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Some Girls Know

from Conquest by Black Hay



For the longest time I felt like all my debts went uncollected
But when the check came it was bigger than even I expected
Well the heart is a cup that is left to rust,
Until you can't taste what it is you're drinking
But before you've said a word, some girls know exactly what you're thinking

Once the world was open, like the guards had all been retired
Like every war was won or lost without a shot being fired
Well I'm out of bullets now, every run of luck has to limp away someday
I wish the past looked better than years piled up like cars burning out on some dead highway

But it's only a dream, only a dream
It's only a dream
And it's one we waste so much time believing

I'm out here stranded, running out of people I can call
Once you walked the walk, but it's a trick for which not everybody falls
It's far too fine a line between what's sensitive and what's sore
It's never how much you have to give, it's only a question of who needs it more

It's only a dream, love is only a dream
It's only a dream, but it's one we waste so much time believing
And I'm sick of believing
Watching those dreams getting up and leaving

But some girls know, they understand, they don't blame you for how you ran
At the first light of the morning, but they won't be there when you come crawling
Some girls they see past the charm they've been there and it did them harm
And though some still find it blinding, some girls don't need reminding

Some girls know they understand, when to steer clear of an outstretched hand
When there's trouble they don't need it - your heart is a dog and they refuse to feed it
Some girls look at you like dirt, they've been there and they've been hurt
You know, some girls need you less than all of the the things you never needed

Some girls know, they understand
Some girls know


from Conquest, released August 29, 2023
Music & Lyrics by Gideon K
Produced by Gideon K
Mixed by Tobin Jones at The Park Studios, Wembley
Mastered by Chris Le Monde

Drum + Guitar Recording by Tobin Jones at The Park Studios, Wembley

Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Synth - Gideon K
Guitar - Jack Kenny
Electric Piano - Stephan Barrett
Drums - Keir Adamson
Backing Vocals - Anna Tosh Hall, Maud Madlyn


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Black Hay London, UK

Black Hay is the project of London-born Gideon K and a motley crew of collaborators.

Previously described as "Worse than Leonard Cohen", Black Hay's music has gone from noirish garage rock, to grungey alt-country low-rock, via DIY house-bound balladry, to a current incarnation of cold-hearted post-punk indie synth-tronica.

The new single 'Always Be Mine' is out now.
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