle I have the tracks but you hold the needle I am a bruise, I am a bruise, on your perfect arm, Why did you bruise me every time? I let my guard down and you let me know why Now I won’t let you, bruise me again? No more now, not ever again.
8.
You didn't even ask me, say you can't hear me, we're both in tunnels, and you put the phone down. Every time it's the same, you wave at me and walk away I told you that it's every day, and you tell me it will be ok, just manage it, take this cup and drink it up. There's a good girl. Keep it all down. You didn't even ask me, say you can't hear me, we're both in tunnels, and you put the phone down. Oh it's you again, have how you been, let me just read your notes. I have said it thousands of times and you say you've listened You never listen.
9.
Lump 03:26
I don’t feel like I’m home, until I touch the sea, cold water and salty breeze, ready for what could be I let the ocean floor pull me down, I hold my breath, until I can’t see, just want to hear how it feels, when the sound stops This lump in my throat, has been there for days No matter what I drink, it won’t go away, and now I’m back to muscle memory It’s ok, I’m alright, I’m not drowning I chose this ending This lump in my throat, has been there for days No matter what I drink, it won’t go away, and now I’m back to muscle memory (Spoken) The monster I made to help the child in me, she’s out of control and, (yell) I’m unravelling This lump in my throat, has been there for days No matter what I drink it won’t go away And now I’m back to muscle memory Muscle memory Muscle memory
10.
Lost my shoes two hours ago You said we should go home I’m not ready to go yet We can still get our whistles wet Barefoot outside the palace Barefoot outside the palace Barefoot outside the palace You said I’m starting to be LOUD You think I should calm down I’m not going to get down Not with all this attention on me Barefoot outside the palace Barefoot outside the palace Barefoot outside the palace You say, go home, I say, come on Last bus has gone Might as well see what is open Barefoot outside the palace Barefoot outside the palace Barefoot outside the palace

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released December 1, 2022

Nat Gyll-Murray, Jimmers Thomas, Si Walker and Dan Kitts.

Backing vocals by Amy Horn Norris-Bradbury. Artwork help by Adam Morrison.

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