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Be Honest And Fear Not

by windings

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I think I’m starting to dislike this place But I’ll defend it, ‘til there’s nothing left I’ll extol its every breath With its boot in my face I’m starting to dislike this place I think I’m starting to dislike this place See us kneeling on your filthy stage Crying out on your radio stations We just wanted to have the chance To put a little noise in the air Just some noise to show that we’re there Some noise to show that we’re there Hey all you future generations, Don’t you get it? We don’t give a fuck It’s getting harder to escape When there’s less and less stuff to run from And if you think respect is overrated Maybe that’s because you just weren’t meant to get it And when it comes to meeting new friends Try not to think of it as making up numbers for your funeral
Boring 02:10
I tried to throw a plastic bottle at the singer of The Frames I was going through a hard time, thought he might’ve been to blame I was angry at myself I didn’t want to be a cleaner I was angry with myself still couldn’t play Cavatina But now I’ve read all the autobiographies Of people way worse than me So now I’m working on a new list of outrage Cos this is getting boring Thrown voice of the people Show your face Or park it chickenshit Get on-board with a bad idea And a bunch of never won nothin’ no-ones We’re the leaders of the new believers And we’re going to be as relevant as radio I’m intimidated by this new sincerity I get confused with celebrating mediocrity Constantly searching for the next smart thing to say Now this is getting boring
I'm Alarmed 06:32
You’ve not yet realised it but they’re gone All up and left when the hard times got too strong And sometimes when I wish I gave a shit I just pause We used to live long before we sold ourselves out from under us Squeeze tighter I’m alarmed Now it’s not the same as it once was There’s a change a difference in your brain No real cause Pangs and aches fractures and breaks No medication to take it away Welcome New Life World of Pain
Stray Dogs 04:00
Listen briefly These words are ones that I’ll regret Purple useless strained And bordering on reprobate Soon Soon The stray dogs of my mortality tear at my ankles once again Closer closer So close that I can feel it’s breath And if I didn’t do this I know that someone else would have Soon Soon Every note is an apology but every word is a regret
If this was a better place Could this be a better job? See I can’t hold this pace They still wont wait for us Flicking through pages from the past Reading about things that couldn’t last Giving up or saving face There’s not much difference Could this be what it never was? All of these memories are seen through fog But through this haze, I can make things clear Or maybe make them all disappear
You're Dead 05:06
Another dream another graveyard And all the tombs are open again Finding pain where once was pleasure And pleasure in the abiding of pain Anyone could do what you do It’s not like God is going to punish you Anyone could do what you do Like who on earth is going to tell on you You’re dead You are La la la…
Late Praise 03:04
Please forgive me I’ve been average Almost defeated Ambition ravaged Haven’t won a prize for innovation lately But to know that you are always here is what makes me If I met you When we were younger We could’ve been together that bit longer And when you hear this I know you’ll say it sounds needy But to know that you are there to hear is what makes me Complete removal or total immersion? I’ve always struggled I could never say for certain When the inevitable disappointment greets me Ill survive Ill reach out you’ll be there Because you’re what makes me


Be Honest And Fear Not is the 4th long playing album from windings.
Released on Sep 30 2016 on Out On A Limb Records

Be Honest and Fear Not was recorded live by Tommy McLaughlin in Attica Audio, Donegal on the 23/24/25 August 2015, and he mixed it too. Except for the song Late Praise, because Mike Gavin recorded that in June 2016 in MGCC, Limerick, and Mike also mixed it.

Richard Dowling mastered the Album in WavMastering, Limerick.

Aoife Donnellan sings on Late Praise, and Jean Wallace plays harp. Both do so wonderfully, and we are very grateful to them.

Patrick O'Brien and Mike Gavin did all the artwork for this record, and Patrick took the lovely picture you see on the cover. This picture can be seen in real life on the step in the front entrance of Devitt’s Hardware shop in Ennistymon, Co. Clare. Thank you to Devitt’s for graciously allowing us use this image for our record cover.

Also, sincere thanks to everyone who helped us and stuck with us through the making of this record (and all our records), we couldn’t do it without you guys, truly x

windings are Steve Ryan, Patrick O Brien, Mike Gavin, Brian Meaney, Liam Marley

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released September 30, 2016

Recorded by Tommy McLaughlin at Attica Audio, Donegal
Additional Recording by Mike Gavin at Even Audio, Limerick
Mastered by Richard Dowling at WAV Mastering, Limerick
Released by Out On A Limb Records
Written and performed by windings


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