Not for Pussies

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The eponymous debut album comprised of songs written over a period of about two years, involving a range of styles from folk-based (Seasons Change, Full Circle) to ballads (Billie), rock songs (Not for Pussies) to atmospheric instrumentals (Introduction - The Journey, Alice). The result is a mellow melange of sound.. described by Jan Schelhaas (of Strawbs, Caravan & Camel fame) as " very parsley-sage"...
Dedicated to our Dads.

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released September 30, 2009

Music: Brian & Janette Kidd
Lyrics: Janette Kidd
Brian Kidd: Guitars, Guitar synthesizer, E-bow, Drum programming and Percussion, Tsuras, Trumpet, Backing vox (Seasons Change)
Janette Kidd: Vocals, Bass guitars, Keyboards, Tsuras, Mandolin, Ukelele
Jenn Knussen: Fiddle (Full Circle)

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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: Introduction - The Journey
Instrumental
Track Name: Not for Pussies
Not For Pussies

I'll always be indebted to Bette
As she took a slow drag on her cigarette
her response to the question of growing old
was a slug of whisky and a dangerous growl

Its not for pussies (I'm with you girl - It's a crazy old world)

They're hooked on Botox, lipo nip and tuck
but I'm a rebel - I don't give a fuck
This plastic cult of youth - pathetic wooses
I'm for growing older the natural way

But it's not for pussies (I'm with you girl...)

This life's for living
Sometimes it can be mean
It has to leave scars
You can't just wipe the slate clean

I'll always be indebted to Bette
As she took a slow drag on her cigarette
her response to the question of growing old
was a slug of whisky and a dangerous growl

It's not for pussies (I'm with you girl...)
Track Name: Seasons Change
Seasons Change

We flew south of Labrador
500 miles an hour or more
heading westward into blue
watched over by a crescent moon
We left the day that Summer went
butterflies and flowers spent
the veil of Autumn drifting in
long fingers round the hill

I'd watched the swallows gathering
sweeping, swooping, chattering
The wires empty, now they're gone
south the Winter long
The planet spins, seasons change
things we love fall out of range
hearts are broken, people cry
we all must live and die

We're all involved in endless flight
The world revolves from day to night
and every living shape and form
watches for another dawn
It's not so hard to swim this tide
to feel the force at work inside
part of the earth and stars above
surrendering ourselves with love
Track Name: Decide
Decide

You've got to decide

Don't hover in this in-between
this twilight world of fevers and dreams

You've got to decide
I won't hate you for choosing her
like I did when you chose before

You've got to decide

We've had our time to see things through
I'm all grown, but this isn't done
until you decide
You've got to decide
got to be a man
You've got to decide
don't just lay back and let it ride

This life isn't done
until you decide
Track Name: Stay
Stay

This black hole swallows stuff up, twists things inside out
I lose all perspective, drowning in doubt

It's been like this forever and a day
I'm in awe of your tenacity - whatever makes you stay

This black hole swallows me up, twists me round and round
I can't see so clearly when I'm looking out
In my hands I hold a line, fingers eager for
the one thing ever-present in all of the doubt

"This thing is love" you look at me and say
I can't believe my luck, I'm completely blown away
I search deep in your eyes for whatever makes you stay
Track Name: Billie
Billie

She was the favourite - the youngest of the three
She loved the stories papa told her on his knee
The warmth of her family was the only thing she knew
The house with the garden where the apple blossom grew

Life is hard - but there's beauty in it too
Love is hard - but it's always there in you

She never expected things to happen - life to change
But the world is big and bad and twice as strange
The people you love can leave - suddenly they're gone
She woke up one day to find that she was all alone

Life is hard - she gathered up all the pieces of her broken world
Love is hard - and cried her heart out for this lonely little girl
Life is hard - but you gotta, you gotta take part in it
Love is hard - you've just gotta open up your heart to it

Life is hard - but there's beauty in it too
Love is hard - but it's always there in you

YAHWEH..
Track Name: Beloved
Beloved

If this is all there is
I am content
I am content, beloved
The morning and your kiss
I am content
I am content, beloved
The suffering and bliss
I want it all
The rise and fall, beloved

We live, we love ...
Track Name: Alice
Instrumental
Track Name: Full Circle
Full Circle

Daddy I want to take you in my arms
tell you stories, say a prayer, keep you from harm
stroke your hair and tuck you into bed at night
I want to tell you that it's all going to be alright

But I just don't have the wherewithal...

We've come full circle

There's a lot of stuff we both need to forget
like when I grew into a woman and was a threat
The innocence of little children is just a dream
gone in an instant like the sticks we sent downstream

And I can't find where we left it all...

We've come full circle
Track Name: Home
Home

He sits for hours, perfectly still - hugging himself against the chill
This world is fading - it's bleak and cold
no one around to have or to hold

You really need to hold him - he's feeling so alone
the chill of having no one seeps into his bones
You really need to love him - he's feeling so alone
his world is full of strangers - he's never going home

He needed her love to see the light
and now he's stumbling in endless night
He's never been one of the crowd
they're way too superficial and way too loud
His dreams are all in the past tense
present or future make no sense
His body's useless, as good as dead
he's taken refuge deep inside his head

You really need to hold him - he's feeling so alone
the chill of having no one seeps into his bones
You really need to love him - he's feeling so alone
his world is full of strangers, he's never going home

Finally free
Love guide him home ....
Track Name: Rain
Rain

There's the church and there's the steeple
but I don't know where all the people are

There's no more reason to the rhyme
and I can't slow the hands of time, no...

There's nothing to lose
nothing more to gain
we're all just waiting for the rain

There's nothing more to choose
no more roles to play
staring at the sky to numb the pain

Just waiting for the rain
to wash away our souls
fill us up
make us whole again

Waiting for the rain ....
Track Name: Grey Cardigan
Grey Cardigan

I need a hug
gotta turn to the living
for some love

Your room is bare
someone else soon will live there
now you're gone

They took your shell
and in the fire it was
turned to dust

I hide my face
in your grey cardigan and
breathe you in

I will move on
but your grey cardigan will
comfort me

for now ...
Track Name: Dancing
Dancing

Reach out - take my hand
You're safe and sound - ooh my man
Reel me in darlin' - hold me close
This is real I know
This is happening my love

Way above the clouds we're
we're dancing, we're dancing
Oh nothing can stop us now
we're dancing, we're dancing
The sunshine all around us now
we're dancing, we're dancing
We've left it all behind us now...

It's been so long - oh such an age
since I saw your face - felt your warm embrace
Oh I suffered years through a haze of tears
but now I have you here darlin'
Hold me Hold me

I always knew you'd come for me
All my prayers answered
It was all meant to be
This is our reality
We are dancing in the light
no more mourning in the night ...