Binary

by Not for Pussies

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03:46
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07:25
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06:18
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04:32
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04:42
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11:52

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Last year saw Not for Pussies talking of a double CD. The songs were there but the process of concluding the proposed album resulted in two separate collections of songs feeling more appropriate. "Remnants & Aftershocks" came out in February 2015. The remaining songs (and some new additions) have been brought together as "Binary".

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released June 27, 2015

Music: Brian & Janette Kidd
Lyrics: Janette Kidd
Lyrics (track 8): Brian Kidd
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Not for Pussies at Stellasounds 2014/15
Artwork by B&J Kidd.
Cover photo: David Miller Ramsay
Beach photos: Dougie & Mags

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Not for Pussies Perth, UK

Not for Pussies came into being in 2008, although Brian and Janette Kidd have been together - and playing music together (and with others) for much, much longer.
We felt we're into an era in our lives where Bette Davis' quote about getting older (it's "not for pussies") felt very apt - and our music reflects this - and the experience of having lived a little! Our music is pretty eclectic ...
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Track Name: Binary
Binary

Two stars, bound together, eclipsing binary
orbiting a common centre of gravity
They may appear as a single star to the unaided eye
as they revolve and dance in the night sky

Spectroscopic Dopplershift – the only way to see
Heavenly bodies harmonising – eclipsing binary
This gravity binds me to you – and keeps you by my side
So hold on tight, Babe, this is just a ride
It’s just a ride…..

As we revolve around each other, sharing energy
The push and pull of opposition creating synergy
The baton always changing hands, moving polarity
Each star can let the other shine in brilliant clarity

Spectroscopic Dopplershift……

Binary stars in opposition, revolving in the sky
Heavenly bodies say – It’s just a ride……. It’s just a ride
Track Name: Mexico
Mexico

Hey hey, down Mexico way

He thought he’d go down to Mexico, nothing to keep him at home.
he’s still a child in the eyes of the law but he’s already alone
(a loner, yeah!)
He pack a saddle bag – he’s good to go - like a young thief in the night
He wants to see where they last of the wild horses roam… Roam….
Hey hey, down Mexico way…
But life is cheap down in Mexico and debts are paid for in blood
You just bring trouble upon yourself, messing with the law
A son of Texas, or son of a bitch – This is a quiet little town
We make our own truth before our God and how fast you can draw

Oh.. You cross the mountains, ghosts of riders in a purple sky
Oh… Looking for shelter, lightning dances and the horses shy
This land is cruel – she knows no forgiveness
You hold her to you, but she’ll watch you die
The blood and passion of lost generations
lie bare as bones under a heartless sky



All he ever cared for was the horse
All he ever wanted was the girl
All he ever knew was love and loss,
as he rode on through the world

The long procession crosses the mountains,
lightning dances and the horses fly
This land is cruel – she knows no forgiveness
You hold her to you, but she’ll watch you die
The blood and passion of lost generations
lie bare as bones under a heartless sky
lie bare as bones under a heartless sky
Track Name: Fall
Fall

Now, after the Fall
the gods look down on us all
We left their dead to remember us by
with a pillar of smoke in the sky
Storm clouds gather, it’s getting dark
and no one is building an ark

Only love, only love can save us now, can save us now
Only love, only love can save us now, can save us now
Only love, only love ...

Now, after the Fall
the devil holds us in thrall
and keeps the dead to remember him by
with a pillar of smoke in the sky
Don’t be afraid of the ghost in the dark
and look in your heart for a spark

Only love, only love can save us now, can save us now
Only love, only love can save us now, can save us now
Only love, only love ...
Track Name: Just Kids
Just Kids

What would I say to myself at 17?
An ingénue, I couldn’t have been more green
My bags all packed, going out through my parents’ door
So full of hopes and so ready to explore

Remain as curious as you are – an open heart and mind will take you far

At 22 in my thrift-shop wedding dress
I lost myself in your eyes and whispered “Yes”
Confetti and kisses – the happiest day of my life
We were still just kids – it felt funny to be your wife

Look to each other in every way – Working together to learn & grow each day

Running along a beach with two crazy dogs
or setting the world to rights on endless walks
Building a life and a home as the years go by
Oh, savour the moments! They’re gone in the blink of an eye…Oh…
It’s hard to believe where we are now, but here we are
So lucky to share what we have and come this far
And what would I say to you now, at 52?
I treasure the life and the love I have with you…
Track Name: Everyman
Everyman

You felt you’d come so far, but now it’s come to this
You gave your all to build this giant edifice
You thought that it was real, when all is artifice
and the little boy inside….

Has a wife and kids, you never had a plan
just follow the main chance, whenever you can
but life’s not been so bad, working for the Man
or so you once believed…..

