Little Battles

by She Makes War

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1.
Intro 02:27
2.
Minefields 03:20
Stranger. Lover. Suck air and water Minefields and murder His breath I long for I'm in the wrong place, my stomach is sick As I flounder around trying not to lose sight of it Nothing feels right – he's too far away Let the planets collide cos there's no point in fighting them now Ice flows through my veins Hot love will soothe me Steep hills and slate skies My eyes in your eyes I'm in the wrong place, my stomach is sick As I flounder around trying not to lose sight of it Nothing feels right – he's too far away Let the planets collide cos there's no point in fighting them now My eyes in your eyes I'm in the wrong place, my stomach is sick As I flounder around trying not to lose sight of it Nothing feels right – he's too far away Let the planets collide cos there's no point in fighting them...
3.
Sometimes I’m only talking to myself Yeah I know you’re getting worried for my health Leave it I’m just a solitary soul Sick of these pleasantries All right You can watch as I dissolve But when I wake I want you here to have to hold You’re so tired of these Drama queen tendencies So I face my pretty tragedies I contrive, survive Little battles in my mind Yeah I make my exit strategy I deny, I don't try, I don't try You say there’s nothing to fight Ohoh but sometimes All I can do is scream fire! fire! fire! Squealing and wolfbiting I’m tearing skin got to push all the good back in And so I face my pretty tragedies I contrive, survive Little battles in my mind Yeah I make my exit strategy I deny, I don't try, I don't try Blood and treasure I love, I lose Delivering The blackest bruise Saving face Let’s beat retreat Withdrawal doesn’t mean defeat
4.
Butterflies 03:01
Butterflies Lead me with your lovely lies With lonely lips and heavy hips I've tried But I'll always lose to butterflies But I don't mind I'm not wasting my time And though I won't be fine I'll find a way in I'll find a way in Butterflies Lead me with your lovely lies With open seams and scattered dreams I've tried Bye bye bye
5.
Magpie Heart 03:33
I didn't see, I didn't spy Still chasing shadows made me blind Sick of the sight of me today This magpie heart will make me pay Your beautiful face is leaving Your beautiful smile receding Gone for the ghost not for the guy How could I? How could I? Your beautiful face is leaving Your beautiful smile receding You gave me your bravery Your beautiful heart is bleeding
6.
Delete 03:51
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
7.
In this city of dead women Breezes blow subdued People run from the night stalker Hiding sordid truths May our daughters return home May our daughters return home It's cold in the desert Pink crosses fly Advertising the absence Of a young girl's life Pale hearts and quiet bodies Mothers fight and cry No-one told you But they are all our daughters too
8.
In This Boat 04:17
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
9.
Blue 02:01
Blue is my favourite mood It's the colour that most reminds me of you Blue – it's that colour It goes with everything and It reminds me of you Blue There's nothing to it Blue I'm settling in to this Blue But I'm getting through it Blue is my favourite mood It's the colour that most reminds me of you Blue – it's that colour It goes with everything and It reminds me of you
10.
Never Was 02:33
Never was something for me to hold on tight Never was someone for you to keep inside Capture these memories that we never made In my lomographic dreams he's hazy, lazy, light leak fade Arise, arise Imaginary boy made shining knight NEVER WAS Never was someone for you to keep inside Never was something for me to hold on tight
11.
All is number, all is time Bitter histories and losing my mind This chilly conversation's tired It's all been done It's all been said It's all been tragic in my head It's all been done It's all been said We are homesick space stations Thrusting hungry fingers towards the sun Cross this sparkling chasm, come It's all been done It's all been said It's all been tragic in my head It's all been done It's all been said But I'm not ready to regret Writing sentences in the dark I'm marking time, clutching for the right words in the right order We are shadow walkers Shit talkers needlessly filling empty air Dumbly accepting of this particular drama We can stand with the fire at our backs Innocent, comfortable, numb But this pale meat craves sweeter sleep Visions of dancing in the bright, with you It's all been done It's all been said It's all been tragic in my head It's all been done It's all been said But I'm not ready to regret
12.
Segue 01:04
13.
We're so sick of sad stories In this land of glory Don't tell me to simmer down Don't say its out of my hands
14.
I said there's nothing to talk about I said there's nothing left I said I didn't believe you That I'd rather be done with this and go back to bed I thought I had proven my valour But there's always something in the way Now these wounds are salty and sweet And my forcefield is flickering You said it's typical of me You said I shouldn't have gone These shields and daggers don't keep us safe any more Will you take me more seriously? I thought I had proven my valour But there's always something in the way Now these wounds are salty and sweet And my forcefield is flickering
15.
Disarm 02:03
We’re hunting for shade We’re making brave Time breeds time But time is leading us away With love in my fingers Oh And dirt on our knees Time breeds time And it’s time to set off wandering I’m willing to see Dreaming bodies Are all we’ll ever be

about

Hello! Laura Kidd here aka She Makes War, an independent solo artist making gloomy pop music and videos. Thanks for stopping by.

I'm very pleased and proud to present my second album "Little Battles", recorded in East London in summer 2011 and released on my own label, My Big Sister Recordings.

The Bandcamp version contains extra bonus audio, video, photo and a special musical challenge - I hope you enjoy it!

There are lots of ways of helping indie artists like myself get their music out to a wider audience. Please do get involved in the project by sharing this with your friends and visiting some of the links below:

Website: www.shemakeswar.com
Mailing List: mad.ly/signups/74215/join
YouTube: www.youtube.com/warriorgrrltv
Twitter: twitter.com/warriorgrrl

Thanks so much for reading and listening.

Lots of love
Lau xx

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released April 9, 2012

Produced by Laura Kidd and Myles Clarke at Studio B, London Fields between June and September 2011. Mastered by Dick Beetham.

All music and lyrics by Laura Kidd except track 8 - excerpt borrowed from "Rising Tide Of The Disconnected" by Djevara with lyrics by Usuyak Bassey.

All instruments and programming by LK except morse code on track 1, drum programming on tracks 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, additional drum programming on tracks 7 + 12 and piano on track 12 by Myles Clarke.

BUTTERFLIES
Harp - Kat Arney
Violin - Milly McGregor

MAY OUR DAUGHTERS RETURN HOME
Vocals - Tasmin Archer, Dana Jade, Annie Gardiner + Anna Madeleine
Monotron - Anna Madeleine
Harp - Kat Arney

IN THIS BOAT
Piano - Chris T-T
Violin - Milly McGregor
Vocals - Usuyak Basset + Chris T-T

OUT OF MY HANDS
Hula hooping - Julia Kidd

DISARM
Harp - Kat Arney

Art Direction, Design & Photography - Laura Kidd
Front cover illustration - Marnie Pitts
Back cover photography - Laura Ward

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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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