Disarm

by She Makes War

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Vlad Abacus When aliens scan through the smashed detritus of our wrecked civilization, they will search for debut albums with high levels of #psychickarate essence to prolong their twisted species' shriveling tentacles. This particular record will be highly sought-after. Favorite track: Got Milk.
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Guy Thomas Music that is complex, imaginative, raw and emotional. Scared to Capsize and Slow Puncture are undoubted highlights but I still favour Olympian for it's appealing structural asymmetry.
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Moi ? Favorite track: Olympian.
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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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A-Hole 02:49
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
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No Fireworks 03:07
We find so little to fight about these days, don’t we? We don’t torture each other any more - there’s no point So come in love let’s huddle together As the planes carve up the sky the stars swerve satellites Trying to send hopeful signs home There’s no fireworks for us this year There’s no need to make explosions in the air So no fireworks for us this year But I don’t mind There’s something else I can’t write happy songs but I Feel safe sometimes Won’t push you away from me any more Oh darling press your cheek to mine, will you Let’s pray faithlessly together for the future If there’s one There’s no fireworks for us this year There’s no need to make explosions in the air So no fireworks for us this year But I don’t mind No I don’t mind There’s no fireworks for us this year But I don’t mind There’s no fireworks for us this year There’s no need to make explosions in the air So no fireworks for us this year But I don’t mind There’s something else
4.
A pale voice and a paper tear The bullets scud, hunting blood But it’s friendly fire my love We changed tyres but we’re losing air So hold me close as we drive We’re in for a bumpy ride It’s just a slow puncture Bringing us down Twisting me round Just a slow puncture Stealing our sound Taking us down The thread broke so we’re ripping seams I’m daring you to deny this Gemini butterfly The snow’s deep but we’re dressed in dreams Oh honey hang on cos we’re all just surviving here It’s just a slow puncture Bringing us down Twisting me round Just a slow puncture Stealing our sound Taking us down I see light on dark days It’s just a slow puncture Twisting me round Just a slow puncture Stealing our sound Taking us down
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NIMN 03:39
Frost in brain In the heart Back to the bone and back to the start Glitterballs and combat paint Less we care about Less we ache Shadows and ghosts A easterly wind Bringing us back once more to dream Not in my name Not in my name Never, never [avert your eyes] Not in my name Not in my name Not in my name Never, never, never Crush of salt under blackened lashes Bulldoze bodies while we avert eyes Shield us from the terrified Oh man, what happened with our alibi? When will we... Not in my name Not in my name [when will we cry] Never, never Not in my name [avert your eyes] Not in my name Not in my name [avert your eyes] Never, never, never [part time warrior] Avert your eyes Shield us from the terrified Avert your eyes Thank you and good night Not in my name Not in my name Never never Oh we’re all terrified Til we die
6.
Olympian 03:18
Clouds collide Falling, melting in to blue I deny Feeling anything for you You were the best thing I turned my back on Others love I stay rooted to the ground Losing, never found Olympian Show me how to feel again Save me, my Apollo You were the best thing I turned my back on My lead heart frozen So we suffer love’s slings and blunt arrows I got the lead and you took the gold Now I’m baring my bark but you want to bite Let’s bury it, bury it Our love is a bird with a broken back that you buried in the shade of my branches Watch the weeds grow tall as our dreams turn cold And all we have left are half remembered truths You were the best thing So we suffer love’s slings and blunt arrows I got the lead and you took the gold Now I’m baring my bark but you want to bite So we suffer love’s slings and blunt arrows I got the lead and you took the gold Now I’m baring my bark but you want to bite Let’s bury it, bury it
7.
Eye Spy 01:21
Oh, isn’t it fun to be free? I’m pretty sure you’ll agree There’s nothing better than winning Surprise! Nothing is quite as it seems He’s taking tea with the Queen While everyone else breaks their promises How did it come to this? Now it seems so obvious Oh I spy Too many children have died Isn’t that what we desired? Isn’t that what we all wanted?
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Let This Be 04:50
