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What The Thunder Said is a poem by Holly Moberley. The piece was inspired by T S Eliot's The Wasteland and depicts Thunder as a complex character struggling with her own loudness.

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HEY IT'S ME AGAIN / SORRY I DIDN'T MEAN TO SCARE YOU / I JUST HAVE A LOT TO SAY / I'M OFTEN FOUND ARMS UP AND SHOUTING 'CAUSE I HAVE THIS FEAR OF GOING UNHEARD / I COMPENSATE A LOT / I'M NOT FLASH LIKE LIGHTNING IS / I RARELY FEEL SEEN / I PUT TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON MY SOUND / I ALWAYS THINK I HAVE TO MAKE IT RHYME, SING OR BE SOME BREED OF PROFOUND / I'VE FOUND THERE IS A HIGH DECIBEL TO LIVING / I TALK TO DROWN THINGS OUT / IF YOU THINK I'M LOUD YOU SHOULD HEAR THE VOICES IN MY HEAD / I'VE BEEN COMPARED TO A WHIP CRACK BUT I PREFER THE TERM RUMBLE / WHEN I SPEAK THERE ARE NO FIGHTER PLANES LANDING BUT THERE ARE SKATEBOARDS ABOUT TO HIT THE TREFLIP / I KNOW I'M NOT AS SOFT AS RAIN / I CAN'T SAY THINGS GENTLY / WHY SHOULD I WHEN THE UNIVERSE BEGAN WITH A HOT SHOUT? / IT TOOK IT'S FIRST WET BREATH AND SAID / OPEN YOUR DOORS / LET THE LIVING IN / ALL LIFE BEGINS WITH SOUND / GIVE ME YOUR CRY, KICK / GIVE ME YOUR MOAN, LAUGH, YOUR FIRST PUMP OF HEART / THIS IS HOW I LIKE TO SEE MYSELF: / LIFE DESCENDING OVER & OVER / I'M STITCHED WITH THE SAME THREAD THAT WOVE THE BIG BANG / I'M CLASHING COLOURS / I'M THE QUESTION : ARE YOU REALLY GOING TO WEAR THAT TODAY? / AND THE YES THAT FOLLOWS / I'M NOT YOUR GOD / BUT I HEARD HE'S UP HERE SOMEWHERE / PEOPLE FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT ME AS THEY DO A WET DOG SHAKING / I DON'T SMELL AS BAD / I'M NOT AS FAR REACHING / 'CAUSE RIGHT NOW THERE'S A BOY IN HIS PLAY MOBILE HOUSE / AND HE'S CRYING / BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO COMFORT WHEN THE WORDS DON'T WORK / SO THE MORE I TALK THE MORE HE CRIES / BOY I DON'T KNOW HOW TO LISTEN WITHOUT TRYING TO BE THE ANTIDOTE / BOY I ALWAYS TAKE ON SO MUCH WEIGHT AND SAY TOO MUCH / BOY I'M LOUD AT ALL THE WRONG TIMES / BOY THIS IS THE WRONG TIME / I REPEAT / BOY THIS IS THE WRONG TIME / HOW DO YOU SHOUT WITHOUT RAISING YOUR VOICE / HOW DO YOU TAKE THE HAND OF A FRIEND AND WHISPER
this is what the thunder says

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from What The Thunder Said, released May 23, 2021

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Charlie + Jake Bristol, UK

Vocals and multi-instrumental duo, combining powerful, soulful vocals with rich piano to weave stories of love, friendship and sense of place.

Often cute and cheerful, sometimes wandering into the misty and mellow then swiftly dropping into the groovy and sassy to get everyone clapping along again. Every instrument under the sun will be used in loopy chaotic explosions of fun.
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