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And Peace

by She Makes War

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supashoppa The renditions of these songs are so beautiful and raw. While I love the originals, these stripped down versions show so much feeling from Laura and it just pierces your soul. Love love love. Thanks! Favorite track: Undone.
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Ste Sooooo hard to pick one!! But this one holds such special memories of us all singing along at the last ever headline gig, “Du bist ein Ankeeeer... Ich bin eine Welllleeee” (You are an anchor, I am a wave) Favorite track: In This Boat.
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Joe Agresta A poignant redo of eight selections from SMW’s past. Laura could have easily selected eight (or ten or twenty…) other significant songs from her impressive catalog to mark this passing of the brand. These alternate versions reach out to the listeners and form a fitting transition to whatever is next. Favorite track: Drown Me Out.
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Wasn’t that what you said? Wasn’t that what you meant to say? With three little words you lied I don’t think you realise Wasn’t worried by the time, no The time, but What took you so long? Wasn’t bothered by the lukewarm emotion I played along Wasn’t that what you said? Wasn’t that what you meant to say? With three little words you lied I don’t think you realise So you spill your heart all over computer But not to my eyes Darling drink your nervous wine, yeah I know you’re scared to capsize Wasn’t that what you said? Wasn’t that what you meant to say? With three little words you lied I don’t think you realise There’s nothing to say There’s nothing to say There’s nothing to do There’s nothing to do There’s nothing to say I think that it’s time you went away I’m sorry I wrote I’m sorry I called I’m sorry I broke your easy fall I’m sorry I cared I’m sorry I tried I’m sorry I cried in front of you Wasn’t that what you said? Wasn’t that what you meant to say? With three little words you lied I don’t think you realise

