Heart First Aid Kit

by Grace Petrie & the PC Brigade

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CarlyEmms
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CarlyEmms Every track in this album is amazing, I could play it every day and never tire of it. I wooed my husband by sending him Coldwaterproofjacket and we got married to The Golden Record. If that doesn’t sell you the album I don’t know what will 😊 Favorite track: Coldwaterproofjacket.
Dean Lees
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Dean Lees This is one of the most beautiful love songs that I've ever heard. Simply stunning. Favorite track: Coldwaterproofjacket.
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webhex And knowing that you felt it too
It only makes it worse

Beautiful adult love song and it gets me every time Favorite track: Done Deal.
Jacky Long
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Jacky Long Tough choice tho... Favorite track: You Build A Wall.
Harry
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Harry I've been so excited for this album ever since Grace announced it, and it's hands down my favourite she's released. The political songs are poignant and powerful, and the love songs are beautiful and emotional, and Grace's lyrics are clever and witty and brilliantly crafted as always. I've been waiting to be able to buy Done Deal and The Golden Record since I heard them live, and I'm not disappointed. Absolutely blown away, and many of the new tracks are already on my list of favourite songs. Favorite track: The Golden Record.
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1.
Can you feel the tide is turning A storm's been brewing now for months And all around, the truth is burining But I'll defend your right to words With the last breath in my lungs Singing out And every wave now coming tidal Began a ripple in a pond What will it take for this false idol To fall down in your eyes, make you see how you've been conned Stick it to the man Stick it to the man In the best way that you can By falling on your hands For a billion dollar scam Who shouted down the facts We're taking back control By giving up control To a man so vain and cold Up in a tower made of gold Built off of the working people's backs Oh say, can you see The same horrorshow as me? It's the land of liberty For straight white men Bring your tired, bring your poor Huddled masses here no more You put a fascist on the door And made America hate again All the women used for status The laws you make to keep us down Just show the truth, how much you hate us But I'll defend my sister's rights Til they put me in the ground Stick it to the man Stick it to the man In the best way that you can By falling on your hands For a billion dollar scam Who shouted down the facts We're taking back control By giving up control To a man so vain and cold Up in a tower made of gold Built off of the working people's backs Oh say, can you see The same horrorshow as me? It's the land of liberty For straight white men Bring your tired, bring your poor Huddled masses here no more You put a fascist on the door And made America hate again This land is your land This land is my land This land is our land This land is Fatherland
2.
If I could take down every inch of you in gold Engrave it in the metal of my soul And send it out to worlds beyond those known To find a cosmic gramophone No listener would ever understand The lightning bolts between two grains of sand Some people never witness shooting stars Most never know a love like ours And I didn't know My heart was closed Until you came to unlock it Yeah, you found the perfect song And I couldn't stop it Not for anyone So send it in a rocket Yeah, to play after I'm gone You're the plug that fits my socket All the lights came on If I could reach beyond the stars that we can see To sing for them a song of you and me No amount of any greatest hits Could explain the way it fits If I could bottle every beat my heart has missed Or the trembling in my hands when we first kissed How time and space and sense and circumstance Were gone when we began to dance And I didn't know My heart was closed Until you came to unlock it Yeah, you found the perfect song And I couldn't stop it Not for anyone So send it in a rocket Yeah, to play after I'm gone You're the plug that fits my socket All the lights came on You're the plug that fits my socket And all my lights came on
3.
Well I was born too late to make a claim To any half-decent band name It's too much to hope there'd be any good tunes left But I've been around and I've seen enough To know my strong suit isn't love I won't give away my heart and call it theft No, I won't give away my heart and call it theft Well I know you're locked up like a fortress I'd wait forever at your doors And even if they never open You don't need to be mine, but I'll be yours I'll be yours I'll be your cold water proof jacket Get me on when you just can't hack it I'll be your last ticket, spare fiver I'll bring you up like a deep-sea diver When you're breaking You can't take it Get me out like a heart first aid kit Get me out, I'm your heart first aid kit And if you've a mind for feeling guilty Honey, I'm not keeping scores You don't have to promise nothing You don't need to be mine, but I'll be yours I'll be your AA card Last train home Pocket change when you need a payphone Whenever you need me Your overdraft, no you can't exceed me When you're breaking You can't take it Get me out like a heart first aid kit Get me out like a heart first aid kit Get me out, I'm your heart first aid kit
4.
