EP Lyrics no. 1 – Family Affair

In advance of my new EP ‘The Life That I Have’ coming out on 31 January, I thought I’d share the lyrics for each track over the next few weeks for those of you who are interested in that sort of thing (like me!)

I thought I’d start with the song ‘Family Affair’ which is certainly the most direct and the rawest on the EP. When I was writing it it put me in mind of Elliot Smith and This Is The Kit in different ways both of whom I love. The lyrics came in one sitting, which is unusual these days. I find it quite hard to sing emotionally but I’m happy with how they came out.

A Family Affair

What came easy
Oh the frustration
What a cruel hand
You’ve been dealt

To see the wave coming
With nowhere to run to
And just our hands to hold

It’s a family affair
To make peace with despair
And singing songs
To stave away the tears

A wreck in slow-motion
So slow it seems normal
That each fresh loss, stings less

But joy finds a way through
Through each new hole in our hearts
To even laugh at how lucky we are

It’s a family affair
To make peace with despair
And singing songs
To stave away the tears

How many goodbyes
Do we have in us?
But give me strength
For the last

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