Nothing's Binary

by Kimwei

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Sabotage 03:30
SABOTAGE DADFAD Verse 1 Everyone is watching your sabotage With denial - it hasn't gone too far, but There's something in the way you fall Like it's all that you've been born for Verse 2 It doesn't matter that you're beautiful You'll be gone when the storms have come But there's something in the way you fall Like the grace will come when the storms have gone. Chorus Everyone is watching your sabotage As if it hasn't gone to far Verse 3 I know you wanted to save us all, To sustain us all, it's too late that's all, so I watch you throwing the furniture, my beloved Bleeding from your centre. Chorus Everyone is watching your sabotage As if it hasn't gone to far Rising Motif: Too far, too far… Verse 4 We could have lasted forever This is premature, but I know you’re sure, but There's something in the way you fall Hesitation: stop motion, nothing more. There's something in the way you fall Like it's all that you've been born for There's something in the way you fall Like the grace will come when the storms have gone.
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I MISS WHO YOU ARE EbGDGBbD V1 I miss who you are When all the dark falls away And you meet my gaze Nothing's in the way V2 I miss how you love me When your demons have let you up And we rise to the space between the stars Like lovers with no past Ch1 You see beauty in the dark And I can't go with you I can't go with you V3 But I miss how you touch me When your fear has forgotten you And you've remembered yourself You've remembered me too Instrumental - Chorus ish form (Eb, F, Eb x2) Ch2 But when you go you're gone And I can't go with you I can't go with you V4 But I know that… You miss who you are And when all the dark falls away I know you're remembering me I can feel you remembering me. V5 Cause it's then that… I miss how you love When your demons have forgotten you And you've remembered yourself You've remembered: I love you
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INVENT YOURSELF DADFAD Chorus 1: Invent yourself from nothing. No-one knows what it is That makes you break and form again Invent yourself from nothing No-one knows what it is That makes you break your form Bridge 1: Open up the flood gates Open up the sea All my love is washed away By something greater Chorus 2: Invent yourself from nothing No-one goes to the past To step into a post Apocalypse invention I'm a god and you're a god And we will make our images Bridge 2: So take up the floodgates Open up the sea All I am is washed away By something greater Instrumental: 8 bars Middle 8: Watching you, watching me…invent yourself Watching me, watching you… invent myself All I am is washed away By something greater Chorus 3: Invent yourself from nothing Pull a spark out of the dark And we will make our images.
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Nothing’s Binary / Do You See Me? V1 Do you see me When you look at me? Do you see me Slipping off the edge of your reality, Falling off the planet and into the sky? CHORUS And you know you won't be the same tomorrow If you look at me, and you see me V2 Do you see me When you look at me? Do you see me Breaking the code of your binary, Falling off polarity and into the light? CHORUS 2 BRIDGE I'm refined by the curved line of your smile As I fall through the gap between zero and one And I'm loved. I am loved. In a world where we're Holding on to the flat of the earth and looking up for heavens and down for the ground I've found, I'm falling off the planet and into the sky Cause nothing's binary. CHORUS 3 V3 Do you see me When you look at me? Do you see me Breaking out of polarity, Falling off the planet and into the sky? Cause nothing's binary CHORUS 4
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SPELL OUT YOUR NAME DGDGBbD Intro V1 What are you trying to tell me? Waving your flags to make symbols and signs But I’ve seen your semaphore I’ve seen it before And it’s not good enough It’s time that we talk. PRE 1 ‘cause you and me, we’re creators We are truth-speakers We’ll make up new letters To spell out our names CHORUS 1 Carve out a new alphabet n’ show me your words Carve out a new alphabet For our universe And it’s all gonna change When you spell out your name V2 We are not that generation Who stand at a distance to make symbols and signs I’ve seen that semaphore From everyone before you And it’s not good enough, for us It’s time that we talk. PRE 1 ‘cause you and me, we’re good listeners We are really good readers We’ll make up new letters n’ spell out our names. CHORUS 2 OUTRO (Pre-chorus Chords to start) ‘cause you and me, we are writers We are really creators so make up new letters and spell me your name cause I’ve haven’t written a word since you came and I want to write your name x3
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Truthseeker 03:00
TRUTHSEEKER CACGCE Be my mirror. Be my guide Hold this gold for me that I can’t realise is mine. Be my truth-seeker. Be that voice. Be that speaker. Cause I can’t find my middle line without you Can’t find my borders, without my Truth-seeker. You’re my Truth-speaker. You’re my Truth-seeker. You see right through, to the truth. You’re my mirror, you’re my compass, you’re my guide. When I look at you I see the integrity in you and me and should you ever need to check reality, I will be that speaker I will tell you what I see. ‘Cause I can’t hold my own gold until You show me how to And if you ever need this alchemy I’ll be your Truth-seeker. Be your Truth-speaker. Be your Truth-seeker. I’ll see right through, to the truth. You see me when I can’t see anything You see who I can be You see who I can be You’re my… Truth-seeker. You’re my Truth-speaker. You’re my Truth-seeker. You see right through, to the truth.
