GUILLOTINE

by Dead Naked Hippies

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"Guillotine is an exploration of grief. It’s the fine line between wanting to retaliate to someone who has caused you hurt, or choosing to cut out the dead weight they have created in your life. It’s also acceptance that it’s ok to be angry, and to feel fragile. The track has a strong emotional undercurrent, but we’re still showing our teeth.
Dead Naked Hippies has always been about the connection & energy between the 3 of us and our audience, it's become a lot more prevalent over time too. We went into the studio set on capturing some intimate moments & decided it was integral for us to only record what was vital in our three piece set up, adding minimal overdubs. It’s exciting for us, writing the lyrics was a release for me after personally facing a difficult past year & instrumentally it’s the most honest we’ve ever been.
A lot of my lyrics revolve around my own struggles with mental health & as a young woman facing modern society. We want Dead Naked Hippies to be a place where everyone can come together and open up and deal with what they’ve going on, it’s important to know that everyone goes through hard times in life and has good and bad days. I think society has a lot of people caught up in a pursuit of perfection that just doesn’t exist, & it’s so important that we stick together and keep it real."
Lucy DNH

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LYRICS
I want to deceive you
Let your secrets seep through
But I guess, you’d sense
A long hard reminder
As time moves we’re blinded
Regress to past tense
I like to turn the air blue
I hold it up against you
What if all I swore to you
Was laid out bare
Do I join you or do I ignore you
What’s the point of answers
You swear you swear
What’s the point of peace
I’m cut short
My guillotine I’ll cut your
Lines of lies that you swore
We’re fair out
Our cheeks lost their colour
in distorted culture
and we slashed the silence
I held my eraser
You turned on your tracer
And we thrashed in violence
I like to turn the air blue
I hold it up against you
What if all I swore to you
Was laid out bare
Do I join you or do I ignore you
What’s the point of answers
You swear you swear
What’s the point of peace
I’m cut short
My guillotine I’ll cut your
Lines of lies that you swore
We’re fair out
Once more
My head spins round and you soar
I never wanted to adore
I never wanted to deplore
You don’t know what you’re running for
Well what’s it for
I’ll put this right, right
I’ll pull your skin tight
Cover your sight, sight
Shut out your night light
What’s the point of peace
I’m cut short
My guillotine I’ll cut your

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released June 20, 2018

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Dead Naked Hippies Leeds, UK

"Sharp-as-a-knife guitar lines are wielded like a weapon. A statement of intent that sounds perfectly suited to both dingy basements & sun-kissed festival main stages" DIY

"These guys are coming at you with a wall of sound, all driving guitars and booming percussion, bolstered by enigmatic front-woman Lucy’s powerful vocals" Metro
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