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The Western Pier

by Save Our Venues



This is a charity song for #SaveOurVenues. Please help keep Brighton's music scene alive by donating to our beloved Brunswick Live and other local venues:


To the western pier
Where we’ve always gone to catch the final rays
It’s a groaning skeleton, a frame, a cage
“Another day will dawn” whispers mother flame
We must change

Dead, dirty streets
Will resurrect like Lazurus beneath our feet
We’ll rise again, we won’t accept defeat
But until then, afraid to even breathe
We must retreat

My love
You know it’s alright to be afraid
As the twilight slips into the shade
But our ship is coming on the waves
Don’t loose faith

State of emergency
Unbalancing the scales for every man
Broadcasting urgency to cover up their scam
They’re hoping we will lose ourselves to fear
The means, the messenger, the atmosphere

My love
You know it’s alright to fear the times
The truth is today some of us will die
We must question what it means to be alive
And survive

My love
You know it’s alright to be afraid
When all our protection must be handmade
Truth is, we have been betrayed
We have strayed

To the western pier
To catch the burning pyre in a blaze
Above the skeletons the sky in flames
Another day will dawn, but we are not the same
Now the suns coming up on everything we overcame
Now the suns coming up on everything we overcame


released May 17, 2020
Music - Mishkin Fitzgerald & Garry Mitchell
Lyrics - Oli Spleen
Additional Lyrics - Jonny Parlett & Mishkin Fitzgerald
Production - Garry Mitchell at The Nest Studios
Mastering - Bob Macciocchi www.scmastering.com

Pianos - Nick Hudson
Bass, Guitars - Garry Mitchell
Drums - Anna Mylee
Violins - Hana Maria
Backing Vocals - Mishkin Fitzgerald & Nick Hudson
Vocals (in order of appearance) - Nick Hudson, Esme Lila Sarfas, Steve Johnson, Paul Diello, Mishkin Fitzgerald, David Vine, Helen Brockelbank, Oli Spleen

Cover Art - Natalie Sacks

Music Video - Matas Mykolas Mažas


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Mishkin Fitzgerald Brighton, UK

Mishkin Fitzgerald is best known for her role as lead singer and pianist in the British ‘orchestral punk-rock’ band, Birdeatsbaby. Solo she plays darkly tinged pianos ballads and weird alt-pop tunes. Influenced heavily by classical piano music, and alternative artists such as Nick Cave, Patti Smith and Regina Spektor, Mishkin’s sound is distinctive, fragile and unapologetic. ... more


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