Kay Bell: lyricist‒writer‒author

 
 

SONG DEMOS

SMITHEREENS - Alternative/Pop/Rock

01:30
Jez Ashurst/Kay Bell/Kat Ferguson
Artist - Kat Ferguson

Story

When Kat and I won an international competition, we were invited to attend a songwriting workshop in London and had the privilege of working with producer, musician and songwriter, Jez Ashurst (Boyzone; Will Young; Yuki; Nathalie Bassingthwaite; Delta Goodrem/Brian McFadden).

 

We decided to write about the difficulties in relationships—more particularly about facing the challenge of ‘commitment’ from the perspective of the habitual saboteur.

 

Personally, I love the feeling of this song and believe many people will relate to it.

 

It was an incredible opportunity to work with you Jez - thank you! :)

Lyrics

V1

No one has ever stuck around before

I’m scared and I don’t want to let you in

Don’t try to save me; don’t call me baby

Don’t cross the line – let’s just be friends

PC

Why do you like me?

When I don’t even like me

CH

I’ll knock you down like a sledgehammer

Don’t you know you won’t rescue me?

Back away, back away, back away from me

Or I will blow your world

Blow your world to smithereens, oh-oh

To smithereens, oh-oh

V2

It’s not your job to make me happy

Don’t want to hear you say you understand

I want to hold you close but then the damage shows

I’ll only let you down in the end

PC

Oh you’ll be sorry

Sorry you ever met me

CH

I’ll knock you down like a sledgehammer

Don’t you know you won’t rescue me?

Back away, back away, back away from me

Or I will blow your world

Blow your world to smithereens, oh-oh

To smithereens, oh-oh

To smithereens, oh-oh

To smithereens

PC2

I don’t even like me

So tell me why you like me

Why the hell you like me?

Bridge

I’ll knock you down like a sledgehammer

I’ll knock you down like a sledgehammer

CH

I’ll knock you down like a sledgehammer

Don’t you know you won’t rescue me?

Back away, back away, back away from me

Or I will blow your world

Blow your world to smithereens, oh-oh

To smithereens, oh-oh

To smithereens, oh-oh

To smithereens, oh-oh