Start Anew

by Douglas Hinton

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Start Anew 02:51
START ANEW (Words and music by Douglas Hinton) Fallen But I'll get back up again Broken But I'll fix myself again Lost now But I'll find my way home Cast out But I'm with me not alone And if you weren't there When I needed you Then do not be stunned if you're shunned When I start anew Mixed up In another fine mess again Learnin' From mistakes ain't my forte friend Condemned While others get off Scot free Fuck them I am voting with my feet And if you weren't there When I needed you Then do not be stunned if you're shunned When I start anew 'Cause I will start anew No matter what you say or do Yes I will start anew And next time I'll avoid the likes of you Fell down But I didn't stay down for long Back now With a bunch of heartfelt songs Bear with While I yell out with righteous rage Passion Gets one through the darkest days And if you weren't there When I needed you Then do not be stunned if you're shunned When I start anew Yeah if you weren't there When I needed you Then do not be stunned if you're shunned When I start anew Yeah do not be stunned if you're shunned When I start anew Oh do not be stunned if you're shunned When I start anew 'Cause I will start anew Woo get it right up you
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THE JAWS OF VICTORY (Words and music by Douglas Hinton) Been runnin' so long I don't know what I am runnin' from any more Been searchin' for clues To find keys I can use to unlock certain doors Don't know what I want But I know that I don't want or need to bleed Tryin' to satisfy someone who wants A very different guy indeed You know I've tried but I've failed Several times before To become the person My partner seemed to hanker for But the law of averages Says I won't make the same old mistakes of yore So let me try but fail creatively To meet your expectations of me Snatch defeat from the jaws of victory The jaws of victory Been scratchin' around feelin' lost gettin' found Fallin' down and gettin' back up If causin' folk pain was a game with a prize I'd have won the world cup Tryin' to keep the faith remain calm And keep pushin' on in song Not callin' my exes cold But every time they opened their mouths lights came on You know I've tried but I've failed Several times before To become the person My partner seemed to hanker for But the law of averages Says I won't make the same old mistakes of yore So let me try but fail creatively To meet your expectations of me Snatch defeat from the jaws of victory The jaws of victory Until you lose all your fear of failure You will never be free People don't change so don't try and force them Or they will take French leave Been runnin' so long I once knew what I was runnin' from... not any more I ran from the pain and the thoughts in my brain That would not just be gone Glorious failure and impossible dreams Clearly are my life themes I know deep inside if I was a football side I would be the Scotland team 'Cause you know I've tried but I've failed Several times before To become the person My partner seemed to hanker for Now is the time to find New ways to fail even better than before So let me try but fail creatively To meet your expectations of me Snatch defeat from the jaws of victory Victory Let me try but fail creatively To meet your expectations of me Snatch defeat from the jaws of victory The jaws of victory
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Instrumental
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HARD ENOUGH JUST BEING HUMAN (Words and music by Douglas Hinton) You've heard of Swiss Family Robinson You know of Robinson Crusoe Here is another story that you really should know You really should know About a racist family I know In which bigotry is always on show Every time they meet They'll respect your opinion As long as it's the same as theirs They don't like blacks or gays And arabs make them scared They make them scared 'Cause Le Pen said they're everywhere Imposing muslim values from elsewhere And they should go back there Back where ? Most of them are from here daft square Well you know it's hard enough just being human And gettin' through life without committing crime Without adding on racist baggage That belongs back in neanderthal times 'Cause those grotty ideas Born in grottoes and very ill-gotten Are just rotten mind crimes Ever heard someone say « I'm not racist but... »  Then follow up with a spiel of ignorant racist rot ? Well that's typical of A racist family I know In which reason goes right out the window Every time they speak Contradictin' racists is a waste of breath They'll label you an idealist Or an outsider at best I'm sick to death Of a racist family I know In which bigotry is always on show Every time they meet Well you know it's hard enough just being human And gettin' through life without committing crime Without adding on racist baggage That belongs back in neanderthal times 'Cause those grotty ideas Born in grottoes and very ill-gotten Are just rotten mind crimes Racists pedallin' values make me laugh like a drain Consumed by hatred and issues They seek to apportion blame And guess who they blame Immigrants they can pick on And beat like piñata dolls with names So they can feel strong It doesn't take any racists To change a lightbulb here's why 'Cause racists have to desire To be enlightened that's why I said goodbye To a racist family I knew Who like dogs marked their territory with poo And were thick to boot Well you know it's hard enough just being human And gettin' through life without committing crime Without adding