The Winterbourne EP. (Rough)

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Just me and a Uke.

Oh and Will in the background, occasionally singing, guitaring and providing classic intro material.

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released December 30, 2012

Recorded by William Nicholas Hosken

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London based folk-punk

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Track Name: Lets Move to North Korea
Lets move to North Korea

GDG
GCD
GDCG
GDG

Imagine a world with no advertisements.
Everywhere you go, everywhere you look.
A world without pointless pissing products forcefully forced down our throats,
Every time we dare to step outside.

In north Korea they only advertise one product
Kim jong-un, their leader supreme
I'm not saying that we're better we spent billions this year alone
On events to advertise our queen.



Over there the government controls the media,
Here the media controls government
I'm not saying that they've got it right I'm just saying that we've got it wrong
While big businesses, control our freedom

They've got the fastest Internet on the planet
But it only connects to government sites
And I think I'd like that better than what we've got here 'cause more and more it seems to me
That the Internet, controls out lives

Let's move to north Korea
I hear the weather's nice this time of year
And if you don't mind living in fear...
Of disease or famine, false imprisonment or public hanging,
Them lets up sticks and move to north Korea

And if they'd let me emigrate
You know I'd be there in a heartbeat
And I guarantee in a couple of days
I'd have people marching in the street
And before the week was out
The government would be in rout
And the people will be free

And never again will they trust a government
They'll never bow their heads to monarchy
They'll trust in each other, and believe in themselves
Found a state of positive anarchy

That sounds like the kind of place for me.
Track Name: Squat the Moon
Sqat the Moon

G G G Em - part 1
C G D G - part 2


I had a dream, That lived in a tent
In a field by the side of the road
Everything that I had I could fit in my bag
And everyday along the streets I would roam

I'd play ukelele for the people I'd meet
They'd give me some change or something to eat
And sometimes I'd feel hungry I'd never feel alone
'Cause I may not have a house but the city-
The city is my home


No more hours wasted scrolling through the Internet
Or sat in front of TV
No just scraping by, struggling to pay my rent
The cost of living is nothing when you live in a tent

And I'd shower and shave at my old university,
They let anybody in, there's practically no security
And yeah I'd miss my bed, and in the winter I would freeze
But I could just move to the forest and build -
Build a house in the trees


You'd never see me on the street corner with an empty coffee cup
You'd never see me beg
I'd be playing, writing, singing my songs
meeting new people instead

Cause if you're not living you're dying if you're not moving you'll stagnate
When you've got nowhere to go well then you never can be late
But it's not that I have nowhere to go I could go anywhere at all
Down south towards the channel or back north -
Back north towards the wall


The things we see as necessities are so far from that
Man we used to live in caves
We believe technology has raised us up
But it also drags us down
'Cause to technology we all are slaves

We're all stuck in this scripted drama, tells us how our lives should be
Your born and then you work until the day you cease to breathe
And I don't need your jobs, I don't need your cars
What's a roof over my head
Compared with a ceiling-
A ceiling of stars


We were constantly told how to best live our lives
By parents teachers and tv
That by giving up our dreams and personalities
we could become productive members if society

But this society is broken and I won't have any part
And if I can live outside of it by living outside well that's a fucking start
And until I can build a spaceship well i guess this will have to do
'Cause the day that comes I'm leaving earth to claim -
Squatters rights on the moon.
Track Name: Live Young
Live young

GDEm. -chorus
CGDEm. -verse

If age is really about
how old we feel inside
Then I'm gonna die young
No matter how long my life
And if I don't die happy
If I didn't live carefree
Then I'm giving you permission
To kill me

'cause I live each moment
One at a time
Never looking forwards
Rarely looking behind
'cause there's nothing less productive
Than worrying about what might be or have been
Why waste the time when it's short enough
You could be out there living your dreams

And if age is really about
How old we feel inside
Then I'm gonna die young
No matter how long my life
And if I don't die happy
If I didn't live carefree
Them I'm giving you permission
To kill me

What are dreams anyway
Something to be ignored
Until you're old, you're washed up
Tiered and bored
In this life you regret
Not what you did but what you did not
Take the leap and if you fall flat
Well at least you gave it a shot

If age is really about
how old you feel inside
Then I'm gonna die young
No matter how long my life
and if I do t die happy
If I didn't live carefree
Them I'm giving you permission
To kill me

Because life isn't about money
Power or fame
It's about standing atop mountains
Screaming out your name
It's about loving and losing
Taking both in your stride
Knowing when to fight your corner
Knowing when to swallow your pride

If age is about how old
You feel inside
Then I'm gonna die young
No matter how long my life

And if I don't die laughing
With a smirk across my face
Then you might as well just kill me now
Because it'll all have been a waste.
Track Name: 'Tis the Season to be Melancholy
'Tis the season to be melancholy

