Please Don't Be Cool

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about

A song about high school, and feeling like an outsider, a freak and weirdo. Eventually you realise you don't need to be cool to win, and that's what this song is about. A tribute to Marc Bolan.

Genre of Music: Glam Rock, Indie, Rock, Alternative, Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Garage, 60's, Retro, Rock and Roll, Singer-Songwriter, Indie Pop, Alternative Pop, Brit Pop, Beatle Pop, Epic Rock, Anthems
Mood of Music: Uplifting, Upbeat, Light Hearted, Funny, Attitude, Protest, Protest Song, Protest Music, Passionate, Swagger, Rhythmic, Groovy, Anthem, Epic.
Chronology / Type: New Songs 2016, New Albums 2016, New Music 2016, New Releases 2016, New Bands 2016

This album was recorded at mostly home with drums overdubbed at a studio in Brynford, Holywell. It is a melodic, epic album with a nod to each of my main musical influences. It is inspired by the Island Records releases of the early 70's. with influences including John Cale, Cat Stevens, Nick Drake, Brian Wilson / The Beach Boys, Marc Bolan / T-Rex, Duncan Browne, Al Stewart, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Big Star, The Velvet Underground & Nico, Gene Clark, The Byrds, Nirvana & REM. The centrepieces of the album are two songs about people - performance artist Andy Kaufman and 'Gonzo' artist Ralph Steadman. Ralph lived in my hometown of Abergele in his formative years, and I am a big fan of his artwork. The rumours about Andy Kaufman faking his own death, and the subsequent mystery played a big part in setting the tone and feel of the album.

Genre of Music: Glam Rock, Indie, Rock, Alternative, Alternative Rock, Indie Rock, Garage, 60's, Retro, Rock and Roll, Singer-Songwriter, Indie Pop, Alternative Pop, Brit Pop, Beatle Pop
Mood of Music: Uplifting, Upbeat, Light Hearted, Funny, Attitude, Protest, Protest Song, Protest Music, Passionate, Swagger, Rhythmic, Groovy
Chronology / Type: New Songs 2016, New Albums 2016, New Music 2016, New Releases 2016, New Bands 2016

lyrics

Lyrics to Please Don’t Be Cool

Please don't be cool
Act like a fool
Trip over your shoes
Like a clown with the blues
It says on the tin
That the people who win
Are the ones who don't need to be cool

Why should you be
Cooler than thee?
Wrapped up in chains
Like a goat in the rain
Get up from the dirt
And don't suffer the hurt
Baby see you don't need to be cool

Instrumental

Pack up your dreams
Strange though they seem
Don't leave yourself at home
If strange is your vibe
Wear it with pride
And watch as they enter your zone

Instrumental

Please don't be cool
That's not your tool
Don't use it to fix
All the self-aware bricks
They act like a wall
That will topple and fall
When they see you don't need to be cool
It's the truth you don't need to be cool
Get real, you don't need to be cool
It's the truth you don't need to be cool

credits

from Lost Souls, released July 26, 2016

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