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released November 4, 2012

Written by Desmond Lambert, Rob Flanagan & Gavin Lambert.
Produced by Desmond Lambert.
(P) 2012 My Major Company under exclusive licence to Some Velvet Morning.

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Some Velvet Morning first came to attention of the music press with their 2007 debut album, ‘Silence Will Kill You’. The album comprised of some punchy, potent pop-rock, produced by Grammy Award winner Rik Simpson. 'How To Start A Revolution' from their second album, 'Allies' became a feature of the international trailer to the Hollywood movie 'Kick-Ass'. ... more

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Track Name: How To Start A Revolution
I made myself an institution
From all the books I read
How to start a revolution
From the bottom of a garden shed

See I've been thinking I could play your game
I'll maybe colour my hair
I've been thinking I should change my name
I'll be your puppet, I sing because I love it

Before we propel toward this rush
For me to seal and sign
I think I should tell you
I reserve the right to change my mind

See I've been thinking about the rules again
And I do not think it's fair
So tie me down and take my name
I'll rise above it, I sing because I love it

If I could be Fidel Castro
I would thank my lucky star
I'd have a mojito and light my Cohiba cigar.

I'd be thinking 'bout the USA
Maybe Guantanamo Bay
Hey now FBI and CIA
Get the president on speed dial
Here's my Cuban missile.

Tie me down but I won't give in
Tie me down but I won't give in
Track Name: Beautiful Dress
My my what a beautiful dress
My my what a beautiful world
I think I’m gonna lose myself
In this race to be with you

My my what a beautiful face
I think about it every second every day
Looks like I’m gonna lose the very thing
That got me close to you

It’s a beautiful world
And it’s a beautiful light that you shine
It’s a beautiful world
And it’s a beautiful day outside

Oh so why, why did I see nothing wrong
All along
Oh so why, why did I see nothing wrong
All along

My my what a beautiful dress
Predictably you see I’m overly impressed
What’s it gonna take to be the one
To lay down next to you
What’s it gonna take to be the one
To lay down next to you
What’s it gonna take to be the one
To lay down next to you

It’s a beautiful light that you shine
It’s a beautiful world
And it’s a beautiful day outside

Oh so why, why did I see nothing wrong
All along
Oh so why, why did I see nothing wrong
All along

My my what a beautiful dress
My my what a beautiful world
What’s it gonna take to be the one
To lay down next to you
What’s it gonna take to be the one
To lay down next to you

It’s a beautiful day outside

Oh so why, why did I see nothing wrong
All along
Oh so why, why did I see nothing wrong
All along

My my what a beautiful dress
My my what a beautiful world.
Track Name: Resistance
Yes I know I should not do this
I wonder why my heartʼs so foolish
Itʼs my weakness for temptation
Thatʼs led me to this situation

If thereʼs a reason for refusing
Itʼs just not one Iʼm good at choosing
I know suspicion around me is growing
Thereʼs only one way this is going to end

Ooh ooh
Get out my head
You know Iʼve no resistance
Ooh ooh
Get out my head
You know Iʼve no resistance
From you

Let me go, you know I need to
Yes I know you see through
My intention unfit to mention
Itʼs late, itʼs late, itʼs late
And I really should be on my way
To higher ground
Be safe and sound away, away, away, away

Ooh ooh
Get out my head
You know Iʼve no resistance
Ooh ooh
Get out my head
You know Iʼve no resistance

From you
From you, from you

I try to walk away, I walk away from you
I try to look away, I walk away from you
From you, from you, from you, from you

Ooh ooh
Get out my head
You know Iʼve no resistance
Ooh ooh
Get out my head
You know Iʼve no resistance

I’ve no resistance
I’ve no resistance from you
I’ve no resistance
From you, from you, from you, from you.
Track Name: National Valentine
A million miles away
The voices raise tonight
As soldiers sign their names
A National Valentine

See we’re gonna catch you
We know what’s on your mind
We’re gonna find you
Don’t try to run and hide

Ooh, where’s the sunshine
Ooh, let the sunshine through

It’s hard to disappear
And keep the world outside
Your isolation brings
New worries for your rights

I’d love to help you
Protect you from the storm
Although I don’t even know you
I’d like you to know the way it was before

Ooh, where’s the sunshine
Ooh, let the sunshine through
It’s all I could do

I don’t know, I don’t know any more

The troops are arriving
Lock up yourself and yours
The general’s retiring
He wants to get home
In time to watch the news
In time before this fight becomes a war

