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Connectivity

by Grace Petrie

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    Connectivity pressed on double 12" vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.

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    Long-sleeve baseball-style shirt featuring lyrics to the new song "Storm To Weather" alongside a beautiful design by Jamie Greaves (@jamiegreavestattooer).

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    Black hoodie featuring the Grace Petrie logo on the front breast, and a backprint showing the Connectivity logo and the tour dates from Autumn 2021 (beginning September 4th in Leicester, and ending December 22nd in Sheffield)
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    These are the leftover shirts from the 2021 Connectivity tour, featuring detail from the album artwork by Rebecca Hendin on the front, and the list of autumn tour dates from September to December on the back.

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    100% cotton tote bag, featuring details from the album artwork by Rebecca Hendin.
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    Black hoodie featuring Grace Petrie logo on the front breast, and Connectivity logo print on the back. These are the last available sizes and won't be printed again.

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    Navy colour t-shirt featuring detail from the album artwork by Rebecca Hendin. These are the last remaining sizes and will not be printed again.

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  • Complete CD Bundle

    Get the full Grace Petrie collection on CD, including:
    - Mark My Words (2011)
    - Love Is My Rebellion (2013)
    - Whatever's Left (2015)
    - Heart First Aid Kit (2017)
    - Queer As Folk (2018)
    - Connectivity (2021)

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    A2 print of the album artwork designed by Rebecca Hendin, and signed by Grace. Limited to 100 copies.

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  • Storm To Weather metal pin badge
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    Metal pin badge featuring the gorgeous artwork inspired by Storm To Weather, designed by Jamie Greaves (@jamiegreavestattooer)

    The pin badges are responsibly manufactured - made here in the UK, printed onto 100% recyclable, nickel-free stainless steel, and hand-coated in epoxy resin to give it a long-lasting life! Comes with a black rubber clutch for a secure fastening.

