Connections​/​Departures

by Gaptooth

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1.
Ladykillers 03:46
It’s a man’s world It’s a man’s business How does it feel To be one of the few? To be cheerleaders to a revolution Not what we had in mind to do Let’s have some credit Where credit’s due We’ve been learning how to jump through hoops And we’ve been learning how to watch our backs Competing for men till we’re isolated Holed up in our overpriced cul-de-sacs But when he’s got you pinned to the bed Becoming a part of the one in three The right to vote Will not set you free I’m tired of settling for less I’m tired of hearing I’m too young and you know best I don’t wanna be a notch on your bedpost No I will not be impressed by ladykillers I’ve been thinking about your theory And I believe you are misled Does the world look that much different From the other side of the bed? I could be de Beauvoir to your Sartre But is this jealousy innate? Another nature versus nurture debate I’m tired of settling for less I’m tired of hearing I’m too young and you know best I don’t wanna be a notch on your bedpost No I will not be impressed by ladykillers If you’re not above cheating If you’re not above beating Then I guess we’re not moving forward I’m tired of settling for less I’m tired of hearing I’m too young and you know best I don’t wanna be a notch on your bedpost No I will not be impressed by ladykillers
2.
I only just fell from the womb all wet and screaming Now I'm supposed to be a functioning adult Sometimes I wish that I could crawl back in there I tell myself it can't be me that is at fault But you and I, I think we make a good team You know I'm crazy and you don't seem to mind So as long as we are both enduring freedom If I can choose, then I choose you every time You are the closest thing I have to a home I need to tell someone the truth Or suffer epic failure of the heart This is no science and there is no law or formula To tell you how to feel, but I think you should know I'm asking you not to go I'm not ready to accept that life is not fair And I'll spend my whole life trying to make it change Just being here so utterly unlikely Terrifying, beautiful and strange But you and I, I think we make a good team You know I'm crazy and you don't seem to mind So as long as we are both enduring freedom If I can choose, then I choose you every time You are the closest thing I have to a home I need to tell someone the truth Or suffer epic failure of the heart This is no science and there is no law or formula To tell you how to feel, but I think you should know I'm asking you not to go I need to tell someone the truth Or suffer epic failure of the heart This is no science and there is no law or formula To tell you how to feel, but I think you should know I'm asking you not to go
3.
Baggage 03:00
Say a prayer for us, Thatcher’s children all are we Do not ask for whom the bell tolls – it tolls for thee And it seems we are stuck together like Karl and Susan Kennedy And I think I like it that way Staring at the jobs page, eeking out your overdraft It’s the days you spend suspended in your thoughts that seem to last And all I need’s a place to sit until the nightmares have all passed Will I be lucky this time? I need a fix, a new direction or a holiday from my Fair-weather friends and all my baggage I need a fix, a new direction or a holiday from my Fair-weather friends and all my baggage When seeking life experience, we don’t mind ridicule So we drink until the morning then decide on who to pull But when the glasses are all empty and the ashtrays are all full We are still stuck with ourselves I need a fix, a new direction or a holiday from my Fair-weather friends and all my baggage I need a fix, a new direction or a holiday from my Fair-weather friends and all my baggage
4.
We watched the sky too long, it snowed again In the town where we grew up and old, despondent, decayed and greyed before we were adults Somewhere we read that outside of anomie A sun might rise that didn’t burn and poison every last crying human impulse And the whole crazy thing was not a play that we staged But a war that we waged upon the world And the whole crazy thing was not a play that we staged But a war that we waged upon the world No one knew we were exchanging paperbacks Each one a manifesto, a future and salvation for our crazed, distracted minds Piecing together a life that imitates art To be untethered, to be clean, to be anything, anything but blind And the whole crazy thing was not a play that we staged But a war that we waged upon the world And the whole crazy thing was not a play that we staged But a war that we waged upon the world And the whole crazy thing was not a play that we staged But a war that we waged upon the world And the whole crazy thing was not a play that we staged But a war that we waged upon the world
5.
Tigerstrikes 03:40
I’m always the DJ and never the bride You said you would change that, it turns out you lied And now I kick myself for being so naïve I don’t need a saviour, I need your respect Your selfish behaviour is making me wretch Is it you or me you’re hoping to deceive? Please don’t explain to me the way the world works I don’t remember signing up for your class I don’t dream of white dresses I've greater successes Here on in you won’t catch me looking back You’re a habit I’m kicking A game that I’m quitting You mistook me for a pussycat So watch out for when the tiger strikes You talked to me like I was weaker than you I began to believe I was nobody too But maybe I could have a speaking part in this scene I’ve come here to tell you it’s time to let go I still love you more than you will ever know But what does that say about what I think of me? Please don’t explain to me my motivations I knew me long before I first met you I don’t dream of white dresses I've greater successes Here on in you won’t catch me looking back You’re a habit I’m kicking A game that I’m quitting You mistook me for a pussycat So watch out for when the tiger strikes How I feel about me Won’t depend on How you feel about me I don’t dream of white dresses I've greater successes Here on in you won’t catch me looking back You’re a habit I’m kicking A game that I’m quitting You mistook me for a pussycat So watch out for when the tiger strikes
6.
