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Lyrics:

Close your eyes, Pretend that nothing happened And believe that thus Truth will hide
Close your mind, Pretend that you’re ignorant And believe that thus you escape the martyrs’ side

But when the truth is stuck in your throat, Bad breath Are you a victim, a scapegoat? Bad faith And when your life is stuck in your throat, Bad death Are you born to survive? Bad fate

Shut your ears Pretend no ghosts haunt your heads And towards future pasts take a ride
Shut your dreams, Pretend you’re only human And believe the child in you has die

But when the truth is stuck in your throat, Bad breath Are you a victim, a scapegoat? Bad faith And when your life is stuck in your throat, Bad death Are you born to survive? Bad fate
And you’re free like smoke When you’d breathe, you choke

Lock your heart, Pretend you’re nothing human And disguise cowardice as pride
Lock your wrongs, Get confused in denials And reject on others what you can’t abide

But when the truth is stuck in your throat, Bad breath Are you a victim, a scapegoat? Bad faith And when your life is stuck in your throat, Bad death Are you born to survive? Bad fate
And you’re free like smoke When you’d breathe, you choke

Song language: English
Lyrics: Tiki Black
Music: Tiki Black

Chords

4:4; ~ 100bpm;

V1 C C F A|G A|G G
V2 C C F A|G A|G G
Pre-C C|G F G Am x2
V3 C C F A|G A|G G
V4 C C F A|G A|G G
Pre-C C|G F G Am x2
Chorus C G F F x4
V5 C C F A|G A|G G
V6 C C F A|G A|G G
Pre-C C|G F G Am x2
Chorus C G F F x4 end on C

Commended entry at the UK Songwriting Contest

Play:

Lyrics:

Close your eyes, Pretend that nothing happened And believe that thus Truth will hide
Close your mind, Pretend that you’re ignorant And believe that thus you escape the martyrs’ side

But when the truth is stuck in your throat, Bad breath Are you a victim, a scapegoat? Bad faith And when your life is stuck in your throat, Bad death Are you born to survive? Bad fate

Shut your ears Pretend no ghosts haunt your heads And towards future pasts take a ride
Shut your dreams, Pretend you’re only human And believe the child in you has die

But when the truth is stuck in your throat, Bad breath Are you a victim, a scapegoat? Bad faith And when your life is stuck in your throat, Bad death Are you born to survive? Bad fate
And you’re free like smoke When you’d breathe, you choke

Lock your heart, Pretend you’re nothing human And disguise cowardice as pride
Lock your wrongs, Get confused in denials And reject on others what you can’t abide

But when the truth is stuck in your throat, Bad breath Are you a victim, a scapegoat? Bad faith And when your life is stuck in your throat, Bad death Are you born to survive? Bad fate
And you’re free like smoke When you’d breathe, you choke

Song language: English
Lyrics: Tiki Black
Music: Tiki Black

Chords

4:4; ~ 100bpm;

V1 C C F A|G A|G G
V2 C C F A|G A|G G
Pre-C C|G F G Am x2
V3 C C F A|G A|G G
V4 C C F A|G A|G G
Pre-C C|G F G Am x2
Chorus C G F F x4
V5 C C F A|G A|G G
V6 C C F A|G A|G G
Pre-C C|G F G Am x2
Chorus C G F F x4 end on C

Commended entry at the UK Songwriting Contest