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Bless This House

by Winter Of '82

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"It's a bit of a sad tale, this. I left home very young, like, 13. I fell into a community of very spiritual people; no bad thing. I embraced a lot of positive things, and learned a lot about life and living. Then things started to get a little weird. It started to feel like I was living in a ghost story. Lots of people speaking in tongues, talk of ghosts, claims of possessions, that sort of thing. As much as I crave a spiritual existence, I've got zero tolerance for supernatural ideas. I don't believe in any of that, I'm not interested if the house is supposed to be haunted, I was just tired of it all. It started to feel like my life was being dictated to by dead people. I used to go these meet-ups, and it was all for show. Remember in Nighty Night when Jill is speaking in tongues and contacting the dead? That. Exactly that. If you believe in all that, fine; leave me out of it though."


- Kris Halpin
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Well I could turn this round,
If I got some sleep,
But I don't quite know,
What is happening

Can't they bless this house?
Can't they stop this noise?
There are things I need,
To get off my chest

I have tried very hard
To get some piece of mind,
But her mother won't sleep,
No,
Her mother won't sleep

And if I don't quite know
What is happening,
I could drop the bombs,
I could start the war

Can't you leave me here,
I could sleep just fine,
Throw me out just here,
I can sleep just fine

And it always,
Gets you in the end
And it always,
Gets you in the end,
You and all your friends,
You and all your friends,

Well I have tried very hard
To get some piece of mind,
But her mother won't sleep,
No her mother won't sleep,
I have tried and it's very hard,
To get some piece of mind
But her mother won't sleep,
No her mother won't sleep

And if I spend another night,
In a crooked, haunted house
I will never get to sleep
I will never get to sleep,
So can't you leave me out of this tonight?

And don't you know?
Don't you know?
That it's almost over
Yes it's almost over
And don't you know?
Don't you know?
That it's almost over
Yes it's almost over

And I know it's never got this far,
And it doesn't even know your name,
So I'm gonna have to pin my hopes
On someone else

But this was meant to be,
You and me,
Tonight
Tonight

And this was meant to be,
You and me,
Tonight
Tonight

credits

released April 18, 2013
Vocals, Guitars, Piano and Synths by Kris Halpin.
Drums, Percussion, Bass Guitar and MC-303 by Lee Cogswell.

Produced by Kris Halpin and Lee Cogswell.

Executive Producer - Rich Halpin

Recorded at The Playhaus, Staffordshire.

Sleeve Illustration by Danielle Powers.

Mastered by Steve Lawson.
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Kris Halpin UK

Kris Halpin is a singer/songwriter and producer. Blending a world of influences, from his 80s childhood, through 90s Britpop and out through EDM, Kris weaves his autobiographical stories around a complex musical landscape.

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