Verse E B A E
Chor Em D C D


S.A.D. Means the winter kind of gets to me
So if you think that I'm just miserable you're wrong
So if you come back in the summer
I promise I'll be less of a bummer
And you might even enjoy
These stupid songs

Because once the guy is burned
My mood it tends to turn
For the worse and I can't get out of bed
So if you piss me off prepare
To have your head bitten off
Because my temper and patience hand by a thread


Christmas songs seem to mock me and follow me wherever I
Go, let it snow let it snow, let them all leave me alone
The worse the weather gets the better my excuse for not leaving my
Home, the worse the weather gets the more I just want to be left alone

Because once the guy is burned
My mood it tends to turn
For the worse and I can't get out of bed
So if you piss me off prepare
To have your head bitten off
Because my temper and patience hand by a thread

S.A.D. Means the winter kind of gets to me
So if you think that I'm just miserable you're wrong
So if you come back in the summer
I might be less of a bummer
And you might even enjoy
This fucking song
This fucking song
Track Name: Huey P.
Huey P.

Ver.
D D C C
D D C C
A G D D
A G D D

Chor.
D C D C
A G D D

Burned up burned out run down and tiered of giving a shit
'Cause what's the point in having all these feelings if I never act on it
And I couldn't tell you what would be right but all I see is wrong
And without that Definite aim how can we move on

If freedom is the end, then freedom must be out means
You can't enslave people in order to set them free
So I'll keep living free, hoping it catches on
But lately it seems nobodies listening and I'm on my own

Then Huey said:
You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution
There will be no prison which can hold our movement down

Then Huey said:
You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution
There will be no prison which can hold our movement down

Shown up, thrown out, torn down their laws, lies and politics
Because order, doesn't need power in order to exist
Order isn't borders, order isn't maintained by the state
And I think perhaps freedom and order could cohabitate

I wouldn't trust in a revolution that happened in just one day
I wouldn't trust in a revolution lead by just one man
Because revolution's in your hearts and your minds, it's not on the street
And to me it seems the destiny of revolutionaries is to become what they defeat.

But then Huey said:
You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution
There will be no prison which can hold our movement down

Then Huey said:
You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution
There will be no prison which can hold our movement down

Then Huey said:
You can jail a revolutionary, but you can't jail the revolution
There will be no prison which can hold our movement down
Track Name: This is What Freedom Means
This Is What Freedom Means

Ver.
A D A E
A D E D
A D A E
A D E

Chor.
D D A E

Sleeping in til two pm
To go out on the town again
About a Pint of whiskey at the bar
Then to the streets! With my guitar
I'll try to find some like minded friends
To sing and play down by the Thames
Songs of revolution
And anarchy

'Cause sometimes freedom
Is less about my idealistic notions
It's about being who I am
Not who I' m meant to be
And while I'll always fight for liberty
And strive for equality
Time spent in good company
Is what freedom means to me

I've got beliefs, ideals, philosophies
But, only one policy
To never do anything
That I don't love
Because time spent on unhappiness
Is time spent on nothingness
Gotta live while you're alive because
You only live once

And sometimes freedom
Is less about sparking a revolution
It's about sitting on my roof
Just me and my guitar
Just doing what I wanna
Is what freedom means to me
Because life isn't meant to
Be hard
Life isn't meant to be hard.

You wouldn't see me on the front line
With an angry slogan covered sign
The freedoms I concern myself with are freedoms of the mind
Because its every mans prerogative
To live how he sees fit to love
For better or for worse
Will have to be seen in time

Bridge.
D A D E
D A E E


Call me an armchair revolutionary
Or anything you want
Just because I'm not marching down the streets with you
Doesn't mean I've given up
So keep on waving black flags
I'll keep singing silly songs
And if your revolution comes
I'll be glad you proved me wrong
Track Name: Celebrate
Celebrate

Ver Am F C G
Chor F C G Am

When I was a child
I wanted to be an astronaut,
A soldier or a musician

You might say this is my attempt
To fulfil the latter
But I don't think that that is the reason

Why I sing these songs to you
It's mostly just something to do
To pass the time
Before I get old

Live your life for you
Do whatever you want to
You don't have to
Fit the mould
(Whatever you've been told)

So come Celebrate the fact that you're fact that you're breathing
Because life never did need a reason
Just breathe until you can not breathe anymore
And that's all there is to this game

The greatest lie that is fed to us
Is that we must have purpose
It's the reason everyone's so fucked up

If we can't act off our feelings
And everything must have reason
It's no wonder we're so out of touch

I don't think life needs a plan
Make as many mistakes as you can
Cause that's the only way that you'll ever learn

Live as much as you can live
Give as much as you can give
And to the critics pay no heed
No concern
(Pay them no concern)

So come Celebrate the fact that you're fact that you're breathing
Because life never did need a reason
Just breathe until you can not breathe anymore
And that's all there is to this game

Living is all there is to life and death isn't something we should fear. Hear. Me say.

It's all a game
It's all a game
It's just a game