Please boy shut your mouth There’s no time to talk shit out Ticking lives aside They’re not forgotten, not denied Please boy come with me I’m drilling holes to sweet relief The blood fog’s in me So come, hey I’m gonna take your tears away I’m gonna take your tears away Because everything hurts Please boy shut my mouth Look how we talked the dawn around Declare war with me We’re dropping bombs in foreign fields Just like you, just like me To let this be So come, hey I’m gonna take your tears away I’m gonna take your tears away Because everything hurts So come, hey I’m gonna take your tears away I’m gonna gonna take your tears away Because everything ‘s gone Don’t stop revealing, don’t stop Don’t stop revealing, don’t stop Don’t stop revealing, don’t stop I’m gonna take your tears away I’m gonna take your tears away I’m gonna take your tears
9.
Got Milk 03:22
I’ve got milk I’ve got milk ohhhh I’ve got milk I’ve got milk Yeah I’ve got milk Bones, guts and blood It’s nothing to hide from just what I’m made of You think it’s dirty but I know it’s good Come over here now boy And get sticky like my love You told me you’d show me how much you had grown You told me you’d show me how much you had I’ve got milk I’ve got milk woooo I’ve got milk I’ve got milk Stupid bloody valentine Lick my neck and spill my wine We’ve got hips and seams that rip And no desire to waste our time You told me you’d show me how much you had grown You told me you’d show me how much you had I’ve got milk I’ve got milk ohhhh I’ve got milk I’ve got milk I’ve got I’ve got milk and I’ve got bones I’ve got milk and I’ve got blood (I’ve got milk, I’ve got blood) (I’ve got milk, I’ve got blood) I’ve got milk Uh-huh
10.
I Am 03:58
I am the sweet defender I am the one you bruised I am sick of feeling I am sick Of feeling used I am the one who held you I am the one who was always there My heart, so swollen and sick to find That love was useless Now my tears stain The streets you named You kissed my heart then you ripped it away But I only hold myself to blame You ripped it away I am the one left craving I am the one who ends up alone I am the one who loved you I am the one you don’t Now my tears stain The streets you named You kissed my heart then you ripped it away But I only hold myself to blame You ripped it away Now my tears stain The streets you named You kissed my heart then you ripped it away But I only hold myself to blame You ripped it away Now my tears stain The streets you named You kissed my heart then you ripped it away But I only hold myself to blame You ripped it away
11.
Chicken 02:48
Tell me your secrets I’ll tell you my lies Tell me everything - don’t bury it What’s the use of skirting round it? Give the guilty gossip Tell me, tell me The panic voices in your head They’ll buzz around until they kill you Melt away the brain cells til you’re dead Come on chicken Bang your empty head Give it up, give it up Tell me I’m growing tired of your excuses Your indecision with the truth is Getting on my nerves I have to say So count to ten I need a friend Oh spit it out cos I’m not laughing I’m planning to walk out of here alive Come on chicken Bang your empty head Give it up, give it up Tell me Come on chicken Bang your empty head Give it up, give it up Tell me
12.
Lately I’ve been receiving photographic flashbacks From distant conversations Vacant Now I don’t sleep I’m trying not to think I’m feeling wired But I don’t wanna talk to somebody They’re just my suffocated memories That’s all I feel connected up [I feel] To every time it hurt [it hurt me] To every little detail But I don’t wanna talk to somebody They’re just my suffocated memories That’s all So I’ll keep my ghosts Embrace my shadows I’ve come to love my lows My ghosts and shadows But I don’t wanna talk to somebody They’re just my suffocated memories
13.
Fade Fade out It’s easier than living Touch like people Like you know what you want to be feeling All I’m asking for is a little soul, a little fire, a little more Love like liars It’s easier to fall apart than fix it Talk like cowards Let it all build up til you are powerless All I’m asking for is a little soul, a little fire, a little more All I’m asking for is a little soul, a little fire, a little more

about

My first album was recorded in the biting winter of 2009 in London Fields.

After a few abortive attempts to gather the songs together over previous years, I was contacted by Myles Clarke via MySpace – he was setting up a new studio and looking for artists to work with. Perfect timing!

I could only afford to pay for 17 days in the studio, to include tracking and mixing, so we worked fast. It was magical to hear all the parts that had been swirling around in my head for years come to life and I’ll always have a soft spot for what we created on a crazy tight budget, greasy takeaways and many, many cups of tea.

Click here to listen to the audio commentary: shemakeswar.bandcamp.com/album/disarm-album-commentary

Click here to listen to “Disarm:15” – 5 songs from this album that I reworked to celebrate the 5th anniversary in 2015: shemakeswar.com/disarm15/

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released September 1, 2010

Produced by Laura Kidd and Myles Clarke.

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She Makes War Bristol, UK

Check out my new music project Penfriend at penfriendrocks.bandcamp.com

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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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