Let the sun shine through
Ooh, let the sun come shining through

Is there something so wrong with me
Is there something so wrong with me
Is there something so wrong.
Track Name: Hollywood
This life gets harder day by day
It seems like everyone wants more
I try to compensate in other ways
I try but I just can't ignore

But the rent is due
I see tears in her eyes
It's not Hollywood
Just the best we could find

These expectations crypt all nights
It tries to steal my joi de vivre
All this pressure building day and night
Sometimes I wish that I could leave

But the rent is due
I see tears in her eyes
It's not Hollywood
Just the best we could find

And there's bills to pay
Come now baby, don't cry
It's not Hollywood
Just the best we could find

Tell me you understand
Tell me we'll be alright
Tell me we've got a plan
It's hard to keep going on
It's hard to keep being strong
When this is not the way it's meant to be
This is not where I had hoped to be

On my knees, I'm on my knees
On my knees, I'm on my knees

But the rent is due
(On my knees, I'm)
I see tears in her eyes
(On my knees, I'm)
It's not Hollywood
(On my knees, I'm)
Just the best we could find
(On my knees, I'm)
And No Second Take
(On my knees, I'm)
No way to rewind
It's not Hollywood
Just the best we could find
It's not Hollywood
Just the best we could find.
Track Name: Allies
Why you feel the need to be so strong
Why you afraid of something going wrong
It’s okay, there’s still tomorrow
It’s okay, we’ll beg, steal or borrow

Why you need to do it all by yourself
When right beside you there’s a hand that could help
It’s okay to lean upon me
It’s okay, we’re dreaming the same dream

Ooh, nothing’s gonna separate us
Ooh, woah
Ooh, there’s nothing I could say that you don’t already know
It’s all behind you let go

Everybody’s had a broken heart
It’s just nature’s way of saying who your friends are
Its okay, we see with the same eyes
It’s okay to say that we’re now allies

Ooh, nothing’s gonna separate us
Ooh, woah
Ooh, there’s nothing I could say that you don’t already know
It’s all behind you let go

Everybody’s had a broken heart
Everybody’s had a broken heart
We fall, we rise, we try a thousand times
What else can we do
We’ll fall, we’ll rise, we’ll be preoccupied
We’ll reset, we’ll forget, we’ll find there’s something new

Nothing’s gonna separate us
Ooh, woah
Ooh, there’s nothing I could say that you don’t already know
It’s all behind you it’s over
Let go now it’s over
Yeah it’s over
There’s nothing I could say that you don’t already know
We reap what we sow
When some die then some grow
You’ll see it’s all behind you let go.
Track Name: Times Like These
Yes I know I could, do myself a world of good
With a compromise that I don’t understand
Declare I see the clothes, tell the emperor he glows
But I wont and so it’s out of my hands

Woah, at times like these it’d be easy
Woah, to sit back, relax and let it be
Woah, at times like these it’d be easy
To let you win, but that’s not within me

You say that joy exists, and I hear that ignorance is bliss
Yeh they say that it’s a magical place
But hard as I may try, two plus two just wont make five
So the only way to win is not to play

Woah, at times like these it’d be easy
Woah, to sit back, relax and let it be
Woah, at times like these it’d be easy
To let you win, but that’s not within me

Ohh
Ohh

If I’m uptight
It’s just the symptom of a constant fight

Ooh this life, this life
Ooh your lies, your lies
Ooh this life, this life
Woah, at times like these

I won’t let you win
I can’t let you win
I won’t let you win
I can’t let you win
I won’t let you win
I can’t let you win

Though at times like these it’d be easy.
Track Name: Unterbrechen
Instrumental
Track Name: Don't Think
The proof is on the skin
A lifetime of bruises
I’m tired of giving in
So no more excuses

Don’t think I won’t walk away
Don’t think that everything’s okay
Don’t think I won’t start again

The paleness of the skin
It tells me it’s time to
Let the sunshine in
It tells me it’s time to go
Get out of this hole

Don’t think I won’t walk away
Don’t think that everything’s okay
Don’t think I won’t start again
I did it once and I can do it again

The heart’s a volunteer
Sometimes it’s lost, sometimes it steers
The heart can learn to change
So don’t think I won’t start again

