Heroine

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An epic! It began with some lyrics by Janette over a fairly simple melody, to which Brian added his inimitable guitar "orchestration" and some rather exciting drumming. Add to that a choir of backing angels and some "heavenly harp" on the guitar synth.. and there you have it!

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Heroine

Every time this planet turns its face towards the sun
I’m caught up in awakening, the reel is yet to run
I’m a carefree kid again – the sun upon my skin
The empty book ahead of me and I’m the heroine

Who wouldn’t want to live forever
but only in the first flush of youth
The Summers seemed to go on forever
timelessness felt like the only truth

Who wouldn’t want to live forever
with so much to look forward to
You always told me Never say never
Not a damned thing we couldn’t do!

When the world crowds in on me, I need to see your face
To take your hand and run with you – to find our special place
To feel it all dissolve and fall away and set us free
I become a part of you and you a part of me

Nothing else has consequence, we’re simply in the now
a manifest of memory, no why or when or how
We make our own reality, a vision or a prayer
and spread our wings and take a leap of faith into the air….

How many living creatures live and die upon this earth?
How many of us wonder why we’re here,
for what it’s worth?
Why do we need religion to explain this mystery?
Isn’t it miraculous enough to simply be?
Just let all of the dogma go and simplify this life
Drop the masks and cut the cords,
smash the obsidian knife
Let the mind’s eye open and see this is all we’ve got
I want to dive right in with you
– this is our only shot.

Who wouldn’t want to live forever
but only in that first flush of youth
The Summers seemed to go on forever
timelessness felt like the only truth

Who wouldn’t want to live forever
with so much to look forward to
You always told me Never say never
Not a damned thing we couldn’t do
Me and you…

Every time this planet turns its face towards the sun
I’m caught up in awakening, the reel is yet to run
I’m a carefree kid again – the sun upon my skin
The empty book ahead of me and I’m the heroine
I’m the heroine…..
I’m the heroine..
I’m the heroine….

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from Under the Sun, released October 29, 2016
Music: Not for Pusses
Lyrics: Janette Kidd
Brian Kidd: Guitars, Guitar Synth, E-bow, Ukelele, Drumbox, Percussion
Janette Kidd: Vocals, Bass Guitar, Keyboards

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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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