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Disarm​:​15

by She Makes War

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richard oppery This track is just Heaven ❤️ Favorite track: Scared To Capsize.
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steveinsocal "...a re-working and re-imagining of her 2010 debut album. While there's a noticeable added depth and texture - and dare I say it, confidence - the spirit and tone of the originals haven't been lost..."

reclaimingthecolonies-onestateatatime.blogspot.com Favorite track: Slow Puncture.
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Gerd Schoenewolf Great new versions of the 'Disarm'-songs. "ghostsandshadows" and "No Fireworks" are my favorite tracks. Favorite track: ghostsandshadows.
Morgan Gleave
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Morgan Gleave The reason I make music! Laura inspired me to start my one man band, RUKE! Love this album! Favorite track: Scared To Capsize.
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wonderdog She makes wonderful music.
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Andrew Cave Awesome tune and great video Favorite track: Slow Puncture.
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    "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards" - Søren Kierkegaard

    I released my debut album "Disarm" in September 2010. I'd been collecting the songs together for a few years, gradually focusing my mind, building my confidence and getting ever closer to making the music that was playing in my head a reality, a tangible thing for others to share. I could never have imagined what adventures those songs would take me on, but I've thoroughly enjoyed travelling around with them ever since, feeling them grow and spread their wings and spending time with some of the people who count them as a valued part of their personal soundtracks.

    As the fifth anniversary of “Disarm” approached I started making plans to revisit some of the songs, tenderly reworking the tracks that felt the most resonant to my current self, and the ones I felt would benefit from a different sonic approach.

    This EP is the result of those efforts. Originally released in December 2015, it was an important staging post on the musical journey that continues today - one I hope you’ll join me on.

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1.
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 the fear that you had to hide 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
2.
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
3.
No Fireworks 03:03
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.
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

5.
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

about

I released my debut album "Disarm" in September 2010. I'd been collecting the songs together for a couple of years, gradually focusing my mind, building my confidence and getting ever closer to making the music that was playing in my head a reality, a tangible thing others could listen to. Little did I imagine what adventures those songs would take me on, but I've enjoyed travelling around the world watching them take on a life of their own ever since.

As the fifth anniversary of Disarm came closer I started making plans to revisit some of the songs, tenderly reworking the tracks that feel the most resonant to my current self, and the ones I felt would benefit from a different sonic approach. After producing my third album "Direction Of Travel" (out March 2016) I felt it was high time to roll up my sleeves and tackle songs from my debut that never fully realised their potential.

It's about wisdom and hindsight, I suppose. As Kierkegaard said, "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards."

credits

released December 4, 2015

Produced by Laura Kidd.
Mixed by Dan Austin.

All vocals and instruments by LK except:
Drums - Dan Whitfield // Piano - Jay Chakravorty //
Harp - Kat Arney // Cello - Nicole Robson

Bass, drums and guitar recorded by Joe Garcia at Joe’s Garage, Bristol.
Harp recorded by Myles Clarke at Studio B, London. Piano arranged & recorded by Jay Chakravorty, Cello arranged (track 3) and recorded by Nicole Robson at their home studios in London.
Vocals, ukulele, omnichord and keyboard recorded at home in Bristol by LK.
Mixed by Dan Austin at Real World Studios, Box.
Mastered by Dick Beetham at 360 Mastering, Hastings.
Artwork by Laura Ward, layout by LK.

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She Makes War Bristol, UK

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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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