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The Same Mistakes (single)

by Bella Hardy

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The Same Mistakes started life in Winter 2015, when I was music making in Kunming, China. I walked passed a shop front of TVs, and on the news were protesters in Trafalgar Square, marching against proposed airstrikes in Syria. My diary entry for the day reads; "Saw a TV Screen of placards waving in Trafalgar Square, oh boy what have we done now?" In the following year, as Britain voted to leave the EU and Trump rose to power, I read back through my notebooks from China and cemented the song's lyrics. I finished 'The Same Mistakes' with my songwriting friend Findlay Napier, and it was recorded during the 'Hey Sammy' sessions. I think about this song with each new news story, and I'm very pleased to finally share it with you.

lyrics

The Same Mistakes
(Bella Hardy & Findlay Napier)

It's the same mistakes we're making, It’s another escalation
The same battles that we’re fighting, The same people who are dying
Expectations, aspirations, Sleepless nights and warring nations
It's the same mistakes we're making, It’s the same mistakes

It's the same mistakes we're making, The same feeling that we're having
From the Five Lakes and the Four Seas, To the western towns and cities
From the fighting in the chatrooms, To the guns in children's classrooms
It's the same mistakes we're making, It’s the same mistakes

You can’t ask for love, You can’t ask for love
You can’t ask for love while you hand out hate
You can’t disown the monsters you create

It's the same mistakes we're making, In our name 'cos that's the system
It's in fear and it's control, And trying to make sense of it all
And you may say that's just human, But I don't think we're passed saving
It's the same mistakes we're making, It’s the same mistakes

You can’t ask for love, You can’t ask for love
You can’t ask for love while you hand out hate
You can’t disown the monsters you create

Oh boy, oh no, what have we done now?
Boy, oh no, what have we done now?

credits

released July 11, 2018
Written by Bella Hardy and Findlay Napier
Published by Domino Publishing Co. Ltd
Released June 2018

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Bella Hardy UK

“Brit folk's finest” Mojo Magazine • “Enduringly seductive” The Telegraph • “A fine, no-nonsense interpreter of traditional music and an excellent songwriter” The Guardian • “An aura of sophisti-cation that will win over listeners who never set foot in a folk club” The Sunday Times • “…a shining star in the folk scene’s firmament” fRoots Magazine • “A triumph of folk art-pop” Songlines Magazine ... more

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