Afraid of Bliss

by Bright Shadows

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"A treat for your ears...the harmonies are just beautiful." Sue Kinnear, BBC Radio Berkshire.

Afraid of Bliss is the first single from Bright Shadows' forthcoming album.

Video: youtu.be/xgxanxJk_1Y

Mixed by Graeme Rawson.
Produced by Graeme Rawson.
Recorded at Silver Street Studios, Reading, Berks, UK.
Mastered by Pete Maher.
Video & Cover Photograph by Clearway Creative Media.

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Afraid of Bliss

One day you'll grow up to be a king
You'll be the light of some girl's eye
Wake up with everything
You'll say you never want to die

And I hope that you remember
All the places you grew up
And I hope that you remember
All the faces who picked you up
When you fell down

There's no hiding from the truth
Your life is a disgrace
You're procrastinating all the time
And you're fed up of this race

I hope that's the last time
I hear you whine today
And I hope that you realise that
You're the one controlling your fate

If I lose it all in the end
Why do I waste my time pretending,
I can't live my life like this?
I think that maybe I'm afraid of bliss

If I could conjure up a master plan
To save you from your plight
You know I'd do anything I can
But this is not my fight

I hope that the penny
Drops for you tonight
And I hope that you realise that
Everyone is on your side

If I lose it all in the end
Why do I waste my time pretending,
I can't live my life like this?
I think that maybe I'm afraid of bliss

One day you'll grow up to be a king
You'll be the light of some girl's eye
Wake up with everything
You'll say you never want to die

And I hope that you remember
All the places you grew up
And I hope that you remember
All the faces who picked you up
When you fell down
When you fell down

If I lose it all in the end
Why do I waste my time pretending,
I can't live my life like this?
I think that maybe I'm afraid of bliss

If I lose it all in the end
Why do I waste my time pretending,
I can't live my life without you?
I think that it's the one thing that I ought to do

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released May 22, 2017
Music: Raji Kulatilake & Helen Cuthbertson;
Lyrics: Raji Kulatilake.

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Bright Shadows Reading, UK

Raji K and Helen Beth are a lively, acoustic rock duo and songwriting team who perform original music and a wide repertoire of covers.

Known for their strong vocal harmonies, the two fuse a gritty brand of acoustic rock with a hint of mellow folk touches and have a busy schedule of gigs and festivals lined up for the summer of 2015
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