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Drown Me Out 04:08
We’re not safe here now, I have burned the lighthouse down You’re not good for me Diving dreams to sea, but the rocks have stopped me They’re not friendly Would you fall asleep so I can’t reach you? Would you turn away so I can’t touch you? Forfeit myself - drown me, drown me out Sick of silence - drown me, drown me out I’m not sorry - drown me, drown me out Kisses smother me - drown me out Darkness take me soon Water suck me under - it’s my escape from you Would you fall asleep so I can’t reach you Would you turn away so I can’t touch you Forfeit myself - drown me, drown me out Sick of silence - drown me, drown me out I’m not sorry - drown me, drown me out Kisses smother me So you’re throwing a rope Cos your victim is overboard But I’m looking for something wonderful To keep me in this lifeboat Would you fall asleep so I can’t reach you Would you turn away so I can’t touch you Forfeit myself - drown me, drown me out I’m not sorry - drown me, drown me out Sadness suffocate - drown me, drown me out Sick of silence, sick of myself Drown me out
3.
A-Hole 03:10
Digging ourselves a hole Dark little cave to lie low Take off our faces and carry on so We’re digging ourselves a hole I’ll mix you a drink of my tears Spike it with blood, lust and cheer As it pours from my punctures please kiss me my dear Raise your glass to mine Connect - disconnect - connect - disconnect Connect - disconnect - connect - disconnect Connect - disconnect - connect - disconnect Connect - disconnect - connect - disconnect Digging ourselves a hole Take it in turns to patrol I’ll build the watchtower if you take the toll Back to back we’ll face the world Connect - disconnect - connect - disconnect Connect - disconnect - connect - disconnect Connect - disconnect - connect - disconnect Connect - disconnect - connect - disconnect Connect - disconnect - connect - disconnect Connect - disconnect - connect - disconnect Connect - disconnect - connect - disconnect Connect - disconnect - connect - disconnect
4.
Paper Thin 05:29
I’m in the wars - I blame the bad weather A flood of tears, I drift without a shelter Reduce my world to things that I have worked for I lick my wounds and wonder if I can mend the year Awake No sleep til I make Black dreams dissipate Ooh I crashed down, I burned out along the way I’m a sunny day with threat of thunder, threat of rain Ooh I crashed down, I came round to devastate Anyway I let my skin grow paper thin And that’s okay I heal myself with friends and conversation Some time alone, a sober celebration I was told I feel things too much But I know it hurts to be touched Ooh I crashed down, I burned out along the way I’m a sunny day with threat of thunder, threat of rain Ooh I crashed down, I came round to devastate Anyway I let my skin grow paper thin And that’s okay Cos I see stars And I small roses (on good days) All this is ours Let’s do amazing things with good hearts Ooh I crashed down, I burned out along the way I’m a sunny day with threat of thunder, threat of rain Ooh I crashed down, I came round to devastate Anyway I let my skin grow paper thin, paper thin I’m a sunny day with threat of thunder, threat of rain I’m in the wars, I blame the bad weather
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Delete 03:20
Don't stop Pass by We didn’t know that we’d survive A simple start I wasn't expecting to fly I’d like to delete myself Don't like to repeat myself I’d like to delete myself Don't like to repeat myself It's no But don’t go Everyone’s getting old so quickly, what are we gonna do with this now I’m so tired I wasn’t thinking about kids and the future I’d like to delete myself Don't like to repeat myself I’d like to delete myself Don't like to repeat myself Ohhh Don’t stop the clock Don’t mention the time Eyes front and we’ll all be fine Some sorry state You left me in Tearstained, scuffed and dazzling I’d like to delete myself Don't like to repeat myself I’d like to delete myself Don't like to repeat myself
6.
In This Boat 04:49
In this boat I look for signs of morning In these sails a bond I cannot keep In this heart I hear a siren calling Set to sea I turn my salty cheek Don't wake up Don't cry out In these arms I hope for sweet surrender In these veins I hunt for poetry In this vessel floating to the future Weeping weather fills the cold grey sea Don't wake up Don't cry out Don't make a sound Let tempest come His won't be done Illuminate my arrow In this boat is all we ever needed In this storm I know we will not drown In this battleship far from homeland Rock this body I'll ride the wave back down Don't wake up Don't cry out Don't make a sound Confusion go - protect my home On land or sea they won't take me Let tempest come His won't be done Illuminate my arrow You are an anchor I am a wave
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Undone 03:13
Drinking morning coffee late, today I’m in a dream All the colours shifted imperceptibly Happy for a moment then dark thoughts slide in-between Cos I’m not okay, okay I’m not - no I’m not okay, no I’m not You say life goes on But I’ve come undone Some days I just really miss someone Mental mausoleum - I display my memories Light another candle for a friend at sea Tell me these good people don’t deserve life’s cruelty Cos it’s not okay, okay it’s not - no It’s not okay, no it’s not You say life goes on But I’ve come undone Some days I just really miss someone You say life goes on But I’ve come undone Some days I just really miss someone Someone Someone
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Dear Heart 03:50
Vena cava, cardiac, hollow vein Powering my dreams with sweet sustain Delicate muscle you’re not built to hate Your quiet biology I appreciate Dear heart I was wrong for all the things I put you through Greasy fingermarks stain You’ve been neglected, been abused But I will always treasure you Atrioventricular be true Should’ve never let the world break you One day you’ll slow down and so will I At least I have time to apologise Dear heart I was wrong for all the things I put you through Greasy fingermarks stain You’ve been neglected, been abused But I will always treasure you Dear heart I was wrong for all the things I put you through Greasy fingermarks stain You’ve been neglected, been abused But I will always treasure you For as long as I get to Til my finger are turning blue I will always care for you Thank you

about

A brand new eight track retrospective featuring fan favourites from all four She Makes War albums, loving re-worked by yours truly in late 2019.

The songs in this collection were chosen from YOUR online votes – I sneakily asked you what your top three SMW songs were, counted them up and set to work, recording stripped back, intimate versions of the top tracks at The Launchpad and sending them off to be beautifully mixed by Steve Kilpatrick. Before moving on to new pastures, I wanted to create this collection to honour the people who have been a massive part of this whole project – YOU.

I’ve been playing some of these songs live for a long time now, and having got to know them back to front and inside out over the 571(ish) gigs I’ve played under the SMW name, it was fun to create these new versions. I hope you enjoy listening.

I made this for you. Thank you x

credits

released December 13, 2019

Produced, performed and recorded by Laura Kidd at The Launchpad, Bristol.

Mixed by Steve Kilpatrick at Soundfackery Productions.
Mastered by Chris McCormack at Blacklisted Mastering.
Artwork by Alex Tillbrook.

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She Makes War was the solo project of Bristol based multi-instrumentalist producer and visual artist Laura Kidd.

Blending urgent indie rock with melancholy torch songs, SMW released 4 and a bit albums between 2010 and 2019.
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