I don't watch PMQs as often as you might expect I only live-tweet Question Time for comedic effect I've never Virginia Woolf, or any Bertolt Brecht And nobody knows that I'm a fraud It's often been alleged that I'm as hard-left as can be But my idea of "edgy" is an unknown brand of tea And I'm not even veggige, let alone dairy free And nobody knows that I'm a fraud But I'll get up underneath the lights until I feel adored And I'll never tell you anything I think you won't applaud Oh it might not always be the truth, but it will have three chords Nobody knows that I'm a fraud Well dressing how I do I find I often get mistook By graphic novel fans who judge me on the way I look But I just like Batman shirts, I've never read a comic book Nobody knows that I'm a fraud When people call me a musician that makes my palms perspire I took Grade I piano, and I never got no higher If I didn't have this capo then you'd all see I'm a liar Nobody knows that I'm a fraud And some days I get so scared that we're losing And some days I'm just so sure we'll never win And some days I get so knackered from refusing to let that in Well some days life feels like a play that you have not rehearsed But one thing's true of all of us sharing this universe Is we could all be doing better and we could all be doing worse And everyone you know feels like a fraud So come on and get up underneath the lights until you feel adored But never tell them anything you think they won't applaud Oh it might not always be the truth but it will have three chords Nobody knows that I'm a fraud Oh it might not always be the truth but it wil have three chords And I guess I'll take up spoken word when I run out of chords Because nobody knows that I'm a fraud
5.
I think that you'll regret this one day honey Standing at the gateway when you look At the roads you never passed At the door you closed so fast You'll think about this chance we never took And I think you'll change your mind about me, honey I don't think it'll take you very long Out of seven billion folks The ones who really get your jokes It's just not every day they come along But I'll be gone Somewhere new I'm done with losing sleep over you So I guess that I should tell you to delete my number And I guess that I should tell you to forget my name And not to call me When your feelings change And I'll never understand what happened, honey What it was that made you work so hard To get under my skin Yeah, to make me let you in Just to disappear with no trace but the scar
6.
Sunshine 03:43
Many girls made me a fool But nothing ever felt so cruel As the trick time played on us You found me bleeding from the chest We built a home and I did my best To resuscitate your trust And you kissed better the wounds You couldn't have known about And even though I wasn't nothing to write home about You said I was your hero til I believed I could be mine Gave me strength in my mind To take my wings up and fly To the sunshine We planted seeds of all our plans But they all crumbled in our hands As the winter came too fast But you can't blame him for our dying flowers And you can't hold on to meteor showers But they're perfect while they last But we can't wait for each other, This train has run the line You're out there on your station And I'm up here on mine Your shattered on the platform But darling, bide your time At the end of the storm Darling all you will find Is sunshine Though my heart's known many thorns My scars ain't got nothing on yours But you fight on anyway And even though we've come unstuck Girl, all I know is your bad luck Is cashed in for the day I know there's good things waiting Remember that the night Is only ever at its darkest just before the light Just keep on moving forward Well I'm sailing right behind And at the end of the line You'll get yours, I'll get mine Green grass, the other side Every rain cloud behind Waits sunshine
7.
Am I an agitator for not thinking it's cool That some were born to sufer while some were born to rule? Well does that make me a traitor? Before you toss that word around Pleae understand That I love this land of mine And yeah, it's true God ain't my thing But if he was, I'd rather sing For all of the refugees Perishing in foreign seas Those bodies washed up on the shores Were fleeing our state-sponsored wars And our leader sees nothing wrong So I wrote him a brand new song Chorus: God save the hungry and God save the poor God save those desperate souls who's lives were torn apart by war God save the homeless and those with disabilities And all the other targets of this heartless ideology There's a long and shameful list Of folks we need God to assist But those who sleep in palaces at night, I think they're doing alright And Britain could be greater if it had fairness at its heart Yeah this nation all together is more than the sum of its parts But they'll call you a traitor for even daring to believe A sleight of hand From those who bleed this land dry And yeah, it's true God ain't my thing But if he was, I'd rather sing For all of the refugees Perishing in foreign seas Those bodies washed up on the shores Were fleeing our state-sponsored wars And our leader sleeps sound at night Cos he's got all the lyrics right so (Chorus) So give me a song that won't stick in my throat If you agree the only power we should respect is that come from a vote So give me a song that won't stick in my throat To see our millionnaire politicians say we're all in the same boat And yeah, it's true God ain't my thing But if he was, I'd rather sing For all of the refugees Perishing in foreign seas Those bodies washed up on the shores Were fleeing our state-sponsored wars And our leader sees nothing wrong So raise your voices, sing along yeah (Chorus) And my gratitude to all the brave Soldiers spinning in their grave To see the Eton Mess that Dave Made of the sacrifice they gave To tear apart the Welfare State And all that ever made Britain great While those who sleep in palaces tonight They're still doing alright Yea, they're still doing alright
8.
Bad Guys 03:42