on racist baggage That belongs back in neanderthal times 'Cause those grotty ideas Born in grottoes and very ill-gotten Are just rotten mind crimes Mustn't criticise too much Intolerance infects me too But unlike all those daft racists Mine is limited to those bigoted fools And racists without a clue Whose delusions I can easily see through As mere crude untruths Blanc sans haine ça donne quoi ? Ben blanc sans haine ça donne black Comme quoi sans haine très clairement On est tous égaux So farewell to Those racists I once knew Who like dogs marked their territory with poo And were thick to boot Well you know it's hard enough just being human And gettin' through life without committing crime Without adding on racist baggage That belongs back in neanderthal times 'Cause those grotty ideas Born in grottoes and very ill-gotten Are just rotten mind crimes
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LONELY AT BEST (Words and music by Douglas Hinton) Sitting in a flat Looking up at the moon one night Thinkin' of what's done and what may be to come All the wrongs and rights Gettin' really tired Of tryin' to pretend everything's alright When nothin' could be further from the truth On a cold lonely night A cold lonely night When reality bites And every single failure Comes to light And all your certainties get reassessed On a night for feeling lonely at best You've been through What some would construe to be a total disaster Your girlfriend dumped you Due to your habit of touching pasta So now you're feeling cannelloni Stroking macaroni Wondering if only you weren't alone On a cold lonely night A cold lonely night When reality bites And every single failure Comes to light And all your certainties get reassessed On a night for feeling lonely at best Sanctimonious Judgemental cretins haunt your days Pointing fingers and telling you That you have to change Denigrating music and anything else That they can't understand Time alone's priceless far from the soulless On a cold lonely night A cold lonely night When reality bites And every single failure Comes to light And all your certainties get reassessed On a night for feeling lonely at best A cold lonely night When reality bites And every single failure Comes to light And all your certainties get reassessed On a night for feeling lonely at best
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Instrumental
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Real Soul 03:48
REAL SOUL (Words and music by Douglas Hinton) Here's a song I wrote A musical thank you note From Ho Chi Minh City West to Brittany Came a gentle soul With a lifelong love of rock 'n' roll Through his ups and downs He toughed it out and he stayed around In a shallow world His values are not easily found 'Cause he's got passion Real soul He's one of a kind With a heart of gold Real soul And a diamond mind In a cutthroat world Real soul Where mostly phonies thrive He's living proof integrity's alive Here's a song I wrote A musical thank you note The first time I Played in his little bar What struck me most Was just how cold other barmen are They don't have a clue About anything apart from selling booze They should watch my friend He could certainly teach them a thing or two 'Cause he's got passion Real soul He's one of a kind With a heart of gold Real soul And a diamond mind In a cutthroat world Real soul Where mostly phonies thrive He's living proof integrity's alive Here's a song I wrote A musical thank you note Instead of money He gives humanity Rather than hype He likes artists of the genuine type He swaps fake stars For real people who share their art Everything he does Bears the mark of all his soul and heart 'Cause he's got passion Real soul He's one of a kind With a heart of gold Real soul And a diamond mind In a cutthroat world Real soul Where mostly phonies thrive He's living proof integrity's alive He's living proof integrity's alive He's living proof integrity's alive There's a song I wrote A musical thank you note
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THIS IS ANFIELD (Words and music by Douglas Hinton) Whatever the score Win lose or draw One thing can be taken as read Until I'm in my grave I will always stay Loyal to my team the mighty Reds It's been thirty-odd years Filled with triumphs and tears Almost in equal measure it seems But my spiritual home's Still down Anfield Road At the place I call the field of dreams The sign reads Anfield This is Anfield This is Anfield Welcome to Anfield Road The famous home of Liverpool FC La la la la la La la la la la La la la la La la la la la la Through thick and thin I've never given in To the temptation of gloryhunting treason Trophies come and go But real supporters know Clubs with soul Get through the hardest seasons Kids today don't get it And others choose to forget it But I'll never tire of our inspiring history So please take my hand and we'll proudly stand And contemplate the greats at the Shankly gates The sign reads Anfield This is Anfield This is Anfield Welcome to Anfield Road The famous home of Liverpool FC La la la la la La la la la la La la la la La la la la la la You'll never walk alone Rings out at Anfield Road The faithful sing their hymn With gospel fervour I think of Phil and Emelyn Stevie G and Graeme Captains who gave us Euro joy to savour Bill Shankly Bob Paisley Joe Fagan King Kenny Our golden years were a sight to behold Now we're rising again As Jurgen inspires his men To our trophy goals playing with the style of old The sign reads Anfield This is Anfield This is Anfield Welcome to Anfield Road The famous home of Liverpool FC The famous home of Liverpool FC I will always love Liverpool FC La la la la la La la la la la La la la la La la la la la la La la la la la La la la la la La la la la La la la la la la La la la la la La la la la la La la la la La la la la la la La la la la la La la la la la La la la la La la la la la la
