Pillow Fort EP

by Gaptooth

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released March 4, 2016

Music and lyrics by Hannah Lucy
Guitars on ‘Stay Away From me’ by Peter Wright - petermaxwellwright.com
Produced by Hannah Lucy
Mixed and mastered by Oli Horton at Dreamtrak Studio - dreamtrak.co.uk

Pillow fort photos by Steve Dawson - dawsonbros.com
Artwork layout by Thread Creative - thread-creative.co.uk

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Hannah Lucy began recording and performing as Gaptooth in 2005, releasing her debut album 'Connections/Departures' in 2013, followed by the Pillow Fort EP in March 2016.

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Track Name: Stay Away From Me
You found me in a fragile state
In no position to negotiate
I would do anything to keep the peace
An easy target for your control freak tendencies
Now I am taking the power back
Consider this a unilateral attack
Our destruction is now mutually assured
I see no difference between love and war anymore

I love you but you make me want to die
And so I must erase you
I lose sight of myself, yeah you’re bad for my health
I’ve lost too much sleep already
You can think what you like, go wherever feels right
Just stay away from me

Your time has come, I am deleting you
Wiping every memory and removing my tattoo
You said I couldn’t, I’ll show you I can
Gathered up the things you gave me, took them all to Oxfam
Did you know I can make a man just disappear
These battle scars my only souvenir
I push the button, there’s a satisfying sound
This user could not be found

I love you but you make me want to die
And so I must erase you
I lose sight of myself, yeah you’re bad for my health
I’ve lost too much sleep already
You can think what you like, go wherever feels right
Just stay away from me

I’ve a right to take up space and a right to ask for what I need
I don’t need your permission and I owe no apologies
I got no choice but to erase you as my survival strategy
I’ve nothing left to say except stay the hell away from me

Don’t want to see you
No longer need you
Time to erase you
Stay the hell away from me

I love you but you make me want to die
And so I must erase you
I lose sight of myself, yeah you’re bad for my health
I’ve lost too much sleep already
You can think what you like, go wherever feels right
Just stay away from me
Track Name: Good Guys
Well lately I’ve confirmed what I’ve always known
That dating makes me wish I was at home alone
I feel like I’m interviewing badly
For a star role in your perfect nuclear family

I don’t mean to be rude but I must enquire
Aren’t you worried that your ovaries will soon expire?
Oh no, I’m not working to a schedule
My life plan is I’m following my own rules

Oh oh, where are all the good guys?
Is there a failsafe way to tell?
Do you think maybe I could have one
Who’s smart and hot and feminist as well?

I’m tired of all the men who think that they know best
And lecture me on sexism while talking to my chest
It seems my body’s not my own
And I’m told to lose the shrill tone

All my female friends have stories of assault
We've had to try and teach ourselves it’s not our fault
‘Cause blame gets shifted onto us
And we’re told that we shouldn’t make a fuss

Oh oh, where are all the good guys?
Is there a failsafe way to tell?
Do you think maybe I could have one
Who’s smart and hot and feminist as well?

We have been sold a pre-packaged ideal of romantic love
As all that we need, the highest achievement for girls like me
When will we rewrite this fantasy?
Track Name: Such a Girl
Hide all emotions under six feet of cement
Like a plague victim or a nuclear accident
Whatever it takes to stop the world from seeing
No one must know I’m a human being

I cry, they say must you always be this way
And they say, they say

Don’t be such a girl
You know you’ve got to man up
It’s a brutal world out there
But I don’t see what’s wrong with letting everyone see
That I get broken and lonely and scared

You don’t care about anything or so I’m told
It keeps you safe but it leaves me cold
So drop that nonchalant act, I’m not buying it
Show me who you really are, no justifying it

You cry, they say you’re not meant to be this way
And they say, they say

Don’t be such a girl
You know you’ve got to man up
It’s a brutal world out there
But I don’t see what’s wrong with letting everyone see
That I get broken and lonely and scared

So feed me digital entertainment direct into my frontal lobes
And let it wash away feelings, the kind I’d rather not expose

They say don’t be such a girl
You know you’ve got to man up
It’s a brutal world out there
But I don’t see what’s wrong with letting everyone see
That I get broken and lonely and scared
Track Name: I Built a Fort
Some days it makes me sad
The human race is destroying itself piece by piece
I must say it doesn’t feel great
That we’re all going to kill each other
Over the last drops of oil and water
Sometimes it gets me down
Neoliberal white supremacist
Hetero-normative patriarchy
But now I think I’ve found the answer to my prayers
It’s my creation, my masterpiece

I built a fort with duvets and the living room chairs
I’m never coming out but you can join me if you want
Please come and see it
Oh come and see
I built a fort with duvets and the living room chairs
I’m never coming out but you can join me if you want
This is it now I’m not going anywhere

I turned on the news today
Earthquakes, dictatorships and war in the Middle East
I try to do my bit
Join forces, build movements
Shout louder, and take them down, yeah
Most days I fight and win
But today I am done with this world
I got no fight left so
I declare this the People’s Republic of My Fort
You are invited cordially

I built a fort with duvets and the living room chairs
I’m never coming out but you can join me if you want
Please come and see it
Oh come and see
I built a fort with duvets and the living room chairs
I’m never coming out but you can join me if you want
This is it now I’m not going anywhere

If you’re fucked up and you know it clap your hands
If you’re fucked up and you know it clap your hands
If you’re way beyond repairing and everyone stopped caring
If you’re fucked up and you know it clap your hands

If you’re fucked up and you know it stamp your feet
If you’re fucked up and you know it stamp your feet
If you’re focused on survival but you’re feeling suicidal
If you’re fucked up and you know it stamp your feet

I built a fort with duvets and the living room chairs
I’m never coming out but you can join me if you want
Please come and see it
Oh come and see
I built a fort with duvets and the living room chairs
I’m never coming out but you can join me if you want
This is it now I’m not going anywhere

It’s the independent, radical
Funny, sexy, magical
People’s Republic of My Fort