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The children are drunk and the grown-ups are sobering up
Programmed for the future, regretting not growing up tough
Black and white televisions on stalks losing root from the ground
All the colours are flashing to red when the night turns around.

The cars are not guilty, accidents run out wild on the road
Tapes melt in transit, the message is lost in the post
When funerals aren’t happening, the dead drag themselves into work
To desks made of paper that empty only when they burn.

I find myself lost in the loop of the living where inconsequentials are the big decisions
I don’t have a place to claim mine alone, I’m a cardboard cut-out - my life’s not my own.

There’s no blood where it’s hurting, no proof of a victim so no-one’s allowed to complain
Fill your car up you’re running late and no-one appreciates - they expect you there just the same
To live out the unliving, push a pen till you stiffen, throwing soil onto your grave
Your sins won’t be forgiven if in liquor you christen them but it feels like it can save.


from Silver Cords, released November 23, 2018
Written by Peter Kelly

Vocal, acoustic/electric guitars - Peter Kelly

Percussion - Stuart MacLeod


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Beerjacket Glasgow

Beerjacket is Scottish singer/songwriter, Peter Kelly, who has opened for The National, St Vincent, Kristin Hersh & Frightened Rabbit.

In 2018, Scottish Fiction released album/book of songs & short stories, Silver Cords, leading to an appearance at Edinburgh International Book Festival, a sold-out show with Cairn String Quartet at Celtic Connections, & radio play from BBC Radio 6 Music and KEXP.
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