Elemental

from by Not for Pussies

/

about

'This began life as a piano sequence and bass riff of Janette's. She could hear a "jazzy break-beat" rhythm in her head...So, Brian had the challenge of making that a reality! It worked out exactly as Jan had imagined... and so began a song, examining the complexities of trying to live a life being true to oneself ...

lyrics

Elemental

The heart’s an organ of fire
eager to throw out a spark
to bring to life its desire
illuminating the dark
We’ll set the world a-
We’ll set the world a-

Don’t ever hold onto hate
Don’t crucify your love
Don’t leave it all down to fate
Nothing to be afraid of
We’ll set the world a-
We’ll set the world alight

The gods demanded a sacrifice
There’s a bargain to be struck
everybody has a price
Just what is the going rate
to be the master of your fate?
Or are we no more than pawns?
Lives mapped out before we’re born
with no hope of autonomy
not a chance of ever breaking free

Those very myths they’d have us live by
Oh the folly of the few
and we all believe the lie
See the image fall and break
Demystify the fake
and we can all go home for tea
Raise a glass to you and me
Well, aren’t you the clever one
proving science rules the sun!

There are more things in heaven and earth
than you can ever dream of
The only certainty death
but don’t let that kill your love
We’ll set the world a-
We’ll set the world alight
Alight

credits

from Under the Sun, released October 29, 2016
Music: Not for Pussies
Lyrics: Janette Kidd
Brian Kidd: Guitars, Guitar Synth, E-bow, Live drums, Drumbox, Percussion, Bass Synthesizer programming
Janette Kidd: Vocals, Electric Double Bass, Keyboards

tags

license

about

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 ...
... more

contact / help

Contact Not for Pussies

Streaming and
Download help