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Fourth album from Not for Pussies

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released December 7, 2013

All music and lyrics written and performed by Brian & Janette Kidd. Produced by Not for Pussies at StellaSounds studio.
Massive thanks to Bartus for cleaning up our samples!

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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: Lullaby
Lullaby

Oh my darling, rest your weary head
Sink your limbs into my silent feather bed
Your mother’s calling, crying out for you
but you’re fading now, there’s nothing she can do

Life, so full of hope, simply came too soon
Expecting blossoms, not a frozen moon
Icy angels come to bear you home
Leave your mother’s heart, grieving and alone

Oh my darling, rest your weary head
Sink your limbs into my silent feather bed
Your mother’s calling, crying out for you
But you’re fading now, there’s nothing she can do

Oh my darling you will soon return
Back to fields of green, warming in the sun
Another year will come to wake you from the cold
You were hardly born, but oh so very old
Track Name: In absentia
In Absentia

It feels like forever since you silently withdrew.
When I stopped to look back, you’d covered up your tracks.
We were deep in the forest when your hand slipped out of mine.
Suddenly you were gone and never left a sign.

The time we spent together to get to here and now –
you’ve buried it, buried it, you’re hiding it away.
I’m losing track of what we had - and what do we have now?
You’ve hidden it, all of it - the where, the why, the how.

There’s part of me still yearning to connect with part of you
but I’m trying far too hard to find the hand I used to hold.
I’m reaching for the shadow of a ghost that I once knew,
but your trail is growing cold.
Track Name: Squirrel in a Cage
Squirrel in a Cage

Well, hey there Money Man, you tried to put me right
I’m no earth-mother-fucker, but I try to keep my footsteps light
You got a range of great investments, I could see my money grow
But I don’t want my gain to cause the planet pain – I can’t follow your M.O.

Oooooh – It can’t just keep on growin’
Oooooh – Don’t you see the way it’s goin’?
Oooh, Money Man

I try to see the human face stuck behind the mask
But there’s no one in behind that big fat grin – it’s way too big an ask
You just see a crazy hippy with radical ideals
I’m trying to wake your spirit up but you don’t know how that feels

Oooooh – You’ve just no way of knowin’
Oooooh – the damage that you’re doin’
Oooh Money Man

Could somethin’ still be livin’ way down in your heart?
Get out of that flashy pimpmobile, now that would be a start!
Let’s facilitate some connection with what’s right under your nose
Kick the Guccis off- it can’t be that tough to feel the grass between your toes

Oooooh – Get the mother earth connection
Oooooh – We all gotta change direction

Mother Earth connection
You need an intervention
Oooh Money Man …
Track Name: Sleeping Dogs
Oooh, ooooh, oooh let sleeping dogs lie.
Track Name: Time is short
Time is short

I wish I was a better man
I know I try so hard
but I’m not some kind of Peter Pan
I feel so tired, so battle-scarred.

The noise from all this living
distorts the way my senses feel
Leaves a silence spent with voices
and I dream of times when life seemed real

Time is short and friends are few
I really need to hear from you
I’m losing all the friends I know
and I cannot bear to let them go

So now we’ve reached this point
nearer the end than the beginning
My life’s so out of joint
more hostile than forgiving.

Time is short and friends are few
I really need to hear from you
I’m losing all the friends I know
and I cannot bear to let you go

Oh… can you call me
Oh.. why won’t you call me …
Track Name: About Eve
About Eve

"If a photographer cares about the people behind the lens and is compassionate, much is given."

From Malcolm X to Marilyn, she had an insight into the human condition ...
From Harlem Girls to Hollywood, with her empathy and determination ....
Track Name: Clowns
Clowns

You grin from the shadows - chiaroscuro face
Boxes in the basement
You’re from that broken place - where nightmares form
Just when I think I’m save and warm
Mmmm, just when I think I’m safe

The collective expression of all our nightmares and pain
You’re quietly creeping up on me - You’re on the prowl again
Just when I think I’m safe and warm …..

Who let you loose - set up the noose
You’ll try to lure me into
Once in the spit and sawdust - now you’re on the HD screen
The spotlight’s on you
We’re all transfixed, but do we laugh or scream?
You say Resistance is no use

You check all your buttons before the games begin
Stack all the odds in your favour - the children never win
Track Name: Dazzling Sirius
Instrumental
Track Name: On the Front Line
On the Front Line

Seems only yesterday we were playing in the sun
The hours stretching out before us
Our lives hardly begun
Full of potential – big ideas and plans
All the time in the world
We’re on the frontline
The troops ahead of us are going down, one by one
We’re on the frontline
So much time has gone
They say there’s solace in surrender
Wisdom to be found in no escape
There’s no white flag on my agenda
I’m going to face what comes as if I have
All the time in the world
We’re on the frontline
The troops ahead of us are going down, one by one
Here we are on the frontline
So much time has gone
We’re on the frontline
The troops ahead of us are going down, one by one
Here we are on the frontline
Ready for what’s to come
Track Name: Redemption
Redemption

He walked in from the desert – He never said one word
He’d been wandering in the wilderness – Alone, unloved, unheard

They’d been in love, had a child, made a home
but she was too young, he was too wild, now they’re alone

She performs for strangers, behind a glass, all on her own
Does exactly what she’s told to by the voices on the phone
Dreaming of a family in a dusty mobile home
Sleepwalking through the present, her mind replaying all she’s known

They’d been in love, they’d had a child, they’d made a home
but she was too young, he was too wild, now they’re alone
he left it all, found a place - with no language, no road
wanted his heart, wanted his soul and his whole being to corrode
blasted by sand, part of the land, weathered and broken down to dust
He’d lost it all, seen his world fall, all because he’d never learned to trust.

He needed redemption, needed to fix what he’d destroyed
No illusions of forgiveness – just a future for the woman and the boy
As he left, his mind remembered those family days out on the beach
They’re gone and way too broken, forever taken from his reach …
Track Name: My Brother as a Child
My Brother as a Child

She guides him gently through his stumbling baby steps
across the psychedelic grass
You see the pleasure from this moment in her life
He is so focused on his task

And now we’re riding in the back seat of the car
The Pyrenees in ‘68
The joy and laughter seem so carefree in his eyes
but it’s already far too late

Oh, I see my brother as a child
Where did he go?
My brother as a child
Oh I don’t know

The kids are chilling with a beer and summer sun
His boys are almost fully grown
You see the pleasure from this moment in his life
and he’s the father looking on

The time goes by, the decades widening the gap
and brothers go their separate ways
I see a man I love, but never really knew
and memories of simpler days
Track Name: Jupiter's Moons
Jupiter’s Moons

I feel a storm coming …

The heat it builds,
it comes in waves
The clouds they crash
in this wilderness
The flood will come,
its massive waves
The trees are ash
in my wilderness

And it’s good to be with you
It helps to be with you
And it’s good to be with you
Lift me up from all this gloom
As we peer out into space
in the dark and crying night,
seeing red dwarves collapse down,
disappearing from our sight

And it’s good to be with you,
sing these songs and share these thoughts
It helps to be with you,
sharing all the love we’ve brought
And it’s good to be with you
And I know the end is soon
Orbiting in afterlife,
Jupiter and all its moons

I feel a storm coming …