Don’t think I, don’t think I, don’t think I won’t walk away
Don’t think I, don’t think I, don’t think I won’t start again

Don’t think I won’t, don’t think I won’t
Don’t think I won’t walk away
Don’t think I won’t, don’t think I won’t
Don’t think I won’t start again

Don’t think I will, don’t think I won’t
Don’t think you know me cause I can see that you don’t
Don’t think I’ll stay, oh no
The proof is on the skin.
Track Name: Control
I know you don’t believe him
What he says or where he goes
You say you think of leaving
But you don’t and I don’t understand
Why you stay, could someone explain

Ooh, how it’s all about control
Ooh, what you see or what you’re told
Ooh, yes the key is he who holds
Ooh, control

The story needs containing
A policy of need to know
It’s the one way to remain king
And not go the way of the guillotine
Become history like Louis XVI

Ooh, yes it’s all about control
Ooh, what gets seen or what gets told
Ooh, yes the key is he who holds
Ooh, control

You say you think of leaving, so let go
Why you stay could someone explain

Ooh, how it’s all about control
Ooh, what gets seen or what gets told
Ooh, yes the key is he who holds
Ooh, control.
Track Name: NY City Cell
New York, I came to see the lights
Of New York, but I got hypnotised
I’m caught in the glare now
For me there’s nowhere but New York

I’m all talk, I said I’ll walk away
From New York, but I’m still here today
My mistake was forgetting
The Titanic was heading to New York

How did it end up this way
I never dreamt that I would stay
I never thought I’d be caught in

New York, I lost my liberty
In New York I found that love found me
I’m caught in this trap
Now I see no way back from New York

How did it end up this way
I never dreamt that I would stay
I never thought I’d be caught in New York
I never thought I’d be caught in

New York, I fell in love with you
New York, I heard all my dreams could come true
But I’m still waiting
Woah, I’m still waiting, New York

New York, I ain’t got time to stop
It’s New York the town where John got shot
I knew from the start
I should not drop my guard in New York

How did it end up this way
I never dreamt that I would stay
I never thought I’d be caught in New York
I never thought I’d be caught in

New York, I fell in love with you
New York, I heard all my dreams would come true
But I’m still waiting
Woah, I’m still waiting, New York

The sweat, the schemes, the tears, the dreams
The truth, the lies, the ground, the skies
The weak, the strong, the nights go on
On and on and on and on and on

How did it end up this way
I never dreamt that I would stay
I never thought I’d be caught in New York
I never thought I’d be caught in New York
I never thought I’d be caught in New York.
Track Name: Allies Reprise
Why you feel the need to be so strong
Are you afraid of something going wrong
It's okay, there's still tomorrow
It's okay, we'll beg, steal or borrow

Why you need to do it all by yourself
When right besides you there's a hand that could help
It's okay to lean upon me
It's okay, we're dreaming the same dream

There's nothing here that you don't already know
It's all inside you, you've just got to let go
And you'll see that there's a reason to want you
Yeah you'll see there's a reason I do

Everybody's had a broken heart
It's just nature's way of saying who your friends are
It's okay we see with the same eyes
It's okay to say that we're now allies

There's nothing here that you don't already know
It's all inside you, you've just got to let go
And you'll see that there's a reason to want you
Yeah you'll see there's a reason to need you
Yeah you'll see there's a reason to love you
Yeah, you'll see that there's a reason I do.
Track Name: The River
Sweet river you flow and I believe you
Deep river I know you understand
I know cause you told me so

You make it alright cause somebody’s listening
You make it alright cause somebody’s there

Sweet river the story is I love you
When I am with you then words don’t mean a thing
The sounds of the universe
Become the songs in my head
Become the reason that I survive
Whatever lies ahead

You make it alright cause somebody’s listening
You make it alright cause somebody’s there
You make me realise my gift is I want you
You make it all alright cause you make me care

And I know when I don’t belong
When it’s cold and I’m not so strong
I can listen and feel alright
And I know when the summer’s gone
When it’s dark and the night’s are long
I just listen and feel alright

Ooh, I feel alright

The sounds of the universe
Become the songs in my head
Become the reason that I survive
Whatever lies ahead

You make it alright cause somebody’s listening
You make it alright cause somebody’s there
You make me realise my gift is I love you
And you make it alright
You make it alright, alright

Yes I know which way to go
As I watch the river flow
Yes I know which way to go
It’s alright.