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Worth

by The Sad Song Co.

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1.
Lifestyles 03:41
Christ ran away from here Spurned the cross and fled in fear Hid his face and cleaned his bloodied knee Now I’m at the water’s edge Is John prepared to wet my head Even though I say I don’t believe This lifestyle we prayed for Or bargained, or cheated Swear and rant and rage our way Through another hopeless godless day Cross ourselves and slash our souls to bits This lifestyle we prayed for Or bargained, or cheated This lifestyle we prayed for So hollow, so hollow This dark becomes our life We’ve lost ourselves in minefields of desire It don’t make no sense at all Now I’m in the desert’s grip Falling beneath temptation’s whip Bite the dust, catch the grains in my teeth And give myself to all three This lifestyle we prayed for Or bargained, or cheated This lifestyle we prayed for So hollow, so hollow
2.
When you say there’s no way out When your world’s awash with doubt When you tell me hope is lost I will hear you out When you tell me all is pain I’ll be honest I don’t see I don’t see it myself I don’t, I don’t see it When you say the world’s not fair, Well goddamn, you’re right When standing’s too much to bear When fatigue eclipses care I will take your arm Haul you upright from your despair Because to be honest I don’t, I don’t see it myself Stay calm, there’s always a light I don’t, I don’t see it myself Stay calm, there’s always a light out there Everyone’s hurt is their own And drills a hole inside But tomorrow’s never gone There’s always hope even if You don’t, you don’t see it yourself We’re your friends, let us show you the way You can’t, you can’t see it yourself. We’re your friends, let us show you the way out
3.
Found you Need you Understand Touch me Taste me Pin me down World of Dreaming In my hand —— We can Hide out Go to ground You should not have come around The world won’t hear us just this once
4.
Islands 02:06
My head is full of lights Exposing me When I’m with you They’re all dimmed I forget myself Islands all around me Urged on by frail mortality Shameful grey morality And the promise of ecstasy The sirens haul me out to sea Now I know What I must do To forget you
5.
Waiting for something real to be said Waiting for awkward hours Take me to your bed to get into my head If mischievous fates allow You and me to turn the key Then you and me can yearn to be More than a reverie, more than a memory More than a one night thing, lonely is a state of mind you’re in My pleasure is the pleasure of your company Let go of your rictus grin, lonely is a state of mind you’re in Let me help you find the way home Wearing my halo, wearing my horns Tempted by something easy Like you and me, stumbling home You and me and every unknown More than a reverie, more than a memory More than a one night thing, lonely is a state of mind you’re in My pleasure is the pleasure of your company Let go of your rictus grin, lonely is a state of mind you’re in Let me help you find your way home You and me, out until dawn You and me, sick on the lawn You and me, stumbling home You and me despite every unknown We’re still turning the key We’re still yearning to be More than a reverie, more than a memory More than a one night thing, lonely is a state of mind you’re in My pleasure is the pleasure of your company Let go of your rictus grin, lonely is a state of mind you’re in Release you - it’s what you wanted, reach for the summit Release you - it’s what you wanted ‘Cause lonely’s just a state of mind you’re in Release you - it’s what you wanted - lonely is a state of mind you’re in
6.
When you see the fires Be inspired All will melt And reform Far behind us then Amidst it all We were meant To learn Call out the body beautiful We’re on the move again Call out the body beautiful We learn the truth but then How they roar and weep When sirens jerk them From their sleep And line them up Out the fire escape Leave the Mess that you make We’re breaking free Call out the body beautiful We’re on the move again Call out the body beautiful We learn the truth but then They fall Now we’re the body beautiful We’re on the move again Feed me the body beautiful To learn the truth and then They fall Now you’re my body beautiful You’re on the move again Taste the rain my body beautiful I will not see the end I fall When we were the body beautiful We never saw them come They tore down the body beautiful Buried every one
7.
When you’re given time For one last prayer Don’t waste pleas On deities Life is just what you make of it So don’t despair When you get down to it There’s nothing there And life is what you can make of it You’re the only one Who can make change Be yourself Raise your eyes Don’t despair Life is just what you make of it So don’t despair Look to the sky and see There’s nothing there Your life is what you can make of it Don’t measure your care Life is just what you make of it So don’t despair Now look to the sky and see There’s nothing there Your life is what you can make of it Don’t measure your care Your life is just what you’ll make of it
8.
I just want to be worth my bones I’m trying to be worth my bones I’m letting down those at home but I’ve got to be worth my bones Everyone needs some kind of external validation I’m not proud it’s just a fact to say that this is mine It’s that moment when you realise that you are an arsehole And you know you’re irredeemable and that’s just fine I just want to be worth my bones I’m trying to be worth my bones I’m letting down those at home but I’ve just got to be worth my bones Drowned out in the 80s by the vicious cocaine treble Muffled in the 90s by the MDMA bass I wish that I could tell you now I’m on the straight and level But making up for past defeat is chance I can’t waste I just want to be worth my bones I’m trying to be worth my bones I’m letting down those at home but I’ve just got to be worth my bones I just want to be worth my bones How can I be worth my bones When I’m letting down those at home ‘cause I just want to be worth my bones Live once, live well I just want to be worth my bones I’m trying to be worth my bones I’m letting down those at home but I’ve just got to be worth my bones I just want to be worth my bones How can I be worth my bones When I’m letting down those at home ‘cause I’ve got to be worth these bones Live once, live well, break out of your boundaries I just want to be worth my bones
9.
Wounded Lion 08:56
Solid ground dissolving under me Like vapour trails in the sky I don’t deal well with open questions Change never did agree with me I was never taught how to cope We’re men of faith, you’re doubting Thomas We’re agents of change that you promised Attacking what’s begotten The stench of something rotten And the values we’ve forgotten From this wounded lion Can I blame being tired of being me For taking the fight to them? Soothing weight of the homemade jacket The genius that kissed me To scribe my name in the history Of this wounded lion, clapped in irons, reveal yourself to me The image was appealing We were sent to defend the fallen bride Protect the lion’s heart Don’t leave! Things look black without you. Things look bleak without you in my life. Please don’t leave Burning down the churches Howling in the cloistered dark Dictating what we eat, their audacity beggars my belief Don’t leave! I need you here to guide me To give me children who’ll survive me and tell tales of the man I am Don’t leave. Please don’t leave. The current in the wire Sets the all-consuming fire That reveals me as a liar To this wounded lion Clapped in irons, relinquish your beliefs! You can’t rely on this wounded lion To redefine what’s free Wounded lion, wounded lion You made me the enemy I’m the enemy?

credits

released February 9, 2018

Written, produced and played by Nigel Powell

except
5, 6 - lyrics by Nigel Powell and Chris T-T
1, 2, 7, 9 - bass guitar by Jason Moulster
5, 6, 9 - lead guitar by Ryan Robinson
8 - backing vocals by Frank Turner, Max Kerman, Kat Jones and Billy Pettinger

Engineered by Nigel Powell and Graeme Stewart
Recorded at home and Woodworm Studios, assisted by Stuart Jones

Mixed by Chris Kasych

Mastered by Alex DeYoung

Design by Evan Cotter @ 138 Design
Photography by Ben Morse

Published by Nigel Powell, except 5, 6 published by Nigel Powell / Chris T-T

Thanks are due to:
Jacob, Cluny, Dad, Adrian, Jo, Sam and Lyra
Andy Yorke
Alyssa Nilsen
Sammy Andrews

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Solo albums from multi-instrumentalist Nigel Powell, previously of Unbelievable Truth, Dive Dive, Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls.

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