Holding Out For The Kicks

by LITTLE LAPIN

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Recorded at Antenna Studios, London.

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released July 1, 2016

Songs written and performed by Little Lapin. Copyright 2016.

Lead guitar,harmonies and musical arranger for track 2 : Alex Hill
Bass: Samuel C Roberts
Drums: Harry Harding
Keys on track 8: Fred Sturley

Sound Engineer - Fred Sturley

Cover art by Dmitry Panfilov

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LITTLE LAPIN England, UK

UK singer-songwriter Little Lapin continues to wow audiences worldwide with her heartfelt songs and distinctive voice. Her debut album ‘Remember The Highs’, released in May 2015, captured the attention of many music blogs, magazines and radio DJs with Unsigned and Independent Music Magazine announcing it as “Best International Album of 2015”. ... more

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Track Name: Californian Sun
I found myself in San Diego
the place where everything seems to glow
i’m sat outside western tows
they steal cars all the time so i’m told

they’re hungry for the dollar
hungry for their time
it feels like only I know
something’s gotta give
if you want your freedom
if you want to live

under the californian sun that burns bright for everyone

Shiny cars and shiny homes on show
shiny teeth on shiny phones that speak
I made two twenties car washing
but not a penny busking on third street

they’re too tired for a song
too tired to play along
it feels like only I know
something’s gotta give
if you want your freedom
if you want to live

under the californian sun that burns bright for everyone
Track Name: Run! Run! Levina!
Run Run Levina
Run Run Levina
I saw you on the street looking like you could be cleaner
Run Run Levina
Run Run Levina
I saw you on the street looking like you could be cleaner

I sang her a sad love song
I didn't know her sadness
until she started crying
and told me of her sorrow
she said she had three children
by three different fathers
and now she's fearing life
cause one's getting out of jail
she caked on her eyeshadow
hiding all the battles
her light concealer hiding her black eyes of tomorrow

Run Run Levina
Run Run Levina
I saw you on the street looking like you could be cleaner
Run Run Levina
Run Run Levina
I saw you on the street looking like you could be cleaner
Run Run Levina
Run Run Levina
Run Run Levina I wish your life was cleaner

She hung around after hours of escapism
simultaneously dancing and crying
her friends were babysitting whilst she was busy sipping
I said, "aren't you keen to get home to your daughters?"
she's trying to leave town but can not find the courage
she's worried that CIFs will make it their business

Run Run Levina
Run Run Levina
I saw you on the street looking like you could be cleaner
Run Run Levina
Run Run Levina
I saw you on the street looking like you could be cleaner
Run Run Levina
Run Run Levina
Run Run Levina I wish your life was cleaner

I gave her my phone number
I told her she could call me
it's funny who you meet
when you know it's for a reason

Run Run Levina
Run Run Levina
I saw you on the street looking like you could be cleaner
Run Run Levina
Run Run Levina
I saw you on the street looking like you could be cleaner
Run Run Levina
Run Run Levina
Run Run Levina I wish your life was cleaner

Run Run Run Levina
Run Run Run Levina
Run Run Run Levina
Track Name: Gratuity
I see through your facade and your Californian smile
you know we've only just arrived here,
it already feels like a while

you've got to give gratuity
you've got to give gratuity
you've got to give gratuity
i didn't know kindness came with a fee

you've got to give gratuity
you've got to give gratuity
you've got to give gratuity
i didn't know kindness came with a fee

Our driver's face turned awfully sour
when he spent over an hour
taking us to our destination
we thought there was no expectation

you've got to give gratuity
you've got to give gratuity
you've got to give gratuity
i didn't know kindness came with a fee

you've got to give gratuity
you've got to give gratuity
you've got to give gratuity
i didn't know kindness came with a fee

We're broke what more can I say
and we've got a baby on the way
we're only poor musicians
if we were in a different position

you've got to give gratuity
you've got to give gratuity
you've got to give gratuity
i didn't know kindness came with a fee

you've got to give gratuity
you've got to give gratuity
you've got to give gratuity
i didn't know kindness came with a fee
Track Name: Lovers Gate
Cameras in a high school
fines for freedom camping
all these rules and regulations
freedom is a prison

and if it all goes wrong

I'll meet you at the lovers gate
I'll meet you at the lovers gate
I'll meet you at the lovers gate
I'll meet you at the lovers gate

We can escape the haters
and the prison snitchers
cause we are creators
not just mass debaters

and if it all goes wrong

I'll meet you at the lovers gate
I'll meet you at the lovers gate
I'll meet you at the lovers gate
I'll meet you at the lovers gate

Storm's a brewing what are we doing here?
as long as we love we have nothing to fear

and if it all goes wrong

I'll meet you at the lovers gate
I'll meet you at the lovers gate
I'll meet you at the lovers gate
I'll meet you at the lovers gate

and if it all goes wrong

I'll meet you at the lovers gate
I'll meet you at the lovers gate
I'll meet you at the lovers gate
I'll meet you at the lovers gate

I'll meet you at the lovers gate
I'll meet you at the lovers gate
I'll meet you at the lovers gate
I'll meet you at the lovers gate
Track Name: Birchanger Blues
Someone found a job for you
they saw it in the evening news
something to keep you occupied
working on an assembly line

cause our lines don't pay the rent
doesn't mean we're not content
working hard every day
trying to be more eloquent

it's the same old same old
story that is being sold
only you, my baby blue
can teach me something new

something new
something new

If you listen to the daily news
you'd be forgiven for being confused
and being too scared to leave your house
the hard truth is you're safer outside

if you can't trust your neighbour
and feel guilty for asking a favour
what is this world coming to?
fearing people with a different view

it's the same old same old
story that is being sold
only you, my baby blue
can teach me something new

something new
something new

What good will it do to hate
we all started out the same
maybe you were a cuter baby
or your mama liked to think so

We're all in this dingy together
unclench your fists
and we can weather any unwelcome storm
but first we have to face ourselves

it's the same old same old
story that is being sold
only you, my baby blue
can teach me something new

something new
something new
something new
Track Name: Missing Mannequin Man
When I was at school I didn't try that hard
I didn't play guitar then I liked making art
but where are you now?
my missing mannequin man

You didn't have a face and that's how I drew you
I thought it'd be peculiar to put you by the mirror
but where are you now?
my missing mannequin man

I wish I gave you wings to fly
so you could come back to me
I wish I gave you legs to run
so you could come back to me
I wish you weren't in two dimension
so you could come back to me
so you could come back to me
so you could come back to me

Where are you now?
my missing mannequin man
Where are you now?
my missing mannequin man
my missing mannequin man
my missing mannequin man

You didn't have a mouth so you couldn't talk
and that's why I liked you, you were made out of chalk
but where are you now?
my missing mannequin man

You won me an award it made the newspaper
and for a little while my mum was really proud
but where are you now?
my missing mannequin man

I wish I gave you wings to fly
so you could come back to me
I wish I gave you legs to run
so you could come back to me
I wish you weren't in two dimension
so you could come back to me
so you could come back to me
so you could come back to me

Where are you now?
my missing mannequin man
Where are you now?
my missing mannequin man
my missing mannequin man
my missing mannequin man