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24​/​156 [be gentle]

by Lux Lisbon

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I’d rehearsed these eight words
“You’re the flare in a world that’s dimming”
Then you called and I stalled
by dissecting the government briefing
But, beneath the spreadsheets, beyond the bad news, around the corner they’re still turning for you,
I think I thought you’d know, or maybe I just hoped,
But then you stopped me dead and you said
“Be gentle” yeah you said “be gentle”

Be gentle with me and I'll be gentle with you
Oh your kindness, yeah it kills me
Cos we know this fucking world can be so god damn cruel
So be gentle with me and I'll be gentle with you
What else can we do?
Cos we don't believe the bastards with the billboards
Selling us the lie
"We gotta harden our hearts"

To my shame and surprise
I couldn’t speak, I left you hanging
I’d rehearsed those eight words
And with two you made everything right.
So yeah, let’s be gentle.

Be gentle with me and I'll be gentle with you
Oh your kindness, yeah it kills me
Cos we know this fucking world can be so god damn cruel
So be gentle with me and I'll be gentle with you
What else can we do?
Cos we don't believe the bastards with the billboards
Selling us the lie
"We gotta harden our hearts"

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released April 12, 2021
Music - Stuart Rook/Luke Gaul
Lyrics - Stuart Rook/Dickon Collinson

Vocals, Piano - Stuart Rook
Backing Vocals - Charlotte Austen
Bass, Guitars, Programming - Luke Gaul
Mixed by Luke Gaul

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Lux Lisbon. AKA Stuart Rook.

harmony laden indiepoprock under the influence of Dog is Dead, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, Bloc Party, Simon and Garfunkel, Billy Bragg, Florence and Manics lyrics.

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