Opium of the Masses

by Sharon Lazibyrd

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This song arose from a conversation that led to a reflection on our needs, wants and delusions. Opium of the Masses addresses some current and universal themes. It features Damon and Kate Bridge (Owl in the Sun) alongside Tom Cory (Bare Knuckle Parade).

lyrics

Couldn’t sleep last night it seems
Hopes and fears were in my dreams
The air gets thin, your throat gets dry
We need others you and I

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It’s the opium of the masses
If only we could see
It’s the opium of the masses, or is it only me

Don’t want to reap what we have sown
Just need some feelings of my own
Don’t want the world to disappear
Just need to know someone is near

CHORUS

In a crowd yet all alone
No-one to talk to just the phone
We’re all sucked in we’re in its’ thrall
Communicate nothing at all

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All that glitters is not gold
What we need not what we’re sold
When we dream maybe we’ll learn
Our happiness cannot be earnt

CHORUS
It’s the opium of the masses
If only we could see
It’s the opium of the masses, or is it only me
Or is it only me

credits

released March 24, 2017
Sharon Lazibyrd vocals and ukelele
Damon Bridge piano and accordion
Kate Bridge violin
Tom Corey drums and bass

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Sharon Lazibyrd England, UK

"I love her gorgeous folk" Chris Hawkins BBC Radio 6
BBC introducing artist Sharon Lazibyrd is a talented, original and award winning singer- songwriter who writes striking and melodic songs. She has recorded a session for Bob Harris and was invited to take part in a BBC Introducing residential. She has performed at many festivals including Glastonbury and the 6 Music Festival in Bristol in 2016. ... more

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