This Life

by Simon Fairbairn

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Hey there, thanks for checking out my music. This is my first release and it features uplifting music with depressing words. Subjects tackled include slow death by monotonous lifestyle and power-abusing priests.

Once you've had a listen, downloaded it and told all of your friends about it, come and say hello to me at www.simonfairbairn.com.

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released April 23, 2009

Drums, bass, guitar, vocals: Simon Fairbairn
Additional guitars on Big Brother and Giveaway: Dunstan Blay
Recorded and produced by Simon Fairbairn

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Track Name: Big Brother
Hey there big brother watching over watching me.
I see all them faces that you thought I shouldn't see.
I watch you big brother watching over watching me -
Decide for them faces the place they should be

Watch you big brother arming all those other men.
Watch you big brother taking what you can't spend.
Send all the bruised faces send them back, back over there.
Send all the broken faces and hide their despair

They all look the same as me
They all bleed the same as me
They all cry the same as me
They will die, just like me

Move those ugly pictures where they cannot be seen.
Tell us dirty people coming here to steal from me.
Tell us, big brother, that you'll stop them at the line.
Tell us, big brother, that our green grass is fine.

They all look the same as me
They all bleed the same as me
They all cry the same as me
They will die, just like me

Hey their big brother you're concealing your shame.
Tell me big brother why you still act the same?
You hide those desperate people that you've used for yourself
Then you send them to suffer cause why should we help?

Wake up little Britain, wake up from your sleep
Well your apathy is easy but your soul, it runs deep.
Don't you little Britain be slaves to their greed.
Don't you little Britain let our family bleed.
Track Name: This Life
Peter looked outside, saw another dreary day.
He put on his uniform and he went out on his way.
He joined the usual crowd, made his way into the town,
Another day went by - nothing much went down.

Life, you want it now?
That's his life, you want it now?

Twenty years passed on, Pete is married with a kid
But he still goes to town, just like he always did.
Tiny things have changed - he's promoted once or twice,
He now owns his house and the car he drives is nice.

Life, you want it now?
That's his life, you want it now?

Mortgage his estate; pensions, tax and interest rates
Will haunt him in his sleep. Credit, bills and a vehicle lease
Will buy him the latest car so he can show the world how far he's
Come now in his life: his pretty kids, his trophy wife,
A widescreen TV set to paper cracks and hide regrets
Cause once, yeah, he had his goals. Now he feels he's just too old
So instead he'll take a drink. To forget when he starts to think
What he could have gone and done if he'd just had the balls to run
And chase down those silly dreams that he was taught so long ago to leave now.
That he was taught so long ago to leave now.
Track Name: Giveaway
I watched you slide,
Shuttered inside.
He cornered you in;
Buried you in sin.

This is for real,
This thing that you feel.
Each time you hide
You let him decide

It is getting late. The night has come too soon.
He is leading you up to his sacred room.
This is the only way to make up for what you've done.
He will cast you out if you attempt to run.

His holy disguise
Covers his lies.
He uses your fear
To draw you near.

When you let it show
A long time ago
You let in the tide;
You let him decide.

It is getting late. The night has come too soon.
He is leading you up to his sacred room.
This is the only way to make up for what you've done.
He will cast you out if you attempt to run.

That day long ago when you thought you were alone
Is something for which you'll never atone.
Do you really believe that he can save your soul
Before his depravity has taken it's toll?
Well he'll layer the guilt if you let him talk
And he'll threaten to hurt you if you dare to walk
Away from his power, but it's all in your head.
You can choose to believe in something else instead.
You can choose to believe in something else instead.
you can choose to believe in something good instead.