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Paddy Bleakley wrote this song because he was frustrated with the power of the advertising and brainwashing skills of some of the mega corporations out there and how they abuse that power all so they can get wealthy at the expense of us.

When Paddy took the lyrics to the band, what they heard was a sad story of a girl who had been taken advantage of. This turned into the initial mellow feel and sound of the song.

Something didn't sit right with Simon. He wasn't satisfied. Simon brought the song back to its roots with the ending of the song he added. Obviously angry at how the girl in the song had been taken advantage of, he felt the song hadn't resolved itself. He cranked it up musically and lyrically in a new second section, putting the icing on the cake. This ending he came up with made the song what it is and is well worth the wait!
Enjoy

I feel like cake now (Ed)

lyrics

LYRICS

A little girl knew before she was ten
how important it was to follow the trends
TV dreams had filled her head
All she knew was what she's fed
She thought that by wearing those shoes
Show individuality the power to choose
Little did she know, they had planted the seed
the powers that be filled her mind with need

Shes sixteen chasing her dreams
Like one of those girls from the magazines
Money, fashion, perfect skin... She's got to be thin
She thought that by fitting in her problems would dissolve and give in
little did she know - they would linger
she got so thin she could barely lift her finger

CHORUS:
Hey sister dry your eyes
It's not your fault they sold you lies
Hey sister dry your eyes
It's not your fault they sold you lies

When she turned 21 it was nearly too late
She gave up on love and believed in hate
What she saw in the mirror was a disgrace
Regretted those dreams decided to chase
Looking back on the choices she made
She realised she wasn't to blame
but her TV dreams all those years ago
that sealed her fate

The little girl is now 44 had a girl of her own she named Adore
the same mistakes, unfortunate fate - would not happen to her baby she swore
When Adore turned ten her friends would cry 'we can't fit in no matter what we buy'
She knew it came within - this little girl has a blessed disposition

CHORUS x2

Hey mister magazine editor CEO chief
Meet our little sisters and their lives you filled with grief
Hey mister magazine editor CEO chief
Meet our little sisters and their lives you filled with grief

Now she can lift her finger
Now she can lift her finger
Now she can lift her finger
Now she can lift her finger

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credits

from Without A Sound, track released August 22, 2012
Written by P. Bleakley, S. Koziarski, M. Thomas
Produced by S. Elley, S. Koziarski
Ned Worboys: Lead Vocals
Simon Koziarski: Guitars
Ed Zuccollo: Hammond Organ
Shaun Elley: Drums
Paddy Bleakley: Bass
Lex French: Trumpet
Richard Shirley: Trombone
Mike Isaacs: Tenor Sax
Tom Scrase: Tambourine
Backing Vocals by: Kirsten Te Rito, Lisa Tomlins, Bella Kalolo, Thomas Oliver


Recorded at Masonic Studios by Harbour City Electric Feb-July 2010
Vocals recorded at Masonic Studios and The Cave 2010
Percussion recorded by Ed Zuccollo in Scrase's Room
Engineered by Richard Shirley and Harbour City Electric
Produced by Harbour City Electric

Mixed by Dr Lee Prebble at The Surgery July 2010

Mastered by Mike Gibson at Inca Productions

Artwork by Paul Theobald - paultheobald.com

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