Back to work, you’ve got corporate mouths to feed They make their living from you buying things you don’t need We all long for a lifestyle we can’t afford But getting drugs off the streets will just leave us bored While you were worried about immigration We came, saw, conquered, called it liberation We’ll send them our carpet bombs for free The public purse says this is the year to be thrifty But the writing on the wall says “make property history” Where next for the monkeys that crawled out of the sea? These machines are self aware These machines are self aware I thought I was left wing, turns out it’s low self-esteem Don’t wanna screw people over out of selfish greed Always trying so hard just to do things right But do we fight for a cause or find cause for a fight? While you were worried about immigration We came, saw, conquered, called it liberalisation We’ll send them our carpet bombs for free The public purse says this is the year to be thrifty But the writing on the wall says “make property history” Where next for the monkeys that crawled out of the sea? These machines are self aware These machines are self aware
7.
On a fault-line in your soul I built my castle made of sand Its flag was deepest red And it became my holy land As if believing in it might just Make it truer But parading through your rain I learned a lot about the politics Of love and loneliness How every now and then The impossible happens And when I said I had no protection That wasn’t what I meant Off into the sunset We’d have gone without much fuss But the buses don’t turn up here And we just don’t have the guts I guess your letters got lost In the post or something, love But finally I can say That I don’t care about your whereabouts Or who you’re screwing now I’m happy making plans and Friends and records and I learned misanthropy is boring And perfect honesty is beautiful So I take thee (insert name here) To be my husband or wife To have and to hurt For the rest of my life To love and to cherish For better or for worse For richer to get poorer In a court of divorce In sickness, but not too much sickness And in health I shall stay faithful until I fall For somebody else And I’ve taken bruises And thinly veiled excuses But next time I’ll break This pattern of mistakes No I am not yet through I think it’s time you knew That the ice age is not coming This is not the dying of the light
8.
Goodbye, good luck and I’ll see you in the next life It’s been fun, and I’m sorry, and you take care I know the world’s on its 99th second chance now But I hope you can get what you want and you can keep it there And when you hit 25 and say “I’ve done it all now” I hope you don’t feel you did it all wrong And when you finally ask for someone to help you I hope the waiting list isn’t too long (No more rainstorms, no rules) I still believe that no man is an island And when have I ever let you down? I hope that sometimes you laugh and love doesn’t elude you And when it leaves, I hope its memory helps you carry on And when you settle for someone who’s not what you advertised for I hope it’s not hard to pretend this is what you want (No more rainstorms, no rules) I still believe that no man is an island And when have I ever let you down? No more rainstorms No rules No rules
9.
You’ve seen the thought that makes me cry Keeps me awake in the dead of night You're the password, you’re the answer You were in my nightmares as a child But I’m haunted by the same ghost every night And you’re haunted by the same ghost every night I’m haunted by the same ghost every night And you’re haunted by the same ghost every night A road becomes a runway in the dark Just take us anywhere, take us right back to the start It’s the exit, it’s the ending It’s the one thing you’ll always find hard But I’m haunted by the same ghost every night And you’re haunted by the same ghost every night I’m haunted by the same ghost every night And you’re haunted by the same ghost every night This is the last chance, we fly tonight But I’m haunted by the same ghost every night The engine is failing, we’re losing height And you’re haunted by the same ghost every night It’s the end of your end of my world tonight And one day all this will all be alright But I’m haunted by the same ghost every night And you’re haunted by the same ghost every night
10.
Four AM waking, I lie and wait for daylight I think of my ex-lovers, sleeping in their beds I’m reminded of the days when I'd never sleep at all Until my memory, like a record, starts to skip Books lay across my carpet, like islands in an atlas Each page was turned with wonder or dismay Tests of our endurance, the troubles we were born with Are our travelling companions for the ride But the horse that jumps the fence and runs for freedom never looks back once he’s gone And if I look over my shoulder now, I’ll only see things better left in eras lost or loved and left behind Feel the weight of telling everyone “goodbye” Counting on my fingers the things that I’ve accomplished Like some kind of badly planned recovery You’ll only get disheartened, waiting for approval You’ve got to keep on trying anyway But the girl with the prosthetic heart could make the boys sigh like I never could And please do not mistake my dedication for some kind of talent that I've never found but longed for all my life A twist of fate I’m sure you’ll come to recognise I think I’ve really done it this time I think I’ve really done it for the final time I think I’ve really done it this time I think I’ve really done it for the final time So I step out of the car and say goodnight and then I watch you drive away But what I really want to say is, “This is not me, I am different. I swear I’m not the wreck you’ve seen today.” And if you find you’re always running then I guess that that’s okay as long as you run fast enough that they can’t catch you As long as you run fast enough to get away
11.
Take it Down 04:17
Work all week just for peace on the weekend Then do it all again It’s no way to live, my friend And we’ve been reading up on the next stage But when you close the page You still have to earn your wage A cog in a machine, a target market So raise your glasses to liberté Egalité, fraternité, I am the millionth customer And I’m waiting for my prize This system lies, let’s take it down now And I have felt this way since I was seventeen Sitting on the college green Wondering what these stories mean Why do we share these thoughts with our therapists? How is it we still exist? They cannot answer this A cog in a machine, a target market So raise your glasses to liberté Egalité, fraternité, I am the millionth customer And I’m waiting for my prize This system lies, let’s take it down now A cog in a machine, a target market So raise your glasses to liberté Egalité, fraternité, we are the million customers And we’re waiting for our prize This system lies, let’s take it down now

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released November 18, 2013

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Gaptooth London, UK

Gaptooth, aka Hannah Lucy, is a riot grrrl-influenced electro-pop artist based in London. Her second album, Sharp Minds, Raised Fists, is due out on 11 October 2019.

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