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FEATHER DUSTER (Words and music by Douglas Hinton) Feather duster on the wall I don't know what to make of you at all 'Cause this lady told me That you were a scalping device And ever since then I've had trouble sleepin' at night Feather duster look speak to me Even though you've no mouth or eyes to see My world has been turned upside down And I need a hand To understand at this jucture Your brand new function That's the state I'm in 'Cause the lady told me That to be a man You had to lose some skin Mama please tell that quirky lady To leave us alone And take her scary theories About feather dusters home Oh my soul Feather duster what are you ? Everything I was taught seemed so true I used to believe That you were simply a dusting device Then came that lady With tall tales of torture of vice Feather duster please help me I feel lost Yes I am all at sea That quirky lady Told me growing up meant pain So I never want to hear of growing up again That's the state I'm in Because the lady told me That to be a man You had to lose some skin Mama please tell that quirky lady To leave us alone And take her scary theories About feather dusters home Oh my soul No housework for me Since housework equals trauma you see If doin' housework means Havin' a feather duster Anywhere near me You see ?
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Best Friend 03:27
BEST FRIEND (Words and music by Douglas Hinton) This one's for my Dad The best friend I've ever had Who left this earth too young Too long ago He never made life sad And folk were always glad To listen to his jokes Both good and bad And his records and tapes Were my escape From so-called songs Mimed by corporate puppets on the take On the take So here's to you Dad La la la la la La la la la la La la la la la la Here's to you Dad La la la la la La la la la la La la la The best friend I've ever had His folks paid for lessons So he could learn the guitar But lack of practice Stopped him getting far I got a run through The few chords that he knew So Dad my love affair with music's Thanks to you 'Cause your records and tapes Were my escape From so-called songs Mimed by corporate puppets on the take On the take So here's to you Dad La la la la la La la la la la La la la la la la Here's to you Dad La la la la la La la la la la La la la The best friend I've ever had Gone but not forgotten That cliché's pretty rotten But I can't think of a better term to use As the years go on My passion stays as strong As when my Dad's albums Helped me write songs He had Bob Dylan And Bad Company The Stones The Who The Quo Lynyrd Skynyrd Lizzy AC/DC AC/DC I studied those LPs La la la la la La la la la la La la la la la la Here's to you Dad La la la la la La la la la la La la la The best friend I've ever had He had George Thorogood And Bad Company The Stones The Who The Pentangle Joe Cocker AC/DC AC/DC I studied those LPs La la la la la La la la la la La la la la la la Here's to you Dad La la la la la La la la la la La la la The best friend I've ever had La la la la la La la la la la La la la la la la Here's to you Dad La la la la la La la la la la La la la The best friend I've ever had
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Artie Fufkin 04:06
ARTIE FUFKIN (Words and music by Douglas Hinton) Artie Fufkin King of lousy promotin' Artie Fufkin Made an artform out of failin' Artie Fukin was a promo man Only he regularly messed up He once did an album signing session Where no-one but the band turned up He took full reponsibility Inviting the band to kick his ass Artie may have had no sense of timing But he certainly had class Artie Fufkin King of lousy promotin' Artie Fufkin Made an artform out of failin' Artie promised massive radioplay To get an album off the ground But he oversaturated the airwaves So like a lead balloon the album went down The band had expected a big hit 'Cause Artie filled their heads with nonsense Sadly for them Artie was a nitwit And the album made them roughly ten cents Artie Fufkin King of lousy promotin' Artie Fufkin Made an artform out of failin' Where are you now Artie ? Where do you currently reside ? In the « where are they now ? » file surely Still legends never truly die True legends like Artie never die Artie Fufkin King of lousy promotin' Artie Fufkin Made an artform out of failin' So all you budding bands out there Hoping to be the next big thing Remember Artie's tache and thinning hair When the alarm bells start to ring Don't be taken in by smarmy smoothies Promising the stars and the moon 'Cause if they're charlatans like Artie Your careers may be over too soon Artie Fufkin King of lousy promotin' Artie Fufkin Made an artform out of failin' Artie Fufkin King of lousy promotin' Artie Fufkin Made an artform out of failin'

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released September 13, 2016

Words and music: Douglas Hinton
Acoustic guitar & lead vocals: Douglas Hinton
Guitars, piano, percussion, vocals, production: Laurent Auffret
Backing vocals: Jimmy Letter
Harmonica: Axel Caudal
Photos: Rachel Saddedine
Album artwork: Madows

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Acoustic Folk-Rock made and played chez les Ch'tis
(in the north of France) with Scouse-Scottish heart and soul!

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