One By One

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I had 'Where is the love' by The Black Eyed Peas in mind when writing this! It's possibly the only song I have where I attempt to quasi-rap. True, I'm no Eminem or Will I Am (although I do know all the words to Kris Kross' 'Jump' and the Fresh Prince of Bell Air theme tune!). It features my lovely wife, Morag, on vocals in the bridge.

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One by one by one
You've lost more than you've won
Your happiness is gone
One by one by one
The changes have begun and you know your time has come

Stepping on heads, jumping in beds
Risking your life to get out of the red
Papering cracks, stabbing in backs
Building up money just to buy what you lack
What will it take for you to break
free from the chains of this mould that you've made

One by one by one
You've lost more than you've won
Your happiness is gone
One by one by one
The changes have begun and you know your time has come

Two thirds or the world on a pound a day
And you keep two cars in your drive way
Two percent of the population take the doe
While the rest still lament as they reap and sow
You're told that you're looking after number one
Turn round and you wonder where you friends have gone
You strive to survive in the rat-race
Fat cats wipe the smile from your fat face

credits

from Still Human, released January 9, 2016
Co-written with Jimmy Docherty and Co-Produced by Joe Murphy.

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Ian Peacock Manchester, UK

Ian has played in bands for over 20 years, most notably headlining the UK Play stage at Leeds Carling Festival in 2000 with a former band, ‘Coasta’. He has written, produced and self released five albums: 'Life and After' (2009), 'The End of Faith' (2012) and 'This Time Tomorrow' (2014), 'Still Human' (2015), 'Ordinary People' (2016) in addition to several E.P's. ... more

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