Miniature Explosions

by Qfolk

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released January 27, 2016

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Qfolk Liverpool, UK

Shouty, embarrassingly sincere, and sometimes political, Qfolk has been compared to Tom Waits and Cookie Monster. Qfolk doesn't like capitalism, patriarchy, racism, white supremacy, imperialism and colonialism, but does like having lots of feelings and writing whiny songs bout clinical depression. Nice! ... more

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Track Name: For My Friends!
It's coming down now, it's been this confrontation
Since you saw with your own eyes the final confirmation
There's starving in the streets and homeless sleeping in the stations
With all this handwaving of economic complications
Well it's just that, don't need that sensation, of drowning in misogyny without means of flotation
While in our schools today there's asymmetric education
And all the slavery and genocide that built this nation,

And I'm told, that this kind, of unresolved tension will just grow until it blows right up and knocks you to the ground

Well don't take it from me but you're on track,
And all the people that you care for,
If I were you I'd cut some slack
For yourself and for your ego
Never seen someone care so hard without collapsing to the ground
I'll believe you'll change the world

On some days it feels like they are out to get you, and on other days they really are out to get you
Because you're trying to take down what is oppressing you, these power structures that have been built right on top of you
Well come on now, if there's just one more you, just one more person who has got the heart, that is like you
Then maybe then we can rise up and reject the lie, that we are incapable of making a better life

And I'm told, that this kind, of unresolved tension will just grow until it blows right up and knocks you to the ground

Well don't take it from me but you're on track,
And all the people that you care for,
If I were you I'd cut some slack
For yourself and your decisions
Never seen someone care so hard without collapsing to the ground
I'll believe you'll change the world

And you don't have to, you don't have to, you don't have to do this one on your own

You're so much better, you're so much better, you're so much better than they have told you that you are

Well don't take it from me but you're on track,
And all the people that you care for,
If I were you I'd cut some slack
For yourself and your decisions
Never seen someone care so hard without collapsing to the ground
I'll believe you'll change the world
Track Name: Sticks and Stones
It feels like an illness, in the way my body, is smashed upon the ground
Well I'm not hungry now, I haven't slept in days, my hands are shaking now
Somebody once said, that all you really need is love and I would like to see those fuckers now
Just watch me fall to pieces at someone else's words, that shit can really cut you down

Cause sticks and stones may break my bones but words will break my soul
So I'll retreat and be just on my own

Cause I got it all, Cause I got it all in this prison I have got inside of me
Til I need no one, til I need no one, cause I don't want this love inside me
Whoa, cuz I don't want this love inside of me

15 to 26, well that's a lotta years, I feel like that's enough
I guess I'll thank you now, my lovely catalyst, for crushing me to dust
I never knew what it could be to love so unconditionally while being crushed just in their own fist
I guess that I had no other healthy frame of reference, for it to be like this

Cause sticks and stones may break my bones but words will break my soul
And I'll just go on my own

Cause I got it all, Cause I got it all in this prison I've set up inside of me
Til I need no one, til I need no one, cause I don't want this love inside me
Cause I got it all, Cause I got it all in this prison I've set up inside of me
Til I need no one, til I need no one, cause I don't want this love inside me
Whoa, cuz I don't want this love inside of me
Track Name: Miniature Explosion
I can't believe, it's getting exhausting and sometimes it feels
Like taking a breath, and burning my bridges and faking my death
So far from home, just where that is, well hell I don't know
It's 15 below, how did I get here this cold and this snow?

Well it feels like there's always something, just boiling right under the skin
A miniature explosion that's tearing up all that's within
Just need to prove to myself that I am not broken inside
Just like you said that I would be, until the day that I died.

Do you ever feel, like there's a fire in your chest but for real
The burning is bright, the heat gives you energy to fight the fight
But it won't cool down, even when you need a rest from the sounds
Of crackling wood? this kind of passion hurts so fucking good.

Well it feels like there's always something, just boiling right under the skin
A miniature explosion that's tearing up all that's within
Just need to prove to myself that I am not broken inside
Just like you said that I would be, until the day that I died.

But that's alright, it's taking shots in the dark and missing the point every time.
I guess it's fine, to take some time, and build it up brick by brick, just taking one step at a time.

Well it feels like there's always something, just boiling right under the skin
A miniature explosion that's tearing up all that's within
Just need to prove to myself that I am not broken inside
Just like you said that I would be, until the day that I died.
Track Name: Toxic Masculinity
Ok, I've been told, time and time again, that I'd never be a real man.
And I know you've put with so much worse than that, since you can remember.
Down with the media, and teachings of aggression, dominance and masculine supremacy
What if our instead, were just full of love, and everything we need?

"Come on now that's just human nature now"-well that's the lie we're told, every single day

It's like I don't want this body, it's like I don't want this brain, it's like I don't want this masculinity weighing on my head again
It's like you don't want these system, and you know what's to blame
and you don't really want this patriarchy weighing on your soul again
Cause you just wanna walk in safety, and I don't wanna be a man,
we just wanna be whatever it is that we feel like we can
And all these gendered boxes, are causing so much pain, they weigh a thousand pounds, come crashing down again.

I can't articulate, these words are always failing, the toxicity of manliness and
We can be something better, something beautiful, something new and now
Refuse to be a bro, refuse to dominate, refuse to resort to objectification
Let sadness fill your heart, let it tear you apart, and raise imagination

"Come on well that's just human nature now"-well that's the lie we're told, every single day

It's like I don't want this body, it's like I don't want this brain, it's like I don't want this masculinity weighing on my head again
It's like you don't want these system, and you know what's to blame
and you don't really want this patriarchy weighing on your soul again
Cause you just wanna walk in safety, and I don't wanna be a man,
we just wanna be whatever it is that we feel like we can
And all these gendered boxes, are causing so much pain, they weigh a thousand pounds, come crashing down again.

Down again!
Track Name: Dissonance
Chorus

I’ll tell myself that I got knowledge, that I’ve got perspective, but my face wont believe these things I say
Saying I know life and that I’ve been through something, but it don’t measure up to just one day
I’ll tell you that it hurts, but I know it’s nothing, it’s all these little problems all the same
Cuz I know no innocence, I don’t know no suffering, but I just can’t convince my broken brain

I guess I am just weaker, than I thought I would be, cuz the music barely saved me, when I was so damn close to jumping off

So tell me something, make it go away so I can go ahead and sing
About taking down the rich and burning down the jails but I just cant get past his goddamn pain
So tell me something, make it go away so I can go ahead and sing
About all of the oppression and human suffering, but I just cant get past his goddamn pain

When the pills they just can’t fix you, and with all your privilege, the heart is disconnected from the brain
I’ll sing in second person, because its just to personal, you know your pain is worthless all the same
I’ll tell you that hurts, as if I knew suffering, I wish I could just get out of this head
Work on helping others, and all these global problems, but every other day I feel dead

I guess I am just weaker, than I thought I would be, cuz the music barely saved me, when I was so damn close to jumping off

So tell me something, make it go away so I can go ahead and sing
About taking down the rich and burning down the jails but I just cant get past his goddamn pain
So tell me something, make it go away so I can go ahead and sing
About all of the oppression and human suffering, but I just cant get past his goddamn pain