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'Deep Breath' video update

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'Deep Breath' video update

Hey one and all,

Following our last mail out requesting your footage of video material to be cut to our song ‘Deep Breath’, we’d like to thank everyone who's sent us footage so far!

We've received a number of emails asking for clarification about what sort of footage to send and whether the lyrics might be available to get ideas from.

So, see the lyrics below, and we are open to anything that they might suggest to you.

We were thinking generally of footage of how your world has changed since the lockdown in terms of your commute to work perhaps, or your visits to shops or facilities in your area.

Or older footage you might have of happier times when large groups of people assembled either in celebration or perhaps to protest together but it really is an open brief - that’s video talk for ‘we haven’t got a fucking clue and we were hoping that you’d do the hard work’ - so go with whatever the lyrics might suggest to you.

The ideal footage would be approx. 30-60 second clips in landscape format. (16:9 when you turn your phone on its side and film horizontally).

Please send your footage direct to the band email thedowlingpoole@gmail.com or for longer clips, please same address and send via WeTransfer.com, which is a free mail service for larger files.

Please send in your footage by Weds 25th May!

The song and video will be released for free on the next Bandcamp day, on June the 5th.

Love, Willie & Jon

Lyrics - "Deep Breath" - The Dowling Poole

Some called it reckless – They warned of consequences

Hard wired for helpless – Trapped by their own defences

Lets blame those ugly children

Wise words designed to make no sound at all

Where went those promises?

Who stole that book of dreams to come?

So flat-line your senses now and turn

Before all the engines burn it all away.

The harder they come, the big and the tall

The deeper the bed to cushion their fall

2-3-4 deep breath

United we stand, divided we fall

See the people cripple and crawl

2-3-4 deep breath

Still you’ll get no satisfaction

We hide in smug superior

Then we light up the fires to fuel the cruel

Shame for the laissez-faire neglect

One more cog in a wheel of incompetence (to shield your eyes)

The harder they come, the big and the tall

The deeper the bed to cushion their fall

2-3-4 deep breath

United we stand, divided we fall

See the people cripple and crawl

2-3-4 deep breath

And I can’t get no satisfaction

And all they see glitter is gold for the fools

Like slaves to their own super-cool

The game is done, the wrong side won

There is no change of heart to come

No last reprise, no guarantees

You lost your voice when you disagreed

And all the rhetoric, that got you in a spin

Will take away the only pot you had to piss in

And when the tables turn, as far as you’re concerned

You’ll be the next in a line of weak they come to burn

All we listen for are bells to ring the changes

All we’re wishing for are better days to come

All we listen for are bells to ring the changes

All we’re wishing for are better days to come

All we listen for are bells to ring the changes

All we’re wishing for are better days to come

All we listen for are bells to ring the changes

All we’re wishing for are better days to come – come – come – come – come - come

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The Dowling Poole's third album 'See You See Me' is out now, available to purchase directly from the band, via digital platforms and in record stores.

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