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When it comes to causing harm in world, we're not innocent, but we're not guilty either, because the opposite of innocent isn't guilt, it's responsible. We are responsible, meaning we have the power to change the course of what's happening. Song available @ https://kimwei.bandcamp.com/track/were-not-the-innocents Video availble @ https://youtu.be/ITjwk_48Tg0 LYRICS I've been looking for you. Was is you who turned a blind eye? At least are you in charge here, cause everyone else has denied it? Cause if you're to blame then I've heard you can change it all and take it all back. Please don't say it's someone else. But you say you've been looking for me. You think I am the one with the answer. You say "It is the ones on the ground who can put this all right. It's not me, it's you? It's not you, it's me? Is there anyone else out there who can hold their hand up now? Search all your memories and thoughts - we're not the innocents we are in power we are in power we are in power I search my atrocities admit to my part. We're not the innocents we are in power we are in power we are in power I've been looking for you, been looking in all the wrong places - looking for who is reponsible, who holds the key? It is me. It's you. It is you and me. Is there anyone else out there who can reach their hands out now and stand in power? Search all your memories and thoughts - we're not the innocents we are in power we are in power we are in power I search my atrocities admit to my part. We're not the innocents we are in power we are in power we are in power We are in power: we are empowered We are in power: we are empowered Is there anybody else out there who can reach their hands out now and stand in power? we're not the innocents we are in power we are in power we are in empowered I search my atrocities admit to my part. We're not the innocents we are in power we are in power we are in empowered we are in empowered we are in empowered
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ORDINARY MIRACLES V1 Oh come to me brother, Another mid-winter has passed with you as my guide. You are wise - your stable - it’s more than I am able. You were born for a passion as gold as the stars. You tell me we're similar, more than I know, 'cause miracles are ordinary. Chorus 1 So tame a wild horse and we'll ride into the city, We'll break all the rules cause their wrong. Your following's so strong, That this time there won't be no Judas V2 So ride with me brother, We are gypsies, we are travellers, We are homeless not heartless, We are home in our hearts. We are going uncensored We are renegades. We are ordinary men. You tell me our mother, will love us whatever, 'cause miracles are ordinary Chorus 2 So tame a wild horse and we'll ride into the city, We'll break all the rules cause their wrong. Your following's so strong, That this time there won't be no Judas. Middle 8 You say those who love us, Will love us whatever, ‘cause miracles are ordinary. We are similar More than I’ve known. We are miracles; we are ordinary. Chorus 3 Ooo. We'll break all the rules cause their wrong. Your passion is gold, is it strong. It’s time for the city to sing with us. Outro (Coda) Sing with us sing. Sing “we are miracles, more than we’ve know” “we are miracles, we are ordinary”
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ARE YOU YOUR OWN GHOST? V1 Are you your own ghost? Would you recognise yourself in a line-up? Do you recognise my smile - The one you said you’d live for? Are you your own ghost? Are you haunting yourself, scaring yourself blind? Are you screaming in your stories about how you’re still alive? CHORUS 1 And I, am telling you the story of your life. Do you recognise my face? I’m the one you said you’d live for And I, am telling you about the time we loved, When your brilliance is all that you were. Do you recognise my smile? Do you remember? V2 Are you your own ghost? Are you watching yourself calling me at midnight? Are you watching yourself living like the dead? Are you your own ghost? Is your body like a grave where I can mourn? Are you attending your own funeral praying for your peace? CHORUS 2 While I, am telling the story of your life. Do you recognise my face? I’m the one you said you’d live for And I, am telling you about the time we loved, When your brilliance is all that you were. Do you recognise my smile? Do you remember? Middle 8 Are you your own ghost? Are you haunting yourself, scaring yourself blind? Are you your own ghost? Are you screaming in your stories about how you’re still alive CHORUS 3 While I, am telling you the story of your life. Do you recognise my face? Cause I, am telling you about the time we loved, When your brilliance is all that you were. Do you recognise my smile? Do you remember?
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Superheroes 04:17
SUPERHEROES DADGAD Capo 5 V1 If I were a superhero I’d get cape, wear cape, fly I’d scale the highest buildings Laser monsters with my eyes V2 ‘Cause you are such a superhero. You patrol the streets at night You’re friendly to your neighbourhood An avenger for your tribe CH1 And if saw you fighting below I’d take a dive mid flight. Together we’d defend all that we hold We’d be so incredible We’d be superheroes Superheroes V3 But I am not a superhero And I’m scared I’ll let you down Sometimes when I’m angry, I am green Sometimes I’m falling and I need you I am powerless. V4 Then you take me in your arms and you say You don’t have to save the world. You are still my superhero And I marvel at your strength BRIDGE I’m learning to be a superhero from you I’m learning to be a superhero for you V5 Now that we’re both superheroes I know I’ve met my match Together we can take it in turns Who’s falling and who’s gonna catch CH2 And when I see you struggling below I take a dive mid flight Together we’ll defend all that we hold, We are so incredible We are Superheroes Superheroes CH3 Together we’ll defend all that we hold, We are so incredible We are Superheroes Superheroes
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I WON’T BE YOUR HEROINE DADGAD When it’s time to leave false dreams up in the tower Let your hair down for no-one but yourself When it’s time to leave your prince down there with dragon Let him fight for you; you’ll be out for the night Saying I won’t be your heroine I am sorry… no wait, I’m not. When it’s time to wake to the kisses of the morning Let it come to you, alone in the light. When it’s time to throw that toad back in the water Let him go into the cold (he was always just a toad) Tell him I won’t be your heroine (your addiction) I am sorry… no wait, I’m not. For you are looking for the woman that I see the mirror Nothing more. Instrumental 1 - Verse chords modified When the clock strikes 12 you’ll be smashing your glass slippers on the dance floor You’ll be making pumpkin soup Singing I won’t be your heroine Singing I won’t be your heroine <verse hook melody> Singing I won’t be your heroine: Your addiction I am more than my reflection Instrumental 2 - Chorus chords modified When it’s time to wake to the kisses of the morning Let it come to you, alone in the light.

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released December 1, 2018

Kimwei - Songwriter, Vocals, Guitar, Piano
Billie Bottle - Vocals, Keys
Martin Griffith - Drums
Liz Gill - Design
Andy Howell - Photography & Image
Fiona Benson - Poem "Portrait With A Bandaged Ear"
Greta Stoddart - Poem "Monogamy"

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