Nothing's Binary

by Kimwei

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credits

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"

license

all rights reserved

tags

Track Name: Sabotage
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.
Track Name: I Miss Who You Are
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
Track Name: Invent Yourself
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.
Track Name: 'Nothing's Binary' The Single (feat. Billy Bottle)
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
Track Name: Spell Out Your Name
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
Track Name: Truthseeker
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.
Track Name: We're Not The Innocents
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
Track Name: Ordinary Miracles
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”
Track Name: Are You Your Own Ghost?
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?
Track Name: Superheroes
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
Track Name: I Won't Be Your Heroine
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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