Laugh till we all fall down

from by Sexton Blake

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The circus is in town and this time they are teaching us their mantra---fuck it---enjoy life---stop trying to be like everybody else. An ode to my anxiety.


We follow the formula
They gave us the tools
We all crawl to the top of the stairs where our thoughts have been pooled
We’re weighed down with order
We itch and we scratch
We all patiently wait for the next chance to distract
Swallowing dry
Hoarding happy
Ice cold alarms are ringing
You’re looking at normal and it’s ugly
We are juggling our values
We are painting on our frowns
we are magicians
We laugh we laugh we laugh till we all fall down
I read through the headlines
My mind starts to run
Repeatedly making me fear all the bad that could be done
Before I can hide
My body shuts down
I need a disguise if I’m going to go out and around


from Granted, track released June 15, 2016
Music and lyrics by Sexton Blake
Mixing and Mastering by Rupert Keiller


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SextonBlake Rossland, British Columbia

Nadine Tremblay created her alter ego ‘Sexton Blake’ for the launch of her newest career as a songstress/ DJ. Miss Blake has stage fright so playing a character is necessary and as for the origin of the name, ask your Cockney friends about what it means. Sexton’s music is innovative and energetic with hip hop, indie, synth-pop and electro influences, from the garage to the studio to you. ... more

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