Key in the front door and I'm kicking off my shoes And I'm stopped in my tracks by what I'm seeing on the news And it's nothing I didn't see coming, but I can't believe it's true And I'm sat here thinking of all that will be lost Then I'm thinking how I can't begin to understand that cost 'Cos everything and everyone I love is tucked up safe tonight against the frost And I've got no words of comfort Nothing to sound wise But I never heard of no peace That came falling from the skies And for every single story ending When every single person dies Everybody in this troubled, troubled world Is someone's bad guys And I'm listening to these people speaking for me on the screen And I'm watching all our papers firing up that war machine And I'm wondering if any of them really know what it means And I'm listening to our leaders reading out the crimes As if being innocent was just a frame of mind Well tell the civilians, no hard feelings Just wrong place, wrong time And for every politician That you respect or despise Well they never had to look none of those people in the eyes When they were ticking in their boxes For who lives and who dies Well everybody in this troubled, troubled world Is someone's bad guys And I'm not saying it's a decision I could take We'll tell our children how we made the same mistakes We watched our fathers and their fathers before us make And I've got no words of comfort But I can't just close my eyes To all those kids who didn't get out of a battleground in time And they tell you it's good and evil Let me tell you, that's all lies Because everybody in this troubled, troubled world Is someone's bad guys To those people standing under broken skies We're the bad guys
9.
I'm sorry that this took so long I've never been good at saying I've done wrong To lick my wounds off and run for cover Tell the world I'm a jilted lover Well I know how to play that song Yeah that one rolls right off my tongue But on the wrong side now of this vendetta I like victimhood much better For stories of the underdog Please reference my back catalogue I'm out of date and I'm overdue And I'm way too late to tell you That you deserve the world You deserve to be somebody's world You deserve the world You deserve to be somebody's world You wrote a script and you built me a pedestal It doesn't fit and you know that it never will So give it up girl, before you tear yourself apart You're tied in knots and you're bent in double for me Well I'm not worth the trouble honey Give it up girl, cos your good heart is wasted on me It's wasted on me And it wasn't nothing that I planned I don't even know if you'd want to understand To sweep in town yeah and act the charmer Your nightmare in shining armour Well that isn't who I am Never has been who I am I'm on the wrong side now of this vendetta And I like victimhood much better For stories of the underdog Please reference my back catalogue I'm out of date and I'm overdue And I'm way too late to tell you That you deserve the world You deserve to be somebody's world You deserve the world Girl, you're gonna be somebody's world (Chorus) That I made you think I was all and more That you'd spent your life looking for When I knew that I was never gonna stay And I hope you know now that you deserve More than somebody with the nerve To turn around at the end of it and say "You wrote a script and you built me a pedestal It doesn't fit and you know that it never will" And act like you're the one who tore this all apart Tell you you're better off without me In a song I made all about me Making out like I never even played a part Tied in knots, you were bent in double for me Well I weren't worth the trouble honey Take my word for it: your good heart is wasted on me And always will be
10.
Done Deal 05:02
I hold your hand And talk so soft And try to keep From drifting off Well you're time's not mine to take It's not my place to keep you awake You've got a long drive home in the morning I pray that dawn would never break Well girl I've known loneliness And girl, I've known pain But none like knowing That I won't hold you again And all the loves that came before They just seem like a game I'm a done deal darling I'm never gonna be the same So go on home To where he waits There ain't no villains in this story, darling Just all the wrong dates And if I don't call It's just self-defence He's never gonna let you go, no no Not if he's got any sense But girl I've known happiness My heart it could burst And knowing that you felt it too It only makes it worse But I know that out there somewhere In a fairer universe We were a done deal, darling And you met me first
11.
I've never been that good at recycling Sometimes I shove it all into the same bin I find meat substitutes, they're just not the same thing I've got running shoes made by Nike But baby I.. ever since I met you When I'm in a restaurant and I'm looking at the menu I find I'm noticing the options made with tofu And wondering what I could cook that you might like And I'll learn to live Without artificial addtives If I could be The one who brings you tea in the morning Then I'll make it dairy free If it was me That got to make your tea in the morning Then Alpro's fine by me And darling, if you let me, I'll Walk you down the Free From aisle I'd give it all to make you smile if you'd agree That I can be The one that makes your tea It's true that I, I'm a barbecue enjoyer And I slag off nut roasts sometimes, just to annoy you But if the only milk I ever got to drink was soya It would be worth it all to share your fridge And come what may.... the winters and the summers I know the hard times will never overcome us And to work hard to always keep you in houmous Would be my lifelong privilege Oh I'll learn to live without artificial additives There's nothing I wouldn't give If I could be The one who brings you tea in the morning Then I'll make it dairy free If it was me That got to make your tea in the morning Then Alpro's fine by me And darling, if you let me, I'll Get a solar panel trial I'd give it all to make you smile if you'd agree That I can be The one that makes your tea Now in this life We face some stormy weather But if you should decide that we could get rained on together I could do it all without ever buying leather And only fair trade jeans upon my legs It's true that I I've got a heavy dairy intake And I'm probably not ever gonna give up steak But if I could be the one who makes your Sunday pancakes I'll learn how to do it without the eggs I'll learn to live without artificial additives If I can start To win your artichoke heart Then I could be The one who brings you tea in the morning Then I'll make it dairy free If it was me That got to make your tea in the morning Then Alpro's fine by me And darling, if you let me, I'll Walk you down that Free From aisle I'd give it all to make you smile if you'd agree I'd be the best me I could ever be If I could be The one that makes your tea
