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I Don't Even Know ft Corinne Bailey Rae & Soweto Kinch

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Notes: As usual during a tea break in a studio myself and Sam Jones we were using, we jammed around on the grand piano in the live room. In fact, think I was playing along on the drums really badly and started singing part of the chorus when he came up with the piano hook. I shouted some garbled message to “keep playing those two bars bruh!” and scrambled into the control room to press record. | Subject matter, def a case of was art reflecting life; it was one of those times when it all goes a little…well, y’know. Anyway it was a topic to which everyone could relate. | Collaborations. The Corinne link came quite naturally, she was round for a cuppa listening to the album demos and took to the track (later when Corinne did a few takes and tentatively asked “if that take was alright”, it took me a while to answer because I couldn’t stop smiling. | After listening to Soweto’s ridiculous second album I was determined to get him on the album but he proved a little more difficult to get a hold of. In the end I gatecrashed a radio interview on local radio to track him down. Worth every second (for those sax harmonies alone). The sax solo used was the first take. Corinne was a regular guest with the band before her record deal.


I don’t even know
How these flowers’ll grow
All on their own…
Maybe you could help me out

I planted seeds long ago
Tended them, even so…
Oh no, oh no
I hope that it turns out right

Verse 1.

One thing I can’t understand, Two I can’t comprehend
Three about something with the… ah its gone again
I was writing glow in the dark songs: an offering
So I can give just a little of bit honesty
You’re in the wrong place if you’re just complacent
But I wouldn’t mind a change from this uphill arrangement
Must be something in the liquidation,
Leaving me dazed like the way between a man and a maiden
Things didn’t happen quite the way that I planned but
Wish it was Superman One I’d send world backwards
I put my hands up, at times I get anxious
Test my loved ones till we fall out like dandruff (uh-oh)
I think I been here more than once,
Like typing the PIN number but still insufficient funds
Struggling with stuff like suffering
God only knows, that why put I trust my Him..
(…‘cause I don’t’ even know)


Verse 2.

How did I get into this fixed up situation?
Missed another payment they could take my whole home as a stipulation
Life’s a sequence of inner stresses and irritations
And a conviction the bank’s tampered with my mini-statements
I don’t even know which way to turn?
Think a vein will burst, ex-girl ain’t concerned
Won’t get these papes returned by April first
Cold approaching broken heater, no dough in the token meter
Too slow to switch it overheated and blown the speakers
Can’t even use the phone either
First day after the postal strike never processed the payment
As an oversight. Overnight the phonebox has broke apart
My overdraft swollen so fast it needs lipo and open heart
I don’t even know, if I’ll ever find this living simple
Find a lady to give to or drift through and hit sixty single
I don’t even know, or if I be the kind of live performer
Who survives a trauma or the type to never find a calling
And die a pauper, Lord help me see more clearly on the road
I drift weary alone but I don’t even know


Sax solo

I Don’t Even Know (refrain)

..I hope that it turns out right.


from No Freedom Without Sacrifice, released June 8, 2009
[A. Brooks, S. Kinch, S. Jones]
Drums: Myke Wilson
Piano: Sam Jones
Synths and percussion: Testament
Sax: Soweto Kinch
Vocal: Corinne Bailey Rae
Vocal: Soweto Kinch
Vocal: Testament



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Homecut is the brainchild of MC/producer Testament. Conscious lyricism, live instrumentation and mix of Soul, Hip-Hop and sonic experimentation mark out Homecut on the UK landscape. The critically acclaimed debut album “NO FREEDOM WITHOUT SACRIFICE” features collaborations with Corinne Bailey Rae, Soweto Kinch, US rap legend J-Live, Andreya Triana and members of the Cinematic Orchesta. ... more

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