Closing The Gap

by Vinnie Whitehead

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1.
Fuck The Man 02:35
Back in the game no stress no trouble So many came along trying to burst my bubble But I shot them back down now I’m rising on the double don’t need to get vexed or flex my muscles Use intellect, dialect Coming at you straight with the facts to reflect Don’t need to strain and don’t I need to sweat I use my ability I’ve got a skill you see to open peoples eyes and set their minds free From the chains and strains of every day pains When the worlds gone insane, boiling blood in my veins You need to break free from the same main frame Brain washed by the media Believing what they’re feeding changing the stories like their changing wikipedia Fuck this shit and fuck the man I’m just musician trying to make you understand that the media’s corrupt and we’re getting fucked by the super rich elite and the politicians If you believe that all there is to see is the truth, and it defines your reality well you need to take a look try dig a little deeper It’s time to wake up stop following leader trapped in a cell, living in hell where the walls are built by hate and fear We need to stay clear, step it up a gear fight the propaganda, expose the slander open up your eyes and see through the lies Your first reaction is to deny You can be an ignorer or an explorer O might feel sick but open up the door. Take the path to pace and break down the boarders It’s time to fight back against the new world order. Fuck this shit and fuck the man I’m just musician trying to make you understand that the media’s corrupt and we’re getting fucked by the super rich elite and the politicians
2.
Cash Counter 02:36
I’ve got a pocket full of cash but that cash won’t last I’ve got bills to pay and pay real fast heading to the bank is the morning task one simple thing that i’ve gotta do starts off early at the back of a queue I take my money out and examine it through Every fold and tear I start to review I straighten each note with the tips of my fingers I get to the machine that usually hinders Insert my card anticipation lingers Hoping it takes it all is a little ambitious The drawer opens up and I insert my stash It shuts and counts in a sudden dash Opens up again with rejected cash Don’t stressed just try and relax I’m only paying my bills and my council tax Won’t you take my money, My money Won’t you take my money, My money I take my money out what the fuck is this? trying to tell me this note was ripped it’s in two halves and now I’m pissed I’m twenty quid down and I’m in the shit I need to grab an assistant and grab one quick The note was fine before I insist I need to pay it in or I’ll get bank charges And pay it in quick before my debt enlarges Won’t you take my money, My money Won’t you take my money, My money I can pay it in at the desk Just fill in this form and they’ll do the rest Join another cue to add to the stress can’t wait to get myself out of this mess I filled in the form but I had to ask it why waste paper when the machine takes plastic this waste of time seems so drastic All I get is a look like I’m been sarcastic Won’t you take my money, My money Won’t you take my money, My money
3.
Do you have the right to protest or just to parade? Bring your flask and the cardboard sign that you’ve made I’ve seen more passion at a football match then this nicely organised middle class march. Don’t get me wrong I think we need a revolution Just protests and petitions are not the solution. Sanctioning the protest puts no strain on the system That’s the point most of the activists are missing. March and follow orders like cattle in a pen kept under control until it’s time for bed. Don’t get me wrong I think we need a revolution Just protests and petitions are not the solution. Numbers made history in 2003 But we’re still dropping bombs down on the Middle East There where riots on the streets in the name of Rodney but we still have to suffer police brutality Don’t get me wrong I think we need a revolution Just protests and petitions are not the solution. The super rich elite will always get their way when the media control how the message is portrayed. The majority of people are brain washed with ease, That’s the hypocrisy of a democracy Don’t get me wrong I think we need a revolution Just protests and petitions are not the solution.
4.
Amy doesn’t why she’s giving this a try but she’s looking pretty fly searching for the perfect guy. Becky’s 26 and she’s a stylist She wakes up in the morning and she needs a coffee fix One look at Claire and she’ll give you a scare She’s got lust in her eyes and a hypnotising stare. Dianne is only looking for a hunky kind of man who likes to wear a vest and a fake tan. Elaine has got the body that’ll drive you insane she likes eating out and drinking champagne. If you match with Faye and you just say hey when she gets your message she’ll un match you straight away. Gemma loves gin and she loves traveling she's got a picture on a camel and a picture in the gym. Hannah does want to see no drugged up tigers and she hasn’t got no time for cheats and liars. Isabelle’s six foot she says no short guys please well she's looking kind of sexy but I bet she's a tease. Jenny’s kids are her world and her youngest is 1 So if you don’t like kids you can jog on. Kelly signed up for a second time and she’s hoping that she’ll find her partner in crime. Leanne is 28 and she's looking to date she believes in unicorns, fairies and fate. Michelle says ask and you will find out every photo has a snapchat filter and silly pout. Nancy’s been away but she's back in town she wants to start a family and try to settle down. Olive doesn’t want to see a picture of your dick She's got more self respect because she’s a classy chick. Peggy likes adventures and the great outdoors she likes a good movie but she's never seen star wars. Queeny is transgender if that doesn’t bother you she’d like to hook up and she can keep a secret too. Rebecca’s got netflix and she likes to drink wine she’s not after anything serious she just wants a good time. Sarah owns her own house, eyebrows and car she likes to go to festivals she’s learning guitar. Can you spot Tracy in the picture with her friends she has a 9 to 5 she's living for the weekends. Ursula says she's a curvy girl and proud when she has too much to drink she can be a little loud. Vicky’s done tough mudder and she's ran some marathons she likes to take a walk in the park but she's afraid of swans. Wendy is the most stunning girl you've ever seen she likes to work out and she's a beauty queen. I’ve checked out all the girls from A to X,Y,Z now I’ll play the waiting game and see who will match with me.
5.
I can’t sleep at night, I’ve tried counting sheep at night I’ve tried counting sheep at night The display on my clock is far too bright reminding me it’ll soon be light ok of the day I lie and contemplate. I get jealous, of people who can just close their eyes and to my surprise in the blink of an eye, no lies there away in the land of lullabies. I’m so tired by I’m lying awake and for goodness sake, I need to give my head a shake did I make a mistake, every action of the day a lie and contemplate. I can’t all sleep at night, I’ve tried counting sheep at night I’ve tried counting sheep at night The display on my clock is far too bright reminding me it’ll soon be light I can’t sleep at night Now I’m starting to get a little agitated tossing and turning getting me frustrated surely it shouldn’t be so complicated no thoughts have vacated my mind My head is been invaded Ideas keep me motivated My brain is been saturated I better write this down before it’s all evaporated. I can’t sleep at night, I’ve tried counting sheep at night I’ve tried counting sheep at night The display on my clock is far too bright reminding me it’ll soon be light I can’t sleep at night Finally I’m getting tired I just started yawning but it’s almost morning I think I might just try and close my eyes.

