of winter born

by Not for Pussies



Third album from duo Not for Pussies (Janette & Brian Kidd) - a mix of snappy rock/pop songs and moody instrumental work with soaring harmony vocals and atmospheric brass.


released November 1, 2011

Music: Brian & Janette Kidd
Lyrics: Janette Kidd
Brian Kidd: guitars, Guitar synthesizer, E-Bow, Drums & Percussion, Trumpet, Backing vocals ("Cosmos")
Janette Kidd: Vocals, Bass Guitars, Keyboards, Tsuras
Ruaridh Kidd: Snare Drum ("Ash Wednesday")
Erik Knussen: Double Bass ("of winter born")
Recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Brian & Janette Kidd at Stronachie Lodge Studio, January - November 2011.
Photos, images & design by Brian & Janette Kidd




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: Promised Land
See track image.
Track Name: of winter born
Track Name: Summer '77
Summer '77

Heat haze and long bikini days
School was out and the kids were free to roam
All day walks and sleep-over girlie talks
Baker Street and Squeeze on the radio

We painted nails and swapped lip glos, forgot about toys
In our platforms and Aviators, suddenly aware of the boys

A flash of smile and a sun-freckled face
bright blue eyes in the glare of the Summer sun
I should have spent the day with my best friend
but instead ran off with the mystery boy

First kiss and lightning struck my core, set free a creature
Desire - a kind I've never known before - I wanted more...

In your room your hands made me woman
We discovered new landscapes to explore
I could see the man that you would be
and my heart just knew this would be for real

First day of Spring and, birthday boy, your kiss ignites
the fires of Summer '77
Oh, here I go ....
Track Name: Ash Wednesday
Ash Wednesday

Kneeling at the hearth
I take some ashes, daub my face and think of you
A spindly-legged little girl
priest's grubby thumbprint on your brow

The mark that set you and yours apart from me and mine

Remember when you sneaked me in there?
The incense, painted gods and holy water by the door
I crossed myself and curtsied just like you
half praying that the bleeding Jesus would not tell my mother

You had golden angels full of grace and I had only empty crosses
Where are the golden angels?I can only see empty crosses
Where are the golden angels now? I can only see empty crosses

Lent has been long and much too hard on you
I want to reach out and hold you, light candles,
roll the stone away,
watch you emerge on Easter Day
watch you emerge on Easter Day
Easter Day... Oh....
Track Name: Catfish

Angela - the where you are right now too hard to bear
Angela - all you want is someone who will care
But your Facebook family gives you everything you need
Your Facebook fantasy becomes a thing you have to feed

Every day you post your perfect life for all your friends
and what you say becomes a web of lies that has no end
But your Facebook family gives you everything you need
Your Facebook fantasy becomes a thing you have to feed

You are sexy, you are cool - you were the prettiest girl in school
and the boys can't help but fall for the photos on your wall
of an all-American girl, who seems to have it all
You got them playing the fool, but you're about to lose control - Angela

Angela - you never thought for once he'd come to you
Angela - the pain you saw in his eyes showed that he knew
that your Facebook family was your only escape
from the stark reality you have to deal with every day
You saw an opportunity to flirt and laugh and run away
but all the while you knew you're here to stay
Track Name: Round
Track Name: The Glory
See track image - or go to notforpussies.co.uk and follow the link to lyrics
Track Name: 1842

His face looks through the darkness into you
His contemplative moment comes to this
Your form reflects and merges into his

The shadows that we are or that we were
Tricks of light
The dust caught in the air

We're floating in a place that's neither here nor there
Freeze framed
Shadows and light
We gaze into the night

Track Name: Cosmos

Starlight illuminates the night sky, starlight illuminates our days
Living in the stelliforous era, countless galaxies light our way

In the night sky, we read the past
all that the heavens ever have broadcast
The speed of light through darkest space
brings us and ancient history face to face
We hear the echoes of every age
millenia before we took to the stage
And when our sun is dead and gone
someone somewhere might still see how we shone

Starlight illuminates the night sky, starlight illuminates our days
Living in the stelliforous era, we are woven through the Milky Way

No going back, no going back, nothing can ever last forever


Faraway the red star dies - oldest sun to reach our eyes
Starlight illuminates the night sky, starlight illuminates our days

Tomorrow can never be like today, today can never be like yesterday, as the universe slowly unravels in the universal journey towards decay. The arrow of time inevitably pulls us towards entropy. We are the cosmos made conscious, we are the cosmos made flesh. For the briefest, brightest moment this is our instant, this is our time. This fleeting glimpse is all I can ever call mine...