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Bile and Vitriol

Artist: James C Howes
Key Signature: C major
Time Signature: 4/4
Artist's Description
This is an indie acoustic song in the style of the early Bright eyes, or Alex Turner's submarine soundtrack, or even Billy Bragg. It's a simple demo version of the song with acoustic guitar backing a brief solo. The song is about conflict between two lovers and the search for resolution inside. One side is bearing the brunt of an anger in the other that has origins elsewhere. The lyric sheet is too long to be included here but can be sent via email

Genre(s): Alternative and Punk, Rock, Indie, Folk Rock, General Rock
Mood(s): Anxious, Bitter, Meditative, Melancholic, Mournful
Style(s): Alternative, Ballad
Tempo: 86-110 BPM
Language(s): English
Instrument(s): Guitar-Accoustic,Guitar-Electric,Vocals-Sung
Vocal Type(s): Male Vocals
File Type: MP3
Digital Download:$1.50
Cover Version:$22.75
Standard License:$100.00
Extended License:$200.00
You know you can't exist on bread alone,
there's something out there in the unknown,
It'll bite you and never let go.
There's a hatred in your eyes when you look at me,
It's based on nothing but the way you want things to be
But I can't change it that's not my responsibility.

The bile and vitriol that you espouse
Is eating at the points that you have
and if you don't let go, you might just lose it all you know
You don't win wars by only firing guns,
There are other battles to be won,
and if you don't let go you might just lose it all you know.

If you'd let it go where would it lead?
How can you have love if you don't have that seed?
It's an idea not a mystery.
The way you boil with anger and shake your fist,
It betrays the way you wanted me to think you felt like when we kissed,
You can't hide it and think I missed it.


A motorway leads to many places and towns
And time is like water pulling you down.
If you think you could somehow float now,
You better fast tell me how.
Because there's no doubt that that bird has already flown.
This is your reality, there's no unknown,
And it's up to you to make it home.
Or you might just find yourself, alone.



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