Bottle It Up

by Chris Tavener

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This song was commissioned by the film-makers behind 'Steve - A Documentary To Help Men Battle Depression'
The release is in support of CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
www.thecalmzone.net
100% of profits go to CALM.

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As a child I was a crier
On a Moaning Myrtle scale
Mufasa's death was a downer
Free Willy made me wail
My daddy was my hero then
He'd light my way
He'd dry my baby eyes and then he'd say

You've got to bottle it up son
You've got to bottle it up son
Don't ever show you're hurt or scared
Shut up kid, no-one cares
You've got to bottle it up son
If you carry on like this son
You'll be disowned, you'll die alone
Move on, be strong
Man up

(Aww what a guy)

That mantra manifested
In the manner of a man
With all the sugar sweetness
Of a dried up bowl of Bran
When life would throw a punch at me
I'd punch it back
Whenever I feel weak's
When I'd attack

Because I bottle it up jack
It's all water off a duck's back
You'll never find out how I feel
This duck is made of steel
Because I bottle it up jack
You'll find that a hard nut won't crack
I feel alright, now I scream inside
Move on, be strong
Man up

What's the matter? (Nothing's the matter)
What's the matter? (I said nothing's the matter)
What's the matter? (Why does something have to be the matter, I don't understand)
What's the matter? (Will you stop asking me that question?!)
What's the matter? (Look I'm alright, there's nothing wrong)
What's the matter? (Will you stop asking me that question?)
Just leave me alone will you? Leave me alone!

'Cause I bottle it up man
Yeah, 'cause I bottle it up man
You'll never find me in a slump
I'm as happy as Melania Trump
'Cause I bottle it up man
Yeah 'cause I bottle it up man
Don't ask what's wrong, just sing along!
Move on, be strong
Man up
Move on, be strong
Man up
Move on, be strong
Man up
Move on, be strong
Man up

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released March 29, 2019
All music and lyrics by Chris Tavener

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Chris Tavener Manchester, UK

Chris Tavener is the witty, satirical songwriter saying things that everybody thinks, but nobody says.
He's like Bob Dylan meets Tim Minchin; Paul Simon meets Monty Python...

“”An interesting lad with an elastic turn of phrase” – Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music
“Nice set. Kinks-y vibes” – Carl Barat, The Libertines
“Brilliant!” – Jamie Lawson
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