The Don't Judge This EP By Its Cover EP

by Dave Giles

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released February 10, 2017

The EP was performed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Giles at Quarter To Three Studios, London.

Additional musicians:
Electric Guitars on Tracks 1 and 2: Luke Mc Hugh
Drums on Tracks 1 and 2: Tom Shepherd

Track 1 written by Dave Giles and Lizzie Jane
Track 2 written by Dave Giles and Chris Porter
Track 3 and 4 written by Dave Giles
'Roar" written by Katy Perry, Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee and Henry Walter
"Kiss From A Rose" written by Seal

Photography by www.nickkentphotography.com

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Track Name: The Storm
They say a storm is coming
Can’t they see that it’s already here
Cos the wind’s been blowing
And the trees have been falling for some time

They say the children don’t know what they’re asking for
But they’re not children anymore
No we’re not children anymore

They say “let’s build a wall to protect our little homes”
But they can’t see that their wall is full of holes
It’s full of holes

They say a storm is coming
Can’t they see that it’s already here
Cos the rain’s been falling
And the flooding doesn’t look like it will ease

They say the flames are high and all must help put them out
But they don’t feel them burn
No they don’t feel the burn

They say the bells are ringing out into the night
But it seems that they’re not listening to their sound
Are you listening?

They say “a storm is coming”
Can’t they see that it’s already here
Cos there’s been thunder and lightning
Lighting up the sky for all to see

Each old dog can keep learning
I find new tricks every day
The times will keep on changin’
Dylan’s words won’t fade away
They’re trying to divide us
With their same old tricks and lies
That the things that do unite us
Are greater than the things that do divide

They say a storm is coming
Can’t they see that it’s already here
Track Name: Always
Always,
Always got a story for me always
So take me, take me through the pages left before me

Each chapter reveals
How the heroine feels
As she wakes up to find her true love

Hasn’t got very far
He’s forgot his guitar
And the three chords he knows aren’t enough

But I’m always trying to reach you
With so many songs I could teach you
If you’re still singing, I will be winning too
In a story we could make come true

Always,
You always take a pretty picture always,
But my turn
Clutters up the cutting room but I’ll learn

They’re still straight from the heart
But hardly pieces of art
Will you hang them in your gallery

But each piece that I start
Seems to tear us a part,
Look at you kid, there’s mud in your eye

But I’m always trying to reach you
With so many songs I could teach you
If you’re still singing, I will be winning too
In a story we could make come true

I just don’t know where to start
To turn a blank page into a piece that’s worthy of your love
Can our unmade bed really be art
but Cos of you I’ll keep striving,
to create something charming, and sing
That I’m always trying to reach you
With so many songs I could teach you
Track Name: No Longer Hide
As I’m getting old,
I find the things that we were told
Are not quite right.
And the actions of my past
Are behaviours that can’t last
I’ve got to fight.

But not with a punch or kick
I need this change to stick
Leave my old ways behind

This routine of putting down
And shaming with just a frown
I must get out of my mind
Out of my mind.

I used to think that I
Was one of the good guys
But that’s not quite true

Ignorance kept me blind
To this truth that I now find
But that’s no excuse.

These habits are hard to break
But a new path I have to take
To restore my own pride

My language I have to change
Til this new way won’t feel so strange
And I’m on the right side
On the right side

Ooooooooooh

Now I admit that I was wrong
Even though it took to long
But this is a start
As there’s so much more to learn
I’ve lit a fire now it burns in my heart

I’m leaving the old me behind
To be the person I was in my mind
From my mistakes I will no longer hide.
Track Name: The La Da Da Da Song
Don’t it feel like the world is going to shit
When every story on the news just makes you wanna be sick

So much hate and division
got me questioning humanity

Well it seems like we could all use
a strong dose
of positivity

So let’s spend a day popping bubble wrap
or watching cute cat videos

Or grab some friends and reminisce
about our good times forgetting our lows

Or just sing along with me
it’s an easy chorus to learn
You don’t have to sing in tune
just sing loudly
forget your concerns

la da da da da
Now i know that it seems simple
but you must admit it made you feel good
to let go of all your troubles
and regress back to your childhood

cos as we get older
some get cruel
we try so hard to look cool
and letting go becomes a danger
cos we don’t want to look like a fool

So if you judge this song badly
cos i look like a dick that’s your right
but not one care is given
to your opinion of what i look like

so let’s have another sing
it’s not hard
and the words haven’t changed
And shut out the thoughts and fears
that someone might think that we’re strange