12.
So I got myself a baby Yeah I found somebody new And she's beautiful, she's lovely But most of all, she's true And she could have any lover But it's me she's holding to Yeah, she's not you Let me tell you about my baby Yeah she never makes me blue Never wonder where I'm standing Like I always did with you Cos she never keeps me guessing In that way you used to do Yeah, she's not you And I can always reach my baby Ain't no walls to battle through She's not afraid of saying those words Cos she's not afraid they're true Yeah cos to hold my heart to ransom Just ain't something that she'd do Yeah, she's not you And I wonder what in this whole world will cure my foolishness And I wonder when will I be free of this disease? That with this whole world at my feet, I'd long for Jupiter And turn down empires to wait for you on my knees So I found myself a baby Cos I had nothing else to do Than sit around and think about The space from me to you And I think she'd be mine always If I only asked her to But she's not you Oh I think she'd be mine always If I only asked her to But she's not you And I wonder what in this whole world will cure my foolishness And I wonder when will I be free of this disease? That with this whole world at my feet, I'd long for Jupiter And turn down empires to wait for you on my knees And walk through bonfires to wait for you on my knees
13.
An Alberta forest we first met, you offered me a cigarette And I didn't pause for thought Followed down that campfire path Listening to you laugh at how I spoke Well I think girls like you were born to make girls like me make mistakes I never even fought Sparked a light beside you, never even tried to tell you I don't smoke I was on the road to BC Stopped in Calgary, AB We were headed west to meet our fates In Vancouver and the states And see what destiny awaits for me In BC Through many dangers, toils and snares Turbulance and baggage fares We had aready come Sailed across the clouds and picked up seven hours to land in Stampede town And later in the Ship and Anchor When I acted like a wanker You generously pretended to be charmed when I chanced my arm On my last night in town Then we were on the road to BC We were on the road to BC You said "that mountain drive, it'll be so pretty And good luck out there in the city, And have a beer for me In BC" So we got into our backwards car The roads mocked our idea of far We drove more than a day And it would take a better songwriter than me to paint the rockies using words Well I'd never taken my three chords And clumsy words to foreign shores And my bandmate and me We took a deep breath each and tried to show Jericho Beach someting unheard And they blew our minds in BC Yeah, the world was mine in BC And I lost my heart unto that city But I always fell in love too quickly And I know there's part of me Still in BC In BC Well now living's more than clocking age When I stood on that Vancouver stage And tried to still the time I knew that there was something here that I'd been looking all my years to find And though many friends adorned that quest New and old and brief and best Still, you stayed in my mind And every mile that passed beneath my feet I felt I'd left something behind When I was on the road to BC When I was on the road to BC Yeah, that mountain drive was just so pretty But I wish you'd flown out to the city To meet me by the sea In BC In BC And I know this nonsense is the stuff That the greatest daydreams are made of And I know myself just well enough To know all I love is the thought of love But you made me See I can still daydream Because baby I felt like I was sixteen On the road to BC To BC When you're living dreams, the time goes fast I blinked and two more weeks went past And I'm sat in LA About to board a plane that's gonna take me five thousand miles away Through the sky and 'cross the water Home means more than bricks and mortar And still I know my way I swore to make it back some day And that's when you messaged me to say That you were on your way to BC You were on your way to BC And that ocean view was just so pretty But you wished I was still in the city To meet you at the sea In BC
14.
I know it's hard to keep the flame But tomorrow's ours to claim Sometimes a battlecry Sounds like a lullaby Tonight I think we need them both the same To everyone who's scared of what they see Every time they turn on their TV To everyone who's listening to me To every single kid I used to be You build a wall We'll build a ladder You're falling leaves Dead from the branch You'll see how much A snowflake matters When we become An avalanche You build a wall We'll just get higher You don't learn to fight From privilege Hide in the dark We'll light a fire You build a wall We'll build a bridge We'll build a bridge Up in your palaces of gold Your day's already growing old For all the ways you tried To conquer and divide Your ruin will be all the lies you told Compassion lives in every single land We're made of something you don't understand Stronger than the weapons in your hand Bigger than the armies you command

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All songs written by Grace Petrie. Copyright Grace Petrie 2017.

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released June 23, 2017

Grace Petrie - vocals, guitars, harmonica
Caitlin Field - vocals, drums, bass (track 10)
Siobhan Mazzei - vocals, bass

Engineered, mixed and mastered by John Helps

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