WINNER

by THE MAPLE STATE

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02:42

about

I was in a relationship that came to a very abrupt end when I stumbled upon something pretty awful. I spent the next 24 hours drinking in Manchester, trying to forget what I’d seen and forget everything else. Obviously this only served to make things much worse and I came away emotionally and physically beaten up. So I had a change of tack and spent the following 24 hours in the studio where I wrote and recorded the lyrics to winner in an afternoon. Between that initial emotional trauma and the final vocal takes that you hear on the track, only around 40 hours had passed. And that is why this is the most real song on the album. Everything you hear in my voice, I was living it in that moment.

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You said you want it and you need it now
And there’s going to be a winner
I was walking through the city with your hand in my hand
Thinking life ain’t really so bad
But through the coke and wine and the ignorant bliss
Were the signs that I chose to miss
Now I’m sitting in the bar having drinks with my friends
The cycle starting over again
And now I’ve smashed all the glass and took a bruise to the eye
Drink until I’m barely alive
And now they say she’s a fool and you’re better than this
Yeah, but she’s a fool that I’ll miss

credits

released March 2, 2018

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WINNER - WRITTEN BY THE MAPLE STATE
RECORDED AND PRODUCED BY ANDREW FARRER & THE MAPLE STATE

SUMMER #2 - WRITTEN BY THE MAPLE STATE
RECORDED AND PRODUCED BY DAVID COYLE & THE MAPLE STATE

COVER IMAGE BY COLLEEN CONDON
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tags

Track Name: WINNER
You said you want it and you need it now
And there’s going to be a winner
I was walking through the city with your hand in my hand
Thinking life ain’t really so bad
But through the coke and wine and the ignorant bliss
Were the signs that I chose to miss
Now I’m sitting in the bar having drinks with my friends
The cycle starting over again
And now I smashed all the glass and took a bruise to the eye
Drink until I’m barely alive
And now they say she’s a fool and you’re better than this
Yeah, but she’s a fool that I’ll miss

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