Waking Up (Is Hard To Do)

from by Nick Carswell & The Elective Orchestra

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lyrics

Smoke a cigarette – it's not your fault
You've got weak in your genes you know you're not gonna live that long
Who's to say really if you're better off
Work another day to take another day off
'Til you die
Better day
What a day, a better day, when you die

An overdose of light, polite but imprecise
It all comes rushing through
Because waking up is hard to do

So we carry on and learn never to doubt you
It's a marathon – I wouldn't want to run it without you
And all for one, but not for all the tea in china
Come away with me and leave this behind you
When you die
Better day
When you die

An overcoat so light – polite but imprecise
It all comes rushing through
Because waking up is hard to do

credits

from The Word, released April 22, 2011
Nick Carswell - vocals, guitar, piano, bass
Deirdre Cussen - cello
Kate Cussen - violin
Sian Murray - vocals
Bart Kiely - drums

Recorded by Ross O'Donovan in Data Recording Studios, Kerry
Mixed by Nick Carswell
Produced by Nick Carswell
Mastered by Richard Dowling at WAV Mastering

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The Elective Orchestra Dublin, Ireland

Six piece acoustic folk-rock from Ireland.
Strings, vocal harmonies, instrumentals and other oddities.
Sigur Ros meets Sufjan Stevens and The Frames.

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