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1.
Batten down the hatches love, the night is rolling in The clouds are getting darker and you're scared of what they'll bring And you are searching the horizon for some sign, some little spark Of morning that will chase away the dark Heavy was the winter, love, and what became of spring? This demon came and got its claws in every little thing Now there are miles and glass and distance that are keeping me apart From the beating of your strong and steady heart And if it sinks My darling then Just close your eyes And think of when When you'll be in my arms again There's a storm here to weather, the thunder's coming near Louder than ever and we don't know where to steer And though we can't be together, no matter what my dear I will love you forever and we will dance again next year I will love you forever and we will dance again next year This world is unfamiliar now, it's turned us all around A sailboat in a hurricane and nothing's bolted down And whichever way you turn there is no sanctuary in sight No path to some safe harbour in the night But I am sailing right beside you, I am just out of arm's length Willing you remember you are wrought of iron strength And I am hanging my tomorrows on the bones of yesterday All I can do to make it through today And when my heart sinks My darling then I fill my lungs and I think of when When you'll be in my arms again There's a storm here to weather, the thunder's coming near Louder than ever and we don't know where to steer And though we can't be together, no matter what my dear I will love you forever and we will dance again next year I will love you forever and we will dance again next year So best foot first, and hold on fast Do your worst - this too will pass And when it does, I'll be there to fill your glass There's a storm here to weather, the thunder's coming near Louder than ever and we don't know where to steer And though we can't be together, no matter what my dear I will love you forever and we will dance again next year I will love you forever and we will dance again next year I will love you forever and we will dance again next year
2.
You’ve got your first real six string Got your heart full of pain You got the makings there kid Of a lucrative campaign You got your story and your spirit You got a rock n roll dream We’ve got an office in Hackney We’ve got a really cool team Cos we love this authentic Lonely outsider type Big up that aesthetic On your socials for the hype Whoever said revolution Would not be televised He didn’t have our contacts yeah He didn’t have our PR guys But I was reaching out for a lifeline Fighting the tide, yeah and trying to work out why If my name is up in lights And it's all going right I've never been as lonely as tonight I've never been as lonely as tonight Well every night I get the spotlight And I get out this guitar And like so many folk before me Use it to open up my scars And I don't know if it's helping Or it's driving me insane I'm just after some connection yeah To know somebody feels the same Come rain or wreck or ruin I’ll be following these dreams The same way I’ve been doing Since the middle of my teens And if there’s a single person out there To whom this song something means I’d take one lonely broken heart Over a hundred millions streams Cos I've still got this six string Still got my heart full of pain And I don’t know how to fix things But I’m still in the game Maybe I don't know what the point is Maybe I’m never gonna see But as long as anybody’s listening This is where you'll find me I'm gonna be reaching out for a life vest Fighting the tide, yeah and giving you my best So turn down all the lights Stay with me in this fight Between me and my loneliness tonight Yeah so let me see your hands I need someone who understands That when I'm out here all alone That this right here is home So let me hear you sing I think that you’re the only thing Between me and my loneliness tonight Can you save me from my loneliness tonight
3.
We took the 101 Out of Oregon In the shadow of the redwoods down golden state Took the coast all day To San Francisco bay We didn’t stop before we hit the golden gate I have lived lives Beyond my years Seen open roads With no end in sight But my rambling heart Won’t be unchained From where it’s anchor lies And when the foxes score I hear the roar From my front door When the river soar Bears me back to shore I will run no more I’ve seen the oceans meet From fifty thousand feet I’ve watched the Black Forest shiver neath electric storms I’ve seen the Rockies rise Up into clear blue skies And carved foundations just three miles from where I’m born
4.
To the girl I knew in Sixth Form long ago It took me sixteen years or more to know That she probably wouldn’t thank me for the songs that I wrote for her Well I wrote this one for me and looking back I think they all were Because I grew Up in a world Where the tragic hero always gets the girl I set the scene I wrote the script Handed her a leading part and she never wanted it because No woman ever wants to be a muse To be dragged over hot coals To be slandered, to be used So you can sing the world your inauthentic blues And be the bravest, be the smartest The most deeply tortured artist Tell me who in their right mind would ever choose To be a muse Oh I wish for all the world I’d learned back then To not repeat the deeds of famous men Who took just one perspective, that gave them a good villain Absolved them of their sins and in the process made a killing So best be warned Not to believe The bleeding heart I wear upon my sleeve For all the pain It might imply There’s another one out there somewhere with no right of reply And maybe Stevie Nicks really drove him out his mind but maybe Lindsay should have gone his own way too And we’ll never know the girl who wasted Dylan’s precious time Or if he left her tangled up in blue I guess they both had versions But we all know just the one All that I really know for certain Is it made a damn good song cos History’s written by the victors Yeah and art is made to last And I dread the day I’ll have to answer For the songs of break-ups past Yeah no woman ever wants to stand accused Of the crimes that you wrote for her While professing to adore her While disparaging her honour With all you projected on her While you revelled in the glory Of telling one side of the story Yeah no woman in this world would ever choose To be a muse Now I've looked at it both ways Don't believe a word I say And beware of anyone who ever views You as a muse Because no woman in this world would ever choose To be a muse
