Life Is

from Songbirds by Kate Dimbleby



This song just came out all in one big blast. I was on my way to record the album at the studio in Lauren's garden and knew that I had to record it rough and ready - as it was. It was like an affirmation of what Songbirds was all about.

What are you waiting for? Don't wait to be given permission to say it. Say it NOW!


Noone can tell you how it was back then
Or ever feel it for you
But in this moment
I’m remembering
That day I saw you...

From the day we came together
Like two birds upon a rock
To the moment we discovered
We were fragile we were lost

So we held each other tightly
Too scared to let it go
And our flames they burned so brightly
We let everybody know

Life is painful
It is beauty
Life is everything we see
Life does not bow down to duty
Life will bring you no relief

And when both of ours are over
There’ll be noone left to know
How deeply I loved you
So I’d better let you know
Yes I’d better let you know


from Songbirds, released November 5, 2020


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‘life affirming’ Sunday Times Artist of the Week
‘riveting’ Mail on Sunday, Album of the Week
‘fresh, subtle and startling’ The Guardian
‘intriguing, file under one offs’ 4* ‘Arts First Night’
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