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The Fool

by Braver than Fiction

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1.
Words don't come easy to me No, oh no, woah no - not without a fight I am much safer here Oh, underneath, oh underneath these lights I would not try to be ah anyone, oh anyone but me Oh and here I stand Oh I'm braver than fiction I'm ready, I'm ready to tell you, tell you it all There is a time for silence Oh but baby, whoa baby I don't think that it is now This is an unusual occasion 'Cause suddenly, ah suddenly I can get the words right out Oh and here I stand Oh I'm braver than fiction I'm ready, I'm ready to tell you, tell you it all Kiss me and I'll be alright Ah hold me, oh hold me like you did last night I wanna feel, I wanna feel you'll never let me go Oh I love you, I just wanted you to know Whoa but here I stand Oh I'm braver than fiction I'm ready, oh I'm ready to tell you, tell you it all Whoa but I, oh I have to take this curtain call Copyright © Mel Lampro (L&M), Adam Lewis, Jason Bradley, Paul Tipple, Martin Tune (MUS)
2.
Well I guess I should take the hint God knows I've had enough experience But each time, it's more difficult than the last And each time I get a little more trashed It spins me around and around and around See my feet? They don't touch the ground I know every step of this miserable dance Whoa the Hangman's Waltz It goes...one, two, three Promise me nothing In a knot round my throat Ah pull away the chair Watch me swing on my own rope I would sit this one out if I were you Don't you think I'd escape if I thought that I could? My boots full of demons, my belly full of lies My mouth full of blood, it is Bedlam inside It spins me around and around and around See my feet? They don't touch the ground I know every step of this miserable dance Whoa the Hangman's Waltz It goes...one, two, three Promise me nothing In a knot round my throat Ah pull away the chair Watch me swing on my own rope Oh it spins me around and around and around See my feet? They don't touch the ground Trick me, kick me, pin a card on my back Better make it The Fool I'm a zero. One, two, three One, two, three One, two, three-ah-ha-ha Copyright © Mel Lampro
3.
Free Ride 03:31
Here's a plate with your name on Oh but it's not made to match Here's a spoon made of silver Ah dig yourself out with that If you're looking for a free ride You'd better get in the line 'Cause there's a war on the platform They're loading one at a time (I just want you to change your ways) I don't want you to change I just want you to change your ways Tattooed lies and plastic grooming Checkered shirt; Cheshire smile A smoker’s drawl in the green room A greasy stain on your tiles Window-shopping for perfection Leaves you distorted and bland Hung out to dry on the thin line Between a clone and homage (I just want you to change your ways) I don't want you to change I just want you to change your ways (I just want you to change your ways) I don't want you to change I just want you to change your ways Copyright © M Lampro (L&M), A Lewis, J Bradley, P Tipple, M Tune (MUS)
4.
Our life's a wall, the paint is peeled Reveals the bricks like wounds unhealed We patch it up and hang a smile And everything is fine, for a while But then the damp and soulless cold Comes back to strip that skin to bone Rolls us in the salt of lies Until we both wind up on different sides Oh baby let me in Unlock that door You've left your heart Out on the floor Oh and I...I can't take it any more I'm breakin’ out, I'm breakin’ in Before we hurt us any more ‘Cause if you won't come out and save me Oh then baby, baby, baby - yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Whoa, love's comin' in I am drowning in your dead man's eyes Fighting for breath that I just can't find You filled my head with hate and doubt Then you ate up my heart and spat it right out Oh-oh-oh my God, you drive me crazy I can’t turn my back on you, can’t turn my back on you Baby, don’t make me live without you Well I thought you were some kind of superhero Sent to save the day Oh but you are just a man And I think whoa, I finally understand Oh baby let me in Unlock that door You've left your heart Out on the floor Woah and I...I can't take it any more I'm breakin’ out, I'm breakin’ in Before we hurt us any more ‘Cause if you won't come out and save me Oh then baby, baby, baby - yeah, yeah, yeah Oh, love's comin' in Whoa, love's comin' in Love's comin' in… Copyright © M Lampro

about

Braver than Fiction was forged during the summer of 2013 and word of their quirky live presence spread swiftly. Within a year they had been invited to appear at events such as Magner’s Cider Original Sessions and The International Guitar Festival of Great Britain. The band opened for indie legends The Wedding Present at Sheffield’s illustrious music venue, The Leadmill during their home city’s renowned urban music festival, Tramlines and played to hundreds of revellers at Manchester’s celebrated Food Festival.

Then, in January 2015, the band was forced into hiatus, when their vocalist was diagnosed with cancer. This spawned an uneasy semi-silence for more than twelve months but with their singer in remission, Braver than Fiction returned in 2016 with a succession of live gig dates, fresh material and the promise of new recordings in the pipeline.

This is one of those recordings.

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released October 28, 2016

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Toolmakers Recording Studio, Sheffield

Special Guest: Phillip Vernon (drums / percussion)

Street organ recorded by Reinhard Meissner / Maniacal laughter recorded by Scotty Kasbohm / Screams recorded by Deniz Erdogan
All used on The Hangman's Waltz and downloaded via freesound.org in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution License
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Braver than Fiction Sheffield, UK

Mel (vocals)
Jason (keyboards)
Martin (guitar)
Paul (drums)
Paul (bass)

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