Into the Peace

by featuring Mike Mills

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1.
At the Beach 03:50
Boys just dig holes in the sand At the beach by the waterside I don't know what it's like to be a man And peer into the kill (into the kill, into the kill) Out of the black into the blue You dip your feet into the cool Looks like a castle in the sand If only fathers would stick around But I don't know what it's like to be a man I don't know what it's like to be a man. I said we could kiss forever But I might go insane with pleasure he said What are you doing to me girl? But I wasn't doing anything at all I really wasn't you see Hell, I'm just here inhabiting the holes That you dig and dig so you can feel better Looks like a castle in the sand If only fathers would stick around But I don't know what it's like to be a man I don't know what it's like to be a man If I were the same you might be frightened less And if you came body and soul Back into the blue back into the whole Well I wouldn't feel so overwhelmed when you are gone Back to the black back to your rock Looks like a castle in the sand If only fathers would stick around But I don't know what it's like to be a man I don't know what it's like to be a man
2.
Mary I'm ready Come get me It's time to wrap it up Time to wrap it up Mother you're up I'm ready Ready for the real thing I want the real thing All those Gone before Have been relieved That's all When it's time to kiss Time to kiss Into the peace I'm ready Ready for the real thing I want the real thing Mary Mary Mary Mary I'm ready Ready for the real thing I want the real thing I'm ready Ready for the real thing I want the real thing I'm going to be An ancient queen Just as you Would expect of me In the quiet dawn it's time When it's time it's time The curtain call
3.
Music 03:18
Last night I walked by Stevie Down the Mayfair stairs She didn't know I was there But I was there You are the keeper of my keys Thank you for keeping them tenderly But music never did any good to me Music never did any good to me My mother she had a phrase Living the life Not the life of Riley Just the life you can't keep Sentimental isn't sad She'll mend your nights sleep But music never did any good to me Music never did any good to me Music never did any good to me Ch ch ch ch chasing fantasy Ah ah chasing fantasy Ah ah chasing fantasy I'm not talking about you We are all chasing fantasy too Music Music never did any good to me Music never did any good to me Music never did any good to me Ch ch ch ch chasing fantasy
4.
Peninsula 02:41
I took you to the peninsula To the sea I dressed you held you safe You balanced on me We walked out onto the sand Into the blue Hello spider hello killer hello saviour Oh mother I love you There was a dream under my skin There you crept All the way to my heart You took my blood for another pet You took my blood stopped it tight Said it wasn't true Hello spider hello killer hello saviour Oh mother I love you I love you I love you You took my blood stopped it tight Said it wasn't true Hello spider hello killer hello saviour Oh mother I love you
5.
Horses 04:07
I slipped into my copper bath And reached the open sea Just another love No land ahead No civilisation Nothing between my animal and me Across the waves those endless waves came horses Black and blonde and dark and golden horses Across the waves from the four corners came horses They picked my body up and lay me down across a sturdy back Face down my ankles dangling under Horses came like thunder They held me high above the water And licked my face like a chosen daughter They warmed me with their breath And when they brought me back to life they gave me choices No civilisation Without a soul waiting to be free Across the waves those endless waves came horses Black and blonde and dark and golden horses Across the waves from the four corners came horses They picked my body up and lay me down across a sturdy back Face down my ankles dangling under Horses came like thunder Across the waves those endless waves came horses Black and blonde and dark and golden horses Across the waves from the four corners came horses They picked my body up and lay me down across a sturdy back Face down my ankles dangling under Horses came like thunder They picked my body up and lay me down across a sturdy back Face down my ankles dangling under Horses came like thunder
6.
Six weeks to go And the answer's in the smoke Forget me not sweetest thing I keep my hope My sister always says nice weather for the time of year It's a joke Ooh ooh it's the Nile to the sea Ooh ooh it's the Nile to the sea My mother always says a great love needs a test My father didn't stick it out but showed me how to separate the wheat from the chaff I couldn't count on a deserter and you seem to have deserted yourself For certain You've got to give it up for good It's the Nile to the sea It's the Nile to the sea Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah It's the Nile to the sea
7.
You're old I'm young All those years to catch up on Better get over you while I'm still strong You showed me the place you might retire Now you're the dust and I'm the fire And if we ever reach the twilight hours And I've missed my youth and baby showers Still you're my baby But you've got me where you want me And still you're gone Still you're gone All those years before we met How could you see me coming How could you know how long you'd wait And how will I see you going Shall I find a younger guy much younger than myself? But I'd never wish being left behind upon anybody else Still you're my baby But you've got me where you want me And still you're gone Still you're gone Still you're my baby But you've got me where you want me And still you're gone Still you're gone Baby might have been a long time coming But when a woman is done she's done Done for good so you'd better get a move on Not much time left for you honey So why not take me in your arms For all the love that's due You're old I'm young Still you're my baby But you've got me where you want me And still you're gone Still you're gone Still you're my baby But you've got me where you want me And still you're gone Still you're gone Still you're my baby But you've got me where you want me And still you're gone Still you're gone Better get over you while I'm still strong
8.
Still some time to put the ghost to bed I'm here just say the word We'll take the shadows It's not to late for lovers Forget the world No second thoughts Let's breathe desire There's no time at all But it feels like fire So you find me celestial Well now heaven's above What are you looking at? It's not to late for lovers To meet on the grounds of love No second thoughts Let's breathe desire There's no time at all But it feels like fire Come over here come on now There's no thoughts of yesterday What's said and done well it can stay there You don't need it anymore Come on now let's take a shower No lipstick marks on glass for me Can't you see? I'm naked over here No second thoughts Let's breathe desire There's no time at all But it feels like fire No second thoughts Let's breathe desire There's no time at all But it feels like fire Now it's just you and me babe The stars and the sun The moon's just coming up It's not too late for lovers and angels to come
9.
In the English countryside Too quiet for you Not far enough away from London for a country man It's just the end of innocence A little soon to be content It's the wilderness for a country man How does it feel to be the rose Of course sunlight filled the church Your leaving song Carefully she came to sign Her parting words be strong be kind How to summarise? Like something borrowed and something blue I promise there's no curse It had to be her How does it feel to be the rose Of course sunlight filled the church Your leaving song A vixen was your mother And she moved your father's world Now the February clouds are here How does it feel to be the rose How does it feel to be the rose Only to experience What it is to grow my friend And die the same How does it feel to be the rose Of course sunlight filled the church Your leaving song

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released October 29, 2018

Written and produced by Bethia Beadman

Vocals and rhythm guitar - Bethia Beadman
Guitar 1 - Duncan de Morgan
Guitar 2, backing vocals, keys and percussion - Mike Mills
Piano - Ash Bull and Jools Scott
Bass - Robin French
Drums - Ed Grimshaw
Steel pan and flute - Sian Herbert
Sounds - Chris Youd

Vocals recorded by Simon Wall at the Hospital
Piano recorded by Dickie Chappell at Realworld
Band recorded by Tim Lewis at Rockfield
Mike Mills recorded by Jamie Candiloro
Backing vocals recorded by Tom Aykroyd at the Chapel

Mixed by Steve Cooper
Mastered by Doug Shearer

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Bethia Beadman London, UK

The Quietus described her as a cross between Maria Callas and Ziggy Stardust. Bethia Beadman' new album 'Into the Peace' has been played on BBC Radio by Robert Elms and Janice Long: Intimate and confessional, the songs emerge from a violent energy. Like the best artists, all Bethia’s life experiences have ended up in her voice – languid, velvety, with a resonant cloak of darkness. ... more

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