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What We Now Know

by The Bookshop Band

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Inspired by: #MeToo: A women’s poetry anthology

Read the blog about writing the song, here: www.thebookshopband.co.uk/blog

See the music video here: youtu.be/xwpjLoCS6q8

Released for International Women's Day 2018 on March 8th 2018


Thinking of the girl from school
The story of a corridor
Everyone laughed they got under her skirt
And called her a dirty whore

Now I feel bad we didn't do more
But we were just thirteen
How can children learn when it's just
Something that's ignored

The boys they push their hands oh
Don't ask if it's ok
That would ruin the romance
Keep pushing I push away

Now I feel bad you didn't get your way
But I was just sixteen
It wasn't the last time, I was lucky, I was fine
But many need to


Heart ache, waves break
Under a rock
Hiding he said
It was my fault
Snowdrops and birthdays
Before we had grown
Father protect us
From what we now know

Carly, Katie, Cherie, Me too
Been quiet all these years
Chased by old friends, drunks and buffoons
The voices of those still here

They rise up and go out in the rain
Maybe they run away
Or maybe they'll be stronger if they stay a bit longer
He promised he wouldn't again


released March 8, 2018
Written and produced by The Bookshop Band
Beth Porter: vocals, cello, ukulele
Ben Please: guitar, synth

Recorded and mastered at www.harbourstudio.net.


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The Bookshop Band Bath, UK

The Bookshop Band write songs inspired by books and play them in bookshops. They started as a collaboration between a group of musicians in Bath and their local independent bookshop, Mr B's Emporium. Now they are about to go on tour, sponsored by Vintage Books and Independent Booksellers Week, around other bookshops and lit fests. Catch them if you can. Details at www.thebookshopband.co.uk ... more

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