Happy Now

by Nathan Holme

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released October 21, 2016

All songs written by Nathan Holme
Guitar & Vocals by Nathan Holme

Produced, Engineered and Mixed by Joel Harries
Mastered by Ed Woods

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Track Name: Poison
alcohol fills up the baptism fonts
magazine bibles publicity stunts
stuck on a drip feed the patient's warn thin
still on the brink of that lottery win

waiting in line
it's almost time

politics broken religions proved wrong
waiting to operate money has gone
chasing a pipe dream that's sprung a few leaks
we could be dead in a matter of weeks

when that bell chimes
we'll find our spines

so burn all our money and we'll take the ashes away
coz we've all been poisoned, poisoned and we're all to blame
Track Name: We're Fine
analyse our tendencies and pick apart our habits
take me out my comfort zone and kill all our white rabbits
chalk a line onto the ground
tell me how to be strong
for all the things you seem to tell me
i couldn't be more wrong

but we're fine, we're fine, we're fine, we're fine, we're fine

if this is labelled helpful then i might cry some more
a book that makes it easy to highlight all our floors
when all of this is nearly over
and objectives have been met
you pull apart my four leafed clover
and i'll never have regrets

but we're fine, we're fine, we're fine, we're fine, we're fine
Track Name: Not Alone
they wait for each other to make the first move
in the moment that it happens they enjoy the ruse
as an act of penance they'll walk hand in hand
all the young lovers in love on demand

but they're not alone, no they're not alone, not alone

it's happened before but never the same
a new destination but on the same train
and they walk on leaving their heads far behind
they're bodies and hearts are sure not to mind

but they're not alone, no they're not alone, not alone
Track Name: Major Tom
and though it was so new
it was somewhere that I knew
and through the dusty air
there were spotlights where I stared

i'm further away and I know i'm further away
but i'm down to, down to earth this time
Track Name: Fear Is Forgotten
judgement day happens so often
but people don't fear anymore, fear is forgotten

and we make mistakes, we're cruel & we're rotten
but people don't fear anymore, fear is forgotten

stop falling asleep with the light on
stop taking a seat when you should be standing up
you're afraid but you forgot

and when leaders fake caution, ignore all the problems
then the people don't fear anymore, the fear is forgotten

and at the church of consumption, we take a mortgage out on heaven
and then people don't fear anymore, the fear is forgotten

stop falling asleep with the light on
stop taking a seat when you should be standing up
you're afraid but you forgot

so forget all your friends, your family your cousins
and then you won't fear any more, the fear is forgotten

stop falling asleep with the light on
stop taking a seat when you should be standing up
you're afraid but you forgot

people don't fear anymore
the fear is forgotten
Track Name: Enough
watching you fending them off with a smile
there's nothing that you can do
the drinks and the laughing go on for a while
as your arm breaks in two

so nod if you want to
how many fingers am I holding up
nod if you want to
but when do you figure you've had enough

lust it can guide a blind man's aim
and love only second to that
a desperate crusade is always a shame
i'm sure he's as blind as a bat

so nod if you want to
how many fingers am I holding up
nod if you want to
but when do you figure you've had enough
Track Name: Bayonets
take off your bayonet and just shoot me
call off your dogs, you've tied up my hands
take off your bayonet and just shoot me
i'm a puppet with my strings half cut

and you know
it's not as difficult to lie as it should be

you've shortened the fuse wise the clock's ticking
but what can i say to turn back the time
you're duelling with a two pace head start
i'm dead before i've even turned around

and you know
it's not as difficult to lie as it should be

it's not as difficult to lie as it should be
Track Name: Blocks
filling up a cup with holes in
but water isn't rushing out
picking at the bricks and mortar
but the wall it just won't crumble down

when i tried to build a bridge
there was nothing on the other side
when i tried to get to dry land
i was swept out by a stronger tide
Track Name: Good Luck & Goodbye
we see too many stories to pick out the main plots
find some, that make us uneasy, that put us on the spot
we're always afraid of what might happen
we should be afraid of what might not

good luck and goodbye
I know someday you'll get there
and sure somedays you'll be scared
good luck and goodbye

walking on an old dirt track the dust is flying up
our footprints show where we've come from but we're not going to stop
we're looking ahead at virgin acres
we're looking ahead at baron land

good luck and goodbye
I know someday you'll get there
and sure somedays you'll be scared
good luck and goodbye

good luck and goodbye
I hope that you'll never be alone
I love you but I had to go
good luck and goodbye
Track Name: Convincing You
s'often painful to start again, it's a delicate thing
are you going to jump, or should I push you in
and you think you won't find love quite the same
and he's to blame

do you think that a blind man, is afraid of the dark
you assume that a dog's bite is as bad as it's bark
and you think you won't find love with somebody new, but what's stopping you

you're in love and you know with who
but it's tough convincing you
coz you've had enough
of being told what to do by love

do you think that the stars align, to tell you that it's the right time
you're a beautiful person and that won't change
you have spent too much time now on your own
and it's shown

there is someone who cares for you, & he already has
he was there for you the last time, he was round in a flash
and he never had eyes for anybody else, but yourself

you're in love and you know with who
but it's tough convincing you
coz you've had enough
of being told what to do by love
Track Name: Live Your Life Or Die Trying
we're all obese and we're full of diseases
scraping our fists on the town
cursing the sky coz we're stuck on the ground

you creep up on death and he turns around grinning
he knew you were there all along
your life flashed before you it didn't take long

live your life or die trying
live your life or die trying

if there was a curse on this town that I live in
i'm not sure i'd notice at all
is this the future the writing's on the wall

i've made bad decisions but never regret them
i'm sure that i'll pay for them right
every damn fool thing I do in this life

live your life or die trying
live your life or die trying

live your life or die trying
live your life or die trying