Kirsty McGee

Kirsty McGee

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Folk - Americana | Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Total Song Plays: 189   
Member Since: 2018
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Norah Jones, Tom Waits

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Song Description

Listen out for the glorious Clive Mellor on harmonica

Story Behind the Song

The world is not a happy place The people in it are not nice An alternative jaded 'prayer' from the point of view of a cynic.

Lyrics

The world is not a happy place
The people in it are not nice
There's danger lurking everywhere
And there are snakes in paradise

You have to work it out somehow
I'm through with giving you advice
Don't listen to a word I say
Who taught you, son, to trust that way?

The world is not a pretty place
The people in it couldn't care
What trusting men and women do
Won't make allowances for you

You have to work it out somehow
Find a way and muscle through
For you will find as I have found
There's no one will take care of you

That way lies madness and despair
I can tell you, I've been there.

The world is not an easy place
You learn to swim or else you drown
There's poison in the drinking cup
Where cynicism knows no bounds

And you'll find beauty everywhere
It isn't easy to ignore
Though you may find some solace there
Of pointless beauty child, beware

In righteousness, for glory's sake
Turn on your heel from your mistakes

Don't listen to a word they say
Who taught you, son, to trust that way?

Song Length
3:32
Genres
Folk - Americana, Folk - Alternative
Tempo / Feel
Very Slow (Under 70)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moods
Peaceful, Diplomatic

Subject Matter
Existence, Philosophy

Similar Artist
Randy Newman, Leonard Cohen
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Kirsty McGee
Music Credits Kirsty McGee
Producer Credits Kirsty McGee, Barkley McKay
Publisher Credits Touch Tones
Performance Credits Kirsty McGee, Clive Mellor, Nick Blacka, Hugh Lawrence
Label Credits Hobopop Recordings