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Even Then We're Scared

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about

After writing the behemoth Seven Bells Redeemed I joked that I needed to write a riff 25 for every album.

Turns out that wasn’t a joke after all.

Even Then We’re Scared is the voice of the people who wanted the safety an security of the authoritarian government that our protagonist is trying to escape. In the verses they are explaining why they needed big brother to look after them...

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We've heard there are are wolves
Patrolling at the border
So we needed the guns
We needed the fire
Its flames are burning higher
Soon they'll burn out the night
We've all got to die
Come sooner or later
So we've all got to pray
We've cleaned our souls
By never doing nothing
Will get our reward?

Even when we go to bed
and hide under our blankets
Safe and warm in arms of sleep
Even then we're scared

We've built up the walls
With blocks of righteous concrete
So we can't see the world
The barcodes and scans
The database is safety
And it watches over us
If you've nothing to hide
Then why should you be worried?
There's a price to be free
We've cleaned our souls
By never doing nothing
Will get our reward?

Even when we go to bed
And hide under our blankets
Safe and warm in arms of sleep
Even then we're scared


Even when we bolt the door
And sing ourselves to sleep
Lullabies to help you dream
Even then we're scared

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from Happy People, released March 17, 2017

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Tom Slatter London

A latter-day Victorian street-theatre barker with a guitar promising tales of mystery, imagination, ‘orrible murders and bloody great waving tentacles’ is how Tom Slatter has been described. Since 2010 he has been scaring audiences with five albums and numerous EPs of storytelling songs. ... more

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