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Happy People

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Happy People is the title track to my fifth album. It’s the opening track so it has a job to do. It needs to set the scene in terms of musical tone and introduce us to the sound world we’re going to spend the best part of an hour listening to and introduce us to the story.

Happy People is loosely a concept album... read more here: bit.ly/2oOXSPG

lyrics

Prisons float in your eyes
Lies on your tongue
Let the public decide
On drips to make them grin
Don't you want to be happy for a while?
Pull another tooth out
Fixing up your smile

Happy people don't pull faces
Happy people smile and wave
They ask after your family
They never say a thing that hurts
Happy people all make friends
Happy people want you to pretend
They never shout
They don't make waves
Cos happy people always win

Happy people abound
Daggers in their veins
Let the public be hanged
Let the pigs proclaim their rights
Don't you want to feel safe for a while?
Pull another tooth out
Give us all a smile

I've got nine lives left to worry out
Escape with just my skin
Scratches whip marks on my back
Someone else's sin

I've got nine lives left to worry out
Fracture and displace
All this running all this hurt to find myself a space

In a dark room water drips and pools
As the man I paid
Pulls the skin back and stitches me a face.

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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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