5.
Another Friday night when your plan A has fallen through A Tinder date that sounded great was too good to be true I guess besides love of adventure, sense of humour, zest for life He just forgot to mention the new baby or the wife Yeah what a dick But there’s no need to be lonesome when you’ve got the next best thing So you block him on your socials and you give me a ring And say you’re in need of some sympathy, some sushi and Netflix You know I’m always free for dinner when they bail on you at 6 And I will be the best I can And I will be the best I can And I will be the best I can But you won’t choose me Over the last man on Earth How am I back here again I’ve learned so many times That I’ve run out of melodies and I’ve run out of rhymes And this way lies insanity, I’ve seen it all before But I know next time you need me I’ll be right there at the door And after all the chasing, when you’re tiring of this life And you pick the least worst option and consent to be his wife You know I’ll plan the hen do in Chicago And I’ll be there at the alter And you can be my Santiago Though I can’t be your Peralta but I’ll be the best I can And sometimes at last orders And we’ve both had too much to drink And you look at me for too long In a way that makes me think You sometimes wish that things were different And it sometimes makes you sad That I treat you better than the best boyfriend you ever had
6.
Galway 03:53
Well it’s my first time tonight in Galway And on every single street I can hear the hometown players And I know I can’t compete I’ve got no audience to speak of But I take it on the chin Cos I’m the worst thing on in town tonight And it’s 10 euros in The promoter’s setting out all Of the chairs that he can find I tell him optimism isn’t What I look for in his kind Still he’s confident of walk-up But I don’t think we’ve got much chance It’s the first show of my life that was more Expensive in advance And I’ll never be Ed Sheeran God knows I’m no Steve Earle Four hundred miles away tonight From my Hertfordshire girl And if temptation should befall me To overstate my worth At least there’s always Galways To bring me down to earth I’ve played rooms of hundreds That have never felt so loud Because it’s not the size of the crowd that’s in the gig But the gig that’s in the crowd And tonight’s, they are heroic Their response enough to seem Like they could fill a football stadium When they’re a few short for a team And we’re halfway through the set list And the finish line’s in sight When in come five drunk fellas And they’re making it a night One hollers ‘are you doing classics? Cos if you are we’ll pay’ He’s not convinced by my assertion That they’ll be classics one day And I’ll never be Ed Sheeran God knows I’m no Steve Earle Four hundred miles away tonight From my Hertfordshire girl And if temptation should befall me To overstate my worth At least there’s always Galways To bring me down to earth And I walked along the shoreline Looked out across the bay I felt the threat of creative juices Overflowing to cliché And I fought the inspiration I swear I tried to hold it off I said I’d never write a song here Because this town’s suffered enough And I’ll never be Ed Sheeran God knows I’m no Steve Earle Four hundred miles away tonight From my Hertfordshire girl And if temptation should befall me To overstate my worth At least there’s always Galways To bring me down to earth Guitar in hand I’m walking To my hire car down the street I can hear the hometown players, and I know when I’m beat Someone asks me what my act is And I can’t suppress a grin when I say ‘I was worst thing on in town tonight for 10 euros in’
7.
Mayday mayday, SOS Got myself into a mess There's a spring in every step There’s a traitor in my chest I’ve been keeping up my guard Over places that I’m scarred Now I’m singing in the car Guess old habits just die hard And I’m stitched up Good and proper She’s in my veins now And I can’t stop her God knows I tried But I could sooner hold back the tide She’s gonna keep me guessing I never learned my lesson, oh no This time I thought I had it But now I’m right back at it, oh no Can’t kick the habit, a romance addict I crossed my heart and hoped to die That I’d left this all behind Like a moth into the light No other way I seem to fly Thought I’d done most everything To make bulletproof my skin But I just can’t seem to win she keeps finding her way in And it's been a long, lonely winter Summer will come again they said Not if I could help it my friend If I keep my nights all long and black And the light out every crack I won’t have to fear The autumn coming back
8.
Haul Away 04:40
The heart of me is ocean bound 
But I come from a landlocked town No coasts or caverns to be found
 Among the plains and fens But when the road takes me in reach Of ocean waters that beseech Me every time to scour the beach In search of hidden gems Along the shore where can be seen In frosty white, in blue and green Some days even aquamarine All from the water thrown Discarded shards of glass who all Were swept up in this waterfall And now whose bodies so recall The stories of their own Haul away, haul away I'm bound to follow oceans, I know no other way Haul away, haul away And make me who I am today Well who amongst us can’t relate To such an ordinary fate As living in a constant state Of battling with the tide
 Who started out a fragile shell That broke apart each time it fell That you could see straight through as well And know what lay inside Then traded days in pubs and bars For crashing waves beneath the stars And storms that gave us battle scars When best adventure beckoned Who turned with currents, met with caves Wandered lost among the waves And managed to avoid our graves But sometimes by mere seconds Haul away, haul away I’m bound to follow oceans, I know no other way Haul away, haul away And make me who I am today Blessed those that understand We all return back to the sand We were born of, but bear the brand Of suffering and our pleasure Now I find that that time and tides Have worn my edges, smoothed my sides For tourists who come wandering by To mistake me for treasure Haul away, haul away I'm no kind of opponent for the current or the sway Haul away, haul away That make me who I am today
9.
Technicolor 05:52