You are angry and confused – got a feeling you’ve been used
and you’ve lost your sense of self, feel you’ve been left on the shelf
Your wife’s embrace is cold – suddenly she seems so old
not the girl from way back when, no you won’t see that face again
and your kids should all be grown, but they can’t seem to leave home
This generation’s lost and you’re left to count the cost
The future should be bright – you really thought you’d done it right
You banked on certainty, but there is no guarantee



You look in the mirror now and see your father’s face
What would he do in your place?

It seemed so easy then to learn from his mistakes
You think you’re in control, but then they raise the stakes
The pressure eats you up – You lie at night, awake
and the little boy inside……

Has woken from a trance – he wants another chance
Is this all life has to give? Why can’t you live and live and live?!
Another place, another wife, a completely different life
You just want an empty page, in a better, brighter age
But responsibility has a hold, won’t set you free
and in your heart there’s even more – there’s a love you can’t ignore
Every age will bring its fears – You feel you’re running out of years
but there’s life to be lived now – you just have to figure how

How…….
Track Name: Feral
Feral

Feral … I nuzzle your fur
Blue heaven ... You crept up on me
My heart - your feet - thumping in unison
Athletic boys in blue … I’m game
Athletic boys in blue … I’m game
The snares vibrate and strain

My limbs can stretch further than your wildest dreams
My limbs can stretch further than your wildest dreams
I’m game … I’m game …

I’m game …
Track Name: Nightwatch
Nightwatch

I’m like a crumpled fiver
I was in your pocket all night
A witness to your journey,
riding hard towards the light

Solace – You need somewhere to rest your weary head
Solace – but there’s no peace to be found in your bed
Solace – when you know your work is good and done
Solace – and you’re pulling free from everyone

Go … We know, we know

When a soul finds a crack in the door
there’s nothing you can do, but surrender and be….
When a heart cannot give any more, I’m here to give you
what I know you would to give me….

Go … We know, we know

I’m like a crumpled fiver
I was in your pocket all night
A witness to your journey, riding hard towards the light
I’m a sad survivor in the wreckage of the night
Your eyes blind to my presence, you were gone in the first light
Track Name: Poster boy
Poster boy

Snug, a borders country hotel,
we drank till late or early,
we knew each other well.
Talisker and smoke rings,
jousting tales and humorous asides.
The poster boy for dying in your 50s …
And now, like Dennis and the others,
the reckoning is coming.
Catching up with nature,
your spirit of adventurous rebellion
The poster boy for dying in your 50s …
My Grandad’s name was Eck
I never met him, but I know him.
I see him in the mirror.
He haunts me like the ghost of Christmas past.
His eyes are mine under his crinkled hair,
the mannerisms showing there.
He was another poster boy for dying in your 50s …
Dying in your 50s …
Track Name: The Web
The Web

Your head is full of urgent messages all calling out to you.
You’re caught up in the world wide web of lies,
there’s nothing else to do, but

POST - Your mood, your food, your status
BLOG – Your opinion counts, you know
TWEET – but keep it short and sweet , we haven’t got all day to blow
POST – A joke, a dog, detritus
BLOG – The daily diary show
TWEET – The word is brevity , attention spans are short, you know

The chatter’s monitored, corporations want to know
what we’ve all been up to lately, where we’re gonna go… Yeah
What ideas are trending, who thinks they run the show
GCHQ and God knows who are listening to me and you,
to everyone we know…..

So much to say, so much to comment on, it means so much to you.
We’re living in a world wide webathon, there’s nothing we can do, but

POST – The protest, share the cause
BLOG – We gotta have our say
TWEET – Just keep it to the point, cos we don’t have all day….
POST – A kitten, Santa Claus
BLOG – Your deep thought for the day
TWEET - and pass that virtual joint, I wanna fade away…….

The chatter’s monitored, governments, they want to know
what we’ve all been doing lately, where we’re gonna go.. Yeah
What new ideas are trending, who thinks they run the show
MI5 and Langley too – are listening to me and you,
to everyone we know……

Switch it off Pull the plug Disconnect You’ve had enough
Open up to what’s around, take a step on hallowed ground
Feel the pulse of the earth, calling us with every breath
Slowing down and letting go of everything you think you know
Feel the rush, the ecstasy, you lose the one as you become …..
ONE ….

You can’t resist the constant messaging
It’s coming through to you
The web is where your life is happening,
there’s nothing you can do, without your

POST – a picture of your dinner
BLOG – about your favourite band
TWEET – your feelings for that rock star - He’s a mate, he’ll understand!
POST – You gotta show your best face
BLOG – Your story’s riveting
TWEET – to check your followers are sitting up and listening

Out in the webisphere does anybody want to know
just what you’ve been doing lately, where you’re gonna go…. Yeah
While you’re busy friending people you don’t know
Is anybody really out there … Hello Hello Hello
Anyone you know? Is there anyone to know?

Switch it off Pull the plug Disconnect You’ve had enough
Open up to what’s around, take a step on hallowed ground
Feel the pulse of the earth calling us with every breath
Slowing down and letting go of everything you think you know ….