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I'll Start A Fire (single)

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"I'll Start A Fire" is a song about causing a ruckus even while everything is going wrong, cutting bad connections and ignoring all the noise in order to be free and express ourselves honestly. Taking whatever personal power we still have and making something with it, stopping ourselves from stopping ourselves.

As soon as I’ve decided I’ve got all the songs lined up for an album, I can rely on one or two cheeky musical ideas to come along and demand my attention.

“I’ll Start A Fire” was the first of two songs I wrote in September 2020 that jostled for a space on the record (the second was “Black Car”), and I’m so glad they did.

Giving yourself permission to be you can be one of the hardest things, and has really been a process for me, but it’s brought great joy and fulfilment to my life in recent years. I highly recommend giving it a try.

lyrics

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I stole a car in a dream

And now I’m feeling paranoid

Well I spent so long ignoring my instincts
Now I’m searching to destroy

I’ll start a fire while the world burns
I’ll start a fire, I’ll start a fire

So I sink these heavy words in a diary
And take them all to heart

Gonna build myself a fortress of vanity
And then I’ll fall apart

I’ll start a fire while the world burns
I’ll cut connections while the planet turns
I’ll start a fire cos it seems we’re elbow deep
In cheap banalities

I’ll start a fire, I’ll start a fire

I’ll start a fire while the world burns
I’ll cut connections while the planet turns
I’ll start a fire cos it seems we’re elbow deep
In cheap banalities

I’ll start a fire, I’ll start a fire

credits

released May 18, 2021
Written, produced, performed and recorded by Laura Kidd at The Launchpad, Bristol.
Drums by Max Saidi.
Mixed by Dan Austin.
Mastered by Katie Tavini.
Artwork by Alex Tillbrook, concept by Laura Kidd.

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Penfriend Bristol, UK

Music for people who like handwritten letters. Grungey guitars, synths and stories by music producer Laura Kidd.

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