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Vinnie Whitehead - Closing The Gap - New EP Release 4th September 2017

2017 has seen York based singer songwriter Vinnie Whitehead reinvent himself as a solo artist releasing new music over two singles ‘We Shall Overcome’ and ‘For Sure’. Both of which made it into the iTunes singer songwriter top 200 download charts. ‘We Shall Overcome’ peaking at number 27 in January 2017. September brings the release of Vinnie’s new EP “Closing The Gap” that features tracks ‘Fuck The Man’ ‘Cash Counter’ ‘Revolution Blues’ ‘I’ve Seen You On Tinder’ and ‘I Can’t Sleep At Night’.

The “Closing The Gap” EP is self produced, mixed, and mastered in Vinnie’s studio focusing on building the music using the instruments used in Vinnie’s new live solo show. Featuring a Roland Tr-505 drum machine, a MicroKorg Synth, an acoustic guitar, and a Boss RC-50 loop pedal. The songwriting and production is focused on closing the gap between Vinnie’s previous singles more acoustic sound and where he is looking to take his music in the future using a more synth, drum machine, hip-hop and electronic sound. As well as creating a sound Vinnie can reproduce live.

“Closing The Gap” will be released on all major download stores on Monday 4th September 2017 including iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify and more.

For more information on Vinnie Whitehead, a full biography, previous releases, music videos and downloads please visit www.vinnieandthestars.com or contact info@vinnieandthestars.com

Vinnie Whitehead - Closing The Gap

01 - Fuck The Man
02 - Cash Counter
03 - Revolution Blues
04 - I’ve Seen You On Tinder
05 - I Can’t Sleep At Night

All songs written, produced, mixed and mastered by Vinnie Whitehead.

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released September 4, 2017

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