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Better Than The Book - Brighton


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Purchase the “Hopes and Dreams” album on Bandcamp: https://betterthanthebook.bandcamp.com/

Music written, performed and produced by Nick Standing

A huge thanks to my supporters on Patreon who help make this all possible, with special mention to the DEMOlition Pigeons & $10+ patrons: Michael White & Bob Roberts. Get more from Nick Standing and Better Than The Book on Patreon:


So many sunny afternoons

Choosing flavours of ice-cream in North Laine

Still remember my first flumes at the King Alfred

Wait that was Hove, actually

Best not to think of how much

Money I spent at the Palace Pier arcade

When people say those were the days

Here that is every day

It’s not my home town

But it means the world to me

That time spent growing up

By the sea

As a teen watched Alice Cooper

Get his head lopped off at the Brighton centre

Saw Reel Big Fish at The Concorde 2

Caught a pick and got Less Than Jake’s set list

And the time we partied so hard

And got on stage with Andrew W.K.

Not to mention the nights I played with LCA

Slapping that bass

I could spend all day eating fish and chips on that stony beach

I hope the West Pier never gets fixed; I love it how it is

20 minutes from my home’s where the heart is

Can’t help but stop in GAK

Or is it G A K where I got my first stomp box

Then maybe off to Dave’s

To browse all the comics and pick up the next One Piece

There’s so many great places to eat

If you can’t decide then don’t miss this

Two words: Burger Brothers!

Go try it, you won't regret it

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Incredible! This is dann awesome im instantly amazed
I love the lyrics too, how to get those ideas?

Jabun responds:

Ah thanks so much! Really glad you enjoyed it :) Brighton is a seaside town about 20 minutes drive from where I grew up in the UK and most of the lyrics are referencing places and things to do which mean a lot to me in Brighton. I actually did an interview shortly after the Hopes and Dreams album was released with a much more detailed description if you're interested along with descriptions for all the other tracks of the album too. You can find it here: (http://www.breathingthecore.com/2019/06/track-by-tracks-better-than-book-hopes.html) Hope you enjoy it, and thanks again for the kind words!

I love it

Jabun responds:

Thanks whaaat002 :D

Credits & Info


4.76 / 5.00

Aug 7, 2019
5:00 AM EDT
File Info
19.3 MB
4 min 5 sec

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