Something’s changed You cut your hair But I’d know that profile anywhere I hesitate I smile and shrug I’m not sure if we’re meant to hug I know my lines and I give them well Same old here thanks not that much to tell Weather work and mutual friends Well lit paths to safe dead ends All too soon it starts to slow And you’re looking round for somewhere else to go And I think how strange we could run out Of having things to talk about Soon enough it’s at an end We say goodbye and both, alone, pretend That we found it harder than we did I’m not sure who we’re trying to kid It hits me that I don’t know when We’ll have a cause to meet again I’d never believed it once I guess endings come in increments Halfway home my car breaks down 2am in some west midlands town I call for help, I sit and wait There’s no one at home to tell that I’ll be late Most recent number last missed call For three years straight without a second thought You were the one I turned to first And just like that the riverbank has burst And you’re in HD technicolor You’re in stereo sound And we are tangled up together As if we could never be unbound It's in HD technicolor It's in stereo sound Back when I was somebody better Before I was someone who let you down
10.
IKEA 03:48
It’s Wednesday evening in Ike There’s just two kinds of people here And in my life, I have been both Those couples at the starting line Committing to each room design Like it was a permanent oath But that’s not me I know these aisles You can spot the ones like me for miles There’s no good-natured argument on taste I have no need to compromise these days There’s no one saying: we’ve been here too long And I get exactly what I want It’s Wednesday evening in Ikea And everywhere I look in here Are new teams trying to make themselves match Those couples sharing meatball tea Don’t notice all the ghosts like me Back here alone, and starting from scratch But spare a thought But for the grace Of ever disassembling shared space Now there’s no good-natured argument on taste I have no need to compromise these days There’s no negotiation to concede You know I get exactly what I need What I need And to those optimistic lovers Picking duvet covers I wish them all the best From the bottom of my chest And if they follow the instructions There’s no reason their constructions 
Really shouldn’t last But who am I to ask Because mine all fell apart And I’m right back at the start Hoping I’ve not lost any fundamental parts And I’m sure I will remember How it all fits back together Because I know I’m not inadequately skilled It’s just that some things Take two people to build
11.
I used to think I’d change the world if I could write a song Good enough to make you see the truth But everything I touch has turned to ruin and gone wrong And I can’t believe the arrogance of youth I know the world is turning when it feels like standing still Or slipping ever backwards by degrees But it feels like I’m always dying on the least productive hill And I haven’t even planted any trees And all my chords All of my G major chords, You know they couldn’t move the House of Lords All I felt All the pain I ever felt 
It never stopped the ice caps melt Some days this world It makes me hide beneath the covers But some days are worse than others I used to think my heart was so reliable and strong Steady ‘neath your feet as frozen ground Believing all the promises of poetry and song I never dreamt how far I’d let you down And I know I am remembered for the shattering of dreams Never for the time I held the roof Our fossilised worst moments held forever in extremes And I console myself with versions truth For all I gave For all I told myself I gave I really thought that I was being brave For all I swore Ever steady, ever more It comes to nothing if you’re keeping score Some nights I can answer the charges of those lovers Some nights are worse than others I used to think my stories were the place I could be known And told them without having to pretend Now finally old enough to know that I’m not fully grown I see that I don’t know how they will end The skins I shed, the roads I tread, the ways that I have fared Have turned me into someone not the same And some days I feel the anchor of the years that we have shared But some days I can only feel the chain And it washes off Yeah it all just washes off And my arms will always be too soft And I understand Maybe I finally understand That I might never know just who I am Some days I still wake up jealous of my brothers Some days are worse than others Some days I still Want to hide beneath the covers Wonder how we will recover Search the eyes of friends and lovers For a sign of my true colours But some days are worse Some days are worse than others
12.
From common grief to Bristol up in flames We came here begging justice, instead we got the blame For peace disturbed, out on the streets tonight And watching on the BBC you know something’s not right When mourners come with candles and with flowers Wrestled three on one, and pinned down by the state’s full powers This is their world. And these have been the rules We’ve come to break it down with bloody fingernails for tools The threat of violence This tightrope wire We can no longer bear it, we are all too fucking tired No more minutes’ silence We will sing hire You tell us to light a candle we have come to start a fire And if I spend my life the losing side You can lay me down knowing that I tried There’s a better world and on a quiet day When I hold my breath I can hear her say She is on her way Safe at home, you watch it on TV And never think that one day you could be the enemy That you might be one day under attack From all that should protect you, hoping someone has your back The history books are screaming from the shelves No government who outlaws speaking to defend ourselves Has good things planned. A storm ahead I see And none of us will bear it without solidarity They give us trouble All our days This ailing failing world sent signs Of fire and flood and plague But from the rubble From the razed The mightiest cathedral From these ashes we will raise So take heart my sisters This fire will never die Take heart my comrades No one left behind

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released October 4, 2021

Grace Petrie - guitar, vocals, harmonica
Ben Moss - fiddle, melodeon, concertina, banjo, mandolin, vocals
Caitlin Field - drums, vocals
Jasmine Kennedy - vocals
Matt De Burgh Daly - piano, bass guitar, electric guitar, pedal steel, glockenspiel
Dom Potts - double bass
Steve Pretty - brass (track 3)

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